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Archive for July, 2012

Picardo To Divorce

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo (EMH) has filed for divorce.

Picardo and wife Linda Palwik were married in October 1984 and have been married for almost twenty-seven years.

Picardo filed the divorce papers in Los Angeles last week, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause of the marital break up.

The couple has two daughters, aged twenty and thirteen.

Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

In honor of The Next Generation‘s 25th anniversary and the Blu-ray release of the first season of the series, a special theatrical screening of two popular The Next Generation episodes will take place on Monday, July 23rd at 7 PM local time.

This screening will also support the Red Cross, with CBS making a public service announcement before the screening and making a financial donation to the Red Cross.

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Moore To Adapt Outlander Novels

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager) will be adapting Diana Gabaldon‘s fantasy/romance/adventure Outlander series.

The Outlander books are a series of seven books that have sold over twenty million copies since publication began. An eighth title is due out next year.

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Masterson In Take Out

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Chase Masterson can be seen in a dramedy about fast food restaurants.

Masterson joins Judd Omen (Pee-wee’s Big Adventure) Justin Walker (Clueless), and Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive) in Take Out. Take Out was written and directed by Seth Landau (Bryan Loves You).

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Star Trek Online Season Six

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The most recent season of Star Trek: Online is now live.

Star Trek Online Season 6: Under Siege introduces the Fleet (Guild) Advancement System.

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July IDW Trek Comic Previews

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Two new Star Trek comic books will debut tomorrow, but fans can see previews of the issues today.

The new comics for this month include Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation 2 #3 and Star Trek #11 (The Truth about Tribbles, Part 1).

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Pegg’s The World’s End Is A Go

Monday, July 16th, 2012

For fans hoping for a third film in the “Three-Flavor Cornetto Trilogy” of films, there is good news today with the announcement that The World’s End will begin filming this autumn.

The World’s End will be directed by Edgar Wright and will star Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

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Orci Drops Trek 2 Character Hints

Monday, July 16th, 2012

In an interview with TrekMovie.com, Star Trek 2 Co-writer Roberto Orci cleared up some information regarding some characters to appear on Star Trek 2 – well, perhaps.

Orci again debunked a rumor about the character to be played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and explained which characters played by actors new to the franchise would be portraying canon characters and which would not.

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Retro Review: The Maquis

Friday, July 13th, 2012

When a terrorist group sets out to retake Federation colonies in the Demilitarized Zone from the Cardassians, Sisko must join forces with Gul Dukat to prevent a war.

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Urban: Excuses And Teases

Friday, July 13th, 2012

After last week’s revelation from Karl Urban regarding the role that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing in Star Trek 2, the actor had an excuse for his loose lips.

Fans were not sure if Urban’s comments were true and a slip-up on the part of the actor, or just a bit of trickery and misdirection. But in a recent interview, Urban explained why he seemingly misspoke.

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Okudas: Star Trek: The Next Generation Remastering

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Mike and Denise Okuda recently answered fan questions regarding the forthcoming Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray release.

The couple covered a wide range of topics, including their Comic-Con panel this week (which took place earlier today), the cinematic screenings of The Next Generation (Where No One Has Gone Before and Datalore), commentaries, extended editions and lost footage, repairing errors, the possibility of Deep Space Nine in HD and the Okuda’s thoughts on just what Star Trek means to them.

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Preview of 2013 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

This week, at the Comic-con in San Diego, fans got to see next year’s Hallmark holiday ornaments.

The 2012 Hallmark Star Trek ornaments will debut this weekend though, and include the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, An Extraordinary Meeting, and Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy.

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Nichols To Be Part of Makers Documentary

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Nichelle Nichols will be one of them women featured in a new documentary, MAKERS: Women Who Make America.

The three-hour documentary focuses on exceptional women whose pioneering contributions helped to shape today’s world.

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Burton: Unexplored Aspects Of La Forge

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton spoke about his time on The Next Generation, revealing that there was one aspect of the character that he wished had been explored more.

Star Trek: The Next Generation is in the process of coming to Blu-ray, and Burton has been able to see the first season episodes. The actor is impressed with the remastering of the series thus far. The picture looks “amazing,” he said. “They have redone all the visual effects, and it’s spectacular.”

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Dorn In Shakespeare Play

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine‘s Michael Dorn is now appearing in a production of William Shakespeare‘s As You Like It.

The actor, best-known to Trek fans as the Klingon Worf, will be taking on two separate roles in the play.

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