Grace Lee Whitney passes away May 4, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: TOS,Trek Franchise , 111 comments
TrekMovie is saddened to report that actress Grace Lee Whitney, who portrayed Janice Rand in the original Star Trek series and in many of the movies and spinoffs, died of natural causes on May 1 in Coarsegold, California. She was 85.Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios present the conclusion of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. Kirk and Kor show the apes how it’s done; Taylor makes a decision; and the apes prove that deft hands with opposable thumbs are good survival tools. Spoiler review after the break.
Spockboy video – Sepia Trek April 5, 2015by Matt Wright , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed
Long time TrekMovie readers will remember our friend Paul “Spockboy” Sibbald for his hilarious TOS gag edits of episodes. He let us know there was a new creation up on his YouTube channel for our viewing pleasure. He says he was inspired by:
the gentlemen who took pictures of the original Enterprise model and Photoshopped them into scenes from the various Star Trek films. That story, plus the recent very sad death of Leonard Nimoy, inspired me to create this video. It is the sequence from Star Trek III when the crew steals the Enterprise. In this video however it is the TOS crew (and ships) and is done as a 1927 silent film. It is certainly unique and I think you’ll like it. It was shot completely with models and required a great deal of rotoscoping to make it work.
There’s some major TOS love in this one, Matt Decker is sent after Kirk in this version of events, and there’s a fun homage to the first Sci-Fi silent film – Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon.
Click through for the full video.Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios have released the penultimate chapter of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. The gorillas are on the move. Kirk is on the move. When will Kor make his move? Spoiler review after the break!
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #3 + 7-Page Preview March 3, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios present the next installment of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. Taylor is loose on the Enterprise and General Marius is ready to ride. Spoiler review after the break.
We Are Assembled Here Today To Pay Final Respects To Our Honored Dead: Celebrating Leonard Nimoy February 27, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Nimoy , comments closed
When Captain Picard reveals his unfortunate duty of informing Spock that his father, Sarek, has died, Data posits that Spock – as a Vulcan – would surely see death as the logical conclusion of his father’s illness. Picard explains that death is never that easy, not even for a Vulcan.
And for those of us who loved one Vulcan in particular, it’s not easy at all.Nimoy , comments closed
TrekMovie is deeply saddened to report that Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning at home in Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Leonard announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of heavy smoking decades ago.
The New York Times‘ obituary can be read here.
We’ll have more later.
Leonard Nimoy hospitalized with chest pains February 23, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: Nimoy , comments closed
Earlier today, website TMZ reported that Leonard Nimoy, cultural icon and a pillar of the Star Trek franchise, had been taken to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles last Thursday after complaining of severe chest pains. According to TMZ, Nimoy has been “in and out of hospitals multiple times” recently.
Smithsonian Brings Original Enterprise Model Back for One Day Only During Major Restoration Effort January 26, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,TOS , comments closed
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is overseeing the 4th and latest restoration of the original Enterprise model used to film The Original Series. For one day only they let the public in on the process, and TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley has the scoop and photos below.
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #2 + 7-Page Preview January 20, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
You there! Humans! IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios will release the second issue of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. TrekMovie reviews and previews this installment of the crossover story nobody ever expected! Spoilers and more exclamation points after the break!
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The Webcomic January 14, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Interview,Review,TOS , comments closed
Star Trek: The Webcomic, written and illustrated by Mark Farinas, is an ongoing comic strip published online, with compelling and entertaining Star Trek tales based on original series concepts. TrekMovie looks at the strip and learns more from its creator after the break.Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
The first issue of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive will be released this week by IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios. TrekMovie is pleased to host a review by distinguished science fiction author, editor, and educator Robert J. Sawyer.
TrekInk: Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Christmas Special December 24, 2014by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios will celebrate the holiday season by releasing the first issue of a five-issue mini-series crossover event featuring Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. While we wait for The Primate Directive #1, please join TrekMovie for a look at Trek and Apes of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.Celebrity,DS9,ENT,Fandom,This Week In Trek,TNG,TOS , comments closed
Love them or not, one can’t deny that Creation Entertainment has built an enduring calendar of annual events. If you’ve never been to a convention put on by Creation, they are indeed a bit different than most pop-culture conventions. The first thing to strike a visitor is that these events are fairly low-key affairs. That’s not to say that they’re not very well attended; there’s a healthy crowd, but it’s not shoulder-to-shoulder, and definitely once you’re past picking up your registration badge, not the typical bumper-car experience. They tightly control the daily number of attendees to make sure that every person at the event can make it into the main session rooms to enjoy the experience.
Just in time for the holidays, IDW’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovel series returns with fan favorite Harry Mudd like you’ve never seen him before. Does the new John Byrne original story, “Made Out of Mudd,” pass muster? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay #5 + Preview and More November 19, 2014by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing’s presentation of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay comes to a tragic conclusion in The City on the Edge of Forever #5. TrekMovie’s spoiler review and preview follows after the break.Books,History,Merchandise,TOS , comments closed
Author Marc Cushman would like to release the third volume of These Are The Voyages this fall, and he’s turned to Kickstarter to make it happen. More after the jump.
TrekInk: Star Trek comics coming January 2015 October 22, 2014by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Star Trek Into Darkness,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing will ring in the new year with apes and Klingons, a new five-year mission, and a hardcover edition of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for The City on the Edge of Forever. Details and covers after the break.CBS/Paramount,DS9,ENT,TNG,TOS,Trek Franchise,VOY , comments closed
Today CBS launched a new subscription service which delivers live TV, full seasons of current programming and full seasons of "CBS Classics," including all five live-action Star Trek TV series. More details below.Celebrity,Science/Technology,TOS , comments closed
Star Trek is once again intersection with NASA and the real space program. This time Nichelle Nichols has narrated a new video introducing the Orion spacecraft, which is just getting ready to launch its first space test. Watch it below.