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Finally ... 'Beyond' Rights The Ship

TrekZone's Matthew Miller reviews latest Star Trek movie

This review contains some spoilers for "Star Trek: Beyond." It was originally published on TrekZone.org. I can safely say that J.J. Abrams stepping down from the hands-on approach was the best decision made. He's a Star Wars kind of guy and we needed a movie that appeases both the Trekkies and the casual moviegoers, and Simon Pegg delivered that in spades here. For the first time since 2009, I'm able to accept the Kelvin Timeline — yes it's different and weird and unique, but Simon and fellow writer Do ...
 | Jul-21-2016 | 
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Klingon Ambassador To Wales Honors Yelchin

Alex Greene presents poem in an alien language

Many members of the "Star Trek: Beyond" cast and crew have paid tribute to their late colleague and friend Anton Yelchin, who died last month in a freak at-home accident. But no one yet has made those remarks in Klingon.Alex Greene is not part of "Beyond," but the Welsh resident is fluent in Klingon — something he's learned since 1986 — and decided to share some of his thoughts about Yelchin in that language.Greene, who is considered the Klingon ambassa ...
 | Jul-21-2016 | 
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White House Screens 'Beyond' For Veterans, Troops

Part of Obama Administration's Joining Forces campaign

As the world gets ready to watch "Star Trek: Beyond" for the first time, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed Chris Pine, Karl Urban and Simon Pegg to the White House in Washington, D.C., for a special screening of the film.No, President Obama wasn't there. But veterans and service members, along with their families were.It was part of Mrs. Obama's Joining Forces initiative that she runs with Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden. The program helps find work and other services for veterans once they leave the military, somet ...
 | Jul-20-2016 | 
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Axanar Lawsuit Warps Into Discovery Process

Both sides want to protect confidential documents, trade secrets

The two sides in the copyright infringement battle over an "independent" fan-film might not agree on a settlement, but it looks like they've cleared one hurdle facing discovery. David Grossman, the attorney representing Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp. in their lawsuit against Axanar Productions and its principal Alec Peters, has filed what is known as a stipulated protective order intended to keep some information collected in discovery confidential. Discovery, of course, the process where both sides collect information from each other in order to help support their position ...
 | Jul-13-2016 | 
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Zachary Quinto Returns Home To Pittsburgh

See Spock as a young teen in an early interview with KDKA

Even some of our most favorite actors have to come from somewhere. Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the new Star Trek movies including July 22's "Star Trek: Beyond" isn't exempt from that.The 39-year-old actor hails from Green Tree, Pennsylvania, a small suburb of Pittsburgh with just 4,400 people. He attended Catholic school, just across the way from Carnegie Mellon University, where he would eventually get his college degree.But while Quinto might be a big name in Hollywood Sand New York now, he still gets back to Pittsburgh at least ...
 | Jul-13-2016 | 
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Another Enterprise Will Beam You Up

Car rental company gets into the Star Trek game

With a name like Enterprise, how can you not be looking to partner with the new Star Trek movie?Enterprise Rent-A-Car has launched a new advertising campaign that instead of telling customers they'll pick them up, they'll instead beam them up.The tongue-in-cheek ad features the USS Enterprise in full view of the Enterprise parking lot, and customers that go through the usual suspects like Romulans (who always get the damage waiver), Klingons and Vulcans who like just short, concise answers over the phone.To get into the spir ...
 | Jul-12-2016 | 
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Coming Never: 'Star Trek: Bed Bath & Beyond'

Albino comedian Dennis Hurley offers latest parody in Abramsverse

A decade ago, Dennis Hurley parodied "The DaVinci Code" with this own send-up, "The Albino Code." Now he's back, this time spoofing what is expected to be one of the hottest movies of the summer, "Star Trek: Beyond."The Albino comedian put together this sketch with fellow comedienne Alyssa Sabo, where she plays Jaylah, ready to go save Starfleet and the universe. But first, she has to pack for her trip, and there's only one place to go — Bed Bath and Beyond.Plus, she has to endure a guilt trip from her father, played by Hurley, who didn't ...
 | Jul-9-2016 | 
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Sorry, George, But You're Wrong

If Sulu is straight, then Gene Roddenberry forgot to tell the rest of us

If you told me just 24 hours ago I would be writing a commentary right now disagreeing with George Takei, I would probably laugh you out of the room. Because I love George. Love him to death. Whenever I asked him to come on my old podcast "Alpha Waves Radio," he was there. Every single time. And he's a wonderful man, married to an equally wonderful man, Brad Altman. This morning, however, two communities I'm a part of finally merged. And I was ecstatic. "Star Trek: Beyond" was finally g ...
 | Jul-8-2016 | 
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Oh My: Now Even Mr. Sulu Is Gay

John Cho's character will come out in 'Star Trek: Beyond'

Apparently, gay people exist in the Star Trek future after all. And it doesn't have to be the Mirror Universe, or a Trill, or whatever other way the franchise has sidestepped it over the years. John Cho, who plays Hikaru Sulu in the latest films, says his character will be coming out of the closet in "Star Trek: Beyond." "I liked the approach, which was not to make a big thing out of it," Cho told the Herald Sun during the Australian premiere of "Beyond" overnight Thursday. It's the kind of way he hopes "we are going as a species, to not politicize one's personal ori ...
 | Jul-7-2016 | 
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Quicken Loans Releases Two Vulcan-Centric Ads

Part of corporate tie-in to 'Star Trek: Beyond'

Quicken Loans is getting into the excitement of "Star Trek: Beyond" just a few weeks before its release, putting out two new commercials plugging its Rocket Mortgage app using ... Vulcans?The ads were created by the Pitch ad agency of Culver City, California, and were directed by Dave Laden, according to Shoot."The decision to partner with Paramount Pictures was a logical one," said Jay Farner, president and chief marketing officer of Quicken Loans, in a release. "Rocket Mortgage's tech ...
 | Jul-5-2016 | 
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