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According to Star Trek history, humanity will break the light-speed barrier on April 5th, 2063 – leading to the first contact with an alien race – and this day will be a holiday forevermore in the Federation. And so today TrekMovie celebrates the 50th ‘preversary’ of First Contact Day. But could breaking the warp barrier come sooner? More on the holiday and real warp science below. [UPDATED: More Trek celeb tweets and FC web links added]Conventions/Events/Attractions,Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Tonight in London Paramount partnered up with the WWF to participate in their "Earth Hour" event with a special Star Trek Into Darkness lightshow featuring the Starfleet Logo hovering and rotating in the London night sky. See pictures and video from London below. [UPDATE: Official Paramount Event Video Added]
This week a Star Trek controversy has been brewing – and it has nothing to do with Alice Eve’s undies. This scandal Star Trek scandal involves the IRS – yes the people that collect your taxes – spending $60,000 on a Star Trek parody video. Congress demanded to see the video and today the IRS released it. Watch the video below
Celebrate William Shatner’s Birthday With Free Hulu Star Trek Streaming + More Shatnerific Tributes March 22, 2013by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed
Today is an important day – it is William Shatner’s birthday. Star Trek’s original Kirk is now 82. TrekMovie wants to wish our Captain a very happy birthday. Others are also acknowledging this important day including Hulu and some Star Trek luminaries. More below
Watch: Star Trek: TNG Mini-Reunion Panel At MegaCon 2013 March 19, 2013by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG , comments closed
Another weekend and another convention with a Star Trek: The Next Generation cast reunion (or mini-reunion). Over this last weekend four TNG stars (Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn and Denise Crosby) held a panel at the MegaCon in Orlando, FL. The whole panel is available online. Watch it below.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a well-known political figure and like President Obama, he is also a Star Trek fan. Earlier this week the mayor called in to a New Jersey public radio station to show support during a pledge drive and during his call he was pitted against noted nerd John Hodgman in a Star Trek trivia contest. Listen to that below plus see how the Daily Show and Colbert Report responded to Obama’s "Jedi Mind Meld" statement.
Star Trek may just be a TV show (and movies, books, etc) but it can also affect people’s lives. An example of that came last week on a Dutch TV show interviewing former TNG star Whoopi Goldberg where the actress met an autistic fan who says she and Star Trek helped him lead a productive and social life. Watch the emotional moment below.
WizKids/NECA have just announced a new collectible Star Trek board game. The new "Attack Wing" game is the latest entry in the Star Trek HeroClix line-up. See below for more details and images from Star Trek: Attack Wing, including some exclusive first looks.
Watch: LeVar Burton & Patrick Stewart Kiss + More From Star Trek: TNG Reunion in Toronto March 10, 2013by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG , comments closed
Last night Star Trek: The Next Generation stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden reunited on stage at Toronto Comic-Con. Highlights of the event can be seen online including Stewart and Burton kissing and Frakes and Stewart trading impressions of each other’s TNG characters. Watch the highlights below.
Images of the Day: What If Pixar Made A Star Trek Movie? February 16, 2013by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Trek fans are always imagining ‘what if?’ scenarios for the franchise but one of them has taken it to a new level by creating images of a notional reboot of the original Star Trek…by the animators at Pixar. The artists images of Star Trek characters has gone viral. Check them out belowTrek Franchise , comments closed
Last week Star Trek Into Darkness (and future Star Wars) director JJ Abrams gave a keynote speech at the DICE (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) Summit along with Valve President Gabe Newell. Abrams talk was on "Storytelling Across Platforms" and during his talk he showed a clip of Star Trek and pointed out the little R2-D2 Easter Egg. Watch the whole talk below, plus an Abrams inspired Star Trek/Star Wars mashup just for fun.
