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'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.

eta: Embed won't work. Watch gag reel here.

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Do you have a favorite blooper reel, ONTD_ST?
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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:


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:


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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What are your favourites?

Robot Chicken: Next Gen's Night Crew

Sir Patrick is in the clip, as is another [i]Star Trek[/i] actor. Have fun guessing!

Tad NSFW this, so make sure you watch this at home. I ain't getting blamed if someone is sacked! XD

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JD Payne talking really fast

Can't see that this has been posted - JD Payne, co-writer of the next film, sort of does and doesn't give clues about what the next movie might be about maybe.  Kind of.  In the most general terms.  Aaaaand...discuss.

There's a teeny bit of info here as well:


Roberto Orci to Direct ‘Star Trek XIII′

Roberto Orci to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′ (EXCLUSIVE)

Justin Kroll
Film Reporter

After weeks of rumblings that he was the frontrunner, sources have told Variety that Skydance and Paramount have tapped Roberto Orci to direct Paramount and Skydance’s Star Trek 3

Orci is currently writing the story with J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay and had been campaigning to replace J.J. Abrams as director for some time. Abrams is busy with directing the next installment of the Star Wars franchise and will only be producing this pic.

Par, Skydance and his reps had no comment.

Plot details are unknown but the cast, which includes Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, are expected to return. J.J. Abrams will produce along with his producing partner Bryan Burke and Skydance’s David Ellison.

The news comes on the heals of Orci and long-time directing partner Alex Kurtzman going their separate ways on future film-making endeavors (although their TV production company is staying intact). Sources had told Variety both were looking to direct more pics and that going solo would be in the best interest of both parties.

Orci is repped by CAA.


'In other news, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is soon expected to be upgraded to second worst film in the long running Star Trek franchise. Sources close to William Shatner, the director of said picture and famous Canadian Shakespearean actor have confirmed to us that the actor, director, author, producer and philanthropist has purchased a new toupée to celebrate this event, and calls it a highlight of his professional career.'

(Mods, we're gonna need a Bob Orci tag cos it's probably gonna get a lot of use!)

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.

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