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Another Star 'Treks' to "Heroes'

 

By WAYNE HALL

Source: SyFy Portal

Aug-13-2007

 

George Takei won't be the only "Star Trek" alumnus on the hit NBC

show "Heroes" this fall. Fellow Enterprise crewmember Nichelle

Nichols, who played Uhura, will appear for five or six episodes

during the series' sophomore season, according to Trek Movie Report.

This all explains what Tim King, the program's creator and executive

producer, meant when he recently told E! Online he was looking "for

another face that will have a very similar impact" on fans as Takei's

casting did.

 

A star from another Trek incarnation has already joined next year's

cast. Dominic Keating, who played Malcolm Reed on "Star Trek:

Enterprise," will be an Irish mob boss during several episodes of the

2007-2008 season.

 

However, the Star Trek/"Heroes" link flows both ways, as shown by the

recent hiring of Zachary Quinto, who plays Sylar, as the young Spock

in the upcoming "Star Trek XI" motion picture.

 

Now word is out that If he has his way, James Kyson Lee, who plays

non-powered Ando (Hiro's friend), is actively seeking to follow in

Takei's footsteps and wants to play a young Hikaru Sulu in the movie.

 

"Star Trek XI" is set to release on Dec. 25, 2008, while "Heroes"

returns to the NBC Monday night line-up at 9 p.m. on Sept. 24.

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08.29.2007 Roundup

 

Stewart Narrates Strauss

 

Patrick Stewart has bestowed his mesmerizing voice to a musical epic about love and sacrifice on a CD album just released. He is the narrator of "Enoch Arden," a melodrama composed by Richard Strauss based on the 1864 poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Stewart accompanies music by world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax in the tour-de-force recording.

 

"Enoch Arden" is the tale of a young Scottish sailor who leaves his family to make his name in the treacherous seas of the East. Ten years pass, passions and fortunes change, and the long-lost and battered Arden returns to a very different home than he left behind.

 

The album contains nine tracks of "Enoch Arden" and two additional tracks of piano solos without Stewart's voice. You can hear 30-second segments of each track at this Amazon.com link.

 

However, you can also listen to the full first track of the album at a special page set up by Sony BMG exclusively for STARTREK.COM readers. The page also displays photos of Stewart, sporting a new moustache, with pianist Ax.

 

The CD of "Enoch Arden" is available at Amazon for about $19. It can also be downloaded at this iTunes link for about $10.

 

Mulgrew Praised for "Iphigenia 2.0"

 

If you've wondered why Kate Mulgrew would take on an adaptation of a certain Greek tragedy with a hard-to-pronounce name, a recent review in The Hollywood Reporter may provide some illumination: "In all likelihood, Jenna and Barbara Bush won't be attending any performance of 'Iphigenia 2.0.' But if by some chance they do, the president's daughters might be sorry ... Granted, the Bush name is never uttered. But it wouldn't take a Rhodes Scholar to draw the parallels as soldiers in 'Iphigenia 2.0' refuse to go to war until their commander puts his own child's life on the line." Kate Mulgrew in a play with political undertones? Go figure!

 

The Voyager captain plays Queen Clytemnestra in the reimagining of the Euripides classic, "Iphigenia at Aulis," playing now at the Signature Theatre in New York, its run extended through October 7. The adaptation by Charles L. Mee retains the original's Trojan War settings and Greek characters, but dresses them in contemporary wear with cellphones and the like, and occasionally has the cast breaking out in a dance or an impromptu football game. In the basic story, King Agamemnon agrees to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia to appease his war-bound troops, but leads the girl and his wife Clytemnestra to believe he is setting her up to marry Achilles. Mulgrew's Clytemnestra is then horrified to learn the truth, and has a few strong words to say.

 

The "ever-glamorous" Mulgrew, according to the Reporter review, makes her character "into the most stylish but steely mom since Jackie O. She gets to show sex appeal to spare in a not-so-subtle seduction scene as well as feral ferocity when finally clued in to the goings-on." The review goes on to praise the rest of the cast and the show's level of imagination, qualifying that it may not all add up to "the stuff of classics" though it definitely has classic moments.

 

Visit SignatureTheatre.org for tickets. You can also learn more about the play, with links to other glowing reviews, at TotallyKate.com (click on "Latest News!").

