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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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IDW & BOOM! Announce Star Trek/Planet of the Apes Comic Crossover July 25, 2014

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

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Today brings another announcement from San Diego Comic-Con, this time a surprising comics crossover with Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. Details below.

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Book Review: Fun With Kirk and Spock

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,Humor,Review,TOS , comments closed

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Welcome to your childhood, with some adult panache! Robb Pearlman sends up the very best of Star Trek (and its worst as well) in the new hootfest of a Star Trek parody book that is "Fun with Kirk and Spock."

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever #2 + Preview July 22, 2014

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

All past history has been changed and the machines of the ancients are traumatized! This week IDW Publishing releases the second installment of their adaptation of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for The City on the Edge of Forever. Chronometric spoilers, a preview, and more after the break.

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Star Trek Documentary With Lost Roddenberry Interview Footage Seeking Kickstarter Funding

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

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A lengthy rare interview with Gene Roddenberry that was believed to have been lost has now been found, and is hoped to become the basis for a new documentary on the birth of the Star Trek series he created. Catch a glimpse of the footage below, plus find out how you can help.

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TheCollective: Custom TOS Mini-Figs + Mirror Beach Towel + Sheldon Spock + Enterprise-A + more July 21, 2014

by James Edward , Filed under: Collectibles,DS9,ENT,Merchandise,TNG,TOS,Toys , comments closed

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Whether you like to play Trek, display Trek, or even lay out on the beach with Trek, the good people at CBS are always finding new ways to bring Trek into your life. Continue below for all the latest Star Trek stuff, fresh from 3D printers, the mirror universe, shipyards, and the office of Doctor Sheldon Cooper.

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George Takei: Star Trek Cast Were ‘Cool’ About Him Being Gay + Talks Shatner Feud & Roddenberry [VIDEO] July 19, 2014

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

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George Takei was on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher on  Friday night and his feud with Star Trek co-star William Shatner came up with Takei taking a few shots at Bill. He also talked about his attempt to get Gene Roddenberry to tackle LGBT issues. Watch the segment below.

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Patrick Stewart Joins Star Trek: TNG Reunions In Chicago and London – To Be Moderated By Shatner July 17, 2014

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

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Just announced today, Sir Patrick Stewart has signed on to appear at Chicago Comic Con on August 24th – completing their line-up for a full Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion. Even better it will be moderated by William Shatner. And Stewart has also signed on for a TNG reunion at the London Star Trek Destination con in October – also moderated by Shatner. Details below.

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TrekInk: Preview Star Trek Comics coming October 2014 July 16, 2014

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

This October, IDW Publishing will release a double helping of John Byrne’s Star Trek photo tales, the conclusion of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for The City on the Edge of Forever, and part four of the ongoing story arc featuring Q and the NuCrew. Read on for the details from the good folks at IDW.

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Cool Stuff: Gesture-Based Star Trek TOS Phaser Universal Remote July 15, 2014

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

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Ever wanted to shoot your TV? How about with a phaser? Well soon you will have your chance with a new original Star Trek series phaser remote control from those fine people at ThinkGeek. Details and photos below.

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TrekInk: Review of Ultimate Star Trek Doctor Crossover ‘Flesh and Stone’ + Preview

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,DS9,ENT,Review,TAS,TNG,TOS,VOY , comments closed

When attendees of a Starfleet medical conference are infected by a terrifying contagion, Beverly Crusher, Julian Bashir and Katherine Pulaski, ably assisted by the Doctor, race against time to find a cure, discovering answers in the memory and experience of Leonard McCoy and Phlox. Prepare for spoilers in our review of the new “Star Trek: Flesh and Stone” comic, STAT.

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George Takei: Now Is Time For LGBT Character In Star Trek + Tried To Convince Roddenberry July 13, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: History,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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George Takei has revealed that he tried to convince Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry to add a gay character to the TOS movies. More details below.

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Delaware TV Station To FCC: Star Trek Re-Runs Address Local Community Issues July 7, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Great Links,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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A television station found a novel way to adhere to FCC "public interest" regulations by claiming that airing certain episodes of Star Trek and some other re-runs are "matters of importance" to their local community. Find out how Star Trek is informing the citizens of Wilmington, Delaware below.

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