Q: I am a great fan of Zachary Quinto (pictured) of “Heroes.” Now that the show has been canceled, what else can I see him in? Also, will there be a sequel to “Star Trek,” and will he play Spock again? — Marie K., Port Charlotte, Fla.
A: Zachary will be back to reprise his role as Spock in the as-yet-untitled sequel to 2009’s smash-hit reboot of the popular sci-fi series, “Star Trek.” Pretty much all the principal stars are back on board for the follow-up movie, which is due to hit theaters in summer 2012. Quinto recently completed two movies, “Girl Walks Into a Bar” with Josh Hartnett and Danny DeVito, and “Margin Call” with Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons and Paul Bettany.
Q: I haven’t seen anything about “Sons of Anarchy” returning to FX. Please tell me it hasn’t been canceled. — Pam M., Southbury, Conn.
A: Season three of “Sons of Anarchy” attracted almost 5 million viewers per week, making it FX’s highest rated series ever, so you can bet it’ll be back for a fourth season. Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal all will return for a 13-episode season next year. I’ll keep you posted on the exact date as it becomes available.
Q: What can you tell me about actor Dermot Mulroney? I love his acting and wonder why we don’t see more of him. — Sharon F., Hamden, Conn.
A: Dermot was slated to star in the “Rockford Files” reboot for NBC, but he was dropped when NBC execs were not satisfied with the pilot episode. Word is that Josh Holloway of “Lost” in is the running to take over the role of Jim Rockford. Dermot has been keeping busy, however, shooting the feature films “The Family Tree” and “Inhale,” and beginning work on “The Riot.”
Q: My husband and I love William Powell in any movie, especially “The Thin Man.” We have tried to learn more about him at the library, but can’t seem to find much. Can you tell me about his personal life: children, wives, when he died and where he was buried? — Lisa S., Clarksville, Tenn.
A: William Powell, who was nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for his role in 1935’s “The Thin Man” (and again for “My Man Godfrey” and “Life With Father”), was married three times. His first wife, Eileen Wilson, bore him his only child, son William David, who committed suicide in 1968 after a period of poor health. He also was married to actress Carole Lombard from 1931-33, but his third and final wife, actress Diane Lewis, was the one who stuck. They were married from 1940 until William’s death from cardiac arrest in 1984 at the age of 91. He is buried in Desert Memorial Park in Palm Springs, Calif. Other famous “residents” include Frank Sinatra and Sonny Bono, as well as William Jr. and Diane (who passed away in 1997).