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Science Monday: Backyard Supernova + Newborn Stars + Lunar Pizza + New Mars Crater + More September 5, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , trackback

Ready for this week’s science fix? Welcome to Science Monday. This week: Spot a supernova from your own backyard (with nothing but a pair of binoculars!), watch a star being born, order pizza — on the moon, and discover Endeavor crater with Mars rover Opportunity! All this and more, plus our picture of the week: a look at Earth from Juno.


How to See a Supernova from Your Backyard (With only Binoculars!)
If you read last week’s Science Saturday you already know about the “supernova of a generation”, a rather close by (21 million light years away) supernova that exploded in the Pinwheel Galaxy. Well, this supernova is so close, that you’ll be able to see the thing from YOUR backyard… with nothing but a pair of binoculars! And, if you’ve got a telescope (even a small one), even better. Here’s a video from a real live astronomer explaining how to locate it in the sky.

By the by, if you’ve got a scope and a camera, send us your supernova pictures to kayla [at] trekmovie [dot] com, and we’ll feature them on the site!

Hubble Captures Time-lapse Videos of Star Births
For decades, astronomers have been pointing the Hubble telescope towards interstellar jets, powerful jets of gas blasted into space where stars are being born, to try and learn more about their evolution and their role in the star formation process. Using a set of these images, they’ve been able to create time-lapse movies of these jets, giving insight into how they move and change throughout their lives. (More @ NASA)

Japanese to Build Domino’s Pizza on the Moon
Yes, you read that right. The Japanese division of Domino’s Pizza has just released their elaborate plans to build a dome-shaped Dominoes on the moon, and one that would apparently support a drive-through suitable for space motorcycles (who knows why?). Of course, this thing isn’t actually going to get made, as the designers estimate it will cost about U+00A51.67 trillion, or about $21.74 billion. So, maybe when we set up the first moon colonies, Domino’s will have the monopoly on pizza joints.

Will the pizzas feature a moon cheese topping?

Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Study of Endeavor Crater After 3 Year Journey
Ever since leaving Victoria crater in August, 2008, NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity has been heading for the 14-mile wide Endeavor Crater. On August 9th of this year, after a three year journey studying interesting martian geology along the way, Opportunity arrived at Spirit Point to study rock outcrops never seen before. “This is different from any rock ever seen on Mars,” said Steve Squyres, principal investigator for Opportunity. “It has a composition similar to some volcanic rocks, but there’s much more zinc and bromine than we’ve typically seen. We are getting confirmation that reaching Endeavour really has given us the equivalent of a second landing site for Opportunity.”

Read more at the Road to Endeavor blog.

Simulated image of Endeavor crater along with Opportunity and her tracks!

First rocks inspected by Opportunity at Endeavor

Pic of the Week: Earth and Moon as seen from Juno
The Juno space craft, currently en route to Jupiter, took a brief pause about 6 million miles from home to look back over its shoulder. Carl Sagan famously spoke about the significance of the “pale blue dot“, a photograph of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 space craft in 1990:

From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Look again at that dot. That’s here, that’s home, that’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

Juno’s pale blue dot

Video of the Week: Meteorite’s fiery entrance into Peruvian atmosphere caught on video

The bright orange streak shooting across the sky in the following video is of a meteorite that fell to Earth this week, landing somewhere south of the city of Cusco, Peru. Experts think it may have caused some forest fires, and local officials are still trying to track down the rock itself.

Science Bytes
Not enough science for you? Here’s a warp-speed look at some more science tid-bits that are worth a peek.



1. Sebastian S. - September 5, 2011

Beautiful ‘family portrait’ of earth and her moon taken from Juno!

2. windelkin - September 5, 2011

Thank you for waking up! Keep it coming!

3. scifib5st - September 5, 2011

I have missed your articals. Hope the weather will cooperate. Its nice to have you back.

4. trekman_dave - September 5, 2011

Thanks for another update here’s to 1000s more

5. I'm Dead Jim! - September 5, 2011

Thanks Kayla! It’s good to know that science keeps happening even if Trek doesn’t. I hope the clouds clear so I can see that supernova!

6. Rick Sternbach - September 5, 2011

That supposed meteor over Peru certainly looks more like an airliner contrail at sunset. Moving way too slow for an inbound object. We had a flap of similar sightings here in SoCal when an airliner at sunset was mistaken for a rocket launch. Even if it was an incoming bit of space debris, the tip of the plume would have been a hot bright point similar to the ones generated during the Columbia shuttle disaster. There have been a lot of genuine meteor falls recorded on camera, and they don’t look like this.

7. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - September 5, 2011

Is Kayla runnng TrekMovie now?

8. Rick Sternbach - September 5, 2011

Check out the great daylight fireball in 1972:

Now *that’s* an incoming (grazing, actually) object! Also, see the APOD showing a still image:

9. Trekboi - September 5, 2011

What is up with no articles- there must be something on the new snail production & there are plenty of old trek news- products to review, retro reviews & history to look at, actors interviews- conventions etc etc why the silence outside of science??

10. Thorny - September 5, 2011

That video is most definitely a jetliner, not a meteor. Meteors go by much, much faster. That’s clearly a jet at altitude, with two engines, one under each wing, being illuminated by the setting sun.

Much ado about nothing.

11. Harry Ballz - September 5, 2011

Domino’s Pizza on the moon?

Well, that shoots the “30 minutes or it’s free” guarantee all to hell!

12. =A= - September 5, 2011

where hell you been trekmovie so long time!… come on news for star trek tv series next?

13. David Lizotte - September 5, 2011

Did not know where to post this. Trek fans: There is a Labor day Star Trek movie marathon running as we type on Cinemax in full HD. Enjoy!!!!

14. AJ - September 5, 2011


Harry the time horizon on breaking even on that $22B investment must be pretty long. Get a 2 Liter bottle of Coke for only $49,999.95 when you order 2 medium-size pies.

15. Red Dead Ryan - September 5, 2011

In Jay Leno voice:

Well, this is unbelievable but apparently, Domino’s Pizza in Japan has come up with plans to open a pizza joint on the moon.

Is this how fat we’re getting? We now need a Domino’s Pizza on the moon? Why? Are we getting too heavy to stay on Earth? Have we gotten so fat we have to move into outer space now?

Back in the sixities, it was about boldly going where no man has gone before. Now its about boldly getting fat where no man has gotten fat before!

16. Hat Rick - September 5, 2011

I can just see it now: “Domino’s Pizza Direct from the Moon: Delivery in 30 Seconds, Or It’s Free!*

“*(Condition of Pizza Not Guaranteed.)”

17. Hat Rick - September 5, 2011

Sagan’s words, as excerpted, often move me to tears.

We are all on this tiny speck of dust, surrounded by nothingness.

And all we can do is try to be as good as we can be, in the finite length of our existence, where Mozart and Beethoven and Lincoln and Lao-Tzu and the Buddha and Plato and Aristotle have coexisted in an instant in the uncaring, unseeing eye of the universe.

Around is nothingness.

We are all that is. And soon we will not be.

18. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 5, 2011

I’m definitely going to have to watch that supernova. How convenient it is that the Big Dipper and Orion are pretty much the only constellations I can see from my backyard.

19. Dee - lvs moon' surface - September 5, 2011

PIZZA!!! … in the moon!!! …LOL

20. Red Dead Ryan - September 5, 2011


“Domino’s Pizza: 30 minutes or it’s free. Unless it disintegrates upon entry into Earth’s atmosphere, in which case it’s all on you because you should have known the risks when you ordered pizza from our store on the moon. We give no refunds. Quality of pizza may vary. Type of pizza ordered is subject to change without notification or permission.”

“Thank you for ordering Lunar Domino’s Pizza, sucker!”

21. Dee - lvs moon' surface - September 5, 2011

… on the moon …I’ll be waiting ….:-) :-)

22. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - September 5, 2011

Harry Balls

I would order from there every day!! Free Pizza for life!

23. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - September 5, 2011

Yes is running again!!! as Johnny 5 would say ” MORE INPUT, MORE INPUT!!!!”

24. dmduncan - September 5, 2011

Move your pizza operation to the biggest source of cheese in the solar system? Brilliant!

25. Thorny - September 5, 2011

I’m not going to eat at that Domino’s. The place has no atmosphere.

26. tony - September 5, 2011

love these articles thnx!!!!

27. CmdrR - September 5, 2011

17 – Thanks for that quote. Now, I’m off to the bath with some champagne and qualoods.

Anyway, thanks Kayla. As always you put the Gee Whiz! back into … erm …

28. AJ - September 5, 2011

Quick ref to new TNG BR project! From LeVar Burton!

29. Sebastian S. - September 5, 2011

“I’m not going to eat at that Domino’s. The place has no atmosphere.”


Good one! ;-)

The cheese looks a bit green, too.

30. Samuel Clemens - September 5, 2011

So… have the reports of this website’s death been greatly exaggerated?

31. Driver - September 5, 2011

#17 Around us is the Universe, with, as Sagen said “Billions and billions of stars.” We are not “all that is”. But we are pretty tiny comparatively.

32. Jim Nightshade - September 5, 2011

Oh My Great Bird!(of the galaxy)–a NEW article on! Oh uh, owe my heart!KLUNK!–doesnt take much to startle this old dude anymoe—

33. RAMA - September 5, 2011

28. Yeah kind of short on news these days

34. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 5, 2011

Yes. I’ll have the cheese and Moon Pizza. Also. Can you deliever to the dark side of the Moon. Lol. Welcome back trekmovie. Long time no see.

35. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 5, 2011

#25. I’m not going to eat at that domino’s because they are just to spacy.

36. Hat Rick - September 5, 2011

27, I must admit that sometimes I feel that we are not all that significant as a race of beings. I am saddened all over again when I think of what Dr. Carl Sagan tried to do to make us aware of the fragility of our beautiful planet in order to bring us together as a species, and how we are doing so little to fulfill his vision.

Dr. Stephen Hawking has recently warned us that we should not contact other species in the universe, as they would most likely be prone to conquer us. Knowing this, and understanding the serenity of Dr. Sagan’s quest for knowledge, sometimes I am moved to ask why we are placed in such vastness, only to have such insatiable hunger for knowledge of what it is that is out there and to be faced with the perils of a deeply apathetic universe.

At times I do as Voltaire asks, which is to tend our own garden (Candide).

In that garden we see life, we see death, and see rebirth.

We see our own cares for our own children — real children, intellectual children, emotional children — reflected, then perhaps disappeared, in the blink of a cosmic moment.

As a species, we could be gone and the universe would never know we had existed.

As Dr. Sagan said, you and I and all of humanity are, in fact, star stuff.

But what have we done to justify the faith of our existence, let alone our creation?

37. Samuel Clemens - September 5, 2011


I think what we should be asking is: is it so important the universe knows we were ever here, or should we know who we really are as a people first?

Perhaps the latter will lead to the former.

38. C Mosenko - September 5, 2011

Didn’t you know? We are just a proton going around the nucleus. If you were able to see the full picture of the universe, you’d see we are a peace of black construction paper hanging on the wall at a school.

39. Hat Rick - September 5, 2011

I have the hope, but not the confidence, that in fact are self-knowledge will lead to the greater whole.

The world, meaning our archetypal perception of it, is sometimes a self-reflective whole (Leibniz) that in a larger sense contains the seeds of its own destruction (Hegel, Marx). The millions of years that have passed since, presumably, thousands of starfaring civilizations have risen and fallen in our galactic vicinity, with no evidence of alien conquest, suggests that Dr. Hawking is unduly fearful. But is he?

It is our hope that reason lifts us up and takes us beyond passions, that altruism is greater by far than predation, that the law of the jungle applies only to the beast, not the brain, in each of us.

It is our hope that with development, civilization infuses itself in culture, that culture and atavism does not hijack civilization, that madness does not subjugate understanding.

Through our telescopes, we look around for evidence that our hope is not misplaced.

We look. And look. And look.

And we see, among the hoary stars, between the abodes of civilizations that may or may not be…

Nothing, but the reflections of ourselves in the eyepiece.

40. Hat Rick - September 5, 2011

^^ “our self-knowledge.”

As corrected.

41. C Mosenko - September 5, 2011

Glad to know when we turn the moon into a death star with a really big fricken laser, it will also have a Dominos Pizza to feed the storm troopers. That will keep us safe from martians, if they attack we will send the some Dominos. It’d be like stealing a walet and finding out it only has 25 cents worth of Canadian Tire money. Only a few people would be happy to find it.

42. Samuel Clemens - September 5, 2011

Not that I’m endorsing a strict singular philosophy for humanity; diversity is one of our strengths. My point was that maybe once the human race has reached a certain level of maturity it will finally be recognized by those “others” out there and be ready to join a much larger community.

But then that begs the question: what if we are the most advanced beings in our “neck of the woods”? UFOs and other phenomena notwithstanding, it is curious that we haven’t heard one official howdy from the cosmos.

Why can’t it work like in the movies!!!
Are you there, Klatuu?

43. Hat Rick - September 5, 2011

38: Mr. Smith and Mr. Jones, thank goodness, already know. Or do they?

The black at least matches their suits.

44. Hat Rick - September 5, 2011

41: Given the state of our financial markets, Canadian Tire money may become as good as any. At least it appears not to be printed with abandon and the regularity of the tides.

In fact, I’ve heard that in places, in times past, it was virtually legal tender.

Those bagpipes ain’t just blowing hot air.

45. kmart - September 5, 2011

This Domino’s thing only makes sense if it is a promotional tie-in with Tom Hanks’ MAJOR MATT MASON movie. The artwork even made me think Mattel a little bit.

46. C Mosenko - September 5, 2011

That’s it! The new world currency will be Canadian Tire money. I have like 60 dollars worth of it. It has taken many years to save it. There are a few places that do take it as currency besides canadian tire. One guy saved enough to buy a lawn tractor. Anyone who is no Canadian likely has no idea about our secret currency.

47. Basement Blogger - September 5, 2011

According to the craptastic “Apollo 18″ there are rock monsters with legs on the moon. So how can you have a pizza joint up there when the rock monsters will eat up all the food and the help? :-)

48. Tomi_SI - September 6, 2011

Uf that was a long time from one article to the article today!
Some time ago i sent in a tip of a star trek related story but it was newer made in to a article.
Here is the link:

49. Basement Blogger - September 6, 2011

Okay you want some quasi-Trek news? Hey it’s better than J.J. Abrams announcing that he’s going to make an announcement. Here it is. Is actress Jessica Chastain a Trekker? She’s in “The Help” and the excellent “The Debt.” I consider her the next Meryl Streep.

Anyway here’s the possible evidence. In Entertainment Weekly, while at a Halloween party, she says, “I was dressed as Spock” while playing a ukulele. 9-2-11. pg. 58.

50. Hat Rick - September 6, 2011

I’m trying to convince myself that JJ will be giving us some great news about Star Trek (2012) — oops! Star Trek (201x?) — very soon.

Come on, JJ! I’m rootin’ for ya! Not to mention for Star Trek.

We need to strike while the iron is hot.

None of us are gettin’ any younger.

If I weren’t such a prude, I’d almost think that this whole “will he or won’t he” thing is kind of a Star Trek striptease for all us geekboys out there (including me, I guess) who couldn’t live without the thought of the next movie.

If I weren’t such a prude, that is.


51. Stuart Atkinson - September 6, 2011

Thanks for using one of my images from – and linking to – my “Road To Endeavour” blog. Unfortunately you’ve captioned it incorrectly. That image of Oppy on Cape York is a *simulation* created in Photoshop by copying a previous image of the rover onto a HiRISE image of Cape York, keeping the correct scale. HiRISE will be taking a genuine picture like this soon, tho. :-)

52. Kayla Iacovino - September 6, 2011


Thanks, Stuart!

53. "Check the Circuit!" - September 6, 2011

At least Kayla is still manning her post. :)

54. Bobowing - September 6, 2011

George Takei: Star Trek 2 filming in 2012

55. Gary A. Neumann - September 6, 2011

Considering all the publicity this site makes on star trek merchandise, its borderline ludicrous how they never did a follow up on one of the star trek boardgames (Star Trek Expeditions) and they kinda ignored the other one (Star Trek Fleet Captains).

56. Bren (Destructor!!!) - September 6, 2011

Hey, Rick Sternbach, well done debunking that meteorite story. I’ve been rolling my eyes at it all week on Reddit and suchlike.

But mainly thank you for the link to that 1972 Meteor-graze, and the photograph is just stunning! I visit APOD most days, and trawl the archive frequently, but somehow I missed that one, so cheers!

57. ME!! - September 6, 2011

WOW!! A simulated view of Endeavor Crater!! Gosh, that’s so cool!! That’s what I come here and to JPL’s website for!! Simulated imagery!!
Boy…space exploration has come a long way…used to we had real pictures to look at…now? Fake, simulated and/or Photoshopped pics! The future is so cool.

58. Tomaz_SI - September 6, 2011

@ Basement Blogger
Article is not = news, This article is nothing about trek and is stil interesting.
Its about trekmovie so it stays interesting couse i check the site evry day like lots of other trek fans.

59. Mattyb - September 6, 2011

I think Trekmovie is having a vaccation before all the annoncements come. Mr Orci if your reading how much longer will we wait

60. Red Dead Ryan - September 6, 2011

I predict that when the announcement of the finished script is made, we’ll see Bob Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and J.J Abrams rise up on a platform with their backs to the camera wearing TOS uniforms. Once the lights turn on, the supreme court members will then turn and bend down to high five the fans, who spent $500 dollars a ticket just to be there. With a hip-hop version of the “Star Trek TOS” theme playing in the background.

But before that, J.J Abrams will go on Sy Fy for a special 1-hour sit-down to finally decide that he will direct the sequel. But the announcement won’t come until the last five minutes. Most of the program will feature George Lucas asking J.J Abrams questions about his life in Hollywood. Lucky members of the audience who entered and won in a draw to be there will fork over $100 apiece to donate to the J.J Abrams/Budweiser Lens Flare Charity Foundation.

61. Cervantes - September 6, 2011

TheDigitalBits site now seems to have confirmation of the ‘NEXT GEN’ episodes that are being ‘remastered’ in high definition, for anyone interested.

There’s also a link on the site to a new ‘Trek Con’ DVD that concentrates on cons from the 70’s –

62. Craiger - September 6, 2011

#60 Do you have that site link were Anthony said he was going to shut this place down?

63. Trekboi - September 6, 2011

Not to be NEGATIVE but Star Trek & this site appear to be Dead atm.

64. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 6, 2011

#60 Red Dead Ryan – You do have a way with words. LOL!!!

“JJ Abrams/Budweiser Lens Flare Charity Foundation” – I must remember to donate to that someday, maybe…when the pigs DO get those wings, and they WILL!…:)

65. trekboi - September 6, 2011

This site, like Star trek is Dead atm…

66. Craiger - September 6, 2011

Can’t we at least have a status update on this site? Is it done or not and if it is done when the last day will be?

67. Samuel Clemens - September 6, 2011

Hey, Red Dead Ryan, are going to give us a link to the blog that said this site is shutting down or not? You seem very silent on the matter for some reason.

68. Samuel Clemens - September 6, 2011

Correction: are YOU going…

69. Red Dead Ryan - September 6, 2011


No. It was taken down. Besides, I don’t even know how to post links, anyway. Sorry.


Not only will those pigs fly, they’ll be operating their own space station, called “Deep Space Swine”!

70. Harry Ballz - September 6, 2011


71. Red Dead Ryan - September 6, 2011

Well, I just noticed that the Meebo Room in the Live Chat section will be removed Oct. 4. That could be another sign that this site is soon to go the way of the dodo.


