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Shatner, TNG stars and TrekMovie headed to Phoenix Comic Con For Memorial Day Weekend May 24, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Shatner,TNG , comments closed

Memorial Day Weekend in Phoenix is going to get a lot geekier with Phoenix Comic Con. This year promises to be the biggest one ever for the fan-friendly event, including a slew of Star Trek guests and fan panels. William Shatner will be there along with Star Trek: The Next Generation stars Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirits, Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton. TrekMovie.com will also be there holding our own panel, plus covering the event. More details below.
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Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek: TMP Left Franchise As ‘Beached Whale’ + He Is ‘Played Out’ As Spock May 23, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness,TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

A couple of weeks ago we posted the first part of an LA Times video interview with Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy. The second part has just been posted online and you watch it below, where Nimoy talks about the link between Star Wars and Star Trek and even does does his impersonation of William Shatner! Most interesting, Nimoy critiques Star Trek: The Motion Picture, saying he doesn’t think of it as a Star Trek movie. He also says that he is "played out" with Spock.

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Watch: Writer Pitches Star Trek Script On Mad Men

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

Did you catch the latest episode of AMC’s Mad Men over the weekend? The Emmy-winning drama is set at an ad agency in 60s, and the show has now progressed to the time shortly after the premiere of Star Trek in 1966. And so for the first time, Star Trek got a mention in Mad Men. Watch the clip below.

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Watch: Leonard Nimoy’s BU Convocation Address – Talks About Being ‘Scared’ To Take Role of Spock May 21, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,Nimoy,TOS , comments closed

As reported last week, Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy returned to his home town to receive an honorary doctorate degree and give the convocation address Boston University’s College of Fine arts. As part of his address, Nimoy talked about how he was initially "scared" to take on the role of Spock. You can watch Nimoy’s full address below.

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August Star Trek Comics With CyberBorg, Tribbles and More May 20, 2012

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

startrek_drwho_04_cvrb_sIDW Publishing’s solicitations for August include the third issue of the Next Generation/Doctor Who crossover, the conclusion of a troubling tribble tale, and a reprint of two classic Wildstorm Star Trek comics. Details and covers below.

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Book Review: Star Trek Department of Temporal Investigations: Forgotten History

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,DS9,Review,TAS,TNG,TOS , comments closed

Lucsly and Dulmur are running out of time in the fast-paced new novel from Christopher L. Bennett. Once again the Department of Temporal Investigation is on the case in the new Star Trek novel, “Forgotten History,” and for this outing they are dealing with the guy who has the biggest time travel rap sheet, James T. Kirk. The TrekMovie review follows.

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FedCon Sat: Frakes Reveals Star Trek Sequel Set Visit + Shatner On JJ Not Hiring Him + McFadden Hopes For ‘Big Bang’

by Henning Koonert , Filed under: Celebrity,Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness,TNG,TOS , comments closed

On Saturday, the third day of this year’s FedCon, Jonathan Frakes revealed he had been on the set of the new Star Trek movie, William Shatner filled not one but two rooms and talked about JJ Abrams not hiring him, while Gates McFadden told the audience about her heroes and said she hoped to join Wil Wheaon on Big Bang Theory. See below for full report.

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All 5 Star Trek TV Captains To Appear Together For First Time At Philadelphia Comic Con May 19, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,ENT,TNG,TOS,VOY , comments closed

Last month we reported that all five of Star Trek’s TV captains will gather for the first time ever at Destination Star Trek London in October. However, with the addition of Patrick Stewart to their line-up it turns out that Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con being held May 31 – June 3rd will get the honor of first collection of five Trek captains. Details below.

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James Doohan’s Ashes Set To Launch Into Space Saturday Morning + Statement From Family [UPDATE - Launch Postponed to May 22] May 18, 2012

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

Tomorrow is a historic day in space flight, with the launch of the first commercial supply vehicle for the International Space Station. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off Saturday morning and it has just been revealed that part of the cargo includes cremated remains of Star Trek’s original Scotty James Doohan, who passed away in 2005. More info and an exclusive statement from the Doohan family below. [UPDATE - Launch scrubbed at last second, postponed until May 22]

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Watch: LeVar Burton In ‘Perception’ – New TNT Summer Drama From Trek Vets Sussman & Biller

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,ENT,TOS,VOY , comments closed

TNT has just announced their summer schedule which includes a new show called Perception from veteran Star Trek writer/producers Kenneth Biller and Mike Sussman. Starring Eric McCormack, Perception is a different kind of procedural  and it will feature Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton in a recurring role. See video previews of the show below, along with behind the scenes video of LeVar.

