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Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes Crossover Finally Makes A Monkey Out Of Kirk

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Apes1While inter-franchise crossover events might be rare when it comes to movies or television, they’re pretty common in the world of comic books. The crew of the Enterprise have been the subject of several of those crossovers over the years. And why not? They’ve been back in time, into other dimensions, and even to the center of the galaxy to find God, so why not warp into an entirely different universe now and then? We’ve seen comics team-ups between Star Trek and the X-Men, Star Trek and the Legion of Super-Heroes, even Star Trek and The Doctor. IDW Publishing and Boom! Studios are giving us one of the craziest Trek crossovers yet, and now we’ve got new details about the upcoming Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. Yeah. They pretty much had to create this series just to get that title out there.

Also, I’m not sure if that’s supposed to be an ape-ified Kirk or just an ape in a Starfleet uniform up top, but if it is Kirk can we just take a moment to appreciate him finding yet another way to rip open his shirt?

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Star Trek 3: William Shatner Has Been Contacted And Would Love To Do The Film

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ShatnerThere was recently a small flurry of news regarding Star Trek 3, it involved potential start dates, a script, and possible details about the story, among other things. Part of the reports making the rounds included the nugget that the script, as is, contains a scene that reunites Leonard Nimoy’s Spock with William Shatner’s Captain Kirk. As you can imagine, such an idea sparked a ton of interest and this story spread far and wide across the Internet. There was even some back and forth between Shatner and (probable) director Roberto Orci on the matter—Shatner accused Star Trek 3 of using his name to create hype and said that he hadn’t been contacted about anything. Overall, it felt like the situation was blown way out of proportion (no one ever said he had been contacted or was in, just that the script contains this scene), but that last part of his complaint is now moot, as the star confirmed that he has now been in touch with production.

Shatner appeared at the Wizard World Nashville convention over the weekend, and according to ComicBook.com he said that discussions about a possible role have in fact now happened. And it was none other than producer and director of the first two films in the rebooted franchise, J.J. Abrams, taking a moment away from helming Star Wars: Episode VII, to make the call.

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William Shatner Thinks Star Trek 3 Is Using His Name To Create Hype

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William ShatnerThere’s been a great deal of chatter about Star Trek 3 lately. We’ve heard everything from potential start dates for production to overviews of what the plot entails, but few things have sparked as much interest as the idea that (probable) director Roberto Orci reportedly wants original Star Trek star William Shatner to cameo in the movie. This is all based on speculation, hearsay, and possible offhand comments, and now both men have weighed in on the subject.

Thankfully we live in a magical time where any loudmouth can sound off on social media and the Internet and people will listen. And one thing we know about Shatner is that the man is never shy about letting you know how he feels. Lets go see what he has to say.

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Star Trek 3 Could Reunite Two Legendary Original Series Characters

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KirkSpockIf the amount of news that we’ve heard about Star Trek 3 in recent days days is any indication, movement on the third part in the rebooted franchise is beginning in earnest. Among other things, we’ve heard that the cameras could begin rolling within the next few months (one potential start date is February 15, 2015), that the script is finished, and that the action will pick up in the middle of the Enterprise’s five-year mission (finally). The latest bit we’ve heard is that Star Trek 3 could, if all parties are amicable to such an occurrence, reunite two characters from the original series.

Regardless of your feelings on the revamped >Star Trek (we know there are a great many of you who would like to travel back and reset the timeline so they never happened), you have to give J.J. Abrams and company at least a little bit of credit for bringing back Spock, and not just Spock, the character, but Leonard Nimoy himself. When he shows up in the first movie, that is, admittedly, a pretty fantastic reveal. And if this report is correct, the script for Star Trek 3 could see Nimoy’s Spock come together with William Shatner’s Captain Kirk. And wouldn’t that be something to see?

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Star Trek 3 Moves Closer To Becoming A Reality With Plot And Production Details

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StarfleetThe story of Star Trek 3 has been hurry up and wait. It seems like there’s a bunch of movement, followed by a period of inactivity. Surely that’s just what we in the public sector hear and there is a more continual progress behind the scenes, but it’s starting to look like the ball is really getting rolling. Just the other day, star Zachary Quinto said he expects production to begin within six months, and now we’ve found some additional details about what this film will actually look like, and when we might see it.

TrekMovie.com has a new report that updates the status of the film. There’s nothing super Earth shattering, as this article mostly confirms other news and rumors that have been floating about, but it’s nice to have a bit more of an idea of the direction this film is heading.

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Star Trek 3 May Boldly Get Going Sooner Rather Than Later According To One Star

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SpockIt looks like we’ll once again be boldly going where no one has gone before a little bit sooner that some of us previously thought. Star Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the revamped cinematic franchise, says that Star Trek 3 could start filming as early as the beginning of next year.

Quinto appeared on NBC’s Today Show and indicated that production is inching closer and closer to kicking off, and that he expects to step on the bride of the Enterprise again sooner rather than later. When the subject of Star Trek 3 came up, he said, “I think it’s on the horizon..things are rumbling, so I have a feeling that we will be in production sometime in the next six months.”