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29 Years Ago Today…Khaaaaaaan!! June 4, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Editorial,Feature Films (TMP-NEM) , comments closed

On June 4th, 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was released, and Star Trek changed forever. In the intervening 29 years nine more Star Trek feature films have been released, yet this relatively low budget entry is still considered the best of the franchise. Today TrekMovie celebrates Khan.

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Malcolm McDowell: Kirk’s Death In Star Trek Generations Was “Very Poor” June 3, 2011

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

Does anyone like how they killed Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations? Fans certainly aren’t happy about it, and now the actor who pulled the trigger reveals he thought it was a "very poor" way to end Kirk’s legacy.

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Syfy Memorial Day Weekend Star Trek Movie Marathon + Watch Fans Hold Their Own “Trekathon” May 27, 2011

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

Have you ever considered watching all of the Star Trek movies in one extended marathon viewing session? This weekend you can do just that watching Syfy (almost) with a marathon of nine Star Trek films. Detailed schedule below plus we have a fun time-lapsed video of a grooup of fans who just held their own "Trekathon."

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Star Trek Generations Director Carson On (Re)Shooting Death Of Kirk May 12, 2011

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

Director David Carson had the ignoble duty of being the man who had to shoot the death scene James T. Kirk, twice. In a new interview the Star Trek: Generations director talks about how he fought the studio, trying to at least give the icon Kirk the proper send off. Excerpts below.

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FedCon Day 4: Sirtis & Wheaton Talk TNG, Nemesis & Star Trek 2009 + More Costume Pics May 1, 2011

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Star Trek (2009 film),TNG , comments closed

Sunday was the final day of FedCon here in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the con was winding down. Today, there was a combo Trek panel with Wil Wheaton & Marina Sirtis remembering their time working on TNG, and working with Gene and Majel Roddenberry. We also got more great pics of costumed Trekkies and sci-fi fans! Read on for highlights.

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Chris Doohan Shares Family Photos From Star Trek IV & Star Trek VI April 23, 2011

by Chris Doohan , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TOS , comments closed

Today TrekMovie has a special guest blog from Chris Doohan, son of Star Trek’s original Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, James Doohan. Chris has found some family photos taken by himself and his sister at the premiere of Star Trek VI and on location for Star Trek IV.

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DrexTV #4 – Behind The Scenes Video With USS Reliant Model & Last Day Of Voyager Set April 14, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images,VOY , comments closed

Star Trek artist and designer Doug Drexler has one of his very cool DrexTV video blogs up, this time Doug shares some behind the scenes videos, including a close look at the original USS Reliant film model being re-used for TNG, and the last days on the set of Star Trek: Voyager. Check it out below.

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Rifftrax Releases New Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan Comedy Commentary – Watch Sample April 12, 2011

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

Today the Rifftrax team, who record Mystery Science Theater 3000-style silly commentaries for movies and TV, have released a new commentary track for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. More details plus a sample below.

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Shatner Still Wants Star Trek Sequel Role & Talks ‘Generations’ Death + POLL: How To Bring Back Kirk? April 8, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Shatner,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

William Shatner is touring Australia and New Zealand this week with his "Shatner, Kirk, Crane and Beyond". At the show in Sydney Bill once again talked about how he wants in on the Star Trek sequel, and he also talked about the death of Kirk in Generations. Details and video below, plus a new poll on how to put Bill into the Star Trek sequel (if at all).  

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TrekMovie LiveTweet Watch Party – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 5PM (Pacific) Sunday March 20, 2011

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

Two weeks ago TrekMovie hosted a spontaneous ‘live tweet’ watching party of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, debating the film with Free Enterprise director Robert Meyer Burnett. This weekend Burnett and I (and anyone else who wants to join) will be doing it again, this time for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at 5 PM (Pacific). You can follow along below.

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Original Star Trek Movies Screening In Hollywood Next Week w/ TMP Effects Team, Takei, Koenig, & Meyer + Submit Questions At TrekMovie.com March 17, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TrekMovie.com , comments closed

Next week the American Cinematheque is presenting a special Star Trek series, showing the first six Trek films over four days in Hollywood. Each screening will include a Q&A, with George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nick Meyer and members of the TMP effects team. And even if you aren’t in the LA area you have a chance to ask the Trek luminaries a question by submitting them here at TrekMovie.com. Details below.

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TrekMovie LiveTweet Watch Party: Star Trek: The Motion Picture 7PM (Pacific) Sunday March 6, 2011

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

This afternoon I got into a twitter debate with Free Enterprise director Robert Meyer Burnett over the virtues of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the first Trek feature from 1979. We have decided to live tweet-watching the film starting at 7PM pacific. You can follow along below.

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Syfy’s Star Trek March: Airing 8 Star Trek Movies + TNG & Enterprise Marathons March 2, 2011

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

In March Syfy is celebrating Star Trek by showing 8 of the Trek feature films along with running a number of Star Trek Enterprise and Next Generation Marathons. All of this starts Thursday. See below for the full schedule.

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Christian Slater Brings Star Trek Captain’s Chair To His New Sitcom ‘Breaking In’ February 24, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Great Links,Humor , comments closed

Actor Christian Slater showed his Star Trek fandom two decades ago with a Star Trek VI cameo, and now he is bringing his inner Trekkie to his new Fox sitcom Breaking In, where he worked in an original series Star Trek captain’s chair for his character. Check out a clip of Slater and his Kirk chair below.

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‘Star Trek IV’ cinematographer Don Peterman dies at 79 [UPDATED] February 21, 2011

by Charles Trotter , Filed under: Celebrity,Feature Films (TMP-NEM) , comments closed

Don Peterman, the cinematographer who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, has passed away at the age of 79. The two-time Oscar nominee died of complications from leukemia at his home in Palos Verdes Estates on February 5th. See below for more on Peterman and his career. [UPDATE: Leonard Nimoy has made a comment on Peterman’s passing]

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More from Rick Berman: Reflects On TNG Films + Calls Star Trek 2009 “Wonderful” but lacking “Heart of Star Trek” February 10, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Star Trek (2009 film),TNG , comments closed

There are now more comments from the official Star Trek site’s interview with former Star Trek producer Rick Berman. The final part of the interview includes Berman opining on the Next Generation films and the 2009 Star Trek movie. Excerpts below.

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Video of the Day: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan w/ Papercraft Puppets February 8, 2011

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Fan Productions,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is of course a classic that needs never be remade…unless of course you are redoing it with papercraft puppets. Check out the 60 second/papercraft version of TWOK below.  

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Limited Edition 2-CD Star Trek V Soundtrack Coming Out Next Week November 26, 2010

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

Today La-La Land Records announced they will be releasing a limited edition 2 CD set of Jerry Goldsmith’s soundtrack for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, which includes 45 minutes of previously unreleased material. More details below.

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Star Trek & JJ Abrams Featured In ILM Documentary Airing Sunday on Encore November 10, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Science/Technology,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise , comments closed

This Sunday the Encore Channel will be airing a documentary all about effects house Industrial Light and Magic. The doc will feature discussions of some of the Star Trek films as well as interview clips with Star Trek 2009 director JJ Abrams. More info and a trailer below.

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Harve Bennett Criticizes Star Trek 2009 + Talks ‘Starfleet Academy’ Movie & More October 28, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

Last Saturday Harve Bennett, producer of four Star Trek films, did a Q&A at a screening of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in Ashland Oregon, where he talked about his time on Trek, his never-produced Starfleet Academy movie, and he offered a critical opinion of JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie. Excerpts and video below.   

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