Shuttle Pod: The TrekMovie.com Podcast Episode 6 – Mars Trek November 25, 2015by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shuttle Pod , 5 comments
Star Trek is all about exploring strange new worlds and the wonders of the 20-something-th century. But, you know what’s cool about living in 2015? We ARE exploring strange new worlds! Right now! All over our galactic neighborhood called the Solar System (and even a little bit beyond thanks to Voyager). The focus of humanity’s space exploration efforts currently centers on Mars. Join us this week for our thoughts on how the history of Mars exploration is depicted in Star Trek as we talk with special guest Andrew Britton, a scientist with Malin Space Science Systems who studies Mars for a living.
Give Thanks and Trek Out Your Holiday With One Free Month of CBS All Access and These Five Thanksgiving Episodesby Jared Whitley , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,List , 22 comments
As you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, we wanted to share a few Thanksgiving-appropriate episodes of Trek to enjoy with loved ones while you’re digesting turkey, pie, and plomeek soup. And, as a special holiday treat from CBS, you can stream all of Star Trek ad-free with one free month of CBS All Access.
Star Trek Beyond Set For IMAX Premier in 2016 November 24, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , 43 comments
Paramount Pictures, Skydance, Bad Robot and IMAX announced today that Star Trek Beyond will be released in IMAX on the same day that it his traditional screens: July 22nd, 2016.
Editorial: With Execs Calling for ‘Star Trek: Zero Dark Thirty’, Does Paramount Just Not Get Trek? November 17, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Editorial , 251 comments
The president of Paramount’s Motion Picture Group recently told WIRED that he wants to “take advantage” of unexplored parts of the Star Trek universe going forward with future films, throwing out such “ridiculous” ideas as “Star Trek: Zero Dark Thirty” and meeting the SEAL Team Six of the Star Trek universe. After the action-adventure shoot-em-up blow-em-up blockbuster that was Into Darkness, Paramount wanting a “less Star Trek-y” script, and the head of the reboot proclaiming that Star Trek is “too philosophical”, is this another indication that Paramount really has no idea how to do Star Trek?
What Star Trek’s Move to CBS All Access Means For The Franchise November 16, 2015by Brian Drew and Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek All Access , 156 comments
CBS’s announcement that Star Trek will be returning to the small screen caught many fans and media by surprise. Perhaps most intriguing is that the 7th incarnation of Trek on television will be available exclusively on CBS’s online streaming platform. Can Star Trek All Access succeed as the network’s flagship venturing into a new frontier? Now that we’ve all had some time to digest it, we here at TrekMovie thought it might be fun to dissect CBS’s press release and see what we can glean from it.
Simon Pegg Talks “Pressure” To Write Star Trek Beyond, Says “Who Knows” To More Star Trek Movies November 15, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Interview,Star Trek Beyond , 247 comments
The Oatmeal’s Webcomic Homage to Gene Roddenberry November 10, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: History,Viral Video/Mashup/Images,Web , 19 comments
Webcomic creator, cat-lover, and drawer of funny things, Matthew Inman (a.k.a. ‘The Oatmeal’), took to the interwebs today to tell the story of a young Gene Roddenberry in glorious webcomic form.
Available now in local hobby shops, Round 2’s Ships of the Line series offers novice modelers a variety of Star Trek ships that snap together quickly to create simple, small scale displays for fans to display anywhere. Today, we take the Enterprise for a few snaps… video and photos follow the jump.
Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast Episode 5: Star Trek Returns to Television (sort of)! November 9, 2015by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shuttle Pod , 51 comments
Hey, everyone! There’s going to be a new Star Trek series! On television*! This week on Shuttle Pod, we dissect last week’s announcement about the 6th (or 7th) Star Trek series and speculate not only on the theme, characters, universe, and story of the new series, but also about how it will fare on it’s new platform as original content for CBS’s online streaming service, All Access.
*Well, internet television.
In the TNG episode “The Neutral Zone”, Data comments that television as an entertainment form went extinct in 2040. If it doesn’t go extinct, it’s certainly evolving and the good people at CBS are hoping they can win in this survival of the fittest.
