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New Documentary Short “Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission” Focuses on Fan Series Star Trek Continues May 25, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed

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“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.
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Trekkies Ready their Costumes for Phoenix Comicon

by Michael A. Nguyen , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed

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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.
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Honor Your Favorite Redshirt On Memorial Day With These Classics May 22, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Humor,List,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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.

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Grace Lee Whitney passes away May 4, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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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.

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First Game of Thrones Footage of Alexander Siddig Drops April 12, 2015

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

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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.
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NEWS BITS: Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella Coming to Trek 3, Chief O’Brien’s Old Boss on Daredevil April 10, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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On Friday Deadline reported a new Star Trek 3 casting announcement: the addition of actress Sofia Boutella, fresh off a performance in the surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. (more…)

Pegg talks “Trek 3” *UPDATE* March 24, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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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.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: New Visions #5: A Scent of Ghosts + 5-page Preview March 5, 2015

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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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.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #42 – Five Year Mission: Behemoth Part 2 + 7-Page Preview February 24, 2015

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed

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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.

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TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming May 2015 February 21, 2015

by 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.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #41: Behemoth Part 1 + 7-Page Preview February 17, 2015

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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It’s a new beginning for IDW’s nu-Trek comics, but when the Enterprise finds a massive new threat in uncharted space, will the five-year mission end before it even begins? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.

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Smithsonian Brings Original Enterprise Model Back for One Day Only During Major Restoration Effort January 26, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,TOS , comments closed

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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is overseeing the 4th and latest restoration of the original Enterprise model used to film The Original Series. For one day only they let the public in on the process, and TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley has the scoop and photos below.
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TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming April 2015 January 24, 2015

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The epic crossover tale, The Primate Directive, comes to a shocking conclusion and the Five-Year Mission of the Enterprise continues in April 2015 with a little help from IDW Publishing. Details after the break.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #40: The Q Gambit Part 6 + 7-Page Preview January 13, 2015

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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The “gambit” is revealed as Kirk, Sisko, and Q face off against the power-mad Gul Dukat in the last issue of IDW’s Star Trek Ongoing: The Q Gambit. Does the final nu-24th century showdown deliver the goods? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7 page preview, after the jump.

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EDITORIAL – The Future of Star Trek: It’s the Story, Stupid January 11, 2015

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

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The following essay comes to us from Lukas Kendall at Film Score Monthly (www.filmscoremonthly.com), whose Star Trek credentials including producing or co-producing most of the recent collector’s edition soundtrack CDs like the 15-disc La-La Land Records TOS box set. He also assisted with the recent publication of Return to Tomorrow, the oral history of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Lukas says he’s a lifelong Trekker who follows the ongoing dialogue about the franchise, and thought he had something to add about its fundamental appeal—and, among other things, the reason why J.J. Trek is so polarizing. 

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TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming March 2015 December 23, 2014

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The Primate Directive and the Five-Year Mission continue in the March 2015 solicits from IDW Publishing. Also coming in March is a new photo-comic from John Byrne and the trade paperback collection of The Q Gambit. Details after the break.

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‘Fast and Furious 6′ Director Justin Lin To Direct Star Trek 3 December 22, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Justin Lin, known for helming ‘Fast and Furious 6′ will take over the director’s chair for Star Trek 3, Deadline is reporting. The announcement comes soon after word that Bob Orci, co-writer of JJ-Trek 1 & 2, stepped down from his directorial debut of the third installment of the franchise, which he also penned.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #39: The Q Gambit Part 5 + 7-Page Preview December 18, 2014

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Dukat and the Dominion are in control of the 24th Century Alpha Quadrant in the penultimate issue of IDW’s Star Trek Ongoing: The Q Gambit. Can the stakes for Kirk and crew get any higher as they face Q’s ultimate no-win scenario? Find out with a spoiler filled review, plus a 7 page preview, after the jump.

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Orci Responds To Star Trek 3 Rumors and Speculation December 12, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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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.

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Creation celebrates the Next Generation in Seattle and San Francisco this weekend December 10, 2014

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Celebrity,DS9,ENT,Fandom,This Week In Trek,TNG,TOS , comments closed

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Love them or not, one can’t deny that Creation Entertainment has built an enduring calendar of annual events. If you’ve never been to a convention put on by Creation, they are indeed a bit different than most pop-culture conventions. The first thing to strike a visitor is that these events are fairly low-key affairs. That’s not to say that they’re not very well attended; there’s a healthy crowd, but it’s not shoulder-to-shoulder, and definitely once you’re past picking up your registration badge, not the typical bumper-car experience. They tightly control the daily number of attendees to make sure that every person at the event can make it into the main session rooms to enjoy the experience.
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