June 2011


Review: QMx Star Trek Movie Phaser Replica

Quantum Mechanix has released their new USS Enterprise Metal-Plated Phaser Replica from the 2009 Star Trek movie. QMx has kept the price affordable on this new replica by focusing on recreating the look and feel of the phasers while leaving the lights and sounds for a future (more expensive) offering. The results are pretty impressive. More details in our review below.


Michael Bay Talks About Leonard Nimoy & Star Trek Nods In Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Yesterday we talked about Paramount’s big Star Trek movie for next 4th of July weekend (at least officially). For this 4th of July weekend Paramount’s big movie is Transformer: Dark of the Moon, and it turns out that it contains some Star Trek of its own. Today director Michael Bay is talking about the Trek references in TF3, including Leonard Nimoy’s voice work.  



Brent Spiner Talks Typcasting, Death Of Data & Bringing Back Soong For Star Trek Sequel

On Monday Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner participated in a online live webchat promoting his webseries Fresh Hell. The chat ended up with a lot of talk about Star Trek and Data. Spiner talked about Trek typecasting, the death of Data, and even lobbied to "Bring Back Soong" for the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Details below, plus the full video.


Submit Your “Khaaaaan” Yell To Become Part Of EpixHD’s “The Long Khan” Video

As part of their celebration of all things Shatner and leading up to the premiere of The Captains documentary, Epix HD has launched "The Long Khan," a special video collaboration which will compile fan submitted videos doing their best "Khaaaaan" yell from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Watch a promo video and find out how you can be part of it below.  


Sci-Fi Movies Tuesday: Transformers, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Prometheus, Pacific Rim, The Wolverine + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we get ready for giant robots of Transformers 3, find out who is Superman’s daddy, get a look at The Hobbit, ponder a Green Lantern sequel, learn how Prometheus is related to Alien, and reveal a Batman 3 casting spoiler. All that plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.


First Trailer For Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Produced By JJ Abrams & Featuring Simon Pegg

Star Trek director JJ Abrams first feature film was Mission: Impossible: III in 2006. For the sequel Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol (due in December) Abrams is back as a producer and he again brought along Simon Pegg as Benji the IMF tech. And Paramount has just released the first trailer — watch it below.


Book Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation: Indistinguishable From Magic

TrekMovie continues catching up on recently released Star Trek novels to help with your summer reading list. Today we take a look at "Star Trek: The Next Generation: Indistinguishable from Magic," a new standalone novel from David A. McIntee which reunites engineers LaForge and Scott and brings back some of the concepts (and cast) of the former Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBook series.


Watch Epic 2 Hour 40 Minute Interview With Damon Lindelof (Sorry No Star Trek 2012 News)

Want to learn lots about Star Trek producer (& sequel co-writer/producer) Damon Lindelof? Yesterday Damon spent 2 hour & 40 minutes on The Kevin Pollak Chat Show. Amazingly they barely touch on Star Trek, but Lindelof talks about his genesis as a writer, a lot about Lost plus Twitter feuds Cowboys & Aliens, Prometheus, collaborating with JJ Abrams and Ridley Scott, and more.




Con Report & Photos: Star Trek New Jersey 2011 – Dorn, Nichols, Visitor, Auberjonois, Trinneer, Keating + Shatner & more

Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek convention in Parsippany, NJ was already set to be a fun con, but then William Shatner showed up with a camera crew and made it even better. See below for TrekMovie.com’s full report on the con with details and pictures of celebrity guests Michael Dorn, Nichelle Nichols, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and more.






Creation Developing New Fan Reality Show With William Shatner – Pilot Shooting At New Jersey Con

It looks like The Captains may not be William Shatners "final farewell" to Star Trek. Friday at Creation’s official Star Trek convention in New Jersey, Shatner began shooting the pilot for a proposed new reality show called "Fan Addicts," which will be centered around fans attending Creation shows. More exclusive details and photos below.  




Exclusive Video Interview: Simon Pegg On A More Serious Scotty, Budgineering, Star Trek Critics & more

Last week at the final stop on his mini book tour for his memoir "Nerd Do Well," Star Trek’s Simon Pegg sat down with TrekMovie.com to talk about growing up nerd, geeking out on Star Trek, critiques of the film, getting more serious with the role of Scotty in the sequel and more. Watch the video interview below.


Trailer For William Shatner’s “The Captains” + Details On SDCC Panel/Online Q&A w/ Shatner & Avery Brooks

William Shatner recently said that his The Captains documentary is his "final farewell to Star Trek." And today you can finally see a trailer for this documentary which premieres on EPIX in July. EPIX has also revealed details of a SDCC panel and online Q&A with Shatner and a poster. Check it all out below.



Garrett Wang Talks Clashes With Brannon Braga & Rick Berman + Lost Opportunity For Star Trek Voyager Movie

Star Trek Voyager has been off the air for a decade, but actor Garrett Wang still has some issues with how the show was run, and how it was ended. In a new interview the Ensign Kim actor reveals how he feels about decisions made by show producers Brannon Braga and Rick Berman, including not getting a chance to be on the big screen.


E3 Impressions: Star Trek: Infinite Space Bringing Casual Gaming Fun To Trek

Last week TrekMovie reported on E3 first impression of the exciting new video game tied to the new Star Trek movie universe. Gameforge was also at E3 showing off a pre-alpha build of their free to play multiplayer browser game Star Trek: Infinite Space. See below for first impressions, plus exclusive gameplay video and interview with game consultants Mike and Denise Okuda.




Look Inside Cowboys & Aliens With Bob Orci & Alex Kurtzman [UPDATED]

JJ Abrams (with Super 8) isn’t the only Star Trek honcho who has teamed up with Steven Spielberg for sci-fi adventure this summer. Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are the scribes behind the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens, coming at the end of July. Watch a new behind the scenes featurette (including Bob and Alex) below. [UPDATE: New trailer added]


Jim Beam Me Up! Trekkie asks Jim Beam to Send Him to the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

Jim Beam Me Up! One Trekkie has taken to Twitter to launch a campaign to get Jim Beam to sponsor him as the "first Official Unofficial Trekkie of Jim Beam" and send him to the big Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas this August. The Seattle-based graphics designer has been posting flyers and trek-themed drink recipes (all using Jim Beam, of course) and the official Jim Beam Twitter account has even taken notice!



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