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“Star Trek 2” production to begin January, location scouts hit Hawaii

“Star Trek 2” production to begin January, location scouts hit Hawaii (photo)

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J.J. Abrams is locked in as “Star Trek 2’s” director. The major cast members are all returning for the sequel. Benicio Del Toro is being eyed to play the movie’s villain. And, now that all the pieces to the long-anticipated film are in place, “Star Trek 2” finally has a filming start date.

TrekMovie has a whole slew of updates about the movie’s production. First up, the most exciting news is that “Star Trek 2” is set to go in front of the camera starting on January 15. That means we’ll likely hear confirmation on Del Toro’s participation and find out about all the other new actors being cast to the project over the next month and a half.

In addition, screenwriters Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are apparently taking a third pass at the film’s script, even though it’s been done for a while. This is a good thing, though, Orci said.

“Rewriting is a good thing which normally makes the script better. We like to keep pushing the script, even if no one gives us notes,” he explained to TrekMovie.

Production and visual effects are already beginning thanks to production designer Scott Chambliss and the effects team at Industrial Light & Magic. While a lot of the sets are being reused from the first film, there also will be several new sets created on Paramount’s lot and in new locations.

Speaking of new locations, Abrams is apparently scouting out Hawaii to act as a “jungle planet” in the upcoming sequel. In addition, a Los Angeles museum is going to be acting as a “famous Star Trek location.” Maybe once any slim details of “Star Trek 2’s” plot are released, we can start to puzzle out what that location may be.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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