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Review: How to be a Superhero

28 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

How to be a Superhero

By Mark Edlitz

Bear Manor Media, 586 pages, $42.95/$29.95

Longtime readers of pop culture magazines have no doubt read interviews with actors who have donned capes, cowls, spandex, and prosthetics to portray heroes and villains drawn from comic books. I certainly was involved in my fair share of such interviews working at Starlog Press and its successors have continued, especially contemporary online outlets which are enjoying a bonanza of options.

Most of those interviews tend to be about the most immediate project with little insight or context about an actor’s association with a media property or being the latest in a long line to play the same role. And certainly, these interviews are sandwiched between news, features, and other topics. So, it’s a bit of a surprise that such a collection has not been attempted before.

Mark Edlitz, a hardworking writer with credits including The Huffington Post, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Simon Pegg has no doubt that William Shatner could play Captain Kirk again

27 May 2015 5:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Simon Pegg has told Digital Spy that William Shatner could play Captain Kirk in a future Star Trek film.

Man Up actor Pegg is currently co-writing the third movie since the reboot of the franchise and will also reprise his role as Scotty.

William Shatner did not feature in Star Trek or Star Trek Into Darkness, but has been tipped for a role in the third movie.

His original series co-star Leonard Nimoy, who passed away earlier this year, appeared in both.

Pegg also told us that the title of the film - rumoured to be Star Trek Beyond - was still "all to play for".

The writer also dismissed reports that he had been brought on the project to make it "less Star Trek-y".

Man Up is released in cinemas this Friday (May 29). »

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Watch: The 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Crew Is Hilariously Confused in 'Riker' Spinoff Edit

26 May 2015 2:52 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Why the 'PixelTrek' Creator Boldly Brought 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Fans to the Undiscovered Bathrooms Those of us who need another "Star Trek: The Next Generation" fix more than 20 years after the final episode aired (which, honestly, should be all of us) should look no further than YouTube, where a few industrious users have taken it upon themselves to re-edit scenes from the iconic science fiction show.  The latest edit, from YouTube user Gazorra, imagines a "Tng" spinoff based around Commander William Riker, first officer to Captain Picard on the USS Enterprise.Though the "episode" itself -- which features some, uh, unconventional offspring -- is only seconds long, the opening and closing credit sequences that bookend it are more than worth the watch.  Check out the video above, and explore the other videos in the "Tng Edit" series here. Read More: SyFy to Honor Leonard Nimoy with 5-Hour. »

- Becca Nadler

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Various Artists: Empire Season 1 Original Soundtrack review – pretend stars get properly famous with Timbaland’s help

21 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Timbaland’s soundtrack for the hip-hop drama Empire has its high points, but the super-producer has kept his best tracks under wraps

Related: Empire state of sound: how the original soundtrack took on a life of its own

When the soundtrack to Empire entered the Us charts at No 1 in March, no one could have been particularly surprised, with one possible exception: Madonna, who unexpectedly found herself debuting at No 2. All that effort promoting your new album – the interviews, the online courting of controversy, unceremoniously falling on your arse at the Brits – and you’re pipped at the post by one of the oldest tricks in the book, the one that Micky Dolenz of the Monkees famously described as “the equivalent of Leonard Nimoy really becoming a Vulcan”. It’s almost 60 years since Ricky Nelson performed Fats Domino’s I’m Walkin’ on his parents’ sitcom and ended up a real-life pop star, »

- Alexis Petridis

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Leonard Nimoy Tribute at Webster University – Seven Star Trek Movies This Month

20 May 2015 9:48 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The folks at The Webster University Film Series are going all-out to celebrate the career of the late Leonard Nimoy. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the first six Star Trek movies on the big screen this weekend as well as a documentary about the Star Trek phenomenon. The Nimoy Tribute starts this Thursday. All films are shown at Winifred Moore Auditorium – 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63119

Here’s the line-up:

Trek Nation  – Thursday, May 21 at 7:30pm

 (directed by Scott Colthorp, 2010, USA, 88 min.)

