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Archive for July, 2012

Trek Comics Hint At Star Trek 2

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

As the IDW Publishing Star Trek comic series chugs along, classic TV episodes are being retold and the series of comics bridges the gap between Star Trek XI and Star Trek 2.

Trek fans looking for clues about the next movie will find hints in those comics, but nothing that will spoil the movie.

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O’Reilly: Gowron The Klingon

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Robert O’Reilly, best-known to Star Trek fans as the Klingon Chancellor Gowron, explains the Klingon character from how Gowron was conceived by O’Reilly to how Gowron developed.

When O’Reilly first took on the role of Gowron, he had just finished Shakespeare‘s King Lear and Gowron’s character was based on one of the characters from the play, Edmund, a cunning and opportunistic man.

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Shatner And Wheaton Narrate NASA Videos

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

William Shatner and Wil Wheaton narrate the story of NASA’s latest planetary science mission.

The video is called Grand Entrance and takes viewers from the Mars entry of the Curiosity rover, through descent and then after the landing on the “Red Planet.”

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August And September Star Trek Conventions and Appearances

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

There will be sixteen conventions, shows or appearances in August and September that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

August will be a busy month for conventions. The month will begin with Shore Leave 34, which will be held Aug 3-5 at the Hunt Valley Marriott near Baltimore, Maryland. In attendance at Shore Leave 34 will be Kate Mulgrew and LeVar Burton.

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Shatner To Throw Out First Pitch

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Recently, Trektoday reported that there would be a Star Trek night at Dodger Stadium on Friday, August 3rd, and now comes news that none other than William Shatner will throw out the first pitch at the game.

On August 3 at 7:10 PM, the Los Angeles Dodgers will hold their first-ever “Star Trek Night” at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers will be playing the Chicago Cubs.

According to the Dodgers official website, “Star Trek legend William Shatner will be at Dodger Stadium for pre-game festivities and to throw the first pitch.”

Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray Audio Issues

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Fans that purchased the recent release of Season One of Star Trek: The Next Generation found that there were audio issues with their DVDs and CBS Home Video has acknowledged that and has taken corrective action.

The correction comes less than a week after the Blu-ray set was released.

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New Abrams Disaster Flick

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Star Trek 2′s J.J. Abrams will be the producer on Earthquake, a new disaster film.

Although sharing a title with 1975′s Earthquake, which starred Charlton Heston, this Earthquake is not a remake of that classic disaster film.

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Retro Review: Crossover

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Kira and Bashir accidentally enter the alternate universe visited by Kirk’s crew, where Terrans are slaves and Kira’s double is a tyrant.

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Bakula And Sirtis: Captains And Trek’s Impact

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Scott Bakula and Marina Sirtis were at the Saturn Awards yesterday, and the two spoke about Star Trek.

The topics included meeting with all five of the Star Trek captains, and the impact that Star Trek has had on society.

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Cumberbatch In Parade’s End

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The ever-busy Benedict Cumberbatch will be appearing in an adaptation of Ford Madox Ford‘s Parade’s End series of novels.

Cumberbatch will be portraying cuckolded husband Christopher Tietjens, in the drama which begins in the years before World War I.

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Greenwood: Trek Secrecy

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Like everyone else associated with Star Trek 2, Bruce Greenwood wants to keep details of next year’s Star Trek 2 away from the public.

“You can’t blame people for being interested and excited, trying to find out,” he said. “But everyone who’s involved in the film is committed to keeping it under wraps.”

Greenwood explained why such secrecy is necessary. “So the audience can have an experience that isn’t complicated by having to pretend they don’t know what happens,” he said. “It makes it trickier to conceal things so that when you see it for the first time you don’t know what’s coming, but that’s okay.”

Alley Sued

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan‘s Kirstie Alley has been sued for false advertising.

The suit was filed by Marian Abramyan, who used Alley’s Organic Liaison line of weight loss products.

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Takei Documentary

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei is going to be the subject of a new documentary.

The documentary, filmed by Jennifer Kroot (It Came from Kuchar), will feature interviews by Star Trek co-workers as well as several politician friends of Takei.

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Pegg Sponsors Vet Entertainment Center

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Star Trek‘s Simon Pegg is the patron of MediCinema, who is building a new cinema and entertainment center for injured Service personnel undergoing rehab.

Headley Court MediCinema, a new fully digital 3D system, will open this September at the Defense Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) Headley Court in Surrey.

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Trek Night At Dodger Stadium

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Fans of Dodgers baseball and of Star Trek will be able to enjoy both hobbies at a game in early August.

On August 3 at 7:10 PM, the Los Angeles Dodgers will hold their first-ever “Star Trek Night” at Dodger Stadium.

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