Some Star Trek fans weren't too pleased with the news that director J.J. Abrams was hand-picked to helm Star Wars Episode VII, especially after Abrams successfully rebooted the Trek franchise with 2009's Star Trek and its upcoming sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. But no one seems to be angrier about the situation than the original Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner.
While being interviewed by Movie Fanatic about his part in the animated movie Escape From Planet Earth, which opens this week, Shatner called Abrams a "pig" for taking on both franchises, even though he considers Abrams "a buddy." watch the video >> Posted 02.13.13 by Ryan
The Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer hit the interwebz today and it looks like Captain James T. Kirk will have a "personal score to settle," with a "one-man weapon of mass destruction" (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) which may not be hard to believe when one looks over Kirk's history in Starfleet, particularly when you consider the lengthier history of the Captain Kirk from an alternate timeline (William Shatner). Starfleet has a list of malfeasance by their most roguish member as long as a Bajoran wormhole and he is wanted in the better part of three quadrants for various crimes. Following is a list of Kirk's crimes, if you encounter said individual, you would be better off hitting warp 9 in the opposite direction. check out Captain Kirk's rap sheet >> Posted 12.06.12 by Ryan
After decades of being upstaged, it appears that Leonard Nimoy has finally managed to best his longtime friend, castmate, and frequent nemesis, William Shatner. The original James T. Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Shatner was extremely critical of director J.J. Abrams' decision to exclude him from the 2009 franchise reboot, Star Trek, while including Nimoy as (future) Spock. It appears that there was a lot of miscommunication between Shatner's people and Abrams' people — see Shatner's explanation in the video below in which he even offers a way to bring back Kirk, who died in the 1994 movie Star Trek: Generations — but as recently as March of this year Shatner was still stumping for a part in Star Trek 2. Apparently, the franchise has moved past the need for the dwindling star (Trek) power of Shatner because he recently revealed at the Calgary Comic Expo that he "will not be in Star Trek 2." more about Star Trek 2 >> Posted 12.21.11 by BrentJS
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
After hearing that Ashton Kutcher was chosen to replace him Two and a Half Men, a scorned and bitter Charlie Sheen said, "Enjoy the show America, Enjoy seeing 2.0 in the demo every Monday, WB. Enjoy planet Chuck, Ashton. There is no air, laughter, loyalty, or love there."
At least he didn't call Kutcher a troll! In fact, later in the day Sheen pulled back from his earlier comments and tweeted, "Congrats to the cast and crew...CBS & WB..! My best to @aplusk !! The show must go on... You got the right guy!
Sheen's former co-star Jon Cryer said he's "jazzed" to be working with the former That '70s Show star, who will make between $680K - $750K per episode.
Did Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon turn their hospital room into a nightclub? Last Friday we learned Carey gave birth to twins Monroe and Moroccan while a live performance of Carey singing "Fantasy" played in the background. Now it's reported Child Protective Services visited the couple while they were in the hospital on reports of drug and alcohol use while they were there.
Last night Donald Trump sent two Celebrity Apprentice stars packing, and now there are just two left. Meanwhile, NBC executive Rob Greenblatt said on Sunday that the show would go on with or without Trump if he does in fact decide to run for president. Trump would have to leave the show to satisfy FCC equal time requirements.
It's Megan Fox's 25th birthday, so here's the obligatory birthday bikini pictorial.
Finally, CBS has ended what has to be the most poorly conceived TV experiment since the Geico Cavemen and axed S#*! My Dad Says after just one season. Posted 05.16.11 by reelz
Today's Challenge: Fast Five opens this weekend and ... well ... everybody knows that part five is always the best movie in any franchise. Celebrate part fives by making the movie connection between Rocky V's Sylvester Stallone and Star Trek V's William Shatner.
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 04.27.11 by reelz
A Diva's Christmas Carol (Dickensian Re-Do)
Hallmark, 6 PM ET
Vanessa Williams stars as pop singer Ebony Scrooge in this movie that boasts "Christmas can be such a bitch!"
A Charlie Brown Christmas (Comfort & Joy)
ABC, 8 PM ET
Everyone’s favorite blockhead seeks the true meaning of Christmas.
What else is showing this season? See the complete Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas.