In space, no one can hear you squeal!

72. Red Dead Ryan - September 6, 2011

Maybe we all should find a new site to meet and chat?

73. Rick Sternbach - September 6, 2011

#56 said “But mainly thank you for the link to that 1972 Meteor-graze…”

IIRC, we used that home movie footage of the grazer in COSMOS, with Carl Sagan wondering, had the thing actually hit us, if the U.S. would have assumed that a nuclear weapon had been fired. Interesting thought; I would like to think that we’re better equipped today to tell what’s natural and what’s human-directed.

74. Samuel Clemens - September 6, 2011


Fair enough, RDR. And yes, I noticed that thing about the Meebo chat as well. Not a good sign.

Maybe Kayla should take over the site, since What’s-His-Face seems to be heading for the escape pod.

75. dmduncan - September 6, 2011

69: “Besides, I don’t even know how to post links, anyway. Sorry.”

Oh come on! You copy the URL in your browser window from the site you want to link to, and then come back here and paste the link just like you were making a comment.

76. Jim Nightshade - September 7, 2011

If this site gets put down i will miss you all n your entertaining comments besides the great news n articles–sigh-one of the few places on or off the webs where i feel a kinship—The trek exp in vegas was another place i felt at home in sigh sniff pout

77. Jim Nightshade - September 7, 2011

Id also like to say thanx for all the entertaining comments n lively folks who regularly posted here-u know who you all are–

78. Tomi_SI - September 7, 2011

Trekmovie is great like it is it just needs some tweaks. Thumbs up and down on comments, articles,… to generate Clicks and money, couse i think trekmovie is a fan project but if we want trekmovie to be bater then it needs to generate som cash for the ovners. It’s hard to run a site if it’s not a fultime job.

79. Daniel Shock - September 7, 2011

Matt Drudge, whose politics I do not agree with, has made the point that keeping a website up on your takes stamina. It’s hard to run a site like this day after day for years… not surprised to hear that it may be coming to an end. Over the course of my love affair with the internet, I’ve had many of my favorite sites fade away. Usually something comes along to replace it though. Thanks Trekmovie for several good years.

80. The Vulcanista }:-) - September 7, 2011

Not a word about Dragon*Con anywhere on the site? Really?


81. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 7, 2011

Ok. The Mupperts in command. With Capt Miss Piggy and first officer Kermit the Frog.
Hey. Kermit is Green so that would keep with canon.

82. JimJ - September 7, 2011

I’m just sad about how this site does so well and then “poof”, they just disappear for weeks at a time. I love this site and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Anthony-what can we all do to help you keep this site going? I offered once long ago to help but received no response. I really feel this site does it the best of ANY Star Trek site. IF you are going together with the official website, at least throw us a bone about that so we know there is hope. I was so looking forward to reading up on the next Trek movie and TNG-Remastered on THIS site. What a loss IF this site goes bye-bye!

83. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 7, 2011

This site has been a lot of fun to some on and blog and make friends. Guys Like Harry and AJ and CmdrR and others are just some of the best people I have met. It will be very Sad if this site goes down.

84. Chadwick - September 7, 2011

Sigh, I am hoping to hear something soon from jj or bob.

85. Craiger - September 7, 2011

If Trek fans want Trek news go to They also have Scifi news.

86. Harry Ballz - September 7, 2011


Thanks, Commodore Mike! It’s great meeting with you here every day, too!

“this site goes down”

Hmmmmm, based on that wording, I should have given my ex-girlfriend the nickname “SITE” because, hey, she would “go down” on anyone!

87. Tomi_SI - September 7, 2011

i think they are just on wacation.

88. Harry Ballz - September 7, 2011

“on wacation”

Where? Russia? :>)

89. Battle-scarred Sciatica - September 7, 2011

@ 86


Major LOL!

Deep-Faced 69!

90. John Tenuto - September 7, 2011

Please see #78 for news

91. Harry Ballz - September 7, 2011


BSS, glad you enjoyed it!

Q: what’s the square root of 69?

A: 8 something…

92. Craiger - September 7, 2011

I wonder if Anthony could be working on an all new version of this site with a new name and that is the reason for all the breaks?

Is their anyone here that knows a staff member and they could ask them what’s going on with TrekMovie?

93. Stuart Atkinson - September 7, 2011

“ME!!”: in your haste to post a ‘witty’ reply to my comment you didn’t read itr properly. That’s not a simulated view of Endeavour, it’s a real image of Endeavour – actually, of Cape York, which is part of the rim of Endeavour – combined with a real photograph of the rover Opportunity, keeping everything at the same scale. So it’s a simulation using real data and imagery, you haven’t been cheated at all. And if you go to the HiRISE site you’ll be able to find many, many images of the rovers and other hardware there, to reassure you that the future is here and it’s actually pretty cool :-)

94. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 7, 2011

I have it. Since Hollywood likes to reboot movies Anthony is going to put Trek Movie through a reboot.

95. Battle-scarred Sciatica - September 7, 2011


That reminds me of The old Vulcan fable of Ambassador K’ Rim Pi of the the starship Bu’ Ka Kee.

A wonderful tale!



96. DJT - September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Star Trek.

45 years young and lookin’ great.

97. VulcanFilmCritic - September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday and Happy Deathday! For Star Trek is dead, 45 years after it’s debut, it is, like a dying star, collapsing under its own weight.

The signs have been there for years, but we didn’t want to accept the truth.
The lack of any show on TV and the closing of Star Trek attractions in Las Vegas should have been the obvious signs. The retirement of “conscience of Star Trek,” Leonard Nimoy, this year, is another sign.

Oh sure, there will be those who continue to profit by picking the bones of this corpse. They will call it Star Trek, but it should be obvious that we are only remembering what was.

William Shatner is out there flogging this dead horse with his Creation Entertainment infomercial and people will continue to trade in Star Trek related memorabilia for some time, but the DREAM is gone.

I’ve often marveled at patients in coma who are officially brain dead. Everything works and it looks as though they are just sleeping, but the person we knew is gone. I’m sure there will be another movie, and another, but it will be a fond remembrance of the Star Trek we knew, and not a DREAM of the future.

I wish it could have gone on strong to age 50, but 45 years is miracle enough…for a TV show.

Peace and long life.

98. Groucho - September 8, 2011

@97 – Star Trek was dead in 1969 but the fans kept it alive. There was no new live action Trek for 10 years but the fans kept it alive. I talk to friends who are fans and chat to folk on-line who are fans and it’s clear to me that Trek is very much alive. It’s not fun rides in Vegas or new snazzy shows or movies that keep Trek alive. It’s what it has meant to us and what we pass on to others that keep it alive. Trek is only dead if you keep it in your mind but allow it to slip from your heart. While we refer to Leonard Nimoy as Trek’s conscience, don’t forget it was Alex and Bob’s script, written without his input, that prompted him to return because he saw in their writing something of the Trek he knew and loved. Trek is in good hands, bringing it to where it needs to be today but still true to the dream that began 45 years ago. Trek may be, to some, an old bird, past its best, unable to fly but don’t forget, that same bird is a phoenix.

99. Chadwick - September 8, 2011

This site is a sad story, vacation or not, hobby or not, keep it running or shut it down. This dominos article is pathetic, it was already on Gizmodo, Geekology, and other sites before it was on trek web and this is CRAP you are feeding to star trek fans.

Trebweb has already posted a wonderful Star Trek 45 anniversary article.

Happy Birthday Star Trek.

100. Jorg Sacul - September 8, 2011

wow… how soon the patrons turn into baboons, flinging their poo at their feeder. So the Trek news has been slow lately, and the posted news doesn’t meet your elite standards. Go away and come back later when you have developed a Trek News website of your own, ya trolls.

101. Aurore - September 8, 2011

“Oh sure, there will be those who continue to profit by picking the bones of this corpse. They will call it Star Trek, but it should be obvious that we are only remembering what was.”

This quote illustrates perfectly what I felt while watching the first, and only, episode of Star Trek : The Next Generation, several years ago.

And, yet, here I am today awaiting an announcement regarding the sequel to the movie which renewed my interest in the Star Trek franchise.

45 years after its creation.

102. Danpaine - September 8, 2011

Agreed, #99. Trekweb put up a real nice 45th anniversary article.

Also, The Captains comes out on DVD in October, for anyone interested.

I’ll keep checking back here to see if they bring this site back up to speed, but there’s plenty of Trek news elsewhere to be had.

103. Adam Cohen - September 8, 2011

Happy Birthday, Star Trek.

As for people complaining over a lack of an article, your anger is highly illogical. Peace and long life, boys and girls.

104. Danpaine - September 8, 2011

Oh, and this is cool:

105. Harry Ballz - September 8, 2011


106. Anthony Thompson - September 8, 2011

I think I know why there isn’t a 45th anniverary article. Today is the day for JJ’s huge sequel announcement. AP is busy conferring with Bob and JJ for an exclusive article about the epic sequel. That’s gotta be it! ; )

107. Craiger - September 8, 2011

Trekweb is just trumping this site with news. What happened to this sites tag line – The Source For Everything New In Trek? I think this is the main thing thing fans of this is site are complaining about that TrekMovie isn’t even posting general Trek news anymore.

108. Harry Ballz - September 8, 2011


Anthony, I’ve got a bridge I could sell you…:>)

109. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 8, 2011

Harry. i have ocean front properety in Arizona.
Hey. That could be a song.

110. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 8, 2011

Remember when this site use to have Trek news everyday. I miss the Good ole Days.

111. Mirror Jordan - September 8, 2011

The lack of news in world of Star Trek is becoming extremely unsettling…

112. rogue_alice - September 8, 2011

New is sloooow lately. I need my fix!

113. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 8, 2011

I think we are all having Trek withdrawels.

114. Telly Follows the Will of Landru - September 8, 2011

I got yiz news right here kids…

* “Star Trek” turned 45 today with the initial airing of “The Man Trap”.
* Word is out that the previously reported TNG Blu-ray sampler disc will contain four episodes: “Encounter at Farpoint” (Parts I and II), “Sins of the Father” and “The Inner Light”. (Not a great selection, if you ask me, but everyone has their own top 4 they’d pick (“Yesterday’s Enterprise”, “Best of Both Worlds” (Parts I and II) and “Parallels” for me)
* George Takei probably still hates William Shatner, and William Shatner probably doesn’t know who George Takei is.

That is all.

115. Brian K - September 8, 2011

Happy 45th Birtday to Star Trek!!!

Our beloved show debuted 45 years ago today – Sept 8th, 1966 with the episode “the Man Trap”.

(Seems like the site administrators are on hiatus, so we’re on our own to post things like this…..)

116. Telly Follows the Will of Landru - September 8, 2011

(and yes, this all was probably already posted, but I’m not sifting through 100-some posts of dreck and whining to check. Live with it and prosper)

117. Craiger - September 8, 2011

#114 That is the other type of Trek news this site used to cover and now for some reason it doesn’t.

118. Brian K - September 8, 2011

BTW, hasn’t it been at least a month since JJ announced he would have another announcement within a month??

119. NuFan - September 8, 2011


Does this mean we are at last rid of you?

120. T2 - September 8, 2011

“Dammit, Star Trek! Other shows have birthdays, why are we treating yours like a funeral?”


Happy 45th!

121. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 8, 2011

Happy 45th to Star Trek.
Trek Lives!!!!!!!!!

122. Jack - September 8, 2011

Happy 45th indeed. Funny how 45 years doesn’t seem like that long ago any more (Trek had only been off the air a few years when I was born and, at those ‘Trek is 20!’ etc. celebrations, it felt ancient to me).

Are people still watching TOS? Are new-to-Trek people still watching TOS?

So, boborci. Good luck on the film. I’m hoping there’s no conspiracy at play here (like, say, Anthony was tipped off to a major, or indefinite, delay and has realized he’ll have nothing to write about here for a long while… or Freemasons, or something).

I think I’m going to take a break from this site for a while. I’ve had a pretty swell time here. I’d been in some pretty rough shape (a long stretch of depression that blinded me to all possibility and color) and, it may sound sillly, but the passion and interest many have here for a 45-year-old TV show (or even the nearly-25-year-old TV show) about, at it’s best, hope, possibility and faith in humanity, weaknesses and all (and also about nifty spaceships and nearly-naked green ladies) was a hint that things could be better, or, at least, more interesting.



123. Enterprisingguy - September 8, 2011

118. Brian K – September 8, 2011

“BTW, hasn’t it been at least a month since JJ announced he would have another announcement within a month??”

You’re correct, Brian.

I still stand by my belief that there is no story at this point. All of those “I’m getting really, Really, REALLY close to making an announcement” stories were just JJ stalling for time. I think that at this point JJ and crew know that they can’t keep making excuses to explain why there’s no script. I expect to hear a lot of silence until they do.

124. Chadwick - September 8, 2011

I have been watching Star Trek for 24 years. I was 4 years old when TNG premiered, along with TOS reruns, I was hooked young. My father and I would watch it together, it was our show, and it has been an incredible journey ever since; one of adventure, aspiration and hope. I will never forget the way the show fascinated and inspired me as a child and still does so to this day. A child in the 80’s, the TOS cast was just as much “family” to me as the TNG cast. I will never forget the way the salt vampire from “The Man Trap” or the destruction of commander Remmick and the queen parasite in “Conspiracy” terrified me as a child. That was the joy of watching a show like this when one is young, is that your imagination runs wild with the fun and the scary.

With 11 movies, 5 TV series, and a cartoon, Star Trek indeed is the most wonderful, well-versed, human space adventure ever told. Its a Trek through the stars not Wars. Growing up with TNG and TOS gave me an appreciation and love of TOS, being able to look beyond the budget restraints and use the imagination to fill in the gaps, that is one aspect of what made it fun.

With many fans in an uproar, I am happy with the way the Star Trek movie series is progressing, but it does need tweaking. I am hoping we get a new TV series soon, one which takes a page from the original series, in the original universe. A fresh adventure but back to the basics with the moral and philosophical issues we love so much. I crave those weekly adventures again, that is the way this story of the trek through the stars is meant to be told.

Kudos to Gene Roddenberry, Gene L Coon, Matt Jefferies and the countless visionaries and dreamers. To Alexander Courage, who wrote the original theme and Jerry Goldsmith who wrote the ever so noble Motion Picture theme which to me is the musical epitome of Star Trek. To Lucille Ball of Desilu Studios who believed in the show and the message of Gene Roddenberry. Not to mention everyone involved in the subsequent series who continued this dream we all share. I humbly and with humility thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.

As Scott Bakula said, if he could use one word to describe Star Trek it would be “hope”.

Happy 45th Birthday Star Trek!!!!!

125. Anthony Thompson - September 8, 2011

108. Harry

These days, it should probably be a bridge over troubled waters.

126. I'm Dead Jim! - September 8, 2011

Something’s rotten at I find it unsettling that there is no mention of Trek’s 45th anniversary here. I guess we’re all supposed to know that so why print it here?

127. Bobowing - September 8, 2011

Farewell, Trekmovie.

128. Gibnerd - September 8, 2011

seriously, not putting up at least a 45th birthday thing is a bad sign, right? i mean is this sequel even happening anymore? is this page even happening anymore?

129. AJ - September 8, 2011

Happy 45th, STAR TREK

Keep your chin up.

130. John Tenuto - September 8, 2011

Hello Everyone

I spoke with Anthony Pascale this Sunday and he has some personal matters that need attention.

He said there would be articles soon on the site. I hope this news helps.

Happy 45th Anniversary Star Trek!

John Tenuto
TrekMovie.Com, Merchandise Editor, Editor

131. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - September 8, 2011

I believe this is still realavant 5 years later i love the music, enjoy and happy birthday star trek

132. Craiger - September 8, 2011

Here’s a great scene from the last Trek movie to tie us over till the next and to celebrate Trek’s 45th Anniversary.

133. James - September 8, 2011

47 – Maybe the pizza joint is FOR the rock monsters… who doesn’t like pizza?

134. Harry Ballz - September 8, 2011

129 AJ “Keep your chin up”

AJ, if you gave Reese Witherspoon that advice, and she complied, you could land a helicopter on it!

135. Craiger - September 8, 2011

I am wondering now if they are having trouble with the script and overextending themselves by doing other film and tv projects. Is their anything new to do in the new TOS Universe? For us fans wouldn’t using the Klingons, Romulans, Gorn, the Planet Killer be boring for us but only new to the non fans who saw the last movie?

136. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 8, 2011

It is 9th September here now – 11.18am, which has meant I have had to wait for nearly a day more to see…well, nothing from TPTB. I know how Jack feels…

There seems to be nothing anywhere, except maybe Trekweb but certainly no great announcement from JJ Abrams. Either there isn’t going to be a sequel made or they have a lousy sense of timing.

I don’t really care about any other Star Trek news – books, games, remastering of this or that series. I just want to know what is happening with the proposed new movie, using the wonderful new cast of actors!

Somebody was asking if Chris Pine, among others, had gone into hiding on another board because there is just no news from him, about him. Maybe he has, because he is no doubt sick of being asked what is happening with Star Trek and can’t comment because either he doesn’t know anything or can’t say anything. This probably applies to the other actors as well.

Not good enough – JJ Abrams, Bad Robot and most of all, Paramount Pictures. Man up, you guys and show some respect for the fans, and for the franchise – 45 years old today!

Sorry – just had to say it. I am angry and upset right now.

137. Sybok's Secret Brother - September 8, 2011

Happy 45th – surely the best of times.

138. Capt Who Cares - September 8, 2011

R.I.P. Trek Who would have thought Paramount would have Fracked up this so bad. Nothing even on a historic day like today. Abrams you suck big time.

139. RAMA - September 8, 2011

I guess this site is pretty much over.

140. Christopher Roberts - September 8, 2011

Star Trek Lives… and always will do. Doesn’t need any special announcement to have made this day any more special.

If you’re in a celebratory mood, pop either of the original series pilots on, or “The Man Trap”, which is what is actually four and a half decades old. Give JJ Abrams’ film another run around the block or something.

Anyhow many happy returns all. Live long and prosper.

Sapphires are for 45 aren’t they?

Won’t be long until it reaches the Golden Anniversary! That’s the BIG one that Paramount or CBS should pull out all the stops for…

141. RAMA - September 8, 2011

So what’s the second best news site? Its not the offical site I know that.

142. Craiger - September 8, 2011

#140 or

143. Rob - September 8, 2011

Crazy that Anthony hasn’t been able to or has the decency to put a simple notice up explaining what’s happening. Wouldn’t take much to do.

I’m off, so long and thanks for all the fish.

144. Harry Ballz - September 8, 2011

You’re right, Rob!

Star Trek’s 45th anniversary today and……..NUTHIN’!!

145. BringBackKirkPrime - September 8, 2011

Yeah, how come no Birthday story for Star Trek? 45 is a biggy! Isn’t this a Trek web site? They even had something on about it.

146. Anthony Thompson - September 8, 2011

All of that “soft prep” for the sequel has probably hardened and is well past it’s freshness date!

147. JackCum - September 8, 2011

Come now, not even a news item for the 45th of Star Trek? I hope nothing is wrong..

148. Harry Ballz - September 8, 2011

It would seem the “soft prep” has lost it’s pep! I wish a film rep would explain the misstep!

149. Red Dead Ryan - September 8, 2011

When it comes to the movie, no news is good news.

When it comes to this site, no news is bad news.

Even in times of slow news, we used to get Sci-Fi articles. Not anymore. During the Christmas holidays, one of the staff members on this site was able to parlay info to us that Anthony was on vacation.

This time, not one peep. Oh well, I guess everyone has to move on at some point. And I guess we aren’t owed any explanation, though one would be nice.

