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Are J.J. Abrams' Days In Television Over?

Famed director can't live up to 'Lost,' 'Felicity' hype

Before he took on the pilot episode of his now-cancelled NBC series "Undercovers," J.J. Abrams last took the director's chair in one of his own projects when he helmed the pilot episode of "Lost" for ABC. The sudden success of "Lost" meant Abrams could eventually write any ticket he wanted in ter ...

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Two Strips Of Latinum: The Next Star Trek Bad Guy

Which classic Star Trek baddie should be in the next movie?

The speculations about what will happen in the next Star Trek movie has been running hard and fast all over the Internet. One particular object of interest is who will be the next bad guy to face Capt. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise. The one thing we know for sure is that is will not be Kha ...

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'Star Trek 2' Script Now Underway

Writing team now hard at work on the next big-screen Star Trek adventure

Groceries and laundry are pretty common on to-do lists, but screenwriter Roberto Orci has just scored out a heftier task from his: start writing Star Trek 2. Scripting has finally begun on the sequel to J.J. Abrams2009 adaptation of the legendary science-fiction franchise, based on a story that h ...

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Terilynn's Trek: Upcoming Star Trek Highlights

From books to conventions, Star Trek still thrives

Star Trek is well into its 40mumbleth year of being the king of all pop culture phenomena, and just when I think that maybe its popularity might be on the downhill slide, I am pleasantly reminded that once again, reports of its death have been greatly exaggerated. (Thanks Mr. Clemens.) While new ...

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'Fringe' Audiences Pick Up Where They Left Off

Large audience drop from 'Bones' could soon concern Fox

There is one thing that "Fringe" has to be thankful for: It's not "Lone Star." Yet, it's impossible to talk about the J.J. Abrams show without applying the adjective "ratings challenged." That's because "Fringe" returned for its third season with a 3.5 rating/5 share in Fast National overnight ra ...

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Sci-Fi 101: Imitation Is Not Always Flattery

Familiarity sometimes does breed contempt, like with 'The Gates'

In the world of science-fiction entertainment, the old cliché, The more things change, the more they stay the same seems to apply now more than ever. Familiar themes and scenarios consistently get recycled as new shows spring up that closely resemble both the successes and failures of the rec ...

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'Star Trek 2' Inspired By 'Cowboys And Aliens'

PLUS: Problem with 'Fringe' is there are too many possibilities

Space always has been the final frontier, but the sequel to J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" will take some cues from the old Western frontier thanks to the latest Hollywood genre mash-up, "Cowboys and Aliens." Details on the plot of the new movie are being carefully kept under wraps (although that hasn' ...

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Fox Remains Confident In 'Fringe' Despite Lower Ratings

Network brass said they plan little interference in what's going on there

Many fans felt that Fox moving "Fringe" to the heavily competitive Thursdays would be the move that killed the show. While ratings did take a beating, Fox's confidence in the show created by the "Star Trek" movie team of J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, did not, and a lot of those fee ...

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Comic-Con 2010 - Day One

See where BlipNetwork reporters are going to be

Happy first day of Comic-Con! I am sitting at Tampa International Airport right now in Florida, and it's about 7:30 a.m. local time waiting for our flight, which leaves for Dallas in about an hour, and then on to San Diego. Traveling with me is Bryant Griffin, the editor of Rabid Doll, since ...

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Busy Chase Masterson Still Honors Her Trek Roots

EXCLUSIVE: The former 'Deep Space Nine' actress joins The Federation fan group

Chase Masterson is a lot of things, but she isn't just the Dabo girl from "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." The actress, who played a mysterious lounge singer in "Yesterday Was a Lie," has been keeping a lock as a favorite among Star Trek fans, and is now the new face of The Federation, the Star Trek ...

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