You’ve heard this story before: Group of nerds assembles to create sci-fi-centric rock band. And, let’s be honest, you’ve always been disappointed. Not this time. Five Year Mission is, dare I say, the first of it’s kind — a really fantastic Star Trek rock band! On the eve of their second album debut, YEAR TWO, TrekMove got an exclusive interview with the 5-man geek band. More after the jump.
The popular fan series Star Trek Phase II has released a couple of clips from "Mind-Sifter," which is currently in production. Check those out below, plus get an update on progress for the three episodes currently in post-production, news for the next episode to be shot, and more.
The Star Trek viral video of the day comes from the San Francisco theater group The Dark Room who have re-imagined a classic Gil Scott-Heron song into the video "The Federation Will Not Be Televised" all to promote their upcoming live Star Trek performances of "The Way To Eden." Check it out below
Over the weekend Portland’s Atomic Arts Theater Group held their third annual "Trek in the Park" event with free performances of the classic Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror." At the event Portland’s Mayor declared July as "Star Trek Month." See below for a photo slideshow of the event plus video.
Do you like your Star Trek live? Well this weekend (and others in July and August) you will have your chance to check out some live Star Trek shows, if you happen to live in New York, Oregon, or Minnesota. Details on the shows below.
The new webseries "Transolar Galactica" sounds like it is related to Battlestar Galactica, but it is actually more of a spoof of the new Star Trek movie, right down to the copious use of lens flares. So far two short episodes have been released, and you can watch them both below.
A funny new fake trailer called "George Lucas Strikes Back" is going viral this week. It features the "real" George Lucas who has apparently been held captive while an impostor released the prequels as part of an insidious plot. What does this have to do with Star Trek? Well watch the trailer below to find out.
A new Star Trek themed video going viral over the last couple of days is actually not very new at all, but a short shot in 1971 for a college class and recently uploaded on YouTube. Check it out below.
Today the fan series Star Trek Phase II released a fun featurette which could be titled "The Prime Timeline Strikes Back." Watch that below. Plus we have an exclusive update from Phase II star/producer on James Cawley on what is next for the fan series.
The popular Star Trek: Phase II fan series hasn’t seen a new episode since November 2009. But that all changes today with an early streaming release of "Enemy: Starfleet." The Phase II team has set up a streaming page exclusively for TrekMovie readers. See below for more details.
Earlier this year TrekMovie reported that Star Trek: The Next Generation was getting a porn parody. Adult film maker Revolution X has now released a trailer for "Star Trek: The Next Generation: A XXX Parody" and it is actually safe for work. Watch it below, plus more details and images (also SFW).
Today we have a dancing theme for two viral videos to share. The first comes from the PAX gaming show held over the weekend with a Trekkie in TNG costume becoming a dancing machine. Then we have another recent upload with a group of Trekkies doing a TOS-era Starfleet v Klingon dance-off. Check them both out below.
In the last couple of weeks a Star Trek-themed song and video are going viral in a big way. "Star Trek Girl" my Meekakitty is a fun celebration of girl Trekking. Check it out below.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is of course a classic that needs never be remade…unless of course you are redoing it with papercraft puppets. Check out the 60 second/papercraft version of TWOK below.
Have you ever wondered what Star Trek might be like if James T. Kirk was female? (Jane T. Kirk?) Well The Girls On Film project has, and decided to take a crack at it by recreating a scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie with actresses playing the parts of Kirk and Pike. Check it out below.
The most spectacular sequence for the 2009 Star Trek movie was probably the space jump sequence, which was so expensive it needed special budget approval. However, some segments were done using old school techniques and our video of the week has a "backyard fx" crew recreate a Star Trek shot on a shoe-string budget.
The notion of a "friend" has been redefined by the popular social networking site Facebook. Well Jimmy Kimmel has decided it is time to give up on your hundreds and thousands of ‘friends’ and got William Shatner to help him announce "National UnFriend Day". Watch the video below.
Have you ever had an idea for a cool Star Trek T-shirt? (or mug, hat, or other merchandise?). Well CBS and CafePress have teamed up to allow fans to design and sell their own licensed Star Trek products. Find out more below.
Is it possible to find love at a Star Trek convention? Well one Trekkie made a love connection at a recent con in San Francisco, but then lost contact. He and a friend have made a short film to help him reconnect with his Trekkie dream girl. Check it out below.
The popular fan series Star Trek Phase II is currently in post production on their prequel flashback episode "Origins". Today they released an early version of opening teaser for the episode, where you can see a young James T. Kirk facing the famed Kobayashi Maru test at Starfleet Academy. Check it out below.
The new Star Trek movie and crew has inspired a lot of talk, and now it seems it has inspired its own parody comic strip. The fan made "Ensign Sue Must Die" web comic started up in May and already has 14 strips. More info and a look at the strip below.
Today we share a video from a Swedish composer who has composed a piece of music and put together a very nice video that is his tribute to the Star Trek saga, tying together the original and the new Star Trek.
An new stop motion animation featuring what it is really like for Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Worf is going viral. Made by a university studio, "Mr. Worf: I am Beautiful’ has to be seen, so check it out below.
Summer is a time for air shows. And wouldn’t it be great if you could go to an air show and check out some of Starfleet’s finest shuttles, along with Vipers, Eagles from the Moon and more of your favorite (fictional) spaceships? Well that is the idea behind today’s image of the day.
On June 25th & 26th, the town of Riverside IA will hold its 26th annual TrekFest. Part town fair and part Star Trek convention, this year Riverside (aka "the future birthplace of James T. Kirk") will feature guests Walter Koenig, BarBara Luna and James Cawley. In addition, TrekFest will also be taking a crack at that Trek fans in costume record. More details below.
The fan series Star Trek Phase II is currently in production on the special prequel episode "Origins". Producer James Cawley is so excited about a scene just completed between the young James Kirk and Captain Pike, that he had to share it. Check out the video below, plus an additional image from the episode and a chat with Matthew Ewald, the young Kirk in "Origins"./p>
Star Trek Fan fiction has been around since the first Star Trek series began in the 60’s, and now aspiring authors have an opportunity to have their stories critiqued by one of the original writers for Star Trek, Dorothy ‘D.C.’ Fontana. The ‘Starfleet’ Star Trek fan club has announced their second creative writing contest will be judged by Fontana, details below.
Last year the Starship Farragut fan series went into the second dimension with their first episode of Starship Farragut: The Animated Episodes, styled like the original Star Trek The Animated Series. Today they have released the final act of their second episode, featuring guest voices of Trek vets Chase Masterson and Tim Russ. Watch it below.
There is a new Star Trek fan production that has just released their first episode and it is pretty impressive. Star Trek Phoenix, produced by the Seattle-based Temporal Studios, is a new take on the 25th century of Trek’s prime universe, set aboard a massive new ship: the USS Phoenix. More details below.
A month ago we featured a trailer for a no budget short film spoof of Star Trek 2009. Today the guys at Push It Films have released the final version of ‘Sweded Star Trek’, and it is pretty hilarious. Watch it below.