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Archive for July, 2011

August-September Star Trek Conventions

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

There will be seven conventions, shows or appearances in August and September that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

August begins with The Official Star Trek Convention Las Vegas, which will be held from August 11-14 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas.

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J.J. Abrams Won’t Rush ‘Trek’ Sequel

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Likely Trek XII director J.J. Abrams said yesterday that if it were up to the studio, the new film would have been shooting already — but there was just no way to realistically accomplish that.

“[In] theory we could have done that,” he told the LA Times. “But what all of us [the creative team] were concerned about is the release date be the master we were serving. Nothing is more disheartening than something going in front of the camera before it’s ready. The crew can feel it and the cast can feel it. It’s just a heart-attack machine.”

For the full interview, head over here.

Kurtzman & Orci: 3D For Trek Unlikely

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Trek writer Roberto Orci admitted this week that 3D films give him a headache — but it seems likely he won’t have to suffer through that for the new Trek film.

“I bet the technology will get better and better and it will be a harder choice to decide,” Orci told Collider. “For right now it is still cumbersome and it is still unbelievably expensive. Some movies wouldn’t be able to get made if it was just going to be made in 3D and some movies shouldn’t be made in 3D.”
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Retro Review: The Jihad

Friday, July 29th, 2011

An ancient race of spacefarers asks Kirk and Spock to help them prevent a holy war by retrieving the soul of a dead peacemaker.

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New York The Captains Screening

Friday, July 29th, 2011

For fans living in the New York area and wanting to share the experience of watching The Captains with other Trek fans, tomorrow evening will be their chance to join those other fans to watch the new William Shatner documentary.

EPIX will screen The Captains in New York slightly after sunset (around 8:15PM EDT on July 30) at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will be open for early arrivals at 6 PM and close at 11 PM.

“The first thousand people to attend in costume will receive a The Captains poster. Best costumes will receive The Captains t-shirt. The Captains buttons and EpixHD.com free trials providing access to over three thousand movies will be distributed to attendees.”

Abrams Probably Directing, Release Late 2012 Or Summer 2013

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Still have June 29, 2012 marked on your calendar? You might still be able to watch a Paramount film then — but it’s getting increasingly clear that the new Trek film might suffer a delay of as much as a year.

Deadline reported yesterday that J.J. Abrams has just returned from his holiday and has begun working with Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof on the script for Star Trek XII. He hasn’t yet formally committed to directing the film, but according to Deadline, he’s inching ever closer to making that decision. There seems to be no possible way for him to get the film ready in less than a year, so the studio is now apparently considering moving the release date to either late 2012 or the summer of 2013.

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TNG Coming To Blu-Ray In 2012?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

According to the Digital Bits, CBS may be preparing a Star Trek: The Next Generation – Remasteredpackage for release on Blu-Ray sometime in 2012.

A challenge for any release of TNG in high definition has always been that, unlike the Original Series, the show was edited directly on low-resolution video. Presenting the series in high-defintion would probably require redoing the editing from scratch, and then adding new special effects. Fans may be able to judge whether or not CBS will be able to pull this off as soon as this year, as the Digital Bits noted that the studio is currently working on a sampler disc containing four episodes that might be made available as early as this year

New Trek Movie Expected To Start Shooting In January

Monday, July 25th, 2011

At the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Trek XII writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman revealed they’re currently expecting the film to start shooting early next year.

“I think probably in January,” Orci told Cinepremiere (via TrekMovie), “but every time we say ‘we will be shooting any second now,’ we are not, but it is going to be soon.”
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L.A. Outdoor Screening Of The Captains

Monday, July 25th, 2011

For fans living in the Los Angeles area and wanting to share the experience of watching The Captains with other Trek fans in an outdoor venue, tonight will be their chance to do so.

EPIX will screen The Captains in Los Angeles slightly after sunset (around 8 PM Pacific Time) at the Hollywood Forever Memorial Park. The park will be open for early arrivals at 5 PM and close at 11 PM.

“The first thousand people to attend in costume will receive a The Captains poster. Best costumes will receive The Captains t-shirt. The Captains buttons and EpixHD.com free trials providing access to over three thousand movies will be distributed to attendees.”

Retro Review: The Eye of the Beholder

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are imprisoned in a zoo by slug-like creatures who do not believe the Enterprise crewmembers are intelligent.

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Comic-Con, Shatner And The Captains

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Today is the biggest day of Shatnerpalooza, which begins with William Shatner‘s appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con along with Avery Brooks to present a preview of The Captains.

The Captains panel featuring Shatner and Brooks will be held at Comic-Con on Friday, July 22 in room 6BCF from 10:15-11:15 AM, where a “lively discussion and Q&A session will be moderated by Comic-Con fave Kevin Smith.”

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Coto Talks Cloning Shatner

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

He may have left Star Trek behind him, but former Enterprise showrunner Manny Coto proved this week he’s still got a lot of science fiction concepts stuck in his head.

“I would reboot Star Trek, with a young William Shatner,” Coto told the Hollywood Reporter, when asked which show he’d most love to reboot. “We clone William Shatner: If I start now, in 15 years, we’d have a young Kirk. Someone’s has to talk to Shatner to give up some DNA before he dies because it’s not that far away in terms of geekdom. Fifteen years is not a long time, 15 years will be here before we know it and we could have a young Captain Kirk. Do you think my wife would agree to carry it to term? That’s interesting. Honey?”
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Shatnerpalooza Kicks Off

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Today, Shatnerpalooza kicks off on EPIX with the airing of four of the six original series Star Trek movies, plus six other movies and shows in which Shatner appeared, and William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet.

The movies begin at 6:00 AM with the airing of Star Trek VI: The Final Frontier and the day ends with the 10:30 PM airing of The Intruder.

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Shatner Movies On Epix July 21-23

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Beginning tomorrow, Epix will be showing the Shatnerpalooza movies, including William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet (Thursday at 8 PM and on Friday at 12:00 AM and 7:00 PM), and The Captains Documentary (Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 3:15 AM).

Before and after William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet and The Captains, there will be a mix of Star Trek movies and the movies and shows in which Shatner appeared that were not Trek-related.

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San Diego Comic-Con Trek Guests

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

For Star Trek fans attending the San Diego Comic-Con, there will be plenty of interest according to the official schedule released recently.

San Diego Comic-Con will take place July 21-24 at the San Diego Convention Center. The main Star Trek event of interest will be Epix Pictures: The Captains panel, which will be held from 10:15-11:15 on July 22 in room 6BCF.

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