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Fringe Syndication Rights Announced

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Science Channel has acquired the off-network syndication rights to Fringe, the science-fiction series created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

The agreement grants the network rights to the current four seasons plus the fifth season, which is due to air on FOX this fall.

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Orci Updates Ender’s Game

Friday, May 18th, 2012

For Star Trek 2′s Roberto Orci, his work on Ender’s Game differs from his work on other projects in one major way.

In Ender’s Game, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a young boy who has been sent away to Battle School to hone his military skills in hopes of saving the world from an impending alien invasion.

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Kurtzman And Orci Sign New Deal

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have signed a new production deal with Universal Pictures.

The deal is a two-year, “first-look” production deal.

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Kurtzman And Orci Join Spider-Man

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Star Trek 2 Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will be turning their talents to the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.

The Amazing Spider-Man will open this summer, and the sequel to it, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, will appear on movie screens in May of 2014.

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Orci: Star Trek 2 Evolving Script

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Star Trek 2 Co-writer Roberto Orci explained why it took so long to get the Star Trek script finished and what type of changes will occur in the story during production.

Orci spoke, according to TrekMovie.com, to calm fans who were worried about changes happening so close to filming.

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No Original Series Actors In Star Trek 2

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

For fans hoping to see William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy or other actors from the original series in Star Trek 2, it looks like you’re out of luck. Plus: the possible return of Captain Pike, and an Abrams Star Trek 2 progress report.

The word over at Showbiz 411, from a “source close to the next film,” claims that none or the original series actors would be returning for Star Trek 2.

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Trek 2 To Begin Filming In January

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

TrekMovie.com is reporting that although Star Trek 2 probably won’t be released until 2013, filming will begin on January 15.

The original script has already been, “done for a while,” according to Roberto Orci, and the writers are working on a third draft. “Rewriting is a good thing which normally makes the script better,” Orci added. “We like to keep pushing the script, even if no one gives us notes.”

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Kurtzman And Orci Split From DreamWorks

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are in negotiations to move their K.O. Paper Products company.

Kurtzman and Orci’s deal with DreamWorks is due to expire at the end of the year, and the split from DreamWorks is “said to be a friendly one.”

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New Abrams Project Plus Trek 2 Talk

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Another project from J.J. Abrams has been announced.

This time, Abrams is teaming with screenwriter Billy Ray on the untitled project, which is said to be a mystery adventure. The project has been purchased by Paramount.

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Orci And Johnson: New Trek

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Writers Mike Johnson (Star Trek #1 comic) and Roberto Orci (Star Trek XI) share their thoughts on the new Star Trek production; including Star Trek XI, the comics based on the Abrams’ Star Trek crew, and Star Trek 2.

Once Star Trek XI hit the movie screens, co-writer Orci found out that the reaction to the film was diverse – with some loving the new take on the original series and others not happy with some of the events of Star Trek XI. “I’d like to say I was surprised [by the reactions], but as a fan I was going through all of those reactions myself as we came up with the story and how to revisit the characters for the new movie,” he said. “The only surprise was how well-received it was.”

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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.”

Star Trek #2 Comic To Release This Autumn

Friday, August 5th, 2011

IDW Publishing has announced that the second issue of a new comic book series based on Star Trek XI‘s alternative timeline will soon follow issue #1, which debuts in September.

Star Trek #2 is billed as a “lead up to 2012′s eagerly awaited Star Trek sequel” and revisits an episode from the original series.

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Kurtzman And Orci: No Start Date Yet

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Star Trek XI co-writers and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are working on Star Trek 2, but haven’t committed to when production will begin.

Neither a start date nor a release date has been settled yet. “We’re still in open conversation,” said Kurtzman.

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Trek Writers On Character Development

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Now that the younger versions of Kirk, Spock and McCoy have been introduced, those characters will begin to evolve and become more like the ones familiar to fans.

The characters in Star Trek XI weren’t quite what fans expected, but that was due to their youth. “Well, Spock, he’s pretty emotional in this one,” said Roberto Orci. “That’s because he’s younger.”

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Locke & Key To Screen At San Diego Comic-Con

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Fans curious about the Locke & Key unsold pilot will have a chance to see it at this year’s San Diego Comic Con.

IDW Publishing received permission from 20th Century Fox TV, the pilot’s producer, to show the pilot.

Locke & Key will be screened on July 22 at 10:30 A.M. in Room 8, and will be followed by a panel discussion in Room 9. The panel will include Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Josh Friedman, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

According to an IDW ad, “This one-time-only screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TVs this fall.”