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Archive for October, 2010

Saldana Would Like To Design Fashions

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Zoë Saldana may be modeling Calvin Klein lingerie, but if she has her way, her future will include designing a fashion collection of her own.

According to Saldana, “dramatic” fashion is what she likes. She named designers Christian LaCroix and Calvin Klein as her favorites.

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Pegg: Worry For The Arts

Monday, October 18th, 2010

In these tough times, belts are being tightened and that includes the movie industry, both in the U.K. and in the U.S.

Pegg was not keen on one of the actions of the new government when it came to the film industry. “As soon as the coalition government got in,” he said, “the first thing they did was to start attacking the arts.”

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Stewart Would Welcome A Return To Los Angeles

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Once not keen on Los Angeles, Patrick Stewart has found that he misses both the city and making films.

Stewart is ready to leave the stage when his work on A Life in the Theatre ends its run. He credits his work on PBS’s Macbeth with the change in his attitude, saying that it “really whetted my appetite. I want to get back in front of the camera.”

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Retro Review: Sub Rosa

Friday, October 15th, 2010

After attending her grandmother’s funeral, Crusher falls under the spell of the 100-year-old woman’s much younger lover.

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Pegg Autobiography Launches

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Star Trek XI‘s Scotty, Simon Pegg, is now an author with the release of his new autobiography, Nerd Do Well.

Pegg originally was going to focus on his adventures in the film industry, but decided to branch out. “I sort of had the opportunity to write a book and I was going to write something to do with the films, like a production diary and fill it with pictures of the movies,” he said. “But then that kind of felt a bit boring.”

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Star Trek Online Update

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A new Star Trek: Online series and episode will debut this week featuring a new race of hostile beings who threaten both Starfleet personnel and Klingon warriors.

Series 2: The Devidians, will debut on October 16 with the first episode in this latest series, Skirmish.

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Tipton: Creating Trek Comics

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

When Scott Tipton learned that IDW Publishing had a license to create Star Trek-related material, he was eager to get in on writing comics featuring characters he enjoyed, and wasted no time suggesting ideas in hopes of getting a Star Trek assignment.

One of the ideas was for a Klingon series, and that resulted in Klingons: Blood Will Tell, of which Tipton is still proud. “I’m happy to say that I think Klingons: Blood Will Tell holds up really well these four or so years later,” he said. “I glanced through it for the first time in years when it was recently re-released in IDW’s Star Trek Omnibus, and I was pleased to see that I was overall very satisfied with it.”

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Urban Finds RED Brawl Painful

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A fight scene in RED between Karl Urban and Bruce Willis resulted in consequences for Urban.

The scene featuring Urban and Willis began with Urban picking up Willis, throwing him across the room and smashing pieces of furniture. “That was a good day at the office,” said Urban about the fight scene, which actually took three weeks of training and ten days of shooting. “Bruce and I went for it, and it was no-holds-barred, and he gave as good at he got.”

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Hollywood Xpo Honors Nichols

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhuru) will receive a Hollywood Legacy Award on Friday, October 15th at 7:00pm at Hollywood Xpo’s Stars Night Out in Universal City, California. Nichols’ Star Trek co-star Walter Koenig (Chekov) is emceeing the event, while Star Trek Generations actor Alan Ruck (Captain John Harriman) will be presenting Nichols with the award. The actress will be honored alongside astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who will receive his award from Star Trek: Voyager actor Tim Russ (Tuvok).

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Hardy In Next Batman Film

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Tom Hardy, best known to Star Trek fans for his role as Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis, will be appearing in the third Batman film.

The delay in Mad Max: Fury Road, in which Hardy will be playing Mad Max, left room in Hardy’s schedule to take on another role.

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Takei: Shatner And Raw Nerve

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

George Takei explains just what the problem is with William Shatner.

According to Takei, Shatner is not averse to using a situation for his own benefit when he wants publicity, and that includes weddings.

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Mulgrew To Play Cleopatra

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek: Voyager‘s Captain Janeway, is taking on another leading role, that of Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.

The role of Cleopatra is one which Mulgrew has wanted to take on for some time. “It has been something I’ve wanted to do for many years,” she said during a break in rehearsals for the play. “But everything has to line up when you do a play like this; the stars have to line up and my star was [Artistic Director of Hartford Stage] Michael Wilson.”

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Star Trek XII Script In Progress

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

According to TrekMovie.com, work has begun on writing the script for Star Trek XII.

Last week, Roberto Orci tweeted about beginning work on the script. “To do list: get groceries, do laundry, start writing Star Trek, walk dogs, get new book to read, vote…”

Orci confirmed with TrekMovie that he has begun work on that script along with Alex Kurtzman. “Fingers have been put to keyboard,” he said.

Star Trek XII will release on June 29, 2012.

Star Trek Ultimate Fan Pack

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Those looking for a holiday gift for a Star Trek fan might want to consider the Star Trek Ultimate Fan Pack, which includes six Star Trek ships and the Scene It Star Trek DVD Game.

The set, available at Costco, features the game and six Hot Wheels reproductions of familiar Star Trek ships.

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McNeill: Voyager Was Fun

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Although being an actor is hard work, working on Star Trek: Voyager was fun for Robert Duncan McNeill.

Part of the reason that the Voyager set was fun for McNeill was the cast. “One thing that was never crystal clear from our episodes is all the fun we had as a cast between the shots,” said McNeill. “We really got along as any cast I’ve ever seen.”

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