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Confirmed: First Draft Of Star Trek 2016 Script Complete August 12, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 760 comments

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The next Star Trek movie (and thirteenth in the franchise) has passed a big milestone. A month ago we reported that Roberto Orci and co-writers  Patrick McKay and JD Payne were "in the middle" of scripting the movie. Now, Orci exclusively tells TrekMovie the first draft has been completed.

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R.I.P. Arlene Martel

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS , 24 comments

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There is more sad news today as it has been reported that actress Arlene Martel has passed away. Famous for her role as T’Pring in the original Star Trek, Martel was 78. More details plus condolences from some Trek luminaries below.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #36: The Q Gambit Part 2 + 7-Page Preview

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Review,Star Trek (2009 film) , 27 comments

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Trek worlds collide as Q sends nu-Kirk and crew into the 24th century to meet the fearsome Dominion in the latest issue of IDW’s Star Trek: Ongoing series, which hits stores this Wednesday. Grab a glass of Kanar and check out a spoiler-filled review and 7-page preview of The Q Gambit #2 after the jump!
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Star Trek Celebrities Mourn Robin Williams + The Star Trek/Williams Connections

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity,History , 38 comments

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Yesterday the world was shocked by the death of actor/comedian (and Star Trek fan) Robin Williams. Many Star Trek luminaries, including some who worked with Williams, went to social media to express their condolences. We have compiled those below, plus take a look at some Star Trek/Williams connections – including the TNG role written for him (but played by someone else).

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Pegg: It Makes ‘Perfect Sense’ For Orci To Direct Next Star Trek August 11, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 149 comments

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The new Scotty is talking about the next Star Trek and how he thinks Bob Orci is the right choice to direct it. He also has some thoughts on JJ Abrams involvement in the movie. More details from new BBC interview below

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Watch: Doug Drexler’s Tribute Video To Star Trek Designer Matt Jefferies

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: History,TOS , 25 comments

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Veteran Star Trek artist/designer Doug Drexler has produced another great Star Trek video. This time it is a tribute to the late Matt Jefferies, art director and production designer on the original Star Trek series (who also happened to be the designer of the iconic USS Enterprise). Watch the tribute video below.

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Beat the Post-Convention Blues By Building Your Own Away Team

by Michael A. Nguyen , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek Franchise , 9 comments

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The big Las Vegas Star Trek convention is officially over, the excitement (and hangover) has worn off, and we find ourselves back in our normal lives once again. This is the time when the Post-Con Blues hit hard. But, do you have to wait an entire year to recoup that amazing feeling of friendship, geekery, and belonging? Perhaps not. Michael Nguyen decided to beat the post-con blues by gathering up Trekkies in his local community to build a mini Star Trek convention of his own, or as he calls it, an away team. Read on to see why anyone can make their own Away Team and keep on Trekkin’!

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Friday Funnies: Watch Levar Burton’s ‘Tweeting Rainbow’ + Sesame Street’s Muppet Kirk August 8, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shatner,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , 13 comments

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Star Trek: TNG’s LeVar Burton is branching out from Reading Rainbow to "Tweeting Rainbow," courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch LeVar read celebrity tweets to kids below. Plus, in other kids TV/Trek news, William Shatner is happy that Kirk is on Sesame Street.

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First Look At Images From Shatner’s Star Trek TNG Doc ‘Chaos on the Bridge’

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Shatner,TNG , 33 comments

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William Shatner has another Star Trek documentary coming soon, this time the focus is on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Titled "Chaos on the Bridge" the doc premieres August 25th in Canada. And HBO Canada has provided TrekMovie with a first look at some stills from the doc. Check it out below.

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‘Klingon Candidate’ Running For US Senate In North Carolina

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Great Links , 6 comments

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A North Carolinian is hoping to bring some Klingon honor to the US Senate.  David Waddell, who gained notoriety earlier this year for writing a resignation letter in Klingon, is now running for the US Senate. More Star Trek meets politics details below.

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Orci & Kurtzman To Produce ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Movies For Universal August 7, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , 273 comments

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Roberto Orci is still at work with co-writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne on the script for the next Star Trek film, slated for 2016. But he has also added a couple of new movie projects as producer to his slate. TrekMovie has confirmed reports that Orci is teaming up with long-time writing/producing partner Alex Kurtzman to reboot the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles series as well as The Mummy. More details below.

