It was June 11, 1999, that DeForest Kelley passed away. As the first loss of the main Original Series cast, Kelley’s death showed us that Star Trek (and its fans) was aging. Yet, DeForest Kelley’s legacy continues to inspire fans, actors and medical professionals to this day. Today, we celebrate his contributions to acting, animal rights, volunteerism, and being a role model for many with a series of personal memories.
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In a new video interview with E Online, Zachary Quinto (Star Trek’s young Spock) talks about how epic his feature film experience was and how he bringing the lessons back to hisTV series Heroes. Check out the brief video interview below
Although JJ Abrams reached out to all the living Star Trek The Original Series stars, only Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols (in addition to Nimoy of course) ended up visiting the new Star Trek set. In a pair of new interviews Nichols and Koenig talk about their visits with Abrams and the young actors playing their original roles.
Tonight’s episode “The Hub” is the second to last Battlestar Galactica for 2008 and will see the return of a familiar face. We have previews and behind the scenes videos plus lots of frakkin links to new interviews and more. [SPOILERS]
This weekend the remastered Star Trek episode “Lights of Zetar” airs and CBS has sent over a couple of shots, including a first look at the famed Memory Alpha. [UPDATE: Plus an exclusive look at a new logo for the Memory Alpha library] see images below
Just last weekend we had Leonard Nimoy looking back with NPR and discussing the character of Spock. Now we have William Shatner talking Kirk with the AP. The original Kirk, who is known to not like to watch himself, actually sat down to watch an episode of Star Trek The Original Series, and tells AP “from my perspective of 40 years later, and I thought, ‘You know, that’s rather good.’”
Faran Tahir can be seen as one of the main villains in this summer’s hit Iron Man, but next May he will be playing Capt. Robau in JJ Abrams Star Trek. Tahir talked to Comic Book Resources about Iron Man and Trek and noted that he sees his ‘heroic’ Trek role as a “great change of gears.” He also talked about director JJ Abrams approach and the Orci/Kurtzman script.
Faran Tahir, first revealed to be playing a captain in the new Star Trek on TrekMovie.com is still out doing some promotion for his role in Iron Man, but also taking some Trek questions. Trek’s new Captain revealed to UGO that he is a “closet Trekkie” and also talked about director JJ Abrams approach to Trek and a bit on his character. [MINOR SPOILERS]
It appears that William Shatner’s media tour for his autobiography “Up Till Now” may never end. In many of the previous interviews Shatner has noted that he thinks his former co-stars (in particular George Takei) should ‘let go’ of previous grievances, but in a new interview (and in excerpts from his book) it is Shatner who is airing a grievance…this time with Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.
With her upcoming roles in JJ Abrams Star Trek and James Cameron’s Avatar , Zoe Saldana is destined to become sci-fi royalty, but in a new interview with ComingSoon the new Uhura shows that she is still well grounded as she talks about turning heads in her mini, the new Kirk and Spock and if she is going to say that signature line
As part of their ongoing ‘in character’ series, NPR radio took a close look at the character of Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series. The six minute audio report available online includes comments from the original Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy, along with TOS writer DC Fontana and MIT professor Henry Jenkins.
Back in March we reported location shooting for the new Star Trek feature was taking place at Cal State Northridge. Now some new photos from that shoot, including some aliens, have shown up online. [spoilers]
Battlestar Galactica is back after taking a week off with “Sine Qua Non” which has Adama and Tigh not exactly seeing eye to eye (and that would be Tigh’s left eye of course). More info and vids from that episode below, plus news on more webisodes, TV movies, deleted scenes, and Ron Moore’s other projects below.
CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment have finally officially announced a release date and some details for the sixth ‘Star Trek Fan Collective’ DVD set. This time the theme is ‘Alternate Realities.’ The set will have 20 episodes (from all five Trek series) and is due out September 16th. More details below.
It appears that Shatner is still out and about and talking to the press. In a couple of new interviews with MTV the actor again talks about being disappointed about not being in the Star Trek movie, but also expressed confidence in director JJ Abrams. Shatner also gave details on his apparently very brief meeting with Chris Pine (the new Kirk) and talked extensively about a 1992 singing performance at the first MTV Movie Awards.
Last week on the CBS Late Show with David Letterman they visited the Orange County Chopper team from the Discovery Channel show American Chopper and for no apparent reason they had them recite lines from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. VIDEO BELOW
Just when you thought it was safe, there is yet more from William Shatner as part of his tour promoting "Up Till Now.” The British Daily Telegraph has an extensive feature on Shatner where he talks all aspects his life including some good tidbits on Trek, from how it started to how it ended to the rumors of him wearing corset. Plus in a separate radio interview Shatner talked about Galaxy Quest!
With the biggest budget of any Star Trek film ever, we know that JJ Abrams is going to have a lot of spectacular effects for his Star Trek. However, even though Abrams has brought on CGI effects powerhouse ILM, he has also brought on board veterans of the world of practical effects as well. In a new article in the UK Guardian one of those old-school effects artists talks about keeping it real.
Today is Memorial Day, which is the day the US sets aside to reflect on the sacrifices of those who wore the uniform to protect their nation. Although at its heart Star Trek has been a show about exploration, it also has many elements of the military and so on this Memorial Day we reflect on Star Trek and the military.
In the past Karl Urban, has shown that he is a true Trek fan who went out of his way to get the gig as Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy (see: here, here, here, and here). In a new interview with the New Zealand Waikato Times, the Kiwi actor talks about the film, JJ Abrams, and the Kirk/Spock/McCoy relationship — again showing that he was the right man for the job.
William Shatner’s media tour promoting his autobiography "Up Till Now” is now over. We have a few more tidbits from some of the last interviews to share with Shat again talking about the new Star Trek movie, talking retirement and even giving out parenting tips. Excerpts and VIDEO below.
Tonight is a special Collective ‘update’ on previously reported items coming up from Diamond Select Toys/Art Asylum. Apparently we will be getting not one, but two different versions of the TOS tricorder. Plus we have shipping news on the latest Wrath of Khan and TNG action figure series.
Possibly the last bit of the media tour promoting "Up Till Now” William Shatner sat down for an hour with CNN’s Glenn Beck. Unlike previous interviews, this one mostly focused on politics and personal issues, but Shatner did field some questions about his roles on Star Trek and Boston Legal. Excerpts and VIDEO below.
IGN has two separate interviews of interest to Trekkies today: one with Star Trek director JJ Abrams and one with co-writer Roberto Orci. Abrams spoke about why he chose to direct the film and how he thinks it will make Trek ‘relevant’ again. Orci talked about how the origin story in Star Trek is one you haven’t seen before and that they put their all into it and ‘didn’t save anything for later.’
This week’s episode of Battlestar Galactica, “Guess What’s Coming To Dinner," has got a lot of Cylon intrigue to deal with…as the title suggests. We got video clips, plus another video Q&A, Caprica casting news and more.
On Monday William Shatner showed up on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien to promote his new autobiography “Up Till Now“. Shat did a skit early on, then came on as the 2nd guest and talked about his ‘gripping’ experience meeting Koko the gorilla, and how his Trek co-stars hate him, specifically George Takei. See VIDEO below.