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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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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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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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'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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Lin: 'Beyond' Will Acknowledge Nimoy's Death

PLUS: Director says he took on a 'rescue mission' of 50th anniversary film

Leonard Nimoy pulled himself out of a semi-retirement to portray Spock for the first time in nearly two decades when he appeared in 2009's "Star Trek," and again four years later in "Star Trek: Into Darkness." So it's only fitting that Nimoy's passing last year finds its way into "Star Trek: Beyond," and director Justin Lin says he couldn't move forward without it. "It's something you'll see in the film," Lin told Film Journal International, according to TrekCore. "It obviously affected everybody because he's been a big part of our lives. There's an attempt to acknow ...
 | Apr-11-2016 | 
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Original Trek Crew Sabotaged By 'Beyond'

Auralnauts mix the latest movie with classic 'Star Trek'

We already know what fans, and even Simon Pegg, thinks about the teaser trailer Paramount Pictures released last year of "Star Trek: Beyond." But what does the original "Star Trek" crew think about it?You know, the likes of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and James Doohan?The comedy music group Auralnauts took a gander, mixing the trailer with a classic episode of "Star Trek." And man, is it funny!Auralnauts, accordi ...
 | Mar-29-2016 | 
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'Star Trek: Beyond' Premiere Pushed Back

Paramount will give the film an extra two weeks to change its competition

With the premiere of "Star Trek: Beyond" less than a year away, fans are finding out Thursday they are going to have to wait a little longer to see the third installment in the rebooted universe. A couple weeks, at least. Paramount Pictures says it has pushed the premiere of "Beyond" back to July 22. That means its new opening weekend competition will include the Guy Ritchie film "Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur" and the animated series "Ice Age: Collision Course." The move also takes "Beyond" out of direct competition with "The Secret Life of Pets" and "Mike and Dav ...
 | Sep-18-2015 | 
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'Star Trek: Beyond' Plot: 7 Key Dilemmas To Resurrect

Franchise's longevity offers considerable inspiration

Star Trek’s longevity is a major part of its modern success. But there is so much fodder for new imaginative plot lines in the collective assemblage of original television shows, films, books and other media out there that it can’t be ignored. More than likely, there will be some resurrection of some of this material in the new iteration of films from Justin Lin, Doug Jung and Simon Pegg. Hell, there were even rumors at San Diego Comic-Con that William Shatner might suit up to show up in the film. So, now that the title for "Star Trek: Beyond" has been released, you just h ...
 | Jul-15-2015 | 
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