Over the weekend William Shatner confirmed he had been contacted by JJ Abrams about how there "might" be a role for him in the 2016 Star Trek movie. Today Shatner has revealed that he has been contacted again and told to stop talking about Star Trek. Details on that below, plus how the media is covering Bill’s weekend revelation, and there are some new comments from Orci here at TrekMovie and Bill and Orci are also tweeting to each other.
George Takei has lent his voice to a animated web series where he dons his Star Trek uniform and wields a phaser in a Star Trek/Taken mashup. Watch it below.
Shatner and Nimoy are teaming up again! Volkswagen Germany is teasing a new Star Trek-themed campaign that will feature both Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. Get more details below. [UPDATED with new video tease from Nimoy]
The original Mr. Sulu wants you to know that he is not actively lobbying for a role in the next Star Trek movie. Watch him .
Roberto Orci is clearing the decks to get ready to focus on his upcoming directorial debut with the next Star Trek movie. More details below.
On Friday September 19th Simon Pegg’s new movie Hector and the Search for Happiness opens in the USA. Among Pegg’s co-stars in the film is veteran actor Christopher Plummer (aka Chang from Star Trek VI). And in one of the promotional videos, Pegg talks about how he bonded with Plummer over Star Trek. Watch the clip below.
Joe Carnahan’s Stretch features a Chris Pine you may not recognize. The first video clips from the movie have now been released, including a gag reel. Check out Star Trek’s new captain as a crazy billionaire below. We also have an update on Pine’s next project.
Creation has release another video clip from last month’s Star Trek convention from Las Vegas, this time featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, and LeVar Burton.
A photo going around the web shows Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart literally making a special young girl’s wish come true. More details below. [UPDATE: More info and pictures]
The former showrunners of Star Trek: Enterprise are both cutting new deals with Fox. Manny Coto has sold Fox a new genre series promising to be ’24 meets the X-Files, and Brannon Braga has closed a new overall deal with the network. Details below.
This week William Shatner had a Star Trek guest on his web show "Brown Bag Wine Tasting." Watch the two talk wine and a little Star Trek below.
Not every Syfy movie involves Sharks. In one week the network will air one actually set in space with High Moon, which was written by Star Trek vet Bryan Fuller. You can watch the first four minutes now, below. [UPDATE: Trailer added]
On Sunday the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation reuinited in Chicago for a Wizard World panel discussion moderated by none other than William Shatner. We have photos from the event and some video clips below. Plus the ultimate Star Trek selfie!
Kate Mulgrew wasn’t able to become the second Star Trek main TV cast member to win an Emmy Award on the 66th Annual Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles on Monday. However, Star Trek Into Darkness’ Benedict Cumberbatch was a winner. See below for more, including pictures of Mulgrew from the event.
Another sci-fi project that was funded via Kickstarter (with $221K back in 2012) is finally showing off some footage. The trailer for Space Command that was shown at San Diego Comic-Con is now available online, plus there is an extended clip featuring Star Trek Voyager’s Bob Picardo. Watch those below.
Earlier this week we reported on how Brent Spiner, William Shatner, George Takei and Gates McFadden took up the ALS Ice Bucket challenge that seems to be sweeping the world. Today we have more Star Trek taking the challenge. See below for videos from Patrick Stewart, Armin Shimerman, Bob Picardo, Robert Duncan McNeill, LeVar Burton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Jeri Ryan and JJ Abrams.
Believe or not, only one member of one of the main Star Trek TV casts has ever won an acting Emmy Award. On Monday Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Janeway is hoping to change that. TrekMovie takes a look at what Kate Mulgrew is saying ahead of the big day along with what the early buzz is on her chances. We also have news on how Cosmos faired at the Creative Arts Emmys, predictions for Cumberbatch and a look back at Trek actors history with the Emmmys.
This year the Geekie Awards, the award show for geeks by geeks, crowned LeVar Burton as “Geek of the Year”. The hit fan series Star Trek Continues also took home the win for the Best Web Series. UPDATE: Official video of LeVar Burton receiving his Geekie and singing Reading Rainbow to the crowd
August 19th is the day Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born. Today would mark his 93rd birthday. Sadly, as we Trek fans well know, he died in October 1991 at the age of 70.
George Takei is once again continuing his feud with William Shatner, this time in a sit down with Oprah. Watch the clip below. And in Out Magazine, George recalls a funny story from behind the scenes working on Star Trek.
There is more sad news today as it has been reported that actress Arlene Martel has passed away. Famous for her role as T’Pring in the original Star Trek, Martel was 78. More details plus condolences from some Trek luminaries below.
Yesterday the world was shocked by the death of actor/comedian (and Star Trek fan) Robin Williams. Many Star Trek luminaries, including some who worked with Williams, went to social media to express their condolences. We have compiled those below, plus take a look at some Star Trek/Williams connections – including the TNG role written for him (but played by someone else).
Zoe Saldana is doing the publicity tour for Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens this weekend – and she has fielded a question on her thoughts about Spock and Uhura’s relationship in the next Star Trek movie. Details on that below plus check images of Zoe from Women’s Health UK’s new ‘naked’ issue and more.
Earlier today writer/producer Ronald D. Moore participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" to promote his upcoming time-travel in Scotland show "Outlander" (premiering on Starz August 9th). While there he answered a number of questions about his time working on Star Trek as well as his thoughts on the future of the franchise (and his possible participation in that future). He also talked about some projects he has considered taking on, including rebooting Space: 1999. See below for some of the most interesting exchanges.
At San Diego Comic-Con TrekMovie had a chance to sit down with Joseph Gatt, who played Science Officer 0718 in Star Trek Into Darkness. We talked about his hopes for the next movie, his Trek GE commercial, what he thought about his new comics back story…including his ‘full frontal’ image, and more.
Could the 2016 Star Trek movie be a repeat for Benedict Cumberbatch? Well according to the actor, it’s possible. Find out what Cumberbatch (and Zachary Quinto) are saying at San Diego Comic-Con about the return of Khan.
Zachary Quinto was at San Diego Comic Con to promote a couple of non-Star Trek projects but he did talk a little Trek, notably about whether or not Roberto Orci will be directing the next film. See what he had to say, plus get a first look at Zach in Hitman: Agent 47.
Today at San Diego Comic Con it was announced that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star Alexander Siddig will be joining the cast of the hit HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. More details (including Siddig in the Game of Thrones S5 cast video) below [Game of Thrones Spoilers].
Zoe Saldana is going to have a busy 2015. The actress has confirmed speculation that she and her husband are expecting. She is also talking about shooting the next Star Trek and Avatar movies. More details below
San Diego Comic-con kicks off this week. With the next Star Trek movie two years away and still in scripting, we don’t expect to have any formal presentation from Paramount, however there are tons of Star Trek-related panels and booths to check out. TrekMovie has compiled an all-inclusive list of every Trek related item on the agenda for this year’s big con – get it all below.