One of the elements that distinguishes Star Trek from other sci-fi on the big and small screen, is an emphasis on the science in science fiction. This penchant for "technobabble" has been criticized by some, but now Star Trek Voyager actress Jeri Ryan says that it actually helped her in her new role.
Syfy has been getting a lot of buzz for their upcoming origninal movie Sharktopus, but they have another Syfy monster movie coming this fall with Monsterwolf, starring Star Trek Voyager’s Doctor, Robert Picardo. More details on that, plus we have a Sci-Fi TV update with Syfy’s full fall schedule below.
As noted in the TrekMovie write-up on the Star Trek: Voyager panel at the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, Jennifer Lien (Kes) made a rare con appearance, but didn’t really say much on stage. Lied did speak to the official Star Trek site and talked a bit about her time on Voyager and her preferred ‘exit’ episode.
Brannon Braga, Star Trek’s most prolific (and often controversial) writer came to the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas to interact with the fans. Braga answered questions about his time on Next Generation, Voyager, and Enterprise, revealing some insights and new details. Get a breakdown below.
Shatner and Nimoy were not the only big Star Trek stars at the Star Trek convention on Saturday. Also there were most of the main cast of Star Trek Voyager, including Jeri Ryan in a rare appearance. See below for our panel reports and for photos of the Voyager crew.
Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Kathryn Janeway, has returned to the stage and is appearing all month in the off-Broadway production Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and we have details on that including how to get discount tickets. But in a new interview Mulgrew reveals that if she were to ever get the call again to appear in a Star Trek movie, she is ready for that too.
Today a mysterious new shot film tied into the Mortal Kombat video game franchise was released. Titled "Mortal Kombat Rebirth", it isn’t clear if this is related to a new video game, or to a possible Mortal Kombat film. One thing is clear, the video features former Voyager Borg Babe Jeri Ryan as a famous MK character. [UPDATE: Ryan Tweets About Video]
It is Memorial Day Weekend and this year the summer is kicking off with Star Trek celebrities fanning out to a few cons around the world. Phoenix Comic Con in Arizona, Collectormania in Milton Keynes, UK and Showstoppers Spectacular in LA, CA all have main cast Trek TV stars, plus many Trek guest stars. Find out where you can meet your heroes below.
Jeri Ryan has worked constantly since her time as 7 of 9 on Star Trek Voyager, including her recent stint on the heist show Leverage. But in a interview promoting the Leverage season 2 DVD set, Ryan admitted she still gets more fan mail for her work on Star Trek.
Dennis McCarthy, the prolific composer who scored much of Star Trek on TV and Film from 1987-2005, is being honored by ASCAP this summer with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award. More details below.
The network upfronts being held in New York have yielded good news for another Star Trek vet. Today ABC revealed their fall schedule and it includes Body of Proof, a new medical show featuring Star Trek Voyager’s Borg Babe Jeri Ryan. More details and cast photo below. [UPDATE: Video previews].
In the beginning of May more than 5,000 fans met their genre stars at FedCon XIX, Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci Fi convention, in Bonn, Germany. Star Trek was represented well by Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, Suzie Plakson, Chase Masterson, Martha Hackett and Manu Intiraymi. See below for a report from the event, including photos.
A new rumor is going around that there is a new ‘Star Trek Voyager film’ in the works. This rumor seems to have been started from a post on a Facebook page attributed to Voyager actor Tim Russ. TrekMovie decided to check with Russ directly to find out what is going on, and it appears to be a hoax.
There is a lot of Star Trek celeb news this week. We start off with some images: papa Kirk (Chris Hemsworth) as Thor, Simon Pegg going viral on a pink bike, and Chris Pine hanging with Snape. Plus Zoe Saldana is having trouble with her shoes since Star Trek, Damon Lindelof in the new Time, and Kate Mulgrew is going to be Cleopatra.
Since ending his stint in the Delta Quadrant aboard the USS Voyager, Robert Duncan McNeill has moved behind the camera. He is now a director and executive producer on the light-hearted NBC spy show Chuck. In a new interview McNeill compares the comedy and "bromances" of Chuck and Voyager.
A couple of Star Trek veterans are returning to the world of sci-fi. First up Star Trek The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton has been cast to do an episode of Syfy’s Eureka. And Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Duncan McNeil is directing a new episode of the ABC alien show V. More details below.
Veteran Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga has just inked a lucrative deal with 20th Century Fox. Braga, who is currently working for Fox on the show 24, is expected to develop new shows for Fox, possibly including a new sci-fi series. More details below.
It looks like William Shatner isn’t the only Star Trek regular who has landed a role this pilot season (see previous story). It has just been reported that Star Trek Voyager’s Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan and been cast in a ABC procedural drama Body of Evidence.
Last week was Simon Pegg’s 40th birthday, and today another Trek alum can do him two better. Jeri Ryan, aka Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero-One aka Annika Hansen, of Star Trek Voyager, is turning 42 years young today. So TrekMovie wishes her a happy birthday, and catches up on what the former Borg babe is up to these days.
CelebWatch is back, baby! This week, we have news on Star Trek vets lending a hand for Haiti, more gossip for Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana’s revealing secrets and more in a new (and provocative) photo shoot, and Sir Patrick Stewart on his upcoming knighthood. Plus: the passing of an acting legend who graced the set of TNG. For all this and more, just click below.