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CelebWatch: Shat Goes Oprah, Quinto Goes Political, Meaney Gets The Prize and Bana Gets The Girls February 21, 2008

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: Celebrity , trackback

Greetings, Earthlings. This week, the Watch brings you news on upcoming Shatner projects, what Quinto was doing during the writers’ strike, a new Colm Meaney moment, interviews with Eric Bana, two Kurtzman/Orci movies getting pushed back, another award for Trek’s new composer, and much more! What, you don’t believe me? Just click “more” below and find out for yourself.


Shatner does a doc and heads for Oprah
This week Big Screen Entertainment announced they have joined forces with William Shatner (James T. Kirk) for a number of film projects. The company is currently in production on a Shatner documentary which they hope will be the first of many Shatneriffic projects. Big Screen tells TrekMovie.com that the doc includes in-depth interviews with The Shat where he reveals “never heard before facets” of his famous self. The doc is likely to hit cable TV this summer. In the meantime, you can see Shatner on Oprah this coming Tuesday. Is any stage big enough for The Shat and The Oprah?..tune in to find out.

Politico Quinto
The writers’ strike is over, but what exactly did Zachary Quinto do during that tumultuous period in Hollywood history? Well, besides playing the part of Spock in a little film called Star Trek, Quinto tells TV Guide:

[I have been] following the politics of the negotiations and the politics of our country very closely these days. It is a time of enormous sweeping change.

Well said, Mr. Quinto. Well said.


Quinto is obviously very happy that the strike is over

Hail to the Chief: Meaney On Miles
In an interview with Variety, Colm Meaney says that his theatrical background helped prepare him for his role as Chief Miles O’Brien on TNG and DS9.

When you looked at the ‘Star Trek’ dialogue, you needed actors with a strong theater background who could play Shakespeare, as it’s heightened drama. Suspension of disbelief is required.

Meaney has numerous other projects in the works (including David E. Kelley’s adaptation of the British series Life on Mars, which Meaney calls "a page-turner"). The former Chief was also just cast is a Brit indie comedy called Three and Out. And if that wasn’t enough,  Meaney received the "Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish" award tonight (Feb 21) at a pre-Oscar party in LA (note: Last week CelebWatch reported the date as the 14th…oops). Meaney wasn’t the only Trekker there as JJ Abrams himself was spotted walking the arrivals red carpet. With all this going on Meaney is in no hurry to return to Trek, telling Variety "seven years in space was sufficient.” Ummm..technically speaking, Colm… it was thirteen years. :)


Meaney went Wilde in LA last night.

LeVar reroutes power to speaking tour
LeVar Burton
(Geordi La Forge) sure has been doing a lot of speaking lately to mark Black History Month, but after spouting technobabble and describing various ways to reroute starship power for seven-plus years, I suppose addresses and lectures are a walk in the arboretum. Burton’s latest presentation — according to the Beaumont Journal — will take place at Lamar State College in Port Arthur, Texas, where Burton will be the “Distinguished Lecture Series” speaker on February 28th. After that, Marketwire reports that Burton will head to the Women’s Festivals in Santa Barbara, CA, where he will again give a speech, as will one-time VOY guest star Ed Begley, Jr. (Henry Sterling). In the meantime, the Patriot-News has a brief interview with Burton in which he discusses his work as an activist and advocate and his many lectures. Burton feels that there has not been much progress for blacks working in the entertainment industry, stating

America is still trying to live up to its original ideals. There is still not a person of color at a studio who can green light a motion picture.

Bana Bo Bana Banana
Trek’s new villain, Eric Bana, briefly talked Trek in an interview with DarkHorizons. The report notes that Bana has yet to begin filming his Trek role, but he is looking forward to tapping into his dark side to play the villainous Nero and is excited to be a part of the film.

When I read the script, I was like, ‘Wow, this is just too good to be true, and too much fun to miss out on. I just have to be a part of it.’ So when J.J. offered me the part of Nero I just couldn’t say no.

Bana also has an interview in the March 2008 edition of Los Angeles magazine, which even features Bana on the cover. Asked if his Trek character was a human being, Bana replied, “I think that’s a question that’s too complex to answer.”


