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SDCC Crowd Sings Happy Birthday To Sir Patrick + Orci Reveals Alien Truth + Quinto & Lindelof’s Fringe Audition

TrekMovie has put together some fun Star Trek celeb stuff from Saturday at San Diego Comic Con including photos of Patrick Stewart and video of the crowd singing him happy birthday. Plus Bob Orci reveals the truth about a government conspiracy, and finally video of Zachary Quinto and Damon Lindelof "audition" for Fringe

 

SDCC Crowd sings happy birthday to Patrick Stewart

On Saturday Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart attended his first San Diego Comic Con to attend the panel for Dorothy of Oz in which he voices the character of Tuck. During the pnael, Dorothy of Oz co-star Megan Hilty spontaneously decided to lead the crowd in singing happy birthday to Sir Patrick who turned 71 on July 13th.

And here are some photos with Sir Patrick at the Dorothy of Oz panel.


Sir Patrick Stewart at San Diego Comic Con – July 23, 2011


Sir Patrick and
 Megan Hilty Stewart at San Diego Comic Con – July 23, 2011

Orci: Government is lying about Aliens!

Anyone who follows Star Trek co-writer/producer Bob Orci on Twitter or even with his comments here at TrekMovie knows that he is a skeptic when it comes to official stories from the government. Here is an excerpt from an article at The Wrap from Saturdays SDCC Cowboys & Aliens premiere.

When asked if aliens exist, ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ writer and producer Roberto Orci perked up.

“I think the evidence clearly indicates that the government’s lying about what the hell’s going on.”

The truth is out there Bob!


Bob Orci doesn’t trust the government about aliens but is all smiles with Oliva Wilde at premiere of "Cowboys & Aliens" at San Diego Comic Con – July 23, 2011

Zachary Quinto, Damon Lindelof and others audition for Fringe’s Peter

Finally, at the Fringe panel on Saturday Warner Brothers and Fox decided to reveal the "Peter audition tapes" for featuring actors who auditioned for the role of Peter. The tapes turned out to be a gag which included Star Trek producer Damon Lindelof, the new Mr. Spock Zachary Quinto and others including Ben Schwartz, Rebecca Mader Geoff Stults, Paul Scheer, Michael Emerson and Danny Pudi.

Photos: WireImage

POLL: Are we not alone?

Well Bob Orci has weighed in on the notion of visits from Aliens, so what do you think?

 

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Cygnus-X1
July 24, 2011 6:52 pm

A brief embrace with Olivia Wilde for some photos…

“It’s good to be the writer.”

Cygnus-X1
July 24, 2011 6:56 pm

“The truth is out there Bob!” said the TrekMovie staff.

“The truth is in HERE!” replied Orci.

badabing!!

Cygnus-X1
July 24, 2011 7:03 pm

Regarding aliens and the US Gov., there’s a book recently released by a woman who wouldn’t name her sources, but said they were US gov or military insiders who had knowledge that the Roswell crash-landing incident was actually some kind of advanced Soviet spy plane piloted by very little men, and it was this that the US gov has kept secret all these years. The author of the book is a woman, though I can’t recall her name, but I saw her this year talking about it on…I think it was either The Daily Show or Colbert.

July 24, 2011 7:12 pm

Bob is right! And you can spend your life trying to get to the bottom of that one!

Gary Makin
July 24, 2011 7:15 pm

The military-industrial complex isn’t just lying about UFOs… They lie about everything.

It’s funny how most people don’t take UFOs seriously, even when Apollo astronauts like Ed Mitchell have publicly stated that there is a cover up.

Thorny
July 24, 2011 7:33 pm

6. Mitchell’s the astronaut who tried the ESP experiment from the moon. That makes his credibility, shall we say… suspect? There was a time when we thought astronauts were our best and brightest, but the Lisa Nowak incident proves they can be just as loopy as anyone else.

