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Nimoy is okay – but has COPD from years of smoking January 31, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

On the 28th, Leonard Nimoy was seen being wheeled through New York’s JFK airport with an oxygen cylinder. Thankfully a day or so later he Tweeted that he’s okay, the oxygen was due to his development of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) from years of smoking. He quit during the filming of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Long flights and the wear of traveling seems to have taken a bit of toll on him, but he’s back home and doing fine.

 

JJ’verse news bites January 27, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Sadly, we still don’t have anything concrete about the next Star Trek movie. But here are news bits to help try and tide us over in this drought. Orci speaks to the press about Trek 3, but it’s cryptic as usual. Pine says he’d like to see Kirk go even darker in Trek 3, and Into Darkness is nominated for an Academy Award for best visual effects. Read on for all the details.

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Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3 Blu-ray review January 11, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT,Review , comments closed

We have come to Season 3 in the Blu-ray release schedule, this is the season many feel Enterprise became a show worth watching. Season 3 contains the season long arc of the Xindi threat. It also contains some great one-shot stories outside of the main Xindi narrative such as “Twilight” and “Similitude”, and a couple of pretty lame ones too, such as “Extinction” which is called “one of the singularly most embarrassing episodes of Star Trek I’ve been involved with” by Brannon Braga in the documentary on the set. Read on for the full review of this generally excellent season.

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New Year news tidbits January 8, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Celebrity,Fan Productions,Fandom,Merchandise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

A Trek fan turns her basement into a TOS recreation. A new fan film production appears Star Trek: Axanar about the missions of Captain Garth (later in life “Garth of Izar”).  TV vet actor Joseph Ruskin passes on, and see the new TOS Ortiz prints for January.

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Phase II releases Kitumba as New Year’s surprise January 5, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed

Star Trek: Phase II (formerly New Voyages), the long running fan film project, has released its newest episode, titled “Kitumba”. This is a Klingon centric episode that was developed from an original 1977 Phase II script, when TOS was going to be re-launched as an updated TV series.

Originally a two-part story draft for the Star Trek: Phase II TV series in 1977, it was rewritten into a one-part episode for this production. A good deal of the episode takes place on Qo’nos, the Klingon homeworld: which was shot on location at Fort Ticonderoga, New York, and at a local restaurant. Members of the International Klingon Federation helped out with the location shoots.

The Phase II team is busy cranking out more episodes, their next episode “The Holiest Thing” is due out in February. And there are two more episodes at various stages in the production pipeline after it. “Kitumba” is the last episode in front of the camera for the founder of the project, James Cawley. He will be replaced by professional actor Brian Gross starting with the next episode due out in February.

Click on to watch “Kitumba”

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Happy New Year from TrekMovie December 31, 2013

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

Happy New Year! Because of holiday travel and vacation plans over this next week we’ll be checking on the site intermittently, so have some patience if your comment doesn’t show up right away.

Our review of the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise will also be a bit later than hoped, due to the timing of the release being right after the new year, review copies were sent the week of Christmas, right in the middle of visiting with family. So don’t forget that Enterprise Season 3 comes out on Blu-ray on January 7th in North America.

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Star Trek: Renegades new 2 minute teaser video December 27, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Fan Productions , comments closed

Fan production Star Trek: Renegades has released a new 2 minute preview video. Renegades is from the same group that made the incredibly popular TOS-era fan film Of Gods and Men. The production has multiple Trek alums involved as well as other familiar names from Sci-Fi TV and movies. Walter Koenig, Tim Russ (also directing), Robert Picardo, Gary Graham (Soval in ENT), Sean Young (Blade Runner), Manu Intiraymi (Icheb in VOY) and quite a few more. It is expected to be completed by Summer 2014.

