August 2014

Collective: Star Trek Items 70%+ Off At EE Summer Clearance + New Bobbleheads & More

The folks at Entertainment Earth are having a big Summer Clearance Sale this week. There are a total of 2500 items on sale, including over 100 Star Trek items. Prices are up to 73% off for some of the Star Trek items. Plus Bif Bang Pow, Diamond Select, and Crowded Coop have announced some new Star Trek items coming later this year and in 2015. See below for details.


Star Trek Live In Concert Series Headed To Australia

Earlier this summer we reported on the US debut of ‘Star Trek Live In Concert’ series of orchestral performances of the music of Star Trek shown along with screenings of JJ Abrams Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. And now new dates have been added to the schedule, this time down under in Australia. Details below.




TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever #3 + Preview

Barely a week into their time journey, Spock is traumatized, Kirk is spellbound, their relationship is strained, and Beckwith is nowhere in sight. The third issue of Harlan Ellison’s The City of the Edge of Forever makes its way to your local comic shop this week. Read TrekMovie’s review (with spoilers) and a preview after the break.





Exclusive Interview (pt 2): Alec Peters On Taking Star Trek To War + What’s Next For ‘Axanar’

In the day since part 1 of our interview with Alec Peters was posted, the Star Trek Axanar Kickstarter gathered another $150,000 (helped by a social media plug from Star Trek’s George Takei). The project has now raised over $560K, with more coming in by Sunday’s deadline. See below for part 2 of our interview where we talk more about the story and the future of Axanar.  [UPDATE: Axanar Kickstarer campaign ended Sunday with $638,471]


Watch: Patrick Stewart, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeri Ryan + More Trek Ice Bucket Vids

Earlier this week we reported on how Brent Spiner, William Shatner, George Takei and Gates McFadden took up the ALS Ice Bucket challenge that seems to be sweeping the world. Today we have more Star Trek taking the challenge. See below for videos from Patrick Stewart, Armin Shimerman, Bob Picardo, Robert Duncan McNeill, LeVar Burton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Jeri Ryan and JJ Abrams.


Exclusive Interview: Alec Peters Talks Star Trek Axanar As It Passes $400K On Kickstarter

The Star Trek Axanar Kickstarter wraps up Sunday, but it has already set a new record for independent Trek production crowdfunding. TrekMovie sat down with producer and star Alec Peters to talk about the dream of making his own Star Trek movie. In part 1 of the interview below, Peters talks about the Axanar Kickstarter experience, how they plan to spend the money, how they are making Axanar a professional production, the approach to designing a look for 20 years before the original Star Trek series, and more.


Kate Mulgrew Getting Emmy Buzz + Cosmos Picks Up Creative Emmys (But Not Braga)

Believe or not, only one member of one of the main Star Trek TV casts has ever won an acting Emmy Award. On Monday Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Janeway is hoping to change that. TrekMovie takes a look at what Kate Mulgrew is saying ahead of the big day along with what the early buzz is on her chances. We also have news on how Cosmos faired at the Creative Arts Emmys, predictions for Cumberbatch and a look back at Trek actors history with the Emmmys.



Canadian Town Of Vulcan Seeking $2 Billion To Start Building Actual USS Enterprise (OK, not really)

The people of Vulcan, Alberta Canada are hoping to build Star Trek’s USS Enterprise. Not a model, but the real thing. There is even a $2 Billion crowdfunding effort to "Help Vulcan Alberta Build the USS Enterprise." TrekMovie talked to the people behind the effort to find out what is going on here.







WATCH: William Shatner, George Takei, Brent Spiner & Gates McFadden Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been going around on the web to raise money for ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). The rules are simple: donate money to the ALS Association or film yourself dumping a bucket of ice water on your head while challenging your friends to do the same (most people do both). Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called upon three Star Trek celebs: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart (still waiting on you, captain!), and George Takei. That gave way to more Trek celebs such as Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden. See their amazing reactions below.







Star Trek Celebrities Mourn Robin Williams + The Star Trek/Williams Connections

Yesterday the world was shocked by the death of actor/comedian (and Star Trek fan) Robin Williams. Many Star Trek luminaries, including some who worked with Williams, went to social media to express their condolences. We have compiled those below, plus take a look at some Star Trek/Williams connections – including the TNG role written for him (but played by someone else).




Beat the Post-Convention Blues By Building Your Own Away Team

The big Las Vegas Star Trek convention is officially over, the excitement (and hangover) has worn off, and we find ourselves back in our normal lives once again. This is the time when the Post-Con Blues hit hard. But, do you have to wait an entire year to recoup that amazing feeling of friendship, geekery, and belonging? Perhaps not. Michael Nguyen decided to beat the post-con blues by gathering up Trekkies in his local community to build a mini Star Trek convention of his own, or as he calls it, an away team. Read on to see why anyone can make their own Away Team and keep on Trekkin’!



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