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Khan30: New Video of Leonard Nimoy Talking About Last Minute Change To His Final Scene In TWOK

Over the weekend Leonard Nimoy appeared at the LA Festival to introduce and talk about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The film, which is enjoying its 30th anniversary this month, was being shown for free at an outdoor screening. Nimoy talked about how [spoiler alert] his death scene was changed at the last minute to give them an out to bring him back in the next movie. Watch the video below. Plus see how Nimoy is a little upset over how the video was edited.


LeVar Burton Re-Launches Reading Rainbow As iPad App + Flashback To RR Visit To Star Trek: TNG Set

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton is also famous for his 21 seasons as the host of the kids show Reading Rainbow. After PBS stopped airing reruns of the series in 2009, Burton was determined to bring it back. Today Reading Rainbow was re-launched as an iPad app. More details and LeVar’s video intro below. Plus we flash back to 1988 with a video from when LeVar and Reading Rainbow went behind the scenes on Star Trek: TNG.




Khan30: Harve Bennett, DeForest Kelley & Nick Meyer Talk Star Trek II In Rare BTS Footage

TrekMovie continues to celebrate June as Wrath of Khan month in honor of the 30th anniversary of what we still think of as the best Star Trek feature film. Today we have Star Trek II behind the scenes footage from Entertainment Tonight in 1982 which features director Nick Meyer, producer Harve Bennett and actor DeForest Kelley talking about the movie. You can also see some scenes being shot and catch Leonard Nimoy’s final day on the set. Watch it below.


Khan30: Watch Rare 1982 Star Trek II Interviews w/ Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley & Montalban + Making Of ILM FX

This week TrekMovie.com is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Today we look back at 1982 with some rare video with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban promoting the film on talk shows and with the press. We also are sharing an interesting video from ILM talking about the making of the CGI sequences in the movie (the first time CGI was used in a feature film).



First Look & Excerpts From SFX TNG Issue – Frakes on Fighting For Riker/Troi, Moore on ‘Weak’ 1st Season + more

Tomorrow SFX magazine hits the stands with a new issue featuring a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. TrekMovie got an early look and we have some exclusive previews of the magazine, including excerpts of Ron Moore talking about TNG’s shaky start, Brannon Braga on his favorite characters, Jonathan Frakes on fighting for Troi/Riker and more.


Watch: Leonard Nimoy’s BU Convocation Address – Talks About Being ‘Scared’ To Take Role of Spock

As reported last week, Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy returned to his home town to receive an honorary doctorate degree and give the convocation address Boston University’s College of Fine arts. As part of his address, Nimoy talked about how he was initially "scared" to take on the role of Spock. You can watch Nimoy’s full address below.




Leonard Nimoy Reveals Concern Star Trek (and Vulcan Ears) Would Make Him ‘Punch Line’ [VIDEO]

Leonard Nimoy sat down for a new video interview with the LA Times Hero Complex and the Nerdist Chanel where he talks about his photography, life as a director, meeting Jimi Hendrix, and what he thought of Star Trek before joining the series. The actor reveals that he was concerned the show (and the ears) could make him a "punch line." Watch the interview below.


Shuttle Enterprise To Buzz Manhattan Next Week + USS Enterprise Carrier Deployed On Final Mission

The Enterprise is about to buzz Manhattan – the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Next Monday the shuttle named by Star Trek fans moves from Washington DC to its new home in New York and on its way it will be making a low pass over the city. More details on the new home of Shuttle Enterprise and an update on the final voyage of the Navy’s USS Enterprise. 



Find Out How Las Vegas Almost Saw A Full Scale USS Enterprise Attraction

In 1998 Star Trek: The Experience opened at the Las Vegas Hilton, but did you know it was actually the "Plan B" after a much more ambitious vision was considered in 1992. This "The Starship Enterprise" attraction would have built a full-scale Enterprise ship in Downtown Las Vegas. Now the company behind the pitch has revealed details and artists sketches of this Trek attraction that never was. Details below.


Remembering The Collectibles Of Star Trek: Voyager

It was January 16, 1995 when the premiere episode of Star Trek Voyager, titled “Caretaker,” premiered with nearly 14 million fans tuned to the UPN network’s very first show. From 1995 to 2001, Voyager produced almost 170 episodes and brought new demographics to Star Trek audiences. It also brought a variety of collectibles. To celebrate the premiere of Voyager 17 years ago, TrekMovie time travels through the years to look at some of the collectibles based on the show and its characters.



