Benedict Cumberbatch And Alice Eve On Kirk’s Evolution As A Captain

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kirkBy the end of the Star Trek reboot, James T. Kirk was now captain of the Starship Enterprise. So at the beginning of Star Trek Into Darkness, Captain Kirk should still firmly be the captain of the ship but how will he evolve into the captain we know and love from the TV series. After all, Captain Kirk is still pretty young and has a lot to learn to be a Federation Captain.

In a recent interview, actors Benedict Cumberbatch (John Harrison) and Alice Eve (Dr. Carol Marcus) talked about Captain Kirk’s evolution and journey as a Starfleet Captain through Star Trek Into Darkness.

Cumberbatch: Seriously though, Kirk really goes through it by the end of the film… The boy – sorry, the man – was so tired carrying that film, I’ve got to say. He’s brilliant in it, I’m really excited to see his performance.

Eve: A lot of us in the film, especially Spock and Bones, serve as Kirk’s alter egos of logic and morality, but I do think in this film, after winning the captaincy in the previous movie, we see him earn it… spiritually, really, and sort of philosophically. Other ways than the practical earning of it.

Cumberbatch: It’s like he’s the son in the first and the father in the second, almost, don’t you think? Not as an actual father, though, that’s not a storyline at all, but I mean that he’s become a father to his crew.


William Shatner On His New TNG Documentary And Star Trek Into Darkness

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william-shatner-as-captain-james-t-kirk-retiredWilliam Shatner is the biggest Star Trek icon around, a legend! The 81-year-old Canadian actor is currently taking his one-man show – Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It – on the road in 2013. Part of his performance piece, of course, is his involvement in the original Star Trek series and the first six Star Trek motion pictures.

While promoting his one-man show, Shatner talked about his upcoming projects including a new Star Trek documentary and what he thinks of J.J. Abrams’ interpretation of the Star Trek universe. You wouldn’t get it from its title, but Shatner’s newest documentary Wacky Doodle is about the first two seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Shatner explains the new documentary,

It’s about how crazy it was, how difficult it was to get it started and do it right.


New Star Trek Into Darkness Images Reveal Federation Issue Sideburns

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We are now only five short months away before the release of Star Trek Into Darkness. To build anticipation and excitement for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot sequel, Paramount Pictures released new images of the motion picture. It feels like the closer we get to its May release date, Paramount will start to release more information about the upcoming movie. Check out the high-resolution images below.


Ghostbusters And Doctor Who Themes Played On Floppy Disk Drives

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While I’m not a YouTube fan, at least in comparison to the rabid way some people have thrived on it, I enjoy hitting it every now and again, if for nothing else than to look for updates to pages I hadn’t looked at in ages. And boy was it a great day to find this guy again.

MrSolidSnake745 has been covering theme songs of films, TV, and video games for over a year now, using only the stepper motors in computer floppy drives. It’s all vibrations set for different speeds to achieve a ranged pitch, and while I will usually call out pop artists for not making their own music, I wholeheartedly consider these songs to be music performed by a musician, regardless of those little details. I hadn’t been to the site in many months, and I was astounded by his brisk and constant output.


Damon Lindelof Talks About Star Trek Into Darkness’ Timeline And The Role Of Carol Marcus

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One of the drawbacks of this job is that, by the time an exciting new show or movie comes along, you’ve been writing about it for months beforehand and don’t get the simple joy of walking into a theater tabula rasa and letting it surprise you. With some four months until we finally see the new Trek sequel in theaters, J.J. Abrams and company continue to find ways to talk about the film without really giving anything substantial away, and without any major leaks from the set giving anything away. That’s pretty damned impressive in the age of the internet. Nevertheless, here’s the latest batch of hints, details, and likely red herrings.

Empire Magazine recently published a massive Star Trek Into Darkness story, and we showed you some of the photos included with the article. Now another tidbit has arrived online, a new synopsis that reveals a few new things about the film’s setup. There aren’t any major revelations here, but just in case you want to go into the movie completely ignorant, mind the SPOILERS BELOW!

With Earth under terrorist attack from Benedict Cumberbatch’s ex-Starfleet employee John Harrison, Kirk is this time forced into a rash decision that breaks a critical Starfleet command, puts his crew in danger & costs him his captain’s chair. Now out of uniform and dressed down in space civvies of black leather jackets and boots, our three heroes have separated from the Enterprise and headed off on a mission to try and rectify his mistake…


Terminally Ill Star Trek Fan Watches A Rough Cut Of Star Trek Into Darkness With His Family

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TrekA few days ago, the story of a terminally-ill Star Trek fan named Daniel’s dying wish to watch the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness early opened up the hearts of many people who read the heartbreaking story. Even Star Trek’s director JJ Abrams was touched by the dying fan’s plea and granted him his wish to watch an unfinished version of Star Trek Into Darkness months before its May 2013 release date.

According to TrekMovie.com, the 41-year-old Star Trek fan from Upstate New York watched the sequel film in a special private screening at Bad Robot Headquarters in Los Angeles, California on Sunday. Overjoyed by J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot, and Paramount Pictures’ charity, Daniel’s wife issued a statement about the special screening. The version of Star Trek Into Darkness they had watched was an unfinished, early rough cut of the film. Read the statement below…

Hi everyone, it’s Daniel’s wife, we are of course sworn to secrecy, BUT we are officially allowed to say we saw it and we enjoyed it IMMENSELY as a film and as a gestureHowever; Daniel ‘hates’ being an ‘inspiring cancer story’ we his friends and loved ones would prefer for the update to have more of a heartfelt message of giving, especially during this season:

This is a story of us giving something to him, the ‘internet’ community giving something to him and ultimately being a heartwarming gift to our friends, family and so many others. This story of us (and of course JJ Abrams & Bad Robot) being able to give this surprise gift of a screening to a huge movie buff like Daniel, especially a film made by a film maker who obviously makes movies with such care, with a fan like Daniel in mind (and a person like me who knows slightly less about these things). Also, it was truly amazing that a film-maker so secretive as JJ Abrams was kind enough to show this to us.

It is also so wonderful for his friends & his family to finally hear some good news from us, They know how important film is to Daniel & could not think of a better way to please to him. So this gesture really has brought a lot of smiles all around.

It was a wonderful thing to see with Daniel and a wonderful thing to see Daniel enjoy – Making someone as ill as he is smile for any length of time really makes a difference. (At this point making me smile is good too)

This is also so poignant as JJ Abrams took so much care in the first Star Trek movie to at least TRY to get everything ‘right’ for the fans and we were so touched when he was concerned that we wouldn’t 100% enjoy the screening as it’s still being worked on…….Be assured we enjoyed it 110%! We are so grateful thank you, thank you, thank you…..