Grieving over the tragic news one year ago of the untimely death of Star Trek II and III composer James Horner, fans of the musician poured onto social media to celebrate, lament and share stories of the famed composer. One of those fans just happened to be Varèse Sarabande’s Robert Townson, who as luck would have it, was able to share a very special career moment in 2013 with Horner at the Hollywood in Vienna concert. While commiserating with fans online, Townson noticed the one sliver of sunshine for everyone was his posts about the concert itself and time he spent with Horner. Thus was born, Hollywood in Vienna: The World of James Horner project.
Briefly, near the end of Star Trek Beyond, there is a touching final moment that occurs in remembrance of Leonard Nimoy’s 47-year portrayal of Spock. It is a moment that was orchestrated 27 years earlier by the unit publicist on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Terry Erdmann.
Cause and effect is a concept as old as time, and the title of a terrific TNG episode to boot. Seven years ago, when Spock Prime attempted to save the galaxy using red matter, the resulting outcome forged the birth of the Kelvin Timeline, which produced three feature films in the new universe and launched new comic book adventures. Part I of TrekMovie’s examination of the Kelvin Timeline comic books focuses on the resulting IDW mini-series that the 2009 film spawned as well as the Official Motion Picture Adaptation.
Michael Giacchino’s third Star Trek score is a return to the familiar.
The first virtual reality Star Trek game will be heading your way this November. UPDATE: Ubisoft has pushed the release date back to March 14, 2017.
Mike Johnson culminates 60 issues of the Kelvin Timeline with a terrific valentine moment only comics can supply.
Release includes introduction by writer Mike Johnson and 50 covers for 50 years of Star Trek.
Based on his own klutzy actions, author Robb Pearlman believes everyone has a little Redshirt in them.
Shmaltz Brewing debuted their newest brew, the Golden Anniversary Ale: The Trouble With Tribbles, at San Diego Comic Con and brought it to Star Trek Las Vegas where TrekMovie got a taste. Read what our beer aficionado has to say about this light and fruity ale.
IDW’s latest Star Trek collection proves Gene Roddenberry’s vision for tomorrow is alive and well in the Kelvin Timeline. The graphic novel that collects the 5-issue Starfleet Academy series (which finished its run earlier in the spring) is out this week.
TrekMovie’s own Star Trek and board game expert Jared Whitley takes us on a tour of USAopoly’s newest Star Trek game: Star Trek Panic, based on the popular Castle Panic.
Research for that weekend getaway to ShiKahr just got a whole lot easier.
Star Trek Beyond Director Justin Lin, in an interview with Collider, stated that his initial cut for Beyond clocked in at 2 hours 27 minutes, which was reduced in editing to 2 hours and 2 minutes. For fans hoping for an extended director’s cut of the film, do not get your hopes up just yet.
DC and IDW Comics’ crossover of two properties is a match made in a hopeful heaven.
In a happy surprise from the Rod Roddenberry San Diego ComicCon panel, it was announced that Rod had culled through archives and found cut segments of Star Trek Original Series episodes, plus other behind-the-scenes bits. It will be released on a Blu-ray later in 2016 with a brand new documentary by Roger Lay, Jr (who was part of the team that did the awesome TNG and ENT Blu-ray documentaries). The full press release is after the break.
A new, immersive form of theater-going experience is taking Star Trek Beyond to warp speed.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, IDW Comics will be relaunching their Star Trek comics in October. The new series will continue to chronicle adventures of the Kelvin Timeline Enterprise post-Star Trek Beyond.
Promising readers an extra-length tale that reinterprets and adapts the original Star Trek pilot, “The Cage”, what readers are truly left with is an oversized fotonovel like the original Bantam Books from the late 1970’s. The only new part of this adaptation is the fact that “The Cage” had never been published as a fotonovel previously. Now it has.
Both crews of the prime and Kelvin timeline Enterprises encounter the same irregularity in space.
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.
Star Trek Online’s Agents of Yesterday expansion officially rolled out to players on Wednesday and I have played my way through it with great pleasure. Cryptic Studios have really put together an excellent expansion that brilliantly recreates the look and feel of The Original Series and places players in missions that are related to, and at times in the middle of, TOS episodes.
Star Trek Online’s TOS-themed Agents of Yesterday expansion launches today. TrekMovie is celebrating by giving away 50 codes each redeemable for the Temporal Agent Starter Pack. Hit the jump for details on how to win.
Prolific would be an understatement when describing author David Mack’s contribution to the Star Trek legacy. Mack has written 26 novels, 13 novellas and four comic books set in The Final Frontier, with his latest release, Star Trek Legacies, Book 2: Best Defense, as part of Pocket Books “Special 50th Anniversary Trilogy”. While most of the author’s Star Trek work has come over the last 15 years, his writing roots inspired by Gene Roddenberry’s vision of the future stretches back much further, with writing credits on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes “It’s Only a Paper Moon” and “Starship Down”. Rich Schepis spoke with the author about his Star Trek fandom, his favorite novel and the franchise’s enduring legacy.
Now’s your chance to pick up an amazing collection of Trek comics and also help a good cause.
Star Trek Beyond writers Simon Pegg and Doug Jung recently discussed the upcoming film with the official Star Trek magazine in its June issue. The pair touch on their writing process, being life long Trekkies, and a bit more about Beyond.
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.
Anovos Productions has unveiled and begun taking pre-orders on Star Trek Beyond uniforms for men and women.
Rihanna fan sites are abuzz this morning with the news that the pop star is contributing a single called “Sledgehammer” to the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack, a first for the franchise. We’ve heard songs in the movies before (The Beastie Boys, Steppenwolf) but this is the first time a pop song has been officially a soundtrack single.
The newest Trek films are part of the first wave of movies Paramount will release on the new UltraHD Blu-ray format. There are no new special features, they’re the same as The Compendium deluxe two-movie release from a couple of years back, but at least nothing is left out (I’m looking at you first versions of Into Darkness). Into Darkness is an especially good fit considering parts of it were filmed in IMAX. Read on to find out how the movies look and sound with the next generation video and audio formats.