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Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83





By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN



Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.

His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Mr. Nimoy announced that he had the disease last year, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.

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But that wasn’t such a bad thing, he discovered. “Given the choice,” he wrote, “if I had to be someone else, I would be Spock.”

Source: New York Times

Simon Pegg to co-write Star Trek III

Simon Pegg has confirmed that he will co-writer of the third entry in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, set for release in 2016.

Pegg, who plays miracle-working, Enterprise-anthropomorphising chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the films, will pen the script alongside Doug Jung, whose past work includes crime caper Confidence.

Pegg’s only solo cinematic writing credit to date is Run, Fatboy, Run, which received lukewarm reviews, although he co-scripted the Cornetto trilogy - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End - with Edgar Wright.



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Following the departure of JJ Abrams, who helmed 2009’s Star Trek and its sequel, Into Darkness, Roberto Orci (who co-wrote the first two films) was set to write and direct the third. Orci, who has no previous directorial experience, then stepped down in December last year, reportedly over studio concerns with his script, although he will stay on as producer.

Wright was then tipped to replace him before Fast and Furious’s Justin Lin was eventually offered the director’s chair.

Source of text: The Guardian

Justin Lin to Direct 'Star Trek 3'

‘Fast & Furious 6′ Helmer Justin Lin to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′


Justin Lin is boarding the USS Enterprise and will direct the third installment of Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek” franchise.

The hiring of Lin came two weeks after Roberto Orci backed away from the directing gig.

Orci had been hired for the helming job after J.J. Abrams had to exit the sequel due to his commitment to direct Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

David Ellison’s Skydance Prods. is producing along with Orci and Abrams. Paramount has not yet set a release date for “Star Trek 3.”

Patrick McKay and John D. Payne worked on the most recent draft of the script.

Lin directed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth installments of the “Fast and Furious” franchise.

Last year’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” grossed $467 million worldwide, including $229 million domestically.

Lin is repped by CAA, Cinetic Management and Sloss Eckhouse Law Co.

Source: Variety




  • Playboy ranked all episodes of Star Trek that have ever been made, which is over 700.

  • Two-parters were counted as one episode, so the list is actually under 700.

  • The movies don't count, but the animated series does.

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Episode summaries taken from Wikipedia: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Rest of list + commentary here.

'Star Trek 3' Loses Its Director

Roberto Orci has stepped off Star Trek 3 as director.

Orci, best known for his screenwriting work with former partner Alex Kurtzman, was going to make his directorial debut with the movie, stepping in the shoes of J.J. Abrams. Abrams directed the first two movies but left to helm Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Orci will still remain involved with Trek 3 as a producer, THR has confirmed.

Reasons for his departure were not immediately revealed.

Source: THR

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Into Darkness Bloopers



IGN has just released an exclusive set of bloopers from the Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set of both J.J. Abrams-directed films. The brief reel features much goofiness from Captain Fine and ZQ as well as an adorable bit with Queen Zoe.

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Photos from 2014 Star Trek convention

I've posted photos from the recent Creation Entertainment Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas over on flickr.  Here's the link to the albums page:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixellle/sets/

In case you’re not familiar with flickr, each image on this page respresents an album.  Click on the album image to enter the album.  Once in the album, you see thumbnails of the images.  If you want a better look at one, click on the image to see it large.  You can start with the first image and use the arrow to see them all full-size.  Or, look for the symbol of a rectangle with an arrow inside, which is the slideshow icon.  If you’d like to adjust the speed of the slideshow, right-click on the slideshow symbol and choose “open link in a new tab.”  You’ll see “Options,” which will let you set the speed to slow, medium or fast.

There are three albums from 2014 here, along with lots of albums from 2008 – 2014.

If you enjoy any of these, please favorite them and/or leave a comment.  Producing these is a lot of work, and I'm considering scaling down or maybe not photographing at all next year.  If I have a sense that enough people really do enjoy them, then I'll continue.

Also, I have a slideshow to music of the DS9 panel, here:

http://animoto.com/play/rfkFWnBFtpwJhAJZHDJNwg

Thanks so much!  Hope you enjoy!

Favourite Fan Videos

Recently I've been obsessively watching fan videos on YouTube.

Here are some of my favourites:




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