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Original Star Wars Producer: Star Trek Was An Influence For George Lucas September 29, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,Sci-Fi,Trek Franchise , 16 comments

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Gary Kurtz was the producer of the original Star Wars movie and the first sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, and in a new interview he talks about how George Lucas was influenced by Star Trek.

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Shatner Asked To ‘Keep Quiet’ About Star Trek 2016+ Orci Says Role Must Be ‘Worthy’

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Orci/Kurtzman,Shatner,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 81 comments

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Over the weekend William Shatner confirmed he had been contacted by JJ Abrams about how there "might" be a role for him in the 2016 Star Trek movie. Today Shatner has revealed that he has been contacted again and told to stop talking about Star Trek. Details on that below, plus how the media is covering Bill’s weekend revelation, and there are some new comments from Orci here at TrekMovie and Bill and Orci are also tweeting to each other.

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Watch: The Red Shirt Diaries Ep. 5 ‘The Enemy Within’

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fan Productions,Humor,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , 10 comments

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Ensign Williams has to deal with not one but two Captain Kirks as she blogs from behind the scenes during the events of the Star Trek episode "The Enemy Within."

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Great Links: Star Trek meets Storage Wars + Chief O’Brien Comicstrip + Picard Facepalm Cookies + more September 28, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links , 9 comments

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The Great Links column is back again with tons of Star Trek in the zeitgeist fun, including showing up in this week’s episode of Star Wars. Watch a clip of that plus learn how to make Picard Facepalm cookies, experience the comicstrip ennui of Chief O’Brien’s boring job, listen to Philly morning drive DJ’s talk Trek, see Klingon Ballerinas (really) and much more.

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Happy 27th Birthday Star Trek TNG: Watch Rare 1987 Pre-Air Cast & Crew Interviews + Promos

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,TNG , 14 comments

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Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on September 28, 1987, returning the franchise to its television roots. The success of the show spawned three additional series which ran through 2005. Today celebrate TNG’s 27th birthday by watching some of the original pre-air interviews with Gene Roddenberry and the TNG cast and crew, plus a rare pre-launch campaign video for syndicated stations.

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Shatner: JJ Abrams Called About Possible Star Trek 2016 Role – Would Be Delighted To Do It [UPDATED w/ VIDEO] September 27, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shatner,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 272 comments

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ARTICLE UPDATED: Today at Nashville Comic Con, William Shatner revealed that he has spoken to JJ Abrams [who is producing the next Star Trek movie] about how there "might" be "an idea" for him to play a part. We have full transcript of Shatner’s comments and video below.

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Watch: 5 Star Trek Sketches From 4 Decades Of Saturday Night Live

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Humor,Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , 14 comments

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Tonight NBC’s Saturday Night Live kicks off their 40th season. Over the years the show has had some fun with another show that began decades ago on NBC – Star Trek. We have compiled 5 Star Trek sketches from over the years starting with a sketch from the first season in 1976 all the way through to 2009. Watch them below.

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Nick Meyer Talks About Star Trek II Tensions With Shatner Over Script and Paramount Over Spock’s Death

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , 56 comments

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is still considered by most to be the best film in the franchise, but that doesn’t mean making the movie was easy. In a new interview writer/director Nicholas Meyer talks about how William Shatner had problems with the script and how he fought with the studio over the treatment of Spock’s death. Details below.

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‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Team Building Event Sparks Federal Investigation September 26, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Star Trek Into Darkness , 70 comments

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Last May some of the people who work for NOAA took the afternoon off for a team building exercise to attend a matinee of Star Trek Into Darkness. The event resulted in a government investigation and (just released) 21-page report. Get the details below.

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Watch: George Takei Voices Animated Star Trek/Taken/Little Mermaid Mashup

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Humor,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , 6 comments

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George Takei has lent his voice to a animated web series where he dons his Star Trek uniform and wields a phaser in a Star Trek/Taken mashup. Watch it below.

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Mission Log: Star Trek TNG’s ‘Hide and Q’ September 25, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Mission Log Podcast , 13 comments

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Q returns for the first time since the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot and this time he sets his omnipotent focus on Riker. Today’s Mission Log snaps its fingers at TNG’s “Hide and Q,” take a listen below.

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Book Review: Star Trek Seekers 2: Point of Divergence

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,Review , 7 comments

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In the aftermath of the widespread awakening of virtually unstoppable psychokinetic powers among the Tomol people, Captain Atish Khatami and the crew of the starship Endeavour join with crew of the scout ship Sagittarius to prevent a dangerous relic of the powerful Shedai from getting a foothold among the stars. The TrekMovie review of “Star Trek: Seekers 2: Point of Divergence” follows the jump.

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Watch: Scottish Leader Alex Salmond Warns Of ‘Wrath of Khan’ Voters September 24, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , 24 comments

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Once again politics and Star Trek are intersecting. This time it is the (soon to be former) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond who thinks those who voted no in last week’s Scottish Independence referendum may have buyer’s remorse akin to a certain genetic superman from the future.

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VW Germany Teases Star Trek-themed Campaign Featuring Shatner & Nimoy [UPDATED] September 23, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Shatner,Trek Franchise , 21 comments

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Shatner and Nimoy are teaming up again! Volkswagen Germany is teasing a new Star Trek-themed campaign that will feature both Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. Get more details below. [UPDATED with new video tease from Nimoy]

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Shatner & Orci React To 2016 Star Trek Movie Rumor

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Nimoy,Rumor,Shatner,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,TrekMovie.com , 283 comments

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Since reported yesterday the rumor about the possibility of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy appearing in the next Star Trek film has set fandom ablaze with speculation. Much of the discussion has focused particularly Shatner, and now he has weighed in on it, as has Roberto Orci. See what they have to say below…

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George Takei Wants You To Know He Isn’t Lobbying For Star Trek Movie Role (But He Still Wants One)

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 49 comments

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The original Mr. Sulu wants you to know that he is not actively lobbying for a role in the next Star Trek movie. Watch him .

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever #4 + Preview

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,TOS , 13 comments

Writers and artists rise to the occasion in the deeply emotional penultimate chapter of IDW Publishing’s adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay. The City on the Edge of Forever #4 is out this week and TrekMovie’s spoiler review follows after the break.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #37: The Q Gambit Part 3 + 7-Page Preview

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Trek Franchise , 10 comments

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IDW’s Star Trek Ongoing is back after a longer-than-usual break with the third issue of The Q Gambit! Was the latest excursion into Q’s DS9/nu-verse mash-up worth the wait? Find out below and check out a 7-page preview!

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Report: Shatner and Nimoy Scene Written For Next Star Trek Movie? September 22, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Rumor,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 463 comments

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There is a new report out today about the next Star Trek movie having a scene with Kirk and Spock – but not for Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, but the original actors to inhabit those roles. More info below.

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‘Spock Candidate’ Wants Brazil To ‘Vida longa e próspera’

by Diego Rzatki , Filed under: Fandom,Great Links,Trek Franchise , 7 comments

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Another example of Star Trek intersecting with politics has cropped up, this time in Brazil. A rather eccentric hopeful in the October elections has been deemed the "Spock Candidate" by the Brazilian media. TrekMovie’s Brazil correspondent talked to the Gravuni to find out more.

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