Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Star Trek - TV Guide Magazine Online: J.J. Abrams Interview

At TV Guide Magazine Online:

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Setting a New Course

by Michael Logan May 06, 2009

He successfully rebooted “Mission: Impossible” for the movies. Now producer and director J.J. Abrams—the supermind behind Alias, Lost and Fringe—is bringing another iconic ’60s series to the big screen. Only this one comes with tons of intergalactic baggage. “Star Trek,” a hip, sexy, high-octane prequel about the maiden voyage of the USS Enterprise, stars newbie heartthrob Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, and Zachary Quinto (Heroes) and Leonard Nimoy as the younger and older Spock, respectively. It hits theaters May 8, more than 42 years after it debuted on NBC. Will the masses give a hoot? Though Gene Roddenberry’s rose-colored vision of tomorrow earned global devotion and spawned a multibillion-dollar business—including five TV spin-offs and 10 feature films—enthusiasm for Trek has been on the wane for years. Abrams, who grew up preferring George Lucas’ take on outer space, talks to TV Guide Magazine about his new film and why even nonfans should boldly go to the multiplex and give it a try.

A brief excerpt:

What made you—an admitted non-Trekker—think you were the right man for this job?
As a kid I loved Star Wars because it was pure fantasy and disconnected from everything we knew. Star Trek wasn’t my thing. But when the opportunity to make this film came along, my perspective shifted greatly. I came to realize that—unlike Star Wars—the universe Mr. Roddenberry created is all about us. Not only is his vision still relevant, I would argue that it’s more relevant now than ever.

Also check out TV Guide Magazine's Star Trek photo gallery for more information about the film!

Star Trek: Video: Kingon Defense Academy

A Burger King Star Trek promotional site.

A variety of video clips, promoting the Star Trek glasses (the drinking out of variety) at Burger King, including:

Star Trek - SciFi Talk: Video: Karl Urban Interview

Courtesy of SciFi Talk:

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Karl Urban Interview

The Lord Of The Rings actor talks about his role as Leonard "Bones"McCoy in Star Trek.

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Stargate / Sanctuary - GateWorld: Amanda Tapping/Paul McGillion Interview Photo Galleries

At GateWorld:

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Amanda Tapping photos from her recent GateWorld video interview.


Paul McGillion photo gallery from GateWorld's recent video interview.

Transfomers 2 - Video: Movie Trailer

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Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Transformers 2 Trailer


Summer 2009 blockbuster movies are on their way to a theater near you and we've got the extended trailer for TRANSFORMERS 2 here. Get your fix of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox in action.

Stargate / Sanctuary - 2009 Leo Awards Presenters

From the 2009 Leo Awards site:

Presenters at the 2009 Leo Awards (May 8 and May 9 '09) include:

Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1/Atlantis/Sanctuary)
Lynda Boyd (Sanctuary)
Roger Cross (Stargate SG1)
Christopher Heyerdahl (Sanctuary)
Gary Jones (Stargate SG-1)
Julie Patzwald (Stargate SG-1/Atlantis)
Dan Payne (Stargate SG-1)
David Richmond-Peck (Stargate SG-1/Atlantis/Sanctuary)
Ryan Robbins (Stargate Atlantis/Sanctuary)
Gabrielle Rose (Stargate Continuum/Sanctuary)
Emilie Ullerup (Sanctuary)
Ian Tracey (Stargate SG-1)

Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1)


LEO AWARDS 2009 Tickets Now Available!

April 16, 2009: Vancouver — Tickets for the LEO AWARDS 2009 Celebration and Gala Awards Ceremonies are now available. This follows the recent announcement of the LEO AWARDS 2009 nominees, a complete list of which can be viewed at

“Along with the entire film and television community, we enter the second decade of the Leo Awards on a very bright and promising note,” said Walter Daroshin, LEO AWARDS president. “There’s confidence and great activity in the industry, and we encourage everyone to share their successes and celebrate with us at this year’s Leo Awards.”

The LEO AWARDS will also reprise the evening format whereby the awards program will precede dinner service. “The response to the new evening format last year was tremendous,” said Bernie Melanson, chair, Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of BC, “By staging the formal part of the program earlier in the evening, our guests are given more time to network and visit with friends, which is part of the fun of the Leo Awards.”

LEO AWARDS’ winners in 70 categories will be announced at two separate ceremonies where Program and Craft awards will be presented, complemented with two Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Tickets for the Celebration Awards Ceremony are available for $125 and tickets for the Gala Awards Ceremony are available for $200. Students, LEO AWARDS 2009 jurors and nominees are eligible for reduced price tickets. Ticket order forms can be downloaded from the LEO AWARDS web site, or tickets may be purchased by calling the LEO AWARDS office at 604-688-3721 ext. 22. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Anna Torv - Fringe - Video: 'The Road Not Taken'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Fringe's 'The Road Not Taken,' starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble. Guest stars include Jennifer Ferrin, Michael Gaston, Michael Cerveris and Clint Howard.

