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CBS Relaunching StarTrek.com This Summer — Site To Showcase TrekMovie.com May 5, 2010

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Since late 2007 www.startrek.com, the official site for the Star Trek franchise, has been mostly dormant. But that is about to change. This summer CBS is relaunching the site with a new look and new features. The new site will also showcase fan sites, including TrekMovie.com. More details below.

 

Press Release

CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS TO RE-LAUNCH
STAR TREK.COM THIS SUMMER

One-Stop Entertainment and News Destination for All Things STAR TREK to Feature Complete Redesign, Breaking News and the Most Comprehensive Star Trek Database Available

NEW YORK – May 5, 2010 – CBS Consumer Products is re-launching the official online destination to the popular Star Trek sci-fi franchise — StarTrek.com — this summer with a new web design and added features. The ultimate entertainment destination for all things Star Trek, the comprehensive site will feature breaking news, rare interviews, a robust online community, online store and the official Star Trek database.

Designed to incorporate the very best of Star Trek content across the web, the site will showcase top fan sites and blogs including TrekMovie, TrekToday and TrekWeb. StarTrek.com is being designed by award-winning graphic design and content production web developer Funny Garbage.

“Star Trek fans deserve an online hub to suit all their needs,” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “The new StarTrek.com will embrace the incredible fan activity across the web and bring together the many different voices that celebrate Star Trek.”

Star Trek fans can follow the progress of the upcoming relaunch via official Facebook (www.facebook.com/StarTrek) and Twitter (www.Twitter.com/StarTrek) pages.

 

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Comments

1. Dave M. - May 5, 2010

As a long-time ST.com user, I must say that I’m pleased to see that CBS is re-launching and re-invigorating this site.

And (dare I say it?)…FIRST!

2. Melissa - May 5, 2010

I am very happy now

3. JonathanE - May 5, 2010

So, does this mean they might be putting their toe in the water for a new TV series?

4. Horatio - May 5, 2010

It took them long enough. Corporations – sheesh!

5. Oz - May 5, 2010

3. Although we all knew it already, it’s nice to see the powers that be at CBS recognize Anthony’s site as a “top fan site”. It is only logical. Congratulations Anthony and staff.

6. Atlantis1271 - May 5, 2010

Sounds like fun…

7. Weerd1 - May 5, 2010

Given CBS’ woeful mishandling of the Star Trek franchise, I must admit I am a bit skeptical. Not trying to sound like a suckup, but I am willing to be Trekmovie will remain my primary source of Trek news. I wish the new site luck though, and hope it’s an honest effort on CBS’ part.

8. Gary - May 5, 2010

What really pleases me is that it will also will showcase top fan sites. This is really great news.

9. Jappic - May 5, 2010

What Star Trek.com needs to become to be a legitimate website again, is to be a gateway of information for Star Trek much like what we already get with the Memory-Alpha.org website.

For myself, personally, I don’t really have any reason to go to startrek.com because I can go to Memory-Alpha to get the information I need.

10. JWWright - May 5, 2010

Maybe they’ll revive that animated web series?

11. Anon Mouse - May 5, 2010

Corporations can’t blog. It’ll be filled with the same boring drivel that the old site was filled with.

12. I'm dead Jim - May 5, 2010

@7: I agree. I feel a sense of loyalty to trekmovie.com and will likely continue to come here first. I am also very happy to see startrek.com released from its Rura Penthe internet gulag.

I still fail to understand why this has taken so long to happen, like many other Trek things, such as decent models from the new movie. I just saw on some site that the Polar Lights model of the new Enterprise has been pushed back from a June to a November 2010 release. WTF? Why does all this have to happen at a snail’s pace?

13. falcon - May 5, 2010

It’s about frickin’ time!

And I agree with @12 above, why does it take so long for the new models to be released? I’m waiting for my 1:350 scale TOS Enterprise! (Although my marriage is probably happy it’s being delayed…)

14. DJ Neelix - May 5, 2010

Kind of funny seeing these news today, since I yesterday was browsing the site (being irritated over the fact that no matter which season of a series you click, you’ll still stuck at season one, forcing you to browse manually through the address field) and wondering if it isn’t time to relaunch the site by now. Answer given.

15. The TOS Purist aka The Purolator - May 5, 2010

The only way they could have “the most comprehensive Star Trek database available” is if they incorporated Memory-Alpha.org (the Star Trek wiki) into the site. :)

16. James Heaney - May 5, 2010

We “deserve” a fan hub? That’s a strange word to use.