I just hope all is well with Anthony. I think that matters more than anything. If he’s okay, but wants to pursue other things, good for him.

150. Samuel Clemens - September 8, 2011

The lack of a 45th anniversary article seems to confirm this site is shutting down… or at least on a long hiatus. Either way, it was fun while it lasted.

151. The Vulcanista }:-) - September 8, 2011

A message from the Borg:


152. Gene L. Coon was a U. S. Marine. Stand at ease. - September 8, 2011

I stop by for a little Happy Birthday, and find just the diehards. As it should be.

Happy Birthday! I got here in 1963, and Trek soon followed. I actually have dim memories of watching first run Trek with my dad. He says I used to ask him “why things were always on fire on this show?” after one of the bridge consoles would blow a fuse in a shower of sparks.

I offer an old Scottish Toast:

Here’s tae us –
Wha’s like us –
Damn few –
And they’re a’ deid –
Mairs the pity!

153. Brian K - September 8, 2011

As for the site, it would be a shame if it went away. I still check it daily in hope of something, anything. We’ve been through these hiatus’s before so I’m not gonna write it off just yet.

As for the sequel, my gut tells me all is not right in Bad Robot land….

Imagine this-

Mr Bad Robot (JJ) and his fiancee (Paramount) went out of town for a long weekend to Super 8 Land and left the two boys (Bob and Alex) in charge of the house.

When they returned they found the house a mess, beer cans and pizza boxes everywhere. The boy’s essay homework which was due on Monday was not done. (actually, it was due LAST Monday, but they had already been given 2 extensions).

Mr Bad Robot found out the boys had spent their weekend posting on message boards, doing something called “planking”, running up a hotel bill, and bragging to their friends about “soft-prep”. The boys defended themselves by saying “we started the essay – look – we have an outline!”

Mr Bad Robot was not impressed, especially when he saw their 2 previous essays about transformers and cowboys had gotten failing grades. Mr Bad Robot and his fiancee are not happy with his boys and are trying to figure out what to do next…….

154. Anthony Thompson - September 8, 2011

152. Brian K

You might be on to something there. But, Bob, we still love ya!!! : )

155. Harry Ballz - September 8, 2011

Jean Luc Picard’s father would probably send them to bed “without any supper”!

156. Mirror Jordan - September 8, 2011

By this point in the downtime between Insurrection and Nemesis, we probably had more information about what was going on with Nemesis…

157. Captain Lonestar - September 8, 2011

Kobayashi Maru…….
“Captain’s log, stardate: 8141.6. Starship Enterprise departing from… All is NOT well, and I can’t help but wonder about the website we leave behind. ‘There are always possibilities’, Spock said, and if so…. if there is indeed life after death… then I must return to this website again.”

Mister Spock is fond of saying: I like to think that there always are possibilities……

158. Red Dead Ryan - September 8, 2011

Well, this is off topic–but of upmost importance to Harry Ballz–Reese Witherspoon was sent to hospital recently with minor injuries after getting hit by a car. The 84 year old driver was apparently trying to avoid her big chin!

Right after the crash, Reese Witherspoon used her chin to push the wrecked auto to the side of the road.

Doctors say it could’ve been a lot worse had it not been for Witherspoon’s big chin, which absorbed most of the blow. The car, on the other hand, is totalled.

159. Enterprise C - September 8, 2011

Patience guys…

TrekMovie has had downtime like this before. It’s just a matter of how long it will take for Anthony to return. I think the longest it’s ever been idle like this in the past has been like 2 or 3 weeks… so give it another week or two and hopefully we’ll get back in the swing of things. I wouldn’t be surprised if this long length of silence on the website is a sign that a BIG announcement is coming soon, as JJ said himself… This film will come, and the site will return – It’s just a question of when.

160. Captain Lonestar - September 8, 2011

But I’m afraid that this is what we are going to be hearing in the very near future…..

Capt. Kirk: Computer, destruct sequence 1, code 1, 1-A.

Scotty: Computer, Commander Montgomery Scott, Chief Engineering
Officer, destruct sequence 2, code 1, 1-A, 2-B.

Chekov: Computer, this is Commander Pavel Chekov, Acting Science Officer, destruct sequence 3, code 1-B, 2-B, 3.

Computer: Destruct sequence completed and engaged, awaiting final code
for one minute countdown.

Capt. Kirk: Code zero, zero, zero…destruct…zero.

Computer: Destruct sequence is activated……


My God, Bones… what have I done?…………..

161. Harry Ballz - September 8, 2011


Thanks, Ryan, I needed that! Talk about “taking it on the chin”!

162. lostrod - September 8, 2011

If the site stays down, I will certainly miss it.

While deployed I have limited Internet access so I have to be selective about which sites to visit. has consistently been a site I checked in on once a day.

Due to time constraints, I posted rarely (usually when MJ or HB got on their tirades against Mr. Shatner), but I did enjoy reading as many of the comments as time allowed.

I’m wondering if this site has been a victim of the delays and missteps in producing the ST sequel? I mean, this site was centered around news and coverage of a ST movie. There’s only so much content that can be milked out of a movie that has little or no action going on. I’m sure that impacted traffic (and ad revenues) for this site.

Anyway, if this is it. It’s been nice knowing you all.

BTW – Happy 45th ST! I was there in front of my RCA TV to watch it all begin all those years ago. Time has flown. A great ride.


COB Basrah, Iraq

163. Harry Ballz - September 8, 2011


I sincerely wish to state that you honour us with your service! Come home safe!

164. Jim Nightshade - September 9, 2011

i remember seeing trek as a kid–nothin else was like it—45 yrs later nothin else is like it—and nothin else is like—miss the news, and the talented writers too—heck i dont remember an artice bout this years hallmark ornaments-if any good–also i may be wrong but i thin hallmark is selling some kinda cord or pewer strip that lets the ornaments stay lit–anybody look at it-does it work–

165. Kokolo - September 9, 2011

ROBOPOCALYPSE dated for July 3, 2013 release

Nice work J.J. and company, soon you won’t have a good release date even for 2013.

166. VulcanFilmCritic - September 9, 2011

I have a feeling, and this is just a feeling, that this site is being shut down, or at least actively discouraged because it has been a PUBLIC RELATIONS NIGHTMARE.

167. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 9, 2011

From the terran Empire News Service. This is a special Report.

It appears that is no longer in service. Reports coming in Trekmovie has closed it’s doors. Trekmovie was the best site and it’s news for all things Trek was the best anywhere. We here at the Empire News Service want to thank Trekmovie for all it has done.
Long Live the Empire!!!!!!

168. Phil - September 9, 2011

@164. A 2013 release date was iffy, at best. When you get announcements that a script is done and greenlit, you will get a release date. My guess is 2014.

169. Tanner Waterbury - September 9, 2011

One thing that’s irritating about this is that Kayla posted an article…. but hasn’t mentioned anything about this downtime herself. Are you in contact with Anthony, Kayla? It would REALLY be nice if you could inform us of his situation…

170. C Mosenko - September 9, 2011

The people who run the site take a little break and people start with flinging insults and then panic starts setting in. I used to enjoy the site, but the contant whining, insults, rude oppinions get really tiring. I think these type of fans help kill the show. I think no matter what anyone does the fans here will not be happy. The fact is Paramount didn’t ask any of us, so what we would do with it does not matter. Star Trek fans are not the same as they used to be. They used to be challenged by what they seen and learn more. Now a trekkie has to be super pickey, insult the writers and director. Don’t forget to insult the people of the website you like too. It’s that kind of crap that really ruins it. Why would anyone try to please the unpleasables? Can’t be done.

171. GT - September 9, 2011

I’d be sad to see this site go, but with the lack of updates I’ve been getting my Trek news from New site, but the seem to have pretty good coverage of everything.

172. Craig - September 9, 2011

I think Anthony owes us an explanation about whats going on. With us the fans of Trekmovie their wouldn’t be a I could see maybe not giving us one if their is a family emergency but if its just he has had it with this site at least put something up saying that. This site is fun to go to and chat with other Trek fans and the people that are involved with Trek. If this site goes, I hope Abrams and crew and the other people that have been involved with Trek go to or’s forum.

173. Samuel Clemens - September 9, 2011

Here’s an interesting article I found on the web. It’s a booklet used to introduce a new series called “Star Trek” on the NBC network. Enjoy!

174. Enterprisingguy - September 9, 2011

170. GT – September 9, 2011

“I’d be sad to see this site go, but with the lack of updates I’ve been getting my Trek news from New site, but the seem to have pretty good coverage of everything.”

Thanks for the tip about, GT! It looks pretty good. They have several articles celebrating Star Trek’s 45th.

175. Will_H - September 9, 2011

Too bad that Anthony just let this site go without saying a word. I checked out and so far looks good. This site had a good community, though, and its sad to loose that. But no updates, no site, simple as that.

176. Phil - September 9, 2011

@173. Seems easy to post to, as well. This site has gone silent before, so I don’t think I’d be digging it’s grave just yet….

177. JimJ - September 9, 2011

#169-I sure hope my posts haven’t come across as whining. My life will go on just fine with or without this site. I just am saying I love this site and care about its well-being. If it’s dead, Jim…..then please let THIS Jim know, that is all I am asking. Everytime I go to this site, it’s with a little twinge of hope. Once it opens on my computer and there are no new articles, it makes me kind of sad. “she is to be decommissioned…” I guess I’m still hoping for the mircale worker to return!

178. GT - September 9, 2011

@ Enterprisingguy No problem. I though this post with the 45th anniversary videos was pretty cool.

179. VulcanFilmCritic - September 9, 2011

@ 169 C Mosenko: “I used to enjoy the site, but the contant whining, insults, rude oppinions get really tiring. I think these type of fans help kill the show.”

Please stop blaming yourself and other fans for the decline of Star Trek. The fans can neither make nor break this franchise. Only the people who create the content of the shows and movies can.
And when the shows or movies are bad, it’s because the creators are tired of it.

Look, I’ve been a fan since 1966, and it has always been like this. The fans may laugh WITH the crew of the Enterprise or AT them. And in the old days, there was more laughing AT then WITH.

William Shatner’s over-the-top performance, he’s almost a parody of a hero. The freakishly-heavily-made-up Leonard Nimoy trying to cling to some sense of dignity while looking like Peter Pan/Moe of the Three Stooges/George Harrison. And poor underserved Nichelle Nichols, a talented singer and dancer used most of the time as sexy secretary displaying her formidable “rack” and butt cheeks. At Star Trek conventions we laughed our asses off at the ludicrous Gorn, Spock’s Brain (or the lack thereof) and space hippies.

The fans have never been shy about voicing their opinions. And you know, what? It doesn’t matter, because at the end of the day, we are the most loyal fan base in history, and we always show up. We may not show up multiple times, but we will always be there for at least one viewing. No matter what.

And the reason we always show up is because behind the obvious tinsel there is a dream of a better world. And there are serious professionals who cared deeply about what they gave us.

Today, it’s more about The Benjamins ($$$) than anything else. And there’s no dream. There may be an earnest desire to make a good and entertaining movie, but that’s all there is.

180. CmdrR - September 9, 2011

Aug. 27th –
Dear Diary,
I’m beginning my vacation at last. Lord, shoveling electrons into the great interweb pump wears a body down. And those gnomes in the chat room are a real pain-in-the- As long as I have my vacation to look forward to, I can find strength. Can’t thank my travel agent enough for getting me this great deal on the Motel 6 in bucolic Patterson, NJ.

Sept. 4 –
Dear Diary,
Touch of bad weather lately. Everything I own got wet, and I’m starting to mildew. Some good news, though. I got to see President Obama. Well, I saw him on TV, but we were in the same city when I saw him on TV. I’d have seen him in person but some $%@hole towed my rental Cooper Mini. Screw it. I’m going to Sunny Atlanta!

Sept. 5 –
Dear Diary,
The people in Hotlanta sure dress funny. Kinda reminds me of those dweebs in the chat room back at… No! I won’t think of that now. I’m on vacation. Besides, I hooked up last night with a hot one. I asked her her name and she said it was Mrs. Chewbacca, Holiday Special ‘78. I’ve never done it with a married chick before. But, what the hell. What happens in the ATL stays in the ATL. And besides, she’s got less hair on her arms and legs than my last girlfriend. (Was that in ‘78?)

Sept. 8 –
Dear Diary,
Worst hangover ever! I didn’t know steam punk guys could actually use their costumes to make hooch. Not really sure how I wound up planking in front of the eight GOP candidates last night. At least my poll numbers are pretty good; I beat Bachmann and Paul! Ah well, time to get back to work, I suppose. I admit I almost miss those… Nah. Not really. But, I gotta make a buck. Until next time, Diary…

Lord A.

181. Phil - September 9, 2011

@178. You hit a point here. The fans who own the costumes, attend conventions, and scream on these boards until they turn blue are a tiny percentage of the total audience of the show. It’s the ones who turn on the TV week after week, or buy there movie tickets three weeks after a movie is released that are the bread and butter of any franchise – the studios know this, and it’s ironic that these “average fans” tend to be the ones most heavily mocked on this site.

182. Craig - September 9, 2011

SInce the new movie and this site seems to be in limbo maybe Trek fans don’t really need a specific Trek news site but a general Scifi news site. Here’s one I found. Syfy channel has one called Blaster. Also could it be Paramount doesn’t know what to do with Trek now that the ones that help make it are stars now and have multiple TV Shows that they don’t care about doing Trek anymore?

183. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 9, 2011

I am no doubt grasping at straws here but there are pictures of Chris Pine who arrived at LA International Airport with his father on 8 September and he is VERY clean shaven. I am not sure if they were leaving LA or were arriving back in LA.

Some of us have written on different sites about the possibility of Chris giving a sign of some sort that he is about to be our Captain again. I guess we had hoped that either he or his publicist may have read our suggestions and now he is giving that “sign”. I know – crazy. Then again, the fact that there is no news (that consequential announcement) makes it all a little crazy anyway.

God, I think I need to get a life. Oh, that’s right – I already have a life. Oh crap! :)

184. Rob - September 9, 2011

As others have said there’s a lot happening in the world of Trek, it’s just this site and Anthony that’s fallen off the planet.


Lots of recent content and nicely presented.

185. Elliot - September 9, 2011

Man, I can’t believe that there has been no posts about Star Trek news in so long! They totally missed the 45th anniversary! Shame!

186. Mirror Jordan - September 9, 2011

@ 183 Rob

Good site! Thanks for the link!

187. Terence T - September 9, 2011


Thanks for the link. It’s most helpful. My problem is that I had grown too reliant on this website. Sometimes you don’t think about what you have until it’s not around. Now I need multiple links to make up for what I had grown too used to reading here every week. I even told my friends to read the news here about sci-fi/fantasy/comic book, etc film productions.

188. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 9, 2011

This is an excerpt from a UK interview with George Takei, dated 6 September 2011:

“Leonard Nimoy played Spock again in the recent Star Trek film. Do you think Sulu could ever return?
“Well, as Spock says, there are always possibilities! Leonard did it, why not me? And they are planning another Star Trek film. They’re going to be filming next year at Paramount Studios, and the buzz is flying all over the studio when I’m there!””

George Takei is playing a character in a new children’s series Supah Ninjas which is being filmed at Paramount studios, which is why/how he hears the “buzz”…

So, why are we hearing all indirectly through a UK website? It does sound hopeful, though!

189. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 9, 2011

The two links re George Takei’s comments about the Star Trek sequel:

190. Xai - September 9, 2011

So… how DO you kill a popular website?

191. Harry Ballz - September 9, 2011


By sheer neglect?

192. Jim Nightshade - September 9, 2011

I may be in the minority-but i believe that Anthony does NOT owe us any explanations-it might be nice to communicate with us n let us know what is going on–anthonys website is so good it elevated him to panel discussion celebrity as seen on the new video compilations–if anthony can no longer devote time for trekmovie it would be understandable–whatever happens i will always be thankful for anthony n his staff the great articles n even more entertaining reader comments-
Sincere thanx to anthony n staff for a job well done if the site is ending, n continued thanx if this site stays up-guess we will see

193. CmdrR - September 10, 2011

191 – I echo that sentiment… echo… echo… echo…

Anthony has provided us with years of great content and a fun place to share inane comments. Yes, I wish he’d let us know what’s going on, or going off. But, it’s still been fun.

194. MJ - September 10, 2011

@193. Yep!

195. Sxottlan - September 10, 2011

I hope this website stays active. I used to visit TrekWeb a lot, but I stopped visiting there years ago because they never updated the look of the site and I thought it looked too sloppy. I also really grew tired of the way the comment section was designed.

If this website is done, I thank the administrators for keeping it going as long as they did. I would just hope their passion would keep them going through the next film.

196. AJ - September 10, 2011

In the 4 years I have been a visitor, and once even a guest contributor, to Trekmovie, there have been several periods when site inactivity led to group speculation that the site was going to close.

Three years ago, everyone over in CHAT rushed to make Facebook pages because of similar speculation.

Anthony chairs branded panels at cons, and does DVD commentaries. As he often says, the amount of posters on the site is minuscule compared to the amount of visitors. The site is part of a pantheon of authoritative entertainment/genre sites (e.g. “Ain’t it Cool,” “Digital Bits”). I can’t see it being a money-loser as some have suggested.

And, don’t forget, THIS site was the one with a live feed from the wrap of Trek09, from the Bridge set no less. This site is visited regularly by Bob Orci, Rick Sternbach, Chris Doohan and others. Fan-based productions? All the players are here.

Have a bit of faith and patience. The ’45th Anniversary’ is a non-event, really. Anthony will make up for it on the 46th.

The only thing we’re all waiting for is information as to the fate of the next film. Eyes on the prize, guys. And that message is for the ‘Supreme Court’ as well.

197. Basement Blogger - September 10, 2011

Let’s not press the panic button on this website. Anthony’s last post was August 26. That’s only two weeks ago. Remember last December? He took time off for a month. Plus, this post by Kayla came out on September 5, 2011. The site is till active. And by the way, that pause led us Trekkers to boldly go where no Trek fan site has gone before. I’m talking about the record setting number of posts for a thread on a story. It’s now at 2320. Link.

P.S. Harry Ballz gets annoyed with me for linking it since it is now his private little room. :-) . Well Harry, nobody is going over there anyway, so it doesn’t matter.

198. Basement Blogger - September 10, 2011

@ 195 AJ

Any day now, J.J. Abrams will make the big announcement. I think it’ll go like this.

“There will be a Mission Impossible V. Bad Robot is developing a Mission Impossible TV series to air before the next Mission Impossible film.”

As Bob Orci would say, “I keeed. I keeed.”

199. CmdrR - September 10, 2011

AJ – you’re right, of course. I just wish someone, even Kayla, would post a one-liner saying “Even mighty pants web moguls need to take a break. See ya around mid-September” or some such. Beyond courtesy, websites that stagnate, even for a short time, lose their regulars. It’s be simple good business to let us know to be patient.

Besides, we’re Trekkies. We bitch.

200. Cervantes - September 10, 2011

@#183 Rob

Count me as another that really likes that site you suggested. I’ll definately be keeping an eye on that one too in the future.

201. Bennie - September 10, 2011

Pascale on Holiday? No update for some time now.

202. Eddie0 - September 10, 2011

its been tooooooo loooooooong

203. Craig - September 10, 2011

#196 If Anthony keeps taking these long breaks, this site will become unreliable for Trek news. Fans of this site will wonder when is the next long break coming? Then when or if Anthony posts new news it will be old news on this site. I have seen people who run blogs and post to their blogs while on vacation.