The Apollo 14 “UFO” was a SLA panel from the Saturn V third stage, that’s been obvious since Day 1, but we’ll never convince the UFO believers. Some day I’d like to lock the Apollo UFO Cover-Uppers and the Apollo Hoaxers in the same room, just to see what happens.

boborci
July 24, 2011 7:41 pm
Gary Makin
July 24, 2011 7:45 pm

6: I wasn’t talking about what Apollo astronauts saw or didn’t see in space, and neither was Ed Mitchell.

ESP experiment? I’m sure those were suggested by NASA, just like the CIA and KGB had psychic experiments. But I guess those never happened either, even though it’s a documented fact.

Mitchell isn’t the only astronaut to come out and say there’s a cover up. I guess all NASA astronauts must be nuts then.

I didn’t even mention Apollo hoax.

Maybe you should do your research first?

Vultan
July 24, 2011 7:53 pm

Yeah, it’s hard to argue that a fuzzy blob in an image isn’t a traveler from the distant reaches of space.

Bigfoot’s on line two, Bob.

Gary Makin
July 24, 2011 8:05 pm

9: Those fuzzy blobs pass behind a miles-long tether. And no, they’re not an optical illusion either. Or swamp gas. Or weather balloons, etc.

By the way, Olivia Wilde is hot.

boborci
July 24, 2011 8:08 pm

9. And they change direction. But i undestand how scarry it can be to face the evidence openly.

July 24, 2011 8:08 pm

Nice Happy Birthday. It’s my birthday today. Me and Lynda Carter….and Anna Paquin.

Vultan
July 24, 2011 8:08 pm

#10

Well, I wouldn’t dare argue with the “experts.”

Meanwhile—back on Planet Earth—a very happy birthday to Sir Patrick Stewart!

Gary Makin
July 24, 2011 8:14 pm

6: Whoops, didn’t read the Apollo hoax point properly.

Anyhoo, astronauts need permission from NASA before they do experiments (or anything).

And Olivia Wilde is still really hot.

Gary Makin
July 24, 2011 8:17 pm

13: Didn’t say I was an expert. I just looked into it properly before stating an opinion.

Phil
July 24, 2011 8:28 pm

Oh, please. There are several million people who claim to have contact with extraterrestials and the best evidence put forth is…nothing. No pictures, no implants or radio collars on the people contacted (all though you got to admit that image is kinda funny) nobody ever sees any evidence other then eyewitnees accounts that end up on cable TV documentaries. Real science teaches us that first contact will be by radio communication, because aliens have to deal with the same physics we do. Sorry guys, but spacemen who may have traveled a long way to get here didn’t bake the trip just to rip the backsides out of cows. stomp on crops, and pick up earth girls.

Vultan
July 24, 2011 8:45 pm

#11

Sorry, Mulder, but I look to guys like Michio Kaku and Neil Degrasse Tyson and Stephen Hawking when it comes to all things science, not a Hollywood screenwriter.

When the scientific community—you know, the real Datas and Geordis, those guys with degrees in astrophysics and such—comes together and says there are little green men visiting our planet and you’re all invited to a big intergalactic kegger tonight (bring the chips), then I’ll be more inclined to believe.

In the meantime, keep watching the skies…

boborci
July 24, 2011 8:57 pm

17. Here u go. Article on Kaku’s belief in aliens.

http://ufo.whipnet.org/xdocs/michio.kaku/index.html

boborci
July 24, 2011 9:00 pm

17. And here u go: astronaut and aeronautical engineer (a real life Geordi) on his witnessing ufos.

http://www.wanttoknow.info/gordoncooper

July 24, 2011 9:10 pm

I light of the debate sparked by Bob, I have added a poll about aliens to the bottom of the article.

Vultan
July 24, 2011 9:15 pm

#18

Belief in life “out there” and belief that the government has little green men locked away at a base somewhere are separate things. I’m perfectly willing to believe there is other life in the universe. I just haven’t seen rock-solid proof… yet.

