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Archive for September, 2011

October-November Trek Convention Appearances

Friday, September 30th, 2011

There will be nine conventions, shows or appearances in October and November 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.

October will start off with The Official Star Trek Convention, which will take place from today-October 2, and will be held at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. In attendance will be: Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nichols, John de Lancie, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and Arlene Martel.

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Orci And Johnson: New Trek

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Writers Mike Johnson (Star Trek #1 comic) and Roberto Orci (Star Trek XI) share their thoughts on the new Star Trek production; including Star Trek XI, the comics based on the Abrams’ Star Trek crew, and Star Trek 2.

Once Star Trek XI hit the movie screens, co-writer Orci found out that the reaction to the film was diverse – with some loving the new take on the original series and others not happy with some of the events of Star Trek XI. “I’d like to say I was surprised [by the reactions], but as a fan I was going through all of those reactions myself as we came up with the story and how to revisit the characters for the new movie,” he said. “The only surprise was how well-received it was.”

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Lindelof on Prometheus

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Damon Lindelof is collaborating with Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) on a new movie that may or may not be a prequel to Alien.

In Prometheus, “Ridley Scott, director of Alien and Blade Runner, returns to the genre he helped define. With Prometheus, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.”

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Star Trek: The Exhibition At KSC Extended

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

For those who didn’t get the chance to see Star Trek: The Exhibition while it was at Kennedy Space Center this summer, there is still time to do so.

Kennedy Space Center announced that Star Trek: The Exhibition, originally slated to end on September 5, has been extended and will now run through the end of October.

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TNG Blu-ray Release

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation will soon be able to see the series on Blu-ray beginning next year.

The Blu-ray release will begin in January of 2012 with a sampler including the pilot and several popular episodes.

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Shatner Book Re-ignites Feud

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Over the years, William Shatner and George Takei have taken shots at one another and Shatner’s new book, due out next month, will only continue their feud.

In his new book, Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, it’s Shatner’s turn to attack Takei.

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Bana In Talks For Crime Thriller Role

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Eric Bana, Star Trek XI‘s Nero, is in negotiations to star in the crime thriller Brilliant.

The role in Brilliant in question would be that of a “small-time criminal who joins accomplished thieves in a diamond heist.”

Directed by Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde), Brilliant will be penned by Gillian Gorfil (Blood Diamond). Gorfil, Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg will produce Brilliant.

Brilliant will arrive in theaters next year.

Abrams To Produce New Drama

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The ever-busy J.J. Abrams will be an executive producer on a new drama series created by Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke.

NBC has committed to a pilot for the drama, titled Revolution, which is described as an “epic adventure thriller.”

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Big Bang Theory Trek Reunion

Monday, September 26th, 2011

On October 13, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner will appear together on an episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Both will appear as themselves in the episode and it turns out that Sheldon (Jim Parsons) likes one of the pair but hates the other.

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Ward: Vanguard – What Judgments Come

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Dayton Ward, co-author of Vanguard: What Judgments Come, talks about this first part of the finale to the Vanguard series and the approaching end of the Vanguard series.

Vanguard: What Judgments Come (due out next week) and Vanguard: Storming Heaven (due out next March) will complete the Vanguard series and that was always the plan. “…David Mack, Kevin (Dilmore) and I are getting to do something that’s never really been done before: bring to a planned conclusion one of the novel spin-off series,” said Ward. “From the start, Vanguard has had a definitive endgame in mind, though specific details about how to get there were always left nebulous.”

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Retro Review: The Counter-Clock Incident

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

When the Enterprise’s first captain travels aboard the ship to his retirement ceremony, the crew is pulled into a universe where time works backwards and everyone grows younger.

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December IDW Comics

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

In December, three Star Trek-themed comic books will be released by IDW Publishing.

The comics to be released this holiday season include: Star Trek #4, Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Gorn Crisis and Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #3.

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Welsh Couple Ties The Knot, Trek Style

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Two women, who met on an Internet forum that one had set up to discuss Star Trek, were recently married in a Star Trek-themed civil ceremony.

Fourteen years ago, Margaret Wood decided to create a place online to talk Trek. “We (Anita Bayliss and I) met because of Star Trek,” she explained. “About fourteen years ago I had set up a forum on the internet about the show and we started chatting through that.”

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Star Trek: The Exhibition Heads To The Midwest

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Star Trek: The Exhibition, last seen at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, will next be seen in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Exhibition will open at the St. Louis Science Center on October 28, and will run through May 22, 2012.

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Star Trek #1 Preview

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Star Trek #1 goes on sale today, and an online preview is available now courtesy of Comics Continuum.

The preview features seven different covers and a nine-page preview of the issue.

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