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.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Games,Merchandise,Star Trek Online , comments closed
The Star Trek Convention in Vegas saw the announcement of Star Trek Online’s next expansion – "Delta Rising," and as the name implies it will take players into the Delta Quadrant – complete with some voice talent from Star Trek: Voyager. Details and first images below, plus a wrap-up of other merchandise news announced at different panels (besides previously covered TNG S7 Blu-ray panel), including the new jewelry licensee RockLove.
Chase Masterson Helps Get Fan With Cerebral Palsy to Vegas Con + 10-year-old Fan Reunited With Nichelle Nichols 27 Years Later August 4, 2014by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed
The best part of any Star Trek convention isn’t seeing your favorite celebrities on stage. It isn’t about all of the cool new merchandise you can buy. It’s about your fellow fans; making new friends and being reunited with old ones from all around the world. Check out these two heartwarming convention stories about your fellow Trekkies: how Scott Palm, a Star Trek fan with cerebral palsy, raised funds to come to the Las Vegas convention with the help of DS9’s Chase Masterson; and the reunion of a fan with Nichelle Nichols after 27 years.
Our last coverage of Saturday Star Trek Las Vegas events was a couple of interesting panels – one with castmembers of Star Trek Enterprise talking about the Season 3 Xindi arc, and another with make-up wizard Michael Westmore demonstrating how he did Terry Farrell’s Dax spots…and then she got into her Klingon dress! Check it out below
STLV: Kate Mulgrew Talks Jeri Ryan Relationship + More From Voyager Cast + Dancing Ferengi August 3, 2014by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,VOY , comments closed
Continuing with our Saturday Star Trek Vegas Con coverage we bring you pictures and details from the Voyager cast panel, where Kate Mulgrew got very diplomatic when talking about Jeri Ryan, Tim Russ admitted playing a Vulcan is easy when you have no emotions, Ethan Phillips gets patronizing, and Garrett Wang tries to explain social media to Kate. All that plus more Saturday panels wrap-up, including dancing Ferengi.
STLV: Pegg: Scotty Not A ‘Clown’ – Talks Accent & Star Trek 2016 + Weller: Marcus Not ‘Villain’ + moreby Brian Drew , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Star Trek Beyond,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek on TV , comments closed
Simon Pegg was the headliner for Saturday and appeared before a packed and enthusiastic Star Trek Las Vegas Con crowd. The new Scotty offered a few details on the production of the new Star Trek movie and also opined quite a bit about what he would like to see for the future of Star Trek on film and TV, along with talking a lot about his character. Another new universe star at the con on Saturday was Peter Weller, who spent much of his time talking about ancient Rome and Robocop and speaking French, but he got around to talking some Trek too. Get all the details and photos belowConventions/Events/Attractions,ENT,TNG,Trek on TV,VOY , comments closed
On Saturday veteran writer/producer Brannon Braga was set to appear with Manny Coto – his fellow executive producer from the last two seasons of Star Trek Enterprise – but Manny was stuck in traffic so Brannon went solo. He covered a lot of ground discussing his time with Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Enterprise. He also talked about how his recent Cosmos series had a little bit of Trek in it and how he now “misses” working on Star Trek. Details and photos below.Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9 , comments closed
Deep space never felt so close as it did Friday at the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. Stars of the show joined fans to celebrate the series and one of its most venerated episodes in two separate panels. Full reports on those two panels plus much more in our STLV Friday wrap-up.
STLV: First Details On Star Trek TNG S7 Blu-ray + Hope for DS9 in HD? + Okuda Resists Inner George Lucas August 1, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Today at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention some of the team behind the Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD project held a panel where they talked about the project and revealed some details on the Season 7 Blu-ray release. They also answered questions about the possibility of Deep Space Nine and Star Trek The Animated Series getting remastered in HD. Get the full report below, including Mike Okuda talking about how Gene Roddenberry ensured he didn’t switch teams to go work for George Lucas. [UPDATED panel photos]Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek on TV,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Although The Great Bird of the Galaxy left us in 1991, his name is going to live on if son Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry has anything to say about it. At the Las Vegas Star Trek convention on Friday Rod Roddenberry announced a new initiative for the fans, plus gave Gene Roddenberry’s grandson his Trek convention debut. More details below