Vultan
July 24, 2011 9:19 pm

#19

Oh, Gordon Cooper [shakes head]…

Look, I like old Gordo. He was a good guy, an American hero, a fellow Oklahoman… but Geordi LaForge… he was not.

boborci
July 24, 2011 9:31 pm

21 here you go: kaku on UFOs here, not out there. And I never said little green men were being held in basements.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pw13F7ahjY

Excelsior
July 24, 2011 9:38 pm
And Nobel-prizewinner Luc Montagnier (one of the group who discovered HIV) believes in the principles behind homeopathy, even though most of the scientific community have long since dismissed such ideas as contrary to the laws of physics. Scientists are only human, and we all know that humans are flawed, fallible things. Chances are, if there’s an idea or conspiracy out there, there’s going to be at least one ‘reputable’ scientist who supports it. That doesn’t, however, mean it’s true – that way lies such things as the ‘intelligent design’ line of thinking, with folk refusing to ‘believe’ in evolution, despite the staggering and comprehensive evidence of the fossil record to support it. Might as well choose not to ‘believe’ in gravity… Of course, considering the mind-boggling size and scale of the universe, and the infinite permutations of planetary bodies, stars, etc., one can’t rule out the notion that some kind of ‘life’ has managed to form somewhere at some point, other than that here on Earth (although logic would suggest it would be wildly unlike anything ever found on this planet, considering the factors involved). But the whole Roswell/Area 51 style of conspiracies and flying saucers? That’s really just superstition – coming up with a fanciful answer for something actually pretty mundane. We’ve stopped believing that the sun is pulled through the sky by a chariot, so let’s stop automatically assuming that what could easily be a prototype aircraft, a weather balloon, or even the product of eyestrain is, in… Read more »
Harry Ballz
July 24, 2011 9:40 pm

Bob, I like the photo posted above of you grinning from ear-to-ear.

‘Course, I’d be grinning like that too if Olivia Wilde had her arm around ME!

You ol’ honeydripper, you! :>)

Cygnus-X1
July 24, 2011 9:41 pm
18. boborci – July 24, 2011 —-17. Here u go. Article on Kaku’s belief in aliens.—- I love this topic, but all of the “evidence” that I’ve ever seen for aliens visiting the Earth has been either non-specific—as is the general term “UFO”—or specific, but unverifiable hearsay. That debris flying around the tether, for example, could be a variety of space junk or even dust close to the camera lens, an optical illusion. If an experienced professional at NASA analyzed it and said it was behaving in a way impossible for space junk or matter in space, and therefore it HAD to be alien technology, that would be compelling. It’d be even more compelling if several reputable NASA professionals arrived at such a conclusion. But that never seems to happen. Michio Kaku believes alien civilizations are out there, as did Carl Sagan, and I think it’s more probable than not. But there’s a difference between “somewhere out there” and “visiting the Earth!” The latter is obviously more exciting, not to mention more potentially alarming, which does give very good reason for the Gov and authorities to want to keep a lid on such evidence, if there were any, but you could say that about anything with the potential to cause a panic. Frankly, if there were aliens visiting the Earth, I would expect the Gov to want to build up our planetary defenses against possible alien aggression, and that would motivate them to get the info, at least, to people… Read more »
boborci
July 24, 2011 9:42 pm

22. Uh, yeah, he was. He was a space travelling engineer. but he isn’t the only scientist and astronaut or person of prominence to go on record.

http://www.squidoo.com/ufo-coverups

Vultan
July 24, 2011 9:43 pm

#23

Okay, again, he’s says there is the possibility that 5% of these unexplained objects may be alien visitors. But that’s a big maybe. He goes on the say that there’s yet to be a smoking gun presented (alien DNA), and that’s what I’m looking for. I’m open to the possibility—just need the evidence verified by every fair-minded egghead on the planet. That’s all.

