Sir Patrick Stewart is returning to sit in a chair made famous for iconic role in a big budget genre movie. Nope not Star Trek Into Darkness, alas, but he is set to appear in the next X-Men movie. More details below plus we catch up on the latest from Sir Pat including a video where he does a parody of Stephen Colbert.
Following up from their 2010 Star Trek The Original Series 365 photo book (positively reviewed at TrekMovie), Abrams Books recently released a follow-up, this time revealing rare images from Star Trek: The Next Generation. TrekMovie continues our look at new exciting Star Trek non-fiction books with our review of Paula Block and Terry Erdmann’s new mini-coffee table book below.
Mimoco, creator of the MIMOBOT line of designer USB flash drives, is adding Star Trek to their repertoire with the release of the Star Trek X MIMOBOT Series. The first collection features a prime universe styled Kirk and Spock plus TNG’s Picard and Data, available with up to 64GB of data storage. The line comes preloaded with exclusive Star Trek content including never-before-seen material from the TNG Blu-ray release, vintage toy commercials, and comics. Plus, the drives are pre-loaded with Trek-themed wallpapers, icons, sounds, and avatars for your desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet.
This year continues to be one of the best for new Star Trek art posters. There is a new poster commemorating Star Trek: The Next Generation from Bye Bye Robot, and a new set of retro-style posters for four episodes of the original Star Trek from QMx. Check them out below.
IDW have released the first details and cover images for their February Star Trek comics. Included will be the 2nd month for the exciting new "Countdown to Darkness" prequel series to the Star Trek: Into Darkness movie. Plus a new issue for the ongoing Star Trek comics set in the new movie universe and a collection of Brannon Braga’s "Hive" comics. See below for all the details.
CBS has released an updated preview trailer for the second season release of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray. The preview shows off the remastering work along with a peek at a deleted scene from The Measure of a Man, and some of the other special features. It is also viewable up to 1080 HD. Check it out below. [UPDATE: Added new TV commercial]
A few days ago we shared an exclusive preview image from Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 on Blu-ray. CBS has now released the full set of promo images and we have them all below (with before and after HD remastering). Check them all out.
The last week has been a big one for Star Trek stars appearing on TV. Last week’s Castle was directed by TNG’s Jonathan Frakes and it was full of Star Trek references and DS9 star Armin Shimerman. TNG’s Patrick Stewart popped up on The Daily Show, Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton were on Big Bang Theory, William Shatner is pitching his new app and Michael Dorn can bee seen pitching cars in between. Watch all the clips below. [NOTE some vids US only]
As we reported previously the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation arrives on Blu-ray in December. CBS has provided TrekMovie with an exclusive image from the upcoming set, showing amazing details for the USS Enterprise D in the episode “Time Squared.” Check it out below.
This afternoon CBS provided TrekMovie with the offical details on their upcoming release of the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, due out December 4th in the USA. See below for full disc-by-disc details.
The Next Generation is currently being digitally remastered for release on Blu-Ray, and it’s a huge job to say the least. Our friends over at TrekCore recently sat down with the CBS Digital remastering team and talked with them about the process. The extensive 5-part interview is a very in-depth and technical look at the project, and it reveals some interesting tid bits like how the team is digging up 25-year old bloopers and outtakes thought to be lost. More after the jump.
As the starship Titan continues its journey of exploration deep into the Beta Quadrant, the Andorian succession issue serves up an added complication in the midst of an already tricky mission in a dangerously unstable region of space as Michael A. Martin’s new novel “Fallen Gods” hits the ground running. The TrekMovie review below.
The release date of Season 2 of Star Trek The Next Generation has been released to retailers, which means the word got ’round quickly to the Internet. The release date is now known to be December 4th in the U.S.A. Read on for the unconfirmed list of extras.
While hiding inside a nebula from Cybermen and the Borg, Picard introduces the Doctor to the one person aboard the Enterprise who might be able to make some sense of their mysterious and dire circumstances, in the latest issue of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who – Assimilation2 from IDW Publishing. Spoilers after the break.
A new video going viral this week is a version of the Carly Rae Jepsen’s pop hit "Call Me Maybe" made entirely of snippets from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Watch it below.
The only Star Trek TV captain not appearing at this week’s Star Trek con in Las Vegas is Patrick Stewart. And now we know why. It appears that Mr. Stewart is too busy in London making big money as an Olympics tickets scalper (or touter as they say across the pond). Watch the new Funny or Die video with Sir Patrick below, which also feature’s Star Trek’s Simon Pegg.
In May TrekMovie broke the news that Michael Dorn, Star Trek’s Worf, was planning to launch a production company and Kickstarter campaign to help fund a romantic comedy starring other Trek actors including his TNG co-star Marina Sirtis. Now Dorn has launched the campaign and announced his cast. You can watch his intro video and get more details blow.
Once again NASA looks to Star Trek to help tell their story. Today the space agency released two versions of a video about the Curiosity Rover (aka Mars Science Laboratory) which is scheduled to touch down on the surface of Mars next week. And to satisfy fans of different generations one version of the video is narrated by original Star Trek star William Shatner and the other has Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton. Watch both below.
Since the release of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray last week there have been a number of fan complaints about audio issues related to the surround sound track on some of the episodes. Today CBS has officially acknowledged the issue and offered to provide replace discs free of charge. More info in the official statement from CBS below.
Earlier this week in our review of the Star Trek: The Next Generation theater events we also reported that TNG actor LeVar Burton surprised fans at the Times Square theater screening in New York. Video of Burton’s Q&A with the fans. Burton also tried to clarify that an image from the set that has gone viral is not him.