JJ Abrams has offered up a prize for a charity auction that could be a dream come true for a lucky Trekkie. The Star Trek producer/director has put up a set visit for the 2012 sequel as one of the prizes for a UNICEF raffle to help victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Raffle tickets must be purchased today, Monday 21st. Details below.
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.
William Shatner’s 80th Birthday is next Tuesday, which is also the third annual "Talk Like William Shatner Day". TrekMovie has partnered up with WilliamShatner.com and ThinkGeek to hold a special contest where you can win prizes by submitting a video talking like Shatner. More details below. [DEADLINE EXTENDED + Maurice LaMarche joins judges panel]
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.
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.
2011 is here but today TrekMovie begins a look back at 2010 to pick the best of year in terms of Star Trek products, from toys to wearable items, to posters. Check out the winners below.
The official Star Trek Facebook page is holding a cool contest where you can win a QMx 34" Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise from the 2009 Star Trek movie, valued at $4000. More details below.
Two weeks ago TrekMovie hosted a fan panel at the Creation Star Trek Star Convention to discuss the 2009 Star Trek movie, and the 2012 sequel. Joined by Larry Nemecek, Mary Czerwinski and Vernon Wilmer, we (and the audience) discussed and debated the new universe of Star Trek. You can watch video of the full panel below.
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.
Next week is the big annual Creation Official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas and it has shaped up to be another epic extended weekend from August 4th-8th at the Las Vegas Hilton. TrekMovie will be there as well, and we will be doing a panel and a meet-up. See below for your primer for Star Trek Con 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today Atari has launched a new web mini game Star Trek Online Architect, which allows fans to create their own starships and share them with others. The mini-game also includes an Intel-sponsored contest where you can win a full-sized captains chair. More details below.
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.
Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk, Chris Pine is spending this summer appearing on stage in Los Angeles in the dark satire "The Lieutenant of Inishmore", which has a gala opening this weekend. In a new interview promoting the play, Pine talks about how he has been blessed by Star Trek. We also have new images of Pine from the play. Plus TrekMovie has a pair of tickets to Pine’s new play to give away.
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.
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.