Tag Archives: Star Trek

Shatner to Appear in Third Abramsverse Star Trek Film?

Now that J.J. Abrams isn’t involved in the new Star Trek films, we really need to come up with a new shorthand for the “Alternate Reality” Star Trek movies. Anywho, according to Bad Ass Digest, a cameo has been written into the third no-longer-Abramsverse Star Trek film’s script for William Shatner (if he is willing to appear in the film).

If Shatner chooses to accept an offer to appear, the scene would apparently be integral to the plot — which makes we wonder what they’ll do if he says no.

Who are we kidding, unless there was some unknown health problem, Shatner would never say no.

Personally, while I love Shatner, it just sort of seems weird. While Prime Universe Spock was integral in the 2009 Star Trek (and it made sense for him to appear in into Darkness), the continued reliance on the old cast does not bode well for the new reality.

Via Bad Ass Digest

Original USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Model To Be Restored… Again

The original studio model of the USS Enterprise has been at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum for quite a while. For a long time it was suspended from the ceiling (which is where I saw it when I was a little kid), but for the last decade it’s been sitting in the museum gift shop in a display case (see above).

The model has gone through several dubious “restorations” (some better than others) over the years, but even when done with the best of intentions, the model still doesn’t quite resemble what fans of Star Trek saw on television in the 60s.

Well, that’s about to change — the model has now been removed from its spot in the gift shop, and will spend the next 18 months being restored. Once the new restoration is completed, it will find its way not to the basement level of the gift shop, but instead the main floor of the museum.

And I’m looking forward to it.

Via Air & Space

Robert Orci confirmed to direct next Star Trek film

It’s been a will he/won’t he with whether or not screenwriter Robert Orci would get his turn in the director’s chair for the third Abrams-verse Star Trek film, but according to the BBC, actor Simon Pegg has confirmed that Robert Orci will be directing the next installment of the legendary science fiction series.

I have mixed thoughts on this, as while Orci was probably the largest Trek fan in the mix for the last two films, his non-Star Trek views can get a little… well… weird.

I’m going to choose to be cautiously optimistic. It’s what I’ve got in me.

Via the BBC

Robert Orci: Not Actually Hired to Direct Star Trek 3, Producing Power Rangers?

We’ve gotten into the habit of referring to Robert Orci as the director of the third Abramsverse Star Trek film (or as I like to call it “Star Trek 3ish”), but apparently that’s not actually official just yet.

Speaking with Collider, Orci said:

I don’t want to count my chickens before they hatch. The studio has yet to even read the script. I’m in the middle of writing it, with the talented team of [John D.] Payne and [Patrick] McKay. They are true Star Trek fans, as well. So, I can’t even think anything about the future until I give them a script and they greenlight it. Until that happens, everything else is just a rumor.

But even if he doesn’t end up directing (and his lack of involvement with Spider-Man 3), Orci’s still a busy guy.
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You see, Robert Orci is executive producing the forthcoming Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers remake. Yes, you read that right. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

It seems there is no remake or sequel Mr. Orci’s fingers won’t touch.

Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (who scribed X-Men: First Class) are writing that one, so it might, much to everyone’s surprise, be a good movie too. Only time will tell.

Via Cinemablend, io9

Episode 11 – The Best of 2013!

In this fortnight’s episode we talk about Disney’s new television show with horrible implications, Ant Man finally getting a lead actor, Scott Lobdell being a douchecanoe – and our best and worst picks for 2013.

Because it’s just about over.

Because it’s December.

You really should have known that already.

Episode 6 – A 90s Revelation

The band is back together for our sixth episode where we talk about FOX picking up Gotham (a pre-Batman police procedural), Linda Carter’s Man of Steel 2/Wonder Woman comments, Stephanie Brown’s unbenching by DC, Star Trek Renegades, Star Wars Rebels, (My) Immortal’s season 2 kickstarter, and the newly recovered episodes of Doctor Who.

Also, revelations about Trae in the 90s.

It’s not as exciting as it sounds.

But it’s kind of funny.

Also: Link to the My Immortal Kickstarter.

Episode 4 – The Second Worst

On this episode of Nerd & Tie we discuss DC Comics recent PR disasters, the new Robocop trailer, Robert Orci losing his mind online, a new Potterverse movie, and Voyager leaving the solar system!

We also talk about Transformers for some reason, and Trae seems to have a thing about !mpact comics.