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Posts Tagged ‘Spock’

Limited-Edition Spock Bobble Head

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

A Star Trek Spock Transporting Bobble Head doll is now available for pre-order.

As reported by Entertainment Earth, the limited edition Spock Bobble Head features a clear body, that when tapped, lights up.

Only 1,500 of the Spock Bobble Head dolls have been made of the half-Vulcan. The doll is seven inches tall.

Spock Bobble Head is debuting as a Comic-Con 2009 Entertainment Earth exclusive. The doll can be pre-ordered now and will ship at the end of July.

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

Nimoy Open To More Spock

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Leonard Nimoy said this week he was happy the latest Trek film finally provided his character with the closure he felt had been lacking — so happy, that he wouldn’t even be opposed to playing Spock again.

Nimoy said this in a new interview with Starland, although he immediately cautioned the odds of him being asked to return aren’t very high: “I have no illusions on whether or not they need me. They decided that they wanted to make this film using Spock as kind of an anchor for the story, which I think worked very, very well. They don’t have to do that again. If they decide they have a role for me to play I would be very interested in talking to them about it. But I have every reason to believe that they have established a whole new set of characters and they can sail very well without me and that’s fine. Either way is good with me. I am very gratified that this has happened.”

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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 Scenes Not Seen

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Star Trek XI Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci had written a scene for William Shatner, but the scene was deleted during rewrites.

As reported by Io9, details of the scene were provided by Orci and Kurtzman. “We wrote it, it was in the script,” said Orci. (more…)

Nimoy: Spock Prime’s Place In Star Trek XI

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

For both Spock and Leonard Nimoy, aging has brought a balance between logic and emotion.

As reported by CinemaSource.com, Nimoy explained the differences in Star Trek XI‘s Spock and Spock from the original series. “The aspect of Spock that I played in this movie is much more resolved,” explained Nimoy, “The issue of a balance between logic and emotion is resolved for him as it has been for me in my own personal life.” (more…)

Saldana Envied Star Trek Fans

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

When she saw what conventions meant to Star Trek fans and how they enjoyed them, Zoe Saldana wanted some of that passion.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, in her research to understand what it was to be a Star Trek fan, Saldana watched Trekkies 1 and 2 as well as Star Trek episodes. “I didn’t even know what the word ‘Trekkie’ meant,” said Saldana. “So I didn’t know what conventions were. I knew of Star Trek, but not extensively. So part of doing my research to have the feel to be a Trekkie and to go to these conventions.” (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.

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The Two Faces of Spock

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Going back to the beginning means seeing a more emotional side of Spock, as the half-Vulcan struggles to figure out the right balance of emotion and logic.

As reported by Suicidegirls, not only is Spock more emotional in Star Trek XI, but he gets the girl. “I’ll tell you, I was bemused by it when I read it in the script,” said Leonard Nimoy. I thought it was incredible.”
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Nimoy: Comfortable With Spock

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Both Leonard Nimoy and Spock would have a similar attitude towards life as they aged, becoming more comfortable with themselves.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Nimoy didn’t have much difficulty into slipping back into the role of Spock. “I found myself extremely comfortable doing it,” said Nimoy. “I found myself very close to the character. I think that in a fun kind of way, in a wonderful kind of way, my own life has come to a point where I feel more, probably as Spock would at that point in his life, comfortable in his shoes. The Spock that we’ve showed all through the years always had some kind of turmoil going, there was always some inner conflict. I think I have arrived in my own life as Spock as in a more of a serenity, and I felt very comfortable playing that.” (more…)

Wired: Spock Prequel Comic And Abrams

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

A six-page comic in which Spock gives a brief history of his life up to the time of Star Trek XI is available online from the May issue of Wired Magazine.

As reported by Wired, the comic, drawn by Paul Pope with a story by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, is now online, along with an interview with Star Trek XI‘s J.J. Abrams, who guest-edited the issue. The “Mystery Issue” of Wired, edited by Abrams, is available on newsstands this month. (more…)

Spock Star Trek XI Backstory

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

A new short comic gives details on Spock’s life before Star Trek XI.

As reported by io9, J.J. Abrams was guest editor of the most recent issue of Wired Magazine, and included in that issue is a six-page comic that fills in the backstory of Spock.
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Star Trek XI Official Movie Site Dossiers Updated

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Spock is the newest Star Trek XI character to receive an official dossier at the official Star Trek XI Movie site.

As reported by Startrekmovie.com, several new entries have been added to the Star Trek XI dossiers page, for a total of eight dossiers in all. (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 Collider.com, 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…)

Quinto: Spock Woes

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Looking like a certain Vulcan made it tough to blend in with the humans on planet Earth for Zachary Quinto.

As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, the things that Quinto had done to himself to turn into the pointy-eared Vulcan couldn’t all be undone at the end of each shooting day. “Having to shave [the eyebrows] every day, having my hair in this horrible bowl cut, I felt sort of alienated from myself and alienated from other people,” said Quinto. “I never went out of the house without big chunky glasses on, and a hat. I tended to isolate a lot more during the process of the film.” (more…)