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Dame Joan Collins

Monday, January 5th, 2015


Joan Collins, best-known to Star Trek fans for her role as Edith Keeler in an original series episode, is now Dame Joan Collins.

The London-born Collins who played Alexis Carrington on the hit show Dynasty in the 1980s is now the female equivalent of a knight.


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.

Collins – Star Trek: The Motion Picture Disappointing

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Star Trek: The Motion Picture was disappointing for Stephen Collins, who played Willard Decker, but it wasn’t all because of the lack of box office success.

Getting the role was no big deal for Collins, who didn’t know that getting a role in the new film was a coveted thing. “Little did I know that tons of actors in Hollywood had been lining up around the block to get in and meet Robert Wise,” he said. “It’s just such a perverse thing about life and especially about show business, but when you don’t need the job that badly is when you seem to get it, and when you desperately want the job and know you can be brilliant in it, you usually don’t get it. Life isn’t fair that way and show business isn’t fair that way. Obviously there are great exceptions to the rule, but those are relatively few and far between. So I went in kind of cool as a cucumber. ‘Hi, Mr. Wise.’ I wasn’t nervous and when you’re not nervous you tend to do your best.”


Collins Joins New NBC Drama

Friday, July 16th, 2010

Clifton Collins Jr., best-known to Star Trek fans as Ayel the Romulan in Star Trek XI, will be appearing in The Event, a new NBC drama series that will debut this fall.

Collins will play Thomas, who is a “key player in the show’s secret conspiracy who will come into contact with the President of the United States (played by Blair Underwood).


Collins: On Romulans And Trek

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Playing a Romulan had Clifton Collins Jr. looking into the deepest, darkest part of himself.

Although he was not a Trekkie, Collins was aware of Star Trek, especially Leonard Nimoy. “I’ve got to say to you that I am not a Trekkie,” he said. “I think we all grew up watching Star Trek, whether you are a Trekkie or not. Not to mention, just the sound of Leonard Nimoy’s voice; it is something just so familiar to us growing up, in those earlier years of your childhood. There is something very comforting about it.”


Collins Wants In On Star Trek XII

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Clifton Collins Jr. (Ayel) thinks that his character has an excellent chance of returning for Star Trek XII.

Unlike Eric Bana, who said that he will not be back to play Nero, the actor who played his first officer thinks his odds of returning for the sequel are good.


Collins: Where The Good Stories Are

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

When it comes to films, the best stories can be found in the independent films, says Clifton Collins, Jr.

Collins, seen recently in Star Trek XI as Romulan villain Ayel, spoke recently about different types of movies and movie roles and what he prefers. When it comes to a choice between dramatic or comedic roles, he has no great preference. “If you do to much of one thing,” he said, it’s easy to get a little stagnant and bored. I love switching it up.”


Collins On Abrams And Bana

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Clifton Collins, Jr. (Romulan General Ayel) spoke about his career, as reported by MovieWeb, including his work on Star Trek XI with J.J. Abrams and Eric Bana (Nero.)

Collins admitted that Star Trek XI has been the biggest film on which he has done thus far, but it was a great experience. “Yes sir, it totally is,” said Collins. “Obviously, I was just on with J.J. He’s a big commercial guy, as you can tell, but when you get to work with people like J.J. and be surrounded by the producers and get the support of a beautiful, great studio like Paramount, you know, these aren’t the horror stories I’ve heard of at all.”