What a tease!December 9th, 2012
The teaser trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness was released on Dec. 6, with the full trailer due to premiere with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Also available: a teaser poster. Both the trailer and poster have a strong Inception vibe, and neither make the details of the upcoming film any more apparent. But there is hope that the frantic energy of the fledgling reboot franchise will be intact, what with our heroes running off cliffs, falling down Jefferies tubes, and flying across the bridge as consoles explode. Classic.
Most intriguing to fans are the characters that Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve will play. Amie discussed Cumberbatch’s villain in our previous post; Eve may play either Yeoman Rand or Nurse Chapel, or someone new.
The film’s premiere date remains May 17, 2013.
Title & Three Frames.October 13th, 2012
As you’re probably aware by now, Star Trek 2 was given an official title last month — Star Trek Into Darkness. Damon Lindelof had previously stated that Star Trek 2 would drop the colon, because Star Trek II/2 is technically The Wrath of Khan, which is perfectly logical, but just…sounds a bit odd? Like the crew is trekking (ha) into Mordor-like planet or something. The movie still scheduled for a May 17, 2013 release in the US and will apparently be in 3D.
In case you missed it last week on Conan, J.J. Abrams dropped by to show a three-frame clip of the film. Check it out! Here’s hoping that we get a teaser trailer by Christmas.
We still don’t know the name of the villain being played by Benedict Cumberbatch. At Comic-Con, Karl Urban said he would be playing Gary Mitchell, but they’ve killed off Gary in the ongoing IDW comic book series taking place within this universe in their adaptation of Where No Man Has Gone Before, issue #2. Some people still seem to think he may be playing Khan, even though Simon Pegg said no. That would be a huge disappointment as we’ve seen that story and the setup just isn’t present in this universe. My theory is that he is playing Gary Seven. On a similar note, there’s an actress by the name of Alice Eve listed on IMDb without a character name; she’s blonde, so could she be our new Christine Chapel? I guess we will have to wait and see!
In the meantime, don’t forget to watch Zachary Quinto as psychiatrist Dr. Oliver Thredson in season two of American Horror Story, which begins airing on Wednesday, October 17 on FX!
Star Trek 2 photos; Nimoy, Quinto television newsMarch 9th, 2012
Star Trek 2 began filming this past January and as with the first film, there’s been a tight lid on the plot details and set photos. Despite this, a number of set photos featuring Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and Trek newcomer Benedict Cumberbatch leaked just a few weeks ago. We will not be posting said photos here (at least not yet), but we will link you to Trek Movie, who has the scoop. We’re pretty excited and can’t wait to learn more!
In television news, Zachary Quinto will be returning to American Horror Story in season two as a series regular, though he will be playing a different character than in season one. Season two begins filming this summer and will air on FX in October. It seems that Leonard Nimoy is also returning to television, as a cameo on an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory, airing March 29 on CBS. He will be voicing Spock in a dream sequence. Series star Kaley Cuoco tweeted this photo of herself and Nimoy on the set.
” It is my intention to live an authentic life… “October 16th, 2011
While some news articles covering the story mention the onscreen romance between Quinto’s Spock and Zoe Saldana’s Uhura in the 2009 Star Trek film, none have touched on the venerable Star Trek fan culture/subtext that pairs Spock with James T. Kirk. To read about the phenomenon, check out our article on Slash in the Fandom section.
Nimoy in Bruno Mars’ new music video!May 26th, 2011
Leonard Nimoy appears in the official alternate video for Bruno Mars’ The Lazy Song and, well, it’s pretty awesome. Watch below!