Glad ST.com is coming back, glad TrekMovie is getting its due, and looking forward to new content. Are they rehiring any of their old staffers, so unjustly fired back in 2007? And, in other news, does the return of ST.com mean a reinvigoration of the possibilities for the animated Rossi project, Star Trek: Final Frontier?

17. rogue_alice - May 5, 2010

I wonder how this will work. Will they allow the “freedom of speechyness” that we have here???

18. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - May 5, 2010

Well. I may be a little Biased. But No matter how great Star Trek.com will be. It will not be as good as Trekmovie. But I am glad they are bringing back StarTrek.com and maybe. Just Maybe this is a sign of things to come. Maybe a new Trek Series.

19. Charles Trotter - May 5, 2010

This is a start. Now how about re-hiring those that were working on the site who were laid off? Assuming they haven’t moved on to bigger and better things.

This is very good news, though. StarTrek.com was practically dead when the new movie was released last year, a time when it should have been most active. At least now the site will be fully up and running by the time the sequel arrives.

Unless they decide to fire the people running it before the movie’s released. :-P

20. oby - May 5, 2010

Anthony they should hire you to manage Trek’s online presence.

21. Dave in RI - May 5, 2010

I may never visit startrek.com. I can barely keep up with all the Star Trek and genre news from this site :-)

22. Tony Whitehead - May 5, 2010

Would be great if some of the former StarTrek dot com guys got their gigs back. . .Any word on this, Anthony?

23. Tony Whitehead - May 5, 2010

19. Charles.

Sorry, didn’t see your comment above.

24. jas_montreal - May 5, 2010

I’m very happy their doing this. I was normally a regular user of startrek.com until they fired the staff of startrek.com and just left it. I can’t wait to use startrek.com to reference or look up information on some episodes and/or check out other trek events, etc. Finally CBS…. thank you !

25. Eli - May 5, 2010

#21. I agree with you. I don’t have time to visit another website in my day…

26. Doug Skywalker - May 5, 2010

i hope they can incorporate any Star Trek: The Experience merch into the new online store of ST.com.

I wore an NX-01 cap with pride (yeah, that’s right ENT NX-01), and somehow it disappeared on me and i can’t find ‘em anywhere. kinda bums me out.

27. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

Actually knew about it a month ago or so, but hopefully it will be changes for the positive.

Strange, according to sources, Funny Garbage was out of the st.com project for a while…the “stboardadmin” who posted on the Website Board there about a year ago was supposedly the guy from Funny Garbage…but nothing more was ever heard from him except for one day recently he posted under his real name and vanished again.

Looked at some of Funny Garbage’s products, not that incredible. They mainly take a generic framework for a site and customize it to the show in question. They’ve done several other CBS shows…

28. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

@Charles Trotter #19…Marc Wade, the former StarTrekAdmin, is working for Disney now. Not sure where Tim Gaskill is.

29. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

Correction: Marc Wade was StarTrekEditor, I believe Gaskill was StarTrekAdmin.

30. NX01 - May 5, 2010

I Bailed on that site a few years ago.

Nice of them to finally notice years later, that nothing interesting was happening there.

This is the best Star Trek site in the internet!
This is where I will continue to come!

I love Trek Movie.com!

31. Captain Rickover - May 5, 2010

The old startrek.com site was great back in 2006. But after CBS (or Paramount) fired the old stuff, nothing interesting happend with this site. So I abandoned it and I think I will not return and stay with the very best Star Trek website we have now:

trekmovie.com

PS: Who really needs an official side by now?

32. THX-1138 - May 5, 2010

I kind of agree with #11. The old site was kind of crappy. I’ll go check it out when it’s up and running out of a sense of curiosity. But I have been here for years. StarTrek.com will have a lot of work to do to fulfill my need and want for all sorts of Trek related news. This site gives me a pretty much unbiased view of the Trek and genre world, warts and all. The old StarTrek.com site was really not much more than a “Rah! Rah!” site that celebrated everything that Star Trek did and never seemed to be able to criticize it or welcome an opposing or negative viewpoint. That’s probably why that negativity manifested itself so vociferously here.

33. warp10 - May 5, 2010

Could be nice to have it back, cause that was my MAIN source back in the day. But now that I have TrekMovie, I doubt I’ll give it a second look other than perhaps the “Most Comprehensive Star Trek Database Available” they’ll claim to have… but I doubt it could be better than my own Trek library and MemoryAlpha combined.