Bana looking cool on the cover of Los Angeles

Bana may be Trek’s new villain, but all last week he was every man’s hero. Promoting his new film, The Other Boleyn Girl, Bana attended multiple European premieres (Berlin, Madrid, London) and in each he was seen arm in arm his gorgeous co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman. Lucky bastard.


Bana: Oh, yeah. I’m the man.

Ethan Phillips in November
Star Trek: Voyager
‘s Ethan Phillips (Neelix) is currently performing on the Broadway stage in the David Mamet play November. Phillips portrays the “Turkey Guy”, a representative of the National Association of Turkey By-Products Manufacturers. The play is performing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, and according to Broadway World, the first thirty people who leave the Theatre after each performance get a balloon with the play’s logo and the slogan “CHARLES H.P. SMITH FOR PRESIDENT.” Isn’t that special?


Who the hell let this guy in? Ethan Phillips (center) with Nathan Lane (left) and Dylan Baker in November

Kurtzman/Orci Movies Pushed Back
The release dates for two movies being executive produced by Star Trek writers/exec producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been delayed. SlashFilm reported that the DreamWorks thriller Eagle Eye is now eying a September 26th release date, having been pushed back from August 8th (possibly due to going behind schedule). Touchstone’s romantic comedy The Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, has received a bigger push. Instead of opening Valentine’s Day of 2009, Variety reports that Proposal is now slated for release on September 25th, 2009.

Takei, Take Two
Cinemafantastique posted the second part of their extensive interview with George Takei (Sulu) in which the actor discussed competition on Trek, his experience in the internment camps, and his homosexuality. Regarding his lobbying for Sulu to be a bigger part of Trek, Takei noted:

In the WRATH OF KHAN, there was actually a scene written for me where I got my captaincy, but as you know, it wasn’t in the film and I guessed it was not meant to be. I had given up because it wasn’t going to happen. But, the seed was planted, and it not only germinated but it also flowered when the sixth STAR TREK script came. I opened it up, and on the front page, the very first page, they had a brand new captain of a great, huge, brand new ship, and it was bigger than the Enterprise…the starship Excelsior and there was this confident, dynamic, new captain of the Excelsior, Captain Hikaru Sulu…and I was there in the first shot.


I’m the real Takei. All you other Takei’s are just immitatin.’

Giacchino’s Ratatouille Score Wins Again
Michael Giacchino
, composer of the new Star Trek film, has earned another award for scoring Disney/Pixar’s Ratatouille. Giacchino won the Best Original Score for an Animated Feature prize at the 4th Annual International Film Music Critics Awards. I’m sure this new award will look very nice next to the Grammy and Annie Giacchino won two weekends ago and the Oscar he will hopefully win this Sunday. Giacchino got a pre-Oscar profile in the USA Today, where he discusses his journey towards becoming one of the most sought-after film score writers. The article ends with a quote from Giacchino explaining how he selects his projects (including Trek).

I do pick projects because I love them. If I get into a project where I feel like either the people are there just because it’s a job for them and it’s not going to be an enjoyable process and it’s going to be a war zone to get through, I always say no to that, regardless. Money is kind of irrelevant in all of this.


Giacchino isn’t exactly sure what to make of his latest award… let alone where to put it!
(PS: No, this is not really an award.)

Yelchin at the Eddies
Anton Yelchin (the new Chekov) was a guest at the 58th Annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on February 17th. Yelchin appeared on-stage at the event alongside Alan Baumgarten, the editor of Yelchin’s new film, Charlie Bartlett, which opens this Friday.


Yelchin (left) at the Eddie Awards with Charlie Bartlett editor Alan Baumgarten

Alley’s Fat Flap
After her Showtime show "Fat Actress" only lasted a single seaon, Kirstie Alley (Saavik in Star Trek II) lost 75 pounds on the Jenny Craig system and went on to become the company’s spokesperson. But "after lengthy negotations" the now slimmer actress has parted ways with Jenny Craig and according to the AP is planning to start up her own weight loss company. Alley tells People magazine she wants "to create something new that will help millions of people end the seemingly never ending fatty-roller coaster ride." But before she launches that, Alley is fighting off rumors that she is porking up again, telling the USA Today she may sue to keep her reputation the right size.

