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Star Trek Meets Monty Python [May. 4th, 2007|11:35 pm]
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For all the geeks out there - look what I found!



OMG! Roflmao...
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(no subject) [May. 4th, 2007|08:01 pm]
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Abrams Set for Next 'Star Trek' Film
4 May 2007 (WENN)
Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams has signed on to direct the next installment of the Star Trek feature franchise after months of speculation. Star Trek XI will focus on a young James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock and chronicles their first meeting at Starfleet Academy and their first mission in space. Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter Abrams finalized the deal late last month. Abrams has been developing the project through his Paramount Pictures-based production company as a producer and writer, before deciding to also sign on as the director.

Cast Set for Next 'Star Trek' Movie?
27 February 2007 (StudioBriefing)
On the heels of Paramount's confirmation that J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Lost) had been selected to direct the next Star Trek feature, reports began circulating on several movie and sci-fi websites Monday that the studio was in talks with Matt Damon, Adrien Brody, and Gary Sinise to play the roles of Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy respectively. First reported by IGN Movies, a unit of Fox Interactive, and attributed to unnamed studio sources, the stories also indicated that James McAvoy, who costarred in The Last King of Scotland, was "in the mix" to play the role of Enterprise engineer Scotty.

Script Completed for 'Star Trek XI'
11 January 2007 (StudioBriefing)
Director J.J. Abrams has confirmed that the script for Star Trek XI has been completed, that it will concern Capt. Kirk and Spock as very young men, that shooting will begin this year, and that the movie is targeted for release in 2008. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Abrams said that the story will satisfy even non-Trekkers. "On the one hand, for people who love Star Trek, the fix that they will get will be really satisfying, '' he told the magazine. ''For people who've never seen it or know it vaguely, I think they will enjoy it equally, because the movie does not require you to know anything about Star Trek. I would actually prefer [that] people don't know the series, because I feel like they will come to it with an open mind."
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(no subject) [Mar. 30th, 2007|10:01 pm]
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For all of you who are interested both in Doctor Who and Star Trek, the actress of the Doctor's new companion, Freema Agyeman, stated that she actually is a Star Trek fan...!

“I grew up with Doctor Who when it starred Sylvester McCoy but I was more interested in Star Trek at the time."

“I ‘m a big sci-fi fan – I even went to a couple of Star Trek fan conventions. The Next Generation was my favourite show and I loved Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

crossposted @ startrek & tngfans
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Star Wars marathon [Mar. 16th, 2007|08:51 am]
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Star Wars 6-Movie Marathon
The Star Wars party at Celebration IV in Los Angeles this May just got even better. On Wednesday May 23, fans will have the opportunity to kick-start their Celebration weekend with a U.S. first: a free Star Wars six-movie marathon event.
Beginning at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 23, fans and movie buffs will have a chance to attend the screening of the entire, epic Star Wars saga on the big screen. The approximately 17-hour program (including intermissions) will lead into the five days of non-stop festivities that will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars throughout the rest of the Memorial Day weekend. The tickets, free of charge for those attending Celebration IV, are scheduled to go up for reservations at 9:00 AM PDT, Thursday, March 15.

Those attending the six-movie marathon will receive a commemorative button, and bragging rights to have been among the first to watch the entire saga in order at a U.S. screening.

Seating is limited and reservations for tickets must be made in advance. Register now at the Celebration IV registration website to make sure they don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event:

http://registration.gencon.com/celebration/
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STAR TREK XI NEWS!!! [Mar. 3rd, 2007|10:45 am]
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02.27.2007
Christmas Day 2008 Release for "Star Trek XI"



J.J. ABRAMS TO DIRECT STAR TREK FEATURE FILM FOR PARAMOUNT PICTURES
IN THEATERS CHRISTMAS DAY 2008
HOLLYWOOD, CA, February 26, 2007 — "Star Trek," one of the most popular and successful franchises in the history of movies and television, returns to the big screen under the creative vision of J.J. Abrams, the force behind "Lost," "Alias" and "Mission Impossible III" for Paramount Pictures.

The team behind the film will include Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Mission Impossible III") who wrote the screenplay and will executive produce with Bryan Burk. JJ Abrams and "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof will produce. The film will begin shooting this fall for a Christmas Day 2008 release.

One of the most popular film and television franchises of all time, "Star Trek" has encompassed 726 total episodes for television in six different series, beginning with the original 1966-1969 series created by Gene Roddenberry. The 10 "Star Trek" films have grossed in excess of $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The original characters have been named among the 50 greatest TV characters of all time and the Enterprise has lent its name to two proposed spacecraft.



"If there's something I'm dying to see, it's the brilliance and optimism of Roddenberry's world brought back to the big screen," said Abrams. "Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon, but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyone — life-long fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honored and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek."

Brad Grey, chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures, said, "We could not be more thrilled to be back in business with J.J. Abrams. The revival of the 'Star Trek' franchise is an important part of Paramount's turnaround."

About Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global company that produces and distributes filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading entertainment content company with prominent and respected brands including Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, DreamWorks, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studios, and Worldwide Television Distribution.

