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Archive for March, 2011

Cox As Jellico

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

One of the top-rated episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation was the two-part Chain of Command, which featured Ronny Cox as a rather strict Captain Edward Jellico.

Cox enjoyed bringing in a character who caused problems on the normally tranquil Enterprise. “Gene Roddenberry didn’t like conflict between the characters, so my guy was the first guy to come in and sort of ruffle everybody’s feathers,” he said. “I liked that aspect of him. I also liked that he was a by-the-book guy. I loved it when Picard comes back to the Enterprise at the end and Jellico says, ‘Here’s your ship back, just the way you left it… maybe a little better.’”

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Shatner: Energized At Eighty

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

It’s hard to believe that the man who portrayed Captain Kirk is eighty, but William Shatner is not letting age slow him down one bit.

Shatner has learned valuable lessons about life in those eighty years, including what is important to him, as well as the value of Star Trek fans.

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Frakes To Answer Fan Questions

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Fans of Jonathan Frakes who want to have their questions answered by the actor are in luck, with the announcement that he will be taking their questions to be answered in early April.

The opportunity for fans to have their questions answered is to celebrate the premiere of the Three Times a Lady episode of Bar Karma, which was directed by Frakes and stars his wife Genie Francis.

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Ryan: Looking Forward

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Although Jeri Ryan enjoyed playing Seven of Nine, Endgame meant the end of thinking about the character as far as she was concerned.

Ryan is not the type of person to speculate on the future of characters once she is done portraying them. “That’s not the way my imagination works with the characters that I’ve played,” she said. “Seven is a character that I loved, but I don’t necessarily want to make it up in my head, what’s going on with her now. Endgame sort of ended it for me. That was the last chapter and the book closed for me at that point.”

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Pine’s Jack Ryan Debut Delayed

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Script issues and the need for Chris Pine to be available for Star Trek XII have delayed plans for a new Jack Ryan movie.

The Ryan picture, tentatively titled Moscow, was supposed to bring the Jack Ryan franchise back to life, but issues with finding a writer have caused the delay. Steve Zaillian, who wrote the 1994 Clear and Present Danger, was slated to rewrite the script, but has had second thoughts regarding the project. Paramount is now interviewing again for a writer for the project.

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Ryan: Voyager Pluses And Minuses

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Even though Star Trek: Voyager’s Jeri Ryan worried about typecasting as a result of working on the show, she loved her time on the show including her relationship with her co-workers, but certain elements of the series finale didn’t work for her.

When Ryan thinks about Voyager, the first thing on her mind was that catsuit. “The costume,” she said. “They didn’t let me keep the cat suit. I would have loved to have burned it; not so much the cat suit as the corset that was under it. But, no, they didn’t let me have that. I do, however, have an alcove. I figured, “That’s the least you can give me! Give me my alcove.’ So I have it in my game room.”

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Details of Paramount European Theme Park Emerge

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Last week in Murcia, Spain, a video presentation was given to government officials, investors and the press regarding a new Paramount resort and theme park due to open in 2015.

The theme park will include attractions based on Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Titanic, and Tomb Raider.

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Star Trek Items In New Auction

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Fans looking for Star Trek memorabilia are in luck as over a dozen lots featuring Star Trek items of interest will be up for auction next weekend including at least one item sure to catch the attention of original series fans.

The Premiere Props auction will be held on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 at the Premiere Props Warehouse located at 128 Sierra St. El Segundo, CA 90245, at 11 AM Pacific Time.

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Retro Review: Star Trek: Insurrection

Friday, March 25th, 2011

When a Starfleet admiral allies the Federation with a race determined to destroy a peaceful paradise, Picard and the Enterprise crew rebel.

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Fringe Renewed

Friday, March 25th, 2011

In spite of recent low ratings, Fringe has been picked up for a fourth season.

Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the sci-fi show, on which Leonard Nimoy has guest-starred, received an order for a full season.

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Nimoy: Winding Down Trek

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Although Leonard Nimoy will be popping up at various places in the next year, don’t expect to see him in Star Trek XII.

At almost eighty, Nimoy keeps busy, but he’s not the workaholic that his co-star, William Shatner, a week older than Nimoy, is. “We’re very similar in a lot of ways, but on the other hand, very different,” said Nimoy. “He has this great need to be working, working, working, working, working. I’ve asked him at times why, and I’m not sure that we’ve ever really come to a very clear answer of why he wants to work so much and so hard. We’re different. We’re different.”

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Pine Facebook Page Is A Fake

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Recent news that Chris Pine allegedly posted on his Facebook account has proven to be false.

Multiple sources have informed TrekToday that not only does Pine not have a Facebook page, but that he is not to be found on Twitter or any other social networking site unlike several of his co-stars.

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Nimoy: Trek Movie Hits And Misses

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Leonard Nimoy shared his thoughts regarding the first six Star Trek movies; what worked, what didn’t and what he wishes had happened in the final original series movie.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture wasn’t very well-received by fans, but was successful enough to warrant a second film. “The feeling was, after that first movie, there was something to be done with Star Trek,” said Nimoy, “that the first movie hadn’t done what was available to be done, that there was still an audience, still an interest, but that it didn’t satisfy the audience in terms of content.”

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Nimoy: Not Quite Retired At 80

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Although his eightieth birthday is fast approaching, Leonard Nimoy is still quite quite busy with acting, appearances and his photography career.

Most people at eighty would be retired if circumstances permitted them to do so, but Nimoy, who announced his retirement more than once recently, keeps getting sucked back into work and convention appearances. “I did it [Fringe appearance],” said Nimoy. “One episode.”

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Pine Drops Star Trek Sequel Hint

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Chris Pine has let Star Trek fans know a small bit about what will happen to James T. Kirk in the next Trek film. Plus – Pine and Zoë Saldana meet Luna director.

With production to gear up this summer, fans are eager for any snippet of news regarding the Star Trek sequel, and Pine provided a bit of that news courtesy of his Facebook page.

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