Saturday, February 28, 2015

LLAP, Leonard Nimoy (1931 - 2015)

Goodbyes are difficult. Especially so, when it is related to someone special and with such a far-reaching impact as Leonard Nimoy.

The actor best remembered as Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" franchise, passed away in his home due to lung cancer.

Leonard Nimoy is no doubt a legend but he is, I think, most appreciated as a lovely human being and an inspiration to many.

I did not know Leonard Nimoy personally, of course. But I had the good fortune to have met him. Albeit only very briefly, for a few short minutes, at a Star Trek Convention held in Las Vegas in 2009.

I was not even a hardcore Star Trek fan to begin with, but Zachary Quinto was also there at the same convention and not being a U.S. resident, I did not know if I was ever able to get to chance to meet him again. That same sentiment carried over to Leonard Nimoy, who was already an elderly gentleman, and a widely celebrated iconic personality.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Project ALS' Ice Bucket Challenge: Matt Bomer's Biceps Nominate Zachary Quinto's Biceps!

An Ice Bucket Challenge has been catching the social networks' attention by storm for the last few weeks! And the one who benefit most from it recently was The ALS Association, an organization that encourages research initiatives, promotes best patient care and raises awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

The stunt did not start out as just for the ALS Association. Some say it originated from low-key charity drives by PGA golfers. And there's another story that this particular viral campaign initiated from University of Arizona women's basketball coach Niya Butts who was hoping to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.

Currently, with thousands of ordinary people, entrepreneurs, top business executives, sports teams and even, high-profile celebrities taking up the Ice Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association has so far received about USD 4 million, which was far more than the USD 1 million raised at the same time last year!

The ALS Associations' press release on the Ice Bucket Challenge right here!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

SDCC 2014: Zachary Quinto At Press Conference for "Hitman: Agent 47"

I did not have sufficient clout to gain entry into Twentieth Century Fox's press conference at Comic-Con. So, I did not manage to get first-hand experience of the one for "Hitman: Agent 47" which was attended by Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware.

Thankfully, fellow local press person Jedd was there, and he kindly sent me a transcript and some photos of the short session.

There wasn't much about the movie that was revealed by Zach or Hannah that afternoon, but if you are curious what went down, the information is over at my other blog - Red Dot Diva.

Click here for the full article!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Agent 47: More of Zachary Quinto's Biceps at Comic-Con!

Zach at "Agent 47" Robinson Road, Singapore (Pic by Sion Touhig)

 And the bicepstuous Zachary Quinto Comic-Con news just keep trickling in!

"Agent 47" will be at Comic-Con 2014 on Friday 24 July, as part of the 20th Century Fox promo slot in Hall H from 4:20 to 6:20 pm!

A few of us have been wondering if 20th Century Fox will be bringing "Agent 4" to Comic-Con. After all, the action-thriller movie is based on the popular "Hitman" video game, and where else can you find one of the largest groups of game players and genre lovers?

Zachary Quinto To Be At Comic-Con 2014 With Starz's "The Chair"

Starz announced earlier this year that it was picking up its first unscripted reality 10-episode series "The Chair", which is slated for a release in Fall 2014. And best still, they are bringing a slice of the series to fans at San Diego Comic-Con just about 2 weeks from now!

Said to be making appearances at the panel held at the Mariott on Fri 25 July are Chris Moore, Shane Dawson, Anna Martemucci and.... gulp! Zachary Quinto!

I happened to spot the news on Twitter in my very busy timeline, because I was following Emmy-nominated writer Erik Patterson. This was the tweet "The Chair" PR originally posted:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The Celebration Continues For Zachary Quinto's Birthday!

June 2nd was Zachary Quinto's birthday, and as the day went on, several fans posted birthday greetings to him on social media, including the ZQC forum on Facebook.

I hope he saw those greetings or at least browsed through a few.

Last Saturday, Zach was at Provincetown for the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, and the ZQC managed to have an early mini celebration with him during the dinner. If you missed the details, click here for my earlier blog article.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Zachary Quinto (and His Biceps) Gets Birthday Wishes at Provincetown!

It's a rare occasion for fans to be able to celebrate their favourite actor's birthday together with him, but that's what a few ZQC members were able to do this past weekend at Provincetown.

Zachary Quinto's lovely biceps were guests-of-honor at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival last Saturday (31 May). At the dinner, their owner Zach, looked very relaxed in a camouflaged tee and those adorable geeky glasses (*swoon*). He was accompanied by current beau, Miles.

As you may already know, Tennessee Williams is the playright for "The Glass Menagerie", and the writer spent four summers in Provincetown working on his pieces. Recently, Zach acted as Tom in the critically acclaimed production by American Repertory Theatre, which ran for a length of time on Broadway. Tom was a character Zach felt a great deal of affinity to, and that is one of the reasons why he accepted the invitation for last weekend's dinner.

If you want to read more information about Zach's visit to Provincetown, click this CapeCod Online article here.