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Archive for April, 2012

Ryan: Corset, Captain And Conventions

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

While Jeri Ryan has good memories of her days on Star Trek: Voyager, not everything about with her time there was positive.

Initially, Ryan was hesitant to take on the role of Seven of Nine due to fear of being typecast. “That was a huge concern for me when I signed on initially,” she said. “My agent came to me three times with this role, and I kept passing. I kept saying, ‘Absolutely not!’ I wasn’t a Star Trek fan. I never watched it. All I knew was that the actors are pigeonholed and that’s all they do. It was so early in my career I didn’t want to kill it.”

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New Star Trek Phase 2 Episode

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

A new episode of the fan-produced Star Trek series Star Trek Phase 2 has been released.

The episode, The Child, is based upon the Jon Povill script originally written for the Star Trek: Phase II project of the 1970s, which was abandoned when attention was instead turned to Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The story then became the inspiration for a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode of the same name.

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Yelchin The Photographer

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Recently, Anton Yelchin was asked by Bullett Magazine to submit a photo essay inspired by youth and the results of that essay reveal what interests the actor about people and their growth from youth to adulthood.

There are some self-portraits in the collection, but Yelchin’s photos do not show the glamorous life that an actor might lead in Hollywood.

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Ryan Worries For Future Of Body Of Proof

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Although Jeri Ryan is concerned that her current show Body of Proof may be cancelled, she is hoping that it will survive to air another season.

The medical drama series, in which Ryan plays Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Kate Murphy, has been on the air for two seasons, but the finale, which airs tonight, may be the last episode of the show.

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New Star Trek Transporter App

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo and Vulcan Tourism Transporter App will allow Star Trek fans to “beam themselves or their friends up” courtesy of a “transporter room” bus shelter and their iPhone or iPad.

Two of the new Trek-themed bus shelters were launched April 4 in Calgary, Canada, with “Trek-themed ‘Augmented Reality’ technology, and will be available for fan use through the end of April.

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Biggs: Behind The Mask

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Some actors don’t like having their faces hidden behind makeup and prosthetics, but for actor Casey Biggs, working behind the Cardassian makeup was liberating.

According to Biggs, actors don masks of some type anytime they act anyhow. “It was magnificent because you didn’t have to do anything,” he said. “The guy who was my stuntman, he hated the makeup. He couldn’t stand being in it. To me, you’re most free behind a mask, as an actor, anyway. Every role, you put on a mask of some sort, and this is actually almost a literal mask. All you had to do was stand there and trust that you were interesting enough to be paid attention to.”

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The Next Generation Blu-Ray UK Release Date

Monday, April 9th, 2012

For Star Trek fans eager to get their hands on Star Trek: The Next Generation in Blu-Ray, a release date for the first season has been announced.

This release date is for the UK version of the Blu-ray release, but it’s expected that the North American release date will occur around the same time frame.

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Biggs: Taking Damar From Lackey To Leader

Friday, April 6th, 2012

When Casey Biggs was initially asked to play Damar in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, he had no idea that a small role would blossom into four years worth of appearances on the show.

The role was initially supposed to be a one-time appearance. “I …said, ““Why are they asking me to come in here? They could get anyone to do this,’” said Biggs. “It was like one line, or something”.

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Pegg in A Fantastic Fear of Everything

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The first trailer for Simon Pegg‘s latest project, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, has been released.

In A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Pegg plays Jack, “a children’s author-turned-crime-novelist whose deep research into gruesome Victorian era murders has made him an insomniac, fearful mess who finds himself on the run from an actual serial killer.”

A Fantastic Fear of Everything opens in the UK on June 8th. There is no word yet on the US release date.

Retro Review: Melora

Friday, April 6th, 2012

A scientist from a planet with very light gravity arrives on the station with her natural metabolism acting as a severe handicap.

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First Contact Day

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

For Star Trek fans, April 5, 2063 will be an eventful day, as this is the day that the first contact between humans and Vulcans will take place.

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Daniel Stewart: Making My Own Way

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Daniel Stewart, son of Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart, wants to be judged on his own merits and not because he is Patrick’s son.

When Stewart expressed an interest in acting, his father pointed out the pitfalls of the profession. “Listening to my parents’ friends talking about their productions around the dinner table made acting sound fun but my dad pointed out ninety per cent of actors are unemployed and even those in work don’t make very much money,” said Stewart.

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De Lancie To Voice Quantum Conundrum Character

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

John de Lancie, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Q, will be voicing the lead role in Quantum Conundrum.

In Quantum Conundrum, “players take on the role of a young kid dropped off on his uncle’s doorstep for the weekend; his uncle just so happens to be the brilliant, eccentric inventor, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle.”

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Nichols And President Obama

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Last week, Nichelle Nichols was able to meet President Barack Obama, and she has shared a picture taken with the President with her Star Trek fans.

“I was honored to get a chance to meet with Pres[ident] Barack Obama today in the White House,” she said via Twitter. “He was as charming and handsome as I had expected.”

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Kurtzman: Magnetic Cumberbatch & Crushing Star Trek

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Star Trek 2‘s Alex Kurtzman is full of praise for J.J. Abrams, Star Trek 2 and newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch.

Set to play a “mysterious villain,” Cumberbatch is receiving high marks for his work thus far in Star Trek 2. “He’s incredible,” said Kurtzman. “What he does with language is incredible. His training is amazing and he’s so magnetic. He holds the screen in any size frame. He really is a joy to watch.”

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