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Happy Birthday, Zoe Saldana

Today is the birthday of Zoe Saldana, the fourth June birthday for members of the new Star Trek crew (following Zach Quinto, Karl Urban and John Cho). The new Uhura is turning 33 years old. We here at TrekMovie want to wish Zoe a big happy birthday.&#1…

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Review: JJ Abrams Super 8

On Friday June 10th JJ Abrams follows up his 2009 Star Trek movie with Super 8. With the help of producer Steven Spielberg, Abrams has returned to his own childhood for a mysterious monster movie, which turns out to be an effective coming-of-age story….

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JJ Abrams On More Star Trek Sequels + Talks Lens Flares & Super 8

We have already heard this week from JJ Abrams on how he won’t rush the Star Trek sequel to meet it’s June 29, 2012 release date. Now in a new interview, Abrams talks about Star Trek beyond the next Star Trek movie. We also have a few video…

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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.”

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CBS To Promote Star Trek Sequel At Licensing Show

In two weeks the worlds licensing professionals will descend on Las Vegas to show off their brand and cut new merchandising deals. And CBS will be there to cut deal for the Star Trek sequel, currently schedule for June 29, 2012. CBS is so determined to…

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June-July Star Trek Conventions

There will be thirteen conventions, shows or appearances in June and July that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

In June, ConCarolinas 2011 will take place at the Charlotte Hilton University Place, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from June 3-5. Star Trek: Enterprise‘s John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox) and Bonita Friedericy will be in attendance at Con Carolinas 2011.

On June 11, the Frank & Son collectible Show will be held in from 9 AM to 5 PM in Industry, California. The autograph signing event is billed as their 2nd Annual Star Trek Fan Day. Trek actors in attendance will be Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ, John De Lancie, Catherine Hicks, Richard Herd, Robert Picardo, Chase Masterson, Tucker Smallwood, Carolyne Barry, Larry Hankin and Carel Struycken.

Next up is Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention-Vancouver to be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, from June 10-12. In attendance will be: Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, J.G. Hertzler, Robert O’Reilly, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer and Alan Scarfe (The Next Generation‘s Admiral Mendek from Data’s Day and Tokath from Birthright: Part 2).

For Spanish Trek fans, Weekend Trek 2011 CIFICON (site in Spanish), will be held June 17-19 in Barcelona. In attendance will be Andrew Robinson and Alexander Siddig.

Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention-Parsippany will take place at the Parsippany Hilton in Parsippany, NJ from June 24-26. In attendance will be: Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nichols, Connor Trinneer, Barbara March, Gwynyth Walsh, Dominic Keating, Grace Lee Whitney, Nana Visitor, Bobby Clark (The Gorn) and Rene Auberjonois.

On the same weekend, Texas Comicon 2011 will be held at the San Antonio Event Center in San Antonio, Texas. Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner will be in attendance at Texas Comicon 2011.

Wrapping up June will be the Albuquerque Comic Expo. The Albuquerque Comic Expo will be held June 24-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Trek actors in attendance include: Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton.

The month of July kicks off with Shore Leave 33, which will be held July 8-10 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland has announced an additional guest of interest. In addition to the three Trek actors (John de Lancie, Sally Kellerman and Gary Lockwood), astronaut John Grunsfeld will be in attendance.

Grunsfeld will be giving a talk entitled “House Call in Space: Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope” during the course of the weekend, where he will detail his experiences in space, including multiple space walks. Grunsfeld has been a part of the crew of five space shuttle missions, and is also the Deputy Director of the Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute.

Polaris25 will be held from July 15-17 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel, in Richmond Hill, Ontario. In attendance will be Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Armin Shimerman and author Keith R.A. DeCandido.

On the same weekend, the Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention in Boston will be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Boston. In attendance will be William Shatner, Connor Trinneer, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Dominic Keating, J.G. Hertzler, Max Grodenchik, Robert O’Reilly, Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs and Vaughn Armstrong.

The popular San Diego Comic Con will make its yearly appearance at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego from July 21-24.

Cyphan 2 will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill, from July 29-31. Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo and Deep Space Nine‘s Chase Masterson will be at Cyphan 2.

Wrapping up July will be another Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention – Nashville, to be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort July 29-31. In attendance, will be William Shatner, Connor Trinneer, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Dominic Keating, J.G. Hertzler, Max Grodenchik, Robert O’Reilly, Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs and Vaughn Armstrong.

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Rumor Mill: Star Trek 2 To Be Delayed?

Deadline is reporting that soon Paramount will have good news and bad news regarding Star Trek 2.

The good news would be that J.J. Abrams would be returning to direct Star Trek 2 now that Super 8 is ready to be released.

