September 13th, 2011

The Gold Standard wants help us fight diabetes

With the help of all you fine GQMFers, The Gold Standard raised $1,015.00 in 2009, and in 2010 we raised $1,042.00.

The Gold Standard is walking again this year in the 2011 Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes walk-a-thon, taking place at the Guadalupe River Park in San Jose, CA.

You got what it takes to help people everywhere Live Long and Prosper?

(link takes you to the team page. donations are made to individuals, so pick a crew member from the list at the bottom of the page and donate!)

If you or someone you know has diabetes, let us know! In both 2009 and 2010 The Gold Standard walked for all the members of this community who are affected by diabetes, and we plan to do it again for 2011.

And hey, Trekkers in the San Jose, CA area who are interested in being a part of The Gold Standard are welcome to join us! We're already up to 8 crew members! If you want to walk with us (it's free to register!) drop me a note here in this post and I'll hook you up. :D

The Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes date is Sunday, October 9th. You know what to do...punch it!
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J.J. Abrams Officially Commits to Directing Star Trek 2

Attention impatient sequelphiles: Vulture can confirm that J.J. Abrams has finally committed to shooting Star Trek 2. Insiders familiar with the director's plans tell Vulture that pre-production is underway, that the script will be done by month's end and that Abrams will start shooting this winter.

While many assumed he would make the follow-up to his 2009 hit, he would never give a date for the project, or actually say for sure that he would be the one directing. In July, reports elsewhere surfaced that Abrams was “moving towards a commitment” to direct the sequel (which, of course, is Internet for “hasn’t committed yet”) but his delay had pushed a nervous Paramount Pictures to give Trek 2's late June 2012 release date to a G.I. Joe sequel.

Part of the hold-up has been that Alex Kurtzman, who wrote Abrams' first Trek with Roberto “Bob” Orci, has been busy editing and posting Welcome to People, his directing debut at DreamWorks Pictures. We’re told that now that Kurtzman is finished with those duties, he is back in his office and the team is ready to work. Plug in the Starbucks I.V., lads! These new life-forms and new civilizations aren’t going to seek out themselves!


I didn't think this counted as spoilers, but mods feel free to edit if it does.