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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Missing a regular dose of Trek in your life? Thankfully the Star Trek novel line continues to keep the Star Trek universe alive, with new adventures every month set after, and amongst, the events of the TV and film series. On top of that, the recently revived and expanded ebook line gives us an episode-feel novella every other month. So today TrekMovie takes a look at what is coming up in Star Trek fiction over the next year.
One of the biggest debates for fans is Kirk v Picard, but what is unusual is for one of the creative forces behind Star Trek to pick a side – but that is what Brannon Braga did in a recent interview. Find out what he had to say on that, Generations death threats and more – plus watch Braga talking about his latest space adventure – the new Cosmos (now out on Blu-ray).
Today is the 4th of July – celebrated as Independence Day in the USA. In the future history of Star Trek, the USA ceased to exist after World War III, but the principles that founded the nation lived on. And being that James T. Kirk was born in Iowa (he only works in outer space) he shows pride for the former nation in a patriotic speech from the episode “The Omega Glory.” Watch it below.
The documentary “To Be Takei” about Star Trek star George Takei comes out in August and features interviews with the new Sulu John Cho along with George’s original Trek co-stars Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and even William Shatner. Watch the brand new trailer below, plus the latest episode of George’s webseries "Takei’s Take" where he talks Trek and social media.
Summer 2014 is shaping up to be a fine time for Star Trek comics from IDW Publishing and elsewhere. In addition to Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever five-part adaptation, the monthly Star Trek series will begin a six-issue story arc featuring Q, the new crew, time travel, and some niners. We’ll also see another John Byrne photocomic and a one-shot special issue featuring the doctors. No, not the Doctors, the other ones, the Starfleet doctors. But what about the Doctor?