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Archive for May, 2012

Nimoy: Trek And Tweets

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Not many octogenarians are on Facebook and Twitter, but Leonard Nimoy is, courtesy of his granddaughter Dani.

Like her grandfather, Dani is artistic and Nimoy’s Secret Selves photographs gave her an idea. “She was quite convinced that they’d look good on tee-shirts,” said Nimoy.

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Fox Cancels Abrams Show

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

J.J. Abrams is batting one-for-two this week with the news that although his new show Revolution was picked up by NBC earlier this week, another show of his was axed by FOX.

Alcatraz was the story about inmates of the infamous prison who vanished in 1963 only to reappear in modern day San Francisco. The show was one of four canceled by FOX this week.

Low ratings did in Alcatraz, which launched with over ten million viewers in the age 18-49 demographics, but finished was less than half of that number.

Mulgrew Filming New Movie

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew is currently working on a new film, Drawing Home.

Set in the 1920s, Drawing Home is the story of Catharine Robb, who falls in love with a young painter from the mountains of Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Mulgrew will be playing Edith Morse Robb, Catharine’s artistic mother.

Drawing Home is written by Donna Logan and Markus Rupprecht, directed by Rupprecht and produced by Margarethe Baillou and Allan Neuwirth. The movie will be released next year.

Shatner To Host British Comedy Quiz Show

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Later this month, William Shatner will be a guest host for the Have I Got News For You comedy quiz show.

Have I Got News For You is a comedy quiz show that “grills celebrity contestants on the week’s top stories and news.”

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And It’s A Wrap

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Star Trek 2 has finished principal photography according to the tweets of several of the actors starring in the movie.

Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg both tweeted about the end of their work on Star Trek 2. “Wind, reel and print,” said Pegg. “The countdown to May 2013 has begun.”

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Trek Nation Screening To Kick Off San Diego Comic Con

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Trek Nation, the Rod Roddenberry documentary, will be shown at San Diego’s Birch North Park Theater on July 12 at 7 PM as a kick-off to the San Diego Comic Con.

“Through exclusive footage and interviews with devoted fans, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane and many notable Star Trek alumni, Trek Nation chronicles a son’s journey to discover his father and the creation that helped define modern-day science fiction.”

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Cromwell Joins American Horror Story

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

James Cromwell, best-known to Star Trek fans as Zafram Cochrane from Star Trek: First Contact will be joining another Star Trek actor in American Horror Story.

Cromwell joins Zachary Quinto, who has signed on for a new role in America Horror Story. Quinto had previously played Chad Warwick on the first season of the show.

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Abrams Show Picked Up By NBC

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Revolution, a thriller by J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, has been ordered by NBC for the 2012 Fall Season.

In Revolution, a family “struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”

Written by Kripke and produced by Abrams, Revolution will be directed by Jon Favreau, and filmed in Atlanta.

Nimoy To Appear on Fringe

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Leonard Nimoy will be reprising his role of William Bell on Fringe this week in the Season Four finale.

Nimoy will be appearing on Brave New World, Part II.

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Murdock Passes

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Veteran character actor George Murdock passed away last week at the age of eighty-one.

The actor, best-known for his roles on Barney Miller and Battlestar Galactica, was familiar to Star Trek fans for his appearances in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Cumberbatch Sexier than Beckham

Monday, May 7th, 2012

In a “Sexiest Man” poll conducted by the UK newspaper The Sun, Star Trek 2‘s Benedict Cumberbatch walked away with the title.

Readers of The Sun preferred Cumberbatch by a two-to-one margin, and he handily beat runner-up David Beckham 7,115 to 3,393.

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Trek Cast Visits Hooters

Monday, May 7th, 2012

In what must surely be a fanboy’s dream, several Star Trek cast members made their appearance at a local Hooter’s in Northern California last night.

The actors were in town filming scenes for Star Trek 2 at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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Retro Review: Sanctuary

Friday, May 4th, 2012

A matriarchal race fleeing persecution in the Gamma Quadrant claims Bajor as its legendary homeland and requests permission to settle there.

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The Next Generation Cast Reunion Video

Friday, May 4th, 2012

For fans who did not attend the reunion of the cast of The Next Generation which was held in Calgary, Canada last weekend, a full video of the reunion cast panel has been posted online.

Over fifty thousand fans attended the weekend event, with the highlight of the convention being the TNG:EXPOsed event which took place Saturday evening and included the entire regular cast of The Next Generation.

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Nimoy Tweets About Trek 2?

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Twitter posts from Leonard Nimoy seem to address the recent rumors regarding the actor’s possible appearance in Star Trek 2.

Recently, several rumors regarding the latest Trek movie have appeared on the Internet and one of the three rumors claimed that Nimoy would be reprising his role of Spock in Star Trek 2.

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