No television program has influenced the world as much as Star Trek has or has established as strong of a fan base. Between the original series, The Next Generation, and the other spin-offs, Star Trek has created a complete universe in which fans have immersed themselves for decades.
We know all about the Federation, the Klingons, the Vulcans, the captains, and the nastiness of phaser deaths. So here we are, 40 long years after Star Trek's debut, still watching the reruns and DVD releases, keeping up on what the next feature film will be about, and waiting eagerly to see what the newly CGI-enhanced original series is going to look like. William Shatner is as active as ever, not only starring in Boston Legal, but also being roasted on Comedy Central, appearing in commercials ...
All you space geeks out there have been given a few more months to get your Starfleet Academy uniforms pressed, Vulcan ears reshaped, and tribbles fluffed.
Paramount Studios has delayed the release date of the feature film Star Trek from Christmas of this year to May 8, 2009, according to Variety. If the studio is to be believed, the move was purely financial. Paramount believes the flick will perform better as a summer blockbuster rather than a holiday diversion.
The movie is being entrusted to producer extraordinaire J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Lost, Alias), who will direct. An adaptation of the original series of the venerable science-fiction franchise, Star Trek follows Captain Kirk through his younger days as a Starfleet Academy greenhorn.
The cast includes Chris Pine as Kirk, Heroes' Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, and John Cho as Sulu. For more on the movie, including the recently ...Read more
Star Trek is being revved up for another big-screen treatment, slated to appear in 2008. According to Variety, the new film will be directed by Lost creator and Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams.
The new film will focus on the origins of the characters James T. Kirk and Spock, made famous in the original series and films by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, respectively. The script will be written by Abrams and MI3 writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The film will feature the first meeting between the two characters, when they are cadets at Starfleet Academy, as a futuristic version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" plays on the soundtrack. The cadets embark on their first adventure together, a space mission wherein Kirk does his first sideways jump-kick. Presumably, younger actors will be cast in the ...Read more
Doohan, a Canadian, affected a Scottish brogue for his character, the stalwart ship's engineer who often pulled the U.S.S. Enterprise out of danger at the last possible second after complaining, "I've given her all she's got!" Doohan became a fixture on the touring "Star Trek" circuit, where he appeared at countless conventions and speaking engagements. Eventually, he contracted Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and had to give up touring in 2004.
Star Trek premiered in 1966 and ran for two and a half seasons. After the show was canceled, its fan base grew, and the series eventually spawned two movie series and four TV spin-offs, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek ...Read more
Jeri Ryan, who came to fame playing the cyborg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, has signed up to play a recurring character on the upcoming season of the Fox teen drama The O.C. She will play a character named Charlotte Morgan, whom Kristin Cohen, played by Kelly Rowan, meets in rehab. Ryan will appear in at least seven episodes.
Ryan played the cyborg Seven of Nine for four seasons of Star Trek: Voyager. The character was a member of the Borg, a cyborg race that assimilated any humans it came into contact with and because they saw human individuality as a threat to its collective consciousness. Seven of Nine was rescued from the hive-mind of the Borg and became an integral part of the Voyager crew.
The O.C. is returning for its third season awash in the glory of being nominated for three Teen's Choice ...Read more
J.J. Abrams to the rescue! The producer and film director is a busy man these days, and his main project is the ambitious Star Trek film, due in theaters next holiday season.
The film is a prequel to the original television series, and is set during the Starfleet Academy days of Captain Kirk and Spock. With such a treasured property at stake, the first thing on many fans' minds was the question of who would play the show's famous crew?
One of the biggest pieces of news to come out of this year's ComicCon was the casting of Heroes' Sylar, also known as actor Zachary Quinto, as a young Spock. (It was also revealed that Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock, would appear in ...Read more
The latest in the sci-fi franchise is set for a May 8 release but work is already under way on the next chapter.
Movie magazine Variety reports that director JJ Abrams has again been asked by Paramount to head up the production.
The script will be written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.
Lindelof told Variety: "There's obviously a lot of hubris involved in signing on to write a sequel of a movie that hasn't even come out yet.
"But we were so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed."
Details of the plot of the next film have not been finalised, but Kurtzman, said: "Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month.
"With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you ...Read more
Star Trek: Voyager follows the adventures of the Federation starship Voyager, which is under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway.
Voyager is in pursuit of a rebel Maquis ship in the Alpha Quadrant's Badlands when it is suddenly thrown 70,000 light years away to the Delta Quadrant. With much of her crew dead, Captain Janeway is forced to join forces with the Maquis to find a way back home.