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Rod Roddenberry’s ‘Trek Nation’ Documentary Finished – Watch The New Trailer April 6, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: 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.


Census Bureau Receiving Forms With Star Trek Races Written In April 1, 2010

by Staff , Filed under: 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.  


Great Links (Tech Edition): The Star Trek iPadd + Nexus One From TNG Future? March 31, 2010

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: 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, 2010

by 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.


“Night of the Living Trekkies” Novel Imagines Trek Fans As Zombies March 11, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: 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, 2010

by 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, 2010

by 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, 2010

by 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.


World Record Set For Trekkies In Costume In London – Report & Photos

by Daniel Lewis , Filed under: 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.


San Jose Tech Museum Holding Contest For Wedding On Enterprise Bridge January 26, 2010

by Staff , Filed under: 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, 2010

by Staff , Filed under: Fandom,Orci/Kurtzman, , 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, 2010

by 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.


TrekMovie Readers Show Off Their Trek Christmas Gifts [UPDATED] December 26, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fandom,Merchandise , comments closed

Christmas is a time of giving (and receiving) and this year lots of good Trekkie girls and boys did just that. According to our latest polls 60% of our readers received the gift of Trek this seasons, and 40% gave the gift of Trek. Over the last day some of the TrekMovie readers have been sending in pics of their Star Trek gifts. [UPDATE: Added more reader submitted photos and video]


TrekMovie Readers Star Trek Halloween Costumes November 1, 2009

by Staff , Filed under: Fandom, , comments closed

2009 has been a big year for Star Trek, including the return of Star Trek costumes from Rubies. Over the weekened a number of TrekMovie readers have shown their Star Trek pride and sent in pictures of their Trek costumes. Check them all out below.


Science Friday: Halloween Edition October 30, 2009

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Fandom,Science/Technology,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Happy (early) Halloween from Science Friday! This week, take a look at the successful Ares 1-X launch, a real life Star Trek translator, new planet exploring robots, and get some last minute geeky Halloween costume ideas, plus see some suggestions sent in by TrekMovie readers. All this and so much more. Plus, celebrate the Internet’s 40th birthday!


Brad & Kate: A Star Trek Love Story – Couple Wed On USS Enterprise [VIDEO] September 17, 2009

by Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fan Productions,Fandom , comments closed

Last weekend two lucky Star Trek fans got to have their wedding in the Final Frontier. Brad Siegel and Kate Erwin, winners of a contest held by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, got married on Sunday on a replica of the USS Enterprise D bridge at Star Trek The Exhibition. The couple has sent TrekMovie a special video telling their story from a proposal at a convention to the wedding itself. 

Photos & Video From TrekFest & TrekExpo [UPDATE: & VulCon] June 29, 2009

by Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed

Over the weekend there were two Star Trek events held in the middle of America, TrekFest in Riverside, Iowa and TrekExpo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Celebrities attending these events include Leonard Nimoy, Marina Sirtis, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Denise Crosby, and Walter Koenig. Below we have links and excerpts from news reports, plus images and videos from the events. [UPDATED: Plus new video from VulCon from Alberta, Canada]


Denise Crosby Talks Fans, Leaving TNG, Trekkies 3 and more June 28, 2009

by Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,TNG , comments closed

Next Generation’s Tasha Yar, and executive producer/host of the two Trekkies documentaries Denise Crosby is is Tulsa, OK this weekend appearing at TrekExpo. The actress has a new interview in the Oklahoma press talking about fans, leaving TNG, the new movie, Trekkies 3 and more.  


Conventional Wisdom: TrekMovie Guide To Summer 2009 Conventions & Events June 23, 2009

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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.


NYC Mayoral Candidate Talks Star Trek – Is Trek The New Thing In Politics? June 16, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: 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.  

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