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Alley in October…still not fat now?

TrekBits



The Jeri Ryan/Barack Obama Connection: conspiracy theorists rejoice

In Memoriam

Thanks to Danny Lecouffe and Lawrence Boucher for sending in tips. Feel free to tip off Celeb Watch yourself by clicking the ‘got tips’ button on the right column.

 

Comments

1. Brian - February 21, 2008

Sounds good!

(first)

2. Jorg Sacul - February 21, 2008

I gotta say, I kinda like these “Today in Trek News” updates. Sure beats reading the tabloids in the supermarket line!

3. I Love My Moogie - February 21, 2008

I think the bad plastic surgery & bleached hair does Kirstie Alley a bigger disservice than the extra pounds.

4. Jorg Sacul - February 21, 2008

True… she’s much prettier with dark hair. The blonde look is really IMHO trampy on her.

5. ster j - February 21, 2008

So sorry about Perry Lopez’s passing. Shore Leave was just on this morning, and I always liked his character (except when he ran Angela right into that tree while trying to get away from the plane on a strafing run!).

6. Harry Ballz - February 21, 2008

Apparently, according to the legend of the Sutton Place Hotel* in Toronto, they’ve never had a worse guest than Kirstie Alley in the history of the establishment.

Shhh, don’t tell anyone…………………

*once voted one of the 10 best hotels in North America.

7. S. John Ross - February 21, 2008

I’m going to interpret Bana’s answer as “I’m reasonably sure I know the answer to that, but there’s probably some technicality the fans would lynch me on if I got it wrong by accident, so I’m not even going to risk that.” :)

8. Fleet Captain Kor'Tar - February 21, 2008

Good bit of news there! Information Qa’Pla!

9. Sean - February 21, 2008

Oh Eric Bana, how we’d all love to be the meat in a Portman/Johansson sandwich!

10. Noleuser is now Morn Speaks - February 21, 2008

I’ve always thought that story about Jeri Ryan and her ex leading to the rise of Obama very interesting and bizarre!

11. Harry Ballz - February 21, 2008

The Jeri Ryan story…..heard it before…but think….if she hadn’t become famous from Trek she wouldn’t have married that guy….and he wouldn’t have dropped out of politics…..so, in a way, Star Trek may be responsible for the next President of the United States! Woo hoo!!

12. Boborci - February 21, 2008

Wow. I didn’t know about the “Proposal” being pushed till I read it here!

thanks, Anthony!

13. Charles Trotter - February 21, 2008

#12 — Boborci

You’re welcome. But please, call me Charles. :-D

14. Harry Ballz - February 21, 2008

I sense a lovefest………….come on guys, group hug! :)

15. Charles Trotter - February 21, 2008

#14 Harry Ballz

I can’t, Bob’s about 500 miles away from me. :P

16. Charles Trotter - February 21, 2008

#12 — Boborci

How can the studio push a movie’s release back without alerting the film’s executive producers? Isn’t notifying the production crew supposed to be top priority when these decisions are made?

btw, great to see you stop by again, as always. :)

17. Boborci - February 21, 2008

harles Trotter – February 21, 2008

How can the studio push a movie’s release back without alerting the film’s executive producers? Isn’t notifying the production crew supposed to be top priority when these decisions are made?

btw, great to see you stop by again, as always. :)

A: We knew they were talking about it, and the Christmas opening had been a concern for us even before that date was chosen. If we really wanted to complain, we would’ve — but we have not been asked to do any re-writes and our shooting schedule has not changed. We take the studio at their word that they are so excited about what they are seeing that they want to give us an even bigger opportunity to score.

18. Charles Trotter - February 21, 2008

#17 Boborci

Christmas opening? Are you talking about Proposal or Star Trek? I was asking about Proposal, lol!

