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Archive for March, 2012

Spiner: Fresh Hell Incident And TNG Thoughts

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The second season of Brent Spiner‘s Fresh Hell will begin on Friday, but will fans ever find out what “the incident” was that made his character in the “situation-tragedy” fall from grace?

According to TrekMovie.com, Spiner said fans can expect a diverse emotional response when watching this season’s Fresh Hell. “You’ll laugh; you’ll cry; you’ll be glad you aren’t me,” he said.

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Trek Nation Nominated For Award

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Trek Nation, Rod Roddenberry‘s “journey to discover his father and the creation that helped define science fiction,” has been nominated for a Saturn Award.

The Saturn Awards, founded in 1972, are presented each year by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films and honors science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, television, and home video.

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Roddenberry Entertainment’s Days Missing To Be Filmed

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Benderspink and Roddenberry Entertainment have joined together to co-develop the graphic novel series Days Missing, for both television and film.

“We see this as such a strong concept that it could be done as a television show and feature trilogy at the same time,” said J. C. Spink, Co-Founder of Benderspink. “And, we’re extremely excited to work with Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.”

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Stewart To Host Awards Show

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart is set to host the Peabody Awards this May.

“Patrick Stewart, the first actor to host the Peabody Awards Presentation Luncheon, brings a career that perfectly illustrates the breadth of the Peabody Award,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia.
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Roberson – A Trek Fan Writing A Trek Comic

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

For Chris Roberson, writing a Star Trek comic was natural, given that he had been a fan of Star Trek since childhood.

“As an elementary school student in the 1970s, I ‘dressed up’ for class pictures in Starfleet uniform shirts (usually Sciences blue, since I tended to identify more with Spock than any other character),” said Roberson. “I was a member of the Starfleet fan club in the 1980s, and a member of the Klingon Language Institute in the 1990s.”

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Two Star Trek Comic Previews

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Fans waiting for Star Trek #7 and Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes #6 to go on sale tomorrow can see a preview of both issues today.

In Star Trek #7, “The adventures of the new crew of the Enterprise continue in this all new two-part story that takes place soon after the events of the last film! While Vulcans struggle to survive in the wake of their homeworld’s destruction at the hands of rogue Romulans, and some Vulcans believe that the logical response can be summed up in one word: revenge!”

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Lindelof: When Trek 2 Production Will Wrap

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

In a short interview at WonderCon, Star Trek 2‘s Damon Lindelof spoke about his recent projects, including Star Trek 2.

Lindelof was asked about a Star Trek 2 presence at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, to be held July 12-15, and while answering, he revealed when production on Star Trek 2 would wrap.

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Star Trek Rockets To Launch

Monday, March 19th, 2012

MPC model rockets, popular in the 1960s when Star Trek first aired, are set to return this autumn with several Star Trek rockets included in the release by Round 2.

The three Star Trek rockets will include the USS Enterprise 1701, the Klingon Bird-of-Prey, and the USS Reliant NCC-1864.

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Spiner Webseries To Resume

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Fans of Brent Spiner‘s Fresh Hell webseries will be able to see more episodes beginning this week.

The second series of Fresh Hell debuts this Friday on YouTube on the Freshhellserie’s channel.

In Fresh Hell, Spiner plays the part of a celebrity who has fallen from grace after committing some unmentioned faux pas, referred to as “The Incident.”

Spiner wants nothing more than to return to acting and to earn back respect, but both “The Incident” and his most famous role as Data keep getting in the way of that goal.

Bakula To Play Lead In New Comedy Pilot

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Scott Bakula is set to take on a new lead role, in NBC’s Table For Three.

In Table For Three, Pen (Christine Wood), “a responsible, guarded, brilliant but emotionally challenged Harvard Medical School graduate who just returned from a stint with Doctors Without Borders to discover that her beloved dentist dad, Robert, has become engaged to Pen’s high school classmate Holly (Nicky Whelan) – a 29-year-old bubbly blonde who happens to be the ‘mean girl’ in high school.”

Bakula will be playing Pen’s dentist father.

Table For Three is produced by 20th Century Fox and executive produced by Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan. Klein is also writing Table For Three, which will be directed by Pam Fryman.

Retro Review: The Siege

Friday, March 16th, 2012

While Sisko and Li lead covert resistance against a Bajoran force on Deep Space Nine, Kira and Dax attempt to reveal the source of the Circle’s power.

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June 2012 IDW Publishing Star Trek Comics

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Fans of Star Trek comics will be able to read several new comics this June.

The comics are Star Trek #10, Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation #2, and the Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes graphic novel.

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Graham: T’Pol Was Soval’s Daughter

Friday, March 16th, 2012

When playing the Vulcan Soval, Gary Graham took suggestions and had some of his own to offer regarding his role as the Vulcan Ambassador to Earth.

“I asked Rick Berman who the Vulcans are,” said Graham. “I had gotten the role, so I had an inkling.  But Rick told me — they aren’t beings without emotion; on the contrary, they are so passionate, they realized they needed to learn how to suppress those emotions for their society to survive.  That was my key to understanding Vulcans.”

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Saldana in Swindle

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana will be joining Megan Fox (Transformers) in a new Paramount “action-heist” film, Swindle.

The pairing of Saldana and Fox came out of the desire of the two actresses to work together in a film.

Developed by Michael De Luca (Moneyball), Swindle was written by Enzo Mileti and Scott Wilson, and will be produced by De Luca, Saldana and Fox.

The storyline for Swindle is being kept secret for now.

More Trek Set Pics Emerge

Friday, March 16th, 2012


Nine more pictures from the Star Trek 2 set have emerged online.

This set features Zoë Saldana, Zachary Quinto, and John Cho.

There are five photos of Saldana, with her hair neatly drawn up into a bun; two of Cho; and one of Quinto, with Vulcan eyebrows and hairstyle

The photos can be seen here.