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Archive for August, 2011

Trinneer Post-Enterprise

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

For Connor Trinneer, post-Enterprise means guest roles on TV and a knee surgery with complications.

If the circumstances permitted, Trinneer would like to be back on a series. “Any out-of-work actor wants to work,” he said. “So, any time you’re not working, you want to be doing something. I think everybody who’s been on a show as a series regular would love to step back into that scenario, and I’m no different. I’d love for that to happen. It hasn’t at this point, but by no means am I discouraged. And I have had some nice work to do.”

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Saldana’s Wishes For Star Trek 2

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Zoë Saldana has a few things that she would like to see in Star Trek 2.

If Saldana had her way, fans would see more of the Spock-Uhura romance. “For some reason, I’m not like a mushy person, but I kind of want Spock and Uhura to get it on,” she said. “Not in that sense, but you really want to see more of that love affair.”

Another thing Saldana would enjoy is seeing a bit more of Captain Kirk. “Captain Kirk should definitely take off his shirt,” she said. “Along with Sulu.”

And what about her own character? “And I think Uhura should kick some ass,” said Saldana.

Trinneer: Revisiting Trip Tucker

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Connor Trinneer misses the character he played on Star Trek: Enterprise, and shares his opinions on the Mirror Universe episodes and Trip’s death.

Although Star Trek: Enterprise ended too soon for Trinneer, he has been able to move on from it without regret. “To this point in my career, that has been the most satisfying experience for me, that and Stargate,” he said. “Do I miss Enterprise? You don’t really want to miss things. You don’t really want to go back. You want to look forward to what’s next. But it was an extremely satisfying experience that we’d all have loved to have lasted longer. It didn’t. That’s life. We’re actors. Get over it. Move on. But it’s nice to know that I was involved in something that gave a lot of satisfaction – and continues to give a lot of satisfaction – to people.”

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StarTrek.com To Stream Convention Panels

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Fans unable to attend The Official 45th Anniversary Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, which will be held from August 11-14, will be able to stream some of the panels and be able to participate via a live chat function for a modest cost.

According to the CBS Consumer Products press release, “CBS Consumer Products has joined forces with Creation Entertainment and Tvoop.com to live stream The Official 45th Anniversary Las Vegas Star Trek Convention on StarTrek.com, putting some of the series’ legendary stars into the homes of fans anywhere in the world.”

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Abrams Updates Star Trek 2 Progress

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

In a short interview with MTV, J.J. Abrams gave an update report on Star Trek 2, talking about what he felt was important when it came to the sequel.

Abrams and the writers met recently and Abrams promised more news would be forthcoming. “We met yesterday,” he said. “We had a big endless meeting, it was great. I think we will have something to talk about really soon.

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Shatner To Make Canada Appearances

Monday, August 8th, 2011

William Shatner will be appearing this fall in Edmonton and Winnipeg as part of a cross-country tour to talk about his career in a special show.

How Time Flies, an Evening with William Shatner, will be presented by Trixstar Productions in cooperation with Behind the Icon.

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Star Trek Magazine Ultimate Guides

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Two new issues of Star Trek Magazine will be Star Trek “Ultimate Guides,” covering the time period from 1966-1993 and then from 1993 through present day.

The two issues, featuring the work of thirty contributors, will debut with issue #36 releasing today and the second part of the Ultimate Guide, issue #37, to debut on September 29.

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Animated Trek By Kurtzman And Orci?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Back in May, TrekToday reported that Roberto Orci was interested in helping to create a new animated Star Trek series, and this weekend, word comes that both he and Star Trek XI Co-writer/producer Alex Kurtzman are serious about doing so.

Appearing on the My Geek Time radio show, the two revealed that they are seriously investigating the possibility of making the animated Star Trek. “We have asked about [an animated Star Trek series],” said Orci. “We have asked what the rights are and who owns it and what are the possibilities. It is a very early – kind of ‘is this a possibility?’ and we are waiting to hear back. But we would love to do it.”

“We just had the experience of doing Transformers: Prime on The Hub,” said Kurtzman. “We learned a lot from that experience and it would be cool to do something like that from Trek.”

Stewart OK With X-Men Replacement

Friday, August 5th, 2011

A new actor played the role of Professor Charles Francis Xavier in this summer’s X-Men: First Class, but Sir Patrick Stewart has no grudge against his replacement.

Stewart hasn’t yet seen the movie, which released in June, but insists that is due to his busy life, not any bad feelings. “I haven’t seen it,” he said. “I haven’t been to the movies in over nine months.”

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Star Trek #2 Comic To Release This Autumn

Friday, August 5th, 2011

IDW Publishing has announced that the second issue of a new comic book series based on Star Trek XI‘s alternative timeline will soon follow issue #1, which debuts in September.

Star Trek #2 is billed as a “lead up to 2012′s eagerly awaited Star Trek sequel” and revisits an episode from the original series.

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A Gay Character in Star Trek 2?

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Although he hadn’t really given thought to the issue, J.J. Abrams is open to the idea of a gay character in Star Trek 2.

Star Trek has always been considered to be progressive and groundbreaking, but there has never been an identifiable gay character, although there were stories which dealt with homosexuality in an oblique way.

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Quinto: The Future Of Spock-Uhura

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto speculates on the future of Spock in Star Trek 2.

With the destruction of Vulcan in Star Trek XI, there will be pressure on Spock to help his race. “I would imagine (this is just speculative),” said Quinto, “his planet’s been destroyed, he feels a real imperative to rebuild his race. But he’s in love with a human. There’s probably some potential conflict in that dynamic, I would not be surprised, and I would be intrigued and excited by that if that were the case.”

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Yelchin As Clumsy Smurf

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Anton Yelchin, Star Trek XI‘s Chekov, recently voiced a character in the hybrid live-action and animated 3-D family comedy The Smurfs.

Yelchin voiced the character of Smurf Clumsy, an unlucky Smurf. Where Clumsy goes, bad luck is sure to follow.

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Kurtzman And Orci: No Start Date Yet

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Star Trek XI co-writers and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are working on Star Trek 2, but haven’t committed to when production will begin.

Neither a start date nor a release date has been settled yet. “We’re still in open conversation,” said Kurtzman.

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Abrams: Not Quite Ready To Go

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

According to J.J. Abrams, the delay in beginning Star Trek 2 is to make sure that those involved in creating the sequel are ready to go and not pressured to hurry up and get the movie out by a certain deadline.

Now that Super 8 is out, Abrams has turned his attention to Star Trek 2. “Yeah. There have been a lot of things that we’ve been working on, a lot of important elements that we just know we need to really nail down and solve,” he said.

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