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Horse 1, Shatner 0

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Those attending last week’s San Diego Comic-Con were surprised to see William Shatner in a wheelchair.

Shatner was in the wheelchair due to a leg injury.

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Drexler TV Alert

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Doug Drexler will be a judge on this week’s American Gangster episode of Face Off.

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. Each week the artists are tasked with using their considerable talent to create original movie-worthy characters such as aliens, human-animal hybrids, horror villains, cyborgs and others.”

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MicroWarriors Releases Next Week

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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MicroWarriors, a new documentary film that explores the world of beneficial bacteria, will be released on DVD on August 1.

The film was narrated by Leonard Nimoy, directed by his son Adam Nimoy, and co-produced by his daughter Julie Nimoy.

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To Be Takei Review by Spencer Blohm

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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The beloved George Takei, better known as the original Sulu around these parts, is the subject of a new documentary by Filmmaker Jennifer Krootz called To Be Takei. The documentary looks at the entirety of George’s life; covering everything including his difficult childhood, his breakthrough role on Star Trek, and his activism in recent years. It is currently available exclusively on DIRECTV, from July 3rd to August 5th, before the film is released in theaters August 22.

Krootz begins the film with Takei’s childhood, which was relatively simple until America was thrust into WWII following the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. As a Japanese-American, Takei and his family were the victims of paranoia within the U.S. government, and were taken from their home in California to be placed in an internment camp in Arkansas. From the age of five until he was eight, Takei lived the life of a prisoner, an event which had a profound effect on him, as he describes in the film.

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Mulgrew: Playing Red

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew spoke about playing Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange is the New Black.

Mulgrew was interested in playing the character of Red because she was different than the usual type of character.

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A Baby For Saldana

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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After weeks of online speculation, Zoë Saldana‘s publicist has told The Hollywood Reporter that the actress is pregnant.

Saldana married husband Marco Perego last summer.

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Abrams Announces Star Wars: Force For Change Sweepstakes

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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J.J. Abrams has announced the creation of Star Wars: Force For Change, and an opportunity for a lucky fan to win a small role in Star Wars Episode VII.

Star Wars: Force For Change is “dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems” via UNICEF‘s Innovation Labs.

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Saldana As A Role Model

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessZoë Saldana prefers to be more than eye candy in her movie roles.

The actress, who once went blue for Avatar, will be green for her role as Gamora in the forthcoming Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Cumberbatch As Turing

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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A preview of The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, has been released.

Turing was a brilliant computer scientist, mathematician, and is considered the father of artificial intelligence.

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Giacchino Tour Arrives In North America

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Beginning this weekend, Michael Giacchino‘s Star Trek Live performances will take place in the US.

The performances includes screenings of Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness with a full orchestra.

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Cho As Romantic Lead

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessJohn Cho will be playing an unfamiliar role this autumn, that of the romantic lead.

Cho will co-star with Karen Gillan in Selfie, a modern remake of Pygmalion.

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Quinto Takes Role In Michael

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Zachary Quinto has signed on for a role in Michael, the story of an “ex-gay activist.”

Michael portrays the life of Michael Glatze, who renounced his homosexuality later in life and married a woman.

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Orci Joins Power Rangers Movie

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessRoberto Orci has signed on for the new movie adaptation of the Power Rangers.

The Power Rangers dates back to the 1990s when it began as the children’s series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

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Trek Actor Emmy Nominations

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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Several people associated with Trek series or movies have been nominated for Emmys.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards winners will be announced next month.

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Orci: Trek 3 Progress

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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Although he is slated to direct Star Trek 3, Roberto Orci‘s concern at the moment is getting the story for the movie completed and approved.

Orci is writing the story for Star Trek 3 along with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.

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