204. Craig - September 10, 2011

One other thing maybe Anthony has found out Paramount is putting Trek to bed because they can’t come up with another story for the sequel and Trek would be too expensive for TV and maybe Anthony has decided to close this site based on that?

205. Starman - September 10, 2011

Has anyone heard anything from the “Supreme Court” as to the status of the script/production? With this long silence, I’ve got a bad feeling about them making the next film….

206. VZX - September 10, 2011

MY favorite Trek news site is I have been going there for over ten years. Gustavo, who runs it, is a great guy and is very insightful. Plus, the comments section is nicely done and never really long like this one.

I like this site, but the comments section is too much.

207. Rastaman - September 10, 2011

Agreed. I’ve been checking Trekweb since it began almost 15 years ago. Gustavo does a great job over there now, and their discussion forum is always a fun read.

208. Thorny - September 10, 2011

203… I doubt Paramount will put Trek to bed after a hit movie. I think Bad Robot and Co. just have too much on their plate… again. Spring/Summer was blown by the need to nursemaid “Super 8″ through post-production. Now we’re going into Fall TV with all the attention on new “Fringe” and “Persons of Interest”, and by the time that’s done, we’ll be in full “Mission Impossible 4″ attention-diversion-mode. So it will be early next year before Trek gets any serious attention from Bad Robot. Let’s just hope J.J. doesn’t get wanderlust again and decide to start filming “Alias: The Motion Picture” early next year.

209. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - September 10, 2011


Why doesnt Anthony post that he will be gone for a while? If this is such a major hub for news that people go to daily, why would he let it just idle and not give a warning. That is BAD MANAGEMENT!! He is AWOL!

210. Harry Ballz - September 10, 2011


Oh, sure, BB, tell me we’re hosting a party AFTER sending out the invitations!

Now where did I put my lampshade?

211. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 10, 2011

Harry. We will Party all night till the cows(Erica Durance) Comes Home.

212. MJ - September 10, 2011


Exactly, if there needs to be a several week break, then just put a simple one-sentence message on the site tell us there is going to be a break. What if the big fracking deal with doing that??? If that message was put on the site, then we would all be wishing the guy a good well deserved break.

213. AJ - September 10, 2011

We all saw last time that Anthony was away, and the site was freely accessible for posts from Charles, John Tenuto, etc. Kayla tosses us her usual incredible “science” updates as often as she can, given she is globe-jumping at the moment.

Patience is a virtue, and people, surprisingly, have lives outside of work…even those who run SciFi websites.

Many of us check in here several times per day. I expect we’ll be flush with information soon. Just keep the fire burning.

214. SoonerDave - September 10, 2011

@203 – Looks like Paramount already has put Trek to bed. No “announcement,” no new release date, no *anything* – not even a 45th annv note on Trek on this site (which has nothing to do with Paramount, but I can’t help but note the irony). Just sad.

215. Canon Schmanon - September 10, 2011

Wow, I just checked out some of those other Trek sites you guys have mentioned, and while they certainly are better at posting news on a regular basis, the comments suck. Hardly any activity at all. Nothing like this place. I think Anthony definitely has the most participation.

216. MJ - September 10, 2011

@213. You are missing the point. I think we would all be happy to be patient so long as someone on the staff of this website told us (in a one sentence messages that would take them 1 minute to write and post) that there would be a several week break from Trek news due to Anthony’s extended absence. Again, what would be the big deal with doing that?

Heck, when I go on vacation, I leave an “out-of-office” auto-reply on my email — so that anyone trying to contact me knows why they won’t be hearing from me for awhile. That is because I believe it is courteous of me to do so.

217. Buzz Cagney - September 10, 2011

Well if the worse come’s to the worse and this site is being wound down (and i don’t know if that is the case) then where are we going to hook up?
I don’t want to lose touch with you maniacs!
Vultan, Harry, MJ et al, do we know of another good Trek Forum where we can hang out?

218. David C. Roberson - September 10, 2011

Wow, this site is dead…

219. Phil - September 10, 2011

Again, this isn’t the first time management has taken a break. Would just suggest we behave in their absence, and if anyone comes across some interesting stuff I don’t think anyone will pop a gasket if a few links get posted. Most of us have been around long enogh to have an idea what’s unacceptable.

220. Craig - September 10, 2011

#212 Not even the staff is posting except Kayla, The Staff never took long breaks like Anthony. That makes me wonder did the rest of the staff quit and maybe Anthony saw he would have trouble running this site by himself and has decided to shut it down?

221. Phil - September 10, 2011

As I recall, we ended up with a post that had 2000 plus comments on it. We have a ways to go :-)

222. Craig - September 10, 2011

I forgot to add the Staff allways posted while Anthony was away. I think Anthony gave them permission to do so.

223. Phil - September 10, 2011

Keep in mind that if the site was actually shut down we would not be posting now. It costs money to host these sites and bandwidth ain’t cheap.

224. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 10, 2011

I agree that it would be good if someone from the staff, or better still, Anthony himself, leave us a line or two about being away for a while…

Given that I am the one to speculate – it could be that perhaps Anthony had lost some family and/or friends in the 9/11 tragedy of 2001. Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of that awful event in the US. I posted a comment that Chris Pine and his father had been seen at LA (Int’l?) Airport on the 8th September. Chris’s father, Robert Pine is originally from New York and it is possible that he may have family there and even have lost someone close in the 9/11 event. Apparently he/they were flying out of LA (either Chris or his father or both). Perhaps they were going to New York to take part in any memorial events being held.

Just saying…

On another note, did you guys know that you have a US rugby team down here playing four games against Ireland, Australia, Russia and Italy? They kick off against Ireland tonight (NZ time 6.00pm) in New Plymouth. It is already 11 September. I hope the field is not too drenched and soggy, as it is raining throughout the country right now.

Not exactly Star Trek, I know… Anyway, one of my silly little fantasies is that Captain Kirk aka Chris Pine and Dr Bones McCoy aka homeboy Karl Urban beam into Eden Stadium, Auckland, to watch the finals, with our own All Blacks rugby team (the ABs) play off the only other team left and of course, the ABs win the Cup! Kirk and McCoy are both of Anglo-Saxon heritage and I believe rugby did start in that part of the world so it is only fitting that these two illustrious people check out their shared sporting heritage… This is how the world gets to hear that all is well in the alternate Trek universe and there is indeed coming to cinemas near all of us in the next year or so!


225. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 10, 2011

IS Someone HERE!!!. ANYBODY!!!!!!!

226. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 10, 2011

For the last we Grapple with Thee. For hates sake. I Spit my lasy breath. At thee.

227. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 10, 2011

He task me and I shall have Anthony.
I shall chase him around the Moons of Nibia and round the entire malsstorm and round pertitions flame before I give up Trekmovie.

228. AJ - September 10, 2011


If there is one thiing I would expect from Anthony, if the site were to shut down, is an announcement: “The site is shutting down.”

Haven’t seen it yet.

229. capt brando - September 10, 2011

totaly dropped the ball on ST’s 45th

230. CmdrR - September 10, 2011

I think the smart money is still on Anthony is elsewhere and he pays staffers by the assignment, rather than on spec. I would also assume that any postings refering to site policies is strictly Anthony’s bailiwick… or else heads roll.
So… we wait.
We just frakkin’ wait.

231. Vultan - September 10, 2011


Buzz, if this site is shutting down, how about heading over to It looks somewhat similar to this site, and the comments section is fairly easy to use. At least it isn’t as clumsy as the one at

232. Chadwick - September 10, 2011

My main concern (over the rumors of this site going down) is never have we had a Star Trek fan site cater to the fans in which we are able to correspond with someone involved in Star Trek like Bob Orci.

233. SternGeek - September 10, 2011

R.I.P. TrekMovie

234. TrekMovie.kom - September 10, 2011

I’m not dead, yet!

235. TrekMovie.kom - September 10, 2011

Really, I’m feeling much better.

236. xai - September 10, 2011

I don’t believe this site is dead, nor that Anthony “owes” it’s users a thing. I DO think that leaving any website as popular as this one with nothing current on it’s stories for more than 2 days is inviting a drop in site visits. But, this is not my site.
I look forward to a return to normal. It will happen.

237. Aurore - September 10, 2011

234. TrekMovie.kom – September 10, 2011
Really, I’m feeling much better.

Sorry, it’s just you and me, now .
Everybody else left ; out of (web)site, out of mind, as they say…

Ah, nevermind. They never really understood you anyway.


238. Craiger - September 10, 2011

Trekweb posted news on the sequel. Nothing new to report. Nothing on the status of the script. We will have to wait for J.J.’s announcement. It sounds like they aren’t even working on it because Orci is working on Season 2 of Hawaii 5-0. See they have too many things going on at once to even work on the sequel. Even though I like Hawaii 5-0. Sounds like the sequel is on the back burner right now.

239. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 10, 2011

This is a link to an article I found on the IMDb Chris Pine homepage –

It does not tell anything new, only seems to confirm that filming will start sometime in the fall of 2011… There are some nice pictures of Chris and Zoe though.

240. CmdrR - September 10, 2011

How do you post/read comments on

241. Craiger - September 10, 2011

I tried signing up for an account never got an email reply back to activate an account. Could be TrekWeb is no longer accepting any new members? One guy owns the site and another one runs it.

242. Dee - lvs moon' surface - September 10, 2011

#239. Craiger …

…yes, an old article … date July, 28 … and boborci was commenting here after that, by the way …

… you’re right … nothing new…


:-) :-)

243. SoonerDave - September 10, 2011

I think its time to realize that the sequel, for right now, is off the table. Paramount didn’t push it, Bad Robot did other things, and right now each is waiting for the other to tell them how important it is, and neither is responding. I’m beginning to think the 70-page outline was a posturing hoax, and we may not get another movie anytime soon. Sorry to be a “Debbie Downer,” but I just don’t see anything to convince me otherwise that anything of substance is moving on the sequel, and I don’t get the impression the current Supreme Court is exactly breaking a sweat over it.

244. Red Dead Ryan - September 10, 2011

I have to agree with MJ. Even though Anthony doesn’t owe us any explanation, it would be nice for someone from his staff to post an announcement stating the reason for his lengthy absence.

But if this site is going to be shut down, there needs to be some notice.

Anyway, in less than a week, the “Star Wars” Blu Ray collection comes out. I’m really looking forward to it.

Video games I’m looking forward to “Gears Of War 3″, “Modern Warfare 3″, “Batman: Arkham City” and the tenth anniversary edition of “Halo: Combat Evolved”.

Other Blu Ray releases I can’t wait for include “The Lion King”, and the “Jurassic Park Trilogy”.

Man, all of the good stuff starts to come out around this time.

245. Enterprisingguy - September 10, 2011

237. Craiger – September 10, 2011

Trekweb posted news on the sequel. Nothing new to report. Nothing on the status of the script. We will have to wait for J.J.’s announcement. It sounds like they aren’t even working on it because Orci is working on Season 2 of Hawaii 5-0. See they have too many things going on at once to even work on the sequel. Even though I like Hawaii 5-0. Sounds like the sequel is on the back burner right now.

246. starman - September 10, 2011

I agree the sequel is probably DOA, and if it is ever going to see life again it will be 2013/2014 once the Supreme Court runs out of projects…sad way to treat loyal fans and a great franchise.

247. Enterprisingguy - September 10, 2011

Sorry……for some reason the site did not post my whole comment in the previous post.

237. Craiger – September 10, 2011

Trekweb posted news on the sequel. Nothing new to report. Nothing on the status of the script. We will have to wait for J.J.’s announcement. It sounds like they aren’t even working on it because Orci is working on Season 2 of Hawaii 5-0. See they have too many things going on at once to even work on the sequel. Even though I like Hawaii 5-0. Sounds like the sequel is on the back burner right now.


It sounds like we may be facing yet another delay due to the “distractions” of the “Supreme Court”

I wonder when Paramount will stop waiting for these guys to give them their full attention and find someone else. At this point I’m willing to wait considering that we seem to be stuck at square one anyway.

248. Mirror Jordan - September 10, 2011

They should at least announce that the release date is moving. The lack of news is deafening.

249. Mirror Jordan - September 10, 2011

@246 I was just about to write the same thing!
In the old days, Paramount would already have moved on.

250. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 10, 2011

Star Trek is far from being dead. Yeah, sure, about 50 percent of the people commenting on this site hate the reboot movie and think none of it is in the spirit of Star Trek anymore, but there are plenty of fans out there who still embrace the franchise and keep it alive through conventions, fanfilms, fanfiction and tons of other stuff.

Leonard is retiring from convention appearances. Alright, fair enough–he’s an 80-year-old man and has every right to retire. It doesn’t have to mean Trek is dying.

Yeah, yeah, I’m commenting on old news. So what–we have nothing better to talk about. What is going on here, Mr. Pascale?!? Where are you guys?!?

This is what happens to Trekkies when we have nowhere to vent. Maybe the staff on this site is conducting an experiment to see how long we can survive without them. There: you’re killing us. Are you happy now?


Happy belated birthday, Star Trek. It’s nice to know we’re both Virgos.

251. Red Dead Ryan - September 10, 2011

Well, just found out that Cliff Robertson, who played Uncle Ben in the Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” movies, has died.

I haven’t seen any of his other movies apart from the “Spider-Man” films.

He really lent gravitas to those movies, especially the first and second films.

Not sure that Martin Sheen will be able to match Cliff Robertson as Uncle Ben.

252. Craiger - September 10, 2011

#249, I loved the reboot movie. My favorite scene was when Kirk and McCoy are going up to the new Enterprise in that shuttle with that music playing. I wonder if Paramount didn’t like any of the villians that they came up with? Maybe they suggested alot of the old ones and Paramount said no that’s been done before and they are having trouble coming up with a new villian?

253. Mirror Jordan - September 10, 2011

Maybe they have too many people working on this script this time?

254. "Check the Circuit!" - September 10, 2011

If the current creative team is too stretched to focus on Star Trek 2.0…hire a new one. Simple.

255. Samuel Clemens - September 10, 2011


RIP Cliff Robertson.

A great actor. Check out his performance as war hero JFK in “PT-109,” and “Charly,” for which he won an Oscar for best actor. Also, there’s an episode of “The Twilight Zone” that he starred in called “The Dummy.” A great, creepy episode.

256. Jonboc - September 10, 2011

I don’t blame Anthony for not posting any news….when he had a little spurt of sound byes from Quinto or JJ , about the delay, all it was met with was negative or smart ass responses like “oh boy, you call THIS newsworthy?”

Who wants to read that all of the time? It has been an endless supply of trash talk from MJ and others that just got old. I stopped coming by and if Anthony decided to say screw it, who can blame him? I’ll be back when the tone is different and there is active discussion about the movie. I’ve been loving this site since day one, but honestly, haven’t been here in awhile. If Anthony wants to keep iT going, it’ll pick up again as the movie approaches, and I’ll come back. But yeah, Anthony owes us nothing. I just hope all is well.

257. C Mosenko - September 10, 2011

Perhaps Anthony has become a go to guy for the sequel. And there may be a surprise up coming. Who knows, we’ll find out eventually.

258. Samuel Clemens - September 10, 2011

Anthony “owes” us nothing, but most forms of media usually let their audience know (or at least hint at) the possibility of a hiatus or a shut down. That’s just common courtesy… which doesn’t seem to be all that common anymore.

259. MJ - September 10, 2011

@255. Dude, man you are so obsessed with me for your own good. Practically every one of your posts on this website the past six months has been vitriol and potshots against me. Fortunately, others here are now seeing how transparent this is.

Why don’t you focus on something besides me for a change? Do you have anything original to offer us regarding your thoughts on Trek, etc? Come on dude, sign up for a 12-step program or do something so that you can break away from your emotional obsession with me.

260. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 10, 2011


I have no idea. Star Trek XI is honestly my favorite movie in the entire franchise–while I’m at it, I’ll say that it’s worlds beyond TWOK to me (sorry, classic Trekkies). Maybe it’s like what happened to that Thundercats movie which was supposed to have been released a year ago: one scene was produced, the studio took a look at it and abandoned the project.

Or maybe they’ll pull a Phase II on us…30 years later, the fans will find the lost Star Trek XII screenplay by Bob Orci and Damon Lindelof, and make their own film. And then we’ll be able to say, in our old, frail voices, “Yeeees…we were around when they first wrote the script for it…”

261. Buzz Cagney - September 10, 2011

Hi Vults! Nice to hear from you mate.
I’ll put into my favourites just in case Trekmovie up’s and disappears. I really hope that doesn’t happen but we do need a back-up plan.

How have you enjoyed the latest Top Gear run, Vults?

262. MJ - September 10, 2011

@261. Buzz, I agree — let’s make the backup site we all go to if this site goes kupput.

263. Buzz Cagney - September 10, 2011

#261 its in my favourites, MJ. ;-)

Its a very tidy and attractive site and it looks like it could do with some new visitors.
How long do we give Trekmovie though? Its sad, but if Anthony has lost interest or whatever that doesn’t mean we just give up on our chats.

(btw I agree with the above poster who suggested Anthony probably gets fed up with the negative posts regarding what some consider to be pointless ‘no news to report yet’ stories. The man has contacts second to none so we really do need to trust him to keep us up to speed. Come back soon, Anthony, we are missing you and your team)

264. Vultan - September 10, 2011


Sounds like a plan, Buzz.
As MJ said, looks like a good backup.

We’re about three episodes into the new season of Top Gear over here. So far I’ve enjoyed them, though can’t say they’ve been all that memorable (aside from Alice Cooper, of course). But… the next one is supposed to have some sort of train made of automobiles or something like that. From the preview, it looks insane, goofy, and utterly ridiculous—in other words, right up my alley! :D


265. Buzz Cagney - September 10, 2011

#263 lol Vults, the car train bit was the series highlight. Its very good.

On a side note we are very much thinking of 9/11 over here today. Its shocking to think its 10 years since that shocking day.
Still unreal that it happened at all.

266. Canon Schmanon - September 10, 2011

You guys are kidding about, right? There are hardly any comments on each story. Some have none. It’s about as active comment-wise as Cliff Robertson.

267. Vultan - September 10, 2011


Well, the comments will pick up if and when this site shuts down. But please, feel free to go elsewhere. That Cliff Robertson comment—too soon and frankly… tasteless.

268. Jim Nightshade - September 10, 2011

yes cliff robertson–great actor–also one of the blacklisted actors thanx to the mccarthy communist witch hunts—another genre film he was in was brainstorm directed by efx king trumball n natalie woods last movie christopher walken was also in it–trumball was already trying to push the technology envelope when he made it-parts were going to be filmed in his showscan 70mm format which also projected films at 60fps for ultra clarity depth etc-but studio wouldnt approve it plus death of natalie wood made movie tough to finish-almost didnt get made–i thought it was one of the better made movies-its scifi,action n love story—trumballs other movie silent running also great-

269. Vultan - September 10, 2011


Buzz, I appreciate the thoughts for 9/11. Hopefully, people everywhere will remember that in addition to the American casualties that many foreign nationals from around the world were murdered that day. It wasn’t just an attack on the US; it was an attack on human decency.

I was 18 at the time. Just a few months out of high school and without the slightest clue of which direction to take in life. The world suddenly came into focus for me on that day—as with everyone else.

270. Harry Ballz - September 10, 2011


it’s agreed then. If this site goes “tits up”, we’ll meet over at

271. Vultan - September 10, 2011


Will there be beer?

272. Harry Ballz - September 11, 2011


Is a bullfrog’s ass watertight?

