Syfy’s Face Off tackles Star Trek September 1, 2015by Bill Watters , Filed under: This Week In Trek,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV,Uncategorized , 10 comments
We’re into the ninth season of Syfy’s Face Off, which continues to be the network’s highest rated unscripted series. This week’s make-up theme is Star Trek, so I was eager to see where they took the challenge. The episode is in the series typical two challenge format, however this time the way they tie it back to Star Trek is that in the first round the contestants have to create an alien design based on a different background assigned to each person, and in the second they’re tasked to update it for a Next Generation era feel.
William Shatner NOT In Life Or Death Struggle February 4, 2008by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Shatner,Uncategorized , comments closed
The current issue (which came out last Friday) of The National Enquirer has a story titled WILLIAM SHATNER SURGERY TURNS INTO LIFE-OR-DEATH DRAMA which would be pretty big news if it were true. The story states that Mr. Shatner suffered heart complications during hip surgery. After being sent tips to the story, TrekMovie.com checked in at Shatner HQ and was told that Bill was fine, that he has had no surgeries and the whole thing was made up.
Minimates Go Mirror + New Lines Coming From Diamond Select February 1, 2008by John Tenuto , Filed under: Uncategorized , comments closed
Ever since Star Trek Enterprise brought back the Mirror Universe with the popular “In a Mirror, Darkly” in 2005 the alternative place with the beards has been all the rage. Pocket Books has released a couple Mirror Universe books with more on the way and IDW recently announced a Mirror comic, and now Diamond Select is headed to the other side.
What Is This? September 29, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Uncategorized , comments closed
A little birdy has tipped me off to fightingthedead.com, a new teaser site for a sci-fi/genre TV project for 2008. Not sure what network or what it is called (possibly ‘Fighting the Dead’?), but apparently it involves many Star Trek veterans from in front and behind the camera. Once at the site you may even be able to distinguish one of their voices.
Transformers Trailer May 22, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,Uncategorized , comments closed
Paramount’s tent pole for this summer is Transformers – written by Trek XI scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. If you haven’t seen it, here is the the latest trailer.
HD version and other trailers at Yahoo Movies
Dochterman To Complete His “Enhanced Doomsday Machine” January 25, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions,Uncategorized , comments closed
Daren Dochterman, the Visual Effects Supervisor on the Directors’ Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, has been working on a CGI-enhanced version of "The Doomsday Machine" for many years. He even presented a version of his work to Paramount TV over 2 years before they decided to give Star Trek Remastered the go ahead. That version has been available at his site (TrekEnhanced.com) and on YouTube for over a year, but Dochterman has been quietly working on a ‘final version’ which he announced at his site today.TOS-R Preview,Uncategorized , comments closed
StarTrek.com have put up a preview for next weekend’s "Journey To Babel" Remastered. Check out the Enterprise’s new shuttle bay.
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Remember, this episode airs next weekend. This weekend is "For The World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky"
Shatner Talks Rocket Man January 24, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Shatner,Uncategorized , comments closed
One of the interweb’s most popular viral videos is of William Shatner singing Elton John’s classic ‘Rocket Man’ at an awards show from the 70s. Now in a new video, Bill talks about (and shows) this legendary performance
Grunberg To Be In Star Trek XI…Whether He Likes It Or Not January 22, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: ST09 Cast,Uncategorized , comments closed
JJ Abrams best friend Greg Grunberg was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last Friday, and Jimmy asked him about being in Trek XI. Grunberg said that he may not want to sit for eight hours of make-up for just a line, but Abrams may not give him a choice.TOS Remastered,Uncategorized , comments closed
StarTrek.com have put up a preview for next weekend’s "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" Remastered. The preview features the new Yonada asteroid.
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Remember, this episode airs next weekend. This weekend is "Where No Man Has Gone Before"
New Opening Credits…now with new model [UPDATED] January 14, 2007by Matt Wright , Filed under: TOS Remastered,Uncategorized , comments closed
The CBS Digital team took the opportunity of doing "Wink Of An Eye" to finally put the new improved model of the Enterprise into the opening credits. This episode was the first season 3 episode and each season has a slightly different opening title sequence. CBS-D will now ‘retrofit’ this title sequence for future season 1 and season 2 episodes. So here it is…IN STEREO (the music is slightly different for season 3 as well)
UPDATE: The audio sync has been fixed in both the WMV and YouTube versions, enjoy!
