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Archive for August, 2011

Retro Review: Bem

Friday, August 19th, 2011

When visiting Commander Bem of Pandro is imprisoned by aliens, Kirk is threatened by a local god during a rescue attempt.

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Roddenberry Company To Produce 360 Film

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Rod Roddenberry‘s Roddenberry Entertainment will join Social Animal to produce a “first-of-it’s-kind 360°” film project called White Room: 02B3.

According to a press release, “White Room: 02B3 will transport the audience into 360 degrees of intensity as six strangers find themselves unwillfully participating in an experiment that could change the face of humanity. Roddenberry Entertainment’s Tory Mell penned the project upon executives recognizing the opportunity that the unique 360° video camera provides. The system consists of nine 2K cameras shooting off mirrors to capture a high quality panoramic video with no gaps or distortion.”

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The Versatile Anthony Montgomery

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Anthony Montgomery, best-known to Star Trek: Enterprise fans as Travis Mayweather; acts, sings and has written a graphic novel.

Star Trek: Enterprise was not only regular work for Montgomery, but it made him more visible in Hollywood. “It was a great time! That was obviously my real big break,” he said. “Because of the legacy that the Star Trek franchise has, it changed everything for me; it completely changed the game for me.”

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IDW Trek Comics For November

Friday, August 19th, 2011

For Star Trek comic fans, November will include two new Star Trek comics, plus a one-hundred page omnibus.

The two new comics from IDW Publishing for November include a story from the crew of the Enterprise from Star Trek XI, and an IDW/DC Comics original series/Legion of Super-Heroes crossover story.

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Trek Star TV Alert

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek XI should tune in to ABC later tonight as two actors from the movie will be making a late night show appearance.

Zoë Saldana (Uhura) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov) will be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. They will be promoting their latest movies; Colombiana for Saldana and Fright Night for Yelchin.

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs on ABC at midnight.

Thanks to Cappy for the tip!

Yelchin: While Waiting For Star Trek 2

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Even though Anton Yelchin is looking forward to Star Trek 2, other projects are keeping him busy.

Yelchin’s latest film is a remake of Fright Night, due out this Friday. In Fright Night, Yelchin portrays Charley Brewster, a young man who suspects his new neighbor of being a vampire.

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TNG Labor Day Marathon

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation with time on their hands on the eve of the Labor Day weekend can watch hours of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Syfy will host a “non-stop Labor Day weekend programming extravaganza,” which begins on Friday with a The Next Generation marathon and ends with an “all-day festival of werewolf and vampire movies.”

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Trek Fan Proposal Endorsed By Trek Actor

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

A Star Trek fan proposed to his girlfriend last week, and a certain Star Trek: The Next Generation actor chimed in at the end with his response to the proposal.

Zach Muhn and his girlfriend Tabitha were at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con last week when Muhn decided to pop the question. He dropped down onto his knees and proposed to her, beginning with “I love you so much,” and finishing with “Will you marry me?”

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Kennedy Space Center: Sci-Fi Summer 2011

Monday, August 15th, 2011

For Star Trek fans visiting Kennedy Space Center this summer, there is plenty to see and do.

Three Star Trek-related attractions are being held at Kennedy Space Center this summer, including Star Trek: The Exhibition, Star Trek Live and the Star Trek Shuttlecraft Simulator Adventure.

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Retro Review: The Pirates of Orion

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Spock contracts an illness that is fatal to Vulcans, but the treatment is stolen by pirates looking for dilithium.

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Bakula Joins Terrible Advice

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Scott Bakula, Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Captain Archer, will be appearing in Saul Rubinek‘s Terrible Advice, a play due to open next month.

In Terrible Advice, Stanley and Jake (Bakula) are best friends, as are Hedda and Delila. Jake loves Hedda and Stanley loves Delila and plans to marry her until Jake shares secrets and gives Jake some advice.

Terrible Advice will run from September 22 through November 12 at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. The official opening night is set for September 29. Ticket information can be found here.

Nimoy And De Lancie Re-release Alien Voices Dramas

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Fans who missed out on the original release of the Alien Voices audio dramas from Leonard Nimoy and John de Lancie can now order these dramas as digital downloads.

Other Star Trek actors from four of the five televised series can also be heard on the audio dramas.

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Seeking Major Tom Promotional Video

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

A new promotional video for William Shatner‘s Seeking Major Tom album is available on YouTube.

The two-part video, just over twenty minutes long, features Shatner discussing the album with producer Adam Hamilton, and offers sample tracks of some of the music.

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Saldana Fashion Website Debuts

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Zoë Saldana, Star Trek XI‘s Uhura, and her fiancé Keith Britton have launched a new fashion database.

The website, MyFDB.com, will be listing “every magazine shoot, its cover, campaign models…and people involved in the shoots.”

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Mulgrew Tackles Comedy

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

In National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility (NTSF:SD:SUV), Kate Mulgrew is portraying another “tough-as-nails” leader, moreover one wearing an eye patch and who has a “predilection for sex.”

Mulgrew explained what attracted her to the role of Kove, boss of an anti-terrorism task force and why she took on the part “Madness,” she said. “Sheer madness! I lost my mind and found myself with a bunch of other people who lost their minds together! [Series creator] Paul Scheer was astute enough to sense that at this point in my life, I needed a departure and I needed to laugh. So he called me up and he said, ‘Will you play the head of this strike force?’ And I said, ‘Sure!’”

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