Posts tagged: Star Trek

Leonard Nimoy Biography

The thoughtful and multi-faceted actor, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek, has died at age 83.

J.J. Abrams Biography: New!

Who2 has a new biography of TV producer and movie director J.J. Abrams. His latest, Star Trek Into Darkness, is now playing everywhere.

Captain Picard To The Rescue

 While the new Star Trek was saving the box office, Patrick Stewart — Jean Luc Picard — was saving the world, with a hug at Comicpalooza.

Into Dorkness

Celebrate the new Star Trek movie by getting a glimpse behind the scenes.

Who Was the Horta on ‘Star Trek’?

 Remember the Horta, from the Star Trek episode titled “Devil in the Dark”? I grew up watching Star Trek in black and white, so I’m always stunned to see it in color. It was news to me that the Horta was anything other than black with grey spots. In fact, it’s brown and orange, which makes it look like a shag rug or a wet piece of pepperoni pizza. And it turns out there’s a Hungarian underneath it, giving it life.

Ernest Hemingway = Captain Kirk?

“There’s a lot there to pick apart in the man: the bluster, exaggerated machismo, mood swings, four marriages, alcoholism, death-wooing in the bullring, at the D-Day landing, and in bed. No small ego there. But, in all the fancy analytical footwork, it’s sometimes forgotten that, like Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise, Hemingway explored ‘strange new worlds … to boldly go where no man has gone before.'”

Patrick Stewart’s Jaguar

Star Trek’s Patrick Stewart drives around a race track and talks about his love of cars in this video from the U.K. show Top Gear:

Forget the Romulans: Fear the Stuntmen

On my first day of shooting I ended up breaking a stunt guy’s nose on the second take. A word of caution to any young actor out there: Do NOT hurt stuntmen because they will pay you back in kind. The next take after that, this big stunt guy kicked me in the stomach. He said it wasn’t on purpose, but I don’t know.Chris Pine learns the Hollywood way while filming Star Trek.

“Getting Their Kirk On”

Hobbyists build their own Captain Kirk chairs from Star Trek.”Sitting in it,” said Mr. Bradshaw, the graphic designer, “I find myself striking an action pose quite unconsciously.”

Live Long and Prosper, King

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Which Middle Eastern ruler once had a walk-on role on Star Trek?That would be Jordan’s King Abdullah II. Back in 1996, when he was still just Prince Abdullah, he appeared as a science officer in a Star Trek: Voyager episode titled Investigations.