You may find this of interest. Kaku is apparently a proponent of gov. secrets:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDwP4FUuohY&feature=related

Anyway, it’s been fun debating you, Mr. Orci. Best of luck with C&A this Friday. Looking forward to it.

boborci
July 24, 2011 9:48 pm

28 thanks, see you later!

Harry Ballz
July 24, 2011 9:52 pm

Aliens?

I’m reminded of the first time Homer Simpson was abducted by aliens. As soon as he was taken up into the saucer, Homer says to his captors, “I guess you want to do some rectal probing. Well, might as well get this over with!”. And with that, Homer stands up, turns around and automatically drops his trousers, almost eager to get on with it. Classic!

Harry Ballz
July 24, 2011 9:57 pm

Bob, a few years ago, before Trek ’09 came out, I asked you how many “tingle moments” were in the movie. You assured me a good dozen and you were absolutely right! Kudos!

Tell me, how many “tingle moments” for the audience are there in Cowboys+Aliens?

Newman
July 24, 2011 10:23 pm

hey Bob – I’d be all smiles standing next to Ms. Wilde too. Think you can introduce me?

Joshua
July 24, 2011 10:49 pm

Hey Bob,
have a look at the various Youtube videos out of Turkey, by far in my 30 plus years of interest in the subject matter, the most compelling, mystifying, potentially ground-breaking footage ever filmed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMlrMkHw55o

It’s narcassistic, self important drivel to surreptitiously assume we are significant enough in this entire vast cosmos to be the only form of life that can question it’s existence and look out at infinity. THAT is what takes faith – not believing in other forms of intelligent life. On the contrary, it would seem life infact goes out of it’s way to be, especially with the discovery of extremaphobes, which also thrive in a vacuum.

Also, the tether video isn’t particles of debris , or ice crystals. When filming in space, camera lenses are set to infinite zoom. The focus completely misses particles near or close to the lense.

Joshua
July 24, 2011 10:51 pm

The tether acts as a ruler essentially. Several objects pass behind it, and we can infer a relative size comparison from that. The tether is what, 6 kilometers in length?

somethoughts
July 24, 2011 10:57 pm

I agree with boborci, ancient alien astronaught theory is a good place to start.

Jim Nightshade
July 25, 2011 12:13 am

im with bob orci as well–but the reality or realities of what they may actually be is far stranger than mere alien visitors–mr orci if u have not read t communion by whitley strieber will make a great intro to how strange it all really is—also his website unknowncountry.com along with linda howes earthfiles.com are two of the very best paranrmal inquiry sites-ive been a paying voluntary suscriber to unknowncountry.com since he started it-brilliant off the wall stuff–he also cowrote a book with coast to coasts ex host art bell a decade ago predicting global superstorm weather–nobody believed them back then but it is all coming true–let me know what u think bout the web site n whitley ifu check it our roberto–

Cygnus-X1
July 25, 2011 12:14 am

28. Vultan – July 24, 2011

Good link.

Jim Nightshade
July 25, 2011 12:15 am

oh yes hppy bithday to patrick stewart who looks great for 71–
and yes olivia wilde is sooo hot-loved her in tron legacy–lucky roberto!

boborci
July 25, 2011 12:32 am

36. I actually had a fascinating conversation with Mr Streiber and his wife. Truth will indeed probably be far straner than we can imagine.

Jai
July 25, 2011 4:40 am

Bob Orci,

As you probably know already, during his presidency, JFK was apparently trying to find out the truth about UFOs. He was killed within 10 days of formally ordering the investigation. Let’s hope the timing was just a coincidence.

As for more recent events, have you heard of the “Crabwood crop circle” ? Apparently it included an encoded message which has some interesting implications if it’s real. The message also indicates that there is some kind of secret collusion going on, although it claims that the humans involved (whoever they may be, government or otherwise) are being misled by malicious aliens. According to the message, we also have some mysterious friends out there.

Sounds dubious, until you see the startling complexity of the image, the way in which the message was encoded, and what the translation actually says. None of it has ever been properly explained.

