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Archive for November, 2011

Koenig In New Podcast

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Fans of Walter Koenig can download a new podcast that includes an interview with the original series’ actor.

The podcast, called Sci-Fi Spotlight of Star Trek,  is the tenth episode of the Critic Show Podcast.

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Shatner On CNN Tonight

Friday, November 18th, 2011

For fans of William Shatner, he will be appearing on the Piers Morgan Tonight show this evening.

Piers Morgan Tonight is an hour-long interview show airing on CNN, featuring Piers Morgan, and airing at 9 PM on CNN.

Tonight,  Shatner will be one of the guests on the show, where he will talk about Star Trek, comedy, his family and more.

Retro Review: Q-less

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Vash arrives at Deep Space Nine tailed by Q, whom everyone blames when trouble immediately follows.

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New Mondo Poster To Debut

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Tomorrow, another Star Trek Mondo poster will be released.

The new poster will be based on the pesky Borg. Titled I, Borg, this latest Mondo poster is based on the fifth-season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode I, Borg.

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Star Trek 2 Villain Rumor

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

With filming to begin next month on the newest Star Trek movie, rumor has it that a familiar race will be back and that they will be dogged by another familiar race.

Part of the fun of waiting for the new Star Trek movie is reading what emerges in the way of information and rumors, and once the movie is released, seeing if any of the rumors were true. Spoilers are past the cut.

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Trek 2 To Begin Filming In January

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

TrekMovie.com is reporting that although Star Trek 2 probably won’t be released until 2013, filming will begin on January 15.

The original script has already been, “done for a while,” according to Roberto Orci, and the writers are working on a third draft. “Rewriting is a good thing which normally makes the script better,” Orci added. “We like to keep pushing the script, even if no one gives us notes.”

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Shatner: Beware Exploding Turkeys!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

With the American Thanksgiving holiday approaching, William Shatner and insurance company State Farm have created “Eat, Fry, Love,” a tongue-in-cheek video warning about the dangers of turkey fryers.

Shatner has used a turkey fryer himself in the past. “I love to fry turkey and have been doing it for years but I am not immune to frying accidents,” he said.

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Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular Preview

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

For Star Trek comic fans, a new release to hit stores tomorrow features four Star Trek stories.

The Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular was written by John Byrne, Scott Tipton, David Tipton and Stuart Moore. Artwork was created by Byrne, David Messina, Federica Manfredi and Mike Hawthorne, while the cover was created by Joe Corroney.

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Star Trek 2 In 2013

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Fans hoping for Star Trek 2 in 2012 are in for a bit of a disappointment, as it’s more likely that the J.J. Abrams sequel will arrive in theaters in 2013 instead.

Viacom CEO Phillippe Dauman mentioned Star Trek 2 during a Viacom quarterly earnings call.  Abrams is “focused on developing the next installment of our Star Trek franchise” for a possible release in 2013, Dauman said.

Star Trek 2 had originally been slated to release on June 29, 2012.

Saldana Single Again

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana and her fiancé Keith Britton are no longer engaged.

The pair, who became engaged in June of 2010, has “amicably separated after eleven years,” said Saldana’s representative.

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Retro Review: Captive Pursuit

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Deep Space Nine becomes the site of a struggle between the captive Tosk, bred to be hunted, and those who pursue him for sport.

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D’Abo As A Vulnerable Female Q

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Playing Amanda Rogers, a reluctant female Q, was an interesting challenge for actress Olivia D’Abo.

D’Abo found Rogers to be compelling due to the challenges and potential of the character. “She was actually a lot of fun to play and I think I was more interested and challenged by how she dealt with the obstacles she had to overcome in the storyline,” said d’Abo. “I had fun discovering and revealing her inner conflicts and where the possibilities lived inside her.”

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Visitor Guest Appearance In Grimm Tonight

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Nana Visitor can be seen tonight in a guest appearance on NBC’s Grimm.

Grimm is “a new drama series inspired by the classic Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli, Turn The Beat Around) discovers he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as ‘Grimms,’ charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world.”

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Wang Is No Fan Of Shatner

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

George Takei isn’t alone when it comes to his dislike of Star Trek‘s William Shatner.

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Garrett Wang used to be a fan of the man best-known for playing Captain Kirk until an unfortunate meeting with Shatner changed his mind.

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Wolfe Developing New Space Show

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Robert Hewitt Wolfe is developing a new show for Syfy which will be set in space.

The unnamed series, from Universal Cable Productions, will be set on the Starship Defender. “After decades of war, the newly formed Unity Democracy orders a volatile mix of humans and trans-humans to lead the Starship Defender on an expedition in search of lost worlds requiring law and order,” said Syfy.

The new show sounds a bit like Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, on which Wolfe was an executive producer and head writer for the show’s first two years.