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2014-04-28 11:25:30

[ Watch the Video: William Shatner Hosts Curiosity’s ‘Grand Entrance’ to Mars ] NASA After nearly 50 years of warping across galaxies and saving the universe from a variety of alien threats and celestial disasters, Star Trek’s William Shatner finally went where no other member of Starfleet has gone before. This weekend, the acclaimed actor and director was honored with NASA’s Distinguished Public Service medal, the highest award bestowed by the agency to non-government...

2011-06-23 08:30:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EPIX, the premium entertainment channel, video-on-demand and online service announced today that it will preview its original EPIX Picture, The Captains, at this year's Comic-Con® in San Diego on Friday, July 22. William Shatner will talk about the original documentary he produced and directed, an in depth look at the actors who have played Star Trek Captains in the films and television shows. Avery Brooks, who played Captain...

2009-05-15 15:11:00

HOUSTON, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Moviegoers likely will sit in crowded theaters to watch the new "Star Trek" movie, which premiered on May 8, but not NASA astronaut Michael Barratt. He will have the opportunity to watch the film aboard the International Space Station, while he and two crewmates fly 220 miles above Earth. The only thing missing will be the popcorn. Paramount Pictures transferred "Star Trek" to NASA's Mission Control in Houston, which then uplinked the film to the space...

2009-03-31 20:40:00

The new version of Star Trek doesn't open in U.S. theaters until May 8, but Paramount Pictures is already working on its sequel, one of the producers says. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof will produce and write the script for the follow-up, Variety.com reported Tuesday. J.J. Abrams, who directed and produced the soon-to-be-released Star Trek, will produce the next one with his Bad Robot cohort, Bryan Burk, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. The decision regarding...

2009-03-20 08:00:00

J.J. Abrams' film Star Trek is to have its world premiere at the Sydney Opera House. The BBC said the event is to take place April 7. Abrams, who is the creator of TV's Lost and Alias, directed the movie about the early days of the crew of the USS Enterprise. The reimagined story is based on the classic sci-fi series and stars Bottle Shock actor Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Heroes' player Zachary Quinto as Mr. Spock and Hot Fuzz hero Simon Pegg as Montgomery Scotty Scott. Leonard Nimoy,...

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