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Blu-ray Review – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Director’s Cut (1982)

22 July 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 1982.

Directed by Nicholas Meyer.

Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Paul Winfield, Bibi Besch and Ricardo Montalban.

Synopsis:

Years after their five year mission, the crew of the USS Enterprise under now Admiral James T. Kirk are pitched against an old adversary, Khan Noonien Singh, seeking vengeance via a devastating potential new weapon…

Without a shadow of a doubt, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is my favourite science-fiction movie. Always has been, always will be, and while critically it’s certainly not the genres best, it would be hard for anyone to deny its place high on the list. Nicholas Meyer’s sequel to the first Star Trek movie remains, even a quarter of a century and eleven movies later, the finest picture in the illustrious franchise’s history, and this brand »

- Tony Black

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Star Trek: New Comic Series Follows Star Trek Beyond

20 July 2016 3:53 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

To celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series and the creation of the Star Trek TV show, film, and comic universe franchise, Idw Publishing has created a new comic book series, Star Trek: Boldly Go, which is set after the events of the latest feature film Star Trek Beyond. Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen return to write and ink the new comics, with an October 2016 planned release date.The original Star Trek TV series stars William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk; Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock; DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy; Nichelle Nichols as Uhura; James Doohan as Scott; George Takei as Sulu; and Walter Koenig as Chekov. In Star Trek Beyond, those roles are played (respectively) by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and the late Anton »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Anton Yelchin’s ‘Star Trek’ Role: J.J. Abrams Says They Won’t Recast, But Can’t Say How They’ll Wrap Chekov’s Story

20 July 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Star Trek Beyond” opens in theaters this weekend, and while “Star Trek” fans will certainly be pleased to see their favorite characters traveling around the galaxy on another adventure, it’s not entirely a joyous occasion. “Star Trek Beyond” marks one of the very last film roles for actor Anton Yelchin, who recently died at the age of 27. Yelchin played the role of Ensign Pavel Chekov, originally played by Walter Koenig in the TV series, whose mathematical ability and quick thinking help pull the Enterprise out of close calls. Though it’s unclear what producer J.J. Abrams will do with the character in future installments of the franchise, one thing he won’t do is recast the character.

Read More: ‘Green Room’ Director Remembers Anton Yelchin: ‘There’s Nothing More Valuable Than Good People

In an interview with the Postmedia Network, Abrams said that discussions have been had as »

- Vikram Murthi

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First trailer for the Leonard Nimoy documentary For the Love of Spock

20 July 2016 2:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for the upcoming documentary For the Love of Spock. Written and directed by Adam Nimoy, son of the late Leonard Nimoy, the film is narrated by Zachary Quinto (who plays the iconic character of Spock in the Star Trek reboot) and features contributions from William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig, J.J. Abrams, Simon Pegg, Nichelle Nichols. Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Jim Parsons and Jason Alexander; take a look below…

This documentary will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “Star Trek” through the life of Leonard Nimoy and his most famous role of Mr. Spock.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Star Trek: New Comics Feature Classic Series and Movie Casts

19 July 2016 8:32 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Taking a page from Doctor Who's book, Idw Publishing's Star Trek #59 is dishing up a two-part ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. Billed as a "two-part series finale," Star Trek #59 features time travel! TrekMovie.com says, "Connection, part one of two, opens with the rarely used but clever split page story, in which two characters are experiencing moments at the same exact time. However, the character this time is only Captain Kirk, and that is where the fun truly begins."Star Trek: The Original Series premiered September 8, 1966, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, Eddie Paskey, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Majel Barret. In addition to all the sequel series and newer films, it also spawned the first six Star Trek feature films, released between 1979 and 1991. Idw's Star Trek #59 features characters from Star Trek: The »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Star Trek’ Wants to Regulate Fan Culture, But It’s Not Going to Be Easy

18 July 2016 3:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

As of September 8, “Star Trek” will have officially been a part of American pop culture for 50 years, and it has one of the most robust and passionate fandoms in pop culture history. Fandom is basically a synonym for love — and “Star Trek” is currently in the process of telling some fans how to express their love.

It has been, to be frank, a bit of a mess.

How One Fan Film Set Things Off

In May 2016, one of the nerdiest things ever written was filed with the United States District Court. In a ruling by Judge R. Gary Klausner, His Honor declared that a lawsuit filed by Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios should proceed, because:

“Although the Court declines to address whether Plaintiffs’ Claims will prosper at this time, the Court does find Plaintiffs’ claims will live long enough to survive Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss.”

This followed many pages of »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Star Trek’ Wants to Regulate Fan Culture, But It’s Not Going to Be Easy

18 July 2016 3:58 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As of September 8, “Star Trek” will have officially been a part of American pop culture for 50 years, and it has one of the most robust and passionate fandoms in pop culture history. Fandom is basically a synonym for love — and “Star Trek” is currently in the process of telling some fans how to express their love.

It has been, to be frank, a bit of a mess.

