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REVIEW: Ships of the Line Enterprise from Round 2 Models November 10, 2015

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Merchandise,Replicas , comments closed

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Available now in local hobby shops, Round 2’s Ships of the Line series offers novice modelers a variety of Star Trek ships that snap together quickly to create simple, small scale displays for fans to display anywhere. Today, we take the Enterprise for a few snaps… video and photos follow the jump.
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Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast Episode 5: Star Trek Returns to Television (sort of)! November 9, 2015

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

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Hey, everyone! There’s going to be a new Star Trek series! On television*! This week on Shuttle Pod, we dissect last week’s announcement about the 6th (or 7th) Star Trek series and speculate not only on the theme, characters, universe, and story of the new series, but also about how it will fare on it’s new platform as original content for CBS’s online streaming service, All Access.

*Well, internet television.
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Will CBS’s New Trek Digital Roll-Out Save Television From Extinction? November 3, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV , comments closed

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In the TNG episode “The Neutral Zone”, Data comments that television as an entertainment form went extinct in 2040. If it doesn’t go extinct, it’s certainly evolving and the good people at CBS are hoping they can win in this survival of the fittest.

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CBS announces new Star Trek series to premiere in January 2017 November 2, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Orci/Kurtzman,Trek Franchise,Trek on TV , comments closed

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This morning CBS Television Studios announced the production of a new Star Trek series, set to premiere in January 2017.

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Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast Episode 4: Celebrating Star Trek Voyager’s 20th Anniversary October 28, 2015

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shuttle Pod,VOY , comments closed

Having premiered in January 1995, Voyager has been celebrating its 20th anniversary. Before that anniversary ends and the series becomes legal to drink, we at Trek Movie wanted to pause and reflect on the series much as we’d done with TNG two shows ago, answering the question what is Voyager’s legacy?
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Bruce Hyde passes away October 16, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: TOS , comments closed

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“Have no fear, O’Riley’s here, and one Irishman is worth ten thousand of you!”

– Kevin Riley to Spock, “The Naked Time”

TrekMovie is saddened to report that Bruce Hyde, who played Lieutenant Kevin Riley so memorably on two episodes of The Original Series, died of throat cancer on October 13 at 74. (more…)

Star Trek Beyond Wraps Filming PLUS The Trek Movie Caption Contest! October 15, 2015

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

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With a tweet heard round the Alpha Quadrant, Simon Pegg today announced that principal photography for Star Trek Beyond had wrapped. He and co-writer Doug Jung are seen staring off into the Final Frontier.

But what are they saying? What are they thinking? Is it “Second star to the right, and straight on till morning”? Or is it “Let’s see what’s out there”? Or perhaps they’re staring at a fan cosplaying as the Goddess of Empathy. What do you think? Put your idea for the perfect caption for this photo in the comments below, and return back here every week for more news related to Star Trek Beyond, the 50th anniversary next year, and much more Trek-citement.

Star Trek Beyond will hit theaters on July 22, 2016.

Star Trek Live! Mudd’s Women Drag Show Entertains and Enlightens San Francisco Audiences This Month

by Mark Farinas , Filed under: Fan Productions,Humor,Review,TOS , comments closed

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Dressing in drag is old hat in the theater world. Back in the olden days when women were not allowed to be professional actors it was a utilitarian device. In modern times it’s often used for comedic effect. For me, however, drag is best when it doesn’t just entertain, but makes us reexamine the traditional roles of men and women. A new Star Trek drag show, now playing this month at the Oasis Bar in San Francisco, does just that.
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Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast Episode 3: Great Links #1 October 14, 2015

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

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This week, a newsy addition of Shuttle Pod. Kayla, Brian, and Jared discuss Rick Berman’s maybe appearance in Vegas next year, news (or lack thereof) concerning Star Trek Beyond, and the latest on fan productions and new books. Plus, Jared introduces Treknecdotes.
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SPOILERS, SPOILERS, and more SPOILERS! Pics and Videos From Last Weekend’s Star Trek Beyond Dubai Shoot October 13, 2015

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

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SPOILERS Ho! Despite Paramount’s plea to the contrary, plenty of people have snapped pics and videos of the latest very public shoot for Star Trek Beyond, which took place over the weekend at Dubai’s Central Park Towers. Hit the jump for tons of SPOILERS in what is the biggest STB photo dump we’ve seen since the Xindi Skunk.
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Star Trek Beyond location shoot video posted online *SPOILERS* October 11, 2015

