Over the weekend Simon Pegg made a somewhat rare con appearance at Fantasycon in Utah. The new Scotty actor talked about a number of things during his panel, including working on the Star Trek movies. Watch highlights from his talk below.
A super-popular (and funny) Star Trek Twitter feed is being turned into a full fledged book. For those unfamiliar with @TNG_S8, it is a hilarious, spot-on parody of The Next Generation, which takes the form of episode synopses from an imaginary eighth season. Find out more below the jump.
This weekend’s episode of Adult Swim’s stop-motion animation series Robot Chicken will include a segment with the "Star Trek TNG Night Crew," featuring voice acting from real Star Trek stars Sir Patrick Stewart and Chris Pine. Watch it below.
Star Trek’s new Spock is more than an actor, he is a thespian on par with the best of the British, or that is at least what he wants you to beleive in the new web campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale. The first ad was released today, watch it below.
On Tuesday night’s airing of The Wil Wheaton Project (only his 5th episode), the Star Trek: TNG actor turned sardonic geek culture commentator had a biting take on the recent news announcing the next Star Trek film was coming in 2016, but without JJ Abrams returning to the director’s chair. Watch the clip below.
New Takei cologne “Eau My” George Takei has joined the long list of celebs who have released their own fragrance. The name of the cologne is of course a take on his catchphrase “oh myyyyy” It is described thusly: Set Phasers to Stunning. George Takei’s Eau My is a clean, refreshing fragrance for Men and Women. Subtle and charming, with top notes of mandarin zest, Italian bergamot and fresh ozone transitioning to night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals and grated ginger. Sensual woods, crystalized amber, soft skin musk, and vetiver will delight you when dry. It will be released December 15th, it is available for pre-order at Amazon.
Creature creator Neville Page has posted new design work from Into Darkness with alternate Klingon looks. Web comic Motion Pictures! has been exploring STID over the last number of weeks, concluding this week. Forbes says Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the worst marketed movies of the summer. We also have a list of which retailers will have exclusives with their Into Darkness Blu-ray copies.
There is another great ‘homemade’ Star Trek Into Darkness trailer making the rounds of the interweb. This time some folks recreated the second domestic teaser trailer. Check out the no-budget Star Trek trailer below.
There are a couple of new Star Trek themed viral videos to share today. First up is "Star Trek Into Dumbness" a live-action parody for a mission of some hapless redshirts. Then there is "Star Trek – Bad Days" – an animated parody of a bad day for the new Star Trek crew.
Usually after a new trailer is released there follows fun mashups and parodies. However after seeing nothing interesting done for the latest international trailer TrekMovie decided to make our own so today we present the trailer for "Star Trek Into Duckness." Check it out below plus a couple of other fun nuggets related to the int’l trailer.
It’s April Fool’s Day and so people and sites across the interweb are having some fun, and there are a few cases where Star Trek is part of the gag. And this year it seems JJ Abrams cross-franchise work has inspired a lot of Star Wars/Star Trek gags. See below for a roundup of the Star Trek April Fool’s Day pranks
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when we all celebrate our inner Irish. And so our video feature for the day is a clip from the 2009 Star Trek movie blooper reel featuring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto performing a scene Irishly (is that a word?). Regardless, watch it below.
George Takei, Star Trek’s original Sulu, is featured in a new video which is going viral this week with over 1/4 views in just over a day. The video has George reading excerpts from the best-selling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Check it out below but beware it is probably NSFW. Also warning there are many "Oh My!"s ahead.
While we are awaiting about the next trailer to come there still is some fun to be had with the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer released last week. First off some fans have noticed the trailer may have been photobombed. Plus there are a bunch of new trailer mashups. Check it all out below.
Remember a couple of months ago when JJ Abrams went onto Conan to make the big reveal a few frames of Star Trek Into Darkness? Well not to be undone, tonight Zachary Quinto appeared on Conan and showed his own entire special ‘clip’ from the movie. And you can watch the whole thing below.