How One Fan Film Set Things Off

In May 2016, one of the nerdiest things ever written was filed with the United States District Court. In a ruling by Judge R. Gary Klausner, His Honor declared that a lawsuit filed by Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios should proceed, because:

“Although the Court declines to address whether Plaintiffs’ Claims will prosper at this time, the Court does find Plaintiffs’ claims will live long enough to survive Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss.”

This followed many pages of »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Star Trek: Smithsonian Channel Marks 50th Anniversary with "Building Star Trek" Special

7 July 2016 6:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Smithsonian Channel is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Star Trek TV show, with a new two-hour special, "Building Star Trek," which debuts Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 8:00pm Et/Pt. After the jump find out how to enter Smithsonian Channel's "Building Star Trek Sweepstakes," for a chance to win a trip to Star Trek: Mission New York.Star Trek: The Original Series premiered September 8, 1966. The cast includes: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, Eddie Paskey, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Majel Barret. "Building Star Trek" hails from Yap Films for Smithsonian Channel and Discovery Canada with Elliott Halpern and Elizabeth Trojian executive producing. Writer Mick Grogan directs. Executive produceing for Smithsonian are David Royle, Charles Poe and Tim Evans.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Star Trek Beyond Reveals Sulu as First Gay Star Trek Character

7 July 2016 9:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A few months ago, Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin teased that he wanted to "deconstruct" the entire Star Trek franchise with this sequel, in honor of its 50th Anniversary this year. While he wouldn't delve into specifics, the filmmaker said they would be "poking at a lot of different things", while also teasing shortly thereafter that there would be 50 different alien species on display. Today we have confirmation that this sequel will showcase the first gay character in the history of this storied franchise.

Australia's Herald Sun caught up with John Cho during a promotional event in Sydney, where it was confirmed that his character Hikaru Sulu is in fact gay. In the film, which opens July 22, he is portrayed as a loving father of a daughter and also has a same-sex partner. When asked about the decision by writer/star Simon Pegg to make Sulu gay, John Cho had this to say. »

- MovieWeb

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Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday launch trailer revealed, watch it here

29 June 2016 3:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the celebrations for  the 50th anniversary of Star Trek underway with all Trek fans, Perfect World Entertainment are preparing for their own celebration as the third expansion to their hit Star Trek Online Mmo, titled Agents of Yesterday, is due for launch on 6th July.  To prepare players for this expansion there is an exciting new launch trailer that introduces the story perfectly.

Agents of Yesterday brings all the Star Trek timelines together in a storyline that sees players sent on a mission into the past as Temporal Agents.  This expansion introduces more than a dozen new starships and new featured episodes starring several popular characters, including Walter Koenig as Chekov and Scotty voiced by James Doohan’s son Chris.

The launch trailer starts with an attack by a Klingon Bird of Prey fleet and an otherwise destroyed Federation ship being transported to the future.

Look out for this »

- Andrew Newton

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Star Trek: The Axanar Repercussions

24 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on the repercussions of Star Trek: Axanar

Well. CBS and Paramount just put a great big giant bat’leth right through the hopes and dreams of many a Star Trek fan looking to make a movie within their beloved franchise, with a brand new set of very clear and to an extent unprecedented stipulations outlining what a fan film can, and importantly, cannot do. Some time ago I wrote about the supposed cancellation of the CBS/Paramount lawsuit against the Axanar fan movie by Alec Peters, following public statements from Star Trek Beyond creatives Justin Lin & Jj Abrams. It stoked some fascinating back and forth (and inevitably petty name calling) about where fans stand on the Axanar issue, and while not only the claims of the lawsuit disappearing may well have been premature, make no mistake: these new fan stipulations are the ripple effect reverberations from the Axanar case hitting the press, »

- Tony Black

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Anton Yelchin Was Weeks Away From Shooting His Directorial Debut, ‘Travis’

23 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Anton Yelchin’s tragic death Sunday came just three weeks before the 27-year-old actor was set to start shooting his directorial debut, “Travis,” which he also wrote.

The crime thriller was scheduled to start production on July 11 in what Yelchin called “the lonely landscape of the San Fernando Valley,” said his friend and collaborator Keith Kjarval, a producer on the movie. Callum Turner was set to play the title character alongside co-stars Alia Shawkat and Milla Jovovich. The film centered on an actor and amateur photographer who witnesses the murder of a young woman after following her back to her apartment.

