Bruce Hyde passes away October 16, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: TOS , comments closed
“Have no fear, O’Riley’s here, and one Irishman is worth ten thousand of you!”
– Kevin Riley to Spock, “The Naked Time”
TrekMovie is saddened to report that Bruce Hyde, who played Lieutenant Kevin Riley so memorably on two episodes of The Original Series, died of throat cancer on October 13 at 74. (more…)
Star Trek Live! Mudd’s Women Drag Show Entertains and Enlightens San Francisco Audiences This Month October 15, 2015by Mark Farinas , Filed under: Fan Productions,Humor,Review,TOS , comments closed
Dressing in drag is old hat in the theater world. Back in the olden days when women were not allowed to be professional actors it was a utilitarian device. In modern times it’s often used for comedic effect. For me, however, drag is best when it doesn’t just entertain, but makes us reexamine the traditional roles of men and women. A new Star Trek drag show, now playing this month at the Oasis Bar in San Francisco, does just that.
Introducing Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie Podcast: V’Ger v. Nomad September 11, 2015by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TOS,TrekMovie.com , comments closed
A few months ago, TrekMovie writer Jared Whitley made a casual comment that the TOS episode “The Changeling” was better than Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Fellow TM writer Brian Drew picked up the gauntlet Jared threw down, and the two decided to debate the respective merits of the two tales, which are similar in plot if not in tone, theme, or scope.
To carry out the debate, we have inaugurated Shuttle Pod: The TrekMovie Podcast. Let us know in the comment section what you think about the debate and the idea of TM podcast in general.
Video Review – 1:537 USS Enterprise Cutaway model from Round 2 September 9, 2015by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Merchandise,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed
With the three-day holiday weekend now behind us (at least in the US), perhaps a new kind of labor is in order – one that involves plastic, hobby knives, styrene cement, and some spray paint. Marking 49 years of Star Trek, TrekMovie takes a look at the latest release from Round 2 Models, a take on the beauty that started it all, the 1:537 U.S.S. Enterprise Cutaway in this video preview of the kit.
Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke [UPDATE 2] June 4, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS , comments closed
Nichelle Nichols (Uhura of Star Trek The Original Series) suffered a mild stroke while in her LA home last night. She is currently undergoing testing, with no word yet on how severe the stroke was. We will bring you updates as they are reported.
[UPDATE] CAT scan results are back and Nichelle is reported to be in good spirits.
[UPDATE 2] MRI results are back indicating the stroke was minor. Nichelle starts therapy today and is reportedly bright and cheerful
Grace Lee Whitney passes away May 4, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed
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.