A mysterious case has trio exploring the unexplained.

Star Trek - TrekMovie: Exclusive Leonard Nimoy Interview

At TrekMovie:

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EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Leonard Nimoy

May 4, 2009

by Anthony Pascale

Since Comic Con 2007 one of the greatest sources of comfort for Trek fans was knowing that Leonard Nimoy had decided to come out of retirement for this new Star Trek. In a new exclusive interview with TrekMovie we talk to the original Spock about returning to the role, fan concerns about canon, Shatner, Fringe, Quinto’s Spock and much more. [interview contains SPOILERS]

A brief excerpt:

TrekMovie: There is so much talk about you and Zach and how you guys are like adopted father and son. He says he made the role his own, which is true…Once you mentioned that he did something that blew you away. I am curious now that I have seen the film, what was it that you went ‘oh that is really interesting’?
Nimoy: His relationship with Uhura, he played something that I was quite touched by. So did she for that matter. They both were terribly available for each other. I was really affected by his final moment with the Vulcan council when he rejected their invitation to go to the Vulcan Institute, and the way he said "live long and prosper."

Supernatural - Video: Clip from 'When the Levee Breaks'

Courtesy of TV Guide Online, a clip from the May 7 '09 episode of Supernatural, 'When the Levee Breaks,' starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and guest starring Jim Beaver, Misha Collins, Genevieve Cortese, Colin Ford, Julie McNiven and Christopher Heyerdahl as Allastair. Supernatural airs on CW.

Stargate SG-1 - Video: 'Solitudes' PLUS Blooper Video

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Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU, Stargate SG-1's 'Solitudes,' starring Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis. Guest stars include Gary Jones and introducing the character, Sgt. 'Sly' Siler, portrayed by Dan Shea (who was also the stunt coordinator for Stargate SG-1 and the stunt double for Richard Dean Anderson). (And my favorite Stargate SG-1 episode.)

The stargate malfunctions while O'Neill and the SG-1 team are evacuating from a firefight on a hostile planet. Only Teal'C and Daniel make it back to Stargate Command, and a severely wounded O'Neill and Carter find themselves trapped on an icy planet

From Richard Dean Anderson website's Stargate SG-1 Season One Mission Database:


* For crying out loud: 1
* Ya think?: 1
* O'Neill calls Carter "Sam": 2
* Carter calls O'Neill "Jack": 1 (speaking as Sara)
* Injuries:
o O'Neill: fractured right tibia, 3 fractured ribs, internal bleeding, severe hypothermia, critical condition
o Carter: sprained right knee, scrapes and bruises, moderate hypothermia
o Jackson: knocked unconscious, minor concussion
* Popular Culture References:
o The Wizard of Oz
+ Unless they've redecorated the gateroom, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

'Blooper Video' -- Amanda Tapping brought this video clip with her on an appearance on the Canadian Urban Rush Talk Show several years ago.

CSI - Video: Robert David Hall Interview

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Courtesy of TV Guide's Water Cooler and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - CSI: Robert David Hall


CSI's resident medical expert Robert David Hall stops by TV Watercooler and fills us in on the current season. Robert shows off his musical skills, and gives us the 411 on CSI's newest cast member Laurence Fishburne.

Star Trek - SciFi Channel (US): Star Trek Trekathon Day Two - May 8 '09

From's schedulebot, the Star Trek Trekathon Day Two schedule for Friday, May 8 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):


09:30A STAR TREK ENTERPRISE HARBINGER - Steven Culp guest stars


11:30A STAR TREK ENTERPRISE HATCHERY - Daniel Dae Kim and Steven Culp guest star

12:30P STAR TREK ENTERPRISE AZATI PRIME - Scott MacDonald, Tucker Smallwood and Rick Worthy guest star

1:30P STAR TREK ENTERPRISE DAMAGE - Scott MacDonald, Tucker Smallwood and Rick Worthy guest star

2:30P STAR TREK ENTERPRISE THE FORGOTTEN - Seth MacFarlane and Rick Worthy guest star

3:30P STAR TREK ENTERPRISE E2 - Tucker Smallwood and Rick Worthy guest star

4:30P STAR TREK ENTERPRISE THE COUNCIL - Tucker Smallwood, Rick Worthy and Scott MacDonald guest star

5:30P STAR TREK ENTERPRISE COUNTDOWN - Tucker Smallwood, Steven Culp, Rick Worthy and Scott MacDonald guest star