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TrekInk: The British Aren’t Coming! The British Aren’t Coming! September 15, 2014

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Editorial,TOS,UK , comments closed

The Library of American Comics (LOAC), an imprint of IDW Publishing, recently reprinted the L.A. Times Star Trek newspaper strip in two gorgeous, painstakingly researched and restored, hardcover volumes. Can we make a convincing case for reprinting the other obscure Star Trek comic strips, published in the United Kingdom, from 1969 to 1973?

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Red Shirt Diaries Ep. 3: Where No Man Has Gone Before + Tribble Giveaway

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

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The adventures of security officer Ensign Williams on board the USS Enterprise continue with the third episode of the parody webseries The Red Shirt Diaries. This week’s "diary" goes back to the events of the original Star Trek episode "Where No Man Has Gone Before," and gives us some backstory on Williams. Watch it below, plus find out how you can win a tribble.

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Smithsonian Moves Original USS Enterprise Model Out Of Gift Shop To Prep For Big Hall Display September 14, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,TOS , comments closed

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The studio model for the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series is on the move. Earlier this week the ship was removed from its latest display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, in preparation for move to a new location within the museum. The model will also be undergoing evaluation and conservation treatment. More details and photos below.

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Watch: Leonard Nimoy Sings “Plato’s Stepchildren” Song + Talks ‘Up and Down’ Roddenberry Relationship & more September 11, 2014

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed

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Even though Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has "retired" from going to conventions, he can still beam into them thanks to the magic of Skype. This was the treat that fans at Salt Lake City Comic Con enjoyed over the weekend. TrekMovie.com was there, so you get to as well. We previewed a clip from the event on Monday and today we present the full highlights of his talk. Watch it below

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See What Star Trek TOS Would Have Looked Like In Widescreen Cinerama September 10, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

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Star Trek was born on TV and well before HD so it has always been set in the rather narrow standard TV ratio, even on Blu-ray. But an intrepid fan has stitched together some screencaps to envision what the show could have looked like in widescreen, check out some examples below.

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Watch Levar Burton Drink Wine And Talk Childhood With William Shatner September 9, 2014

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

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This week William Shatner had a Star Trek guest on his web show "Brown Bag Wine Tasting." Watch the two talk wine and a little Star Trek below.

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Exclusive: David Gerrold Talks Star Trek’s Legacy & Humor + Relationships w/ Roddenberry & Coon + more September 8, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: History,Interview,TOS , comments closed

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TrekMovie continues to celebrate the Star Trek’s 48th birthday with an exclusive interview with one of the writers for the original Series. David Gerrold (best known for "Troubles with Tribbles") talks to us about the legacy of Star Trek, his relationship with the Genes (Coon and Roddenberry), LGBT characters in Trek and more. Plus we have a contest to win five David Gerrold e-books.

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StarTrek48: Watch Leonard Nimoy Talk About How Roddenberry’s Lieutenant Led To Spock Casting

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: History,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed

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As part of our celebration of Star Trek’s birthday we have TrekMovie video from the weekend’s Salt Lake City Comic Con where Leonard Nimoy beamed in via Skype and talked about how he got cast in Star Trek following his appearance on Gene Roddenberry’s previous show The Lieutenant. We also have clip of that episode. Watch it all below.

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Happy 48th Birthday Star Trek – Join TrekMovie Celebration With ‘Man Trap’ Livetweet 8:30 PM

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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On September 8, 1966 the first episode of of an ambitious sci-fi show created by Gene Roddenberry aired on NBC – in color! 48 years later, Star Trek is still going strong after hundreds of episodes over five series and twelve feature films (with another on the way). Watch the first commercials and interviews for Star Trek below, plus get info on TrekMovie’s ‘livetweet’ celebration and giveaway set for tonight.