Clever video masher Major Grin has another fun Star Trek re-edit out. This time he takes on JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie as seen through the perspective of the characters in the prime Star Trek universe. In short: they aren’t impressed. Check it out below.
Well, that didn’t take long. Yes, we already have a Star Trekified parody of the popular Korean ‘Gangnam Style’ music video — this time, sung almost completely in Klingon. The video is actually of rather impressive quality, with all of the lyrics sung in Klingon, and the dancers in full Trek garb shooting on location. Very nicely done. Hit the jump for the video.
Colbert and Stewart are Trekking again. Over the last couple of nights both of Comedy Central’s late night shows have thrown out Star Trek references. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart seems to have Wrath of Khan on their mind, while the Colbert Report sees the president as a Vulcan. Watch the clips below (if you live in the USA). Also this week’s episode of Comedy Central’s Futurama had a brief Trek reference, a screenshot of that below as well.
Like First Contact Day (April 5) and Anniversary Day (September 8), today is a special Star Trek holiday. In future history June 16th will be celebrated on the USS Enterprise(s) commanded by Captain Jean Luc Picard. How are you celebrating Picard Day 2012.
On Sunday night Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams once again appeared in a skit on the MTV Movie Awards. This time it was a gag about archery being the big new thing in Hollywood, but what some alert Trekkies noticed what appeared on the monitor behind JJ, who is supposed to be busy on post-production for the Star Trek sequel. So was it part of the gag, or an actual plot spoiler for the new Star Trek movie? Watch the skit below and decide for yourself.
Our video of the day is a special in-depth "interview" with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart done by the well-known journalist Weird Al Yankovic. Conducted via traveling back to last year’s Comic Con, Weird Al asks Sir Patrick the hard questions and gets him to reveal things you have never heard before. Watch it below.
Star Trek’s ill-fated "red shirt" crewmen who were unfortunate enough to beam down to some hostile planet with Kirk, Spock and/or McCoy have inspired some new interesting (albeit unofficial) merchandise. Today we can share a new "Redshirts" card game, an upcoming "Redshirts" novel and (of course) a new Redshirts-inspired red shirt. Check out all the red shirt fun stuff below.
When you really think about it, what are the implications of the society envisioned in Star Trek’s future? Where is the motivation when you have replicators? Why do they always talk about the 20th century? Why are all the admirals jerks? These are some of the questions asked in a new skit video from Cracked.com. Check it out below.
After a break Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell is back and the new episodes takes Brent to a new low – forced to perform at a kid’s Star Trek birthday party – as Spock. Watch it below.
Last night on nerdy CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory they once again dove into Star Trek, this time for the big wedding episode where Sheldon tried to marry Howard and Bernadette in Klingon…watch it below. Plus we have a clip from last week where Amy and Sheldon play Star Trek doctor.
The fifth episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell has been released and ‘Brent’ is excited about his upcoming TV appearance and chance to redeem himself, but to make sure the curse has been lifted he decides to have a séance.
The fourth episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell has been released and his descent into hell continues as he descend into hell as he finds himself on the set of a porn movie, but maybe he has found his ticket out out. You can watch it below.
Brent Spiner is ready for his big comeback in the third episode of the second seasons of his comedy webseries Fresh Hell. Using the funding from LeVar Burton from the last episode, "Brent" can finally launch his acting class for porn stars.
It is a big news day today for Star Trek with two major production announcements. First, it was announced this morning that George Takei will star as Captain Sulu in the next Abrams-directed Star Trek film, Star Trek: Excelsior, with Roberto Orci penning the screenplay. Not too long after that news broke, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, noted theatre producer, announced that he would be adapting Trek for the stage in his production of Star Trek: The Musical.
Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell has already released its second episode and it features a familiar guest star. Spiner’s Star Trek: The Next Generation co-star joins with "Brent" trying to borrow some cash from his old friend.