Archive - Nov 2011
So kids, one more day until the release of Trek Nation! ... Yeah, we're excited too. If you've listened to our interview with Rod Roddenberry, you know that there's literally days of extra footage that didn't make it into this cut of the film. Not B-roll either, but fantastic interviews and features that could easily make Trek Nation an on-going TV series. In an effort to get this awesome footage out to fans, Trek Nation director Scott Colthorp is releasing episodes of a new web series called Trek Nation Director's Log via Youtube. The first four episodes are now available and feature interviews with Sir Patrick Stewart, Nichelle Nichols, composer Brian Langsbard, and fan Lydia Chilton. We know her as the Khan girl from Vegas 2010...CONTINUE READING >>
Since we're getting closer to the filming of Star Trek XII, more news is starting roll out about the sequel in the J.J-verse. Yesterday we learned that Michael Giacchino will be returning as composer on XII and today Paramount has set the release date for May 17th, 2013. That's right folks almost a full year off from the original June 29th, 2012 release date. Let's hope the Mayans & George Lucas aren't right, because I really want to see this.
If you've been to our site before, then you know that we thoroughly enjoyed J.J. Abrams's version of Trek. That also includes the score. Michael Giacchino made the perfect emotional accompaniment to J.J's striking visuals. We just learned from ComingSoon.net that Michael will be returning to write the score for Star Trek XII or Star Trek 2 as some are calling it.
Star Trek fans know Linda Park as Hoshi Sato, the communications office aboard the NX-01. Now you can find her on stage in Arthur Miller's classic All My Sons from now until December 18th at the Matrix Theater in Los Angeles. All My Sons is about Joe Keller and Steve Deever, partners in a machine shop during World War II, who knowingly turned out defective airplane parts that caused the deaths of many men. Now, the past has come back to haunt their families. Linda has taken on the role of Ann Deever, daughter of Steve Deever.
We’re pleased to announce episode 16 of our “Life After Trek” podcast, this time featuring Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry. As you may know, Rod is the son Gene & Majel Roddenberry as well as the CEO of Roddenberry Productions. We got the chance to speak to Rod via phone interview to talk about his upcoming documentary Trek Nation (premiering Novmber 30th on Science 8PM ET) plus his work with Roddenberry Productions, The Roddenberry Foundation, & The Roddenberry Dive Team. Oh, and of course Star Trek. We had a blast recording this interview and Rod was a very gracious guest. To learn more about all things Roddenberry head over to their official website Roddenberry.com.
As an added bonus, this episode of Life After Trek is exactly 47 minutes long. That wasn't planned, no joke.CONTINUE READING >>
Ya know, maybe we should change the name of our blog to Shatspace Communique, because it seems like he's all we talk about. Heck, we're not complaing, The Shat is an omnipresent force that seems unstoppable. If you're looking for your quick Shatner fix this evening, check him out on Piers Morgan Tonight... tonight. That's on CNN at 9pm / 8pm central. We think Sir Billiam (still trying) is there to talk about his new album Seeking Major Tom, but you never really know where the conversation will lead. Actually, you do... to awesomeness.
Check out the episode description below.CONTINUE READING >>
If you're in the Boston area this Saturday (November 19th), be sure to stop by the aptly named Super Megafest to see Professor Xavier Picard... Did you see what I did there? Moving on, Patrick will be available for various autograph and photo-op sessions throughout the day and a special panel at 1:30pm. Get more details below. Since Super Megafest is a multimedia convention you'll get the chance to see various stars from all corners of the entertainment world. Also in attendance; Sean Astin, Anthony Michael Hall, Sam Trammell, Jeremy Bulloch, Daniel Logan, Tia Carrere, Ron Ely, Rex Smith, Peter Tork, Tracey Gold, plus many more.CONTINUE READING >>
In a bid to save your arm hair William Shatner & State Farm Insurance have joined forces to spread the word about the dangers of deep frying a turkey this holiday season. Ya' know, everyone including The Shat loves the moist deliciousness that comes from taking a 20lb frozen turkey and dumping it in boiling oil, but there's a hidden danger that comes with the golden brown poultry goodness. “I love to fry turkey and have been doing it for years but I am not immune to frying accidents,” says Shatner. “In fact, my family now gathers together to watch my mishaps. Several years ago I was even burned on my arms after accidently dropping the turkey in the hot oil. People need to remember that hot oil and turkey can be a dangerous combination.”CONTINUE READING >>