Posts Tagged ‘ star trek xi ’

No One Ever Offered Shatner A ‘Star Trek XI’ Role

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

In a story that doesn’t seem to ever want to die, William Shatner responded to a report from last week from “Star Trek XI” director J.J. Abrams explaining why the Capt. Kirk actor was out of the film. Shatner said that while he is a big fan of Abrams, the truth was, no one ever offered him any kind of role in the film.



Abrams Talks Challenge Of Keeping Star Trek From Turning Into Parody

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

In a light-hearted interview for BBC Radio 1, JJ Abrams talks about Fringe, Cloverfield, Lost, and yes…Star Trek. The Star Trek director reveals some new things about the film and goes into more about how he is trying to ensure the film does not become a sequel to Galaxy Quest (not that there is anything wrong with that).



Kevin Smith: Star Trek (Almost) As Good As Dark Knight

Sep 20th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

As we reported a few weeks ago, Kevin Smith got an early preview of a rough cut of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and gave it a good review (twice). Now in a new interview, the Clerks director compares this year’s mega-hit The Dark Knight to Star Trek and Watchmen (which he has also seen months ahead of the rest of the world).



Kurtzman & Orci Compare New Star Trek To Wrath Of Khan

Sep 17th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

The thriller ‘Eagle Eye’, produced by ‘Star Trek’ co-writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, hits theaters next weekend and in a new interview promoting the film, the pair were asked what past Trek film they thought their new ‘Star Trek’ was most like, and when pressed they talked about ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’.



Abrams: We Had A Scene For Shatner

Sep 9th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Today the latest wrinkle in the never-ending ‘Shatner in Star Trek‘ saga has been revealed. In a new interview with AMC, Star Trek director JJ Abrams reveals that there was a ‘flashback’ scene written for Shatner, but it “didn’t feel right.” Abrams also talked more about his approach to fan feedback.



Nicole de Boer - Ready For More Trek

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

This weekend Nicole de Boer (Deep Space Nine: Ezri Dax) became the latest Trek veteran to jump through to the ‘Gate’ franchise, appearing in Stargate Atlantis. In a new interview with Gateworld the actress talks about the experience as well as her thoughts on her time on Deep Space Nine, and the new Star Trek movie.



Abrams: My Star Trek Not A ‘Rehash’

Sep 4th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

‘Star Trek’s’ producer/director JJ Abrams is focusing on promoting his new show ‘Fringe’ this week, but of course the subject of ‘Star Trek’ keeps coming up. In a couple of new interviews, the multi-tasking Abrams talks about how his Trek balances the fans and a new audience and how it is ‘real’ sci-fi.



Pegg: Star Trek Irony-Free

Aug 30th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

According to past reports from those who worked with him, Simon Pegg will be providing much of the comic relief in the new ‘Star Trek’ movie. But in a new interview, the new Scotty makes it clear that we shouldn’t expect ’sly winks, spoofy nudges or exaggerated references’ to the be providing the laughs.



Pegg: ‘Star Trek’ Getting Back To What Made It Good

Aug 28th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Simon Pegg is definitely the geek insider of the new crew for JJ Abrams ‘Star Trek’ of the bunch. In a new interview with our friends at Hardcore Nerdity, Pegg goes into more detail on his approach to Scotty and how the film works within Trek.



Pegg: ‘Star Trek’ Not A Remake

Aug 27th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

There has often been much debate about whether JJ Abrams new ‘Star Trek movie’ is a reboot or a remake. Simon Pegg (the new Scotty for Star Trek), a self-described geek who knows the difference, addressed this issue in the latest issue of Starlog Magazine.