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Nichols To Receive Award

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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The original series’ Nichelle Nichols will be receiving an award at the Essence 7th Annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon tomorrow.

The Black Women in Hollywood luncheon “celebrate[s] the top African-American women in the film industry.”

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Paramount Park Murcia

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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A new park to open in Alhama de Murcia, Spain late next year will be of interest to Star Trek fans.

The park, Paramount Park Murcia, will feature several Trek-themed rides.

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Quinto’s Banshee Chapter

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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A new horror/thriller executive produced by Star Trek into Darkness’ Zachary Quinto is out on DVD and VOD in the UK courtesy of the UK’s distribution entity Intense Distribution and independent label 101 Films.

Banshee Chapter is “the story of a journalist Anne Roland as she explores the disturbing links behind her friend’s sudden disappearance, an ominous government research chemical, and a disturbing radio broadcast of unknown origin. The film is based on true events and real accounts of the US government’s involvement with human experimentation.”

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Unbelievable – Sci Fi Parody

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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A new science fiction parody, Unbelievable!!!!, features many familiar Star Trek names.

Unbelievable!!!! “is an homage and parody of B-rated Science Fiction movies of the 1950′s and 1960′s. The dialogue is intentionally stilted and wooden as are the special effects. The sets, costumes and props are all purposefully of makeshift quality. However, the plot is solid and propels the characters through the entire story as though it has a serious intent or statement.”

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Star Trek Amazon Prime Streaming Extended

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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Star Trek fans who enjoy watching the televised shows on Amazon Prime will be happy to hear that a new deal has been signed that will extend the current licensing agreement between CBS TV Distribution and Amazon.

All five television series are currently available on Amazon Prime for instant streaming.

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Trek People’s Choice Award Results

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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The 40th People’s Choice Awards were held January 8th and the winners have been announced.

Star Trek into Darkness was nominated in three categories; Favorite Movie, Favorite Action Movie, and Favorite Movie Duo (Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto).

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Trek BAFTA Nomination

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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The BAFTA nominations have been released and Star Trek into Darkness is on the nomination list.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) “supports, promotes and develops the art forms of the moving image, by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.”

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Saldana To Announce Golden Globe Nominees

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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Star Trek‘s Zoë Saldana will join Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari tomorrow morning to read the names of this year’s Golden Globe Awards nominees.

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on January 12, in a ceremony that will air on NBC.

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Sci-Fi Museum To Debut

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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A new science fiction museum will be opened in Washington, D.C.

Although the sci-fi museum won’t open until 2017, a “preview space” for the museum will open next year.

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Paramount: We Did Well

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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Although operating profits for Paramount was down for the fiscal year which ended in September, there were bright spots when it came to the financial report.

One of those bright spots came courtesy of the summer movies, including Star Trek into Darkness.

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Trek SET Award

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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The Third Annual SET Awards were held today and Star Trek into Darkness was one of the honorees.

The SET Awards are “presented to movies, TV series, radio and TV news programs, print and online journalism for accurate and impactful entertainment portraying and promoting the fields of science, engineering, technology and mathematics.”

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The Next Generation Pre-Paid Credit Cards

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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Back in May, Card.com released prepaid credit cards featuring images from four of the five televised series, and cards featuring images from that fifth series are now available.

More than a dozen prepaid credit cards with characters and ships from Star Trek: The Next Generation are available.

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Twizzlers Trek

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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A new commercial for Twizzlers licorice features the USS Enterprise.

The short commercial features Twizzlers, strawberries and the USS Enterprise.

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Quinto Speaks For Charity

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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Star Trek into DarknessZachary Quinto is one of the celebrities taking part in the annual Sound Off for Autism Speaks fundraising effort.

Quinto joins Adam West, Bryan Cranston, Cher, Jack Black, Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, Michael Dorn, Peter Dinklage, and Vin Scully in the effort to raise funds for Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts.

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GE’s TrekRabbit

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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Beginning today, GE is partnering with TaskRabbit to bring a Trek-themed experience to select TaskRabbit customers in New York City and San Francisco.

TaskRabbit users outsource their small jobs, such as grocery shopping or the repair of a clogged sink, to locals in their neighborhood for a fee.

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