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January 7, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
A dedicated "Star Trek" fan with terminal cancer was granted his last wish with a private screening of "Star Trek Into Darkness" before dying just days later on Jan. 4. Daniel Craft, one of the directors of the New York Asian Film Festival, was able to view a DVD screener of J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek" movie thanks to Abrams. Craft died of liver cancer, according to fellow NYAFF founder Grady Hendrix. In a post on the "Star Trek" section of Reddit.com, Hendrix thanked the online community for helping getting the story picked up by the media and eventually onto the radar of Abrams, who dispatched a producer to Craft's New York home with a rough cut of the film.
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April 8, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Nicholas Meyer, the screenwriter, novelist and "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" director, has sold his Pacific Palisades house for $5.407 million. The two-story Cliff May-designed home, built in 1937, centers on a tree-shaded flagstone courtyard and sits on more than three-quarters of an acre. Among original details in the 8,222 square feet of living space are archways, decorative ironwork on the stairway banister, the stairwell chandelier, bay windows, three wood-burning fireplaces and beamed ceilings.
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March 8, 2010
"Star Trek: The Exhibition," Tech Museum of Innovation, 201 S. Market St., San Jose; (408) 294-8324, http://www.thetech.orghttp://www.thetech.org $25 for adults, $19 for children, $22 for seniors and college students with ID. Includes admission to all Tech Museum galleries. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. -8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
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March 12, 2014
Wendy Hughes Australian actress dies at 61 Wendy Hughes, 61, an Australian actress best known to American audiences for her performance in the 1979 film "My Brilliant Career," died of cancer Saturday in Sydney, her family said. Hughes began her rise to stardom during a renaissance in the Australian film industry in the 1970s and '80s, beginning with "My Brilliant Career," in which she played Aunt Helen to the headstrong heroine portrayed by Judy Davis. The film swept the Australian Film Institute awards and in the U.S. was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
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September 7, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Google homepage doodle is forever changing to mark various anniversaries, holidays or great moments in history. And today, it's a tribute to "Star Trek. " It was 46 years ago Saturday that "Star Trek" first premiered on NBC. The series ran for just three seasons, to 1969. The interactive doodle reduces the "Star Trek" experience to three key moments. There's the crew assembled on the bridge of the Enterprise, the away team in the ship's transporter room, and the crew on the surface of an alien planet, complete with unpleasent alien creature and an unhappy fate for the red-shirted crewman.
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June 16, 1991
According to KPFK radio talk-show host J. Michael Straczynski, "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has not fostered quite as pervasive a cult as Classic Trek. I have attended numerous conventions over the years filled with a multitude of people from various backgrounds and age groups, and I have found that "Star Trek: The Next Generation" is as pervasive a cult as Classic Trek ever was, perhaps even more. We were all skeptical when "TNG" premiered but have found that with each passing season the quality has surpassed the original.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2009 | Betsy Sharkey
Warp speed has never felt so fast, the deep rumble of the engines as they power up a visceral experience as much as anything else. The black witchy menace of the Romulan spacecraft, like a dark ghost ship floating across the sky, never so lethal. The wave of nostalgia never so sweet as when the words "USS Enterprise" first come into view against the white sweep of the starship. With a James T.
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May 19, 2013 | By Susan King
Chris Pine, who plays the young Captain James T. Kirk in “Star Trek Into Darkness,” hails from a family of actors: mother Gwynne Gilford, father Robert Pine (Sgt. Joseph Getraer on “CHiPs”), sister Katherine Pine and his late grandmother, Anne Gwynne. In fact, Anne Gwynne was a horror icon at Universal in the 1940s, appearing in such classics of the genre as “House of Frankenstein,” and also starring in sci-fi serials, westerns and even musical-comedies at the studio.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2010
Makeup "Star Trek" Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow The Spock ears might've been the easiest part. For the winning three-person makeup team for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek," it took seven designs before they settled on the right blunt-forehead look for the menacing Romulan race. It wasn't a minor endeavor in execution, either: Makeup department head Mindy Hall and alien designers Barney Burman and Joel Harlow were assisted by a team of more than 40. Though they drew inspiration from the classic TV show, the crew wanted to modernize the look.
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May 13, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Trekkies looking to translate the famous Klingon battle cry Heghlu'meH QaQ jajvam ! -- or any other phrase from the fictional alien race's language -- will soon have a new tool at their disposal.  Starting on Tuesday, Bing, Microsoft Corp. 's Internet search engine, will include Klingon in its web-based translation service. The move is part of a broad marketing partnership between the Redmond, Wash., software giant and Paramount Pictures, which will release the upcoming "Star Trek Into Darkness.
