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J.J. Abrams Still Open To Direct 'Star Trek 3'

Star Wars may keep him busy, but not totally unavailable

How do you balance two of the biggest science-fiction franchises of all time? Turn yourself into J.J. Abrams, of course. Abrams, who is about to premiere his latest film, "Star Trek: Into Darkness," to the world, says he has not yet ruled out directing a third film in the franchise, even if he is working for "the Dark Side." "I would say it's a possibility," Abrams recently told Playboy magazine, courtesy of Dark Horizons. "We're trying to figure out the next step. But it's like anything ... it all begins with the ...
 | Apr-27-2013 | 
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'Into Darkness' Could Not Avoid Boston Tragedy

Too often, life imitates art, but society still steams on

Fans who have watched the series of "Star Trek: Into Darkness" trailers over and over again might still be wondering who the heck Benedict Cumberbatch is playing, but there is one thing they can't miss: An explosion in the urban center of a city. With just a week since the bombing tragedy in Boston, at least one question arose on whether "Into Darkness" might be a little too soon with its May release and similar-themed subject matter. "While I wish desperately that ('Into Darkness') was a complete and utter entertainment with no real connection to what is happening, arguabl ...
 | Apr-25-2013 | 
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It's Finally Here: 1701 News

Company founded by Star Trek creator joins forces with Airlock Alpha owners

Almost 15 years ago, I started a website called SyFy World (later SyFy Portal, and even later after that Airlock Alpha). It was a science-fiction entertainment news site, but its primary focus was on Star Trek. In 1998, we had two television series going -- "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager" -- as well as a new movie, the Jonathan Frakes-directed "Star Trek: Insurrection" on its way into theaters. For me, science-fiction was Star Trek, and Star Trek was science-fiction. Yes, there was Star Wars, comic book films, various other sci-fi properties, and even ...
 | Apr-25-2013 | 
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Jonathan Frakes In Star Wars? 'In A Heartbeat'

Trek director from past willing to follow current director

If there was a club for Star Trek directors, you would see the likes of Nicholas Meyer, Leonard Nimoy and even Stuart Baird there. But how about if that club moved to a galaxy far, far, away, and it was led by two of the Star Trek franchises most popular directors? Jonathan Frakes, who played Cmdr. William T. Riker in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and directed two films ("Star Trek: First Contact" and "Star Trek: Insurrection") said he would be very interested in following current Trek director J.J. Abrams over to the new Star Wars movie. And not because Star Wars te ...
 | Apr-25-2013 | 
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Fan Who Got Advanced Trek Screening Dies

Daniel Craft, who had his own hand in movies, was 41

Just days after J.J. Abrams provided him an exclusive screening of May's "Star Trek: Into Darkness," a fan who wanted nothing more than to see the new film has died. Daniel Craft, who was identified by The Hollywood Reporter, was 41. Both his wife, Paige Craft, and his brother were at his side when he died Friday in a New York hospital. "Dan would be rolling his eyes at being 'the inspirational cancer story,' but he's done a lot for movies over the ye ...
 | Jan-6-2013 | 
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Man's Dying Wish Granted: To See 'Into Darkness'

J.J. Abrams allows a rare preview into his film projects

One couple has had a chance that few others, if any, outside of J.J. Abrams' inner circle ever get to see: A rough cut of the upcoming film "Star Trek: Into Darkness." But a man identified only as "Dan," along with his wife, are not just anybody. In fact, the only chance the couple had to see the film together was by getting a sneak preview now, because Dan himself has just weeks to live. Dan reportedly has been diagnosed with two different forms of cancer over the past three years, according to Yahoo! News, and after being disappointed by not getting a chance to see the ex ...
 | Jan-3-2013 | 
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Is There Television In Star Trek's Future?

Roberto Orci says there could be, but it's complicated

Anyone and everyone who has been talking about doing a Star Trek series has made one thing clear: Bad Robot, the production shingle of film director J.J. Abrams, would have to sign off on it. But that has been tricky as well. When Viacom split up its film and television divisions into separate companies, that made it a bit difficult to figure out what to do with Star Trek, which has been both a television and film powerhouse for the company. What ended up happening was Paramount Pictures took the film franchise, and CBS Television took over the boob tube side, meaning technica ...
 | Jun-26-2012 | 
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