 

Due to her theatre schedule in New York, Mulgrew will be unable to attend the Alzheimer's Memory Walk in Dubuque, Iowa, which she is honorary chairperson for, on Saturday, September 22. However, she urges Voyager supporters to attend and/or contribute. "It would mean a great deal to me," she says in a message posted on Totally Kate. Visit that site for details.

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Billingsley, Nordling Cast for Fox's 24

 

By: Jarrod Sarafin, News Editor

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Date: Friday, August 31, 2007

 

Actors John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox on UPN's Enterprise) and Jeffrey

Nordling have joined the cast of Fox's 24, says the Hollywood

Reporter. These two new casting additions brings the new characters

up to four with Cherry Jones joining as the new US President and Colm

Feore as her husband. While John Billingsley's role is being kept

under wraps, the trade is reporting that Nordling will be playing a

new regular on the show as an F.B.I agent named Larry.

 

Also, the new season will reportedly be based in Washington D.C.

 

Production begins for 24 on September 10, 2007 and will begin airing

on Fox in January 2008.

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Asteroid Named After Takei

 

No, it's not one of those deals where you pay someone to "name a star" after yourself ? it's legitimate and official. George Takei has been immortalized in the heavens with his name permanently affixed to an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter. Last week the Committee on Small Body Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union approved the name "7307 Takei" for the asteroid previously labeled "1994 GT9." The Takei reference will be used in the scientific community to identify this minor body from now on, presumably forever. Only about 14,000 asteroids have been named after specific people, out of about 400,000 such bodies known to exist.

 

"I am honored, indeed transported to the galaxies, to know that my name has been assigned to an astronomical object in our solar system," Takei said. "I am yet to come down to Earth."

 

Asteroid 7307 Takei is approximately 5 miles in diameter, located in an orbit ranging between 2.5 and 3.0 AUs from the Sun in the mid-solar system asteroid belt (an AU is the distance from the Sun to the Earth). It was discovered in 1994 by two Japanese astronomers.

 

The name was suggested by Tom H. Burbine, a Massachusetts astronomer, who cited Takei's work with the Japanese American Citizens League and the Human Rights Campaign, as well as his celebrity.

 

See for yourself: The asteroid is now listed with its new name on JPL Small Body Database Browser. In addition to scientific data, the page shows the citation for naming the body after Takei.

 

It is also now listed in Harvard's Minor Planet Center database (alphabetically under "T").

 

For explanations on how asteroids are named, and how official designations differ from the selling of star names, see further articles listed below under Related Links.

 

Takei, of course, is best known for the role "Sulu" in the Original Series, which he has reprised in the Animated Series, six "Star Trek" movies, an episode of Voyager, and the independently produced "Star Trek: New Voyages." He can currently be seen on TV as a recurring player in Heroes, airing Monday nights on NBC (that is, if his character didn't really die last week!), and has several movies coming up, including "The Great Buck Howard" starring Tom Hanks and John Malkovich.

Edited by Darkchilde
Έφτιαξα τα links που δεν δουλεύανε.

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H Linda Park (Ensign Hoshi Sato στο Star Trek: Enterprise) πρωταγωνιστεί στο Women's Murder Club, μία νέα αστυνομική σειρά.

 

Από το tv.com:

 

Based on the best-selling series of books by James Patterson, Women's Murder Club tells the story of four friends from different walks of life who come together to form a unique murder investigation team. Their jobs as a homicide detective, a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and an assistant district attorney give them a formidable range of skills, and their strong friendship provides the basis for the teamwork that's necessary to crack each case. >.

 

Women's Murder Club is produced by 20th Century FOX Television and Rat Entertainment and distributed by ABC Television Network. The series has been given a 13 episode initial order by the network.

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Star Trek: THE TOUR

 

In the last year, you've heard about some other legends on tour like the Police, Van Halen, and maybe even Led Zeppelin, but now comes the announcement of an event that will truly rock every Trek fan's world: Get set to book your tickets for STAR TREK THE TOUR ! This historic happening touches down on January 18 for a limited engagement at the legendary Queen Mary Dome in Long Beach, Calif., the beginning of a multiple-city tour across the United States over the next few years. Described as an interactive, action-packed experience, STAR TREK THE TOUR will feature exhibits from all five TV shows and each of the 10 movies.