34. Allen Williams - May 5, 2010

Instead can we get the rest of the 700+ episodes of star trek in HD?

35. Bernd Schneider - May 5, 2010

So startrek.com will be back. Better late than never. But too late to promote the recent Trek movie. Actually, the site was effectively closed down just when the promotion would have needed to start. Just imagine: There’s an upcoming movie called “Star Trek” and a lot of buzz about it, and at startrek.com, the obvious place to look for first-hand information (especially for non-fans and casual fans), there is next to nothing about it! How short-sighted can company officials be?

And so fans found everything they needed to know about the Abrams movie here at trekmovie.com, a private-owned site (and to lesser extent at startrekmovie.com which never had much in terms of news). Anthony did just the right thing when he was busy getting all the latest news and involving the fans, while the official people at CBS probably thought it would be enough to show the trailers, and not care about the fans any longer when the film was out.

I can only agree that the fandom deserves an online hub, but perhaps rather more than just one. startrek.com will have a hard time to become a hub that can compete with the fan-run news sites, except with the power that comes from its domain name. And creating a more comprehensive database than MA is definitely impossible anyway. startrek.com has simply missed a couple of years of development. (And by “development” I don’t mean incorporating the newest design techniques. I only hope startrek.com won’t be turned into another Flash hell rife with ads and with bad accessibility that makes my CPU and DSL line burn)

As there is a lot to catch up with for startrek.com, it is only logical to involve unofficial sites in some fashion. I appreciate that and it is a first time that the fans’ online contributions are being recognized. We’ve come a long way since the time when fan sites were under observation from Viacom’s law department!

However, an alliance with the official Trek may become a two-edged sword for fan sites. Allowing free speech in a forum attached to startrek.com should be a matter of course. But featuring news and other content from fan sites is a whole new ball game. I hope that trekmovie.com and other places of interest won’t give up their independence and won’t be bound to a “code of good conduct”.

36. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - May 5, 2010

This is the best site. Where else can you chat back and forth with Bob Orci and sometimes even J.J himself. Or Blog with Cawley from Phase 2. This site has gotten a lot of Exclusives for us. If StarTrek.com and be half as good then great.

37. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

@THX, #32…how you been, old man?

No negative viewpoints? You should have been on the Movies board before the movie came out, especially before they let on it was an alternate timeline…Yikes!

38. AJ - May 5, 2010

I still need to have the “bad taste” washed from my mouth after the firings in 2007.

I consider Trekmovie to be the most official Trek site on the web. It has Orci, Sternbach and others chiming in from time to time, plus it gave us access to the ‘wrap’ of ST09. Will the new ‘official’ site be able to do better? Will its ‘database’ be better than a visit to Memory Alpha? I doubt it.

Star Wars has had an active official site for dogs years, and it helps to have an active franchise, i.e. new material, to keep it vital. CBS is still sleeping in that regard. Unless they ante up for a new series, animated, or whatever, the site is just going to appeal to the occasional tourist from Trekmovie who wants to buy a T-shirt.

39. Charlie in Colorado - May 5, 2010

Over the years, this web site has become my primary source for Trek news (I won’t bore everyone with a bunch of accolades and atta-boys).

I will give the relaunched startrek.com a fair opportunity to see if it really has improved, but it will take a mighty effort — one which is Herculean and epic on a scale of biblical proportions — for them to get me to switch my allegiances from here.

40. AJ - May 5, 2010

I’d like to hear Anthony’s opinion about how the new ST.com will co-exist with Trekmovie. Pluses and minuses.

41. Losira - May 5, 2010

I would say that CBS is a bit green envious! And been shamed on the net. So many wonderful fansites here and all throughout the net! Especialy yours anthony! They feel now a need out of embaressment to “catch up” good luck you will need it LOL

42. Polly - May 5, 2010

This is cool. more Star Trek stuff is always better.

I’ll definitely go visit it a couple times but unless its way better than trekmovie, which it probably won’t be, because I’ve kinda grown to like this place, I’ll stay loyal to here.

Just keep us updated about it, like when it will be officially on and stuff like that.

43. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

And now that Paramount has essentially put startrekmovie.com in a basket and pushed it out into the river, CBS probably finally sees the need for an oficial site for it’s products.

Interesting that the release mentions CBS and st.com working in conjunction with fan sites, because the new admin on the message boards has intimated that CBS might at some point go after fan sites like Paramount did years back and conduct a purge of fan-run sites.

