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Archive for June, 2011

De Lancie: Torchwood Was Fun

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

John de Lancie, best-known to Star Trek fans as the mischievous Q, shared a bit of information regarding the character he will be playing in the last three episodes of STARZ’s Torchwood: Miracle Day.

In Torchwood: Miracle Day, viewers are asked to “Imagine a day when nobody dies. All across the world, nobody dies. And then the next day, and the next, and the next, people keep aging. They get hurt and sick but they never die.”

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Koenig To Receive His Hollywood Star

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Walter Koenig will finally receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

Koenig was the only one of the seven original series actors without a star and fans had campaigned to rectify that oversight.

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Frakes: Attached to Riker

Monday, June 20th, 2011

At last week’s Calgary Comic Con, the fan-friendly Jonathan Frakes spoke about his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation and about his attachment to Commander William T. Riker.

Frakes acknowledged the importance of the fans who supported Star Trek: The Next Generation and its actors. “My position is if someone’s not going to enjoy being [at the convention], they shouldn’t show up,” he said. “I’ve seen people come to these and not realize that they were lucky to have these fans and we have a responsibility to thank them.”

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Pegg: More Paul?

Monday, June 20th, 2011

In a recent interview to promote the DVD and Blu-ray release of Paul, Simon Pegg discussed the possibility of a sequel to the sci-fi comedy.

Pegg and Nick Frost have already been mulling over the idea of a sequel and what it would take to make that sequel. “The reason I would make a sequel to Paul,” said Pegg, “and I’m sure Greg (Mottola) would probably agree, is because, ultimately, I don’t do my job for anybody but myself.”

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No Shatner in Star Trek 2

Monday, June 20th, 2011

According to the man himself, William Shatner won’t be seen in next year’s Star Trek 2.

Answering a fan question at the Calgary Expo in Canada, Shatner admitted that he would again not be in a J.J. Abrams Trek film. “I’ve been an acquaintance of J.J.,” he said. “But I’m afraid no, no, I will not be in Star Trek 2.”

Shatner is still keeping busy though, with books, documentaries and guest appearances on TV shows. His new book, Shatner Rules: Your Key to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, will release in October. The Shatner-produced The Captains will air next month and Shatner will be a guest star on an episode of the USA comedy Psych, where he will play a con man father of a detective.

Retro Review: Mudd’s Passion

Friday, June 17th, 2011

No one is more surprised than Harry Mudd when the love potion he’s been selling causes Spock to fall in love with Christine Chapel.

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Saldana May Join Abrams-Produced Movie

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Zoë Saldana, best-known to Star Trek fans as Star Trek XI‘s Lieutenant Uhura, is in negotiations for a role in Infinite Polar Bear.

If Saldana signs for the role, she will play the wife of a bipolar husband who has gone off of his meds and has lost his job, forcing her back into the workforce. The husband would be played by Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right).

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Star Trek 2 Shooting Schedule To Be Delayed?

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

First, word came that Star Trek 2 would be delayed and would probably not be released on its expected summer 2012 date, and now comes word that shooting the film will also start late.

TrekMovie.com spoke recently with writers Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who explained why it would be best to delay rather than put out an inferior product.

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Star Trek 2 Behind By Months

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Yesterday J.J. Abrams stopped by The Howard Stern Show to promote Super 8, but he also gave an update on Star Trek 2.

Although Abrams has yet to see the script for Star Trek 2, he was able to let Stern and Trek fans know how far behind the sequel was, so as mentioned during the last few weeks, Star Trek 2 will probably not be released next summer.

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Montgomery: We Did Our Best

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Fans were split when it came to Star Trek: Enterprise; some liked it and some did not, but as far as Anthony Montgomery was concerned, all that the actors on a show can do is to do their best work and not worry about what people say.

“As the actors, we take the scripts and we bring them to life to the absolute best of our abilities, and we leave it there,” said Montgomery.

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Wheaton To Reprise Eureka Role

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Wil Wheaton will be returning to Syfy’s Eureka, again playing Dr. Isaac Parrish.

Last seen in the fourth season episode All the Rage, which aired last summer, Wheaton will appear in seven episodes to air in the second half of the season which begins next month.

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Montgomery: Enterprise Ended Too Soon

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Star Trek: Enterprise ended too soon for Anthony Montgomery, so fans never got to learn more about Travis Mayweather.

Like many of the actors on Enterprise, Montgomery was sad to see the series end, feeling that the show and his character had more potential that had not been explored.

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Cho To Appear In American Pie Sequel

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

John Cho, best-known to Star Trek fans as Sulu in Star Trek XI, has signed on for the latest American Pie sequel.

Cho played John in 1999′s American Pie, where fans knew him best for popularizing the term “MILF,” used in reference to “Stifler’s mom” (played by Jennifer Coolidge). He also appeared in the two sequels, American Pie 2 and American Wedding.

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2012 Ships of the Line Calendar

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Fans waiting for the 2012 Ships of the Line calendar can have a sneak peek of the calendar now.

The back cover of the calendar has appeared on Amazon, which is taking pre-orders for the calendar, which releases next month.

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Sir Patrick Stewart To Voice New Game

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Sir Patrick Stewart will be participating in The War of the Worlds, a game based on the H.G. Wells novel.

The War of the Worlds game will be coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game is a “is a dark and breathtaking new vision inspired by the classic H.G. Wells novel, retold as a single player, 2D action-adventure.”

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