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How About New Animated Trek?

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Star Trek XI Writer Roberto Orci is mulling over a new Star Trek animated series.

For some Star Trek fans, it has been too long since they’ve been able to enjoy a Star Trek show on television, so like fans of the original series back in the early 1970s, they would be satisfied with an animated series, as long as the episodes were more like Yesteryear and less like The Infinite Vulcan.

Nothing definite is in the works (yet) but when Orci was asked about the possibility of a new animated series, he had this to say: “We’ve actually talked about it. Let’s see!”

Fox: Abrams’ Show Yes, Kurtzman/Orci Show No

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Fox network has announced which shows it will keep for fall of 2011 and which shows have been axed and even though there were plenty of cancellations, J.J. AbramsAlcatraz has survived the cuts.

Alcatraz joins three other new shows: The New Girl, I Hate My Daughter, and Finder, which will air this fall.  Other shows which will appear on Fox include Terra Nova, Glee, Fringe and House.

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Meyer And Trek Team To Appear At Film Festival

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan) and Star Trek XI’s Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof will be appearing at the 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival next month.

Meyer will be a director’s cut of the 1982 Wrath of Khan to the festival. Kurtzman, Orci and Lindelof will take the stage together and the topic of conversation will be Star Trek XI‘s success and the trio’s plans for Star Trek 2.

The 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival will take place June 9-12 at the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood. Tickets can be obtained here.

Orci: Trek Sequel Needs To Please Two Audiences

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

While writing Star Trek XI meant establishing relationships between the Star Trek characters, writing the sequel means continuing the story without confusing a new audience, according to Roberto Orci.

Just like with Star Trek XI, the sequel, due out next year, must be able to be seen without prior knowledge of Star Trek. “Well, even though it’s a sequel we want to make sure that, again, just like with the first one you don’t have to be a Trek fan to know what’s happening,” said Orci.

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Star Trek XII Villain?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Inquiring fans want to know who the villain be in Star Trek XII will be and Roberto Orci dropped a hint in a recent interview. Or did he?

It’s time for the teasing of the fans to begin, in the long run up to the release of Star Trek XII, due out next summer.

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Orci: Fan Input Important

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Speaking to the press at WonderCon in San Francisco this weekend, Star Trek XII‘s Roberto Orci gave a progress report on the Star Trek movie sequel.

The first draft of the script for Star Trek XII is complete, but that doesn’t mean the writing is done. “We’ll be working and tweaking that story through shooting,” said Orci.

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Fringe Renewed

Friday, March 25th, 2011

In spite of recent low ratings, Fringe has been picked up for a fourth season.

Created by J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, the sci-fi show, on which Leonard Nimoy has guest-starred, received an order for a full season.

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Star Trek XII Script Due In Soon

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Roberto Orci has updated fans on the progress of the script for Star Trek XII.

“Aiming to turn in first full draft of Star Trek in six weeks or so,” Orci tweeted in response to one of his followers. Six weeks from Orci’s tweet puts the date around March 26.

And Simon Pegg, appearing recently on the Chris Moyles show (video at the referring source) , told the audience that he expected to be doing “Star Trek in August.”

Cowboys & Aliens Ad Debuts

Monday, February 7th, 2011

One of the ads shown during last night’s Super Bowl was for Cowboys & Aliens, the Sci-fi/Western written by Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci.

Cowboys & Aliens, which will be released July 29, stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. In the movie, space invaders land in the Old West and the townspeople will have more to fear than the controlling Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford).

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Kurtzman And Orci To Produce Card Novel Adaptation

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The ever-busy Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have added another project to their schedule; they will be producers of a big screen adaptation of Orson Scott Card‘s novel Ender’s Game.

Orci tweeted about the project this weekend. “Ender’s Game!” said the Twitter entry. “Us (K/O), Oddlot and Gavin Hood taking his amazing script to the town! Who wants some?”

Ender’s Game is the story of Andrew “Ender” Wiggins, a boy chosen to attend Battle School, will he is to be trained to be a soldier to help defend the Earth against another invasion by the alien insectioid Formics (also known as the “Buggers”).

Wilde Joins Welcome To People

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Actress Olivia Wilde (House) joins Welcome to People, written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek XI), and Jody Lambert. The film will mark Kurtzman’s directorial debut.

Wilde joins Star Trek XI‘s Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in the film, scheduled to begin production later this month in L.A.

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Star Trek XII Writers Have Broken The Story

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci gave an update on Star Trek XII, sharing their thought processes on writing the highly-anticipated sequel.

Writing a second story is different than writing a prequel, as now people have an idea of what to expect when it comes to the characters. “Well, we have broken the story, which is very exciting,” said Kurtzman. “I think one of the weird challenges that we’re facing on this one is that in many ways, with the first movie, I don’t think people knew what to expect, so when we were in the writing process, Bob and I really spent our time going to things that we loved about Trek and it was a very unfiltered process. It felt intimate and small.”

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Orci: Mixing Westerns And Sci-Fi

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Roberto Orci, one of the writers of Cowboys & Aliens, a combination Western/Alien-invasion movie, spoke about the difficulty of combining the Western and the Sci-Fi genres.

Several familiar Star Trek XI alumni wrote Cowboys & Aliens; Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

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Otto To Star In Locke & Key

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Miranda Otto has been cast to star in Locke & Key, produced by Star Trek XI‘s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

Locke & Key is based on Joe Hill‘s comic of the same name. In Locke & Key, Nina Locke (Otto) and her three children “survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts.”

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Star Trek XII Script Almost Finished

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Fans eager for the sequel to Star Trek XI will be pleased to hear that the script should be completed very soon.

Star Trek XII, written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

There is no word yet on whether J.J. Abrams will return as director, although Paramount would like him to return.

Star Trek XII will release in June of 2012.