This week TrekMovie.com is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Today we look back at 1982 with some rare video with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Ricardo Montalban promoting the film on talk shows and with the press. We also are sharing an interesting video from ILM talking about the making of the CGI sequences in the movie (the first time CGI was used in a feature film).
Anticipation for the first teaser from JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel is running very high so today when one appeared to show up on the web a few sites immediately declared it real. Unfortunately they didn’t read the fine print. But this new fan-made teaser is quite impressive. Watch it below
On Sunday night Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams once again appeared in a skit on the MTV Movie Awards. This time it was a gag about archery being the big new thing in Hollywood, but what some alert Trekkies noticed what appeared on the monitor behind JJ, who is supposed to be busy on post-production for the Star Trek sequel. So was it part of the gag, or an actual plot spoiler for the new Star Trek movie? Watch the skit below and decide for yourself.
In a new podcast, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner discusses a chance encounter that he and TNG co-star Sir Patrick Stewart had with Benedict Cumberbatch not long after Benedict had landed the role in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. Below you can listen to Brent recreate the discussion, including doing the voices of Cumberbatch and Stewart. Listen to it below, and there are no spoilers.
Our video of the day is a special in-depth "interview" with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart done by the well-known journalist Weird Al Yankovic. Conducted via traveling back to last year’s Comic Con, Weird Al asks Sir Patrick the hard questions and gets him to reveal things you have never heard before. Watch it below.
A new episode Fresh Hell, the comedy webseries from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner, has just gone online. This time Brent has to teach acting to a naked guy.
Our picture of the day comes from Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto. As we have been reported, he and his costars have recently wrapped their work on the sequel. And last night Zach said goodbye to an important part of his character Spock, check it out below.
Mad Men wasn’t the only drama that aired this week that went Star Trek. The PBS series Sherlock (featuring Star Trek sequel’s Benedict Cumberbatch) also had what appeared to be an homage to a key scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. You can watch that below, and also get an the exclusive reaction for Star Trek II writer/director Nicholas Meyer.
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.
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.
A new episode Fresh Hell, the comedy webseries from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner, has just gone online. This time another guest star from the popular web series The Guild is along for the ride. Watch it below.
Today’s video to share comes from the Magic Smoking Monkey Theatre (what a name!) in St. Louis, MO who are currently performing live versions of the classic Star Trek episodes "The Gamesters of Triskelion" and "Journey to Babel." And to promote the shows they put together a Trek-ified music video parody of Beyonce’s "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It." Check it out below. Plus we have more info on their live Star Trek show and a reminder that Star Trek: The Exhibition is leaving St. Louis soon.
The video we have to share with you today is possibly the nerdiest thing you will see (and hear) this week. A guy in the Internet has created a small niche of making music using old computer floppy drives (ask your parents about them kids). One of his orchestrations is the theme to Star Trek: The Next Generation.
When you really think about it, what are the implications of the society envisioned in Star Trek’s future? Where is the motivation when you have replicators? Why do they always talk about the 20th century? Why are all the admirals jerks? These are some of the questions asked in a new skit video from Cracked.com. Check it out below.
After a break Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell is back and the new episodes takes Brent to a new low – forced to perform at a kid’s Star Trek birthday party – as Spock. Watch it below.
Last night on nerdy CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory they once again dove into Star Trek, this time for the big wedding episode where Sheldon tried to marry Howard and Bernadette in Klingon…watch it below. Plus we have a clip from last week where Amy and Sheldon play Star Trek doctor.
Today we share a new music video going viral called "Trekkies and We Know It," a parody of the LMFAO song "Sexy and I Know It." It’s pretty cool, so check it out below
Last night the Daily Show once again featured a Star Trek reference, with a joke about Riverside, IA and the future home of James T Kirk. And this was just one of three Trek references on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report in the last week. Watch the clips below.
As we have been reporting, the Star Trek sequel production is in Northern California, where cast and crew and coming close to wrapping things up. And over the weekend some of the cast members took time out to celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Hooters…and tweeted photos. Check them out below. [UPDATE: More photos]
Over the weekend we reported on the cast reunion for Star Trek: The Next Generation at the CalgaryExpo. You can now watch the entire thing online, including Wil Wheaton’s emotional comments on leaving the show. Check it out below.
The most popular viral videos are either something geeky or something to do with cats, so this was inevitable. Today we present the Star Trek-inspired short film "Cats In Space." Watch it below.
The fifth episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell has been released and ‘Brent’ is excited about his upcoming TV appearance and chance to redeem himself, but to make sure the curse has been lifted he decides to have a séance.
Nitpicking is a time honored tradition with Trekkies and in that light we present the latest (and apparently the last) in the "Star Trek Mistakes" series of Internet videos. This one is especially hard on Worf and the Klingons.
The fourth episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell has been released and his descent into hell continues as he descend into hell as he finds himself on the set of a porn movie, but maybe he has found his ticket out out. You can watch it below.
The battle between Star Wars and Star Trek has been fought on many fronts, the latest of which was waged at the Brooklyn Mutt show with a Star Wars vs Star Trek dog costume contest. See how it turned out in a video below.
Actor Christian Slater’s character on the Fox comedy Breaking In can often be seen in a Star Trek Captain’s chair. While on Conan promoting the show, Slater talked about his chair, his love for Star Trek, and how his mom got him a cameo in Star Trek VI. Watch the segment below.
Brent Spiner is ready for his big comeback in the third episode of the second seasons of his comedy webseries Fresh Hell. Using the funding from LeVar Burton from the last episode, "Brent" can finally launch his acting class for porn stars.
Yesterday Simon Pegg took some time out from shooting the Star Trek sequel to appear on Conan to promote the home video release of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. He didn’t reveal anything about the Trek sequel but did talk about torturing his Twitter followers and his mancrush on Tom Cruise. Watch it below
Star Trek’s Simon Pegg (author of "Nerd Do Well") and Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton (author of "Just A Geek") had a Twitter exchange this afternoon that will go down as the nerdiest, geekiest Trekkiest chat ever, involving comparing Enterprises, nannites, Spock’s harp, Riker’s holodeck programs and more. Check it out for yourself below.
Leonard Nimoy is playing Spock yet another time. This Thursday Nimoy’s voice will be heard voicing a Spock action figure in Sheldon Cooper’s dream on The Big Bang Theory. And you can watch a clip of that dream below!