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

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Star Trek Beyond is in the midst of its location shooting in Dubai, and video has been posted online that gives us a glimpse at one of the film’s outdoor shoots.
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Star Trek Beyond Filming at Dubai’s Central Park Towers This Weekend + More Dubai Set Photos [SPOILERS] October 9, 2015

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

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This week we’ve seen more photos of the sets in Dubai under construction at the Central Park Towers, where filming is reported to take place over the weekend. [MINOR SPOILERS!]
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The Star Trek Strange New Worlds Writing Contest Is Back – Get Your Fanfic Published In An Official Star Trek Anthology

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Books,CBS/Paramount,Marketing/Promotion , comments closed

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In celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in 2016, CBS has brought back the popular Star Trek: Strange New Worlds fan fiction writing contest, which gives amateur authors the chance to get their stories in an official Star Trek anthology book published by Simon & Schuster.
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Star Trek: TOS – The Complete Series Megapack DVD Set Now Available for Pre-order October 8, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,DVD/Blu-ray,TOS Remastered , comments closed

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It may be just another Star Trek DVD box set to add to your collection, but the TOS Megapack is one you might want to invest in. The 25-disc set, which is now available for pre-order and ships November 3rd, contains all 79 episodes of the original series, remastered to absolutely stunning quality, alongside a trove of previously released bonus material. What’s more is that this baby is available on Amazon for a measly $54.88 USD.
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Video and Photos of Second Unit Shooting for Star Trek Beyond in Dubai October 5, 2015

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

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It’s official: filming has begun in Dubai for Star Trek Beyond, and there are some (rather unrevealing) photos of a helicopter shoot floating around the web. Don’t get too excited; this is reportedly a second unit shoot, meaning the actors wouldn’t have been present, and there are no interesting sets, costumes, or anything really to see. These photos and video are of so little substance, we can’t even see a reason to throw a spoiler tag on this one.
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SPOILERS! Newly Leaked Photos of Star Trek Beyond Sets in Vancouver October 1, 2015

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

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SPOILER ALERT! Today, TMZ released a set of photos taken surreptitiously on the Vancouver sets of Star Trek Beyond. They don’t tell us much about the plot, but do give us a teaser as to what kind of visuals we can expect when the movie hits theaters next year.
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Shuttle Pod – The TrekMovie.com Podcast Now on iTunes + Episode 2: How Well Has TNG Aged? September 30, 2015

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shuttle Pod,TNG , comments closed

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The Next Generation may not be celebrating an important milestone (like VOY’s 20 years this year or TOS’s 50 years next year), but we felt it was time to take a look back at what is arguably the most commercially successful incarnation of the Star Trek franchise.

This week, Brian and Jared are joined by Kayla Iacovino to talk about The Next Generation. How does it stand up to a modern audience? If you were to remake TNG for 2015, what would you change? What would you keep the same? The trio dive into topics such as characters, story lines, message, and even costumes, set dressings, and hair styles. And starting today, you can listen to the podcast on iTunes or on Pocket Casts!
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Star Trek Beyond Begins Next Phase of Filming With Press Conference in Dubai

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

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As we edge ever closer to the picture wrap of Star Trek Beyond, still very little information has been released (officially or otherwise) about the film’s plot or even its characters. The cast and grew gathered for an official press conference today at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai. The event included director/producer Justin Lin, executive producer Jeffrey Chernov, writers Douglas Jung & Simon Pegg and actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Hit the jump for video of the event.
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Idris Elba Meanderingly Describes His Character In Star Trek Beyond September 29, 2015

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

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Idris Elba, who has been cast as the villain of Star Trek Beyond, gave an interview with MTV recently where he described his character as, among other things, “groundbreaking” for the Star Trek franchise.
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Star Trek Las Vegas Convention Kicking It Up A Notch for the 50th Anniversary 5-day Event September 28, 2015

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

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The annual Star Trek convention at The Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas is going to be bigger and better than ever in 2016, the year commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first run of the Original Series. Creation Entertainment, hosts of the Vegas convention (among many others), sent out a press release teasing a “non-stop five-day convention” in August 2016 that will feature over 100 stars from television and movies and cater to thousands of guests.
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