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Report: William Shatner responds to JJ Abrams in videoblog…

William Shatner himself responds back to JJ Abrams on why Captain Kirk isn’t in the new Star Trek movie in a videoblog made by Bill and his daughter Liz. 

Bill says he didn’t know Kirk was written a cameo and Bill said JJ never asked him to be in it. Bill also explains how he already brought Captain Kirk to life in one of his novels (“The Return” pictured above, that’s the book Bill is referring to, the book is a sequel to “Star Trek: Generations” movie). Bill explains that it was easy to bring Captain Kirk back to life while JJ said it was difficult to do. Bill has nothing against JJ Abrams as he likes JJ as a director and respects him as a person. Bill just feels dissapointed that he isn’t in the new film.

So there you have it. See the video below. Bill’s daughter Liz is very cute looking, she definitely looks like she’s in a legal age, I would say Liz is around her late 20’s, early 30’s, definitely a little around my age I would say. I could date someone like her.

Kev

Report: Kevin Smith has already seen “Star Trek XI” early and reviewed it…

Film maker Kevin Smith who’s made many of the Jay and Silent Bob movies has seen “Star Trek XI” early, it was a personal invite by JJ Abrams to give him a private screening before it’s official release.

Smith reviewed it by saying “It’s a really strong” film, he says that Chris Pine who portrays the young Captain Kirk really stoled the show. He thinks the Chris Pine role will keep audiences glued to him. He also commented on Zoe Saldana being a perfect actress choice for a young Uhura.

MTV Movies Blog reports:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/09/10/exclusive-kevin-smiths-star-trek-review-says-chris-pines-kirk-is-a-star-making-performance/

Yep, I too have a feeling that Chris Pine will be the next big male star that ladies are going to drool over. Chris Pine is an actor that no one has ever heard of and this film will get him the mainstream recognition. The Star Trek reboot will also give the Star Trek franchise known in the mainstream again because Star Trek has always been underrated and underappreciated. I’m sure this movie will be a box office smash and will do well. The Star Trek franchise deserves to get more recognition.

I know Star Trek isn’t for everyone, but it should be. I know for those who aren’t into Star Trek may think it’s lame and boring, but that’s because you probably don’t understand their storytelling and you’re probably not into science fiction that much. I was never really into “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” or “Star Trek: Enterprise”, but I do like the original Trek, The Next Generation, and “Star Trek: Voyager” was really good too.

I really think the new Star Trek XI movie will bring in new Star Trek fans, it will bring in people who aren’t even into the series at all and they’ll become new fans later.

Kev

Report: JJ Abrams explains why no William Shatner for Star Trek XI…

The “Star Trek” XI helmer JJ Abrams finally opens up on the real reason why William Shatner will not appear in the new upcoming Star Trek film to reprise his role as the adult James T. Kirk. The young James T. Kirk is played by Chris Pine.

JJ said he and the film makers has written a short cameo for Shatner in a quick flashback scene, but Shatner did not want a cameo. He wanted to be in throughout the entire film and be the leading role, he also wanted the film to be about the adult Captain Kirk. The film makers had already planned that they wanted the cast focused on the younger generation of Trek.

Plus, Captain James T. Kirk died at the end of “Star Trek: Generations” and they couldn’t come up with any possible way to bring the character back to life, so they just moved on without the adult Kirk. The adult Spock will be in the new Trek movie, but not Kirk.

More on it here:

http://www.joblo.com/jj-explains-no-shatner

While I’m sure everyone wants to see William Shatner back in the new Star Trek movie, I would agree that it’s a good idea to keep Kirk out. I want to see the adult Spock played by Leonard Nimoy be the star here without William Shatner hogging the spotlight. The movie will do fine in box office without William Shatner. Spock still being played by Nimoy is all we need.

I mean, it wasn’t easy for the writers to figure out how to bring Spock back to life to make the character return in “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock”, the same it would be for Captain Kirk. There’s no sense of wasting years and years of hard work trying to figure out ways to bring Kirk back. So the writers of the new Trek movie had no choice but to move on without the adult Kirk and just focus on the young one.

Kev

NEW: Star Trek XI official movie poster released!!!

The official Star Trek XI movie poster has just been released. The new Star Trek movie being directed by J.J. Abrams.

On the poster you see the new villain Nero (which is played by actor Eric Bana), Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Chris Pine as Kirk.

I love the look on the young Spock and the young Uhura, but I don’t like the young Kirk. Chris Pine looks nothing like the young Kirk from the original TV series.

Other than that, the movie is looking great so far and can’t wait to see this.

Kev

NEW: Star Trek XI official movie poster released!!!

The official Star Trek XI movie poster has just been released. The new Star Trek movie being directed by J.J. Abrams.

On the poster you see the new villain Nero (which is played by actor Eric Bana), Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Zachary Quinto as Spock and Chris Pine as Kirk.

I love the look on the young Spock and the young Uhura, but I don’t like the young Kirk. Chris Pine looks nothing like the young Kirk from the original TV series.

Other than that, the movie is looking great so far and can’t wait to see this.

Kev

Report: Star Trek XI gets a PG-13 rating…and other Star Trek news…

In this article reports lots of new information revealed for the upcoming “Star Trek XI” directed by J.J. Abrams (pictured above).

The movie has been given a PG-13  rating (my guess for violence and brief profanity). The reason Star Trek XI has been pushed back in the summer of 2009 instead of Christmas this year is because Paramount really wants this to be a summer blockbuster. They really don’t want this movie to bomb.

The budget to this film is way below 200 million. (My guess is to keep it low budget as possible to get the classic feel of the original Star Trek TV series)

Originally Steven Spielberg read the script to “Star Trek XI” and he was the one who talked J.J. Abrams into making this movie for Paramount during their work on the “Transformers” set.

The whole point of starting over again in Star Trek was to “re-invent” the franchise. Leonard Nimoy says that “Star Trek XI” will be the biggest film ever and it will be worth waiting for. What’s even more interesting that Nimoy says that he didn’t like Captain Kirk’s death scene in “Star Trek: Generations”. Nimoy also agrees that it wouldn’t make sense to bring Captain Kirk back in “Star Trek XI” saying that it would put damage to the story.

In this article, it also explains that the USS Enterprise will be built in the film as you saw on the trailer. So we probably won’t see the completed Enterprise toward the end of the film.

More on it here:

http://screenrant.com/archives/hungry-for-more-star-trek-deta-1566.html

Interesting stuff. I just can’t wait to see this film. It’s going to be an amazing movie with a killer cast. This is gonna be the best Star Trek film ever made, mark my words!

Kev