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Archive for October, 2011

The Captains Now Available To Be Streamed

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Star Trek fans wanting to see William Shatner‘s The Captains documentary who are also Netflix customers can now stream the movie.

Although fans can’t yet rent The Captains on DVD through Netflix, they can stream it if they subscribe to that service.

In The Captains, William Shatner interviewed the other actors who have played Star Trek captains on various Star Trek televised shows.

For those wanting their own copy of The Captains, the DVD was released on October 18th and is available through Amazon and other retailers.

Star Trek 2 Rumor

Monday, October 31st, 2011

If rumor proves to be correct, some familiar aliens will be the villain of the next Star Trek movie.

Trek Brasilis, a Star Trek website written in Portuguese for Brazilian Trek fans, claims that a reliable source provided the information to them. Spoilers below the cut.

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Retro Review: A Man Alone

Friday, October 28th, 2011

When a Bajoran is killed in a holosuite, Odo becomes the prime suspect, though Kira believes that he was framed.

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Boldly Heading Into The Afterlife

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Some new products have been recently released, or will release soon, that will be of interest to Star Trek fans wanting to depart life in Star Trek style.

Eternal Image, Inc. has released an officially-licensed line of Star Trek-themed cremation caskets and will soon release Star Trek-themed cremation urns.

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Sussman To Pen New Drama

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Star Trek Writer/Producer Mike Sussman will be part of a new project, a drama recently sold to ABC by Ellen Pompeo‘s Calamity Jane.

The unnamed project is based on an article written by Laura Blumenfeld for ELLE magazine, which was about the female agents on the Secretary of State’s security detail.

The new drama will “revolve around Diplomatic Security special agents who travel the world protecting American officials on diplomatic missions and will explore the personal and professional challenges these young women and men face while taking on one of the most dangerous jobs in the country.”

Sussman will executive produce as well as write for the project.

Sternbach: Designing Trek

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Rick Sternbach created starships, weapons, props and more during his years with Star Trek, in a timeframe ranging from Star Trek: The Motion Picture through Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Nemesis.

Sternbach’s interest in Star Trek dates back to 1974, and a meeting with Gene Roddenberry after a showing of The Cage at Yale University. “We spent a couple of hours talking about everything from Star Trek to the real space program to the future of humans in the galaxy,” said Sternbach. A 1977 move to California meant Sternbach was in the right place when it was time for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Yelchin: It’s Going To Be Fun

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Star Trek 2 will begin filming early next year and Anton Yelchin is looking forward to working with everyone associated with the movie.

“It’ll be a lot of fun,” he said. “The thing about that movie is that the people are so great that are involved.”

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Martin: From Comics to Trek Books

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Michael A. Martin‘s Star Trek geekiness led to a partnership that resulted in writing for Trek comics and then for Trek novels, finally leading to his own solo Trek writing career.

A phone call from Andy Mangels got the ball rolling for Martin. “[He] told me that Marvel had just picked up the Star Trek comics license,” said Martin. “He wanted to pitch to Marvel, but felt that his ‘Trekspertise’ might not be up to the challenge, since he was more of a Star Wars authority. So he asked me if I, a notorious Star Trek geek, wanted to collaborate with him.”

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Star Trek 2?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Star Trek 2 will begin filming soon, but expect a change in the name at some point.

In lieu of an official title, the sequel to 2009′s Star Trek has been called Star Trek 2 by many, but according to an unnamed source, the movie won’t keep that title.

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Martin: The Romulan War

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Author Michael A. Martin‘s new Star Trek Enterprise book: To Brave the Storm, is the second and concluding novel in the Romulan War series.

In To Brave the Storm, “Things are looking pretty grim,” said Martin. “Earth is in the worst shape it’s been in since the war began.”

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Roberson: Crossing Star Trek With Legion Of Superheroes

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Writer and Star Trek fan Chris Roberson had the enjoyable task of writing a comic that had the crew of the original series interacting with the characters from the Legion of Super Heroes.

Roberson believes that the idea for the crossover was inspired. “If the concept of the Enterprise crew meeting the Legion of Super Heroes doesn’t appeal to you, there may be something wrong with you,” he said.

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Star Trek 2 Is Unimaginable Without Abrams

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Zachary Quinto and Anton Yelchin could not imagine Star Trek 2 without J.J. Abrams as director and they are happy that he will be directing the sequel.

“I would have never imagined that he wouldn’t come back or that…a lot of the key players wouldn’t have returned for the second one,” said Quinto. “But I guess it was a possibility, so that I’m glad there’s not doubt about that [ the Abrams return]. It’s really starting to ramp up in a big way…”

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Urban Cast As Car Thief

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Karl Urban, Star Trek XI‘s Dr. McCoy, and Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) have been cast as a pair of car-thief brothers in Overdrive.

Overdrive, directed by Antonia Negret, will feature the brothers who “find more trouble than they are looking for in the South of France.”

Filming for Overdrive will begin October 29 in Marseilles.

Kurtzman And Orci Split From DreamWorks

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are in negotiations to move their K.O. Paper Products company.

Kurtzman and Orci’s deal with DreamWorks is due to expire at the end of the year, and the split from DreamWorks is “said to be a friendly one.”

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Star Trek 2 – First Look

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The second issue of the new Star Trek comic series from IDW Publishing is due out tomorrow.

In Star Trek #2, “Kirk and Spock face off against one of their own when crewman Gary Mitchell is possessed by an entity of unfathomable power.”

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