Star Trek and Heroes star Zachary Quinto has been spending much of 2010 focusing on non-genre work. He is currently appearing off Broadway in the play Angels in America, and earlier this year he shot Margin Call, an indie film which he also co-produced. Today it was announced that the film will premiere at the prestigious Sundance Festival. Plus the first images have been released..
Your humble science editor is living it up at the end of the Earth — Antarctica. As a part of my PhD research, I have been dispatched into the field to study the southernmost active volcano in the world, Mount Erebus. This week’s Science Friday is dedicated to Antarctic research and my experiences here in the great white south.
[UPDATED] Yesterday we reported on how Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy will appear at the San Francisco Star Trek Convention. Today we have news on how Nimoy’s Star Trek co-star will headline the Calgary Expo in 2011, which is just one of ten cons Bill is headed to in 2011. Details below.
At FedCon XIX, Henning Koonert from our German partner TrekZone had a chance to speak with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s (and DS9’s) Mr. Worf, Michael Dorn. The full interview, where Dorn talks about his time on Trek, "Nemesis", the 2009 "Star Trek" and more is cross-posted here.
Today NASA held a press conference where they disclosed the discovery of a microbe (on Earth) that can swap what was believed to be an essential element of life, for a toxic chemical. And during the press conference, one of the NASA scientists drew a comparison to the Horta from Star Trek.
Earlier this year Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy said 2010 would be his final year for conventions, but Creation has just announced that Mr. Nimoy is planning to attend their San Francisco con next March. In addition, Creation has a total of nine cons lined up for the next year, celebrating Star Trek’s 45th anniversary.
Tonight, December 1st, is 2010’s first night of Hanukkah (or Chanukah), the annual eight-day Jewish festival of lights. So TrekMovie would like to wish all of our Jewish readers a big Happy Hanukkah. We also take a look at some Star Trek/Hanukkah connections.
Earlier this year news of cracks in William Shatner’s star on the Canadian Walk of Fame caused a commotion amongst his fans. But everything is OK now, as today his new star was installed in Toronto. Details, and Bill’s response below, plus a bonus video of Shatner’s latest attempt to replicate his famous TJ Hooker car hood slide.
In January Star Trek: The Exhibition, the traveling exhibit of Star Trek props and replicas, heads east to the Louisville Science Center in Kentucky. Tickets went on sale today, more details and links below.