Original Star Wars Producer: Star Trek Was An Influence For George Lucas September 29, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,Sci-Fi,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Gary Kurtz was the producer of the original Star Wars movie and the first sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, and in a new interview he talks about how George Lucas was influenced by Star Trek.
Watch: 5 Star Trek Sketches From 4 Decades Of Saturday Night Live September 27, 2014by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Humor,Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Tonight NBC’s Saturday Night Live kicks off their 40th season. Over the years the show has had some fun with another show that began decades ago on NBC – Star Trek. We have compiled 5 Star Trek sketches from over the years starting with a sketch from the first season in 1976 all the way through to 2009. Watch them below.Celebrity,Nimoy,Shatner,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Shatner and Nimoy are teaming up again! Volkswagen Germany is teasing a new Star Trek-themed campaign that will feature both Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. Get more details below. [UPDATED with new video tease from Nimoy]Trek Franchise , comments closed
IDW’s Star Trek Ongoing is back after a longer-than-usual break with the third issue of The Q Gambit! Was the latest excursion into Q’s DS9/nu-verse mash-up worth the wait? Find out below and check out a 7-page preview!
‘Spock Candidate’ Wants Brazil To ‘Vida longa e próspera’ September 22, 2014by Diego Rzatki , Filed under: Fandom,Great Links,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Another example of Star Trek intersecting with politics has cropped up, this time in Brazil. A rather eccentric hopeful in the October elections has been deemed the "Spock Candidate" by the Brazilian media. TrekMovie’s Brazil correspondent talked to the Gravuni to find out more.
Watch: Denise Crosby Mocks Introduction Of ‘Butthead’ Ferengi As Star Trek TNG Villains September 20, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Ferengi never really caught on as a major adversary for the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation. At last weekend’s Montreal Comic Con, TNG’s Denise Crosby retold the story about how she and others in the cast mocked them from the beginning. Watch it below.
Smithsonian Moves Original USS Enterprise Model Out Of Gift Shop To Prep For Big Hall Display September 14, 2014by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,TOS , comments closed
The studio model for the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series is on the move. Earlier this week the ship was removed from its latest display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, in preparation for move to a new location within the museum. The model will also be undergoing evaluation and conservation treatment. More details and photos below.
Watch Brent Spiner Do His Patrick Stewart Impersonation & Compare ‘Relations’ With Tasha Yar & Borg Queen September 12, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Creation has release another video clip from last month’s Star Trek convention from Las Vegas, this time featuring Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, and LeVar Burton.
Watch: Leonard Nimoy Sings “Plato’s Stepchildren” Song + Talks ‘Up and Down’ Roddenberry Relationship & more September 11, 2014by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed
Even though Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has "retired" from going to conventions, he can still beam into them thanks to the magic of Skype. This was the treat that fans at Salt Lake City Comic Con enjoyed over the weekend. TrekMovie.com was there, so you get to as well. We previewed a clip from the event on Monday and today we present the full highlights of his talk. Watch it below
George Takei Talks ‘Troubled’ Star Trek: TMP & (non Nimoy/Shatner) Cast Failed Salary Negotiations September 9, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Trek Franchise , comments closed
A few days ago we had Douglas Trumbull talking about "saving" Star Trek: The Motion Picture and now in a new interview George Takei is talking about how that first Trek feature was "in trouble from the start." Listen to Takei talk about TMP, failed Paramount salary negotiations and more below.
Happy 48th Birthday Star Trek – Join TrekMovie Celebration With ‘Man Trap’ Livetweet 8:30 PM September 8, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed
On September 8, 1966 the first episode of of an ambitious sci-fi show created by Gene Roddenberry aired on NBC – in color! 48 years later, Star Trek is still going strong after hundreds of episodes over five series and twelve feature films (with another on the way). Watch the first commercials and interviews for Star Trek below, plus get info on TrekMovie’s ‘livetweet’ celebration and giveaway set for tonight.
STLV2014 Video: Simon Pegg Talks Scotty Accent + Karl Urban Talks Into Darkness Pranks & More September 5, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,ST09 Cast , comments closed
TrekMovie has already reported extensively on the big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, including Simon Pegg and Karl Urban’s panels, but now Creation has released video clips from both of their panels and they are worth watching.
Star Trek Live In Concert Series Headed To Australia August 27, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Music,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed
Earlier this summer we reported on the US debut of ‘Star Trek Live In Concert’ series of orchestral performances of the music of Star Trek shown along with screenings of JJ Abrams Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. And now new dates have been added to the schedule, this time down under in Australia. Details below.
Watch: Star Trek TNG Stars Talk Romance, Bad Costumes, Character Similarities & More At WW Chicago August 26, 2014by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner,TNG , comments closed
On Sunday the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation reuinited in Chicago for a Wizard World panel discussion moderated by none other than William Shatner. We have photos from the event and some video clips below. Plus the ultimate Star Trek selfie!
Canadian Town Of Vulcan Seeking $2 Billion To Start Building Actual USS Enterprise (OK, not really) August 21, 2014by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Great Links , comments closed
The people of Vulcan, Alberta Canada are hoping to build Star Trek’s USS Enterprise. Not a model, but the real thing. There is even a $2 Billion crowdfunding effort to "Help Vulcan Alberta Build the USS Enterprise." TrekMovie talked to the people behind the effort to find out what is going on here.
Remembering Gene Roddenberry on his birthday August 19, 2014by Matt Wright , Filed under: Celebrity,Trek Franchise , comments closed
August 19th is the day Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born. Today would mark his 93rd birthday. Sadly, as we Trek fans well know, he died in October 1991 at the age of 70.Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Ice Bucket Challenge has been going around on the web to raise money for ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). The rules are simple: donate money to the ALS Association or film yourself dumping a bucket of ice water on your head while challenging your friends to do the same (most people do both). Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called upon three Star Trek celebs: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart (still waiting on you, captain!), and George Takei. That gave way to more Trek celebs such as Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden. See their amazing reactions below.
Beat the Post-Convention Blues By Building Your Own Away Team August 11, 2014by Michael A. Nguyen , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
The big Las Vegas Star Trek convention is officially over, the excitement (and hangover) has worn off, and we find ourselves back in our normal lives once again. This is the time when the Post-Con Blues hit hard. But, do you have to wait an entire year to recoup that amazing feeling of friendship, geekery, and belonging? Perhaps not. Michael Nguyen decided to beat the post-con blues by gathering up Trekkies in his local community to build a mini Star Trek convention of his own, or as he calls it, an away team. Read on to see why anyone can make their own Away Team and keep on Trekkin’!
STLV: More Sunday Panels + Cosplay Photos + Star Trek Wedding Video + More In Final Wrap-up August 6, 2014by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
TrekMovie has yet one more Star Trek Las Vegas Con article with a wrap-up of some more Sunday guests, plus photos of cosplayers and around the con, plus video and report from the Star Trek Wedding and more. Check it all out below.
STLV: Shatner Previews TNG Doc & Talks Star Trek V & JJ-Trek + Ellison & Koenig Debate Fan Productions August 5, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner,TOS , comments closed
The last day of the convention was headlined by none other than Star Trek legend William Shatner, who gave a preview of his new TNG documentary and talked a bit of Trek, including giving opinions on JJ Abrams and Chris Pine. Sunday also had another Harlan Ellison panel, this time with longtime friend Walter Koenig. The pair had an interesting exchange talking about fan productions. More details and photos below.