Star Trek News BulletsBy T'Bonz
August 16, 2008 - 1:20 AM
IO9 reports that building a toy Enterprise is not as easy as one would think. Sculptors at Art Asylum shared emails sent back and forth with their production factory, in which they discussed various elements of their work. "Windows and some details in general seem sloppy please make sure in final product windows and details are straight and uniform," said one email. Another was critical of some elements, saying "Scribe lines on prototype in general are too wide, thick and sometimes very sloppy make finer and thinner. I can even see where the drill bit for the CNC machine slipped. This is not acceptable."
Portraying a Romulan means perfecting a new made-up language, according to Clifton Collins Jr., who is one of the Romulans in the forthcoming Star Trek XI as reported by E! Online. "Me and Eric [Bana] are the new Romulans," said Collins. "They had a linguist come in and invent Romulan!" Collins went on to describe the Romulan look. "We're space pirates,", said Collins. "Think of Johnny Depp as a Romulan." Collins also hinted at surprise appearances in Star Trek XI, saying "There is, but I better not say. There are certain things that as kids growing up, whether it's Star Trek or other shows at the time, all you got to do is really just hear their voice and your heart warms."
TrekMovie.com reported on new toys to appear on store shelves, including a EMCE Toys Retro MEGO playset, based on the 1975 MEGO Star Trek Enterprise Bridge playset. The playset, available next year, will retail for approximately $60.00. If fan response good, there is the possibility of future retro MEGO 'Star Trek' playsets. Another retro item, a life-sized captain's chair, is being made by Diamond Select. The chair will be a functional piece of furniture and will have lights and sound.
According to two scientists as reported by Telegraph.co.uk, Star Trek warp drive is a possibility. Dr Gerald Cleaver, associate professor of physics at Baylor, and Richard Obousy have come up with an idea to produce a warp drive that they believe can travel faster than the speed of light, without breaking the laws of physics. But to do this, scientists need to harness a mysterious, poorly understood cosmic antigravity force, called dark energy.
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