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BOOK REVIEW: Return to Tomorrow March 18, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , 93 comments

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“Each of us, at some time in our lives, turns to someone – a father, a brother, a god – and asks: Why am I here? What was I meant to be?”

This scene from the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is meant to convey the existential crisis that V’Ger(and to a lesser extent Spock, Kirk, and Decker) is experiencing.  The same can be said about the film itself, which was pulled in many different directions from the beginning and, due to numerous outside forces, struggled to find itself.

That struggle is brought together in vivid detail in Return to Tomorrow, an oral history of the film from author Preston Neal Jones and publisher Creature Features. (more…)

Dawn Wall Ascent Aims to Match Shatnerian Glory January 14, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed

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Two fearless climbers have captured the eyes of the world this week with their amazing ascent up Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan. After climbing for 18 days and nights, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson today became the first climbers ever to use only their hands and feet to summit a 3,000-foot sheer path called the Dawn Wall. The climb has garnered incredible amounts of media attention. El Capitan is of course known to Trek fans, who saw Captain Kirk free climb it in Star Trek V.
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Orci Responds To Star Trek 3 Rumors and Speculation December 12, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Ever since news broke last week that Roberto Orci would no longer be directing the next Star Trek film, there has been a great deal of confusion, speculation, and misinformation regarding Orci’s continuing role as well as the future of the feature film franchise. We don’t profess to have all the facts here, but we’re going to try and provide some clarity, using Orci’s comments here at TrekMovie, and elsewhere on Twitter.

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“Return to Tomorrow” shipping this week December 8, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed

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Just in time for the film’s 35th Anniversary, the long-awaited oral history of Star Trek: The Motion Picture will be released this week from author Preston Neal Jones and Creature Features Publishing.  More info after the jump.

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Exclusive: Nick Meyer Talks Star Trek II Director’s Blu-ray & Reacts To ‘Into Darkness’ Death Scene + more October 10, 2014

by Ronan O'Flaherty , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

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Nicholas Meyer didn’t know anything about Star Trek before he was hired as the director for the second film in the franchise – which is still considered by most to be the best. TrekMovie talked to Meyer about taking on Star Trek II, his hopes for a director’s cut on Blu-ray, and what he though of the homage to Wrath of Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness.

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DST3: Sirtis Calls Star Trek Nemesis Director ‘Idiot’ + Crosby & Ryan Talk Proposed Nemesis Roles October 5, 2014

by Ronan O'Flaherty , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TNG,VOY , comments closed

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With most of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast in London at Destination Star Trek this weekend, conversation inevitably turned to their last feature film, 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis. Some interesting things were said by Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby and even Jeri Ryan.

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Nick Meyer Talks About Star Trek II Tensions With Shatner Over Script and Paramount Over Spock’s Death September 27, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is still considered by most to be the best film in the franchise, but that doesn’t mean making the movie was easy. In a new interview writer/director Nicholas Meyer talks about how William Shatner had problems with the script and how he fought with the studio over the treatment of Spock’s death. Details below.

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George Takei Talks ‘Troubled’ Star Trek: TMP & (non Nimoy/Shatner) Cast Failed Salary Negotiations September 9, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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A few days ago we had Douglas Trumbull talking about "saving" Star Trek: The Motion Picture and now in a new interview George Takei is talking about how that first Trek feature was "in trouble from the start." Listen to Takei talk about TMP, failed Paramount salary negotiations and more below.

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Watch: VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull Explains How He Saved Star Trek: The Motion Picture September 5, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed

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Visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull was a late edition to the crew for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, after he initially turned  down a deal to do the effects for the movie. In a new video he talks about how he came on board to ‘save’ the movie. Watch it below.

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Ron Moore Talks Past & Future Star Trek, Space 1999 Reboot, I Robot 2, Outlander & more in Reddit AMA [UPDATED] July 29, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Trek on TV , comments closed

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Earlier today writer/producer Ronald D. Moore participated in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" to promote his upcoming time-travel in Scotland show "Outlander" (premiering on Starz August 9th). While there he answered a number of questions about his time working on Star Trek as well as his thoughts on the future of the franchise (and his possible participation in that future). He also talked about some projects he has considered taking on, including rebooting Space: 1999. See below for some of the most interesting exchanges.

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First Look: ‘Return to Tomorrow’ Book On Making Of Star Trek: TMP Coming This Fall July 18, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Just in time for the film’s 35th Anniversary, a new book detailing the production of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is coming this fall, and TrekMovie has a first look at the details. Find out more and how you can pre-order below.

