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Trekland: On Speaker CD Vol. 2 Now Available October 25, 2013

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Memorabilia,Merchandise,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Trekland’s Larry Nemecek (aka Dr. Star Trek) has just released his second CD in the On Speaker series in which Nemecek has digitally preserved hours and hours of anecdotes and stories from Trek legends such as Michael Piller, Mark “Sarek” Lenard, Bob Justman, and more. All of the content is never-before-released material that has been sitting on cassette tapes in a box in some forgotten corner for decades. In the newly released VOL. 2: “ ‘All Good Things…’: Words and Deeds”, you’ll hear stories from Ron D. Moore, Brannon Braga, and others in their own voices in Spring 1994. Hit the jump for more and info on how to snag yourself this little piece of Star Trek history.
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TNG Season 5 and Unification on Blu-ray Press Release October 15, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG Remastered , comments closed

There are now a few more details of the Season 5 and Unification single-disc Blu-ray releases thanks to a new press release from CBS Home Entertainment today. Season 5′s special features include a new season 5 documentary titled “Requiem: A Remembrance of Star Trek: The Next Generation.” This two-part documentary explores the making of the series’ fifth season and focuses on the effect the passing of creator Gene Roddenberry on the show. Also exciting for fans of TNG’s music is the newest roundtable discussion documentary: ”In Conversation: The Music of Star Trek: The Next Generation” which features TNG composers Ron Jones, Dennis McCarthy and Jay Chattaway.

Both are due out in the US next month, November 19th to be exact. See the full details after the break.

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Enterprise Season 3 Blu-ray trailer September 28, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT , comments closed

CBS has released the trailer for the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise coming to Blu-ray in January 2014. Season 3 represents a big tonal shift for Enterprise, forced into action when a mysterious weapon leaves a swath of devastation across the surface of the Earth at the end of Season 2, Archer and crew now set out to find the previously unknown people called the Xindi and stop them from launching their final doomsday weapon. Click on to see the trailer.

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Ortiz TOS episode art prints colleced into a limited edition book and new TAS posters September 14, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Art,Books,TAS,TOS , comments closed

Pop artist Juan Ortiz who has been creating retro movie-style posters for all Original Series episodes recently completed all TOS episodes. Titan Books is now releasing the entire TOS collection in a limited edition coffee table book in the US and UK. It’s a great deal for those who want all of the episode posters in one collection. Ortiz has now moved on to The Animated Series, and is on a fourth wave of posters for those episodes.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Easter Eggs – Blu-ray edition September 11, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Star Trek Into Darkness is now on home video, so we’re updating or original Easter eggs article with the appropriate screenshots. With repeat viewings, and the ability to pause your copy, there are opportunities for you to spot some fun ‘Easter egg’ tidbits put into the movie. See below for our selection of Into Darkness Easter eggs. (more…)

Star Trek: The Original Series “Origins” Blu-ray review September 10, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Review,Star Trek Into Darkness,TOS Remastered , comments closed

To coincide with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray, CBS is offering up a new “best of” TOS Blu-ray disc release. This includes various “prime universe” episodes that are related to the characters or aliens seen in Into Darkness in some way. It naturally includes “Space Seed” for the introduction of Khan and “The Cage” for a look at Pike as captain, and more. There is a little bit of new content on this disc, there are new video introductions recorded by Rod Roddenberry.

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TNG Season 5 Blu-ray set and single-disc version of Unification [UPDATED] September 9, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG Remastered , comments closed

While we expected Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 to be the next up on the Blu-ray slate, we weren’t sure if CBS would do a single-disc release this time, since the Season 5/6 cliffhanger of “Time’s Arrow” is hardly a fan favorite. The most logical choice, that many had been speculating, is the two-part 25th anniversary celebration, “Unification”, featuring the return of original Trek legend Leonard Nimoy and his character Spock. We don’t have full details yet, but there is new partial information about both releases. Both are expected to be available on November 19th for the US and Canada.

UPDATE Sept. 9 – CBS has posted a video trailer for Unification

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Star Trek Into Darkness – Blu-ray review September 6, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Review,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

After much pre-release hoopla, we have our review copy of the Blu-ray of J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness.

In the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization, the crew of The Enterprise is called back home to Earth. In defiance of regulations and with a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice.

As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

Read on for our review of the Blu-ray release.
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STID tidbits – Alternate Klingon Makeup ideas, STID in Motion Pictures! webcomic, Blu-ray retailer exclusives info, and more August 29, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Humor,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Creature creator Neville Page has posted new design work from Into Darkness with alternate Klingon looks. Web comic Motion Pictures! has been exploring STID over the last number of weeks, concluding this week. Forbes says Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the worst marketed movies of the summer. We also have a list of which retailers will have exclusives with their Into Darkness Blu-ray copies.

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Into Darkness Blu-ray where are all the bonus features? [UPDATE 2] August 28, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Editorial,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

When the details of the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray discs were released last month, there was a big fan outcry wondering what happened to a fully loaded version with extras, like we got with Star Trek (2009)? The DVD version fared even worse, being a totally barebones release. Friend of TrekMovie, Bill Hunt from The Digital Bits, has that answer. It turns out that a plethora of bonus features do exist… it’s just that Paramount doesn’t want them all in one place. They are being used for retailer and digital download vendor exclusives.

UPDATED 9/2/2013 with even more details thanks to TrekCore’s diligence.

