TrekMovie has learned that Michael Gummelt, owner of www.StarTrekUncharted.com (formerly www.StarTrekBeyond.com) and creator of the fan concept of the same name has been invited by Paramount to pitch his idea for a new Star Trek television series to the network, an unprecedented opportunity rarely (if ever) afforded to non-industry professionals. The concept, now titled Star Trek Uncharted, has been in the works for 20 years and takes place several decades after the time of Captain Kirk and the original Enterprise.
Two days ago and just after its release, the latest episode of Star Trek Continues, “The White Iris” was pulled from YouTube with a message saying that it had been taken down due to a copyright claim by CBS. Rumors as to why this happened have spread like wildfire along with speculation about who was next and whether a big crack-down on fan productions was about to happen. We’re here to clear things up. CBS did not pull Star Trek Continues. Read on for details.
Regardless of how much you and I want to see Star Trek return to the TV, we aren’t the ones who control the latinum.
Once a franchise has been around as long as Star Trek – and seen so many highlights – the opportunity for milestones multiply like Tribbles on their honeymoon. 2012 was the 25th anniversary of TNG. 2013 was the 20th anniversary of DS9. This year is the 20th anniversary of VOY. Next year is the 50th anniversary of TOS. BUT TODAY is actually a milestone of a low-light: the 10th anniversary since a new episode of Star Trek aired on TV.
While doing press interviews for an upcoming film, Simon Pegg gave some details about how he landed the screenwriting gig for the next Star Trek movie, and what he hopes to bring to it. More after the jump.
Paramount has a Christmas present for the fans with the announcement of a release date for the next Star Trek feature film, which is now set for July 8th, 2016.
According to a new report, the list of possible directors for the next Star Trek film is narrowing. More details below.
Ever since news broke last week that Roberto Orci would no longer be directing the next Star Trek film, there has been a great deal of confusion, speculation, and misinformation regarding Orci’s continuing role as well as the future of the feature film franchise. We don’t profess to have all the facts here, but we’re going to try and provide some clarity, using Orci’s comments here at TrekMovie, and elsewhere on Twitter.
BREAKING: Deadline Hollywood’s Mike Fleming is reporting that Roberto Orci will no longer be at the helm of the next Star Trek film: Roberto Orci is beaming off the bridge of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek 3. Rampant rumors are swirling and I’ve confirmed there is fire behind the smoke that he won’t be directing. I even hear that Edgar Wright and others are on a short list to take the job. Orci stays on the project as producer, I’ve heard. The film is intended to be Orci’s debut as a film director, as well as his first solo project after parting with long-time writing and producing partner Alex Kurtzman. This story is very fluid at the moment, and TrekMovie will bring you more details as we get them. UPDATE: Variety is also reporting that Orci is no longer directing.
Today CBS launched a new subscription service which delivers live TV, full seasons of current programming and full seasons of "CBS Classics," including all five live-action Star Trek TV series. More details below.
The new Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set was released today. And TrekMovie is giving away two copies. Find out how you can win one below.
Today, Paramount Home Video announced details about a mail-in-rebate offer for their upcoming “Star Trek:The Compedium” Blu ray release. More after the jump.
The next Star Trek film is due in 2016, but fans want to know exactly when. Could it be on the 50th anniversary? And what about competing with JJ Abrams’ Star Wars movie which was just put on production hold – might Star Wars slip into 2016 and go head-to-head with Trek? TrekMovie has invited Hollywood writer/producer (and release date bingo aficionado) Kay Reindl to take a look at the 2016 landscape. Read the full analysis.
Thursday night in Burbank was the last stop in awards season, with the 40th Saturn Awards – honoring the best in science fiction and fantasy. Last summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness went into the night with five nominations, but got shut out. There were also more Trek-related winners and losers at the Saturns. Details below.
A new article from Forbes is sparking some debate on how much Hollywood studios value franchise fans, including Star Trek fans. The article even caught the interest of Star Trek writer/producer (and soon to be director) Roberto Orci, who was mentioned in it. More below.
BREAKING: Paramount has confirmed what should have been obvious, the next Star Trek feature film will be released in 2016. The news comes from the CineEurope conference being held in Barcelona Spain where Paramount Senior VP Edward Ryan outlined the studio’s plans for the future.
