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Burton’s Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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LeVar Burton has announced an ambitious project to bring Reading Rainbow into more homes and classrooms.

The goal of the Kickstarter campaign is to raise $1,000,000 and already almost a fifth of that has been pledged in the first day.

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Frakes To Direct New TV Series

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes will be directing several episodes of a TNT series set to debut later this year.

The series is The Librarians, and it is a revival of the Librarian movies.

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Wheaton Owes Crusher To Gerrold

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

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According to Wil Wheaton, his role of Wesley Crusher came courtesy of David Gerrold.

Wheaton had come to Gerrold’s notice in Stand By Me.

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Cumberbatch Joins Whitey Bulger Movie

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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Star Trek into Darkness Benedict Cumberbatch will be replacing Guy Pearce in Black Mass.

Pearce left the project due to scheduling issues.

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Nimoy: Award Brings Closure

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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Leonard Nimoy will be appearing with the Boston Pops this weekend, and that appearance will probably be the last Pops appearance for the actor.

An award to be presented to Nimoy after that, on June 7, will bring an end to the actor’s long career.

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Auberjonois Joins Drama

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Rene Auberjonois has joined the cast of a Showtime drama.

The drama, Masters of Sex, will begin its second season this summer.

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Cumberbatch Joins War Drama

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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Star Trek into DarknessBenedict Cumberbatch has signed on for The Yellow Birds.

The Yellow Birds is an adaptation of the novel of the same title, written by Kevin Powers.

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Pine’s Mantivities

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Chris Pine has written and will star in the comedy Mantivities.

Mantivities is the story of a “group of men who try to instill responsibility in their pal, a former child star, by taking him on a day of activities.”

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Shimerman Offers Coaching Session

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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Two auctions featuring Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman‘s acting expertise come courtesy of The Antaeus Company.

The Antaeus Company “is a cooperative theater ensemble founded to empower the actor and to bring classical theater to Los Angeles. The company exists to create a family of artists and audiences and is dedicated to exploring stories with enduring themes.”

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Giacchino To Score Dinosaur Flick

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Composer Michael Giacchino, who composed Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek into Darkness, will be the composer for the latest Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D in June 2015.

Giacchino is a fan of dinosaur movies. His first composing job was writing “the score for the Steven Spielberg-produced video game based on the film The Lost World, which was one of the earliest console video games to feature an original orchestral score.”

Working on Jurassic World “is an incredible opportunity to bring full circle the journey of dinosaurs and film that started in my backyard over thirty years ago,” said Giacchino.

“While this new score will honor the indelible work of John Williams,” said Director Colin Trevorrow, “our mission is the same as the film itself — to create something bold and new for people who love dinosaurs.”

TV Alert: Saldana’s Rosemary’s Baby

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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This Sunday, the remake of Rosemary’s Baby, starring Zoe Saldana and Patrick Adams, will air on NBC.

NBC has released new images from the two-part miniseries.

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Rumor Mill: Orci Trek Director Talks

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Word has emerged today that Star Trek into DarknessRoberto Orci is in talks to direct the next Star Trek movie.

Orci has not directed a movie before, but has written and produced movies.

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TV Alert: Wheaton On Big Bang Theory Tonight

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wil Wheaton will be appearing on The Big Bang Theory tonight.

Wheaton is appearing in The Gorilla Dissolution episode.

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Shatner Signs Ora.TV Deal

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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William Shatner has signed a development deal with Ora.TV, an Internet TV network and production studio.

The deal means a move for one of Shatner’s shows, Brown Bag Wine Tasting, beginning June 23.

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Stewart: How Xavier Can Return

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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For fans who wondered how Sir Patrick Stewart’s Professor Xavier can return for X-Men: Days of Future Past after being vaporized in X-Men: The Last Stand, Stewart has an answer.

The answer lies in the end credits of X-Men: The Last Stand.

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