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[sticky post] Warning: Spoilers are officially ON

With the release of the movie in the last few countries and the release of the DVD, Star Trek Into Darkness is now officially everywhere and hard NOT to find a way to see it.

That being said, the spoiler warning policy has no longer any reason to be in effect.

I realize the spoiler policy was probably made obsolete after about a month after the UK release (FOUR MONTHS AGO), but I really wanted to respect even the minority who was restricted from access to the movie by crazy geographical/marketing reasons (been there, done that). And I gotta hand it to you all, you did amazing! Best community members ever, hell yeah!

In conclusion, dear members who haven't seen the movie (by choice or not) this community will now be spoilerific everywhere, including titles and body of posts NOT UNDER A CUT. Therefore if you wish to filter out this community now is the time to do so. Everyone else...

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Star Trek Into Darkness has been nominated for four Saturn Awards! It's been nominated in the following categories:

Best Science Fiction Film - Star Trek Into Darkness

Best Director - J.J. Abrams

Best Supporting Actor - Benedict Cumberbatch as Khan

Best Costume Design - Michael Kaplan


Not sure is it going to win anything. It's up against Gravity and Alfonso Cuarón in the first two categories; and Tom Hiddleston for Loki in the the third. Can't really speak for the last one. But you never know. We live in uncertain times, as a Cardassian tailor once said.

On a related note, the Blu-Ray releases of seasons three, four and five of Star Trek: The Next Generation are nominated in the 'Best Television Release category. I've heard nothing but great things about those sets, so hopefully they'll bring something home in their category.

Winners will be annouced in June, and a full list of the nominations can be found here.

Description of some STID deleted scenes

TrekCore posted this today, but sadly it is just an article describing the scenes. Due to rights issues, they can't actually post the actual scenes themselves, which pisses me off considering that nothing like this was put on the DVD/Blu-Ray release. One of them explains why Carol has an English accent. But we can add some gifs to what should've been...

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Into Darkness’ Deleted Scenes, Part I

There'll be at least one other report about these in the coming days.

(Mild Rant: As there's not been news of a new director, I'm starting to wonder will we get ST XIII for 2016 at this rate...)

star trek superbowl ad

in case you missed it. zachary quinto and anton yelchin were teaming up to appear in this xfinity commercial, shown during last night's super bowl.

Make it so, Make it so, Make it so



Someone clever created a TNG video of Picard singing holiday classic, "Let it Snow." Supporting voices: Beverly and Wesley Crusher, Riker, Data, and Troi. Enjoy.

Additional Trek news, it seems that Zachary Quinto has made it to reddit. Best of luck to him!

eta: bb!Spock, Jacob Kogan, is on reddit as well. Apparently he and Zach keep in touch, which is just adorable.

Help a redshirt out?

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Hey, folks!

'Tis the seasons for jollity, gift-giving, decorating the bridge with sundry evergreens from different planets and...trying desperately to keep the lights on. So the good mods here have graciously allowed me to make this post.

This year has been pretty hard at Casa Lemongrass (which details you can read about here if you're so inclined), so I'm holding an internet garage sale. Included in the items at this post here are a couple of goodies that may be of interest to the wondrous minions of ontd_startrek. (Scroll down to the section "Other Fandom Items".) They are three STAR TREK t-shirts produced by Teefury, the awesome "One T shirt a day" producer of fandom shirts. The ones I've got are a design I call "Blast The Redshirt", which was produced around the time the first new ST film premiered in 2009. It's in a funny, funky pseudo-50's Jetson-y style, really cute. (Pics at the above post so you see for yourself.)

I have two Women's Medium in white, and one Men's Large in light gold. The material is quite soft and yummy, and they are completely mint condition - I just opened the mailing wrapper a couple of days ago to photograph the shirts. If you're interested, and you'd like to help a redshirt keep the lights on (seriously, I'm sitting here in a red sweatshirt) before having to resort to heating rocks with my phaser, feel free to hie yourself over to my LJ and pick one up.

