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November 2012

Review/Recap Of Star Trek: TNG S2 Theater Event + Watch S2 Gag Reel

On Thursday night Star Trek fans across the United States attended the Next Generation Second Season Blu-Ray Event. While watching the initial appearance of the Borg on the big screen was a neat experience, the real treat of the evening was seeing, for the first time, the expanded edition of the classic TNG episode "The Measure of a Man". The evening’s highlights follow the cut.. 



Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation 365 Photo Book

Following up from their 2010 Star Trek The Original Series 365 photo book (positively reviewed at TrekMovie), Abrams Books recently released a follow-up, this time revealing rare images from Star Trek: The Next Generation. TrekMovie continues our look at new exciting Star Trek non-fiction books with our review of Paula Block and Terry Erdmann’s new mini-coffee table book below.



Pine: William Shatner’s Kirk More Iconic Than Ford/Baldwin/Affleck’s Ryan

Star Trek’s new Kirk Chris Pine is currently shooting on another big role for Jack Ryan. In a new interview promoting Rise of the Guardians, Pine discussed the differences in stepping into Jack Ryan’s shoes to Kirk’s space boots, noting how William Shatner is more iconic. Watch the video bellow.







Mimoco Announces the Star Trek™ X MIMOBOT® Flash Drive Collection

Mimoco, creator of the MIMOBOT line of designer USB flash drives, is adding Star Trek to their repertoire with the release of the Star Trek X MIMOBOT Series. The first collection features a prime universe styled Kirk and Spock plus TNG’s Picard and Data, available with up to 64GB of data storage. The line comes preloaded with exclusive Star Trek content including never-before-seen material from the TNG Blu-ray release, vintage toy commercials, and comics. Plus, the drives are pre-loaded with Trek-themed wallpapers, icons, sounds, and avatars for your desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet.


JG Hertzler Joins Star Trek Renegades Cast – Project Just $25K Short Of Kickstarter Goal

In September TrekMovie reported that Tim Russ and Walter Koenig were reprising their Star Trek roles for a new independent movie "Star Trek Renegades." The project has just one week left for its KickStarter funding and they are only $25,000 short of their target. They have also just announced JG Hertzler had joined the cast, which now includes nine veteran Trek actors.



Preview of Star Trek Comics For February – Including Issue 2 of New ‘Countdown To Darkness’ Movie Prequel

IDW have released the first details and cover images for their February Star Trek comics. Included will be the 2nd month for the exciting new "Countdown to Darkness" prequel series to the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie. Plus a new issue for the ongoing Star Trek comics set in the new movie universe and a collection of Brannon Braga’s "Hive" comics. See below for all the details.


Rumor: Into Darkness Quinto’s Last Star Trek? Unlikely [UPDATE: ZQ Tweets ‘Simmer Down’]

Looks like we have another ‘will Zachary Quinto return to the role of Spock?’ scare going on. In a new interview promoting his work on American Horror Story, Zach said something which could (if viewed in a certain way) be interpreted as possibly saying he might not return for a third Trek film, following Star Trek Into Darkness.


Science Saturday: Real Life Universal Translator + Perfect Cloaking Device + Farthest Galaxy in the Universe + Discoveries in Earth’s Oceans + More

Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week, get a good look at some very promising real Trek tech including a language translator that translates your own voice into Mandarin and a cloaking device that works perfectly in the microwave. Also peer into the universe’s past by viewing the farthest ever discovered object — a galaxy 13.3 billion light years away. And learn how fast we’re learning about life in earth’s oceans. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: The Decelerator Helmet.



Scripts Revealed For Scrapped ‘Star Trek Final Frontier’ Animated Series

Six years ago TrekMovie broke the news that CBS was considering a new animated Star Trek series developed by some insider vets. This show "Star Trek: Final Frontier" never made it past the development stage, but in the past the creators have shared images and details on the web. And now they are revealing the scripts they wrote as well. Details below along with an exclusive image.  


Pine: Kirk Earns Captain’s Chair In Star Trek Into Darkness + Talks Abrams Tinkering, Cumberbatch Scene & more

As we reported yesterday, Chris Pine was in the UK to do press and attend the premiere of Rise of the Guardians. Of course Pine ended up talking about Star Trek Into Darkness as well. We have collected quotes from Pine talking about Kirk’s journey, Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Abrams and more. See the quotes below along with video and photos of Pine at the premiere as well.  



More Details & Images From 15-Disc Star Trek TOS Music Box Set + Hollywood Event On Dec. 3

Back in August we announced that LaLaLand Records was releasing the ultimate original Star Trek soundtrack with all the music from the series in a giant 15-disc box set. We now have more images of the set and the track listing for the first disc. They have also announced a special free Star Trek event in Hollywood, CA on December 3rd (the night before release). Get all the details below.   



Watch: George Takei Sings In New Old Navy XMas Ad + New Takei Memoir Coming Soon

As we reported earlier this week, Trek stars have been showing up a lot on TV lately. Not to be outdone, the original Sulu is featured in a new campaign for Old Navy. Below we have a first look at George Takei’s ‘Cheermageddon’ singing commercial . George also has a new memoir coming out, and you can probably guess the title. 


Watch: New HD Promo For Star Trek: TNG Season 2 Blu-ray [UPDATE: New TV Commercial]

CBS has released an updated preview trailer for the second season release of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray. The preview shows off the remastering work along with a peek at a deleted scene from The Measure of a Man, and some of the other special features. It is also viewable up to 1080 HD. Check it out below. [UPDATE: Added new TV commercial]




Abrams Not Interested In Directing Star Wars VII – Planning New Original Project

Since the recent announcement that Disney had acquired LucasFilm and they were moving forward with a new Star Wars film trilogy there has been a lot of speculation about who will be involved in these projects. One name that has come up is JJ Abrams. In a new interview the Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director says he has another idea for his next project. Details below. 




Watch: Frakes on Castle + Sir Pat On Daily Show + Wheaton & Burton on Big Bang + Dorn’s Dart Ad + Shatner Pitches New App

The last week has been a big one for Star Trek stars appearing on TV. Last week’s Castle was directed by TNG’s Jonathan Frakes and it was full of Star Trek references and DS9 star Armin Shimerman. TNG’s Patrick Stewart popped up on The Daily Show, Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton were on Big Bang Theory, William Shatner is pitching his new app and Michael Dorn can bee seen pitching cars in between. Watch all the clips below.   [NOTE some vids US only]


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