Hasbro Reveals Star Trek KRE-O Details + First Look At Revell Enterprise & DST ‘Cloaked’ Bird of Prey February 8, 2013by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness,Toys,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Today at the annual Toy Fair in New York Hasbro outlined their product plans for the upcoming year at an investor event, including their line of KRE-O figures and sets for Star Trek Into Darkness. See below for details and images. We also have a close look at Revell’s new movie USS Enterprise and a translucent ‘cloaked’ Klingon Bird of Prey from Diamond Select.
Watch: Brannon Braga Talks Original Plan For Enterprise + More From Geek Magazine Star Trek Roundtable February 5, 2013by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Magazine,Merchandise,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
The recently relaunched Geek Magazine features a cover story in its new issue about Star Trek, including a roundtable discussion with a number of notable Treksperts, including Brannon Braga and David Goodman. The two-hour talk includes a lot of interesting stuff including Braga talking about his original plan for Star Trek Enterprise. Find out more about that and the new issue of Geek below, plus watch the entire roundtable discussion.
Watch: Video Shows Star Trek Into Darkness Post Production & Reveals Some New Glimpses January 8, 2013by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed
JJ Abrams Bad Robot production company has a state of the art facility in Santa Monica where they are currently doing post production on Star Trek Into Darkness. In December the editing technology company Avid conducted a video ‘webinar’ from Bad Robot featuring many of the people working on the film. See below for the very interesting behind the scenes video, and check out a few glimpses of the movie that could be seen in the background
Fan Passes Way After Having Into Darkness Wish Fulfilled + Italian Trek Fan Club Founder Also Passes January 7, 2013by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
TrekMovie has some sad news to report about two notable Star Trek fans. Over the weekend Daniel Craft, the fan who was recently granted a last wish to see Star Trek Into Darkness, passed away. In addition Alberto Lisiero, founder the the largest Italian fan club and translator for Star Trek films in Italy, also passed away this past week. TrekMovie has been in touch with both Daniel and Alberto’s wives. We have statements and photos from both below
William Shatner Offers JJ Abrams Some Critical Star Trek Advice + More TNG Doc Details January 2, 2013by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed
William Shatner is getting ready to take his Shatner’s World Tour into 2013 and in a new interview promoting his next stop (in Aurora, IL) Bill gave some more details on his upcoming Star Trek: TNG documentary and he also paid a compliment to Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams (while at the same offering what might be seen as some combination of advice and a critique as well).
Update On Dying Fan’s Private Star Trek Into Darkness Screening + Statement From Family December 30, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
On Friday TrekMovie reported a story about how Paramount, Bad Robot and director JJ Abrams were going to grant a dying fan’s wish to see an early preview of Star Trek Into Darkness. That private screening has now taken place and TrekMovie has been sent a statement from the family about the event and giving thanks to the internet fan community for helping to make it happen. See below for more details
Fan Granted Dying Wish For Early Screening Of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ December 28, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Today we share a sad story about a fellow Star Trek fan that has a touching silver lining. On Christmas Day a friend of a lifelong Trek fan’s family made a post on Reddit about how it was this fan’s dying wish to see Star Trek Into Darkness. And the message eventually worked its way to the powers that be with Trek and it looks like the fan is going to get his wish. More details below.Celebrity,Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
The TrekMovie team wants to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas. And we are not alone. Many of Star Trek’s stars are sharing holiday wishes too, see their tweets an pictures below, and and a video message from William Shatner. We also have some fun Trekmas videos.
Russian Fans Revolt Over Title Translation of Star Trek Into Darkness – Distributor Responds December 19, 2012by Oleg Ryzhikov , Filed under: Fandom,Marketing/Promotion,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Two weeks ago TrekMovie reported that in Russia the local distributor chose an alternative title for Star Trek Into Darkness. The title (translated as "Star Trek: Vengeance") was one of those tested for the film but lost out to "Into Darkness" everywhere but Russia. Since the announcement some Trek fans in Russia have tried to get the decision changed and yesterday they even got a meeting with the Russian distributor. Get all the details below in a report from TrekMovie’s Moscow correspondent.