Star Trek has beaten Star Wars in the race (yes, there was a race according to some hardcore fans) to have the first openly gay character. While we all hope that one day sexual orientation in fictional characters won’t be so headline grabbing, today is not that day. In fact, today we can celebrate. Star Trek has always been known and praised for bringing political and philosophical issues to the big and small screens so it is with much pride that they are continuing that mission. John Cho, who plays Hikaru Sulu in the reboot movies (also called the...Read More
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Tis the season! Nope, I’m not talking about Christmas or Hanukkah, I’m talking about Sundance. Hollywood’s favorite film festival, and today we got our first announcements! 66 films were selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and NEXT. In addition, there is a slate of environmentally focused programming under the Festival’s New Climate program, which is very cool and I’m excited for that addition. Here are a few films that have really peaked my curiosity: Brigsby Bear – Starring Kyle Mooney, written by Mooney and Kevin Costello. Produced by The Lonely Island guys and directed by David McCary. Oh, did I mention...Read More
Yes, you read that correctly. Sir Ben Kingsley, Oscar winner, star of Gandhi, Sexy Beast, Schindler’s List, all pretty hefty stuff, will be appearing on the season premiere of LIP SYNC BATTLE! It’s not that he can’t have fun, totally acceptable. I just never would have guessed I would see this in my lifetime. Good for him! He’ll be battling Star Trek star, John Cho, and that I get. That makes sense. Lip Sync Battle Returns October 12th on Spike, 9/8 central. The line up is actually pretty great, take a look at the season three trailer: https://youtu.be/pCy1GQ-svQc...Read More
Star Trek Beyond and Comic Con on Booze and Phasers Welcome to Booze and Phasers! The Star Trek podcast where Heather Brooker, Claudia Dolph and Audrey Kearns drink Trek and talk booze…we mean, we booze Trek and drink phasers… wait a minute, green people, Gorn – ENERGIZE! Listen to more episodes of Booze and Phasers here! *********** Welcome to a BONUS episode of Booze and Phasers! We’ll call this one, episode 6 though because we like things in perfect numerical order. Speaking of numerical order, it’s almost time for the third installment of the Abrams-verse Star Trek films! In honor of...Read More
Simon Pegg Pens a Blog About Star Trek Canon and How It Makes Sense for Sulu to be Gay in the Kelvin Timeline
Last week when John Cho stated in an interview that Sulu had a husband and daughter in the upcoming film Star Trek Beyond, the reception of the idea was mixed. Cho and STB co-writer and co-star Simon Pegg said the character of Sulu was chosen for this idea as an homage to gay rights activist and the original Hikaru Sulu, George Takei. Then, the very next day, it was learned that George Takei did not give his blessing to this character change before the film even started shooting. He felt it was a twisting of Roddenberry’s vision. In fact, Takei was surprised that they...Read More
We now have the full crew of our favorite Starfleet ship, the Enterprise, plus an incredibly scary villain and a new protagonist. Over the last week Star Trek Beyond character posters were revealed for: Bones (Karl Urban), Spock (Zachary Quinto), Chekov (Anton Yelchin), Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Sulu (John Cho) and Scotty (Simon Pegg). We also got a really good look at the warrior Jaylah (Sofia Boutella). Today, we get the big guns. We have Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and our big baddie Krall (Idris Elba). While Chris Pine’s poster exudes leadership, Krall’s poster is terrifying. Where Krall’s attack ships in the crews’ posters are foreboding, in Krall’s poster, the attack...Read More
For those keeping track, here’s who we have Star Trek Beyond character posters for: Jaylah (Sofia Boutella), Bones (Karl Urban), Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Chekov (Anton Yelchin). Over the weekend, we got three more beautiful posters featuring Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Sulu (John Cho) and Scotty (Simon Pegg). The art in the posters continue the theme set up by the previous ones. That being serious-faced, strong characters under threat. We see each character in a dramatic pose with the terrifying onslaught of Krall’s (Idris Elba) attack ships in the forefront. Soon, we’ll be getting Kirk (Chris Pine) and Krall. Click below for the previous four posters and then...Read More
VIDEO: Win a Walk-On Role in Star Trek Beyond, Watch Idris Elba’s Sick Dance Moves and See Who Simon Pegg Calls ‘Thundernuts’ – ALL FOR CHARITY!
Star Trek Beyond has joined up with Omaze to support nine charities that are near and dear to the Star Trek castmembers’ hearts. In this brilliant promotional video you can find out how to: – Make franchise history as the first fans ever to win a walk on role in a Star Trek movie – Boldly go behind the scenes, hang with the cast, and witness the filming of Star Trek Beyond – Be flown to Vancouver and put up in a 4-star hotel You can win this awesome experience by donating $10.00. ONLY $10.00!!! Also in this brilliant...Read More
This is probably a bit old but it makes me laugh. Hard. Watch Benedict Cumberbatch, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and friends get pranked by Simon Pegg and his “Neutron...Read More