As we celebrate the 41st anniversary of Star Trek, this week’s wrap-up brings news on why Picard should be president, a controversial debut for a certain Ten Forward bartender, a Star Trek-inspired cab company, Nichelle Nichols on Heroes, news of Patrick Stewart appearing in a big budget prequel, a singing TNG episode guide, and much more.
It’s been a wild week for Star Trek. We have plot rumors, potential casting news, conventions, a new novel, new figures, news on a former Klingon child star, Edward Gorey’s take on tribbles, a military holodeck, and much more.
Another busy week for Trek news and Trek in the news. This week’s summary brings news of Spocks, rumors, Trek baby names, donut eating Klingons and much more… full report below.
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Trek XI: Comic-Con have just released a preliminary list of panels and Star Trek XI is on it. TrekMovie.com had reported before that Paramount planned to attend for Trek and we have re-confirmed that there will be a panel, but they have not yet worked out the details. DS9 showrunner Ira Behr told TrekMovie.com he thought Abrams plans for a return to TOS was ‘the safe thing’ but expressed concerns about ‘going backwards to the future’ Heroes actor Zachary Quinto again expressed a desire to play Spock
Trek XI: EW listed Trek XI as one franchise Hollywood is trying to ‘reboot’, writer Roberto Orci notes that the Trek comes with ‘preexisting expectations’ Trek Merchandise: IDW sent out Issue 2 of Klingon: Blood Will Tell Comics Hallmark have released their 2007 catalog with their two new Star Trek ornaments
TrekMovie looks at all the Trek news here and elsewhere for the last week Trek XI: George Takei expressed his confidence in JJ Abrams and tells thinks the new film will be ‘fantastic’ . Heroes’ Masi Oka stated he would be honored to play a new Sulu Gary Sinise denied the rumors he was to play McCoy Trek Merchandise: The first season of Star Trek Voyager was made available on iTunes last week, but today it was removed due to technical issues. We are told it should return soon. Trek Toy distributor Diamond Select has purchased Trek Toy maker Art Asylum
TrekMovie looks at all the Trek news here and elsewhere for the last week Trek XI: William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy say they still have not been contacted, but are still open to appearing in the film JJ Abrams said he always thinks of Keri Russell when working on a new project and thinks she would make an ‘awesome’ Klingon Walter Koenig advises any actor playing Chekov to ‘stay out of the shadows’ Comedian (and well known geek) Patton Oswalt says he has heard a rumor that Ryan Gosling is interested in playing Kirk. Oswalt also opines that ‘JJ Abrams can do no wrong’ Wizard Magazine has put forward their choices for recasting Star Trek. Choices include Matt Damon for Kirk, Zachary Quinto for Spock and Vin Diesel for Kor.
TrekMovie looks at all the Trek news here and elsewhere for the last week Trek XI: We reported that the Trek XI production team are gearing up to move onto the Paramount lot to begin pre production. Plans are for construction to start in the summer and shooting in the fall on six stages at Paramount an one at Universal. We also reported that the IGN rumors of Damon, Brody and Sinise being cast in the film cannot be confirmed and have been denied by some sources. George Takei opined that John Lim of Star Trek New Voyages would make a good Sulu for STXI TOSR producer David Rossi discusses Trek XI in the latest issue of Star Trek Magazine, details here DS9, VOY, & ENT science advisor Andre Bormanis told Sebs Raw Takes he is not interested in working on Star Trek XI
TrekMovie looks at all the Trek news here and elsewhere for the last week Trek XI: All quiet on the Trek XI front, but this week marked the one year anniversary of the first report from Variety of a JJ Abrams Star Trek film. That was well before this site existed, but my first comment on the news can be seen at TrekBBS (under my alias ‘PowderedToastMan) There actually was some fake news, TheSpoof.com ‘reports’ that Vice President Dick Cheney has accepted a role in Trek XI. TrekMovie.com will have a Trek XI Update in the upcoming week