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This Week in Trek – October 28th edition October 28, 2007

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: This Week In Trek , trackback

After taking a week off, This Week in Trek is back. We got Star Trek (2008) rumors, Picard giving Kirk an award, a new convention, Trek’s favorite android in a robot competition, and much more.

Star Trek (2008 film):

Trek Stuff:

Trek in the World:

Trek Science:

Trek on the Web:

Trek Celebrity News:

Is Dae Kim doomed?

YouTube Clip of the Week: Treknology Today

CNET takes a look at Trek tech in our everyday live


1. GarySeven - October 29, 2007

I will not write “first!”
It is stupid to write that.

2. Ralph - October 29, 2007

I’ll second that.

3. raulpetersen - October 29, 2007


we want a big name for pike!!!!!

with lots of letters in it!!!

4. Jay - October 29, 2007

I really hope those plot rumours are fake… id personally like to see a least some Academy stuff

5. Cervantes - October 29, 2007

Hmmm, more disturbing stuff on the Movie front this week again…

6. MiamiTrek - October 29, 2007

Ugh…William Shatner is coming off as bad as the fan boys. Oy!

7. ZoomZoom - October 29, 2007

#5 which particular bit disturbed you?

8. - October 29, 2007

Vic from Screen Rant here. I can assure you that I did not make up the info in that post on my site and that the person who sent me the info seemed quite certain of it. He has sent me other (granted, non-Paramount but another studio) accurate info before.

The only bit that I think may be in question is that there may be at least a tiny bit of Academy stuff in there.

And Anthony, thanks for mentioning it!


9. CringingTiger - October 29, 2007

Wasn’t that first clip from Star Trek: New Voyages? I wonder if that was intentional?

10. JACKIEBOY - October 29, 2007

I think JJ’s got a thing for blue eyed fellas.

11. richpit - October 29, 2007

I almost hate to say this, but is id *canon* that Robert April was the first captain of the Enterprise? Was it made canon in TAS?

12. Etha Williams - October 29, 2007

#11 — TAS is not considered canon; however, Robert April was revealed to be the 1st captain of NCC-1701 in TAS (“The Counter-Clock Incident,” I believe…).

13. Skippy 2k - October 29, 2007

The new “Metamorphosis” preview is up on Thought it was a pretty good preview, shows a few new shots.

14. Mark - October 29, 2007

Dominic Keating was on Prison Break last Monday, too.

15. TJ Trek - October 30, 2007

If Kim can be killed off well, with great impact to the story, Then they would do it, I think. I would certainly be okay with it. Like Charley. I liked Charley alot but…his death, helped the story, was heart wrenching, and meant alot.

16. Cervantes - October 30, 2007

#7 ZoomZoom

Josh Lucas as ‘Pike’…

17. JCool - October 30, 2007

I really like the screenrant spoiler.

18. Chance - October 30, 2007

I can’t see how the plot spoilers could be true when the have cast Uhura and Sulu who didn’t apear in the pilot under the command of Pike. I can see them doing brief scenes of Pike’s command of the Enterprise at the beginning of the Film…but eventually they have to skip to Kirk’s command…this is not to say that Pike won’t still have a large part in the movie, just that I don’t think it will center on his command. Also the idea of them doing a TOS movie that doesn’t revolve around kirk is depressing…I really hope he doesn’t just show up briefly.

19. table10 - October 31, 2007

This website is not only fascinating, but highly addictive, and dangerous to people who have access to it at work, myself included.

I have been puting this off since I am mostly a lurker, but the debates and discussions that go on here are too interesting to pass up. Very rarely do you have something of this nature that does not degrade into spamming, flamming and personal attacks. Kudos to Anthony.

I’m actually very excited about the screenrant rumours, if they turn out to be true.

The way they make it sound, it can be compared a little to empire strikes back, a very well made movie. You’ve got the main plot, which is the millenium falcon with all the secondary characters onboard, fighting the empire, and ultimately pushing the main story arc forward. And as an interesting subplot, you’ve got luke, the main character, who is on a sort of personal growth mission. You know he is gonna eventually turn into this powerful jedi night, but in this movie, you get to see all the little interesting moments as he struggles with getting there, which as a fan, I find is just as interesting as seeing him fling objects at vader with his mind.

By comparison, you’ve got this interesting main plot of how the crew came to be on the enterprise as it took off for its maiden voyage (and where most likely most of the “starship adventure” will take place), which will probably be riddled with obstacles. And on the side, the film cuts back and forth to kirk, as everyone on this website has clearly and rightly so identified as the most important character in star trek, who is finding his way from a life altering misshap on the farragut, to an eventual command on the enterprise. It will be all the little moments throughout his personal journey that will make this entertaining.

Plus, if he joins the rest of the crew at the end as the captain, think of the awesome sequel possibilities. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.