Star Trek Into The Darkness hits theatres today and we can’t help but swoon over Captain James T. Kirk as played by the damn fine, Chris Pine (see what I did there?).
From playing Anne Hathaway’s pseudo-nemesis/love interest in The Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement to commanding one of the world’s most popular space ship for the Star Trek franchise, we take a jog through memory lane and trace how his career has evolved.
Just just going to do this now: I’m sorry to all the Trekkers who have somehow found themselves here. Asides from the J.J. Abrams reboot, I have never seen an episode of Star Trek so I apologize if I get anything wrong in this post but this super cut of of Captain William Thomas Riker sitting down is too good to pass up.
Watching this completely out of context is still hilarious because it looks like Riker is pulling an Alpha male type move on everyone around him. It’s as if his epic beard wasn’t enough and he’s compelled to show off just how tall and manly he truly is as he saddles the chair rather than simply walk around to sit. He can even do it backwards! It’s a peacocking move that screams, “Picard, if you go down, don’t fret. I can safely guide this ship and its crew to safety.” It also quite telling of Riker’s sexual prowess. Damn. What a man.
Zachary Quinto may be playing Spock these days but it was Leonard Nimoy who made it iconic. In this new ad for Audi, the two are in competition and it’s not over who does the best “Live long and prosper” line.
The two race each other to see who gets to the golf club first with the loser buying them lunch. It’s less Fast and the Furious and more Driving Miss Daisy but the whole bit is pretty great. We finally get to see Leonard lose his cool, get beeped by the censors and sing a song about Bilbo Baggins, which should be a win in anyone’s book.
The one broship to rule them all is back! Star Trek: Into the Darkness stars Zachary Quintos and Chris Pine are lighting up the endless press tours with a war of words. But don’t worry, it’s nothing vicious. Just a friendly exchange of Scrabble in real life.
Just watch as the two throw out words like “propinquity,” “milieu” and “superfluous.” It’s a video worthy of your next SAT prep course.
Is it just me, or has everyone become a little obsessed with lego lately?
Anyways, here’s a rad lego remake of the trailer for Star Trek: Into the Darkness:
and here’s the original for comparison:
How do you think they did?
Now that Oscar season is over, movie fans can all get ready for the summer of blockbusters.
Set to release on May 17, the film directed by J.J. Adams follows Captain Kirk as he leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a man with mass destruction on the mind.
While recent trailers have focused on Benedict Cumberbatch’s villanous role, this new trailer follows Chris Pine’s Kirk as he goes through plenty of explosions chases and one giant fish.
I have to admit here that when I saw Cumberbatch on the screen, my heart did something quite unnatural.
Funny or Die‘s Billy got Zachary Quinto from Star Trek to bombard people with him on the streets of Manhattan to see if anyone cared they were seeing Spock in the flesh.
Turns out, not many people gave a crap, which totally surprises me! If I saw him on the street, I’d probably flip my lid or at least give a cool glance of recognition. I know these people were pretty much attacked on the street but you’d think they’d come to their senses once they saw SPOCK.
Now I ask you, it’s Spock, do you care?
Why do movie studios spend so much money on trailers for big, blockbusters when they can just make low budget teasers in a neighbour’s backyard? Okay, so the result of using a shaky camera phone and action figures instead of real actors is pretty shitty but then our expectations would be set so low that the movie would be AMAZING in comparison. Read more…
Disney wasted no time when they announced they would bring Stars Wars back to the big screen after their surprise acquisition of the space adventure franchise. At the time of the news, they hoped Episode VII would arrive at your local theatre as early as 2015.
And boy, are the folks at Disney moving fast as multiple reports are coming in that they have found their post-George Lucas director in none other than J.J. ABRAMS. *Cue Star Wars Fandom joint squeal*
Sources have told The Hollywood Reporter that the Lost producer is currently in late-stage talks with the Mouse-eared studio. Thus far, there is no confirmation from either Disney or Lucasfilm.
The new Star Wars episode will reportedly follow a new set of heroes with possible cameos from the original Luke and Leah Skywalker, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. If Abrams is set to direct the latest installment, audiences can expect to see a lot of lens flare during space chases. Asides from that, we really won’t know what to look out for considering the director is notoriously secretive, but with Episodes I, II, and III safely behind us, it’s all up from here.
