News BulletsBy T'Bonz
February 2, 2008 - 7:10 PM
As reported by FiringSquad, publisher Bethesda Softworks, who is the current owner of the video-PC game rights to the Star Trek franchise, will not be publishing a game based on the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek XI movie, as confirmed by company spokesperson Pete Hines. Hines also revealed that Bethesda Softwork's sister company, ZeniMax Online Studios, will not be taking over the development of the Star Trek Online massively multiplayer online (MMO) game.
Star Trek XI composer Michael Giacchino is working on Speed Racer now but will soon turn his attentions to Star Trek XI according to the LA Times. "They're still shooting 'Star Trek', so 'Speed Racer' fit into the waiting area in which I would have been tinkering around with ideas for it," he explained. "I'll start on that in April. What I am thinking about is how so much amazing music has been written for the series, whether it be for the show or TV or the later shows. There's so much stuff there that I love, so to have to put something into that world is very daunting."
The Washington Times reports that Diamond Select Toys will be releasing a new series of action figures based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Figures available will be: Jadzia Dax, Ezri Dax, Odo and Benjamin Sisko. A picture of the Sisko figure shows him dressed in a later season uniform, wearing a backwards-facing baseball cap. He is holding both a PADD and a phaser.
- Costume designer Robert Fletcher, best known to Star Trek fans for designing the costumes for several of the Star Trek movies and influencing the movie look of the Vulcans and Klingons, will receive the 2008 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award in March according to STLToday.
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