William Campbell, who portrayed the god-like child Trelane and Klingon warrior Koloth on the original Star Trek, has passed away at the age of 84. TrekMovie has confirmed that Campbell died last night at the Motion Picture & Television County Home and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California following a long illness. See below for more on Campbell and his career.
It is time once again to catch up on some more Star Trek celebrity news. Linda Park is in a new play, Kate Mulgrew is in a new movie, Bob Picardo is doing a Planetary roast, Jeri Ryan talks Star Trek mafia, and a bunch of celebs are headed to Fedcon this weekend. Details below.
Star Trek’s 3rd series Deep Space Nine was led by the very serious Captain Benjamin Sisko. Avery Brooks brought an intensity to his Sisko that fit the shows tone, but often involved raising his voice. Now a new video has compiled some great moments in Sisko yelling. Watch it below
In February we reported that CBS and Netflix had cut a deal to begin streaming a number of CBS series, including all of the Star Trek TV shows. Some CBS shows have begun to appear on streaming, so TrekMovie checked with Netflix get an update on the Star Trek roll-out, see below for exclusive details.
Former Star Trek overlord Rick Berman has revealed that he at work on a previously promised memoir of his two decades with the Star Trek franchise. In a new interview, the ex-producer also talks about taking over producing Star Trek: The Next Generation from Gene Roddenberry, as well as creating Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.
This summer Gameforge will release their free-to-play online game "Star Trek – Infinite Space", set in the Star Trek Deep Space Nine universe. Today they revealed details on the first two ships for the game, the Federation Galaxy Class and the Klingon Bird of Prey. Check out the 3-D previews below.
Veteran Star Trek writer/producer (and Battlestar Galactica re-imagineer) Ron Moore may be headed to network TV with a new genre show. NBC has announced they have picked up a pilot order for Precinct 17, a supernatural police drama written and produced by Moore.
It is time for TrekMovie to catch up on its reading list. This edition of the Library Computer opens up our look at the four book Typhon Pact mini-series which began in late 2010 and continues into 2011. With the first book we start with Julian Bashir discovering that girl trouble is the least of his concerns in David Mack’s “Zero Sum Game”.
Today is the birthday for the man who appeared in more Star Trek than any other. Michael Dorn, who played Worf on TNG and DS9, turns 58 today. So we here at TrekMovie.com wish him a big happy birthday.
At FedCon XIX, Henning Koonert from our German partner TrekZone had a chance to speak with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s (and DS9’s) Mr. Worf, Michael Dorn. The full interview, where Dorn talks about his time on Trek, "Nemesis", the 2009 "Star Trek" and more is cross-posted here.
Veteran Star Trek writer/producer Ron Moore has once again been tasked to reboot a classic TV show for a modern audience. The man who rebooted Battlestar Galactica is now headed to the old west to remake The Wild Wild West for CBS. More details below.
Last month Gameforge announced their first Star Trek free-to-play browser games will be "Star Trek – Infinite Space” – set in the the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine timeline. And today they released the first trailer, check it out below
In June German browser-game producer Gameforge announced they had acquired a license to produce new free-to-play Star Trek games. Today Gameforge announced the first of those games will be titled "Star Trek – Infinite Space" which will be set around Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Back when it was introduced in January, TrekMovie and others noted the similarities of Apple’s new iPad tablet and the Star Trek PADD touchscreen devices. Now Star Trek designers Mike & Denise Okuda as well as Doug Drexler are talking about the iPad/PADD connection, excerpts below.
Friday’s Star Trek convention in Las Vegas was mostly themed around Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Series regulars Avery Brooks, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and Armin Shimerman were on hand, along with a number of DS9 recurring guest stars. They talked about their roles on the show and more, including Brooks’ comment on a possible future DS9 or appearance in the Star Trek sequel. Details and photos below.
