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.
The second season of the comedy webseries Fresh Hell starring Star Trek: TNG’s Brent Spiner has arrived. In the first episode Spiner returns to the role of an alternative version of himself who is struggling with life after "the incident." You never know surprises can happen as "Brent" tries to figure out how he can scrape together the money to start a new career teaching porn stars how to act. Watch it below.
Apparently Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy isn’t 100% retired yet. After year’s of trying, the producers of the nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory's have finally convinced the actor to do a cameo (of a sort) on the show. More details (and TBBT spoilers) below.
Tonight’s episode of CBS’s nerdy comedy The Big Bang Theory again went to Star Trek for some jokes, including bringing back the famed Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock game, along with talk of Star Trek trivia contest. Watch the clips below
The final entry in what is destined to be a classic Star Trek viral video trilogy has been released with Black Moon Studio’s "What’s in Spock’s Scanner Part 3." See how Spock and crew deal with life following a long night of partying on Deep Space Nine.
For the last couple of summers TrekMovie has reported the fun Trek in the Park plays from the Atomic Arts theater company in Portland, OR. Now the group has gained new famed, being featured in the latest episode of IFC’s comedy Portlandia. Check out a clip of that below, plus a clip of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore guest starring in a BSG-themed segment.
A new nerdy short film is going viral around the web this week. Created by Max Landis, writer for the recently released sci-fi film Chronicle (and son of director John Landis), the film features Max retelling the story of the death of Superman from DC comics in the early 90s. It also features a number of celebrity cameos, including Star Trek’s Simon Pegg.
Over the weekend there was a meeting of the franchises on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson were both guests and at one point Norton decided to compare their respective interactive toys. Watch how it worked out below, plus see Patrick talk about his surprising love for Beevis and Butthead.
In is an undisputed fact that Star Trek has led the way in the sub-genre of Space Nazis, but the Finnish filmmakers behind 2005’s Trek parody Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning are taking the 3rd Reich to the next level with Iron Sky – a film about Nazis on the moon. Check out the latest trailer below. We also look back at Star Trek’s Space Nazis.
Last week we reported on the Star Trek subplot in the 100th episode of The Big Bang Theory, which aired Thursday night. And CBS put a clip of Dr. Sheldon Cooper confronting his Spock disappointment online. Check it out below. We have also compiled some additional past Big Bang Spock humor.
Last year TrekMovie reported on some comments from one Matt Senrich, one of the producers of the the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken, who promised more Star Trek gags for fifth season of the stop-motion animated comedy show. That season is currently airing and we here at TrekMovie have been remiss in sharing some of those gags. Check them out below, including a new take on the two Spocks scene from Star Trek (2009). There is also a skit where Jeri Ryan has an orgasm.
Once again Stephen Colbert threw in a Trek gag on The Colbert Report. Last night’s show featured a segment about how many websites (like Wikipedia) went dark yesterday to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act. This gave Stephen an opportunity to use his Wikipedia backup…and talk Trek. Watch it below.
Next Thursday the hit CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory will air its 100th episode. Over the years the show about a group of nerdy scientists had often used Star Trek to play into the humor and they will again in this milestone episode with another Sheldon/Trek subplot. Details and photo preview below (spoilers). [UPDATED]
Last night brought another fun mix of national and international politics and Star Trek. When The Colbert Report analyzed the previous weekend’s GOP presidential debates, Stephen Colbert found a new danger for us all to worry about: a warp-capable Iran. Watch the clip below.
Last night Star Trek’s William Shatner returned to NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Bill was there to once again sit in judgment over some amateur talents in another "Does This Thrill Bill?" segment. You can watch the Shat-tastic segment below
It is almost Christmas and what better way to celebrate than with some Christmas Songs that have been Trek-ified. "Merry Trekmas" musician Rick Moyer is back with some brand new Star Trek/Christmas songs and videos for you. Check them out below.
A new video going viral takes on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart and envisions him doing a new one man Christmas show, but this time basing it on the cult classic film A Christmas Story. Watch the trailer for it below.
For their holiday episode this year, The Simpsons went into the future where we can see how things turn out for Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa. And this Simpsons future is full of nods to Star Trek. The episode is now available online, see clips below.
Recently a small Star Trek / Star Wars “feud” erupted online between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher. Now George Takei has entered himself into the feud in an effort to calm to the situation. His goal: to unite two fanbases against what he proclaims to be the real threat against science fiction. Watch the video over the jump.
Is there a better way to convince people that they need a new mattress than dressing up in Star Trek uniforms and blasting away high prices with a phaser? No there is not. Check out the Star Trek-fueled commercial for a local mattress store in Canada below.
A couple weeks back we reported on Carrie Fisher firing back via video on William Shatner after he arguing that Star Trek was better than Star Wars. Now Shatner has replied back again in this latest video feud of the sci-fi stars. Watch Shatner take down Fisher below.
For the second year in a row Star Trek’s William Shatner has returned to the Jimmy Kimmel Show to help the host celebrate his "National Unfriend Day." William Shatner cut a new PSA to help those who have been unfriended know that "it gets better." He also throws in a Star Trek joke. Watch it below.
If you remember, back in September William Shatner weighed into the epic struggle between Star Trek v Star Wars. Now Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) is responding to Star Trek’s original Captain Kirk in a new video. Check it out below.
Two sit comes last week dipped their toe into the world of Star Trek. The most overt was the CBS series The Big Bang Theory which included guest spots with TNG stars Brent Spiner and Wil Wheaton, while the NBC show Community had a more subtle homage to Star Trek. Watch both below.
Today the popular Nice Peter web series created a special Columbus Day version of one of their "Epic Rap Battles of History," and this time they pit Captain James T. Kirk against Captain Christopher Columbus. So who is the best captain and explorer? See below to find out how it went down.
Star Trek has again wormed its way into a network TV show. Last night’s episode of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation actually featured a somewhat in depth analysis of JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel. Check it out below.
Purported Star Trek fan Conan O’Brien has been called out for how he does the Vulcan salute by a viewer and detail-oriented fan. In a segment from Conan last night, O’Brien brought in George Takei to help cover up his salute fail. Watch it below
Today’s video of the day comes from some of the former cast of Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. The got together to make a special video for the 2011 Star Trek Convention which kicks off tomorrow. Check out "Star Trek: The Re-Experience" below.
Is Star Trek funny? Well the video of the day re-envisions Star Trek: The Next Generation as a sitcom, complete with canned laugh track and a new jaunty credits sequence mashup. Check it out below.