The other t-shirt is unique. Remember those awesome ontd_st macros? (Link to my post because I couldn't find them here.) Well, I had a shirt made up for myself at Kinko's in 2009 with the McCoy macro on the back, but I never wore it. It's a size M (38-40) and it cost me $25, but I'll take $10 for it if anyone wants it (plus shipping; I'll need to know your zip code so I can calculate that for you). This one's only on offer here because I figure it's on ontd thing - others just wouldn't understand. Lieutenant, put it on screen.Collapse )

This shirt has been SOLD to tprillahfiction. But the Teefury shirts at my selling post are still available!

If you want it, just comment below and I'll give you my Paypal address. Also, if any of you are interested but aren't comfortable with the idea of buying directly from me (either this or the shirts at my LJ), I'll be glad to open a Buy It Now at eBay for you so you can have the protection of their guarantees, no problem. Just let me know. :)

So thanks to the mods for letting me post this, thanks to the community for being a fun place, and blessing of the holidays to one and all!

*BIG HUG*


Mods, I don't know what tags work for this post, so feel free to tag it as you see fit.
Responds to Abrams’ comments that it was a mistake
Dec 4th 2013 By George Wales




Yesterday we reported that J.J. Abrams had suggested that the reveal of Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in Star Trek Into Darkness had been a mistake, with the director suggesting they should have come clean about Khan from the get-go.

However, Cumberbatch himself has moved to defend the tactic, making the point that for those who hadn’t been following the film’s every development on the internet, the reveal had the desired effect.

“What a dickhead,” chuckled Cumberbatch when informed of Abrams’ comments by IGN. “The amount of times we had to lie for him… the amount of times I had to talk about it not being my character!

“No, I love him,” continues the star, “but I don’t know if it was a bad or a good thing… the intention was to have a reveal in the audience that was going to be thrilling. That worked to an extent.

“Not everybody knew what they were in for when they went into the theatre… for those people it was a good thing… There was a verbal and physical reaction to it [in theatres I saw it in], so it kind of works.”

It all seems like a bit of a storm in a teacup to us, and while there’s an argument that it was a twist for the sake of a twist, we were just happy to see Khan back in business. Put us down as Team Cumberbatch on this one…

Source: IGN


Total Film
Would rather have been up front about the villain
Dec 3rd 2013 By George Wales




J.J. Abrams has been discussing Star Trek Into Darkness, and has revealed that in retrospect, he would rather have been up front about the identity of his villain (spoilers ahead).

Of course, Benedict Cumberbatch’s “John Harrison” was revealed to be none other than classic villain, Khan, a development that Abrams would rather have made clear from the get go…

“The truth is, I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront, ‘This is who it is,’” says Abrams. “It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimatise and accept that’s what the thing was.

“It was so important to the studio that we not angle this thing for existing fans. If we said it was Khan, it would feel like you’ve really got to know what Star Trek is about to see this movie. That would have been limiting.

“I can understand their argument to try to keep that quiet, but I do wonder if it would have seemed a little bit less like an attempt at deception if we had just come out with it.”

Meanwhile, Abrams was also asked about Joe Cornish as a potential director for the third film, a notion he seems genuinely excited by.

“My guess is that’s up in the air,” says Abrams. “I adore him and love him and can’t wait to see what he does next. Hopefully it will be Star Trek. Whatever it is, he’s brilliant. Attack the Block was one of my favourite movies of the year when it came out.” We shall see…

Source: MTV


Total Film

This is not a riddle. No, really, it's not.

George Takei has a new fragrance out for the holidays.

Subtle and charming, with top notes of mandarin zest, Italian bergamot and fresh ozone transitioning to night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals and grated ginger. Sensual woods, crystalized amber, soft skin musk, and vetiver will delight you when dry.

What's this seductive scent called?

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(Wait for it.....)

Last Call For Secret Santa Sign Ups!!!

2 Day Sign Up Extension!!!
christmas trek 2013
We have extended the sign up cutoff to Monday the 11th at 11pm CST
Join us again this year to help spread some cheer!
For all the info please go to the official sign up post here:
2013 Sign Up Post!

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