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Star Trek May Not Be Ready For 50th Anniversary

Can the franchise live up to James Bond, Doctor Who?

The Brits have proven that when it comes to anniversaries, they know how to celebrate it. When James Bond turned 50 in 2012, the writing team of Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan knew how to celebrate Ian Fleming’s creation with “Skyfall.” This past year, “Doctor Who” did the same, bringing all 13 Doctors together to make sure that “Gallifrey falls no more.” But what about Star Trek? It will turn 50 in 2016 — now just two years away. And although Paramount Pictures is planning to release the third film in the rebooted universe at the time, one longtime writer and …
 | Jan-13-2014 | 
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Remembering Those We Lost In 2013

All 31 people who sought out new frontiers remembered here

With so many hours of Star Trek available in both television and movie form, it’s almost impossible to keep up with all the people who worked both in front of and behind the cameras for the franchise, and who deserves at least one last remembrance when they pass on. Sure, we get some of the big names, like Michael Ansara, and more recently, Joseph Ruskin. But what about Katherine Woodville? Buddy Garion? Or even Nicole DeFrancesco? Our researchers here at 1701News looked for those who may have been overlooked this past year, and are hoping you will take a moment to read a l …
 | Jan-3-2014 | 
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So Is Star Trek Back On TV, Or What? Roberto Orci kinda says yes, or did he? It all comes down to what appears to be an off-camera conversation one entertainment reporter had with current film Star Trek scribe Roberto Orci.Orci didn’t exactly say that Star Trek was coming back to television. But his cryptic “Watch this space” to reporter Joe Michalczuk indicates that either Orci knows something that no one else does, or that director J.J. Abrams is now out of the loop since taking over the Star Wars franchise. (That’s because Abrams just re-affirmed recently that there was nothing on the table in terms of a Star Trek televisions series.)So what’s …
 | Oct-15-2013 | 
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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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Paramount Television Gets President … Is Star Trek Next?

Amy Powell has significant experience with digital media

Paramount Pictures has taken yet another major step to re-establishing Paramount Television after naming Amy Powell — the company’s head of digital entertainment — the new president of the division. Powell will continue in her previous role as well, and suggests that Paramount might focus more on alternative platforms like the Internet and streaming services such as Netflix. But it also creates more suggestion that Paramount might be interested in bringing Star Trek back to television, and not waiting for its sister company CBS Television to do it. “Amy has proven herself t …
 | Jul-24-2013 | 
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7 Ways To Bring Star Trek Into 21st Century

The franchise is great, but things could be a little better

In the original “Star Trek,” it was the chaos of small sounds we believed to be emanating from everywhere on the bridge. For “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” it was the background rumble we would hear that would remind us that drama was unfolding onboard a large starship. Realism is part of the reason we’ve all fallen in love with Star Trek over the decades. And if there are efforts underway to bring Star Trek back, then what has become much more sophisticated audiences are going to demand even more realism than ever before. Star Trek can’t lose sight of that if it wants …
 | Jul-6-2013 | 
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Rick Berman: Roddenberry Made Rules, I Obeyed

Longtime executive producer talks about maintaining creator’s vision

Whether he’s revered or reviled, Rick Berman was the torchbearer for the Star Trek franchise for many years following the death of Gene Roddenberry in 1991. He helped usher in such timeless series as “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and was also instrumental behind films like “Star Trek Generation,” “Star Trek: First Contact” as well as “Star Trek: Insurrection” and “Star Trek: Nemesis.” And that’s all from a man who, before getting assigned to “Star Trek: The Next Generation” by Paramount in the late 1980s, knew almost nothing of …
 | Jul-4-2013 | 
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Emmy-Nominated Director To Helm Trek TV Premiere

David Semel is a television veteran, including ‘American Horror Story’

Bryan Fuller isn’t taking the route of some television pilots and premieres by bringing in some big-time movie director to set the pace. Instead, he has hired David Semel — a name you probably wouldn’t recognize — to help lay the groundwork for the new Star Trek television series. Semel will direct the premiere, which is set to air on CBS in January. He’s probably best known in the genre for his work on shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Roswell” and “American Horror Story.” However, Semel likely caught Fuller’s eye because he helmed the pilot of NBC’s “Heroes” in 200 …
 | Jul-23-2016 | 
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More Than 2 Dozen Emmy Nominees Have Trek Connnections

See how Star Trek will be represented at the 68th annual awards

Fall is almost here, and you know it when Emmy nominations celebrating the best in television this past year are finally revealed. And while there might not be any Star Trek in the mix, as usual, there are more than two dozen nominees who have Star Trek conventions. In a quick perusal of the nominee list (which you can find right here), two big names from recent films pop up right away. Benedict Cumberbatch, who played Khan in 2013’s “Star Trek: Into Darkness …
 | Jul-14-2016 | 
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