Twenty -years after Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s death, his son Eugene “Rod” Rodenberry examines the cultural and philosophical impact of the visionary science fiction franchise. Eugene was just 17 years old when his influential father passed away. At the time he couldn’t quite grasp the influence that the imaginative, unapologetically optimistic series had on generations of fans. As Eugene matured, however, his »

- Tom Stockman

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Simon Pegg Backpedals on Comic Book Movies: ‘I Am Still a Nerd and Proud’

19 May 2015 2:47 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fear not, sci-fi fans. Simon Pegg says he is “still a nerd and proud.”  In a lengthy and philosophical post on his official Peggster blog, the “Star Trek” actor clarified earlier comments he made in an interview to Radio Times that the recent slate of comic book movies are “kind of dumbing down” cinema. “I can be a bit of a Contrary Mary in interviews sometimes,” Pegg wrote on his blog. “When you do lots of them, you get sick of your own opinions and start espousing other people’s.” See photos: Wisdom of Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock: 11 Top Life Lessons “Having said that, »

- Joe Otterson

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BAFTA TV Awards 2015: Who will win? - live blog

10 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We may be at home in our loungewear with a tea on standby rather than in a tux and drinking wine, but that doesn't mean the BAFTA TV Awards won't still be a blast.

Join us from 8pm tonight (May 10) for the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2015 as we follow along with the biggest UK TV awards night of the year, with Graham Norton hosting from the Theatre Royal. The awards may actually have started at 7pm, but we'll be playing along with the BBC One broadcast, so don't worry about spoilers here!

Who will triumph from the likes of Sherlock, EastEnders, Sheridan Smith and Happy Valley? We shall soon find out, so please join us by tweeting @digitalspy and leaving comments below.

22:03What did you make of that then? A few surprises and shocks along the way - were you generally pleased or miffed? Let us know in the comments, »

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BAFTA TV Awards 2015 as they happened: Live blog

10 May 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We may be at home in our loungewear with a tea on standby rather than in a tux and drinking wine, but that doesn't mean the BAFTA TV Awards won't still be a blast.

Join us from 8pm tonight (May 10) for the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards 2015 as we follow along with the biggest UK TV awards night of the year, with Graham Norton hosting from the Theatre Royal. The awards may actually have started at 7pm, but we'll be playing along with the BBC One broadcast, so don't worry about spoilers here!

Who will triumph from the likes of Sherlock, EastEnders, Sheridan Smith and Happy Valley? We shall soon find out, so please join us by tweeting @digitalspy and leaving comments below.

22:03What did you make of that, then? A few surprises and shocks along the way - were you generally pleased or miffed? Let us know in the comments, »

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20 Greatest Spock Moments

6 May 2015 3:01 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Spock. That single name is enough to bring an image to the mind of any Star Trek fan, science fiction aficionado, or even casual TV viewer. A true cultural icon as portrayed by Leonard Nimoy, Spock is the only character to appear in every episode of the original Star Trek series. He was also in every animated episode, all six movies featuring the original cast, and a two-part episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the rebooted Star Trek movie series, Spock is played by both Zachary Quinto as that universe’s Spock, and Nimoy, who returns as the original Spock to provide a sort of bridge between incarnations of the franchise.

Certainly one of the most influential and beloved characters in 20th century fiction, Spock is a fascinating blend of human and alien, a consummate scientist, a loyal first officer, and a brave explorer of the vast »

- Aaron Smith

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Leonard Nimoy Tribute – Tribbles Double Feature at Schlafly Bottleworks May 6th

5 May 2015 6:32 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“Most curious creature, Captain. Its trilling seems to have a tranquilizing effect on the human nervous system.”

The Star Trek episodes The Trouble with Tribbles  and Trials and Tribble-ations both screen at Schalfly Bottleworks in Maplewood Wednesday May 6th beginning at 8pm

You never know what’s brewing at Webster University’s Strange Brew cult film series. It’s always the first Wednesday evening of every month, and they always come up with some cult classic to show while enjoying some good food and great suds. The fun happens at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar in Maplewood (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143).

