As reported on Hollywood Today, John Cho (Sulu) was concerned that some Japanese-Americans might take issue with the fact that Sulu was being played by a Korean-American as opposed to a Japanese-American. So, he took the issue to George Takei.
Cinefex, a quarterly professional magazine dedicated to special effects, will feature the forthcoming move 'Star Trek' in it's next issue. Covering in detail both physical and CGI special effects, the article will give a behind the scenes look into the making of the new J.J. Abrams directed film.
With it's original issue covering the making of 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture', it's only fitting that Cinefex covers the most recent installment in the trek universe.
A new site just hit our sensors: Trekyourself.com.
Apparently the fine folks at kelloggs have given us earthlings the chance to become Vulcan, Romulan, or a Starfleet Officer while pushing Cheez-its. (We especially like the Cheez-its flying past at full impulse)
You can upload your picture and have it then magically transformed into the species of you choice. Also, you have the ability to enter a message and then send it to someone.
Check it out here.
Soliders, Sailors, Airman, and Marines in Kuwait get a sneak preview of 'Star Trek'. As reported on Armytimes.com.
The troops will get an extra treat at AAFES’ Reel Time Theater: The actors playing the new recruits on the Starship Enterprise will also attend — Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Nero (Eric Bana), Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) and Lt. Sulu (John Cho). Director J.J. Abrams also will be on hand.
Not really, CSI joins the ranks of other TV shows to spoof Trekdom. In an episode scheduled to air April 16, Hodges (Wallace Langham) and Wendy (liz Vassey AKA Captain Liberty) run into each other at a convention for a Trekesque show. Apparently someone dies, imagine that, and they have to investigate said murder. I say the ferengi did it. (source Scifi Wire)
Read the full article Here.
Trekexpo.net has launched it's official site with guest lists and ticket packages. This being the 20th anniversary, fans are in for a real treat. Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trek Expo is one of the largest fan run Star Trek Conventions.
The Expo runs June 26 - June 28, 2009.
Guest list after the jump.
According to David Ivy and Darren Benjamin of Trekcast, STTE will possibly re-open in Early 2010.
"We Heard it's (re-opening) in May 2010 or, early 2010. We haven't seen any construction down there (at Neonopolis) and from what we understand that they want to do, it's going to take a long time." Ivy explains. Darren Benjamin continues, "The date of May 9th 2009 that the press got a hold of was never officially stated."
With the new movie just around the corner and all the buzz floating around in subspace, we give you 7 new movie stills.
Uhura (Zoe Saldana) on the Bridge
Scotty (Simon Pegg)
Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Kirk (Chris Pine)
3 new screenshots were posted for the forth coming Star Trek Online. The shots include Vor'cha class Klingon Cruiser at impulse speeds, a federation science outpost, and an asteroid field loaded with debris. The game is looking fantastic so far. Finally something we can play that doesn't invlove half-elves or unicorns. Klingons Baby! Qapla'!
Check them out after the jump
(Pics courtesy of Star Trek Online)