Trek on TV


Why “Star Trek” is Paramount’s Marvel and they don’t even know it…

Earlier this week , the fabulous genre website, io9.com, ran an article I wrote regarding how Paramount is missing out on a unique opportunity to develop Star Trek as a blockbuster multi-media property. After reading the article, your jocular webmaster Anthony Pascale, reached out to me and discussed expanding my article (or, as Charles Foster Kane might say, Declaration of Principals) for the Trek Movie audience with some additional and more Trek-specific thoughts to help facilitate a continued debate on the future of the Star Trek universe.  As such, I hope you’ll find the revised, expanded, director’s cut version of my article (ne: manifesto) thought-provoking and worthy of further discussion as what I’m sure will be the first of many opinion pieces on how the studio should be treating the franchise as we approach its 50th anniversary in 2016. Now onwards, first star to the right and straight on till morning…




See William Shatner Renovate Home Star Trek Bought On DIY’s “Shatner Project” [UPDATED w/ VIDEO]

There is one place we can confirm you will be seeing William Shatner on screen and that is the DIY Network. Bill and his wife Elizabeth star in "The Shatner Project," a new series premiering on the DIY network later this month which will chronicle the renovation of the home Shatner purchased after his original run on the Star Trek TV series. [UPDATED with video preview]


Urban Talks Star Trek 2016, Ryan Talks Joining Voyager Jitters + More DST3 Panel Highlights & Photos

Today we have more highlights and photos from some of the panels held over the weekend at Destination Star Trek 3 in London, including Karl Urban talking more about the next Star Trek movie, William Shatner not talking about it, Jeri Ryan talking about her trepidation on joining Voyager, Nick Meyer talking Star Trek II themes, Nichelle Nichols talking about her time on TOS and more. Plus lots of additional photos from DST panels.




Leonard Nimoy: Would Be ‘Happy’ To Join Star Trek 2016 + Looking Forward To ‘Conversation’ With Bob Orci

One of the highlights of Destination Star Trek 3 held in London over the weekend, was the rare opportunity to speak with Leonard Nimoy. On Sunday the original Spock appearing via Skype to a select crowd, and it made for a very intimate talk. The Star Trek legend sang, joked and even talked about the 2016 Star Trek movie and its director Roberto Orci. More details below.


DST3: Sirtis Calls Star Trek Nemesis Director ‘Idiot’ + Crosby & Ryan Talk Proposed Nemesis Roles

With most of the Star Trek: The Next Generation cast in London at Destination Star Trek this weekend, conversation inevitably turned to their last feature film, 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis. Some interesting things were said by Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby and even Jeri Ryan.



DST3: Shatner Still ‘Delighted’ At Idea Of Star Trek 2016 Part + Lots Of Pix From DST3 Photocall

The first day of Destination Star Trek is happening right now in London. This morning there was a press photocall with most of the celebrities, and William Shatner was there dodging questions about the new Star Trek movie. See below for details and tons of photos from the press event.




Shatner Asked To ‘Keep Quiet’ About Star Trek 2016+ Orci Says Role Must Be ‘Worthy’

Over the weekend William Shatner confirmed he had been contacted by JJ Abrams about how there "might" be a role for him in the 2016 Star Trek movie. Today Shatner has revealed that he has been contacted again and told to stop talking about Star Trek. Details on that below, plus how the media is covering Bill’s weekend revelation, and there are some new comments from Orci here at TrekMovie and Bill and Orci are also tweeting to each other.



Happy 27th Birthday Star Trek TNG: Watch Rare 1987 Pre-Air Cast & Crew Interviews + Promos

Star Trek: The Next Generation premiered on September 28, 1987, returning the franchise to its television roots. The success of the show spawned three additional series which ran through 2005. Today celebrate TNG’s 27th birthday by watching some of the original pre-air interviews with Gene Roddenberry and the TNG cast and crew, plus a rare pre-launch campaign video for syndicated stations.