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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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Idris Elba Up For 'Star Trek 3' Role

PLUS: Simon Pegg promises to wrap script in June

"Star Trek 3" may have found its villain. “Beasts of No Nation” star Idris Elba is in early talks to appear in the sequel, according to Variety. Rumors point to a possible Klingon role for Elba since the notorious Federation antagonists could play a larger part in the film. However, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions had no comment. Elba's acting credits also include “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “The Jungle Book,” “A Hundred Streets” and “Bastille Day.” "Star Trek 3” will kick off production in June with The Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin at the helm. Br ...
 | Mar-25-2015 | 
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Thursday 'Beyond' Previews Beam In $5.5M

Could that suggest a bigger opening weekend than expected?

Thursday previews worked really well for "Star Trek: Beyond" to kick off its premiere weekend. The film has pulled in $5.5 million at preview locations at more than 3,000 theaters Thursday night. That easily topped its new release competition, according to Variety. "Lights Out" from New Line Cinema earned $1.8 million on Thursday, while "Ice Age: Collision Course" grabbed just $850,000. "Beyond" earned a little more than $1,774 per theater in limited showings, compared to just $300 per theater for "Collision Course." That could affect Friday's numbers a little bit ...
 | Jul-22-2016 | 
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More Than 2 Dozen Emmy Nominees Have Trek Connnections

See how Star Trek will be represented at the 68th annual awards

Fall is almost here, and you know it when Emmy nominations celebrating the best in television this past year are finally revealed. And while there might not be any Star Trek in the mix, as usual, there are more than two dozen nominees who have Star Trek conventions. In a quick perusal of the nominee list (which you can find right here), two big names from recent films pop up right away. Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Khan in 2013's "Star Trek: Into Darkness ...
 | Jul-14-2016 | 
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Watch This Family Watch 'Beyond' Trailer

It's no Red Wedding, but strong reactions from both young and (not so) old

A search on YouTube for the new "Star Trek: Beyond" trailer will bring up a lot of copies of the new trailer released last weekend by Paramount Pictures. But it also includes a number of "reaction" videos — you know, essentially where we are asked to watch someone else as they watch the trailer. It's almost like turning on "NCIS" with the hopes that they will turn on "Downton Abbey," just so we can get caught up.Of all the different reaction videos, however, one that stuck out to us the most was from a fan named Marc Thompson, who decided to watch the ...
 | May-26-2016 | 
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'Beyond's' Elba Stars In New Showtime Miniseries

'Guerrilla' will touch on real-life racial strife in 1970s England

Idris Elba is not slowing down at all following his trek into the stars with "Star Trek: Beyond." Elba is set to star in a new Showtime miniseries from writer John Ridley called "Guerrilla." It's based on true events of a London couple fighting against a British counter-intelligence unit designed to quash black activism in the 1970s, according to Variety. The story itself will focus on the couple who frees a political prisoner, and from there, creates a "radical underground cell." "I am both humbled by and impressed with Idris's passion toward bringing this story to ...
 | Apr-20-2016 | 
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'Beyond' Baddie Just A One-Film Alien

PLUS: Idris Elba admits Krall is a new species who hates the Federation

There's warriors like Christopher Lloyd's Kruge in "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock," and then there are talky villains like Khan in both "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (Ricardo Montalban) and "Star Trek: Into Darkness" (Benedict Cumberbatch). And then, of course, you have talky warriors like Christopher Plummer's Chang in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country." For Krall, a new villain brought to "Star Trek: Beyond" by Idris Elba, the Enterprise is going head-to-head with someone who is pure warrior. And it won't be good for her crew. "What's interesting about him ...
 | Apr-16-2016 | 
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'Beyond' Trailer Drops On ... May 20?

Not a lot of opening weekend choices to attach it to, however

It seems we finally have a date when we can expect the full trailer for "Star Trek: Beyond." And while we were quite confident the trailer would be attached to "Captain America: Civil War," it seems instead Paramount Pictures has its eye on ... "Angry Birds"? Entertainment Weekly reporter Gerrad Hall says Paramount will roll out the trailer May 20 in a special event in Los Angeles hosted by the film's director, Justin Lin. Fans will be invited to the Paramount lot i ...
 | Apr-15-2016 | 
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Pegg: 'Beyond' Takes Us To Roddenberry's 'Adventure Planet'

PLUS: Film will embrace not just old fans, but new

Many fans, especially those who may not have necessarily grown up as Star Trek fans, typically have that one film they point to that got them hooked. For many older fans, it was "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" in 1986. For others a decade later, it was "Star Trek: First Contact" in 1996. And then there was 2009's "Star Trek." With the 50th anniversary of the franchise here, "Star Trek: Beyond" co-star and co-writer Simon Pegg said the idea he developed with Doug Jung was to make this movie to join those other three not only as celebrations for existing fans, but as gateways ...
 | Apr-13-2016 | 
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'Beyond' Adds Actress, Schedules Reshoots

Some changes are coming to next Trek film as release date looms

It's never finished until it's finished. And "Star Trek: Beyond" is just not finished yet. Director Justin Lin has ordered some reshoots in the Paramount Pictures reboot which now include a new actress added to the cast. Shohreh Aghdashloo is the new "high command" of the United Federation of Planets, according to a new report from Deadline. Aghdashloo's role was added well after principal photography wrapped late last year, and it's unclear what other actors, if any, also have been recalled for the reshoots. The Iranian-born Aghdashloo will provide some international f ...
 | Mar-11-2016 | 
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