 

THE TOUR will provide a unique opportunity to experience Star Trek up close and personal with sets, props and models, motion-simulator rides, merchandise and more all under one very large roof. One of the items that has us particularly excited is the chance to sit in Captain Kirk's chair from the Original Series, set on the Enterprise bridge. But that's just the beginning. Captain Picard's quarters are also on hand for you to see and experience, as well as the Enterprise-D bridge, and Dr. Crusher's sickbay.

 

STAR TREK THE TOUR has a pedigree of expertise as production designer Herman Zimmerman, costume designer Robert Blackman, make-up supervisor Michael Westmore and visual effects producer Dan Curry have all contributed to the production. Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry will also provide narration for a tribute to his father.

 

Other great opportunities include the ability to star alongside your heroes in an episode of your choice, and then take home the DVD to show your friends! STAR TREK THE TOUR comprises 50,000 square feet of exhibition space that allows you to leave reality behind and enter the Star Trek universe. This event is like nothing else ever attempted in the United States and provides literally tons of entertainment for adults as well as children, so bring the entire family! For more information, ticket prices, dates, location and more, please visit our STAR TREK THE TOUR mini-site for more!

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Έκτακτα δυσάρεστα νέα από το startrek.com

 

12.14.2007 - Goodbye from the STARTREK.COM Team

 

Sadly, we must report that CBS Interactive organization is being restructured, and the production team that brings you the STARTREK.COM site has been eliminated. Effective immediately. We don't know the ultimate fate of this site, which has served millions of Star Trek fans for the last thirteen years.

 

If you have comments, please send them to editor@startrek.com - we hope someone at CBS will read them.

 

Thank you for your loyal fandom over the years. It has been a pleasure to serve you.

Edited by Spock

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By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press Writer

Fri Dec 28, 7:04 PM ET

 

NEW YORK - A Trekkie who paid $6,000 for a poker visor that was supposedly worn by the android Data on the television show "Star Trek: The Next Generation" claims in a lawsuit against Christie's auction house that the prop is a fake. ADVERTISEMENT

 

 

 

Ted Moustakis, of Towaco, N.J., said he began to doubt the authenticity of the visor and other items he purchased at an auction of CBS Paramount props in 2006, after he brought it to a convention in August to have it autographed by the actor who played Data, Brent Spiner.

 

According to the lawsuit, Spiner recognized the visor as the one that had been sold by Christie's and told Moustakis that it wasn't the real deal. The actual visor had been sold by the actor himself some time ago.

 

Moustakis, who became a Star Trek fan at age 7, said he was humiliated.

 

"I thought this was a great piece of memorabilia to have, and I was so proud to get it," he said.

 

Christie's spokesman Rik Pike stood behind the authenticity of the auction and said the disgruntled buyer's case had no merit.

 

The lawsuit, filed in state court in Manhattan, demands millions of dollars in punitive damages and a refund for the visor and two other items Moustakis bought at the 2006 auction: a table that was part of a set on "The Next Generation" and a uniform that was in Data's wardrobe. Moustakis said he paid $6,600 for the table and $11,400 for the uniform.

 

He said that, upon close inspection, the table doesn't look like the ones that appeared the show, and the uniform appeared to be one of several made for the program, not a one-of-a-kind, as Moustakis believed it to be.

 

"They defrauded collectors, fans, honest people," said Moustakis' lawyer, Richard Borzouye. "It's negligent misrepresentation."

 

Calls and e-mails to CBS Paramount weren't immediately returned.

 

 

Ted Moustakis κιόλας? Κατά τα άλλα ουδέν σχόλιον! :atongue2: :borgassim:

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RaspK

Έχει ένα κάποιο ενδιαφέρον η υπόθεση, από κάποιες απόψεις...

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Darkchilde

Δηλαδή δεν γνώριζες για τέτοιες ιστορίες και groups? Υπάρχουν για κάθε σειρά και επίσης υπάρχουν και μεταξύ ατόμων από δοαφορτετικές σειρές...

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Δηλαδή δεν γνώριζες για τέτοιες ιστορίες και groups? Υπάρχουν για κάθε σειρά και επίσης υπάρχουν και μεταξύ ατόμων από δοαφορτετικές σειρές...

