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.
Today we have a couple of updates for Star Trek books for this Fall. First up is the cover and details on the Haynes Guide Manual for the USS Enterprises. In addition there are new details on the first three Typhon Pact novels. Check it all out below.
IDW has provided TrekMovie with a first look at the July Star Trek comic book solicitations and covers, which contains three new Trek issues and one new Trek trade paperback collection. We also have an update the April & May Trek comics.
From April 30th to May 2nd Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci-Fi convention will take place in Bonn, Germany. Around 5,000 fans will meet over 20 guests, including Trek stars Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, and Nicole de Boer. There will also be another attempt to break the Star Trek fans in costume record (on the same day as the attempt at Vulcan Con in FL). Details below.
Earlier today, UK network ITV announced that the critically-acclaimed sci-fi show Primeval will return in early 2011, and joining the cast will be Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir). Siddig can also be seen in the new movie Clash of the Titans. More details below.
Sisko and his crew clear the station of treasure hunters with a little deception, in the fourth and final issue of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Fool’s Gold" from IDW Publishing. Spoilers and an extra dose of deception ahead in the TrekMovie review.
It looks like veteran Trek-writer Ron Moore may continue to emulate the Star Trek franchise as he is in talks with Syfy to expand the Battlestar Galactica franchise into a fourth series. Plus, indications are also good that Syfy will pick up the BSG prequel Caprica for a second season.
IDW Publishing continues their first comic series based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, with last weeks release of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Fool’s Gold #3. Now that Odo and Kira have finished interrogating the visiting suspects, let’s interrogate DS9’s usual suspects. Spoilers ahead in the TrekMovie review.
Next week IDW continues the return of Deep Space Nine comics with the third issue of their series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold". And today TrekMovie has an exclusive five page preview. We also have news on four new Star Trek comics series coming from IDW
The chaos at Deep Space Nine continues this week in the second issue (of four) of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Fool’s Gold." Sisko, Odo, Kira and O’Brien are all busy investigating why so many strangers have taken an interest in visiting the station. Find out how it all works out in the review below.
Next week IDW continues the return of Deep Space Nine comics with the second issue of their series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold". And today TrekMovie has an exclusive five page preview.
On Wednesday IDW finishes up 2009 with one more Star Trek comic (see preview), but has much more planned in 2010. Today IDW released their solicitations for comics for March 2010, which includes three Star Trek comic issues, continuing their ongoing TNG, DS9 and ST09 series. We have synopses and cover art below.
After a long hiatus, the promenade is full of people again and Quark’s bar is open, offering watered-down drinks for exorbitant prices, beautiful Dabo girls, and lively conversation with Morn. Feels good, doesn’t it? IDW Publishing brings DS9 back to comics this week with the first issue of a new mini-series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Fool’s Gold. Spoilers ahead.
There hasn’t been a Deep Space Nine series comics for over nine years, but this week IDW changes all that with the first issue of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold". And today TrekMovie has an exclusive five page preview.
The Dominion War is over. Peace has returned. Cardassia is ruined. Their object of revenge is in custody. Oh, and Kira got a new haircut. This week IDW wrapped up their second volume "Alien Spotlight" with an issue all about Cardassians, and their first forray into Deep Space Nine. Find out how it turned out below.
Writer-director James Kerwin’s Yesterday Was a Lie starring (and produced by) DS9 vet Chase Masterson opens in Los Angeles today. The independent film was extremely well-received on the indie film circuit, picking up several awards along the way. The film runs on a limited engagement, so see below for our spoiler-free review of Yesterday Was a Lie.
This week IDW finally finishes up its second volume of Alien Spotlight with the fifth and final issue which also happens to be their fiirst forray into the world of Deep Space Nine. Today we have an exclusive 5-page preview of "Alien Spotlight: Cardassians", check it out below.
Star Trek’s captains have been in the news lately so today we check in with the latest celebrity buzz starting off with William Shatner talking about his Trek co-stars, Patrick Stewart talking about his childhood, Scott Bakula talking type-casting and Avery Brook’s talking DS9 movie. Plus we have clips of Mulgrew from DragonAge and the latest on Chris Pine’s next projects.
The future history of Star Trek introduced us to many new holidays, like the Federation’s First Contact Day, the Klingon Day of Honor and the Bajoran Gratitude Festival. However, some current holidays persisted into the future, including the American holiday of Thanksgiving, with its traditional meal.
Next week IDW will release the third and final issue of "Star Trek: Romulans Schism" series, which brings to an end John Byrne’s ‘Romulan Saga’ of comics. We have the exclusive preview of that, plus a look at the newly announced IDW Star Trek comics coming in January.
Yesterday TrekMovie put up our interview with Scott Chambliss, Star Trek’s new production designer. The man who held that position for the last couple of decades was Herman Zimmerman, who will join Chambliss at an event on Sunday honoring the design of Trek over the years. In an exclusive interview with Zimmerman below, we talk to him about his time with Trek, and also get his thoughts on the new Star Trek.
More video is now available from last weekend’s Dragon*Con in Atlanta. Below is much more showing Patrick Stewarts two appearances, plus an additional appearance from Leonard Nimoy, full video of the Phase II panel, clips from the Trek ‘guest stars panel’, an interview with William Shatner and also video of Trekkies in the big parade.
No one spent more time with the Star Trek franchise than Rick Berman, who was a producer from the pilot of Next Generation through to the finale of Enterprise, overseeing the franchise for most of that time. In a (very) long 2006 interview now available online, Berman gives an oral history of his time on Trek and talks its rise, fall and rise again, as well as his legacy. You can watch it below and/or read some of the bullet-point highlights and key quotes.
This Fall continues to shape up to be huge with regards to Star Trek on home video with a ton of releases already announced and Paramount and CBS just added two new ‘Best of’ DVDs (TOS & TNG). We also have revised art for the Season 2 TOS Blu-ray and some clarifying details on the HD DS9 and TAS episodes in that release. Finally we have a guide to all the upcoming Trek home video releases.