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Archive for May, 2012

Nimoy: TMP Wasn’t Really A Trek Movie

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

In a new interview on Hero Complex: The Show, Star Trek‘s Leonard Nimoy reminisces about: his work on Star Trek, Star Wars‘ influence on Star Trek, typecasting, A Woman Called Golda, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, Spock and Zachary Quinto, Amok Time and the genesis of the Vulcan greeting.

Nimoy began by explaining how the success of another science fiction movie led to Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

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Senensky: Star Trek Suits Cause Woe

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

After directing six original series episodes, Director Ralph Senensky lost his job after the seventh due to something beyond his control.

The trouble for Senensky came in the third season of Star Trek, while working on the Third Season’s The Tholian Web.

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Amazon Prime Inks Deal With Paramount

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Amazon Prime members will soon be able to see Star Trek and other Paramount movies after a deal was struck with Paramount.

The agreement with Paramount Home Media Distribution will last for three years, and give Amazon Prime access to hundreds of titles, including Star Trek XI, Mission: Impossible 3, Braveheart, Forrest Gump, Mean Girls, Top Gun and Breakfast at Tiffany‘s.

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Pegg To Star In New Dramedy

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Star Trek 2‘s Simon Pegg has signed to appear in Hector and the Search for Happiness.

Hector and the Search for Happiness is the story of an “eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis” who is in crisis because his patients are “not getting any happier.”

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Nimoy Boston University Address

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Yesterday, Star Trek‘s Leonard Nimoy delivered the convocation address at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts.

Nimoy shared his memories of growing up in Boston, where he sold newspapers on a “windy Arlington Street in the winter.”

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Beam Me Up, SpaceX, PLEASE? UPDATED

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Will the third time be the charm for the attempt to launch James Doohan‘s ashes into space?

Before he passed away in 2005, Star Trek‘s Doohan requested that his ashes be launched into space. Two years later, it seemed that his wishes would be fulfilled, but the capsule with his ashes ended up in the desert of New Mexico.

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Star Trek 2 Iceland Shoot

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Some scenery for Star Trek 2 will be filmed in Iceland, according to TrekMovie.com.

The filming crew, Star Trek‘s 2nd unit, which is headed up by ILM’s visual effects supervisor Roger Guyette, will be filming visual effects shots, not action scenes.

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North In Star Trek 2

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Voice actor Nolan North has a role in Star Trek 2 and it’s due to his voice work on a video game which caught the attention of J.J. Abrams and son.

North first mentioned the role on Twitter when a sharp-eyed fan asked about seeing his name in the credits for Star Trek 2. “Nolan_north is listed on IMDB as being in the new Star Trek, could this be true?” asked the fan.

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Retro Review: The Alternate

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Dr. Mora, the Bajoran scientist who first recognized Odo’s sentience, comes to the station to track the shapeshifter’s origins.

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Trek Insignia Bracelets

Friday, May 18th, 2012

A new line of Star Trek insignia bracelets has been released.

The bracelets, designed and created by Jennifer Bunt of Magic Dog Studios, are available from Vulcan Tourism of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada.

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IDW Publishing August 2012 Comics

Friday, May 18th, 2012

The list of IDW Publishing Star Trek comic titles for August 2012 has been released.

Three comics will hit newsstands this August; Star Trek 100-Page Spectacular Summer 2012, Star Trek TNG/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2: #4, and Star Trek #12.

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Orci Updates Ender’s Game

Friday, May 18th, 2012

For Star Trek 2′s Roberto Orci, his work on Ender’s Game differs from his work on other projects in one major way.

In Ender’s Game, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a young boy who has been sent away to Battle School to hone his military skills in hopes of saving the world from an impending alien invasion.

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture Soundtrack Celebration

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

In honor of the release of a new deluxe three-disc Star Trek: The Motion Picture soundtrack, a Star Trek: The Motion Picture Soundtrack Celebration will take place next month.

The celebration will be held June 4 at 7: 30 PM at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood, California.

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Gorn Versus Kirk Giclee

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

For fans of the original series episode Arena, a new giclee print will feature Captain Kirk and the Gorn.

The limited edition giclee, from Iron Gut Publishing, was created by British artist Dave Merrell and is hand-numbered and hand-signed by Merrell.

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Stewart: Taking On A Role In An Iconic Franchise

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

In a behind-the-scenes interview with Sir Patrick Stewart, the actor talks about his role as Professor Xavier in X-Men, Star Trek, being different, the Civil Rights Movement, and heroes.

Stewart’s behind-the-scenes interview was part of the EPIX documentary With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story.

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