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Archive for January, 2013

Landing Abrams For Star Wars

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

For Kathleen Kennedy, knowing how to approach J.J. Abrams was key in getting him to say “yes” to directing the next Star Wars movie.

Kennedy, the head of Lucasfilm, had known Abrams since he was fourteen.

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Star Trek Into Darkness App Debuts

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

For fans waiting to download the new Star Trek into Darkness app, it has been released in the U.S. and Canada.

The app will include missions with new missions becoming available weekly.

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Star Trek Online: Into Year Four

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Star Trek Online is just completing its third year and Executive Producer Daniel Stahl updated fans on the game’s future.

Expect more adventures, new enemies, new events and even more surprises, said Stahl.

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Star Trek Video Game Links Two Trek Movies

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

For fans waiting for May’s Star Trek into Darkness, the release of the Star Trek video game in April will help pass the time.

The game is not just the typical shoot-’em-up, but a Star Trek story, according to Paramount’s Brian Miller. “We want you to feel like you just watched a Star Trek film.”

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Esurance Star Trek Into Darkness Promotion

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Esurance, a direct to consumer personal car insurance company, has a new promotion running for Star Trek into Darkness fans including a sweepstakes for U.S. fans.

The Esurance Star Trek into Darkness Facebook page features several items; the sweepstakes entry form, an inside look into the movie, a “Vulcanizer,” and some fun downloads.

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O’Neil As Garrett: A Badge Of Honor

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

For Tricia O’Neil, playing the first Star Trek female captain of the Enterprise in TNG’s Yesterday’s Enterprise was something special.

O’Neil had not been trying to get the role of Rachel Garrett when she got the call to come in and audition for it. “I’d auditioned for other roles on the show. I didn’t get those, but they called me in to play Captain Garrett,” she said.

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Takei To Guest Star On Neighbors

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Star Trek‘s George Takei will be seen on The Neighbors this season.

Takei will be taking on the role of the father of Larry Bird (Simon Templeton).

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Abrams At D.I.C.E

Monday, January 28th, 2013

J.J. Abrams will join Gabe Newell for a keynote discussion at 2013′s DICE (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit.

The D.I.C.E. Summit is a “video game conference which honors interactive entertainment culture and all creative culture in [a] rapidly changing global theater.”

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Abrams: Star Wars AND Star Trek

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Fans upset over the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie, worry not, he’s not leaving Star Trek behind.

Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore reassured fans that Abrams would still be involved with Trek and with Mission: Impossible.

“J.J. will continue to develop projects for us including a new Mission: Impossible, and he is committed to produce another Star Trek,” said Moore.

So at the very least, Abrams would be producing the third Trek movie, if not directing it.

Retro Review: Facets

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Jadzia asks her friends to take on the personalities of Dax’s past hosts for a Trill rite of closure, but once Odo gets Curzon inside him, he doesn’t want the ritual to end.

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Bird of Prey Ship Released

Friday, January 25th, 2013

For Klingon fans, good news, as Diamond Select Toys has released their Klingon Bird of Prey model.

The Klingon Bird of Prey ship is twelve inches long and nineteen inches wide, and comes with a display stand.

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Stewart And McKellen In Two Plays

Friday, January 25th, 2013

X-Men co-stars Sir Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will be starring in two plays this fall.

The plays are Harold Pinter‘s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett‘s Waiting for Godot.

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Abrams To Direct Next Star Wars Film

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Although he once said that he would not do it, word is that J.J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars film for Disney.

“It’s [a] done deal with J.J.,” an unnamed source told Deadline today.

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Texas Star Trek Lottery Event

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

A new Texas scratch off lottery game features Star Trek.

To celebrate the launch of the new scratch off Star Trek game, the Texas Lottery Headquarters will hold an event featuring prizes and a chance to break a Guinness Book of World record for Trek fans in costume. William Shatner will be in attendance.

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Billingsley: Enterprise Gray Areas

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

For Star Trek: Enterprise‘s John Billingsley, Star Trek: Enterprise episodes that dealt with serious issues were the better ones.

So when Dear Doctor came along, Billingsley was happy, and for more than one reason. “I figured it probably would be controversial,” he said. “I had, to be honest with you, two reactions to it.”

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