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Brent Spiner On Playing ‘Brent Spiner’

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

After a long career playing many outlandish characters, Brent Spiner can currently be seen in the comic webseries Fresh Hell, in which he plays someone who should be very familiar to him — himself. But he hinted this week that the role may actually be one of the more challenging he’s ever played.

“I’ve played myself before this — and I’ve played myself since, for that matter — and playing yourself one of the most difficult characters you can play, ’cause God knows most of us don’t know who that is,” Spiner jokingly told the AV Club. “The one on Fresh Hell is a little easier, because we make it up. It’s a strange kind of hybrid of the real me and… Well, obviously it’s me standing there, and it’s my voice and my face, but it’s also kind of filtered through Harry Hannigan’s take on the character, the one he’s writing. The character of Brent Spiner. We certainly collaborate on the concept of that, but he basically writes the script, then it’s sort of a combination of his voice and my voice.”

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New Trek Movie Expected To Start Shooting In January

Monday, July 25th, 2011

At the San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Trek XII writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman revealed they’re currently expecting the film to start shooting early next year.

“I think probably in January,” Orci told Cinepremiere (via TrekMovie), “but every time we say ‘we will be shooting any second now,’ we are not, but it is going to be soon.”
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Coto Talks Cloning Shatner

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

He may have left Star Trek behind him, but former Enterprise showrunner Manny Coto proved this week he’s still got a lot of science fiction concepts stuck in his head.

“I would reboot Star Trek, with a young William Shatner,” Coto told the Hollywood Reporter, when asked which show he’d most love to reboot. “We clone William Shatner: If I start now, in 15 years, we’d have a young Kirk. Someone’s has to talk to Shatner to give up some DNA before he dies because it’s not that far away in terms of geekdom. Fifteen years is not a long time, 15 years will be here before we know it and we could have a young Captain Kirk. Do you think my wife would agree to carry it to term? That’s interesting. Honey?”
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Article: Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Day 4

Friday, August 13th, 2010

The final day of Creation’s Las Vegas Star Trek convention saw the reunion of six Star Trek: Enterprise actors as well as some clowning around from Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) and Brent Spiner (Data).

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It’s An Elementary School, Dear Data

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

An elementary school in Louisiana looks as if it would fit right into the futuristic world of Star Trek.

Viewing the school from above, South Polk Elementary School in Leesville, Louisiana looks like a Constitution class starship.

Even the blueprints of the school put one in mind of a starship.

Bead Me Down, Scotty

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Artist Devorah Sperber has created another Star Trek sculpture made out of spools, chenille stems and semi-translucent beads.

In the lobby of the Microsoft Studio D office in Redmond, Washington is a unique sculpture, which appears to show the crew of the original series materializing before their eyes.

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Takei: The Census: Be Counted

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

George Takei and his husband Brad Altman urge same-sex couples to complete the 2010 census and show America how many of them are in a marriage or consider themselves married even if not legally wed.

Takei, complete in a Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan uniform, urged fellow gay couples to participate in the census. “[You may ask] why I’m still wearing this Starfleet uniform,” he said. “It’s to get you to actually listen to this important message, that affects how our community and marriages such as ours are viewed by this nation. Be counted!”

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One-Billionth Scale USS Enterprise

Monday, March 15th, 2010

In what certainly has to be the smallest scale ever for a science-fiction ship model, two scientists have constructed the USS Enterprise in a one-billionth scale.

The scale model of the Enterprise is so tiny, that it can only be seen by an electron microscope.

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Trek Garners VES Award Nominations

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Star Trek XI has added to its list of award nominations with the word that the Visual Effects Society has nominated the film in two categories.

Nominees were chosen in twenty categories in film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

Star Trek XI will be facing off against the popular Avatar, which received eleven VES nominations in seven categories.

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Stewart: X-Men Yes, Star Trek No

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Patrick Stewart‘s days as Captain Jean-Luc Picard are now behind him.

Fans at DragonCon last weekend got the word from Stewart himself that he will probably return in X-Men, but don’t expect to see Jean-Luc Picard again. Audiences “had not seen the last of Xavier,” said Stewart.

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