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‘Wrath Of Khan’s’ Nicholas Meyer Joins TV Trek

BREAKING: Is CBS putting together a Star Trek dream team for new series?

Nicholas Meyer, the director of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” has followed Bryan Fuller into making a triumphant return to the Star Trek franchise. And just in time for its 50th anniversary. Meyer has been named to the writing staff of the upcoming Star Trek: Series VI, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This will make the first time Meyer has ever been involved with the television side of Trek, and the first time he’s even touched the franchise since writing and directing “The Undiscovered Country” in 1991. Meye …
 | Feb-26-2016 | 
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Plane Crash Claims James Horner, 61

‘Titanic’ composer also behind music for ‘Star Trek II,’ ‘Star Trek III’

Two-time Oscar-winning composer James Horner — the man who brought the beautiful music behind “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” — was killed in a plane crash Monday. He was 61. “A great tragedy has struck my family today,” Horner’s assistant, Sylvia Patrycja, said in a Facebook post late Monday evening. “We have lost an amazing person with a huge heart, an unbelievable talent. He died doing what he loved.” Horner was at the controls of his small airplane when it crashed in a remote area about 60 miles outside of Santa Barbara, Calif …
 | Jun-23-2015 | 
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Star Trek Producer Harve Bennett Dies, 84

Credited with breathing new life into two different Trek movie timelines

Harve Bennett was a producer many Star Trek fans didn’t know, and those who did may not have given him a lot of credit. But anyone who enjoys the Star Trek movie franchise of today pretty much should tip their hat to Bennett, who died Wednesday in Oregon. He was 84. Bennett was a producer and a writer, who was instrumental in films such as “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,” “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” and “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.” If being a producer wasn’t enough, he also was credited for stories and even screenplays for tho …
 | Mar-6-2015 | 
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What Is The Most Profitable Trek Movie Of All Time?

Hint: J.J. Abrams was not even close

Before J.J. Abrams took over the film franchise, conversations surrounding what were the best-performing Star Trek movies of all time at the box office typically centered around either “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” or “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” Both are strong candidates. When adjusting for inflation, “The Motion Picture” picked up $264.6 million domestically and $446.9 million worldwide, while “The Voyage Home” earned $144.8 million in North America and $283.6 million globally. But when it comes to the bottom line at Paramount, it doesn’t matter how much a movie gr …
 | Jan-4-2014 | 
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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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Your Chance To Win ‘Star Trek II’ On Blu-ray

Paramount Pictures, 1701News is giving away two copies to lucky fans

It’s here! The promised remastered version of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” is now out on Blu-ray. And we want to give you the chance to win a copy for yourself. Paramount Pictures and 1701News is giving away two copies of the movie pack, which includes both the original theatrical release and the director’s cut approved by Nicholas Meyer. But just like how Kirk and Khan had to fight blindly through that nebula, you’ll have to scavenge your way to the treasure. …
 | Jun-7-2016 | 
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‘Voyager’ Novelist Joins TV Trek’s Writing Staff

Kirsten Beyer had to cancel convention appearance in Maryland

Pocket Books just might have to share its “Star Trek: Voyager” writer. At least for now. Kirsten Beyer, who has authored 10 “Voyager” books (with two more on the way) over the past decade or so, is heading for a new gig: The writing team of the upcoming Star Trek series for CBS All Access. Although CBS has not confirmed the hire, a Maryland convention called Shore Leave announced Beyer had to pull out as a guest specifically because she was joining the new series. “One of our author guests, Kirsten Beyer, has to cancel her attendance at Shore Leave 38 for an admittedly v …
 | Jun-1-2016 | 
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Massive ‘Twin Peaks’ Cast Includes 18 Trek Actors

Names include John Billingsley, Ashley Judd for Showtime revival

How many actors does it take to bring “Twin Peaks” back to television? For director David Lynch, it’s 217 — including himself. Showtime, the network that has revived the 1990s cult classic, announced its cast Monday, listing all of the more than 200 people who will appear on screen. The list, led by Kyle MacLachlan and David Duchovny, also includes 18 actors who have Star Trek connections. Madchen Amick The 45-year-old played Anya in the 1989 “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “The Dauphin.” In fact, it would be after Trek that she would appear in “Twin Peaks” …
 | Apr-25-2016 | 
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Remastered ‘Wrath Of Khan’ Coming In June To Blu-ray

Will hit shelves same day as four other previously announced Blu-ray sets

Better start making some room on that DVD shelf now. Not only will this summer be marked with Blu-ray releases for both the modern Star Trek movies and two Star Trek series, but Paramount Home Media Distribution also has scheduled a June 7 release date for the Blu-ray version of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” In fact, the digitally remastered 1982 director’s cut will hit store shelves the same day as “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: Into Darkness” from P …
 | Apr-15-2016 | 
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Trek Game So Cool, It Needs Its Own Joystick Cover

Sega actually produced a Star Trek game for the Atari in 1983. Really.

There was “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” and then there was Star Trek: The Game. Yes, the video game … so complex, developer Sega and the Atari gaming system required you to put a cover over your joystick.And we already know what you’re going to ask next: “What’s a joystick?”Well, watch this video Sega and Atari ran on television back in 1983 promoting the game, where you get to captain the USS Enterprise and take on the Klingons.The Atari game was actually a repackaging of an arcade game of the same name that Sega put …
 | Apr-5-2016 | 
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