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Your Guide to Trekking Out at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 July 20, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , 14 comments

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San Diego Comic-con kicks off this week. With the next Star Trek movie two years away and still in scripting, we don’t expect to have any formal presentation from Paramount, however there are tons of Star Trek-related panels and booths to check out. TrekMovie  has compiled an all-inclusive list of every Trek related item on the agenda for this year’s big con – get it all below.
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George Takei: Star Trek Cast Were ‘Cool’ About Him Being Gay + Talks Shatner Feud & Roddenberry [VIDEO] July 19, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Shatner,TOS,Trek Franchise , 82 comments

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George Takei was on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher on  Friday night and his feud with Star Trek co-star William Shatner came up with Takei taking a few shots at Bill. He also talked about his attempt to get Gene Roddenberry to tackle LGBT issues. Watch the segment below.

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First Look: ‘Return to Tomorrow’ Book On Making Of Star Trek: TMP Coming This Fall July 18, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Trek Franchise , 49 comments

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Just in time for the film’s 35th Anniversary, a new book detailing the production of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is coming this fall, and TrekMovie has a first look at the details. Find out more and how you can pre-order below.

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Quinto: Not Confident Enough (Yet) To Direct Star Trek – Talks About Trek Cast’s Future After 2016

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: ST09 Cast,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Trek Franchise , 95 comments

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Zachary Quinto has talked much about how he and Leonard Nimoy bonded during the making of the 2009 Star Trek movie, however he doesn’t appear ready to follow the original Spock to Trek director’s chair. Details below, plus Quinto’s comments on the future of the franchise following the third Star Trek for the new crew in 2016.

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‘Star Trek Live In Concert’ With Giacchino This Wkd In Houston + Next Wkd At SDCC + More Cities July 17, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Music,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , 14 comments

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This weekend composer Michael Giacchino brings his “Star Trek Live in Concert” screenings of Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness with a full orchestra to the USA, performing with the Houston Symphony. Next weekend he does it again at San Diego Comic Con and then moves on to Philadelphia at the end of the month and more cities after that. More details below.

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TrekInk: Preview Star Trek Comics coming October 2014 July 16, 2014

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS,Trek Franchise , 9 comments

This October, IDW Publishing will release a double helping of John Byrne’s Star Trek photo tales, the conclusion of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for The City on the Edge of Forever, and part four of the ongoing story arc featuring Q and the NuCrew. Read on for the details from the good folks at IDW.

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George Takei: Now Is Time For LGBT Character In Star Trek + Tried To Convince Roddenberry July 13, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,TOS,Trek Franchise , 151 comments

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George Takei has revealed that he tried to convince Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry to add a gay character to the TOS movies. More details below.

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Preview Of Non-Fiction Star Trek Books For 2014/2015 – From Fun To Artwork To Scholarly Texts July 11, 2014

by James Edward , Filed under: Books,History,Trek Franchise , 58 comments

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Following up from our look forward to all the Star Trek fiction coming in the next year, today we take a look at the non-fiction, both scholarly and fun. See what is coming below.

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Fan Turns Basement Into $500,000 Star Trek Mancave + Florida Mansion With Enterprise D Bridge For Sale July 10, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Trek Franchise , 28 comments

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Dreamed of converting your basement into a Star Trek mancave (or womanlcave). Well one Trek fan has sunk half a million dollars into that endeavor. See the results below, plus find out how you can buy a mansion with yet another Star Trek bridge replica and more built in.

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Watch: Simon Pegg Reveals How He Pranked Benedict Cumberbatch Into Forgetting His Lines July 8, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Humor,Star Trek Into Darkness , 68 comments

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Over the weekend Simon Pegg made a somewhat rare con appearance at Fantasycon in Utah. The new Scotty actor talked about a number of things during his panel, including working on the Star Trek movies. Watch highlights from his talk below.

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Delaware TV Station To FCC: Star Trek Re-Runs Address Local Community Issues July 7, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Great Links,TOS,Trek Franchise , 22 comments

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A television station found a novel way to adhere to FCC "public interest" regulations by claiming that airing certain episodes of Star Trek and some other re-runs are "matters of importance" to their local community. Find out how Star Trek is informing the citizens of Wilmington, Delaware below.

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Analysis: When In 2016 Will Next Star Trek Be Released + Could Star Wars Butt In? July 6, 2014

by Kay Reindl , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Editorial,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Trek Franchise , 244 comments

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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.
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REMEMBER ME (3 of 3): One Viewer With An Opinion To Rule Them All June 30, 2014

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Trek Franchise , 16 comments

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Though the idea of webcasters analyzing old episodes of Star Trek is one that’s relatively new, some people have been at it since before it could qualify as nostalgia. Indeed, while our friends at Mission Log – whom we looked at yesterday – started in 2012, Chuck Sonnenberg was reviewing episodes of Voyager while the ship was still stuck in the Delta Quadrant. In the last article in our Remember Me series, we explore yet another way to look back at Star Trek’s run; and, this time we’ve got statistics! Hit the jump for Part Three.