44. Zminus10 - May 5, 2010

Hopefully, the fan films will be featured as well.

45. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - May 5, 2010

Anthony Pascle im a little scared… Will trekmovie.com still be business as usual once the new startrek.com is up and running? I come here for all my trek news daily and I would hope that nothing will change!

46. Captain Hackett - May 5, 2010

That is great news! Also it is wonderful for them to recognize this site and Trekweb as most important ST fan sites.

Keep up a great work, Anthony and crew!

47. Ben - May 5, 2010

congrats to Trekmovie.com – you earned that one!

Can’t wait for regular udpates on StarTrek.com.

Hopefully the forums also benefit from all good things to come.

48. Andy Patterson - May 5, 2010

” the site will showcase top fan sites and blogs including TrekMovie”

That’s good news. As it should.

I know mine is a not a top site but it would be nice if they want to feature it too.

49. Pat Payne - May 5, 2010

Great! I was a fan of ST.com since the days of Pelgar, the Ferengi advice columnist — even got an email answered once in his column :) and I was bummed when it was painfully obvious that the site was on life support (though at least they’re streaming STTOS episodes there now).

–44, I doubt Paramount would shut Trekmovie down, this site’s been a boon to Trek in general.

50. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

@ Pat #49 – Paramount’s own site, startrekmovie.com, is already adrift and not monitored, I doubt they are worried about TrekMovie.com.

Remember CBS owns Star Trek and runs Startrek.com.

Someone over at st.com mentioned the possibility that the revised st.com may be used as a portal to channel info from TrekMovie, Memory Alpha and others…cutting down on a lot of need for site upkeep.

51. migueltito1701 - May 5, 2010

bring back the TREK LIFE please!!!!!

52. Happy Russia - May 5, 2010

ST.com was a joke. Paramount should take advice from the other Trek sites out there that are 10x better. TrekMovie, TrekCore, Ex Astra… All better and more in-depth than ST.com.

53. Commander Crooner - May 5, 2010

Unless they stream episodes of the various series on the website, I will not be there very often…

54. T2 - May 5, 2010

I’ve missed StarTrek.com. It was great when it was The Continuum and was my homepage since ’99. It makes a great database for the series and movies right now, but that’s about it. TrekMovie’s been my homepage since ’07 and that won’t change, but this is great to hear.

55. ML31 - May 5, 2010

The answer to the trivia question is… “At least once… More depending on how good I deem the site to be.”

56. That One Guy - May 5, 2010

I think I’ll always be a TrekMovie-er. Ever since ST.com shut down, I’ve been coming here for well over 2 years. And it’s been a great ride!

Anthony, Chuck/Charles, Shane, Kayla and the rest have done a fantastic job with this site and I’m glad to be a part of it.

57. British Naval Dude - May 5, 2010

Besides an occasional “eppie-sode” guide perusal, I don’t wanna’ go back ta’ StarryTrek.com! … They… (sniff, sigh)… they make me wear pants thar’.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

58. Thomas - May 5, 2010

I would also place myself in the group that is not much interested in the return of startrek.com. When the earliest movie news was coming out back in 2007, I would sometimes wander over there and see what they had to say only to realize, “Hey, I’m finding much more interesting news on TrekMovie!”

As for the “most comprehensive database” bit, the relaunched ST.com would be hard-pressed to have one more comprehensive than Memory Alpha. Anything that anyone could ever possibly want to know about any episode or movie is on there. I wonder if ST.com is going to make like Memory Beta and start cataloguing the non-canon stuff.

All that to say, I think I’ll check it out to see what they’ve done with it, but it’s going to have to be really impressive to make a visit a daily occurrence, like TrekMovie.

59. Drij - May 5, 2010

first step towards a new show.

60. Mark Lynch - May 5, 2010

I think that Trekmovie will continue to be the place to be even with startrek.com making a comeback.

The only thing that IMO would make trekmovie.com even better than it is, is the inclusion of a forum where it is easier to see, historically speaking, where and what you have previously posted.

But as I say, that is just my personal belief, your mileage may vary.

61. dennycranium - May 5, 2010

I think its a good idea.
Ultimately it will drive more traffic to TrekMovie.
People periperally interested in Trek will go to startrek.com then they will find Trekmovie.
Trekmovie has the most robust experience in terms of depth and scope.
I find trekweb and trektoday just offer “trekbytes”
That and the fact that BobOrci visits here gives TrekMovie more credibility. I hope CBS doesn’t discourage him from visiting here.
Congrats Anthony and crew.
Well deserved.

62. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

@ Happy #52

You do know CBS, not Paramount, runs st.com…right?

63. dennycranium - May 5, 2010

sorry “peripherally interested” in trek.

64. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

@ Denny #62

Why would CBS discourage Orci from visiting here?

As far as Trek goes, Orci works for Paramount…not CBS. And Paramount encouraged fan sites.

65. Alex Prewitt - May 5, 2010

Even though you were kind of a dick to me at the Vegas Con last year Anthony (yes I am a grudgeholder), you have a top notch site and I will continue to make this place my go to place for all news Trek. That said, I will check out their new site.
It would be a really neat gesture if CBS would rehire the people that were laid off before.

66. Lt. Bailey - May 5, 2010

I used to visit that site once a day, along with STTEs website when they were still open and some other sites. I doubt any one site can give you all you need so I feel that the more the merrier and this will only add to what Anthony has done for us these past few years. I missed ST.com and it will be nice to see an old friend again.

We can only hope this means a new TV series, what ever it may be and perhaps it will rejuvinate a new (& better) STTE/Quarks soon.

67. Anthony Pascale - May 5, 2010

I appreciate the kind words about TrekMovie.com.

I look forward to the new startrek.com. I see that our site and the official site can both serve a purpose, just like theforce.net and starwars.com. It does not have to be one or the other.

As for Tim/Marc/Sandy/etc. They have all moved on and the new startrek.com will not need as big a staff. It will also be run out of New York not Los Angeles, where it used to be based and where I am based.

One thing I hope to see on the new site is more stuff that only an official site can do, like streaming all of the Star Trek content out there. Right now we have three seasons of TOS, but there is so much more. There are other things that only an official site can do as well, just like the offiical mag.

We at TrekMovie.com will continue to do what we do, and the inclusion of our content being linked off the front page of startrek.com will not change anything we do. There are no rules or arrangements that will have any editorial control. We remain independent.

68. Craiger - May 5, 2010

Anthony weren’t you planning on revamping this site in the Summer with a new look?

69. RM10019 - May 5, 2010

Thanks Anthony. Good to hear it will be run out of New York, do you know if they are looking for Trek-minded people, for the operation? I’m based in NY and worked for Paramount for years, and would love to be a part of that.

70. trekbuff - May 5, 2010

Reinventing the wheel? Are we going to get animated gifs and address Trek fans as if we all had sixth grade educations? The biggest mistake made was to “let go” Marc Wade and his crew in December of 2007.

Most of the complaints I’m reading here appear to be from folks who weren’t around when STARTREK.COM was properly maintained by a group of folks who really cared about Trek and its fans. They were fans themselves.

Will all or most of the content be links to trekmovie.com and trektoday.com for the “LATEST NEWS” as is being presented now? I appreciate trekmovie.com, trektoday.com, MEMORY ALPHA and other works of love in support of Trek and the Trek community, but they shouldn’t be used as a crutch for a “new” STARTREK.COM. Links to exclusive content is perfectly fine as many sites link to other sites. The more sites and people involved in keeping the Trek community up to date is a good thing.

I went to the link at startrek.com and filled out the survey as to what I would like to see at the site. Fix it, maintain it and update the information on conventions, the latest news for the Trek community and have it accomplished by people who care about Trek. Since December 2007 internal links have broken down and much information I know is there is only accessible if one knows the direct URL to it and some of that no longer functions such as the synopsis for “Encounter at Farpoint, Part I.”

I, for one, like STARTREK.COM very much and wish for it to be returned to is former glory. Even in its crippled state it is my number one site for production information and the history of Trek. Please! Fix it, don’t destroy it just because someone wants to make it new and flashy.

71. THX-1138 - May 5, 2010

#37 starbase63

I’m peachy. And I been right here the whole time. I admit that when I was a visitor to ST.com I didn’t frequent any kind of chatroom or comments section. I found this place on a search for the proposed new movie and all of that changed. I felt like a part of this community and have indeed found many people that i am now friends with from all over the world. So what happened on ST.coms forums was lost on me.

Maybe they can have streaming video of all televised Trek. That would be one good thing. But I can’t think of any reason why I would prefer it over this place. I like it here.

72. sonofspock1 - May 5, 2010

*crosses fingers that they leave the message boards alone*

Greetings to #27 and #68!

73. Christopher Valin - May 5, 2010

Anthony, congrats on the official recognition. You and this site deserve it.

