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16 items from 2016


‘Star Trek’: Bryan Fuller Named Showrunner of New CBS Series

23 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hannibal” creator Bryan Fuller has found his next mission: showrunner and co-creator of CBS’ new “Star Trek” series.

A longtime fan of science fiction, Fuller began his career writing for “Star Trek: Voyager” (1997-2001) and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1997).

“My very first experience of ‘Star Trek’ is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the house and flying his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the darkened halls. Before seeing a frame of the television series, the ‘Star Trek’ universe lit my imagination on fire,” said Fuller. “It is without exaggeration a dream come true to be crafting a brand new iteration of ‘Star Trek’ with fellow franchise alum Alex Kurtzman and boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ series has gone before.”

The new series is set to bow on CBS in January 2017, then move to CBS’ All Access digital subscription service. It will »

- Debra Birnbaum

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SAG-aftra Owes $48 Million To 96,000 Members It Can’t Find

1 February 2016 2:21 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: SAG-aftra is holding $48 million in unclaimed residuals for more than 96,000 performers it can't locate, many of whom die without ever knowing that the union is holding their money. At Saturday night's SAG Awards gala, nearly 60% of the 42 actors honored during the In Memoriam tribute were owed money when they died including David Bowie, Leonard Nimoy, Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee, Robert Loggia and Louis Jourdan. Abe Vigoda, who died last week, was also owed… »

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SAG-aftra Owes $48 Million To 96,000 Members It Can’t Find

1 February 2016 2:21 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: SAG-aftra is holding $48 million in unclaimed residuals for more than 96,000 performers it can't locate, many of whom die without ever knowing that the union is holding their money. At Saturday night's SAG Awards gala, nearly 60% of the 42 actors honored during the In Memoriam tribute were owed money when they died including David Bowie, Leonard Nimoy, Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee, Robert Loggia and Louis Jourdan. Abe Vigoda, who died last week, was also owed… »

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SAG Awards Honor David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Other Late Stars in Emotional In Memoriam

30 January 2016 6:55 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards said goodbye to stars we've lost during the past year during its annual In Memoriam segment. "My dear friend David Bowie once said, 'All cliches are true. The years really do speed by. Life really is as short as they tell you it is,' " said Susan Sarandon while introducing the segment Saturday night. "Those words resonate when we've lost someone who made a special impact on us." The emotional tribute acknowledged some of the most beloved onscreen talent. • Check out People's full 2016 SAG Awards coverage and complete winners list!  Some of the iconic actors »

- Aaron Couch

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Star Trek: The Next Generation’s 25 must-watch episodes

28 January 2016 9:24 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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These 25 Star Trek: The Next Generation stories are the series’ unmissable episodes…

Leading the charge back to television for the Star Trek franchise, and paving the way for three further series to follow, Star Trek: The Next Generation's 7 seasons had some very high points, and a couple of very low ones (that some would simply call “season 1....”, not that I’m one of them.)

These are the top 25 “must-watch” episodes, not necessarily the top 25 for quality, or indeed my 25 favourites, but the 25 stories that give you the best flavour of the series and its relatively unplanned story arcs. Just don’t forget that, like The Original Series, The Next Generation is a product of its time, and as such certain issues that writers wanted to bring to the screen not only necessitated allegory, but sometimes stretched it thin so as not to raise issues with censorship. »

- louisamellor

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Points of Articulation: One:12 Collective Star Trek Figures

27 January 2016 1:01 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

I’m certain I’ve mentioned this before but, when it comes to Star Trek collectibles, there just aren’t as many as one would think. Compared to other intellectual properties such as Star Wars, Transformers, and even Universal Monsters, there just isn’t an equal Trek presence in the collectible world. The overall consensus is that Star Trek collectibles just don’t sell as well, or are in as high demand as other properties.