Όχι, για να είμαι ειλικρινής! Δεν μου είχε περάσει ποτέ από το μυαλό κάτι τέτοιο. Ξέρω τι κάνουν οι άνθρωποι με τα κορμιά τους, δεν μπορούσα να φανταστώ τι κάνουν με τα μυαλά τους...

 

Βέβαια ο καθένας έχει το δικαίωμα να αναζητά την ευχαρίστηση, όπου μπορεί να την βρει (όσο δεν κάνει κακό στους άλλους). Αλλά, προσωπικά, με άφησε άναυδο αυτού του τύπου η ευρηματικότητα!

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Εγώ πάλι την "πάτησα" με τα βιντεάκια από το youtube. Βάζοντας να δω τις δημιουργίες και τα μονταζάκια κάποιων, έπεσα πάνω τους. Αν και έχω διαβάσει (πάλι κατα λάθος :wacko: ) παρόμοιες ιστορίες στο παρελθόν με άλλο χαρακτήρα γνωστής σειράς δε περίμενα να ξαναπέσω πάνω σε κάτι τέτοιο. Ψάχνωντας λίγο ακόμη βρήκα το παρακάτω:

 

In the science fiction TV series Star Trek (1966-1969), the characters of Captain James T. Kirk and his Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock share an unusually close friendship, although both characters have relationships and sexual liaisons with women. Almost from the beginning, fans noticed the loving nature of the relationship. A few fan writers started speculating about the possibility of a sexual relationship between Kirk and Spock. The Kirk/Spock phenomenon eventually took on a life of its own, and became one of the driving forces in Star Trek fanzines during their heyday.

 

Και εδώ το Star Trek έχει ακόμη μια πρωτιά (αν και...εε...τέλος πάντων)

 

Kirk/Spock, also commonly referred to as "K/S," was the first prominent slash pairing to appear in English-language fan fiction. In fact, the term slash (as in slash fiction) comes from the expression "Kirk slash Spock"--as distinguished from "Kirk and Spock" (K&S), stories about the friendship between Kirk and Spock with no sexual component. The term was shortly thereafter applied to depictions of homosexuality in media fandom at large.

 

Many believe that the origins of Kirk/Spock lie in deliberate homosexual subtext in the Star Trek episode Amok Time (1967), written by noted science-fiction author Ted Sturgeon. There is good reason to believe Sturgeon's part in this is deliberate; Sturgeon was known for introducing homosexual themes to science fiction during the homophobic 1950s. He also wrote a scene in an earlier Star Trek episode, "Shore Leave" (1966), in which Captain Kirk apparently believes that Mr. Spock is giving him a backrub.[1]

 

More fuel was added to the fire by certain emotionally-charged scenes in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), and because of an ambiguously-worded footnote in Gene Roddenberry's novelization of that movie. Slash fans took the footnote as validation; those opposed to slash also took it as validation. From the novelization also comes the Vulcan word t'hy'la, which is defined as meaning friend, brother, lover. Spock uses the word twice to refer to Kirk. It is important to note, however, that in the novel Spock is depicted as asexual.

 

The full text of the footnote runs thus:

 

" I was never aware of this 'lovers' rumor, although I have been told that Spock encountered it several times. Apparently, he had always dismissed it with his characteristic lifting of his right eyebrow, which usually connoted some combination of surprise, disbelief, and/or annoyance. As for myself ... I have always found my best gratification in that creature called woman. Also, I would not like to be thought of as being so foolish that I would select a love partner who came into sexual heat only once every seven years.

 

Kirk/Spock is a non-canon interpretation of Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, and William Shatner have been asked many times over the years for their opinions on K/S. They have made it clear that while it was not their intention to imply a sexual relationship between Kirk and Spock, they don't object to the Kirk/Spock subculture.[citation needed]

 

At times, however, Roddenberry seemed concerned—as were many fans—that exposing K/S to the mainstream could hurt the Star Trek franchise. Roddenberry is reported to have remarked that there would be trouble if "the mothers of America" were to discover the existence of sexually explicit K/S zines, evidently not realizing that slash zines were primarily women's fiction, written, published and enjoyed by that very demographic. Oddly, this was during the period when Phyllis Schlafly's and Anita Bryant's anti-homosexual campaigns were at their height.

 

Gene Roddenberry on K/S:

 

"Yes, there's certainly some of that—certainly with love overtones. Deep love. The only difference being, the Greek ideal—we never suggested in the series—physical love between the two. But it's the—we certainly had the feeling that the affection was sufficient for that, if that were the particular style of the 23rd century."

