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Smithsonian Moves Original USS Enterprise Model Out Of Gift Shop To Prep For Big Hall Display September 14, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,TOS , 35 comments

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The studio model for the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series is on the move. Earlier this week the ship was removed from its latest display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, in preparation for move to a new location within the museum. The model will also be undergoing evaluation and conservation treatment. More details and photos below.

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Exclusive: David Gerrold Talks Frankly About TNG Conflicts With Roddenberry & Berman + JJ-Trek & more September 12, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: History,Interview,TNG , 211 comments

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Today TrekMovie finishes up our exclusive interview with writer David Gerrold – this time Gerrold talks frankly about his troubled time working on Star Trek: The Next Generation and coming into conflict with Gene Roddenberry and Rick Berman, being ‘blackballed’ in Hollywood and he even gives his thoughts on JJ Abrams Star Trek.

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George Takei Talks ‘Troubled’ Star Trek: TMP & (non Nimoy/Shatner) Cast Failed Salary Negotiations September 9, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Trek Franchise , 52 comments

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A few days ago we had Douglas Trumbull talking about "saving" Star Trek: The Motion Picture and now in a new interview George Takei is talking about how that first Trek feature was "in trouble from the start." Listen to Takei talk about TMP, failed Paramount salary negotiations and more below.

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Exclusive: David Gerrold Talks Star Trek’s Legacy & Humor + Relationships w/ Roddenberry & Coon + more September 8, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: History,Interview,TOS , 41 comments

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TrekMovie continues to celebrate the Star Trek’s 48th birthday with an exclusive interview with one of the writers for the original Series. David Gerrold (best known for "Troubles with Tribbles") talks to us about the legacy of Star Trek, his relationship with the Genes (Coon and Roddenberry), LGBT characters in Trek and more. Plus we have a contest to win five David Gerrold e-books.

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StarTrek48: Watch Leonard Nimoy Talk About How Roddenberry’s Lieutenant Led To Spock Casting

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: History,Nimoy,TOS , 11 comments

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As part of our celebration of Star Trek’s birthday we have TrekMovie video from the weekend’s Salt Lake City Comic Con where Leonard Nimoy beamed in via Skype and talked about how he got cast in Star Trek following his appearance on Gene Roddenberry’s previous show The Lieutenant. We also have clip of that episode. Watch it all below.

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Happy 48th Birthday Star Trek – Join TrekMovie Celebration With ‘Man Trap’ Livetweet 8:30 PM

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,TOS,Trek Franchise , 38 comments

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On September 8, 1966 the first episode of of an ambitious sci-fi show created by Gene Roddenberry aired on NBC – in color! 48 years later, Star Trek is still going strong after hundreds of episodes over five series and twelve feature films (with another on the way). Watch the first commercials and interviews for Star Trek below, plus get info on TrekMovie’s ‘livetweet’ celebration and giveaway set for tonight.

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Watch: VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull Explains How He Saved Star Trek: The Motion Picture September 5, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , 45 comments

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Visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull was a late edition to the crew for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, after he initially turned  down a deal to do the effects for the movie. In a new video he talks about how he came on board to ‘save’ the movie. Watch it below.

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Star Trek Celebrities Mourn Robin Williams + The Star Trek/Williams Connections August 12, 2014

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity,History , comments closed

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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).

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Watch: Doug Drexler’s Tribute Video To Star Trek Designer Matt Jefferies August 11, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: History,TOS , comments closed

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Veteran Star Trek artist/designer Doug Drexler has produced another great Star Trek video. This time it is a tribute to the late Matt Jefferies, art director and production designer on the original Star Trek series (who also happened to be the designer of the iconic USS Enterprise). Watch the tribute video below.

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Altman & Gross Writing ‘Unauthorized Oral History’ Of Star Trek For 50th Anniv. + More Non-Fic Trek Announced July 24, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Books,History,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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A couple of weeks ago TrekMovie previewed upcoming non-fiction Star Trek books, and now the list is getting longer with newly announced titles covering the history of the franchise, Trek fashion and even Trek ‘travel books.’ More details below. 