The bad news would be that a release date of June 29, 2012 for Star Trek 2 may be unrealistic and the sequel may need to be pushed back to December 2012, meaning a holiday release for Star Trek 2. It’s also possible that the movie may be delayed more than six months

Paramount isn’t confirming either the good or the bad news, but it should not be a surprise, given recent news and circumstances, if these rumors end up being true.  Until then though, they are only rumors.

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Shatner To Receive Honorary Degree

Star Trek‘s William Shatner will return home to receive an honorary degree from McGill University.

Shatner graduated from McGill University in 1952, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

According to the McGill University website, “McGill University will mark the achievements of one of its most celebrated alumni, Emmy-winning actor William Shatner, with the awarding of an honorary degree at Spring Convocation ceremonies on June 2.”

“Shatner…has made a stellar contribution to the arts, on stage, television and film. He is also an accomplished director, a best-selling author and dedicated philanthropist and environmentalist, whose compassion, creativity and irrepressible sense of humor are an integral part of his life and work.

“The honorary degree will be presented during Convocation ceremonies for the Faculty of Arts, at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 2 on the lower field of McGill’s downtown campus.”

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LA Star Trek Screening w/ Meyer, Orci, Kurtzman & Lindelof + More May & June Events/Appearances

May and June are chock full of Star Trek events including a just-announced L.A. Star Trek double-feature with Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof and Nick Meyers. There are also lots of conventions (including two official Trek Cons), book signings/appearances and…

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May-June 2011 Conventions

There will be twelve conventions, shows or appearances in May and June that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all five of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

May begins with the Motor City Comic Con 2011 which will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan (Metro Detroit) from May 13-15. In attendance will be: Brent Spiner, George Takei, Kate Mulgrew and Lee Arenberg.

Next in May will be Mobicon, which will be held at the Asbury Hotel & Suites in Mobile, Alabama from May 20-22. In attendance will be Star Trek: Voyager‘s Ethan Phillips.

Australian fans in Melbourne and Sydney can see Trek actors at OzTrek5. OzTrek5 will be held on May 21 in Melbourne and May 22 in Sydney. In attendance will be Avery Brooks and Garrett Wang.

Also on May 21-22, another convention will be held, this one in the Dallas, Texas area. Dallas Comic Con, which will take place at the Irving Convention center, will feature the original series’ Leonard Nimoy.

Memorial Day weekend kicks off with Phoenix Comicon. Held at the Phoenix Convention Center & Hyatt Regency, Phoenix Comicon will feature Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, both of whom will be appearing on Saturday the 28th.

Finally, May wraps up with ComicPalooza, which will be held May 27-29 in Houston, Texas. In attendance will be Marina Sirtis and Tony Todd.

In June, ConCarolinas 2011 will take place at the Charlotte Hilton University Place, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from June 3-5. Star Trek: Enterprise‘s John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox) and Bonita Friedericy will be in attendance at Con Carolinas 2011.

Next up is Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention (Vancouver) to be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, from June 10-12. In attendance will be: Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, J.G. Hertzler, Robert O’Reilly, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer and Alan Scarfe (The Next Generation‘s Admiral Mendek from Data’s Day and Tokath from Birthright: Part 2.)

For Spanish Trek fans, Weekend Trek 2011 CIFICON (site in Spanish), will be held June 17-19 in Barcelona. In attendance will be Andrew Robinson and Alexander Siddig.

Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention (Parsippany) will take place at the Parsippany Hilton in Parsippany, NJ from June 24-26. In attendance will be: Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nichols, Connor Trinneer, Barbara March, Gwynyth Walsh, Dominic Keating, Grace Lee Whitney, Nana Visitor, Bobby Clark (The Gorn) and Rene Auberjonois.

On the same weekend, Texas Comicon 2011 will be held at the San Antonio Event Center in San Antonio, Texas. Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner will be in attendance.

Wrapping up June will be the Albuquerque Comic Expo. The Albuquerque Comic Expo will be held June 24-26 at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Trek actors in attendance include: Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton.

In a peek ahead to July, Shore Leave 33, which will be held July 8-10 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland, has announced an additional guest of interest. In addition to the three Trek actors (John de Lancie, Sally Kellerman and Gary Lockwood), astronaut John Grunsfeld will be in attendance.

Grunsfeld will be giving a talk entitled “House Call in Space: Servicing the Hubble Space Telescope” during the course of the weekend, where he will detail his experiences in space, including multiple space walks. Grunsfeld has been a part of the crew of five space shuttle missions, and is also the Deputy Director of the Baltimore-based Space Telescope Science Institute.