It is ten years after Voyager’s return from the Delta Quadrant, and the Federation is in a crisis. The Federation’s main suppliers of dilithium crystals are disappearing. Space and time have folded around several planets, effectively isolating them from any contact with outside worlds. And this phenomenon is not natural – someone or something is causing this to happen. This necessitates drastic measures; some of which are outside the Federation’s normal jurisdiction. For this, Admiral Pavel Chekov, head of Starfleet Intelligence, turns to Commander Tuvok, Voyager’s former security officer and current head of the newly reorganized Section 31. Tuvok must put together a new covert, renegade crew – mostly outcasts and rogues – even criminals. This new crew is tasked with finding out what is causing the folding of time and space, and stopping it – at all costs. But will they be able to put aside their differences and stop trying to kill one another in time to accomplish their mission?

Click on to see the new trailer

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Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray trailer is up! December 18, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT , comments closed

This really seems to be the day of Enterprise news. After today’s earlier Tweet from Brannon Braga about the Writer’s Reunion special feature that will be on Season 4, CBS Home Entertainment quietly put up their trailer for the Season 4 Blu-ray release. StarTrek.com reports that it is coming on April 1, 2014. See the video after the break, be sure to watch in HD and full screen!

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ENT Season 4 Blu-ray will have Writer’s Reunion feature

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT , comments closed

Brannon Braga gave Enterprise fans a little gift today when he posted a picture of the just filmed Writer’s Reunion for Star Trek: Enterprise to Twitter.

 

In the photo are: Andre Bormanis, Chris Black, Phyllis Strong, David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, Mike Sussman, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.

The previous reunions done for the TNG and ENT Blu-ray sets have all been great. Look forward to seeing this on the Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray set, expected in mid-2014.

–Thanks to TrekCore for pointing out Braga’s tweet

Unearthed 1973 interview with Gene Roddenberry

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Interview,Trek Franchise , comments closed

A new radio interview with Gene Roddenberry has surfaced on YouTube.

Texas Radio Hall of Famer Scott Arthur was cleaning out some boxes of old interviews from his illustrious career when he came across this lost interview he did with Gene Roddenberry from 1973. Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek spent almost a half hour talking with Arthur about Star Trek, pushing boundaries and the future of humanity.

Listen below:

Rest in Peace, Tom Deishley December 12, 2013

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

It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of Thomas Deishley, known to Trek fans as General Motog from Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas. Deishley was found dead in his home in Las Vegas from an apparent gun shot wound. He was found during a welfare check after friends reported that they had not been able to get a hold of him for several days. Police say there was evidence of a break-in. Friend of Deishley and Star Trek: The Experience historian Vernon Wilmer recently posted a video tribute to Tom. Click more to see it, but have your tissues ready.
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EXCLUSIVE Clips from Larry Nemecek’s TREKLAND On Speaker: “All Good Things…” Words & Deeds

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: History,Memorabilia,Merchandise , comments closed

TrekMovie was excited to receive exclusive clips from the new CD by Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek, TREKLAND: On Speaker Volume 2. In the new CD, available for $21.99 on the Trekland Blog, you’ll hear direct from some of Trek’s greatest including Ronald D. Moore, Michael Piller, and more. What’s special about this CD series is that you’re getting a unique perspective — you’re hearing from the people who made Trek while they were making it. The audio is from conversations way back when — in the 90′s. Hit the jump to hear some clips from the new CD.
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Musical Trek merchandise – Nemesis Deluxe Soundtrack released December 10, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Merchandise,Music , comments closed

There is big news this week for fans of Star Trek soundtracks, is that the full soundtrack to Jerry Goldsmith’s  Star Trek: Nemesis is being released in an expanded deluxe edition by Varèse Sarabande. Also if you’ve ever wanted to play Spock’s Vulcan lyre now you can via iPad app.

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New writers added to Trek 3 UPDATE: Variety says Cornish is out December 6, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Rumor,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

While this isn’t 100% official, The Hollywood Reporter just broke a story that says two new writers will be joining Roberto Orci in writing the 3rd Star Trek movie script. Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof are out.

The new blood comes in the form of J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay. These relatively unknowns do have a relationship with Bad Robot. The pair were tapped to write the script adapting the graphic novel Boilerplate in 2011 (as yet unreleased) for Bad Robot.

