January 2013

Star Trek Mobile App Launches – First Into Darkness Bonus Material Coming During Super Bowl [UPDATED]

Today Paramount launched their new Star Trek mobile application which promises to provide fans with exclusive content on a regular basis between now and the launch of Star Trek Into Darkness…and beyond. This includes bonus content that will be delivered during the Super Bowl this weekend. More details and first impressions with the app below. [UPDATED: Now available at Google Play Store]


Book News Roundup: Peter David Update + David Mack’s THE FALL + Christopher L. Bennett Interview [UPDATE: Winner Chosen for THE BODY ELECTRIC Giveaway!]

Time for an update on the happenings in the world of Trek Literature. This week, we have an update on author Peter David’s recovery from a stroke, some further information on the forthcoming mini-series “The Fall”, an interview with author Christopher L. Bennett concerning his forthcoming Rise of the Federation novel and his original novel “Only Superhuman”, and a chance to win a copy of David Mack’s new novel, “The Body Electric”.


Modeler’s Workbench: Motion Picture Set & 2012 Releases from Round 2 + Coming Attractions

Got some extra money from the holidays burning a hole in your pocket? Perhaps a late-model starship is within your budget. Join TrekMovie’s Rob Lyons as he gives us a comprehensive out-of-box review of the new 1:2500 release of the USS Enterprise, USS Reliant, and Klingon Battlecruiser from the original Star Trek motion picture era. Our first look video follows the cut, together with some tips and observations from the assembly process, and an overview of 2012’s releases from Round 2.


CONFIRMED: J.J. Abrams to direct next ‘Star Wars’ for Disney

Variety and other Hollywood news sources are reporting today that J.J. Abrams is directing the next Star Wars after all.  There aren’t any details other than the fact Disney is close to closing the deal with Abrams. So treat this with a degree of skepticism until we see something official from Disney and/or Bad Robot directly. UPDATE 01/26/2013: Confirmed by Disney and J.J. Abrams  


Review: In Search Of… The Complete Collection & Your Chance to Win! [UPDATED: Winners announced for In Search of… box set!]

Leonard Nimoy may best be remembered as Mr. Spock from Star Trek, but he also spent six seasons exploring the unexplained in the classic 70’s television series “In Search of…”. The show was recently released on DVD, and TrekMovie brings you a look at the series, it’s DVD release, and offers you a chance to win a complete collection of the paranormal classic. Our review and details on our contest follow the cut.


TrekInk: Review of Countdown to Darkness #1

In the months since their encounter with Nero, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise have been exploring strange new worlds, new civilizations, and now, they must face a grave new threat to the security of the Federation. IDW Publishing releases Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #1 this week, the first chapter of a four-issue prequel to Star Trek Into Darkness. Comic spoilers ahead. Will there be movie spoilers too? One more time. Spoilers.



Watch: Video Shows Star Trek Into Darkness Post Production & Reveals Some New Glimpses

JJ Abrams Bad Robot production company has a state of the art facility in Santa Monica where they are currently doing post production on Star Trek Into Darkness. In December the editing technology company Avid conducted a video ‘webinar’ from Bad Robot featuring many of the people working on the film. See below for the very interesting behind the scenes video, and check out a few glimpses of the movie that could be seen in the background


Burk: Into Darkness Villain ‘Tailored’ For Cumberbatch + Film Fits With Roddenberry’s Vision

In a new interview Star Trek Into Darkness producer Bryan Burk talks about how the new movie progresses on from 2009’s Star Trek. He also explains how the role of the villain was tailored to actor Benedict Cumberbatch as well as saying that even though ‘darkness’ is in the name the film is still part of Roddenberry’s vision of a brighter future. See excerpts below.


QMx Taking Orders For Starfleet Academy Ring Replica + Reveal New Set Of Retro TOS Posters

The creative folks at QMx have announced a couple of exciting new Star Trek products. First up they are finally ready to take pre-orders on a replica of the Starfleet Academy ring from the new JJ Abrams movies (and it’s only $20). They have also revealed the latest set of cool retro posters for the original Star Trek. Check out all the details and images below.


Star Trek Into Darkness Gets Super Bowl Spot + App Delivers Bonus Content During Game (& Beyond) [UPDATED]

Tonight Paramount announced they will be releasing a new augmented reality app tied to the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie. The new mobile application will use ‘context awareness’ to deliver bonus movie content with the first opportunity coming during the (also just announced) Super Bowl commercial for Into Darkness. In addition there is also a new sweepstakes with a chance to win a trip to the US premiere of Into Darkness. Find out more about the app and contest below. [UPDATE: Announcement video]


Cumberbatch Contrasts His Harrison With McDowell’s Soran + Talks Trekkie Desire For Spoilers

Another interview with Star Trek Into Darkness bad guy actor Benedict Cumberbatch where he talks about his role as John Harrison and even contrasts it with Malcolm McDowell’s role in Star Trek Generations. He also weighs in on Trekkie’s desire for movie details, comparing it to kid’s wanting more candy. Get the details below


Star Trek Enterprise Coming To Blu-ray In March + TNG S3 & ‘Best of Both Worlds’ Special Edition In April [UPDATED]

There is a lot of Star Trek Blu-ray news to cover today, starting off with the official announcement of the release of the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise. TrekMovie has also confirmed news on the release of the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and a special set for Best of Both Worlds. Get the details below, plus watch a preview of Enterprise special feature with Brannon Braga. [UPDATED: Full disc details]


Shatner: Original Star Trek Had ‘More Soul’ Than JJ Abrams Trek + Bill Tweets To Space

Once again (in a new video interview) William Shatner is drawing comparisons between his Star Trek and the new Star Trek from JJ Abrams, now saying that the original had ‘more soul.’ Bill also talks about how he had grown ‘tired’ with Star Trek but has again come to appreciate its place in his career. Watch Bill talk to CNN about Star Trek and his Shatner’s World Tour below. Plus find out how Bill established communications with the International Space Station.



JJ Abrams On Cumberbatch Fitting Into Star Trek Cast + Film Secrecy

Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director JJ Abrams wasn’t sure that introducing Benedict Cumberbatch into the tight-knit cast family that grew out of his first Star Trek movie was going to work, according to comments he made over the weekend at the Television Critics Association. See what JJ had to say about Cumberbatch and his penchant for secrecy below.


Fan Passes Way After Having Into Darkness Wish Fulfilled + Italian Trek Fan Club Founder Also Passes

TrekMovie has some sad news to report about two notable Star Trek fans. Over the weekend Daniel Craft, the fan who was recently granted a last wish to see Star Trek Into Darkness, passed away. In addition Alberto Lisiero, founder the the largest Italian fan club and translator for Star Trek films in Italy, also passed away this past week. TrekMovie has been in touch with both Daniel and Alberto’s wives. We have statements and photos from both below




William Shatner Offers JJ Abrams Some Critical Star Trek Advice + More TNG Doc Details

William Shatner is getting ready to take his Shatner’s World Tour into 2013 and in a new interview promoting his next stop (in Aurora, IL) Bill gave some more details on his upcoming Star Trek: TNG documentary and he also paid a compliment to Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams (while at the same offering what might be seen as some combination of advice and a critique as well).


Watch: Pine, Saldana and Quinto Talk Star Trek Into Darkness Pressure, Romance & Secrecy

Another video interview with Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto has emerged, this time they talk romance, secrecy and why Kirk has to earn the captain’s chair in the upcoming sequel. Pine also says that he felt more pressure in the sequel, than the first time he took on the role of Kirk. Watch it below .


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