74. starbase63 - May 5, 2010

Hiya sonofspock…nice to see acouple familiar faces in you and trekbuff…

75. 16309A - May 5, 2010

It’s about time it came back for real.

All do respects to you Anthony (This site is tops and I will, of course, continue to visit regularly) But StarTrek.com should be an active, working site that is the first place anyone goes to for anything Trek. I really like the idea of them showcasing top fan sites. They should. Afterall, without sites like trekmovie.com how the hell were any of us expected to get all the trek news we needed!

Actually, it is the logical thing to do! :)

76. trekbuff - May 5, 2010

Greetings #70, #27 and others :D I didn’t know we could do this…

Fixing the [SEARCH] function of the COMMUNITY Message Boards at STARTREK.COM and restoring the many historic/archived threads made inaccessible in July of 2009 would make me a happy camper. The information in those thread are as much an historic library as anything which could be compiled and hard drive space is very reasonably priced right now.

The new Message Board Admin and moderator have done cartwheels getting the boards in order and it is much appreciated.

77. fansince66 - May 5, 2010

#37
Hi. I remember you from ST.com. You were one of the nicer guys there. The mean-spiritedness got to be too much for me, so I came over here where “nice” outweighs “mean” by quite a bit. Although I’m an old old fan and remember the fanclub as the Communicator magazine, I was standing with the “reboot” faction.Cheeezeandcrackers, you’d thought I was a satanist showed up at a “holy roller” revival meeting. Anyway, this is HOMEBASE for me where Trek stuff is concerned. Nice to see you here on the boards.

78. lalume - May 5, 2010

There are only two improvements that ever needed to be made to the site:
1. Respect the users/fans
2. Fix the search function (could it BE worse?)
But nothing I’ve read indicates that either is likely to occur, and the callous disrespect shown to us last year pretty much drove me away. I don’t need a website to be a fan, and I don’t need another merchandising entity clobbering me with a relentless sales pitch. We get it, we get it. You only want consumers.

79. lalume - May 5, 2010

Good lord, Trekbuff, talk about coincidental timing!

80. BiggestTOSfanever - May 5, 2010

Why do I need to go to that site when I have trekmovie.com? ;)

81. Scooby - May 5, 2010

I’ve been an active member of startrek.com for eight years now, and I’m happy more attention will be devoted to our official Star Trek site.

82. Jamjumetley - May 5, 2010

About time. I’ve always liked the official site so when it’s up and running I will definitely visit it in search for everything Star Trek. From now on they should never leave it inactive or outdated.

83. Hallbjorn - May 5, 2010

yay !!!

84. trekbuff - May 5, 2010

Hi lalume. LOL! Yup… ;) What I’m concerned about is someone changing everything just to “prove” they have earned a paycheck when simply fixing things and updating current information and the store would be most celebrated by many or most of the folks who actually use the information at STARTREK.COM.

Oh, yeah… the store. Folks are still looking for production style “NX-01″ baseball caps and a lot of other merchandise. What a waste…

Fixing the problems with the associated Message Boards would also be much appreciated as we both have stated.

I’ve been a member of STARTREK.COM for over eight years and couldn’t believe how fast the site and boards fell apart after Marc and Co. were “let go”…

Someone forgot we are the consumers of their products ;)

85. Tony Whitehead - May 5, 2010

One thing we can all do to help this website out is to click on the ads as we check out the articles. The staff here could always do with a little jingle jangle in their pockets, I would imagine.

86. Sean - May 5, 2010

Congratulations, Anthony and TrekMovie.com for being a part of the new StarTrek.com.

It’s about damn time they stopped neglecting that site. Figures they waited until the new movie had been a huge success for a long time to deem the site worthy of being relaunched. I *was* to the point that I thought they should give up the StarTrek.com name because they were disrespecting it so much.

87. ryanhuyton - May 5, 2010

I hope at least some of the folks who ran “Startrek.com” get their old jobs back. And I think Anthony and his staff need to be compensated financially by Paramount and CBS as a reward for keeping Trek alive. I would pay Anthony but I don’t have a job right now. :-)

88. grigori - May 5, 2010

Trekbuff speaks truth. Hi TB! Hi SoS! Hi Scooby! Hi Starbase63!
I’ve been on the Forum Boards on startrek.com for over a year now and I love the place. Like SonofSpock, I hope the way they’re set up doesn’t essentially change. But like Trekbuff, I regret the cataclysmic loss of old threads last summer. The folks on the Forum Board have been the only real life at startrek.com and deserve better. I’m hoping they get it now.

