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There has been plenty of "casting" news surrounding the upcoming Star Wars VII, with Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron being the most recent names for Ben Skywalker, so it makes sense that people are asking other actors what their hopes for the Star Wars sequel are.

In an interview with IGN, Karl Urban was asked if he would attempt to leverage his working relationship with J.J. Abrams into a role in the new Star Wars. Somewhat surprisingly, Urban replied with an immediate "No, absolutely not."

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When pressed further, Urban admits that he is a huge Star Wars fan. So huge in fact that he feels it would be wrong for the Star Trek and Star Wars worlds to intermingle. 

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Michael Ansara, a rugged character actor perhaps best known for his role on three different TV iterations of Star Trek, has died at the age of 91.

Ansara

Ansara, who was married to actress Barbara Eden of I Dream of Jeannie fame, died July 31 at his home in Calabasas, Calif., after a prolonged illness.

Born in a small village in Syria to American parents, Ansara is beloved by Star Trek fans for his portrayal of his character, Klingon warrior Kang.

The actor played Kang on three versions of the legendary sci-fi franchise: the original (1968), Deep Space Nine (1994) and Voyager (1996).

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by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

Poor Great Gatsby. You opened right between the most anticipated movie of the year and the other most anticipated movie of the year.

After two weeks of Iron Man 3 dominance in the box office, Star Trek Into Darkness has claimed the weekend for its own, leaving Gatsby without a chance in hell of reaching #1.

Star Trek Into Darkness Benedict Cumberbatch Poster

Star Trek Into Darkness earned $70.56 million over the "official" weekend, though when you add its Thursday opening  into the mix, the sci-fi sequel grossed $84.1 million in its first four days in theaters.

Read out Star Trek Into Darkness Review and check out the full Box Office Report after the jump.

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J.J. Abrams and the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness have joined NASA astronauts for a Google+ hangout.

That's a tad ironic considering the film had some glaring scientific inaccuracies, which you can read about in our Star Trek Into Darkness review.

Regardless, the hour-long chat proves pretty interesting as the two groups get together to answer questions from viewers. Watch the whole thing below:

Chris Cassidy, an astronaut on the space station, joins fellow astronauts Michael Fincke and Kjell Lindgren at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston for the chat.

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by Justin Dweeber at . Comments

I am not a Star Trek fan. I know as much about Star Trek as you learn by just being a human on Earth.

I know the names of most of the Enterprise Crew…

Oh! I know the “Enterprise.”

I know what a Vulcan is. And a Klingon. And Warp Speed. And we’re starting to reach the extent of my knowledge here...

Star Trek Into Darkness Benedict Cumberbatch Poster

I saw Star Trek Into Darkness. And I felt like a kid who just transferred to a new school and picked the only table of friends who’ve known each other since birth to sit down with during lunch.

They’re all talking about “Randy’s Mom’s hilarious pancake that one time,” and I come from a place that called pancakes ‘flap jacks’ so I’m all confused.

The film was big. It was explodey. It was a boring, boring, boring Summer Action Flick.

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Bing has finally one-upped Google in the nerd-cred department.

In honor of this week's premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness, Bing Translator has added the Trek language Klingon, or as I'll be referring to it: Bingon.

Worf from Star Trek

Starting today, you can visit the Bing Translator to convert a phrase from any of the languages available into Klingon.

The language is also available on the Windows Phone app (so the guy who has that can use it there).

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Karl Urban talks about returning to his character of Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in a new featurette from Star Trek Into Darkness.

Take a look:

Urban returns to the sci-fi sequel along with the rest of the Enterprise crew: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Simon Pegg, and Bruce Greenwood.

Benedict Cumberbatch also stars, as the villain.

J.J. Abrams returns to direct the second film, which will premiere May 16.

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Good news, Star Trek fans. You no longer have to wait all the way until May 17 to see Into Darkness.

The Star Trek Into Darkness release date has been moved forward to May 16.

Reacting to a quick sellout of IMAX sneak previews on May 15, Paramount has decided to offer the film to everyone a day early.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, and Bruce Greenwood star in the sci-fi sequel.

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Do you have your 3D glasses ready?

Or are the kids these days just getting surgery on their eyes to make them 3D-capable?

Either way, figure out your ish and watch the new Star Trek Into Darkness 3D trailer:

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Benedict Cumberbatch star in the sci-fi sequel, which takes place after the 2009 reboot.

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Actor Simon Pegg discusses his character Scotty in this character profile video for Star Trek Into Darkness.

Take a look:

Pegg rejoins Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as part of the Enterprise Crew in the follow-up to 2009's Star Trek reboot.

This time, the Enterprise defies commands when it sets out to find the man responsible for attacking Star Fleet.

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