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Into Darkness Blu-ray bonus feature clip, production art & contest, and Honest Trailers take on STID August 22, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Star Trek Into Darkness,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

With the physical disc release of Star Trek Into Darkness only a few weeks away (September 10th in the US) and the digital download version available now, Paramount has sent out a clip of the “making of” feature included on the Blu-ray editions of the movie. Paramount has also shared exclusive production art from production designer Scott Chambliss with comingsoon.net and Yahoo! Movies. The art has a code you can enter to win a trip to the performance of the music from Into Darkness live in London. Also, the guys at Screen Junkies have released their Honest Trailers edit of the Into Darkness trailer.

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Star Trek: Enterprise – Season 2 Blu-ray review August 15, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT,Review , comments closed

Conventional Trekker wisdom says that Enterprise didn’t get good until Season 3, but as I looked over Season 2′s episodes I was a little bit surprised to see how many episodes I looked forward to revisiting. There are some very good episodes nestled throughout Season 2, though the less said about “Precious Cargo”, the better. As Scott Bakula says in the cast reunion feature on the set, about half-way through season 2 things changed for the better. I’m inclined to agree. Read on for the full review of Enterprise Season 2 on Blu-ray!

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Star Trek:The Next Generation Season 4 Blu-ray review August 1, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Review,TNG Remastered , comments closed

Season 4 is the start of the well oiled machine that we knew as TNG, coming off the success of Season 3 and the attention of using the cliffhanger format for “The Best of Both Worlds”, Season 4 is the first season to have all of the production staff that would be there through the series end. Season 4 contains a lot of fan favorites such as Family, Brothers, Data’s Day, The Wounded, The Drumhead, Qpid, and Redemption. Read on to see how the season looks remastered and details of the new bonus features.

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Star Trek:The Next Generation “Redemption” Blu-ray review July 30, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Review,TNG Remastered , comments closed

Along with the boxed set of Season 4, the single disc release of the two-part cliffhanger ”Redemption” is also available starting today in the US. Like The Best of Both Worlds that was released with Season 3, both parts have been edited together to make one 90-minute TV movie.

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Star Trek: The Original Series “Origins” Blu-ray information July 19, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Star Trek Into Darkness,TOS,TOS Remastered , comments closed

To coincide with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-ray, CBS and Paramount have teamed up to offer a new “best of” TOS Blu-ray disc release available the same day as the Blu-ray release of Star Trek Into Darkness, September 10. This includes various “prime universe” episodes that are related to the characters or themes of Into Darkness in some way. It naturally includes “Space Seed” for the introduction of Khan and “The Cage” for a look at Pike as captain, and more. There is a little bit of new content on this disc, there are new video introductions recorded by Rod Roddenberry. Plus an announcement of new TOS DVD packaging.

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Star Trek Into Darkness home video release details [UPDATED]

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

The dates for the U.S. home video release of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness have been announced. It comes earlier than expected. Paramount is also trying something other studios have been toying with in the last year or so by offering an earlier release date of August 20, 2013 for the digital download version, compared to the physical disc releases that come a few weeks later on September 10 , 2013.

UPDATE: Official cover art has been released

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TNG Season 5 Blu-ray trailer is up along with other Trek Blu-ray release previews July 9, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT,TNG Remastered , comments closed

A welcome unannounced gift appeared on CBS Home Entertainment’s YouTube channel last week in the form of a Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 5 trailer for the remastered Blu-ray edition. After the break we’ve also got the trailer for the imminent releases of the TNG Season 4 set and the single-disc edition of the Season 4/5 cliffhanger Redemption along with full details on the July releases. Plus the Enterprise Season 2 trailer!

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Review: Star Trek Into Darkness Sound Track June 30, 2013

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Music,Review,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

While Star Trek films have had 8 different directors (Wise, Meyer, Nimoy, Shatner, Carson, Frakes, Baird, and Abrams), the composer club is slightly more exclusive with six (Goldsmith, Horner, Rosenman, Eidelman, McCarthy, and Giacchino). It is arguable that amongst all the behind the scenes artists, the composer has the most power to influence the emotional energy of a film, perhaps even more than the director or cinematographer. The music influences what the audience feels, and when it is done right, it enhances the actor’s performances, the director’s vision, and the cinematographer’s created mood. When the music fails to resonate, it harms a film through distraction or obvious manipulation. Michael Giacchino’s music for Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the former soundtracks, helping to enhance the story and giving STID additional emotional life. Hit the jump for our full review of the Star Trek Into Darkness sound track.
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TrekMovie Review: Personalized 3D Star Trek Figurines from Cubify June 29, 2013

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Collectibles,Electronics/Gadgets,Merchandise,Toys , comments closed

Star Trek figurines have been a staple of fan collections since the 1970s, with companies making everything from paint-your-own Star Trek: The Motion Picture plastic figurines to brand new resin Gorn figurines from the Star Trek Video Game. Advances in 3D Printing technology, however, have made it possible for fans to now become Star Trek figurines themselves. TrekMovie looks at the results.
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Star Trek Enterprise Season 2 on Blu-ray June 24, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT , comments closed

The official announcement has been made of the second season of Enterprise in high definition on Blu-ray. The clear standout of the set looks to be “In Conversation: The First Crew” where the Roger Lay Jr. the producer of the Enterprise sets has managed to get the main cast together for a chat. If this is anything like the great conversational interviews done for TNG and ENT Season 1 we should be in for a treat!

Click on for full disc-by-disc details from the press release.

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