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Watch: Star Trek TNG Stars Talk Romance, Bad Costumes, Character Similarities & More At WW Chicago August 26, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner,TNG , comments closed

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On Sunday the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation reuinited in Chicago for a Wizard World panel discussion moderated by none other than William Shatner. We have photos from the event and some video clips below. Plus the ultimate Star Trek selfie!

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s The City on the Edge of Forever #3 + Preview

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

Barely a week into their time journey, Spock is traumatized, Kirk is spellbound, their relationship is strained, and Beckwith is nowhere in sight. The third issue of Harlan Ellison’s The City of the Edge of Forever makes its way to your local comic shop this week. Read TrekMovie’s review (with spoilers) and a preview after the break.

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Takei: We all had problems with Shatner on the Star Trek set August 13, 2014

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

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George Takei is once again continuing his feud with William Shatner, this time in a sit down with Oprah. Watch the clip below. And in Out Magazine, George recalls a funny story from behind the scenes working on Star Trek.

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R.I.P. Arlene Martel August 12, 2014

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

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There is more sad news today as it has been reported that actress Arlene Martel has passed away. Famous for her role as T’Pring in the original Star Trek, Martel was 78. More details plus condolences from some Trek luminaries below.

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Watch: Doug Drexler’s Tribute Video To Star Trek Designer Matt Jefferies August 11, 2014

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

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Veteran Star Trek artist/designer Doug Drexler has produced another great Star Trek video. This time it is a tribute to the late Matt Jefferies, art director and production designer on the original Star Trek series (who also happened to be the designer of the iconic USS Enterprise). Watch the tribute video below.

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Friday Funnies: Watch Levar Burton’s ‘Tweeting Rainbow’ + Sesame Street’s Muppet Kirk August 8, 2014

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

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Star Trek: TNG’s LeVar Burton is branching out from Reading Rainbow to "Tweeting Rainbow," courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch LeVar read celebrity tweets to kids below. Plus, in other kids TV/Trek news, William Shatner is happy that Kirk is on Sesame Street.

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First Look At Images From Shatner’s Star Trek TNG Doc ‘Chaos on the Bridge’

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

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William Shatner has another Star Trek documentary coming soon, this time the focus is on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Titled "Chaos on the Bridge" the doc premieres August 25th in Canada. And HBO Canada has provided TrekMovie with a first look at some stills from the doc. Check it out below.

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STLV: Shatner Previews TNG Doc & Talks Star Trek V & JJ-Trek + Ellison & Koenig Debate Fan Productions August 5, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner,TOS , comments closed

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The last day of the convention was headlined by none other than Star Trek legend William Shatner, who gave a preview of his new TNG documentary and talked a bit of Trek, including giving opinions on JJ Abrams and Chris Pine. Sunday also had another Harlan Ellison panel, this time with longtime friend Walter Koenig. The pair had an interesting exchange talking about fan productions. More details and photos below.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: New Visions #2: Time’s Echo + 7-page Preview

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Review,TOS , comments closed

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IDW’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovel series returns this month with veteran artist John Byrne at the helm in a new original story, “Time’s Echo”. Check out this latest “lost episode” of TOS with our spoiler-filled review, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.

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STLV14: Urban Talks Star Trek 2016 + Dorn Talks ‘Capt. Worf’ Pitch + Ellison Not Fan of Joan Collins + more August 1, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness,TNG,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Thursday was opening day for the official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. Heading up the bill was Karl Urban, who talked a bit about the 2016 Star Trek sequel. Also on hand was most of the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, a cantankerous Harlan Ellison and more. See below for our Thursday recap with lots of photos.

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Koenig: Leonard Nimoy Fought To Get Nichelle Nichols Pay Equity For ‘Star Trek’ + Nimoy Confirms July 31, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Nimoy,TOS , comments closed

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According to original Star Trek cast member Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy once fought to get Nichelle Nichols pay equity. TrekMovie checked with Mr. Nimoy and he gave us the exclusive details. More info below.

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