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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The Newspaper Comics Vol. 1 and a request from Library of American Comics April 15, 2013

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

Captain’s Log: Stardate 7493.5 – On a survey mission through an uncharted sector of the galaxy, we have picked a radio transmission from an unexplored sun system. This is how the newspaper adventures of the Enterprise began, back in December 1979. Most Trekkies aren’t familiar with these comics, but that’s ok, because IDW’s Library of American Comics can help. More after the break.

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Watch: Preview Of George Takei On ‘Transformers Prime’ April 12, 2013

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

Tonight’s episode of Transformers Prime features Star Trek actor George Takei voicing one of the Transformers. And you can watch a clip of Takei’s work from the show below.   

 

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Kirk’s Phaser Rifle Sells For $231K At Auction April 7, 2013

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

Another piece of Star Trek history has made big money on the auction block. This time it was Kirk’s phaser rifle from the original series Star Trek pilot which sold at auction this weekend for $231,000 – a record for a Star Trek prop. 
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Star Trek/Star Wars Gags Abound On April Fool’s Day 2013 April 1, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Great Links,Humor,Shatner , comments closed

It’s April Fool’s Day and so people and sites across the interweb are having some fun, and there are a few cases where Star Trek is part of the gag. And this year it seems JJ Abrams cross-franchise work has inspired a lot of Star Wars/Star Trek gags. See below for a roundup of the Star Trek April Fool’s Day pranks 
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Star Trek Game Rematches William Shatner and The Gorn + UPDATE: New ‘Vulcan Reborn’ Promo Game March 28, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shatner,Star Trek (JJverse game) , comments closed

The new Star Trek co-op game (for PC, PS3 and Xbox360) is has Kirk and Spock from the new universe trying to save a Vulcan colony from an invasion of the Gorn. And Paramount has released a new video promo of the game featuring William Shatner and a TOS Gorn re-enacting the classic fight scene from "Arena." Check it out below. UPDATE: There is also a new online promo game.
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Watch: Takei & Hamill In ‘The Neighbors’ + Sirtis Cast In NCIS [UPDATE: Billingsley Returns To Nikita] March 26, 2013

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

Wendesday’s season finale of ABC’s sci-fi sitcom The Neighbors brings together Star Trek and Star Wars with guest roles for George Takei and Mark Hamill. See below for a promo and some stills. And in other Star Trek guest star rules, Marina Sirtis is headed to NCIS.  [UPDATE: John Billingsley is returning to Nikita next week...watch the promo]

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Malachi Throne Dies At Age 84 March 14, 2013

by Jeff Bond , Filed under: Celebrity,TNG,TOS , comments closed

Veteran character actor Malachi Throne’s death was announced on March 14, 2013. Throne was well-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Commodore Mendez in the two-part episode “The Menagerie,” but he had more connections to Trek and other high-profile genre productions over the course of his lengthy career.  
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Watch: William Shatner Beams Into Oscars As Capt. Kirk February 24, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Shatner,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

The Academy Awards were held tonight in Hollywood and the opening     of the show, hosted by big Star Trek fan Seth MacFarlane, featured William Shatner reprising his role as Captain Kirk. Watch how Kirk traveled through time to help Seth below.  
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Shatner: JJ Abrams Gave Audience What Early Star Trek Movies Couldn’t + UPDATE: Also Jokes Abrams is ‘Pig’ For Taking Star Wars Too February 10, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Shatner,ST09 Cast , comments closed

On Friday William Shatner’s voice will be heard in the animated feature Escape From Planet Earth. While doing publicity for the movie, Bill again weighed in on the new Star Trek, this time heaping praise on director JJ Abrams and the new Kirk, Chris Pine. More details (and video) below.   [UPDATE: Another video interview added with Shatner joking Abrams is a 'pig']
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Shatner: JJ Doesn’t Know What To Do With Me + Watch Bill’s Live Chat To ISS At 10:30 AM (EST) [UPDATED] February 7, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Shatner,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Once again William Shatner is weighing in on his lack of participation in the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies. Bill seems to believe that JJ Abrams doesn’t know what to do with him and he appears dubious about why they never told him about the scene they wrote for him in the 2009 movie. More details below- and in other Shatner news – watch Bill’s live chat to space at 10:30 AM Eastern. [UPDATE: Chat is over - we have recorded version to watch below].

