As they wait to learn which of them will be promoted, four junior officers on the Enterprise take part in a secret mission.
Archive for October, 2010
Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, is recovering after minor surgery performed yesterday.
The seventy-nine-year old actor had “minor benign abdominal surgery,” according to his representative.
Although he is said to be “recovering beautifully”, the surgery caused Nimoy to miss an appearance at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art yesterday. His scheduled appearance at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, California for tomorrow evening has also been postponed.
Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, has extended her thanks to everyone who expressed get-well wishes to her husband.
Best wishes to Mr. Nimoy for a speedy recovery.
For Christopher Lloyd, playing Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock was fun, even with the makeup and prosthetics he was required to wear for the part.
Lloyd is still a fan favorite and appears at conventions to talk about the role he played back in 1984. “[Conventions are] part of the Star Trek mystique, I guess” he said. “It’s a role that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was fun to play an evil character that has no remorse about anything he does. The conventions are very interesting. They’re a lot of fun. It means a lot to the fans to come and meet the people from the shows and the films that they appreciate. It’s a chance to say hello and to have something signed.”
Fans of Jonathan Frakes, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Commander Riker, will want to tune in to a podcast tonight where the actor will be interviewed and will answer caller questions.
Frakes will appear on the BIGFANBOY podcast episode #200, which will begin shortly before midnight, around 11:50 this evening. The link to the podcast is located here.
Saturday, October 16th saw a reunion of three Star Trek: The Next Generation stars, while actors from Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise took the stage on Sunday, October 17th at Hollywood Xpo in Universal City, California.
Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Anthony Montgomery will be seen next summer in Single Ladies, a new series produced by Queen Latifah, which will air on VH1.
Production on the eight hour-long episodes will begin at the end of this year. The movie, filmed this summer, and the episodes will air in July 2011.
Nana Visitor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Kira Nerys, has teamed up with Kim Montalvo to create a new gourmet baking business, Un Petit Morceau.
After Visitor’s work in ABC’s Wildfire series ended in 2008, the two friends, who met in Corrales, New Mexico, decided to start a business. “We wanted something that was no pressure and sheer delight,” said Visitor. Un Petit Morceau , which means “a small morsel” in French, was born.
Head creature designer Neville Page would like to work on Klingons, if he returns for Star Trek XII.
Page hopes to be part of Star Trek XII, due to his good experience on Star Trek XI. “I don’t know what the plan is with Star Trek,” he said. “I hope that it happens and I would love to, but it’s almost not about working on that movie again. It was such a treat to work with J.J. [Abrams], work with that cast. Having worked as close as I did with the cast, which is kind of rare that it happens with a concept designer. And then having been a Romulan with Eric [Bana] was just great.”
The sequel to the popular Star Trek XI is being written, and the pressure is on for writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof.
When Star Trek XI was being written, expectations were different than they are now making writing for it easier and less stressful. “We are in the process; it is being written,” said Lindelof. “There’s a tremendous amount of pressure because expectations, I felt, were a little bit low the last time. Now they’re high – but that brings its own level of excitement. So, you know, I hope that we do the fans proud.”
Nichelle Nichols answered questions about her time on the original series, and gave her opinion on where the Abrams-verse Uhura should go.
One question that always comes up with original series members concerned getting along now with William Shatner. According to Nichols, “It’s very cordial when we see each other.”
Simon Pegg is making the rounds promoting his new autobiography and he explained why he began with his childhood memories.
Starting with his Los Angeles life would have been boring, according to Pegg. “I realized quite early on that the most interesting stuff happened before everything kicked off, because that’s the most relatable stuff to talk about,” he said.
Although he planned to play sports, Chris Pine discovered that acting was his real passion.
With a family genealogy of actors, it was no surprise that acting called to Pine. “My grandmother was an actress too,” said Pine. “In the thirties and forties she was under contract with Universal Studios. Crazy credits, lots of them. My dad was also under contract with Universal Studios. And my first film was shot on the same stage they both worked on at Universal. Crazy, right?”
Nichelle Nichols could see a romance between Uhura and Spock because the original series showed plenty of hints of something between the two characters.
Being young and new to Starfleet meant excitement and romance were part of the game, according to Nichols. “…she was a recruit and this was her first trip out. It was the five-mission where no man or woman had gone before. So J.J. [Abrams] had the right, as the director of the prequel, to show the characters as young people. NASA recruits train for a year, sometimes two, before they go out on their first mission. As young people, they’re excited and they’re new and they’re going to go on this mission, and there’s romance and so forth that’s going to go on.”
When it comes to a wedding cake, one couple turned to Star Trek: The Next Generation for inspiration.
Star Trek: The Next Generation fans may remember the episode Phantasms, where Deanna Troi became a cellular peptide cake with mint frosting. Now Jean-Luc Picard has been turned into a wedding cake.
Looking to boost ratings, Syfy will air some of the best of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Tuesday nights.
On October 19th, The Next Generation will beginning airing at 7 PM, ahead of Syfy’s primetime Tuesday programming which includes Stargate: Universe and Caprica.