A new image has surfaced from Star Trek Beyond showing Idris Elba’s villain up against a certain starship captain.
Articles by Kayla Iacovino
After the no-show of a new Star Trek trailer at CinemaCon this week, it was discovered that Paramount was saving up for something bigger – a fan event, the first of its kind, to be held in Los Angeles in May. Details of the event have now surfaced.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Idris Elba spoke about his upcoming role as the villain in Star Trek Beyond and gave a puzzling statement about how his character and Chris Pine’s Kirk will interact. He also revealed that his favorite all-time Star Trek character is Captain Kirk.
The US Postal Service isn’t the only one honoring Star Trek in a new line of postage stamps. As part of a 50th anniversary celebration, Canada Post has been unveiling Star Trek themed postage stamps, including one featuring 1st officer Spock, which was unveiled last week in where else but Vulcan, Canada.
CBS have announced the winners of the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds writing contest. The 10 Grand Prize winners, chosen from hundreds of submissions, will each receive a $1000 prize, and their stories will be included in the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2016 Edition Anthology, to be published in digital first format this year. The two First Prize winners will each receive a free publishing package from Archway Publishing valued at approximately $5,000 to publish a book on a subject other than Star Trek.
The first trailer for For The Love of Spock, the Leonard Nimoy documentary that raised over $660,000 on kickstarter, released its first trailer, warming hearts and watering eyes everywhere.
CBS’s new Star Trek television series, which will be aired exclusively on the network’s new online streaming platform All Access, is rumored to be set in the time period between the original series film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, BirthMoviesDeath is reporting. What’s more: it won’t be set in the JJ-verse timeline.
Simon Pegg spoke to reporters at CinemaCon Monday night about the tone of Star Trek Beyond, how it will create its own stories and canon while still fitting into the franchise’s 50 year history, and how the story’s villain, played by Idris Elba, will be ostentatious and interesting. Pegg also noted that Beyond won’t be a rehash of Star Trek’s “greatest hits” moments but will instead focus on original story telling.
Paramount Pictures opened this week’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas with promos and footage from a myriad of their biggest upcoming films. Star Trek Beyond co-writer and co-star Simon Pegg took the stage to present movie franchise helmsman JJ Abrams with the CinemaCon Showman of the Year Award. And then the moment we were all waiting for – a new Star Trek Beyond trailer or maybe a clip from the film – came and went and left the crowd wondering why two of rebooted Trek’s biggest names didn’t deliver.
In an interview with Film Journal International, Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin revealed a lot about the process of coming to work on Star Trek, saying it was “a rescue mission” after Orci left the production. He also reveals plans to honor late Leonard Nimoy in the upcoming film and why, for him, Trek lives on television. Plus, Roberto Orci responds to Justin Lin’s comments here on TrekMovie.
Beau Billingslea, Captain Abbott of the USS Bradbury in Star Trek Into Darkness, will co-star in the seventh episode of fan series Star Trek Continues. TrekMovie is also able to announce that the episode will be titled “Embracing the Winds” and features Billingslea as Vulcan Vice Admiral Stomm.
Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin took to the internet today to wish the world a “Happy #FirstContactDay”. In a tweet and on his blog, Lin shared a photo from the set of Beyond featuring himself standing with two formidable looking aliens and offered signed STB swag for anyone who can guess the men behind the masks.
The one and only piece of advertising we’ve seen so far for Star Trek Beyond is the 1 minute 30 second trailer that debuted back in December. The spot was met with heavy criticism from fans and critics alike who were vindicated when the film’s co-writer and co-star Simon Pegg essentially apologized for the action packed advert. Now, YouTuber Auralnauts gives us his take on how Captain Kirk and his crew would react to seeing the trailer.
Rod Roddenberry sat down with the TrekZone podcast today to talk about Star Trek in 2016 (and beyond) and said that he has “tremendous hopes” for the upcoming Star Trek television series.
A new Star Trek art exhibit entitled “Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years” will feature Trek-themed art pieces by 50 artists from 10 countries around the world and will include a photographic tribute to Mr. Spock by the late Leonard Nimoy.
Today marked day one of the first ever Silicon Valley Comic Con after a successful preview night Friday evening. Headlining the event was William Shatner who shared entertaining banter with the con’s host, Steve “Woz” Wozniak. Also gracing us with her presence was the ever lovely Nichelle Nichols, who took the stage with Rod Roddenberry.
Zoe Saldana is taking a break from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy II to reshoot some scenes for Star Trek Beyond this week. Today, the actress shared a shot of herself in uniform on her instagram page.
Light up your quarters with these made-to-order acrylic lights from HeroLights that come in two ready-made Trek flavors: Federation and Klingon Empire. Or, design your own!
Deadline is reporting today that Oscar nominated and Emmy winning Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo has joined Star Trek Beyond in the role of the High Command of the Federation. With the announcement also comes official word that Beyond will be undergoing reshoots next week, although the film is still on track for a July 22 release.
A new unofficial Star Trek comic has hit the interwebs, and we’ve gotta say – we’re hooked. Take a look at Star Trek Beta Fleet, a beautifully illustrated comic created by Taylor Hord, which focuses on a crew of Starfleet “misfits” and the troubles they find themselves running into around the galaxy.
Les Moonves revealed this morning that CBS had to wait six months after the premier of Star Trek Beyond before launching their new Star Trek television series, which will premier on CBS All Access next January. He also spoke about the future of All Access, including a possible merge with Showtime.
In an interview with E! Angela Bassett responded to the rumor started by Bryan Fuller himself in 2013 that he would choose Bassett as his starship Captain.
Gary Hutzel, Emmy Award Winning VFX artist known for his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has died at age 60.
Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and the COO of Roddenberry Entertainment, Trevor Roth, have both been named as executive producers for CBS’s upcoming Star Trek series. The pair join Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, and Bryan Fuller in the executive producer lineup.
Celebrating the show that practically invented wearables (com badges, anyone?), this new line of Star Trek: The Next Generation smartwatch faces from Little Labs is a sweet way to show off your favorite franchise.
Speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco today, CEO of CBS Les Moonves told the crowd that streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu all wanted the new Star Trek series. And, they were willing to pay big bucks for what Moonves called “CBS’s family jewel”.
Tony Todd, best known for his role in Candyman, said in a podcast interview yesterday that he is on “a very short list” to play a role in the upcoming Star Trek television* series.
Star Trek’s replicators were the original 3D printers in space, and now NASA and Star Trek are asking students to help make them a reality. The Star Trek Replicator Challenge tasks K-12 students with designing a non-edible food item that could be printed by astronauts living off the Earth in the year 2050.
As we all wait on baited breath for 50th anniversary merchandising (not to mention Star Trek Beyond merchandising) to kick it up a notch, CBS has just announced 32 new licensees to the Star Trek brand. Hit the jump for info on what toys, tees, and gizmos we can expect in the near future.
Ever since the announcement that the new Star Trek series will be aired exclusively on CBS’s new streaming platform, CBS All Access, there has been speculation of Trek‘s departure from competing streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, both of which currently offer the full catalogue of Trek for any subscribed customer’s viewing pleasure. It now appears that Amazon Prime may be the first to lose Trek on February 15th.