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Archive for May, 2013

Retro Review: Rules of Engagement

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Sisko represents Worf at a hearing to determine whether the latter is guilty of savagely destroying a Klingon civilian ship.

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Cinefex Star Trek Into Darkness Issue

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Star Trek into Darkness will be featured in the next Cinefex issue, #134, due out next month.

Cinefex is a quarterly film magazine which covers visual effects.

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June-July 2013 Trek Conventions And Appearances

Friday, May 31st, 2013

There will be twenty-three conventions, shows or appearances in June and July that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

June begins with Warp 03, which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic on June 1. In attendance at Warp 03 will be Robert Duncan McNeill, and Robert Picardo.

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Saldana Wants to Direct

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Zoë Saldana has a new goal; wanting to move into directing movies instead of acting in them.

She has several reasons for wanting to do so, including more participation and more control over a project.

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Weller: Marcus’ Motivations

Friday, May 31st, 2013

According to Peter Weller, Star Trek into Darkness‘ Admiral Marcus is not dissimilar from a relatively unknown historical figure from the early 1960s.

Like that historical figure, the admiral wanted to strike first and take the advantage that doing so would bring.

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Nimoy: Invested In Spock character

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Leonard Nimoy explained why he said “no” to one project and “yes” to another, and then said something sure to cause some fan conversation.

Movie spoilers are behind the cut.

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McCoy Statue To Debut

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

A new collectible statue will feature DeForest Kelley as Dr. Leonard McCoy.

The 1:6 scale McCoy statue comes courtesy of the Hollywood Collectibles Group.

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Star Trek The Wine

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

A new Star Trek-themed wine is now available for pre-order.

Star Trek the Wine comes from the Viansa Winery in Sonoma, California.

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Weller: Landing His Trek Role

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

For Peter Weller, Star Trek into Darkness‘ Admiral Marcus, landing the role came courtesy of a Fringe episode containing an incident eerily reminiscent of a real life event in Weller’s life, and courtesy of a parking lot encounter with J.J. Abrams.

The episode of Fringe in which Weller had appeared (White Tulip) was a role that he had originally rejected, until his wife convinced him to read the script.

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Trek-Inspired Voyage Trekkers

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

A comedy webseries features the “worst starship crew in the Galactic Union.”

Voyage Trekkers, a “comedic love letter to the sci-fi genre,” is beginning its second season and a preview has just been released.

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Star Trek XIII Director Rumor

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Star Trek into Darkness may have just been released, but already rumors are starting for the next movie.

The latest rumor concerns a potential director.

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Bat’leth Blacksmithing

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A recent AWE me YouTube video features master swordsmith and renowned propmaster Tony Swatton creating Worf’s Klingon Bat’leth.

On AWE me, “amazing feats, wow moments, and fascinating phenomena from the world around us,” are showcased. “From watching a modern-day blacksmith forge a weapon, to seeing a team descend into a volcano, to watching an explosive chemical reaction in slow-motion, AWE me celebrates that feeling of curiosity and astonishment you have when you just can’t look away.”

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Quinto: Breakup At A Wedding

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

A new wedding-themed comedy is being produced by Zachary Quinto.

And in working as a producer, Quinto has learned some things about the value of actors which was a bit disquieting for the man who is also an actor.

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Third Place Star Trek

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

The figures are out and Star Trek into Darkness finished third at the theaters this weekend.

The movie earned $47,000,000 for the holiday weekend; just behind The Hangover Part II, which earned $51,214,000. The number one earner this weekend was Fast & Furious 6, which earned $120,000,000.

So far, Star Trek into Darkness has earned $155,827,300 in domestic markets.

Retro Review: Accession

Friday, May 24th, 2013

A Bajoran poet who disappeared 200 years previously comes out of the wormhole claiming to be the Emissary.

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