273. Buzz Cagney - September 11, 2011

#270 of course, at room temperature naturally, matey. ;)

274. Buzz Cagney - September 11, 2011

If isn’t that busy it must still be more informative than Trekmovie currently is?
My real concern wasn’t the availability of Trek news or Sci-Fi news it was suddenly losing contact with people on here. That would be too cruel to contemplate. Now we have a back-up place.
Thats the UK and US (and Canada of course!) doing what we do best- working together to overcome obstacles! :-D

We might not always agree on here but thats part of the fun. :-D

275. Vultan - September 11, 2011

Aye, matey!

276. Buzz Cagney - September 11, 2011

And now a word from our sponsors…

Don’t know if you guys have ever seen that, its 20 or so years old I think.
It gave me a good laugh at the time. And still does actually!

277. MJ - September 11, 2011

@276. Funny! I have never seen this before. Thanks!

278. The ste - September 11, 2011

This is why I love this site…people have made friends here…really in keeping with the spirit of star trek…I really hope that this site can get active again

279. CmdrR - September 11, 2011

269. Harry Ballz – September 10, 2011

it’s agreed then. If this site goes “tits up”, we’ll meet over at

Or at least somewhere with tits.

280. Lostrod - September 11, 2011

I made my first post at Treknews. Had to warn them about the motley crew here jumping ship :)

281. Buzz Cagney - September 11, 2011

#279 not so much jumping ship as considering hopping aboard another that has some wind in its sails. ;)

We’ll see, but as we’ve been saying, its very much just a back-up plan. No more.

282. Buzz Cagney - September 11, 2011

yeah, just posted one, lostrod and I feel kind of dirty. And not in a good way!

283. jamesingeneva - September 11, 2011

Can’t believe no sign of posts from TrekMovie staff or Anthony yet :(

Looks like he updated something with the domain a week ago.

Hopefully this isn’t going to suddenly die like did. I really miss coming on here and getting different stories that appeal to a trek fan. I just don’t like the other sites, especially the site.

284. Craiger - September 11, 2011

What about chatting a In their news section they have headlines from both Trekweb and TrekToday and they have a chat forum.

285. Matt - September 11, 2011

What happened to this sight? Where are all the articles everyday and reviews of books?

286. Craiger - September 11, 2011

#282 I think I figured it out. I looked at the link you posted, looks like Anthony might be starting his own business called pascalstrategic and maybe he will get back to Trekmovie after that is done or he is get rid of Trekmovie for his own business and he wont have time to do TrekMovie anymore. I am not sure if the link below is the same company listed on that link #282 posted.

287. Enterprisingguy - September 11, 2011

281. Buzz Cagney – September 11, 2011

“yeah, just posted one, lostrod and I feel kind of dirty. And not in a good way!”

The format over there is almost identical to this one. Unlike the crappy comment section at Trekweb,’s comments are in an easy linear format. And you can comment directly to someone rather than having to copy and paste in a later post. If this site goes down I will definitely be posting over there.

288. Eddie0 - September 11, 2011


289. dmduncan - September 11, 2011

Looks like preorders for the refit E at QMX have started being taken. It’s only $5K!

290. Canon Schmanon - September 11, 2011

266. Vultan – Don’t worry, man, I wouldn’t dream of migrating to Treknews and ruining your fun with my tasteless comments.

291. svadams - September 11, 2011

This used to be such a good site. The movie updates, tv updates, trek news. Not even a courtesy post to state when it will be off the air for days or weeks at a time. I am not usually critical of labors of love like this started out being, being time and effort is donated and all – but this is just wrong. I’m removing it from my bookmarks and am sadly done. Thanks for the good times and I wish you well in the future – if there is one. You were a treasure – past tense.

292. Adolescent Nightmare - September 11, 2011

Yes fellas, we must select an emergency back up site that we can also run into the ground with our incessant whining and complaining. Surely any site would be happy to have us?

293. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - September 11, 2011

Has TrekMovie’s corpse started to smell yet?

294. Craiger - September 11, 2011

How does Anthony expect to even keep his readers if he keeps taking these long breaks. He could say TrekMovie is back if he ever comes back but would that mean anything to his loyal fans of this site? Would they start to wonder if another long break would happen again?

295. John Tenuto - September 11, 2011

Hello Everyone

I spoke with Anthony Pascale last Sunday and he has some personal issues to attend to which is why the site has not been updated. He said that there would be new articles again soon. I hope this helps!

John Tenuto Merchandise Editor

296. Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - September 11, 2011

Don’t know if it’s this site or my ass, but something smells like it’s dead and rotting around here.

297. Sebastian - September 11, 2011

Possible Explanations:

1) Anthony does not want to post.

a) He feels no need to post an update. (unlikely)
b) He is preparing something big which takes time.
c) He’s on vacation/wants to take a break.

2) Anthony is not able to post.

a) Technical issues.
b) Legal issues.
c) Site has been hacked.

298. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 11, 2011


No, we are keeping it on life support. I don’t know for how long though, because…


*dun dun dun*

I’m sorry…I’m getting a little loopy.

I’ve moved over to TrekNews…I feel so bad…

299. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 11, 2011

#264, #271

Three New Zealanders died in the 9/11 attacks. Two were in the Twin Towers at the time and one was in the plane, United Airlines 93 – the plane that crashed in the field with no survivors. It was an attack on everyone, given that they attacked the World Trade Centre, where a lot more foreigners (tourists and workers) would be than was normal for most other places in the USA.

At the time, I was posting to another site (not a Trek one) and a guy from Ireland had just heard that a friend and colleague had been trapped in one of the Twin Towers and was very upset, obviously. I think his friend was one of the lucky ones on that day…

I think, seriously, that perhaps Anthony and some of the staff may have more important things on their minds right now…

As I mentioned earlier, the US Rugby team is here to compete for the Rugby World Cup. Yesterday, 11 September (NZ time), our own Fire Service had a memorial service for those firemen who died trying to save others on 9/11. as well, there was a memorial service held in New Plymouth and the US rugby team was in attendance and so was the US Marine Corps band.

The Dallas Morning News has also picked up this article and printed it in their newspaper.

Unfortunately, perhaps Star Trek, a science-FICTION franchise, should take a backseat at this time.

R.I.P. to all those who died in those attacks on 11 September 2001 and condolences to those who did survive and still bear the scars, and to those who lost loved ones that day.

300. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 11, 2011

So how come my last post was no. #300 and yet it only says 297 comments for this thread. Presumably this will be #301 on my screen. I seem to be reading three more posts than the rest of you and that seems to be confirmed when someone refers to a post number which makes no sense in the context of what they are writing and I realise they are referring to another poster’s comments.

It is similar on the Zachary Quinto thread. I see one more post that the rest of you seem to.

As far as I can tell, none are repeated…

301. MJ - September 11, 2011

@299. I seriously doubt that Anthony has missed the last two weeks on this website because of the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 here. Is there a very small chance…sure…but I doubt it.

302. MJ - September 11, 2011

@295 “How does Anthony expect to even keep his readers if he keeps taking these long breaks. He could say TrekMovie is back if he ever comes back but would that mean anything to his loyal fans of this site? Would they start to wonder if another long break would happen again?”

Exactly. At some point people will go to other sites. As an example, look at the level of comments on given articles over the past couple of months versus the same period a year ago and you will see that the level of comments is down by about 1/3. So the site is already losing participation.

303. Jim Nightshade - September 11, 2011

say I wanted a followup to the Booze trek con did his trip go? did he spread booze to teh trek masses? did the booze company git their moneys worth sending him to the con? These and other questions answered..when heheh

304. Red Dead Ryan - September 11, 2011

I think that for one day, at least, especially on this hot, clear late summer day (in Victoria, Canada where I am) on this September 11 I will not complain about the lack of new articles. I find it shallow to be complaining about something so trivial in comparison to the anniversary of a massive, shocking event such as 9/11, where 2,977 people were murdered in cold blood, including 24 Canadians, who did nothing to deserve the fate that befell them.

Based on human history, this is probably naive and wishful thinking on my part, but let’s all hope and make sure acts such as what happened on 9/11 never happen again.

I would like to see Gene Roddenberry’s dream of a future where humans live peacefully and work together come true.

305. Son of Sarek - September 11, 2011

Check out Alexa’s site info page for

Visits to the site are up 40% despite the lack of articles but down 23% for the last 3 months.

306. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - September 11, 2011


To be honest, I can’t see how anyone could blame you for moving elsewhere.

So much for TrekMovie being “THE shource for everything new in Trek.” Sure, there isn’t really anything new to report on, but what about general Trek things like Book Reviews, actor round-ups etc.

307. Vultan - September 11, 2011


Well put, Ryan.

308. MJ - September 11, 2011


309. Buzz Cagney - September 11, 2011

#302 actually the real concern many of us had wasn’t the lack of new articles it was the worry that Trekmovie would disappear and we’d lose contact with each other. It seems to me that this anniversary is the very time for those feelings to be most appropriate.
And it wasn’t as if we were just ignoring the date- it was mentioned by a couple of us.

310. pock speared - September 11, 2011

i’m pretty sure anthony is just getting laid, as so few here do. i say let the man have some booty. or he could be dead. which would be so lame.

311. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 11, 2011

Keachick, Dee Ivs’, are you coming too?

312. Phil - September 11, 2011

@302. Sounds like a plan.

313. Harry Ballz - September 11, 2011

308. pock speared “I’m pretty sure anthony is just getting laid….or he could be dead”

Either way, he’s stiff!

314. MJ - September 11, 2011

@313 Don’t be so hard.

315. Harry Ballz - September 11, 2011

That was my screen name in the adult film business…….ROCK HARD!

316. Red Dead Ryan - September 11, 2011


I wasn’t responding to anyone in particular, Buzz. I just had to resist the temptation to post something like “What, no new articles AGAIN” or something to that effect.

But yeah, you’re quite right about the potential end of TrekMovie.Com and where we’d go to continue our chats. TrekNews.Net looks promising. The official “Star Trek” site might not be suitable, as I don’t think CBS would tolerate our style of conversing, e.g. Harry Ballz would be banned if he posted some of his humorous quips on the official site.

317. Red Dead Ryan - September 11, 2011


“Don’t be so hard.”

Don’t start going soft, MJ!

318. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 11, 2011

I’ve had a look at Treknews. It looks pretty good. I’m happy to check out that site as well. It is better than Trebweb which seems cumbersome.

I see there is a review of the Captains Documentary there and the reviewer says that Chris Pine is hardly in it at all – “gets short shrift”. Pine came off as earnest and honest, but a bit intimidated and Shatner did not help much… (according to the reviewer). I am disappointed that there seems to be so little of Chris Pine in the documentary. Would those who have seen the entire documentary agree, or otherwise?

I doubt that the DVD will ever be available here in NZ, so if I wanted to see it I would have to order it through Amazon, pay extra because of the difference between NZ and US exchange rates, packing and postage – double US$17.99 and that is approximately how I have to pay, more or less. It will only be for Region 1 DVD players. Fortunately, I have a JVC multi-regional player, but I had heard that no more multi-regional players (DVD or Blu-ray) were being made, so if this is correct, once the JVC (7 years old in April 2011) “packs a real sad”, I’m screwed. So much for the wonders, accessibility and affordability of new technology…:((

We have one or two region 2 (UK) DVDs and two region 1(USA) DVDs which we can play only on the JVC. NZ (Oceania) is region 4.

Anyway, I will see you guys over there. I’ll keep checking here for anything new. There has been nothing from the staff, except Kayla – just weird. I think that one of the main problems is that Paramount and Bad Robot appear not to be able to get their act together. The longer they leave whatever announcement needs to be made about the Star Trek sequel, the more ominous things appear and I suggest the more pissed off many of us feel that they took so long to bring us the “good, bad and the ugly”.

I keep hanging on George Takei’s words about there being “so much buzz” at Paramount. I hope it is good buzz and that clean shave that Chris Pine now has is a good sign of great Trek stuff to come soon, as I write with a hopeful sigh!…

319. Viking - September 11, 2011

‘That was my screen name in the adult film business…….ROCK HARD!’

Harry Ballz=Ron Jeremy

Let’s see how many of you can shake THAT image out of your head at 3 AM. ROTLFMAO

320. Harry Ballz - September 11, 2011

Viking, what, I should have gone with my alternate choice in name….BUCK NAKED?

321. Viking - September 11, 2011

#316 Keachick – I haven’t seen the DVD yet, but I doubt that Chris Pine got ‘short shrift’, in the bigger picture. He just doesn’t have nearly the time and tenure in the ‘center seat’ as any of the other principals. Besides, he’s also handicapped by the fact that he never logged a single star hour as Kirk (or any other Trek character) on the small screen first. Even though Bakula never made it to the theater as Archer, he still had four seasons on TV, so he earned his berth in the project. The fact that Shatner even included Pine is a tip of the hat to a future of the franchise that hasn’t even been written yet.

322. Viking - September 11, 2011

Harry – I was thinking about ‘Miles Long’. Or ‘Dick Nibbler’.


323. Harry Ballz - September 11, 2011

Viking, you must have seen my biggest movie, ROMANCING THE BONE.

324. Viking - September 11, 2011

No, but I saw you in ‘Hairy McGuire’.

Dude, you really gotta shave your back. LMAO

325. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 11, 2011

Harry Ballz aka Buck Naked with a Firm Membership…

326. MJ - September 11, 2011

Harry Ballz….the John C. Holmes of Canadian adult films!

327. Harry Ballz - September 11, 2011

Don’t forget the awards I got for FORREST HUMP!

328. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 11, 2011



329. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 12, 2011

Oh Harry. Are you that good?

330. MJ - September 12, 2011

And who can forget Harry’s legendary breakout role in “Debbie Does Yellowknife”

331. Harry Ballz - September 12, 2011


Aw, c’mon, Keachick, you know the type………all talk, no action…….

(in Bronx accent, strutting around)

“Hey, if she can even WALK tomorrow, I don’t know my business!”

332. 7beta - September 12, 2011

Absence isn’t bad. But I want an announcement.
No update or tweet about 45th is very sad.

333. Ben - September 12, 2011

whats happened to the site? holiday or is it down permenatly? its not logical…

334. Viking - September 12, 2011

Harry wrote some of the dialogue for the character Notch Johnson in ‘Son OF The Beach':

“Here’s a head shot. And here’s one of my face.”


335. Enterprisingguy - September 12, 2011

331. Ben – September 12, 2011

“whats happened to the site? holiday or is it down permenatly? its not logical…”

It may as well be down permanently. Down for 10 days and then back for one article and now down again for a week and counting.

I don’t begrudge Anthony some time off. But This is ridiculous. He’s gone more than he’s here. I own a hardware store and can only dream of taking the amount of time off that some people here are chalking up as normal.If he doesn’t want to do it anymore he should be considerate to those of us who have been faithful followers and just say so.

I know that there are those who say that he doesn’t owe us anything. I disagree. This IS a site that makes ad money off of traffic. While I am not ungrateful for all the wonderful articles he’s brought us I still believe that an explanation one way or the other is warranted. He DOES owe us that IMO!

336. fatman bruno - September 12, 2011

When everyone’s done bitchin – as any one considered there might be a death in the family hence the silence
don’t know about you but i couldn’t give a damn about anything for a few months when my mum passed away

337. SoonerDave - September 12, 2011

For every site I’ve ever frequented that has subsequently shut down, including absolutely free (ad-supported) sites, there has been at a minimum either an email message or a one-liner on the site home page that says something to the effect of the site being closed (for whatever reason). No, no one owes us anything. That’s a given. But I think it’s certainly within the realm of *courtesy* for someone to say something – even if it’s nothing more than “thanks and farewell.” The speculation is silly and pointless. As I said before, if Anthony wants to close up shop, that’s his prerogative, but a one-line note on the front page wouldn’t take five minutes to post.

338. David - September 12, 2011

I don’t think this site is shutting down.There is just a lull in news. And I can’t speak to the specific circumstances of this site, but typically sites like this are done on a volunteer basis. Sometimes life gets in the way, whether it’s taking some time off or something more important preventing the site from being updated.

Some websites don’t get updated for months at time…without any sort of notice. Rarely do I ever see a website where the webmaster announces they won’t be updating for awhile. A week or two in comparison is nothing.

339. SupremeDalekOnTheBridge - September 12, 2011


340. Phil - September 12, 2011

@333. I’d be really suprised if this site is making money. This site is the equivilant of someone who sells Avon on the side – yeah, he’d be thrilled to get rich doing it, but at best it;s probably a break-even deal.

341. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011


342. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011

For all of you 3D fans out there. Paramount will Re Realease Top Gun in 3D in early 2012. No Report’s if they are going to do the same with any of the Star Trek Movies.

343. Enterprisingguy - September 12, 2011

338. Phil – September 12, 2011

“@333. I’d be really suprised if this site is making money. This site is the equivilant of someone who sells Avon on the side – yeah, he’d be thrilled to get rich doing it, but at best it;s probably a break-even deal”

I didn’t intend to suggest that Anthony is making a ton of ad money. I’m sorry if I was unclear in my intent. Maybe he is. Who knows? All I was trying to do was to differentiate between this being a for-profit enterprise and just some blog that someone is doing out of their own pocket. Perhaps it no longer brings in enough to make it worth Anthony’s trouble. Again..who knows? I just wish we knew what was going on. It’s just a bit frustrating to keep checking back only to find no updates. It’s only that we’ve cared so much about this site that we hate seeing it go dead like this.

344. Dep1701 - September 12, 2011

Perhaps Anthony got tired of all the “this isn’t REAL news”, “these are the same old empty promises by J.J.”, and “I’m offended by the contents of this article” posts from many of the people who regularly post negative comments here. I know I do.

If you aren’t interested in an article, don’t bother to look at it, instead of wasting your time, and everyone else,s by posting a negative comment about it. Trolling kills the mood, and, I’m sure, the desire to post articles here.

I appreciate all the work put in by Anthony and everyone else who posts here, and if I’m not interested in a particular piece of news, I don’t bother with it, rather than complaining about it or attacking the author or subject.

345. Captain Hackett - September 12, 2011

Trekmovie is dead, Jim.

(I hope so NOT!)

346. rm10019 - September 12, 2011

342 Dep1701 – I couldn’t say it better myself. Thank you for expressing it so well.

Hopefully when Anthony returns people will be a bit more civilized and courteous, but judging by the contant inane postings by a few, these wishes will not be granted.

347. AJ - September 12, 2011

December: TNG Blu-Rays coming out in Europe. 15th.

Read it in German. Comin’ at ya from the Trekmovie Secret ModSquad:

Harry Ballz was embedded with several European women to acquire this information, and, at his age, well, it wasn’t exactly a productive encounter, so the Internet was the next best thing. European women don’t really know that much about Trek, anyway….

Well: Looks like we get “Encounter at Farpoint,” “The Inner Light” and “Sins of the Father” as remastered TNG eps on BR disc this December. Remastered, no less. While we all want to see “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” for sure. We have to buy these suckers to justify the job.

348. Harry Ballz - September 12, 2011


AJ, one of the women said, “if that’s your birthday suit, you better get it ironed, you’re getting it wrinkled!”

I told her to speak louder into the microphone.

349. Starfleet's Finest - September 12, 2011

I’m glad to see the post is still up and running :) I think it’s hilarious that MJ, Vultan, and Buzz are pretty much ready to pack up and head off to the next site…makes me feel like I’m back in college figuring out which party to go next. No insult or anything…just humorous, is all. Oh, and the Monty Python reference earlier? Fantastic. :D

Since I’m relatively new to trekmovie it’s good to know this sort of thing has happened before but correct me if I’m wrong if they WERE going to “close the site down”, would the entire site just be gone? Why leave it up and accessible if they have no intention on coming back? I’m not really all that knowledgeable on web page procedures or anything but I do know that when sites are GONE gone, there is really nothing left at that specific address. Just an observation.

