Do We Still Really Need Star Trek Conventions? July 29, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Editorial , 6 comments
As we at Trek Movie are preparing to deploy to Las Vegas for the largest annual Star Trek convention in the world, I am forced to pause and ask… do we really need conventions just for ourselves any more? Just because we always did it, just because we started fandom and cosplay, do we need to keep doing it?
The Pop Culture Hero Coalition, an organization created by Chase Masterson (Leeta: Star Trek Deep Space Nine) with “heroism experts” Carrie Goldman and Matt Langdon, combines actors and activists to triumph over bullying and encourage everyday heroism. John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness: Doctor Who) joined the PCHC on stage at San Diego Comicon to share his stories and empower fans.
William Shatner’s documentary about the tumultuous early years of Star Trek: The Next Generation goes straight to the web, and we’ve got the details.Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed
After months of rumor and speculation, Star Trek Beyond finally begins principal photography today in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Michael Dorn wants to put Worf in the center seat, and he’s asking fans for their help.
Trekkin’ at Wonderfest Hobby Expo 2015 June 8, 2015by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed
Phoenix and Washington D.C. weren’t the only spots to get your geek on last weekend. Star Trek was represented loud and proud at Wonderfest 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky over the weekend. Learn more about this scale modeling and collectibles convention and get an update on Round 2’s plans for Star Trek models over the remainder of this year after the jump.
Star Trek turns 50 next year. Yet it feels like it’s at a nadir in its cultural importance. A movie every few years just isn’t enough. Iconic cinematic franchises continue to churn out movie after movie: Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, Hunger Games, Marvel, Star Wars, Marvel, Fast & Furious, Marvel. Michael Chang Gummelt, creator of fan-made story Star Trek Beyond (coincidentally the same name chosen for the new Star Trek feature film) and owner of www.StarTrekBeyond.com, takes a look at the state of the franchise through the eyes of a fan creator in the below essay.
Wrap-Up of Phoenix Comicon 2015: The Best PhxCC Ever June 2, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed
The weekend is over, which means we have to go back out into the “real” world. But, before the post-con blues set in too heavily, take a look at the highlights from what we’re officially naming as the best Phoenix Comicon ever.
Shatner, Takei Headline DC Awesome Con June 1, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Further proof that the current generation of fandom con-going takes its lead from decades’ worth of Star Trek conventions, William Shatner and George Takei headlined the annual Washington, DC, Awesome Con this weekend.
TrekMovie’s Guide to Phoenix Comicon 2015 May 26, 2015by Emily Allender , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed
Heading to the Grand Canyon State’s biggest pop culture event this weekend? Prepare yourself for the festivities with TrekMovie’s official guide to Phoenix Comicon 2015!
New Documentary Short “Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission” Focuses on Fan Series Star Trek Continues May 25, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed
“Star Trek – it’s iconic, but many misunderstand its meaning,” quoth the creators of a documentary short released today entitled Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission. What does Star Trek and the vision of creator Gene Roddenberry mean to fans that watch the series’ (old and new) in the modern era? That’s the question fueling the 10 minute film, which follows the cast and crew of the fan series Star Trek Continues. Hit the jump to watch the film.
Phoenix Comicon (PhxCC) is just around the corner, and Trekkies are deep into preparing their costumes for the big event. TrekMovie’s costuming expert Michael Nguyen talked with cosplayers from all over the Grand Canyon State to find out how they get Trekked out for the con. Whether they’re making costumes, commissioning them, or buying parts for them, one thing is clear: Trekkies from all over Arizona are busy gearing up for one of the biggest conventions in the Southwest.
Marking the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States for honoring those who died serving in the Armed Forces. We don’t know if Starfleet has any such celebration, but it probably needs one – Memory Alpha exhaustively details the many, many Starfleet crew who died in the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Centuries.
But until we have an official Starfleet Memorial Day, we’d like to recommend the following five episodes to watch this weekend to honor the fallen Redshirts among us.
Grace Lee Whitney passes away May 4, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed
TrekMovie is saddened to report that actress Grace Lee Whitney, who portrayed Janice Rand in the original Star Trek series and in many of the movies and spinoffs, died of natural causes on May 1 in Coarsegold, California. She was 85.
First Game of Thrones Footage of Alexander Siddig Drops April 12, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed
Tonight marked the long awaited return to television of the fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones on HBO. For Trek fans, this season is particularly remarkable because it will feature DS9 alum Alexander Siddig.
NEWS BITS: Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella Coming to Trek 3, Chief O’Brien’s Old Boss on Daredevil April 10, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Pegg talks “Trek 3” *UPDATE* March 24, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed
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.
IDW’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovel series is back, this time with Captain Pike & Number One in tow. Check out our spoiler-filled review of this dual-crew tale, plus a 5-page preview, after the jump.
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #42 – Five Year Mission: Behemoth Part 2 + 7-Page Preview February 24, 2015by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Enterprise encounters a creature more massive and powerful than anything they’ve yet faced on their journey into deep space. Will the crew, along with a mysterious alien “Hunter,” find a way to make peace with the beast before it strikes again? Find out with a spoiler-filled review of IDW’s Star Trek #42, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.
TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming May 2015 February 21, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Five-Year Mission continues from the Delta Quadrant and John Byrne photo-manipulates the Borg in Star Trek comics coming from IDW Publishing this spring. Details after the break.