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Archive for January, 2013

Fox Picks Up Kurtzman-Orci Drama

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

A new drama by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci was one of the pilots picked up by Fox last night.

Sleepy Hollow, written by Kurtzman, Orci and Phil Iscove, is a “modern-day supernatural thriller” based on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

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Takei Appearance In Dick Tracy Comic

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

George Takei and his husband Brad are guest-starring in the long-running Dick Tracy comic.

The duo is part of a storyline that deals with a seventy-year-old murder mystery.

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Abrams: Expect To Cry

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Fans going to see Star Trek Into Darkness this May should bring along some Kleenex.

The villain John Harrison “tears into the fabric of the world and the Enterprise family,” said Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Harrison. “It leaves a trail of devastation.”

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Abrams Armstrong Project

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot (J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk) are going to make a movie based on disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.

A deal was just made for the screen rights to Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, a book proposal written by Juliet Macur for Harper Collins.

Macur is a New York Times sports reporter who has covered Armstrong for over a decade, including his seven Tour de France wins, his recovery from cancer and allegations of doping.

IDW Publishing Comics For April 2013

Monday, January 21st, 2013

In April, five different IDW Publishing Star Trek comics will be released.

The titles will include Star Trek #20, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #4, Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness – Spotlight, Star Trek: John Byrne Collection, and Star Trek Space-Spanning Treasury Edition.

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Star Trek Countdown To Darkness Comic Preview

Monday, January 21st, 2013

A new five-page preview of the IDW Publishing Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness is now available.

Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness is a four-issue prequel mini-series that “sets the stage” for Star Trek into Darkness.

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Chris Doohan Trek Movie Appearance

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Christopher Doohan, son of the original series’ James Doohan, will have an appearance in Star Trek into Darkness.

According to SciFi Pulse, Doohan confirmed the news on his Facebook account.

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Retro Review: Shakaar

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Kira joins her former leader from the Resistance in his struggle against the political ambitions of Kai Winn.

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Stuck On Star Trek

Friday, January 18th, 2013

For fans of the old Colorforms, a new Star Trek publication will bring back memories.

Stuck on Star Trek, a new publication due out next month, features Star Trek backdrops and reusable vinyl stickers.

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Abrams Movie: All I’ve Got

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Ron Howard will be directing Kol Ma She’Yesh Li (All I’ve Got), an Israeli movie being produced by J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot at Paramount.

All I’ve Got is based on a 2003 Israeli TV movie of the week.

In All I’ve Got, the romance of a young couple is interrupted when the man is killed in a freak car accident. The woman moves on with her life and marries and has three children. Fifty years later, she dies and in the afterlife, faces a difficult choice. She can forget the memory of her life after the accident and become young again to be with her first love, or she can stay the same age and wait for her second husband to join her.

Countdown To Darkness Shows Familiar Villain

Friday, January 18th, 2013

The cover for IDW Publishing’s Star Trek Countdown to Darkness #4 might answer a question being asked by fans wanting to know if Klingons will be in the movie.

Star Trek Countdown to Darkness #4 will be the last part of a comic book series leading up to Star Trek into Darkness.

The front cover features a masked Klingon.

Star Trek Countdown to Darkness #4, written by Mike Johnson, with art by David Messina is overseen by Star Trek Into Darkness co-writer/co-producer Roberto Orci. The thirty-two page issue, selling for $3.99 is due out in May.

TAS On Blu-Ray?

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

According to Robert Meyer Burnett, who was one of the persons responsible for the new bonus features on last year’s Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Trek fans can look forward to a Blu-ray release of The Animated Series.

The Animated Series was originally released on DVD in 2006.

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Stewart To Star In Match

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart will be taking on the role of Tobi in Match, a movie adaptation of Stephen Belber‘s play of the same name.

Written by Belber, Match will also feature Broadway vet Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard.

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Two Trek Actors To Host Sci-Tech Awards

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Chris Pine and  Zoë Saldana will be hosting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards next month.

First presented in 1931, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards “honor achievements that improve the production, distribution and exhibition of movies.”

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Wheaton To Appear In Super Bowl Commercial

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton will be appearing in a commercial that will air during this year’s Super Bowl.

And the commercial, for the Lincoln Motor Company, was filmed at a very familiar place to Star Trek fans, Vasquez Rocks.

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