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Harve Bennett Talks “Academy Years” Concept & JJ Abrams Star Trek August 25, 2010

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

Back in 1989 Harve Bennett (producer of Star Trek II, III, IV & V) proposed that the Star Trek franchise needed to be restarted with Kirk and Spock being recast for a move set at Starfleet Academy. Work began on the project, including a script, but Paramount decided to stick with the original crew for one more film. In a new interview, Bennett talks about "The Academy Years" film, and also gives his thoughts about JJ Abrams Star Trek.

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Reminder: See Star Trek First Contact w/ Brannon Braga Saturday in West LA + Schedule Updated August 13, 2010

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

After taking a week off for the Star Trek con in Vegas, the Summer STAR TREK Simply Spectacular Saturdays at the Royal Theater in West LA picks up again tomorrow with a showing of Star Trek: First Contact on the big screen, along with special guest Brannon Braga. Plus we have updated the schedule for the rest of the series…details below.

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George Takei On Turning Down “Generations” + Supports Fan Campaign To Get On SNL August 3, 2010

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

mccoyStar Trek’s original Sulu George Takei has never been shy about his ambitions for Sulu over the years. In a new interview, Takei talks about some of the lost opportunities with Sulu, how he turned down a role in Generations and how he fully supports a campaign to get him onto SNL.

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Reminder: See Star Trek Generations w/ Dennis McCarthy Tonight in West LA July 31, 2010

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

Tonight the Summer STAR TREK Simply Spectacular Saturdays at the Royal Theater in West LA gets extended to begin the TNG films, starting with Star Trek: Generations on the big screen. And the guest for tonight is composer Dennis McCarthy.

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NuKirk v Shinzon: Tom Hardy Signs To Join Action Comedy With Chris Pine July 27, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),ST09 Cast , comments closed

It looks like we may see the hero of the 2009 Star Trek movie take on the villain from the Star Trek movie before that. A new report says that Tom Hardy has signed on to the action comedy This Means War, starring alongside Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon. More details below.

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VIDEO: George Takei On “Star Trek VI: Captain Sulu To The Rescue” + John Cho, Shatner Feud + more July 25, 2010

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

Last night Star Trek’s original Sulu, George Takei, was the guest for the screening of Star Trek VI at the Royal Theater in West LA. George and I talked a lot about his long lobbying effort to get the Captain’s chair for Star Trek VI and how he wanted to get it back for a Sulu TV series. We also talked about John Cho’s new Sulu, his famous feud with William Shatner and more. See below for highlights from the event plus full video.

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Reminder: See Star Trek VI w/ George Takei Tonight in West LA + Series Continues w/ TNG movies & ST09 July 24, 2010

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

Tonight the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays wraps up the original series movies with a showing of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 70 MM at the Royal Theater in West L.A. with special guest George Takei. And due to popular demand the series will continue with the TNG films and the 2009 Star Trek movie. See below for the upcoming film schedule.

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VIDEO: Walter Koenig On TOS Movies, Contrasting Nimoy & Shatner, Star Trek 2009, Davey Jones + more July 20, 2010

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

Over the weekend Walter Koenig was the guest for the screening of Star Trek V in 70MM at the Royal Theater in West LA. The actor and I had a fun discussion with many humorous moments, talking about the Star Trek movies, the TV series and more. See below for highlights from the event plus full video.

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William Shatner Reveals More Details On “Captains” Documentary + Talks Star Trek V July 19, 2010

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

shat-london10Star Trek’s original Kirk attended the London Comic Con over the weekend and in between autograph signings yesterday he did a Q&A to a group of around 500 enthusiastic fans. His talked included some interesting details on his new "The Captain" documentary as well as some discussion of Star Trek V. Details below.

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Reminder: Midnight Screening Tonight of Star Trek V in 70MM w/ Walter Koenig in West L.A. July 17, 2010

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

There are only two more original crew movies to go in the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays at the Royal Theater in West L.A. Tonight continues with a 70 MM showing of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, preceded by a Q&A session with the original Pavel Chekov, Walter Koenig. More details below, plus a fun parody video all about Walter.