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New Set of Star Trek Retro Posters Revealed + Designs Now Also Available On T-Shirts February 5, 2013

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

The seventh set of the cool retro style posters promoting individual episodes of the original Star Trek have been revealed. The new set of four prints from Qmx includes "Amok Time," "Operation Annihilate," "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" and "Day of the Dove." And now the designs of this series of posters are available on T-Shirts as well. More info below.  
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QMx Taking Orders For Starfleet Academy Ring Replica + Reveal New Set Of Retro TOS Posters January 8, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Art,Merchandise,Replicas,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS , comments closed

The creative folks at QMx have announced a couple of exciting new Star Trek products. First up they are finally ready to take pre-orders on a replica of the Starfleet Academy ring from the new JJ Abrams movies (and it’s only $20). They have also revealed the latest set of cool retro posters for the original Star Trek. Check out all the details and images below.

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Shatner: Original Star Trek Had ‘More Soul’ Than JJ Abrams Trek + Bill Tweets To Space January 7, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Celebrity,Shatner,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

Once again (in a new video interview) William Shatner is drawing comparisons between his Star Trek and the new Star Trek from JJ Abrams, now saying that the original had ‘more soul.’ Bill also talks about how he had grown ‘tired’ with Star Trek but has again come to appreciate its place in his career. Watch Bill talk to CNN about Star Trek and his Shatner’s World Tour below. Plus find out how Bill established communications with the International Space Station.

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E-Book Review – Star Trek: Vanguard: In Tempest’s Wake December 27, 2012

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

The final paperback from the Star Trek Vanguard series has come and gone, but there was one more story to tell. The final release in the series is the new e-book, "Star Trek: Vanguard – In Tempest’s Wake," by Dayton Ward. in this novella, Capt. Kirk reflects life in "interphase." Find out how it all works out in the TrekMovie review below.  

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TrekInk: Star Trek Doctor Who Christmas Special December 24, 2012

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Books,Comics,Magazine,TNG,TOS,Who , comments closed

The Doctor Now that the epic eight-issue Next Generation/Doctor Who mini-series from IDW Publishing has concluded, TrekMovie presents a Star Trek Doctor Who Christmas Special, briefly reviewing a completely random and entirely subjective literary and art history of the intersections of the Trek and Who franchises. Read on about some old (and not so old) Trek/Who stuff after the break…

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William Shatner As Doctor Who’s Next Master? December 21, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Sci-Fi,Shatner , comments closed

The worlds of Star Trek and Doctor Who are colliding this week with some buzz around the notion of William Shatner appearing in Doctor Who as a classic villain. Could Bill be the next evil Time Lord to face The Doctor. He seems open and so is the actor who plays The Doctor. However the show’s executive producer doesn’t seem so keen. Get all the details below.

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Book Review + Unboxing Video For Star Trek: Federation: First 150 Years December 8, 2012

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,ENT,History,Review,TOS,Trek Franchise , comments closed

It’s the big-ticket Star Trek item of the season (well, for book-lovers, anyway). Join us for a look at “Federation: The First 150 Years.” Find out how this history from the future weighs in – and watch the unboxing video to see how all the components work – below. 

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MerchUpdate: TNG S2 Blu-ray & TOS Music Box Released + New Posters & more Announced + Watch TNG S3 Promo December 4, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Merchandise,TNG Remastered,TOS,Toys,VOY , comments closed

In addition to all the news about Star Trek Into Darkness there is some new merchandise news to report. First a reminder that today some new items have been released today, plus some new cool items have just been announced including new retro posters and a new Seven of Nine statue. There is also a brand new Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 Blu-ray promo.

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George Takei Appearing In Archie’s Riverdale In New Comic Book

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

Star Trek’s George Takei has taken a bold new step into the world of comics. The actor is taking his advocacy to the world of comic books by appearing as himself this week in Archie Comics’ "Kevin Keller," a new series about the only gay teen in Riverdale. More details below.

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Pine: William Shatner’s Kirk More Iconic Than Ford/Baldwin/Affleck’s Ryan November 26, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Shatner,ST09 Cast,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Star Trek’s new Kirk Chris Pine is currently shooting on another big role for Jack Ryan. In a new interview promoting Rise of the Guardians, Pine discussed the differences in stepping into Jack Ryan’s shoes to Kirk’s space boots, noting how William Shatner is more iconic. Watch the video bellow.

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