Put on some velour for the preview of “Where No Man Has Gone Before” January 11, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: TOS Remastered,TOS-R Preview,Uncategorized , comments closed
StarTrek.com have put up a preview for "Where No Man Has Gone Before" Remastered. This shows off the incredible new galactic barrier CGI.
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Remember, this episode airs next weekend. This weekend is "Wink of An Eye"Games,Uncategorized , comments closed
During his Keynote speech at CES this week, CBS Chairman Les Moonves talked up how CBS is getting hipper to the whole interweb thing. Moonves announced a series of initiatives and partnerships in the digital world, including making clips of its shows available for ‘video mashups’. Moonves told crowd: "there’s no such thing anymore as old or new media — there’s just media." Star Trek is part of this vision with the announcement of a partnership to build a ‘Star Trek Environment’ within the Second Life online community. Moonves brought out the Founder of Linden Labs, the makers of Second Life, to demonstrate the possiblities.
First Image from “Wink Of An Eye” [UPDATED: Video Preview Added] January 10, 2007by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: TOS Remastered,TOS-R Preview,Uncategorized , comments closed
CBS just sent over this cool shot of Kirk and a doomed red shirt on planet Scalos.TOS Remastered,Uncategorized , comments closed
it has been 3 weeks, but TOS-R is back…with Klingons!!
Shatner’s New Years Message December 30, 2006by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Shatner,Uncategorized , comments closed
It was a banner year for the Shat…see him talk about 2006 and his resolutions for 2007.
Shatner Boldly Goes Online For A New Year’s Message
Trek Comic Publisher To Put Out Transformers Prequels December 28, 2006by John Tenuto , Filed under: Comics,Star Trek (2009 film),Uncategorized , comments closed
The meeting of Autobots and Decepticons in the feature film version of Transformers July 4, 2007 will be preceded by a 4 issue prequel comic published by IDW. Transformers comic writer Simon Furman and Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall will pen the issues with art by Don Figueroa telling stories set before the big screen adventure. The first issue will be available this February with a 4 issues adaptation of the feature film being released in June. IDW also happen to be the new licensee for Star Trek comics, with a TNG series coming this January. IDW tell TrekMovie.com that their license covers ‘all of Star Trek’ and they plan on releasing a Klingon series as well as a TOS series. Can we also expect Trek XI prequels and adaptations? For now IDW remain mum on this issue, but prequel comics are all the rage and have been made for the recent Star Wars films as well as Superman Returns . Considering that Transformers is a Paramount feature film written by the same screenwriters as Star Trek XI (Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci) it seems likely we may get a prequel to the upcoming Trek prequel.
Slow News Day Video…’After They Were Famous’ December 27, 2006by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Trek Franchise,Uncategorized , comments closed
In 2003 the British ITV program ‘After They Were Famous’ did an episode on Star Trek, focusing on the Original Series. It includes interviews with all the cast alive at the time (including Doohan) as well as Bob Justman and Herb Solow. It has a lot of behind the scenes footage as well. It is now up on YouTube (in four parts…click more for parts 2-4)
TV Land’s Top 100 Catchphrases — The Trek Phrases December 24, 2006by Matt Wright , Filed under: Trek Franchise,Uncategorized , comments closed
As we reported recently Star Trek had 3 entries on TV Land’s list of Top 100 TV catchphrases. Here are William Shatner, Marina Sirtis, George Takei, LeVar Burton, and Wil Wheaton (along with a collection of quasi-celebrities) discussing "Resistance is Futile", "Live Long and Prosper" and "Space the Final Frontier…"
Hummer Boldly Goes Trek In New Ad December 21, 2006by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Trek Franchise,Uncategorized , comments closed
More proof that Trek, and specifically the Orignal Series, is still part of the cultural zeitgest.