Posts Tagged ‘ star trek ’

Braga’s ‘Flash Forward’ Headed To ABC

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

Brannon Braga is headed back to sci-fi television. The co-creator of Enterprise, who has more Trek writing credits than anyone, has just sold a sci-fi pilot script to ABC. Co-written with David Goyer (Batman Begins), ‘Flash Forward’ sparked a Hollywood bidding war and is being considered a companion show to JJ Abrams ‘Lost’.



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).



Bryan Fuller Wants To Bring Trek Back To TV

Sep 18th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Another veteran Trek writer/producer out promoting his new show is 2008 Emmy-nominee Bryan Fuller, who is the creator and show-runner for the quirky ABC hit ‘Pushing Daises’. In a new interview Fuller assessed the state of the Trek franchise and talked about how he would love to get another go at a Trek TV series.



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’.



Review: Star Trek Alternate Realities Collective DVD Set

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

The latest of the themed ‘Collective’ DVD sets coming from CBS Paramount arrives in stores today (Tuesday September 16th) and is focused on ‘Alternate Realties,’ and is chock full with 20 episodes spanning all five series along with some new special features, all for a street price of less than 30 bucks.



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.



It was 42 years ago today…

Sep 8th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

On September 8th, 1966, the world was transported for the first time to the 23rd century and the final frontier. On TV screens across America, “The Man Trap” introduced Star Trek and ushered in a franchise that endures to this day.



Sci-Cry: 10 Guaranteed SF Weepers

Sep 8th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Science Fiction

Most people think of science fiction movies as hard and rational. But remember when the poster boy for all that is logical, Spock (Leonard Nimoy), died in 1982’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan? Come on, admit it: You had “a little something in your eye” at that moment.