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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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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 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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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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Friends, Family Remember Yelchin At Private Service

PLUS: Co-stars talk about how new Rihanna song helped through mourning

Paramount Pictures surprised fans by commissioning pop superstar Rihanna to release a song for the upcoming "Star Trek: Beyond" soundtrack. But "Sledgehammer" has turned out to be more than just a theme for the film's closing credits — it's also helped some of the cast cope with the tragic death of co-star Anton Yelchin. Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, who play Spock and Uhura in the current Trek film franchise, both shared their gratitude to Rihanna on Instagram for the song, which ...
 | Jun-29-2016 | 
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Jeep Owners File Class-Action Suit Against Chrysler

Legal action follows death of 'Beyond' actor Anton Yelchin

Investigators are still trying to determine what exactly happened to Anton Yelchin the early morning hours of June 19. But some owners of Jeep Grand Cherokees aren't waiting, filing a lawsuit they hope will gain class action status. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Seattle-based law firm that specializes in high-profile class action cases such as this, filed the suit Thursday in a California federal court against Jeep manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, claiming the company "fraudulently concealed and failed to remedy a gear shifter design defect" that affected 811,000 vehic ...
 | Jun-28-2016 | 
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World Remembers Anton Yelchin

Condolences pour in from friends, colleagues, fans

He might not have had the name recognition as a Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto or even Zoe Saldana. But Anton Yelchin was someone who appeared to love performing — whether it was on screen or on the musical stage — and his impact was felt universally. Readers here best know Yelchin, who died early Sunday in an accident at home, as Pavel Chekov. But many more knew him for his work in independent films like "Odd Thomas" and "Charlie Bartlett," as well as films from popular franchises that may not have been so popular themselves, like "Terminator: Salvation." Outpouring of condol ...
 | Jun-20-2016 | 
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Spock Doc Gets Premiere Date, Distributor

Adam Nimoy's film about his father will debut in time for 50th anniversary

"For the Love of Spock" is coming to a theater — and video-on-demand service — near you. On Sept. 9. That's the day after the Star Trek franchise, which the late Leonard Nimoy was a part of from the very beginning, celebrates its 50th anniversary. And it will be the day fans everywhere will have their first real chance to see how Adam Nimoy honored his father, who died last year. Following a successful showing at the Tribeca Film Festival last month in Manhattan, Gravitas Ventures has bought the worldwide distribution rights to the film, according to ...
 | Jun-3-2016 | 
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