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Star Trek: Into Darkness is one of the best movies ever made, and for a host of reasons. First of all, it has a really complicated story that is sure to please Star Trek fans and new comers alike. Second, the special effects are just incredible, and they set a new standard for crashing giant starships into cities like San Francisco. Third, the dialog and character interplay is smooth, and it feels like you’re getting reacquainted with family and meeting some of them in a new way, like Carol Marcus (Alice Eve). Fourth, for...

Star Trek: Into Darkness is leading the summer blockbuster movie preview race from a content standpoint, as the second trailer for the movie has been released in as many weeks – that and a 10 minute version that’s suddenly flying around the Internet. First, here’s what CNN iReport staffer Henry Hanks calls the “new, new” version of Star...

Star Trek: Into Darkness is creeping up on us Trekkers in a J.J. Abrams sort of way. The poster for the next installment in the series of J.J. Abrams movies, posted by various publications starting just about midnight PST, has already caused “Star Trek Into Darkness” to appear as a Twitter Top Trend. What this proves, if anyone needs a demonstration,...

The video of Star Trek fans debating Capt. Kirk v. Capt Picard, and starring Jessica Mann, Zennie62′s new vlogger, is getting rave reviews. The watch word is “cool,” with a little “geek” thrown in. If you’ve not seen it, check it out here: ...

Klout just gave this blogger another reason to dislike its system, and another reason to stick with Kred. The social media ranking system with the inconsistent and unreliable formula – failing to account for self-hosted WordPress blogs, YouTube video uploads, and the total number of platforms beyond the narrow range it includes – now has a new problem:...

The anticipated sequel to J.J. Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie reboot will not have the legendary Benicio Del Toro playing ‘Khan’ in a remake of the popular Star Trek The Original Series First Season Episode “Space Seed.” As Trekkers will recall, that genius story aired April 2, 1967 and featured the late Ricardo Montalban playing the charismatic super human captain of a ship the Enterprise finds floating, lost in space for, as it turns out, 300 years. The crew of the ship is revived by Khan, assisted by a female...

On Thursday, 45 years ago, I stayed up late to watch a television show that would come to have a dramatic impact on my life: Star Trek. Star Trek has played a major role in the formation of my friendships, many that I still maintain today. It also impacted what line of work we did, or tried to do, as well as our entire World view. Well, at least that’s certainly true for me. And that’s especially true for my long time friends Bill Boyd and Lars Frkyman, and best captured in this video from our “trek” to see...

  More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! NBC’s Saturday Night Live staff does it again with this hilarious segment featuring Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine (Spock and Kirk respectively) making an appearance on SNL’s “Weekend Edition” to address the concerns of Trekkers who were upset that the J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster didn’t follow “Star Trek history.” (Ha. Which includes me. Well, I was only mildly concerned, and not so much so that I didn’t enjoy...

  More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! YouTube, Yahoo, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, StupidVideos, Sclipo and Viddler Today, I saw Star Trek with my longtime friends Bill Boyd and Lars Frykman at matinee showing at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, thus following through on a plan we formed almost a month ago and I wrote about a few days ago. It was a cool reunion as I’d not seen Lars for just over 30 years and Bill and I get together for lunch maybe twice a year. Regardless of how little you see of each other,...

  More at Zennie62.com | Follow me on Twitter! Today the long awaited Star Trek movie is out and like any nerdy Trekker, I’m excited. I got our tickets 10 days ago and didn’t have to stand in line, contrary to what you might think. But the real story here is that on Saturday, May 9th, I’m going to see Star Trek with my long time friends Bill Boyd and Lars Frykman. This is an Oakland Trekker story in brief. Bill, Lars, and I met in Oakland in 1976 when we were 14 years old at what was then called Bret Harte Junior...

