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Star Trek: Phase II – “Mind Sifter” April 26, 2015

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Editorial,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,Review , 41 comments

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A few weeks ago the Balboa theater in San Francisco hosted a screening of New Voyages’s episode Mind Sifter. With a number of their cast and crew in attendance for both a pre-screening meet and greet and a Q&A session with director Mark Edward Lewis, SFX Supervisor Pony Horton, and actors Jeff Bond (Dr. Leonard McCoy) and Becky Wood (Dr. Hamlin). As the audience filtered into the theater in the half hour or so leading up to the screening it became evident that people weren’t just locals to the Bay Area. Many people had come in from from 100 miles and more to see the episode on a big screen.

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And the winners are: The Star Trek Independent Fan Film Awards

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Awards,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,Renegades,Star Trek Axanar,Star Trek Continues,This Week In Trek , 27 comments

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This weekend saw TrekTrax (newly redubbed Treklanta) host the very first Star Trek Independent Fan Film Awards and the results are in. It continues to be a great growth year with more amazing productions coming into the field and the existing group maturing and continuing to set the bar for the rest.

Before we get to the winners, let’s take a moment to send a shout out to the full listing of the 2015 nominees:

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Activate the Omega 13: Galaxy Quest Coming (Back) to Television!? April 22, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Trek on TV , 122 comments

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When it comes to seeing Trek come back to TV, the right attitude is “Never give up, never surrender.” But perhaps not in the way you’d expect. At least that’s the takeaway from the rumor that Paramount Television is trying to sell a TV spin-off of Galaxy Quest.
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BREAKING: Star Trek XIII to be titled ‘Star Trek Beyond’ April 21, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 472 comments

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It appears that ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ may be the title of the upcoming Star Trek film, lucky number 13 in the franchise. As far as the storyline is concerned, the title suggests that the new film will venture farther out into the galaxy than we have seen in the previous two Abrams films, as co-writer Simon Pegg has been hinting at for some time now.

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Celebrate Tax Day With Hilarious IRS Star Trek Film April 14, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Humor , 36 comments

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For those who may live elsewhere (or need a last-minute reminder) April 15 is Tax Day in the United States. HBO comedy host John Oliver recently reminded everyone on his program of this with an extended segment about the IRS, one which featured an in-house produced Star Trek instructional/parody film.
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First Game of Thrones Footage of Alexander Siddig Drops April 12, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Trek Franchise , 23 comments

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Tonight marked the long awaited return to television of the fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones on HBO. For Trek fans, this season is particularly remarkable because it will feature DS9 alum Alexander Siddig.
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NEWS BITS: Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella Coming to Trek 3, Chief O’Brien’s Old Boss on Daredevil April 10, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Trek Franchise , 344 comments

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On Friday Deadline reported a new Star Trek 3 casting announcement: the addition of actress Sofia Boutella, fresh off a performance in the surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. (more…)

The Jig Is Up, The News Is Out On New Star Trek: Renegades Trailer April 7, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Fan Productions,Renegades , 141 comments

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The first full trailer for Star Trek Renegades dropped today. Brought to you by the same team that did Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, the feature appears to be one of the most impressive pieces of fan-fic ever.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #5 + Preview

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , 14 comments

IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios present the conclusion of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. Kirk and Kor show the apes how it’s done; Taylor makes a decision; and the apes prove that deft hands with opposable thumbs are good survival tools. Spoiler review after the break.

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Spockboy video – Sepia Trek April 5, 2015

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , 77 comments

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Long time TrekMovie readers will remember our friend Paul “Spockboy” Sibbald for his hilarious TOS gag edits of episodes. He let us know there was a new creation up on his YouTube channel for our viewing pleasure. He says he was inspired by:

the gentlemen who took pictures of the original Enterprise model and Photoshopped them into scenes from the various Star Trek films. That story, plus the recent very sad death of Leonard Nimoy, inspired me to create this video. It is the sequence from Star Trek III when the crew steals the Enterprise. In this video however it is the TOS crew (and ships) and is done as a 1927 silent film. It is certainly unique and I think you’ll like it. It was shot completely with models and required a great deal of rotoscoping to make it work.

There’s some major TOS love in this one, Matt Decker is sent after Kirk in this version of events, and there’s a fun homage to the first Sci-Fi silent film – Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon.

Click through for the full video.

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Pegg Dispels Elba Klingon Rumors March 29, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 835 comments

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There has been quite a bit more news, and wild speculation, about the next Trek movie since Simon Pegg was given the helm. Last week, rumors began to circulate that Idris Elba, a British actor best known to sci-fi fans for his role in Pacific Rim, would play the film’s villain.
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Could Idris Elba “Cancel the Apocalypse” of Star Trek 3? March 25, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

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Most famous to science fiction fans as the hero who declared “We are canceling the apocalypse!” in Pacific Rim, British actor Idris Elba could be the cause of the next apocalypse in the Star Trek universe, according to an article by Variety.
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Pegg talks “Trek 3” *UPDATE* March 24, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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While doing press interviews for an upcoming film, Simon Pegg gave some details about how he landed the screenwriting gig for the next Star Trek movie, and what he hopes to bring to it. More after the jump.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4 + June 2015 Solicits and More March 23, 2015

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed

IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios have released the penultimate chapter of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. The gorillas are on the move. Kirk is on the move. When will Kor make his move? Spoiler review after the break!

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Quinto and Conan Remember Leonard Nimoy: Trek Star Made Co-Co “Freak Out” March 18, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

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In the latest of what will no doubt be a very long series of memorials for Leonard Nimoy, Spock heir apparent Zachary Quinto and Conan O’Brien discussed the late actor and director on the latter’s show last night.
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BOOK REVIEW: Return to Tomorrow

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed

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“Each of us, at some time in our lives, turns to someone – a father, a brother, a god – and asks: Why am I here? What was I meant to be?”

This scene from the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is meant to convey the existential crisis that V’Ger(and to a lesser extent Spock, Kirk, and Decker) is experiencing.  The same can be said about the film itself, which was pulled in many different directions from the beginning and, due to numerous outside forces, struggled to find itself.

That struggle is brought together in vivid detail in Return to Tomorrow, an oral history of the film from author Preston Neal Jones and publisher Creature Features.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #43 + 7-Page Preview March 10, 2015

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

Adrift in unexplored space, the Enterprise is far beyond the reach of Starfleet, but not IDW Publishing. The Five Year Mission continues this week with a new story arc. Spoiler review after the break.

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Creative Genius Behind Trek’s “Holy Trilogy,” Harve Bennett Dies March 6, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

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Trek has lost another of its shining stars: Harve Bennett, who died on February 25th in Medford, Oregon.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: New Visions #5: A Scent of Ghosts + 5-page Preview March 5, 2015

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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IDW’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovel series is back, this time with Captain Pike & Number One in tow. Check out our spoiler-filled review of this dual-crew tale, plus a 5-page preview, after the jump.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #3 + 7-Page Preview March 3, 2015

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed

IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios present the next installment of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. Taylor is loose on the Enterprise and General Marius is ready to ride. Spoiler review after the break.

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