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Uhura Cast for Star Trek XI..And She’s a Fan!! September 18, 2007

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Zoe Saldana has been picked to be the new Uhura for the new Star Trek movie.

Saldana who has previously been in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and The Terminal (with Tom Hanks) already knows a thing or two about Vulcans.

Uhura’s casting follows casting for Scotty (with a scotsman), Chekov (with a real Russian), Spock (with a guy that has pointy ears). The secret script has apparently been completed and Star Trek XI should be in theatres for X-mas 2008.

Now if they could only cast Kirk…

But without any futher do..here is the future Uhura showing us what she knows about vulcans. Live Long and Prosper Zoe Saldana!

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Live for Star Trek? How about a Star Trek casket? September 17, 2007

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We’ve got star trek dating and weddings. So why no Star Trek funerals?

Casket and Urn maker Eternal Image has licensed the right to use Star Trek images on its funeral products.

“These licensed-image Star Trek products offer true fans a unique expression of their commitment to the franchise. For many years fans have asked for these types of products – or made their own – and we believe the Star Trek audience will embrace the idea which will create a very strong demand,” Clint Mytych, CEO Eternal Image said in a statement.

The actual casket haven’t yet been produced though I suspect they’ll be much like the major league baseball ones they already have.

While the idea of a Star Trek casket is kinda neat and freaky at the same time – the only time you ever see caskets on Star Trek (the show) is when they’re being shot out into space.

How Much Is A Star Trek NCC-1701-B Playmates Ship Worth? September 16, 2007

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How Much Is A Star Trek NCC-1701-B Playmates Ship Worth? The easy answer is..depends on what you’re willing to pay for it.

Though the NCC 1701B playmates ship (the one that Kirk got sucked into the Nexus from in Star Trek Generations) is extremely rare..this past weekend there was recently at least three (3) auctions for it on eBay. We here at ShowMeSciFi.com tracked them all to try and see what the ship was worth..

Here’s the breakdown..

The first ship – went for $22.66 after starting at $9.99 and solicited 3 bids from 3 bidders.

The second ship – was won for $31.00 – also started at $9.99 though this auction solicited 4 bidders and 9 bids.

The third ship was won for – $31.56 – started at $9.95 and was a very active auction – with 5 bidders and 16 bids.

From the pics and the descriptions both ships appear to have been equivalent – so I’d say the first auction winner got the better deal – though both winners should be very pleased as winning this ship for anything less than $65 or so in my book is a real steal.

Star Trek Remastered Season 1 DVD Teaser Trailer September 2, 2007

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CBS is going all out with its high quality remastered version of Star Trek season one. We’ve already seen the awesome special effects that have been layered in – but what the DVD promises is oohhh so much more.

Inline commentary, scene by scene comparisons and a degree of interactivity that i don’t think i’ve ever seen on any SciFi DVD – EVER.

Star Trek remastered is set to come out in November and it looks like
Amazon is already doing pre-orders at 30 percent of MSRP. Check it out for yourself . The only issue is that its HD-DVD (which adds to the cost) though its a dual format release meaning it will run on regular DVD players as well.

Star Trek.com just put out an 8 minute teaser trailer that lays it all out – in all of its glory.

Star Trek XI Chekov To Be Played by Russian Actor August 30, 2007

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First Scotty played by a Scotsman

Now Chekov being played by a Russian. I guess J.J.Abrams and his casting staff on Star Trek XI are aiming for real ethnic authenticity.

Anton Yelchin – a relative unknown in North America has been officially cast as Chekov…
I wonder if he’ll be able to find the ..’nucleal wessel…”

There are also active rumors circulating today on Uhura…nothing official yet though.

And the big question – who will be Kirk still remains.

Star Trek New Voyages : World Enough And Time : CRASH AND BURN! August 28, 2007

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Like many, we were eagerly looking forward to the latest Star Trek fan flick from the New Voyages people. Episode three which was officialy set for release last week had George Takei in it no less.