Ah well, I’m content to continue the party at Trekmovie until mom and dad get home :P Someone’s ordering pizza right?

350. Craig - September 12, 2011

What ever happened to, “The Source For Everything New In Trek?” That means news articles on everything Trek not just the movie. If Anthony has gotten tired of posting about the other Trek news then he should post something saying what is happening with this site. That is not complaining it’s this site is not living up to its tagline. Just look at the amount of general Trek news that Trekweb and Trektoday has posted since Anthony went on vacation. Not even the other staff is posting anymore. Orci and crew aren’t even posting anymore. This site used to be fun interacting with the Star Trek movie crew and now its not. People are even removing it from their bookmarks.

351. The Banjo - September 12, 2011

this website is dead :S

352. Ryan Spooner - September 12, 2011

It’s now been a week since the last news article. Has the entire world just stopped doing anything trek, sci-fi, or space related in the past week? Or have all the staff just gone AWOL?

353. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - September 12, 2011

does anthony have a facebook page?

354. rm10019 - September 12, 2011

we should have a race to be LAST, just like all the users were rushing to be FIRST on a new article!

355. the ste - September 12, 2011

ive been on many other tv/sci-fi/movie related sites and theres been no new star trek news other than the 45th anniversary…i REALLY hope this site isnt dead as i love it and have been coming here for a while now

oh and watch ALPHAS tonight as the always awesome BRENT SPINER is in anyone seen his online show? its pretty funny

356. Buzz Cagney - September 12, 2011

#314 ah forgive my sensitivity, RDR.

I had just listened to some of the Services from over there on BBC Radio and was left close to tears by a young lad talking of his father who had been killed in the Towers. It was very moving and knocked me a bit off kilter I think.
Thanks for the clarification though.

357. Aurore - September 12, 2011

“European women don’t really know that much about Trek, anyway….”

Ah, generalizations!
I’m sure some European women know more than others…
Besides, it’s never too late to learn.

For instance, on this site , thanks to some posters, I, personally, learned that, apparently, many true Star Trek fans didn’t…”know” much about women (European or otherwise) , anyway… (posts 174 &183 , amongst others).


358. NuFan - September 12, 2011


Let’s start They can go there every day and announce that they’re leaving and never coming back.

359. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011

Anthony did this last December 19th. A few of us. Harry,AJ,CmdrR, Basement Blogger and my self kep it going and sometimes we still post on it. So as they said in the newer battlestar Galactica.
It happned before and it will happen again.

360. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011

Here is the lonl to the all time record post of a thred. In fact. Harry and I are keeping it going.

361. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011

This was from a Scifi Update on December 19th 2010.

362. boomer13 - September 12, 2011

So when the new star trek movie comes out in 2024…will there be a special edition of Star Trek 09?

363. Buzz Cagney - September 12, 2011

#358 you guys have too much free time!

364. Harry Ballz - September 12, 2011


(in my best Jack Benny voice)

Now cut that out!!

365. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011

#361 In my best 3 stooge voice.

366. Mark Lynch - September 12, 2011

It will be converted to 4D with Sensuround-Smello-Vision, including the lens flares…

367. Adolescent Nightmare - September 12, 2011


Sounds good. Maybe we’ll get rich. Don’t forget, we’ll also need a space where they can announce they have lost all interest in Star Trek because it’s taking too long.

368. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011

#365. Hey. They can do Smell a vision on Trek 2 with the Citi eels. We can see Khans bloody face and first mate Mr. Preston.

369. Red Dead Ryan - September 12, 2011


No problem, Buzz!


You know, instead of keeping that thread going, why not just continue posting on this one? We’ll be able to break the record in no time. I predict this article can reach 1,000,000. ;-)

Anyway, I just hope all is well with Anthony.

370. Phil - September 12, 2011

@358. Good lord, man, why??!!

371. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011

#369. Because as Kirk said in Trek 5.
Because it is there.

372. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 12, 2011

If you google Chris Pine, there is a site that has not been updated since September 2010 but you can still click onto it. It does seem that people can just go away and leave and a site remains online, but totally out of date as time goes on. Hopefully, it won’t be the same case here with trekmovie.

It could be that soon Kayla may have some science news, given that it is now Monday (US time). I do a lot of time travel, as in flipping back and forwards over and over…It is now Tuesday (13 September) here, 8.54am as I write this.

Buzz, you are probably right. We do have too much free time. I’ve got to get a life…so much to do, so little time…I put it down to NOT having a basement.

373. Craiger - September 12, 2011

I think they have overextended themselves because Orci and Kurtzman has Hawaii 5-0. Abrams has Alcatraz and Person of Interest two new shows this Fall. That doesn’t bode well for the sequel.

374. Harry Ballz - September 12, 2011


Commodore Mike, I just posted a dirty joke on our ancient thread to keep things humming!

375. Number 3 - September 12, 2011

and to whomever is last…..please turn out the Four Lights when you leave…all my best to the trekmovie crew, where-ever they may be…Peace and long life

376. Steve T. in NY - September 12, 2011

Whats going on here? They are shutting down?? WTF?? I thought this site was and is great but lately. we seem to go days at a time without updates. I know this pushing the movie back thing sucks.. and perhaps thats why no news, but I mean really.. Rick Sternback.. Bob Orci just to name a few actually read our posts and responded!! Where can you get that??
Well I hope this site doesnt go the way of the Dodo.. I also hope that we dont have to wait until 2015 for another Star Trek Film!!

377. dmduncan - September 12, 2011

Another one of those farfetched coincidences happens:

378. Thorny - September 12, 2011

371. I think that is indisputable at this point. At least we have a name for the movie, “Star Trek: We’ll Get Around To It Eventually”.

And frankly, Star Trek 2009 wasn’t that great a movie. I enjoyed it, but it could have been a lot better (Kirk going from Cadet to Captain in 72 hours, blowing up Vulcan, killing Amanda) and if the 2009 crowd can’t be bothered with the sequel, it isn’t that terrible a loss. Paramount, hire someone who actually wants the job. There are plenty of talented writers who’d kill for the chance.

379. T'Cal - September 12, 2011

Um . . . where’s the news on the new movie??? Disappointed!!!

380. T'Cal - September 12, 2011

I agree with the last guy!

381. Bucky - September 12, 2011

the site is not shutting down, there simply isn’t a damn thing to report on a Star Trek movie on a website called trekmovie. Shocking, isn’t it?

382. Canon Schmanon - September 12, 2011

Maybe Anthony is doing this intentionally to drive certain people away. While I’ve enjoyed this site a lot in the past, I don’t have a lot of time invested in it, so it’s not a big deal to me. I’m just coming back now because I’m the kind of person who will double back to look at a car wreck a few more times.

But I can certainly understand Anthony getting tired of the babysitting he has to do here. Too many regular people here seem to think this is their site, and they take offense too easily when others intrude on their dogmatic attitudes toward Trek and everything else. Anthony’s probably too polite to just ask them to go. I wouldn’t be, of course. Hell, I’d even tell myself to go somewhere else.

OK, that’s it from me for now. I’ll probably cruise past this wreck again.

383. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 12, 2011

Harry. That was a very funny Joke. I bow to you.
All hail Harry. King of Ballz.

384. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 12, 2011

#383 – Canon Schmanon – Perhaps I would not be so keen to do another movie, given how many claim that Star Trek 09 was not that good, blah, blah, blah… They have other projects which give them an income, so why bother making another movie for such a bunch of morons, many of whom still have to have a simple (note – I did not say “simplistic”) plot and current scientific theory, ie MWI, explained to them more than two years later?

There is no wreck here. It is just that nobody is home at present. Just a shame they did not leave a note in the letterbox or under the doormat or eaves…

Anyway, it has been something of a famine for a pinenut or two as there has been no news to do with Chris Pine either, until 8 September. Photos emerged of him (with his father) arriving at LAX to fly out – somewhere. For some reason, without knowing anything, I suspected it was New York. I was right. Both Chris and his father are in New York and some yummy pictures of Chris (only a couple of his father) have now been published showing him at a Mercedez-Benz Spring Fashion Show in New York. Chris was also seen at a Broadway play. (If they had also gone to take part in 9/11 memorial events – that would be a private family affair – Robert Pine is originally from New York).

At least, I am a happy pinenut (Chris looks a real honey…) if not such a happy Trekkie/Trekker right now…

385. p'trick - September 12, 2011

i’m pleased for the break in “updates” indicating an “announcement soon” and how the writers are “working very hard”.

i’ll be as pleased as anyone when the TREKmasters decide to grace the fans with honest progress on the Star Trek front.

and hope Anthony & crew are enjoying a bit of a break from the weekly articles.

386. MJ - September 12, 2011

@382 “But I can certainly understand Anthony getting tired of the babysitting he has to do here. Too many regular people here seem to think this is their site, and they take offense too easily when others intrude on their dogmatic attitudes toward Trek and everything else. Anthony’s probably too polite to just ask them to go. I wouldn’t be, of course. Hell, I’d even tell myself to go somewhere else.”

Or maybe he’s tired of all the ass-kissers who complain about contrary opinions (and the people who provide them) all the time and want all the discourse to be sugar-coated and pretty?

387. Craiger - September 12, 2011

#382 and #384 without us readers their wouldn’t be

388. T'Cal - September 12, 2011

“We’re really, really, really close to starting the script’s outline that may one day become a scrrenplay-ish like thing for a movie that could be released someday.”

389. rm10019 - September 12, 2011

384 you are so sad and pathetic. The site is gone and you are still a douche. You would stand alone in an empty room spewing your nonsense lol.

390. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 12, 2011

I am clearly seeing more posts (the numbers are higher) than it seems others are seeing. Please could people not only number the posts they are referring to but also name the writer. This is especially important when we see posts from people like rm10019 and I quote – “384 you are so sad and pathetic. The site is gone and you are still a douche. You would stand alone in an empty room spewing your nonsense lol.” This is because post #384 on my screen refers to this –
“Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire – September 12, 2011
Harry. That was a very funny Joke. I bow to you.
All hail Harry. King of Ballz.”

So, rm10019, can no one make a joke here?

May I suggest that comments such as –

Canon Schmanon – “Too many regular people here seem to think this is their site, and they take offense too easily when others intrude on their dogmatic attitudes toward Trek and everything else. Anthony’s probably too polite to just ask them to go. I wouldn’t be, of course. Hell, I’d even tell myself to go somewhere else.”
And just who are these people? No, on second thoughts, don’t answer that.

Or – MJ – “Or maybe he’s tired of all the ass-kissers who complain about contrary opinions (and the people who provide them) all the time and want all the discourse to be sugar-coated and pretty?”

These are the comments that are downright rude and can cause discord. And just who are the ass-kissers? You seem overly obsessed with ass-kissing of late. No, on second thoughts, don’t answer that either.

Actually, so long as this site is up and running, in that it is allowing people to post, then people can come here to comment and discuss whatever for as long as they like. There just seem to be so many fun killers in this world.

We have no idea what Anthony is thinking about anything at all, including whether he is sick of anyone and who they might be. That’s the point – IF ONLY WE DID!

391. BiggestTOSfanever - September 12, 2011

I wonder if boborci will post on this thread. He might be able to tell us what is going on and what’s up with the Star Trek movie.

392. cultspider - September 12, 2011

Use the site regularly and you’ll be annoyed at a break in postings but it’s still a source of news and information through this thread so…

I recommend a recent British Sci-Fi action film called Attack the Block and an New Zealand film I think – The Quiet Earth from 1985.

And, having just enjoyed Transformers Prime – produced by Orci & Kurtzman – would like to suggest that the upcoming Star Trek game and possibly (hopefully) a TP-style Star Trek series might both bridge the gap between movies.

The ‘soft-prep’ we’ve heard about may involve a few secretive projects being prepared behind the scenes that only the Supreme Court know details of. Perhaps they’re getting a teaser trailer ready for the upcoming holiday season, or preparing a short season of new CGI adventures from our new crew to air prior to the release of Abrams’ sequel that will attract new fans and help ease what is an unwelcome delay between films?

Do we know yet? No, we don’t. But our interest in the news here spreads in our lack of it and we seek out new life… and all that.

I’m sure the construction of the original starship Enterprise suffered some delays when this part, or that part didn’t hold up to the tests of Star Trek, but if we want Abrams, Orci, Kurtzman et al. to weather our tempestuous franchise’s stormy waters then we have to believe in the possibilities!

That’s my bit from the UK, here’s to the next triumphant posting on Trekmovie whatever it may be.


393. MJ - September 12, 2011

@390. To me, “the fun killers” are the Supreme Court. I mean, come one, it is now mid-fracking-September and still we don’t have “the JJ Trek announcement” that we heard was coming very soon back in late July.

That’s probably why Anthony is AWOL — the poor guy probably realizes now that he has no credible defense anymore for Orci and his other contacts and is too embarrassed to keep up the charade….an so, he has checked out.

394. Vultan - September 12, 2011

I’ve been seeing many articles around the web lately concerning the next James Bond movie. It seems things are finally moving forward.

I mean, c’mon, MGM just went through bankruptcy and is still managing to push ahead with its flagship movie series.

I wonder if Duncan Jones (director of Moon and Source Code) is available to direct a Trek movie? Get him on the phone, Paramount!

395. Vultan - September 12, 2011

Duncan Jones, Christopher Nolan, Rupert Wyatt—maybe Hollywood is due for a British invasion! ;)

396. MJ - September 12, 2011

@394. Agreed. Let’s get Jones or Neil Blomkamp on Trek and move on. We can thank JJ and company for bringing Trek back in such a great way, but also acknowledge that it is time now to turn the ship over to a creative team that will be fully committed to a sequel.

397. DeShonn Steinblatt - September 12, 2011

356. and 365.

You two always make me smile. It’s an interesting community here. We have grown men who behave as children, and children who call them out on it. Fascinating, as someone used to say.


You are correct. Most dead sites give no notice and remain online for months or even years afterward.

398. dmduncan - September 12, 2011

388. Keachick (rose pinenut) – September 12, 2011

I am clearly seeing more posts (the numbers are higher) than it seems others are seeing.


Your 384 is my 381. I don’t think rm10019 was referring to 381. ;-)

399. MJ - September 12, 2011

rm10019 sockpuppet alert!

400. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 12, 2011

MJ – I was pointing out the comments made by you and others about what other posters may write on this board, like calling them “ass-kissers” etc. Sure, the Supreme Court may turn out to be the ultimate “fun killers” (we are not getting anything right now from them and that is certainly no fun at all), but I was not talking about them. I was mentioning you, among others, for your own “fun killing” and posters who call someone pathetic because of a joke he responds to. That sort of thing.

For goodness sake, please remove the lemons from your mouths…

401. MJ - September 12, 2011

A word of general advice for anyone who might be trying to take advantage of Anthony’s supervision being gone to start using sock-puppets — if you are going to use this lame and mentally deficient practice to try to reinforce your own posts, then don’t clue us all into it by pointing out how folks are responding to your sock-puppet’s posts…that is so NOT clever.

402. MJ - September 12, 2011

OK, I retract ass-kissers and now will refer to them as keyster-smoochers. :-)

PS: I was not intending to call you one, BTW.

403. Vultan - September 12, 2011


Exactly. I don’t understand why we need the same director (or even the same writers) to carry forward this new Trek movie series. For better or worse, Trek movies have had a wide variety of directors and writers over the years, from Robert Wise to Nick Meyer to Leonard Nimoy to… William Shatner.

Okay, forget that last one. ;)

But if JJ isn’t that interested, he should just hand it over to someone else—someone interested. No shame in that. He should do what really gets his creative neurons firing, and let’s face it—Trek doesn’t do that for everyone in the long term.

404. dmduncan - September 12, 2011

Hahaha! I wonder who MJ thinks the “sock puppet” is that’s reinforcing his posts under a different name — as if it’s inconceivable that more than one person on this site thinks he’s a smack talking used car salesman?

405. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 12, 2011

While there is no actual definitive news, speculation gets a big look in.

People commenting that JJ Abrams/Supreme Court and Paramount should hand the Star Trek franchise over to others more committed has all been said before. What makes people think that someone like Duncan Jones would have any better idea of how to make a good Star Trek movie than the present team? Do we even know if Duncan Jones (or any of the other names mentioned) are Star Trek fans? All I can say to all this stuff – be careful what you wish for…

Onto another speculation of mine and one a lot more positive than the above. It is all about making connections and sometimes I am right and other times I am wrong.

I posted several months back an article about the financial woes in Hollywood. Since February 2011, money is not so tight as one of the big banking investors in Hollywood movie-making is a German bank which has eased up on its strict lending criteria…

I am fairly sure that our new young “captain” now owns a Porsche (in fact, I was informed on another board that they believed it was a Porsche Cayman) Porsche is a German car. Follow me here…

Chris Pine has done some voice-over for commercials for the US market of the new BMW 3 series of car – one for 2-door sporty model and another for a four-door saloon/family model. BMW is also German.

Now Chris is seen front row at a Spring Fashion Show sponsored by Mercedez-Benz in New York. Mercedez-Benz is another German car maker.

Now, where was the largest Star Trek Convention held outside the USA? Answer – Dusseldorf, Germany.

Anyone seeing a pattern here? Is this all a coincidence? I wonder….

406. Vultan - September 12, 2011


If I recall correctly, neither Nick Meyer or JJ Abrams were Trek fans before taking on the director’s chair for this franchise. Being a fan doesn’t have much to do with it. It’s the passion—a creative interest—that matters when taking on a project. And Duncan Jones has demonstrated a genuine interest in science fiction.

So there.

407. Vultan - September 12, 2011

Actually, I’d rather fans (at least diehard fans) not be involved in the production. Because that’s when you usually get the eye-roll inducing lines lifted from old episodes and plot holes as big as a… Romulan drilling rig-ship-superweapon-Death Star-thing.

408. MJ - September 12, 2011

Everyone, I would point out that my Post #401 was directed in general at no particular person. So please notice who immediately responded with a defensive post…CHA-CHING. Enough said.. We all are clear here I think on who is practicing sock-puppetry here.

409. MJ - September 12, 2011

OK, back to legitimate post responses…

@403 “But if JJ isn’t that interested, he should just hand it over to someone else—someone interested. No shame in that. He should do what really gets his creative neurons firing, and let’s face it—Trek doesn’t do that for everyone in the long term.”

Yea, I mean he could still go the Exec Producer work and maintain some control. No shame in that!

410. Vultan - September 12, 2011


Yep. It’s worked for Spielberg—on many occasions!

411. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 12, 2011


Isn’t Daniel Radclifffe the new James Bond? Just asking…

412. Anthony Thompson - September 13, 2011


MJ hasn’t shown up for the last 200 posts on that thread! He baled! Pussy! : )

413. Anthony Thompson - September 13, 2011

MJ and others:

Read post 152 from Brian K. That explains everything about what has happened with the sequel!!! As for Anthony, I’m guessing that he is currently curled up in the fetal postion until there is some word from JJ.

414. Anthony Thompson - September 13, 2011

This is Kayla’s most popular article EVER!!! Congratulations! And congatulations also to Rosario for the 3300 posts on your article linked above in #358!!! : D

415. Anthony Thompson - September 13, 2011

MJ and others:

We only need to make about 2900 more posts here to beat the record!!!! Let’s get going! But Harry and Mike will have to promise to stop posting on the other one!!!

It’s late and I’m getting light-headed!

416. MJ - September 13, 2011

@412. Ha Ha! Yea, I should go back there soon give I was one of the founders of that record sitting series of posts. It brings back some fond memories!