A new story is making the rounds claiming that, while at Phoenix Comicon this past weekend, author Larry Nemecek (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, Star Trek Stellar Cartography) revealed that Netflix and CBS are “in talks” regarding a new Star Trek series. The story made a big splash, since it’s not so crazy to think that Netflix, who has hit it big with recent original shows Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, would look to Star Trek, one of its top performers in streaming TV, for a new series. In a blog post on his web site, Nemecek refutes the story: …this non-bylined writer known only as “Starfleet Intelligence” is too wrapped up in tossing around jazzy phrases of TheBizSpeak in this post, and has the situation blown up way too big —though it makes a nice screaming headline…it’s in Netflix’s interest to be casting about for new shows—including those from known franchises. I understand Star Trek is one of them—especially as Trek’s 737 hours of “reruns” performs as a top draw ON Netflix. As I understand it, there have been overtures. But none taken. So far. You can read the entire post here.
Putting Star Trek back on TV has been increasingly talked about as of late. Out of nowhere a tweet from reporter Joe Michalczuk who was covering the Ender’s Game press junket for the UK’s Sky News claims Roberto Orci told him he had a meeting with CBS. This is to be considered a totally unconfirmed rumor and should be taken with a large grain of salt. We also do not know who else (aside from Bob) “they” refers to in his tweet: Bob Orci just told me they’ve had a meeting with CBS to revive @StarTrek on TV…This made me v excited — Joe Michalczuk (@joemichalczuk) October 8, 2013 Orci has commented here at TrekMovie in the past about his own personal interest in maybe, perhaps, if the stars align, thinking about doing an Abramsverse Star Trek TV show. But it was mostly just personal interest, the issues with CBS and Paramount being separate companies with differing agendas seemed to be a bit of a mess. So we’ll shall see if this gets confirmed in any way. Even if it’s true, don’t count on it being publicly acknowledged, preliminary meetings are just that, preliminary, often times it’s just feeling out the parties involved, in many cases doesn’t go anywhere, or doesn’t happen quickly, so things are kept under wraps until a more concrete agreement is made.
On Tuesday Paramount released a few new Star Trek Into Darkness TV spots, a handful of new images and they also announced a special Google+ Hangout with NASA, JJ Abrams and astronauts on the International Space Station. Get caught up on all of that below.
We have shared some of the Star Trek Into Darkness actor electronic press kit (EPK) soundbite videos. Today we have the remainder including Anton Yelchin and Bruce Greenwood (who haven’t been available for any of the press events). Watch the videos below. (minor spoilers)
Another day and another bunch of Star Trek Into Darkness videos to share. Today we have a brand new clip (which aired on MTV last night), a new Bones character profile (and Urban EPK soundbites), plus some Into Darkness gags from Conan and a promo for the audiobook narrated by Alice Eve.
UPDATED: Today has seen a flurry of new promotional releases from Paramount. There are new TV spots, a new featurette with JJ Abrams, new images, and a new 8-bit animated GIF poster. Check it all out below (beware of spoilers).
The worlds of sports and Star Trek are coming together with a number of new promotions and events related to the upcoming release of Into Darkness. Check out a video with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith recreating a scene from Into Darkness. Plus the Rays and A’s are having Star Trek events this week and NFL player Troy Polamalu and NASCAR’s RFR are hosting advance screenings.
Two more character profiles have been released for Star Trek Into Darkness. This time taking a look at John Cho’s Lt. Sulu and Alice Eve’s character. You can watch those below along with Eve and Cho’s full official EPK soundbite videos. (minor spoilers)
While the USA and Canada has to wait one less day, Star Trek Into Darkness is only a day or two away for some fans around the world. A new bunch of international trailers has been released (in German). They contain some glimpses of new footage. You can watch those below. (minor spoilers)
More Star Trek Into Darkness co-marketing promotions are cropping up around the world including a few for consumables. These include Fisherman’s Friend in German, Burger King in Malaysia, KFC in Mexico and Budweiser in the USA. See commercials and outdoor advertising for these below.
The third character profile video for Star Trek Into Darkness features a look at Uhura, including some more glimpses of the movie and some behind the scenes. You can watch that below along with actress Zoe Saldana’s official EPK soundbite video.
There is yet another Star Trek Into Darkness preview. This one aired during Thursday night’s The Big Bang Theory and today it was posted on the areyouthe1701.com site. Its mostly stuff seen before but there are a couple of new things. But beware of spoilers.
There are two new short USA TV Spots that have been released by Paramount. Each one ups the action and each one has a bit of new footage and/or dialog to check out. Watch them below along with our usual analysis but beware of spoilers.
The fourth clip from Star Trek Into Darkness has just gone online and it is full of action during a bad day on the USS Enterprise. You can watch the "Keep Going, Scotty" clip below, but beware there are spoilers.