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Is Paramount's Brad Grey In Trouble?

His career could hinge on success of 'Star Trek: Beyond'

Brad Grey is not used to fighting from a deficit. Seriously. This is the man who helped usher in television hits in the past like "The Sopranos" and "The Larry Sanders Show" on HBO among others. When Grey took over Paramount Pictures in 2005, the studio was in trouble. The year before, Paramount didn't have a single film in the top 20. It's highest-grossing that year was "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," which grossed $94.6 million. The next year was slightly better, thanks to "War of the Worlds" and "The Longest Yard," but it seemed Paramount was close to bec ...
 | Mar-26-2016 | 
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Some Trek Names You Don't Want To Miss At Oscars

Want another reason to watch Sunday? How about these familiar nominees ...

Believe it or not, over the years, Star Trek films have been nominated for 15 Academy Awards, beginning with three nominations in 1980 for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." Sadly, however, only one Star Trek film ever got its name emblazoned on one of those golden Oscars. That doesn't mean you still can't enjoy the Hollywood back-patting Sunday night hosted by Chris Rock. In fact, we're going to give you a little cheat sheet, so that whenever one of these people pop up on screen, you can confidently tell your family, "Hey, that person has a Star Trek connection! We don't see ...
 | Feb-27-2016 | 
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Celebrate 50 Years With 'Trek Talks'

Taking inspiration from 'TED Talks,' CBS will examine how Trek has influenced our world and thinking

Fan of the "TED Talks" in which someone with a head-microphone tries to dazzle you with some amazing speech? Then imagine it with some far more interesting people on much more fascinating topics. You know, like Star Trek. CBS Consumer Products, a division of Trek rights holder CBS Corp., is launching a series of "Trek Talks" it says will be produced and hosted by universities, colleges, museums and even festivals. Each host site will have a chance to choose from a variety of Trek-related topics like envisioning a future multicultural universe, examining Trek's influence on ...
 | Feb-24-2016 | 
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Abrams Has Next Film Lined Up, But It Ain't Trek Or Wars

Red-hot director is taking a producer credit for 'God Particle'

With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" still churning mega-millions at the box office (more than $2 billion worldwide to date) and some fans still remembering his contributions to "Star Trek" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness," many have been curious to what J.J. Abrams plans on doing next. And, no surprise, he's heading back to space. Abrams has signed on to the new Julius Onah film "God Particle," a sci-fi thriller that has moved from Paramount Pictures' now-defunct independent shingle to Paramount itself. Based on a script Oren Uziel and "Star Trek: Beyond" co-writer Doug Jung, ...
 | Feb-19-2016 | 
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Is Fuller Best Choice For New Trek? Media Thinks So

Excitement about the new series showrunner extends beyond fandom, and to writers themselves

Sometimes it's hard to tell who might be cheering the loudest when it comes to Bryan Fuller stepping in as showrunner for the upcoming Star Trek series on CBS All Access: the fans, or reporters. While fans have taken to social media to express their thoughts, several entertainment and trade publications have come out with full endorsements of Fuller, citing not only his history with the franchise dating back to "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager," but also his impressive resume. In fact, the top reason The Wrap likes Fuller is ...
 | Feb-10-2016 | 
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So Who Is That Other Executive Producer On New Trek Series?

Bryan Fuller was not the only one added to the mix. Heather Kadin is on board, too

She was lost in the shuffle a bit when the news broke Tuesday that Bryan Fuller was named the co-creator and showrunner for the upcoming Star Trek series. But Heather Kadin is not someone fans should overlook. In fact, Kadin will add Star Trek among the hit shows she's already executive producing for networks like Fox and CBS, all thanks to her job as co-president of the production shingle Kurtzman shares with Roberto Orci, K/O Paper Products. That resume includes shows like "Scorpion" and "Limitless" on CBS, and "Sleepy Hollow" on Fox — all of which have been successes for th ...
 | Feb-10-2016 | 
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Could Fuller's Trek Series Re-Boot TNG?

New TV show co-creator gave hints about new Trek in 2013

It's a little bit of the old mixed in with a little bit of the new. Alex Kurtzman, who made his name in Star Trek through the J.J. Abrams-directed films, was first attached to the new Star Trek series planned for next January by CBS All Access. But now a face from Star Trek past, Bryan Fuller, has come aboard as well. What does this mean? Will this be Star Trek in the new universe that Kurtzman helped create? Or could it be Star Trek from the old universe that Fuller has been a part of through shows like "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"? Or could it be ...
 | Feb-9-2016 | 
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Nimoy Died On Non-Speaking Terms With Shatner

New book reveals the Trek-created friendship had crumbled in months before actor's passing

William Shatner is shedding some new light on the relationship he shared with "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy leading up to his death, and apparently, it wasn't on good terms. In his new new book, "Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man," Shatner says that friendship had come apart in the months leading up to Nimoy's February 2015 death. Shatner's book isn't expected to hit shelves until Feb. 16, but the British tabloid The Sun has shared some of ...
 | Feb-7-2016 | 
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'Star Trek: Beyond' Shifts Production To Dubai

Plus, actor Idris Elba teases his character's mysterious role

"Star Trek: Beyond" has shifted production from a three-month shoot in Vancouver to the United Arab Emirates, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The cast and crew arrived in Dubia earlier this week for a 13-day shoot using locations around the city and at Dubai Studio City. “We came searching for the future and we found it,” said producer Jeffrey Chernov, noting the city's forward-thinking architecture. “We’d drive around Dubai and look at things and we’d have to figure out how we can use those visual guides to tell our story,” he said. “I’d see a building and say, 'We ...
 | Oct-3-2015 | 
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Roddenberry: Beginning Of 2009 Film 'Brought Me To Tears'

Son of Star Trek creator talks movies, TV and beyond

It's the second-highest grossing Star Trek movie of all time, even adjusted for inflation. But how did J.J. Abrams' 2009 installment of "Star Trek" measure up to the Roddenberry philosophy? "I actually like the movie. I think J.J. Abrams did a great job," Rod Roddenberry told Reddit readers during a live event Monday. "The first 10 minutes of the 2009 'Star Trek' brought me to tears — and it still does every time." On whether or not to accept ...
 | Aug-31-2015 | 
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