Orci Responds To Star Trek 3 Rumors and Speculation December 12, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Trek Franchise , comments closed
Ever since news broke last week that Roberto Orci would no longer be directing the next Star Trek film, there has been a great deal of confusion, speculation, and misinformation regarding Orci’s continuing role as well as the future of the feature film franchise. We don’t profess to have all the facts here, but we’re going to try and provide some clarity, using Orci’s comments here at TrekMovie, and elsewhere on Twitter.Celebrity,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Web , comments closed
On Saturday we reported about the Twitter campaign #BringInRiker which aims to draft the former Number One to be the current director for Star Trek No. 3. Yesterday the actor cum director broke silence and began enthusiastically bidding for the part.
Love them or not, one can’t deny that Creation Entertainment has built an enduring calendar of annual events. If you’ve never been to a convention put on by Creation, they are indeed a bit different than most pop-culture conventions. The first thing to strike a visitor is that these events are fairly low-key affairs. That’s not to say that they’re not very well attended; there’s a healthy crowd, but it’s not shoulder-to-shoulder, and definitely once you’re past picking up your registration badge, not the typical bumper-car experience. They tightly control the daily number of attendees to make sure that every person at the event can make it into the main session rooms to enjoy the experience.
Just in time for the holidays, IDW’s Star Trek: New Visions photonovel series returns with fan favorite Harry Mudd like you’ve never seen him before. Does the new John Byrne original story, “Made Out of Mudd,” pass muster? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.
“Return to Tomorrow” shipping this week December 8, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: Books,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed
Just in time for the film’s 35th Anniversary, the long-awaited oral history of Star Trek: The Motion Picture will be released this week from author Preston Neal Jones and Creature Features Publishing. More info after the jump.
Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things – Blu-ray review December 7, 2014by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Along with the 6-disc set of the final season of The Next Generation, CBS has released the critically and fan acclaimed series finale ”All Good Things…” in its original 90-minute TV movie form as it aired in 1994 in a special single-disc release. Read on for more on the special features exclusive to the release.ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Trek Franchise,Web , comments closed
In the wake of the news that Roberto Orci would not, as had previously been announced, be directing the 13th Star Trek movie, rumors are flying across the Internets about why he left and who might replace him. One dedicated group of fans believes that with this particular captain out of his chair, we should promote the first officer to take his place.
REPORT: Orci out as “Trek 3” director December 5, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed
BREAKING: Deadline Hollywood’s Mike Fleming is reporting that Roberto Orci will no longer be at the helm of the next Star Trek film:
Roberto Orci is beaming off the bridge of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek 3. Rampant rumors are swirling and I’ve confirmed there is fire behind the smoke that he won’t be directing. I even hear that Edgar Wright and others are on a short list to take the job. Orci stays on the project as producer, I’ve heard.
The film is intended to be Orci’s debut as a film director, as well as his first solo project after parting with long-time writing and producing partner Alex Kurtzman.
This story is very fluid at the moment, and TrekMovie will bring you more details as we get them.
UPDATE: Variety is also reporting that Orci is no longer directing.
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To Boldly Go: The Future of Star Trek is a beautifully rendered HTML5 website that takes you through the history of Star Trek, both in the form of an interactive timeline and a look into the key moments throughout the franchise. Check it out after the jump.
Bye Bye, Robot Releases Five New Star Trek Fine Art Prints December 4, 2014by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Art,Merchandise , comments closed
Independent art publisher Bye Bye Robot, purveyors of “fine art from the future”, have unveiled five new Star Trek posters, available now from some of their favorite returning artists and a few new ones. Check them all out after the jump.
TrekTech: Communicators, chat apps, and the future December 2, 2014by Brian Drew , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
One of the most ubiquitous pieces of technology in the Star Trek universe is the communicator, be it the “flipper” from The Original Series, the wrist communicator from Star Trek: The Motion Picture, or the combadge from The Next Generation. These devices allow the characters an immediate and easy way to communicate(when they’re not being jammed by a mysterious force), and allow the show’s writers an easy way to relate relevant plot information.
The folks over at tech site The Verge, using Star Trek’s communicators as a starting point, have produced a fun and thought-provoking video about how we use technology to relate to each other and how advances might further change the way we communicate, both good and bad.
TNG Season 7 Blu-ray – Gag Reel teaser November 24, 2014by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG Remastered , comments closed
Check out a selection of the TNG Season 7 Gag Reel from the upcoming Blu-ray release, thanks to Uproxx, after the break.
TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming February 2015 November 22, 2014by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Sci-Fi,Trek Franchise , comments closed
By Grabthar’s hammer, IDW Publishing delivers more apes and five-year mission in February 2015. Learn about the Star Trek comics and other interesting publications in your future after the break.Comics,Review,Trek Franchise , comments closed
TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: Harlan Ellison’s Original The City on the Edge of Forever Teleplay #5 + Preview and Moreby Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Review,TOS , comments closed
IDW Publishing’s presentation of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay comes to a tragic conclusion in The City on the Edge of Forever #5. TrekMovie’s spoiler review and preview follows after the break.
Book Review: Star Trek Voyager: Acts of Contrition November 18, 2014by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Books,Review , comments closed
TrekMovie looks at the latest literary adventure of the Starship Voyager as we review Kirsten Beyer’s new novel, “Acts of Contrition”.
Watch Shatner’s Message to the ESA Rosetta Mission and Its Away Team + Live Stream of Tomorrow’s Comet Landing November 11, 2014by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
Watch William Shatner’s video send-off to the ESA Rosetta probe and it’s lander, Philae, who is scheduled to complete the first ever landing on a comet tomorrow (Wednesday, November 12th) morning. And we’ve got the link to the live stream so you can watch history happen!
Fans in the Ohio State University stadium were treated to an out of this world halftime show last weekend, which heavily featured music and imagery from the new Star Trek films. See the full show on video below.
Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise Crashes During Test – 1 Pilot Killed October 31, 2014by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Science/Technology , comments closed
Today a test flight of Virgin Galactic’s VSS Enterprise spaceplane ended in tragedy with a crash in the Mojave desert, with the loss of one of two .Books,History,Merchandise,TOS , comments closed
Author Marc Cushman would like to release the third volume of These Are The Voyages this fall, and he’s turned to Kickstarter to make it happen. More after the jump.