It's not surprising that Paramount is planning to build a theme park inspired by their catalog of movies. After all, it's working out fairly well for Universal and Disney. However, what's really cool about the upcoming Paramount Park Murcia is that it will have a large 'Star Trek' presence, finally giving Trekkies a new place to call Geek Mecca.
The critical tempering of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' only emboldened chatter the franchise should look to make a TV return in the future, and while Paramount seems adamant about keeping 'Star Trek' in theaters, we've got the next best thing. FX will adapt meta spoof novel 'Redshirts' into a limited series, bringing author John Scalzi's parody vision to life.
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With J.J. Abrams switching teams from 'Star Trek' to 'Star Wars,' the director's chair for 'Star Trek 3' is still vacant. Though Joe Cornish of 'Attack of the Block' is being eyed to fill the void, whomever lands the job will most likely have a smaller window budget-wise through which to steer the Enterprise into a third installment.
Given the increasingly negative press trail that follows 'Star Trek Into Darkness' the farther along we go, and franchise director J.J. Abrams' eventual ship-jump to 'Star Wars,' countless fans have wondered if 'Star Trek' might end up back on the small screen before long. Abrams himself recently refuted the idea, but have franchise writers writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman gotten the idea back on track?
As if 'Community' season 5 weren't big enough with the returns of series creator Dan Harmon, and guest stars Rob Corddry and John Oliver, the Greendale Gang of NBC's beloved cult comedy will once again host one of its celebrity favorites. 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' star LeVar Burton will reprise his role playing himself for the coming fifth season, but will Troy be able to keep his composure this time around?
Last month, we first heard the rumor that 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' director Rupert Wyatt was being considered to direct 'Star Trek 3.' And then ... silence. Unlike the quickly shot-down Jon M. Chu rumors, this one was allowed to linger, lending the news a bit more credibility. Now, former 'Star Trek' director (and current 'Star Wars: Episode 7' director) J.J. Abrams has been asked about Wyatt's involvement and the response is typical Abrams.
Last week, countless 'Star Trek' aficionados from all over the world descended on Las Vegas for the massive Star Trek Las Vegas convention. Although much of the event focused on good-natured geekery, there was some pretty serious fanboy work to be done. Namely, one panel set out to rank all of the 'Star Trek' movies, forever ending any and all debate on the matter (not really). Most of the final order isn't too surprising, but the assembled fans made one thing very clear: they really, really hate 'Star Trek Into Darkness.'