Though before Abrams can start putting his own twist on the series, he must put the final finishing touches on the latest edition of another out-of-this-world franchise, Star Trek into the Darkness, which will be released on May 17, 2013.
Star Trek alumni George Takei seems like such a sweet soul. His deep, sultry voice was pretty much made to do something for the greater good of society. I was thinking more along the lines of a CD that you listen to as you slip into a deep slumber. But recording a narrative for the erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey? That’s a different idea.
According to “Fifty Shades of Takei,” the actor was convinced by a friend (and many fans) to read the rather sensual novel out loud. What ensued was of epic proportions. Oh myyyy!
Trekkies can rejoice today as they finally got a glimpse of the long-awaited movie Star Trek Into Darkness, the sequel to JJ Abram’s 2009 film. Just like The Dark Knight Rises and Iron Man 3, the film seems to focus on terrorism, specifically the so-called “one-man weapon of mass destruction.”
The villain is played by Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch. “You think your world is safe,” he says in the teaser. “It is an illusion . . . A comforting lie, told to protect you . . . Enjoy these final moments of peace . . . For I have returned . . .to have – MY VENGEANCE!”
The trailer is full of epic explosions and fighting, as Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to capture the ruthless but complicated villain. The film comes out on May 17. Will you see it?
Watch it here
I thought that this commercial might have been a joke — nope, it’s just a casual quest into the world of cheesy Star Trek puns. This Serta mattress commercial is like the holy grail of random and bizarre commercials. Not only do the “klingons” in the video look like poorly cut out magazine clippings, but they say the corniest things. I think “live, long and sleep” is my new life motto.
To be fair, the people in the commercial clearly put a lot of thought into their masterpiece. Even though it’s slightly on the cheesy side, who can resist a combination of sleep and fandom?
Star Trek fans get married in true Klingon style. Re-enacted from an episode from ‘Deep Space Nine,’Jossie Sockertopp and Sonnie Gustavsson tied the knot at “Destination Star Trek,” in London this weekend. I won’t go into detail, I’ll let the video speak for itself. How do I say ‘best wishes’ in Klingon? ..
9-year-old girl shot after she’s mistaken for a skunk
A 9-year-old girl was shot after being mistaken for a skunk at her family halloween party, in Pennsylvania. Her relative saw her outside and grabbed his shotgun, shooting her in the back, shoulder, arm and neck. The shooter hadn’t been drinking, but if I were them, I would’ve lied. This is pretty brutal to mistake a girl for a real skunk. How big are skunks in Pennsylvania? jeeeeez.
Man with Samurai sword breaks up fight in Phoenix
There are so many questions I have for this story. This man witnesses a fight on a light rail train in Phoenix, and just busts out his Samurai NBG! He saves one guy from being beaten to death, and the two guys walk off the train.
First Question, Why do you have a samurai sword on your person on a train?
Second, if it is for a sword training class, what are you training for? Random events such as this? I could go on… I won’t.
I hope that guy thanked him.
M*ther F*cking Snakes on a M*ther F*cking SUV?
A man who was in Englewood for a reptile convention, had his Suburban stolen from a Walmart parking lot. Only thing is, there was a couple turtles, snakes, including a 13-foot long python, tarantula’s and scorpions inside the SUV. Robbery fail at it’s finest perhaps?
53 People sick at Berlin airport due to sh*tty situation
53 people fell ill at a Berlin airport after going into the airport washrooms. I wish it was a really nasty story, like there was an overflow of poop, but no. It looks like washroom cleaners used WAY to much ammonia to clean. People were going in, and breathing in the ammonia, getting sick and sore eyes. Hey, at least you know your toilet was clean.
For years men and women have asked “which way does Zach sway?” and now women everywhere are heard sighing in disappointment. The guy who plays Spock in the Star Trek remake loves…well, something that rhymes with Spock.
He recently came out New York Magazine about his 8 month stint in the theatre production of Angels in America, where he plays a gay man who leaves his AIDS stricken lover.
“As a gay man, it made me feel like there’s still so much work to be done, and there’s still so many things that need to be looked at and addressed,” he says about his role.