CBS announces new Star Trek series to premiere in January 2017 November 2, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Orci/Kurtzman,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV , 890 comments
This morning CBS Television Studios announced the production of a new Star Trek series, set to premiere in January 2017.
Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast Episode 4: Celebrating Star Trek Voyager’s 20th Anniversary October 28, 2015by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shuttle Pod,VOY , comments closed
Having premiered in January 1995, Voyager has been celebrating its 20th anniversary. Before that anniversary ends and the series becomes legal to drink, we at Trek Movie wanted to pause and reflect on the series much as we’d done with TNG two shows ago, answering the question what is Voyager’s legacy?
Bruce Hyde passes away October 16, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: TOS , comments closed
“Have no fear, O’Riley’s here, and one Irishman is worth ten thousand of you!”
– Kevin Riley to Spock, “The Naked Time”
TrekMovie is saddened to report that Bruce Hyde, who played Lieutenant Kevin Riley so memorably on two episodes of The Original Series, died of throat cancer on October 13 at 74. (more…)
Star Trek Beyond Wraps Filming PLUS The Trek Movie Caption Contest! October 15, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed
With a tweet heard round the Alpha Quadrant, Simon Pegg today announced that principal photography for Star Trek Beyond had wrapped. He and co-writer Doug Jung are seen staring off into the Final Frontier.
That’s a wrap on Star Trek Beyond! Writers, Doug Jung and Simon Pegg consider life after Trek. 🖖🏼 pic.twitter.com/ZH5flEmfEf
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) October 15, 2015
But what are they saying? What are they thinking? Is it “Second star to the right, and straight on till morning”? Or is it “Let’s see what’s out there”? Or perhaps they’re staring at a fan cosplaying as the Goddess of Empathy. What do you think? Put your idea for the perfect caption for this photo in the comments below, and return back here every week for more news related to Star Trek Beyond, the 50th anniversary next year, and much more Trek-citement.
Star Trek Beyond will hit theaters on July 22, 2016.Fan Productions,Humor,Review,TOS , comments closed
Dressing in drag is old hat in the theater world. Back in the olden days when women were not allowed to be professional actors it was a utilitarian device. In modern times it’s often used for comedic effect. For me, however, drag is best when it doesn’t just entertain, but makes us reexamine the traditional roles of men and women. A new Star Trek drag show, now playing this month at the Oasis Bar in San Francisco, does just that.
Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast Episode 3: Great Links #1 October 14, 2015by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shuttle Pod , comments closed
This week, a newsy addition of Shuttle Pod. Kayla, Brian, and Jared discuss Rick Berman’s maybe appearance in Vegas next year, news (or lack thereof) concerning Star Trek Beyond, and the latest on fan productions and new books. Plus, Jared introduces Treknecdotes.
SPOILERS, SPOILERS, and more SPOILERS! Pics and Videos From Last Weekend’s Star Trek Beyond Dubai Shoot October 13, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Spoilers,Star Trek Beyond , comments closed
SPOILERS Ho! Despite Paramount’s plea to the contrary, plenty of people have snapped pics and videos of the latest very public shoot for Star Trek Beyond, which took place over the weekend at Dubai’s Central Park Towers. Hit the jump for tons of SPOILERS in what is the biggest STB photo dump we’ve seen since the Xindi Skunk.
Star Trek Beyond location shoot video posted online *SPOILERS* October 11, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed
Star Trek Beyond is in the midst of its location shooting in Dubai, and video has been posted online that gives us a glimpse at one of the film’s outdoor shoots.
Star Trek Beyond Filming at Dubai’s Central Park Towers This Weekend + More Dubai Set Photos [SPOILERS] October 9, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed
This week we’ve seen more photos of the sets in Dubai under construction at the Central Park Towers, where filming is reported to take place over the weekend. [MINOR SPOILERS!]
The Star Trek Strange New Worlds Writing Contest Is Back – Get Your Fanfic Published In An Official Star Trek Anthologyby Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Books,CBS/Paramount,Marketing/Promotion , comments closed
In celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016, CBS has brought back the popular Star Trek: Strange New Worlds fan fiction writing contest, which gives amateur authors the chance to get their stories in an official Star Trek anthology book published by Simon & Schuster.