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In the latest of what will no doubt be a very long series of memorials for Leonard Nimoy, Spock heir apparent Zachary Quinto and Conan O’Brien discussed the late actor and director on the latter’s show last night.
“Each of us, at some time in our lives, turns to someone – a father, a brother, a god – and asks: Why am I here? What was I meant to be?”
This scene from the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is meant to convey the existential crisis that V’Ger(and to a lesser extent Spock, Kirk, and Decker) is experiencing. The same can be said about the film itself, which was pulled in many different directions from the beginning and, due to numerous outside forces, struggled to find itself.
That struggle is brought together in vivid detail in Return to Tomorrow, an oral history of the film from author Preston Neal Jones and publisher Creature Features.
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #43 + 7-Page Preview March 10, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed
Adrift in unexplored space, the Enterprise is far beyond the reach of Starfleet, but not IDW Publishing. The Five Year Mission continues this week with a new story arc. Spoiler review after the break.Celebrity , comments closed
Trek has lost another of its shining stars: Harve Bennett, who died on February 25th in Medford, Oregon.
IDW’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovel series is back, this time with Captain Pike & Number One in tow. Check out our spoiler-filled review of this dual-crew tale, plus a 5-page preview, after the jump.
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #3 + 7-Page Preview March 3, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios present the next installment of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. Taylor is loose on the Enterprise and General Marius is ready to ride. Spoiler review after the break.
We Are Assembled Here Today To Pay Final Respects To Our Honored Dead: Celebrating Leonard Nimoy February 27, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Nimoy , comments closed
When Captain Picard reveals his unfortunate duty of informing Spock that his father, Sarek, has died, Data posits that Spock – as a Vulcan – would surely see death as the logical conclusion of his father’s illness. Picard explains that death is never that easy, not even for a Vulcan.
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TrekMovie is deeply saddened to report that Leonard Nimoy passed away this morning at home in Los Angeles. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, said the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Leonard announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of heavy smoking decades ago.
The New York Times‘ obituary can be read here.
We’ll have more later.
Take A Trip To the Nostalgia Quadrant On The Orion Trail February 25, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Games,Merchandise,Web , comments closed
If you’re looking for a computer game that combines Trek action with the charm of a classic education program, the wait is over. Introducing Orion Trail, a clever take on the old Oregon Trail series of games. Orion Trail is a single player space adventure currently on Kickstarter. Read on for more info and a video Let’s Play of the demo.
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #42 – Five Year Mission: Behemoth Part 2 + 7-Page Preview February 24, 2015by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Enterprise encounters a creature more massive and powerful than anything they’ve yet faced on their journey into deep space. Will the crew, along with a mysterious alien “Hunter,” find a way to make peace with the beast before it strikes again? Find out with a spoiler-filled review of IDW’s Star Trek #42, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.
Leonard Nimoy hospitalized with chest pains February 23, 2015by Brian Drew , Filed under: Nimoy , comments closed
Earlier today, website TMZ reported that Leonard Nimoy, cultural icon and a pillar of the Star Trek franchise, had been taken to UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles last Thursday after complaining of severe chest pains. According to TMZ, Nimoy has been “in and out of hospitals multiple times” recently.Humor , comments closed
While there may not be as many Trekkers who love the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation as say Game of Thrones, I imagine there are still some. I had this brilliant idea for a crossover with Parks and Rec, which will air its farewell episode tomorrow, which I can probably now share.
TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming May 2015 February 21, 2015by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed
The Five-Year Mission continues from the Delta Quadrant and John Byrne photo-manipulates the Borg in Star Trek comics coming from IDW Publishing this spring. Details after the break.
Two New Star Trek Model Kits from Round 2: Reviews and Unboxing February 19, 2015by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Merchandise , comments closed
Round 2, under their AMT label, has two new kits for Star Trek modelers to consider. One will give Classic Trekkies double the Enterprise goodness, while the second will allow your Next Generation era fleets to shine with some DS9 goodness. More information and unboxing videos follow the jump.
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #41: Behemoth Part 1 + 7-Page Preview February 17, 2015by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Trek Franchise , comments closed
It’s a new beginning for IDW’s nu-Trek comics, but when the Enterprise finds a massive new threat in uncharted space, will the five-year mission end before it even begins? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.
Guy Designs, 3D Prints His Own TNG Warp Core Table Lamp February 15, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Electronics/Gadgets,Science/Technology,Web , comments closed
Ever wanted to capture the blue glow and pulsating hum of the Enterprise D warp core in your own living room? Using computer aided design and 3D printing, Star Trek fan ThePlanetMike has made it so by designing his own table lamp based on HD screen captures of Star Trek The Next Generation episodes and lighting it up with simple blue LED lights available on Amazon.
Star Trek Continues Reaches Goal to Build Engineering Set + 3 Days Left in Kirkstarter 2.0 February 12, 2015by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Fan Productions,Star Trek Continues , comments closed
Fan series Star Trek Continues has been fundraising over the past month in their second ever Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising enough to make new episodes and, if stretch goals are met, build new sets. This week the series announced they have reached their first stretch goal, with pledges totaling over $150,000, which will allow them to build Scotty’s engine room.History,Merchandise , comments closed
Trekkies, hide your pocketbooks if you don’t want to be tempted by Propworx’s Star Trek auction, which boasts an impressive haul of original screen-used props from throughout the Star Trek Franchise: from props, to artwork, to costumes, to scripts. The most unique (read: priciest) item up for bid is one of only two screen-used fiberglass TOS phaser props known to exist. The prop, which was featured in the hands of a security officer in the episode “Assignment: Earth”, is expected to fetch upwards of $60,000.
Dr. Bashir, I presume? New photo of Alexander Siddig from Game of Thrones, but no video February 2, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed
Star Trek fans who were hoping to get their first glance of Deep Space Nine’s Dr. Bashir as Prince Doran Martell in the fifth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones were disappointed last week after the new trailer didn’t feature a single shot of our favorite smarmy doctor. But, you won’t have to wait until April for a glance of Siddig in his new stately attire; A publicity shot of Prince Martell was released Friday.
Smithsonian Brings Original Enterprise Model Back for One Day Only During Major Restoration Effort January 26, 2015by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,History,TOS , comments closed
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is overseeing the 4th and latest restoration of the original Enterprise model used to film The Original Series. For one day only they let the public in on the process, and TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley has the scoop and photos below.