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Star Trek

Five favorite Winona Ryder roles

Article: Five favorite Winona Ryder roles

Tonight at 10:30 p.m. ET we are showing Tim Burton’s re-telling of the Frankenstein fable “Edward Scissorhands.” The movie stars Johnny Depp as the scissor-handed creation of a reclusive inventor (Vincent Price) who left his greatest work still unfinished when he died before finishing his sad-eyed invention and replacing his scissor-hands with real ones. Years…

What to watch tonight: “Star Trek: Generations”

Article: What to watch tonight: “Star Trek: Generations”

When it comes to Star Trek fandom there are generally two camps, those supporting the OG Enterprise captain James T. Kirk and those in favor of new school upstart Captain Jean-Luc Picard who helmed the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Who’s better? It’s a real stumper: While some cite actor Sir Patrick Stewart’s…

Our five favorite William Shatner songs

Article: Our five favorite William Shatner songs

As Star Trek Week continues on IFC we can’t help but recall our deep and abiding love for Captain Kirk and the man who played the heck out of him, William Shatner. Now Shatner is not only an excellent actor, but he also directed one of the films we are playing tonight “Star Trek V:…

Get ready Trekkies: Introducing Star Trek week

Article: Get ready Trekkies: Introducing Star Trek week

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away ….wait. That’s not right. We’re not showing that Disney film! We’re showing “Star Trek.” This Saturday we are kicking off a whole week’s worth of awesome with “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” at 8/7c. In the first foray of the popular television show onto the…

What to watch on IFC: October 29 – November 4

Article: What to watch on IFC: October 29 – November 4

There’s a hurricane ablowin’ on the east coast, earthquakes in Los Angeles and Arkansas, and a snow storm in the Great Lakes region. This is Mother Nature’s way of saying stay inside and watch IFC. Here’s what to watch this week on IFC: Monday Get in touch with your inner vigilante when we show “Punisher:…

“The Man Who Killed Captain Kirk” loves J.J. Abrams’ vision of “Star Trek”

Article: “The Man Who Killed Captain Kirk” loves J.J. Abrams’ vision of “Star Trek”

Malcolm McDowell played mad scientist Dr. Tolian Soran in the 1994 film “Star Trek: Generations” and soon became known around Trek circles as “the man who killed Captain Kirk.” He’s a “Star Trek” alumnus so, of course when we had a chance to chat with the actor to discuss his latest film “Suing the Devil,”…

J.J. Abrams’ “Micronauts” movie adds “Zombieland” writers

Article: J.J. Abrams’ “Micronauts” movie adds “Zombieland” writers

J.J. Abrams‘ attempt at adapting a toy line for the big screen has finally found its writers. His interest in adapting Hasbro’s action figures Micronauts into a feature film was first announced back in 2009, but now it seems like production is finally ready to head in front of the camera. Deadline has the news…

Seth McFarlane wants to reboot “Star Trek” for television

Article: Seth McFarlane wants to reboot “Star Trek” for television

Seth McFarlane has been bit by the remake bug. The creator of “Family Guy” and director of the upcoming live action comedy “Ted” is planning to remake the classic animated series “The Flintstones,” but he has his sights set on the stars as well. “Star Trek,” that is. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter,…

The top 10 made-up movie languages

Article: The top 10 made-up movie languages

The “The Jazz Singer” launched the age of the “talkie” for film in 1927, and ever since then spoken language has been a part of watching movies, no matter how goofy or totally made up it may be. Today, we salute the filmmakers and actors out there who have gone to the next level and…

J.J. Abrams finally locked down for “Star Trek 2″

Article: J.J. Abrams finally locked down for “Star Trek 2″

We’ve always known that there would be a follow-up to 2009′s “Star Trek” reboot, and we’ve always assumed that director and producer J.J. Abrams would be involved with it, as integral as he was to the first film’s success. Now, we finally have confirmation that Abrams will be returning to the captain’s chair for a…

Will “Star Trek” return to airwaves courtesy of a guy you’ve never heard of?

Article: Will “Star Trek” return to airwaves courtesy of a guy you’ve never heard of?

With the massive critical and commercial success of J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot in 2009, the once ubiquitous franchise has been on everyone’s mind again in recent years. And in the wake of a failed Bryan Singer pitch and a still-maybe-possible animated series, 1947 Entertainment’s David Foster is speaking out about his vision for an…

A “Star Trek” theme park ride wish list

Article: A “Star Trek” theme park ride wish list

My phasers are officially set to stunned: Time reports that a full-on “Stark Trek” theme park is set to open in 2014, in Jordan of all places. That sounds like a most illogical location for a monument to all things “Trek,” but it turns out the country’s king, Abdullah II, is a hardcore Trekkie who’s…

E3 2011: Get A First Look At The New “Star Trek” Game

Article: E3 2011: Get A First Look At The New “Star Trek” Game

Just ahead of the official start of E3 this year, Paramount Digital announced the development of an all-new “Star Trek” game that will bridge the 2009 J.J. Abrams-directed blockbuster with the sequel due out next year. Well, Sony debuted footage from the game at their press conference and here’s an early shaky-cam look at what…

J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” Continues In Upcoming Game

Article: J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” Continues In Upcoming Game

Our man on the video game beat, Evan Narcisse sent along this tip because he seems to think I’m a huge nerd who likes “Star Trek” and video games (he is correct, by the way). Earlier today Paramount Digital announced they’ll be formally unveiling a new “Star Trek” game at next week’s annual E3 video…

The Man of Steel or The Man of Spock?

Article: The Man of Steel or The Man of Spock?

Every couple of years, DC Comics refreshes their properties by updating and retelling their origins for modern audiences. In the 1980s, there was “The Man of Steel,” which re-envisioned Lex Luthor as a Gordon Gecko-ish corporate raider and Lois Lane as an independent woman with a tragic fashion sense. A few years ago, “The Man…

Giving the people what they want — whatever that might be.

Article: Giving the people what they want — whatever that might be.

Every year, the Los Angeles Times‘ Patrick gathers an informal teen focus group to go over the summer’s trailers and offer their thoughts. Goldstein notes that this isn’t precisely scientific — his past samplings, largely made up of private school kids ,were objected to by marketers as “not representative of typical American teenagers.” So this…

2009 was an excellent year for film…just wait.

Article: 2009 was an excellent year for film…just wait.

Let’s try to simultaneously move forward and backwards here for a moment. On Thursday, Cannes will begin announcing its lineup, which will terminate the rampant speculation about which world-class auteurs will and won’t be walking the Croisette and begin a new round of speculation about the films themselves — to be followed, subsequently, by an…

Where the sequels have no name.

Article: Where the sequels have no name.

Outside a movie theater yesterday, I saw in a row the posters for “Shrek: The Final Chapter,” “Toy Story 3″ and “Iron Man 2.” It’s adorable to see three posters where the size of the sequel number and the familiarity of the characters means there’s no necessity to actually name the damn film, an impressive…

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