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LeVar Burton Re-Launches Reading Rainbow As iPad App + Flashback To RR Visit To Star Trek: TNG Set June 20, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,History,TNG , comments closed

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton is also famous for his 21 seasons as the host of the kids show Reading Rainbow. After PBS stopped airing reruns of the series in 2009, Burton was determined to bring it back. Today Reading Rainbow was re-launched as an iPad app. More details and LeVar’s video intro below. Plus we flash back to 1988 with a video from when LeVar and Reading Rainbow went behind the scenes on Star Trek: TNG.
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Jonathan Frakes: Riker ‘Stiff’ and ‘Not Fun’ in Early Seasons Of Star Trek TNG

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,History,TNG , comments closed

In July, just in time for the 25th anniversary, the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be re-released, remastered in HD on Blu-ray. And now the first officer of the Enterprise D is reflecting on his time in the 24th century and it "was not real fun" at the beginning. More details below
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Star Trek: The Next Generation PEZ Set Coming This Fall June 16, 2012

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,TNG , comments closed

A sweet item celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation is coming your way. A limited edition Star Trek: TNG PEZ collector’s set has been revealed. It will be available this fall, and we have a first look and details. Check it out below

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Happy Captain Picard Day

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,Humor,TNG , comments closed

Like First Contact Day (April 5) and Anniversary Day (September 8), today is a special Star Trek holiday. In future history June 16th will be celebrated on the USS Enterprise(s) commanded by Captain Jean Luc Picard. How are you celebrating Picard Day 2012.

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Brannon Braga To Write New Borg-centric Star Trek: TNG ‘Hive’ Comic Book Series June 15, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Comics,TNG,VOY , comments closed

Star Trek’s most prolific screenwriter Brannon Braga is penning a Star Trek comic book. This afternoon IDW announced the upcoming series "Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive," and as the name implies, it is all about the Borg. The series kicks off in September.  More information in the press release below.
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Brent Spiner Joins Warehouse 13 For Recurring Role In Season 4 June 13, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Sci-Fi,TNG , comments closed

When it returns for its fourth season this summer, the Syfy series Warehouse 13 will once again feature a Star Trek luminary. This time Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner is coming on board for multiple episodes. More details and a first look below.

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Watch: Entire 5 Star Trek TV Captains Panel From Philadelphia Comic Con

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,ENT,TNG,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images,VOY , comments closed

A couple of weekends ago, all five Star Trek TV captains appeared together at a convention, at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con. For the first time ever, William Shatner, Sir Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula were on the same stage together. Watch the full thing (almost one hour) below.

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Video of the Day: Last 10 Seconds of Every Star Trek: TNG S1 Episode + Reminder: TNG Screenings Tix Available Now June 12, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Our video of the day is another popular viral from Star Trek: The Next Generation, and just in time for the release of season one on Blu-ray. An intrepid fan has compiled the last 10 seconds of all of the S1 episodes into a single compilation. See all the feel-good TNG fun below. Also a reminder that Star Trek TNG S1 is available for pre-order and tickets are available now for the July 23rd screenings of TNG in HD at local theaters in the USA.

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Want Digital Version Of Star Trek: The Next Generation Pinball Machine? – Help The Kickstarter Campaign June 8, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Games,TNG , comments closed

Another way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation could be headed to your PC, console or mobile device, but this one needs your help. Game developer Farsight Studios is an expert in digitizing classic pinball machines and they want to bring the Star Trek: TNG table to your, but need to get financing to cover the licensing. So they have gone to Kickstarter. If you give them a hand with $10 or more, you can be the first with a copy of the game.

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Star Trek & Shatner Nominated For TCA Awards + Wheaton & Shatner Win Audie Awards June 7, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Awards,Celebrity,Shatner,TNG,TOS , comments closed

There’s a few bits of Star Trek-related award news today. First up the original Star Trek series was nominated (again) for a Television Critics Association Award, as was William Shatner. And Bill won an award for his latest audio book, as did Wil Wheaton. And new Star Trek movie star Benedict Cumberbatch picked up another award nomination.