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Reminder: Midnight Screening Tonight of f Star Trek IV in 70MM w/ Nichelle Nichols in West L.A. July 10, 2010

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

After taking a weekend off for 4th of July, the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays continues tonight at the Royal Theater in West L.A. with a 70 MM showing of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, preceded by a Q&A session with Uhura herself, Nichelle Nichols. More details below, plus a new video interview with Nichelle.

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William Shatner’s Wrath of Khan Jacket & More Movie Costumes Up For Auction Next Week July 8, 2010

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

This summer brings yet another opportunity to buy a piece of Star Trek history. The Heritage Auction Gallery is holding an auction next week which includes a number of Star Trek movie costumes, including Admiral Kirk’s jacket from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. More details below.  

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John deLancie on New Trek + Malcom McDowell On Killing New Kirk+ Catherine Hicks on being “Leonard’s Girl” July 3, 2010

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

Last but not least from our video updates from the Saturn Awards, TrekMovie had some quick moments with three of Star Trek’s most famous guest stars: John deLancie, Malcolm McDowell and Catherine Hicks. deLancie talked Star Trek: The Music and the new movie, McDowell talked about killing the original Kirk and the new Kirk, and Hicks talked about how she is "Leonard Nimoy’s girl."

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Star Trek Author Vonda McIntyre Reveals How Sulu Got His First Name July 2, 2010

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

Back in 1981 author Vonda N McIntyre wrote the first original Star Trek novel for Pocket Books, "The Entropy Effect", and then went on to write a number of other Trek books and movie adaptations. Today McIntyre has a guest blog at io9 discussing the genesis of her work on Star Trek, including how she came up with Sulu’s first name

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EXCLUSIVE: Producer Ralph Winter on Star Trek V: We Almost Killed The Franchise June 30, 2010

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

Following the screening of Star Trek III over the weekend I had a short (and very frank) chat with Ralph Winter, who worked on five of the Star Trek films and he gave his assessment as to why Star Trek IV was so successful and why Star Trek V was a failure.  

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VIDEO: Ralph Winter on Star Trek III, Trek v Wars, Bennett’s Trek exit, Singer’s Trek love, Abrams’ Trek film + more June 28, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Interview,Star Trek (2009 film),Trek Franchise,TrekMovie.com , comments closed

On Saturday night the Simply 70(mm) Star Trek Summer movie series continued at the Royal Theater in West Los Angeles showing Star Trek III with guest associate producer Ralph Winter. Below are highlights and video of my chat with Winter, where he talks about saving money, differentiating Star Trek and Star Wars, how film making has changed, taking over after Harve Bennett’s fight with Paramount, Bryan Singer’s love for Trek and even JJ Abrams.

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Reminder: Saturday Midnight Screening Of Star Trek III in 70MM w/ Ralph Winter in West L.A. June 25, 2010

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

On Saturday night the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays continues at the Royal Theater in West L.A. with a 70 MM showing of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, preceded by a Q&A session with associate producer Ralph Winter. And over subsequent Saturdays in June and July the remaining original cast Star Trek movies will shown with more guests, get all the details below.

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Star Trek First Contact Available For Free Streaming At Hulu June 23, 2010

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Science/Technology , comments closed

In February the ad-supported streaming video site Hulu added Star Trek Generations to their library, and today Hulu added the second TNG film,  Star Trek First Contact. Anyone in the US can watch it for free and you can even embed it on your own site (as we have done below).

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VIDEO: Nicholas Meyer on Star Trek II, Blockbusters and directing Star Trek Sequel (if asked) June 20, 2010

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

Last night the Simply 70(mm) Star Trek Summer movie series continued at the Royal Theater in West Los Angeles. The guest for the night was Nicholas Meyer. Below you can see highlights and video of my chat with Meyer at the screening where he talks about making the ultimate Star Trek sequel as well as discussing if he would be interested in directing the next Star Trek sequel.  

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Reminder: Saturday Midnight Screening Of Star Trek II in 70MM w/ Nicholas Meyer in West L.A. June 19, 2010

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

Tonight the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays continues at the Royal Theater in West L.A. with a 70 MM showing of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, preceded by a Q&A session with director Nicholas Meyer. And over subsequent Saturdays in June and July the remaining original cast Star Trek movies will shown with more guests, get all the details below.

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