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Archive for June, 2012

Takei Too Popular Online

Friday, June 8th, 2012

A post by Star Trek‘s George Takei recently attracted so many responses that the site ISP took down the page temporarily.

Takei posted a link on his Facebook page to the Allegiance Musical website, which was selling gay-pride “Takei T-shirts.”

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Pine Lawsuit Ends

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Recently, Star Trek 2‘s Chris Pine was sued by his former talent agency, SDB Partners, but the two parties have come to terms on a settlement.

According the SDG Partners, they took a chance on Pine back in 2002 when “nobody was willing to touch [him],” and helped the actor to land various roles including that of James T. Kirk in Star Trek XI.

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Glue Guns And Phasers

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Two Star Trek fans show how to mix crafting and Star Trek to create unique artwork.

Mary Czerwinski and Brandi Clark have joined together and created a YouTube video that features a simple Star Trek-themed craft.

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Wheaton To Host Web Talk Show

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton will be hosting a “post-episode web show” for a TNG sci-fi series.

Launching on June 17 at 11 PM, 2nd Watch will follow the two-hour East Coast premiere of Falling Skies.

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Trek And Shatner Up For TCA Award

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Star Trek and William Shatner are both up for Television Critics Association Awards.

The 2012 TCA Awards “recognize outstanding television programming in the 2011-2012 season, honoring both actors and producers in a variety of categories including news and information, youth, reality, drama and comedy achievements.”

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Cumberbatch Nominated For Award

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Star Trek 2‘s Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for a 2012 Critics’ Choice TV Award.

Cumberbatch was nominated for his work in the PBS Sherlock miniseries.

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TNG-themed Stationery

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

New Star Trek-themed email stationery templates have been added to the MeebleMail collection.

In March, MeebleMail rolled out its Star Trek-themed line of email stationery templates, beginning with original series-themed entries, but promising more to come.

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Shatner Wins Audie

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s William Shatner can add another award to his trophy shelf with his 2012 Audie win.

On Tuesday night, the Audie Awards, which celebrate the best audiobooks, were given out and Shatner beat out four other finalists in the humor category to win his Audie.

Shatner’s reading of Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, beat out other nominees in the humor category, including: In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks (Adam Carolla), Go the F–K to Sleep (Adam Mansbach), This is an Audiobook (Demetri Martin) and Bossypants (Tina Fey).

Star Trek In Paramount 100 Years Poster

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

A new poster has hit the Internet, commemorating Paramount Pictures 100th anniversary and amongst the hundred films shown, is one of the Star Trek movies.

DKNG Studios has created the poster, which is a limited-edition screenprint featuring one hundred of their most iconic films.

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Lindelof: Star Trek In 3D

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Although Star Trek 2 has been filmed in 3D, fans can be sure that no story quality was sacrificed in favor of doing so.

According to TrekMovie, Damon Lindelof and the other writers were not originally fans of the idea but came around after seeing the results. “We wanted to tell the story that we wanted to tell and we have already talked about the idea that all of us were a little bit cynical about doing the movie in 3D…,” said Lindelof.

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Star Trek Game Details Emerge

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

New details for the Namco Bandai Star Trek video game have emerged; including names of actors who will voice the characters, pictures of scenes taken from the game, and which villain will be faced by Captain Kirk and his crew.

For Trek fans, the villain will be one which was seen on an episode of the original series.

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McGinnis: Star Trek III’s Mr. Adventure

Monday, June 4th, 2012

In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Trek fans were amused by a character known as “Mr. Adventure,” played by Scott McGinnis, whose desire to escape “the hind end of space” led to his being locked into a closet by Commander Uhura after his wish for a little excitement came true.

Mr. Adventure was so-named after the Starfleet lieutenant told Uhura that “…maybe [peace and quiet is] OK for someone like you, whose career is winding down. But me, I need some excitement, some adventure… maybe even just a surprise or two.”

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Lindelof Close To New TV Deal

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Star Trek 2‘s Damon Lindelof is said to be close to wrapping up a new deal with Warner Bros. TV.

If the three-year deal goes through, he would be joining J.J. Abrams at Warner Bros., as an in-house series creator.

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Five Trek TV Captains In One Place

Monday, June 4th, 2012

A unique appearance by five Star Trek actors took place last weekend in Philadelphia.

All five of the television Star Trek captains appeared at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con convention.

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Star Trek 2 Image?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

During an interview at last night’s MTV Movie AwardsJ.J. Abrams may have revealed an alien character to be seen in Star Trek 2.

The character appeared on a computer screen behind Abrams, who was being interviewed discussing the return of archery as seen in movies such as Hunger Games.

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