This Week In Trek May 27, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: This Week In Trek , trackback
- EW listed Trek XI as one franchise Hollywood is trying to ‘reboot’, writer Roberto Orci notes that the Trek comes with ‘preexisting expectations’
- IDW sent out Issue 2 of Klingon: Blood Will Tell Comics
- Hallmark have released their 2007 catalog with their two new Star Trek ornaments
- Of Gods And Men director Tim Russ kicked up a controversy by saying that OGaM is not a fan filmbut an independent Trek film that will hopefully be available forpurchase with official sanction. However, producer Doug Conway tellsTrekMovie.com that he certainly views OGaM as a fan film and thatalthough they have hopes of getting a license from CBS, there are notalks ongoing and that the delays are due to technical issues.
- Vocera Communications has won the Wireless Broadband Innovation award for its communication system that is likened to TNG’s Com badges
Trek in the real wold:
- Rotten Tomatoes reports that even though LucasFilm allowed the film makers of Fanboys to use genuine Star Wars material, Paramount refused to allow them to use Star Trek materials.
- The New York Times has a feature on Star Trek Meetups
- FilmCritic.com named it’s list of Top 10 Movie Spaceships, with The Enterprise (in its various forms) coming in at #2 (behind Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon). The Klingon Bird of Prey came in at #7 (Trek was the only franchise with two ships)
Where are they now:
- William Shatner will host the two signature galas at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.
- Speaking of the Shat, his canceled game show has been picked up by GSM
- Images of the Shadow Puppets featuring Jolene Blalock appear at Fangoria
- Trek XI director JJ Abrams has confirmed he will direct the pilot of the HBO drama Anatomy of Hope, a show he is developing along with Trek XI (and Lost) Executive Producer Brian Burk. This will be Abrams first project under his TV development deal with Warner Brothers (signed the same week as his film deal with Paramount last summer). Variety reports that even though Abrams did not have any network pilots, that his TV company should become ‘quite prolific’ in the upcoming months.
- Trek XI writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will be executive producing a romantic comedy Proposal with Sandra Bullock. This will be the 4th film in addition to Star Trek XI that they are attached to currently as executive producer.
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