Listen To Rare Star Trek Radio Special From 1982

TrekMovie has a great piece of Star Trek history to share with you today. Our resident historian John Tenuto has unearthed a rare radio program promoting the release of Star Trek II in 1982 which featured interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Ricardo Montalban, and more. Listen to it below.


Star Trek VI: The Undisovered Country Turns 20 – A Video Retrospective

20 years ago today the original Star Trek crew embarked on their final big screen adventure with the premiere of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country on December 6, 1991. Today TrekMovie takes a look back with a retrospective of video interviews, features and promotional clips for STVI from 1991. So get into your wayback machines below.



William Shatner’s ‘The Captains’ Showing At Canadian Theatres Thursday + Canada TV Next Week

If you are a Canadian and feel left out of all the fun with William Shatner’s new Star Trek documentary The Captains, now you are in luck. The Captains will be showing on movie theaters across Canada tomorrow (Thursday) and will also be showing on Canadian TV next week. See below for details.



Star Trek Loves Lucy

Today, Saturday August 6th, marks what would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday. While best known as the star of the groundbreaking sitcom I Love Lucy, Lucile Ball was also instrumental in getting Star Trek off the ground. If Gene Roddenberry is the father of Star Trek, then Ball is sort of Trek’s godmother.


Rod Roddenberry’s Trek Nation Documentary To Premiere On Science Channel In October

Rod Roddenberry has been on a journey of discovery for the last decade, talking to regular fans and famous personalities about the impact of father and his Star Trek creation. The result is the documentary Trek Nation, which is now finally going to be released. Today it was announced Trek Nation will air on the Science Channel in October.


Watch Shatner’s SDCC Online Q&A + Captains Panel Report & Photos + Comic Khaaaan Yell [UPDATED]

At SDCC Friday William Shatner did an online Q&A where he got questions on the 2009 Star Trek movie (hasn’t seen it), the ST2009 scene written for him (hasn’t read it), other Star Treks TV shows (hasn’t seen those), favorite episodes (isn’t sure), favorite Trek costumes (the ones showing boobs), and more. Watch the full video, plus a report and pictures and video from his The Captains panel with guests Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula, including audience Khaaan" yell.  [UPDATED: Full panel video]


Watch: Shatner On “The Captains” Journey + More Clips [UPDATE: Shatner SDCC Psych Panel Video]

Today William Shatner was a guest on Access Hollywood Live to promote tomorrows premiere of his documentary The Captains. He talked about his journey making the doc and showed two clips: Armwrestling with Chris Pine and talking divorce with Patrick Stewart. Watch the segment below, plus more video of Scott Bakula and behind the scenes on The Captains. [UPDATE: Shatner video segment from Thursday SDCC Psych panel] 


Shatner Talks “The Captains” & Still Wants Into Star Trek 2012 + Exclusive Captains Pix Of Shatner & Pine

William Shatner’s The Captains is just two days away and in a new interview the original Star Trek captain talks about the journey and surprises from making the documentary. He also says he is still very willing to take JJ Abrams call for the 2012 Star Trek sequel. We also have two exclusive images from The Captains featuring Chris Pine and William Shatner.


Exclusive Clips From William Shatner’s ‘The Captains’ + How To Watch Doc For Free Online

William Shatner’s new documentary The Captains, featuring Shatner chatting with Star Trek’s TV captains and Chris Pine, premieres on Friday on Epix. We have two exclusive clips from the doc featuring Bill and Sir Patrick Stewart for you to watch, along with compiling additional clips online with Shatner, Stewart, Christopher Plummer, Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and Bob Picardo. Plus we have info on how you can watch The Captains for free online.


Shatner Hosting Outdoor “Captains” Screenings In LA & NYC + Stewart & Bakula Confirmed For SDCC

Four Star Trek captains will be at San Diego Comic Con 2011 with Patrick Stewart and Scott Bakula now confirmed for separate events (in addition to the previously announced The Captains panel with William Shatner & Avery Brooks). And in the week following SDCC William Shatner is hosting outdoor screenings of The Captains in New York and LA, and he and Epix are giving out prizes for fans who show up in costume.