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Έλεος! Μα έλεος δηλαδή! Δεν έχουν τίποτα καλύτερο να κάνουν από το να γράφουν τέτοιες μ****ίες; Μ' αρέσει δε πάρα πολύ που παραθέτουν και κουβέντες του Roddenberry, τις οποίες φυσικά τις "ταιριάζουν" μ' αυτό που θέλουν να πουν. Μα πείτε μου, γιατί, για ποιο λόγο ασχολούνται με το Τρεκ, πρέπει εκεί να βρουν έδαφος για τη... δημιουργική τους φαντασία; Τέλος πάντων, τζάμπα συγχύζομαι, ηλίθιοι υπάρχουν παντού και πάντα. Εγώ μάλιστα, θέλω σ' αυτό το σημείο να πω πως ερωτική σχέση είχαν μεταξύ τους τα Enterprise-Ε και Defiant. Ευτυχώς που έγινε ο Dominion War και είχαν την ευκαιρία να βρίσκονται συχνά. Ε μα!

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Darkchilde

Spock, μην ταράζεσαι παιδί μου. Διάβασε μερικά και θα δείς. Δεν είναι όλα ίδια, και δεν είναι όλα τελείως slash ή οτιδήποτε άλλο. Υπάρχουν και μερικά μικρά διαμαντάκια ανάμεσα.

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Μα γι' αυτά που είναι slash μιλάμε τώρα, γι' αυτά τσατίζομαι, όχι για τα άλλα.

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Χαχα, κοίτα δεν με ενοχλούν. Και μερικά είναι καλογραμμένα. Απλά δεν είναι ο τύπος που προτιμώ. Και δεν είναι μονάχα για Star trek. Διάβασε να δεις τι γίνεται με το Harry Potter! Harry/Snape, Harry/hermione, Hermione/Snape... ότι θες. Και επίσης να δεις τι γίνεται με τα δημοφιλής ανιμε και μανγκα, τα οποία τα ξεσκίζουν στην κυριολεξία στα Doujinshi (μανγκα περιοδικά με ερωτικό περιεχόμενο βασισμένα σε δημοφιλή ανιμε/μανγκα). Έχω διαβάσει μερικά και δεν είναι όλα άσχημα (ιδίως στα Doujinshi μερικά σχέδια είναι εκπληκτικά!)

Κάποιοι την βρίσκουνε να γράφουνε διάφορα τέτοια και άλλοι να διαβάζουνε. Δεν είναι κακό, είναι απλά μία ιδιαίτερη προτίμηση. Και μερικές φορές μ'αρέσει και μένα να διαβάζω κανά Doujinshi ή/και Slash, όταν μου προτείνουν κάποιο με καλή ιστορία.

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χμμμ... οκ, άσχετες ειδήσεις εδώ μπαίνουν;

ας πούμε ότι ναι... :tongue:

 

ο μεσιέ george takei ετοιμάζεται να παντρευτεί. στα 71 του. κάλλιο αργά παρά ποτέ. και δεν πάει για τον ίδιο αυτό, αλλά για την πολιτεία της california, που επιτέλους επέτρεψε τους γάμους ομοφυλόφιλων ζευγαριών. οπότε ετοιμάζεται να ντυθεί γαμπρός στο πλάι του εδώ και 21 χρόνια συντρόφου του, brad altman.

 

jan-2006-george-brad.jpg

 

στην καταχώρης της 16ης μαϊου, το αναφέρει ο ίδιος στο blog του.

 

άντε να δούμε εμείς ποτέ θα ντυθούμε νύφες...

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ο μεσιέ george takei ετοιμάζεται να παντρευτεί. στα 71 του. κάλλιο αργά παρά ποτέ.

O Sulu δε θα είναι πια solo! :D

 

άντε να δούμε εμείς ποτέ θα ντυθούμε νύφες...

Στην Ελλάδα; Δύσκολο στη γενιά σας... Στο μεταξύ όμως, δεν πετάγεστε από το London Pride, τώρα που λένε ότι θα τραγουδήσουνε και τα Spice girls μπροστά στο άγαλμα του Nelson (όχι του Μαντέλα, βρε! Ντροπή!) :tongue: [/spam]

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