Follow me on Twitter! Also read about SF Giants Opening Day: The Party Economy At SFGate.com I’m looking forward to the new Star Trek movie and the great story and special effects, but I’m not looking forward to how the movie treats San Francisco. It messes up the San Francisco Skyline, making it look like Hong Kong. If you take a good look at the trailers for the movie, they show how San Francisco will look 300 years from today in the J.J. Abrams version of the Star Trek Universe. The scene that I focus on in the video...

This is from the Star Trek Movie Page on Facebook :  AN OFFICIAL MESSAGE FROM JJ ABRAMS Share Yesterday at 3:51pm Dear All Those Who Checked Out the Trek Trailer on Facebook: THANK YOU! We’re just making final tweaks to the movie — we should be totally locked next week. Then we’re going to flash-freeze it so it’s totally fresh for you in May. I can’t wait for you to see the movie. The cast is awesome. The action and effects pushed the stunt team and ILM beyond their limits. I’m so grateful...

I just happened upon this account of a Star Trek Movie press event attended by Dave Itzkoff of the New York Times.  J.J. Abrams was the host, and four clips from the upcoming blockbuster were shown.  This is the “meat” of what Itzkoff reported (spoilers):   1. The young James T. Kirk (played by Chris Pine) is drinking forlornly at a bar in 23rd century Iowa (where they still serve Budweiser). Without much success, he flirts with a young Starfleet recruit named Uhura (Zoe Saldana) and picks a fight with four Starfleet...

 Well four days ago I had this music in a dream then in my head I could not figure out how it got there. It was sci-fi like and could either be in a horror movie or a sci-fi flim. Then I saw the second Star Trek trailer, and it was that music. I kid you not. The second Star Trek trailer reveals a movie that will be a sure-fire hit. J.J. Abrams, who directed the movie and co-produced it, and his staff aimed for a mix of realism and Star Trek and hit it right on the money. I do hope we can see William Shatner in it, but I understand...

If you watch this trailer for the upcoming — as of this writing — Pixar movie called “Wall-E” to the end, you will see our hero shooting himself through space using a fire hydrant and humming a tune. That tune is from Star Trek, The Original Series, second season eipsodes, and was featured in “The Doomsday Machine” as well as “The Ultimate Computer. It goes DA-DA-DA-DAA DA-DA-DA-DE-DA, or something like that. So there’s a trivial bit of information you can wow your friends with. ...

In this video taken at the San Diego Comic-Con, J.J. Abrams, the producer of the upcoming “ Cloverfield ” movie does say that the movie is not a Godzilla remake. He explains that he was in Japan with his son and in buying toys considered that America really doens’t have its own terrible giant monster, with the exception of King Kong. This movie’s going to change that. He also gives some updates — real good updates — about Star Trek XI ...

I just read that William Shatner, who played Star Trek’s Captain Kirk for so many decades in television and movies, will not be in the new Star Trek Movie (Star Trek XI) helmed by J.J Abrams. Shatner says he got the news from Leonard Nimoy, who read the script and informed him that he has a part, but Bill does not. He’s mentioned in the script, but there’s no part. That’s weird to me. There’s no way they can make a Star Trek movie with Spock and not Kirk. Here’s the video from Shatnervision : Shatner...

PriceLine. You know. It’s the online hotel and travel website best known for being represented by William Shatner of Star Trek. But I’ve had a bad experience with PriceLine and because of it I can just tell you I consider it to be a fraud, period. It’s better to use a firm like Hotel Reservations.com, which promises Cheap Hotelsbut without the bait-and switch that Priceline gives you. In a matter of time, maybe Shat will switch to Hotel Reservations.com. Why not? Don’t you think it’s better than going...

I just found a site called “ Bring Back Kirk.com ” which calls for Paramount to bring Star Trek’s Captain Kirk back from the dead, where he was left after Star Trek: Generations. As part of this effort, they have this video where Shatner’s talking about his objection to the plan to have Kirk killed. It’s an insight into the kind of thinking that Shatner says Paramount had in making their decision. Shatner Responds: The Death Of Captain Kirk ...