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Archive for January, 2012

Brooks Busted

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Avery Brooks ran into a bit of trouble last weekend.

The police had received a complaint regarding a person “driving erratically near the intersection of Belden Hill and Seir Hill Road” in Wilton, Connecticut. That person turned out to be Avery Brooks.

The actor was arrested on Sunday in Connecticut on suspicion of driving under the influence after failing a sobriety test administered by the police. After being booked, the actor was released, with a court date set for February 9.

Thanks to James G. for the tip!

February-March Trek Conventions And Appearances

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

There will be five conventions, shows or appearances in February and March that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from four of the televised series.

February begins with Ithacon, which will be held at the Women’s Community Building in Ithaca, N.Y. on February 4. In attendance at Ithacon will be Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s J.G. Hertzler.

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Saldana: Being Part Of A Great Story

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

While out promoting her latest film, The Words, Zoë Saldana spoke about returning to work on Star Trek 2.

In The Words, Saldana is playing the wife of an aspiring writer who becomes famous after finding an old manuscript which he takes and uses as his own work.

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TNG Cast To Reunite At Calgary

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Fans attending the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in Calgary, Canada, this spring will be able to see nine castmembers from Star Trek: The Next Generation in the same place.

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will be held from April 27-29 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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Orci: Star Trek 2 Evolving Script

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Star Trek 2 Co-writer Roberto Orci explained why it took so long to get the Star Trek script finished and what type of changes will occur in the story during production.

Orci spoke, according to TrekMovie.com, to calm fans who were worried about changes happening so close to filming.

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Bole: Getting Piller On Board

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Star Trek Director Cliff Bole didn’t start working right away on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine due to philosophical differences between Michael Piller and him.

Piller believed that Bole was not creative enough. “Mr. Piller and I were not in sync,” said Bole. “He thought I was a studio man and not creative, and I’d keep telling him, ‘Go back and look at The Best of Both Worlds.’”

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Retro Review: If Wishes Were Horses

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Crewmembers’ fantasies come to life – some silly and harmless, but increasingly disruptive – just as a spatial anomaly threatens Bajor.

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Stewart: Wants Film Career

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Patrick Stewart is taking a break from the theater to pursue roles in the film industry.

Stewart began his career with the Royal Shakespeare Company, but moved on to television and movies, including his seven years on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and his roles on the X-Men movies.

“I felt it would be a good time to see if I could kick-start a film career,” said Stewart. “I never really had a film career, I had a franchise career, so I’ve made a decision to take eighteen months off and see what happens.”

Burton To Receive Award

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton is to be honored by Tufts University with an award on February 3.

The award to be bestowed upon Burton is the Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media.

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Alien Race Named After Trek Director

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Cliff Bole directed forty-two episodes of Star Trek; from Star Trek: The Next Generation through Star Trek: Voyager and he had an alien race named after him too.

Most of Bole’s Star Trek directing experience was with The Next Generation, where he directed twenty-five episodes, including the acclaimed The Best of Both Worlds: Parts I and II, and Unification Part II, in which Leonard Nimoy reprised his role of Spock.

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Okudas: Not Seeking The Next Generation Perfection

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

For Mike and Denise Okuda, remastering Star Trek: The Next Generation means respecting the original work by those who first created the series.

Some fans might think that having Star Trek: The Next Generation remastered means that any mistakes will be fixed this time around. But according to Mike Okuda, that is not necessary so.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Level Clips

Thursday, January 26th, 2012


For fans waiting for next week’s release of Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Level sampler, some film clips are available for viewing now.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Next Level will include the pilot episode, Encounter at Farpoint, as well as Sins of the Father (S3) and The Inner Light (S5).

The two clips may be seen at StarTrek.com.

Nimoy To Visit Trek Set

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Leonard Nimoy has been offered what most Star Trek fans would love to be given, an invitation to visit the Star Trek 2 set.

“I’ve been invited to visit the set of the new Star Trek film,” said Nimoy via his Twitter feed. “Hope to do that next week.”

Star Trek Online Second Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

On February 2, Star Trek Online celebrates its second anniversary, and four days of celebration will take place in honor of the event.

The events will run from around 10 AM PST on Thursday, February 2, through the same time on Monday, February 6.

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Okudas: Remastering TNG More Complicated

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Even though Mike and Denise Okuda have experience with remastering Star Trek, remastering Star Trek: The Next Generation offered its own set of challenges.

In an interview with TrekMovie.com, The Okudas explained their role in remastering The Next Generation, which is a bit different than when they worked on the original series remastered project. “On the original series remastered we were creative producers along with Dave Rossi,” said Mike Okuda. “Here we consultants to CBS and we are dealing with visual effects, but we are also helping them on an overall basis.”

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