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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Zachary Quinto May 5, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

With his look and a spot on a hit TV show, it was no surprise that after publicly campaigning for the role Zachary Quinto was the first actor cast for the new Star Trek. In our new exclusive interview with the actor we talk about that campaign and how the role has changed him, and also what changes the Star Trek movie has in store for the role of Spock. [interview contains SPOILERS]

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Leonard Nimoy May 4, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fringe,Interview,Nimoy,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

Since Comic Con 2007 one of the greatest sources of comfort for Trek fans was knowing that Leonard Nimoy had decided to come out of retirement for this new Star Trek. In a new exclusive interview with TrekMovie we talk to the original Spock about returning to the role, fan concerns about canon, Shatner, Fringe, Quinto’s Spock and much more. [interview contains SPOILERS]

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TrekMovie Hollywood Premiere Video Interviews w/ Trek Celebs (Past & Present) May 3, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Star Trek (2009 film),TNG,TOS , comments closed

On Friday we had all the pics of the Star Trek stars at the Hollywood premiere of the new Star Trek movie, and now better late than never we have the TrekMovie black carpet interviews and snippets from 12 Trek celebrities past and present videos, including Simon Pegg, Damon Lindelof, Bob Orci, George Take, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis .

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INTERVIEW: Star Trek Writers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci April 30, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

The history of the new Star Trek movie really started with the writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci over three years ago. In our most in-depth interview yet, I talked to the writers about taking on the task of reviving Star Trek, and also get into some detail on the plot of the new movie and how it all ties into the Star Trek that we know. We also talk about the sequel!
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EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Mike Okuda – Talking “The Cage”, TOS-R On Blu-ray & more April 29, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Interview,TOS Remastered , comments closed

This weekend Star Trek’s first pilot "The Cage" will be the final new episode to air in syndication for the remastered Star Trek (check local listings). Also this week CBS Home Entertainment released Season One of the remastered Star Trek on Blu-ray. In our exclusive interview, TrekMovie spoke to Star Trek Remastered co-producer Mike Okuda about both, and a little bit about the new Star Trek movie.

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Exclusive: Interview With Greg Grunberg on TalkAboutIt.org, Heroes & Star Trek April 27, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Sci-Fi,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

Heroes star (and best friend to JJ Abrams) Greg Grunberg has launched a new website to get people talking about epilepsy called talkaboutit.org, and he has got a number of celebrities to get involved, doing videos for the site, including the new Kirk and Spock. TrekMovie talked to the actor about the site, working with Chris and Zach, the new Star Trek movie (and his semi-cameo), and Heroes. Plus we found out what part he wants in the Star Trek sequel!

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First Details On Star Trek D.A.C. – Official Movie Tie-in Game March 24, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Games,Interview,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

A couple of weeks ago TrekMovie first showed off a promo sheet we found for something called ‘Star Trek D.A.C.’, which was the first hint there would be some kind of game related to the new Star Trek movie. At the time Paramount was not talking, but now they are. Today during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, TrekMovie got the lowdown on what D.A.C. is all about.

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Leonard Nimoy Talks About His Return To Spock + Reveals Scene Detail March 22, 2009

by Edward Gross , Filed under: Interview,Nimoy,ST09 Cast,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

After two decades, and passing on previous offers, Leonard Nimoy returns to the role of Spock in the new Star Trek movie. In an interview in the new SciFi Now Magazine (#26), the actor talks about the state of the franchise, his approach to the role, the new actors, working with Quinto and more. Nimoy also talks a bit about an interesting scene in the film. See excerpts & spoilers below.

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Exclusive: Countdown Writers Talk Nero, Star Trek Movie, Prequel Comic & more March 3, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Comics,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Interview,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

"Star Trek: Countdown" is the official prequel comic for the new Star Trek movie, with two issues of the four issue series released so far. Countdown writers Mike Johnson and Tim Jones talked about the series at a panel at Wondercon over the weekend. TrekMovie has a report from that appearance plus an exclusive follow-up interview full of information on both the comics and the movie. [COMIC and MOVIE spoilers below]

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Exclusive: LeVar Burton Talks Geordi, VISOR, Nemesis, JJ Abrams, the future of TNG, and more February 17, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Interview,TNG , comments closed

In part 1 of our exclusive interview with TNG’s Levar Burton, we focused on his new acting, directing and blogging projects. In part 2 (below), it is all Star Trek, with LeVar’s thoughts on Geordi LaForge, the last Trek movie (Nemesis), JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie, his hopes for a future TNG movie, and more.  

