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Archive for September, 2010

Shatner: Never Knew Trek Would Last

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

William Shatner spoke recently about his lengthy acting career, including Star Trek, his relationship with his fellow actors, and his fear for the future.

When Shatner realized that his childhood performances affected his audience, he realized that acting was for him. “[I could] make people laugh and cry,” he said. “Sometimes they laughed when I played drama and cried when I played comedy.”

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Was Movie Summer 2010 a TNG Rehash?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Supposedly, there are five basic plots, so sooner or later, fans will see a story that looks rather familiar to them.

According to UGO, some of the movies from this summer could be matched with Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes like Tapestry, Lower Decks, and Journey’s End.

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Billingsley To Voice Poe Classic

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

John Billingsley and his wife Bonita Friedericy will join Kevin Sorbo and Jim O’Rear in voicing Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher.

The audio drama of the Fall of the House of Usher, an adaptation that “stays true to Poe’s original vision with only minor changes in dialogue,” has four speaking roles: Roderick Usher, voiced by O’Rear; Madeline Usher voiced by Friedericy; The Doctor, voiced by Billingsley; and the narrator, voiced by Sorbo.

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Forbes Is So Over Trek

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Michelle Forbes, best-known to Star Trek: Next Generation fans as the Bajoran Ensign Ro, feels that the time for talking about her days on Star Trek is over.

It has been years since Forbes appeared in Trek, yet she is still asked about it. “When people ask me those questions, I just think, ‘Really guys?’ It’s 2010, two decades later. I’ve answered those upwards, downwards, forwards, sideways. The show went on, it was great. Everybody’s still breathing, everyone’s doing fine. Are we still asking those questions? For me, I only did nine episodes! I hardly remember anything.”

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Star Trek Merchandise Oddities

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

For Star Trek fans who have seen it all, take a peek at some of the offbeat Star Trek merchandise offered for sale recently.

Fans are used to seeing merchandise for their favorite shows, from toys to clothing to posters, but occasionally some of the items offered for sale are guaranteed to elicit a muttered, “What were they thinking?”

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Retro Review: Attached

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

When aliens link them telepathically, Picard and Crusher are forced to confront feelings for one another they have buried for years.

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Michael Bell As Groppler Zorn

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted with Encounter at Farpoint, where Bandi Groppler Zorn, supervisor of Farpoint Station, was found to be forcing a shape-shifting being to do his bidding.

Bell, who played Groppler Zorn, shared his memories of working on that episode, from landing the role, to his thoughts on the character and on The Next Generation Actors. Bell originally came in to read for the part of Q.

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New Star Trek Action Figures

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Action figure collectors who are fans of the original series will enjoy the “Dilithium Collection” released by Diamond Select Toys.

Three new sets, from three original series episodes, can be pre-ordered, with delivery expected in late October. The sets will sell for $31.98 each.

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Moore To Produce New Drama

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager) will be producing a new magic drama for NBC.

The project comes from Sony TV, with whom Moore signed a two-year deal back in May.

The drama is described as an adult Harry Potter-type show, set in a world that is ruled not by science, but by magic. According to Entertainment Weekly, it is a “police procedural set in a world of magic.”

Star Trek Movie Adaptation Comic Preview

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Issue six of the Star Trek Movie Adaptation comic from IDW Publishing arrives in stores today and fans can have a preview before heading out to purchase it.

Star Trek Movie Adaptation #6 was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Mike Johnson and Tim Jones, with art and cover by David Messina.

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Borg Queen Poster

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

A new Mondo poster, featuring artwork by Ken Taylor, will go on sale tomorrow and this poster features the Borg Queen (Alice Krige) from Star Trek: First Contact.

This Trek poster is the first Mondo poster to be taken from a Star Trek movie and not an original series episode.

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Two Trek Actors In Big Bang Theory?

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Fans of The Big Bang Theory who also like Star Trek will have a double dose of enjoyment as George Takei is scheduled to appear on the show, and if all goes well, Wil Wheaton may return.

Takei will appear in an episode, in a cameo, playing himself, opposite guest star Katee Sackhoff.

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