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Archive for September, 2012

Takei WWII Musical Opens Today

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Allegiance – A New American Musical opens today at The Old Globe in San Diego.

Star Trek‘s George Takei, whose family lived in several internment camps during World War Two, plays a dual role in the production.

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IDW Publishing Comics First Looks

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Two new Star Trek comics will be released tomorrow, but fans can see a preview of the issues now.

The comics are Star Trek #13 and Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hive #1.

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Mulgrew To Take Part In Symposium Discussion

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew will be taking part in “What does Stella Adler have to teach the American Theater in the 21st Century?” symposium discussion.

Mulgrew will join Edward Albee, Howard Shalwitz and Elaine Stritch in the event to be held at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City.

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TV Alert: Revolution

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Revolution, the new “doomer” drama by J.J. Abrams, premieres tonight.

In Revolution, people in a futuristic world struggle to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where there has been no electricity for fifteen years.

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Saldana Wins ALMA Award

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Star Trek‘s Zoe Saldana walked away with an award at last week’s 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards.

The ALMA awards highlight the best American Latino contributions to film, music and television.

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Retro Review: Second Skin

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Kira is kidnapped, surgically altered to appear Cardassian, and told that she has been an Obsidian Order operative disguised as a Bajoran.

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Star Trek Cookie Cutters

Friday, September 14th, 2012

With the holidays fast approaching, a new Star Trek product might make a good gift for someone who likes to bake cookies.

A set of five Star Trek-themed cookie cutters is being offered by Think Geek.

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McFadden: Missed Opportunities

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

While playing Dr. Beverly Crusher was satisfying for Gates McFadden, the actress feels that more could have been done with the character.

At first, McFadden was excited about taking on the role, due to what she had been told Crusher would be. “The way that Gene Roddenberry had told me the part was, the reason I took the job was because it was a woman who had a very powerful position, was a commander, was a mother, was a good parent, was a leader and was somebody who cared about helping people. She had great humanity. She was that kind of a doctor, and it was very important to me that she was that kind of a doctor. And she was the love interest of Picard. So, she was a woman who also had sexuality.”

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TV Alert: Spiner As The Purple Man

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Brent Spiner will be voicing a role on Disney XD’s The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

The Avengers, a group of warriors, legends and men of science, have joined together in The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! to fight against a dire threat.

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Braga: Crossover That Never Happened

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

If Brannon Braga had had his way, an iconic Star Trek character would have made a guest star appearance in Star Trek: Enterprise.

Crossovers were nothing new for Star Trek or for Braga, who controversially put Commander Riker and Counselor Troi in the finale to Star Trek: Enterprise.

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Tampa Bay Rays Trek Night

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Another Major League Baseball team is holding a Star Trek night, this time the Tampa Bay Rays.

On Thursday, September 20, the Rays will host the Klingons…that is to say, the Boston Red Sox, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

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Dorn In Liberator

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Michael Dorn can be seen in a twenty-minute superhero TV pilot to be screened in Los Angeles this weekend.

The superhero project, Liberator, is the brainchild of Lou Ferrigno, who plays the title role of Al Migliocetti (The Liberator).

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Burton Joins AIDS Research Alliance

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s LeVar Burton has joined the AIDS Research Alliance Board of Directors.

Burton will “play a key role in shaping AIDS Research Alliance’s programming and fundraising.”

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Urban: The Appeal Of Dredd

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

For Karl Urban, finding out what makes Judge Dredd tick and how Dredd reacts to internal conflict when he begins to question his role is what makes the character exciting and interesting.

Judge Dredd is a law enforcer in the metropolis of Mega-City One, who is given the power of judge, jury and executioner in the post-apocalyptic wasteland. Dredd 3D is based on the 2000 AD Judge Dredd comic.

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McDowell: Kirk Deserved Better

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Malcolm McDowell, who played the obsessed Dr. Tolian Soran, did not like how Captain Kirk died in Star Trek: Generations.

According to McDowell, the death scene was filmed several times. “We shot it twice,” said McDowell. “It was feeble, I thought, because I thought [Kirk] deserved better.”

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