RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

TrekToday title image

Content filter

Want to find something specific?

Filter content by category

Filter content by date

Archive for October, 2011

Netflix To Arrive In The UK

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Netflix will expand its services to the UK and Ireland next year.

Netflix had begun to expand its streaming service, first to Canada in 2010, and then to forty-three countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in September of this year.

(more…)

Bana to Play King of Rock and Roll

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Eric Bana, Star Trek XI’s Romulan Nero, will take on the role of Elvis Presley in Elvis & Nixon.

Elvis & Nixon is the story of a visit by Presley to the White House in 1970, where he met President Richard M. Nixon.

(more…)

Retro Review: Past Prologue

Friday, October 21st, 2011

A friend of Kira’s from the Bajoran Resistance asks Sisko for asylum from the Cardassians, swearing that his days as a terrorist are at an end.

(more…)

Klink: From Spec Script to Executive Story Editor

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Back in the day of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the open submission policy for writers lead to Lisa Klink deciding to pursue writing instead of directing.

“When I first came to L.A., I wanted to direct movies,” she said. “Then I wanted to write movies. Then I went to a writing panel at a Trek convention and heard about their policy. TNG was on the air at the time, and one of my favorite shows. I thought it might be fun to write a script for that. So I did.”

(more…)

The Private Quinto

Friday, October 21st, 2011

While playing Spock on Star Trek XI and Sylar in Heroes made Zachary Quinto more visible, the actor is still very much a private person.

Some actors don’t mind unexpected publicity, but Quinto is not one of them. “…It’s like our culture is so rooted in voyeuristic obsession and the exposure of people’s lives in order to feel validated,” he said. “It’s terribly empty and sad. It leaves me with a diminished faith in humanity.”

(more…)

Saldana: Picky About Fashion

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Although she likes fashion, Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana is more impressed with how the clothes look on her than about the name on the label.

“I love so many designers,” she said. “From the older iconic ones like Lanvin, [and] Givenchy, [and] I’ve got Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Diane von Furstenberg and Calvin Klein. I wore an amazing Louis Vuitton dress to the Golden Globes.”

(more…)

Shatner: Life Lessons

Friday, October 21st, 2011

William Shatner is performing his one-man show all over the world and sharing his life lessons with his audiences as well as revising his show based on feedback from those audiences.

When doing  his show in Australia, Shatner realized that he was getting something emotionally from the show. “I’m doing it because I did it in Australia and I was moved at times to tears in telling people about things I was doing, that I have done, lessons I was able to learn — to cull, if you will,” he said.

(more…)

The Captains TV Alert

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Canadian viewers will finally be able to see The Captains, William Shatner‘s documentary about the various actors who have played captains on the televised Star Trek series, on Canadian television tonight.

The Captains will air tonight on Canada’s The Movie Network, at 9 PM ET, and on Movie Central at 8 PM PT.

The Captains is a “documentary that explores the life and remarkable career of William Shatner, the Canadian-born actor who took the character of Captain James T. Kirk into a new level of universal popularity. The film will explore the impact the role had on his life, why the character has become such an integral part of our pop culture, and how the role has affected other actors who have taken on the mantle of Starship Captain.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Trailer Debuts

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

A new trailer for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, in which John Cho reprises his role of Harold Lee, has been released.

In A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, set six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure (2008′s Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) Lee and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) get in trouble by burning down Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree. The duo then embarks upon a mission through New York City to find a replacement tree.

To see the trailer, head here. Note that the trailer is not worksafe.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas will release on November 4.

Yelchin: Like Crazy

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Anton Yelchin will be seen later this month in Like Crazy, a film where Yelchin had to improvise his dialogue when it came to his character Jacob.

In Like Crazy, British student Anna (Felicity Jones), meets and falls in love with Jacob (Yelchin) while attending college in California. She overstays her visa to be with Jacob for a while longer but long-term this has the effect of getting her banned from the U.S. and the pair must then struggle with maintaining a long-distance relationship and fighting the legal battles Anna must endure while trying to return to the U.S.

(more…)

Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology Created

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

The Roddenberry Center for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at Gladstone has been created to honor the legacy of Star Trek Creator Gene Roddenberry.

The Roddenberry Foundation, co-founded by Rod Roddenberry, donated five million dollars to establish the Center, which will “build on Gladstone’s existing expertise in stem cell science, helping to speed the process by which discoveries are turned into therapies for a host of devastating illnesses.”

(more…)

Quinto: Ready For Star Trek 2

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Zachary Quinto has plenty on his plate, work-wise, but he is looking forward to beginning work on Star Trek 2.

Some actors have definite ideas on what they want their characters to do or how they want to see them develop, but Quinto is not one of them. “I just am excited to read what those guys have come up with,” he said, when asked what he would like to see when it comes to Spock.

(more…)

Quinto: Trek Fans Supportive

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

After his announcement this weekend that he was gay, Zachary Quinto has received plenty of support from Star Trek fans and the public.

Quinto made the decision to come out after the suicide of fourteen-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer, and he hopes that his decision to come out publically will make people stop and think and act when it comes to prejudice and bullying. “We have to change the discourse and we have to let people know that there’s a real spirit of openness and acceptance, and not of judgment and hatred and intolerance,” he said. “And if me standing up and making this declaration in any way feeds that notion, then I’m even happier to do it.”

(more…)

Star Trek Legion of Superheroes Preview

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

For fans waiting for tomorrow’s release of the first issue of Star Trek Legion of Superheroes comic, there is an eight-page preview available now.

In Star Trek Legion of Superheroes, IDW Publishing and DC Comics pair up the crew of the Enterprise with the Legion of Superheroes, with settings in the 23rd and/or 31st century.

(more…)

Shatner To Appear On Yes Network

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Star Trek‘s William Shatner will be a guest on Yes Network’s CenterStage show this Tuesday where he will speak about his time on Star Trek.

CenterStage is an hour-long one-on-one interview show taped in front of a live studio audience.

(more…)