February 2011

Orci: Star Trek Sequel Script To Be Delivered In Late March + Pegg: Shooting In August [UPDATED]

Today Star Trek sequel co-writer and producer Roberto Orci has given an update on plans for the script for the movie planned for a Summer 2012 release. Orci says that the writing team plan on turning it in late March. More details below. [UPDATE: And in other scheduling news, Simon Pegg says he plans to be shooting the Star Trek sequel in the August. More details below.]

Science Saturday: Return of Apophis? + Renting a Launchpad + Finding Exoplanets + Patrick Stewart Promotes Euro-Science + more

Welcome to Science Saturday on it’s new day of the week! From now on, your favorite science column will be on Saturdays, not Fridays. This week: how Apophis WON’T hit Earth, how to rent part of NASA HQ, how astronomers find exoplanets, plus watch Sir Patrick Stewart’s intro to the latest European mega-science facility. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The sudoku solving photo app.

ShatWatch: Bill Jams With Rockers + New Negotiator Ads + Grills Florence Henderson + Solicits ‘American Pickers’ + more

It is time to check in with Star Trek’s original Kirk and the king of all media, William Shatner. This week we can share his new Priceline commercials, video of Bill jamming with hard rockers, a clip of Bill getting into Florence Henderson’s raw nerve, the "American Pickers" working for Bill, and more.

TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Infestation #1

Stardate 7493.5, Admiral Kirk, Dr. McCoy, and Spock have left the Enterprise to visit the colony world of Calibus VII, where McCoy is to be honored. The world is a virtual paradise, the Enterprise will join them in five days, so what could go wrong? Only an interdimensional infestation of zombies. Read on for the review of the first issue of IDW’s Star Trek: Infestation.

Sci-Fi Movies Thursday: Captain America, Superman, The Hobbit, X-Men: First Class, Cowboys & Aliens, The Dark Knight Rises, Fantastic Voyage, Ender’s Game + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column you can lap up all the genre movie Superbowl commercials, learn more about Captain America, ponder the latest Superman rumors, get your first glimpse of the Hobbit cast, hear Roberto Orci talk Enders Game (hey isn’t he supposed to be writing & producing some other movie?), and watch how Patrick Stewart has been replaced with a young actor in the X-Men prequel trailer. All that plus more, including the latest casting bites, and even more images and videos.

Rick Berman Writing Star Trek Memoir + Talks Roddenberry, DS9, VOY & ENT

Former Star Trek overlord Rick Berman has revealed that he at work on a previously promised memoir of his two decades with the Star Trek franchise. In a new interview, the ex-producer also talks about taking over producing Star Trek: The Next Generation from Gene Roddenberry, as well as creating Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.

Sci-Fi TV Tuesday: V, Smallville, Terra Nova, Transformers: Prime, Battlestar Galactica, Fringe + more

It is time to catch up on all the hot news in the world of Sci-Fi TV. Today we start off with the first trailer from Braga’s time travel show Terra Nova and lots of details on Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Plus in season finale news, Smallville (series) finale gets super-sized and V is going out with a cliff-hanger. We have all that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and tones of new images and video previews.

Science Monday: Astronaut Dilema, Spray-on Skin, Robonaut, Funding the Final Frontier + More

Welcome back to Science Friday! It’s been a long hiatus while I was away on field work in the great white south, but I’m back in action. So, be on the look out for regular Science Fridays again! This week, on a special Monday edition, Astronaut Mark Kelly makes a tough decision, heal burn victims in days with a new spray gun, and give a send off to Robonaut 2 as it prepares to launch into space. All this and more plus an infographic, image, and gadget of the week!

CelebWatch: New Interviews With Stewart, Yelchin, Keating and Ryan [Update]

A number of interviews with Star Trek actors, both past and present, have cropped up online over the last few weeks. We have Sir Patrick Stewart discussing X-Men, Anton Yelchin talking Star Trek 2012, and Dominic Keating on… The Hobbit? Also, Jeri Ryan is confirmed for the Mortal Kombat web series. Click “more” for, well… more. [Update]: New video added.

Online advertisement for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 uncovered [Update: Super Bowl spot released]

Keeping with tradition, J.J. Abrams’ latest film “Super 8” is veiled in secrecy. The Steven Spielberg-produced project is currently in post-production and the most concrete bit of information we have on it is that it’ll hit theaters on June 10, 2011. Paramount will debut a new teaser trailer during today’s Super Bowl and ahead of its release, an online advertisement has been uncovered. Update: The Super Bowl TV spot has been released. Check it out after the jump.

Sci-Fi Movies Thursday: Avatar, The Hunger Games, Rise of the Apes, Prometheus, X-Men: First Class, The Hobbit, Tron 3 + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, we’ve got big casting news in the form of the announcement of Henry Cavill as Superman, an update on Cameron’s plans for Avatar 2 and 3, release date updates for Rise of the Apes and Promotheus, news on Tron 3 and more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.