Star Trek

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In late breaking news tonight, nearly a week after the passing of Leonard Nimoy, another tall figure in Star Trek history has passed away. Writer and producer Harve Bennett died today at his Oregon home, ending what had been a long and prolific career primarily as a TV producer and executive. By and large though, nerds everywhere will remember him as the man that got the Star Trek franchise back on track in 1982 when he made a number of shrewd moves that lead to the production of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Bennett is being remember tonight as the unsung hero of Trek, someone that made sure that the series lived long and prospered during some lean years. (more…)

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We’re all still coming to grips with the loss of Leonard Nimoy and people are celebrating his life and contributions in a number of ways. The day he passed away a number of fans and Star Trek Online players gathered on Vulcan to pay their respects. Cryptic Studios, the creative group behind Star Trek Online announced an in-game memorial and it went live today. (more…)

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A little more than a year ago, Harold Ramis passed away. I thought about his death again this weekend after Leonard Nimoy passed. Both were the kinds of celebrity deaths that make you feel old and hit you hardest: icons from my and probably your childhood. When Ramis died, the internet reacted unkindly to Murray’s statement about the loss of his friend and colleague. I wrote something about it and as we see Shatner get some of the same heat, it seemed right to once again write something. Sort of…
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Cryptic Studios, the creative group that runs Star Trek Online has announced the addition of an in-game memorial to both Spock and Leonard Nimoy. It’s being reported that throughout yesterday, about 1000 players traveled to the planet Vulcan in-game to pay their respects in an impromptu memorial service around the Fountain on Vulcan. (more…)

Official Star Trek Convention - Day 3

We’re all saddened by the passing of Leonard Nimoy earlier today. It will take some time for most of us to fully process his loss. People all over the world are responding to his passing in tweets, Facebook posts, and other social media. Take a look and then tell us one of your favorite Nimoy moments in film, television, convention appearances, or just that random encounter you had with Nimoy one day. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast

This time on that podcast… Hey, did you know they are rebooting Ghostbusters? Jeremy has a few plumbing related concerns about this. Meanwhile Paul Feig apparently found Jason’s weak spot – current Saturday Night Live comedy genius Kate McKinnon.

Hey, did you know they are rebooting the Fantastic Four? The guys watch the trailer and give a honest to goodness mature review. Not really, but truth be told, Jason seems truly afraid and curious to see if the film’s seemingly antiseptic view of the FF mythos will start a trend.
Hey, did you know there is also some other reboot and non-reboot news this week? (more…)

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Was it only a few months ago that the future of Star Trek was riding on one Roberto Orci? After co-writing two volumes of “Nu Trek,” Orci got the call to direct the third after J.J. Abrams left the series make some small independent feature at a tiny production company. That’s a lot of faith in a guy that’s not got a lot of good will banked in the fan community, especially after Star Trek Into Darkness, and it seemed as though that someone at Paramount eventually agreed. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has been hired to stake over the directing duties for Star Trek 3, and despite reports to the contrary, it seems as though the director’s chair isn’t the only one that Orci’s lost in the reshuffling. (more…)

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Set your phasers to stun/heat/kill (depending on how you see fit) folks, as Paramount Pictures has finally found a new director to helm the third instalment of the mega-budgeted Star Trek reboot. With many directors in the running – including Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes – the list finally became a two-man race, fortunately this didn’t involve any souped up muscle cars, or fuel injected nitro kits. The search for a replacement director went into over-drive – when J.J. Abrams left for another galaxy far far away – with names as far-out as Edgar Wright popping up online. Now Paramount seem to have found the man for the job. (more…)