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Archive for June, 2011

Super 8 Poster And Video

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

A new Super 8 Poster has been released as well as a six-minute preview video.

The clips shows a group of children at the train station waiting for a train to arrive so that they can film a scene in their amateur movie with the train going past them, but their filmmaking is interrupted by some real life action.

Click the thumbnail to the left to see the Super 8 poster.

The six-minute clip can be seen here.

Quinto Receives Theatre World Award

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Yesterday, the 67th Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony was held at the August Wilson Theatre in New York, and amongst the list of winners was Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto.

Quinto was honored for his work in Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.

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Pegg: Zombie-lover and Fanboy

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Simon Pegg has fans of his own now, but he remembers his own days as a fan, including lining up to get autographs of his favorite actors.

In Pegg’s most recent book, Nerd Do Well, Pegg shares his view of Hollywood and the movie industry, both as a fan and now as someone who works in Hollywood.

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Auberjonois: Revisiting Odo

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Rene Auberjonois shared his thoughts recently on playing Odo, including what he thought the character would be, how Odo evolved, and Odo’s relationship with Quark and with Kira Nerys.

One of the aspects that Auberjonois liked about Odo was knowing next to nothing about the character and watching him evolve. “So, where I thought in the beginning that I didn’t want to know where he was from and loved that it was a mystery, I also loved the fact that when we got a script – one that focused on Odo and his world – I’d learn something new that I didn’t know about the character,” said Auberjonois. “I would have to ingest it and incorporate it into this character that was being built over seven years.

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Nimoy Middle East Peace Solution

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Leonard Nimoy has made known his position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Like many Americans, Nimoy doesn’t like to see the never-ending conflict in the Middle East. “I reach out to you as someone who is troubled to see the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians continue apparently without an end in sight,” he said.

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Hallmark Returns to Comic-Con 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Hallmark will be at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, which runs from July 20-24.

“We are excited to participate in Comic-Con for the fourth year,” said Beth Dorr, associate merchandise manager for Keepsake Ornaments. “The convention gives us a great opportunity to meet and interact with some of our most passionate fans and reward them with exclusive opportunities and sneak peeks.”

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EMS Exhibits Acquires Trek Exhibition Rights

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

EMS Exhibits, Inc., producer of exhibitions developing, building and promoting themed blockbuster exhibits for Museums, Theme Parks, Shopping Malls, Entertainment Groups and Independent Promoters, has been granted the licensing rights to Star Trek: The Exhibition.

Star Trek is not the first television show exhibition with which EMS Exhibits has been associated. CSI: The Experience is a traveling exhibition which is currently in Wichita, Kansas.

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Star Trek Game Sneak Peek

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

A new trailer for a Star Trek game, about which TrekToday reported yesterday, has been released.

The Star Trek game, due out in 2012, is set in the Abrams Star Trek XI universe.

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New Trek Game To Emerge Next Summer

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Paramount Digital Entertainment has announced that a new Star Trek game will be arriving next summer for consoles and for P.C.

The game will put the player in the Star Trek XI universe, where they can take on the roles of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock.
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Abrams: Next Up Is Trek

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Now that Super 8 is ready to debut, J.J. Abrams has turned his attention to Star Trek 2.

“The next thing we’re working on,” said Abrams, “and hopefully we’ll be able to pass information out sooner or later, is the next Star Trek.”

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Retro Review: The Magicks of Megas-tu

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The Enterprise enters the center of the galaxy, where magic has more power than technology.

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McDowell: Kirk Death Meant Death Threats

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Malcolm McDowell didn’t like the way Captain Kirk was killed off and neither did some fans, some of whom expressed their displeasure towards McDowell himself.

Even though plenty of people didn’t like the death of Kirk as it was originally filmed, including both William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, the studio didn’t act on those complaints until a test screening revealed deep dissatisfaction from the audience.

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Shatner Receives Honorary Degree

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

McGill University alumnus William Shatner was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Letters today at the spring convocation ceremonies at McGill.

The eighty-year-old Shatner graduated from McGill forty-nine years ago, with a BA in commerce.

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Trek Auction To Feature Menagerie Painting

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Star Trek collectors will find plenty of Trek props, costumes, set pieces, concept art and other collectibles in the Propworx Star Trek Prop and Costume Auction.

The online auction will be held this Saturday, June 4 and will be streamed online by LiveAuctioneers.

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McDowell: Killing a TV Icon

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Malcolm McDowell played Dr. Tolian Soran, the man responsible for the death of James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations, but he’s not a fan of how Kirk died.

There was no hesitation on McDowell’s part when it came to accepting the role of Soran though. “I thought, ‘Well, this is a good part.’ I think that’s what I felt immediately,” said McDowell.

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