Should Star Trek Come Back to TV? An Objective Evaluation October 2, 2012by Joseph Dickerson , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Editorial,Trek on TV , comments closed
Op-Ed guy Joseph Dickerson joins us again, this time to talk about Trek’s role on the small screen. Fans were informally surveyed by Larry Nemeck at the official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas last August as to what they wanted from Trek. The overwhelming response was that the fans want Star Trek back on TV. “Star Trek started on TV, and Star Trek is best suited to be a TV show,” one fan said. But does the idea of a new Star Trek TV series make sense for CBS-Paramount? Joe gives us a bit of perspective on how to answer this question from both a business and creative perspective.
Back when Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled seven years ago there was much discussion and speculation that the franchise had lost support at the corporate level of CBS/Paramount, especially with CBS CEO Les Moonves. But now the man who runs the company that owns Star Trek is singing a different tune, telling investors that the franchise is working "exceedingly well" as part of the CBS portfolio for online streaming. Find out what he had to say about Trek below.
CBS Offering Free Replacement Blu-ray Discs To Fix Star Trek: TNG Surround Sound Problem July 30, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Since the release of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray last week there have been a number of fan complaints about audio issues related to the surround sound track on some of the episodes. Today CBS has officially acknowledged the issue and offered to provide replace discs free of charge. More info in the official statement from CBS below.CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Star Trek is once again headed to IMAX, but this time in 3D. Something we have already reported here at TrekMovie.com is being made official today with a press release announcing JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel will launch in IMAX 3D, with key sequences that were shot with IMAX cameras. See below for the full press release.CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
A bit of breaking news for Tuesday afternoon. Hopes were that JJ Abrams and Paramount would be showing something from the Star Trek sequel at San Diego Comic Con next month, however a new report (and a confirmation from TrekMovie sources) indicates that there won’t be a Trek sequel panel at SDCC 2012. [UPDATED]CBS/Paramount,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Star Trek is a big part of the history of Paramount Pictures and so it is no surprise that Star Trek features prominently in a new photo the studio has released which celebrates 100 years of film. This giant photo with 116 people from Paramount history is in the latest Vanity Fair magazine, and we have a close-up on the Star Trek talent featured. Check it out below. [UPDATED w/ larger photo and BTS video]Abrams,CBS/Paramount , comments closed
Star Trek director/producer JJ Abrams is adding more projects to his growing slate at Paramount. This time his production company Bad Robot has nabbed a couple of new scripts, one about a Nazi-hunter titled "Wunderkind" and another sci-fi script titled "God Particle" about the Earth disappearing. More details below.
First Stone Laid For Paramount Park In Spain – New Images & Videos Of Star Trek Attractions June 2, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , comments closed
Last year we reported that there was a plan to build a new Paramount theme park in Murcia, Spain which would include attractions based on Star Trek. This week ground was broken for the project in a special ceremony. There are also more details and images and promo videos from the planned Park and Star Trek attractions. Check it all out below.
Star Trek TNG HD Screenings Theater List Announced + Amazon Lowers Blu-ray Pre-Order Price June 1, 2012by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Last month we reported that there will be a special theater screenings of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes in HD on July 23rd (promoting the release of the Season 1 Blu-ray on July 24th). We now have the list of theaters and more details on the event. Tickets go on sale on Friday June 8th (but StarTrek.com registered members can buy today). See below to find out of Star Trek: TNG in HD is coming to your home town. We also have an update on pricing, with Amazon lowering their pre-order price to match Wal-mart.CBS/Paramount,Celebrity,ST09 Cast , comments closed
Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana’s next film is a romantic drama with Bradley Cooper coming out this fall. The Words tell he story of a writer (Cooper) who goes to the extremes for his career, with Saldana playing his wife. The first trailer has just been released. Watch it below.CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,History , comments closed
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.
CBS Asks Phase II Not To Film Spinrad’s Lost Star Trek Script – Will Film New Gerrold Script Instead March 28, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II,TOS , comments closed
A few weeks back we reported that the Star Trek Phase II fan series was going to film Norman Spinrad’s “lost” Star Trek script titled "He Walked Among Us." However, it looks like CBS has put the kibosh on the production. TrekMovie has talked with Phase II’s James Cawley to get the details on what happened and where they go next.
Paramount Extends Deal With JJ Abrams & Bad Robot February 22, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Abrams,CBS/Paramount,Celebrity,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
The love fest between Star Trek director/producer JJ Abrams and Paramount Pictures looks like it will continue into the future. This afternoon Paramount Pictures announced they are extending their deal with Abrams and his Bad Robot production company. More details below.
Paramount Teaming With Namco For Star Trek (Movie Universe) Game + To Be Released Q1 2013 February 10, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek (JJverse game) , comments closed
Following this morning’s announcement of Hasbro joining the Star Trek family, there is more big news int he world of Star Trek. Paramount and Bandai Namco have announced they are teaming up for the "Star Trek" video game tied to the new movie universe. A release date has also been set for next year. More details below.CBS/Paramount,Merchandise,Star Trek Into Darkness,Toys , comments closed
Today brings big news for the world of Star Trek toys. In advance of the big Toy Fair which opens this weekend in New York, Hasbro has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with CBS to make a “variety” of Star Trek toys, starting in 2013…just in time for the next Star Trek movie. More details below. [UPDATED: More info and preview pic]
Paramount Officially Announces Star Trek Sequel Production Start January 14, 2012by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
On Thursday TrekMovie reported on the beginning of production for JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel, but today Paramount Pictures made it official with a press release announcing filming start. It also includes some details on the team behind the film. See below for the full release.
Video and Pix Of Paramount Rose Parade Float With USS Enterprise January 2, 2012by John Tenuto , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek (2009 film),Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
As reported earlier, Paramount Pictures had their first float today as part of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Celebrating their centennial, the studio’s float featured some icons from Paramount films, including the USS Enterprise soaring over the Paramount mountain and gate. See video and images of the float below.
USS Enterprise To Soar Over Paramount Rose Parade Float December 29, 2011by John Tenuto , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Pasadena Rose Parade is one of the biggest New Year’s tradition, and this year Star Trek will be making an appearance. Paramount Pictures is sponsoring its own float for next week’s parade and it will prominently feature a USS Enterprise soaring over the famous Paramount arch. Details and preview below.
Star Trek Sequel To Be Released May 17, 2013 – In 3D November 23, 2011by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
According to a new report (confirmed by TrekMovie), JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel finally has a release date. The new Trek crew returns to the big screen on May 17, 2013. Not only that, but they will be in 3D. More details below.CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
TrekMovie already broke the news that JJ Abrams and team are seriously considering shooting part of the Star Trek sequel in Hawaii. Now a report confirms that Hawaii film commissioners were at Paramount last week to discuss the possible shoot. More details below.