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Partners In Space: Gene Roddenberry And ... Paul McCartney?

New book shares this tidbit and others from the 50 years of Star Trek

There was once a time when Star Trek almost had a chance to meet the Beatles. Well, kind of. It wasn't really Star Trek, more like Gene Roddenberry. And it wasn't really the Beatles. More like Paul McCartney. But the two had hoped to make music together in a way Roddenberry knew best — creating a story set in space. But then that pesky Star Trek franchise got in the way again. "I have no idea whatever happened to that," Roddenberry's assistant at the time, Susan Sackett, said. "It's probably stuck in a file, like the end of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.'" Sackett and oth ...
 | Jun-28-2016 | 
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Could Lin Make George Takei Happy Over 'Akira'?

Warner Bros. reportedly after 'Beyond' director for live-action remake

Justin Lin is getting the reputation for saving projects, and "Star Trek: Beyond" hasn't even hit theaters yet. Warner Bros. is now reportedly courting the Fast & Furious helmer to take on its long-languishing attempt to bring the 1988 Japanese anime film "Akira" to life as a live-action film. The studio has spent years trying to make "Akira" happen, but it's been in development hell almost the entire time. The closest "Akira" got to being made was in 2011 when Jaume Collet-Serra replaced Albert Hughes as director, but still insisted on casting non-Asian actors in the key r ...
 | Jun-28-2016 | 
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'Star Trek: Waypoint' Arrives In September

IDW celebrates 50th anniversary with new comic book series

IDW Publishing is exploring reaches of Star Trek that have never been reached in the franchise's 50 years with the "Star Trek: Waypoint" comic book series. Offered as a six-issue, bi-monthly anthology series containing a collection of short stories spanning all things Trek, IDW has been mum on what exactly the series will explore. That is except for two teasers: Uhura will lead a story from the original "Star Trek" era, while Geordi La Forge and Data will be be featured in a story from the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" era. And it all starts in September, the month that ...
 | Jun-23-2016 | 
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Koenig On Yelchin: 'A Gifted Performer'

Series icon empathizes with actor's parents after losing his own son

Walter Koenig never had too much of a chance to talk to the actor who would take over the role he originated in "Star Trek," but Anton Yelchin still impressed him. Koenig, who will turn 80 in September, spoke of a time where he shared a two-hour conversation with the younger Chekov on a soundstage "His reputation as an artist preceded him," Koenig told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "I knew I was in the presence of a gifted performer." Yelchin was killed early Sunday morning ...
 | Jun-21-2016 | 
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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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'Beyond' Features A Little Trek History With Starbase

Simon Pegg shares some details on gigantic space station

Watch the new "Star Trek: Beyond" trailer wondering what that impressive space station was? Well, wonder no more. "Beyond" co-writer and co-star Simon Pegg told IGN the station is in fact called Starbase Yorktown, and is located at the edge of Federation space. It's a "diplomatic hub," where Federation inductees can interact with each other and "better understand what being part of the Federation means." Yorktown also has tactical importance for the Federation, Pegg added. ...
 | May-30-2016 | 
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Abrams Recruited Justin Lin To 'Rescue' Trek

PLUS: Simon Pegg says new trailer will show 'Beyond's' Star Trek heart

This story may contain spoilers for "Star Trek: Beyond. Paramount Pictures desperately wanted a film in theaters in time to celebrate Star Trek's golden anniversary. But after rejecting a script — and ultimately the director — of what had been tentatively called "Star Trek 3," the studio had to find a way to pull it together, with producer J.J. Abrams hand-picking Justin Lin to do the job. Although Lin has acknowledged his work on "Beyond" as a "rescue mission ...
 | May-19-2016 | 
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Is Star Trek Online Planning An AbramsVerse Crossover?

A new uniform, claimed leaked screencaps from game, say yes

Star Trek Online may be preparing to do something not even the CBS or Paramount side of Star Trek have done before — cross universe streams. Eliot Lefebve at Massively Overpowered has pointed out a non-player character who has popped up in the online game. And while he's not key to anything going on in the story, one thing that caught Lefebve's eye is not what he says (or lacks saying), but instead what he's wearing. "The tunic is not a single piece, but rather a black undershirt with a colored overshirt," Lefebve said. ...
 | May-18-2016 | 
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Canada Celebrates Trek's 50th With Coins, Stamps

Star Trek is building a bigger connection with the country than ever before

Did you know that Capt. Kirk is Canadian? OK, that's a bit of a stretch. But William Shatner, who played Capt. Kirk in the original "Star Trek," is most definitely Canadian, hailing from Montreal. Long before he commanded a Federation starship, Shatner was performing at the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, and appearing on the Canadian "Howdy Doody" show as Ranger Bob. With that connection, Canada is clearly excited to celebrate its connection to Star Trek during the show's 50th Anniversary with a series of coins, stamps and special exhibits. Shatner was ju ...
 | May-17-2016 | 
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