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Syfy’s Face Off tackles Star Trek September 1, 2015

by Bill Watters , Filed under: This Week In Trek,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV,Uncategorized , 10 comments
Michael Dorn joins the judges as they inspect the contestants final creations.

Michael Dorn joins the judges as they inspect the contestants final creations.

 

We’re into the ninth season of Syfy’s Face Off, which continues to be the network’s highest rated unscripted series. This week’s make-up theme is Star Trek, so I was eager to see where they took the challenge. The episode is in the series typical two challenge format, however this time the way they tie it back to Star Trek is that in the first round the contestants have to create an alien design based on a different background assigned to each person, and in the second they’re tasked to update it for a Next Generation era feel.

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Editorial: With Lydia Wilson as latest addition to Star Trek Beyond cast, can we expect a strong female role or another Carol Marcus? August 19, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,Editorial,Star Trek Beyond , 177 comments

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Lydia Wilson has just been announced as the latest addition to the growing call sheet for Star Trek Beyond, currently filming in Vancouver. As usual, no one has any clue as to what her role might be (although there is plenty of speculation abound). I am excited about the addition of another female presence on the screen, but I remain cautiously optimistic after our “strong female role model” Carol Marcus turned into a one-trick pony designed to catch Kirk’s (and the audience’s) romantic interest.
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Batgirl, Orion Slave Girl Yvonne Craig Dies at Age 78

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , 13 comments

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In what is proving to be a very sad year for Trek fans, yet another star has passed: Yvonne Craig, who guest starred in the episode Whom Gods Destroy as the green Orion slave girl Marta. While we love her for the spunk and energy she brought to the episode, Craig much more widely known for her role as Batgirl in the Adam West Batman TV series.

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Propworx VI auction arrives at Star Trek Las Vegas August 6, 2015

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Collectibles,DS9,This Week In Trek,TNG,VOY , 110 comments

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Propworx will be holding the next installment of their Star Trek Auction series this weekend as part of Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Las Vegas convention. With interest in Star Trek as keen as ever by both serious collectors as well as first time buyers, and happening in the midst of Creation’s flagship annual event, bidding is expected to be fast and furious this weekend.

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Star Trek Beyond Adds Joe Taslim To The Cast, Becomes Faster, More Furious July 27, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity,Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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With less than a year until Star Trek Beyond beams, warps, or is hurtled by a powerful alien known as the Caretaker into theaters near you, news of the production is beginning to trickle in. The most recent news item is that actor/martial artist Joe Taslim is joining the cast.

The actor was relatively unknown outside of his native Indonesia until he jump-kicked his way on to screens with 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, directed by Justin Lin, who is also helming Star Trek Beyond. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story over the weekend.
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Star Trek Fan and Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz: “Kirk Is A Republican” July 23, 2015

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Humor , comments closed

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Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz spoke out today on what is surely the only real question we should be asking candidates for the highest office in the United States: Kirk or Picard? In a New York Times interview, the Texas senator picked Kirk as the best captain, stating, “I think it is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican and Picard is a Democrat.”
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This Con Season, Chase Masterson and the Pop Culture Hero Coalition Take On Bullying July 19, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

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The Pop Culture Hero Coalition, an organization created by Chase Masterson (Leeta: Star Trek Deep Space Nine) with “heroism experts” Carrie Goldman and Matt Langdon, combines actors and activists to triumph over bullying and encourage everyday heroism. John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness: Doctor Who) joined the PCHC on stage at San Diego Comicon to share his stories and empower fans.
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Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke [UPDATE 2] June 4, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS , comments closed

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Nichelle Nichols (Uhura of Star Trek The Original Series) suffered a mild stroke while in her LA home last night. She is currently undergoing testing, with no word yet on how severe the stroke was. We will bring you updates as they are reported.

[UPDATE] CAT scan results are back and Nichelle is reported to be in good spirits.

[UPDATE 2] MRI results are back indicating the stroke was minor. Nichelle starts therapy today and is reportedly bright and cheerful

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And the winners are: The Star Trek Independent Fan Film Awards April 26, 2015

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Awards,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,Renegades,Star Trek Axanar,Star Trek Continues,This Week In Trek , comments closed

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This weekend saw TrekTrax (newly redubbed Treklanta) host the very first Star Trek Independent Fan Film Awards and the results are in. It continues to be a great growth year with more amazing productions coming into the field and the existing group maturing and continuing to set the bar for the rest.