We got halfway through the Episode – which by far is the slickest yet and could stand in for nearly any classic era show – and then the download stream stopped and it hasn’t started back again.

Apparently the show was so popular that it crashed the servers!

Here’s hoping they get the technical and Financial support they need – from top to bottom, from script to soundtrack to special effect this is a top notch production that is second to none.

Star Trek Remastered – On CBS Now – On DVD in November August 24, 2007

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The wait is almost over for those of us that haven’t Tivo’ed all the CBS broadcasts of the remastered classic Trek.

Remastered classic Star Trek is the original show, with better special effects, sound and overall image quality.

CBS has been airing the first season across its network in 2007 and will be continuing the effort through at least 2008. A DVD and HD-DVD combo set is set for a November 20th, 2007 release – but sadly no Amazon pre-order on this yet.

Though i’ve seen a few of the remastered episodes (and yes they’re OUT OF THIS WORLD AWESOME)…the price for the season one remastered DVD set is also out of this world at of $217.99. The regular non-remastered Star Trek in comparison retails for around $70.

CBS is also forcing HD users to use HD-DVD as opposed to having a Blu-Ray formatted DVD which also really sucks.

Star Trek XI : Real Scotsman to play Scotty August 21, 2007

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James McAvoy has been named as the actor who will play NCC-1701 chief engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott..

The only movie that i’ve ever seen this dude in is the Chronicles of Narnia – though he was also in the Last King of Scotland.

Considering that Star Trek XI is set for an X-mas 2008 release, and i’d assume there is alot of special effects work to be done…i gotta say the producers are really cutting it close by only figuring out their cast now. At least the script is done..so maybe Abrams and co have already started on specing out the effects and are just going to do principal photgraphy last….(officially set to begin in November).

We don’t know who is playing Kirk yet – but we do know that Zachary Quinto is Spock, and Leonard Nimoy and possible Will Shatner will cameo.

Drinking Klingon Blood Draft Beer At Quarks August 1, 2007

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I find myself in Las Vegas this week (again). When in Vegas i always visit the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton – i dunno i guess it’s the only ‘geeky’ scifi attraction that speaks to me so it’s the only thing i visit repeatedly.

This time I actually ate and drank there too. That is at the recreation of Quark’s bar from the DS9 promenade. It’s an experience that i hope all star trek fans get to have at least once.

No regular ales here…only Romulan.

NO Klingon Blood wine – but there was a Klingon Blood Draft – a red beer that was quite tasty.

No sports nonesense on the screens..only Trek episodes and..BONUS real fans behind the counter. The bartender and I had a solid discussion on the merits of the last episode of Star Trek Enterprise.

The dude also whipped out his iPod on which he had the remastered version of Star Trek classic and let me watch an episode on it.

Drink dispensing isn’t normal either. Though not quite a replicate – with a flash strobe light the effect is ..well ‘materializing’.

The menu is loaded with Star Trek themed materials too – this time i had the Rings of Betazed – can you guess what that is?…

Onion Rings.

Check out the menu for yourself.

Spock is a Hero! July 27, 2007

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DONE DEAL.

Yesterday at San Diego Comic Con Zachary Quinto took the stage alongside Leonard Nimoy to confirm who will be Spock in Star Trek XI.

Zachary Quinto – not a bad choice since the dude really does have ‘vulcan’ like features.

No word yet on who will play Kirk, McKoy, Uhura or Scotty. But the film is set to start principal photography in November.

Who Will Play Spock in Star Trek XI? July 24, 2007

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Who Cares!

Star Trek XI is rapidly going from a highly anticipated film to a total disgrace rivalling even the mockery that was Star Trek Enterprise.

The film has already been scheduled for an X-mas 2008 release – the script ready to go since late June. Shatner in maybe??

speculation is now surrounding who will play Kirk and Spock. Personally I hope that two unknowns are chosen. Unknowns that are true fans and that will not bring any acting baggage with them.

