IFT Fan Club Relaunches As ‘The Federation’ June 15, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom , comments closed
Today the 26 year-old International Federation of Trekkers fan club has relaunched (and rebranded) itself as "The Federation", complete with a brand new website, and a new online magazine. More information and links below in the official press release.
Photos (& Video) of the Day: Portland Cyclists Take ‘Star Wars vs. Star Trek’ To The Streets June 14, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
Over the weekend the annual Pedalpalooza was held in Portland, Oregon. The four day festival celebrating cycling included a number of events and rides, including a "Star Trek vs Star Trek" ride on Saturday. Lots of fans of both showed up in costume and with bikes modified for space-flight. Check out photos below.
D.C. Fontana To Judge Star Trek Fan Fiction Contest May 16, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Fan Fiction,Fandom , comments closed
Star Trek Fan fiction has been around since the first Star Trek series began in the 60′s, and now aspiring authors have an opportunity to have their stories critiqued by one of the original writers for Star Trek, Dorothy ‘D.C.’ Fontana. The ‘Starfleet’ Star Trek fan club has announced their second creative writing contest will be judged by Fontana, details below.
Star Trek – The Future Began 1 Year Ago Today May 8, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Review,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
On May 8, 2009 the future of the final frontier began again with the release of JJ Abrams Star Trek. One year later the film is still fresh in the minds of Trekkies while we await news (and the release) of the sequel the film inspired. Today TrekMovie takes a look back at the film, its history and impact.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
On May 1 Trekkies on two continents set out to break the world record for a gathering of fans in Star Trek costumes. The gatherings in Tampa, Florida and Bonn, Germany both succeeded in beating the record set in London earlier this year. But it was the group at the FedCon XIX Convention that wound up with what (pending certification) will be the new world record.
Canadians Want William Shatner As Governor General April 20, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Fandom,Shatner , comments closed
It seems that the people of Canada are yearning for some awesome. There are renewed calls for William Shatner to return to his native land and take on the role of Governor General. But is Bill willing to heed the call? All the latest on that, plus a great new photo of Bill and LeVar Burton.
FedCon XIX Preview: DS9 Stars + Phase II Screenings + Trek Costume Record Attempt + more April 14, 2010by Henning Koonert , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,Fandom,New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed
From April 30th to May 2nd Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci-Fi convention will take place in Bonn, Germany. Around 5,000 fans will meet over 20 guests, including Trek stars Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, and Nicole de Boer. There will also be another attempt to break the Star Trek fans in costume record (on the same day as the attempt at Vulcan Con in FL). Details below.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
In February a promotional event in London for the European roll-out of Star Trek Online set a Guinness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters”. However, with only 99 costumed Trekkies, the record was begging to be broken. And that is exactly what will be attempted on Saturday May 1st in Tampa, FL. Details below.Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
For years Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod Roddenberry has been working on a documentary titled "Trek Nation". Roddenberry has finally finished the film and today Roddenberry Productions has launched a new promotional website along with a new trailer. Learn more about the film and watch the trailer below.Fandom , comments closed
It appears that some people are having some fun with their new US Census forms, including thousands of Trekkies telling the government they not exactly human. However, the government doesn’t think it is very funny and you could end up getting fined (unless you can prove your non-terrestrial ancestry). More details below.Fandom,Great Links,Science/Technology , comments closed
When Star Trek meets technology you get Treknology, and there are a couple of examples of that to share with you about some new pieces of tech. One is a special fanmade Star Trek-themed promotion for the Google Nexus One (from the futuuuuure). And the other is the inevitable PADD application for Apple’s new iPad.
Picture of the Day: Nano Trek – The Tiniest Enterprise March 15, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed
With all the debate over how big new Enterprise is, here is something from the other side of the spectrum. There is cool Trek-themed image that is making its way across the blogosphere. The picture depicts the world’s smallest Enterprise at just a few microns across, check it out below with more details.Books,Fandom,Humor , comments closed
Trekkies don’t tend to be a scary bunch, but what if they were less interested nitpicking your brain with Trek triva and actually wanted to eat your brain? That is the premise of a just announced satire novel "Night of the Living Trekkies" from Quirk Books (publishers of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"). More info on this new Trek mashup novel below.
Watch Trek Fan Take On TrekMovie Challenge To Recite All 79 TOS Episode Titles From Memory February 23, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,TOS , comments closed
Could you recite the name of every original Star Trek episode in airing order (without the aid of a cheat sheet)? Well a Trek fan in New York took on that challenge (given to him by TrekMovie) and he not only did it, but did it in record time. Watch the video below.
VIDEO Reports From London Star Trek Costume Record Attempt February 16, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Star Trek Online , comments closed
On Sunday we reported on the record setting gathering of Star Trek fans in costume in the UK. Today we have videos from the event, which include who won some of the prizes at the event and some interviews. We also have video of a gathering of Star Wars fans also held in the UK over the weekend.
VIDEO of Warp 11 Rocking MacWorld + LeVar Burton as ‘Steve Jobs’ February 14, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
The annual MacWorld Expo wrapped up yesterday and the celebration of all things Apple Mac included a couple of interesting Trek connections. We have video below of the Star Trek rock performance by the band Warp 11, plus a surprise guest appearance by LeVar Burton who stood in for ‘Steve Jobs’ in a play.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Star Trek Online , comments closed
Today in London, Namco Bandai organized a world record attempt at the largest gathering of people in Star Trek costumes. The stunt was done to promote Star Trek Online in Europe and according to the people at Guinness, they set the record. TrekMovie has a full set of pictures from the event below.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
Recently the Tech Museum announced it was extended its engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition, and today they have announced a contest where a lucky couple will get a Star Trek wedding packing to get married on the bridge of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701, no A, B, C, or D). Details below.
Transcript of Impromptu Roberto Orci Q&A With Fans At TrekMovie January 18, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Orci/Kurtzman,TrekMovie.com , comments closed
As he does every once in a while, over the weekend Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci jumped into a talkback comments thread here at TrekMovie and did some impromptu fan Q&A. Orci talked time travel, cameos, nitpicks, the sequel, Keenser and more. See below for an easy to read transcript in Q&A format, to see what he had to say.
Trekkies Unite To Help Haiti January 14, 2010by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom , comments closed
Star Trek fans are known to be generous and to always think of their common man (or alien). This week the people of Haiti are suffering after devastating earthquakes. The Live Journal fan group ontd_startrek has put up a UNICEF donation page for you to help out. TrekMovie hopes you can make a contribution.