'Nemesis' News Roundup

By Caillan
December 4, 2002 - 10:51 AM

  • Freshman Trek director Stuart Baird talked briefly to the New York Daily News about the challenge of helming the film while knowing absolutely nothing about the franchise. "When I came aboard this project, I wasn't really familiar with the whole 'Star Trek' mythos," he said. "I came to the movie as a complete outsider in every sense. I watched a few of the earlier movies, but it took my costume designer to remind me there's a campy charm to this whole thing, and that I must go with the flow, and so I did." Read more at this page.

  • As part of Sci-Fi Talk's 'Nemesis' coverage, Tony Tellado spoke to Brent Spiner (Data) about the appeal of the film. "Well, I think it's a good ride," Spiner said. "I think this movie is really - I think it's a good movie. The objective of the studio has been to always try and find a movie that crossed the lines of the general public and kind of got beyond Star Trek fans into the general public, and I don't know if we've ever been particularly successful with that. When John Logan started writing this I think his perspective was 'Let's write a movie for the fans' and for the people who really love this, and as a result, ironically, it turned out to be a movie that I think the general audience might enjoy." Spiner's interview will debut on December 10; the full Sci-Fi Talk schedule can be found here.

  • In an interview with Sci Fi Wire, Marina Sirtis said she will have to try and change her image to score new roles because of her close association with Troi. "She's in the 24th century, but she's very old-fashioned on a certain level," Sirtis said. "She's not like a funky streetwise kind of girl that they want. She's not a Debra Messing or a Maura Tierney or whatever, who's kind of more street. So it's an image that I'm going to have to try and change, possibly do something, not wear makeup, I don't know. Whatever it's going to take." The full article is available at the Sci Fi Wire, which has also posted an interview with Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) about 'X-Men 2.'

  • Several members of the Trek X cast and crew will be chatting at StarTrek.com in the lead-up to the movie's release. The schedule is as follows (all times are Pacific Standard Time):

    • LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) - December 5 - 3:00 p.m.
    • Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher) - December 6 - 3:00 p.m.
    • Stuart Baird (Director) - December 6 - 3:30 p.m.
    • John Logan (Writer) - December 9 - 3:00 p.m.
    • Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) - December 10 - 3:00 p.m.
    • Jonathan Frakes (Will Riker) - December 11 - 3:00 p.m.

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  • According to UIP Duna, 'Star Trek Nemesis' will premiere in Hungary on 26th February, 2003. Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) will be in Hungary at that time shooting 'The Lion In Winter' and will be attending a small convention in Budapest run by Átjáró magazine and the Hungarian Star Trek club. Thanks to 'PoisonBorz' for this!

  • Loews Cineplex Theaters in New York City and Los Angeles will be showing every Star Trek movie on the big screen this month to celebrate the release of 'Nemesis.' The "Star Trek Anthology" begins December 4 with 'The Motion Picture' with a new movie being shown every night at 10 p.m. Further information is available here.

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