Thursday, June 28, 2007

Star Trek XI finishing script & casting, shooting to start Fall 2007

Trek Script Done, Shoots In Fall

Roberto Orci, who with writing partner Alex Kurtzman is scripting the new Star Trek movie, told SCI FI Wire that they have finished the script are in preproduction on the movie, which will go into production in November under director J.J. Abrams. "We're still casting," Orci said while promoting his next film, Michael Bay's Transformers. "We're in preproduction, actually, this month."

While revealing little about the 11th Trek film's top-secret plot, Orci offered a few tidbits. "Kirk is in the movie," he said. "Some kind of Kirk. ... We literally haven't cast them yet. It's actually one of the challenges, and so we're hoping to have something by Comic-Con [in San Diego in July], but we'll see."

Orci added that producers are wrestling with whom to cast. "That's one of the debates, you know?" he said. "Like, how much does a familiar face hurt or not?" As for rumors that Matt Damon is in line for Kirk or Adrien Brody for Spock, Orci would only smile. "I've read all those rumors, too."

Is the Trek movie being eyed as the kickoff of a possible TV series? "I'm sure CBS is thinking about that," he said. "That's not [something] we're thinking about. We're just thinking about the movie. Certainly, I don't know how they could not think about that." —Patrick Lee, News Editor

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Friday, June 15, 2007

What kind of American English do you speak?

I came across this quiz and found it interesting as well as the results a little what do you speak?

Your Linguistic Profile:

60% General American English

15% Dixie

15% Yankee

5% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Transformers Theme Song

As many of you have read, I have kept track of the progress of the forthcoming live action "Transformers" movie, having been a child of the 80's that enjoyed the cartoon immensely. It releases on July 4th, and it has come to light that Mute Math was chosen to perform the "Transformers" theme song. You can check it out on their MySpace page here.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Air Force Concert Band relives WWII-era music

During the Air Force Concert Band's Summer Series at the Air Force Memorial, tonight they played a theme of World War II music, guest conducted by COL (Ret.) Arnold Gabriel, director of the Air Force Band from 1964-1985. Watch them perform a portion of a medley of Glenn Miller tunes:

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