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Look Inside Cowboys & Aliens With Bob Orci & Alex Kurtzman [UPDATED] June 21, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Lindelof,Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , trackback

JJ Abrams (with Super 8) isn’t the only Star Trek honcho who has teamed up with Steven Spielberg for sci-fi adventure this summer. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are the scribes behind the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens, coming at the end of July. Watch a new behind the scenes featurette (including Bob and Alex) below. [UPDATE: New trailer added]

 

UPDATE: New trailer

Universal has just released their third theatrical trailer for Cowboys & Aliens.

 

Original Article

"Look Inside" Cowboys and Aliens

Cowboys and Aliens is comic book adaptation of a classic western mashup up with an alien invasion movie, starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford. The film is directed by Jon Favreau. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are producers on the film along with Ron Howard and others. Steven Spielberg is one of the executive producers.  Bob and Alex also wrote the script with their Star Trek cohort Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby. Universal has just released this "look inside" Cowboys and Aliens, which features the creative team (including Bob and Alex).

Synopsis

Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers—Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci—he brings an all-new action thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.

1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

The screenplay for Cowboys & Aliens is by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, from a screen story by Fergus & Ostby and Steve Oedekerk. It is based on Platinum Studios’ “Cowboys & Aliens” by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Grazer, Howard, Kurtzman, Orci and Rosenberg produce. Spielberg, Favreau, Denis L. Stewart, Bobby Cohen, Randy Greenberg and Ryan Kavanaugh executive produce.

They also released a new poster today.

Cowboys and Aliens comes out July 29th. More info at the official site: www.cowboysandaliensmovie.com.

Comments

1. StelArian - June 21, 2011

Looking Forward!

2. pissed off virgin vulcan basement nerd - June 21, 2011

very nice!

3. USS Enterprise B - June 21, 2011

EPIC!

4. N - June 21, 2011

poster looks like New Vegas :P looks like a really good film, even though I swore never to see anything with spielberg’s name attached again haha will have to make an exeption

5. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - June 21, 2011

They had me at Olivia Wilde.

6. Iva - June 21, 2011

Cute – but it has nothing to do with ST.
Why is this site constantly marketing other projects?

7. Sunfell - June 21, 2011

I am really jazzed that Hybrid Soundsystem is doing some of the sound design and music for this movie.

8. sean - June 21, 2011

#6

It’s quite clearly Trek-related. Not too hard to figure out why they’d cover it.

9. Anthony Thompson - June 21, 2011

This should be fun. Looking forward to it!

10. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 21, 2011

Ok… I’m ready for the “sharp tooth alien might” … looks great!

:-) :-)

11. Browncoat1984 - June 21, 2011

#6, you missed the part where the writers from Star Trek were involved with it. This site doesn’t just cover Trek but projects that those involved with Trek are involved with.

12. Red Dead Ryan - June 21, 2011

This movie looks like it could be a classic, just like “Super 8″ is! And……oh boy!………am I ever being driven “Wilde” by Olivia!

13. Iva - June 21, 2011

11. Browncoat1984 – June 21, 2011
#6, you missed the part where the writers from Star Trek were involved with it.

Duh, I see that, but the projects they are working on are neither Star Trek nor Trek related.
They have no place on a ST news site.

14. Red Dead Ryan - June 21, 2011

13.
….

“Duh, I see that, but the projects they are working on are neither Star Trek nor Trek related.
They have no place on a ST news site.”

On the other hand, you Iva, have ABSOLUTELY nada to do with Trek or this site. In fact, since you aren’t even a fan of “Star Trek”, there is no place for you here.

15. dmduncan - June 21, 2011

Wow. So the movie is about different groups of people coming together to fight the monsters? Sounds like a Ron Paul campaign.

16. Anthony Pascale - June 21, 2011

Iva

I am curious. Are you opposed to all of our celebrity coverage? Including what Shatner, Nimoy, etc, are up to these days? Or just coverage of what people behind the 2009 Star Trek movie are up to?

Oh btw, there is this amazing new feature of the website you may want to try. It’s called the ScrollMaster 2000(TM). The way it works is when you see an article you aren’t interested in you scroll past it to the next one.

