Its been a slow couple of days around TrekMovie HQ…here a few things to tide you over
5 years after DC comics (through WildStorm) dropped its license, Star Trek is headed back to comics (not counting the recent ‘manga’). According to Newsorama, IDW (who do comics for CSI, 24 and other franchises) are picking up the Trek Comic baton. Their first foray will be for the 20th anniversary of TNG next year (has it been that long?). IDW also hint at a Trek XI adaptation. Anything has to be better than Marvel’s Trek/X-Men crossovers.
Unlike some of his TNG colleagues, Star Trek Enterprise’s Conner Trinneer seems to be open minded towards Abrams Trek XI. The actor tells SFX Magazine (via Scifi Pulse) "I certainly hope JJ Abrams is doing it (Trek XI) I think that would be fantastic. And I’m sure Star Trek is going to continue in some form, at some point down the line." Trineer also says he prefers to get paid but is open to being in a fan film…they can certainly use the help.
Speaking of Enterprise, remember all those people trying to ‘save Enterprise’ last year by bombarding Paramount with letters and phone calls. Well it appears that one of those people was disgraced Congressman Mark Foley. The Foley scandal is the hottest topic in politics and may cost a party control of congress. According to Twitch Guru Foley took time out from his busy schedule of soliciting teenage boys to petition to save Enterprise. Note to Trek United…may want to drop his name from any future promotions.
Like Star Trek, Futurama is a show that ended before its time. The show sported more Trek references than you could shake a stick at, including the last ‘reunion’ of the TOS cast in 2002. Well like Trek, the show is coming back from the grave and will begin airing new episodes next year on Comedy Central, check out the ‘Futuram Returns’ trailer. And if you don’t like it then you can bite my shiny metal ass.
JJ Abrams has 3 TV shows currently running and a little movie project (can’t remember the name right now), but seems to find time to work on shows he isn’t even paid for. Abrams pal Greg Grunberg tells the Futon Critic that J.J. is such a huge fan of Grunberg’s new show ‘Heroes’ that he is talks to the shows producer about scripts more then Grunberg does. He also says the only downside to his new hit show (which has just got picked up for a full year) is that he is no longer working with his best buddy…aww isn’t that sweet. Hey JJ…how about that other script…the one about the guy with pointy ears? ring any bells?
NOTE: for those waiting for the TrekMovie.com review of ‘City on the Edge of Forever’…we ran into some tech issues, but should have something Wednesday…sorry for the delay