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Archive for November, 2010

Mulgrew: Who Influenced Janeway Portrayal

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Kate Mulgrew answered fan questions recently, revealing the real person behind the actress and sharing insight as to what influences helped her play Janeway.

Actors are usually outgoing types and as expected, Mulgrew admits to being an extrovert, but she admits that she is also an introvert. “I’d say that my personality is extroverted,” she said. “I’m actually in equal measures an extrovert and an introvert. Socially extroverted. Curious. Generous. Strong. Willful. Happy. By in large. And then there’s the flip side. But we won’t get into that!”

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Star Trek XII Writers Have Broken The Story

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci gave an update on Star Trek XII, sharing their thought processes on writing the highly-anticipated sequel.

Writing a second story is different than writing a prequel, as now people have an idea of what to expect when it comes to the characters. “Well, we have broken the story, which is very exciting,” said Kurtzman. “I think one of the weird challenges that we’re facing on this one is that in many ways, with the first movie, I don’t think people knew what to expect, so when we were in the writing process, Bob and I really spent our time going to things that we loved about Trek and it was a very unfiltered process. It felt intimate and small.”

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Trek Fans Wed In Vulcan

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Star Trek fans James McDonald and Kate Olaso were wed in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada last weekend at the spaceship-styled Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station.

The forty-one-year-old McDonald is a resident of nearby Calgary, and has been a Trek fan since boyhood. His friend suggested that the pair have a Star Trek-themed wedding in Vulcan. “It was really fun,” said Olaso. “When we started dating, he brought me here to a convention.”

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Shimerman: Quark’s Potential Almost Fully Tapped

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Armin Shimerman reflected upon his time on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Still busy years after Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ended, Shimerman still thinks about the show on which he played the Ferengi Quark, and remembers his cast-mates and Deep Space Nine crew with fondness.

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Orci: Mixing Westerns And Sci-Fi

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Roberto Orci, one of the writers of Cowboys & Aliens, a combination Western/Alien-invasion movie, spoke about the difficulty of combining the Western and the Sci-Fi genres.

Several familiar Star Trek XI alumni wrote Cowboys & Aliens; Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier CD To Release

Friday, November 26th, 2010

An expanded two-CD set of Jerry Goldsmith‘s orchestral score of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier will be released on November 30.

There will be only five thousand sets of the Star Trek V: The Final Frontier: Limited Edition Two-CD set, which will retail for $29.98.

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Winter: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Movie producer Ralph Winter got his start with the Star Trek movies and was executive producer on one of the more popular Star Trek movies featuring the original series crew, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home was popular, both with fans and with the mainstream audience and the intent of those making the movie was to reach out to fans and non-fans alike. “We had a great feeling making the movie,” said Winter. “The script was well developed and we were having fun shooting it. I finally got to go on location for a couple of weeks, and we used the back lot extensively, using the tank for the first time in many years for the museum and some underwater work. We designed the picture to cross over. We developed a story that would connect with an audience that was not steeped in Star Trek.”

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Russ: Bring In More Characters Next Trek Film

Friday, November 26th, 2010

If Tim Russ had his way, fans would see more of their favorites in the next Star Trek movie.

When asked in an interview what approach he would take for Star Trek XII, Russ said that the answer was to go forward, not backward in time. “I would do a parallel timeline,” said Russ, “go forward in sort of a renegade style.”

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No Leap For Bakula

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Although there is a movie script “in the works” for Quantum Leap, Scott Bakula is not involved with the project.

Bakula told fans attending last July’s Comic-Con that a script was supposedly being written by Quantum Leap Creator/Executive Producer Donald Bellisario for a new Quantum Leap film. His Quantum Leap fan-base loved the news, but it turns out that (so far) Bakula won’t be part of the new movie, if it is made.

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Pegg: There’s An App For That

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Fans of Simon Pegg are now able to download The Adventures of Simon Pegg, a graphic novel app, to their iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and Androids.

Inspired by Pegg’s autobiography, Nerd Do Well, the new graphic novel will show “Simon Pegg as you’ve never seen him before!”

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Pine: Producer Jazzed About Star Trek XII

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Chris Pine was interviewed recently about his work on the recently-released Unstoppable, but he took time out to answer a question about Star Trek XII.

No one expects any details to come out this early, and Pine didn’t “know anything,” but he did know that there is plenty of enthusiasm for the movie by those involved in it.

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Retro Review: Genesis

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

When Enterprise crewmembers devolve into prehistoric beings, Picard and Data must figure out how to reverse the process.

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Otto To Star In Locke & Key

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Miranda Otto has been cast to star in Locke & Key, produced by Star Trek XI‘s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Locke & Key is based on Joe Hill‘s comic of the same name. In Locke & Key, Nina Locke (Otto) and her three children “survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts.”

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Fan Trek: LCARS At Home, Enterprise Z, GeekChicDaily

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Star Trek fan-made creations abound in the world, and two of them, a home automation computer modeled after the LCARS Star Trek interface and an RC Zeppelin Enterprise have appeared on YouTube recently. Plus – friend GeekChicDaily for a chance at free Star Trek swag!

Dutch Star Trek fan Pascal vd Heiden (klapstoelpiloot on YouTube) has built his own home automation computer and uploaded the results to YouTube. “This is what I built in my home and this video is my own work,” he said. “Both the computer and the software is self-made. The interface is inspired by the LCARS interface from Star Trek.”

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Star Trek Magazine Issue 30 Preview

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Star Trek Magazine #30 is on newsstands now and the latest issue will be of interest to those who enjoy the “bad boys” of the Star Trek Universe. When it comes to Starfleet “bad boys,” “do the means justify the ends?”

“The successful operation of Starfleet depends on a strict adherence to rules and regulations, an understanding of and compliance to command structure and the obedience of orders from superior officers. Except, of course, when it doesn’t.” A preview of this lead article compares two successful and popular Star Trek captains, James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard.

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