17. Vultan - June 21, 2011

The flick looks interesting, though anything with five or six writers attached has me thinking “too many cooks in the kitchen.” Hopefully, Favreau was able to REIN in all of them! [rimshot]

18. Jonboc - June 21, 2011

Love westerns. Love sci-fi. Love the previews.
This is right up my alley, can’t wait!

19. Iva - June 21, 2011

@ 16. Anthony Pascale – June 21, 2011 I am curious. Are you opposed to all of our celebrity coverage? Including what Shatner, Nimoy, etc, us up to these days?”

I am opposed to any coverage that has nothing to do with Trek,
if it is on a Trek site.
And yes – that includes random Shatner songs, Nimoy sighting, Quinto half-naked on a cover of something etc. Not just people behind 2009.

Any news related to anybody behind any of Trek is welcome as long as it actually says something about Trek.

20. Anthony Pascale - June 21, 2011

well Iva, that’s how we have always done it and we will continue to cover celeb news. You can choose to stay or go but it will not change. sorry

21. Bill Peters - June 21, 2011

:) way to go Anthony, and Iva there is not enough Trek News, to fill the pages every day, so this is a good way of showing our support of those who are writing the Star Trek Squeal.

22. Red Dead Ryan - June 21, 2011

21.
….

“…..so this is a good way of showing our support of those who are writing the Star Trek Squeal.”

I had no idea that pigs were brought in to help write the script! :-D

23. dmduncan - June 21, 2011

McCoy vs. Keenser. Dueling banjo scene.

BAM!

24. MJ - June 21, 2011

@19. Iva, do you like anything at all about Trek these days? Not trying to be critical, but I can’t recall ever seeing your write anything about anything you liked or were in favor of?

25. MJ - June 21, 2011

@17. Vultan, I have similar worries. I have yet to see a trailer for this that really grabs me, but I will be there to see it opening day. I am worried about Harrsion Ford being able to do a good antihero as well.

26. Vultan - June 21, 2011

#25

Oh, I think Harrison Ford can do an antihero. Han Solo in the cantina—say no more!

27. Jack - June 21, 2011

I hope it’s better than it looks in the trailers. I’m not saying that to be a dick. It’s (the one out now) one of those trailers where it seems like I’ve watched the entire movie. Again, hope I’m wrong.

Wait, when was Quinto half naked on a magazine cover?

28. Bill Peters - June 21, 2011

Kuzman and Orci are part of the new Producers of new Trek :)

29. Bill Peters - June 21, 2011

they are writing the scrip to Star Trek 2012

30. Jack - June 21, 2011

Btw, I like the variety on here — I don’t click on every story (although it feels like I comment, repeatedly, on every story) but most of them. You’ve done a good job of producing a great mostly-Trek-themed entertainment website. My only beef is banning well-mannered political debate when a politically-charged subject appears (a lot of George Takei’s stuff)… but it’s your site, so your call…

Are the rules (what will be deleted, what merits banning) posted somewhere?

31. MJ - June 21, 2011

@27. Plus the alien spacecraft and the wrist device look cheesy — like late 80′s/early 90′s kids sf movie special effects (ref: The Last Starfighter).

32. MJ - June 21, 2011

@30 “Btw, I like the variety on here — I don’t click on every story (although it feels like I comment, repeatedly, on every story) but most of them. You’ve done a good job of producing a great mostly-Trek-themed entertainment website. My only beef is banning well-mannered political debate when a politically-charged subject appears (a lot of George Takei’s stuff)… but it’s your site, so your call…”

Agreed — Anthony and company do a great job and I love the variety as well. My only pet peeves — like you, I could do without the Takei and other political issue “infomercials,” and the “birthday greetings” are really cheesy. But those are minor — this is the greatest Trek site of all time!!!

33. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - June 21, 2011

I am so looking forward to this Movie. Can’t wait to see it.
Oh and IVA. As a Big Time hard Core Star Trek Fan I love that Anthony post all of these threads about other moves as well. Cowboys and Aliens and harry potter and Green lantren and the rest are movies I and so many others look forward to seeing and to see stories about our very own Bob Orci and what he is up to is simply great. As Anthony said. See an Article you are not interested in then simply pass it by. On a rare ocassion i do that to. But Rare for this site.

