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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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JJ Abrams Reveals Star Trek Into Darkness Plot & Theme Details + Talks Lens Flares In 3D December 22, 2012

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

Believe it or not, but the speculation and buzz for Star Trek Into Darkness we see in the US some other countries is not universal. In some markets the uber-secret approach to promoting the film just doesn’t work. An example is Japan where in an interview found by TrekMovie’s Tokyo correspondent, producer/director JJ Abrams actually provided some details about the film’s plot and themes. Get the spoilers below and also find out what Abrams had to say about lens flares in IMAX 3D!

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Watch: Michael Giacchino Talks Composing For Movies – Including Star Trek December 18, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Music,ST09 Creative,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

One of the highlights of the 2009 Star Trek movie (and hopefully the 2013 sequel Into Darkness) is the music of Oscar-winner Michael Giacchino. The composer is the subject of a new video interview where he discusses his various projects, including Star Trek. Watch it below to get to know Trek’s composer.

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More Into Darkness Junket Videos W/ Pine, Quinto, Saldana, Cho, Urban, Abrams, Eve and Cumberbatch December 13, 2012

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

More video interview clips have emerged from the Star Trek Into Darkness junket. This evening we have Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Karl Urban, JJ Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch talking to Entertainment Tonight, plus more clips of Cumberbatch with Access Hollywood. There is also a warp speed video of cast naming favorite episodes, aliens and villains. Watch it all below.

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Exclusive: Kurtzman On Villain Testing Crew + Lindelof On Changes 3D Brings To Trek + Abrams On Next Project

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,Interview,Lindelof,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

TrekMovie had the opportunity to briefly chat with some of the people behind the camera for Star Trek Into Darkness at a cocktail reception at Bad Robot this week. Today we present Alex Kurtzman talking about the importance of the villain in the film and where the crew is on their arc. Also Damon Lindelof talks about how 3D has changed things this time around. And finally JJ Abrams talks about what he will do after Into Darkness

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Watch: JJ Abrams Talks Into Darkness Villain + Says Movie Not Made Just For Trek Fans December 11, 2012

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

Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams isn’t spilling all the beans but he did a video interview where he talked a bit about the villain in his new film and his motivation. He also talked about how (like with his 2009 movie) his focus was to make Star Trek Into Darkness work with all movie fans and not just Trek fans. Excerpts and video below (minor spoilers).

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Exclusive: Kurtzman & Orci Talk Reveal Of ‘Into Darkness’ Villain Name

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Into Darkness character finally got a name, but this name didn’t exactly line up with what we had been lead to believe about the character. Luckily TrekMovie had a chance to dig deeper into this by talking to two of the film’s screenwriters: Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. See what they had to say, but again beware of spoilers.

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First Impressions Of Star Trek Into Darkness IMAX Preview + JJ Abrams Talks ‘Darkness’ December 9, 2012

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

Tonight I had the honor to be invited to a special preview presentation of the opening 9-minute prologue from Star Trek Into Darkness which will be showing at IMAX 3D screenings of the Hobbit next weekend. A detailed play-by-play will be held until next weekend but I can report on comments from JJ Abrams, share my first impressions of seeing IMAX 3D Trek, and go into a bit of minor spoilers (at end of the article).

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Abrams: Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX Is Mind-Blowing December 3, 2012

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

Before JJ Abrams jetted off to Tokyo to show the Japanese press some of Star Trek: Into Darkness on IMAX, the producer/director showed up at an event celebrating 100 episodes of Fringe over the weekend. While there Abrams spoke a bit about how the Star Trek Into Darkness footage is "mind-blowing." More details below.   
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Abrams To Promote ‘Into Darkness’ In Japan (& Beyond?) + Paramount Announces Int’l Release Dates

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

Once again director JJ Abrams is going global and taking footage on the road to help build buzz for his new movie. JJ will be in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday meeting with the press and showing off the preview of the Star Trek Into Darkness movie which will be shared with the public with IMAX screenings of The Hobbit, starting December 14th. More details on that below, plus Paramount has announced the international release dates for Into Darkness
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Abrams Not Interested In Directing Star Wars VII – Planning New Original Project November 13, 2012

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

Since the recent announcement that Disney had acquired LucasFilm and they were moving forward with a new Star Wars film trilogy there has been a lot of speculation about who will be involved in these projects. One name that has come up is JJ Abrams. In a new interview the Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director says he has another idea for his next project. Details below. 

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Abrams Hires Writer For ‘Earthquake’ Reboot July 30, 2012

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

A JJ Abrams project that had seemed dormant is now getting more active. A new report says that the Star Trek producer/director is moving ahead on a reboot of Universal’s 1974 disaster movie Earthquke. Abrams has now hired a writer for project. More details below.

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Exclusive: Orci Says Star Trek TV Talks Getting Real + Declares Movie Tie-in Comics & Game As Canon July 17, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: New Animated Trek,Orci/Kurtzman,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek on TV , comments closed

In the second part of his new exclusive interview with TrekMovie.com, writer/producer Roberto Orci reveals how talks about Star Trek returning to TV series are getting real. Orci also finally (after some coaxing) makes a big declaration about the canon status of some of Star Trek’s extended universe materials. He also discusses his future with the franchise after the sequel. 

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Watch: SDCC Preview For JJ Abrams Mysterious Post-apocalyptic Series ‘Revolution’ July 16, 2012

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

This fall Star Trek director/producer (and co-creator of Lost and Fringe) JJ Abrams has another mysterious TV show headed to NBC, Revolution. The new series is set in a post-apocalypse world where all technology has stopped working. A new clip with footage and interview clips (including Abrams and pilot director Jon Favreau) was revealed at Comic Con and is now available from NBC. Watch it below  

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Damon Lindelof Talks About Struggle To Find Title For Star Trek Sequel (Without AColon) July 15, 2012

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

Star Trek sequel co-writer producer Damon Lindelof was interviewed at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend and went into detail on how the team are struggling to chose a title for the film and they are now to the point where Paramount is getting impatient. He also talked about how writing for the "crew" is different for the sequel and even the (in universe) time elapsed between movies. Details and video below, no spoilers.  

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Exclusive Interview: Roberto Orci Reveals Star Trek Sequel Character Details + Talks Title, Trailer & more July 14, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,Orci/Kurtzman,Spoilers,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

There has been a lot of chatter in the last week so TrekMovie thought it was time again to check in with Star Trek co-writer/producer Roberto Orci who not only contradicted Karl Urban’s latest comments but also gave details on post-production and revealed some spoilers on the new characters in the film, talked titles and more…and this is only in the first part of the exclusive interview below.

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Damon Lindelof Developing ‘Leftovers’ Post-Rapture Series For HBO June 28, 2012

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

Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof is adding a new writing project to his slate, and it is his first return to television since Lost wrapped up two years ago. Now he is set to adapt the post-Rapture novel "The Leftovers" into a series for HBO.

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Kurtzman and Pine: Star Trek Sequel Crew Still On Journey To TOS Crew + Cumberbatch’s Villain Helps Kirk ‘Grow’

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

In the last day as part of their People Like Us publicity tour, both director Alex Kurtzman and star Chris Pine have ended up discussing the Star Trek sequel and specifically the arc of Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, with both noting that the end of the 2009 movie was not the end of their journey to becoming like the crew of the original series. Pine also talked about Benedict Cumberbatch and how his villain brings out the best qualities in Kirk’s journey.
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