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Simon Pegg: Roddenberry Was Pioneer, Humanist

EXCLUSIVE: What prank fooled most of the cast?

To say that “Star Trek: Into Darkness” is a thematically dark movie may be something of an understatement. It showcases death, destruction and terrorism on a scale that its predecessors rarely attempted, and it does so with a style and edge completely unique to director J.J. Abrams’ vision. But with such devastation changing the principles of the Federation (and Starfleet), “Into Darkness” remains a movie about human heart, human ambition and the human drive to always be better … values that can only be termed as “very Roddenberry,” as in franchise creator Gene Roddenberry …
 | May-13-2013 | 
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Chekov Won’t Be Recast After Yelchin Death

Abrams still considering how to handle character in future films

One of the biggest questions since last month’s tragic death of 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin has finally been answered. At least partially. J.J. Abrams, who directed Yelchin as Pavel Chekov in the first two Star Trek movies in the reboot era and continues to serve as a producer in the franchise, told the Toronto Sun that he will not cast someone else to play the iconic role. “I would say there’s no replacing him,” Abrams said. “There’s no recasting. I can’t possibly imagine that, and I think Anton deserves better.” Yelchin died June 19 after his Jeep Grand Cher …
 | Jul-15-2016 | 
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Quinto Calls Yelchin’s Loss ‘Devastating’

Actor appears on ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the upcoming film “Star Trek: Beyond,” says that the death of co-star Anton Yelchin was a devastating loss to the entire Star Trek family.Quinto was promoting “Beyond” during Friday’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” on CBS when the host jumped right to how Quinto and his other castmates were reacting to Yelchin, who died June 19.See the full video here. …
 | Jul-5-2016 | 
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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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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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Chrysler Investigating Yelchin Accident

Late actor’s car reportedly subject to massive recall

“Star Trek: Beyond” actor Anton Yelchin could be the first reported death from a flaw in the 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that made it part of a massive recall in April. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the London company that manufactures Jeeps under its Chrysler division, said it would conduct a “thorough investigation,” according to CNN, of the accident over the weekend that claimed the life of the 27-year-old. The recall, which affected 1.1 million Grand Cherokees including, reportedly, Yelch …
 | Jun-21-2016 | 
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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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‘Beyond’ Trailer Drops On … May 20?

Not a lot of opening weekend choices to attach it to, however

It seems we finally have a date when we can expect the full trailer for “Star Trek: Beyond.” And while we were quite confident the trailer would be attached to “Captain America: Civil War,” it seems instead Paramount Pictures has its eye on … “Angry Birds”? Entertainment Weekly reporter Gerrad Hall says Paramount will roll out the trailer May 20 in a special event in Los Angeles hosted by the film’s director, Justin Lin. Fans will be invited to the Paramount lot i …
 | Apr-15-2016 | 
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‘Star Trek: Beyond’ Shifts Production To Dubai

Plus, actor Idris Elba teases his character’s mysterious role

“Star Trek: Beyond” has shifted production from a three-month shoot in Vancouver to the United Arab Emirates, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The cast and crew arrived in Dubia earlier this week for a 13-day shoot using locations around the city and at Dubai Studio City. “We came searching for the future and we found it,” said producer Jeffrey Chernov, noting the city’s forward-thinking architecture. “We’d drive around Dubai and look at things and we’d have to figure out how we can use those visual guides to tell our story,” he said. “I’d see a building and say, ‘We …
 | Oct-3-2015 | 
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