34. MJ - June 21, 2011

@29 “they are writing the scrip to Star Trek 2012″

Ah, that is why the movie is taking so long. Once JJ money launders the counterfeit “scrip” he had been working on into real currency, then Orci can get paid, and then he can write the screenplay.

:-)

35. Radioactive Spock - June 21, 2011

I’m gonna drag my dad to see it I think. He got me into both westerns and scifi as a kid. It looks to be pretty darn entertaining so far.

Also I’d like to add that I like the random articles like this that showcase projects and stories of trek related people.

36. Drew Kam - June 21, 2011

Very much looking forward to this movie!

@Anthony Pascale: I think you do a great job and I’ve been reading this site for a long time. Trek is Sci-Fi and for me any other occasional Sci-Fi related news is welcome – especially in your Sci-Fi round ups.

Keep it up!

37. Geekette - June 22, 2011

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford … say no more.

Now if they do one with Spader as well, I’ll buy the bluray!

Can’t wait for this one.

38. chrisfawkes.com - June 22, 2011

This will be cool.

39. Mattyb - June 22, 2011

Antony might i add that i love coming here to read all the trek news and other related topics. I really do like the segmants where sci-fi movies and tv show news is done. Maybe the naysayer should go read memory alpha or startrek.com. Keep up the good work

40. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 22, 2011

#16 LOL
#19 – “Quinto half-naked on a cover of something etc.”
#27 – “Wait, when was Quinto half naked on a magazine cover?”

Yes, Jack. I also want to know this. I mean – how, when, what, why, who? Anthony – you have posted something about Quinto seen half naked? Please – repost everything immediately!

Better not be holding out on anything of a similar nature in relation to CP “my captain”.

41. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 22, 2011

#32 – “other political issue “infomercials,” and the “birthday greetings” are really cheesy.”

Yes, but a little cheese is very good for you – cheese is full of protein, calcium and essential fat soluble vitamins. Please do not estimate the importance of a little cheesiness in our lives.

42. pilotfred - June 22, 2011

i am so looking forward to this film it look amazing ford and craig in the same film is enought to get my bum on the seat however given the story like so good

please keep up the good work on this site including all the non-star trek info not only this also the science,tv and film round up

it so must be hard keeping a site going about a film thats not even been written

43. rogue_alice - June 22, 2011

Is there a video game planned for this…yet? Would be fun to work on.

44. trekker 5 - June 22, 2011

Well,that was awesome! I can’t wait!! It looks like Bob & co. have done it again!! And,I think July will be full of other good movies as well,but this,coming out on the 29th for me,is like saving the best for last! And #16,&#20,Anthony,rock on dude!! You keep going like you have been!! Trekmovie is the best!! :)

45. Silvereyes - June 22, 2011

#16 Anthony

“Oh btw, there is this amazing new feature of the website you may want to try. It’s called the ScrollMaster 2000(TM). The way it works is when you see an article you aren’t interested in you scroll past it to the next one.”

I’ve been a visitor to this site for 3 years I’d say, and enjoy the coverage you provide and the interaction with the readers, but really this kind of arrogance on your part is uncalled for. Readers like Iva, whether you agree with them or not, are what keep this site running. No readers, no interest, no advertisers…

Don’t you agree?

46. Laura - June 22, 2011

Every time I have seen a trailer for this movie in a theater, the house has erupted in laughter when the title of the film is displayed. Every single time. I find that kind of interesting.

The last time I saw it, I had my 12-year-old daughter with me. When the trailer was over, she turned to me and said, “So this is the live action version of Andy from Toy Story playing with his Buzz and Woody dolls?”

From the mouths of babes…

47. AJ - June 22, 2011

Some of the buzz on the Interwebs about “Cowboys” I’ve read has been decidedly negative due to what is described as a formula picture, i.e. ‘put aliens into a cowboy film and just fill in the blanks.’

