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Archive for January, 2011

Wilde Joins Welcome To People

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Actress Olivia Wilde (House) joins Welcome to People, written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek XI), and Jody Lambert. The film will mark Kurtzman’s directorial debut.

Wilde joins Star Trek XI‘s Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in the film, scheduled to begin production later this month in L.A.

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Visitor: Life After Deep Space Nine

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

In the second part of her interview with Star Trek.com, Nana Visitor talks about her current work, thoughts about Kira Nerys and life after Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Even though she would love to play Kira again, Visitor knows that she will not be doing so. “I never think of playing Major Kira again, but I could and I would in a moment,” she said. “She’s somebody I had difficulty actually dropping. I had to watch myself so that I wasn’t frightening to people or so that I wasn’t a little aggressive in my own life after playing her for seven years. I had to wean myself off of being Major Kira.”

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January-February Star Trek Conventions

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

There will be three conventions, shows or appearances in January and February that feature Trek actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series.

WizardWorld’s New Orleans Comic Con starts out the year. Held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from January 29-30, one Star Trek guest of interest will be in attendance, Walter Koenig from the original series.

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Infestation Comic Preview

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

A new comic series, in which Zombies invade the universes of Ghostbusters, GI Joe, Star Trek and Transformers, will be released at the end of this month.

The new crossover series will begin with Infestation #1, which will debut on January 26. This first issue is written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with art by David Messina.

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Trek Radio Joins the International Federation of Trekkers

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Trek Radio has joined a “growing number of websites and groups that are currently part of the Federation Network,” according to a recent press release.

Some of the other groups include TrekUnited, Star Trek: Phase II, Airlock Alpha, Star Trek Cruise and Roddenberry.com.

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Visitor: Romance With Siddig Inevitable

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Although Nana Visitor had no intention of falling in love with Alexander Siddig, when it happened she realized it was meant to be.

When Visitor met Siddig, she was married with a baby (her son Buster). “[The relationship] was actually a shock,” she said. “You can’t forget that I was married, with a baby, when I met him, and he was twenty-four years old. So I kind of always saw him as a very young man and off limits. There was no question.”

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