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This Week in Trek – Special Two-Week Edition December 2, 2007

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , trackback

I didn’t do This Week in Trek last week, so This Week in Trek actually includes news for the last two weeks. Got it? Anyway, this week… er, these last two weeks brings news of picketers at the Star Trek shoot, Star Trek style gambling, Trek on Demand, yet another Trek dating service, a Trek movie poster contest, and oh, so much more.

Star Trek (2008 film):


Is it logical to appear in FHM?

Trek Stuff:


Cover for Star Trek: Year Four #5

Fan Productions:

Trek in the World:

Trek Science:


Love is a holographic battlefield

Trek on the Web:


Idle minds are the devil’s playground

Trek Celebrity News:

YouTube Clip of the week

Shatner and Nimoy on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1991

 

Special thanks to The Most Righteous Reverend Bp, Kevin Ganster and John Tenuto for contributing to this report.

Comments

1. Charles Trotter - December 2, 2007

FIRST!

Great work, Chuck!

Thanks, Chuck! :D

2. Alex Calloway - December 2, 2007

Video looks cool.

3. Sean4000 - December 2, 2007

I love the new Shatner Warcraft video.

4. Bobby - December 2, 2007

Interesting how on the cover for STAR TREK: YEAR 4 above, Bones looks a little like Jouaqin Phoenix, or should I say Jouquin Phoenix looks like Bones in that picture. Never considered that casting choice, but it “could have ” been interesting. I wonder if…..

5. Bobby - December 2, 2007

p.s. i could go for a few Whitecastle Burgers right about now

6. SirMartman - December 2, 2007

Shatner and Nimoy on the Arsenio Hall Show talking about if there will be a Star Trek 7…

Interesting coment from Mr Nimoy,,,

Im bloody glad hes going to be back for the next Trek Movie,, I hope Mr Shatner will be in as well,,,

However Mr Shatner very well might not be in the next Trek movie,,, and the sad part is,, its been said that Mr Nimoy is playing the part of “Spock” one more time,,,,

so does that mean,, is this the very last time we will see Mr Nimoy as “Spock”,,,
With out his old freind Mr Shatner or the other members of the Star Trek TV show on screen would be a sad way to say goodbye to that role.

I was hoping for maybe a last moment on screen,,, some sad moment where the TOS cast would spend some time together

=)

7. SirMartman - December 2, 2007

mmmm yeh,, I wonder where I can get some Whitecastle Burgers ….

8. Alex - December 3, 2007

Mr. T’s warcraft commercial is even better that the Shat’s… who else did those?

9. Harry Ballz - December 3, 2007

When you watch the video of the Arsenio Hall show, it’s funny to see Nimoy and Shatner looking so young, considering they were 60 years old at the time! Especially the Shat, he looks amazingly youthful……ah well, Father Time catches up with all of us eventually…….”time is the fire in which we burn”

10. Mike T. - December 3, 2007

I don’t know all of the details of the writers strike but both sides need to work something out soon, it seems like they are only hurting themselves.
It amazes me that some writers would hike out to the middle of nowhere to picket the Trek movie shoot, a movie that was written and paid for prior to the strike.

11. Smitty - December 3, 2007

“The Hollywood writers’ strike isn’t supposed to affect production on the Star Trek film, but that didn’t stop a group of striking writers and their families from hiking to Vasquez Valley to picket the set of the film.”

Well the WGA is a labor union.

A union is a union is a union no matter the vocation.

First studio head or producer with slashed tires when do ya think?

-cs™

12. Ro-Dan - December 3, 2007

I’m confused. Why are writers picketing the STAR TREK film set if the script has already been written?

13. Cervantes - December 3, 2007

Every Chris Pine photo seen here so far, has creeped me out…in a Simon Pegg way.

14. Harry Ballz - December 3, 2007

I see somebody gave Nimoy the sagging Yoda-like ears, to represent old age, like I suggested a few months ago! Thanks! Nice to see a visual representation of it!

15. JBS - December 3, 2007

Last Monday on “Chuck” two of the characters spoke Klingon to each other. It was a most excellent episode and you can watch it anytime on NBC.com. The episode was titled “Chuck Versus the Nemesis” (hmm, that sounds familiar) and the Klingonese happens in chapter 1 at 7:10 and chapter 5 at 37:10.