417. MJ - September 13, 2011

@413. Thanks! Somehow I had missed Brian K’s Post #152. Yea, that is genius — I would not be surprised if there were some truth to that.

418. AJ - September 13, 2011

So Post 152 says the script is shit. Could that possibly be a reason not to film it? “Transformers 2″ was complete rubbish, and went on to top a billion dollars in revenue.

Paramount has allowed so many turds to be filmed in its time…just go watch “Beverly Hills Cop 3″ or “Star Trek V” a dozen times…why should ST2012 be any different?

If the script is crap, you get new writers. I suspect it is not. Mr. Orci has already suggested on this site that the one they’ve written is ‘it.’ The issue is more likely related to “who will direct?” or how to split the spoils.

It is unfortunate that, of all fans of mass-produced genre entertainment, Trekkers are once again saddled with “the difficult one.” ‘Star Trek’ is all about peaks and valleys. Trouble is, we don’t even know which of the two we’re in right now.

419. Cervantes - September 13, 2011

Just discovered that Paramount are prepping a 3D ‘conversion’ of TOP GUN for re-release…

How bland.

Surely, there’s a whole list of movies that they could re-release in the format instead that would REALLY benefit from 3D and a re-release? Ho hum.

420. SoonerDave - September 13, 2011

If Paramount isn’t going to push the current creative team, why would they be any more encouraged to find a new team? Paramount telegraphed their lack of commitment to Trek when they pushed the sequel to three years, and let Bad Robot take (forever) to get around to it, because it wasn’t *their* priority, either.

Amazing to think no one wants to make a sequel to a $350M movie, but that’s where we are.

421. Doug - September 13, 2011

You have GOT to be kidding!! I must verify before I get super retarded pissed at this…

422. Doug - September 13, 2011

O.M.G… It’s true :(

423. SoonerDave - September 13, 2011

@416 I don’t think the situation is *that* good. I think all the posturing and rumoring about the 70-page outline was just that – posturing – to create the illusion of progress when, in reality, there is none. I wouldn’t be surprised to discover there’s not one written page (well, electronic page) for the sequel. And I’m not entirely sure that the stuff boborci posted here wasn’t just messing with us. Abrams’ public promises of a “big announcement” nearly two months ago has turned out to be a zero, there’s zero momentum for this movie, and the erstwhile release date has been scotched with a “TBD” that’s getting dusty. How much less momentum can there be?

Wish and hope I were wrong. But I have a sinking feeling I may be at a minimum more right than not.

424. Lostrod - September 13, 2011

Has someone already posted the link to William Shatner’s version of Iron Man?

Not bad. At least he has some momentum going.


425. bill - September 13, 2011

To be honest with you guys the Transformers movies sucked – all of them – a rape and pillage of my childhood (speaking from a writing standpoint). Star Trek 2009 barely made the cut for me for the same reasons – didn’t like the supernova threatening the galaxy and a villain that was riddled with plot holes.

426. I'm Dead Jim! - September 13, 2011

Perhaps Anthony is prone to deep periods of depression and he’s in a dark place right now. I don’t mean to make a joke about that as I’ve been there once before myself. But little else makes sense at this point, as to the silence.

427. CmdrR - September 13, 2011


428. VZX - September 13, 2011

John Cho states on that they were supposed to start shooting this winter. But he has not heard anything in a while so he is just waiting on stand-by.

It sounds like they did not even inform the cast if it going to happen for sure or not. My guess is there is some problems with the story and that JJ is thinking about NOT directing so they are looking for a new one. Also, JJ is very secretive, so maybe they will not tell people until the very last possible moment.

What John Cho said has me concerned. If they push it back anymore, it will conflict with the casts’ schedules and there could be some major issues.

429. Phil - September 13, 2011

People, the speculation should not be about a bad script. It’s about a non-existent one. It’s going to take six months to get one finished and greenlit, so we can’t expect a whole lot until then. Now, if other projects start popping up on the Bad Robot schedule, then there sould be some concern that we would see Trek 12 at all….

430. SoonerDave - September 13, 2011

At this point, I will be very surprised if the current team has anything to do with the sequel – and that assumes a sequel ever gets made at all.

431. Victor Hugo - September 13, 2011

428. Yes, that it what i feared when i first read the news of an “all cool all radical” new Trek. I mean, just look at “Lost in Space” and “Dukes of Hazzard”. <8O(

432. bill - September 13, 2011

Check out the rumors posted regarding possibly scrapping the current script. Apparantly, TPTB are not happy with certain elements pertaining to a certain villian. Looks like trek is headed for a slow death……


433. Craiger - September 13, 2011

#430 Do you have that link? If true maybe Anthony knows something and that Paramount may be considering putting Trek to bed and Anthony is doing the same with Trekmovie?

434. Anthony Thompson - September 13, 2011

430. bill

Where do we “check out” the rumors?

435. The Last Vulcan - September 13, 2011

It’s obvious Anthony is trapped in the mirror universe getting tortured by people with really bad glued on goatees.

Actually, Anthony, if you’re reading this and you really have had enough of this site for whatever reason, contact me and I’ll be interested in taking it over from you even with greenbacks exchanging hands!

436. bill - September 13, 2011

here is the link

Also, the new superman costume has been changed to yellow!!!!

437. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - September 13, 2011

#434. For that Insult you will pay.
Last Vulcan. Your Agoniser!! Your Agoniser please

438. dmduncan - September 13, 2011

406. MJ – September 12, 2011

Everyone, I would point out that my Post #401 was directed in general at no particular person. So please notice who immediately responded with a defensive post…CHA-CHING. Enough said.. We all are clear here I think on who is practicing sock-puppetry here.


Hahahaha! Are you trying to insinuate that I post under different names? Oh that’s right, you took a vow never to speak to me again, so all you can do is insinuate! Not only are you not that smart, but you don’t even have the nads to say who you accuse the sock puppeteer of being!

Dude, I just want you to know how much I laugh at you for being the know-nothing delusional jerk that you are. And absolutely, one hundred percent WRONG if you in any way DO mean me. But of course, since you take the coward’s tactic of insinuating rather than stating directly, it has to remain a guess.

No matter. Just in case:

DMDuncan is the ONLY name I post under, and unlike you, I actually have respect for the truth, so that’s what that is. That goes for yesterday, and all the days before that. DMDuncan and ONLY DMDuncan is what I post under. And I damned sure don’t need to post as different people to get rid of the less than challenging garbage that you dump in here.

So whoever m10019 is, he or she ain’t me — but kudos to that person for seeing you for what you are. I absolutely agree.


439. rm10019 - September 13, 2011

Wow, never been accused of being a sock-puppet before, fun! I am actually my own person as amazing as that might be. 384 believe it or not, more than one person thinks you are rude and sad, I just didn’t mean to make a bigger deal out of it than that.

Sorry to dmduncan for causing more problems, but I had to call it like it is. Especially since this thread has become the wild wild west. Help us Anthony Wan Pascal, you’re our only hope!!

440. Bobowing - September 13, 2011

the end is near……………………………

441. Craiger - September 13, 2011

RIP Star Trek?

442. Craiger - September 13, 2011

Besides TrekWeb their is also for Trek news. Latest is John Cho doesn’t even know what is going on with the sequel. He thinks it will start shooting in the Fall but said he is on standby right now.

443. Anthony Thompson - September 13, 2011

MJ, you’ve been double-dissed. It’s time for you to break out the phaser cannon and stand up for truth, decency and goodness!

444. Riker's Dad - September 13, 2011

It is certainly sad that this wonderful site seems to be finished, but I don’t think we can make a connection between the downfall of this site and the status of the next Trek film. Good Lord, Paramount likes to make money, right? So, of all the stupid sequels, why would they not do Star Trek? There will be a new Trek film, dammit! Whether it sucks or not will be the real question. I’m sure Anthony just got tired of running for whatever reason. That is a shame, but Star Trek is bigger than this site and will continue into the seeable future.

445. dmduncan - September 13, 2011

437. rm10019 – September 13, 2011

Hey no problem, rm10019, you didn’t do ANYthing to warrant being called a sock puppet so don’t apologize for being the target of MJs delusional paranoia. Clearly, MJ thinks he knows much more than he actually does, does not require and is impervious to evidence, and doesn’t have self control enough to shut up when shuttin up’s best for ‘im. And it wouldn’t surprise me if he STILL thinks you and I are the same person.

446. Daniel craigs my wookie bitch now - September 13, 2011

I would call the news the December 2011 release of the TNG 4 episode Bluray news worth writing about on the site but there is nothing at all mentoned about it. Heck Sept 8th the 45th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek was a few days ago and not a peep at all about that.

seriously we get posts mentioning birthdays and various other stuff but not a single mention of Treks 45 th anniversary?

447. Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - September 13, 2011

wow… getting tense around here.

But Trek is NOT dead. Not when we have that TNG puerno movie coming out!

448. Viking - September 13, 2011

I think this is all some sort of psychological experiment by Anthony. After having left behind the appearance that the site has been mysteriously abandoned, he’s still lurking and watching every post that’s made, just to see how everyone acts and reacts with no new news threads posted and nobody moderating. I figure he’ll lift the lid on his little ant farm here just about the time tribal warfare starts to break out. And he’s probably putting together a big shit list of who he’s going to ban when he finally does show up again. LOL

449. The Last Vulcan - September 13, 2011

#435 Sorry, I don’t have one. I traded mine to Arctus Baran for one of his neural servos. :)

Quick shoutout to Anthony wherever he is. My bank account is ready for a quick wire transfer to yours if you’re interested… just give the word.

450. dmduncan - September 13, 2011

Of all the most contentious threads this site has ever had, and while Anthony was known to be moderating, this is a mild one. If I had to guess I’d say that AP is not posting because he’s got other things going on. In the time that Trekmovie has been silent there hasn’t been any sequel news broken at the rival sites, that I know of, either. Possibly because Anthony has been the one with the microphone in someone’s face more often than not. So if no news is breaking it may be because the guy that’s been trying to get the stories isn’t out there getting them.

Though if Bob has some genuine news to break, given his history on this site, I’d think AP is the guy to call about it first, at least to see if he’s still doing Trek stories or not.

451. Aurore - September 13, 2011

“But Trek is NOT dead. Not when we have that TNG puerno movie coming out!”


Mmmmm…I like the sound of that…

Puerño con arroz, carne, cebolla y jalapeños…Oh, yes.

452. Amorican - September 13, 2011

So. Is anybody moderating this board?

POOP!! Peepee!!

453. the Dogfaced Boy - September 13, 2011

Anybody have any trek stories.

William Shatner’s version of Iron Man rocks. Seriously. Bill plays it dark and mean. It might have Ozzie’s version beat.

454. Canon Schmanon - September 13, 2011

388. Keachick – I’m sorry you find me so discordant. But if I am one of those “fun killers” you talk about, then you are giving me too much power over your mood. I don’t want to spoil anybody’s fun, but I also don’t want to spoil my own by not speaking my mind. I have strong opinions, and have brought a lot of wrath upon myself for it here, but I’m not the ogre you probably think I am. Luckily for those who find me distasteful, I don’t show up here very often. More lately because I find it fascinating how some people are handling the silence of the site.

I’ll tell you what. Since I have many other ways to occupy my time, I’m going to give you the power of banishing me. Just give the word, and I’ll go away. I mean it. I won’t come back under another name, I will actually disappear. It is solely up to you. This is not a joke, I’m not playing you. If you tell me to go away, I will go away, leaving one final farewell post. It is up to you.

My existence here is in your hands. You have the power. Shall I stay or shall I go?


455. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 13, 2011

No, Amorican, I suspect that nobody is actually moderating this board right now. I guess we’ll have to be our own moderators.

What was the “POOP!! Peepee!!” about?

I wrote the words “pee” and “pooh” because those are the words that accurately describe what guinea pigs do. Perhaps I should have used the even more correct words, “urinate” and “defecate” but I figured the first two words sufficed. By the way, is it spelled “poo” or “pooh”? Oh and the gps are a lot happier now.

While I am on the subject of guinea pigs – did you know that they have these amazing conversations in the middle of the night when they think nobody is around? Sometimes I have fallen asleep on the couch in the lounge. They are in a closed in patio deck right next to the lounge doors and they have actually woken me up with their incessant chatter and later I am woken again to the sound of a bird chirping. I stagger around looking for a bird that surely could not be inside. Guinea pigs chirp like birds…

Completely off-topic, I know. Anthony and Bob Orci had better come back here with some really, really, good, cool news about you-all-know-what, otherwise I could start writing about our black lab-cross bitch who treats the guinea pigs as if they were her puppies and is highly protective towards them…you know, that sort of thing…:)

My post no. #387 MJ – “Or maybe he’s tired of all the ass-kissers who complain about contrary opinions (and the people who provide them) all the time and want all the discourse to be sugar-coated and pretty?”

If this is the case, as above quoted, hopefully I am fulfilling Anthony’s wishes in posting about how Chris Pine and his dad seem to be having a great time in NY right now and by telling true stories about my animal friends…Only too happy to oblige, Anthony.

456. rm10019 - September 13, 2011

Kea, I always enjoy your Pine love and thanks for the updates! Wish I had seen him here in NY. I’m in midtown on the west side and see actors every day. Saw Zachary in Penn Station a few months ago!

457. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 13, 2011

Canon Schmanon – “I’ll tell you what. Since I have many other ways to occupy my time, I’m going to give you the power of banishing me. Just give the word, and I’ll go away. I mean it. I won’t come back under another name, I will actually disappear. It is solely up to you. This is not a joke, I’m not playing you. If you tell me to go away, I will go away, leaving one final farewell post. It is up to you.
My existence here is in your hands. You have the power. Shall I stay or shall I go?”

Are you saying that you would consider me your moderator, or perhaps this group’s moderator, in Anthony’s absence? Well, I am not the moderator.

I have no desire to see you or anyone leave this site and not post here anymore, because of me. I hope that has not occurred. I just don’t understand why you and others think that Anthony is making up lists of people he would like to banish from posting to his Trekmovie site. That does not make sense. Nor is it a particularly nice suggestion. Everybody can be dogmatic at times, especially when it comes to things they have a certain passion or sensitivity about.

I think we could try to be a bit nicer about the situation and towards each other. After all, most of us want the same outcome – 1) a return of Anthony to continue doing this site or information telling us otherwise and 2) finally some real news, good news about the Star Trek movie sequel. I suspect all the actors would like to hear some really good news as well, in that they will be really put their acting paces doing the best damn Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, (and a bit of Pike there as well) to have graced a screen anywhere ever…

458. Canon Schmanon - September 13, 2011

455. Keachick (rose pinenut) – You know what, I like you. I like what you stand for. I really do have the same philosophy in the real world, but the virtual world brings out my brat sometimes. But please notice that I was not referring to anybody in particular, and that you were taking it personally.

And, frankly, I wasn’t referring to you, or really anybody in particular. It was just a type of person I was talking about. I think quite a few here belong in that category. Quite frankly, I can’t recall if we’ve ever disagreed over something here. I really don’t pick on people, just attitudes I find restrictive, controlling or somehow limited. I’m pushy that way, and I’ll try to moderate it. Forgive me if it has caused unpleasantness. I don’t really want to have a lasting negative effect on anything.

Anyway, thanks for your response. I’ll behave. For now. But sometimes the monster comes out.

459. Bobowing - September 13, 2011

major and I mean major star trek sequel news at trek web

460. rm10019 - September 13, 2011

Kea I agree. Anyone else think it’s like a Dr. Who test/experiment or some weird Lord of the Flies social experiment :)

461. The Optimist - September 13, 2011

Trek Web reporting that the next film is a go with JJ signing on as director! About freaking time, but better late than never!!!

462. Craiger - September 13, 2011

Trekweb trunps this site with breaking Trek XI news!!!!

If this site doesn’t post this news then TrekMovie is done.

463. Battle-scarred Sciatica - September 13, 2011


Thanks Bobowing.

First Major news for a while!

464. dmduncan - September 13, 2011

460. Craiger – September 13, 2011

JJ to direct? Well ask and ye shall receive. Just remember you heard it on Trekmovie first. Er, second. Um, third.

465. Aurore - September 13, 2011

459. The Optimist – September 13, 2011
Trek Web reporting that the next film is a go with JJ signing on as director! About freaking time, but better late than never

The script had better be good, Toto, is all I’m going to say.


466. Viking - September 13, 2011

#458 – refer to my post at 446.

#457 – The biggest Trek news was posted in Invisio-text at the bottom of the article – yesterday, William Shatner’s toupee had to be put down by LA Animal Control after it escaped the compound and savagely bit his neighbor’s pool boy in the neck. All further convention appearances are canceled until a suitable replacement is named and housebroken. >:-p

467. the Dogfaced Boy - September 13, 2011

I’d like to hear a little more about the NextGeneration Blu-Ray. Any redone affects? What size is the screen?

468. Aurore - September 13, 2011

463. Correction:Toto = Roberto Orci.

469. Dee - lvs moon' surface - September 13, 2011

“Attention impatient sequelphiles: Vulture can confirm that J.J. Abrams has finally committed to shooting Star Trek 2. Insiders familiar with the director’s plans tell Vulture that pre-production is underway, that the script will be done by month’s end and that Abrams will start shooting this winter.
While many assumed he would make the follow-up to his 2009 hit, he would never give a date for the project, or actually say for sure that he would be the one directing. In July, reports elsewhere surfaced that Abrams was “moving towards a commitment” to direct the sequel (which, of course, is Internet for “hasn’t committed yet”) but his delay had pushed a nervous Paramount Pictures to give Trek 2’s late June 2012 release date to a G.I. Joe sequel.
Part of the hold-up has been that Alex Kurtzman, who wrote Abrams’ first Trek with Roberto “Bob” Orci, has been busy editing and posting Welcome to People, his directing debut at DreamWorks Pictures. We’re told that now that Kurtzman is finished with those duties, he is back in his office and the team is ready to work. Plug in the Starbucks I.V., lads! These new life-forms and new civilizations aren’t going to seek out themselves!”


470. Ahmed Abdo - September 13, 2011

@460. Craiger – September 13, 2011

About bloody time, thanks for the link.

btw, anyone know where is Anthony or why there are no updates almost for a week ?

471. Craiger - September 13, 2011

#468 No problem and nobody knows where Anthony is.

472. Viking - September 13, 2011

#468 – read down from the top of the thread. There are enough Grassy Knoll theories to keep you amused all night. :-)

473. Viking - September 13, 2011

HA! New threads on the main page!!!! EVERYBODY PILE ON!!!!!!!

474. the Dogfaced Boy - September 13, 2011

I agree with the Grassy Knoll theories. There had to be a least two shooterts, shooting from two different directions.Anthiny was too fast on his feet. He had spidey sense. There had to be two shooters and someone near him to distract him (probably with big 7of9s, if you know what I mean).

475. Harry Ballz - September 13, 2011


Man saved by big tits?? Wow, there’s something you don’t read every day!

476. Viking - September 13, 2011

Harry, not only have big tits never saved me, my weakness has caused me to die a thousand deaths because of them……..LMAO!

477. Harry Ballz - September 13, 2011

One day I tripped and fell on a big-chested woman.

I walked away, and in my best Bob Hope voice, began singing, “thanks for the mammaries….”

478. Viking - September 13, 2011

BOO! HISS! *chucks rotten tomato at Harry*

479. Canon Schmanon - September 13, 2011

Who’s Anthony?

480. Viking - September 13, 2011

#477 – our CO. Portly guy. Beard. Drinks a lot because of us.

