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Colin Morgan on Doctor Who

Before he shot to fame as Merlin, Colin Morgan made a guest appearance on Doctor Who in fan favourite Series 4 episode, <a href="http://doctor Read more …


A Town Called Mercy Prequel

For the second time this series a Doctor Who prequel has made an unannounced appearance online. This one is for A Town Called Mercy and is entitled Read more …


Davies Rules Out ‘Doctor Who’ Appearance In ‘Torchwood’

Bringing the two into the adult universe would be a ‘clash of styles’
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Greenwood In Super 8

Bruce Greenwood, Star Trek XI‘s Captain Christopher Pike, can be seen in another Abrams-directed film, Super 8.

But Greenwood, who is credited as “Cooper,” won’t be easy to spot. This is because the visual appearance of his character, the unhappy alien of Super 8, was computer-generated.

Performance capture work was a new experience for Greenwood. “It’s not your typical acting exercise at all, because you’re really the only person in this room with all these cameras in it,” explained Greenwood. “It was a very weird thing to offer up all this big emotion while … the rest of the people in the room are picking away at the craft services table,” he says. “And you never really how it will turn out because it’s all left in the hands of the artists and animators who are putting your work together.

“The other part that was really memorable was that I saw a bunch of other (big name) actors who were doing the same thing in other studios … and there we were: In one-piece Danskins with our pot bellies and saggy asses hanging outs.

“All the parts that we try so hard to hide beneath our nice clothes were all of a sudden very visible.

“Being an actor, you have to be OK with shameless … and that was it. There was nothing left to hide. It was a big naked moment …”

Greenwood can also be seen in the horror chiller Cell 213, which opens this Friday.


John Barrowman’s return to Doctor Who has ‘already been discussed’

How cool would it be to have Torchwood’s Captain Jack Harkness make a proper return appearance on Doctor Who? Really, REALLY cool. And it may yet happen, since the man who plays the great Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, has revealed that his return has already been discussed.


Star Trek: The Exhibition At Kennedy Space Center

The dates for Star Trek: The Exhibition at Kennedy Space Center have been announced.

From June 11 through September 5, those living in or near Florida will be able to experience Star Trek: The Exhibition for themselves, in The Exhibition‘s first appearance in the southeastern part of the U.S.

Star Trek: The Exhibition is an interactive exhibit of authentic Star Trek artifacts from the past forty years, featuring one-of-a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trek television series and feature films. Go deep within the Star Trek universe to discover the history of this ground-breaking series and a recreation of the Enterprise Bridge from the original series, where visitors may sit in the command chair of Star Trek‘s most famous captain: James T. Kirk.”

Kennedy Space Center also hosts Star Trek Live, which “takes audiences on an exhilarating live theatrical experience, combining special effects, audience interaction and an exploration of real space-age technology.”


The Next Generation Remastered Rumor Mill

Fans hoping that a remastered Star Trek: The Next Generation would make an appearance may be in luck.

Talk has been going on for some time about the possibility of a remastered The Next Generation release and if all goes well, fans might see episodes in HD this fall.

Industry sources “hinted” to The Digital Bits that “TNG Remastered is moving forward and that Netflix (and possibly Paramount’s Epix cable channel, which has a strong relationship with the streaming service) may be the first place you’ll finally see it – in HD – starting sometime in the fall.” And if this does happen, can a Blu-ray release be far behind?

Fans may remember that Netflix will be streaming all five Star Trek televised series beginning in July.

More information may emerge this summer at Comic-Con.

Until there is official confirmation, treat this as rumor.


Stewart Misbehavior Explained

Sir Patrick Stewart has explained why he picked a fight with Glamour Awards ceremony host James Corden last year.

Stewart was supposed to be onstage to present an award to Zoë Saldana for Film Actress of the Year, but although he presented the award, Stewart was more interested in verbally lashing Corden, much to the embarrassment of Saldana, as reported here.

Corden was lectured by Stewart on his appearance and behavior onstage. Their verbal altercation continued even after Saldana received her award.

“From where I was sitting, I could see your belly,” Stewart snapped at Corden. “And that was from right over there at the back of the room…One more, do you want one more? If you fancy the Jonas Brothers, cover your belly.”

Stewart regrets the incident now, saying that he was “out of control.” “My part of the evening came late,” he said, “and it was alcohol [that prompted the remark], I’m afraid. I went too far, I was somewhat out of control. I have nothing but admiration for Mr. Corden. I still blush in remembrance of it.”


Creation Entertainment Star Trek Convention Highlights

Last weekend, fans who attended the Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention were entertained by many actors from various Star Trek series, including Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Grace Lee Whitney, the Duras Sisters, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and other guest stars.

On the first day of the convention, held in San Francisco, Richard Arnold, former assistant to Gene Roddenberry, started things off with a 45th anniversary slideshow and reminisced about 1970s fandom and the birth of the Star Trek conventions.

Grace Lee Whitney told the audience about her favorite Star Trek episode, The Enemy Within, which featured two Kirks, a good and a bad one. She was bruised during the scene when the bad Kirk grabs her and drags her across the floor of his cabin, she told the audience. Whitney also shared details about the “Janice Rand look” which included makeup, the way she was lit and of course, that famous basket-weave hair-do.

On the second day of the convention, Nichelle Nichols answered questions and sang for the fans, including a song about Charlie X from the episode of the same name. After her appearance, the Duras Sisters (Gwynyth Walsh and Barbara March) appeared in costume. “It all comes right back,” said March, who explained that the Klingon teeth they were obliged to wear were “like torture, so you can get in character and be pissed off already before you get on camera.”

The highlight of the second day was the appearance of Leonard Nimoy, who shared stories about his career in acting and photography. He spoke about his (at the time) controversial memoir, I Am Not Spock. “I called the chapter, I Am Not Spock,” he said. When his publisher asked him for the title of his book itself, he said, “Let’s go with I Am Not Spock. People will find that interesting.” But Nimoy soon found out that the fans ” found it interesting, all right, in the wrong way.”

The final day of the convention featured actors from Star Trek: Enterprise and Deep Space Nine. Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating entertained the audience and updated them on the actors’ current projects. When asked if the cast members stay in touch, Keating gave a reply which will surely please Scott Bakula fans, “Connor and I are very close,” he said. “And every Christmas we go to Scott Bakula’s Christmas party. I’m still on the list for that.” Keating also said that fans will be seeing a lot of Scott Bakula at conventions this year, because he’s signed on for several. “He recently remodeled his house,” said Keating.

The final appearance was that of Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor, on stage together. The pair talked about their careers and current projects, and of course, about their projects. Auberjonois told the audience why he developed a gruff voice for Odo. “When I went in to audition for the role … The casting director said nobody had been grouchy enough.” So Auberjonois chose to go into the audition already in character as Odo, gruff voice and all.

Visitor shared her memory of the Take Me Out to the Holosuite episode; where it turned out that she had no baseball skills whatsoever but had to acquire them quickly. “I was never so nervous because we had to stay there until I hit the ball,” she said. But when the cameras started rolling, she (and those working with her) were in luck. “I cracked the ball right away,” she said. “The crew was so thrilled they carried me on their shoulders.”

Auberjonois and Visitor also gave a unique dramatic presentation called “Cross Our Hearts: Poems and Prose,” which they plan to do at other conventions this year.


In Case You Missed It: Clips Of LeVar Burton On ‘Big Bang Theory’ & ‘Community’

As previously reported, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton was a guest on last night’s episode of the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Well if you weren’t paying close attention you may have missed the quick appearance, but you can check it out below, plus clips from Burton’s previous week’s appearance on Community.  […]