Fact Sheet

"Star Trek" is one of the most popular film and television franchises of all time:

726 total episodes for television spanning six television series
Original series, created by Gene Roddenberry, aired on NBC from 1966-1969
10 movies, grossing in total over $1 billion at the worldwide box office
Hundreds of novels
$3.5 billion in consumer products
3 million visitors of Las Vegas's "Star Trek: The Experience" since 1998
Over 60 interactive software products since 1991; games in production for current and next generation game platforms
J.J. Abrams is a talent widely admired by audiences and critics alike:

Winner of two Emmy Awards for "Lost"
17 million viewers each week for "Lost"; a top-ten show
Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most exhilarating storytellers in television"
Director of "Mission: Impossible III"
Creator of "Alias" and "Felicity"

"Star Trek" has influenced the culture:

NASA's first test shuttle was named "Enterprise"
The first commercial passenger carrier into space, Virgin Galactic, has announced that the first spacecraft of the line will be named V.S.S. Enterprise
An episode of the original "Star Trek" featured television's first interracial kiss
Spock, portrayed by Leonard Nimoy, was named one of TV's "50 Greatest Characters Ever" by TV Guide


The next motion picture of the Star Trek franchise, tentatively titled "Star Trek XI," will begin filming this fall for theatrical release on Christmas Day 2008.
The official announcement was made today by Paramount Pictures. Last Friday J.J. Abrams, already announced as producer of the project, finalized a deal to also direct the movie (related story). The screenplay, which reportedly will be a prequel revolving around a young James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, has been written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, who previously collaborated with Abrams on "Mission Impossible III." Kurtzman and Orci will executive produce with Bryan Burk, and Abrams will produce along with Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof.

"If there's something I'm dying to see, it's the brilliance and optimism of [Gene] Roddenberry's world brought back to the big screen," said Abrams. "Alex and Bob wrote an amazing script that embraces and respects Trek canon, but charts its own course. Our goal is to make a picture for everyone — life-long fans and the uninitiated. Needless to say, I am honored and excited to be part of this next chapter of Star Trek."

Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, said, "We could not be more thrilled to be back in business with J.J. Abrams. The revival of the Star Trek franchise is an important part of Paramount's turnaround."
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New Who Poll [Sep. 29th, 2006|10:16 am]
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My new Doctor Who Poll - Have fun!

(Results can't be viewed for this is crossposted all over the fandom. I'll post the results later!)

DW Poll behind the cutCollapse )
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(no subject) [Sep. 28th, 2006|07:09 pm]
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UPDATED: Record breaker?
Does Stargate really beat Who as longest running show?

When the 2007 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records landed on the Doctor Who website team's desk, we were eager to see if Doctor Who gets another mention in the new volume.

It does, but not quite in the way were expecting.

Baffled by its claims, we asked Tom Spilsbury, the statistically-minded assistant editor of Doctor Who Magazine, to do the maths for us:

"I was pleased to see that Doctor Who is mentioned on page 178, as 'the longest-running science-fiction TV series'," says Tom, "although there have been 723 episodes now, not just 709, tsk!

"But I was left rather baffled by the entry on page 180, which lists the record for 'Longest running sci-fi TV show (consecutive)'.

"The book has awarded this particular record to the US series Stargate SG-1, which started in July 1997 and had notched up 203 episodes, beating the previous record of 202, allegedly held by The X Files. (There's even a picture of the SG-1 cast with their certificate!)

"Why isn't Doctor Who given this record, when the programme had a new series of episodes every year without fail between 1963 and 1989, racking up 695 episodes in the process? Why doesn't this count as a much longer 'consecutive' run? Surely 695 consecutive episodes beats 203, doesn't it?"

UPDATED:

Although the sums involved have sparked much debate, the editor of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday has this to say:

"Doctor Who is without question the longest running science fiction show in terms of years. Stargate SG-1 has run without a break since it first hit our screens in 1997, however, so is the longest show with consecutive back to back episodes."

Since its launch in 1997, Stargate SG-1 is now in its 10th series and has notched up 203 episodes without a break. This new record has knocked off previous record holder The X Files, which ran to 202 episodes.

Russell T Davies, writer and Executive Producer of Doctor Who, commented: "This achievement is all thanks to the remarkable production team who first created Doctor Who in 1963, and the audience, who've kept it alive for all these years."

David Tennant seemed delighted as he received a certificate recognising the acheivement earlier this week.

source: BBC

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Doctor Who episode and Serenity win Hugo Awards [Aug. 29th, 2006|11:31 pm]
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From Outpost Gallifrey:

Steven Moffat's first series episodes The Empty Child and The Doctor Dances won the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (Short Form) at the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention in Anaheim, California on Saturday, besting two other episodes which were also nominated for the same category -- Paul Cornell's "Father's Day" and Rob Shearman's "Dalek" -- as well as an episode of the SF series "Battlestar Galactica". The Hugo Awards are the science fiction community's most prestigious honors, awarded by the World Science Fiction Society at each annual convention; the "long form" Dramatic Hugo was given to the 2005 film "Serenity".
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NEWS FedCon UK [Aug. 22nd, 2006|11:11 pm]
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We are pleased to announce that Fed Con UK will be in November from 23rd - 25th 2007!!
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(no subject) [Aug. 12th, 2006|02:03 am]
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Revenge of the Sith Wins Two DVD Awards
August 10, 2006



Revenge of the Sith captured two trophies at this year's Ninth Annual DVD Awards with Leonard Maltin, held at the Los Angeles Hilton at the Entertainment Media Expo (EMX) on August 8th.
Taking home awards for Major Video Presentation and Major Audio Presentation, Revenge of the Sith shared top honors with The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (three awards) and King Kong: Collector's Edition (1933) (two awards), giving this year's awards a decidedly effects-driven slant.

Revenge of the Sith also recently garnered two Saturn Awards -- for Best Science Fiction Film and a Best Music Award for John Williams' Episode III score -- and also won the coveted Audience Choice Awards for Favorite Motion Picture and Favorite Movie Drama.
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