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Summer 2009 is shaping up to be a great convention season for Star Trek fans. In addition to the official Star Trek conventions, there are a number of other events (both big and small) which are all about or include Star Trek. As we do each season, TrekMovie provides an easy guide and schedule to all the activities around the world.Fandom,Great Links,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , comments closed
New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. a candidate for mayor for the largest city in America and, as revealed in an article to day in the New York Times, he is also a Trekkie. The article also reveals that he has the support of none other than the original Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy. Thompson joins what seems to be a growing list of Trekkie politicians.Editorial,Fandom,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , comments closed
A couple of days ago we pointed to a funny parody news clip at The Onion which poked some good-natured fun at Trek and Trek fans, and how we were up in arms over how the film was ‘fun’ and ‘watchable.’ Trek fans are self-aware and most seemed to get the joke, but in the last day I have noticed a more disturbing Trend from some in the mainstream media trying to to perpetuate the most negative stereotypes of Trek fans, and what is worse they are trying to get me to help them. More below.Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , comments closed
As the new Star Trek film looms ever closer, more and more events celebrating Star Trek, from museum talks to Fed Con, are being announced. Here is a list of some of the best events for fans as they wait to see ST09 and in the days after the film, from now until May. The good news is that many of the events are free!
Today Paramount has released two cool digital tools for Star Trek fans. Firstly there is a brand new StarTrekFanKit site with all sorts of ways for you to customize your online life with Star Trek movie stuff. Also there is a brand new free "Star Trek Phaser" iPhone application for you to play with. Details below.Fan Productions,Fandom,Merchandise , comments closed
One of our favorite Trek websites, TrekCore.com, is holding its annual fundraising event this month. As part of the fundraiser, the essential online multimedia resource for Star Trek is offering a number of genuine tribbles from Deep Space Nine as well as some photographs. See below for more info.
Conventional Wisdom: Star Trek Spring Events March 8, 2009by John Tenuto , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed
There are many events, big and small, from now until May to help fans celebrate in preparation of the premiere of the Star Trek feature film. Organizations as diverse as the United States Library of Congress to local libraries are holding a variety of Star Trek themed events as "the day of reckoning" approaches. Conventional Wisdom provides this guide to Star Trek events from March until May.
Wondercon 09: Our Star Trek Panel Kicks Things Off February 28, 2009by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Wondercon 2009 began yesterday in San Franciso and one of the first events was the “The Once & Future Trek!” panel, which is a sort of regular feature of Comic Con with various ‘Treksperts’. This time the panel turned out to just be just Daren Dochterman and myself, but that ended up to work out as it became an interesting Star Trek film focused Q&A with info-starved Trekkies.Fandom,Sci-Fi,Shatner , comments closed
On Friday, after a long wait, the geeky comedy Fanboys finally hits theaters. The road trip film about Star Wars fans traveling across country to Skywalker Ranch also has some Star Trek elements, not the least of which is a cameo from William Shatner. So TrekMovie decided to check in with director Kyle Newman to find out why Trekkies should see Fanboys. We also have an exclusive image of the Trekkies in Fanboys.Fandom,Great Links , comments closed
Apparently the economy is so bad, that a Trekkie has turned to crime. According to multiple reports from the Colorado press, a man wielding a Klingon Bat’leth sword robbed two different 7-11 stores in Colorado Springs, CO this morning. So far no one was injured, but the crook has not yet been caught. More details and a video TV report below. [UPDATE: Image of Bat'leth Bandit released]
Details On Gene & Majel Roddenberry Memorial Spaceflight + Send A Tribute With Them January 26, 2009by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Fandom,TOS , comments closed
At the Memorial for Majel Barrett Roddenberry earlier this month it was first announced that portions of the ashes of both Gene and Majel Roddenberry would be sent into deep space. Today Celestis, the memorial spaceflight company, has provided TrekMovie with more details on their final voyage, along with information on how fans can send a message along with them. We also have the video shown at the memorial.Fandom,Great Links , comments closed
As reported by TrekMovie (and elsewhere) Barack Obama is the first Trekkie President, having made several references to Star Trek in the past. And it just so happens that Star Trek worked its way into an event on his inauguration day today, unfortunately it was another Star Wars/Star Trek conflation.
Trekkies of the Year – 2008 January 3, 2009by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,List , comments closed
Over the last week TrekMovie.com has been looking back at 2008 and and picking the highs (and some of the lows of the year). Today in the last installment of our 2008 retrospective, we pick the ‘Trekkies of the Year.’
Public Memorial Announced For Majel Barrett Roddenberry December 24, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Roddenberry family has announced the details for the memorial service for Majel Barrett Roddenberry, which will be at Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills on January 4th. The public are invited to attend, but are asked to add their name to an online list at Roddenberry.com so they can make appropriate plans. More details and info below.
Gabriel Koerner Weighs In On New USS Enterprise December 13, 2008by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
It has been a month since Paramount released a full image of their new USS Enterprise, sparking much discussion. But for the last two years there have been numerous sightings of a ‘new Enterprise’ which usually turned out to be mistaken reports based on designs from Gabriel Koerner, a Trek fan featured in Trekkies and professional CGI artist. Today Koerner has decided to weigh in on the new ‘real’ Enterprise.
Two Star Trek Themed Stage Shows Performing This Week + Paramount Filming Klingon Hamlet For DVD December 6, 2008by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DVD/Blu-ray,Fandom , comments closed
If you want to bring some honor to your holiday season and you live near the Twin Cities, then this coming week you can check out "A Christmas Carol", in the original Klingon. And the same troupe will be filming a special feature in Klingon for an upcoming Star Trek DVD. Also for fans in New York, the Start Trekkin improv group are performing two shows this upcoming week.
Roddenberry & Star Trek Honored In Thanksgiving Day Parade [UPDATED] + A Shatner Thanksgiving November 27, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Fandom,Great Links,Shatner,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Star Trek continues its return to popular culture consciousness this year with everything from magazine covers to movie trailers in anticipation of the new feature film. Yet another example is seen at the 72nd Annual Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso, Texas this Thanksgiving Day.
Big Reaction To New Enterprise – New Designer Responds November 12, 2008by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed
The new USS Enterprise released yesterday has spawned dozens if not hundreds of articles across the globe in the mainstream press and the geekosphere. Reaction here at TrekMovie has been running at one comment every 49 seconds for 24 hours straight. In that deluge are a few notables, including former Star Trek designer Rick Sternbach and the designer of the new ship, Ryan Church.
Noted Trek Fan and Radio Host Joyce Mason Has Passed Away October 18, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Fandom , comments closed
Trekmovie.com is very sad to report that Joyce Mason, former runner of the official William Shatner fan club and host of the 1990s radio talk show "Talk Trek and Beyond," passed away September 6th of natural causes. See below for a eulogy by John Tenuto.
New Trailer For Roddenberry’s ‘Trek Nation’ Doc Online September 22, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod Roddneberry has been working on a documentary about his father and Trek fandom for a few years. Over the summer TrekMovie reported that Roddenberry had hired a new editor (Emmy winner Allan Holzman) who was finally putting it all together and had created a new trailer, which is now online.