19. Michelle - February 21, 2008

How old is that picture of Quinto? I would have assumed his eyebrows would have taken longer to grow back, and I thought he was still filming, or is Quinto done?

20. Boborci - February 21, 2008

Charles Trotter – February 21, 2008

Christmas opening? Are you talking about Proposal or Star Trek? I was asking about Proposal, lol!

A: LOL! I was talking about Trek!

21. Harry Ballz - February 21, 2008

#17 Boborci “an even bigger opportunity to score”

Hey, who doesn’t appreciate THAT?!!

22. Charles Trotter - February 21, 2008

#20 — Boborci

LOL! Yah, I was asking how come the the studio (Touchstone/Buena Vista/Disney) hasn’t told its exec producers about its date change. Just seemed kind of odd.

Thanks for your input on Trek’s date change, though. I can certainly understand that the new date gives you guys a lot more time to complete the movie. In that respect (and the possibility of bigger box office), I think it’s a great decision. But it’s still disappointing and I’m still afraid Trek won’t do as well as a summer movie than as a Christmas one. I hope to be proven wrong, though.

Anyways, you said you haven’t been asked to do any re-writes… you mean you guys haven’t needed to make any tweaks, even with the strike ended? If so, that must be one great script! (not that I expected any less, of course. ;))

(Obviously you have no obligation to answer that question. I also don’t want to take this forum too far off topic, lol! So, if you don’t feel like answering, that is fine, I will simply ask during our next live chat — which I hope will be soon! :))

23. matt D - February 22, 2008

Mr. Orci,

Has the shooting schedule and script been completely unaffected by the move to May?

Cheers

Matt

24. Mütze - February 22, 2008

#8: It’s Qapla’. There is no capital P in Klingon, and the ” ‘ ” is after the second a. “Qa’pla” would be some kind of animal.

25. Radioactive Spock - February 22, 2008

Oh boy, am i jealous of bana. johannsen and portman are quite possibly the two most beautiful women on the big screen. Always had a crush on them both.

And, Always slightly disappointing when any actor campaigns for any candidate, whether it be chuck norris or oprah winfrey. People follow, even though there’s no good reason why an actor would know any better than any other voter.

26. Jeffrey S. Nelson - February 22, 2008

I’d love to see more articles on Trek actors such as Perry Lopez, who just passed away.

27. Iowagirl - February 22, 2008

Oprah’s cool and this time she had the particularly right touch when choosing her special guests.

Seems, Big Screen Entertainment is heading for an interesting direction, too.

28. Crusty McCoy - February 22, 2008

Thanks for keeping us informed, Chuck! Great job as always.

29. Cervantes - February 22, 2008

#17 Boborci

Haven’t been asked to do ANY re-writes?

What’s happening now with the ‘line(s)’ that J.J. supposedly wanted in to improve a scene? Is it still going to happen?

Good to see composer Michael Giacchino racking up the awards. He is someone I hope will turn his talents to many projects in future years. Anyone who didn’t wait at the end credits of ‘Cloverfield’ to hear his “ROAR!” (Cloverfield Overture) piece missed out on a fantastic epic/choral theme. Really looking forward to his ‘Star Trek’ soundtrack efforts.

30. SPB - February 22, 2008

ANYONE ELSE FIND OPRAH TIRESOME…?

…or is it just me? She’s the entire “Up With People” troupe wrapped into one, big, relentlessly perky, “You-WILL-be-happy” package.

Maybe I’m just too old and cynical, but JEEZ…

31. I Love My Moogie - February 22, 2008

Jeri Ryan turns 40 today, she’s still mildly hot. I actually thought Kes was much prettier, but after leaving VOY she sadly went down the Kirstie Alley overflowing waistline path.

32. British Naval Dude - February 22, 2008

Colm say that a Shakespeare background be good fro Trek acting? yeah- especially when ya have to say stuff like “intra-isolinear converter tachion pulse retention” on a regular basis… arrrrr…. not quite as tongue tying as a Shakespeare play, eh? At least Shakes had a rythym to the words…

Rumour is that Shatner indeed plans to jump OVER the couch on Oprah… TJ style…

arrrr….

