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Archive for August, 2011

Trimble: Saving Star Trek

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

In a new interview, Bjo Trimble reveals who really was responsible for the “Save Star Trek” campaign.

A grassroots letter-writing campaign saved Star Trek after the show was due to be cancelled due to low ratings, and to those who knew Trimble, it should have been no surprise that she would fight for something important to her.


Star Trek Mosaic Photos

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Two original series characters and the USS Enterprise will be part of three photo mosaics to be created from fan-submitted images.

On September 8, officially beginning the 45th anniversary of Star Trek, Trek fans will be able to upload images to be included as part of three officially licensed Star Trek photo mosaics.


Moore Sells Western To ABC

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

A new Western drama pitch by Star Trek Writer/Producer Ron Moore and Caprica‘s Matt Roberts has been purchased by ABC.

The new series is called Hangtown and would be set in the early 1900s.

Hangtown would be the story of “a frontier town that’s begun rapidly expanding with the coming of the railroad. It centers on three characters: the Marshal, a Matt Dillon/Clint Eastwood type who prefers to solve crimes by his instinct; a young  doctor from the East Coast who is interested in using the new field of forensics to solve crimes; and a young woman writer who is trying to sell dime novels to the publishing houses in New York about crime in the Wild West. Every week the instincts of the Marshal, the science of the doctor, and the young woman’s drive to tell a rousing good yarn to her editors combine to solve crimes in a wide-open, lawless town.”

Nimoy Retiring? Not Entirely

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Leonard Nimoy admitted on Twitter today that while he is hanging up his Vulcan ears as far as Star Trek conventions go, don’t be surprised to see him pop up on TV every now and then.

“Chicago Oct. 1&2 is my final con appearance,” he said. “I have promised a couple acting appearances which may still crop up. LLAP.”

Nimoy will be appearing in his last Star Trek convention in early October at the Official Star Trek Convention to be held September 30-Oct 1 at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. Other Star Trek actors in attendance will be: Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nichols, John de Lancie, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and Arlene Martel.

Star Trek Battlestations Slots

Monday, August 29th, 2011

This summer, a new Star Trek slots game debuted and is now available in twenty-one states.

In Star Trek Battlestations, up to four players engage in a battle between the United Federation of Players and the Klingon Empire.


Saldana: Hollywood, America And Racism

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana had some harsh words recently about Hollywood and its hiring practices.

As a woman of color, Saldana has experienced racism throughout her life, and that includes her time as an actress.

Quinto In Negotiations For FX Series Role

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Zachary Quinto, Star Trek XI‘s Spock, is in talks for a guest star role for at least four episodes of a new thriller set in Los Angeles.

Quinto is up for the role of Chad on FX’s “psychosexual thriller” American Horror Story, where he would play the gay former owner of a spooky mansion who befriends one of the new owners.


Saldana Comparisons To Jolie

Friday, August 26th, 2011

After playing characters that aren’t afraid to kick a little butt, Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana is sometimes compared to Angelina Jolie, which makes her a little uncomfortable.

“If I think about it in that fashion than yes (it’s scary,)” Saldana said. “I wouldn’t want to think about it in that way.”


New Mondo Poster Debuts Tomorrow

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Another Mondo Star Trek poster will be released tomorrow, and this will be of interest to fans of the original series.

The latest poster, titled Star Trek: The Motion Picture, is black, blue and white, and features the scene towards the end of the movie where Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Decker and the Ilia probe have left the Enterprise to investigate V’Ger.


Meriwether: Losira And That Which Survives

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Actress Lee Meriwether shared her memories of playing the holographic image of the doomed Losira in the original series episode That Which Survives.

After so many years, Meriwether has forgotten some aspects of that time, but remembers how she felt playing the character.


Abrams: Star Trek On TV?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Even though J.J. Abrams is busy, with three shows to be in production by 2012, he is thinking about the future, which includes Star Trek.

Abrams recently discussed the possibility of seeing Star Trek on television after the current movies are completed.


New Star Trek T-Shirts

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Three new Star Trek-themed T-shirts have been added to Mighty Fine‘s Star Trek line of apparel.

The three shirts are based on characters seen in the original series of Star Trek.


Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Steve Mollmann and Michael Schuster, the authors of Star Trek: A Choice of Catastrophes talk about their latest book and how they broke into Star Trek writing.

Online Star Trek RPGs and writing fan fiction were the start of a writing career for Mollmann and Schuster.


DS9 Director Badiyi Passes

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Reza Badiyi, director of several Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes, passed away this weekend at the age of 81 due to medical complications.

Badiyi directed episodes of many television classics, including The Doris Day Show, Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Baretta, The Rockford Files, Hawaii Five-O, and the Mary Tyler Moore Show.


Quinto Star Trek 2 Speculation

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

According to Zachary Quinto, there is a “goldmine of drama” to be explored in Star Trek 2.

Quinto is happy that there is a bit of delay in making that sequel though. “It makes people miss it a little bit,” he said, “you know what I mean? We had a lot of goodwill around that first movie. So I feel like people are going to be ready for a second one by the time it comes out. It’s not like ‘Already? Really? Again?”

Star Trek 2 could “go anywhere,” says Quinto, and Vulcan’s fate as laid out in Star Trek XI is not necessarily set in stone. “I imagine we’re going to pick up right where we left off, but it could be a completely different timeline,” he said. “They’ve basically now created a device that allows them to go anywhere with it. I mean, we could be in a parallel universe; we could be in a parallel time. That’s the joy of science-fiction. Vulcan could be back.”