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NEWS BITS: Kingsman’s Sofia Boutella Coming to Trek 3, Chief O’Brien’s Old Boss on Daredevil April 10, 2015

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

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On Friday Deadline reported a new Star Trek 3 casting announcement: the addition of actress Sofia Boutella, fresh off a performance in the surprise hit Kingsman: The Secret Service. (more…)

The Jig Is Up, The News Is Out On New Star Trek: Renegades Trailer April 7, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Fan Productions,Renegades , comments closed

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The first full trailer for Star Trek Renegades dropped today. Brought to you by the same team that did Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, the feature appears to be one of the most impressive pieces of fan-fic ever.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #5 + Preview

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed

IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios present the conclusion of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. Kirk and Kor show the apes how it’s done; Taylor makes a decision; and the apes prove that deft hands with opposable thumbs are good survival tools. Spoiler review after the break.

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Spockboy video – Sepia Trek April 5, 2015

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

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Long time TrekMovie readers will remember our friend Paul “Spockboy” Sibbald for his hilarious TOS gag edits of episodes. He let us know there was a new creation up on his YouTube channel for our viewing pleasure. He says he was inspired by:

the gentlemen who took pictures of the original Enterprise model and Photoshopped them into scenes from the various Star Trek films. That story, plus the recent very sad death of Leonard Nimoy, inspired me to create this video. It is the sequence from Star Trek III when the crew steals the Enterprise. In this video however it is the TOS crew (and ships) and is done as a 1927 silent film. It is certainly unique and I think you’ll like it. It was shot completely with models and required a great deal of rotoscoping to make it work.

There’s some major TOS love in this one, Matt Decker is sent after Kirk in this version of events, and there’s a fun homage to the first Sci-Fi silent film – Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon.

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Pegg Dispels Elba Klingon Rumors March 29, 2015

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

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There has been quite a bit more news, and wild speculation, about the next Trek movie since Simon Pegg was given the helm. Last week, rumors began to circulate that Idris Elba, a British actor best known to sci-fi fans for his role in Pacific Rim, would play the film’s villain.
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Could Idris Elba “Cancel the Apocalypse” of Star Trek 3? March 25, 2015

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

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Most famous to science fiction fans as the hero who declared “We are canceling the apocalypse!” in Pacific Rim, British actor Idris Elba could be the cause of the next apocalypse in the Star Trek universe, according to an article by Variety.
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Pegg talks “Trek 3” *UPDATE* March 24, 2015

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

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While doing press interviews for an upcoming film, Simon Pegg gave some details about how he landed the screenwriting gig for the next Star Trek movie, and what he hopes to bring to it. More after the jump.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #4 + June 2015 Solicits and More March 23, 2015

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Sci-Fi,TOS , comments closed

IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios have released the penultimate chapter of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive. The gorillas are on the move. Kirk is on the move. When will Kor make his move? Spoiler review after the break!

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Quinto and Conan Remember Leonard Nimoy: Trek Star Made Co-Co “Freak Out” March 18, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

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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.
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BOOK REVIEW: Return to Tomorrow

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

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“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.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #43 + 7-Page Preview March 10, 2015

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,Star Trek Beyond , 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.

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Creative Genius Behind Trek’s “Holy Trilogy,” Harve Bennett Dies March 6, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

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Trek has lost another of its shining stars: Harve Bennett, who died on February 25th in Medford, Oregon.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: New Visions #5: A Scent of Ghosts + 5-page Preview March 5, 2015

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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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.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #3 + 7-Page Preview March 3, 2015

by 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.

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We Are Assembled Here Today To Pay Final Respects To Our Honored Dead: Celebrating Leonard Nimoy February 27, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Nimoy , comments closed

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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.

And for those of us who loved one Vulcan in particular, it’s not easy at all.

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Leonard Nimoy passes away

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

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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, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Games,Merchandise,Web , comments closed

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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.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #42 – Five Year Mission: Behemoth Part 2 + 7-Page Preview February 24, 2015

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed

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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.

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Leonard Nimoy hospitalized with chest pains February 23, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Nimoy , comments closed

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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.

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Parks and Trek: My Parks and Rec/Voyager Mash-up That Never Was

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Humor , comments closed

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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.

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