April 2010

Sci-Fi Movies Thursday: The Hobbit, Men in Black 3D, Batman 3, Iron Man 2, Avatar + more [UPDATED]

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we have news of the return of Avatar (and the sequel). Plus news on The Hobbit scripts, a 3-D decision for the next Batman, timing on the Green Lantern trailer, Star Wars Blu-ray info, Iron Man 2 details and previews, and more. Plus the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.[UPDATED: More updates added]

Exclusive Phase II Update & Previews – Including First Look At Arex

The popular fan series Star Trek: Phase II is planning on releasing three episodes in 2010, with the first premiering next weekend at FedCon (and online later in May). Phase II star/producer James Cawley has given TrekMovie and update on their 2010 schedule, including two exclusive video previews and a first look at a certain animated character making his way to the bridge.   

Leonard Nimoy Talks More About Retirement – Zachary Quinto Responds

Leonard Nimoy came out of retirement to appear in JJ Abrams Star Trek (and Fringe), but now he is ready to exit the acting stage again. In a new interview promoting his appearances this weekend in Canada, the actor talks about his final acting performances. Plus, Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto comments on Star Trek without Nimoy.

Karl Urban Talks Star Trek Sequels

Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy, is the latest Trek actor to weigh on on the production start guessing game. During a press event promoting his upcoming appearance in the vampire movie Priest, Urban said he thought the Star Trek sequel will "start to shoot at the beginning of next year." The actor also talked about the evolution of his character, Trek fans and how many Trek films he thinks he has in him.

Zoe Saldana: Star Trek Sequel Filming Dates To Be Set Within Month

Zoe Saldana is all over the place right now. She is in the film Death at a Funeral that opened last weekend, in The Losers, opening next Friday and Avatar is released on DVD & Blu-ray this week, plus a bunch of magazine covers. Not surprisingly her schedule is starting to fill up, and in a new interview she outlined what is next, including an update on the Star Trek sequel schedule.

More Star Trek: The Experience Warehouse Sale Video

Last weekend CBS and PropWorx held a warehouse sale of assets of the former Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Former Borg cast member Vernon Wilmer has been working on a documentary about ST: The Experience and has just released an extended video from the event, including costumes being delivered to other ex cast members.

Science Friday: A New Vision For NASA

Yesterday was an historic day for NASA and the future of human space exploration. President Obama gave a speech at Kennedy Space Center detailing his vision for the future of this country’s space program. Check out this week’s Science Friday for a review of the new plan, including video of Obama’s speech, and find out what Leonard Nimoy has to say about it.

Sci-Fi Movies Thursday: Kick-Ass, The Avengers, Spider-Man, Iron Man 2, Green Lantern + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column Joss Whedon is back and directing The Avengers, The Spider-man teenboot has a name (and more rumors), Green Lantern’s suit is going CG,  , Branagh is giving the goods on Thor, Iron Man 2 is poised for hugeness, and Kick-Ass heads to theaters (and controversy). All that and more, including the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.

FedCon XIX Preview: DS9 Stars + Phase II Screenings + Trek Costume Record Attempt + more

From April 30th to May 2nd Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci-Fi convention will take place in Bonn, Germany. Around 5,000 fans will meet over 20 guests, including Trek stars Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, and Nicole de Boer. There will also be another attempt to break the Star Trek fans in costume record (on the same day as the attempt at Vulcan Con in FL). Details below.

Book Excerpt – “Star Trek: The Children of Kings”

Later this month Pocket Books will delve into Captain Pike’s time on the USS Enterprise, with the novel "Star Trek: The Children of Kings", by David Stern. And if you want to get started early, you can read the first chapter below. This will be the last new Trek novel for a few months, we have an updated schedule of Trek fiction for the rest of the year.