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Cryptic’s Al Rivera Talks To TrekMovie About “Delta Rising” STO Expansion + Hi-Res Pix & STLV Panel Vid

by Kyle Hadyniak , Filed under: Interview,Star Trek Online , 23 comments

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Earlier this week TrekMovie reported on Cryptic Studio’s Star Trek Las Vegas Con panel announcement of "Delta Rising," Star Trek Online’s second expansion pack. TrekMovie has now spoken exclusively with Cryptic’s Lead Designer Al Rivera about the new expansion, providing us with more details. We also have high resolution images from "Delta Rising" and video clips of the Vegas panel. Get all the Delta Quadrant goodies below.

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STLV: More Sunday Panels + Cosplay Photos + Star Trek Wedding Video + More In Final Wrap-up August 6, 2014

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , 12 comments

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TrekMovie has yet one more Star Trek Las Vegas Con article with a wrap-up of some more Sunday guests, plus photos of cosplayers and around the con, plus video and report from the Star Trek Wedding and more. Check it all out below.

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Starship Farragut Releases New Episode ‘Conspiracy of Innocence’ + Announces Movie-era Spin-off Series

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions , 46 comments

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The fan-production Starship Farragut has released their fifth episode. Titled "Conspiracy of Innocence" the Star Trek TOS-era crew of the USS Farragut find themselves dealing with a strange new world and a new threat. Get all the details and watch it below, plus get an update on what’s next for Farragut, including an announcement for a new spin-off series.

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STLV: Shatner Previews TNG Doc & Talks Star Trek V & JJ-Trek + Ellison & Koenig Debate Fan Productions August 5, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner,TOS , 74 comments

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The last day of the convention was headlined by none other than Star Trek legend William Shatner, who gave a preview of his new TNG documentary and talked a bit of Trek, including giving opinions on JJ Abrams and Chris Pine. Sunday also had another Harlan Ellison panel, this time with longtime friend Walter Koenig. The pair had an interesting exchange talking about fan productions. More details and photos below.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: New Visions #2: Time’s Echo + 7-page Preview

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Review,TOS , 23 comments

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IDW’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovel series returns this month with veteran artist John Byrne at the helm in a new original story, “Time’s Echo”. Check out this latest “lost episode” of TOS with our spoiler-filled review, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.

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STLV: Star Trek Online Announces ‘Delta Rising’ + CBS Announces RockLove Trek Jewelry [UPDATED]

by Jamie Kenworthy , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Games,Merchandise,Star Trek Online , 17 comments

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The Star Trek Convention in Vegas saw the announcement of Star Trek Online’s next expansion – "Delta Rising," and as the name implies it will take players into the Delta Quadrant – complete with some voice talent from Star Trek: Voyager. Details and first images below, plus a wrap-up of other merchandise news announced at different panels (besides previously covered TNG S7 Blu-ray panel), including the new jewelry licensee RockLove.

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Chase Masterson Helps Get Fan With Cerebral Palsy to Vegas Con + 10-year-old Fan Reunited With Nichelle Nichols 27 Years Later August 4, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , 9 comments

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The best part of any Star Trek convention isn’t seeing your favorite celebrities on stage. It isn’t about all of the cool new merchandise you can buy. It’s about your fellow fans; making new friends and being reunited with old ones from all around the world. Check out these two heartwarming convention stories about your fellow Trekkies: how Scott Palm, a Star Trek fan with cerebral palsy, raised funds to come to the Las Vegas convention with the help of DS9′s Chase Masterson; and the reunion of a fan with Nichelle Nichols after 27 years.
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STLV: Enterprise Boys Talk Xindi Arc & Series Finale + Westmore Transforms Farrell Into Dax

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,DS9,ENT , 42 comments

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Our last coverage of Saturday Star Trek Las Vegas events was a couple of interesting panels – one with castmembers of Star Trek Enterprise talking about the Season 3 Xindi arc, and another with make-up wizard Michael Westmore demonstrating how he did Terry Farrell’s Dax spots…and then she got into her Klingon dress! Check it out below

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STLV: Pegg: Scotty Not A ‘Clown’ – Talks Accent & Star Trek 2016 + Weller: Marcus Not ‘Villain’ + more August 3, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek on TV , 55 comments

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Simon Pegg was the headliner for Saturday and appeared before a packed and enthusiastic Star Trek Las Vegas Con crowd. The new Scotty offered a few details on the production of the new Star Trek movie and also opined quite a bit about what he would like to see for the future of Star Trek on film and TV, along with talking a lot about his character.  Another new universe star at the con on Saturday was Peter Weller, who spent much of his time talking about ancient Rome and Robocop and speaking French, but he got around to talking some Trek too. Get all the details and photos below

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