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Cho: Sulu In Star Trek 2

Monday, September 12th, 2011

John Cho was satisfied with his work in Star Trek XI, and the actor who played Sulu has an opinion on what he’d like to see for the character in the next Star Trek movie.

There was plenty for Cho to do in Star Trek XI, which was gratifying, as he didn’t expect a big role in the movie. “I was happy,” he said. “When I took the role, I hadn’t read the script, even. I just knew that I wanted to be a part of it. I wasn’t sure how it’d juggle out. There were just a lot of characters to get to, it was a big story to tell, and I wasn’t expecting a huge arc.”

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Saldana: Hollywood, America And Racism

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana had some harsh words recently about Hollywood and its hiring practices.

As a woman of color, Saldana has experienced racism throughout her life, and that includes her time as an actress.
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Quinto In Negotiations For FX Series Role

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Zachary Quinto, Star Trek XI‘s Spock, is in talks for a guest star role for at least four episodes of a new thriller set in Los Angeles.

Quinto is up for the role of Chad on FX’s “psychosexual thriller” American Horror Story, where he would play the gay former owner of a spooky mansion who befriends one of the new owners.

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Saldana Comparisons To Jolie

Friday, August 26th, 2011

After playing characters that aren’t afraid to kick a little butt, Star Trek XI‘s Zoë Saldana is sometimes compared to Angelina Jolie, which makes her a little uncomfortable.

“If I think about it in that fashion than yes (it’s scary,)” Saldana said. “I wouldn’t want to think about it in that way.”

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Abrams: Star Trek On TV?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Even though J.J. Abrams is busy, with three shows to be in production by 2012, he is thinking about the future, which includes Star Trek.

Abrams recently discussed the possibility of seeing Star Trek on television after the current movies are completed.

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Quinto Star Trek 2 Speculation

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

According to Zachary Quinto, there is a “goldmine of drama” to be explored in Star Trek 2.

Quinto is happy that there is a bit of delay in making that sequel though. “It makes people miss it a little bit,” he said, “you know what I mean? We had a lot of goodwill around that first movie. So I feel like people are going to be ready for a second one by the time it comes out. It’s not like ‘Already? Really? Again?”

Star Trek 2 could “go anywhere,” says Quinto, and Vulcan’s fate as laid out in Star Trek XI is not necessarily set in stone. “I imagine we’re going to pick up right where we left off, but it could be a completely different timeline,” he said. “They’ve basically now created a device that allows them to go anywhere with it. I mean, we could be in a parallel universe; we could be in a parallel time. That’s the joy of science-fiction. Vulcan could be back.”

Trek Star TV Alert

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek XI should tune in to ABC later tonight as two actors from the movie will be making a late night show appearance.

Zoë Saldana (Uhura) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov) will be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. They will be promoting their latest movies; Colombiana for Saldana and Fright Night for Yelchin.

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs on ABC at midnight.

Thanks to Cappy for the tip!

Yelchin: While Waiting For Star Trek 2

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Even though Anton Yelchin is looking forward to Star Trek 2, other projects are keeping him busy.

Yelchin’s latest film is a remake of Fright Night, due out this Friday. In Fright Night, Yelchin portrays Charley Brewster, a young man who suspects his new neighbor of being a vampire.

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Saldana Fashion Website Debuts

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Zoë Saldana, Star Trek XI‘s Uhura, and her fiancé Keith Britton have launched a new fashion database.

The website, MyFDB.com, will be listing “every magazine shoot, its cover, campaign models…and people involved in the shoots.”

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Saldana’s Wishes For Star Trek 2

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Zoë Saldana has a few things that she would like to see in Star Trek 2.

If Saldana had her way, fans would see more of the Spock-Uhura romance. “For some reason, I’m not like a mushy person, but I kind of want Spock and Uhura to get it on,” she said. “Not in that sense, but you really want to see more of that love affair.”

Another thing Saldana would enjoy is seeing a bit more of Captain Kirk. “Captain Kirk should definitely take off his shirt,” she said. “Along with Sulu.”

And what about her own character? “And I think Uhura should kick some ass,” said Saldana.

Abrams Updates Star Trek 2 Progress

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

In a short interview with MTV, J.J. Abrams gave an update report on Star Trek 2, talking about what he felt was important when it came to the sequel.

Abrams and the writers met recently and Abrams promised more news would be forthcoming. “We met yesterday,” he said. “We had a big endless meeting, it was great. I think we will have something to talk about really soon.

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Animated Trek By Kurtzman And Orci?

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Back in May, TrekToday reported that Roberto Orci was interested in helping to create a new animated Star Trek series, and this weekend, word comes that both he and Star Trek XI Co-writer/producer Alex Kurtzman are serious about doing so.

Appearing on the My Geek Time radio show, the two revealed that they are seriously investigating the possibility of making the animated Star Trek. “We have asked about [an animated Star Trek series],” said Orci. “We have asked what the rights are and who owns it and what are the possibilities. It is a very early – kind of ‘is this a possibility?’ and we are waiting to hear back. But we would love to do it.”

“We just had the experience of doing Transformers: Prime on The Hub,” said Kurtzman. “We learned a lot from that experience and it would be cool to do something like that from Trek.”

A Gay Character in Star Trek 2?

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Although he hadn’t really given thought to the issue, J.J. Abrams is open to the idea of a gay character in Star Trek 2.

Star Trek has always been considered to be progressive and groundbreaking, but there has never been an identifiable gay character, although there were stories which dealt with homosexuality in an oblique way.

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Quinto: The Future Of Spock-Uhura

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Zachary Quinto speculates on the future of Spock in Star Trek 2.

With the destruction of Vulcan in Star Trek XI, there will be pressure on Spock to help his race. “I would imagine (this is just speculative),” said Quinto, “his planet’s been destroyed, he feels a real imperative to rebuild his race. But he’s in love with a human. There’s probably some potential conflict in that dynamic, I would not be surprised, and I would be intrigued and excited by that if that were the case.”

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Yelchin As Clumsy Smurf

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Anton Yelchin, Star Trek XI‘s Chekov, recently voiced a character in the hybrid live-action and animated 3-D family comedy The Smurfs.

Yelchin voiced the character of Smurf Clumsy, an unlucky Smurf. Where Clumsy goes, bad luck is sure to follow.

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