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EDITORIAL: Star Trek V at 25 June 9, 2014

by Steve Vivona , Filed under: Editorial,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TrekMovie.com , comments closed

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Let’s get something straight right off the bat: Star Trek V is a hot mess. Released 25 years ago today, my anticipation for it could not have been greater. By 1989, I was fully immersed in Trekdom, consuming all there was to consume: comics, novels, cards, making-of books, and of course, the actual movies and TV episodes. (more…)

The Search for Spock at 30: A Retrospective June 1, 2014

by Steve Vivona , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM) , comments closed

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Today marks the 30th Anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock,  the highly anticipated follow-up to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  The film, which marked Leonard Nimoy’s feature film directorial debut,  was a critical and financial success and pushed the Star Trek format in new directions, ultimately being the middle film in what is sometimes referred to as “The Genesis Trilogy”, which culminated in the release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in 1986. TrekMovie is marking the anniversary with a retrospective from guest author Steve Vivona, who tells us why he loves this film, and gives a sense of what it was like to be a sci-fi and Star Trek fan in the early 80’s.

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SyFy Thanksgiving Weekend Marathons November 25, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM) , comments closed

With Thanksgiving coming up later this week in the United States SyFy has planned marathons of Bond and Trek to keep you full of movie goodness all the way through the long weekend.

On Thursday, November 28th SyFy kicks of the annual tradition of Thanksgiving James Bond movies.  Starting with Dr. No at 8:00AM and going on through to late-night of the 29th/30th.

On the morning of the 30th (Saturday), starts the Star Trek movie marathon. It starts with The Search for Spock at 11:00AM and concludes Sunday afternoon with Nemesis.

The schedule can be found after the break.

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Viral Video: 41 Minutes Of Star Trek Bloopers February 15, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Star Trek (2009 film),Trek on TV,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

A fun Star Trek video is going viral this week featuring over 40 minutes of bloopers from all five Star Trek TV series and many of the Star Trek feature films, including Star Trek (2009). In a few weeks it has almost 100,000 views. Watch it below.  
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Hasbro Reveals Star Trek KRE-O Details + First Look At Revell Enterprise & DST ‘Cloaked’ Bird of Prey February 8, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness,Toys,Trek Franchise , comments closed

Today at the annual Toy Fair in New York Hasbro outlined their product plans for the upcoming year at an investor event, including their line of KRE-O figures and sets for Star Trek Into Darkness. See below for details and images. We also have a close look at Revell’s new movie USS Enterprise and a translucent ‘cloaked’ Klingon Bird of Prey from Diamond Select.   
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Star Trek TNG S3 + ‘Best of Both Worlds’ + Film Single Discs Coming April 30th + TNG Theater Screening April 25th February 4, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed

April is going to be a big month for Star Trek on Blu-ray. First up is season three of Star Trek: The Next Generation coming on April 30th, along with a special stand-alone release of the two-part episode “Best of Both Worlds” on the same day. In addition on the same day Paramount is releasing a number of Star Trek feature films that were previously only available in box sets. And finally “Best of Both Worlds” is also getting a theatrical release. Get all the details below.  
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Look Back At The Merchandise Of Star Trek Nemesis December 14, 2012

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Merchandise , comments closed

TrekMovie continues our retrospective look at Star Trek: Nemesis. 10 years ago this weekend the Next Generation crew began their final journey. And as with all movies, they were accompanied by merchandise. Today TrekMovie Merchandise editor John Tenuto takes a look at the stuff from Nemesis.

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Remembering Star Trek Nemesis – 10 Years Later December 13, 2012

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Editorial,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Review , comments closed

Today, December 13, 2012, marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Star Trek: Nemesis, the final film with the Next Generation crew and last film before the JJ Abrams team took over the franchise. Today TrekMovie’s John Tenuto takes a look back at Nemesis ten years later.

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Celebrate Star Trek TMP’s (& STVI) Anniversary & Watch Rare Behind Scenes Films December 7, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed

Today, December 7th, is the 33rd anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the first feature in what will soon be a twelve film franchise. To celebrate TrekMovie is featuring a rare behind the scenes feature that shows how the film was made. We also have video of William Shatner reflecting on TMP and if you want to relive the movie but don’t have the time, you can watch the 10 minute version.We also remember Star Trek VI, which had an anniversary yesterday, with another BTS video.

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