Further proof that the current generation of fandom con-going takes its lead from decades’ worth of Star Trek conventions, William Shatner and George Takei headlined the annual Washington, DC, Awesome Con this weekend.
Heading to the Grand Canyon State’s biggest pop culture event this weekend? Prepare yourself for the festivities with TrekMovie’s official guide to Phoenix Comicon 2015!
“Star Trek – it’s iconic, but many misunderstand its meaning,” quoth the creators of a documentary short released today entitled Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission. What does Star Trek and the vision of creator Gene Roddenberry mean to fans that watch the series’ (old and new) in the modern era? That’s the question fueling the 10 minute film, which follows the cast and crew of the fan series Star Trek Continues. Hit the jump to watch the film.
Phoenix Comicon (PhxCC) is just around the corner, and Trekkies are deep into preparing their costumes for the big event. TrekMovie’s costuming expert Michael Nguyen talked with cosplayers from all over the Grand Canyon State to find out how they get Trekked out for the con. Whether they’re making costumes, commissioning them, or buying parts for them, one thing is clear: Trekkies from all over Arizona are busy gearing up for one of the biggest conventions in the Southwest.
Marking the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States for honoring those who died serving in the Armed Forces. We don’t know if Starfleet has any such celebration, but it probably needs one – Memory Alpha exhaustively details the many, many Starfleet crew who died in the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Centuries. But until we have an official Starfleet Memorial Day, we’d like to recommend the following five episodes to watch this weekend to honor the fallen Redshirts among us.
TrekMovie is saddened to report that actress Grace Lee Whitney, who portrayed Janice Rand in the original Star Trek series and in many of the movies and spinoffs, died of natural causes on May 1 in Coarsegold, California. She was 85.
Tonight marked the long awaited return to television of the fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones on HBO. For Trek fans, this season is particularly remarkable because it will feature DS9 alum Alexander Siddig.
On Friday Deadline reported a new Star Trek 3 casting announcement: the addition of actress Sofia Boutella, fresh off a performance in the surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service.
While doing press interviews for an upcoming film, Simon Pegg gave some details about how he landed the screenwriting gig for the next Star Trek movie, and what he hopes to bring to it. More after the jump.
IDW’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovel series is back, this time with Captain Pike & Number One in tow. Check out our spoiler-filled review of this dual-crew tale, plus a 5-page preview, after the jump.
The Enterprise encounters a creature more massive and powerful than anything they’ve yet faced on their journey into deep space. Will the crew, along with a mysterious alien “Hunter,” find a way to make peace with the beast before it strikes again? Find out with a spoiler-filled review of IDW’s Star Trek #42, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.
The Five-Year Mission continues from the Delta Quadrant and John Byrne photo-manipulates the Borg in Star Trek comics coming from IDW Publishing this spring. Details after the break.
It’s a new beginning for IDW’s nu-Trek comics, but when the Enterprise finds a massive new threat in uncharted space, will the five-year mission end before it even begins? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is overseeing the 4th and latest restoration of the original Enterprise model used to film The Original Series. For one day only they let the public in on the process, and TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley has the scoop and photos below.
The epic crossover tale, The Primate Directive, comes to a shocking conclusion and the Five-Year Mission of the Enterprise continues in April 2015 with a little help from IDW Publishing. Details after the break.
The “gambit” is revealed as Kirk, Sisko, and Q face off against the power-mad Gul Dukat in the last issue of IDW’s Star Trek Ongoing: The Q Gambit. Does the final nu-24th century showdown deliver the goods? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7 page preview, after the jump.
The following essay comes to us from Lukas Kendall at Film Score Monthly (www.filmscoremonthly.com), whose Star Trek credentials including producing or co-producing most of the recent collector’s edition soundtrack CDs like the 15-disc La-La Land Records TOS box set. He also assisted with the recent publication of Return to Tomorrow, the oral history of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Lukas says he’s a lifelong Trekker who follows the ongoing dialogue about the franchise, and thought he had something to add about its fundamental appeal—and, among other things, the reason why J.J. Trek is so polarizing.
The Primate Directive and the Five-Year Mission continue in the March 2015 solicits from IDW Publishing. Also coming in March is a new photo-comic from John Byrne and the trade paperback collection of The Q Gambit. Details after the break.
Justin Lin, known for helming ‘Fast and Furious 6’ will take over the director’s chair for Star Trek 3, Deadline is reporting. The announcement comes soon after word that Bob Orci, co-writer of JJ-Trek 1 & 2, stepped down from his directorial debut of the third installment of the franchise, which he also penned.
Dukat and the Dominion are in control of the 24th Century Alpha Quadrant in the penultimate issue of IDW’s Star Trek Ongoing: The Q Gambit. Can the stakes for Kirk and crew get any higher as they face Q’s ultimate no-win scenario? Find out with a spoiler filled review, plus a 7 page preview, after the jump.