16. MrRegular - December 3, 2007

#10: Believe me people will go anywhere to protest for any reason.
That doesn’t necessarily make it rational, sane, or logical. They do it becuase they can.
And also, many times, because TV cameras are present!!

17. richpit - December 3, 2007

#15 -

Yeah, “Chuck” is currently, the best show on TV, IMO. That episode was hilarious, especially when they spoke Klingon to each other.

18. Izbot - December 3, 2007

I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere but this past week (and continuing today) former Voyager senior writing editor Lisa Klink has been the reigning champion on Jeopardy (i think her overall winnings now exceed $70,000). She’s won 5 games so far. She wrote 8 episodes of Voyager including ‘Blood Fever’ and ‘Revulsion’ and one of DS9, ‘Hippocratic Oath’.

I’m a compulsive Jeopardy viewer so I was pleased to see a former Voyager is in fact a pretty smart person.

19. Charles Trotter - December 3, 2007

19. You’re right, and I forgot to mention that. I will be sure to do so in the next summary.

I also forgot to mention that Abrams was named one of the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood by Entertainment Weekly. Oh, well. :-/

20. Charles Trotter - December 3, 2007

Er, obviously my previous post was in response to #18… not #19, which turned out to be my post. :P

21. Thorny - December 3, 2007

Uh, “The Episode Within” should be “The Enemy Within” by Richard Matheson.

22. Doorchime - December 3, 2007

@12: If you had so much time AND was near a Star Trek set, what would you do :-)

23. JBS - December 3, 2007

#22 Good one. I would be there picketing with my camera, oh yeah.

24. Charles Trotter - December 3, 2007

Writers are picketing sets regardless of when scripts were written or when they were paid for because their intention is to rattle the cages of the movie studios by interrupting movies and TV shows in production. Picketing writers successfully shut down such shows as “Desperate Housewives” and “Cane” because they were causing so much commotion. Basically, the writers want their voices heard and want the studios to take them seriously, and what better way to show they mean business than to interrupt a film shoot?

While I am on the writers’ side in this struggle and I sympathize with their need to be heard, I wish they would leave the Trek movie alone. It is likely the best thing being produced right now and it’s basically the franchise’s last hope for the foreseeable future. It has enough trouble already due to the strike since Abrams can’t add or rewrite any dialogue.

#21. HA! Good catch, should be fixed soon. :)

25. JBS - December 3, 2007

Roberto, are you out there? Please tell your fellow writers to leave Trek alone. They can mess with any tv show or movie they want, just leave trek alone… (I plead with a wimper).

26. TK - December 3, 2007

“Shatner and Nimoy on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1991″

You Tube says the video isn’t available anymore…..anyone have a backup??

27. TK - December 3, 2007

oh, it’s available again. I wonder what happened?

28. Thomas Jensen - December 3, 2007

Looks like the season two remastered dvd set is not coming out in March on my birthday. Slated for sometime in the summer. I think that’s a good thing, more time for more stuff. And better stuff, too.

29. Ro-Dan - December 3, 2007

If you’ll recall, a writer’s strike affected the second season of TNG. That show turned into a very successful series. Hopefully this current strike is a good omen for the Star Trek film.

30. trektacular - December 4, 2007

It really sucks that TOS ended just to make way for TNG movies.

31. Bart - December 4, 2007

It’s off topic, but I wanted to share this with you anyway!

http://probertdesigns.com/Folder_STORE/Folder_CONCEPT-KITS/Ambassador_Kit.html

What do you think of this?

32. DScott - December 4, 2007

Regarding your comment about “photos of Zachary Quinto being posted for the ladies……..did you ever stop to thing that some of the gentlemen might like to see them as well?

33. Charles Trotter - December 4, 2007

#33 DScott — It’s an expression, don’t read too much into it. :P

34. Danya Romulus - December 4, 2007

Most of the ones on the Trek poster photoshop contest are obviously not serious, but to be honest I actually really like the idea of this one a lot:

http://wjohargan.iweb.bsu.edu/st.jpg

35. The Vulcanista - December 4, 2007

#33, 34

*This* lady appreciates it.

Thanks!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

36. DScott - December 6, 2007

Ok…….point taken…….lol………

37. nec visual information and auctions | NEC BLOG STORE - April 2, 2009

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