With our boys having written it, and the star-power involved (who also happen to be good actors), it is a must-see for me, critics be damned.

48. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 22, 2011

ZQ half-naked on the cover of a magazine? … nah… I doubt this will happen… LOL… but if that happens I want to see, of course! … +LOL

:-) :-)

49. Red Dead Ryan - June 22, 2011

#45

What the hell are you talking about? Anthony’s responses were appropriate seeing as how “Iva” was THE ONLY ONE complaining about the so-called lack of Trek-related articles, when in fact this site also reports on projects being made by folks who were/are currently involved with Trek. I think it is Iva’s comments that reek of arrogance. “Iva” apparently has the nerve to tell Anthony what he should post and what he shouldn’t.

50. Silvereyes - June 22, 2011

#49 And how is any of this relevant to what I said?

The point is not whether Iva was right or wrong. Who cares if He/She was the only one voicing a similar opinion? The point is how he/she was answered by Anthony. We all should be considered like customers to his site and in this context his answer was not appropriate.

51. Anthony Pascale - June 22, 2011

if i upset anyone with making a joke I am sorry. But my point stands skip articles you dont care about. It is simple as that. We cover a wide variety of articles to cover a wide variety of interests. Just like a magazine or newspaper doesn’t assume everyone reads everything, as an editor I try and cater to different needs. There are articles on this site that I don’t particularly have any interest in reading, but this site is for all Trekkies and so I try to think of the whole and not just an individual or small group (or even just myself). Dare I say it, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.

Covering celebrity news is something we have done for years, and it is also done by other Trek sites. It is also exactly how all the other big franchise sites do things like theforce.net, leakycauldron, gateworld, etc.

And I would say covering the projects for the new team are even more trek related than the average “what’s Shatner up to this week” article, as it shows what Abrams, Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof are up to in addition to their current work on Star Trek. Putting into perspective the time gap between the films. Unlike the previous regimes under Rick Berman and Harve Bennet, this team have a large non-trek portfolio. You can debate whether or not that is a good thing, but it is *a thing* and we are reporting on it.

Also keeping an eye on the quality and success of these projects is Trek related as it shows their creative abilities. The fact that JJ Abrams Super 8 is being well received and doing well is an interesting data point when considering his potential to direct the next Star Trek for example. Same will be true of Cowboys and Aliens for the writers.

Oh and Cowboys and Aliens has Han Solo and James Bond fighting aliens in the old west and looks cool, there is that too.

52. Red Dead Ryan - June 22, 2011

#50.

“The point is not whether Iva was right or wrong.”

Oh, but it is. She is wrong big time. That is why Anthony replied in the first place!

“We all should be considered like customers to his site and in this context his answer was not appropriate.”

Customers are people who PAY for things. You, me, and everyone else who comes to this site DO NOT pay Anthony, and as a result, your analogy is wrong. Anthony has the right to respond in any way he sees fit.

53. Silvereyes - June 22, 2011

#51 Anthony

My objection was not for the contents or the editorial philosophy of the site. I in fact quite agree with you. You have addressed my objection in the first sentence of your reply at 51.

#52 Red Dead Ryan

You like absolutes don’t you? Like telling people they’re wrong and such. Everybody is entitled to their opinion and they don’t need your approbation. To set the record straight, I disagree with Iva and agree with you and Anthony on the contents of this site, but that wasn’t the point. WE don’t pay for this site, but advertizers do, and they pay because of people like you and me and Iva who visit this site… Is it starting to make sense to you now?

54. Vultan - June 22, 2011

Just noticed Favreau is using a fair amount of lens flares in Cowboys & Aliens. That’s kind of odd since I don’t recall him going with that “style” in either of his Iron Man movies.

Man oh man, I hope this fad goes away quickly. Just save the sparklers for the 4th of July, Hollywood. Story and acting are the best effects.

55. Red Dead Ryan - June 22, 2011

#53.

Yes, but has it ever occurred to you that Iva was being rude as well?

And its time that you got off your moral high horse! Advertising isn’t going to drop because of Anthony’s response. Sheeesshh!!!