This is most noticeable in the current high-end 1/6th scale market. Whereas almost every topic of interest has been produced at some point, Star Trek has mostly been left to the custom market. That’s not to say there haven’t been worthwhile figures produced in the past. Diamond Select have recently produced some pretty impressive Trek figures. With the exception of the horrendous figures from the 2009 film, Playmates have made some pretty fun action »

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The Point Radio: Shatner’s Warp Speed World

23 January 2016 7:01 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Willam Shatner doesn’t slow down. His career is still moving at warp speed with his one man show, a new book (on his friendship with Leonard Nimoy) and a nationwide concert tour that showcases the music of all of Star Trek. We talk about all that as well as his passion for film making. Plus former Punisher Ray Stevenson is back at being bad, this time as Blackbeard in the new season of Black Sails on Starz (premiering tomorrow). How accurate is the portrayal and which other famous pirate is he constantly compared to?

http://serve.castfire.com/audio/2663000/comicmix_2016-01-22-162400.64.mp3

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- Mike Raub

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'Star Trek Beyond' Behind-the-Scenes Video Teases New Weapons

17 January 2016 6:28 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few weeks ago, fans got their first look at the upcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond with the release of the first trailer. While we don't know when the second trailer will arrive, Entertainment Tonight has released a new behind-the-scenes video, featuring the cast and crew. Franchise star Chris Pine revealed that this sequel will honor the franchise's past, including the recent passing of Leonard Nimoy. Here's what the actor had to say below.

"He was a special special man... I think his spirit has infused in this incarnation from the beginning... from the first film. and we miss him dearly and wish he could be a part of this but, you know, we know he's in a good place."

Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin and reunites John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and Anton Yelchin. Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, »

- MovieWeb

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Alan Rickman, 'Die Hard,' and the commitment of being a classic movie villain

14 January 2016 7:22 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Galaxy Quest" was far from the most famous Alan Rickman movie, but it may feature his most autobiographical role. As Alexander Dane, a classically trained Shakespearean actor (who's constantly boasting of the five curtain calls he received for playing Richard III) forever typecast as the alien warrior he played on a cult classic TV show, Rickman was riffing not only on Leonard Nimoy's difficult relationship with Mr. Spock from "Star Trek," but also on the strange and wonderful nature of his own career. Rickman, who died today at 69 from cancer, studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and gained acclaim for his role as the Vicomte de Valmont in the 1985 Broadway production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." And while he did spectacular and nuanced work in more highbrow films like "Sense and Sensibility" and "Truly Madly Deeply," the bulk of his fame came from a pair of genre pieces: the first "Die Hard, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Leonard Nimoy Documentary ‘Highly Illogical’ Starts Crowdfunding Campaign

14 January 2016 12:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Leonard Nimoy’s daughter Julie Nimoy and husband David Knight are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo about the “Star Trek” star and the disease that led to his death.

The couple is seeking $150,000 to complete production on “Copd: Highly Illogical” — a combination of a tribute to Nimoy and an exploration of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the cause of his passing last year at age 83. They plan to make “Highly Illogical” available free for downloading.

The project already raised $300,000 through corporate sponsors. Premiums in the new campaign include dinner with the Nimoys for $5,000 and an associate producer credit for $10,000.

The movie is aimed at providing information and treatments on Copd from medical experts along with examining how Copd affected Nimoy. The film’s narration is provided by John de Lancie, who starred on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and other spinoff series as the character “Q.”

“It was his mission »

- Dave McNary

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Star Trek Is Approaching Its 50th Birthday This Fall

9 January 2016 9:10 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 The Star Trek franchise will be 50 years old this September. It’s one of the most popular and enduring of all TV and film franchises, still going strong nearly 50 years after its debut in 1966. A third film of the rebooted series is in the works. Cinelinx looks at the ever-popular sci-fi property as it warps into its 50th year.

 Star Trek, a show that didn’t do very well in the ratings when it first debuted, has become a multi-media monster. It has gone from television to cartoons, novels, comic books, video games and films. Many of the character names have become an iconic part of pop-culture. The real-life space shuttle Enterprise was named in honor of the space vessel from Star Trek. The whole concept of the sci-fi convention was begun by the fan-created ‘Trek’ conventions of the early seventies. Few franchises can claim to have had the impact »

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No William Shatner in 'Star Trek Beyond'

6 January 2016 10:46 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Gamesradar posted an excerpt from SFX Magazine featuring an exclusive interview with actor William Shatner. In the interview, the actor confirmed that he will not reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk saying:

"There was never a conversation."

