This is part 2 of our interview with Jordan Hoffman, host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. So far, Engage has covered topics like the Starfleet Academy Experience, the new Spock documentary from Adam Nimoy, a deep dive into Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and explained the fan film guidelines with great depth and clarity.
Jordan Hoffman is a man on fire in the Star Trek universe. He is the host of the all new Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast (the first of its kind) and was just announced as the emcee of CBS and ReedPop’s Mission New York convention this September. TrekMovie sat down with Jordan to talk Trek, get the skinny on his plans for the podcast, and more.
Get the details on the up and coming Star Trek novels, and learn why you should be reading them. In Part II of our coverage of Phoenix Comicon, we hear from Larry Nemecek who talks Star Trek’s extended universe.
Simon Pegg took to his personal blog to discuss the reaction to the recent news about Sulu’s sexuality, George Takei’s reaction to it, and how the Kelvin timeline works.
Now’s your chance to pick up an amazing collection of Trek comics and also help a good cause.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, which Mirror Universe character is the most evil of them all? While IDW’s latest collection of its ongoing Star Trek series might not answer that exact question, readers will definitely be in store for some fun as Star Trek Trade Paperback Volume 12 sees the new timeline crew and ship enter the Mirror universe.
Sex. No other three-lettered word has as much impact on the psyche, with its promise of tawdriness and taboo-breaking potential. It’s counterpart, the four-letter word, love, hints at a more tender and nurturing experience. While Star Trek Sex, penned by author Will Stape, uses the three-letter word to sell the publication, it really is a thoughtful analysis of how both words impacted viewers, the show and its characters.
Millions of people every year will now be able to see the original model of the USS Enterprise at the Smithsonian – unfortunately for them, just like as Picard tells Data in First Contact, they won’t be able to touch it.
Magic and whimsy might be the two memories that stick with viewers most when watching William Campbell entertain as Trelane in the season one episode of Star Trek The Original Series, “The Squire of Gothos”. However, for four-year old Will Stape, the moment that stayed with him was Trelane dancing with Yeoman Ross. Stape appreciated that Trelane danced with the girl and so began unconsciously the author’s infatuation with sex in Star Trek. Fast forward to today and Stape has penned a book on the phenomenon of getting busy in the final frontier, Star Trek Sex.
If you can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con AND you can’t stand knowing that anyone else is seeing the movie two days before you do, you might be in luck, depending on your location.
Adam B. Vary of BuzzFeed just published an in depth article on Star Trek fandom (centered primarily around the reboot movies and Axanar as two different sides of Trek and fandom), titled “Who Owns Star Trek? How Star Trek Created, Lost, And Won Back Its Devoted Fandom”. With interviews from Trek actors, producers, directors, and fans, it’s a great read. Click through for some choice excerpts.
Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond composer Michael Giacchino sat down with StarTrek.com to discuss his score for Star Trek Beyond, which just wrapped up recording last week.
This week, the Shuttle Pod crew welcome a very special guest: Gary Berman, co-CEO of Creation Entertainment, known to Star Trek fans for running some of the biggest Star Trek conventions in the world (including, of course, the annual Las Vegas convention).
This June 2-5, over 100,000 people braved the 110+ degree heat to attend Phoenix Comicon, which hails itself as the signature pop-culture event of the southwest. It was my first experience of the Phoenix convention, and I was delighted at the plethora of Star Trek events to cover! Hit the jump for Part I, in which Tony Todd and Larry Nemecek delighted fans on Friday, June 3rd.
When Paramount hosted its first ever Star Trek fan event at the Paramount lot last month, they overbooked, leaving hundreds of fans out in the cold. As promised by Justin Lin, Paramount is now making it right by sending swag bags and tickets to the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond to the folks who missed out that night. [UPDATE: We have a copy of the e-mail that Paramount sent to fans who were turned away at the event]
CBS next week will launch Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. The weekly series will be hosted by StarTrek.com contributor and entertainment writer Jordan Hoffman and its first guests will include Adam Nimoy and “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Adam Nimoy’s highly anticipated documentary, For The Love of Spock, officially has a release date. You’ll be able to catch it in select theaters in the US and on demand this September 9th, exactly 50 years + 1 day after the premiere of the first episode of the original series.
Wizard World Philadelphia runs all this weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. TrekMovie is on the scene and talked to costumed Trekkies about what inspires them to Go Boldly.
Getting more than just a first look at the new trailer, fans at the first ever Star Trek Fan event at Paramount Studios last Friday were treated to about 10 minutes of footage from Beyond that haven’t yet made it to the web. Here is the blow-by-blow of what we saw. CAUTION: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Follow along with TrekMovie’s live blog of the first ever Star Trek Fan Event tonight from 6:30 PM. The event, held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, will include the reveal of the second Star Trek Beyond trailer plus a live streaming Q&A session with director Justin Lin, JJ Abrams, and other surprise guests.
FedCon held its 25th convention last weekend in Bonn, Germany when first-time convention attendee Tobi Fier finally got to see what all the fuss is about. Read on for highlights of Chase Masterson, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Terry Ferrel, William Shatner, and more.
The Starfleet Academy Experience officially launched Thursday night at a gala event at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.
Here’s your chance to join the fun at the May 20th Star Trek Beyond fan event and trailer premiere being held at the Paramount Studios lot in Los Angeles, California. Your two favorite Star Trek podcasts are teaming up to send 20 pairs of trekkies to the show, with 10 winners chosen from entries on each website. Hit the jump for details. [UPDATE: Winners announced!]
If you’ve ever dreamed of following in the footsteps of your favorite starship captain, now’s your chance.
This week, join the Shuttle Pod crew to talk about the latest in the Axanar Lawsuit, the start to a very busy convention season, as well as the most recent news about Star Trek Beyond (of which there isn’t much).
Axanar Productions and producer Alec Peters have filed yet another motion to dismiss in the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios.
To live long and prosper – and look fabulous while doing so! That must be the goal with MAC’s newly announced partnership with Star Trek to celebrate the franchise’s 50 year anniversary with a brand-new makeup line.
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but this year what happens there will last to the 23rd Century and beyond.
There were no problems with the warp core or the phase inducers when the Enteprise-D’s chief engineer warped into Salt Lake City, Utah, for the semi-annual Fan X convention on March 24.
Rod Roddenberry sat down with the TrekZone podcast today to talk about Star Trek in 2016 (and beyond) and said that he has “tremendous hopes” for the upcoming Star Trek television series.