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Archive for April, 2012

Takei At Seventy-Five

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday today, and the actor reflected upon his life while looking ahead to the future.

The actor is spending his birthday trying to do something worthwhile. “I’m literally up in the air flying from Los Angeles to Toronto to speak at a fundraiser for the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre,”  said Takei. “So I am celebrating my seventy-fifth birthday in the way that I’ve spent most of my life: raising funds for good causes.”

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More Quinto Trek 2 Photos Emerge

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Several more photos have appeared online featuring Zachary Quinto in the “volcano suit.”

The five photos feature Quinto and/or his double in front of a green screen hanging from wires, standing on firm ground, and sharing a laugh while at work.

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Lynch: DS9 Work Different Than TNG

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

For director Paul Lynch, working on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was quite different than working on Star Trek: The Next Generation, even though both were Star Trek shows.

There were two factors that made Deep Space Nine different for Lynch, both centering on the captain of the shows.

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Shatner Dines With Millionth Twitter Follower

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Last night, one lucky fan of William Shatner got to have dinner with William and Elizabeth Shatner.

The contest began back in March in honor of Shatner’s eighty-first birthday, when it was announced that the millionth follower of Shatner would win tickets to Shatner’s “Shatner’s World” show plus dinner with Shatner and wife afterwards.

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Cho Joins Universal Comedy

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s John Cho and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) has joined The Identity Thief, a Universal comedy.

The Identity Thief is the story of a family man (Jason Bateman) who “gets a life-lesson in stepping up when his identity is stolen by a mess of a woman (Melissa McCarthy).”

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Lynch: Directing Trek

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Director Paul Lynch worked on ten episodes of Star Trek, including five from Star Trek: The Next Generation and five from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

All of the episodes were in the early seasons of both series, and helped to establish both characters and relationships in the fledgling series.

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Trek Video Game Trailer Debuts

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

As reported last week by TrekToday, a promised demo preview video for the new Star Trek video game has been released.

Written by Marianne Krawczyk (God of War) in collaboration with Star Trek XI’s Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, the Star Trek video game is “based on a stand-alone storyline that continues the adventure of iconic characters Kirk and Spock as they work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.”

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Eve On Prepping For Trek

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Star Trek newcomer Alice Eve spoke recently about how long it takes to get ready for her filming day on Star Trek 2.

“I’m a healthy amount of time in the makeup chair, though not as long as Spock,” she said.

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Five Trek Captains To Appear Together

Monday, April 16th, 2012

For Star Trek fans in the UK, October will prove to be an exciting month as all five Star Trek television captains; William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula, will be appearing on the stage at Destination Star Trek London.

Destination Star Trek London organizers claim that their event will be the “first official Star Trek live event in the UK for ten years.”

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New Trek 2 Set Photo

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Another photo has emerged from the Star Trek 2 movie set, this one featuring Zachary Quinto as Spock.

In the photo, Spock, in an environmental suit of some type, is dangling from several wires.

According to the description from On Location News, the photo features, “Zachary Quinto as Spo[c]k filming an action scene for the Untitled Star Trek 2 Sequel. After first rehearsing the scene with a Spo[c]k Stunt Double Actor Zachary Quinto was then rigged to a wire in front of a large green screen and lifted to a height of ten stories high then dropped at a high rate of speed as if he was falling. In the scene Spoc]k is wearing a ‘Volcano Suit’ and carrying an unknown piece of equipment with the Starfleet Emblem. A volcano is somehow involved in this scene. The crew had a real fire burning off camera to catch the fire reflections on Spo[c]k’s ‘Volcano Suit.’”

Retro Review: Rules of Acquisition

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Negotiating a deal for the Grand Nagus, Quark seeks the advice of Pel, who complicates matters by making a pass at him.

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IDW Publishing July Trek Titles

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Star Trek fans will have three new Star Trek comics to enjoy this July courtesy of IDW Publishing.

The titles include Star Trek Volume 2, Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 #3 and Star Trek #11 (The Truth about Tribbles, Part 1).

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Koenig Walk of Fame Star Celebration

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Walter Koenig‘s induction onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame will take place this September and details on the celebration plus a video congratulating the actor have been released.

On September 8, the last of Star Trek’s seven regular cast members will get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the day will begin with a trek down that Walk of Fame with Koenig to locate every star involved with Star Trek.

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Bakula: Star Trek Enterprise A Victim Of Circumstance

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Scott Bakula, Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Captain Archer, has his own view on why Star Trek: Enterprise did not do as well as other Star Trek television series.

Over time, according to Bakula, Star Trek: Enterprise was improving, with the last season being its best. “”I felt like our show got better and better,” he said, “and the overwhelming conversations I’ve had with people are like, ‘Oh man, that last season was the greatest. You guys were just hitting your stride.’”

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New Details About Trek Video Game

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

A demo of a new Star Trek video game to be released by Namco in 2013 was seen at the recent Global Gamers Day in Las Vegas.

Written by Marianne Krawczyk (God of War) in collaboration with Star Trek XI‘s Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, The Star Trek video game is “based on a stand-alone storyline that continues the adventure of iconic characters Kirk and Spock as they work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy.”

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