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Leonard Nimoy Talks Longevity Of Star Trek + Finding His Way In Retirement May 17, 2012

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

This weekend Star Trek legend  Leonard Nimoy will receive an honorary doctorate from Boston University. He will also be giving the convocation address at the BU College of Fine Arts. In advance of the event Nimoy spoke to the college’s newspaper about growing up in Boston, and a bit about Star Trek as well. See excerpts below.

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Laurence Luckinbill Says Leonard Nimoy Nimoy Wanted To Play Sybok In Star Trek V May 16, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History,Nimoy , comments closed

In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier we learned that Spock had a half-brother. The fully Vulcan Sybok was played by actor Laurence Luckinbill who has revealed that things were a bit icy between him and Leonard Nimoy. Apparently Nimoy wanted to play both Spock and his brother. Details below.

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Cool Trek Stuff: New ‘Shuttle Crew Service’ Recruitment Poster

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

In March we reported on the launch of ByeByeRobot, a new fine art Star trek licensee, which is giving MondoPrints competition in the cool Trek poster and art world. The company has announced a new fun poster promoting "Shuttle Service" on planet Cestus III. Check it out below.

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Nimoy: Star Trek Sequel Doesn’t Need Me May 11, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Ever since Nimoy made an offhand comment to CNN a couple of weeks ago there has been a flurry of speculation about him being in the Star Trek sequel. In yet another interview, the Trek legend responds by saying he isn’t needed for for the sequel. More details below.

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Nimoy Talks About Visiting Sequel Set And Unsung Heroes of Star Trek May 10, 2012

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,History,Nimoy,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

In a new interview with the official Star Trek site, Trek legend Leonard Nimoy talks about his visit to the set of the Star Trek sequel (and what it means and doesn’t mean). He also talked about Walter Koenig finally getting his Hollywood star and other under recognized people in Trek.

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Leonard Nimoy Reveals Concern Star Trek (and Vulcan Ears) Would Make Him ‘Punch Line’ [VIDEO] May 9, 2012

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

Leonard Nimoy sat down for a new video interview with the LA Times Hero Complex and the Nerdist Chanel where he talks about his photography, life as a director, meeting Jimi Hendrix, and what he thought of Star Trek before joining the series. The actor reveals that he was concerned the show (and the ears) could make him a "punch line." Watch the interview below.

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William Shatner To Guest Host UK News Comedy Show + Fights Tinnitus Aquired Filming Star Trek

by Ronan O'Flaherty , Filed under: Celebrity,Shatner,TOS , comments closed

Not content with sitting idle, 81 year old Star Trek veteran William Shatner is set to guest host an episode of the long running UK panel show "Have I Got News For You." More details on that below, plus video of Bill’s latest appearance on The Tonight Show, and find out how Shatner is fighting the tinnitus he got fighting a giant lizard on Star Trek.

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Nimoy Tweets On Star Trek Sequel Reports + Another Actor From Villain Casting Search Identified May 3, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Spoilers,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

This week has seen a lot of reporting across the web about the Star Trek sequel, including some spoiler reporting. Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy has offered some thoughts of his own on these reports on Twitter. And in other sequel news, a new report reveals another actor who was up for the role of the villain in the Star Trek sequel. See below, but spoilers are discussed.

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Composer Joel Goldsmith Dead at 54 April 30, 2012

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

Joel Goldsmith, son of famed film composer Jerry Goldsmith and a talented composer in his own right, died of cancer at the age of 54. Joel was the eldest of six children by Jerry Goldsmith, and he reportedly began assisting his father with electronics in his scores as early as 1976 on the science fiction adventure Logan’s Run.
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Did Leonard Nimoy Hint He May Appear In Star Trek Sequel? [UPDATE 2] April 27, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Nimoy,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Since appearing in the 2009 Star Trek movie, Leonard Nimoy has supposedly re-retired from acting. However, while appearing at the landing of the Shuttle Enterprise in New York it appears the actor may have hinted another possible appearance in the 2013 sequel. [UPDATE 2 w/ video]

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