November 2010

Rumor Control: Abrams Still Not Confirmed To Direct Star Trek Sequel

Just a quick update related to an earlier post. An errant line from the LA Times interview with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman has inspired some to jump the gun with articles saying JJ Abrams has confirmed he will direct the Star Trek sequel, however after checking around, nothing yet has changed on the Abrams directing status.

Letter of Note: Gene Roddenberry Defends Star Trek “The Cage” Pilot

In 1965 Gene Roddenberry had submitted his Star Trek pilot “The Cage” to NBC, but the network was having some issues with it. This prompted Roddenberry to write a lengthy defense of Star Trek to his agent to make his position clear as they negotiated to get Star Trek on the air. That letter has surfaced online, read Gene’s defense of Trek below.

See A Klingon Christmas Carol On Stage In Chicago & St. Paul, MN [VIDEO]

The holiday season is once again upon us, and again the Commedia Beauregard Theater Company is again staging productions of Charles Dickens’ classic "A Christmas Carol"…performed in the “original Klingon.” You can see these Star Trek-themed productions for the next few weeks in Chicago and the Twin Cities. More details and video below.

Chris Pine: JJ Abrams Is Like ‘Kid in Candy Store’ Regarding Star Trek Sequel Story

Today brings another brief comment about the Star Trek sequel from Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new James T. Kirk. In an interview promoting the opening of Unstoppable in the UK, Pine discussed talking about the Star Trek sequel with producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams, who is apparently quite giddy about the movie.

Happy Treksgiving

The future history of Star Trek introduced us to many new holidays, like the Federation’s First Contact Day, the Klingon Day of Honor and the Bajoran Gratitude Festival. However, some current holidays persisted into the future, including the American holiday of Thanksgiving, with its traditional meal.

First Look at Teaser Trailer For Cowboys & Aliens – Written By Orci, Kurtzman & Lindelof

Before Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof started working on the script for the Star Trek sequel, the movie that was taking up much of their time for the last year is the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens. A teaser trailer along with a number of images were released today. To find out what they have been up to, check it all out below.

Sci-Fi Movies Friday: The Dark Knight Rises, Spider-Man, TRON: Legacy, Green Lantern, The Hobbit, Superman, Captain America + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we learn (and see) more about Tron: Legacy, glimpse the first footage from Green Lantern, uncover casting and character details from the next Spider-man, Superman, Batman and Hobbit movies, and get an Indy 5 update from the man himself. All that plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.