The ongoing war between Star Wars and Star Trek has been fought between fans for decades. It is also the subject of many mash-up videos, but a new one is particularly well done and has been going viral for the last week. Check it out below.
In August it was reported that Star Trek scribe Alex Kurtzman will be making his feature directorial debut with a Steven Spielberg produced family drama Welcome to People, and now there is a hint that they are interested in bringing in Star Trek’s Chris Pine to star in the film. Plus we have the latest images and poster from Pine’s new film Unstoppable.
In June German browser-game producer Gameforge announced they had acquired a license to produce new free-to-play Star Trek games. Today Gameforge announced the first of those games will be titled "Star Trek – Infinite Space" which will be set around Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Issue 29 of the official Star Trek Magazine arrives on newsstands tomorrow (Wednesday). We have a preview with both covers, interior spreads, and excerpts of an interview with Sir Patrick Stewart (taking TNG and Roddenberry politics), plus David Mack revealing Typhon Pact book series details. Check all that out below.
Following in the footsteps of Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, Star Trek Voyager stars Robert Picardo and Tim Russ have a new Funny or Die video – a sci-fi spy spoof called "Chad and the Alien Toupee". Check that out below, plus some excerpts from an interview where Picardo talks about the Voyager finale and the notion of a Voyager reunion.
Last night the 9th season of the animated FOX comedy Family Guy premiered, and the special 1-hour episode "And Then There Were Fewer" contained a cameo from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart, as a cat. Watch it below, plus the new National Car Rental commercial featuring Stewart’s voice over.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we star with the latest news on development of the next Superman and Spider-man movies. We also have details on the upcoming Green Lantern and Avengers movie, new life for Enders Game and much more news. All that plus the latest casting bites, images and videos.
A now a new DVD collection called "Trek Stars Go West" contains classic TV and film Western appearances of Star Trek stars William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and James Doohan. Details and clips below, including Shatner, Doohan and Nimoy as Indians.
In October PBS’ Great Performances will air their filmed version of the Broadway production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart. Check out a video preview and video interview with Stewart below.
This week brings the premieres of many of fall’s new TV series, including two from the new team behind Star Trek and one from Star Trek’s original Kirk. Monday saw Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s Hawaii Five-0 win its time slot, and Wednesday JJ Abrams new show Undercovers premiered with somewhat disappointing ratings, while last night William Shatner’s $#!* My Dad Says scored big.
Star Trek just had its 44th anniversary, but apparently the show is still able to capture new viewers. Our video of the day is set to Adorable Alert with a 2 year old girl dancing and singing to the original theme for Star Trek. And if you have a Star Trek toddler, we have a link to the perfect outfit.
The fall TV season has just kicked off and there is much more cool genre TV coming and so our SciFi TV update is back with lots of news on your favorite shows. We have all the previews, news, spoilers and more so just jump in below.
Starting in 1966 there have been 28 seasons of live-action Star Trek aired on television, all of which came to an end with the fourth season of Enterprise in 2005. Many wonder if or when Star Trek will return to the small screen. According to new survey of global licensing experts, the time should be now
We are now in the second round of the "will William Shatner be in the new Star Trek movie" saga. Bill is out promoting his new CBS sitcom $#!* My Dad Says and the actor is again being asked about the next Trek. In today’s excerpt we have Bill joking about getting sushi with JJ Abrams. Excerpts below, plus some new video previews of Bill’s sitcom and Bill singing for Canadian Genie special.
Stardate 7101.9. The year: 2270. Cliffhangers, lost crewmen who were not actually lost, and memory loss. Whatever the clues mean, it’s time for "The Burden of Knowledge" to be weighed. Read on for the review of the fourth and final issue of IDW’s Star Trek Burden of Knowledge.
Back in August TrekMovie featured a cool cartoon dedicated to Star Trek’s Red Shirts (the "expendibles") from designer Dave Perillo. Today TeeFury (who offer one new shirt every day) are selling a shirt based on the “Expendibles” design. It is less than $10, but it is only available today.
The nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory is well known for referencing sci-fi and especially Star Trek, and so to announce their move from Monday to Thursday they made a Trek-errific promo, check it out below.
Announced at the Las Vegas Trek Con, today ThinkGeek has released their latest cool Trek item: The USS Enterprise Pizza Slicer. Details and a video below, plus a look at some other cool Star Trek products for your kitchen and home at ThinkGeek.
Today Samsung and MetroPCS announced the launch of the first 4G LTE phone, the Samsung Craft (available now only in Las Vegas). And to show how futuristic their new phone is, they have chosen to include the a special bonus, the 2009 Star Trek movie built in. Details below.
This week IDW finishes off their four issue TOS era comic book series from the Tipton brothers: "Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge". We have a five page preview of issue 4 below, plus a look at covers and details for the December IDW Star Trek solicitations, including “Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell #3”.
William Shatner is out promoting his new sitcom $#!* My Dad Say (see our preview from last week). And in a new interview Bill talked a bit bout the new regime at Star Trek, including commenting on the new Kirk, Chris Pine. Excerpts of that below, plus some fun video of Bill from the CBS Late Late Show.
Last week we reported that JJ Abrams had landed an Alcatraz-themed pilot at Fox and was shopping a crime thriller TV pilot as well. Today comes a report that the Star Trek producer/director is also shopping a third pilot for the 2011/2012 seasons: a comedy drama with two veteran Lost actors. More details below.
Today Wil Wheaton and a number of writers released "Clash of the Geeks" a downloadable collection of short stories about a "unicorn Pegasus kitten". The book is available now for free, but they are asking for donations to help with the Lupus Alliance of America. Details below
We have a follow-up on last weekend’s story on how Klingons are hitting stages around the world. Tomorrow the Washington Shakespeare Company is holding an open casting call for extras for their Shakespeare in Klingon event next weekend. We also have another video feature on last weekend’s Klingon opera in the Netherlands.
Our old pal Paul "Spockboy" Sibbald has another one of his Star Trek gag videos, and this one might be his best. For his latest viral video, Paul takes on the feud between William Shatner and George Takei, with humorous results. Check it out below.
A week from now Star Trek’s original Captain Kirk will return to TV, heading the CBS sitcom $#!* My Dad Says. To help get you started on William Shatner’s new show, we have the latest video promos and photos below, plus info on how you can win a trip to a taping of the show in Los Angeles.
The Star Trek Cruise takes the idea of combining a Star Trek convention with a Caribbean cruise. This year the cruise embarks in December with Trek celebrities Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Robert Picardo, Rod Roddenberry and Chase Masterson on board. See below for details, plus info on how you can get a special discount.
There has been a lot of talk this year about the link between Star Trek and Apple’s new iPad. But it seems that Apple isn’t the only maker of a pad that sees a Star Trek connection. Today’s image of the day has a feminine product promotion that is out of this world.
Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams, co-creator of Lost, is putting together another mysterious TV series about an island – this time one in the middle of San Francisco Bay. According to the reports, FOX has ordered a pilot from Abrams about the infamous prison Alcatraz.
Wouldn’t you like a mobile phone that was built to resemble a Star Trek communicator? Mobile phone maker Nokia, one of Paramount’s promotional partners for the 2009 Star Trek movie, actually built some prototypes of such a device. Below we have more details, video and photos of one of these very rare prototypes.