And if you're wondering what to buy the movie lovers on your shopping list, check out our Holiday Gifts store. Posted 12.15.09 by reelz
Captain Kirk will now take over for Jack Ryan. Chris Pine, who starred in this past summer's Star Trek installment, will step into the role made iconic by Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford. The title of the next Tom Clancy adaptation isn't yet known.
MTV scored an interview with the 29-year-old star, who doubts the Ryan character will pose as much difficulty as trying to live up to William Shatner:
I think it's because Mr. Shatner's portrayal of the character was so specific, [Jack Ryan] is a different beast. If you were to poll people, I think eight out of 10 people could tell you what role Shatner made famous. I think a lot fewer people could make that specific association between those actors and Jack Ryan. As great a job as those actors did, it's just a different deal.
Pine was then asked whether he preferred Baldwin or Ford.
No hyperbole, I like 'em both so much. They're both huge heroes of mine. But I might prefer Baldwin doing the Canteen Boy sketch on SNL the most! Posted 12.10.09 by reelz
Considering the incredible success of director J.J. Abrams' Star Trek revamp, it was almost a foregone conclusion that Paramount Pictures would move forward with plans for a sequel. However, in the months since Star Trek debuted, there has been little heard about the proposed sequel beyond William Shatner 's plea to appear in the next movie and numerous internet rumors about Khan Noonien Singh, the genetically enhanced superhuman played by Ricardo Montalbán in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, making a return.
At the recent Star Trek DVD/Blu-Ray release party, Abrams and writer-producer Damon Lindelof spoke with Sci-Fi Wire about the planned sequel, which Lindelof said Paramount would be "hard pressed" to release by 2011, joking, "If that's the case, we'd better get to writing right now." Abrams confirmed Lindelof's statements about the script, or lack thereof, and mentioned that his involvement in the sequel is not set in stone.
In theory, I would be available [to direct Star Trek 2], and it would be fun to do. Since there's no script, it's hard to talk about directing a movie that the story doesn't even exist.
However, even without a script, Lindelof teased that Star Trek 2 might not be a linear sequel after all.
One of the things we like to do as storytellers is drop you in the middle of something. And the question that you're asking yourself is: Where am I in relation to the last time I left these guys? Could this be something that predated even, perhaps, some of the adventures that they had in the first movie? Does it happen five years later? Is it happening two seconds later? Who knows? So we're not going to tell you.
And, as for the rumors of Khan appearing in Star Trek 2, even though Abrams said earlier this month that "nothing is off limits," he told Sci-Fi Wire:
We're not even at that stage yet, but the fun of where we are on the sequel is we could use some of what was done before in a new way. But we haven't even figured out what we would use yet, so it's very early on. Posted 11.18.09 by BrentJS
Star Trek director J.J. Abrams has made it no secret that he would like to have William Shatner appear in Star Trek 2, even planning a lunch to talk with him about it.
At a recent unveiling of a wax figure of Shatner as Captain Kirk, Shatner said that his participation in the sequel is entirely up to Abrams.
I have no plans, because I don't make those plans. JJ Abrams has myfate wrapped up in his two little hands. I would love to be in the next Star Trek, if he so thought that would be good for it. Posted 11.07.09 by Ryan
Leonard Nimoy enjoyed his time working with director J.J. Abrams in Star Trek so much he would come back if asked. But first, Abrams would like to see if William Shatner will appear in Star Trek 2. According to an Associated Press report, Abrams revealed that Shatner almost appeared in Star Trek.
It was a foregone conclusion we wanted him in the movie. The problem was his character died on screen in one of his Trek films and because we decided, very early on, that we wanted to adhere to Trek canon as best we could ... the required machinations to get Shatner into the movie would have been very difficult to do given the story we wanted to tell and also to give him the kind of part that he would be happy with.
It was this thing where it would have felt like a gimmick in order to get Shatner in the movie, which would have honestly, to me, been distracting.
For now, Abrams and company will have to work out the story for the sequel, but it may include Shatner. "In terms of moving forward, I am open to anything," Abrams revealed. "Maybe there's less of a burden and there's going to be more opportunity to work with him." Abrams said the two have a lunch date planned.
We're assuming Abrams will be picking up the check. Posted 10.22.09 by Ryan