Star Trek

Simon Pegg Was Hired to Rewrite ‘Star Trek 3’ Because the Original Script was ‘Too Star Trek-y’

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by Matt Singer 5 days ago
Paramount
After a series of fits and starts with Roberto Orci, who was supposed to write and direct the film before dropping out of the project, Star Trek 3 (supposedly aka Star Trek Beyond) is falling into place under the direction of Fast & Furious filmmaker Justin Lin. After Orci left, the script for the film was rewritten by Doug Jung and the reboot series’ Scotty, Simon Pegg. In a new interview with The Guardian, Pegg explained why Paramount hired him to revamp Orci’s screenplay. According to him, the studio is looking to make Star Trek “more inclusive”:

Live Long and Prosper With These 15 ‘Star Trek’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff 7 days ago
Though J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek was the 11th film in the franchise, it was actually the first ever Star Trek movie to win an Oscar. At the 2010 movie, the film took home the trophy for Best Makeup, beating Il Divo and The Young Victoria. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on the new Star Trek!

100 Interesting TV Facts You May Not Know

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 29, 2015 @ 7:52 AM
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Well hello there, TV super-fan! Did you know that Breaking Bad breakout Jesse Pinkman was almost killed off in Season 1? How about that Joss Whedon hated the original Buffy theme song, or Curb Your Enthusiasm served as a murder alibi? Can you imagine LOST starring Michael Keaton? Why yes, we ​do​ have more where that came from!

‘Star Trek 3’ Is Reportedly Titled ‘Star Trek Beyond’

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by Jacob Hall April 22, 2015 @ 9:41 AM
Paramount
News about Star Trek 3 has been coming at a slow trickle, but at least it’s a positive, nourishing trickle that has us thinking the third film in this still freshly-rebooted universe will be a significant course correction after the disappointing Star Trek Into Darkness. And, strangely enough, the rumored title for the next movie only adds to the behind-the-scenes narrative of “Yes, we’re sorry. We’re fixing it. We promise.”

A Spock Documentary Is Being Developed by Leonard Nimoy’s Son

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by Britt Hayes March 28, 2015 @ 2:33 PM
CBS
The loss of Leonard Nimoy in February was a rather huge one — the prolific actor established himself as an icon through the role of Spock in the Star Trek television series and film franchise, and many of us grew up with Nimoy has a constant figure. Nimoy was a kind, generous spirit, and so much more than his thoughtful yet stoic Vulcan character. Over the course of his 83 years on this planet, Nimoy lived a rather eventful life, and now the story of his life will be told by his son, Adam Nimoy, who is planning to direct a documentary about his father.

‘Star Trek’ TV Return Eyed at CBS, Bryan Singer Considered to Direct

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 27, 2015 @ 2:27 PM
Paramount
Star Trek’s rebooted cinematic tenure under J.J. Abrams has led to diminishing returns, Star Trek 3 just barely making it off the ground, leading many to wonder when Gene Roddenberry’s iconic franchise might return to its TV roots. That time may already be upon us, CBS is reportedly looking to boldly go forward with a new TV Star Trek.

Read Zachary Quinto’s Heartbreaking Tribute to Leonard Nimoy

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by Jacob Hall March 3, 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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When he passed away last week at the age of 83, Leonard Nimoy was mourned by actors, artists, politicians, scientists, engineers, astronauts and even the President of the United States. That should tell you something. Few characters have had such a seismic impact on popular culture as Star Trek’s Spock and countless people all over the world felt like they had lost a friend. Amidst the countless tributes, there is now one that stands out: a brief but powerful remembrance from Zachary Quinto, who picked up the Spock mantle in 2009’s Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.

Boldly Go Through This Video Collection of Leonard Nimoy’s Career Highlights

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 27, 2015 @ 2:44 PM
Fox
The late, great Leonard Nimoy, who died earlier today at the age of 83, will always be Mr. Spock, second-in-command of the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk. For a long time, Nimoy was not okay with this. And then, over the years, he embraced the character that defined his career and inspired an entire generation of fans (many of whom became scientists, engineers, and astronauts). But Nimoy didn't just sit back and rest on his Vulcan laurels. When he wasn't wearing those pointy ears, Nimoy was acting, directing, writing, singing, and lending his likeness and distinctive voice to commercials and TV specials. He was a real Hollywood renaissance man, dabbling in high art, low art, and everything in-between.

Leonard Nimoy, Beloved Mr. Spock From ‘Star Trek,’ Passes Away at 83

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by Matt Singer February 27, 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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We have very sad news to report from The New York Times: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Mr. Spock for almost 50 years, has died. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told the Times the cause of death was “end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” The beloved actor and director was 83 years old.