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Burton’s Reading Rainbow Breaks Kickstarter Record & Drops Prices On Star Trek Rewards + LeVar Returning For Community S6?

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Trek Franchise , 6 comments

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Today there is an update on the previously reported Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign from Star Trek TNG star LeVar Burton. The campaign has now broken a Kickstarter record. There are only 2 days left so you still have a chance to help (and they have lowered pricing on some get some Star Trek event rewards too). Plus is Burton hinting he wants to return for the just announced Community Season 6?

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REMEMBER ME (2 of 3): Mission Log Explores Star Trek Philosophy Under the Roddenberry Name June 29, 2014

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Trek Franchise , 31 comments

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In Part Two of our three part series, Remember Me, TrekMovie takes another look back at Star Trek nostalgia. The Mission Log podcast, which you can now find on TrekMovie.com, has taken on the immense challenge of picking apart Star Trek one episode at a time. What does this perspective teach us about Trek’s past, present, and future? What makes Trek good, how do different incarnations of Trek appeal to different kinds of fans, and how might a look at Trek’s past help us figure out what’s coming next? Hit the jump for Part Two.
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Watch: Trailer For ‘To Be Takei’ Doc – Featuring Cho, Nimoy, Nichols, Koenig, & Shatner June 28, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS,Trek Franchise , 19 comments

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The documentary “To Be Takei” about Star Trek star George Takei comes out in August and features interviews with the new Sulu John Cho along with George’s original Trek co-stars Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and even William Shatner. Watch the brand new trailer below, plus the latest episode of George’s webseries "Takei’s Take" where he talks Trek and social media.

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REMEMBER ME (1 of 3): Why Star Trek Nostalgia Rules the Internet – With Exclusive Comments From JD Payne

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Trek Franchise , 94 comments

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Today we start our look at a look back: Star Trek nostalgia in all its forms. Why is it that nostalgia for all things Trek (even for those who weren’t alive during Trek’s original run) has become a common thread in online forums? And how has the fandom changed since the 1960′s? In Part One of the three part series Remember Me, Trekmovie’s Jared Whitley sat down with J.D. Payne (co-writer of the 2016 Star Trek movie), Mission Log Podcast’s John Champion, SF Debri’s Chuck Sonnenberg, and more to discuss how the changing TV landscape and our ever increasing connectivity with other fans has changed the way we watch new TV and discuss classic shows. Hit the jump for Part One.

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Does Hollywood Care About The Fans? June 25, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek Franchise , 108 comments

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.

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CelebWatch: Mulgrew Wins Award + Sir Pat Meets Yoda + Quinto On ‘Girls’ + Takei Masters Parade + more June 21, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Trek Franchise , comments closed

This week has Star Trek celebrity news with Mulgrew winning an award, Quinto hanging with ‘Girls,’ Sir Pat hanging with Yoda, Saldana going green, Takei as Grand marshal and Pegg seeking happiness. Get all the latest below.

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EXCLUSIVE: New Cast Photos from Star Trek Continues Episode 3 “Fairest of Them All” + Free TrekMovie Las Vegas Screening and Q&A June 4, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fan Productions,Star Trek Continues,TrekMovie.com , comments closed

UPDATE: We’ve got another new photo of Chris Doohan as Scotty! Check it out.

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TrekMovie is excited to bring you the title of the upcoming Star Trek Continues episode, “Fairest of Them All” and exclusive shots of the cast in Mirror Universe uniform. The new episode, written by James Kerwin & Vic Mignogna and directed by James Kerwin, will take place in the mirror universe. The story picks up where The Original Series episode “Mirror, Mirror” left off and tells the story of what happened to the mirror landing party after returning to the I.S.S. Enterprise. The episode is set to release June 15 at Supanova in Sydney, Australia, and will be available on Vimeo and YouTube the same day worldwide. Also lookout for a behind the scenes documentary dedicated to the making of “Fairest of Them All”.

We are also thrilled to announce a TrekMovie.com special event. Kicking off the big Creation convention in Las Vegas, this July 31st (Thursday night — Friday morning) TrekMovie.com presents a FREE midnight screening of “Fairest of Them All” with a Q&A session with cast and crew after the show, including Vic Mignogna (Kirk), Chris Doohan (Scotty), Asia DeMarcos (Marlena), Kipleigh Brown (Smith), plus James Kerwin and several members of the crew, and a special appearance by Michael Dorn! Hit the jump for details!

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