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April-May 2011 Conventions

Friday, April 1st, 2011

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

Two Australian Supanova Pop Culture Expos will start off the month of April. Brisbane 2011 will be held from April 1-3 at the RNA Showgrounds and Melbourne 2011 will be held from April 8-10 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Star Trek XI‘s Simon Pegg will be in attendance at Supanova.


Ryan: Looking Forward

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Although Jeri Ryan enjoyed playing Seven of Nine, Endgame meant the end of thinking about the character as far as she was concerned.

Ryan is not the type of person to speculate on the future of characters once she is done portraying them. “That’s not the way my imagination works with the characters that I’ve played,” she said. “Seven is a character that I loved, but I don’t necessarily want to make it up in my head, what’s going on with her now. Endgame sort of ended it for me. That was the last chapter and the book closed for me at that point.”


Ryan: Voyager Pluses And Minuses

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Even though Star Trek: Voyager’s Jeri Ryan worried about typecasting as a result of working on the show, she loved her time on the show including her relationship with her co-workers, but certain elements of the series finale didn’t work for her.

When Ryan thinks about Voyager, the first thing on her mind was that catsuit. “The costume,” she said. “They didn’t let me keep the cat suit. I would have loved to have burned it; not so much the cat suit as the corset that was under it. But, no, they didn’t let me have that. I do, however, have an alcove. I figured, “That’s the least you can give me! Give me my alcove.’ So I have it in my game room.”


Trek Actor Casting News

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

A former Star Trek: Voyager actress will be appearing in Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the director of an adaptation of the 1990s Vertigo series wants a Star Trek XI actor in his film.

Jeri Ryan has signed for a guest star role in the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, where she will be playing a former CIA agent with a security film of her own, but with a “dark secret.”

D.J. Caruso will be directing Preacher, an adaptation of the Vertigo series created by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.  If Caruso has his way, Star Trek XI‘s Chris Pine would be cast in the lead role of Jesse Custer.

Beltran To Star in Devil’s Advocate

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Robert Beltran, best-known to Trek fans as Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager, will be starring in The Devil’s Advocate, a play about former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega.

Set in 1989, The Devil’s Advocate is the story of the capture of Noriega by the Vatican’s “Devil’s Advocate” Archbishop Jose Sebastian Loboa, played by Jacob Witkin.

The Devil’s Advocate, directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela, will play at the Los Angeles Theater Center from March 23 through April 17. Ticket information can be found here.

Berman And Trek Part II

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Rick Berman answered more fan questions about his time working on various Star Trek series.

The questions in the second part of the Berman interview include the following topics: Gay characters in Star Trek, a lack of familiarity with the original series and how/if that impacted his work on Star Trek: Enterprise, favorite supporting characters, rethinking how he would do Star Trek and more.


March-April 2011 Star Trek Conventions

Monday, February 28th, 2011

There will be six conventions, shows or appearances in March and April that feature Trek 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.

March kicks off with The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary. This convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport from March 11-13, and features plenty of guests of interest to Trek fans. In attendance will be: Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Connor Trinneer, Nana Visitor, Dominic Keating, Grace Lee Whitney, Rene Auberjonois, Eric Menyuk (Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s The Traveler) and Richard Arnold.

There will be plenty of events at the Official Star Trek Convention, including an optional photography seminar with Leonard Nimoy, and a special performance by Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor in a play.

Also in March will be MegaCon 2011 which will be held March 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In attendance at MegaCon 2011 will be: William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Robin Curtis and Marina Sirtis.

Two Australian Supanova Pop Culture Expos will start off the month of April. Brisbane 2011 will be held from April 1-3 at the RNA Showgrounds and Melbourne 2011 will be held from April 8-10 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Guests of interests to Trek fans include Star Trek XI‘s Simon Pegg, and Christopher Lloyd.

On April 9, the two-day The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary will be held in Phoenix, Arizona at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel. In attendance will be: J.G. Hertzler, Max Grodenchik, Robert O’Reilly, Armin Shimerman, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, and Vaughn Armstrong.

