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Nov. 25th, 2010



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May. 10th, 2009



I loved the movie!

I loved the new movie! It wasn't perfect but I think it did an excellent job at portraying the characters in their younger years. Spock was such a mixture!

Mar. 28th, 2008



Tom Cruise will NOT be in Star Trek...

Rumors were flying for a couple of days that actor Tom Cruise would put in an appearance in the new Star Trek movie but those rumors have proven to be false according to several online articles including one at http://www.cinemablend.com/new/No-Tom-Cruise-For-Star-Trek-3732.html.

"...a flat denial of the rumor from one of Tom Cruise's publicists, Arnold Robinson: "That story is not true," he says."

Mar. 26th, 2008



Simon Pegg's biography...

Here's a biography of Simon Pegg (Scotty), found at http://movies.msn.com/celebs/celeb.aspx?c=98310&mp=b.

Perhaps the busiest television actor on either side of the pond, British standup comedian-turned-actor Simon Pegg has become a ubiquitous presence to U.K. television viewers since making his debut in the popular 1995 comedy series Six Pairs of Pants. With his role as the writer and hapless title character in the British "zom-rom-com" (zombie romantic comedy) Shaun of the Dead, Pegg's popularity set sail for U.S. shores as well.
A Glouchester native who completed his education at Bristol University before segueing into film and television, Pegg showed considerable promise as an actor in his early television appearances. It was during the production of Six Pairs of Pants that Pegg made the acquaintance of future collaborators Jessica Stevenson and Edgar Wright, and in the years that followed, the trio would find notable small-screen success in such efforts as Asylum and Spaced -- with the latter finding an especially strong following on U.K. television. Additional roles in Saturday Live, the outlandish Big Train, and as the lead in Hippies also served to boost Pegg's profile, and in 2001 he joined an impressive cast for a small role in Tom Hanks' acclaimed miniseries Band of Brothers.

Though the majority of Pegg's exposure had been limited to the small screen at the dawn of the new millennium (save for brief appearances in such features as The Parole Officer and 24 Hour Party People), the prolific television comic made a successful leap to the big screen as the writer and eponymous character in 2004's Shaun of the Dead. Cast as a put-upon electronics-store employee who attempts to rescue his friend (played by Pegg real-life best friend and Spaced co-star Nick Frost), mother, and ex-girlfriend as the zombie apocalypse rages around them, Pegg drew big laughs with Shaun, and it wasn't long before the film was scheduled for stateside release. A film championed by the likes of even zombie-genre inventor George A. Romero for its witty writing and cleverly constructed chills, Shaun of the Dead found considerable success when released into stateside theaters in September 2004 (it would come as no surprise to fans of the film that it won the award for Best Screenplay at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards).

Back on the BBC, Pegg joined I'm Alan Partridge star Steve Coogan in the bizarre genetically modified talking-animals comedy I Am Not an Animal before joining Shaun mate Peter Serafinowicz for a few episodes of Look Around You and making an appearance in the 2005 series of his favorite childhood television program, Doctor Who. A brief cameo in Romero's eagerly anticipated Land of the Dead quickly followed, and after lending his voice to the scatological computer-animated comedy Free Jimmy, Pegg would "go-Hollywood" in a very big way by joining the Tom Cruise team in Alias director J.J. Abrams' Mission: Impossible III.

Though Pegg went on to play a substantial role in director Jean-Baptiste Andrea's Big Nothing shortly thereafter, the film was released straight to DVD in the U.S., and it wasn't until the release of Hot Fuzz that American audiences would once again get a good look at Pegg and pal Frost as they re-teamed with director Wright to parody the action-packed police thrillers that fueled their imaginations as impressionable young children. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide



Simon Pegg as "Scotty"...

Here's an article I found at http://movies.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=306766>1=7701 about Simon Pegg who plays Montgomery Scott, better known as Scotty, in the new Star Trek film. Pegg's other new film, Run Fatboy Run is getting a lot of advertisement right now.

Here's part of the article:

Simon Pegg won't be beaming up any differences for his take on starship Enterprise's chief engineer "Scotty" in the upcoming "Star Trek" film.

"I am playing 'Scotty,' but James Doohan is 'Scotty,'" Pegg told The Associated Press at the "Run Fatboy Run" premiere afterparty at Les Deux nightclub Monday night.

Doohan played "Scotty" in the '60s TV series and in several movies.

"I tried to approach the role like he did. He's a Scottish engineer who works in outerspace. He's a bit of a brawler. I didn't try to facilitate change," the 38-year-old British actor said.

In "Run Fatboy Run," which opens Friday, Pegg wears short-shorts as an fumbling Londoner who begins training for a marathon to impress his ex.

He's more coy about what his Montgomery "Scotty" Scott will look like in the J.J. Abrams-directed "Star Trek," expected on the big screen next year.

