December 2010

Watch Stewart & Dorn TNG Gag In Family Guy Star Wars Spoof + MacFarlane Indicates Star Trek Spoof Is Next

Just in time for Christmas, Fox released their third Family Guy/Star Wars spoof movie, "It’s A Trap", a parody of Return of the Jedi. And just like with past spoofs, Seth MacFarlane worked in a Star Trek gag, this time with voice cameos from Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart. Plus MacFarlane has indicated he might finally be doing that big Star Trek spoof he wants.   

Rumor Control: Star Trek Sequel Not Currently Casting Via Craigslist…duh

The new year is almost upon us and with 2011 will come lots of stories about the Star Trek sequel, some real, some not real. But we have just one more rumor to debunk that came up during the holiday week that is kind of funny. It appears that there is an Craigslist calling for casting for the Star Trek sequel. Not that it is real or anything.  

Former Cast Members Try To Save Star Trek: The Experience Sign

Star Trek The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton closed its doors in September 2008 and earlier this year much of the attraction was auctioned off by CBS, but one piece remains. The original sign for ST: The Experience is still up at the Hilton, and some former Experience cast members are trying to preserve it. See the local news report below.  

Sci-Fi Movies Friday: Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Gravity, TRON: Legacy, Paul, POTC 4, Spider-Man Musical + more [UPDATE]

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, we learn that Jon Favreau won’t be directing Iron Man 3 (but he will direct Magic Kingdom), while David Fincher has been confirmed for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow says her character Pepper Potts is not in The Avengers, the Spider-Man gets another delay, and TRON: Legacy posts a solid debut. Plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.

LeVar Burton To Play Himself On ‘Community’ + Joins Pilot For ‘Perception’

Another sitcom is looking to a Star Trek star to play himself. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton revealed today he is currently shooting a guest spot playing himself on the NBC comedy Community. In addition, Burton has joined the cast of the drama Perception, from Trek vets Ken Biller and Mike Sussman.  More info and pictures from both shoots below.

Leonard Nimoy Announces 2011 Appearances In Long Beach, Las Vegas, Phoenix and more

Back in the spring Leonard Nimoy announced that 2010 would be his last year for doing conventions, but earlier in December it was announced he was doing at least one in San Francisco in 2011. Now comes word that he will also be doing an event in Long Beach, the big Star Trek con in Las Vegas, Phoenix Comic Con, possibly Dragon*Con and more. Details below.

Sci-Fi Movies Friday: Transformers 3, Thor, Iron Man 3, The Hobbit, The Dark Knight Rises, Alien Prequel, X-Men: First Class, Buffy Reboot + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column has lots of looks at Summer 2011 movies including Pirates of the Caribbean 4 images, and teaser trailers for Tranformers 3 and Thor. We also have plot details for X-Men: First Class, casting info for The Hobbit, updates on the next Batman and Alien movies, and more.  Plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.

Science Friday: Arsenic Life Controversy + Piccard’s Solar Plane + Real Sonic Screwdriver + Commercial NASA Launch + more TrekMovie in Antarctica

Welcome back to another Antarctic edition of Science Friday. But, before you travel south, learn about why NASA’s new arsenic-based life form may not be real, hear the latest on Captain Piccard’s solar plane, and get your own sonic screwdriver. All this and more, plus last week’s Antarctica questions answered as well as some new photos.

Wil Wheaton: Wesley Critiques Were “Hurtful” + Talks Nemesis & Star Trek 2009

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton has been facing critiques of his character Wesley for decades, even facing it recently in a Big Bang Theory guest spot. But in a new interview, the actor says that when he was younger the critiques were ‘hurtful’. More from Wheaton, plus info on a live video chat promoting this weekend’s guest spot on Leverage below.