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Archive for December, 2010

Retro Review: Bloodlines

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Picard is shocked to discover that he may have a son and that an old enemy has targeted the young man for death.

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Quinto: Before After II

Friday, December 17th, 2010

‘Tis the season to be jolly and fans of Zachary Quinto will enjoy a new Before After video that has just been released.

This version of Before After features “Followers, Christmas Sweaters, and Santa and his Elf.”

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New Trailer For Pegg’s Paul Online

Friday, December 17th, 2010

A two-and-a-half minute trailer has been released for Simon Pegg‘s comedy adventure movie Paul.

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) have reunited in an alien-UFO comedy adventure, Paul, and fans can have a sneak peek at the unconventional alien in a new trailer released today.

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Burton To Appear On Community

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

LeVar Burton, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Geordi La Forge, will be appearing in NBC’s Community later this season.

Burton tweeted the news to his followers, saying “In this episode of @nbccommunity I play … #noaudition necessary” and Burton included a picture, seen here, in which the cast sheet for the episode is shown with Burton’s character is listed as “himself.”

Community is about a group of student misfits attending a Greendale Community College. The show is known for parodying film and television clichés and for its pop culture references.

Todd As Kurn And Jake

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Tony Todd was fortunate enough to land two good roles on Star Trek; one as Kurn, the brother of Worf, and the other as an older version of Jake in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s The Visitor.

The role of older Jake in The Visitor was special and even in grief, Todd recognized that. “The story behind my doing it is that the woman who raised me, my aunt, was a single woman, and she’d passed away at the beautiful age of eighty-two. I’d just finished Candyman 2 and it devastated me because she was a person I talked to every day. Fortunately, she was able to see some of the beginnings of my success. But I was in a state of shock and I wasn’t able to work for four months.
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Takei: Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

George Takei made the unpleasant acquaintance of a New York nuisance recently when he and husband Brad Altman visited the city.

New Yorkers have been on guard for a while against a pesky parasitic insect, the Cimex lectularius, better-known as the bedbug, which is showing up in apartments, offices, the subway and movie theaters.

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Stewart And Ryder Nominated for SAG Awards

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

The list of nominees for the Seventeenth Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards has been announced, and amongst the nominees are Patrick Stewart and Winona Ryder.

Stewart was nominated for one SAG award, and Ryder was nominated for two SAG awards.

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Another Famous Scot Joins Starfleet

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

While Scotty may be the most famous Scotsman in Starfleet, another well-known Scotsman has joined another Starfleet – Starfleet, the International Fan Association.

Earlier this fall, The Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, became a full-fledged member of the fan association after an invitation was extended to him which was accepted by the First Minister.

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Stewart Play Ends Early

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Due to a combination of the bad economy and a bad review, A Life in the Theater, in which Patrick Stewart had a starring role, has ended five weeks earlier than planned.

“On Sunday at about five o’clock my association with A Life in the Theater ended for all time,” said Stewart. “It was one of those frustrating experiences where audiences who came had a great time but we were unlucky to have a very poor review from The New York Times and that is still a review that can do huge damage to a production. We had many reviews that were really positive but a poor review in The New York Times is harmful.”

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Quinto On Blackwell’s Side By Side

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Zachary Quinto, best-known to Star Trek fans as the new Spock, appeared recently in Susan Blackwell’s Side by Side webseries.

The ten minute video, filmed in a dog park, will be of interest to Quinto fans, who will see him discuss “eyebrows, dingers and Star Trek zingers.”

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Perlman: A Trek Fan

Monday, December 13th, 2010

When the call came for a part in Star Trek: Nemesis, Ron Perlman was ready and willing to take on the role of the Reman Viceroy.

It was eight years ago today that Star Trek: Nemesis debuted, and Star Trek fans had their first glimpse of the Remans, a slave caste of the Romulans, and their leader.

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Masterson: Playing Leeta Was A Blast

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Although playing Leeta was enjoyable for Chase Masterson, she wishes that she would have been allowed to bring more depth to her character.

Even though she was designed as “comic relief and eye candy,” Leeta had admirable qualities. “Leeta was written with many interesting qualities that were a blast to embody,” said Masterson. “As a Dabo girl she was playful, yet as a Bajoran she had a deep spiritual foundation. While she was fairly low on the totem pole at her job, she was willing to risk everything to stick up for her morals. And while Leeta was very devoted, she loved Rom with commitment and singular focus, she was no pushover.”

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Hemsworth Thor Poster Released

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Chris Hemsworth, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as George Kirk, father of James T. Kirk, can be seen for the first time as Thor in a newly-released poster.

Like with the Star Trek reboot, those involved with Thor are hoping to draw in new fans. “You’ve got to look after the fans,” said Hemsworth, “but you’ve got to make the film appealing to audiences outside of the fan base too.”

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Retro Review: Firstborn

Friday, December 10th, 2010

A Klingon family member with a mysterious past comes to the Enterprise to teach Alexander how to be a warrior.

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New Trek-Themed Keyboard

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Several Star Trek-themed keyboards might get typists looking down at their keyboards instead of their computer screens when they type.

Keyscaper, manufacturer of several Star Trek-themed keyboards, has just released a new original series-themed keyboard, as well as a matching mouse.

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