56. MJ - June 22, 2011

@53. Silvertounge, if you paid attention to this site over the long haul like RDR and me, you would KNOW that Iva never has much positive to say on any topics covered here.

While your general arguments may have some merit, trying to defend Iva’s latest negative rant is pretty laughable to most of us old-timers on this site who are used to her constant negativity.

Iva is so negative, she makes grumpy ole me look positive! :-) (and Iva will probably take this as a complement!)

57. MJ - June 22, 2011

@52. RDR, as a technical point, we are customers of the site, because it is supported by advertisements, and the advertisers would go away if the site became unpopular. This is Marketing 101.

58. MJ - June 22, 2011

@51 “And I would say covering the projects for the new team are even more trek related than the average “what’s SHatner up to this week” article, as it shows what Abrams, Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof are up to in addition to their current work on Star Trek. Putting into perspective the time gap between the films. Unlike the previous regimes under Rick Berman and Harve Bennet, this team have a large non-trek portfolio. You can debate whether or not that is a good thing, but it is *a thing* and we are reporting on it.”

Well said, Anthony. I thing the vast majority of us here agree with this statement. And who wants to go 2 weeks without seeing a new story on this site — you know if that happened that I personally would be begging for Ensign Sue “news stories” and Colm Meaney birthday twitter messages “news stories”. :-))

59. Adolescent Nightmare - June 22, 2011

Iva is a guest not a customer, and he’s a rude and obnoxious guest.

60. Anthony Pascale - June 22, 2011

RE advertrisers etc.

Yes this site makes money and that comes from affiliates and advertisors. However, if i shut down the comments section or if every person who ever made a comment stop coming to the site, it would have a negligible impact. The comments are a tiny fraction of overall traffic. The vast majority of people read (or dont read) the stories presented.

And if someone voices concerns over not liking a topic I take that into account. But when someone takes it upon themselves to say they know what should or should not be presented here, I am sorry but I do take an issue with that. This isnt just random crap thrown at a dart board. There is actually a plan behind the madness. I judge editorial content based on what articles get read.

And I do have issues with people who think that this site should cater to their particular interests and no others. That their preferences should be applied to the whole and that those interested in other material should be denied solely because they feel they have decided on what they think is the right range of content.

Again this site is for everyone who loves Trek, however they choose to love it.

So if i get a bit sarcastic with those who want to deny others the content they want, well guilty as charged.

wit that being said this talkback has gone off the rails so I am issuing myself a warning to get back on topic.

———————-

Cowboys and Aliens looks cool. I am glad to see Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof have some fun with their sci-fi.

By the way, another connection to the Star Trek movie is that while Bob and Alex were on location shooting Cowboys and Aliens in New Mexico last summer they were breaking the story for the Star Trek sequel. One has to wonder if any of that old west feeling rubbed off.

61. Silvereyes - June 22, 2011

#56 MJ

It’s true I had never read Iva’s comments before, but I’ve been here as long as you have nevertheless (or more) so spare me your condescension. What she said and how she said it was irrelevant to my argument. You should know, since your post #57 shows you got my point, whereas RDR never did.

And by the way Einstein, my name could never be “Silvertounge”, since that’s not a word. If you want to ridicule my pseudonym at least learn to spell.

62. Silvereyes - June 22, 2011

#60 Anthony

“So if i get a bit sarcastic with those who want to deny others the content they want, well guilty as charged”.

Okay, point taken. I suppose I got a little too excited…

“wit that being said this talkback has gone off the rails so I am issuing myself a warning to get back on topic.”

You won’t hear anything else from me.

63. MJ - June 22, 2011

@61. LOL. I will then re-use the condescension I have spared from you for a future post…thanks for helping me to conserve it, “Silver-tongue” :-)

64. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 22, 2011

Anthony is right. I am not into the Star Trek games – we did not have an X-Box 360 until about a year or so back and that is because the children’s grandfather decided to splash out… so I generally skip over the articles about the latest game. Living so far away, I have never been able to go to any conventions and doubt I ever will get to one, so once again, I have a quick read and then move on.

It is a choice that each one of us has. If some people don’t like reading, for example, articles noting the birthdays of Trek people, past and present, then skip over, don’t read it…It’s a no-brainer really.

