The 'Star Trek' franchise has become a curious fish, what with the entirety of its 5-series canon being rebooted by J.J. Abrams' ongoing film series, while still keeping some tangential connections. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch now off on their own adventures through the galaxy, is there any room to return to the classic 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' universe? One star certainly seems to think so.
When you're attached to a J.J. Abrams movie, you're automatically sworn to keep quiet on some of the key plot points and characters in order to lure the fans in. But when you're dealing with a sequel as monstrous as 'Star Trek 2,' fans will begin to make up all sorts of rumors, especially one that actor Simon Pegg is tired of answering.
It made sense to bring Leonard Nimoy’s version of Spock into the fold for J.J. Abrams’ ‘Star Trek’ reboot. The character’s actions on screen literally restarted the franchise, allowing Abrams and his team to introduce younger versions of our cherished characters. But does it make any sense to bring Nimoy back for the sequel?
It's hard to think that an entire generation of young folk are more intimately familiar with the 'Star Trek' of J.J. Abrams' reboot franchise, given the decades worth of 5+ TV series, and 10 resulting films, but the idea of bring 'Star Trek' back to TV is hardly a new one. So what are the odds of seeing that materialize in the near future?
Las Vegas already has replicas of the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and Egypt’s famed pyramids. A life-sized recreation of the U.S.S. Enterprise seems like the next obvious step in a very natural progression, right? Alas, that plan is not to be. Find out the plans and why it didn't happen below.
Nixon may have shook Elvis' hand, but we know he wasn't happy about it. Last night 'Star Trek' star Nichelle Nichols tweeted a photo taken in the Oval Office on February 29th of this year. (February 29th? A pocket universe that comes but once every four years!)
The communications officer of the original U.S.S. Enterprise posed with our Commander-in-Chief, giving the Vulcan salute. And nerds are “beaming” with patriotism.