89. CaptCStark - May 5, 2010

What I would bring me back to StarTrek.com on a regular basis.

1- Return of the Trek Life comic.
2- Streaming videos from all ST Series.
3- Return of the Trek Life comic.
4- A good online store for Trek merchandise.
5- Return of the Trek Life comic.

90. General Martok - May 5, 2010

‘Bout time.

91. LoyalStarTrekFan - May 5, 2010

This is excellent news. Prior to the staff being fired and the creation of TrekMovie, I went there once a day. I hope that the new site will deserve similar treatment. I look forward to the next generation of StarTrek.com.

Bernd, you raised excellent points, as always.

Anthony, congratulations on the recognition you rightly deserved and for responding to fans concerns about independence. Excellent news all around.

92. VOODOO - May 5, 2010

# 11. Anon Mouse – May 5, 2010

“Corporations can’t blog. It’ll be filled with the same boring drivel that the old site was filled with.”

Well said. With sites like Trekmovie who wants to bother with some boring corporate site?

I hope that Paramount doesn’t put any limitations on Anthony now that Trek Movie will be part of the official site.

93. richpit - May 5, 2010

Congrats to Trekmovie.com and Anthony! This is a top-notch site and well deserves to be “featured” on startrek.com.

94. TJ - May 5, 2010

I went to StarTrek.com the other day and it still listed the “Upcoming Conventions” as taking place in 2008.

95. Odkin - May 5, 2010

I’m sure the old trek.com staff were very nice people and all, but I think it’s time to break free of the “annointed” people that have clung on to Trek fandom for the last 10-20 years – the Nemeceks, the Okuda’s, Peter David – many others. Also drop that lame and unfunny Trek Life comic.

If they are going to succeed it all, it should be a corporate news site/fan gateway with active links and feeds from TrekMovie, MemoryAlpha, NewVoyages, HeroComm, IFT, Starfleet, etc. It should also have active and relatively UNMODERATED fanboards.

If they try to run it as some sort of entertainment content site it will fail. There are very few people with the talent to develop interesting conent about Trek who are not already doing so at their own sites.

96. S. John Ross - May 5, 2010

As far as I’m concerned, this right here is Trek’s home on the Web, but it’ll be nice to see the official site be de-zombified.

97. Cleverclogs - May 5, 2010

Crazy, I remember when this was startrek.msn.com and the star trek continuum was only able to be accessed by MSN subscribers. I remember getting so excited about Star Trek First Contact I printed entire web pages off to show my folks

98. Will_H - May 5, 2010

I used to go there somewhat frequently when they still updated, but then I found trekmovie and that was around the same time they let startrek.com die. It’ll be interesting to see what they do with it, but I can’t see them managing to do more than you guys do here and I seriously doubt they could built a community like the one that exists here at trekmovie.

99. ZeroArmour - May 5, 2010

It’s nice they’ve decided to update the site, but it’s a shame it’s come at the cost of freedom of speech. I, and other posters, have been treated rather badly by the “new broom” at ST.com, and I hear many wouldn’t come back if they were begged.

Yes it was a tacky little place, but at least we didn’t have to live in fear of a reactionary Admin, or trolls with a report button fetish.

100. Mirrorgirl - May 5, 2010

Just chiming in here as a three year member of ST.com. I agree with TB (Hi T) and lalume (Hiya too); There’s only a few things that needs fixing. And like Zero (G’Day mate) I fear that our freedom of speech is going to be eroded by over-zealousness.

I am taking a ‘wait and see’ attitude and hope that the ‘improvements’ are just that. ;)

101. Admiral Shatner - May 6, 2010

Just so long as it doesn’t have a proportionally amount of stuff on Star Trek 11. In fact, it could have none and that would be great, Star Trek 11 has its own site anyway.

102. Dr. Image - May 6, 2010

#96- EXACTLY.

103. Damian - May 6, 2010

Nice to see the official site will be coming back. For the last several years I have been largely relying on trekmovie.com and Memory Alpha for all my Star Trek news and information. Star Trek being as large as it is needs an official website. It will help provide complete info on Star Trek.

You’ll have the official website for all the official news released by CBS (and Paramount regarding the new movie)

You’ll have trekmovie for official news as well as news from the insiders and even rumors from the insiders that would not be on an official site.

You’ll also have Memory Alpha, which I always liked as an ecyclopedia of Star Trek.