Thank you, Anthony Pascale, for a great Star Trek site!

65. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 22, 2011

Yes definitely we need relevant news about Star Trek sequel… SOON PLEASE! … boborci can you hear me? … are you guys ready? … LOL… well I do not want to rush anyone!!! ….

:-) :-)

66. Hugh Hoyland - June 22, 2011

64 Dee

lol Im with ya, in all honesty trekkers are very patient people. Literally we have had NOTHING “new” since the anouncement of the comics coming out a couple of months down the road.

Its like we got this fantastic tease that thrilled us, then slipped back into the night. We’ve been waiting ever since. lol

But This movie looks really good and I hope I enjoy it. I have faith in Bob and Alex and the solid director behind it.

67. Red Dead Ryan - June 22, 2011

I still don’t think Silvereyes gets it. He openly criticizes Anthony, but convienently brushes aside Iva’s comments as being “irrelevent”. He also apparently hasn’t read any of her other posts on a hundred previous threads or else he’d know damn well that it was Iva who was being out of line. And he still hasn’t given a satisfactory answer as to why Anthony’s response was so wrong.

68. MJ - June 22, 2011

@66….as Sliver-tongue’s continued predilection for irrelevancy dictates.

69. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 22, 2011

I see that Cowboys & Aliens get released in Australia on 18 August, which hopefully means that we will see here as well on that date. I guess I had better start saving those coins. The film’s trailers have me curious and it does have Daniel Craig so it can’t be all bad.

OT – Dee – just read an article in our locally produced TV Guide in which it says that This Means War (starring those two trekkie actors – yummy
Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) will be out later this year 2011! The official release date is 17 February 2012 for US and UK. Hmmm. However, I have noticed that one or two films are released here BEFORE they reach US cinemas, like Mao’s Last Dancer, so who knows.

No release date yet for Welcome to People…:( Perhaps it might come here first…well, I can but hope!

70. MJ - June 23, 2011

Anybody seen this new “Outcasts” sf show on BBC? It is on BBC America here. I just set the DVR to catch it. I have heard virtually nothing about this show???

71. Iva - June 23, 2011

@ 20. Anthony Pascale – June 21, 2011

Always is a big word for your short work, Antonio, do not use it so carelessly.
This mainstream interpretation of Trek fandom – crave “celeb news” or you do not belong on a Trek fan site, does not apply to life.

It is Trek itself that makes one a Trek fan, not what an actor’s or a writer’s current non-Trek project/part of life is.

72. captain_neill - June 23, 2011

69

I saw two episodes of “Outcasts” and it was not very good. The characters uninteresting and muddled and a little boring. THe ratings were so low that the closing episodes were put on late night Sunday t 11pm, The BBC’s equivalent of the Friday Night Death slot.

In regards to Cowboys and Aliens I am not expecting a great film but I think it could be a fun movie.

The only film I have no interest in is Transformers 3.

73. KHAN 2.0 - June 23, 2011

heres another variation:
http://www.flicksandbits.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/cowboys-and-aliens-poster-hot.jpg

i read that they were maybe going with a Drew Struzan poster for C&A. hopefully the one shown there uptop is just the teaser and the Drew one will be the main one sheet (not at all fussed with photostop posters) esp since C&A harkens back to old school filmaking
http://bigfanboy.com/wp/?p=7749

oh and i dont see how anyone could complain about TM covering this movie! for starters anyone whos into Trek is usually into other Sci Fi movies (esp anything involving Spielberg and Ford) and its written by the frickin Trek guys! (im sure if the net had been up and running in the 1980s a version of trekmovie.com would have with other projects Meyer and Bennett etc were involved with)

74. KHAN 2.0 - June 23, 2011

wonder if there will be any ‘Spectre of the Gun’ type things in C&A? (homages/references/nods/easter eggs etc) or Trek in general for that matter (like in TF, The Island etc) maybe Indiana Jones too

i’ve read about simialr feel/nods to stuff like Alien, Predator, Close Encounters in it (plus obviously a load of westerns)…so looking fwd to see what other stuff

75. Anthony Pascale - June 23, 2011

Iva,
You clearly don’t like me, my website, or apparently most of the people on the talkback. Not sure what can be done to make you happy but I hope you find that perfect site some day, I really do.

