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Photo (& video) of the day: Li’l Trekkies Help Try To Break Costume Record June 26, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Great Links , comments closed

Today’s photo comes from Riverside, IA, which is the future birthplace of James T. Kirk (or Kirk’s future childhood home in the JJ-verse). It is also home to the annual TrekFest, where they held an attempt to beat the world record for costumed Star Trek fans. One photo in particular from the event caught our attention, see it below plus a local news video report from the event.

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Image of the Day: Starfleet Shuttles At ‘Sci-Fi Air Show’ June 22, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fan Productions,Great Links , comments closed

Summer is a time for air shows. And wouldn’t it be great if you could go to an air show and check out some of Starfleet’s finest shuttles, along with Vipers, Eagles from the Moon and more of your favorite (fictional) spaceships? Well that is the idea behind today’s image of the day.

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Viral Video: Star Trek meets Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” June 21, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,TOS , comments closed

Over the last few days there is a clever musical Star Trek mashup that has gone viral in a big way. The vid takes the song "Tik Tok" from pop singer Ke$sha and reimagines it with the original Star Trek. Check it out below.  

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A Father’s Day Photo Of The Day: Nimoy and Son On The Bridge June 20, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Great Links,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed

Today’s is Father’s Day and TrekMovie wants to wish all the Trekkie dads the best. And in honor of the day honoring fathers, we have a special Photo of the Day from Leonard Nimoy featuring a classic picture with his son on the set of the USS Enterprise.  

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Great Links: Cruelest Star Trek Deaths + Recasting TNG & DS9 + Everyday Enterprises + Trek in British Politics + more June 18, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed

In the last week or so there has been a lot Star Trek-related stuff burbling around the interweb, so it seems a good time to bring back The Great Links and ponder Trek’s cruelest deaths, recast TNG & DS9, find everyday Enterprises, and court martial Kirk. All that and more (including the British PM invoking Trek to critique his opposition).

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It’s Captain Picard Day! June 16, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,TNG , comments closed

Not only is today John Cho’s birthday, but is also the future Captain Picard Day, a day celebrated on June 16th on board the USS Enterprise, under the command of Jean Luc Picard. How will you celebrate Captain Picard Day?

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Obscure Star Trek Joke Beams Into The A-Team Movie June 11, 2010

by Jordan Hoffman , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Guest Blog from UGO's Jordan Hoffman

Star Trek enthusiasts have a special treat waiting for them should they get in the van and see The A-Team this weekend. What I’m about to tell you can only be described as a SPOILER of pretty nifty Easter egg, so go no further if you want to experience it on your own. .  

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Photo of the Day: Simon Pegg iPad Plea For Help June 10, 2010

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

Star Trek's new Scotty Simon Pegg is probably the most prolific Twitterer of all the Star Trek celebs. And he has tweeted a funny image, seemingly poking fun at Apple's new iPad, that earns him our Photo of the Day (a periodic feature of TrekMovie.com).  

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Steve Jobs Invokes Star Trek (Again) While Unveiling 4th Gen iPhone – But Where Is Star Trek Mobile Video Chat? June 7, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Back in January when Apple unveiled their highly-anticipated iPad, Star Trek was there, using the new movie to show off its multi-media capability. And today when Apple unveiled the 4th generation iPhone, Star Trek was again invoked, this time by CEO Steve Jobs himself when introducing the new video calling capability. This prompts the question: Is Star Trek actually behind the curve on this tech?

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Entertainment Weekly Picks ‘Top 100 Characters of Last 20 Years’ – No Star Trek Names On The List May 29, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Editorial,Great Links,Trek Franchise , comments closed

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands now) counts down what they are calling the "100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years". While the list include a number of well known sci-fi characters, not a single character from the Star Trek franchise made the list.

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Star Trek Art Beams Down To Microsoft Lobby May 24, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Art,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Great Links , comments closed

Back in 2008 we reported on an exhibition in New York from artist Devorah Sperber called "Mirror Universe" with a collection of Star Trek themed art. It appears that much of this art was purchased by Microsoft, who have it displayed on their campus in Washington. See pictures and video of the display below.
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VIDEO: Big Bang Theory Star Trek Refs From This Week and Next Week May 13, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The geeky CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory is rife with comic book and sci-fi references, but this week and last week’s episodes show that Star Trek is the closest to their hearts. In this week’s episode Sheldon revealed just how important Trek is to him in a potential crisis, and in next week’s episode, a flashback will show how Sheldon used Star Trek as a key test for his roommate Leonard. And you can watch video of both Trek refs below.

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Infographic: 15 Things You (Probably) Knew About Star Trek May 12, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links , comments closed

infograph-sThere is a cool new ‘infographic’ all about Star Trek that has gone viral in the last couple of days. It is a guide to interesting Star Trek trivia, that can be quite educational for those new to the franchise, and maybe even has some tidbits for some regulars. Check it out below.

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Watch Kanye West Rap In Klingon On The Cleveland Show May 6, 2010

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

Star Trek references are a regular occurrence on Seth MacFarlane’s Fox show Family Guy, so it is no surprise that they are also showing up on his spin-off series: The Cleveland Show. On last Sunday’s episode guest star Kanye West guest-starred and got into a rap battle with Cleveland Jr., where he (and Jr.) busted out some Klingon. Watch it below.

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Great Links: Deep Thoughts On TMP Score & TOS Minimalism + more May 2, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Great Links,Music,TOS , comments closed

Often TrekMovie brings you links to the humorous trivial Trek, from LOL Cats meeting Trek to silly viral videos. Today we have links to some more serious takes on Trek. First up a recently unearthed and very thorough analysis and history of the score for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We also link to an interesting look at the ‘minimalism’ of Star Trek TOS.

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Photo of the Day: Sausage Enterprise April 27, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Humor , comments closed

Have you ever thought to yourself "How can I combine my love for Star Trek and my love for sausages?" Well if you have, we have the Meat-erprise just for you. Check out the photos and links to a how-to guide below.

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Watch Star Trek Gag From Last Night’s Simpsons April 26, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Just one month since their last gag, last night Fox’s The Simpsons once again dived into the world of Star Trek for a gag, and it is no surprise that it was Comic Book Guy for the delivery. Watch the video below.    

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Great iLinks: Data & Q Play w/ iPad + Burton Tweets iPad + Paramount Pulls Trek App + more April 7, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Great Links,Science/Technology , comments closed

Everyone seems to be talking about Apple’s new iPad this week, and it is the theme for a Great Links column. We have a photo of Data and Q holding one that is getting lots of interweb buzz. Plus LeVar Burton is tweeting about the iPad, and Rod Roddenberry says he wishes Apple called it the iPadd. Paramount has even got involved, pulling a much talked about Trek-themed iPad application. Get all the iPadTrek-ness below.

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Star Trek and April Fools 2010 [UPDATED] April 1, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Great Links,Humor , comments closed

Today is April 1st, and you know what that means. Last night I announced (on the Twitter) that TrekMovie would not be doing any April Fools pranks this year. However, many other sites are having some fun today, including a number of Trek related pranks. Find out who is having final frontier fun below. [UPDATED with more Trek Foolery]

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Great Links (Tech Edition): The Star Trek iPadd + Nexus One From TNG Future? March 31, 2010

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Fandom,Great Links,Science/Technology , comments closed

When Star Trek meets technology you get Treknology, and there are a couple of examples of that to share with you about some new pieces of tech. One is a special fanmade Star Trek-themed promotion for the Google Nexus One (from the futuuuuure). And the other is the inevitable PADD application for Apple’s new iPad. 

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