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That’s it though, there’s no other news on Trek 3 in the article, other than the common assumption that it’s supposed to be out in 2016 to coincide the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

The next Star Trek film is untitled and unscheduled, but Paramount and Skydance are hoping to have a film in time for the franchise to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016

Source: THR

UPDATE: In a throw-away line in Variety’s coverage about Payne and McKay they buried a pretty big detail. Variety now reports Joe Cornish will NOT be the next director.

Paramount and Skydance were at one point in talks with “Attack the Block” helmer Joe Cornish, but he is no longer involved.

Source: Variety

Larry Nemecek’s Stellar Cartography Full Review & Unboxing December 5, 2013

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Books,Merchandise,Review , comments closed

Star Trek Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library is the latest and greatest book out from trekspert Larry Nemecek. Inside Stellar Cartography is so much more than a book. It comes with 10 large, high-quality posters suitable for framing or simply admiration, plus the 48-page book with additional prints of the larger maps and the history and context behind those maps, including tales about the various cultures and interactions within each of the maps. TrekMovie was delighted to get a copy of the new book. See our full review and an unboxing video after the jump.
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Abrams admits Koncealing Khan was Mistake, hopes Joe Cornish is next director December 2, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Interview,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

In a recent interview with MTV, J.J. Abrams reflects on Into Darkness and now admits that it “probably would have been smarter just to say upfront” that Khan was in the movie.

 

On Khan:

“The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront ‘This is who it is.’ It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that’s what the thing was,” he said.

The idea to keep Khan on the D.L. apparently came from the studio, which, according to Abrams, didn’t want to give the impression that a comprehensive knowledge of “Star Trek” cannon was required in order to enjoy the latest installment.

On Joe Cornish:

“I don’t know if Joe Cornish is the guy. My guess is that’s up in the air. I adore him and love him and can’t wait to see what he does next. Hopefully it will be ‘Star Trek.’ Whatever it is, he’s brilliant. ‘Attack the Block’ was one of my favorite movies of the year when it came out.”

Read the full article and see the video of the interview over at MTV.com

Turkey-Day Tidbits November 28, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Celebrity,Fandom,Humor,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

New Takei cologne “Eau My”

George Takei has joined the long list of celebs who have released their own fragrance.

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The name of the cologne is of course a take on his catchphrase  “oh myyyyy”

It is described thusly:

Set Phasers to Stunning. George Takei’s Eau My is a clean, refreshing fragrance for Men and Women. Subtle and charming, with top notes of mandarin zest, Italian bergamot and fresh ozone transitioning to night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals and grated ginger. Sensual woods, crystalized amber, soft skin musk, and vetiver will delight you when dry.

It will be released December 15th, it is available for pre-order at Amazon.

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SyFy Thanksgiving Weekend Marathons November 25, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM) , comments closed

With Thanksgiving coming up later this week in the United States SyFy has planned marathons of Bond and Trek to keep you full of movie goodness all the way through the long weekend.

On Thursday, November 28th SyFy kicks of the annual tradition of Thanksgiving James Bond movies.  Starting with Dr. No at 8:00AM and going on through to late-night of the 29th/30th.

On the morning of the 30th (Saturday), starts the Star Trek movie marathon. It starts with The Search for Spock at 11:00AM and concludes Sunday afternoon with Nemesis.

The schedule can be found after the break.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 5 Blu-ray review November 17, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG Remastered , comments closed

Season 5 continues the well oiled machine that we knew as TNG. Season 5 is one of the best seasons of TNG. Of course Season 5 includes “The Inner Light” and other excellent episodes such as “Power Play”, “I,Borg” and “Cause and Effect.” Read on to see how the season looks re-mastered and details of the generally excellent new bonus features, available November 19th in North America.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation “Unification” Blu-ray review November 15, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG Remastered , comments closed

Along with the boxed set of Season 5, the single disc release of ”Unification”, the special 25th anniversary celebration of the two generations meeting, will also be available to purchase on November 19 in the USA. As with other single-disc releases, both parts have been edited together to make one 90-minute TV movie.

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