33. Clifford Ransom - February 22, 2008

Man I always just barely miss out whenever Bob stops in to post! Hey Bob I have an interesting question for you! You should stop by here more often it drives the fan boys crazy!

34. MP - February 22, 2008

Thank you for putting that Kirstie Alley thing right where it belongs, at the bottom. Headline News’ Showbiz Today had literally almost ten minutes of it at the top of their show last night. I had to turn it off.

35. Yorkshire_Voyager - February 22, 2008

Bob Orci wrote

How can the studio push a movie’s release back without alerting the film’s executive producers? Isn’t notifying the production crew supposed to be top priority when these decisions are made?

I get pissed off when the train is late, let alone having something that I have poured blood and sweat into delayed.
BTW u did a wonderful script for Transformers

36. Gustavo - February 22, 2008

Bana is wearing a Sandman t-shirt…….LOL

15 months to Star Trek……..too long to wait

37. Greg2600 - February 22, 2008

Kirstie Alley would look much better if she cut half of that mess of hair off. Is this 1881?

38. Marian Ciobanu - February 22, 2008

- I just can’t wait to see the movie..Yesterday i watched again the trailer..and i realised that i like this trailer very much..every segment from star trek has its own vision about the future..maybe we need a new vision in the trek movies too..we don’t need to see a whole bunch of new alien people…just a new vision.. :-)

39. Closettrekker - February 22, 2008

Bob Orci wrote: ” We knew they were talking about it, and the Christmas opening had been a concern for us even before that date was chosen. If we really wanted to complain, we would’ve — but we have not been asked to do any re-writes and our shooting schedule has not changed. We take the studio at their word that they are so excited about what they are seeing that they want to give us an even bigger opportunity to score.”

This should alleviate some of the concerns expressed by some of the more pessimistic posters who frequent this site. May 2009 will be fun!

40. maspill - February 22, 2008

banner the ladies man is funny cus my mate could be his twin and is really shy with girls ill have to show him the post

41. Denise de Arman - February 22, 2008

Michelle#19- I’m with you on questioning Quinto’s beard and eyebrows – he can’t be through with filming yet, and obviously he’s been growing the beard for at least a couple weeks. So how does the beard fit into the script? There was a picture of him on another thread sporting the beard as well. Inquiring minds want to know!

42. I AM THX-1138 - February 22, 2008

Of Gods and Men Part II has a release date of March 15.

In case anyone is interested.

43. Charles Trotter - February 22, 2008

#19 Michelle & #41 Denise de Arman

It is an older picture, likely from early last year. My apologies, I didn’t mean to make it seem as though it were new.

44. Charles Trotter - February 22, 2008

Addendum — Specifically, the Quinto image is from the LG Mobile TV Party that was held in June of last year. :)

45. Denise de Arman - February 22, 2008

Thanks Chuck – my head was humming with possible plotline twists involving Spock with a beard.

46. Redjac - February 22, 2008

Kirstie was HOT back in the Star Trek II-Cheers days…

Now? Not so much…

47. fakesteve - February 22, 2008

Zacharys political preferences appear quite logical…

48. danpaine - February 22, 2008

#30 – Don’t worry, you have company. I can’t stand her.

49. I Love My Moogie - February 22, 2008

I’m glad Jenny Craig stopped using Kirstie Alley. Valerie Bertinelli is much hotter, even before the diet.

50. Boborci - February 22, 2008

Mr. Orci,

Has the shooting schedule and script been completely unaffected by the move to May?

Cheers

Matt

A: Yup.

51. I AM THX-1138 - February 22, 2008

Wow. Lot’s of Kirstie Alley hate. Wonder what is the inspiration for this? She owe you all money or something?

52. Chris Basken - February 22, 2008

#47:

“Sweeping change” would mean a democrat prez and a republican-dominated congress.

Every election where the incumbent isn’t re-running (1988, 2000, 2008) is a “time of sweeping change.” It’s an insipid statement.

