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Archive for January, 2012

Quinto As Chad Again?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

If Zachary Quinto had his way, he would be returning to the second season of American Horror Story.

Quinto played Chad Warwick, the gay former owner of a spooky mansion, in four episodes of the first season of the new series.
In American Horror Story, the Harmon family (Dylan McDermott as Ben and Connie Britton as Vivien) moves from Boston to Los Angeles after a miscarriage and affair rock their family. But the mansion into which they move is anything but healing.


Pegg Trilogy To Be Completed?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

If a Twitter posting by Writer/Director Edgar Wright and  Star Trek XI‘s Simon Pegg‘s blog picture today are to be believed, the two men have turned their attentions to The World’s End.

Pegg’s blog shows the two standing in front of a chart that says, “The World’s End,” while Wright’s Twitter picture show the same picture, with the caption, “Hard at work.”

The World’s End would complete a trilogy which began with 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and 2007’s Hot Fuzz.

Voyager-themed Flat Must Go

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Neither bankruptcy nor a fungal attack could stop Star Trek fan Tony Alleyne from making his dream of having a Star Trek Voyager-themed flat come true, but a divorce will force him to turn that apartment back into a conventional one.

Alleyne took several years and spent £30,000 to turn his apartment into a Star Trek Voyager-themed residence, which featured “a computer console, flashing lights and ‘transporters.'”


Stewart: I Thought Trek Would Fail

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

In a new interview with the BBC, Sir Patrick Stewart admits that he didn’t think that Star Trek: The Next Generation would be successful as a series.

This belief was based on what he heard from those in Hollywood, including his own agent, when Stewart expressed concern about being signed to a long-term contract for the show.


Shatner’s World To Travel The U.S.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

William Shatner’s one-man show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It, will be seen in fifteen U.S. cities after it finishes a three-week run on Broadway.

The show, two hours in length, will “take audiences on a voyager through Shatner’s life and career,” from his earliest days as a stage actor to “internationally known icon and raconteur.”


Yelchin In Negotiations For Very Good Girls

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s Anton Yelchin is in final negotiations for a role in Naomi Foner‘s Very Good Girls.

Actresses Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen are also in negotiation for starring roles in Very Good Girls, which is due to begin filming this June.


Star Trek Masterpiece Collection: Spock And Khan

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Titan Merchandise has announced the latest in their ongoing range of Star Trek figurines from the Star Trek Masterpiece Collection.

The figurines include two maxi-busts of Ricardo Montalban as Khan Noonien Singh and Leonard Nimoy as Spock.


Star Trek 2 Filming Sites

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Fans interested in knowing where Star Trek 2 filming is taking place this week have their answer courtesy of Locations Hollywood.

Locations Hollywood tweeted this weekend regarding the forthcoming filming for Star Trek 2. “Star Trek filming will be on location @Budweiser Brewery, Sony Studios, Dodger Stadium, Long Beach City Hall, MCAS Tustin [Marine Corps Air Station Tustin] & the Vasquez Rocks.”

The Budweiser Brewery is probably being used for scenes in the Enterprise’s engine room.

Fans of the original series are very familiar with Vasquez Rocks, which were used in several episodes including Arena, Shore Leave, Friday’s Child and The Alternative Factor. The Vasquez Rocks were used in other Trek series and movies, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and more recently Star Trek XI.

Retro Review: Progress

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Kira is ordered to evacuate an old man from his lunar home so the Bajorans can use the moon for an energy transfer to fuel their planet.


Shimerman Podcast: Life After Trek

Friday, January 20th, 2012

The seventeenth episode of Subspace Communique‘s Life After Trek podcast series features Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman.

In this latest installment of Life After Trek, the topics will include: Shimerman’s beginnings in Hollywood, the stage, and his work – past, present and future. Shimerman’s present work includes a new film, The Sublime and Beautiful, which will begin filming this month.

To download the episode, head to the link located here. Earlier episodes of Life After Trek may be downloaded from this page.

Brooks To Appear At Black Heritage Festival

Friday, January 20th, 2012

February is Black History Month, and Deep Space Nine‘s Avery Brooks will be appearing in Savannah, Georgia at a Black Heritage Festival in a play celebrating the life of a nineteenth century African-American Shakespearean actor.

Brooks will be appearing in Ira Aldridge: The African Roscius, at 7 PM on February 18 at the Armstrong Atlantic State University Fine Arts Center. The play is open to the public and free of charge.


Trek Millionaire Game

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Fans outside of the U.S. will be able to play a Star Trek version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on their PlayStation 3s and Xbox 360s.

Star Trek – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will be based on the TV show of the same name, and will be set aboard a Constitution-class starship bridge.


Saldana Aids Injured Woman

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana came to the aid of an injured woman after witnessing a car accident in Los Angeles.

The collision took place in Culver City, and Saldana and another passer-by helped an injured woman out of her car, got her seated, and then Saldana used her cellphone to call 911.

Saldana stayed with the woman until the ambulance arrived, making sure the woman was going to be OK before she left.

Star Trek Ongoing Comic #8

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

In April, fans will be able to buy issue #8 in the Star Trek ongoing comic series, featuring the crew from the rebooted Star Trek.

In Star Trek #8, Kirk and crew must “race against time to thwart a renegade Vulcan plot to destroy Romulus.”

Sarek of Vulcan, Spock’s father, will make a guest star appearance in Star Trek #8.

Written by Mike Johnson, Star Trek #8 will feature art by Joe Phillips, with a cover by Tim Bradstreet. There will be two variant covers, one a Bradstreet sketch cover, and one a photo cover.

Star Trek #8 will be thirty-two pages in length and cost $3.99.

Bye Bye Priceline Negotiator

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

After fourteen years as the Priceline Negotiator, William Shatner‘s character is going to perish in a heroic fashion.

A new thirty-second commercial will show the Negotiator saving vacationers from a bus that is about to go over the railing of a bridge.