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Post-STID interviews with Kurtzman and Abrams September 30, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Abrams,Interview,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

With the recent release of Star Trek Into Darkness on home video, members of the production team have been out doing interviews. While we hear from J.J. Abrams and Roberto Orci quite a bit, Orci’s writing partner Alex Kurtzman tends to be quieter, so in a bit of a rarity, Blastr has some interesting remarks from Kurtzman on the writing of Into Darkness. J.J. Abrams was also out for interviews recently, talking to Comic Book Resources about Khan’s blood and his mystery box paradigm.

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Shatner Pitches Abrams For Star Wars + Ellen Tries To Make Chris Cry + More Trek Celeb Talk Show Clips May 16, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Shatner,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

The Star Trek Into Darkness celebs are continuing their talk show duties this week and we have some clips of their appearances below, including last night on Kimmel when JJ Abrams got pitched by William Shatner for a part for Kirk in the next Star Wars. See that plus clips with Pine, Quinto, and Saldana below.

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Watch: Jon Stewart Asks JJ Abrams If He’ll Apologize For Saying He’s Not Trek Fan + More JJ NYC Clips May 14, 2013

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

On Monday Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams was in New York to promote the movie, appearing on NBC’s Today Show, The Daily Show with John Stewart on Comedy Central and Howard Stern’s Sirius radio show. See below for video and audio clips of all of his appearances.
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Watch Fox TV Previews For Abrams ‘Almost Human’ & Orci/Kurtzman’s Sleepy Hollow May 13, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , comments closed

In January, after five seasons, FOX ran the series finale of Fringe the genre show from the Star Trek team of JJ Abrams, Bryan Burk, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. And now FOX is getting back in the genre business with the team with two new shows – Almost Human from Bad Robot (starring Karl Urban) and Sleepy Hollow from K/O (featuring John Cho). Watch new previews for both below.
 
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Star Trek Into Darkness Dedicated To Post-9/11 Vets – Four Vets From Mission Continues Featured In Film May 11, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

If you watch the credits for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness you will notice that the film is dedicated to post-9/11 veterans. And the connection doesn’t end there as Abrams cast four vets from the Mission Continues charity in the film. More details below on the real world veteran connection to Star Trek Into Darkness.
 
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Watch: Replay of JJ Abrams Live Facebook Chat (with special guest George Takei)

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

Yesterday Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director J.J. Abrams participated in a live chat on Facebook, hosted by SNL’s Andy Samberg, and with a special guest appearance from George Takei. And you can watch a recording of it below
 
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JJ Abrams: Directing 3rd Star Trek A ‘Possibility’ + Talks Shatner ‘Compliment’ April 24, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Shatner,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

According to JJ Abrams, there is still a chance he could return to the director’s chair for a third Star Trek movie (even though he is set to direct the next Star Wars movie). This revelation and more comes from a new lengthy Playboy interview with Abrams. JJ also points to a young director he has his eye on and talks a bit about William Shatner too. Excerpts below.     
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Interviews: Chris Pine, Karl Urban & JJ Abrams Talk To TrekMovie At Sydney Premiere April 23, 2013

by Rotae Lupin , Filed under: Abrams,Interview,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

At the Sydney premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness TrekMovie had a team on the red carpet who were able to nab some exclusive interviews with actors Chris Pine and Karl Urban as well as director JJ Abrams. Abrams talked a little Star Wars & Trek, Chris talked about Kirk’s arc and Karl talked about nerding out and more. Watch the video and read excerpts below. 
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Best Buy Contest For Trip To LA Into Darkness Premiere + XBox Offers Chance To Ask JJ Abrams A Question April 11, 2013

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

UPDATED: Best Buy has a new contest where you can win a trip to the Star Trek Into Darkness Hollywood premiere. And Microsoft is offereng fans a chance to ask Into Darkness J.J. Abrams a question about the movie? Find out how you can take part in both of these Into Darkness promotions below.
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JJ Abrams Explains Star Wars Change Of Heart + See Empire Mag’s Star Trek Into Darkness Cast Photo Cover March 23, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Sci-Fi,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

When LuscasFilm and Disney announced that JJ Abrams was going to direct Star Wars Episode VII people were surprised, especially because he had previously said he turned down the job because of his work on Star Trek. Now in a special JJ Abrams Issue of Empire Magazine, Abrams explains his change of heart. Details on that below, plus a preview of the cool Empire fold out Star Trek Into Darkness cover.  
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Watch: Bad Robot Variant Of Star Trek Into Darkness Intl Trailer + Caps Of New Footage March 22, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

There is yet another version of the new Star Trek Into Darkness international trailer to see. This one was shared by Bad Robot today via their twitter feed and it contains some new footage and a couple of newly annotated shots. See what’s new below.
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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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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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Chris Pine Hopes Abrams Will Return To Direct 3rd Star Trek + POLL: Should Paramount Wait For JJ? February 4, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,CBS/Paramount,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

Last month’s news that JJ Abrams was going to direct the next Star Wars movie took the world of Star Trek (and Entertainment in general) by storm. One person who is holding out hope that JJ will return for a third Star Trek movie is Chris Pine. See what Pine had to say below, plus vote in the new poll on if Paramount should wait for Abrams to direct a 3rd Star Trek.  
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CONFIRMED: J.J. Abrams to direct next ‘Star Wars’ for Disney January 24, 2013

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

Variety and other Hollywood news sources are reporting today that J.J. Abrams is directing the next Star Wars after all.  There aren’t any details other than the fact Disney is close to closing the deal with Abrams. So treat this with a degree of skepticism until we see something official from Disney and/or Bad Robot directly.

UPDATE 01/26/2013: Confirmed by Disney and J.J. Abrams

 

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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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JJ Abrams On Cumberbatch Fitting Into Star Trek Cast + Film Secrecy

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

Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director JJ Abrams wasn’t sure that introducing Benedict Cumberbatch into the tight-knit cast family that grew out of his first Star Trek movie was going to work, according to comments he made over the weekend at the Television Critics Association. See what JJ had to say about Cumberbatch and his penchant for secrecy below.

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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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Cumberbatch & Abrams Talk Into Darkness Villain + Quinto Talks Kirk & Spock Relationship & more December 27, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Spoilers,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Another set of interviews from the recent Star Trek Into Darkness publicity tour have emerged, this time from Korea. See below for excerpts of what Benedict Cumberbatch and JJ Abrams had to say about the film’s villain John Harrison, find out why JJ says the movie’s 3D is like none you have seen before and see what Zachary Quinto had to say about Kirk and Spock’s relationship in the film. [minor spoilers]

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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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