53. S. John Ross - February 22, 2008

#51: I’ve been wondering that, too. This site seems to seethe with Anti-Kirstie bile and I’ve never encountered it at cons or anything. It’s just strange. Maybe it’s the Scientology angle; a lot of people get prickly about that. Or maybe they were attacked by an episode of Cheers and are unable to forgive.

54. I Love My Moogie - February 22, 2008

#53:
Kirstie is simply very annoying.

55. Closettrekker - February 22, 2008

#51, #53—I think it probably stems from her past behavior and remarks about her work in Star Trek. She was quite insulting toward Leonard Nimoy and the franchise itself. She was asked to reprise her role as Saavik and demanded a huge sum of money to do so (maybe Norm’s reluctance to pay his bar tab was hurting her in the pocketbook). Later she was asked about her role in TWOK and said something to the effect that it was just a stupid science fiction movie that she did when she was young!
Maybe it (the anti-Kirstie Alley vibe) doesn’t have anything to do with that, but it is the only thing that makes sense to me. Personally, I never thought much of her as an actress. Shelley Long was much better on “Cheers”. Kirstie Alley brought the show down a notch.

56. Roger - February 22, 2008

Agreed # 47
I also love: “This is the most important election in my life time”
or
“This is the most important election in our countries history”

57. Roger - February 22, 2008

Clarification: Agree with #52s post on #47s
Lol

58. Closettrekker - February 22, 2008

#25—”Always slightly disappointing when any actor campaigns for any candidate, whether it be chuck norris or oprah winfrey. People follow, even though there’s no good reason why an actor would know any better than any other voter.”

You mean Spock’s endorsement of Obama won’t affect your decision?

Yeah. That is ridiculous. If anything, Hollywood personalities are extremely removed from the concerns of the general public. What do they really know about your situation? People (women in particular) will follow Oprah though, even if it makes no sense for their particular demographic to do so.
(For the most part) People outside of Hollywood who make real money will still vote Rebublican because their tax policies will not leave them (me) feeling violated, while those at or near poverty level (who aren’t incredibly religious), if they actually vote, will be more inclined to vote democratic. The only people with real swing power to be swayed are those in between—-the increasingly endangered middle class. Middle class women love Oprah. If the candidates were really smart, they would go on her show and kiss her a$$!
Whoever wins is going to get their teeth kicked in on foreign policy–from one side or the other.

Wow. Star Trek, Weight Watchers, Oprah, and the upcoming Presidential election all in one thread? I must be dreaming…

59. Shatner4TrekXI - February 22, 2008

At least Oprah understands the demand and importance of William Shatner.

60. I AM THX-1138 - February 22, 2008

I’ve never heard any of those comments attributed to her. It is too bad if she feels that way about her Trek experience. Of course, I can’t begrudge anyone wanting a lot of money to do a part they might not be particularly fond of.

I enjoyed her work in Cheers and have found her to be an attractive woman no matter what she happened to weigh. She looks pretty good in that picture above. I’m glad that she has taken better care of her health.

61. Denise de Arman - February 22, 2008

THX#60- Check out I Am Spock and Nimoy’s statements concerning Kirsti. Although he was incredibly gracious toward her in the book opinionwise, his factual statements concerning her tell all one really needs to know. I remember when Wrath of Khan was in production and Alley (an unknown at the time) was being touted as a Vulcan woman serving aboard the Enterprise. In the interview I recall, she talked at length about how much she loved Nimoy and practiced his eyebrow lifts in the mirror as a girl, loved working with him, etc. When it was time to sign her contract for Search for Spock, Nimoy (in the book) says she wanted as much as DeForest Kelley and would not budge on the amount (she wasn’t even doing Cheers at the time). Later after the movie came out and she was questioned in an interview as to why she did not reprise her role as Saviik(sp?), she said Trek was just a science fiction movie she did when she was younger and new to the business. There’s gratitiude for you (although I do like the fact that she is apparently a devoted animal lover).

62. The Vulcanista - February 22, 2008

#17

Thanks for your take on the decision to move Trek from Christmas to May. I was kinda wondering what y’all were thinking about it.

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

63. Harry Ballz - February 22, 2008

That’s what they get for not signing her to an iron-clad three picture deal in the first place. Who signs an unknown to just one picture of a franchise series, anyway?

