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Quinto Talks Into Darkness ‘Peril’ in Manhattan Mag + More Into Darkness Mag Covers April 2, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

With Star Trek Into Darkness now just over a month away there is more publicity including more Star Trek stars gracing magazine covers. This includes Zachary Quinto in a cover story interview talking Star Trek to Manhattan magazine. Excerpts below plus a look at some more Star Trek Into Darkness related magazine covers.
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Star Trek/Star Wars Gags Abound On April Fool’s Day 2013 April 1, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Great Links,Humor,Shatner , comments closed

It’s April Fool’s Day and so people and sites across the interweb are having some fun, and there are a few cases where Star Trek is part of the gag. And this year it seems JJ Abrams cross-franchise work has inspired a lot of Star Wars/Star Trek gags. See below for a roundup of the Star Trek April Fool’s Day pranks 
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Watch: Takei & Hamill In ‘The Neighbors’ + Sirtis Cast In NCIS [UPDATE: Billingsley Returns To Nikita] March 26, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Sci-Fi,TNG,TOS , comments closed

Wendesday’s season finale of ABC’s sci-fi sitcom The Neighbors brings together Star Trek and Star Wars with guest roles for George Takei and Mark Hamill. See below for a promo and some stills. And in other Star Trek guest star rules, Marina Sirtis is headed to NCIS.  [UPDATE: John Billingsley is returning to Nikita next week...watch the promo]

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Patrick Stewart Engaged – Ian McKellen To Officiate The Wedding March 19, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,TNG , comments closed

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s captain is getting ready to go where he has been twice before – into matrimony. Over the weekend Sir Ian McKellen announced that his friend Sir Patrick Stewart is going to be married and he was going to officiate. More details below.
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Orci & Kurtzman Cast John Cho For Guest Spot In ‘Sleepy Hollow’ + Sell Sci-Fi Project To Universal March 15, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,ST09 Cast , comments closed

Karl Urban isn’t the only new Star Trek star who has nabbed an acting gig from a Trek producer this pilot season. Now news comes that John Cho has been cast in a guest role for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s Sleepy Hollow Fox pilot. Bob and Alex have also sold a new sci-fi movie project to Universal. Details on all that below.  
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Chris Pine To Receive CinemaCon Male Star Of The Year Award

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

2013 is a big year for Chris Pine with Star Trek Into Darkness in May and Jack Ryan in December. And heading these two franchises has earned Pine the Male Star of The Year award from the National Association of Theater Owners.  
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Malachi Throne Dies At Age 84 March 14, 2013

by Jeff Bond , Filed under: Celebrity,TNG,TOS , comments closed

Veteran character actor Malachi Throne’s death was announced on March 14, 2013. Throne was well-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Commodore Mendez in the two-part episode “The Menagerie,” but he had more connections to Trek and other high-profile genre productions over the course of his lengthy career.  
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Watch: Autistic Star Trek Fan’s Emotional Meeting With Whoopi Goldberg March 12, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Fandom,TNG , comments closed

Star Trek may just be a TV show (and movies, books, etc) but it can also affect people’s lives. An example of that came last week on a Dutch TV show interviewing former TNG star Whoopi Goldberg where the actress met an autistic fan who says she and Star Trek helped him lead a productive and social life. Watch the emotional moment below.  
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JJ Abrams Casts Karl Urban In Futuristic Cop Show ‘Human’ + UPDATE: Billingsley Cast In ‘Intelligence’ Pilot

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Sci-Fi,ST09 Cast , comments closed

JJ Abrams is making another sci-fi TV show and he is bringing one of his Star Trek stars on board. Today it was announced that Karl Urban will be starring in Abrams show Human on Fox. More details below. Plus there is news on Benedict Cumberbatch’s future with Sherlock. [UPDATE: Enterprise star John john Billingsley cast in CBS drama.] 
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Watch: LeVar Burton & Patrick Stewart Kiss + More From Star Trek: TNG Reunion in Toronto March 10, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG , comments closed

Last night Star Trek: The Next Generation stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden reunited on stage at Toronto Comic-Con. Highlights of the event can be seen online including Stewart and Burton kissing and Frakes and Stewart trading impressions of each other’s TNG characters. Watch the highlights below.