The only original "Star Trek" actor to reprise his role in the new films was the late Leonard Nimoy who appeared as Spock Prime in 2009's "Star Trek" and 2013's "Star Trek into Darkness", which were directed by J.J. Abrams

Shatner continued,

"It would have been interesting to see what their fertile imaginations could have done with somebody who is 20 years older than when Captain Kirk died [in Star Trek Generations] and how they would have explained the difference in appearance. But that never came up. I’m sure they must have thought of it one time or another but I never had a substantial conversation about replaying the role.”

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- J.B. Casas

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William Shatner will not return in ‘Star Trek Beyond’

6 January 2016 9:13 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Star Trek: Into Darkness may not have been the fan-pleasing, critical darling that many had hoped it would be. However, it still offered some thrilling action with some brilliantly Christopher Nolan-esque themes and a fantastic performance from Benedict Cumberbatch.

Now, the third entry in the rebooted franchise looks to have embraced a much more light-hearted approach than its predecessor. Star Trek Beyond will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking franchise this year. But, now it looks as if the enterprise crew will have to blow out their candles without the help of the original Captain Kirk. Despite previous reports to the contrary, William Shatner has confirmed that he will not reprise his role in the sequel. Check out the quote below:

‘”It would have been interesting to see what their fertile imaginations could have done with somebody who is 20 years older than when Captain Kirk died [in Star Trek Generations] and »

- Ben Read

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Star Trek Beyond: William Shatner confirms he has no cameo

5 January 2016 10:09 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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The original Captain Kirk will not be making an appearance in this summer's Star Trek Beyond...

This story contains a spoiler for Star Trek: Generations

As Star Trek gets set to celebrate its 50th birthday this year, the centrepiece of those celebrations is set to be the 13th big screen outing for the USS Enterprise. Star Trek Beyond is due in cinemas at the end of July, with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto leading the cast. Justin Lin is directing this time around, and Simon Pegg and Doug Jung have provided the screenplay.

The previous two Star Trek movies have found room for a cameo appearance for the late, great Leonard Nimoy. And William Shatner had hinted that he might be reprising the role of Captain Kirk in the new movie, for a brief appearance.

As it turns out, that's not going to be the case. Chatting to SFX, »

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Is William Shatner Returning as Kirk in 'Star Trek Beyond'?

5 January 2016 10:40 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before Star Trek Beyond started shooting, there was a rumor that original Kirk William Shatner would be making a cameo as the aged former Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise. But ever since the movie wrapped production, we've heard little to nothing about any of the original cast showing up in this third installment of the rebooted franchise. Now, William Shatner has the definite answer as to whether or not we might see him back in the captain's chair. And the news doesn't sound too promising. In a new interview with SFX Magazine (courtesy of GamesRadar), the iconic actor had this rather blunt statement to make.

"There was never a conversation."

This comes after much speculation that producer J.J. Abrams had, in fact, approached William Shatner about being in the movie. But that doesn't appear to be the case. J.J. Abrams directed the 2009 Star Trek reboot and its sequel »

- MovieWeb

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William Shatner In Star Trek Beyond? Here's What He Said

5 January 2016 9:06 AM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ever since J.J. Abrams successfully brought Leonard Nimoy back into the Star Trek fold for his 2009 reboot of the series (using time travel to allow older Nimoy the chance to interact with a younger Spock), a quiet groundswell of support for William Shatner has existed on the Trek timeline to find a way to also include James T. Kirk in this reconfigured storyline. Shatner, himself, has fanned the flames, but those hoping for a surprise in this year.s Star Trek Beyond better brace for disappointment. Star Trek, as a whole, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Paramount is working hard to make sure that it has a fantastic Trek in theaters to commemorate the landmark. Some viewed this as a wonderful opportunity to pay tribute to William Shatner.s contributions to the franchise, but it now appears that nothing really happened behind the scenes to make »

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