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Seagate HD Pre-Loaded With Star Trek XI

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Paramount Pictures Corporation has joined with Seagate, a hard drive manufacturer, to make over twenty-one movies available on their 500GB FreeAgent Go ultra-portable hard drive.

Each of the pre-loaded movies must be unlocked by special keys, available for purchase, but Star Trek XI will be provided for free after purchase with the redemption of a promotional code provided by Seagate.

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‘Star Trek XI’ Nominated For Six Saturn Awards

Friday, February 19th, 2010

While no match for the Avatar juggernaut, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek still received six nominations for the Saturn Awards today.

According to the full list of nominations posted on the SF Site, Star Trek was nominated as Best Science Fiction Film, while both director J.J. Abrams and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were nominated in their respective categories. The full list of nominations for Trek, as well as the films it will be competing against, can be found below the jump:

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Yelchin: Character Comes First

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Working on both independent and action-filled blockbusters, Anton Yelchin (Chekov) has been fortunate in his roles.

While fans enjoy lots of action in a movie, it’s the characters that hold and catch their attention. “In the best sort of spectacle action movies, character comes first and that’s why you buy the action,” said Yelchin. “I got lucky with [Terminator: Salvation and Star Trek XI] because there was a lot of character work to be done. Terminator was challenging and interesting and definitely there was a lot of work to do, which is great because we don’t often expect to go into these movies and have challenging work to do. But I was lucky with Star Trek as well because it was the same thing. There was this whole other character to work with, different, totally different, different physicality, more joyous and light, but the same idea. They were both challenging.”

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One Hundred Greatest Sci-Fi Movies

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

A list with the top hundred greatest sci-fi movies includes three Star Trek offerings.

As reported by Total Sci-Fi Online, movies on the list include a movie made back in 1902 as well as modern-day offerings such as Star Trek XI.
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Stewart: Pine Was Brilliant!

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Patrick Stewart, who is appearing in Waiting for Godot, took time out from his busy schedule to go and see Star Trek XI.

As reported by The Yorkshire Post, Stewart took a few family members along to see the latest Star Trek movie. “”Yesterday, I took my grandchildren to see the new Star Trek movie,” he said. “There were three movie trailers, one for the new Terminator movie, one for the new Harry Potter and one for a Pixar animated movie. All the trailers sounded and looked the same, full of standardized levels of noise, violence and special effects and I thought, ‘My God, nothing would attract me to any of these.’” (more…)

Star Trek XI Beamed Up To ISS

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Star Trek XI has been beamed up to the International Space Station for the viewing pleasure of the three-man crew.

As reported by Universe Today, Paramount sent a copy of Star Trek XI to NASA’s Mission Control, who then uplinked the movie to the International Space Station, orbiting two-hundred-and-twenty miles above the Earth. (more…)

Star Trek XII: Khan? Shatner?

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Star Trek XI Director J.J. Abrams is open to the idea of including William Shatner in a sequel, or perhaps revisiting an old Star Trek foe.

As reported by MTV, with a new playing field, anything can happen. “The fun of this [new alternate Trek reality] is that the destiny of these characters is in their hands,” explained Abrams. “It’s not constrained by the pre-existing films or TV series. Believe me, whether it’s William Shatner or Khan … it would be ridiculous to not be open to those ideas.” (more…)

Koenig Talks Star Trek XI And InAlienable

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Don’t worry about canon, says Walter Koenig, Star Trek‘s original Chekov.

As reported by the TrekZone Network, Koenig encourages fans not to prejudge Star Trek XI or get overly concerned with past Star Trek history. “I think if [fans] just put away any prejudice and not worry about canon they’ll have a good time,” he said. “You know, nothing is carved into stone. Star Trek isn’t based on historical facts. It’s just imaginary, creation. People’s imagination. It’s fictitious. So, if they take something and change it, go with it, accept it for what it’s like and have a good time!” (more…)

Detroit Science Center IMAX To Screen Star Trek XI

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Star Trek XI will beam into the Detroit Science Center’s Imax Dome Theater on May 8th.

As reported by The Detroit Science Center, Detroit is the place for Star Trek fans to be this May to get a double dose of Star Trek. (more…)

Bakula: No Leaping Back

Sunday, April 5th, 2009

The odds are slim for a Quantum Leap movie, says Scott Bakula, who played Sam Beckett for five seasons on the time-jumping show.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, speaking to Quantum Leap fans at “Leap Back,” a convention held in North Hollywood, California last week, Bakula explained why a Quantum Leap movie is probably not in the cards. “I think each day it becomes slimmer and slimmer, certainly for Dean [Stockwell] and I to be a part of [a Quantum Leap movie,] said Bakula. “But I think [Series Creator Don Bellisario] simplified the situation. There are all kinds of rights issues that are looming and problematic. It’s not as simple as Don wants to get some money together and make the movie. …[But] you never know.” (more…)

Star Trek XI Rock Band Contests

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Three different competitions and sweepstakes are being offered by Rock Band and Paramount; including a sweepstakes, an online “band battle,” and an avatar design contest, with Star Trek XI and Rock Band-related prizes for the winners.

As reported by Rock Band, starting today, fans can enter a sweepstakes to win Rock Band Music Store downloads for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Store for PlayStation3. Five hundred free downloads will be offered daily from April 7 through April 15.
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Star Trek XI’s Ensign Slater Speaks

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Sabrina Morris plays a “fresh out of the Fleet Academy” Ensign who will be seen on the Enterprise Bridge in Star Trek XI.

As reported by TrekWeb, Morris, like so many others involved in Star Trek XI, had to be careful about revealing secrets, but she was excited about the film and predicts that it will be a hit. “The film will blow the audiences away,” she said. “Not only is there action and adventure but there’s also heart and we get to know the characters on a deeper more satisfying level.

Orci And Kurtzman: Star Trek Vs. Star Wars

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The co-writers of Star Trek XI have figured out Star Trek’s missing ingredient.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, Star Trek XI Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman feel that although a Christmas release for Star Trek XI would have been fine, the movie is strong enough to be a summer hit. “Obviously we were comfortable for Christmas, because that was its niche,” said Orci. “But we all feel it can sustain what it needs to sustain in the summer. One of the things we said early on is that Star Wars and Star Trek are always the ones being compared to each other by certain people. Why is Star Wars able to surpass all of that even though they’re all in space and some characters are similar? It just felt like Star Wars had a little more rock and roll than Star Trek had.” (more…)