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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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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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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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Trek's Prime Universe 'Closed For Business'?

Latest rumor suggests new series will take place in AbramsVerse

There might have been a little bit of truth to some of the gossip last month about the new Star Trek series planned for CBS All Access. A source tells 1701News that the series, set to debut in January on the subscription streaming service, could be a prequel of sorts, taking place after Capt. Kirk and his voyages of the USS Enterprise. With one catch — it won't be in the prime universe of Star Trek pre-2009, but instead set in the new universe brought to us by J.J. Abrams. "There is apparently a contingent within CBS that views the prime universe closed for business," said ...
 | May-25-2016 | 
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'Star Trek: Beyond' Images Leaked, YouTube Pulls Video

A first look at Sofia Boutella's alien character, and Capt. Kirk's away uniform

It was bound to happen eventually, and it finally did. Some photos have leaked from the production of "Star Trek: Beyond" in Vancouver featuring film series star Chris Pine and co-star Sofia Boutella, revealing her new alien look. Screen Crush scored the images and video, which had been posted on YouTube on Thursday until Paramount Pictures made a copyright claim, forcing the video to be removed. The news outlet responded, however, with some animated gifs from the video, which can be found by ...
 | Aug-21-2015 | 
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Chris Pine Makes 'Star Trek 3' Wish

Could Khan's blood become a drawback?

If actor Chris Pine had his way, "Star Trek 3" would explore a darker side of Capt. James T. Kirk. Pine, who starred as Kirk in director J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” and "Star Trek: Into Darkness,” teased a possible plot twist while promoting his latest film, "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit." “Well, for anybody that has seen the second one, given the fact that Kirk’s been revived by Khan’s blood, you know I think there’s definitely room for Kirk to go dark, which we’ve obviously seen in the original series," Pine recently told Total Film. "That would be fun, I think.” With the si ...
 | Jan-22-2014 | 
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Find Out How Khan Almost Wasn't Khan

EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Orci provides new secrets behind 'Into Darkness'

It may have been a little after the 30th anniversary of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan," but there remains a contingent of Star Trek fans who remain unhappy about the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch resurrected Khan Noonien Singh in "Star Trek: Into Darkness." However, there was a long period of time when Khan almost didn't make it into the picture at all. That and more have been revealed by one of the film's writers, Roberto Orci, during an exclusive interview he conducted with the Mission Log podcast. "Khan was i ...
 | Sep-11-2013 | 
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Orci: No Such Thing As Coincidence On Star Trek Writer shares insight with Twitter during 'Into Darkness' remote screening This story contains spoilers for "Star Trek: Into Darkness."It would be great to believe that every word, every action that appears in a movie like "Star Trek: Into Darkness" is carefully prepared with an eye on the future.While there are some who might not believe that after seeing the latest Star Trek film, one of its writers says it's not very wise to assume."No such thing as a coincidence," writer Roberto Orci told fans Thursday night during a rather impromptu "Into Darkness" Tweetalong that took place to celebrate the digital release of the film on Apple's ...
 | Aug-23-2013 | 
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Tricorder Evolves From Prop To Reality

Scanadu Scout is one of the competitors in Qualcomm's Tricorder X Prize competition

In "Star Trek: Into Darkness," Karl Urban's Dr. McCoy tries to conduct a physical of his captain, played by Chris Pine, while he's chatting with Zachary Quinto's Spock on their way back to the Enterprise. The small device and scanner from his medical tricorder are quite familiar to Star Trek fans, who have watched Starfleet doctors (and scientists) use them almost from the very beginning of Star Trek. And while even today's most simplistic cellular phone might exceed William Shatner's simple communicator from the 1960s, when will our technology catch up and exceed the medic ...
 | Jun-6-2013 | 
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J.J. Abrams: Making 'Into Darkness' Honors Star Trek

EXCLUSIVE: While film respects existing fans, it was not made for them

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" is now at warp speed, showing in theaters worldwide. And it's earning praise from fans of the franchise and relative newcomers alike. When discussing his approach to making the sequel, director J.J. Abrams told 1701News that, as a newcomer to the Star Trek franchise, he went boldly forward with a movie that was not made for fans alone. However, his ultimate goal was for "Into Darkness" to earn the respect and the admiration of existing fans in the same way that he has for them. With this in mind, the writing team behind the movie -- Roberto Orci, ...
 | May-18-2013 | 
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