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Star Trek 3 is going through a heck of a time landing on a director. Even though a shortlist of filmmakers was only revealed earlier this week, one of the individuals has already publicly and gracefully declined the offer.
As James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy box office numbers began to soar when the film was released this past summer, the big studios began to notice something: audiences really like big, sci-fi space adventures. The Marvel Studios was as much a comedy with oddball characters as it was a big space-set action adventure, and its success has already been having a big impact on the industry.
Paramount has released 5 names of directors it is pursuing for Star Trek 3. You'll be interested to see who is--and isn't--on the list.
With science fiction movies and TV series, we expect a certain amount of pandering or sexual suggestiveness aimed towards the audience. However, in science fiction, the beauty can be a mask for something more, unexpected, or sinister. That’s what makes it a delicious affair. These seven lovely ladies represent some of the genre's best examples.
Over the last few decades, we've seen many filmmakers take audiences to the reaches of outerspace, and with Christopher Nolan's Interstellar hitting theaters this weekend, we have a brand new supercut that celebrates some amazing cinematic trips to the stars.
What makes a great Star Trek villain? That’s easy. It’s always been about character. They’re never one-dimensional. (Unless you count Harry Mudd, played more for comic relief than anything else.) They’re sympathetic. The same goes for pegging a great Star Trek alien.
John Cho has worked hard to establish Sulu as an integral component on the rebooted Star Trek timeline. He has been an action hero in the 2009 installment, and briefly assumed the captain’s chair in Into Darkness (as shown above). We’re excited to see what Sulu can do in Star Trek 3.
William Shatner will appear in Star Trek 3 as James Tiberius Kirk … we think. The internet has been awash with rumors this weeek that the legendary actor would cameo alongside Leonard Nimoy in the next installment to the beloved sci-fi series, but today both Roberto Orci and Shatner have released cryptic comments that have left his inclusion up in the air.
Wishful thinking? Kismit? The planets aligning? We don’t know yet. We’re holding out hope that William Shatner can be part of Roberto Orci’s Star Trek 3. Let's see what happens.
The Internet is buzzing with the rumor that William Shatner may return as Captain Kirk in the new Star Trek movie. I give you several reasons as to why this is actually a good idea.
In the world of modern blockbuster franchises, it's scary just how many writer/producer Roberto Orci has had a hand in. It all began back in 2005 when he co-wrote the script and developed the story for the sequel The Legend of Zorro, and since then he has had credits in series like Mission: Impossible, Transformers, Star Trek, and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Sir Patrick Stewart proved that he is one of Hollywood’s good-guys earlier this month when he surprised a huge Star Trek fan at Georgia’s Dragon Con. The meeting came about through the Make-A-Wish foundation, and, according to her parents, the recipient, Dawn Garrigus, who suffers from mitochondrial disease, has been an entirely different girl ever since she came face to face with her idol.
There’s a lot of expensive explosions and CGI-laden effects in The Winter Soldier. On Blu-ray the scenes are crisp and sharp, featuring Captain America fighting on elevators and running through doors and walls while chasing foes. The stunt work has become a hallmark of Marvel films and thanks to the extended minor cast in The Winter Soldier, audiences can root for a variety of different fighting styles inside a much larger film.
Guardians Of The Galaxy's Chris Pratt Auditioned For Captain Kirk In Star Trek, Jake Sully In Avatar
Between Guardians of the Galaxy and 2015's Jurassic World, Chris Pratt is ready to break out as one of the biggest movie stars in the world. After years of putting in amazing work on the small screen, playing the hilarious Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, Hollywood is finally realizing his true potential as a leading man.
Live concerts, the final frontier for any music fan. These are the voyages of J.J. Abram's Star Trek films. Their six city mission: to explore exciting concert venues worldwide. To seek out new crowds, and new rounds of applause. To boldly go to the geek mecca of America known as Comic Con! If you're a fan of live music and all things geeky, you're going to want to read the details for Star Trek: Live In Concert!
Yesterday, Star Trek fans and science-loving human beings collective set their phasers to Whaaaaaaaaa?!? after the trailer for the new science documentary The Principle dropped and seemed to feature Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) supporting a theory that the Earth is at the center of the Universe.
On the surface, the trailer for The Principle you see above may look like any other science documentary. In fact, it may have feature many of the same faces and even the same basic tone as stuff you’ve seen on weird cable channels during odd hours, but at its core, it seems to be arguing something a whole lot more doubletake worthy.
Our sci-fi sister site, Giant Freakin Robot, has gotten its hands on a copy of Star Trek: The Beginning, one of the scripts that was in development at Paramount Pictures prior to Abrams' big reboot. As you might imagine the the screenplay is quite different from the direction that the franchise ultimately took, but it's interesting to look at what could have been.
Were you excited about Attack The Block director Joe Cornish putting his distincitive stamp on the Star Trek universe? Well, if you were, get unexcited immediately because that’s no longer going to happen.
"The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront, 'This is who it is.' It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that's what the thing was," the director tells MTV.
We got some more forward progress on round three of Star Trek today. Maybe. Rumors are swirling that the fine folks over at Paramount might be excited about hiring Attack The Block director Joe Cornish to shepherd the newest installment to conclusion. Fan reaction thus far has been about as mixed as—oh I don’t know—everything about the last two Trek movies.
The third Star Trek was rumored to be circling a 2015 release date. That might be tight – in a crowded year – so we’ll see if Paramount pushes it to 2016 if and when they finally get Cornish to sign on the dotted line.
Reddit user ThatNordicGuy is responsible for an amazing Photoshopping job that has massaged the faces of Abrams’ Star Trek cast over the faces of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and the original series legends. In most cases it works out pretty well:
Sci-fi fans have known forever that you can't just step off the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and on to the Millennium Falcon, but J.J. Abrams has only now finally admitted it. The director of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness is locked in and ready to start in January on Star Wars: Episode VII, and we've assumed since he first signed on that it meant he wouldn't be able to direct Star Trek 3
Did you know that if you discover a celestial orb (planet, asteroid, moon, what have you) you get to name it? Yeah, it's not just a common device in movies and televisions shows. But when SETI Institute scientist Mark Showalter discovered two new moons—temporarily dubbed P4 and P5—circling the demoted-to-dwarf-planet Pluto, he decided to leave their names for the world to decide. So, he took to the internet and created a place where people could weigh in.