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Archive for April, 2011

Convention Beat – Shore Leave In July

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Shore Leave 33 will be held July 8-10, 2011 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland with Star Trek actors and Trek novelists in attendance.

Hosted by STAT (The Star Trek Association of Towson, Inc.), the fan-run Shore Leave is one of the oldest and largest fan-run science fiction conventions in the country.

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Stewart Misbehavior Explained

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Sir Patrick Stewart has explained why he picked a fight with Glamour Awards ceremony host James Corden last year.

Stewart was supposed to be onstage to present an award to Zoë Saldana for Film Actress of the Year, but although he presented the award, Stewart was more interested in verbally lashing Corden, much to the embarrassment of Saldana, as reported here.

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Saldana To Receive Award

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana will be presented with a Midnight Award at the Midnight Awards segment of the 54th San Francisco International Film Festival, due to take place later this month.

The awards ceremony, which “takes the format of a late night talk show,” will be hosted by New York Times best-selling author Beth Lisick. Saldana will be interviewed by Lisick during the show.

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Retro Review: Beyond the Farthest Star

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A formless, malevolent entity takes control of the Enterprise, but Kirk lures it into an imploded star mass to save the galaxy.

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Frakes And Francis Bar Karma Preview

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The Jonathan Frakes-directed episode of Bar Karma will air tonight on Current TV, but fans can see a preview of the show now.

Two preview videos have been released; one featuring Frakes in a cameo in the show, and the other one highlighting Genie Francis, who is the guest star in the Three Times a Lady episode, which airs tonight.

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Wheaton Furious At TSA

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Recently, Wil Wheaton had to undergo the indignity of a routine security at the Los Angeles airport and he found the experience anything but routine.

When passengers in America fly, they are given a choice between being scanned, where not much is left to the imagination, or if they opt out of the scan, an intrusive pat-down by a (Transportation Security Administration) TSA agent.

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Takei in New Social Security Commercial

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

George Takei, Star Trek‘s Lieutenant Sulu, can be seen in two new YouTube videos; one of which is a new commercial for the Social Security Administration and the other a promotion for his forthcoming role in Allegiance, a musical to appear on Broadway next year.

In the Social Security commercial, the latest in a series of commercials that have featured baby boomer celebrities such as Chubby Checker, Takei teams up with Patty Duke to encourage seniors to sign up for Social Security benefits online.

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Netflix Trek Streaming To Begin This Summer

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

There is good news for Star Trek fans today as word comes courtesy of TrekMovie that Star Trek will begin streaming on Netflix in just a few short months.

Back in February, TrekToday announced that a two-year deal had been struck between CBS Corporation and Netflix, Inc. to stream select TV shows from CBS’s library, including Star Trek episodes from all five televised series.

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Star Trek XII Villain?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Inquiring fans want to know who the villain be in Star Trek XII will be and Roberto Orci dropped a hint in a recent interview. Or did he?

It’s time for the teasing of the fans to begin, in the long run up to the release of Star Trek XII, due out next summer.

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Abrams To Pen Novel

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The ever-busy J.J. Abrams is adding another project to his lengthy list with the news that he will be collaborating on a new novel.

Abrams and novelist Doug Dorst (Alive in Necropolis) will work together on the new novel, set for release next year.

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Nichols on Blogtalkradio For Japan Earthquake Relief

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Nichelle Nichols was the guest on Blogtalkradio yesterday in a forty-five minute interview which fans can hear here.

The actress who played Lieutenant Uhura appeared on the show in hopes of obtaining support for the victims of the Japanese earthquake relief efforts. “It’s only been three or four weeks,” she said, “and with the nature of communication and television and news service, at least they are still involved with reporting but much of it is very negative.”

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Star-struck Spiner

Monday, April 4th, 2011

When Brent Spiner came to Hollywood, it wasn’t just to become a famous actor.

The actor, best-known to Star Trek: The Next Generation fans as Data, also wanted to meet his favorite movie stars.

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Ultimate Star Trek Getaway Sweepstakes

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Two lucky fans will win tickets and a prize package for the Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention 2011 which will be taking place in August.

CBS Consumer Products and Creation Entertainment are teaming up to offer Trekkies the chance of a lifetime with the ultimate Star Trek getaway sweepstakes, which begins today and runs through April 29.

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Shatner To Tweet Live In Oz

Monday, April 4th, 2011

During William Shatner‘s “Kirk, Crane and Beyond: William Shatner Live” four-city tour of Australia, fans will be able to tweet questions to Shatner and have some of the questions answered live on stage.

The segment in which Shatner answers those questions will be filmed and made available later on The Shatner Project.

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Orci: Fan Input Important

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Speaking to the press at WonderCon in San Francisco this weekend, Star Trek XII‘s Roberto Orci gave a progress report on the Star Trek movie sequel.

The first draft of the script for Star Trek XII is complete, but that doesn’t mean the writing is done. “We’ll be working and tweaking that story through shooting,” said Orci.

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