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Archive for March, 2012

Spinrad: Filming The Doomsday Machine

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Being on the Star Trek set while The Doomsday Machine was being filmed meant that writer Norman Spinrad could give useful advice when egos got in the way of a good story.

Spinrad was there for all of the filming, which was not common. “That was very rare,” he said. “They usually don’t allow writers on the set. I was twenty-seven years old at the time. It was the first thing I had done. I’d done what he’d asked me to do, in terms of writing the episode to budget, and so I guess he trusted me to be there.”

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Quinto To Return To American Horror

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto will be returning for the second season of American Horror Story.

Quinto will not be returning as Chad Warwick though, but as a totally new character.

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Retro Review: The Homecoming

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

As a power struggle develops between Bajor’s government and a group of dissidents, Kira rescues Bajoran resistance hero Li Nalas and brings him to Deep Space Nine.

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De Lancie To Appear On The Secret Circle

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

John de Lancie, best known to Star Trek fans as Q, will be cast as one of the elders on The Secret Circle.

De Lancie will first appear in episode nineteen of the first season, which will probably air next month.

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Shatner Appears On The Colbert Report

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Last night, William Shatner appeared on The Colbert Report to promote his one-man show, Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.

His appearance lasted six minutes, and in that time, Shatner described his show, spoke about Star Trek and arm-wrestled Stephen Colbert.

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Nimoy To Appear On The Big Bang Theory

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Leonard Nimoy, has come briefly out of retirement to do some voice work for The Big Bang Theory.

Nimoy will be heard on the March 29th episode, where he will play Spock in one of Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) dreams.

The Big Bang Theory has had several other Star Trek actors on the show, including George Takei, Wil Wheaton, LeVar Burton and Brent Spiner.

The Big Bang Theory airs on CBS on Thursdays at 9 PM.

More Star Trek 2 Set Photos

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

A new batch of Star Trek 2 photos has appeared online and this batch includes Chris Pine.

The photos include Zachary Quinto (with Spock ears), Zoë Saldana and Pine.

The images can be found at Cosmic Book News.