It’s a tribute to the late Leonard Nimoy at this month’s Strange Brew Film Series. One of the most popular and deservedly so episodes of Star Trek prime is The Trouble with Tribbles (Season 2, Episode 15 – but you knew that!). A rather self-important diplomat played »

- Tom Stockman

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'Star Trek' Actress Grace Lee Whitney Dies at Age 85

4 May 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

She lived long. She prospered. Grace Lee Whitney achieved icon status as Yeoman Janice Rand in the original "Star Trek" series and spent 35 years helping fellow recovering alcoholics fight addiction. She died of natural causes on May 1 in Coarsegold, CA, at age 85.

Whitney only played Yeoman Rand in the first eight episodes of the Shatner/Kirk TV series, and -- the Associated Press reports -- in her autobiography, "The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy," she admitted her acting career was essentially halted by her alcoholism. She ultimately got help and regained her career with help from Leonard Nimoy, aka Spock, who also died in early 2015.

Whitney returned for the movies "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock," "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country." She was a regular on the "Star Trek" convention circuit for years but, »

- Gina Carbone

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Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand on ‘Star Trek,’ Dead at 85

3 May 2015 8:52 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Grace Lee Whitney, best known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk’s (William Shatner) personal assistant in the original “Star Trek” series, and several of its subsequent films, died Friday in her California home, The Fresno Bee reports. She was 85. Rand’s death comes just a few months after Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed Mr. Spock on the classic series. After appearing in the first eight episodes, Rand was released from her contract as part of a creative retooling of the show. She would not return to “Trek” until the franchise took the leap to the big screen with the 1979 release of “Star. »

- Jason Hughes

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Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 85

3 May 2015 8:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Actress Grace Lee Whitney, who was most well known for playing Yeoman Janice Rand on the original “Star Trek” series, died May 1 in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85.

A recovering alcoholic, she helped many people with addiction problems through women’s prisons or the Salvation Army. Her family told NBC News that she would prefer to be remembered more as “a successful survivor of addiction” than for her “Star Trek” fame.

Her death was announced by StarTrek.com, which recounted that she was dropped from the show after the eight first episodes and turned to drugs and alcohol before getting treatment and regaining her career with help from Leonard Nimoy.

Whitney was cast as the personal assistant to William Shatner’s Captain Kirk in the first season of “Star Trek” in 1966. She told StarTrek.com about her character’s crush on Kirk, “It could not be consummated. It had to be love from afar, »

- Pat Saperstein

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Grace Lee Whitney, Yeoman Janice Rand on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 85

3 May 2015 8:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress Grace Lee Whitney, who was most well known for playing Yeoman Janice Rand on the original “Star Trek” series, died May 1 in Coarsegold, Calif. She was 85.

A recovering alcoholic, she helped many people with addiction problems through women’s prisons or the Salvation Army. Her family told NBC News that she would prefer to be remembered more as “a successful survivor of addiction” than for her “Star Trek” fame.

Her death was announced by StarTrek.com, which recounted that she was dropped from the show after the eight first episodes and turned to drugs and alcohol before getting treatment and regaining her career with help from Leonard Nimoy.

Whitney was cast as the personal assistant to William Shatner’s Captain Kirk in the first season of “Star Trek” in 1966. She told StarTrek.com about her character’s crush on Kirk, “It could not be consummated. It had to be love from afar, »

- Pat Saperstein

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That Gremlins Reboot Is Happening, But You Still Won’t Ever Get Back Your Childhood

28 April 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

As it wasn't yet after midnight, Chris Columbus was allowed out of his cage to roam freely around CinemaCon last week, where he spoke to HitFix about the status of that planned Gremlins reboot. As Columbus reports, it's "in good shape," with a script he promises will be inspired by J.J. Abrams — in a good way. "I learned something from J.J. Abrams," he said. "You have to connect the audience emotionally to the past. Seeing Leonard Nimoy in that movie, and seeing Harrison Ford and Chewbacca at the end of the [Star Wars] trailer ... we're going to apply that to Gremlins. We're not going to forget about the past." Zach Galligan is currently standing by his phone, trembling with anticipation. »

- Nate Jones

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Chris Columbus gives update on Gremlins reboot, Goonies 2

27 April 2015 10:33 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

The new Gremlins film is coming along quicker than The Goonies 2, confirms Chris Columbus. Plus: Jj Abrams' influence on the new Gremlins...

