Articles by Kayla Iacovino







Chris Pine: “You can’t make cerebral Star Trek in 2016” *UPDATED*

Chris Pine was one of many Star Trek Beyond stars to sit down with Britain’s biggest SF and fantasy magazine, SFX, to talk Trek and more. On making Trek in 2016, Pine said that, while the JJ films have tried to touch on “demanding questions and themes”, it’s just not possible to make a movie without “wham-bam explosions and planets blowing up”. Plus, SFX grabbed exclusive interviews from Director Justin Lin, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Soufia Boutella, who joins the cast as Jaylah. [UPDATE]: Quote from Sofia Boutella on her new character, Jaylah, who has the most in common with Kirk.





STAR TREK BEYOND ‘Kelvin Pod’ On Display at HP Discover Conference in Las Vegas

Last week, Hewlett Packard announced they have teamed up with Paramount to bring futuristic new tech to Star Trek Beyond, and this past weekend, we got a closer look at some of the designs and their onscreen implementation. At HP’s annual HP Discover conference held June 7-9 in Las Vegas, conference goers got some face time with a major prop from the film: what HP is calling a “Kelvin Pod”. [BEWARE OF SPOILERS!]


Star Trek Online Executive Producer Talks TOS Expansion, Move to Consoles, and More

A lot is happening right now in the world of Star Trek Online, with two major announcements: an Original Series expansion, Agents of Yesterday, and the news that the entire game will be ported to Xbox and Playstation consoles. We sat down with STO’s executive producer Stephen Ricossa at Cryptic Studios in California to talk about all of the new exciting things to come. The takeaway? It’s a great time to be a Trekkie and a gamer, no matter your skill level.


For The Fans Snubbed During BEYOND Fan Event: Paramount Wants To Make It Right *UPDATED*

When Paramount hosted its first ever Star Trek fan event at the Paramount lot last month, they overbooked, leaving hundreds of fans out in the cold. As promised by Justin Lin, Paramount is now making it right by sending swag bags and tickets to the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond to the folks who missed out that night. [UPDATE: We have a copy of the e-mail that Paramount sent to fans who were turned away at the event]















Shuttle Pod, Mission Log Podcasts Team Up For Star Trek Beyond Fan Event Ticket GIVEAWAY [UPDATED: WINNERS ANNOUNCED]

Here’s your chance to join the fun at the May 20th Star Trek Beyond fan event and trailer premiere being held at the Paramount Studios lot in Los Angeles, California. Your two favorite Star Trek podcasts are teaming up to send 20 pairs of trekkies to the show, with 10 winners chosen from entries on each website. Hit the jump for details. [UPDATE: Winners announced!]



Official Rules Announced To Win Tickets To STAR TREK BEYOND Fan Event

The second trailer for Star Trek Beyond will premiere at a special fan event at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on May 20th. Today, Paramount released the official rules for a video contest that will allow fans to show the world “How you Go Beyond as a Star Trek fan”, including 5 grand prizes that include airfare and a 2-night hotel stay in LA for the event.


Comparing the Advertising Timelines: STAR TREK BEYOND Promo Lagging Way Behind INTO DARKNESS

Some might be surprised that Star Trek Beyond is coming out in two and half months, considering the lack of advertising we’ve seen for the film. At least, that’s been the sentiment on news sites, blogs, and comment boards around the internet: shouldn’t we have another trailer or more photos by now? But is the advertising for Beyond really that abysmal compared to the previous two films? We’ve constructed an interactive timeline comparing the release of promotional material before Beyond and Star Trek Into Darkness to find out.


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