 

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Watch: William Shatner Beams Into Oscars As Capt. Kirk February 24, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Shatner,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

The Academy Awards were held tonight in Hollywood and the opening     of the show, hosted by big Star Trek fan Seth MacFarlane, featured William Shatner reprising his role as Captain Kirk. Watch how Kirk traveled through time to help Seth below.  
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Shatner: JJ Abrams Gave Audience What Early Star Trek Movies Couldn’t + UPDATE: Also Jokes Abrams is ‘Pig’ For Taking Star Wars Too February 10, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Shatner,ST09 Cast , comments closed

On Friday William Shatner’s voice will be heard in the animated feature Escape From Planet Earth. While doing publicity for the movie, Bill again weighed in on the new Star Trek, this time heaping praise on director JJ Abrams and the new Kirk, Chris Pine. More details (and video) below.   [UPDATE: Another video interview added with Shatner joking Abrams is a 'pig']
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Eve Denies Star Trek Villain Rumor + Pegg Hopes Abrams Will ‘Remember The Trekkies’ + More From BAFTAs

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Spoilers,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Sunday brought another awards show with Star Trek Into Darkness celebs presenting, this time it was Simon Pegg and Alice Eve at the BAFTA Film Awards in London. On the red carpet Eve weighed in on the most persistent rumor about co-star Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, and Pegg said he expects JJ Abrams (who is set to direct the next Star Wars movie) to return and direct a 3rd Star Trek film. Details below plus videos and images of the pair at the BAFTAs. UPDATED: Pegg tweets clarification on JJ directing 3rd Star Trek 
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PHOTOS: Chris Pine & Zoe Saldana Host Academy SciTech Awards

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Last night Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Annual Technical Awards Presentation at the Beverly Hills Hotel. See below for pictures of the Trek couple at the event.
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Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Double Duty In This Weekend’s Simpsons February 8, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

This weekend Star Trek Into Darkness baddie Benedict Cumberbatch is doing double duty for guest voices for The Simpsons. Watch the clip of Cumberbatch as the British PM and Harry Potter’s Snape below.  
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Star Trek Ad Generates Buzz + Watch Saldana & Wheaton In Super Bowl Ads February 4, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Star Trek Into Darkness,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Star Trek had a presence beyond just the Into Darkness ad at yesterday’s Super Bowl. In addition two Star Trek celebs made it into commercials: Zoe Saldana for Bud Light and Wil Wheaton for Lincoln. You can watch those commercials below get some info on the Star Trek Into Darkness buzz coming out of the game.  
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Video of the Day: Zachary Quinto In ‘Dog Eat Dog’ Short Film February 1, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,ST09 Cast , comments closed

Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto is a dog lover – known to tweet many pictures of his pet dog. To show his love for furry friends he has produced (and starred) in a short film promoting pet adoption. You can watch "Dog Eat Dog" below.

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Shatner: Original Star Trek Had ‘More Soul’ Than JJ Abrams Trek + Bill Tweets To Space January 7, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Shatner,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

Once again (in a new video interview) William Shatner is drawing comparisons between his Star Trek and the new Star Trek from JJ Abrams, now saying that the original had ‘more soul.’ Bill also talks about how he had grown ‘tired’ with Star Trek but has again come to appreciate its place in his career. Watch Bill talk to CNN about Star Trek and his Shatner’s World Tour below. Plus find out how Bill established communications with the International Space Station.

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William Shatner Offers JJ Abrams Some Critical Star Trek Advice + More TNG Doc Details January 2, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

William Shatner is getting ready to take his Shatner’s World Tour into 2013 and in a new interview promoting his next stop (in Aurora, IL) Bill gave some more details on his upcoming Star Trek: TNG documentary and he also paid a compliment to Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams (while at the same offering what might be seen as some combination of advice and a critique as well).

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JJ Abrams Turned Down Directing Star Wars Ep. VII Over Loyalty To Star Trek December 25, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Last month TrekMovie reported that even though he had been approached, JJ Abrams was not interested in directing the new Star Wars movie in development at Disney (who recently acquired LucasFilm). In a new interview Abrams offers more details on why he said no, notably that he feels a loyalty to Star Trek.

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