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PHOTO: 5 Star Trek TV Captains Together At Philly Wizard World June 3, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,ENT,TNG,TOS,VOY , comments closed

This weekend for the first time ever all five of Star Trek’s TV captains appeared together at a convention. William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula were at Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con and we have the picture to prove it.

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Star Trek TNG HD Screenings Theater List Announced + Amazon Lowers Blu-ray Pre-Order Price June 1, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Conventions/Events/Attractions,DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed

Last month we reported that there will be a special theater screenings of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes in HD on July 23rd (promoting the release of the Season 1 Blu-ray on July 24th). We now have the list of theaters and more details on the event. Tickets go on sale on Friday June 8th (but StarTrek.com registered members can buy today). See below to find out of Star Trek: TNG in HD is coming to your home town. We also have an update on pricing, with Amazon lowering their pre-order price to match Wal-mart.

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AUDIO: Brent Spiner On Benedict Cumberbatch Asking Him & Patrick Stewart If Star Trek Would Ruin Career May 31, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Star Trek Into Darkness,TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

In a new podcast, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner discusses a chance encounter that he and TNG co-star Sir Patrick Stewart had with Benedict Cumberbatch not long after Benedict had landed the role in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. Below you can listen to Brent recreate the discussion, including doing the voices of Cumberbatch and Stewart. Listen to it below, and there are no spoilers.

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Watch: Patrick Stewart ‘Interviewed’ By Weird Al Yankovic May 30, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Humor,TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

Our video of the day is a special in-depth "interview" with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart done by the well-known journalist Weird Al Yankovic. Conducted via traveling back to last year’s Comic Con, Weird Al asks Sir Patrick the hard questions and gets him to reveal things you have never heard before. Watch it below.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who: Assimilation2 #1 + 7-page Preview May 29, 2012

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,TNG , comments closed

doctor After a difficult adventure, the eleventh Doctor, with companions Amy and Rory, would like to relax with a bit of glamour and mystery, but a little dimensional feedback has deposited the Tardis in a time and place they couldn’t have imagined. Spoilers ahead in TrekMovie’s review of Assimilation2 #1, the opening installment of an eight-issue mini-series from IDW Publishing.

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First Look & Excerpts From SFX TNG Issue – Frakes on Fighting For Riker/Troi, Moore on ‘Weak’ 1st Season + more

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: History,TNG , comments closed

Tomorrow SFX magazine hits the stands with a new issue featuring a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. TrekMovie got an early look and we have some exclusive previews of the magazine, including excerpts of Ron Moore talking about TNG’s shaky start, Brannon Braga on his favorite characters, Jonathan Frakes on fighting for Troi/Riker and more.

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PHXCC12 – Wheaton: ‘Rick Berman Hates Me’ + More From Star Trek: TNG Reunion Panel [PHOTOS & VIDEO] May 28, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,TNG , comments closed

Phoenix Comicon wrapped up on Sunday and one of the big events was a Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion with LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Wil Wheaton. Check out the full report below with quotes, highlights, pictures and video of the entire panel.

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LeVar Burton Rear-Ended By LAPD [VIDEO]

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,TNG , comments closed

Fresh from his weekend appearances at Phoenix Comicon, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton was involved in a non-injury traffic accident this morning, with the twist that his Lexus was rear-ended by a police car. TMZ was on the scene and talked to Burton about the incident. Watch that below.

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Watch: New Episode of Brent Spiner’s ‘Fresh Hell’

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,TNG,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

A new episode Fresh Hell, the comedy webseries from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner, has just gone online. This time Brent has to teach acting to a naked guy.

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EXCLUSIVE: Michael Dorn On (Almost) Part In Star Trek Sequel + Plans To Pitch Capt. Worf TV Movie + More May 26, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Interview,Star Trek Into Darkness,TNG , comments closed

Next Generation/Deep Space Nine-star Michael Dorn has logged more hours in Star Trek than any other actor, and in an exclusive Phoenix Comicon interview with TrekMovie, he reveals that he wants more. Dorn plans to pitch a Worf TV movie and he has also started a production company to make other (non Trek) movies targeted at Trek fans. He also dropped the bombshell that he almost got a part in JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel All the exclusive details below.

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