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Exclusive: LeVar Burton Talks New Roles, Roddenberry, Blogging and more February 14, 2009

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

Tomorrow night LeVar Burton, better known to Trekkies as engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek The Next Generation, appears in the Lifetime movie Taken in Broad Daylight. Burton also has a number of other directing and acting projects in the works, so it seemed like a good time to see how life after the VISOR was treating Burton

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Exclusive: Jonathan Frakes On Nemesis, JJ Abrams Star Trek, A Return of TNG + more February 8, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Interview,Star Trek (2009 film),TNG , comments closed

Yesterday we posted our the first part of our interview with Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes, focusing this weeks episode of Leverage  which he directed and guest stars Trek vets Brent Spiner and Armin Shimerman. For part two we focus on Star Trek, talking about keeping in touch with his former co-stars along with his thoughts on both the last and next Star Trek movies, and even a bit on Heroes and Lost.

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Exclusive: Jonathan Frakes Talks ‘Trek Reunion’ Episode of Leverage, Type-casting & more February 7, 2009

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

Jonathan Frakes started directing while still playing William Riker on Star Trek The Next Generation, going on to direct multiple Trek episodes, two TNG films, as well as many non-Trek films and TV shows. Next week TNT will air an episode of their heist show Leverage directed by Frakes and featuring guest spots for Trek actors Brent Spiner and Armin Shimerman, so we thought now would be a good time to check in with the bearded one.

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Exclusive Interview: Wil Wheaton Talks Trek Past, Present and Future January 22, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Interview,Star Trek (2009 film),TNG , comments closed

In the first part of our exclusive interview with TNG star Wil Wheaton, we talked about his appearance at multiple events at this weekend’s Phoenix Comic Con, geeking out, voice acting and more. Now in Part 2 see what Wil had to say about his future writing plans, the early seasons of Next Generation, the changing of the guard from Gene Roddenberry to Michael Piller, and JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie

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Exclusive Interview: Wil Wheaton Talks Geeking Out At Phoenix Comic Con w/ TNG Co-stars + more January 21, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Interview,TNG , comments closed

This weekend writer, blogger, and just a geek, Wil Wheaton (aka Wesley Crusher on Next Generation) will be attending the Phoenix Comic Con (along with Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis, and others). In the first part of our exclusive interview, TrekMovie talks to Wil about what he has planned for the con, keeping up with this TNG co-stars, blogging, gaming, and more.

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Exclusive Interviews: Picardo and McGillion Talk Stargate Atlantis Finale (and a little Star Trek) January 9, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Sci-Fi,Star Trek (2009 film),VOY , comments closed

Tonight five seasons of Stargate Atlantis comes to an end. Ushering in the finale  as part of the SGA crew are Robert Picardo, veteran of seven seasons of Star Trek Voyager and Paul McGillion, who has a small role in the new Star Trek movie. TrekMovie decided to check in with both for exclusive interviews talking about the SGA finale and a little Trek as well.  

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Profile and Exclusive Interview: Barney Burman – Prosthetic Makeup Designer for ‘Star Trek’ January 8, 2009

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: Interview,ST09 Creative , comments closed

Today TrekMovie presents the first of a series of ‘get to know the crew’ features for the new Star Trek movie. This series will profile one (or more) of the folks who heads up a particular area. First up we introduce you to Barney Burman, who led the team making prosthetic make-up for Star Trek’s aliens. See below for a profile and exclusive interview.

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Preview of Star Trek Books For 2009 (and 2010) December 30, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Books,Interview , comments closed

Fans of Star Trek novels have a lot of variety to look forward to in 2009. Pocket Books has scheduled books from all five TV series as well as some of the novel-only series. TrekMovie, with the help of Pocket’s Trek editor Margaret Clark, has put together an overview of the upcoming year with exclusive new details, new covers, and and even a sketch of the USS Aventine. We even have some hints of what to expect in 2010.

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Science and Trek Experts Weigh In On The New ‘Star Trek’ Movie December 28, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Editorial,Interview,Science/Technology,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

Earlier this month in an exclusive interview with TrekMovie.com, Star Trek co-writer and executive producer Roberto Orci finally came clean and explained how the new Star Trek movie fit in with Star Trek canon, and the explanation involved a bit of Trek science and real science. Today TrekMovie takes a closer look at all of this with the help of some noted experts in both science and Star Trek. [SPOILERS]

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EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Online Producer Talks About Atari Acquisition Of Cryptic December 16, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Star Trek Online , comments closed

Last week it was announced that Cryptic Studios, the company making the new Star Trek Online MMORPG, has been acquired by Atari. Although all indications were that this would only help the development of this big project, TrekMovie checked in with Craig Zinkievich, Executive Producer of Star Trek Online, for an exclusive interview to see how things are going with STO and the new owners.

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