His most recognizable roles have been playing a super-villian in Heroes and a USS Enterprise officer in Star Trek but he has played a ton of gay roles on t.v. as well, like in So noTORIous and American Horror Story.
Gay or straight, there’s no denying Zach has both the acting chops and sophistication to be the next George Clooney. Cheers to coming out, Zach!
Louis Ferreira and I share more than one thing in common: we both speak Portuguese aside from English and both of us were not Sci-Fi kind of guys before Stargate Universe — the latest entity in the space-themed franchise, which premiers today at 9 p.m. exclusively on Space.
Ferreira’s resume includes an impressive amount of TV and film work. His characters range from The Donald himself in a Trump TV-movie, to lead roles in shows like “Trinity” and “Missing,” guest spots on “24” and “CSI Miami,” among tens of other TV series and films, including a a role in this year’s “Grey Gardens” with Drew Barrymore. Still, Sci-Fi remained unexplored territory for the actor (aside from a very short stint on “Star Trek”).
So how did he wind up on one of the most successful Sci-Fi franchises of all time? It’s actually quite a serendipitous story which Fereira (formerly known as Justin Louis) shared with andPOP.
Side story: when the Portuguese-born, Toronto-raised actor kicked off his career in the late ‘80s, early ‘90s, Vancouver was a booming destination for film productions so he’d go there whenever work would dry up in Toronto. “I remember being in my twenties and being like, ‘If I could have the ultimate lifestyle, it would be the farm in Toronto, the apartment in New York’ and I said, ‘a boat!’ If you could live on a boat like “Miami Vice” you would want to do it in Vancouver,” shared the Gemini winner.
Many actors dream of having a feature film debut in a major blockbuster hit, but very few actually get that chance. One of those few actors is Antonio Elias. The up-and-coming actor plays Officer Pitts in the upcoming “Star Trek” movie and when we spoke, the film was one day from its highly anticipated release.
“I can tell you a little bit, only cause like I’m sworn to secrecy,” Elias says in a joking but serious way. “Man like I’m paranoid there’s people outside you know Paramount, outside my house at every moment till the movie comes out.”
Elias has a supporting role in the film. “I play a character named Officer Pitts. He’s a Starfleet officer, aboard Federation starShip,” says the 26-year-old. “I can’t tell you which one. All I can tell you that in the sequence that I’m in the film, it’s a really really cool part of the film.”
He guarantees his contribution to the movie features “high tension” moments, “really cool” character revelations and as he puts it, “some really cool stuff is going down.”
A few months ago I caught a 20-minute non-screening of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, where the most memorable thing that happened was me falling down a third of a long flight of stairs, injuring my shoulders in a way that still hasn’t fully healed.
The scenes were disconnected, 12-year-old Kirk announcing himself as “James Tiberious Kirk!” was still stupid, and the time travel device driving the plot looked sketchy. The film was written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orchi, who typically favour setpieces over plot and quirks over character development. But the actors were effective and during the rapid-fire action sequences I could actually tell what was going on. I’m glad I saw it; when the lights came down on the full-length movie, I knew what to expect.
Make no mistake: this is not science fiction. It does not utilize a technology-driven society to explore an issue in the present. It is not Star Trek as defined by The Next Generation onward; there are no Big Ideas, no debates over man’s place in the universe. It is, in short, no Battlestar Galactica. But I underestimated Abrams and company; this is an exhilirating, slam-bang space opera, one of the best I’ve seen, that happens to star the characters from the original Star Trek. That also means it has one of the most memorable casts ever to grace a screen, and while most of them are drawn in broad strokes, that’s long been the fate of supporting characters: Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachary Quinto) do have actual character arcs.
There’s a new captain of The Enterprise and his name is Bruce Greenwood, playing Captain Pike in the newest Star Trek movie, coming out this weekend. Bruce told Jordan about producing the film and explains what it takes to be captain.
“Star Trek” icon Leonard Nimoy will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Saturn Awards.
The 78-year-old, who played Spock in the popular sci-fi series, is being recognized for his work as an actor and director.
According to the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, which presents the annual awards, Nimoy has “established himself as one of the great film and television stars with his performances in such television series as Mission Impossible and the original science fiction series, STAR TREK, in the 60s.”
Check out the trailer for the new Star Trek Movie: