Are red shirts more likely to die? Are Spock’s stats on point? We check out the math of Star Trek.
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He also tells us about playing President George W. Bush in a new Tom Cruise movie.
‘The Truth Is in the Stars’ has William Shatner interviewing everyone from Seth MacFarlane to Stephen Hawking, celebrating the deep connection between art and science.
The new DS9 doc “What We Left Behind” just keeps getting better, thanks to a growing crowd-funded budget.
There’s a teaser trailer and an Indiegogo campaign for “What We Left Behind” under way.
Alexa’s newest trick: waking up if you just say, “computer,” like Scotty in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
The TrekMovie team rounds up the Star Trek gifts we want most, and the charities we know need some extra love during the holiday season.
Mike and Denise Okuda take us into The Roddenberry Vault, giving us the highlights of their work on the secret Star Trek project.
Former Star Trek: Discovery Executive Producer Bryan Fuller is no longer actively involved in the series.
There’s a lot on Star Trek to be thankful for; here’s one fan’s list.
To celebrate the release of Star Trek Beyond on DVD, Chris Pine recently spoke to NME about the movie, the legacy, and his plans for the future. Oh, and how he thinks Captain Kirk “can be a dick.”
Doug Jung, co-writer of Star Trek Beyond, brings up that Zero Dark Thirty thing again. Jung talked to Entertainment Weekly recently about the process of writing the movie, his onscreen role as Sulu’s husband, and his thoughts on where the franchise could go next.
Get a step-by-step video tutorial from Star Trek Beyond’s makeup experts on how to create Jaylah, just in time for Halloween.
The Star Trek Beyond gag reel does its predecessors proud.
We talk to Denise Crosby about being Sela in Star Trek Online, and the possibilities for Star Trek: Discovery.
With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek finally here, we thought we’d show you some of the more interesting anniversary products you can pick up to commemorate the event. We know there are some great books out there, including The Fifty Year Mission (in two parts, reviews to come), The Star Trek Book (review also coming soon), and National Geographic’s Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages, and of course the new 50th anniversary Blu-ray set. There’s also IDW’s Star Trek 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration. But if you’re looking for something a little quirkier, check out some of the items in our round-up, many of which were announced as partnerships earlier this year.
For all of you who have fantasized about going to Starfleet Academy, there’s finally a way to get a little taste of it: The Starfleet Academy Experience. It launched in May in Ottawa, which makes sense. Canada has a lot of appreciation for Star Trek: this is the country that gave us Trek postage stamps (first, before the U.S.) and now Star Trek coins. It also gave us William Shatner, James Doohan, and me, so I admit I have a little bias there.
This Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m CT), The History Channel is premiering a brand new documentary called 50 Years of Star Trek, which will include the last ever interview conducted with Leonard Nimoy. Since there have already been countless documentaries already made about the franchise, we got on a call with executive producer Brian Volk-Weiss to get the inside scoop on what makes this one different.
With last week’s release of Star Trek Beyond, TrekMovie’s Laurie Ulster takes a look back at the lead up to the film that began Trek’s foray onto the silver screen, Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
The new Star Trek CBS All Access series has its first director: David Semel.
This is part 2 of our interview with Jordan Hoffman, host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. So far, Engage has covered topics like the Starfleet Academy Experience, the new Spock documentary from Adam Nimoy, a deep dive into Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and explained the fan film guidelines with great depth and clarity.
Jordan Hoffman is a man on fire in the Star Trek universe. He is the host of the all new Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast (the first of its kind) and was just announced as the emcee of CBS and ReedPop’s Mission New York convention this September. TrekMovie sat down with Jordan to talk Trek, get the skinny on his plans for the podcast, and more.
Here’s a marketing partnership done right: Enterprise Rent-A-Car has released their first commercial featuring their Star Trek partnership, and it’s perfect.
Update: George Takei criticized the move to reveal Sulu as gay, but Beyond stars Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg disagree, the latter suggesting such a move would have been “tokenism.”
Last year, when he was Anton Yelchin was promoting the movie Green Room at the Cannes film festival, he gave an interview to writer John Bleasdale that seems especially poignant now. It gives great insight into Yelchin’s background, his goals, and his appreciation for the franchise that was so fun for him to be a part of.
Both Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg have been finding it difficult to talk about Anton Yelchin this week, as they do the rounds promoting Star Trek Beyond.
Interviewing Simon Pegg looks like an awful lot of fun. Pegg sat down with Popular Science Magazine in May and gave them an earful about everything from warp drive to on-ship pizza delivery. He talks about his favorite piece of technology, explains warp drive, and answers the classic question about who’d win a fight, Kirk or Picard.
If you can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con AND you can’t stand knowing that anyone else is seeing the movie two days before you do, you might be in luck, depending on your location.
Rihanna fan sites are abuzz this morning with the news that the pop star is contributing a single called “Sledgehammer” to the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack, a first for the franchise. We’ve heard songs in the movies before (The Beastie Boys, Steppenwolf) but this is the first time a pop song has been officially a soundtrack single.
The Star Trek Beyond soundtrack is available on Amazon for pre-order, which means the track titles are out there for everyone to start speculating on. Composer Michael Giacchino has been great about posting musical updates on Twitter and Instagram, and on June 8th, posted a video to let us know they’d wrapped up recording. Read on for the video and potential spoiler track titles.