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Trek Writer, Fan-Film At Odds Over Takei Episode

Marc Scott Zicree is rewriting history, 'New Voyages' producer says

Marc Scott Zicree might not be the first name you think of when it comes to Star Trek. But he has made his mark in a couple of ways, including the story for the popular "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" episode that pulled everyone out of their makeup, "Far Beyond the Stars." His writing since then has been a mix of "Sliders" episodes, some animated series work, and the 2007 "Star Trek: New Voyages" episode "World Enough and Time." This was an episode that more or less helped put fan-films on the map, and featured a guest appearance by George Takei, who has been in the news thi ...
 | Jul-9-2016 | 
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Pegg Responds To Gay Sulu Criticism

UPDATE: Zachary Quinto weighs in to support change, too

John Cho was excited to share the newly revealed sexuality of his "Star Trek: Beyond" character Hikaru Sulu. But George Takei, who portrayed Sulu the first — and the longest — called outing Sulu an "unfortunate" event that should've been done to a new character, not an existing one. However, "Beyond" co-writer Simon Pegg is defending the decision to make Sulu gay in an eloquent statement he rel ...
 | Jul-8-2016 | 
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Takei: It's Not OK For Sulu To Be Gay

Trek icon says character was conceived to be heterosexual

George Takei has been on the forefront of the battle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality since coming out himself more than a decade ago. And while he would love to see Star Trek move forward and finally add a gay major character in time for its 50th anniversary, for Takei it's more like anyone but Sulu. The 79-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter Thursday that having John Cho's version of Sulu come out as gay in the upcoming "Star Trek: Beyond" was "unfortunate." ...
 | Jul-8-2016 | 
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Boutella's Long Journey From Dancer To Trek

Just a few years ago, the Algerian-born actress was backing Madonna

Sofia Boutella had just finished what she thought was the performance of her life, dancing in front of millions of people watching the Super Bowl. It was 2012 and Indianapolis, and Boutella was a dancer for one of the hottest pop singers ever, Madonna. It was in that moment, however, Boutella knew dancing wasn't in her future. "I told Madonna, 'I think I am not going to keep dancing anymore," Boutella told The Hollywood Reporter's Annie Howard. "Even if it takes two years, I need to stop now. I'm done." Madonna supported her move to get into acting, and in that ti ...
 | Jul-8-2016 | 
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Director: Axanar Makes It Impossible To Disagree

Bad decisions, blind loyalty, fear run fan-film, Christian Gossett reveals

Before there was a fancy warehouse studio constructed in the heart of the Los Angeles film community, Alec Peters had his sights set on something smaller. And yeah, it was probably a little too small. Peters — who along with his "independent" fan-film company Axanar Productions, are defendants in a copyright infringement suit from the studios that own Star Trek — had wanted to shoot his "Prelude to Axanar" short in a small city called Victorville, about 90 minutes northeast of Los Angeles. Peters had found an old linen warehouse here he felt would be perfect to film the short ...
 | Jul-7-2016 | 
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Quinto Calls Yelchin's Loss 'Devastating'

Actor appears on 'Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the upcoming film "Star Trek: Beyond," says that the death of co-star Anton Yelchin was a devastating loss to the entire Star Trek family.Quinto was promoting "Beyond" during Friday's episode of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" on CBS when the host jumped right to how Quinto and his other castmates were reacting to Yelchin, who died June 19.See the full video here. ...
 | Jul-5-2016 | 
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Friends, Family Remember Yelchin At Private Service

PLUS: Co-stars talk about how new Rihanna song helped through mourning

Paramount Pictures surprised fans by commissioning pop superstar Rihanna to release a song for the upcoming "Star Trek: Beyond" soundtrack. But "Sledgehammer" has turned out to be more than just a theme for the film's closing credits — it's also helped some of the cast cope with the tragic death of co-star Anton Yelchin. Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, who play Spock and Uhura in the current Trek film franchise, both shared their gratitude to Rihanna on Instagram for the song, which ...
 | Jun-29-2016 | 
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Miami Marlins Host Trek Night Next Month

Baseball honors franchise just in time for 'Beyond' premiere

You probably already know about the San Francisco Giants hosting a Star Trek night in September in time for the franchise's 50th anniversary. But another National League baseball team, the Miami Marlins, have plans to do its own Star Trek night just in time for the premiere of "Star Trek: Beyond." The Marlins will host the special event July 23 during a game with the New York Mets, according to Redshirts Always Die. Tickets to the game start at $30, and a VIP package is available that includes a ticket to the game and a Star Trek-theme Marlins T-shirt. The game also will b ...
 | Jun-29-2016 | 
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Could Lin Make George Takei Happy Over 'Akira'?

Warner Bros. reportedly after 'Beyond' director for live-action remake

Justin Lin is getting the reputation for saving projects, and "Star Trek: Beyond" hasn't even hit theaters yet. Warner Bros. is now reportedly courting the Fast & Furious helmer to take on its long-languishing attempt to bring the 1988 Japanese anime film "Akira" to life as a live-action film. The studio has spent years trying to make "Akira" happen, but it's been in development hell almost the entire time. The closest "Akira" got to being made was in 2011 when Jaume Collet-Serra replaced Albert Hughes as director, but still insisted on casting non-Asian actors in the key r ...
 | Jun-28-2016 | 
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