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Posts Tagged ‘Wheaton’

Wheaton Cool With Star Trek: Nemesis Cut

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Although his Star Trek: Nemesis scene was left on the cutting room floor, Wil Wheaton didn’t mind, as he was interested in something other than just appearing on film.

The deleted scene, which can be seen in the Star Trek: Nemesis DVD extras, had Wesley Crusher in attendance at the Riker-Troi wedding.

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Wheaton And Scalzi Launch Clash Of The Geeks

Monday, September 20th, 2010

A new e-book, Clash of the Geeks, including stories by Wil Wheaton and John Scalzi (Old Man’s War), is available for download with all donations going to a charitable cause.

Clash of the Geeks is the result of a writing contest, which received hundreds of submissions, both amateur and professional. “We were originally supposed to have just one winner,” said Scalzi, “but when it came down to it we couldn’t decide between the final two (by Bernadette Durbin and Scott Mattes). Then we realized we didn’t have to choose between them, and picked them both.”

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Two Trek Actors In Big Bang Theory?

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Fans of The Big Bang Theory who also like Star Trek will have a double dose of enjoyment as George Takei is scheduled to appear on the show, and if all goes well, Wil Wheaton may return.

Takei will appear in an episode, in a cameo, playing himself, opposite guest star Katee Sackhoff.

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Stewart: On Trek And Wheaton

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

It might have been tricky to take an alien that was really an oil slick seriously, but that was exactly what Patrick Stewart had to do as an actor in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Stewart came to Trek with loads of Shakespearean experience, and in summing up what that experience brought to his role of Jean-Luc Picard, Stewart said, “I would say it brought gravitas maybe.”

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Spring Trek Convention And Show Guide

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

In a new monthly feature for TrekToday, fans can see just which conventions or shows will be featuring Star Trek actors who were regulars or guest stars on various Star Trek shows or movies.

There will be four conventions or shows in April and May that feature Trek actors of interest, including: Sci-Fi on the Rock, Hollywood Show, Vulcan, and Phoenix Comicon.

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Wheaton To Appear On SyFy’s Eureka

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stand By Me) will be guest-starring on an episode of Eureka which will air in July.

Wheaton will be appearing as Dr. Isaac Parrish, the head of the Non-Lethal Weapons lab at Global Dynamics.

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Wheaton To Return To The Big Bang Theory

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) has announced that he has received an official offer to appear again as himself in The Big Bang Theory.

Wheaton was last seen in The Creepy Candy Coating Corollary episode of the show. In that episode, Sheldon (Jim Parsons), who resented Wheaton for not appearing at a sci-fi convention in 1995, faced off against Wheaton in a trading card competition, in which Wheaton used a psychological ploy to get Shelton to let him win the competition.

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Stewart Co-Stars React To Knighthood

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Patrick Stewart‘s castmates on Star Trek: The Next Generation congratulated Sir Patrick who was knighted at year-end.

Several of Stewart’s co-stars, including LeVar Burton, Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner tweeted regarding Stewart’s knighthood, and mixed with the congratulations was a little teasing.

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Trek Or Treat

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

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Fans of War of the Worlds are in for a special Trek treat, as an airing of a classic radio show featuring several well-known Star Trek actors is available this weekend.

The L.A. Theater Works has posted their broadcast of War of the Worlds, which features Leonard Nimoy, Gates McFadden, Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner. This War of the Worlds broadcast was directed by John de Lancie.

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New Wheaton Guest Star Appearance

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Wil Wheaton made an announcement via Twitter that he will be a guest star on The Big Bang Theory.

“An announcement of extraordinary magnitude: I will be on an episode of #thebigbangtheory this season,” said Wheaton. “That’s all I’m allowed to say. GLEE!”

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Wheaton Talks Leverage

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Now that the Leverage episode in which Wil Wheaton appeared has aired, an incident mentioned in Wheaton’s blog (July 17th entry) is finally explained.

Sometimes, when making a television show or filming a movie, the unexpected happens. “We were shooting a bunch of footage for the security cams where you see Chaos [Wheaton] outside,” Wheaton explained. “There’s that scene where you see Chaos standing outside Sophie’s apartment building, getting ready to take those flowers in, and we were shooting it in an actual apartment building, on a real street, with people walking around and somehow this woman got past our PAs.”

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Takei Slams California Court Decision

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Although his own marriage is still safe, George Takei is angry over today’s decision by the California Supreme Court which upheld a ban on gay marriages while permitting marriages already conducted before the passage of Propostion 8 to stand.

As reported by PopEater, Takei, one of the approximately eighteen-thousand gay couples who married before voters passed Proposition 8 (which banned same-sex marriage) said that the California Supreme Court’s ruling to allow some marriages to stand meant that they had “decided to be indecisive,” and that the ruling would “ultimately be condemned by history.” (more…)

TrekBits

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

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Ten Questions Answered by J.J. Abrams

Memory Alpha, has posted ten answers to questions submitted to J.J. Abrams by Star Trek fans.

Questions submitted included topics such as: original fan alienation concerns, Trek canon, the influence of Abrams’ other work on making Star Trek XI, directing Leonard Nimoy, redoing aspects of the movie, relating to characters from the original series, why the classic era time was chosen, designing the ship stations, using Memory Alpha as a reference and concerns that Star Trek is no longer as relevant as it was when the series first began. (more…)

Family Guy The Next Generation Photo Released

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Fox has released a photo from the forthcoming Family Guy: Not All Dogs Go to Heaven episode.

As reported by Comics Continuum, A new photo for the Family Guy “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode was released today, showing the Next Generation crewmembers standing in a transporter with Stewie standing in front of them.

According to the episode description, “The Griffin family heads to the annual Quahog Star Trek convention, but Stewie blows a fuse when he doesn’t get a chance to ask his favorite Next Generation cast members any questions. He devises a plan, builds a transporter and beams the entire cast to his bedroom so they can spend a fun-filled day together in Quahog.”

The main cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation voiced their respective characters. Not All Dogs Go to Heaven airs on Sunday, March 29.

To read the article, head to the link located here. (more…)

Star Trek Family Guy To Air Next Month

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

In March, a new Family Guy episode will air on FOX featuring a Star Trek: The Next Generation story.

As reported by SF Universe, Star Trek: The Next Generation actors will be voicing their characters in the forthcoming Not All Dogs Go to Heaven episode of Family Guy, including Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, Wil Wheaton, Denise Crosby, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes. (more…)