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Do We Still Really Need Star Trek Conventions? July 29, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Editorial , comments closed

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As we at Trek Movie are preparing to deploy to Las Vegas for the largest annual Star Trek convention in the world, I am forced to pause and ask… do we really need conventions just for ourselves any more? Just because we always did it, just because we started fandom and cosplay, do we need to keep doing it?
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Star Trek Beyond Adds Joe Taslim To The Cast, Becomes Faster, More Furious July 27, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity,Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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With less than a year until Star Trek Beyond beams, warps, or is hurtled by a powerful alien known as the Caretaker into theaters near you, news of the production is beginning to trickle in. The most recent news item is that actor/martial artist Joe Taslim is joining the cast.

The actor was relatively unknown outside of his native Indonesia until he jump-kicked his way on to screens with 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, directed by Justin Lin, who is also helming Star Trek Beyond. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story over the weekend.
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Star Trek Fan and Presidential Hopeful Ted Cruz: “Kirk Is A Republican” July 23, 2015

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Humor , comments closed

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Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz spoke out today on what is surely the only real question we should be asking candidates for the highest office in the United States: Kirk or Picard? In a New York Times interview, the Texas senator picked Kirk as the best captain, stating, “I think it is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican and Picard is a Democrat.”
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Star Trek Beyond Set Construction Spotted in Vancouver July 19, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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TrekCore is reporting new photos of a massive green screen set for Star Trek Beyond being constructed in Kent Hangar Field, Vancouver.

UPDATE: See the sets…. froooom spaaaaaace!
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This Con Season, Chase Masterson and the Pop Culture Hero Coalition Take On Bullying

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

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The Pop Culture Hero Coalition, an organization created by Chase Masterson (Leeta: Star Trek Deep Space Nine) with “heroism experts” Carrie Goldman and Matt Langdon, combines actors and activists to triumph over bullying and encourage everyday heroism. John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness: Doctor Who) joined the PCHC on stage at San Diego Comicon to share his stories and empower fans.
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“Star Trek: To Boldly Go” initiative gives fans a chance to win walk-on role July 14, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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You could win a walk-on role in Star Trek Beyond, and we have the details.
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William Shatner’s TNG documentary “Chaos on the Bridge” debuts online July 1, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: TNG,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV , comments closed

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William Shatner’s documentary about the tumultuous early years of Star Trek: The Next Generation goes straight to the web, and we’ve got the details.

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Director Justin Lin Confirms ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Title, Teases Starfleet Uniform Patch in Tweet June 29, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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Justin Lin, director of Star Trek 3 took to Twitter today saying, “Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #LLAP” confirming suspicions many had held since TrekMovie broke the news about the title back in April. Attached to the tweet is an image of what appears to be the shoulder of a Starfleet uniform featuring a familiar patch.
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With Big Raises, Pine and Quinto Signing On for Star Trek 4 June 26, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Star Trek XIV , comments closed

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Paramount is doubling down on the rebooted Trek movie franchise – spurring lazy entertainment reporters around the world to reuse clichés about “boldly going.” The reboot actors – Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, etc. – originally signed contracts committing them to just three pictures, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Spyglass Entertainment are in the process of signing them on for a fourth installment.
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Star Trek Beyond Begins Production With Outdoor Shoot *UPDATED* June 25, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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After months of rumor and speculation, Star Trek Beyond finally begins principal photography today in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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BREAKING: Paramount Has Likely Acquired StarTrekBeyond.com June 24, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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The URL www.StarTrekBeyond.com, has now been registered in the ICANN database by brand protection company MarkMonitor, the same company used by Paramount to register the official Star Trek Movie website www.StarTrekMovie.com, www.areyouthe1701.com, and other Paramount properties.
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Star Trek Actors Seen Around Vancouver, Still No Official Word From Paramount June 23, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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Several cast members of Star Trek Beyond are now in Vancouver, enjoying the city and preparing for principal photography to begin.
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James Horner dies in plane crash

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Music , comments closed

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TrekMovie is saddened to report that Oscar and Grammy-winning film composer James Horner died in a plane crash Monday in California.  He was 61.
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Will #WeWantWorf Have Us All Saying “QAPLA!” To A New Trek Series? June 22, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: DS9,TNG,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Michael Dorn wants to put Worf in the center seat, and he’s asking fans for their help.
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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Invites “Star Trek Beyond” Fan Creator to Pitch TV Series June 18, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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TrekMovie has learned that Michael Gummelt, owner of www.StarTrekUncharted.com (formerly www.StarTrekBeyond.com) and creator of the fan concept of the same name has been invited by Paramount to pitch his idea for a new Star Trek television series to the network, an unprecedented opportunity rarely (if ever) afforded to non-industry professionals. The concept, now titled Star Trek Uncharted, has been in the works for 20 years and takes place several decades after the time of Captain Kirk and the original Enterprise.
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Eyeing new episodes, New Voyages launches 2015 Kickstarter June 13, 2015

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Fan Fiction,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed

c0a9444a13c8d1d6c36f2cacacfaade0_originalStar Trek: New Voyages/Phase II has been going strong for 13 years now, and it feels like they are just hitting their full stride. With nine full episodes under their belt and three more in various stages of production they’re turning back to the fans to help them keep moving along at warp speed with a fresh Kickstarter campaign.

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Fan Film Review: Star Trek Continues “The White Iris” June 9, 2015

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Fan Productions,Star Trek Continues , comments closed

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After an opening blow to the head during Federation membership talks, James Kirk is forced to navigate some very personal waters in order to save a planet which finds itself firmly in its neighbor’s targeting sights. The TrekMovie review of “The White Iris” follows the jump…
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Trekkin’ at Wonderfest Hobby Expo 2015 June 8, 2015

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

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Phoenix and Washington D.C. weren’t the only spots to get your geek on last weekend. Star Trek was represented loud and proud at Wonderfest 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky over the weekend. Learn more about this scale modeling and collectibles convention and get an update on Round 2’s plans for Star Trek models over the remainder of this year after the jump.
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Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke [UPDATE 2] June 4, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS , comments closed

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Nichelle Nichols (Uhura of Star Trek The Original Series) suffered a mild stroke while in her LA home last night. She is currently undergoing testing, with no word yet on how severe the stroke was. We will bring you updates as they are reported.

[UPDATE] CAT scan results are back and Nichelle is reported to be in good spirits.

[UPDATE 2] MRI results are back indicating the stroke was minor. Nichelle starts therapy today and is reportedly bright and cheerful

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Rumor Control: CBS Not Pulling Fan Films From YouTube June 3, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Fan Productions , comments closed

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Two days ago and just after its release, the latest episode of Star Trek Continues, “The White Iris” was pulled from YouTube with a message saying that it had been taken down due to a copyright claim by CBS. Rumors as to why this happened have spread like wildfire along with speculation about who was next and whether a big crack-down on fan productions was about to happen. We’re here to clear things up. CBS did not pull Star Trek Continues. Read on for details.
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