64. Denise de Arman - February 22, 2008

Harry- Nick Meyer signed her with a 3 movie option, but for some reason did not stipulate salary on the following two movies. Nimoy was quite puzzled at that as well since he was the one left holding the bag for STIII- the script was written, everyone was signed (except Kirsti) and ready to go when the Saviick hit the fan.

65. James Heaney - Wowbagger - February 22, 2008

Thank you, ZQ, for not getting explicitly political. I was really rather nervous about the headline.

Yes, I can read between the lines and see an Obama endorsement there, but that’s perfectly okay. I’m glad to see actors politically involved; I just don’t like it when they try to use their platform to pontificate about politics when they are so often so totally wrong.

66. Harry Ballz - February 22, 2008

Denise

thanks for that bit of info…………I liked Alley when she first came on the scene and even through her run on Cheers, BUT after that………..she turned into kind of a pig (and I don’t mean weight)!

67. The Vulcanista - February 22, 2008

Kirstie Alley … Ick.

Good night all.

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

68. Matt D - February 23, 2008

RE: Yup

That’s great news , thanks for confirming that.

69. Charles Trotter - February 23, 2008

I myself have never been a Kirstie Alley fan. I liked the Shelley Long episodes of Cheers better than I liked her’s. Veronica’s Closet was terrible. Star Trek II and the first Look Who’s Talking were the only really good things she ever did. How and why she got so full of herself, I’ll never know. I’ve barely even touched her article on Memory Alpha because of my dislike for her. I’ve been updated & expanding many performer articles on MA but have been intentionally avoiding her’s. When I run out of other performers to write on (which won’t be any time in the near future), maybe then I’ll expand her article.

70. Denise de Arman - February 23, 2008

You are doing a supercool job, Chuck. Trekmovie is the ultimate one-stop-shop for any fan and all you guys ROCK.

71. Harry Ballz - February 23, 2008

#69 “Kirstie Alley….maybe then I’ll expand her”

I don’t think she needs any help on THAT front! Or back, as the case may be…………..

72. The Vulcanista - February 23, 2008

#71

Or the sides either …

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

73. The Vulcanista - February 23, 2008

I’m sorry.

I didn’t mean to kill the thread. I really didn’t.

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

74. Trekboi - February 24, 2008

hmm- surprised and facinated by kirstie alley hate- acording to nichelle she was sweet as pie on set and ever afte.
she was polite when referring to trek days (ever so briefly) in her semi autobiography “how to lose ur ass and regain ur life”
perhaps he time on trek II was sullied by the fact her mother died right before filming and her father was in intensive care- such life changing events could make ones work on a sci-fi film seem quite trivial.
i think u can see it in her performance- spocks funeral must have been difficult for her.
makes thoes un-vulcan tears seem more real than half romulan.

as for the scientology haters- u would think that piece of fiction would appeal to a sci-fi audiance more so that all the other religions they seem to follow- all equally as fictional and equally ridiculous

i heard nimoy didnt want her any way and wanted to cast his own actor in the part- he says it was salery- so who knows it was probably paramount just being cheap as the most likely suspect for recasting of savik.
as for kirsty being greedy- how much would kattrall ask to reprise valaris now- more than shatner id expect. (couldnt stomach Savik as a traitior)

Perhaps this is like the hate campaign nimoy suffered at the hands of fans in the mid 70′s while stalling on reprising spock b4 TMP- let alone passing over Phast II (the one without the Elvis impersonator) as he only escaped that by reprising the role in TMP

either way i have always loved alley and can see why she has never done a convention- lest she be pelted with tribbles.
poor girl.

75. Trekboi - February 24, 2008

wow that was long- trekboi should probably keep his thoughts to himself- very off topic…

76. Closettrekker - February 26, 2008

#74–Sure, that was before she became too good for Trek. I have no problem with an artist demanding more money, but it was rather insulted to hear of her reference to TWOK as “just some science fiction movie I did when I was young”. How arrogant. What has she done to trump that? Nothing I can think of…

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