Today we finish our five-part series examining the franchise’s five decades of history. Today we look at the fifth decade and a world without Star Trek … except for everywhere.
Articles by Jared Whitley
This week TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley is finishing out the 50th anniversary with a decade-by-decade look at the franchise’s history. Today he looks at the fourth decade and the post-TNG world.
To finish out the 50th, TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley looks at the franchise’s five decades of history, divided by the classical “Ages of Man” – but with an appropriately Trek twist. Today he looks at the third decade and the unprecedented popularity of TNG.
To finish out the 50th, TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley examines the franchise’s five-decade history, dividing them by the classical “Ages of Man” – Golden Age, Silver Age, etc – but with an appropriately Trek twist. Today he looks at its second decade and the exploding movie franchise.
To finish out the 50th, TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley looks at the franchise’s five decades of history, dividing them according to the classical “Ages of Man” – Golden Age, Silver Age, etc – but with an appropriately Trek twist. Today he looks at the first 10 years.
Is the “mean captain” from Chain of Command not really mean, but just a pushy boss? Might he actually be awesome? One YouTuber says yes.
Star Trek and The Twilight Zone fed off each other as groundbreaking science fiction storytelling in the 1960s. But how accessible is the (mostly) dystopian Black Mirror, “The Twilight Zone for the digital age,” for Star Trek fans?
While Trek alum Benedict Cumberbatch is dazzling fans and critics as Doctor Strange, almost 25 years ago one popular Star Trek actor donned the Sorcerer Supreme’s cape – kind of.
Star Trek fans are eagerly awaiting any news about the upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery. With the recent announcement that the Original Series episode “Balance of Terror” will be a “touchstone” for the new series, we thought it prudent to take a look back at the history of Romulans in Star Trek. We noticed an odd pattern and have to ask: why are so many Romulans nameless? Could Discovery retcon some key commanders with names? And we found one bit of Trek lore that -no one- else on the Internet has spotted.
Two Captains Kirk dazzled audiences at Salt Lake City Comic Con this week in Utah, a place the stars at Mission New York might consider a warp-over state.
At this point, we’ve all been lured at one or another by the clickbait headline that says something like: “10 things you never knew about Star Trek!” If you’re a Star Trek fan or have just spent any time on the Internet, you’ve pretty much heard every story there is to hear and seen every meme. But with almost 1,000 hours of canonical material, there is probably something about the phenomenon’s storied history you haven’t heard, or at least haven’t realized. Here are 50 of them, one for each year of the franchise, to help celebrate its birthday today.
Putting the “star” in Star Trek fan, TrekMovie’s editor-in-chief, Dr. Kayla Iacovino, was profiled today on CNN.com on her work in volcano science, Star Trek, and gender equality.
“Please state the nature of the costume emergency.” That’s the greeting you’ll get from Brooke Wilkins if you visit her at Garak’s Tailor Shop, where she and her team of volunteers repair costume problems both big and small for cosplayers at the Creation convention in Las Vegas. Services are provided completely free to guests.
Whoopi Goldberg, our beloved Guinan from Star Trek: The Next Generation, made her first ever convention appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas to a packed house. She talked about how she got herself onto the show, her hats, the character of Guinan, Star Trek writers, and more.
A new, immersive form of theater-going experience is taking Star Trek Beyond to warp speed.
Today is the 4th of July, America’s birthday. Now Star Trek represents a future where divisions based on nation states have disappeared in favor of a unified government where all of human kind is united in peace and harmony. But with the exception of one particularly notable Frenchman, all of Starfleet’s future captains seem to hail from America, so we thought it would be important to help ‘Murrica blow out a few space candles this year. So with that, here are our five top episodes to help you declare your independence.
Millions of people every year will now be able to see the original model of the USS Enterprise at the Smithsonian – unfortunately for them, just like as Picard tells Data in First Contact, they won’t be able to touch it.
It was an interesting choice by JJ Abrams and crew to elevate the role of Uhura from bit player to center stage – or rather, center bridge – a choice doubtless made easier because of the dynamic Zoe Saldana. This month, as we go into the real publicity blitz for Star Trek Beyond, CNET Magazine, features Zoe Saldana on the cover of its summer issue, which hit newsstands today.
The Twilight Zone and Star Trek both occupy a special place in science fiction history. But, perhaps more interesting is the surprising amount of crossover between the two shows (and I’m not just talking about the more well-known instances a la Captain Kirk screaming on an airplane). Hit the jump to read my top 10 Twilight Zone episodes that every Trekkie should see.
Returning for a three-peat, master composer Michael Giacchino announced this week that he has begun scoring the music for Star Trek Beyond. Adding the musical score is one of the final parts of the movie-production process, in that everything needs to be done and edited before the music can be added as the final layer.
Conflict over fan productions is creating such a legal argle-bargle that to sort it out would require either an obsessive crackpot who’s escaped from his keeper or Samuel T. Cogley, attorney at law.
Will Riker may not have been a Canadian, but it looks like everyone involved with the new Star Trek show could be. Pop culture news site Pop Goes The News reported this week that the as yet unnamed series, which we’re calling Star Trek All Access, will start filming in Toronto in September.
Star Trek Beyond will not be the conclusion of a trilogy! Or perhaps, managing expectations, Star Trek Beyond – the third installment of the NuTrek franchise following JJ Abrams’ 2009 reboot – will not be the planned conclusion of a trilogy.
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but this year what happens there will last to the 23rd Century and beyond.
There were no problems with the warp core or the phase inducers when the Enteprise-D’s chief engineer warped into Salt Lake City, Utah, for the semi-annual Fan X convention on March 24.
Top of the mornin’ to all of ye who will be wearing green this March 17th! As you know, we here at TrekMovie like to mark holidays throughout the year with a collection of recommended episodes to help you celebrate. And this year St. Patrick’s Day is no different! So curl up with these classics and your favorite green beverage.
As unusual as it is for the Internet, Trek fans seem to be reacting very positively to the news that former DS9 and Voyager writer Bryan Fuller will be the showrunner for the new series (which we’re just calling Star Trek: All Access for the time being). Bryan has 22 writing credits for Trek, which will probably get rewatched more in the next six months than they might otherwise. To help hone in which ones to rewatch (or at least which ones to start with!) we present our Top 5 Bryan Fuller episodes.
Bryan Fuller, veteran Star Trek writer (DS9 and VOY), has been tapped as co-creator and showrunner for CBS’s upcoming Star Trek television* series, set to debut in January 2017.
As far as pointless holidays go, Groundhog Day is somewhere above modern day Arbor Day but somewhere below First Contact Day in the 24th Century. (Remember Captain Janeway said the only way she remembered the holiday was getting the day off from school.) So in our grand tradition of holiday-centric articles, we present you the first ever list of top Star Trek episodes to watch tomorrow on Groundhog Day.
If you’d like to attend a convention this year that’s timed just about perfectly for the 50th anniversary, you may want to beam to New York City.