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Archive for November, 2012

Retro Review: Visionary

Friday, November 30th, 2012

A temporal accident flings O’Brien into the near future, where he witnesses his own death and the destruction of the station.

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Trek Shot Glasses

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Bif Bang Pow! and CBS Consumer products have announced a new Star Trek product based on the Juan Ortiz original series art, a series of shot glasses.

In addition to the shot glasses, the line will eventually include “tins, drinkware and other items.”

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Montgomery’s Miles Away

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Anthony Montgomery‘s Miles Away comic is now available for pre-order.

In Miles Away, shy teenager Maxwell Miles is an orphan with super photographic reflexes. After encountering alien refugees, Miles becomes involved in an interstellar war was turns out to be “connected to his family’s dark past.”

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The Measure Of A Man – A Deleted Scene

Friday, November 30th, 2012

On Monday, Season 2 of the Blu-ray edition of Star Trek: The Next Generation will make its debut and will include the extended version of The Measure of a Man.

In The Measure of a Man, in order to avoid being disassembled by cyberneticist Commander Bruce Maddox, Data must convince Starfleet that he is a sentient being and not just the property of Starfleet.

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December 2012-January 2013 Star Trek Conventions

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

There will be two conventions, shows or appearances in December and January that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from three of the televised series and one of the Star Trek movies.

The only convention in December is the Steel City Con, to be held from December 7-9 at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa. In attendance at Steel City Con will be Dwight Schultz and Alan Ruck (Captain Harriman).

Starting off 2013 is The Hollywood Show, to be held January 11-13 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport. In attendance at The Hollywood Show will be DS9‘s Louise Fletcher, Christopher McDonald (Lt. Richard Castillo – Yesterday’s Enterprise), and Celeste Yarnall (Yeoman Martha Landon – The Apple).

Shatner To Visit Real USS Enterprise – Nevermind!

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

UPDATE: Regrettably, Shatner will not be attending as, according to his Twitter feed, ” a scheduling conflict happened.”

William Shatner will be present at the inactivation ceremony for the USS Enterprise this weekend.

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Quinto: Creating A New Character

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

For Zachary Quinto, while playing a bad guy isn’t new for him, getting to be in on the creation of the character from the beginning is.

Last season on American Horror Story, Quinto was seen as Chad Warwick, the ghost of the previous owner of a spooky restored mansion. This year, he portrays a different character, Dr. Oliver Thredson.

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Stewart: X-Men Once More

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Sir Patrick Stewart will be appearing as Professor X in X-Men: Days f Future Past.

Director Bryan Singer made the announcement via Twitter. “Thrilled to announce @ianmckellen118 (Sir Ian McKellen) & @SirPatStew (Patrick Stewart) are joining the cast of #XMEN #DaysOfFuturePast…More to come,” he said.

Speculation on Singer’s “more to come” statement has begun, with some hoping that Hugh Jackman will sign on to reprise his Wolverine role.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released in 2014.

Pine: Star Trek Pressure

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

While Chris Pine feels fortunate to have landed roles such as James T. Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, there is anxiety that comes with appearing in a sequel to a successful movie.

“It’s a multi-million dollar movie,” said Pine, explaining why the anxiety exists. “A lot is riding on it to be a success.”

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Pegg On Phineas And Ferb

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

UK fans of Simon Pegg can hear the actor on Disney’s animated Phineas and Ferb series next year.

Phineas and Ferb chronicles the summer adventures of Phineas and his English stepbrother Ferb.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Synopsis

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Next May, Director J.J. Abrams will deliver “an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.”

Spoilers below the cut.

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A Conversation With J.J. Abrams

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The latest Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab Conversations Series will feature Star Trek‘s J.J. Abrams.

Tomorrow at noon, Abrams will be the featured speaker, and the event will be webcast for those unable to attend the event in person.

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Pine: Kirk Vs. Ryan

Monday, November 26th, 2012

For Chris Pine, taking on the role of James T. Kirk was a bit scarier than playing the latest version of Tom Clancy‘s Jack Ryan.

The reason for that was Star Trek‘s passionate fanbase. “Star Trek has a very fervent, avid fanbase that is very protective of their characters and their stories,” said Pine “Jack Ryan not so much.”

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Cyber Monday Star Trek Product Deals

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Today is the day to score a good deal in Star Trek merchandise, with the bargains ranging from free shipping to 25% off.

Now is the time to purchase that special Star Trek item at a discount. Some of the vendors offering deals on Cyber Monday include: Bye Bye Robot, Her Universe, JumpinJammerz, Roddenberry.com, Star Trek Shop, ThinkGeek and We Love Fine.

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Retro Review: Prophet Motive

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

After an encounter with the wormhole aliens, the Grand Nagus rewrites the Rules of Acquisition in favor of altruism.

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