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Stewart: I Thought Trek Would Fail

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

In a new interview with the BBC, Sir Patrick Stewart admits that he didn’t think that Star Trek: The Next Generation would be successful as a series.

This belief was based on what he heard from those in Hollywood, including his own agent, when Stewart expressed concern about being signed to a long-term contract for the show.

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Trek Nation To Debut Tomorrow

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Airing tomorrow, November 30, on the Science Channel at 8 PM, Trek Nation, produced and narrated by Rod Roddenberry, is a documentary about Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek, and the people involved with Star Trek over the years.

In making Trek Nation, Rod Roddenberry interviewed those who worked with his father over the years, including industry professionals who knew Gene Roddenberry, family friends, and Star Trek fans.

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Trek Fan Proposal Endorsed By Trek Actor

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

A Star Trek fan proposed to his girlfriend last week, and a certain Star Trek: The Next Generation actor chimed in at the end with his response to the proposal.

Zach Muhn and his girlfriend Tabitha were at the Wizard World Chicago Comic Con last week when Muhn decided to pop the question. He dropped down onto his knees and proposed to her, beginning with “I love you so much,” and finishing with “Will you marry me?”

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New Whalen Patrick Stewart Convention Poster

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Fans of Tom Whalen‘s art who have purchased a ticket for this autumn’s Vulcan Events to be held in the Orlando, Florida area, will also have the option of pre-ordering a new poster commemorating Sir Patrick Stewart‘s appearance at the convention. Whalen was the artist of Mondo’s most recent offering, the Let That Be Your Last Battlefield poster that debuted earlier today.

As is usually the case with the Mondo poster offerings, the Let That Be Your Last Battlefield, offered earlier today, sold out within an hour. That poster was artist Whalen’s second poster in the series; the first one was based on the original series Journey to Babel episode. The Stewart poster is expected to sell out quickly as well.

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Eight Days Until The Captains Airs

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The world television premiere of William Shatner‘s The Captains documentary is next Friday.

Photos, clips and interview excerpts are beginning to emerge ahead of next week’s Shatnerpalooza extravaganza, which will air on EPIX and kick off next Thursday with Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet. An exclusive photo is shown here in a thumbnail-sized edition and the full-sized photo can be seen by clicking on that thumbnail.
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Sir Patrick Stewart To Voice New Game

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Sir Patrick Stewart will be participating in The War of the Worlds, a game based on the H.G. Wells novel.

The War of the Worlds game will be coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade. The game is a “is a dark and breathtaking new vision inspired by the classic H.G. Wells novel, retold as a single player, 2D action-adventure.”

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Stewart: Super Sewer Stinks

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Patrick Stewart has joined a campaign against a Thames Water proposal for a twenty-mile super sewer.

The tunnel through Chambers Wharf would cost £3.6, but the cost is not the problem, the location is. Local residents are against the possible impacts of the new super sewer.

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Shatner Receives Honorary Degree

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

McGill University alumnus William Shatner was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Letters today at the spring convocation ceremonies at McGill.

The eighty-year-old Shatner graduated from McGill forty-nine years ago, with a BA in commerce.

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Stewart And Corden Film Comedy Sketch

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Last June, as reported by TrekToday, Patrick Stewart got into a verbal altercation with comedian James Corden, but now Stewart hopes to make amends for his behavior.

Stewart explained last month that alcohol was the cause of his bad behavior and expressed remorse for the incident, saying that “I still blush in remembrance of it.”

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Stewart On Right To Die

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart made known his views on assisted suicide recently for a documentary to air on BBC Two.

A patron of Dignity in Dying, an organization which is actively campaigning to have the law changed so that mentally competent, terminally ill adults may choose assisted suicide, Stewart’s views on the matter were formed after his own health issues and that of a family friend made him think about mortality.

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Stewart Misbehavior Explained

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Sir Patrick Stewart has explained why he picked a fight with Glamour Awards ceremony host James Corden last year.

Stewart was supposed to be onstage to present an award to Zoë Saldana for Film Actress of the Year, but although he presented the award, Stewart was more interested in verbally lashing Corden, much to the embarrassment of Saldana, as reported here.

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Rumor Mill: X-Men: First Class Trailer

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Although X-Men: First Class won’t debut for another five months, details on the first theatrical trailer are rumored to have been released.

According to the report, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan will voice over the opening lines speaking about destiny and asking “which side will you stand for,” as scenes of their respective characters from earlier X-Men movies are shown.

X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring James McAvoy as Professor X and Michael Fassbender as Magento, will be released on June 3.

Stewart And Ryder Nominated for SAG Awards

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

The list of nominees for the Seventeenth Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards has been announced, and amongst the nominees are Patrick Stewart and Winona Ryder.

Stewart was nominated for one SAG award, and Ryder was nominated for two SAG awards.

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Stewart Play Ends Early

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Due to a combination of the bad economy and a bad review, A Life in the Theater, in which Patrick Stewart had a starring role, has ended five weeks earlier than planned.

“On Sunday at about five o’clock my association with A Life in the Theater ended for all time,” said Stewart. “It was one of those frustrating experiences where audiences who came had a great time but we were unlucky to have a very poor review from The New York Times and that is still a review that can do huge damage to a production. We had many reviews that were really positive but a poor review in The New York Times is harmful.”

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Singing Trek Captains

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Two of the actors famous for playing Star Trek captains are singing or want to sing.

Sir Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jean-Luc Picard, had done almost everything that he has wanted, career-wise. However, there is one role he would like to play if he got the opportunity.

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