Chris Columbus may be more known now for his directing work, on the likes of Home Alone, Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and Mrs Doubtfire, but it was his writing that very much put him on the map in the 1980s. He penned Gremlins in 1984, and The Goonies in 1985, and he's thus involved in the planned reboot of the former, and The Goonies 2 as well.

Chatting to Collider, to promote his upcoming summer blockbuster Pixels, Columbus was asked firstly if he was working on the new Gremlins movie. "I am involved", he confirmed.

"When I finished Gremlins, and the first Gremlins was released, I was asked to direct the sequel, and I said there was nowhere else to go. This is before the pre-crazy »

- simonbrew

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How J.J. Abrams' 'Star Wars' trailer inspired Chris Columbus' 'Gremlins' reboot

27 April 2015 4:22 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Las Vegas - When you're in a room with writer, director and producer Chris Columbus, it's almost impossible not to ask about the developing reboots of two of his most beloved projects: 1984's "Gremlins" and 1985's "The Goonies." So I did! First, the good news (or bad, depending on how you look at it): "Gremlins" is most likely going to happen. "'Gremlins' is actually in good shape, we're doing 'Gremlins,'" Columbus told me while promoting "Pixels" at last week's CinemaCon. Moreover, they'll be ripping a page from J.J. Abrams' winning playbook to get fans of the original on board. "When I saw 'Star Trek,' you know, I was like 'this is the way you do it. You have to connect the audience emotionally to the past.' By seeing Leonard Nimoy in that movie," he told me. "And then so obviously a »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Chris Columbus talks Gremlins reboot, Joe Dante will not be involved

27 April 2015 3:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With his first film for five years, Pixels, due for release in the next few months, director Chris Columbus has started doing the press rounds to promote the CGI-action spectacular starring Adam Sandler (Grown Ups 2), Kevin James (Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2), Michelle Monaghan (True Detective) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones). But while the emphasis was on his latest project, SlashFilm asked the director about one of his most famous porject, 1984’s Gremlins, and the status of the long-talked about remake/reboot.

On the new version, Columbus told the site: “I am involved. Initially I remember back in ’84-’85 when they approached me and said, do you wanna write the sequel and I said, this is before the obsession with franchises. So my feeling was no. We’ve told the story, that was that’s 1980’s thinking. And then suddenly all these years later, we were approached with »

- Scott J. Davis

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Columbus Talks About Rebooting "Gremlins"

26 April 2015 2:04 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With "Pixels" on the way later this Summer, the film's writer/director Chris Columbus has begun doing his first press for the movie and he recently spoke about another movie he's involved in - the reboot of "Gremlins".

Columbus famously penned the first film but opted out of the sequel. So why is he returning for the reboot as a producer? He explains his decision to Slashfilm:

"I am involved. Initially I remember back in '84-'85 when they approached me and said, do you wanna write the sequel and I said, this is before the obsession with franchises. So my feeling was no. We've told the story, that was that's 1980's thinking.

And then suddenly all these years later, we were approached with an idea that really sounded like an interesting version. It's not a remake of the movie at all. It's a, it's just a reinvention of it. »

- Garth Franklin

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Chris Columbus Talks Gremlins Reboot

23 April 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you were heartbroken to hear that Joe Dante's seminal holiday horror comedy Gremlins (1984) was on the track to being remade, you can cling to some hope that characters from the original film (perhaps both human and otherwise) will be involved in the new entry to the beloved franchise. In a recent interview, Chris Columbus—who wrote the original Gremlins and will produce the new film—shared details that hint at the Gremlins reboot being more along the lines of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek films and upcoming Star Wars movie in terms of mixing familiar faces with new characters. It sounds like this new Gremlins film could be more of a sequel than a remake.

Collider spoke with Columbus at CinemaCon about the Gremlins reboot, a project Warner Bros. recently hired Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps movie, Disturbia, Red Eye) to write. Columbus discussed revisiting the idea of a Gremlins »

- Derek Anderson

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