June 2010

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Star Trek Makeup Designer Burman Talks Oscar, Gorns, and Sequel Klingons Hopes

Makeup designer Barney Burman brought glory to Star Trek by winning the franchise’s first Academy Award earlier this year. Last week Burman also won a Saturn award and before the event TrekMovie had a chance to talked to Burman about his Oscar, and what he wants to do in the Star Sequel.

Vancouver Star Trek Con Report & Photos: Shatner, Nimoy, Shimerman, Trinneer & more Trek celebs

Over the weekend Star Trek returned to British Columbia for an official Creation Star Trek convention in Vancouver, headlined by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, along with a number of other Trek celebrities. We have a full con report and pictures of all the celebrity guests below.  

Fringe’s Lance Reddick Is Trekkie & Wants Sequel Role + Anna Torv Talks Nimoy’s Last Day

Last Thursday JJ Abrams Fringe won two acting Saturn Awards (Ann Torv and Leonard Nimoy. TrekMovie spoke to Nimoy and Torv along with Fringe’s Lance Reddick before the show. Torv talked about season 3 of Fringe and being the last actress to work with Nimoy. Reddick talked about S3 and his goal of getting into the Star Trek sequel. And Nimoy reacted to Bill Shatner’s disbelief of his retirement. See video and more photos below   Fringe actors talk Star Trek and Nimoy and Fringe Season 3 Lance Reddick Expects S3 of Fringe to “spend a lot of time going back and forth between universes” Expects to see “a lot of development” between the two Olivias Says he is a really big Star Trek fan, with Voyager as favorite show Reddick “had a crush” on Captain Janeway Favorite VOY episode “Year of Hell” He has “absolutely” lobbied for a part in Star Trek, but it was too late for first movie Abrams said maybe a role in the sequel Thinks it is possible that William Bell (Nimoy) can return to Fringe, as “anything is possible” with JJ Abrams Anna Torv Shooting starts next week on season 3 Expects that the casting of her mother is for the mother of the alternate universe Olivia She didn’t until later her scenes with Nimoy for Fringe were to be his last as an actor, but says he still got a huge round of applause when he wrapped Leonard Nimoy: Didn’t get much time with Nimoy, only got asked to react to William Shatner’s claim that his retirement isn’t real, Nimoy’s only reaction was “who?” VIDEO: PHOTOS Leonard Nimoy & wife on the Saturn red carpet Leonard Nimoy with his Saturn for “Fringe” Anna Torv with her Saturn for “Fringe” Lance Reddick at the Saturns Photos courtesy of Albert L. Ortega

Collectors Pick Up Good Deals At Julien’s Star Trek Auction

The second of this summer’s three big Star Trek auctions happened Sunday. The Julien’s auction was different in that it had fewer actual props and costumes and was mostly the Gene and Majel Roddenberry estate sale, along with a number of items from William Shatner. Overall, the auctions was a success for collectors because of reasonable prices, including the few 2009 Star Trek movie items.

VIDEO: Ralph Winter on Star Trek III, Trek v Wars, Bennett’s Trek exit, Singer’s Trek love, Abrams’ Trek film + more

On Saturday night the Simply 70(mm) Star Trek Summer movie series continued at the Royal Theater in West Los Angeles showing Star Trek III with guest associate producer Ralph Winter. Below are highlights and video of my chat with Winter, where he talks about saving money, differentiating Star Trek and Star Wars, how film making has changed, taking over after Harve Bennett’s fight with Paramount, Bryan Singer’s love for Trek and even JJ Abrams.

Photos of the Day: Zachary Quinto In “Margin Call” & Chris Pine in “Lieutenant of Inishmore”

Last summer they were tearing up the screen as the new Kirk and Spock in Star Trek. This summer Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are on different coasts working in very different projects. This week Pine begins his LA stage performance of the satire The Lieutenant of Inishmore, while Quinto is NYC started shooting the financial crisis drama Margin Call. We have photos from both below.

Shatner Talks Star Trek Sequel, Captains Doc & Free Enterprise 2 at TrekExpo [VIDEO]

On Saturday William Shatner appeared at the TrekExpo in Tulsa, OK. At the event, Bill gave the audience an update on future Trek-related projects, commenting on the Star Trek sequel, giving more details on his "Captains" documentary, and talking more specifically about Free Enterprise 2. See details below and watch video from the event.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman On Status of Star Trek Sequel + Discuss Importance of Villain & Title Ideas

This week Star Trek writer/exec producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were honored with the George Pal Memorial Saturn Award. While at the event the pair spoke with TrekMovie about the award and also discussed the Star Trek sequel, giving an update on the script status, discussing the importance of the villain in a ‘second movie’ and even talked possible titles (or at least title styles). See highlights and video interview below, plus more photos.

Photo (& video) of the day: Li’l Trekkies Help Try To Break Costume Record

Today’s photo comes from Riverside, IA, which is the future birthplace of James T. Kirk (or Kirk’s future childhood home in the JJ-verse). It is also home to the annual TrekFest, where they held an attempt to beat the world record for costumed Star Trek fans. One photo in particular from the event caught our attention, see it below plus a local news video report from the event.

Saldana, Orci, Kurtzman & More Star Trek Crew Invited To Join Motion Picture Academy

Earlier this year the 2009 Star Trek movie became the first in the franchise to win an Academy Award. And now seven of the people who worked on the film have been invited to join the ranks of those who vote on the Oscars. Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their 2010 invitees and on the list were seven members of the Star Trek team, including Zoe Saldana, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman.

Reminder: Saturday Midnight Screening Of Star Trek III in 70MM w/ Ralph Winter in West L.A.

On Saturday night the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays continues at the Royal Theater in West L.A. with a 70 MM showing of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, preceded by a Q&A session with associate producer Ralph Winter. And over subsequent Saturdays in June and July the remaining original cast Star Trek movies will shown with more guests, get all the details below.

Avatar Dominates Saturn Awards: Star Trek Wins For Make-Up + Nimoy Wins For Fringe

Tonight The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films held their 36th Annual Saturn Awards. The 2009  Star Trek movie went into the night with 6 nominations, but it was Avatar that dominated, picking up ten awards. Star Trek picked up one Saturn, as did including Leonard Nimoy (for Fringe). Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman also picked up a special award.

Sci-Fi Movies Thursday: The Hobbit, Alien, Dr. Strange, The Thing, Oz, Fraggle Rock, The Green Hornet + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, we have updates on the next Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter plus news on who might direct The Hobbit. New details from Ridley Scott on his two Alien prequels as well as Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. Plus more, including a release date for The Thing prequel and the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos including The Green Hornet and ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ and an official look at Conan.

Shatner Reveals ‘Captains’ Doc Details (Which Explains Bakula Meeting) + Talks Nimoy Retirement

This weekend William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and many more Star Trek stars are headed to Vancouver for an official Star Trek convention. In a new interview promoting the con, Shatner talked about Nimoy’s retirement and discussed his new ‘Captains’ documentary. TrekMovie also has an update on the meeting with Shatner and Bakula.  

Futurama’s Matt Groening and David X. Cohen Talk Return Of Show & Star Trek Guest Stars

Many Trekkies, myself included, are big fans of Futurama and are very excited about the return of the show on Thursday June 24th on Comedy Central. In a new video Q&A, show creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen talk about the show’s return, including discussing past and future Star Trek guests stars. Watch the Q&A below, plus more Futurama updates.