Site ColumnsBy Michelle
September 28, 2007 - 10:10 PM
So we may have a Captain Kirk (whom I've never heard of, but that's a lot better than someone I don't like). And we may have a Scotty, or rather three Scottys - I'm rooting for Paul McGillion because I like him on Stargate Atlantis. We have a Uhura whom I like from Pirates of the Caribbean, a Spock I like from Heroes, a Chekov I don't know but I'm always willing to give props to anyone whose parents are ice skaters. I'm trying to be excited about this movie, really.
But I keep seeing previews for The Dark Is Rising and they make me cringe outright. It's not that I object to any single element - it's all right with me if they made Will an American, and I can think of no one more suited to play the Rider than Christopher Eccleston, but it looks like they've extracted all British and Welsh mythology from the storyline and turned it into a straightforward bland Good vs. Evil story with special effects. I really don't want to see that or take my kids to see that even if it looks pretty.
And I keep being afraid of the same thing happening with Star Trek. Maybe it'll feel entirely disconnected from the original, like Bruckheimer's King Arthur, or maybe it will be agonizing, like The Avengers movie. I can't help being nervous.
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Trek Two Years Ago
These were some of the major news items from August 2005:
- DS9ers Behr, Moore Anticipate Third Seasons For New Shows
Two series by former Deep Space Nine writers, Ira Steven Behr's The 4400 and Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica, headed for third seasons on their respective cable channels.
- Rick Berman Productions Hires Director of Development
Rick Berman recruited staff for his television production company, tapping a former Jim Hensen Television vice president to become his director of development.
- Beltran, Masterson Fight 'Manticore' For Sci-Fi
Robert Beltran (Chakotay) and Chase Masterson (Leeta) took on a mythical Persian beast in modern day Iraq in the Sci-Fi Channel movie Manticore.
More news can be found in the archives.
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Two Star Trek: The Motion Picture stars mark birthdays the first two days of October: Stephen Collins (Will Decker) on October 1st, Persis Khambatta (Lt. Ilia) on October 2nd. October 2nd is also the birthday of Avery Brooks, Deep Space Nine's Captain Sisko.