At this point, we’ve all been lured at one or another by the clickbait headline that says something like: “10 things you never knew about Star Trek!” If you’re a Star Trek fan or have just spent any time on the Internet, you’ve pretty much heard every story there is to hear and seen every meme. But with almost 1,000 hours of canonical material, there is probably something about the phenomenon’s storied history you haven’t heard, or at least haven’t realized. Here are 50 of them, one for each year of the franchise, to help celebrate its birthday today.
We talk to Denise Crosby about being Sela in Star Trek Online, and the possibilities for Star Trek: Discovery.
Tomorrow marks 50 years since the first episode of Star Trek hit the television air waves. The TrekMovie staff take this opportunity to talk about how some of us came to love the franchise. If you’re reading this, it’s probably safe to assume that Star Trek means something special to you. Whether you’re a super fan, a new fan, a Trekkie, or a Trekker, we want you to tell us: what does the franchise mean to you?
With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek finally here, we thought we’d show you some of the more interesting anniversary products you can pick up to commemorate the event. We know there are some great books out there, including The Fifty Year Mission (in two parts, reviews to come), The Star Trek Book (review also coming soon), and National Geographic’s Star Trek The Official Guide to Our Universe: The True Science Behind the Starship Voyages, and of course the new 50th anniversary Blu-ray set. There’s also IDW’s Star Trek 50th Anniversary Cover Celebration. But if you’re looking for something a little quirkier, check out some of the items in our round-up, many of which were announced as partnerships earlier this year.
The third and final day of Mission: New York was launched by the Voyager cast with their longtime producer Brannon Braga and was closed out in style by William Shatner and Walter Koenig.
The second day of Mission: New York kicked off on the main stage with a reunion of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast including LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, and Marina Sirtis. Kelvin Timeline-stars Peter Weller and Bruce Greenwood The most-anticipated panel of the convention was on Star Trek: Discovery with series consulting producer and writer Nicholas Meyer along with writer Kirsten Beyer. Beyer revealed that DSC would be a cross-media production involving television, novels, and comics.
During today’s Mission: New York panel about Star Trek: Discovery, writer Kirsten Beyer revealed that the series will have a very strong cross-media element.
The first day of Mission: New York kicked off on the main stage with a wonderful Deep Space Nine cast reunion. The boys of Enterprise had the crowd bursting with laughter over their antics and stories from the set. However, the highlight of the day was a short question and answer session with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan writer/director Nicholas Meyer, who shared stories of the film’s production before debuting his director’s cut in 4K UHD.
On September 8th, 1966, television changed forever. 50 years later we find ourselves looking for new ways to celebrate the Star Trek franchise. Each day during Trek’s “anniversary week”, a member of the TrekMovie staff will take to the @TrekMovie twitter to live tweet one of our favorite TOS episodes, plus a special live tweet of For the Love of Spock on September 10th. Hit the jump for the complete schedule so you can follow along.
Vocal minorities tend to lead perception. It’s not necessarily because they are right, but because they are loud, consistent in message and sometimes the only mouthpiece. Lately however, that vox populi has taken its gripes and issues to an entirely new level; one that ridicules, mocks and bullies creators online, as well as posting critical and negative comments to anything and everything covering something that supposedly brings these fans great joy. All of these behaviors can easily be attached to countless fandoms currently occupying the zeitgeist, yet sadly it seems to have taken a firm hold on Star Trek, which is disappointing considering what the franchise represents.
Read Part II in our series on IDW’s Final Frontier adventures in the Kelvin Timeline.
The Smithsonian Channel special focuses on the refurbishment of the Original Series Enterprise model on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. and looks forward to how today’s scientist are bringing us into the 23rd century. The documentary airs Sunday September 4th at 8 pm EDT. Check out the trailer and clips from the special below.
This week marks a month since Star Trek: Beyond’s release on July 22nd. While the film has been praised by general audiences, fans, and critics alike, it has failed to replicate the box office success of the previous two films of the Kelvin Timeline, only earning $146.8 million domestically and $84.2 million internationally for a total gross of $231 million. This article seeks to examine why the film, seemingly so enjoyed by millions, did not do better at the box office.
The Shuttle Pod crew recap their favorite moments of the 2016 Star Trek Las Vegas convention (including Whoopi Goldberg, Kirstie Alley, DS9 documentary news, and Women in Trek), and talk about their hopes for the upcoming Mission NY convention. Plus, we discuss the latest news for Star Trek Beyond and Star Trek: Discovery.
