The fate of the Star Trek film franchise is in new hands.
Articles by Anthony Pascale
While there has been a lot of news about the next Trek TV show (Star Trek: Discovery coming to CBS All Access this fall), news on Paramount’s plans for the next feature film is much more scarce. However, there was a mention about the future of the Trek film franchise by the CEO of Viacom, Paramount’s parent company, at an investor event this week.
Earlier today CBS CEO Les Moonves spoke to investors about the future of the company, including hopes for how Star Trek: Discovery will help meet their goals of growth for the CBS All Access platform.
Today a test flight of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise spaceplane ended in tragedy with a crash in the Mojave desert, with the loss of one of two .
A Star Trek new fan film has released its first full trailer. "Star Trek Horizon" takes us to Star Trek: Enterprise’s the 22nd century and the Romulan War. Watch the trailer and learn more about the show below.
Today CBS launched a new subscription service which delivers live TV, full seasons of current programming and full seasons of "CBS Classics," including all five live-action Star Trek TV series. More details below.
The folks at the Cracked Studios have a brand new comedy webseries which is inspired by Star Trek, taking you to life below decks on "Starship Icarus." The show launched last week and all four episodes of the first season are now online. Watch them below.
A number of big pieces of Star Trek history are on the block this week and two separate auctions (on two different continents), including Khan’s costume from Star Trek II, Kirk’s costume from Star Trek III, two Riker uniforms (and more from Jonathan Frakes) personal collection, plus original props, scripts and other unique Trek items. More details below.
Well the Shatner in Star Trek story hit a new high, or possibly low this afternoon as a two word tweet from the man launched a new wave of (completely wrong) news stories. Details below.
Imagine that Star Trek was not coming up on its 50th anniversary, but its 100th – as if it were born in the silent film era. That is the premise of "Steam Trek," a short film parody shot in the 90s that went viral a few years ago and has now been remastered in HD. Watch it below.
While the crew seen on screen for the 2016 Star Trek movie will remain the same, there are going to be some changes to the crew behind the camera. TrekMovie can now exclusively report on a couple of key new members of director Roberto Orci’s team. More details below.
TrekMovie has an exclusive follow-up on yesterday’s news about the Star Trek movie shooting in Seoul. The Korea shoot will be just for a portion of the film, TrekMovie has learned that the studio is planning on shooting principally in Vancouver. More details below.
Today is the first day of October and that means starting to think about your Halloween costume. Well TrekMovie and PureCostumes.com are teaming up to make that decision easy for one Trekkie by giving away a Star Trek costume tunic. Details below.
Over the weekend William Shatner confirmed he had been contacted by JJ Abrams about how there "might" be a role for him in the 2016 Star Trek movie. Today Shatner has revealed that he has been contacted again and told to stop talking about Star Trek. Details on that below, plus how the media is covering Bill’s weekend revelation, and there are some new comments from Orci here at TrekMovie and Bill and Orci are also tweeting to each other.
The Great Links column is back again with tons of Star Trek in the zeitgeist fun, including showing up in this week’s episode of Star Wars. Watch a clip of that plus learn how to make Picard Facepalm cookies, experience the comicstrip ennui of Chief O’Brien’s boring job, listen to Philly morning drive DJ’s talk Trek, see Klingon Ballerinas (really) and much more.
Tonight NBC’s Saturday Night Live kicks off their 40th season. Over the years the show has had some fun with another show that began decades ago on NBC – Star Trek. We have compiled 5 Star Trek sketches from over the years starting with a sketch from the first season in 1976 all the way through to 2009. Watch them below.
Last May some of the people who work for NOAA took the afternoon off for a team building exercise to attend a matinee of Star Trek Into Darkness. The event resulted in a government investigation and (just released) 21-page report. Get the details below.
Once again politics and Star Trek are intersecting. This time it is the (soon to be former) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond who thinks those who voted no in last week’s Scottish Independence referendum may have buyer’s remorse akin to a certain genetic superman from the future.
Shatner and Nimoy are teaming up again! Volkswagen Germany is teasing a new Star Trek-themed campaign that will feature both Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. Get more details below. [UPDATED with new video tease from Nimoy]
Roberto Orci is clearing the decks to get ready to focus on his upcoming directorial debut with the next Star Trek movie. More details below.
Things are heating up with the next Star Trek movie (also referred to by the entertainment media as "Star Trek 3" for being the third movie produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and to be set in the rebooted Trek universe). TrekMovie has an exclusive update on the status of the next Trek feature along with some (very minor) spoilers about the plot. Get the details below .
TrekMovie has another giveaway opportunity, this time a Star Trek Tee shirt signed by the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner. See below on how you can win it.
TrekMovie is bringing back "Great Links," our regular look at Star Trek in the zietgesit. See below for some of the places where Star Trek has been showing up.
The studio model for the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series is on the move. Earlier this week the ship was removed from its latest display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, in preparation for move to a new location within the museum. The model will also be undergoing evaluation and conservation treatment. More details and photos below.
On Friday September 19th Simon Pegg’s new movie Hector and the Search for Happiness opens in the USA. Among Pegg’s co-stars in the film is veteran actor Christopher Plummer (aka Chang from Star Trek VI). And in one of the promotional videos, Pegg talks about how he bonded with Plummer over Star Trek. Watch the clip below.
The new Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set was released today. And TrekMovie is giving away two copies. Find out how you can win one below.
On Tuesday Star Trek: The Compendium will finally be released. TrekMovie has had a chance to check out the set. The full review is below.
We have more to show from the new special features included Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set coming next week. Today’s focus is the costumes two clips (including one exclusive to TrekMovie) from the new "Fitting the Future" featurette.
A week from today the new Star Trek parody webseries Red Shirt Diaries premiere and TrekMovie has a couple of clips, including an exclusive, plus all the details on the new show.
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]