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Star Trek Documentary With Lost Roddenberry Interview Footage Seeking Kickstarter Funding July 22, 2014

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

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A lengthy rare interview with Gene Roddenberry that was believed to have been lost has now been found, and is hoped to become the basis for a new documentary on the birth of the Star Trek series he created. Catch a glimpse of the footage below, plus find out how you can help.

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First Look: ‘Return to Tomorrow’ Book On Making Of Star Trek: TMP Coming This Fall July 18, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Just in time for the film’s 35th Anniversary, a new book detailing the production of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is coming this fall, and TrekMovie has a first look at the details. Find out more and how you can pre-order below.

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George Takei: Now Is Time For LGBT Character In Star Trek + Tried To Convince Roddenberry July 13, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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George Takei has revealed that he tried to convince Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry to add a gay character to the TOS movies. More details below.

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Voyages About Nothing: How Seinfeld Influenced Star Trek’s Legacy July 12, 2014

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: DS9,Editorial,History,TNG,VOY , comments closed

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Seinfeld is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month, and so TrekMovie takes a look at some of the connections between the groundbreaking sitcom and Star Trek.

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Preview Of Non-Fiction Star Trek Books For 2014/2015 – From Fun To Artwork To Scholarly Texts July 11, 2014

by James Edward , Filed under: Books,History,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Following up from our look forward to all the Star Trek fiction coming in the next year, today we take a look at the non-fiction, both scholarly and fun. See what is coming below.

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These Are The Voyages Season 2 released April 18, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,History,TOS , comments closed

The eagerly awaited second volume of author Marc Cushman’s exhaustive examination of the production of The Original Series, These Are The Voyages, was released this past Wednesday, and we have a closer look.

The first volume, which covered the history of the series from its earliest stages to the end of season one, was lauded by critics, fans, and cast members for it’s incredible attention to detail.  Leonard Nimoy himself called the book’s level of research “astounding…an incredible job”.

The second volume, which covers the entirety of season two and features a forward by Walter Koenig,  promises to be even more expansive than the first.  According to the promotional materials the second book will cover a variety of interesting topics:

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EXCLUSIVE Clips from Larry Nemecek’s TREKLAND On Speaker: “All Good Things…” Words & Deeds December 12, 2013

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: History,Memorabilia,Merchandise , comments closed

TrekMovie was excited to receive exclusive clips from the new CD by Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek, TREKLAND: On Speaker Volume 2. In the new CD, available for $21.99 on the Trekland Blog, you’ll hear direct from some of Trek’s greatest including Ronald D. Moore, Michael Piller, and more. What’s special about this CD series is that you’re getting a unique perspective — you’re hearing from the people who made Trek while they were making it. The audio is from conversations way back when — in the 90′s. Hit the jump to hear some clips from the new CD.
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Book Review + Unboxing Video For Star Trek: Federation: First 150 Years December 8, 2012

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,ENT,History,Review,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

It’s the big-ticket Star Trek item of the season (well, for book-lovers, anyway). Join us for a look at “Federation: The First 150 Years.” Find out how this history from the future weighs in – and watch the unboxing video to see how all the components work – below. 

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Celebrate Star Trek TMP’s (& STVI) Anniversary & Watch Rare Behind Scenes Films December 7, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed

Today, December 7th, is the 33rd anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the first feature in what will soon be a twelve film franchise. To celebrate TrekMovie is featuring a rare behind the scenes feature that shows how the film was made. We also have video of William Shatner reflecting on TMP and if you want to relive the movie but don’t have the time, you can watch the 10 minute version.We also remember Star Trek VI, which had an anniversary yesterday, with another BTS video.

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Interview: Author David A. Goodman Talks Star Trek Federation History Book (and Futurama) December 4, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Books,History , comments closed

Today Publish 47 North released their elaborate coffee table book "Star Trek: Federation: The First 150 Years". Our regular reviewer will be giving his opinion on this history book soon but today we start with an interview with the author, David A. Goodman, who explains how he went about creating history, including making some controversial decisions. Goodman also talks about writing Futurama’s historic Star Trek homage.

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