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REVIEW: Star Trek: The Motion Picture Complete Score

“There is no comparison!” was the tagline for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, presumably a reference to 1977’s Star Wars. While certainly debatable whether true, the tagline is arguably applicable to the treatment given to Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack with the new LaLa Land Records’ Star Trek: The Motion Picture Limited Edition 3CD set. TrekMovie details the release in this new review.


Film Review: Prometheus

With Prometheus (in theaters today) director Ridley Scott returns to the film universe he started with Alien in 1979. Co-written by Star Trek’s Damon Lindelof, the new movie is a worthy addition to the Alien franchise, but also a different film that poses as many questions as it answers. More in the TrekMovie review below, including some spoilers.


E3 Star Trek Game Demo Impressions + New Demo & Booth Video

At the big E3 gaming show in LA this week, Paramount and Namco Bandai are showcasing the upcoming Star Trek coop game, set in the new movie universe. There are long lines to get in to see a demo, but we here at TrekMovie can now share some of that demo footage, plus a new look at a Gorn from the game, shots of the E3 both, and my impressions of the demo.



TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1 + 7-page Preview

After a difficult adventure, the eleventh Doctor, with companions Amy and Rory, would like to relax with a bit of glamour and mystery, but a little dimensional feedback has deposited the Tardis in a time and place they couldn’t have imagined. Spoilers ahead in TrekMovie’s review of Assimilation2 #1, the opening installment of an eight-issue mini-series from IDW Publishing.


Book Review: Star Trek Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History

Lucsly and Dulmur are running out of time in the fast-paced new novel from Christopher L. Bennett. Once again the Department of Temporal Investigation is on the case in the new Star Trek novel, “Forgotten History,” and for this outing they are dealing with the guy who has the biggest time travel rap sheet, James T. Kirk. The TrekMovie review follows.


TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #8

“Hello, this is your captain speaking. I’d like to welcome you to today’s flight into the Neutral Zone. Do not worry though, we have a doctor on board for what may ail you. Why head into the Neutral Zone you ask? Well, there is this little red matter we have to deal with…” And that red matter gets dealt with in Star Trek #8, the second part of the “Vulcan’s Vengeance” storyline which is finally in comic book stores. Find out more in the TrekMovie review.


Review: Star Trek First Contact Complete Motion Picture Score

The original 1996 soundtrack for Star Trek: First Contact was limited to about 45 minutes, and as such, much of the music was excised. Now, GNP Crescendo’s Star Trek: First Contact Complete Motion Picture Soundtrack restores the entire soundtrack, giving fans the chance to listen to isolated tracks never before available. TrekMovie.com makes contact with the CD to provide this review of Jerry (and Joel) Goldsmith’s compositions for one Star Trek’s best loved feature films. 



Star Trek: Phase II “The Child” Online Now + Mini-review

The popular Star Trek: Phase II fan series has released its first episode in a year with "The Child." This new episode was adapted from a script written for the original (unproduced) "Star Trek Phase II" series from the seventies with the original co-writer returning to direct. You can watch the episode and get download links below, plus read the TrekMovie mini-review.


TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing Comic #7

Vengeance! Emotion! Pain! Suffering! A Vulcan craves not these things… Or do they? Why would Vulcans, an emotionless race, seek vengeance on those that destroyed their home world? It must be logical… right? These are the questions being addressed in Star Trek #7, the latest issue of the ongoing comic series set in the new movie universe – which is due in comic book stores today. The “Vulcan’s Vengance” storyline is the first original story for the series, find out how it works out in the TrekMovie review.



Book Review: Star Trek: That Which Divides

The Library Computer is back with a brand new review of the latest Star Trek novel. This month provides us with a classic Trek adventure in Dayton Ward’s “That Which Divides," which revisits a classic episode (and mysterious race) while throwing in some Romulans and a few TAS character cameos. Find out how it all works out in the TrekMovie review.


Review: ‘Shatner’s World’ On Broadway + Opening Night Pix

Last night Star Trek’s original Kirk William Shatner opened his new Broadway show "Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It" (which will be going on the road for a US tour next month). This new one-man show is an evolution from his 2011 tours in Australia and Canada. TrekMovie was in New York to see if it was Shat-tastic. Read the review below, accompanied by photos from opening night. 





First Impressions of Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level on Blu-ray

The "Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level" sampler disc comes out on January 31st and TrekMovie got an early review copy. Closer to release, our home video editor Matt Wright will be doing a more detailed review with more technical stuff, but I wanted to share my initial thoughts on this major project in the world of Star Trek. 


TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing Comic #5

Kirk seeks his long lost brother, stranded on a planet full of insane people… hrm… that was the original. Now there’s just insane people. Right? Lots of crazies with sticks, a meat helmet, and two redshirts! How will they survive? The original Star Trek episode "Operation – Annihilate!" is the latest story revisited by the new Star Trek ongoing comics from IDW. Read the TrekMovie review to see how it plays out…




Book Review: Star Trek Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions

Building on his previous Mirror Universe novel "The Sorrows of Empire", as well as the three MU anthologies ("Glass Empires", "Obsidian Alliances", and "Shards and Shadows" ), David Mack brings an entertaining and captivating story to life for fans of Star Trek’s darker side. Find out how it turns out the TrekMovie review of "Star Trek: Mirror Universe: Rise Like Lions".





Comics Review: Star Trek Ongoing #4

Apes! Damned dirty apes! Oh wait, wrong franchise! Stranded crewmembers, an uppity commissioner, and no Statue of Liberty. Seems like a Star Trek story to me! But apes? Just how do they play into it? Find out below in the TrekMovie review of the ongoing Star Trek comics issue #4 where the new movie crew finish up their take on "The Galileo Seven".


TrekIn2011: Best Star Trek Merchandise Of The Year

Today TrekMovie begins its look back at the year that was. 2011 was a year of Trekversaries, from the 45th anniversary of the premiere of the original show to the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the sixth and fourth Star Trek movies. To celebrate, Star Trek fans had options among many items to collect. TrekMovie presents its annual “best of” Star Trek collectibles winners for the year.



eBook Review: Star Trek: The Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within + Catchup Reviews & News On Typhon’s Future

The Star Trek: The Typhon Pact cross-24th century series saga continues with the release of Christopher L. Bennett’s e-book novella “The Struggle Within.” TrekMovie reviews that below, plus we take the opportunity to catch up with mini-reviews of the four previously released Typhon Pact novels from late 2010/early 2011. There is also news on the next entries in the series coming in 2012.


TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #3 Comic

Medical supplies en route to a planet in need, a quasar-like formation, and the Federation High Commissioner. How can things go wrong? Well, the shuttle Galileo will prove us all wrong. As usual. It wouldn’t be Star Trek otherwise, now would it? Read on to find out what happens in this month’s issue of IDW’s ongoing series set in the new Star Trek movie universe.