Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday the 27th February at the age of 83. All over the world tributes have poured in from NASA, Celebrities to Barack Obama.

I never really expected this day to really come. Leonard was universally loved for playing the pointy eared Mr Spock devoted to logic and so much more. He was remarkable and will be sorely missed.

Deforest Kelly's Dr McCoy captured Mr Spock's passing best in Star Trek's Wrath of Khan as you'll remember heres what he said,

McCoy: He's not really dead. As long as we remember him.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Jeri Ryan

Aw shucks! Heres Jeri Ryan hanging out with trekkies. I'm guessing this photo was taken at a Sci Fi convention but which one? These tickled pink Trekkers in Starfleet uniforms look really pleased as punch. Don't forget, Star Trek fans come in all shapes and sizes. We've even got a green one wearing a Starfleet combadge. 'Captain Four To Beam Up!'

 Happy Birthday Jeri,  Have a great day.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Star Trek 3 Newsflash

In recent Trek news writer/director Robert Orci has stepped down from directing Star Trek 3. The movies release date is for Summer 2016 marking Star Trek's 50th anniversary, a dream created by Gene Roddenberry who lives on. Word is Bad Robots Director J.J. Abrams is producing the 3rd instalment reshuffling trek's lieutenants. Robert Orci has confirmed that his original star trek script is being scrapped citing "creative differences." This being the case, William shatner's cameo looks unlikely. Oh well.

So who have Paramount Pictures chosen to direct Star Trek 3?

Drum roll, here comes fast and furious film director Justin Lin! His films have grossed a cool $2 billion bucks worldwide! So now its official. Lin is in to complete Star trek's trilogy. The fun will really begin when Director Lin pimps out Captain Kirk's USS Enterprise NCC 1701, switching from illegal street racing and heists to warping ahead into fiery galactic battles with shields weakening!

Its interesting Claudio Miranda signed up last October as the movies Cinematographer two months before Orci got dropped. I think the plan is for these two to stand in behind the camera while Lin calls the shots.

So what can we expect? JJ Abrams previous movie instalments were fun, compelling, action packed reboots showing off what the new USS Enterprise 1701 crew could do. The reboots have a snappy sense of realistic urgency which is why they work. (I have to admit, the micro singularity which destroyed Vulcan was definitely the beginning of darkness.) The films new writers hit it off with funny man Simon Pegg aka Scotty, Doug Jung with Robert Orci hanging in.

So good things will happen to produce the most amazing script. Star Trek's new director Justin Linn must be secretly thrilled to be holding the reins.

Whos your favorite Star Trek character? How long will Paramount hold out with releasing Star Trek 3's trailer? What's the title for the next Star Trek movie going to be?

Hunch long and Prosper, Trekkies and Trekkers.

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