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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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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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Simon Pegg: Roddenberry Was Pioneer, Humanist

EXCLUSIVE: What prank fooled most of the cast?

To say that "Star Trek: Into Darkness" is a thematically dark movie may be something of an understatement. It showcases death, destruction and terrorism on a scale that its predecessors rarely attempted, and it does so with a style and edge completely unique to director J.J. Abrams' vision. But with such devastation changing the principles of the Federation (and Starfleet), "Into Darkness" remains a movie about human heart, human ambition and the human drive to always be better … values that can only be termed as "very Roddenberry," as in franchise creator Gene Roddenberry ...
 | May-13-2013 | 
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'Into Darkness' Teaches Kirk To Respect The Chair

EXCLUSIVE: Karl Urban says fans also will never forget Benedict Cumberbatch

It was a characteristically cloudy day in the British capital of London last weekend when "Star Trek: Into Darkness" made its premiere across the pond. However, there is a charge to the air as the customary red carpet has been transformed into an opulent white, almost as if to contrast the harsh darkness that permeates the latest outing of Gene Roddenberry's long-running franchise. And like 2009's "Star Trek" relaunch, "Into Darkness" takes the familiar universe and gives it a rougher edge, filled with a sharper level of threat and malevolence. But amongst it all, there is a s ...
 | May-8-2013 | 
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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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Paramount Resurrects Rejected Script For 'Star Trek 4'

Maybe the studio is now OK with being a little too 'Star Trek-y'?

If you were a little surprised that J.J. Abrams revealed the script for "Star Trek 4" already is written, you wouldn't be alone. Especially since "Star Trek: Beyond" — which debuts this weekend — had a script in the works almost up until it was time to go in front of the cameras. But there's a reason why Abrams and his team were able to plan ahead, however. Because "Star Trek 4" was supposed to be "Star Trek 3." Paramount officially announced the next film Monday through ...
 | Jul-19-2016 | 
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'Beyond' Attracts A Much Different Competitor

'Secret Life of Pets' a surprise competitor going into weekend

Paramount Pictures was looking at a busy week of competition on July 22 for "Star Trek: Beyond," primarily from the animated feature "Ice Age: Collision Course" and a second week of the "Ghostbusters" reboot. But it looks like a rather big box office surprise might be the real competition for "Beyond" if it doesn't have a strong opening weekend. "The Secret Life of Pets" from Universal Pictures posted a second solid weekend, losing just half of its massive opening the weekend before, to hold on to the top spot at the box office. Its $50.6 million second week bested "Ghostbu ...
 | Jul-18-2016 | 
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