481. K-7 - September 13, 2011

Re: 443:
— Hey no problem, rm10019, you didn’t do ANYthing to warrant being called a sock puppet so don’t apologize for being the target of MJs delusional paranoia. Clearly, MJ thinks he knows much more than he actually does, does not require and is impervious to evidence, and doesn’t have self control enough to shut up when shuttin up’s best for ‘im. And it wouldn’t surprise me if he STILL thinks you and I are the same person. —

rm100019 = DM Duncan

Duncan, you are riot! You rule, man! MJ doesn’t stand a chance against two of you! Actuallly, I bet there are 3 or 4 of you. You probably make Sybil look stable. LOL

482. Kiwi - September 14, 2011

Are (some of) you guys kidding? A semi-round numbered anniversary of the airing of the first episode of TOS goes past without an announcement from Paramount or whoever you want to do something and the Star Trek world is ending?

This site goes a few weeks without a major post, and the trekmovie world is ending?

This site doesn’t owe you anything, you owe it! Cut them some slack, give it a month or two before you write them off. The people who run this site don’t have to do it, they choose to provide this service and this platform to you without getting much, if anything, in return; if something were to happen to the site, we may not like it, but the response is “thank you for the time you’ve given us” — not “I can’t believe you’d do this, you OWE us an explanation”. Show some respect!

You want to do something different, buy and try your hand at it, see how far you get.

483. dmduncan - September 14, 2011

479: “Duncan, you are riot! You rule, man! MJ doesn’t stand a chance against two of you! Actuallly, I bet there are 3 or 4 of you. You probably make Sybil look stable. LOL”

Oh that IS funny, but I’m laughing for a totally different reason, and you can bet your favorite donuts I’m not laughing with you!

Since this site is not dead and posting under multiple names is an instaban offense, it should be quite easy to get me booted permanently. However, rm10019 seems to be posting from NYC:

“454. rm10019 – September 13, 2011

Kea, I always enjoy your Pine love and thanks for the updates! Wish I had seen him here in NY. I’m in midtown on the west side and see actors every day. Saw Zachary in Penn Station a few months ago!”

Which will be easily verifiable to any site moderator with access to site statistics. As will the fact that I, dmduncan, post from an ip that is WELL over fifteen-hundred miles distant from NYC, and rm10019 and myself have been alternately posting at about the same time.

Sorry! :-(

So lay down here a moment and tell me, K7: How long have you felt that one person was out to get MJ by posting under 3 or 4 different names? Do you think everybody who shares the same low opinion of MJ must be a sock puppet of one person? Who else is a dmduncan sock puppet, K7?

P.S. As soon as I get a longer moment, I myself am going to send Anthony an email about this, since the credibility of the site actually depends on people being who they say they are. It is poisonous to the atmosphere of a site to have spectacularly ignorant people like MJ/K7 making false accusations against others to try to salvage the shattered credibility of someone who made himself go belly up with his own contemptibly bad habit of saying unbelievably ignorant things with the sort of smug pride that only the deeply self unaware have.

484. Harry Ballz - September 14, 2011


Huh! Tough thread!

485. MJ - September 15, 2011

FYI to all. The fact that I never accused “you know who” directly of anything contrasts significantly with his responses here. If such a person were not guilt of sockpuppeting, then why would that person go apeshit about it, and then attack others as well about it.

We weren’t born yesterday folks…we know what is going on here.

That is all I am saying on this matter, lest I risk having to converse with that discredited clown again.

486. dmduncan - September 15, 2011

483. MJ – September 15, 2011

“If such a person were not guilt of sockpuppeting, then why would that person go apeshit about it, and then attack others as well about it.”

Pffft! Reading MJ try to reason is like watching an Alpaca try to ride a bike.

First off, no, not “attack others,” but attack YOU — the one responsible for making the insinuations. See how that works?

And yeah, MJ, why would anybody take exception to your nonsense? It’s like so hard to figure out. Because you are a coward trying to insinuate BS against innocent people (notice the plural there, genius?), and standing up to jerks like you is part of who I am, that’s why.

You don’t even have the common decency or good adult sense to apologize for having turned your now obviously baseless and discredited hunches into insinuations, even when you have been publicly exposed for being the fool that you are. And you insult people’s intelligence if you really do think everyone else on this site is as thick as you when once again you arrogantly presume to speak for all — cue the Twilight Zone music! — (“We weren’t born yesterday folks…we know what is going on here.”)

Guess what, MJ? dmduncan is not going to be instabanned for sock puppetry, and I dare you infinitely to bring your paranoid delusions to AP or any other site moderator for investigation of my own and rm10019’s IPs if you think otherwise, you gasbag.

But of course you don’t care about facts, you just want to smear people indirectly with your BS because you can’t make yourself look good anymore, you can only hope to make somebody else look worse than you are.

487. MJ - September 15, 2011

@482 “Are (some of) you guys kidding? A semi-round numbered anniversary of the airing of the first episode of TOS goes past without an announcement from Paramount or whoever you want to do something and the Star Trek world is ending?”

LOL Agreed!

488. Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - September 16, 2011


But the 45th Anny of Star Trek is being celebrated, the only way true fans know how…

… by bitching at each other on the internet, crying that the sky is falling and swearing off this website.

489. Red Shirt Diaries - September 16, 2011

For what it’s worth, looking at the timing and content of the posts here, it sure looks suspicious to me that rm10019 and DM Duncan are the same person. They may not be, but it certainly looks that way, especially given how surprisingly defensive DM Duncan became over this.

490. rm10019 - September 16, 2011

I am not duncan just for the record… email me anytime if there is a way I could prove it.

491. dmduncan - September 16, 2011

490. rm10019 – September 16, 2011

I am not duncan just for the record… email me anytime if there is a way I could prove it.


LOL! Hey, you are not supposed to have a life of your own, sock puppet! How did you do that?

Hey, seriously, don’t sweat it Rmeyers. Looks like you’ve been posting here longer than I have, and anybody who really wants to know can look that up on their own. I don’t see how you are going to “prove” it to people who just want to believe what they will; facts are not what they want, so knowing the truth is really not what they’re after.

I know you are an independent person, you know that I am one, and anybody administrating this site who bothers to look will know it too just by seeing HOW FAR apart we are, since you are in NYC. Those who believe MJ are willing victims of his BS, and that’s just how it’s going to be sometimes. The world has to have its PT Barnums, and the folks who get suckered by them. Quel che sarà sarà.

So DON’T feel responsible. It was MJ and only MJ who screwed up, not you.

I’m gonna kick back and wait for MJ to post something triumphal; now that he’s had two suckers who bought his junk give him some advertisements for his product, he probably thinks ALL Trekfans are on his side — that’s the way his abacus calculates, I’ve noticed. So I’m going to bask in the drama here, skewering them in response and enjoying every minute of it, until somebody decides to start moderating again, or Trekmovie is no more! But I do appreciate your effort to counter the paranoids.

And as promised, I alerted three people at Trekmovie, including AP, about you, me, and their accusations. Unfortunately it seems like this town doesn’t have a sheriff anymore or we would have at least seen a warning by now to the people making those accusations.

Oh well. I plan on having some fun.

492. dmduncan - September 16, 2011

And by the way, what you said about MJ? I didn’t post a lol, but yeah, I laughed. It was funny.

493. dmduncan - September 16, 2011

Beware also, rm10019, you might get a warning or a deletion for calling MJ a douche if they eventually turn up to moderate this thread, but sometimes the satisfaction it gives to tell somebody what you really think of him is worth it. I got the penalty box once for that, and it was so worth it.

494. Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - September 17, 2011

are we still bitching about sock puppets? EESH!!!

495. rm10019 - September 17, 2011

Well I appreciate it, I just had to call it like it is. Most of the time I just stick to the topic of the thread. I don’t wish anyone ill but don’t want to be accused of not being me. I worked for paramount for over 15 years and loved Trek for over 40.

496. Red Dead Ryan - September 17, 2011


Could be worse. We could be talking about “pants puppets”!

497. MJ - September 17, 2011

@496. Ah, pants puppets! LOL

498. Red Shirt Diaries - September 19, 2011

If DMD and RM100019 are not the same person, then I think it is likely that they know each other outside of this community, as the timing of their posts is suspicious (and looks coordinated to me), as is DMD’s super-sensitivity over the whole issue (question: why is freakiing out so much over this and going on the offensive if this was not what he did?). Additionally, the immature post in #489 where he supposedly goes on the offensive smacks of desperation.

499. dmduncan - September 19, 2011

498. Red Shirt Diaries – September 19, 2011

LOL! Whatever, dude. And wrong again. I don’t who rm10019 is. Don’t know the person on or off the site, and didn’t have any communication with that person prior to or after he/she posted his/her email!

But now that it’s harder to maintain the we’re-the-same-person explanation I notice your paranoia is looking for another explanation to stay alive because obviously your first impression can’t be wrong, and there simply MUST be something shady going on here because, once again, you can’t be wrong. A sign of the times, I reckon. Nobody is immune from this sort of thinking these days.

As for why I respond the way I do and not according to how you think I should — I have my personality and you have yours.

487: “it sure looks suspicious to me that rm10019 and DM Duncan are the same person. They may not be, but it certainly looks that way,

In actuality: There’s nothing about the content or sequence of our posts which conveys any impression except the one you are predisposed to believe. And I have no control over your predispositions. They are outside the realm of fair claims to make against someone based on the evidence, and cannot be refuted from the evidence available to me alone.

Excuse the double entendre, but If I found evidence that someone posting as Red Shirt Diaries on another blog was arrested for masturbating in public, but YOU are really a different person coincidentally posting under the same name, how would you clean that smear off???

It’s all very very simple: Keachick created a puzzle that intrigued me; she was seeing this site differently on her computer:


388. Keachick (rose pinenut) – September 12, 2011

I am clearly seeing more posts (the numbers are higher) than it seems others are seeing. Please could people not only number the posts they are referring to but also name the writer. This is especially important when we see posts from people like rm10019 and I quote – “384 you are so sad and pathetic. The site is gone and you are still a douche. You would stand alone in an empty room spewing your nonsense lol.” This is because post #384 on my screen refers to this –
“Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire – September 12, 2011
Harry. That was a very funny Joke. I bow to you.
All hail Harry. King of Ballz.”

So, rm10019, can no one make a joke here?


However, rm10019 was of course referring to MJ at 384, being his typically boorish self:


384. MJ – September 12, 2011

Or maybe he’s tired of all the ass-kissers who complain about contrary opinions (and the people who provide them) all the time and want all the discourse to be sugar-coated and pretty?


So after I read Keachick’s post and go to see what she means, and I understand that if she is telling the truth then she really DOES see posts differently on her screen, that’s when I also note that rm10019 is obviously NOT referring to Commodore Mike’s bad joke, as she thought, and I say as much:


396. dmduncan – September 12, 2011

388. Keachick (rose pinenut) – September 12, 2011

I am clearly seeing more posts (the numbers are higher) than it seems others are seeing.


Your 384 is my 381. I don’t think rm10019 was referring to 381. ;-)


And then immediately following (notice the post number) is MJs false accusation:


397. MJ – September 12, 2011

rm10019 sockpuppet alert!


So immediately after my post MJ decides that somebody is a sockpuppet of somebody else. He names rm10019 as the sock puppet, but does NOT name who he thinks the puppeteer is.

In other words, MJ can insinuate to say “I didn’t refer to anybody directly but you know who I mean,” *wink wink.* And YOU are supposed to understand who he means but I’m NOT supposed to get who “you know who” is?

“Really?” as Seth Meyers would say. “Really?” And given the recent argument we’d had? LOL! I haven’t been that dumb since before my first set of teeth came in.

You got swindled by your own paranoia. Which is not to say you shouldn’t be paranoid about anything — but I am a lousy subject for it. Sorry.

Thinking about it in retrospect, maybe you and MJ assumed that the ;-) I posted at the end of 396 meant I had some inside knowledge of who rm10019 meant, as if I had written rm10019’s post.

In fact, I had no such inside knowledge, and if that is indeed how you understood that expression, then you bamboozled yourself.

The ;-) was merely an expression of my own confidence in who I understood rm10019 to have meant after having read the relevant posts Keachick had identified, as if to say, “Keachick, you can take it to the bank that rm10019 means the rude MJ, not the bad jokester Commodore Mike.”

That’s all there is to it. Nothing more complicated than that.

And while I DO believe in conspiracies, the ones I believe have to have multiple and independent sources of corroborating evidence for me to regard them highly.

500. Red Shirt Diaries - September 20, 2011

Case in point — see how defensive you are over this? You obviously spent about and hour of your time writing this. You and RM10019 may not be coordinating this/or sockpuppets, but you sure behave like someone who is trying desperately to prove your case here? If this was not the case, why even address it? Just say “no” and move on, right? Don’t give MJ the satisfaction of responding. You seem obsessed in responding to MJ, and that is why I think people are having a hard time buying into your story. You are not doing yourself any favors with these long disjointed arguments.

My friend, your behavior and obsession with MJ cetainly make this task of believing you difficult. Nevertheless, I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt and I will take your word for it.

Time for another topic?

501. dmduncan - September 20, 2011

500: “My friend, your behavior and obsession with MJ cetainly make this task of believing you difficult. Nevertheless, I am willing to give you the benefit of the doubt and I will take your word for it.”

Nothing is going to change about how I respond or the length of my responses, either to you, MJ, or anybody else I have responded to at similar length in the past about any issue whatsoever, and I have plenty of very long posts after my name on just about every topic, so there’s nothing unusual about my responses to MJ being long. I have many more very long posts unrelated to MJ than ones related to him, which a focused Google search will prove. So that notion is easily dispatched.

I honest and truly do not care if you personally believe me or not because when it’s that easy to get someone to think a, b, or c is true without any evidence at all, then that’s not the sort of person I really care about correcting because I know it’s not something I did and there’s nothing I can really do to change it.

So you can keep your benefit of the doubt. I don’t want it.

Final points:

I don’t know how long that post took me, but I don’t think it was an hour. But even if it was, it was great exercise and I appreciate every opportunity to get some. It’s actually time WELL spent, not wasted, writing these things, and I actually enjoy doing it. Nothing atrophies the mind like disuse.

This thread is dead other than for this subject, so if you want another topic, those would be in the threads above.

I will continue to respond here to you or anyone else for as long as necessary. I don’t care if it seems “desperate” or if it seems “defensive” or if it seems “obsessive” or anything else you want to call it. If it’s BS, I will answer it, and I will do that relentlessly no matter what words you use to describe me, for as long as it’s posted. I simply have no regard for what your particular perception of me is.

But thanks for the pseudo-apology. You’ve gone from thinking we are the same person to the conspiracy that we are multiple people to generously giving me the “benefit of the doubt” that we don’t know each other.

Keep swinging. You almost hit the pinata.

502. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - September 20, 2011

Well, I might as well make this #500.

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to Plomeek, happy birthday to me.

Happy Trekking.

503. dmduncan - September 20, 2011

Happy birthday to you, Plomeek Soup. Have some Plomeek…ice cream and cake for me.

504. dmduncan - September 20, 2011

Hopefully, Plomeek doesn’t taste like…collard greens.

505. MJ - September 20, 2011

@501. His goal is to goad you into non-sensical arguments where he can pontificate endelessly using confusion, misdirection, conspiracy, and unrelated topics as his tools of practice — all of which lead to less understanding of an issue. Through diffusion of the meaning of an issue, and through the attrition of his never ending series of multi-page treatises, he hopes to prevail in some werid kind of an intellectual battle that only he understands.

I choose not to feed his adiction anymore. Just don’t respond to him any further — that would be my advice to you. Trust me, ignorin him will both save you time and reduce the “moron factor” in your enjoyment of this great web site.

506. MJ - September 20, 2011

Red Shrit Diaries, my post immediately above was in response to your most recent post. It was showing at Post #501, but not it is showing up as Post #500. Sorry for any confusion.

507. dmduncan - September 20, 2011

505: “through the attrition of his never ending series of multi-page treatises,”

Hehe! Only you would complain that 867 words was a treatise. And I have no doubt that a short story’s worth of words does seem like a “treatise” to you.

508. dmduncan - September 20, 2011

505: “Just don’t respond to him any further — that would be my advice to you.”

And how are you ignoring me when in 505 you made ME the subject of the first paragraph?

Really, I wish you would ignore me. But you can’t seem to control yourself.

In the meantime, if you could just learn to apologize when you are busted being an idiot, that might help you to fit into human society better.

509. Keachick (rose pinenut) - September 20, 2011

Wow. Such bitchiness. I had no idea what a sockpuppet was until recently.

If a sockpuppet is characterised by someone who uses one or more different names when they post on a site/thread, how does anyone know that this is what is happening? I believe that the moderator will ban someone who is being a sockpuppet from posting, so I guess he has a way of spotting this.

The fact is that MJ just came out of the blue, yelling sockpuppet. It is not within MJ’s purview to know this, surely, so why do state that a certain poster is a sockpuppet?

To look at this issue from another perspective now –

My younger son reads some of the posts here at times and he has been tempted to reply. We only have one computer but five users. There is only one ISP address, so if he did post, using his own name or a pseudonym of his choice, would not the moderator accuse me of being a sockpuppet? I do not want him posting under my name Keachick, as it is not me writing, but him and we are not the same people.

Does anyone know the answer to this?

510. dmduncan - September 21, 2011

509: “If a sockpuppet is characterised by someone who uses one or more different names when they post on a site/thread, how does anyone know that this is what is happening? I believe that the moderator will ban someone who is being a sockpuppet from posting, so I guess he has a way of spotting this.”

See, now you are actually using your head. You are right. As anyone who has a blog knows, you can detect that through whatever site statistic software you have, and it is indeed an instaban offense on this site to post as multiple people at the same time.

Of course, if you wanted to be a real idiot you can drive somewhere and post from a different computer/IP address under a different name, and it would not surprise me at all if some people on here do that. But unlike others, I cannot make such a claim because I simply do not know. And I know that I do not know it. But it wouldn’t surprise me either, it it did happen.

However, rm10019 — who was supposed to have been me — posts out of NYC and I am more than 1500 miles from that location. That’s why Red Shirt Diaries came up with the conspiracy theory, for which, I should point out, there is also no evidence.

It’s just what someone wants to believe, and someone blaming me for the mistake they made gives me too much responsibility for what nonsense someone else chooses to allow into their head.

Hell, I wasn’t even responding to MJ — I was responding to YOU and that little puzzle you created about not seeing the same posts. And yet minding my own business I got called a sock puppet! And then Red Shirt Diaries manages to get it completely bass ackwards and say that I’M obsessed with MJ?

LOL! Nope! It appears to be the other way around!

Don’t start none, won’t be none. And some folks just can’t seem to stop startin’ some.

511. dmduncan - September 21, 2011

509: “Does anyone know the answer to this?”

Good question. I suggest you send an email to Anthony or Rosario making sure they know that more than one person will be posting from your IP under different names, before you start doing it.

512. K-7 - September 21, 2011

Re: 508 – DM Duncan

LOL. You paranoia over MJ continues. You just can’t stand that he is no longer payin attention to you. Ha Ha Ha!

MJ — Keep on ignoring him and watch him freakout further…he can’t handle not getting his attention fix from you.

513. dmduncan - September 22, 2011

512. K-7 – September 21, 2011

Whoah, methinks you should be concerned with your own obsession, dude. I feel like I’m being stalked by an MJ fanatic, or at least someone who’s fanatical about trying to save MJ. Try to connect with him off the site so you can comfort him, or something, if he’s into that — just leave me out of whatever weird thing you’ve got going on.

514. MJ - September 22, 2011

@512. LOL!!! You nailed it, dude. It’s like seeing a junkie go belligerent when no one will give him his fix. :-))

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