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Archive for May, 2011

New Trek-Themed Merchandise

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Fans of the original series Gorn of Arena will be pleased to hear about the latest merchandise which features the green-skinned reptile.

The Gorn, sculpted by Jim Maddox, with paint masters by Jeff Camp, is a thirteen-inch tall statue sculpted in 1:6 scale.

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Atari To Sell Cryptic Studios

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

After less than three years of ownership, Atari is looking to sell Cryptic Studios, developers of Star Trek: Online and Champions Online.

The news follows two years of losses for Cryptic Studios; $7.5 million in the past fiscal year and $17.9 million in the fiscal year before that.

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Nimoy: What Drew People To Spock

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

In a recent interview, Leonard Nimoy explained why people liked Spock and what playing the half-Vulcan, half-Human character meant career-wise, as well as why he decided to play Spock again in J.J. AbramsStar Trek XI.

There was a time when Nimoy struggled to find acting jobs that weren’t related to the pointy-eared Vulcan character that he had made famous. “During that period (mid-1970s), I had a struggle,” he said. “I was busy. I had no problem finding work. But the work pretty much was related to the Spock character. I was, on the one hand, happy to be working because I know what it’s like to be an out-of-work actor. But at the same time I was hoping to broaden my scope, and eventually I did.”

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Robinson: The Complicated Garak

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Andrew Robinson shared his memories of his time on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where he portrayed the multi-layered Cardassian Garak.

The first thing that Robinson had to get used to in his role as Garak was adjusting to the makeup necessary to play a Cardassian. “It was deceptively complicated playing Garak,” said Robinson. “Obviously, one of the complications was all the makeup and the costume, which was very uncomfortable, very confining, and the makeup, which I had a bit of a claustrophobic reaction to it at the beginning. But I got over that.”

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Trek Actors To Appear In Torchwood Series

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Several familiar Star Trek actors will be appearing in the Starz original Torchwood: Miracle Day.

Last month, TrekToday reported that actor John De Lancie would be appearing in Torchwood: Miracle Day. Today, it was announced that another Trek actor would also be appearing in the series.

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Shatnerpalooza To Feature The Captains

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

William Shatner fans waiting for word on when his documentary on the captains of Star Trek need wonder no more, as an air date has just been released.

The Captains will be part of Shatnerpalooza, a forty-eight-hour “on air marathon” of Shatner’s television and movie work.

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Dawson: Satisfied with B’Elanna Torres

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

It has been ten years since Star Trek: Voyager has been off the air and Roxann Dawson has moved on to other things, but she considers her Star Trek experience to have been one of the better things in her life.

“[Star Trek: Voyager] was a major highlight of my life,” said Dawson. “I went into Voyager and I’d just gotten married. I came out of Voyager and I had two kids and I’d started directing. It was a great experience doing it and a great transitional experience, too. I loved it. I look back on it with great fondness.”

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New Super 8 Clip

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

With the release of Super 8 due next month, new clips of the J.J. Abrams’ movie have been emerging, giving movie fans an idea of what is in store for them.

The latest clip shows a train barreling down the railroad tracks towards a pick-up truck which is in its path.

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Pegg Tintin Trailer

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

A trailer for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, in which Simon Pegg plays Detective Thompson, is now online.

In The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Tintin and his friends set off to find a treasure left behind by Tintin’s ancestor Sir Francis Haddock. Pegg and Nick Frost will play bumbling detectives Thompson and Thomson.

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Stewart And Corden Film Comedy Sketch

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Last June, as reported by TrekToday, Patrick Stewart got into a verbal altercation with comedian James Corden, but now Stewart hopes to make amends for his behavior.

Stewart explained last month that alcohol was the cause of his bad behavior and expressed remorse for the incident, saying that “I still blush in remembrance of it.”

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Pine As Mud?

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Chris Pine is rumored to be in talks for another movie project, Mud.

If Pine joins Mud, he would be in the lead role of Mud, a fugitive from the law.

In Mud, two teenaged boys find Mud, and try to help the fugitive escape from an island located in the Mississippi River. If Pine signs, he would play Mud, who is described as a character that is both a “dangerous criminal” and a character “worthy of redemption.”

It’s early days yet for Mud, and TrekToday will update when more information becomes available.

Major Networks Announce Fall Shows

Monday, May 16th, 2011

More news on shows involving Star Trek actors, producers or writers has emerged from Hollywood, with some shows making the cut while others got the ax.

From the three big networks, first up is CBS, which announced that William Shatner‘s $#*! My Dad Says has been cancelled after airing eighteen episodes.

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Retro Review: More Tribbles, More Troubles

Friday, May 13th, 2011

The Enterprise rescues Cyrano Jones and a new breed of tribbles from a ship of angry Klingons.

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Takei: Change The Name, Abrams

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Although George Takei is a fan of J.J. AbramsStar Trek, he would prefer that the next movie in the series not be called Star Trek.

According to Takei, there was nothing wrong with the movie, including John Cho‘s portrayal of Sulu. “[Cho] did a terrific job,” said Takei. “J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek was a terrific movie.”

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How About New Animated Trek?

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Star Trek XI Writer Roberto Orci is mulling over a new Star Trek animated series.

For some Star Trek fans, it has been too long since they’ve been able to enjoy a Star Trek show on television, so like fans of the original series back in the early 1970s, they would be satisfied with an animated series, as long as the episodes were more like Yesteryear and less like The Infinite Vulcan.

Nothing definite is in the works (yet) but when Orci was asked about the possibility of a new animated series, he had this to say: “We’ve actually talked about it. Let’s see!”