If you cornered me in a dark alley and forced me to name the five greatest characters in all of fiction, I can’t say who would fill out the complete list. However, I can see with utmost confidence that one of them would Spock, the Vulcan science officer so memorably played by Leonard Nimoy in the original Star Trek series and eight subsequent movies. I’ve already gone on the record about what Star Trek and the character of Spock mean to me, but I know I’m not alone. For a character who lived a life intentionally free of emotion, he sure had a way of cutting straight to your heart.
Nimoy died last year, but his son Adam Nimoy is paying tribute to his legacy (and honoring the 50th anniversary of Star Trek in general) with the new documentary For the Love of Spock, which is set to open soon after making the festival rounds over the past year. You probably don’t have to be a Trek fan to get a little misty-eyed at the new trailer.
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Thanks to the Omaze charity efforts of the Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign, we’ve gotten some glimpses behind the scenes of the forthcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond, including some new aliens, the new Starfleet uniforms, and the cast showing off their best dance moves on the bridge of the Enterprise.
And with one week left to donate, thereby earning the chance to win a walk-on role in the move from director Justin Lin, a new charity video has just surfaced with a Star Trek Beyond charity video that also acts as a Leonard Nimoy tribute, complete with the cast giving Spock’s customary farewell. Read More »
Leonard Nimoy, the actor of resolutely compelling voice whose performance as the Vulcan officer Spock gave him a decades-long career on Star Trek, died this morning in Bel Air at age 83. His death was confirmed by his wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, who said the cause was was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He had been hospitalized on Monday. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 by Angie Han
After some initial denials, William Shatner confirmed last week he’d been contacted about Star Trek 3. So now the question is what exactly he’ll be doing in the movie, and a new report claims to have some of the juicy details.
Meanwhile, Leonard Nimoy, who’s rumored to appear alongside Shatner in the next film, has finally issued a response. Or maybe we should cal it a non-response, since it neither confirms nor denies anything.
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Paramount Home Video recently released Star Trek: The Compendium which collects JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, alongside a collection of new extra features. One of the extras is the Star Trek Into The Darkness blooper reel, which is now available to watch online. Watch the hilarious six-minute Star Trek Into The Darkness blooper reel now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
If J.J. Abrams really does cast Leonard Nimoy in Star Wars Episode VII, as the Star Trek actor suggests, do you think that’s more likely to heighten or defuse the Wars / Trek rivalry? Also after the jump:
- Al Pacino explains why he said no to Han Solo
- See Episode II in 3D at Star Wars Celebration Europe
- Kyle Newman offers a longer cut The Return of The Return of the Jedi
- Nerdist promotes the Star Wars: Course of the Force charity run
- See an unused poster concept for the original Star Wars
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Iron Man 3 isn’t the only big Audi commercial you can see right now. Here’s a long spot featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto playing gently fueding versions of themselves in a sales pitch for Audi’s new ride.
Sure, there’s an aspect to this ad that panders right to the Trek fanbase, and some of this spot is just silly. But it also has a few genuinely entertaining moments, as lens flares mar shots of Quinto and Nimoy sings ‘The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins‘ and throws out a little Star Trek II reference. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 14th, 2012 by Angie Han
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams is known for his obsession with secrecy, but if anything, that only seems to heighten the amount of fan speculation surrounding his projects. So even as filming on Star Trek 2 (or whatever they end up calling it) comes to an end, the rumor mill is nowhere close to shutting down. After the jump:
- Leonard Nimoy talks about his set visit
- Roberto Orci emphasizes that the new sequel is not a remake
- Check out the first photo of Alice Eve in costume
- Peter Weller drops hints about his mysterious character
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Casting on Machete Kills continues to speed ahead, as Modern Family star Sofia Vergara becomes the latest to sign on. Also after the jump:
- Leonard Nimoy has not confirmed a Star Trek 2 cameo
- Tim Burton offers a tiny Beetlejuice 2 update
- Anna Faris probably won’t do Scary Movie 5
- Men in Black 3 gets creative with its marketing
- Kristen Stewart spills about the Breaking Dawn reshoots
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Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2 (or whatever they end up calling it) is really the center of attention in this Sequel Bits, thanks to some fresh set photos, shooting info for the Bay Area, and news about a potential cameo. Also after the jump:
- Piranha 3DD unveils a revised trailer, now with more Hoff
- Agent J goes for a ride in a new Men in Black 3 poster
- Storm Shadow takes center stage in international G.I. Joe one-sheets
- Sylvester Stallone spills his thoughts on Rambo 5
- Producer says The Strangers 2 will finally shoot this fall
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