104. starbase63 - May 6, 2010

@95 Odkin

Guess you don’t know they haven’t run Trek Life in some time as Chris Riddick was one of the people who was unceremoniously dumped along with the old staff.

And why, pray tell, do you want unmoderated boards?

105. Admiral_BlackCat - May 6, 2010

About time CBS got their head out of the sand. Any improvement to startrek.com will be welcomed. I hope they steam episodes, otherwise I’ll continue to spend most of my time on the Forums.
Shout out to all the ST.COM people!!
Anthony keep up the good work, well deserved recognition for all the hard work y’all do around here. If we could only get Orci to visit the ST.COM Forums, my head might explode. LOL!

106. Woulfe - May 6, 2010

Star Trek.com ( a brief history of time )

1st Owned my MSN which is why it was .msn when it first online
fans told Microsoft where they could stick it if they didn’t make it open to the rest of the internet for free, it then became .com and was jointly run by MSN & IBM for a short while, then run by Paramount itself after that time.

Viacom then bought Star Trek lock, stock & Barrel and ran the site all the way until the Viacom split-up. Isn’t it weird how these HUGE companies MERGE to control all this media, then end up splitting up and thereby splitting up ownership of said media ? Sometime you have to wonder why they bother to MERGE to start with.

Anyhow it’s something like this…..

CBS – Merchandising & T.V. rights to all series, even future series.
( Yes all Star Trek merchandising they wanted a bigger piece of the Star Trek pie. Leslie Moonves only cares about the bottom line you know. )

Paramount – Movies and only movies, yea seems lop sided, yes ?
( This of course covers DVD sales, Ticket sales, T.V & Cable broadcasts, etc, etc, etc. )

That’s more or less where Star Trek is right now after all has been said & done, so the Website is low priority on CBS’s radar, think that’s unfair ? Well, Mister Moonves doesn’t like Sci-Fi, let alone Star Trek.

Granted he’s gonna have to eat a lot of crow, ’cause guess what Network will HAVE to show the new movie when it comes time to broadcast it in Prime Time ?

Go on, guess ;-)

107. Yanks - May 6, 2010

Nice to see the ST.com message board regulars here airing their comments and feelings. I couldn’t agree more with trekbuff. We don’t need to re-invent the wheel here, just make ST.com work and update it. There is way too much information there to “start over”. Just add ST09 and move on. ST.com should be where EVERYONE goes for the latest trek news, convention info etc. Thanks

108. William - May 6, 2010

they should have never shut it down in the first place. Im happy to know it’s coming back.

109. Clinton - May 6, 2010

Hey, congrats, Anthony. Always happy to see trekmovie.com get more exposure!

110. Sara_Paris - May 6, 2010

@ ZeroArmour I totally agree. Freedom of speech is great until some toes get stepped on and then it’s all about censorship.

111. sonofspock1 - May 6, 2010

#107

Indeed it is Yanks. We are the regulars who stuck with it when times were bad. And I jope others like ZeroArmour will be able to return some day.

Erm guys…

Are we laying siege to TrekMovie?

*insert The Laughing Andorian here*

112. Bob - May 6, 2010

Trekmovie.com is the best source of Trek info on the internet. This site has a lot of good trek news and updates on all things that are trek. As well great news about other movies and TV shows. Star Trek website needed to update years ago it is boring and lacks alot of things that Trekmovie.com has.

113. ZeroArmour - May 6, 2010

For those wondering if I’ll ever go back to ST.com, it’s not looking likely. So long as a certain individual is free to cause trouble for me I wont be safe. He’s made it clear that it’s his “mission” in life (sad realy) to ruin things for me where ever I go. I’m safe at Sci-Fi Alliance because they would kick him out the moment they saw him, and they wouldn’t let him get away with his report button fetish.

So, it seems I’ll never go back to the old homestead.

114. CHRIS ROD - May 7, 2010

i still go on STARTREK.COM! every now and then,.
its still in my top bookmarks :)!

115. starbase63 - May 7, 2010

Zero…from what startrekdood seems to hint at, some people may not be able to access the boards when whatever they are going to do is done…so it may be perfectly safe for you to come back eventually.

116. ZeroArmour - May 8, 2010

I’d like to think so SB, but so long as “you-know-who” can keep creating new accounts and slamming on the report button I’m not gonna bother.

117. PabloDiaz359 - May 9, 2010

I hope they bring back the Trek Life!!!
I wanna know the Carl’s impression about Star Trek 2009!
jejejejje

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