February 2011

Paul Giamatti Wants To Play Klingon In Star Trek Sequel + Stephen Fry Does Klingon Opera

Another high profile actor has expressed interest in appearing in the 2012 Star Trek sequel. This time it is recent Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti who wants to know what it will take to land a job as a Klingon. In other famous face as Klingon news, Brit actor and humorist Stephen Fry joined a production of Hamlet in Klingon for a new documentary. Details and photos below.

Star Trek Vet Stromberg Wins Design Academy Award + Photos Of Trek Celebs At Oscar Events

While the Oscars were not a big year for Star Trek, one Trek vet, designer Robert Stromberg, picked up an Academy Award. More details below, plus photos of Star Trek vets at Oscar events, including JJ Abrams, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner, and Whoopi Goldberg…plus George Takei with Oscar-winner Colin Firth.

Report: Paramount Ready To Get Star Trek Sequel Going + Flashback: JJ Abrams Star Trek First Officially Announced 4 Years Ago Today

As we have been reporting here at TrekMovie.com, developing the script for the 2012 Star Trek sequel is now in the final stretch. Now a new report states that Paramount is ready to get things started. This all falls on the four-year anniversary of Paramount officially announcing JJ Abrams’ first Star Trek film. More details below.

Sci-Fi Movies Saturday: The Amazing Spider-Man, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, THOR, X-Men: First Class, Ghostbusters 3 + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column brings new looks and news for the upcoming Superman and Spider-man reboots. There is also a big update and previews from Thor, an Alien tie-in for Prometheus, and details on X-Men First Class. All that plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos, including a peek at an alien from Green Lantern.

William Shatner: Proud Of Work On Star Trek – Doesn’t Expect To Appear In 2012 Sequel

In a new interview promoting some upcoming events in Australia, Star Trek’s original Kirk William Shatner looks back and says he is "proud" of his work on Star Trek, and looks forward saying that even though he would like to be in the 2012 Star Trek sequel, he thinks we are "beyond that" happening.  

Science Saturday: Discovery’s Final Flight (w/ Star Trek Music) + Soviet Space Sale + Head In Particle Accelerator + Anti-Shark Suit

Welcome once again to Science Saturday! This week: Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off for the last time (plus, Star Trek theme will play on board!), buy a 1961 Soviet space capsule, the man who survived a particle accelerator to the head, and how atomic oxygen can restore works of art. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: Neptunic’s super shark suit.

In Case You Missed It: Clips Of LeVar Burton On ‘Big Bang Theory’ & ‘Community’

As previously reported, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton was a guest on last night’s episode of the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Well if you weren’t paying close attention you may have missed the quick appearance, but you can check it out below, plus clips from Burton’s previous week’s appearance on Community. 

Simon Pegg: Star Trek Sequel Script Is “Amazeballs” + Bob Orci Talks Fan Feedback [UPDATED]

Time for another update from Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new chief engineer. Following up from yesterday’s comments about the state of the movie industry and franchise films (like Trek), today Pegg clarified and offered the inside buzz on the sequel script, coining an interesting word. Plus producer/co-writer Bob Orci has commented on the importance of fan feedback.  

Christian Slater Brings Star Trek Captain’s Chair To His New Sitcom ‘Breaking In’

Actor Christian Slater showed his Star Trek fandom two decades ago with a Star Trek VI cameo, and now he is bringing his inner Trekkie to his new Fox sitcom Breaking In, where he worked in an original series Star Trek captain’s chair for his character. Check out a clip of Slater and his Kirk chair below.

William Shatner Gets To The “Raw Nerve” Of Scott Bakula, LeVar Burton and Walter Koenig – See Clips

The third season of William Shatner’s Bio chat show Shatner’s Raw Nerve is underway and it looks like this year will have a big influx of fellow Star Trek vets. Next you can see Bill sit down with Scott Bakula and later in the season Bio will air episodes with Walter Koenig and LeVar Burton. Clips from each are now available online.

Orci & Lindelof ‘Holed Up’ In Hotel Writing Star Trek Sequel + Want Fan Input On Enterprise Deflector Naming

There is more news on progress for the 2012 Star Trek sequel script, which is targeted for delivery next month. Now co-writers Robert Orci and Damon Lindelof have indicated they have relocated to a hotel to sit down and focus on finishing their first draft. More details below, Bob Orci asks fans to weigh in on a navigational array.  

‘Star Trek IV’ cinematographer Don Peterman dies at 79 [UPDATED]

Don Peterman, the cinematographer who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, has passed away at the age of 79. The two-time Oscar nominee died of complications from leukemia at his home in Palos Verdes Estates on February 5th. See below for more on Peterman and his career. [UPDATE: Leonard Nimoy has made a comment on Peterman’s passing]

Sci-Fi TV Sunday: Wonder Woman, Smallville, Fringe, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Universe + more

In Sci-Fi TV this week there is a Lex-errific update for the Smallville finale, a Wonder Woman has been cast, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome starts shooting while Stargate Universe schedules its exit, Fringe hits a rating bump. We have all that more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.