Star Trek XI if it has any hope to boldy go and redefine Star Trek for a new era of movie goers needs new blood. Sure it would help if could get kids that look like Shatner and Nimoy (maybe they’ve got nephews?)…but I for one do not want to see the same guy that plays Jason Bourne play Kirk and I don’t want Zachary Quinto, who introduced himself to television audiences last year as the bad guy Sylar in NBC’s “Heroes,” to be Spock.

What if Trekkies Ruled? July 21, 2007

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Came across this neat contest – If Trekkies ruled.
Bascially its a really funny set of pics imagining what our world would be like if Trek really did rule.

Lots of pointy ears, a few Klingons, some Bajorans in the mix too.

I’d like to think that if Trek really did rule the world though that we’d all actually have real food replicators (no world hunger) and hey the no money thing is interesting (though unfeasable).

Check out the rest of the pics over at Worth1000.com

Star Trek Inspirational Posters – AWESOME July 14, 2007

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We’ve all seen the ‘inspirational’ posters in local malls..the Star Trek variety are a bit more interesting for those of us that prefer Trek.

It’s a great idea with some really keen satire too.

Check them all out on the full Star Trek Inspirational Posters site.

Star Trek Strange New Worlds Contest discontinued by Simon and Shuster July 10, 2007

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After 10 magnificent years of the most interesting contest in Star Trek lore, publisher Simon and Shuster is pulling the plug on the Strange New Worlds contest.

Volume 10 available now, is the last one.

This is the contest that allowed anyone to submit their short Star Trek fiction and have a shot at publication. By ending this publication Simon and Shuster is cutting the heart out of amateur writers that want to break into the game.

There is nothing else like this contest currently available. The discontinuation of this series is a disaster and morbid day for all Star Trek fans.

Ten years ago Pocket Books offered Star Trek fans a unique opportunity. Long before the Internet, Star Trek fans had written their own stories, which they then shared among friends and family. Now, the fans were offered a chance to become a part of the Star Trek mythos. A contest sponsored by Pocket Books would publish and pay for the best stories submitted by non-professional writers. And over the course of a decade, hundreds of pounds of submissions poured in. Many of the writers who submitted to Strange New Worlds went on to become professional writers.

As of 2007, we will be discontinuing the publication of Strange New Worlds.

Pocket Books is proud to have sponsored the only contest of this kind ever offered to the readers of their books. And over the years with the co-operation of Paramount Pictures, and now CBS Consumer Products, Pocket Books has published ten volumes of short stories “by the fans for the fans.” We would like to thank everyone who ever submitted a story to Strange New Worlds, and everyone who worked behind-the-scenes to make it all happen.

Why is this successful contest being terminated? We don’t know. All we know is that the Star Trek franchise is once again FRAKKING over its fans.

USPSJediMaster.com is TOTALLY live now – VOTE for your fav Star Wars stamp! March 28, 2007

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From a galaxy far, far away…to your mailbox and just like we’ve been talking about on ShowMeSciFi for weeks.

For only the second time in its 256-year-history, the U.S. Postal Service is letting Americans vote for your favorite stamp. The winning stamp will become its own stamp sheet. The choice is from one of 15 iconic images: Darth Vader, Yoda, Luke Skywaker, Princess Leia and others

So far Vader is in the lead !

Star Wars fans everywhere will delight in the issuance of these exciting new postage stamps,” said David Failor, executive director of Stamp Services, U.S. Postal Service, who hosted the stamp preview. “Because of the movies’ popularity, we believe these stamps have the potential of reaching the blockbuster status of the Elvis stamp, a milestone only the Force could attempt to surpass. The Star Wars films have timeless qualities that cross generations, just like the United States Postal Service,” said Failor, who made the announcement of the new Star Wars stamps along with R2-D2, Darth Vader and Howard Roffman, president Lucas Licensing.

Voting for the most popular Star Wars stamp will take place online at www.uspsjedimaster.com beginning today, March 28, through May 23. The winning stamp will be announced at the first-day-of-issue ceremony on May 25.