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Abrams, Nimoy, Cho Talk Sequel

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Although J.J. Abrams hasn’t decided yet whether he will direct Star Trek XII, the thought of someone else doing so is unpalatable.

Last night, Paramount held a special event in celebration of the DVD and Blu-ray release of Star Trek XI and Abrams, Leonard Nimoy and John Cho spoke about their expectations for the sequel.


FlashForward Renewed

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

John Cho will have work for some time to come as FlashForward, the show on which he is currently appearing as Demetri Noh, has been granted a full season.

ABC announced that the show has been picked up for a full slate of twenty-two episodes. FlashForward has done very well, becoming the first show since 2004 to beat Survivor in the key adult 18-49 demographic.

FlashForward has led the pack when it comes to DVR usage. Over the first week, it was the number one show in DVR playback, gaining two million viewers as a result of that format. Other shows noted for their strong DVR playbacks are Lost (to which FlashForward is often compared) and The Office.

Cho: FlashForward

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

What will happen to John Cho‘s role in FlashForward when it comes time to film Star Trek XII?

Cho, who plays FBI agent Demetri Noh, might have to face the possibility of a schedule conflict, but for now, he’s enjoying his new role. “You know for me as an actor it’s kind of a unique situation not knowing where the character is going,” he said. “Not having a full script. Typically in a movie you know how the movie ends, and you sort of map out your performance. This one we’re kind of winging it, because the actors don’t know what’s going on from episode to episode. It’s a very unique scenario, but it’s exciting.”


Cho In Flash Forward

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

090109ChoThis fall, John Cho will play Demetri Noh on a new ABC series to air this fall.

Cho (Sulu) will join Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) in Flash Forward, a new sci-fi series based on Robert J. Sawyer‘s novel of the same name.



Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Pine, Smith, Cho, Spock: Reflections, Star Trek Parody Comic, Star Trek Box Office, China and Starfleet?

Chris Pine Explains Kirk, has posted a video of Chris Pine, where he talks about playing James T. Kirk.

“James Kirk is everything you’d want to be,” he said, listing all of Kirk’s personality traits. “The process of the movie is how is this guy going to take all of this disparate energies and kind of mold them into the form of a Captain?”


Bana, Cho, Greenwood And Yelchin On First Impressions

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Four of the Star Trek XI actors explained how they were initially attracted by the Star Trek XI script or their specific characters and what they did to prepare for their roles.

As reported by, Bruce Greenwood was attracted to taking on the role of Pike because of the problem his character faced. “Well he’s got this tremendous dilemma of having to…having an instinct about somebody who to all appearances is going to let him down but his gut is to follow his instinct in spite of the way the kid’s behaving,” said Greenwood. “So there’s a tremendous father-son dynamic to that dilemma. That’s what appealed to me.” (more…)

Cho: Sulu Needed To Kick Some Booty

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

John Cho was delighted when he realized that Sulu was going to be a character who was active and not afraid to get into a fight when necessary.

As reported by, Cho was both nervous and excited about his version of Sulu. “I was thrilled he was out of his chair and getting into the mix,” said Cho. “If I had one complaint about the old show, as an Asian-American, I wanted to see Sulu get involved a little more and kick some booty. And this is it, this is happening. I can’t believe I am fulfilling my own personal dream and having Sulu shaking it.” (more…)

Star Trek XI Tidbits

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Pine and Quinto On Good Day, New York

As seen in a video by FOX New York, the reality of Kirk wasn’t quite what Chris Pine expected when he took on the role. “I signed up,” he explained. “I was very excited. I thought I was going to be the hero of the movie and get the lady and beat people up, and it was actually the exact opposite.

Zachary Quinto explained Spock’s appeal to audiences. “Spock has a definitive magnetism because there’s a mystery to him,” he said.


Star Trek XI Roundup

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

Hollywood Premiere

Last night, the stars were out for the Star Trek XI premiere in Hollywood.

According to Celebuzz, plenty of celebrities were flashing the Vulcan salute at the Star Trek XI premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood last night.


Star Trek XI Roundup

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Sneak Peek Behind-the-Scenes


More Star Trek XI Clips Emerge

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

At the general release of Star Trek XI approaches, more clips have been posted online, some with new material.

As reported by, fans now have more bits of the movie as well as some behind-the-scenes footage to enjoy.


German Star Trek XI Premiere Video

Monday, April 20th, 2009

A video special from the Star Trek XI German premiere offers coverage of the press coverage as well as plenty of interviews. Plus: London video interviews.

As reported by Trek News Germany, a half-hour video with interviews from J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Eric Bana, Simon Pegg and John Cho has been posted for eager fans.

In addition, a photo gallery can be seen here. (more…)

More Star Trek XI Commercials

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

Several new commercials are airing, each offering a few seconds of never-before seen material.

As reported by, the short commercials are mostly comprised of scenes that fans have viewed before, but the new commercials are worth viewing for the new bits, one of which shows damage on Vulcan.

To see the first commercial, head here.


Cho: Under Pressure

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Taking on the role of Sulu for John Cho meant worrying about honoring Star Trek and the fans.

As reported by Hollywood Today, it’s difficult to come in and take on the role of a character after another actor has done it. “I did feel pressure,” said Cho. “You’re doing a role that another actor did and you certainly don’t want to dishonor that. And I felt pressure to honor the Star Trekkers, the fans, to do right by them. They’re very passionate about this mythology and you don’t want to mess with that.” (more…)

New Ad: Not Your Father’s Star Trek

Monday, April 13th, 2009

A sixth action-filled Star Trek XI commercial is now airing and appears to be aimed at a larger non-Star Trek audience.

As seen at YouTube, “This is not your father’s Star Trek,” claims the new thirty-second ad for Star Trek XI. Much of the ad contains scenes shown previously, with new footage augmenting some of those scenes. (more…)