This weekend Alexander Siddig’s new movie Cairo Time opens in limited release in the US, and via IFC On Demand. In a promotional interview the actor talks more about changes to Dr. Julian Bashir, and how is is ready for a DS9 reunion. We have those excerpts and have pics from the Cairo Time premiere below.
Due to the delaying of the four Star Trek movie novel tie-ins, this summer the world Star Trek books has been all e-book compilations and reprints. However, things swing back into action in October with the first of four 24th century Typhon Pact novels. Details and covers for all four books is now available, so check out a preview of the series below.
One of the new features of the big Season 2 update for Star Trek Online is mini-games, and one of those mini-games is Dabo! Yes the roulette-style game seen in Quark’s bar on Star Trek Deep Space Nine. And to make it even better, DS9’s Chase Masterson has herself voiced the holographic Leeta for the game. More details, photos and video below .
Armin Shimerman, Star Trek Deep Space Nine’s lovable rogue Ferengi bartender Quark, has been cast in Zimm, a new sci-fi web series dealing with an alien invasion. More details and a teaser trailer for the show below.
The man who directed the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, along with a number of other TNG and DS9 episodes passed away on Jun 27. Corey Allen, actor and Emmy-winning director, died in Hollywood of natural causes.
This weekend, fans in the Philadelphia, PA area are in for a treat with a number of Trek celebrities headed into town for Wizard World's Philadelphia Comic Con, including Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, and John DeLancie from TNG, plus Avery Brooks and Cirroc Loften from DS9. The event includes a number of Trek panels, plus signing with the stars. More details below.
Star Trek vet Ronald Moore wrote sixty episodes during his tenure with the franchise, half of which were for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Moore went on to create the dark reboot of Battlestar Galactica, which he now says was born in the DS9 writers room.
It is Memorial Day Weekend and this year the summer is kicking off with Star Trek celebrities fanning out to a few cons around the world. Phoenix Comic Con in Arizona, Collectormania in Milton Keynes, UK and Showstoppers Spectacular in LA, CA all have main cast Trek TV stars, plus many Trek guest stars. Find out where you can meet your heroes below.
Dennis McCarthy, the prolific composer who scored much of Star Trek on TV and Film from 1987-2005, is being honored by ASCAP this summer with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award. More details below.
In the beginning of May more than 5,000 fans met their genre stars at FedCon XIX, Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci Fi convention, in Bonn, Germany. Star Trek was represented well by Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, Suzie Plakson, Chase Masterson, Martha Hackett and Manu Intiraymi. See below for a report from the event, including photos.
In a interview promoting his new film Cairo Time, Alexander Siddig discussed his time as Dr. Julian Bashir on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, including revealing how he was not very happy with changes made to his character over the years. Find out more below.
Recently Brannon Braga, the man with the most Star Trek writing credits, inked a big TV development deal with Fox and soon signed on as showrunner for Steven Spielberg’s time-travel dinosaur series. Now comes news that the man with the 2nd most writing credits, Ron Moore, has also got a new TV deal, this time with Sony, which will hopefully result in even more new sci-fi TV. Details below.
There is a lot of Star Trek celeb news this week. We start off with some images: papa Kirk (Chris Hemsworth) as Thor, Simon Pegg going viral on a pink bike, and Chris Pine hanging with Snape. Plus Zoe Saldana is having trouble with her shoes since Star Trek, Damon Lindelof in the new Time, and Kate Mulgrew is going to be Cleopatra.
Late last month, IDW released the second volume of their ongoing Alien Spotlight series in a trade paperback collection. Featuring five alien species this time, some reordering, and the first tastes of DS9 in the IDW world. Read on for the review of the second Alien Spotlight volume.
In June Julien’s Auctions will be holding an auction of items from the estate of Gene and Majel Roddenberry, from William Shatner and from JJ Abrams & Paramount. The lots, on auction to benefit charity, will range from personal items from Roddenberry’s office, to costumes from the 2009 Star Trek movie, to William Shatner’s motorcycle.