Articles tagged j. j. abrams

Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern Finally Buried in the Light

With the series coda to Geoff Johns' six-year run on Green Lantern just completed, the once bright Silver Age hero's adventures leave a bitter taste, more because of magical promise of Johns' early work.

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Why Cast a Spotlight on Joss Whedon?

PopMatters will, over the next five weeks, publish almost 60 essays and/or interviews on pop cultural icon Joss Whedon. So just what has he done that is worthy of such attention, and why should we care?

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25 Jan 2010 // 11:03 AM

Has ‘Fringe’ Lost Its Way?

The recent and depressingly bland episode "Johari Window" was another in a distressingly large number of dull episodes bookended by a few spectacular gems. Will Fringe ever fulfill its potential and become a consistently great show?

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Star Trek’s Lost Legacy of Literary Pretension

What's a Kirk without Earth-poet Shakespeare? Has the awkward Star Trek quotation spat its last breath? Trek's lost legacy of literary pretension.

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8 May 2009 // 3:33 AM

Star Trek

The much-anticipated movie reintroduces all the characters from the franchise’s first iteration, but its most intense and rewarding focus is friendship between Kirk and Spock.

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7 May 2009 // 10:50 AM

A Shortage of Villainy

While director Abrams' handling of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman's propulsive screenplay is sleek and spiffy, to say the least, it ultimately hews far closer to his television work than might have been wise for a big-screen reboot.

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7 May 2009 // 6:37 AM

Meet the cast and crew of ‘Star Trek’

Here’s a quick look at the “Star Trek” crew. James T. Kirk Played by: Chris Pine Originally played by: William Shatner You know Pine

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Changing of the guard: Zachary Quinto takes over the role of Spock in ‘Star Trek’

LOS ANGELES — There was a time, not long after the original run of the television series “Star Trek,” when Leonard Nimoy tried to distance himself

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6 May 2009 // 3:02 AM

Karl Urban fleshes out a younger Bones in ‘Star Trek’

For several years now, New Zealand-born Karl Urban has been the guy filmmakers turned to if a character had to ride a horse, chuck a

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New ‘Trek’ Should Live Long and Prosper

Talk about questionable prospects! Who could ever imagine that Paramount, preservers of Gene Roddenberry’s seminal Star Trek empire, would mount a massive reboot of

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As Captain Kirk in the new ‘Star Trek’ film, actor has a big uniform to fill

LOS ANGELES - Chris Pine’s life will never be the same. He’s been a working actor for the past half decade, with credits

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4 May 2009 // 5:36 AM

Retracing My ‘Trek’ Steps

It started with a sign. Strike that, with a bumper sticker. Everyday, as I walked to school, I would pass the house at the end

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4 May 2009 // 4:04 AM

‘Star Trek’ journey boldly starts anew

Faran Tahir was just a boy when it happened, but he distinctly remembers that his younger brother was born on a Thursday. “My big fear

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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