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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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Zachary Quinto Returns Home To Pittsburgh

See Spock as a young teen in an early interview with KDKA

Even some of our most favorite actors have to come from somewhere. Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the new Star Trek movies including July 22's "Star Trek: Beyond" isn't exempt from that.The 39-year-old actor hails from Green Tree, Pennsylvania, a small suburb of Pittsburgh with just 4,400 people. He attended Catholic school, just across the way from Carnegie Mellon University, where he would eventually get his college degree.But while Quinto might be a big name in Hollywood Sand New York now, he still gets back to Pittsburgh at least ...
 | Jul-13-2016 | 
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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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'For The Love Of Spock' Trailer Debuts

Documentary from Adam Nimoy expects to debut this weekend

Just months after the passing of his father, Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy asked Vulcan fans if they wouldn't mind chipping in a little to a crowdfunding campaign that would let him work on a documentary he promised his father he would make.Fans did indeed help Nimoy, to the tune of more than $660,000, and now the fruit of that fundraising and production work by Nimoy has opened the door for the premiere of "For the Love of Spock."The documentary, narrated by the actor who currently plays Spock, Zachary Quinto, features inter ...
 | Apr-13-2016 | 
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'Beyond' Cast Honors Leonard Nimoy

Final week of charity fundraising campaign by the actors

Leonard Nimoy has been gone for more than six months now, but his presence is still felt on the set of "Star Trek: Beyond" in Vancouver.The cast of the new film, led by the new Spock, Zachary Quinto, has honored Nimoy and his contribution to the franchise in what is probably the last charity video from the set.The USS Enterprise crew is raising money for Nimoy's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. ...
 | Aug-26-2015 | 
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Trek Community Celebrates Supreme Court Marriage Decision

Twitter came alive this week not just for 'Star Trek 3,' but for gay marriage too

Not wanting to be upstaged by the first week of filming of "Star Trek 3," the U.S. Supreme Court decided to dominate the news cycle this past week with a couple of key rulings.While one was huge for the Obama administration and his legacy piece, the Affordable Care Act, the other had an impact on many other Americans.In a split 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court said states not allowing same-sex marriage was a violation of the 14th Amendment.It was a widely expected win, but still didn't mute the jubilation celebrated by many in the LGBT community, and its supporters. That incl ...
 | Jun-27-2015 | 
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Leonard Nimoy, Trek's Most Famous Icon, Dies

A long battle with COPD claims the life of the man behind Mr. Spock at age 83

He was a director. An activist. A photographer. Sometimes even a singer. But to the world of Star Trek, he was Mr. Spock. Leonard Nimoy, the man who first brought the green-blooded, pointy-eared Vulcan to life nearly 50 years ago, died Friday. He was 83. Nimoy had been rushed to a California hospital last week with severe chest pains, but was released a short time later. Susan Bay Nimoy confirmed her husband's death with The New York Times, saying he was in end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy revealed his battle with COPD late last year when ...
 | Feb-27-2015 | 
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Cromwell Takes Emmy For 'American Horror Story'

Other Star Trek-related nominees didn't pick up gold hardware

James Cromwell has been through the whole Emmy nomination process more than once. But this time, he got to end it with a win. Cromwell, who played Zefram Cochrane in 1996's "Star Trek: First Contact," as well as various other character parts in the Star Trek universe, took home his first Emmy on Sunday night for "American Horror Story: Asylum." It was Cromwell's fourth nomination, earning his first in 2000 for HBO's "RKO 281" and later for "ER" and "Six Feet Under." Besides "First Contact," Cromwell also had guest roles in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (as Hanok in "Sta ...
 | Sep-25-2013 | 
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Trekdom Celebrates Gay Marriage Supreme Court Ruling

George Takei, Zachary Quinto among those expressing pride

After months of waiting. the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down key provisions of two laws that had plagued gay civil rights proponents for many years. And the Star Trek community -- where there is infinite diversity in infinite combinations -- celebrated. "Today marks a watershed moment in history and a tremendous victory for the principle of equality," actor George Takei from the original "Star Trek" series told his followers on Facebook. "The 5-4 decision by our Supreme Court striking down DOMA affirms the universality of love -- the desire of all people not ...
 | Jun-26-2013 | 
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