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Bezos Primes For ‘Beyond’ Cameo

Amazon CEO fulfilled dream to appear in Trek movie

The current slate of Star Trek movies might take place outside of the franchise’s “prime” universe. But it doesn’t mean someone known for creating what many enjoy today as Amazon Prime from participating in those films. Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of the online retail company Amazon, took a step onto the Enterprise, playing an alien in next week’s “Star Trek: Beyond.” Both producer J.J. Abrams and director Justin Lin confirmed Bezos’ involvement to the Associated Press on Friday while the two were promoting the film. “He was awesome,” Lin said. “It was like …
 | Jul-17-2016 | 
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‘Beyond’ Reviews Mostly Positive … So Far

After weeks of waiting, critics are finally voicing their opinion

In just a week, many parts of the world will finally have a chance to see “Star Trek: Beyond” for the first time. But as what’s typically done, those who review movies get to see it first. And so far, at least according to Rotten Tomatoes, critics are pretty happy with what Justin Lin, Simon Pegg and Doug Jung have put together. “The young crew of the Starship Enterprise enters uncharted space to rescue a missing ship,” …
 | Jul-16-2016 | 
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Pegg Explains Nuanced Changes In AbramsVerse

2009 reboot basically wipes slate clean for revised canon

Simon Pegg might be known for his comedy and his acting, but he is indeed a serious writer. And when he was tasked with developing what would become “Star Trek: Beyond,” it was a job he took quite seriously. It’s not just finding the right story, and knowing the characters. But Pegg had to understand the new universe J.J. Abrams created with the 2009 “Star Trek” film, and how that played into the rest of Trek canon. And how even if Hikaru Sulu wasn’t gay in what is now known as the “prime universe,” how he could indeed have his sexuality adjusted in “Beyond.” “With the Kelv …
 | Jul-12-2016 | 
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Pegg Responds To Gay Sulu Criticism

UPDATE: Zachary Quinto weighs in to support change, too

John Cho was excited to share the newly revealed sexuality of his “Star Trek: Beyond” character Hikaru Sulu. But George Takei, who portrayed Sulu the first — and the longest — called outing Sulu an “unfortunate” event that should’ve been done to a new character, not an existing one. However, “Beyond” co-writer Simon Pegg is defending the decision to make Sulu gay in an eloquent statement he rel …
 | Jul-8-2016 | 
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Takei: It’s Not OK For Sulu To Be Gay

Trek icon says character was conceived to be heterosexual

George Takei has been on the forefront of the battle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality since coming out himself more than a decade ago. And while he would love to see Star Trek move forward and finally add a gay major character in time for its 50th anniversary, for Takei it’s more like anyone but Sulu. The 79-year-old told The Hollywood Reporter Thursday that having John Cho’s version of Sulu come out as gay in the upcoming “Star Trek: Beyond” was “unfortunate.” …
 | Jul-8-2016 | 
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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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Lin Convinced Karl Urban To Return For ‘Beyond’

Dr. McCoy actor almost RSVPed his regrets to new film

The worst thing someone ever wants to hear in a relationship is that it’s over, and that “it’s not you, it’s me.” Karl Urban almost sent that very message to Paramount Pictures last year when it came time for him to reprise his role of Dr. Leonard McCoy in “Star Trek: Beyond.” But it was actually new director Justin Lin that ultimately convinced him to stay. “I was on the fence about doing the movie until I spoke with Justin,” Urban recently told IGN’s Scott Collura. “Because I had a conflicting schedule, and I had a decision to make about which film to do, and I was no lon …
 | Jun-4-2016 | 
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Will CBS Continue Axanar Lawsuit On Its Own?

Paramount might be willing to settle, but Star Trek has two owners

CBS Corp. and Paramount Pictures first went their separate ways at the end of 2005 — and they might be doing it again. Although “Star Trek: Beyond” producer J.J. Abrams insists the copyright infringement lawsuit the studios filed against an “independent” fan-film was “going away,” it seems Abrams was really only able to speak on behalf of one of the plaintiffs. The other, CBS, is far from ready to settle. And a countersuit filed by Axanar Productions and its princip …
 | May-26-2016 | 
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Quinto Ensures Nimoy’s Spirit Thrives In ‘Beyond’

Still not clear, however, if film will acknowledge actor’s passing

Zachary Quinto knew the moment he signed up to play Spock in the rebooted Star Trek film franchise, he’d have big shoes to fill. But it didn’t become fully apparent to him until he met the man who made Spock, well, Spock for nearly 50 years: Leonard Nimoy. More than a year after his passing, Quinto says he still misses the actor who quickly became a friend. And even started adopting some of Nimoy’s on-set practices — like never conducting interviews while in the Spock character. “I would say my connection to the character is deeper now because of our relationship,” Quinto t …
 | May-25-2016 | 
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Fan-Film Producers Finally Speak Out On Axanar Lawsuit

Tommy Kraft, James Cawley, Christian Gossett among those sharing tough love

Shocking observers, fans — and according to at least four different sources, the studios themselves — “Star Trek: Beyond” producer J.J. Abrams publicly inserted himself into a copyright infringement lawsuit Friday night declaring his support for the fan-film being sued. However, in an effort to defend fan-films, Abrams might have actually riled up many of those very fan-film communities not attached to “Star Trek: Axanar.” “There was a fan movie, ‘Axanar,’ that was getting made …
 | May-22-2016 | 
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