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'Star Trek' sequel adds Peter Weller to its cast

5 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Peter Weller has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel. Just who he'll be playing, though, is an open question.

The news of Weller's casting comes courtesy of Variety, which notes that Abrams and Co. are keeping the details of his role a secret for the time being. He joins fellow newcomers Alice Eve and Benicio del Toro, who's playing the villain in the sequel; most of the 2009 film's cast will return as well.

Weller has sci-fi cred to burn -- see "RoboCop," "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" and "Odyssey 5" -- and also has a connection to the "Trek" franchise: He guest-starred in a couple episodes of "Star Trek: Enterprise" in 2005.

More recently, Weller has had roles on "Dexter," "Fringe" and "24." He also directed two episodes of "Sons of Anarchy" this season.

The "Star Trek" sequel is set to hit theaters in »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Robocop' star Peter Weller joins the 'Star Trek' sequel cast

5 December 2011 9:10 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I always loved the way an actor could show up in more than one role in the "Star Trek" universe, and it looks like Peter Weller is going to pull the same trick now as he steps up to play a major role in the new "Star Trek" sequel. He previously showed up in a two-episode guest role for "Star Trek: Enterprise," which of course is just part of his science-fiction resume.  He is most famous for being the original (and in my world, only) Robocop, but he's also appeared on shows like "Odyssey 5" and in films like "Leviathan" or »

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Will Star Trek return to the small screen?

25 August 2011 2:33 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

It’s been six years since Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled, marking the first time since Star Trek: The Next Generation’s premiere in 1987 that there wasn’t a television program set in that universe. Shortly after its cancellation, X-Men director Bryan Singer actually set out to pitch a new series to executives, but scrapped plans when J.J. Abrams was hired on for a new feature film. And Trek writer Roberto Orci has claimed via Twitter that there have been talks – if nothing else – of a possible animated series, much like Star Wars: The Clone Wars (but hopefully, unlike Star Trek: The Animated Series, which ran from 1973-74).

But Trekkers around the world can take solice in the fact that David Foster of 1947 Entertainment is closer than anyone else has been in bringing Starfleet back to living rooms. Foster began working on the idea with the late Kevin Severson, »

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Competition: Win ‘Buried’ on DVD & Blu-ray

8 February 2011 10:25 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The superb Ryan Reynolds movie Buried, directed by Rodrigo Cortes, is finally released on DVD and Blu-ray on February 14th; the film tells the story of:

…the terrifying ordeal of Paul Conroy (Reynolds) who is not ready to die.  When he wakes up six feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the unassuming truck driver suddenly, without warning, becomes a hellish nightmare for survival. Buried with only a mobile phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time. Fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued.

Thanks to the guys at Icon we have two DVDs and one Blu-ray of Buried to giveaway! »

- Phil

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