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Shimerman Play Debuts Today

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014


Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman will be appearing in The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.

The play is a comedy, “based on the historical fact that Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy all wrote, or re-wrote their own versions of the Bible.”


Ellison Recovering

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Science Fiction Author Harlan Ellison is recovering in the hospital.

The eighty-year-old writer suffered a stroke last week.


Park Married

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014


Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Linda Park has tied the knot.

Park married Daniel Bess on October 11 in Los Angeles.


Shatner And The Young Fan

Monday, October 13th, 2014


In the latest video from Volkswagen Germany featuring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, Shatner takes a tour of a young boy’s room.

The boy, a rabid Star Trek fan, has a rather impressive collection of Star Trek collectibles.


More Shatner And Nimoy In German VW Campaign

Friday, October 10th, 2014


In a new short video, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are asked questions about transporting.

The video is part of Volkswagen Germany‘s new advertising campaign featuring the two original series actors.


Cho On Racism

Thursday, October 9th, 2014


For John Cho, being an Asian-American actor has brought its own challenges for the actor.

But being cast on Selfie as television’s first Asian lead is a step in the right direction.

Cho has run into problems at time and works hard to avoid stereotyping. “I experienced racism, and in my professional life, I try to take roles (and have always tried to take roles) that don’t fall within the parameters of any Asian stereotype,” he said. “And so to me, hopefully, that’s a positive thing I can put into popular culture and so maybe in some bizarrely tiny way that helps people not think of Asians in one particular way.”

Asked to do an accent for Big Fat Liar once, Cho said no. “I don’t want to do this role in a kid’s comedy, with an accent, because I don’t want young people laughing at an accent inadvertently,” he said. But Director Shawn Levy worked with him to help to develop the character. “I bumped into [Levy] recently, and for him he says it was his first feature, and it was really awesome from HIS perspective that it was a good reminder that actors need to feel invested and the importance of collaboration, but for ME it was important that someone understood where I was coming from politically as far as representation of Asian-Americans.”

Selfie airs Tuesdays at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.

The Shatner Project Debut

Thursday, October 9th, 2014


The Shatner Project, William Shatner‘s latest television show, will debut later this month.

Announced last spring, The Shatner Project is a six-part series focusing on the remodel of Shatner’s own residence.


Shatner Twitter Misunderstanding

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014


A short tweet from William Shatner set off a firestorm online.

The tweet, posted in the wee hours this morning, said “I’m baaaaccckk!!!”


Grodenchik: Who Was Rom?

Monday, October 6th, 2014


Actor Max Grodenchik delves into the character of Rom and explains what makes the Ferengi tick.

Initially the character of Rom was meant to be a Ferengi misfit, one who couldn’t fit into the profit-loving Ferengi society.


Bakula Wants Interesting Character Roles

Monday, October 6th, 2014


When it comes to his acting roles, Scott Bakula wants characters who are interesting and vibrant.

The actor is currently portraying Dwayne “King” Pride on the newly-launched NCIS: New Orleans.


Grodenchik: Auditioning For Quark

Friday, October 3rd, 2014


Deep Space Nine fans know Max Grodenchik as the loveable Rom, but the actor first tried out for the part of Quark.

Grodenchik was told of the audition by his makeup supervisor, Mike Westmore, while the actor was working on The Next Generation‘s The Perfect Mate.


Trek-Themed Volkswagen Commercial

Friday, October 3rd, 2014


The German Volkswagen campaign featuring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy has released a short video.

The video features the actors, a young boy in a Trek shirt, and the USS Enterprise.


Cho: Star Trek 4?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014


While doing promotion for his new series Selfie, John Cho addressed the future of Star Trek beyond Star Trek 3.

Cho was asked if this would be the last Trek movie for “your team, or for you as Sulu.”


Cumberbatch In War Of Roses Miniseries

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


Star Trek into DarknessBenedict Cumberbatch will soon be seen in a BBC2 historical drama.

The actor will appear in The Hollow Crown: The War of Roses, which has just begun filming.


Cho Selfie TV Alert

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014


Tonight, Star Trek into Darkness John Cho will be appearing in the pilot for Selfie.

Selfie is a modern remake of Pygmalion.