Take a look at this:

http://www.lucypringle.co.uk/articles/crabwood/

Jai
July 25, 2011 4:50 am

Bob Orci,

It’s great that you’re already familiar with Michio Kaku’s work. You should also definitely read “The Eerie Silence” by Paul Davies, given his involvement in the SETI programme. Davies is neutral about whether aliens are already ‘here’, but he does take a rigorously ‘hard science’ approach to the question. He comes out with some pretty mindblowing suggestions about what an advanced extraterrestrial civilisation may actually be like, especially towards the end of the book. Very smart stuff.

Some other commenters on Trekmovie have also read the book, and I’m sure they’d agree that you should definitely check it out, both for your own personal interest and also in case it gives you some ideas for Star Trek storylines.

trekker 5
July 25, 2011 7:06 am

I think their out there for sure!! I agree with Bob on this one,the government is so hiding the fact that they know aliens are out there,maybe even here!

Nathan
July 25, 2011 10:03 am

I’ve looked at a lot of the UFO stuff, and find it rather unconvincing, to say the least. On the other hand, that people do see things in the sky (and otherwise) that they can’t identify or that defy commonplace analysis is of course true. It’s a mysterious world.

But the idea that they’re spacecraft piloted by aliens from another star system seems to me among the least likely hypotheses available, only snatched upon because it fits with our modern, scientific mythology. The feasibility of such constant travel between star systems is so mind-bogglingly bad that it’s hard to grasp.

And the idea that the government has certain knowledge of alien existence, yet has been covering it up for fifty years is laughably preposterous. If you had any idea of how utterly incompetent the US government (especially the Cold War era government) has proved itself at keeping the most basic of secrets secure (the Soviet spy agencies ran circles around us and infiltrated and cracked us twenty ways past Tuesday), then people wouldn’t throw around government conspiracies so quickly. The government may be evil at times, but it is almost always extremely transparently so.

July 25, 2011 1:41 pm

That’s a fascinating video, Bob. (@ 7) Everybody needs to watch the video at the 3:25 mark. That’s when it gets freaky. I’m not talking about dust like debris. There are circular shapes with a hole or dark circle in the middle of the “craft.” They fly around the tether. And yes I can except optical illusion but those are not debris. Maybe they’re NASA’s version of lens flares. :-) But if they’re not debris or opitcal illusions then what are they?

July 25, 2011 1:50 pm

I’ve read some posts that indicate there’s no proof of UFOs. Okay, here’s what I consider the best UFO sighting. And it does have proof. The Belgium UFOs of the nineties features government involvement and evidence. Want the proof?

1) Eyewitness- Thousands of people in Belgium saw the triangular craft
2 Photos- See Wikipedia article

AND 3) RADAR HITS. The Belgium government scrambled jets to intercept. They got radar hits on the alien craft which made remarkable manuevers.. That’s measurable evidence folks.

Article on Belgium UFO wave/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_UFO_wave

Vultan
July 25, 2011 2:28 pm

There have been quite a few sightings of triangular UFOs. And the government has even released high resolution video of them. Check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQu8EkAILBM

Harry Ballz
July 25, 2011 2:31 pm

Triangular UFOs? Conspiracy? Huh, sounds like a pyramid scheme!

Vultan
July 25, 2011 2:57 pm

#47

Well, the aliens did build the pyramids, Harry!

It’s not like the Egyptian pharaohs could find enough people to do the work. It was that damn United Giant Block-Lifters Union and their three coffee breaks a day that put them behind schedule. Sure, they say the ETs are non-union foreign scabs, but I think they’re just trying to earn an honest living.

Harumph!

Harry Ballz
July 25, 2011 3:05 pm

48.

Vultan

now who can argue with logic like THAT??!!

somethoughts
July 25, 2011 3:19 pm

Here is a good link regarding ancient astronaut theory;
http://www.crystalinks.com/ancientastronauts.html

We call them aliens, past civs called them gods.

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