Before we get to the winners, let’s take a moment to send a shout out to the full listing of the 2015 nominees:

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Quinto and Conan Remember Leonard Nimoy: Trek Star Made Co-Co “Freak Out” March 18, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

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In the latest of what will no doubt be a very long series of memorials for Leonard Nimoy, Spock heir apparent Zachary Quinto and Conan O’Brien discussed the late actor and director on the latter’s show last night.
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Creative Genius Behind Trek’s “Holy Trilogy,” Harve Bennett Dies March 6, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

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Trek has lost another of its shining stars: Harve Bennett, who died on February 25th in Medford, Oregon.
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Dr. Bashir, I presume? New photo of Alexander Siddig from Game of Thrones, but no video February 2, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

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Star Trek fans who were hoping to get their first glance of Deep Space Nine’s Dr. Bashir as Prince Doran Martell in the fifth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones were disappointed last week after the new trailer didn’t feature a single shot of our favorite smarmy doctor. But, you won’t have to wait until April for a glance of Siddig in his new stately attire; A publicity shot of Prince Martell was released Friday.
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Frakes Wants #BringInRiker To Put Him in the Captain’s Chair of Star Trek 3 December 11, 2014

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity,Star Trek Beyond,Web , comments closed

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On Saturday we reported about the Twitter campaign #BringInRiker which aims to draft the former Number One to be the current director for Star Trek No. 3. Yesterday the actor cum director broke silence and began enthusiastically bidding for the part.
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Creation celebrates the Next Generation in Seattle and San Francisco this weekend December 10, 2014

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Celebrity,DS9,ENT,Fandom,This Week In Trek,TNG,TOS , comments closed

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Love them or not, one can’t deny that Creation Entertainment has built an enduring calendar of annual events. If you’ve never been to a convention put on by Creation, they are indeed a bit different than most pop-culture conventions. The first thing to strike a visitor is that these events are fairly low-key affairs. That’s not to say that they’re not very well attended; there’s a healthy crowd, but it’s not shoulder-to-shoulder, and definitely once you’re past picking up your registration badge, not the typical bumper-car experience. They tightly control the daily number of attendees to make sure that every person at the event can make it into the main session rooms to enjoy the experience.
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Watch: Stephen Colbert’s Star Trek Solution To Midterm Election Boredom (w/ Help from George Takei) October 31, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Humor,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

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Stephen Colbert once again showed his love for Star Trek on last night’s The Colbert Report with an extended comparison between the episode "A Taste of Armageddon" and next week’s midterm elections in the US, and he also got a hand from George Takei. Watch it below.

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Yelchin Talks Shatner and Schedule For Star Trek 2016 October 16, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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Star Trek’s new Chekov is talking a bit about the 2016 Star Trek movie, including his view on possibly working with William Shatner. See details below.

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NYCC VIDEO: Watch Star Trek: TNG Stars Talk 2016 Movie Cameos + Trek After Roddenberry’s Death + More October 11, 2014

by Adam Cohen , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek Beyond,TNG , comments closed

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This weekend New York Comic Con has returned to The Big Apple with another Star Trek: TNG reunion as part of the festivities for Friday night. TrekMovie was there to bring you video highlights from the event, including the stars talking about cameos for the 2016 Star Trek movie, discussing Trek pre and post-death of creator Gene Roddenberry and Patrick Stewart even demonstrated his (bad) French accent. Get the details and watch the video clips below.

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Watch: Nichelle Nichols Narrates NASA Orion Spacecraft Introduction Video

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Science/Technology,TOS , comments closed

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Star Trek is once again intersection with NASA and the real space program. This time Nichelle Nichols has narrated a new video introducing the Orion spacecraft, which is just getting ready to launch its first space test. Watch it below.

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Exclusive: Michael Dorn Talks ‘Capt Worf’ Star Trek Series Casting Details, Go-ahead Timeframe & more October 9, 2014

by Ronan O'Flaherty , Filed under: Celebrity,Interview,TNG , comments closed

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Remember the talk a couple years ago of a new Captain Worf Star Trek TV series from Michael Dorn? Well he has now given us an exclusive update on the show including casting ideas and a timeline on when he could have the go-ahead to move forward.

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John Cho Says Bob Orci Will ‘Blow People Away’ With Star Trek 2016 + More From Reddit AMA October 8, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,ST09 Cast,Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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Star Trek’s new Sulu John Cho participated in a Reddit AMA this afternoon, and during the talk he spoke a bit about Star Trek, including giving an update on how he has already done his first pre-production task for the upcoming movie. See below for the highlights.

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