The second season of the comedy webseries Fresh Hell starring Star Trek: TNG’s Brent Spiner has arrived. In the first episode Spiner returns to the role of an alternative version of himself who is struggling with life after "the incident." You never know surprises can happen as "Brent" tries to figure out how he can scrape together the money to start a new career teaching porn stars how to act. Watch it below.
Last night William Shatner appeared on The Colbert Report to promote his new Broadway show and host Stephen Colbert showed his inner Trekkie by gushing with Bill, including saying that when he was on Star Trek he was "god damn beautiful" and a "golden god." The two also arm-wrestled. Watch the clip below, along with another clip of Bill talking to VH1 about alien sex and a couple of clips from his "Shatner’s World" show.
Our old friend visual effects artist, and super Trekkie, Daren Dochterman is up to his old tricks again. This time has has lovingly recreated the original commercials for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but now in HD. Check them out below.
The new season of Celebrity Apprentice has premiered, with Star Trek’s George Takei as one of the celebrities. The first task for the men’s team was to name the team. George tried to inject some sci-fi into the mix, resulting in some talk about Star Trek, with Adam Corolla hitting back hard against anything Trek. Watch it below.
Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new Kirk, has a new movie opening today (This Means War) so last night he took some time off from shooting the sequel set to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live. While there Chris talked briefly about shooting Trek, travel, cartoon crushes, and his Kardashian connection. Jimmy also arranged a phone call with Chris’ high school crush Kristy Swanson (the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer). Watch it below.
Tonight’s episode of CBS’s nerdy comedy The Big Bang Theory again went to Star Trek for some jokes, including bringing back the famed Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock game, along with talk of Star Trek trivia contest. Watch the clips below
The final entry in what is destined to be a classic Star Trek viral video trilogy has been released with Black Moon Studio’s "What’s in Spock’s Scanner Part 3." See how Spock and crew deal with life following a long night of partying on Deep Space Nine.
This week celebrity chef Mario Batali and his ABC cooking show The Chew went all Star Trek for their episode on the 60s. The entire team dressed up in classic Star Trek uniforms, and even made some "Spoq au Vin." Watch clips from the show below.
For the last couple of summers TrekMovie has reported the fun Trek in the Park plays from the Atomic Arts theater company in Portland, OR. Now the group has gained new famed, being featured in the latest episode of IFC’s comedy Portlandia. Check out a clip of that below, plus a clip of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore guest starring in a BSG-themed segment.
A new nerdy short film is going viral around the web this week. Created by Max Landis, writer for the recently released sci-fi film Chronicle (and son of director John Landis), the film features Max retelling the story of the death of Superman from DC comics in the early 90s. It also features a number of celebrity cameos, including Star Trek’s Simon Pegg.
"The Inner Light" is considered one of (if not the) best episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which is why it landed a spot on the new "The Next Level" Blu-ray being released today. The episode features one of series’ more memorable musical scores as well. So today we present an orchestral version of the theme from "The Inner Light."
Over the weekend there was a meeting of the franchises on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart and Liam Neeson were both guests and at one point Norton decided to compare their respective interactive toys. Watch how it worked out below, plus see Patrick talk about his surprising love for Beevis and Butthead.
In is an undisputed fact that Star Trek has led the way in the sub-genre of Space Nazis, but the Finnish filmmakers behind 2005’s Trek parody Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning are taking the 3rd Reich to the next level with Iron Sky – a film about Nazis on the moon. Check out the latest trailer below. We also look back at Star Trek’s Space Nazis.
Yesterday Americans were glued to their TVs watching the final four teams vie for spots in the Super Bowl (alas San Francisco, future home of Starfleet, lost). However, Europeans were also watching their own football, and in a match between Malaga and Barcelona, the announcer went to the final frontier in describing a goal by Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Watch and listen below.
Last year TrekMovie reported on some comments from one Matt Senrich, one of the producers of the the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken, who promised more Star Trek gags for fifth season of the stop-motion animated comedy show. That season is currently airing and we here at TrekMovie have been remiss in sharing some of those gags. Check them out below, including a new take on the two Spocks scene from Star Trek (2009). There is also a skit where Jeri Ryan has an orgasm.
It looks like Star Trek’s William Shatner is saying goodbye to another character — who is literally going out in a heroic blaze of glory. Today Priceline released what they are calling the final ad featuring Shatner as "The Negotiator," and they may even be ending their relationship with the actor who helped launch the brand in the 90s. We also have a retrospective of some of Shat’s best Priceline spots.
Once again Stephen Colbert threw in a Trek gag on The Colbert Report. Last night’s show featured a segment about how many websites (like Wikipedia) went dark yesterday to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act. This gave Stephen an opportunity to use his Wikipedia backup…and talk Trek. Watch it below.
Today the worlds of Star Trek and cute animal viral videos come together with a dog that likes to sing along to the theme from the original Star Trek series. Watch it below, plus a bonus video featuring a kitten that defies gravity.
Last night brought another fun mix of national and international politics and Star Trek. When The Colbert Report analyzed the previous weekend’s GOP presidential debates, Stephen Colbert found a new danger for us all to worry about: a warp-capable Iran. Watch the clip below.
George Take recently tried to call for a peace in the ongoing Star Trek / Star Wars “feud”, but William Shatner is more interested in keeping it going. Watch Bill’s video reply to George below.
Coincidence Alert! The big news of the week was that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch was cast as the villain in the Star Trek sequel. And in a bit of small world, tonight’s episode of Sherlock airing on the BBC contained a small Star Trek reference aimed at Cumberbatch. Watch the clip below, plus see what Simon Pegg has to say about Sherlock and Cumberbatch.
Earlier this week Star Trek’s original Mr. Spock attended the IDG DEMO Enterprise event in San Franciso, where he sat down on stage with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. At one point during the discussion, Nimoy asked where are the universal translators, like the ones he used on Star Trek. See video of that exchange and more below.
The movie came out almost three years ago, but people are still talking about it and apparently making lengthy video reviews as well. The popular video review series from "SF Debris" has just taken on the 2009 Star Trek movie with over an hour of detailed video analysis. See below to watch the whole thing.
As reported earlier, Paramount Pictures had their first float today as part of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Celebrating their centennial, the studio’s float featured some icons from Paramount films, including the USS Enterprise soaring over the Paramount mountain and gate. See video and images of the float below.
Star Trek may be off the air on TV and in between movies, but the franchise still shows up on TV and especially on the Internet. Today we take a look at the best in Star Trek-related viral videos from Trek celebrities, TV shows and the fans. Check them all out below.
It is almost Christmas and what better way to celebrate than with some Christmas Songs that have been Trek-ified. "Merry Trekmas" musician Rick Moyer is back with some brand new Star Trek/Christmas songs and videos for you. Check them out below.
A new video going viral takes on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart and envisions him doing a new one man Christmas show, but this time basing it on the cult classic film A Christmas Story. Watch the trailer for it below.
For their holiday episode this year, The Simpsons went into the future where we can see how things turn out for Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa. And this Simpsons future is full of nods to Star Trek. The episode is now available online, see clips below.
TrekMovie has a great piece of Star Trek history to share with you today. Our resident historian John Tenuto has unearthed a rare radio program promoting the release of Star Trek II in 1982 which featured interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Ricardo Montalban, and more. Listen to it below.
Recently a small Star Trek / Star Wars “feud” erupted online between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher. Now George Takei has entered himself into the feud in an effort to calm to the situation. His goal: to unite two fanbases against what he proclaims to be the real threat against science fiction. Watch the video over the jump.