Sir Patrick Stewart is facepalming again, Alexander Siddig is leading a shadowy league, William Shatner is dancing the can-can and Chris Pine and J.J. Abrams are awarding Zachary Quinto. See all that and more in our latest Star Trek ‘CelebWatch’ update.
Patrick Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg Watch TNG Bloopers
Star Trek: The Next Generation star Sir Patrick Stewart has been doing the rounds publicizing what he has said will be his final time playing Charles Xavier in the new X-Men series film Logan, which opened this weekend. One of his more entertaining interviews was on The View, where he was reunited with his TNG co-star Whoopi Goldberg. In between talking about Logan, his upcoming role voicing “Poop” for The Emoji Movie and his recent GQ fashion shoot, Goldberg and Stewart shared a delightful moment watching some Next Gen bloopers. And while watching the bloopers Sir Pat recreated his famous facepalm meme, watch it below.
The folks at The View also had a bit of fun with this behind-the-scenes video of a producer who was a bit too excited to meet his favorite captain:
— The View (@TheView) March 2, 2017
Alexander Siddig Headed To Gotham, Alice Eve To Lead Pilot For CBS Sitcom
It was reported this week that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star Alexander Siddig is headed to yet another genre show, this time into the DC Universe. Siddig has been cast in the role of Ra’s al Ghul in FOX’s Batman prequel series Gotham. Alexander joins some illustrious actors who have played the mysterious leader of the League of Shadows in the last decade: Matt Nable on Arrow and Liam Neeson in the Christopher Nolan Batman films. Look for Siddig later in the season; Gotham returns to FOX on April 24.
In other casting news, Alice Eve (Carol Marcus in Star Trek: Into Darkness) has been tapped for the title role in a new CBS comedy pilot Hannah Royce’s Questionable Choices, created by Matt Tarses (Mad Love). According to Deadline, Eve will be playing a nurse who is “a bit of a train wreck” with a family that includes three kids from three different dads.
J.J. Abrams Hosts Oscar Wilde Awards Honoring Zachary Quinto
On Oscar weekend, Star Trek producer/director J.J. Abrams opened up his Bad Robot offices in Santa Monica to host the annual Oscar Wilde Awards, and also acted as emcee. One of the honorees this year was Zachary Quinto, whose award was presented by his Star Trek co-star Chris Pine; also on hand was another co-star, John Cho. See below for a slideshow from the event (via Getty Images).
Shatner Joins The Circus, Dances The Can-Can
Last night William Shatner was in Las Vegas for the One Night For One Drop charity event with Cirque du Soleil. The One Drop charity brings sustainable clean drinking water to communities around the world. Here is a little taste of what you missed. (Video courtesy of John Katslimotes/YouTube).
Celeb Tweet of the Week: Robert Picardo Has Fond Memories of His Co-Star
— Robert Picardo (@RobertPicardo) March 3, 2017
Bonus Tweet of the Week: Shatner a Fan of Star Trek Slash Fiction?
Have you not seen the Kirk Spock slash fiction? 😏 https://t.co/d8MJsKnEd5
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 4, 2017
That’s it for Trek Celeb news for the week. Stay tuned for more updates on the stars of Star Trek.