John Cho is celebrating his birthday today. Star Trek’s new Hikaru Sulu is turning 39 years old. So today TrekMovie wishes John a happy birthday, and we also wish a belated happy birthday to Cho’s Star Trek co-star Karl Urban turned 39 last week.
JJ Abrams apparently liked working with Bruce Greenwood who played Capt. Pike in the Star Trek movie. Bruce’s name appears in the credits for Abrams new movie Super 8, and now his surprising role has been revealed [spoilers below]. We also have a new poll on JJ Abrams Super 8.
When William Shatner’s The Captains documentary airs next month, fans will get to see Shatner and Chris Pine (aka the two Captains Kirk) arm-wrestle. More on that below, plus news on Shatner being nominated for yet another lifetime achievement award and landing a guest spot on Psych.
Now that Super 8 is out, Star Trek fans are waiting to hear from director JJ Abrams on plans for the Star Trek sequel, which he promises is his next project. And as far as Simon Pegg is concerned, things are still on for shooting to start in the fall, see him talk Star Trek secrecy below and the "quantum attraction" in the Star Trek movie. Watch videos below.
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks joined Star Trek’s Simon Pegg on The Graham Norton Show last night where the pair nerded out on their shared love for Trek. Pegg ‘beamed’ Hanks up, Hanks expressed interest in appearing in the next Star Trek movie and he and Pegg even held a mini Star Trek trivia contest. Watch how it all worked out below.
Simon Pegg is a big fan of Star Trek, but apparently not Star Trek: Enterprise. The new Scotty has some choice words for the series, and especially the theme song. Pegg is also talking about writing his next comedy before he starts shooting the next Star Trek. Details below.
Today is Zachary Quinto’s birthday. Star Trek’s new Spock is now 34 years old so today we want to wish Zach a happy birthday along with a belated birthday for DS9’s Rene Auberjonois (who turned 70 yesterday).
Phoenix Comicon continues on Sunday and there is more Star Trek related stuff for you to follow along with, wherever you are. Plus you can ask George Takei questions via Twitter. Below we again have the livetweeting (and photos) from the event plus link to live audio streaming.
It looks like regardless to what happens with the Star Trek sequel, John Cho will be appearing in a sci-fi movie coming summer 2012. Star Trek’s new Sulu has been cast in the remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 film Total Recall, details below
A couple new trailers for movies featuring the voices of Star Trek actors have been released. Today a new trailer for The Smurfs featuring Anton Yelchin arrived, and last week the first trailer for The Adventures of Tintin, featuring Simon Pegg, came out. Watch them both below.
One of the more controversial aspects of the 2009 Star Trek movie was the relationship between Spock and Uhura. Now Star Trek’s Uhura wants to double down on that relationship in the sequel, along with Uhura getting "physical." Details (and video interview) below, plus more photos of Zoe from Cannes.
Star Trek’s John Cho was the guest on the latest Kevin Pollak Chat Show web-series. The actor talks for two hours with Pollak about a wide range of issues, including about half an hour on the subject of becoming the new Sulu for JJ Abrams Star Trek. (And yes, Pollack shows off his inner Trekkie by breaking into his Shatner impression at one point). Watch it below
Today we have more previews for new 2011/12 TV season shows from Star Trek vets have been released. First up is a look at JJ Abrams new drama thriller Person of Interest from CBS. We also have a preview for ABC’s mysterious adventure show The River, featuring Bruce Greenwood. Watch them both below.
News coming out of the Cannes Film Festival has Star Trek stars Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine both attached to new movies in development. We have more details below, plus pictures of Zoe at Cannes from today. CelebWatch also has the latest from Patrick Stewart and Linda Park and a summary of this week’s celebrity appearances. .
Star Trek’s Karl Urban can be seen in the new film Priest, opening tonight, and in August Karl’s Trek co-star Anton Yelchin gets a crack at the vampire genre with a remake of the the 1980s horror film Fright Night. The first trailer was just released, check it out below
Like his fellow Star Trek co-stars, Karl Urban doesn’t seem to know much about the 2012 sequel, but appears ready to get back to play, talking about how much fun he expects to have and his faith in the creative team in a new interview. Excerpts below.
UPDATED: Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg won the Best Comedy Movie Award tonight at the UK’s National Movie Awards. At the show Pegg offered a suggestion for what he would like Scotty to get up to in the Star Trek sequel. In other Pegg news, Simon’s memoir “Nerd Do Well” is now available for pre-order in the US and he is coming to the states next month for a mini-book signing tour. Details below.
The cast and crew of the Star Trek movie have been busy this week – on their other projects. Fox has announced some of the dramas they will be picking up for the next season, including JJ Abrams sci-fi show Alcatraz. Fox is also still looking at another show from Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. In addition. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto is producing his second movie.
Two Star Trek stars spanning the decades have joined other big celebrities in a video PSA for the charity Unite For Japan, which is trying to help with the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief effort. Watch the PSA below.
Vengeance has a new name and it is Zoe Saldana. Star Trek’s new Uhura has often talked about aspiring to be an action movie heroine, and later this year she gets her first big chance starring in the Luc Besson produced revenge film Colombiana. Check out the first teaser trailer below.
Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin has recently said he doesn’t know anything about the Star Trek sequel, but in a new interview he does talk about how he is both excited and nervous to return to the role of Chekov and how he plans to again do research to prepare for the film. Details below, plus video interview.
The new Star Trek stars continue to get noticed. Last week Men Fitness named Star Trek’s Chris Pine one of 2011’s “25 Fittest Guys,” and this week Maxim Magazine has named Star Trek’s new Uhura, Zoe Saldana, one of their 2011 "Hot 100." Details below.
The fashionable Zoe Saldana has been busy in the last few days. Tonight Star Trek’s new Uhura is in New York City at the MET Ball, and over the weekend she was in Chicago hosting an event for Avon. We have photos from both events, plus video interviews with Zoe from last week’s San Francisco Film Festival.
Australian actor Chris Hemsworth leveraged the buzz from his short but impressive turn as George Kirk in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek into the title role for Thor (opening next week). In a new interview, Hemsworth said even though he is now very busy, he would “absolutely” be willing return as James T. Kirk’s dear old dad in a Star Trek sequel.
Anton Yelchin, Star Trek’s new Pavel Chekov, says that he doesn’t really know anything about the 2012 Star Trek sequel, but he thinks they he will be doing Trek “soon.” See below for more non-news from Yelchin.
Since his big break as Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk, Chris Pine has moved up the list in Hollywood and now he is on another list. This time it is being named by Men’s Fitness as one of 2011’s “Fittest Guys.” Details below.
Last night Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana received the Midnight Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival, along with her Star Trek co-star Clifton Collins, Jr. We have details and photos below, plus photos of Zoe giving out food to the homeless for Easter.
Tyler Perry as a Starfleet Admiral was a surprise cameo in the 2009 Star Trek movie. It was his first time acting in a film he wasn’t directing. Now Perry seems appears to be expecting a phone call for JJ Abrams to return for the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Details below.
One of the big questions with regards to the planned 2012 Star Trek sequel is regarding dimensions, specifically if the film will be presented in 3-D or just old fashioned 2-D. A new report from the UK has Star Trek’s new Scotty weighing in on the issue. Plus we have a new poll asking what you think about 3-D.
This summer Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin is stepping into another genre role, this time in a remake of the 1980s horror film Fright Night. The first images from this vampire movie have just been released, check them out below.