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Archive for February, 2012

Abrams Deal Extended

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Paramount Pictures has extended its “first-look” deal with Star Trek‘s J.J. Abrams.

Abrams’ deal with Paramount began in 2006 and resulted in movies such as Mission: Impossible III, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Cloverfield, Star Trek XI, Morning Glory, Super 8 and the forthcoming Star Trek 2.

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Pegg And Urban Video From Star Trek Set

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Simon Pegg and Karl Urban took time out from shooting Star Trek to wish a Happy Birthday to 2000 AD Comics, which is celebrating thirty-five years.

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Masterson: Beyond Deep Space Nine

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Although Chase Masterson loved her role as Leeta and her time on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, she found it hard to get past the character.

“Leeta is one of those wonderful roles that turned out to be more than the sum of its parts, and I’m grateful that Leeta has had that enthusiastic following,” said Masterson. “…But the bottom line is yes, it can be extremely limited and extremely frustrating.”

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Star Trek Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Released

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

For fans of the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire game who reside outside of North America, the Star Trek original series version of the game has been released today.

The Star Trek: The Original Series – Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? Special Edition game is now available for the PlayStation3 and the Xbox Live Arcade.

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Takei: Winning The Internet

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

He may be seventy-four years old, but George Takei is not being left behind when it comes to modern technology.

Takei even has his own Facebook page, with over a million “likes”, which is a source of amazement to the actor.

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Lost Spinrad Trek Script Found

Monday, February 20th, 2012

After being lost for forty-five years, He Walked Among Us, Norman Spinrad‘s unproduced Star Trek script is has come to light.

Spinrad is best-known to Star Trek fans for the superb original series episode, The Doomsday Machine. But that was not the only Star Trek script written by the author. In 1967, the author penned He Walked Among Us.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Mounted Memories

Monday, February 20th, 2012

In honor of Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s twenty-fifth anniversary, Mounted Memories has come out with a line of The Next Generation framed plaques, matted photos and framed presentations.

There are nine different photos, presentations and plaques in all, ranging in price from $12.99 to $149.00.

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Shatner Good Morning America Appearance

Monday, February 20th, 2012

William Shatner sat down recently with Good Morning America‘s Josh Elliott for a short interview where the topics included his age, why he decided to do Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It and his relationship with Star Trek fandom.

Opening night on Broadway for Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It and dinner afterwards at Sardi’s brought something unexpected and unwanted by Shatner, and it wasn’t bad reviews.

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Retro Review: Duet

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Kira identifies a Cardassian seeking medical attention on the station as a war criminal who massacred Bajorans during the Occupation.

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Mixed Reviews For Shatner One-Man Show

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Reviews are appearing for William Shatner‘s Shatner’s World: We All Just Live in It,” and while some critics enjoyed the trek into the world of Shatner, others were less than impressed.

Shatner’s World: We All Just Live in It runs through March 4 at Broadway’s Music Box Theater after which it will be seen in fifteen U.S. cities, finishing up in Detroit on April 19.

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Conway: My Best Star Trek Television Experience

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Director James L. Conway worked on four Star Trek television series, but his favorite experience might come as a surprise to fans.

Conway directed Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise and some of the episodes he directed, such as Frame of Mind, Duet, The Way of the Warrior, Death Wish, Broken Bow and In a Mirror Darkly were highly regarded by fans.

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Shatner: Acting Anxiety And Future Plans

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Even though he has years of performing behind him, William Shatner is still capable of being nervous before a show.

It has been fifty years since Shatner last appeared on Broadway, and performing in New York is a bit daunting for Shatner. “It’s the elite,” he said. The people who criticize and the people who attend.”

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Thompson To Join Arrow

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Susanna Thompson, best-known to Star Trek: Voyager fans for her role as the Borg Queen, and to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fans as Lenara Khan (Rejoined) has been signed for a role on The CW’s Arrow pilot.

Thompson will play Moira Queen, the mother of Oliver Queen, a wealthy playboy who is also the vigilante superhero Green Arrow.

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Pine Sued By Former Agency

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Chris Pine‘s former talent agency, SDB Partners, has filed a suit against the actor after being dropped via email in November.

SDB Partners took a chance on Pine back in 2002 when “nobody was willing to touch [him],” and helped the actor to land various roles including that of James T. Kirk on Star Trek XI.

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Trek Towels To Debut

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Three new Star Trek beach/bath towels are now available for pre-order at StarTrek.com.

The one hundred percent cotton towels come in three colors; Kirk Gold, Spock Blue and Security/Engineering Red.

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