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Tussaud’s Adds Picard Wax Figure

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Star Trek fans visiting Madame Tussaud’s will now be able to see the wax figures of two Star Trek captains.

According to TrekMovie, the Picard figure, formerly in the Las Vegas Madame Tussaud’s, has been moved from there to the Hollywood location and placed in the same display as the Captain James T. Kirk wax figure.


2010 Hallmark Trek Ornaments

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

The new Hallmark Christmas Ornament Keepsake brochure went online this weekend, and fans can see (and hear) the newest Star Trek ornament offerings.

Kirk, the USS Enterprise and Amok Time feature in this year’s Star Trek ornament collection.


Damon Was Almost Kirk

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Matt Damon was originally tapped to play the part of James T. Kirk’s father George.

At one point in time, Damon was rumored to have been the pick for playing James T. Kirk, but it turns out that the rumor was only partly correct, as Damon was approached by J.J. Abrams to play the role of George Kirk.


Star Trek XI Shatner Scene

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Details of a scene written for the possible inclusion of William Shatner in Star Trek XI have become available.

TrekMovie has posted a copy of a scene “Alternate Scene B” written for Shatner for Star Trek XI, which was written but never shown to Shatner. The scene did not violate the fact that Kirk died in Star Trek: Generations.


Star Trek XI Writers Explain Controversial Decisions

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci explained the reasoning behind Star Trek XI events that would be regarded as controversial by fans. (Spoilers)

As reported by MTV, one of the scenes provoking much discussion by fans is the destruction of Vulcan, one of the founding members of the Federation. “The scariest thing about [destroying Vulcan] was us having to pitch that to Leonard Nimoy,” explained Kurtzman. “‘Hi, I know we just met, but let me tell you about what happens to your home planet.'” (more…)

Pine And Quinto: Preparations Mental and Physical

Monday, May 11th, 2009

In addition to the mental demands of playing a character, there were also physical preparations for Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto to complete before they would be ready to step into their roles as Kirk and Spock.

As reported by The Cinema Source, Pine paid attention to the small details of Kirk, so that his portrayal of Kirk would be similar to that of William Shatner. “You watch the show, you know what Kirk does,” he said. “What resonated for me were certain physical things. There’s a way that he holds his body and moves about the deck of the ship that’s very, it’s almost theatrical, you see his kind of theatrical training in his gait and in the way he carries his body, in the way he sits in the chair.” (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.


Pine Meets Shatner

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Although some of the actors in Star Trek XI were able to meet their counterparts before or while Star Trek XI was shooting, Chris Pine‘s contact with William Shatner was limited to the written word.

As reported by Hitfix, Pine met Shatner for the first time this weekend in Los Angeles. “I saw Bill last night actually for the first time at his charity show in Burbank,” said Pine. (more…)

Kirk Vs. Picard – The Final Battle

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

If Captains Kirk and Picard faced off, who would emerge the winner? The topic has often been hotly debated on Star Trek forums over the years.

As seen at Go!Animate, Star Trek fan Ludvig II decided to settle the question of just who would be the best captain for once and for all, courtesy of a short five-minute animated battle.

Pine On Stepping Into Kirk’s Boots

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

He may play a character that is cocky and self-assured, but Chris Pine was anything but confident at first when it came to accepting the role of Kirk.

As reported by, Pine was initially anxious as to how Star Trek fans would view his take on Kirk. “I’m only human,” he said. “Star Trek brings with it a community of fans who are protective and avid and passionate and, you know, sifting through my resume to make sure that I’m good enough to take on their character.”


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…)

Tahir: Comparisons To Kirk

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Unlike some captains portrayed in various Star Trek episodes and movies, those of Star Trek XI compare favorably to the original series version of Captain Kirk.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Faran Tahir‘s Captain Robau is no effete captain filing his nails in his quarters, but a tough and competent captain who is worthy of the seasoned Captain James T. Kirk of the original series.


Which Star Trek Captain Is The Best?

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Heroic Spock or rational Picard, brave Sisko, determined Janeway or pioneering Archer. Which one is the best Star Trek captain?

As reported by Total Sci-Fi, voting is open to determine who the best Star Trek captain is, with the results being announced by Total Sci-Fi on May 8th, when Star Trek XI is released.

To vote, head to the link located here. (more…)

Third Star Trek XI Clip Online

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Spock, Kirk and Scotty feature in the latest video clip from Star Trek XI to hit the Internet.

As reported by, the arrival of Kirk and Scotty aboard the Enterprise is unexpected and acting Captain Spock wants to know just how they beamed aboard a ship traveling at warp speed. (Minor spoilers) (more…)

New Star Trek XI Film Clips

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Two short Star Trek XI video clips have appeared online; one featuring Kirk and Uhura and the other Dr. McCoy.

As reported by MTV and Yahoo, the first clip offers insight into how Kirk got into a barfight. The second video clip features an angry Dr. McCoy, who meets James T. Kirk for the first time. (Mild spoilers follow.)