"I couldn't possibly tell you what I wear in 'Star Trek,'" Pegg said.

Pegg said he finished shooting the film, which stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk and Zachary Quinto as Spock, last week. Pegg said he's signed up to star in three potential "Trek" movies.

"I'm looking forward to doing that for the next few years," he said. "Hopefully, I'll do a lot in between, too."

Feb. 10th, 2008



Star Trek article and picture...


Jan. 29th, 2008



Interview with Karl Urban (McCoy)...

Here's a short interview with Karl Urban in which he discusses his role as Dr. McCoy in Star Trek XI

Karl Urban: From Comanche Moon to Star Trek...

IGN TV: You're obviously a very different physical type than DeForest Kelley. How are you approaching the role?

Urban: Again, it comes down to the script and it comes down to following J.J.'s lead and working in conjunction with this great cast that he's assembled and being faithful and honorable to the very essence and spirit of those characters that were created back in the late '60s. Again, it is a case of not doing some sort of facsimile or carbon copy, but really taking the very essence of what DeForest has done and honoring that and bringing something new to the table.

IGN TV: This is similar to my Comanche Moon question, but I'm curious if you re-watched old episodes of the show before you began working on the film?

Urban: Well, I've been watching Star Trek since I was, oh gosh, seven years old so I was very familiar with the original series and with those characters. I didn't actually even have to go out of my way to re-watch old episodes. I've just been watching them for over 20 years! [Laughs]

IGN TV: You might not be able to answer this question, but are you looking forward to saying "Damn it Jim, I'm a doctor!"?

Urban: Oh, you'll have to wait and see! [Laughs]

IGN TV: McCoy was usually more hands off than Kirk and Spock, but you have done some pretty physical roles. Should we get ready for a more bad ass McCoy here?

Urban: I can't divulge any secrets. I would love to spill the beans, but I'm really not at liberty to say. But I just will say that the project as a whole is very faithful to the original series and I think that J.J. has a very fresh and exciting approach and I think that he's an incredibly talented visionary. I believe that he is going to reinvigorate this franchise in a really healthy, positive and exciting way. I really think that the Trekkers and the long time fans will be really pleased with it, because it really does honor the very spirit of what we are all really quite crazy about, in a good way.

IGN TV: How's it working with your fellow cast members?

Urban: J.J.'s assembled an absolutely awesome cast. Everybody is really great. It's very exciting to be a part of.

IGN TV: I happened to go to high school with Chris Pine, so I was excited to see him cast as Kirk.

Urban: He's very good. He's very good. I'm so pleased that we've got someone of his caliber and ability in the role of Kirk, because he's extraordinarily talented and funny. I think he's got a big future ahead of him."


I can't wait for this movie...

I am so looking forward to seeing this new Star Trek film!! I'm a big fan of the original series and the first films. I've only seen a little of the other television series, mostly Voyager, but hope to catch up a bit.

I had heard Leonard Nimoy was in the film, he will still be playing Spock won't he? I know someone else plays the younger Spock and was wondering how the other would be shown.

I'm also a fan of Karl Urban since The Lord of the Rings and most recently the Comanche Moon mini-series, so it was very exciting to find out he'd be playing Dr. McCoy.


Official Star Trek website...

I think this is the official site, http://www.paramount.com/startrek/. My slow computer speed wouldn't let me look at much of it but perhaps you'll have better luck with it.


Welcome message...

Welcome to a new community for Star Trek fans! Although the focus during the comming year will likely be on the new film to be released December 2008, the community also welcomes anything about the previous Star Trek films, series, and books.

The new film is scheduled to be released at Christmas and stars Chris Pine (James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), John Cho (Hikaru Sulu), Ben Cross (Sarek), Bruce Greenwood (Christopher Pike), Simon Pegg (Montgomery Scott), Winona Ryder (Amanda Grayson), Zoë Saldana (Uhura), Karl Urban (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy), Anton Yelchin (Pavel Chekov), Eric Bana (Nero), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Clinton Collins Jr. (General Ayel), Chris Hemsworth (George Samuel Kirk, Sr.), Jennifer Morrison (Winona Kirk), Rachel Nichols (Orion), Tyler Perry (head of Starfleet Academy), Marlene Forte (Chief Transporter), James Cawley (Starfleet officer), Sonita Henry, Randy Pausch, and Paul McGillion, and Chris Doohan.

The community welcomes information, discussion, questions, links, icons, pictures, artwork, and fanfiction. Please follow LJ guidelines when posting, mainly that means clearly label, if needed, what the content of your post is and if it needs to be rated or warnings given for it. Please be courteous to other members and don't let differences of opinions get out of hand. Hopefully this will become a fun place for Star Trek fans here at LJ!