Until then all future discussion of site practices to http://trekmovie.com/feedback

now back to Cowboys and Aliens

76. kc - June 23, 2011

Is it possible to buy one of those ScrollMaster 2000′s? None of my computers have them.

77. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 23, 2011

#71 – “It is Trek itself that makes one a Trek fan, not what an actor’s or a writer’s current non-Trek project/part of life is.”

Speak for yourself, Iva. It can be both for many of us. I think it would also be the case when they are casting around to find the right actor to play a particular character. Seeing what the writers, actors et al may be doing outside of Star Trek can give an insight into what they may or can bring to a script or character they are doing in Star Trek. For instance, a movie called Smokin’ Aces with Chris Pine was rumoured to have alerted JJ Abrams and the casting team to the potential of Chris Pine’s acting abilities. The character Darwin Tremor is not like Captain Kirk…

Besides, I have this desire to know that the guy(s) who play(ed) my Captain Kirk are fine and well, or otherwise, as the case may be…:(, and hopefully doing the work they want to be doing. But that’s just me – Trek fan since the age of 7 and a half years old.

78. MJ - June 23, 2011

@71 “Always is a big word for your short work, Antonio, do not use it so carelessly.”

Iva, if I ever run into you, I will be sure to bring a mirror by which to view your head indirectly, lest I be turned to stone by viewing your face directly.

79. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 23, 2011

Iva – Why are you calling Anthony “Antonio” when clearly he refers to himself as Anthony? That is being disrespectful.

80. MJ - June 23, 2011

@79. Not only that, but it uncomfortably gives the impression that Iva is trying to attack Anthony’s roots here. At best, this is not cool. At worst, this is racist.

81. Anthony Pascale - June 24, 2011

Guys appreciate the thoughts but I say let’s all move on

82. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - June 24, 2011

IVA. I am a Hard core Star Trek fan. I am also a Babylon 5 Fan and a Buck Rogers fan and a Battlestar Galactica old and new fan and a Greatest American Hero fan and so on. I love Movies like Super 8 and Transformers and Harry Potter and etc.
IDIC. Remember.

83. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - June 24, 2011

Anthony. I’m at Warp Speed to Cowboys and Aliens.
James Bond and Han Solo fighting in the old west. Kool.
Or it could be. James Bond and Indianna Jones. Hey. Ford could be playing Indianna Jones Great Grandfather in Cowboys and Aliens.
Maybe Bob and Alex will throw us a little Gem in there.

84. Aurore - June 24, 2011

“…this is a good way of showing our support of those who are writing the Star Trek Squeal.”

Star Trek II (2012) : “Deliverance”.

Apologies, Bill Peters. But,this desire to help ,with the title suggestions for the next Star Trek, is taking over…

So much for the “Get a life!” admonitions…

85. Keachick (rose pinenut) - June 24, 2011

Star Trek 2 (2012): Making the Deadline.

86. Charla - June 25, 2011

Thanks for including all the projects in the works by the guys who brought new life into Star Trek, Anthony…. I appreciate it greatly. I wish to support their efforts not only via Star Trek, but also through the other movies as well. I think they have brought originality back just in time – when most other movies are about comic book heroes or remakes. I will be one of the first to see C & A when it arrives just as I was for Super 8!

When I first thought about the idea cowboys and aliens together in a story, I thought how creative and original the concept is. Unless I have missed something in my young 44 yrs, I don’t remember ever seeing a movie about both cowboys and aliens in the same movie. Great idea!!

Keep up the good work, it’s very informative for us. This site is the only site I turn to for entertainment updates. Most all of the information given is fun and interesting to me, and gives me a heads up when a new movie, show or event is taking place. I never was interested in a movie so much as to find it on the web and participate in discussions about one either.

Thanks again!!

87. TA NA NA - June 27, 2011

I love westerns and sci-fi thanks to my hubby, can’t wait to see the movie.

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