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Archive for June, 2013

Takei Ghostwriter: Sorry!

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Comedy Writer Rick Polito, who revealed that he writes some of the material used on George Takei‘s Facebook page, has apologized to the actor for spilling the beans.

The revelation by Polito had not fazed Takei, who said, “What is this hoo-ha about my FB posts?” Takei went on to explain who contributed to his FB page.

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Quinto To Aid O’Donnell Fundraiser

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Tonight, Star Trek into DarknessZachary Quinto will take part in a Rosie O’Donnell fundraiser.

The fundraiser will take place at the apartment of actor BD Wong.

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Another Trek Costume World Record Attempt

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Last autumn, an event in London set the Guinness World’s Record for most people dressed in Star Trek costumes, but this summer’s Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention seeks to reclaim the title.

The Vegas event had previously held the record, with 1040 fans dressed in Trek costumes, but the London event topped that by twenty-three.

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Lindelof: The Leftovers

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

A new HBO drama pilot co-written by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta is based on what happens after the Rapture takes place.

Based on Perrotta’s book of the same name, the story will follow those left behind, in a world that will “never be the same.”

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Spiner TV Alert

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner will appear on this week’s episode of Wendell & Vinnie.

Wendell & Vinnie is the story of the owner of a pop culture memorabilia store, who ends up becoming an instant parent to his nephew Vinnie after the death of the boy’s parents.

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Quinto To Host Irish Actor Class

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Star Trek into DarknessZachary Quinto will be hosting an actor’s masterclass next month.

The class will take place at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh on July 12.

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Takei Posting His Facebook Page? Not Always

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The original series’ George Takei‘s Facebook page is very popular, but Takei is not always providing the material for his page.

Rick Polito, a comedy TV writer, spilled the beans and admitted that he is paid to provide jokes for the FB page.

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Free NYC Quinto Movie Screening

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Fans of Zachary Quinto who live in the New York City area will be able to see a free screening of Breakup at a Wedding, a new VOD film produced by the actor.

And Quinto himself will be in attendance at the free screening!

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Trek Writers Honored At Charity Ball

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Star Trek into Darkness writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were honored Saturday at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball.

Chrysalis is a Los Angeles-based “nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.”

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Star Trek Into Darkness Box Office

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The latest domestic box office figures are in, and Star Trek into Darkness has crossed the $200,000,000 mark.

Star Trek into Darkness came in sixth this weekend, and fourth in total gross, behind Iron Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Fast and Furious 6.

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Retro Review: Hard Time

Friday, June 7th, 2013

O’Brien has memories of a twenty-year prison term implanted into his brain by aliens and has trouble readjusting to life on the station afterward.

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New Ortiz Art T-shirts

Friday, June 7th, 2013

The latest T-shirts featuring original series art by Juan Ortiz are now available for purchase.

The T-shirts are based on the original series episodes: The Menagerie Part 2, The Empath, Space Seed, and All Our Yesterdays.

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Star Trek Acer Computer Auction

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

An auction later this month will feature an Acer Aspire R7 Limited Edition Notebook with a Star Trek logo on it.

Only twenty-five of these unique notebooks were ever produced and prior to this auction, none have ever been offered to the public.

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Shatner To Guest on TV Land Comedy

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

William Shatner will be a guest star on the summer premiere of TV Land‘s Hot in Cleveland.

Hot in Cleveland is the story of several women in their forties who end up unexpectedly in the city when their Paris-bound flight makes an emergency landing . They decide to stay in a city where they are still considered “hot.”

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Abrams To Develop Serling Story

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

A story written by Rod Serling shortly before his death will be developed by Star Trek‘s J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot.

The story, The Stops Along the Way, was written in 1975.

There are few details on the project yet and it is uncertain whether this will be a made-for-television movie, a mini-series or a full series. TrekToday will update the story as more details become available.