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Bana to Play King of Rock and Roll

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Eric Bana, Star Trek XI’s Romulan Nero, will take on the role of Elvis Presley in Elvis & Nixon.

Elvis & Nixon is the story of a visit by Presley to the White House in 1970, where he met President Richard M. Nixon.


New Mondo Poster Debuts Tomorrow

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Another Mondo Star Trek poster will be released tomorrow, and this will be of interest to fans of the original series.

The latest poster, titled Star Trek: The Motion Picture, is black, blue and white, and features the scene towards the end of the movie where Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Decker and the Ilia probe have left the Enterprise to investigate V’Ger.


Shatner Movies On Epix July 21-23

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Beginning tomorrow, Epix will be showing the Shatnerpalooza movies, including William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet (Thursday at 8 PM and on Friday at 12:00 AM and 7:00 PM), and The Captains Documentary (Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 3:15 AM).

Before and after William Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet and The Captains, there will be a mix of Star Trek movies and the movies and shows in which Shatner appeared that were not Trek-related.


The Long Khan

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan remember the scene where James T. Kirk screams out “KHHHHAAAAANNN!” after Khan informs him that he has marooned Kirk in the center of a dead planet and buried him alive.

Now, a fun fan activity tied in with EPIX’s Shatnerpalooza gives fans a chance to upload their own Khan screams.

The viral Shatner celebration is in progress and by heading to The Long Khan, fans can add their own video to the chain and contribute to the “longest Khan in history,” and can see what others have posted.

The Long Khan will run through August.

July-August Conventions

Friday, July 1st, 2011

There will be nine conventions, shows or appearances in July and August that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

July begins with Shore Leave 33, which will be held July 8-10 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland. In addition to the three Trek actors (John de Lancie, Sally Kellerman and Gary Lockwood), astronaut John Grunsfeld will be in attendance.


McDowell: Kirk Death Meant Death Threats

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Malcolm McDowell didn’t like the way Captain Kirk was killed off and neither did some fans, some of whom expressed their displeasure towards McDowell himself.

Even though plenty of people didn’t like the death of Kirk as it was originally filmed, including both William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, the studio didn’t act on those complaints until a test screening revealed deep dissatisfaction from the audience.


McDowell: Killing a TV Icon

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Malcolm McDowell played Dr. Tolian Soran, the man responsible for the death of James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations, but he’s not a fan of how Kirk died.

There was no hesitation on McDowell’s part when it came to accepting the role of Soran though. “I thought, ‘Well, this is a good part.’ I think that’s what I felt immediately,” said McDowell.


June-July Star Trek Conventions

Monday, May 30th, 2011

There will be thirteen conventions, shows or appearances in June and July that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

In June, ConCarolinas 2011 will take place at the Charlotte Hilton University Place, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from June 3-5. Star Trek: Enterprise‘s John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox) and Bonita Friedericy will be in attendance at Con Carolinas 2011.


Carson: Directing Trek – The Good And The Bad

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Although David Carson directed gems such as Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Yesterday’s Enterprise, he also worked on Star Trek: Generations, where he found the proposed mode of death for James T. Kirk to be unacceptable.

Carson began his Trek career with The Next Generation‘s The Enemy. “I was in England and I didn’t know Star Trek,” he explained. “When I was told that I had an interview for the thing, I said, ‘Oh yes, what’s Star Trek?’ My agents went, ‘You don’t know what Star Trek is? You’d better go down to the video store and get the thing out and have a look at it.”


Collins Joins Stooges

Friday, May 6th, 2011

According to Variety, Stephen Collins, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Captain Willard Decker on Star Trek: The Motion Picture, will be joining the Farrelly Brothers’ The Three Stooges movie.

Collins will be joining Sean Hayes and Will Sasso, who play Larry Fine and Curly Howard, and possibly Chris Diamantopoulus, who may play Moe Howard.

Mr. Harter, played by Collins, will show up at the orphanage run by Jane Lynch (Glee) as the Mother Superior, to adopt one of the Stooges.

The Three Stooges will arrive in theaters in 2012.

Meyer And Trek Team To Appear At Film Festival

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan) and Star Trek XI’s Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof will be appearing at the 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival next month.

Meyer will be a director’s cut of the 1982 Wrath of Khan to the festival. Kurtzman, Orci and Lindelof will take the stage together and the topic of conversation will be Star Trek XI‘s success and the trio’s plans for Star Trek 2.

The 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival will take place June 9-12 at the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood. Tickets can be obtained here.

Bettis To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

John Bettis, best-known to Star Trek fans for a song in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer.

Responsible for writing hundreds of songs, including several for The Carpenters, as well as Promise Me You’ll Remember from The Godfather- Part III, Bettis will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 16.


Retro Review: Star Trek: Nemesis

Friday, April 1st, 2011

The new Romulan leader – who has devised a deadly plan for Earth’s future – also has a very personal connection to Picard.


Retro Review: Star Trek: Insurrection

Friday, March 25th, 2011

When a Starfleet admiral allies the Federation with a race determined to destroy a peaceful paradise, Picard and the Enterprise crew rebel.


Nimoy: Trek Movie Hits And Misses

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Leonard Nimoy shared his thoughts regarding the first six Star Trek movies; what worked, what didn’t and what he wishes had happened in the final original series movie.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture wasn’t very well-received by fans, but was successful enough to warrant a second film. “The feeling was, after that first movie, there was something to be done with Star Trek,” said Nimoy, “that the first movie hadn’t done what was available to be done, that there was still an audience, still an interest, but that it didn’t satisfy the audience in terms of content.”