Read More: Anton Yelchin Dead at 27: ‘Star Trek’ Actor Dies in ‘Freak Accident’

“We were calling it a voyeuristic crime thriller,” Kjarval said. “It was neo-noir, very urgent in morality, like a Dardennes brothers film.” Marilyn Manson was in talks to do the score for the movie, which »

- Graham Winfrey

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Koenig On Yelchin: 'A Gifted Performer'

21 June 2016 12:23 AM, PDT | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

Walter Koenig never had too much of a chance to talk to the actor who would take over the role he originated in "Star Trek," but Anton Yelchin still impressed him.Koenig, who will turn 80 in September, spoke of a time where he shared a two-hour conversation with the younger Chekov on a soundstage"His reputation as an artist preceded him," Koenig told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer."Yelchin was killed early Sunday morning in a vehicle mishap in his driveway. He was 27.Read The Full Story on our sister site, 1701News. »

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Star Trek's Original Chekov, Walter Koenig, Mourns Anton Yelchin's Death: 'My Heart Goes Out to His Mother and Father'

20 June 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The role of Pavel Chekov in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot helped make Anton Yelchin a star. Now the actor who played the original role in the Star Trek television series is speaking out about Yelchin's tragic death. Walter Koenig, 79, meet the 27-year-old actor only once but told The Hollywood Reporter during that memorable visit, "I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer." Yelchin, who also played the role of Chekov in the two Star Trek sequels, was found dead Sunday pinned between a car and the gate of his home in Studio City, California, after »

- Mia McNiece

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Star Trek's Original Chekov, Walter Koenig, Mourns Anton Yelchin's Death: 'My Heart Goes Out to His Mother and Father'

20 June 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The role of Pavel Chekov in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot helped make Anton Yelchin a star. Now the actor who played the original role in the Star Trek television series is speaking out about Yelchin's tragic death. Walter Koenig, 79, meet the 27-year-old actor only once but told The Hollywood Reporter during that memorable visit, "I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer." Yelchin, who also played the role of Chekov in the two Star Trek sequels, was found dead Sunday pinned between a car and the gate of his home in Studio City, California, after »

- Mia McNiece

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Walter Koenig, ‘Star Trek’s’ Original Chekov, Remembers Anton Yelchin as a ‘Gifted Performer’ and ‘Good Person’

20 June 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the wake of Anton Yelchin’s unexpected death yesterday, another member of the “Star Trek” universe is reaching out to the dearly departed actor’s loved ones with condolences. Walter Koenig, who played the role of Pavel Chekov in the original television series and several films, released a statement to the Hollywood Reporter mourning the young actor, who succeeded him as Chekov in the three most recent “Star Trek” films.

Read More: Anton Yelchin Dead at 27: ‘Star Trek’ Actor Dies in ‘Freak Accident’

“We spoke on a sound stage for about two hours,” Koenig said of meeting Yelchin in his statement. “His reputation as an artist preceded him, however. I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer…What I learned that day was how bright and sensitive he was. I walked away thinking — this is a good person. My heart goes out to his mother and father. »

- Michael Nordine

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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life

20 June 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While Anton Yelchin might be best remembered for his role in the blockbuster Star Trek franchise, the young actor led a fascinating life before his tragic and untimely death on Sunday. Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, in 1989, roughly two years before the city became St. Petersburg, Russia, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchinwere, were famous pair figure skaters who reached celebrity status in Russia as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. But despite their popularity and relative wealth, Irina and Viktor fled Russia to make a better life for their son. »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life

20 June 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While Anton Yelchin might be best remembered for his role in the blockbuster Star Trek franchise, the young actor led a fascinating life before his tragic and untimely death on Sunday. Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, in 1989, roughly two years before the city became St. Petersburg, Russia, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchinwere, were famous pair figure skaters who reached celebrity status in Russia as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. But despite their popularity and relative wealth, Irina and Viktor fled Russia to make a better life for their son. »

- Michael Miller @write_miller

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Anton Yelchin obituary

20 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Prolific young actor whose charm and charisma enhanced the Stak Trek film franchise

Anton Yelchin, who has died aged 27 in a freak car accident at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles, displayed subtlety, versatility and intelligence across the spectrum of genres covered in his prolific film career.

The perky, fresh-faced actor was most widely known for his sweetly comic turns in the 2009 film Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. The director Jj Abrams took that franchise back to the drawing board after it had been run into the ground over nearly 30 years of increasingly moribund instalments. Much of the new-found zest was attributable to a knowing and youthful ensemble cast, which included Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, the animated young navigator of the USS Enterprise, a role originated on television by Walter Koenig. Yelchin will appear posthumously in a third outing, Star Trek Beyond, which is released next month. »

- Ryan Gilbey

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Anton Yelchin obituary

20 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Prolific young actor whose charm and charisma enhanced the Stak Trek film franchise

Anton Yelchin, who has died aged 27 in a freak car accident at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles, displayed subtlety, versatility and intelligence across the spectrum of genres covered in his prolific film career.

The perky, fresh-faced actor was most widely known for his sweetly comic turns in the 2009 film Star Trek and its 2013 sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. The director Jj Abrams took that franchise back to the drawing board after it had been run into the ground over nearly 30 years of increasingly moribund instalments. Much of the new-found zest was attributable to a knowing and youthful ensemble cast, which included Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, the animated young navigator of the USS Enterprise, a role originated on television by Walter Koenig. Yelchin will appear posthumously in a third outing, Star Trek Beyond, which is released next month. »

- Ryan Gilbey

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