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TrekToday December 14 2008 02:20 AM

Star Trek News Bullets
 
<ul><li>According to the <A class="link" HREF="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/men/article5330780.ece">Times Online</A>, <i>Star Trek XI's</i> <font color=yellow>Eric Bana</font> (Nero) is directing <i>Love the Beast</i>, a movie that explores a twenty-five-year relationship between a man and his car. Bana himself is a car fanatic, and owns a 1974 Ford Falcon coupe bought for him by his father when he was fifteen. <i>Love the Beast</i> will be released in 2009.<p><li>The <A class="link" HREF="http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2008/12/13/baby-beats-beyond-an-exclusive-interview-with-leonard-nimoy/">Mercury News</A> reports that <font color=yellow>Leonard Nimoy</font> will be narrating <i>Peter and the Wolf</i> with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra at Davies Symphony Hall on Sunday, December 14th. Nimoy spoke briefly about <i>Star Trek XI</i>. "It's going to be quite an experience," he said. I think it's a marvelous film, a major event in the history of 'Star Trek.'"<p><li>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="http://www.moviehole.net/200816927-imax-to-boldly-go">Moviehole</A>, it has been confirmed that <i>Star Trek XI</i> will be released at both IMAX and conventional theaters , as mentioned in a previous article at <A class="link" HREF="http://www.trektoday.com/news/251108_01.shtml">TrekToday</A>. "I'm thrilled that audiences will be able to experience this new, epic world of 'Star Trek,' with an incredible cast and mind-blowing visual effects, on what is, obviously, the most remarkable film format in the world," said <font color=yellow>J.J. Abrams</font>.<p><li><A class="link" HREF="http://trekmovie.com/2008/12/13/fanmade-behind-the-scenes-at-phase-ii-meet-the-new-deltan/">TrekMovie.com</A> received a short video showing behind-the-scenes action during the production of the <i>Star Trek: Phase II</i> episode <i>The Child</i>. <i>The Child</i> was originally written in the 1970s for <i>Star Trek's</i> proposed <i>Phase II</i> project. It was rewritten for <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i> and the half-Betazoid Deanna Troi became the mother instead of a Deltan as originally written.<p><center><object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RgyoiLeX-B4&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RgyoiLeX-B4&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"></embed></object></center><p><li>A new video has been uploaded at the <A class="link" HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5pRgZygiuQ&feature=channel_page">Shatner Project</A>, which shows <font color=yellow>William Shatner</font> in Seattle. En route to meet with "Star Trek geeks," Shatner takes time to visit Pike Place Market where in addition to checking out the produce, he finds out that <i>Star Trek</i> fans are everywhere and that there is no such thing as a "nice quiet walk."<p></ul><center></center>

Ptrope December 14 2008 10:29 PM

Re: Star Trek News Bullets
 
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TrekToday wrote: (Post 2401849)
According to the Times Online, Star Trek XI's Eric Bana (Nero) is directing Love the Beast, a movie that explores a twenty-five-year relationship between a man and his car. Bana himself is a car fanatic, and owns a 1974 Ford Falcon coupe bought for him by his father when he was fifteen. Love the Beast will be released in 2009.

Just to clarify for the American audience, this is an Australian Falcon XB, the same body style as used for Mad Max's Interceptor, not the pedestrian U.S. Falcon (which was a nice car, but nothing like the Aussie; in 1974, our Falcon had become the Ford Maverick).


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