March 2012

Science Saturday: Really Real Tricorder + Apollo 11 Salvage + Feeling Robot Skin + Inside Out Star + More

Welcome back to another knowledge-packed edition of Science Saturday! This week: see the realest “real” tricorder ever, hoist huge Apollo 11 engines from the sea floor, give an android skin that can feel, and witness a star explode and then turn itself inside out! All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: the Marshall mini fridge.



First Trailer For Alex Kurtzman’s ‘People Like Us’ Starring Chris Pine

Another Summer film we are looking forward to is People Like Us (formerly Welcome To People), the directorial debut of Star Trek co-writer/producer Alex Kurtzman which also stars Star Trek’s Chris Pine. The film was written and produced by Kurtzman and his Trek writing partner Roberto Orci. The first trailer has just been released, check it out below.


CBS Asks Phase II Not To Film Spinrad’s Lost Star Trek Script – Will Film New Gerrold Script Instead

A few weeks back we reported that the Star Trek Phase II fan series was going to film Norman Spinrad’s “lost” Star Trek script titled "He Walked Among Us." However, it looks like CBS has put the kibosh on the production. TrekMovie has talked with Phase II’s James Cawley to get the details on what happened and where they go next.


TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing Comic #7

Vengeance! Emotion! Pain! Suffering! A Vulcan craves not these things… Or do they? Why would Vulcans, an emotionless race, seek vengeance on those that destroyed their home world? It must be logical… right? These are the questions being addressed in Star Trek #7, the latest issue of the ongoing comic series set in the new movie universe – which is due in comic book stores today. The “Vulcan’s Vengance” storyline is the first original story for the series, find out how it works out in the TrekMovie review.


Watch: Simon Pegg Talks About Torturing Twitter Followers & Tom Cruise Mancrush On Conan

Yesterday Simon Pegg took some time out from shooting the Star Trek sequel to appear on Conan to promote the home video release of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. He didn’t reveal anything about the Trek sequel but did talk about torturing his Twitter followers and his mancrush on Tom Cruise. Watch it below  


Watch: More Prometheus Footage Revealed

The original plan was for us to get the Star Trek sequel this June, but we will have to wait until next May for new Trek. However we here at TrekMovie are almost as excited over another June 2012 film – Prometheus, the Alien universe film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Trek co-producer/writer Damon Lindelof. More footage from the film has been released online, check it out below along with a new commercial. 



Read: Wil Wheaton & Simon Pegg’s Nerdiest Trek Chat Ever

Star Trek’s Simon Pegg (author of "Nerd Do Well") and Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton (author of "Just A Geek") had a Twitter exchange this afternoon that will go down as the nerdiest, geekiest Trekkiest chat ever, involving comparing Enterprises, nannites, Spock’s harp, Riker’s holodeck programs and more. Check it out for yourself below.


Video of the Day: Benedict Cumberbatch Talks Acting While Driving His Jag

Star Trek fans are still getting to know Benedict Cumberbatch, the actor playing the villain in the upcoming sequel . Best known for his role in the series Sherlock, Cumberbatch is also the voice of Jaguar Cars in the UK. And Jaguar has just released a video of the actor talking about what makes him feel alive. Check it out below.



New Star Trek Fan Film To Feature Chris Doohan as Scotty and Mythbusters’ Imahara As Sulu

A new fan webseries from the team behind Starship Farragut has been announced featuring some interesting casting. The new series called Star Trek: Continues will be a retelling of the original series. Joining Vic Mignogna as Captain Kirk will be Chris (son of James) Doohan as Scotty and Mythbusters’ Grant Imahara as Mr. Sulu. More details below.




Pegg Remains Mum On Star Trek Sequel Plot + Poll: Too Much Trek Secrecy

This week we reported that director JJ Abrams has literally erected a wall around location shooting on the Star Trek sequel. And in the latest comment from Simon Pegg (aka the new Scotty) shows that this quest to maintain the film experience has been "installed" into the actors as well. See Pegg’s latest comment below and sound off in our new poll on Star Trek’s secrecy.


Science Saturday: Real Universal Translator + Io Moon Map + Solar Storms on the Rise + How to Blow Up Stars + More

Hello and welcome back to another exciting (and long overdue) edition of Science Saturday! This week: hear Microsoft’s real-life universal translator, map out the volcanic moon Io, feel the heat from increased solar activity, and make stars blow up with the help of NASA. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: the indoor cloud machine.



Watch Brent Spiner In ‘Fresh Hell’ Season 2, Episode 1

The second season of the comedy webseries Fresh Hell starring Star Trek: TNG’s Brent Spiner has arrived. In the first episode Spiner returns to the role of an alternative version of himself who is struggling with life after "the incident." You never know surprises can happen as "Brent" tries to figure out how he can scrape together the money to start a new career teaching porn stars how to act. Watch it below.


First Pix & Video Of Leonard Nimoy’s Episode Of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ + UPDATE: Wil Wheaton Returning To TBBT

The nerdy CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory finally got their Vulcan. Next Thursday’s episode features Leonard Nimoy voicing Mr. Spock, who is haunting Sheldon. And today CBS has released a video preview and pictures of Nimoy with the cast. Check them out below. [UPDATE: Wil Wheaton reveals he is also returning to the Big Bang Theory]


Wall Built Around Star Trek Location Shooting To Prevent More Leaks

The Star Trek sequel production will be wrapping things up in May but in the 11 weeks it has been going there have been some paparazzi type photos which have leaked out from location shooting in Southern California. To try to ensure there are no more leaks, producer/director JJ Abrams has ordered the contraction of a wall of containers around the latest location shoot in order to protect its secrets. .






Comic Preview: First New Story In Star Trek Movie Universe + Star Trek/Legion of Super-heroes #6

On Wednesday IDW releases the 7th issue of the new Star Trek comic series set in the new movie universe, and the first issue to tell an entirely original story (instead of a spin on a classic episode). Also being released is the 6th (and final) issue of the Star Trek/Legion of Super-heroes crossover series. And today we have seven page previews of both. Check them out below. [UPDATE: Star Trek Ongoing #7 has been delayed until next Wednesday]


Lindelof: ‘Strong Desire’ To Show Something From Star Trek Sequel At Comic Con 2012

Fans are starting to wonder when they will get their first glimpse of the Star Trek sequel currently in production. A possibility could be at the annual San Diego Comic Con in July, and now producer/writer Damon Lindelof is saying that the team has a "strong desire" to be there with something to show. Details below.


Book Review: Star Trek: That Which Divides

The Library Computer is back with a brand new review of the latest Star Trek novel. This month provides us with a classic Trek adventure in Dayton Ward’s “That Which Divides," which revisits a classic episode (and mysterious race) while throwing in some Romulans and a few TAS character cameos. Find out how it all works out in the TrekMovie review.


Scott Bakula Cast In NBC Comedy Pilot

Star Trek: Enterprise’s Captain Archer could be headed back to TV. Scott Bakula has been tapped as a lead in a new NBC comedy pilot titled Table For Three. And in other pilot season news, Star Trek: Voyager producer (who hopes to bring Star Trek back to TV one day) is currently working on rebooting The Munsters and he has now cast Eddie Izzard as his new Grandpa.




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