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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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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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China Key To 'Beyond' Box Office

Trek film expected to open at $48-60 million

It has been a tough summer for movies so far, but there is some hope that it all could turn around in the next few weeks with the release of films like the all-female "Ghostbusters" reboot, as well as the film that's at least heavily anticipated among people just like you, "Star Trek: Beyond." But how much could "Beyond" make on its opening weekend? Deadline's Anthony D'Alessandro predicts it will be somewhere in the range of $48 million and $60 million. "While that's not a July record by any means, 'Star Trek: Beyond' is bound to be one of the more notable openings out of ...
 | Jul-5-2016 | 
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Anton Yelchin Dead At 27

Chekov actor involved in freak accident at home

The Star Trek community is mourning the death Sunday of Anton Yelchin, the child actor who grew up to entertain fans as Pavel Chekov in three Trek movies. He was killed early Sunday morning at his home. Yelchin was 27. The actor, according to TMZ, was supposed to meet friends Saturday evening for rehearsal, but didn't show up. The friends later traveled to his house to check on Yelchin, finding him pinned by his running car against a brick mailbox. The car was in neutral, and authorities were unclear why he got out of the car. Police do not suspect foul play, according t ...
 | Jun-19-2016 | 
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TMNT Struggles, Adds Pressure To 'Beyond'

Can the Enterprise rescue Paramount from a disastrous year?

Paramount Pictures focused more on quality rather than quantity for the summer blockbuster season. But it might have settled more for just lower quantity. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" struggled at the North American box office over the weekend, barely beating out "X-Men: Apocalypse" on its second week, and delivering some serious bad news to the executive offices of Viacom chair Philippe Dauman. The sequel from producer Michael Bay earned just $35.3 million domestically on its opening weekend, and $69.3 million worldwide. It slipped past "Apocalypse," whi ...
 | Jun-6-2016 | 
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Could Trek's Parents Get Back Together?

Serious speculation on re-merging Viacom, CBS under Les Moonves

Divorces aren't always forever. But if CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures parent Viacom Inc., do indeed decide to get back together, it won't be out of love ... but instead, necessity. With family members and company executives battling over control of the majority shares in both companies owned by 93-year-old Sumner Redstone, some serious talk has started that might aim the two separate companies toward undoing the 2006 split, and re-merging Viacom and CBS. That would have a tremendous impact on a good portion of Hollywood — especially as a combined CBS/Viacom would clearly ...
 | Jun-1-2016 | 
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Coming Soon: 'Lost: Hurley's Star Wars Script'

What would Paramount just dropping the Axanar lawsuit really mean?

I have a big announcement I want to share, and I've been so excited about it, I don't know how I've kept the lid on it for this long. But I have planned a huge crowdfunding campaign, beginning tomorrow, for "Lost: Hurley's Star Wars Script." If you remember back in Season 5 of "Lost," one of my favorite characters of the show, Hurley (played by Jorge Garcia) was thrown back into the 1970s with some of his other island castaways. And while there, he was actually trying to write a better Star Wars script than what Lucas would eventually do — working to make some corrections t ...
 | May-21-2016 | 
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Abrams: Axanar Lawsuit 'Going Away'

UPDATE: CBS confirms settlement talks, fan-film 'guidelines'

J.J. Abrams might not be pulling the director reins of the Star Trek movie franchise, but it seems his influence might be strong enough to convince at least Paramount Pictures to pull out of a copyright infringement lawsuit against an "independent" fan-film. "There was a fan movie, 'Axanar,' that was getting made," Abrams told fans during a "Star Trek: Beyond" event in Los Angeles Friday night. He was joined on stage by "Beyond" director Justin Lin, who Abrams said was "outraged by this" lawsuit "as a lifetime fan." "And we started talking about it that this was not an appr ...
 | May-20-2016 | 
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'Beyond' Trailer Coming In May, Says Studio Source

Rumor jives with recent 1701News column predicting the same thing

Just last weekend, 1701News publicly asked Paramount Pictures where the full trailer is for "Star Trek: Beyond," and then even speculated that it would most likely premiere the first week in May. And if a new rumor report from Collider is accurate, we may have been spot on. Collider writer Steve Weintraub said a Paramount source informed him that not only would the trailer drop in May, but that the studio is planning a special event in Los Angeles surrounding its release. It's one of t ...
 | Apr-13-2016 | 
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