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Fan Passes Way After Having Into Darkness Wish Fulfilled + Italian Trek Fan Club Founder Also Passes January 7, 2013

by 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

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William Shatner Offers JJ Abrams Some Critical Star Trek Advice + More TNG Doc Details January 2, 2013

by 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).

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Update On Dying Fan’s Private Star Trek Into Darkness Screening + Statement From Family December 30, 2012

by 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 

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Fan Granted Dying Wish For Early Screening Of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ December 28, 2012

by 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. 

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Merry Christmas + Greeting From ‘Shanta’ & More Trek Celeb Holiday Messages December 25, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: 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.

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Russian Fans Revolt Over Title Translation of Star Trek Into Darkness – Distributor Responds December 19, 2012

by 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.  

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Book Review + Unboxing Video For Star Trek: Federation: First 150 Years December 8, 2012

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,ENT,History,Review,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

It’s the big-ticket Star Trek item of the season (well, for book-lovers, anyway). Join us for a look at “Federation: The First 150 Years.” Find out how this history from the future weighs in – and watch the unboxing video to see how all the components work – below. 

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Geek Nation Tours Announces “Exploring Trek Sites: Hollywood to Vegas with Larry Nemecek” Tour 2013 December 5, 2012

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Following the success of their 2012 Hollywood to Vegas tour, Geek Nation Tours has announced the August 2013 edition of their Trekkie tour that follows Trek sites around Hollywood and LA area and beyond into Nevada — with some special guests along the way – and ending at the annual Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. Geek Nation has once again teamed up with Larry “Dr. Star Trek” Nemecek, who will be leading the tour group. Get more details below and an exclusive photo from the 2012 tour.
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USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier Inactivated + Navy Announces New Enterprise To Launch Next Decade December 1, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: History,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The US Navy’s aircraft carrier bearing the same name as Star Trek’s iconic starship has been officially inactivated. After over fifty years in service the nuclear carrier USS Enterprise was ‘inactivated’ at an event in Norfolk, VA. More details and video from the event. The US Navy has also announced that the next aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise. 
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Happy Thanksgiving + Star Trek Celeb Thanksgiving Tweets + BBCA TNG Marathon November 22, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to get together, share a meal, and give thanks. TrekMovie hopes all those celebrating this day to have a great Thanksgiving. See below for more including Thanksgiving tweets from Trek celebrities, details on a BBC America Star Trek: TNG Marathon. 

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Scripts Revealed For Scrapped ‘Star Trek Final Frontier’ Animated Series November 16, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: History,New Animated Trek,Trek Franchise,Web , comments closed

Six years ago TrekMovie broke the news that CBS was considering a new animated Star Trek series developed by some insider vets. This show "Star Trek: Final Frontier" never made it past the development stage, but in the past the creators have shared images and details on the web. And now they are revealing the scripts they wrote as well. Details below along with an exclusive image.  

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Happy Birthday To ‘Star Trek’ September 8, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

It was 46 years ago this evening that NBC aired the first episode of a new kind of science fiction series. This new "Star Trek" was to be a serious show with a bigger budget and adult approach to drama. Creator Gene Roddenberry had a vision, and in 2012 that dream still lives on. So tonight TrekMovie remembers how it all started and takes a look back at some videos from the beginning of Star Trek.

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On Star Trek’s 46th Anniversary, Google Celebrates With Interactive Doodle September 7, 2012

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: History,Trek Franchise , comments closed

46 years ago, Star Trek beamed onto the TV sets of America for the first time. Today, Google celebrates that anniversary with an interactive “Google Doodle”, a game embedded into the search engine’s logo at Google.com. Click on characters and objects on the bridge and watch a famous Trek story unfold. Hit the jump for photos.
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Patrick Stewart to Guest Voice on Futurama Tonight + LeVar Burton Supports Seth MacFarlane to Bring Back Trek to TV August 29, 2012

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,Rumor,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV , comments closed

In two pieces of animated news, Patrick Stewart will lend his voice to the hit animated series Futurama in an hour long midseason finale episode set to air tonight (Aug 29). Plus, LeVar Burton replies to rumors about Seth MacFarlane bringing Trek back to TV saying at Fan Expo that he would support MacFarlane to do the job right.
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Portland’s Trek In The Park Takes On Journey To Babel [Video] August 12, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fan Productions,TOS , comments closed

Once again residents of Portlandia have a chance to spend their weekends in a park and watch live Star Trek. This year Atomic Arts is taking their "Journey to Babel." Watch a video report below. 

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STLV12 Friday Recap: Behr, Livingston, Keating, Trinneer, Muldaur, Guest Stars + more

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek on TV , comments closed

On Friday at the Vegas con fans got a great mix with very interesting behind the scenes panels with writer/producer Ira Steven Behr and producer/director David Livingston, along with fun celebrity panels, including a joint panel with the Enterprise pair of Dominic Keating and Connor Trinneer, plus Diana Muldaur, and a giant panel of guest stars from various Star Trek series. See below for more details and photos. 

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STLV12: Thursday Recap & Pix – Nichols, deLancie, Picardo, Masterson, Combs, Gerrold & more August 10, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Thursday at the big Star Trek convention featured a wide variety of celebrity panels, including Nichelle Nichols, John deLancie, Robert Picardo, Jeffrey Combs. Casey Biggs, David Gerrold, Martha Hackett. and Chase Masterson. We have details and photos from their appearances and more in our first daily recap from the con. We also have the results of the fan pick for ultimate villain from the first TrekMovie panel. 

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STLV12: Zombie Red Shirts Dance To Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ [Pix & Vid]

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed

The Las Vegas Star Trek con kicked off on Thursday morning with a group of Zombified Star Trek red shirts dancing to Michael Jacksons "Thriller." We have photos and video and report on how it was organized below. 

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STLV12: First Looks and Cool Stuff From The Vegas Con Vendors Room August 9, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Merchandise , comments closed

The big Star Trek con kicked off in Las Vegas today and we start our coverage with a look at some of the new cool stuff be shown off in the Vendors room, including some new shirts, Star Trek undies, a first look at some groovy posters and more.

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Watch William Shatner Throw The First Pitch For Dodgers Star Trek Night August 8, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner , comments closed

Over the weekend the LA Dodgers held a "Star Trek Night" and part of the festivities included William Shatner throwing out the first pitch. Watch video of the original Captain Kirk’s time on the mound below, along with video of the fireworks show set to Star Trek music.

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