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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Star Trek on IMAX

Well, I went to see Star Trek on IMAX last weekend and it was VERY impressive. This was the third time I have seen the new Star Trek movie, which I totally love. And while I am not a huge IMAX fan, the scenes of the Enterprise and Kelvin in IMAX are worth the price of admission alone.


New Space Dock is way cooler than the old!
I was always open minded towards the new Star Trek. I said as far back as Star Trek: Nemesis that STar Trek needed an entirely new direction. My friends remember me saying "We need Michael Bay doing Trek!". Well, fortunately we did better, getting JJ Abrahms, rather than Micahel Bay (hmmm, same writing crew though!). I am not a huge fan of Transformers, though it was cool. But JJ hit all the right notes in the new Trek. I love the actors, and the new Spock. Scotty is awesome and Karl Urban kills as Bones. Of course I hate the engine room, but I will give JJ that.


Robau kicks ass!

We want to see more of the other Starfleet ships!

So if you have a chance, support the new Trek and see it more than once, and in IMAX if you can!

Alec

Friday, May 22, 2009

Battlestar Auctions back in full swing on eBay


For those of you who are crossover collectors like me, we at Propworx are proud to be in the home stretch of our Battlestar Galactica auctions on eBay. We have about 8 weeks of auctions left, and this Sunday, the first of those auctions will be closing.

There are 154 items up for bid and you can find something in every price range. Two of the top items are Helo's stunt flight suit. Now it says stunt because it wasn't worn by Tamoh Penikett, but it still is a beautiful flight suit and one that would look good in any collection. With non-character flight suits going between $ 3,500 and $ 4,500, you can expect this one to go in that range.


Also up this week is Colonel Tigh's Dog tags! Yeah, you got to love the old guy. And the actor, Michael Hogan, was a class act who came to both of our live auctions. His tags should go in the $ 1,000 - $ 1,500 range.


















So check out the auctions here and have fun! It is all coming to and end soon!

Alec

Friday, May 15, 2009

Props & Costumes on DIsplay at the Arclight Cinemas Part 2

More from the Hollywood Arclight Cinema Prop Displays.

The goods!


Star Trek Phaser

Tricorder

Communicator


A briefcase? Oh come on!

Blue Uniform

Red Uniform

Well, that's it for now!

Alec

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Props & Costumes on DIsplay at the Arclight Cinemas

If you are lucky enough to live in L.A., you know about the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood (which incorporates the old Cinerama Dome) and in Sherman Oaks.

Well my good buddy Jack Morrisey, Damaris and I went to the Arclight after Brunch the Sunday before the BSG auction and checked out the costumes and props. Here are photos of them all.


The props were all in a single display case



The Kelvin Phaser looks like our old TOS one

Ditto for the Kelvin Communicator

A Klingon Device from the deleted scenes


Romulan Rifle


Stuff that was never used (Probably because it was too ugly!)



Klingon pistols that were probably used in the deleted Rura Penthe scenes...also ugly.

More to come tomorrow!

Alec

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Battlestar Galactica Live Auction # 2



If you haven't been following the BSG auctions, you should be! Not just because my new company Propworx is handling them (and showing what the Star Trek auctions by IAW should have been like), but because there is lots of cool stuff!

Go to www.battlestarprops.com

Also, if you are coming to the auction, we are going to see Star Trek Thursday night. See me at Preview Day for details.


Alec


Friday, May 1, 2009

Live from the Star Trek Premiere in Hollywood!




Well, after only being in Los Angeles for 6 months, I got to go to my first premier and it was Star Trek! I owe it all to Jack Morrissey, a prop collector who I met through our auctions, who has become a good friend as he is a fellow geek at heart. A Hollywood producer, Jack hates premieres, so hooked me up with two tickets to the event. I guess I have no name my firstborn "Jack" now. Thanks to Jack for one of the most memorable evenings of my life.

We got to the event early to get a good seat, but didn't need to as the seats in Grauman's Chinese Theater were all reserved seating. After some free popcorn and soda, we took our seats and waited for over an hour for the show. It was on Hollywood time, so the 7:00 start time meant they finally kicked off with Brad Gray, Paramount studio chief at 7:40. JJ followed and pointed out every actor in the audience. Walter Koenig and George Takei were there representing the old crew, and of course Leonard Nimoy got the most applause of everyone in the new crew.


There was plenty of star gazing to be had. Practically the entire cast of Heroes was there to support Zach Quinto. Kevin Pollock, Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Jorge Garcia (Hurley on Lost), Christian Slater, Chris Doohan and plenty of those actors who you say "I know him/her from somewhere."


The movie was AMAZING. Simply awesome! If you don't like this movie you are not a Star Trek fan. And people who aren't Star Trek fans will love this movie too. It is non stop action, plenty of laughs, and plenty of cheering. Pine IS Kirk, Quinto was excellent, Pegg was hysterical as Scotty and we don't see enough Urban who definitely is channeling Deforest Kelly in all the right ways. Also, the other Starfleet Captain's in this movie kick ass. Robau (captain of the Kelvin) is an ass kicker and I love Bruce Greenwood as Pike.



I loved how they worked Nimoy's Spock into this, and it REALLY drew the new and the old together. They did it in a way that respect's continuity and yet explains things the way we should all be happy.

There are some SHOCKING moments, a surprise love interest and you will walk out of the theater thinking "Well, I am not sure if this is better than Wrath of Khan, but it is close."

Ultimately any Star Trek fan who doesn't like this movie needs to get a life. :-)

For more photos go here.

Alec