Star Trek Vegas Con 2012 & TrekMovie.com Panels preview August 6, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise,TrekMovie.com , comments closed
TrekMovie is back from vacation and ready to head to Las Vegas this week for the big Star Trek con. This year’s even will be huge with four captains and tons of Star Trek luminaries headed to the biggest Trek event of the year. A number of TrekMovie.com contributors are also on the way and there will be a series of TrekMovie.com panels along with contributors from TrekMovie on other panels. More details below.
Watch: LeVar Burton’s Star Trek TNG Event Q&A + Responds To ‘Jheri Curl Geordi’ Viral Image July 28, 2012by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Earlier this week in our review of the Star Trek: The Next Generation theater events we also reported that TNG actor LeVar Burton surprised fans at the Times Square theater screening in New York. Video of Burton’s Q&A with the fans. Burton also tried to clarify that an image from the set that has gone viral is not him.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,History,Shatner,Trek Franchise , comments closed
William Shatner’s new documentary "Get A Life!" premiers tonight on the Epix channel. For the second year in a row Bill explores Star Trek, but this time he turns his focus to the fans. Find out how it all turns out in the TrekMovie review below.
Review: Star Trek: TNG ‘Encounter At Farpoint’ (Blu-ray) July 26, 2012by Jeff Bond , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed
The first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was just released on Blu-ray. TrekMovie has already reviewed the full set but (like we did with the remastered original Star Trek series), today we begin our reviews of the individual episodes from the series, starting with the two-part pilot "Encounter at Farpoint."
Exclusive Clip From William Shatner’s Get A Life! Doc + Free Epix ‘Star Trek Celebration’ On XBox Live July 25, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Shatner,Trek Franchise , comments closed
On Saturday William Shatner’s new documentary "Get A Life!" premiers on Epix. For his latest doc, Bill dives deep into Star Trek fandom to find out why Trek fans do what they do and today we have an exclusive clip from the doc to show some of Bill’s research. We also have details on how XBox 360 owners will be able to see all 11 Star Trek movies via Epix this weekend too.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Star Trek is stepping up to the plate in LA for "Star Trek Night" at Dodger Stadium on August 3rd. As part of the promotion of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, fans will be able to get a special collector’s shirt and see a fireworks show set to Star Trek music.
Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation Theater Event + LeVar Burton Defends Wil Wheaton At NYC Event July 24, 2012by John Tenuto , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Last night CBS and Fathom Entertainment held special one night only theater screenings of two episodes from the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. This celebration of the 25th anniversary of the show was also a way to promote today’s release of the first season of the show on Blu-ray. TrekMovie’s John Tenuto share’s his thoughts on the event with a recap and review, including some tidbits shown that aren’t on the S1 release. Also find out what LeVar Burton had to say about Wesley when he attended the NYC screening.
NBC News Analyst Suggests Colorado Shooting Suspect Was “Dark Trekkie” [UPDATE: Apology Issued] July 20, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Editorial,Fandom , comments closed
One of the regular features of TrekMovie.com is to report when Star Trek interacts with the zeitgeist, usually in fun ways like references on sitcoms or other media. However, sometimes Star Trek or its fans can be portrayed in ways that are not flattering and an example of that came this morning on MSNBC when an NBC analyst suggested that the suspected murderer in the Colorado Batman movie screening mass shooting was a "dark Trekkie." Watch the clip below. [UPDATE: Van Zandt apologizes]Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Our friends who conduct the Starship Smackdown panel (a perennial favorite at SDCC) were surprised to have famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson stand up from the crowd and talk about the greatness of Star Trek’s of the USS Enterprise. Watch the clip below..Conventions/Events/Attractions,Sci-Fi,Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Space Command, the new independent sci-fi film project with Star Trek vets behind and in front of the camera, has wrapped up it’s Kickstarter fundraising campaign, and even exceeded its goal. Filming now set to start later this year. We have the new VFX Demo created by Star Trek vet Doug Drexler, plus footage from the SDCC panel, and more. Check that all out below.Collectibles,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Merchandise,Replicas,Toys , comments closed
A number of Star Trek licensees are showing new and upcoming products at San Diego Comic Con this week, including USS Kelvins from QMx and Hallmark, the new Hasbro Star Trek sequel KRE-O line, new figures and vehilces from Diamond Select and uniform replicas from Anovos. Details and tons of images below.Trek Franchise , comments closed
Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy is at it again. After making waves last week with his comment about Benedict Cumberbatch’s role in the upcoming 2013 sequel, now Urban appears to be saying that some kind of Star Trek footage is being released at Comic Con this week. See below for details on that plus Urban reacts to the reaction of his comment from last week.
In two weeks the EPIX Channel debuts the new Star Trek documentary, "William Shatner’s Get A Life!" The new doc features Bill finding out why we are all in love with Star Trek. A preview and a trailer for the doc have been released and you can check those out below.
San Diego Comic Con kicked off today and while there is no Paramount panel for the new Star Trek movie (or even a Paramount booth) there are a number of panels and events that could be of interest to Star Trek fans. See below for a full list of panels, booths, and celebrity appearances at SDCC 2012.
Rare Star Trek Memorabilia Part Of Big July Pop Culture Auction + Galileo Sells For $60,000 June 29, 2012by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Memorabilia,Trek Franchise , comments closed
There are a couple of news updates from the world of Star Trek memorabilia and auctions. First up Profiles In History auction house is holding a massive auction in July which includes dozens of lots of rare (and pricey) Star Trek items. We also have an exclusive update on the original Galileo Shuttle from Star Trek, which sold at auction yesterday for $60,000.
On July 23rd, just one day before the release of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, theaters across the USA will be showing special screenings of two HD episodes of TNG along with bonus materials from the new set. There is a new trailer promoting the event, so check that out below plus some promo images and details on how to get tickets.Fandom,History,Memorabilia,TOS , comments closed
Today a major piece of Star Trek history became available to the highest bidder. The Shuttlecraft Galileo from the original Star Trek series is up for auction. There is also a group that is trying to acquire the shuttle with plans to restore it and put it on display for the fans. More info below.Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Shatner , comments closed
JJ Abrams may not be bringing his latest Star Trek project to Comic-con, but William Shatner is. The EPIX Chanel is sending Bill to San Diego Comic-con for a panel on his new Trek fan documentary "Get a Life!" which will also be screened for the first time. The documentary will premiere later in July on the EPIX chanel. More details plus exclusive first image below.Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,ENT,TNG,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images,VOY , comments closed
A couple of weekends ago, all five Star Trek TV captains appeared together at a convention, at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. For the first time ever, William Shatner, Sir Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula were on the same stage together. Watch the full thing (almost one hour) below.CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
A bit of breaking news for Tuesday afternoon. Hopes were that JJ Abrams and Paramount would be showing something from the Star Trek sequel at San Diego Comic Con next month, however a new report (and a confirmation from TrekMovie sources) indicates that there won’t be a Trek sequel panel at SDCC 2012. [UPDATED]