Articles by Anthony Pascale





Khan’s STII Costume + Frakes Personal Collection + More Star Trek Items Up For Auction This Week

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.







Shatner Asked To ‘Keep Quiet’ About Star Trek 2016+ Orci Says Role Must Be ‘Worthy’

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.


Great Links: Star Trek meets Storage Wars + Chief O’Brien Comicstrip + Picard Facepalm Cookies + more

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.


Watch: 5 Star Trek Sketches From 4 Decades Of Saturday Night Live

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.






Exclusive: Roberto Orci To Start Shooting Next Star Trek Movie Feb 2015 – Targeting Summer 2016 Release

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 .




Smithsonian Moves Original USS Enterprise Model Out Of Gift Shop To Prep For Big Hall Display

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.


Watch: Simon Pegg Talks Star Trek Bonding With ‘Hector’ Co-Star Christopher Plummer

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. 






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]


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.


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.