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February 14, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo" topped the digital movie purchases and rentals charts in 2013, outselling "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness. " According to research company Rentrak Corp., the 2013 Academy Award-winning film from Warner Bros., which is based on a true story about a phony movie production set up to help six Americans escape Iran in 1979, nabbed the No. 1 spot. Paramount's "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness" were No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
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January 29, 2014 | By Meg James
CBS Corp. has expanded its licensing arrangement with Amazon.com, ensuring that classic shows from the CBS library will be available to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service subscribers. The new deal, announced Wednesday, extends the licensing period for older shows from the CBS vault made available to Amazon Prime members at no additional cost to their annual subscription fee of $79. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CBS initially went into business with Amazon three years ago as a digital test.
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January 29, 2014 | By Meg James
One of Hollywood's most eclectic corporate marriages has ended. On Wednesday, Gail Berman announced that she was leaving BermanBraun, the digital and TV production shop that she co-founded in 2007 with former Yahoo! and ABC Television executive Lloyd Braun. Braun plans to acquire Berman's interest to become sole owner of the Santa Monica firm, the company, which currently employs about 150 people, said in a statement. Berman hinted that she has a new gig lined up. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV "There are several unique opportunities I am considering and intend to make an announcement about my decision very soon," she said in a statement.
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January 18, 2014 | By Susan King
Emmy Award-winning director Robert Butler was looking over his list of credits recently in preparation for the UCLA Film & Television Archive's "Evening With Robert Butler" celebration Thursday at the Billy Wilder Theater. "I won't be coy," confessed the 86-year-old Butler. "I looked at the list and was staggered. I never really totaled them up. " FOR THE RECORD: Robert Butler: An article in the Calendar section elsewhere in this edition about TV director Robert Butler says that UCLA Film & Television Archive's "An Evening With Robert Butler" will be Jan. 23 at the Billy Wilder Theater.
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September 23, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
It looks like the newest "Star Trek" movie is living long and prospering.  "Star Trek Into Darkness," J.J. Abrams' latest contribution to the venerable franchise, is the bestselling DVD and Blu-ray title and a top rental. The film that made more than $466 million worldwide in theaters was also the top video-on-demand title.  With the fall TV season about to get into full swing, DVD sets of popular series are also populating the bestseller list.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Ahead of its seventh-season premiere Thursday on CBS, the sixth season of "The Big Bang Theory" was the second-biggest seller.  "Now You See Me," Summit Entertainment's film about investigators pursuing a team of illusionist bank robbers, came in at No. 3.  Besides "The Big Bang Theory," other TV shows with seasons debuting in the Top 10 were "Homeland's" second season, "Supernatural's" eighth and "Castle's" fifth.  Here are the top titles for the week that ended Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013
Frank Tripucka Broncos quarterback in first AFL season Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park, N.J., the Broncos announced. His family said he had congestive heart failure. A former standout at Notre Dame, Tripucka played for the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and Dallas Texans in the NFL and for Saskatchewan and Ottawa in Canada.
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March 7, 2013 | By John Horn
Paramount Pictures is moving up the British release date for director J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek: Into Darkness" from May 17 to May 9, but the studio has not yet said whether the sequel's domestic debut also will be changed. While it is rare, it is not unprecedented for big studio films to premiere overseas before they reach domestic theaters.  Late last year, the hugely popular James Bond installment "Skyfall" debuted in U.K. complexes two weeks before it arrived in American multiplexes.
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September 8, 2013 | By Noel Murray
Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99/$54.99 Available on VOD beginning Sept. 10 Although it's not as much fun as the 2009 "Star Trek" reboot, J.J. Abrams' sequel has the same major asset as its predecessor: a winning cast that ventures through space with the kind of amiable collegiality that made the original TV series such a joy. This time out, Chris Pine (as Kirk), Zachary Quinto (as Spock), Zoe Saldana (as Uhura) and Simon Pegg (as Scotty) are joined by the always-magnificent Benedict Cumberbatch, playing a mysterious, superhuman villain looking to destroy the credibility of the Federation.
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August 2, 2013 | This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Michael Ansara Actor played Cochise on TV's 'Broken Arrow' Michael Ansara, 91, a Syrian-born actor often cast as a Native American in TV westerns and who starred as Cochise in "Broken Arrow" and Deputy U.S. Marshal Sam Buckhart in "Law of the Plainsman" before playing the memorable Klingon Kang in "Star Trek," died Wednesday at his home in Calabasas, according to family spokesman Michael Druxman. No cause was given. Ansara was born April 15, 1922, in Syria and moved with his family to New England as a young child, Druxman said.
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