This Week In Trek May 14, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: This Week In Trek , trackback
TrekMovie looks at all the Trek news here and elsewhere for the last week
- William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy say they still have not been contacted, but are still open to appearing in the film
- JJ Abrams said he always thinks of Keri Russell when working on a new project and thinks she would make an ‘awesome’ Klingon
- Walter Koenig advises any actor playing Chekov to ‘stay out of the shadows’
- Comedian (and well known geek) Patton Oswalt says he has heard a rumor that Ryan Gosling is interested in playing Kirk. Oswalt also opines that ‘JJ Abrams can do no wrong’
- Wizard Magazine has put forward their choices for recasting Star Trek. Choices include Matt Damon for Kirk, Zachary Quinto for Spock and Vin Diesel for Kor.
- Diamond Select announced new TWOK figures including a Comic-Con exclusive.
Trek in the real wold:
- NASA announced they are looking for planet Vulcan
- Space Services, Inc. has admitted that they cannot seem to find James Doohan’s ashes after their sub-orbital flight
- Various companies are at work on 3-Dimensional printers, the predecessors to Star Trek’s replicators.
- The Dallas Symphony will perform "The Music of Star Trek" on June 5 and 6. John DeLancie and Robert Picardo will be on hand.
- Tony Alleyne, the guy selling his ‘Star Trek flat‘ finally unloaded it for £425,000 (five times more than market value). Apparently he sparked a Trekkie bidding war.
- In an interview veteran BBC astronomer Sir Patrick Moore went on a rant about how women newscasters were hurting the BBC. He also felt women didn’t belong in science fiction, saying “I used to watch Doctor Who and Star Trek, but they went PC – making women commanders, that kind of thing. I stopped watching,”
Where are they now:
- Michael Dorn (who is a pilot) is to serve as master of ceremonies for the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s 46th annual enshrinement dinner and ceremony on July 21
- Scott Bakula is currently appearing on stage in the play "No Strings" at the UCLA playhouse, he is interviewed by the LA Daily News.
- Kate Mulgrew is playing the actress Lara Keene in the play "Our Leading Lady." She, along with the play’s director talk about the play with Theater Talk.
- Leonard Nimoy has a show of photographs of obese women on view at the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Mass., through June; a larger show at the gallery is scheduled to coincide with the November publication of his book on the subject, “The Full Body Project.” The New York Times has an interview with the original Spock to discuss his photography.
- ABC has cut a deal with JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof to run their show Lost until 2010, when it will have a ‘definitive end’
Trek YouTube Clip of the week
Pimp My Starship
Happy Mothers Day
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