The Smithsonian’s recent restoration of the Enterprise shooting model has the old girl looking better than ever, and our old friend Paul Sibbald has created some new videos using photos of the restored physical model in celebration.
It’s just over two weeks until CBS and ReedPOP’s newest Star Trek convention at New York City’s Javits Center: Mission New York. Here is your guide to a veritable galaxy of events.
During the last golden age of Star Trek on television from 1993-2005, fans became ever more connected due to the internet, and specifically fan sites dedicated to Trek and message boards. While this was wonderful in bringing us together, every episode and series was analyzed, criticized, and the writers sometimes vilified. Of the many who faced the ire of Trek fans during the respective runs of Voyager and Enterprise, none received as much vitriol as Brannon Braga despite him being responsible for some of the most celebrated Star Trek episodes in the entire franchise.
For all of you who have fantasized about going to Starfleet Academy, there’s finally a way to get a little taste of it: The Starfleet Academy Experience. It launched in May in Ottawa, which makes sense. Canada has a lot of appreciation for Star Trek: this is the country that gave us Trek postage stamps (first, before the U.S.) and now Star Trek coins. It also gave us William Shatner, James Doohan, and me, so I admit I have a little bias there.
We are all too familiar with the crewmember doomed to a certain fate who sports a red shirt. We have seen the terrible end for those brave crimson-clad crewmen time and time again. One man has taken this morose trope from the screen and turned it into a reality at the last Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)!
This Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m CT), The History Channel is premiering a brand new documentary called 50 Years of Star Trek, which will include the last ever interview conducted with Leonard Nimoy. Since there have already been countless documentaries already made about the franchise, we got on a call with executive producer Brian Volk-Weiss to get the inside scoop on what makes this one different.
The annual Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas came to a close today but not before some fun and insightful panels. Today’s highlights include the stars of Voyager and Deep Space Nine and an ‘Inside the Writers’ Room’ panel with Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, and Naren Shankar. The TrekMovie.com podcast Shuttle Pod was represented by Kayla Iacovino on the Roddenberry stage. We also recap yesterday’s ‘Top 10’ Star Trek episodes panel.
It’s day four of Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas with a jam packed Saturday schedule. Main ballroom appearances today included William “The Shat” Shatner, Walter Koenig, Kate Mulgrew, and the Women of Trek featuring Kate Mulgrew, TrekMovie.com’s own Kayla Iacovino, and more.
“Please state the nature of the costume emergency.” That’s the greeting you’ll get from Brooke Wilkins if you visit her at Garak’s Tailor Shop, where she and her team of volunteers repair costume problems both big and small for cosplayers at the Creation convention in Las Vegas. Services are provided completely free to guests.
Kirstie Alley made her convention debut Thursday afternoon, walking out to thunderous applause.
Day three of the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas was jam packed with plenty of high-caliber panels including the latest details on deleted scenes from TOS found and digitized for the “Roddenberry Vault” project and appearances by George Takei and the TNG, DS9, and Voyager casts.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr today revealed that he has been working on a documentary on DS9 for several years that explores what the show was really about and its lasting impact on the Star Trek franchise and culture. After the announcement, TrekMovie secured an exclusive interview with Behr to further discuss the project, which he hopes will be out in 2017.
It’s day two of the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, and what a day it was. Highlights for the day include Max Grodenchik (Rom) and Aron Eisenberg (Nog) in character on stage, TOS guest stars, the sons of Star Trek (Adam Nimoy, Chris Doohan, and Rod Roddenberry), and more.
Whoopi Goldberg, our beloved Guinan from Star Trek: The Next Generation, made her first ever convention appearance at Star Trek Las Vegas to a packed house. She talked about how she got herself onto the show, her hats, the character of Guinan, Star Trek writers, and more.
MAC Cosmetics was on the main stage today at Star Trek Las Vegas promoting their newest line of makeup: a special collection inspired by Star Trek, which includes looks based on some of our favorite leading ladies Uhura, Deanna Troi, Seven of Nine, and the Orions. The panel included a makeup tutorial with host Ashely Rudder giving the audience tips and tricks on how to get the best looks for different people and situations.
The Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas has officially begun! This year’s 50th anniversary celebration is bigger and better than ever and started off with the stars of Star Trek Enterprise, a tribute to Leonard Nimoy by his son Adam Nimoy, guest stars of TOS and TNG, and more.