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JJ Abrams Casts Karl Urban In Futuristic Cop Show ‘Human’ + UPDATE: Billingsley Cast In ‘Intelligence’ Pilot March 12, 2013

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Merry Christmas + Greeting From ‘Shanta’ & More Trek Celeb Holiday Messages

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

The TrekMovie team wants to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas. And we are not alone. Many of Star Trek’s stars are sharing holiday wishes too, see their tweets an pictures below, and and a video message from William Shatner. We also have some fun Trekmas videos.

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William Shatner As Doctor Who’s Next Master? December 21, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Sci-Fi,Shatner , comments closed

The worlds of Star Trek and Doctor Who are colliding this week with some buzz around the notion of William Shatner appearing in Doctor Who as a classic villain. Could Bill be the next evil Time Lord to face The Doctor. He seems open and so is the actor who plays The Doctor. However the show’s executive producer doesn’t seem so keen. Get all the details below.

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Video of the Day: George Takei Reads From ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ December 20, 2012

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

George Takei, Star Trek’s original Sulu, is featured in a new video which is going viral this week with over 1/4 views in just over a day. The video has George reading excerpts from the best-selling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Check it out below but beware it is probably NSFW. Also warning there are many "Oh My!"s ahead.

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Watch: Wil Wheaton & Neil deGrasse Tyson Talk Science of Star Trek December 9, 2012

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,Science/Technology,TNG,Web , comments closed

Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken his hit podcast show, Star Talk Live, on the road. His first stop was at the Neptune Theater in Seattle where Tyson had special guest Wil Wheaton on to talk the science in Star Trek, plus comedic commentary from Kristen Schaal, Paul F. Tompkins, and co-host Eugene Mirman. The crew talked a gambit of subjects from self-opening doors to alien sexual relations. Hit the jump for the video.
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Alice Eve Talks Star Trek Into Darkness Script, Director & Co-Star Cumberbatch’s Seriousness December 7, 2012

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

We haven’t heard much from Alice Eve, one of Star Trek Into Darkness’s new stars. But in a new red carpet interview she opens up a bit to talk about the script of the film, working with JJ Abrams and why working with Benedict Cumberbatch this time was different than their last collaboration. 

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Pegg Teases Star Trek Trailer Speculation + Saldana Talks Cumberbatch’s Sexy Voice [+ New Zoe PHOTOS]

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

The big news this week is the Star Trek Into Darkness announcement trailer. And now two of the films stars are talking (a little) about it. Zoe Saldana weighs in on the sexiness of costar and villain Benedict Cumberbatch, whereas Simon Pegg seems to be enjoying sitting back and watching all the wild speculation. More details below plus photos of Zoe from an awards event last night. 

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Watch: Frakes Talks Riker’s TNG S2 Beard + Burton On Engineer Geordi December 6, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed

We have another interview with TNG stars promoting the new Season 2 Blu-ray set. This time it is LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes appearing on G4′s Attack of the Show where Frakes gives the backstory on his S2 beard and Burton talks about moving to engineering. Watch that below, plus another clip from AOTS with Goerge Takei talking about appearing in Archie comics..

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Patrick Stewart Talks ‘Measure of a Man’ & Tiresome’ Attempts At Picard Romance December 5, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed

Season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation was released on Blu-ray yesterday and the set includes an extended version of "Measure of a Man," one of Trek’s most memorable episodes. In a new interview Sir Patrick Stewart talks about how that is one of the few early TNG episodes he can even remember. He also talks about show’s attempts at romance with Picard. Excerpts below.

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