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By Michelle
September 28, 2007 - 10:10 PM

Hello World!

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.

Trek BBS Today

Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at the Trek BBS:

-How's the Star Trek manga?

-Since there isn't casting gossip yet, who would you like to see play McCoy?

-The Sarah Jane Adventures!

Many more topics can be found at the Trek BBS!

Trek Two Years Ago

These were some of the major news items from August 2005:

More news can be found in the archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent TrekToday poll:


Now that Eternal Image is offering them, would you want to be buried in a Star Trek coffin or have your ashes placed in a Star Trek urn?
No way - this is commercialism taken to an absurd extreme 30.6% - (167 Votes)
I expect to live forever 19% - (104 Votes)
I'd rather be blasted into space like Gene Roddenberry 12.8% - (70 Votes)
Yes, I think it would be nice to have my final resting place paying tribute to Star Trek 9.5% - (52 Votes)
I intend to be cryogenically frozen 3.8% - (21 Votes)

Total Votes: 545

Please vote in our new poll on the Justice League, who may be getting a movie of their own.

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Happy Birthday!

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.

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