Events include an optional Star Trek “Rat Pack” performance by Grodenchik, Armstrong, Combs, Biggs and Shimerman; Breakfast with the Klingons, an on-stage makeup workshop, and a costume parade.

Wrapping up the month of April will be the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con will be held April 29-May 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center. In attendance will be Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, John de Lancie, Catherine Hicks, and Lee Arenberg.

More Mortal Kombat Casting News

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Although those who regularly follow Jeri Ryan‘s Twitter feed already knew that she would be playing Sonya in a new series of the digital Mortal Kombat, a press release from Warner Premiere confirmed the news and provided more information on the project including which other actors have been cast.

Kevin Tancharoen who directed and produced the popular, unofficial Mortal Kombat: Rebirth fan short that garnered over 10 million views worldwide,” said the press release, “is bringing the same immersive directing style to this live-action digital new media series. Fans will be able to delve deep into the history of the warriors they know and love including ‘Sub-Zero’ and ‘Scorpion.’ Shooting for Mortal Kombat is currently underway in Vancouver.”


Berman: Too Much Trek

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

If Rick Berman had had his way, new Star Trek television series would have been spaced out a little better and not put right on top of each other, and Berman would not have done the Star Trek: Enterprise finale that angered many viewers.

Once Star Trek: The Next Generation ended, the network wanted more Trek, even though Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was still on air. “We asked them to wait a couple of years,” said Berman. “They said, ‘We have all these time slots available. We don’t want to lose them.’ They felt very strongly about a new series.”


Ryan To Reprise Mortal Kombat Role

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan will be playing Sonya Blade again in a new episode of the Mortal Kombat digital series.

Ryan played Sonya in 2010’s Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, which featured an alternate version of the Mortal Kombat Universe.


Surma: Casting For Later Trek

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Amongst the casting decisions Ron Surma had to make, were finding suitable actors and actresses for the roles of the Borg Queen and Seven of Nine as well as finding a captain for Star Trek: Enterprise.

Alice Krige wasn’t available to reprise her role of the Borg Queen, and Surma had to find someone to do the job as well as Krige had done. “Alice wasn’t available and we had to find somebody else, and Susanna was really the only other choice for the role,” said Surma. “But that was not easy, for Susanna to come in and do that. Alice had set such a high standard and I think Susanna matched it.”


February-March Star Trek Conventions

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

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

Three conventions of note will take place in February. First up is TrekTrax Atlanta, which bills itself as the “new Star Trek convention in Atlanta.” TrekTrax will take place during President’s Day weekend, February 18-20, and will be held at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter.


Surma: Casting Star Trek

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Before we see the characters we grow to love on the Star Trek series and movies, they have to be cast. From Star Trek: The Next Generation on, that job belonged in part to Ron Surma.

Working with Junie Lowry-Johnson, Surma cast “everybody who spoke. We’d meet with them,” he said, “and we’d have the people we picked then meet with the producers and the director of that particular episode. And we had to move fast because we basically had about five days per episode.”


Intiraymi: Working With Jeri Ryan

Friday, January 28th, 2011

For Manu Intiraymi, one of the perks of playing Icheb on Star Trek: Voyager was getting to work with Jeri Ryan.

Like many Trek fans, Intiraymi found Ryan to be attractive. “She was awesome,” he said. “I was a young man and I was full of angst because she was such a hot chick.”


Braga On Lack Of Trek Gay Characters

Monday, January 24th, 2011

According to Brannon Braga, if a televised Star Trek show was being produced today, there would probably be a gay character in the show.

Braga, involved with three of the televised series and two Star Trek movies, explained why even though there were discussions on the matter, no gay character was included in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager or Enterprise. “It was a shame for a lot of us that … I’m talking about the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and there was a constant back and forth about well how do we portray the spectrum of sexuality. There were people who felt very strongly that we should be showing casually, you know, just two guys together in the background in Ten Forward.”