May 6, 2009
Trekking With Tim, Day Ten: Star Trek: Nemesis
Nemesis is hardly laughable; it's just not very compelling. This is certainly the dullest entry in the series, lacking even the camp value of The Final Frontier. It's not a complete waste of time; the visuals are occasionally striking, the actors are game, and there are periodic flashes of wit. However, this is the only Trek movie I've seen that felt redundant -- Nemesis never justifies its existence, and it finds the franchise taking a sad slide toward irrelevancy. Which is a shame, not only because I've come to like the Next Generation crew, but also because it's unlikely we'll see their likes again -- on the big screen, at least.
January 11, 2007
J.J. Abrams Wants Newbies to See His "Star Trek" Movie
In the world of fandom, you simply won't find many groups as old-school passionate as the "Star Trek" enthusiasts. So whenever a new movie or TV series is announced, skepticism is mixed with excitement, and the message boards begin swelling with banter. But the latest "Trek" helmer (J.J. Abrams) seems to be happy to cater to the newcomer crowd.
September 11, 2006
Data Won't Return for "Star Trek XI"?
Unless huge sums of money or time travel is involved, it looks very unlikely that Brent Spiner, aka Data in the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" series, will reprise his role for the eleventh theatrical installment of "Star Trek." Comingsoon.net spoke with BANG Showbiz's senior editor Simon Thompson who said Spiner told him that he's "too old" to play Data and that the make-up on him would "look stupid" at his age.
June 9, 2006
New "Trek" Writers to Tread Carefully
By now you've already heard that "MI3" director J.J. Abrams will be producing and/or directing a new installment in Paramount's "Star Trek" franchise, and he'll be bringing his writing team of Kurtzman & Orci with him. And it seems like the scribe team has its head on straight regarding old-school "Trek" lore and how to be true to the series.
April 26, 2006
Abrams (kinda) Clarifies His "Star Trek" Position
Arriving quickly on the heels of the news that J.J. Abrams would be directing a 10th sequel to "Star Trek" is a clarification (of sorts) from the director himself: He's not (yet) signed to direct, but he is attached to the project in some very important (yet vague) capacity.
December 15, 2005
Shatner On Board for a New Trek?
CanMag.com reports that Captain Kirk might be returning to the bridge of the Enterprise for the next "Star Trek" film. Not only that - he might be joined by Patrick Stewart's Captain Picard and Scott Bakula's Johnathan Archer, of "The Next Generation" and "Enterprise," respectively.
December 6, 2005
Picard Ready to "Make it So" ... Again?
As reported by Skewed and Reviewed and Moviehole.net ... In the wake of the poor box office performance of "Star Trek: Nemesis," Patrick Stewart repeatedly said that he would not play Captain Picard again. Now, however, he may be singing a different tune.