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Star Trek Vet Stromberg Wins Design Academy Award + Photos Of Trek Celebs At Oscar Events

While the Oscars were not a big year for Star Trek, one Trek vet, designer Robert Stromberg, picked up an Academy Award. More details below, plus photos of Star Trek vets at Oscar events, including JJ Abrams, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner, and Whoopi Goldberg…plus George Takei with Oscar-winner Colin Firth.

Star Trek Designer Stromberg Wins […]


2/27/11 – The Awards Season


This Weekend Marks The Time of The Year for Hollywood as The Awards Season
Kicks into Full Form and as The Elite Force Podcast Returns with a Full List
of News story to cover in The World of Sci-Fi and Also Walkie Looks Foward into
The 83rd Academy Awards and His Hopes In The Sci-fi Film Inception in winning alot

Also Amongst This Episode Discussions

.Superman: The Man of Steel casting rumors
.Leonard Nimoy Confirms Return To Fringe
.Men In Black III Delayed Again
.Doctor Who Casting News
.Firefly Returning to Basic Cable
.Orci & Lindelof ‘Holed Up’ In Hotel Writing Star Trek Sequel
.Saturn Awards Nominees are also Announced as Walkie takes a Quick Look
into The Sci-Fi Films and TV Shows that are on the List


Inception, The Walking Dead top Saturn Awards nominations

Inception and The Walking Dead were in the lead when the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced the nominations for its 37th Annual Saturn Awards.


Peterman Passes

Cinematographer Don Peterman died earlier this month at his home in Hollywood of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome, a “pre-leukemia” bone marrow disorder.

Peterman was nominated for an Academy Award for 1986′s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, losing out to Chris Menges (The Mission). He was also nominated for an Academy Award in 1983 for Flashdance.

Born in 1932, Peterman served in the Army after high school. When his service was completed, he began his Hollywood career as a film loader at the Hal Roach Studios.

Film credits for Peterman include Flashdance, Splash, Cocoon, Star Trek IV: The Voyager Home, Addams Family Values, Get Shorty, Men in Black, Mighty Joe Young and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Peterman is survived by his wife Sally, a daughter, three sons and ten grandchildren.


Shatner To Host Canadian Award Show

CBC Television and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced that William Shatner will be hosting the 31st Genie Awards this spring.

The Genie Awards began in 1980 and are given annually to honor Canada’s film industry. Joining Shatner at this year’s ceremony will be Rachelle Lefevre (Barney’s Version), who will “act as the voice of the show.”

“We could not have asked for a more ideal person to host the 31st Annual Genie Awards and we can’t wait for William Shatner to bring his talent and charm to this year’s event,” said Kirstine Stewart, executive vice-president, English Services, CBC. “With an incredible collection of talented nominees, the biggest stars from the silver screen, special musical performances and the legendary William Shatner as host, the Genie Awards are going to be a night of celebration that Canadians nationwide won’t want to miss.”

“William Shatner is a beloved icon and a proud Canadian. We are absolutely thrilled that Mr. Shatner will be joining us at the Genie Awards to honor our country’s talent and to celebrate a phenomenal year in Canadian film,” said Sara Morton, CEO, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television.”

This year’s ceremony will take place on March 10 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and Canadians will be able to see the ceremony televised live by CBC.

Shatner was born and raised in Montreal.

In other Shatner news, Shatner will be bringing his Kirk, Crane & Beyond show to Brisbane, Australia on April 11 for one night. Shatner will share “anecdotes, lessons learnt and pearls of wisdom gathered from almost sixty years in show business.” He will be interviewed in an “informal couch chat” by a guest interviewer.

Kirk, Crane and Beyond will be held at the Concert Hall of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), with tickets ranging from $149 (Aus) to $350 (Aus), the latter being a VIP ticket that enables fans to attend a special meet-and-greet. More details can be found here.


Hardy Wins BAFTA Award

Tom Hardy, best known to Star Trek fans for his role as Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis, won an award at the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011 ceremony.

Hardy was named the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star at a ceremony held in the Royal Opera House in London. His competitors for the award were Gemma Arterton, Andrew Garfield, Aaron Johnson and Emma Stone.

The busy Hardy was last seen in Inception, and will be seen in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy next year. He will play a villain in The Dark Knight Rises, also due out next year.


Hardy Is A BAFTA Nominee

Tom Hardy, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role of Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis, is one of five nominees for the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award for 2011.

The Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award is the only British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award to be voted on by the British public.

The other four nominees for the award include: Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and Emma Stone (Superbad).

“It is so important to involve the general public in helping us determine the stars of the future, which is why the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award is such a fantastic initiative, said Finola Dwyer, chair of BAFTA’s Film Committee. “Our final five are truly representative of the rising stars who are capturing film fans’ hearts and minds, and I look forward to congratulating our winner on the night!”

The link to the Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award voting is located here.

The BAFTA Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 11.


Starfleet Academy Store

With the holidays rapidly approaching, CBS Consumer Products has launched a new line of Star Trek merchandise that should be of interest to those shopping for Star Trek fans.

For those who would like to proclaim their Starfleet Academy pride, the Starfleet Academy Campus Store launched yesterday, featuring apparel and other branded gear.

The store includes sweatshirts, t-shirts, mugs, accessories, memorabilia and more. According to a CBS Consumers Products press release, “the imaginative designs and concepts will focus on general Academy themes from class subjects such as math and science to sports and extracurricular activities.”

“For years, Star Trek fans have wanted to attend the famed Starfleet Academy.” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “Now, they will be able to take home the same gear that their favorite Starfleet alums would have had in their dorm rooms or worn around campus.”


CBS Launches Online Starfleet Academy Campus Store

It may be just a dream to be able to attend Star Trek’s famed Starfleet Academy, but starting today you can at least shop there. CBS has launched The Starflleet Academy Campus Store, offering a wide array of SFA branded products just like any other campus store. More details below.

press release


Pegg Regrets Saying No To Tarantino

Had he made a different choice, Simon Pegg might have had a part in a movie which was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Pegg was offered the role of Lt. Archie Hicox in Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds as well as a role as Inspector Thompson in Steven Spielberg‘s The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

“It was a horrible decision to make,” said Pegg. “I remember sitting on my own in a hotel room for an hour, having to decide which one to do. It was agony.”

Pegg chose the Spielberg film, which will release next year. In The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Tintin and his friends set off to find a treasure left behind by Tintin’s ancestor Sir Francis Haddock. Pegg and Nick Frost will play bumbling detectives Thompson and Thomson.