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Remembering Gene Roddenberry on his birthday August 19, 2014

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

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August 19th is the day Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born. Today would mark his 93rd birthday. Sadly, as we Trek fans well know, he died in October 1991 at the age of 70.

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“Star Trek: The Compendium” rebate offer detailed

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,DVD/Blu-ray,Merchandise,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

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Today, Paramount Home Video announced details about a mail-in-rebate offer for their upcoming “Star Trek:The Compedium” Blu ray release. More after the jump.

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WATCH: William Shatner, George Takei, Brent Spiner & Gates McFadden Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed

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The Ice Bucket Challenge has been going around on the web to raise money for ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). The rules are simple: donate money to the ALS Association or film yourself dumping a bucket of ice water on your head while challenging your friends to do the same (most people do both). Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called upon three Star Trek celebs: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart (still waiting on you, captain!), and George Takei. That gave way to more Trek celebs such as Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden. See their amazing reactions below.
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New Mission Log: Code of Honor August 14, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Mission Log Podcast , comments closed

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The Mission Log Podcast continues its journey through every episode of Star Trek. And, we mean every episode. This week, they take a look at TNG’s “Code of Honor”, a mission of mercy to Ligon II that goes wrong for the Enterprise.
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Takei: We all had problems with Shatner on the Star Trek set August 13, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Shatner,TOS , comments closed

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George Takei is once again continuing his feud with William Shatner, this time in a sit down with Oprah. Watch the clip below. And in Out Magazine, George recalls a funny story from behind the scenes working on Star Trek.

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Confirmed: First Draft Of Star Trek 2016 Script Complete August 12, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

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The next Star Trek movie (and thirteenth in the franchise) has passed a big milestone. A month ago we reported that Roberto Orci and co-writers  Patrick McKay and JD Payne were "in the middle" of scripting the movie. Now, Orci exclusively tells TrekMovie the first draft has been completed.

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R.I.P. Arlene Martel

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

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There is more sad news today as it has been reported that actress Arlene Martel has passed away. Famous for her role as T’Pring in the original Star Trek, Martel was 78. More details plus condolences from some Trek luminaries below.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #36: The Q Gambit Part 2 + 7-Page Preview

by Fritz Kessler , Filed under: Comics,Review,Star Trek (2009 film) , comments closed

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Trek worlds collide as Q sends nu-Kirk and crew into the 24th century to meet the fearsome Dominion in the latest issue of IDW’s Star Trek: Ongoing series, which hits stores this Wednesday. Grab a glass of Kanar and check out a spoiler-filled review and 7-page preview of The Q Gambit #2 after the jump!
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Star Trek Celebrities Mourn Robin Williams + The Star Trek/Williams Connections

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity,History , comments closed

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Yesterday the world was shocked by the death of actor/comedian (and Star Trek fan) Robin Williams. Many Star Trek luminaries, including some who worked with Williams, went to social media to express their condolences. We have compiled those below, plus take a look at some Star Trek/Williams connections – including the TNG role written for him (but played by someone else).

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Pegg: It Makes ‘Perfect Sense’ For Orci To Direct Next Star Trek August 11, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: ST: Into Darkness Sequel , comments closed

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The new Scotty is talking about the next Star Trek and how he thinks Bob Orci is the right choice to direct it. He also has some thoughts on JJ Abrams involvement in the movie. More details from new BBC interview below

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Watch: Doug Drexler’s Tribute Video To Star Trek Designer Matt Jefferies

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: History,TOS , comments closed

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Veteran Star Trek artist/designer Doug Drexler has produced another great Star Trek video. This time it is a tribute to the late Matt Jefferies, art director and production designer on the original Star Trek series (who also happened to be the designer of the iconic USS Enterprise). Watch the tribute video below.

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Beat the Post-Convention Blues By Building Your Own Away Team

by Michael A. Nguyen , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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The big Las Vegas Star Trek convention is officially over, the excitement (and hangover) has worn off, and we find ourselves back in our normal lives once again. This is the time when the Post-Con Blues hit hard. But, do you have to wait an entire year to recoup that amazing feeling of friendship, geekery, and belonging? Perhaps not. Michael Nguyen decided to beat the post-con blues by gathering up Trekkies in his local community to build a mini Star Trek convention of his own, or as he calls it, an away team. Read on to see why anyone can make their own Away Team and keep on Trekkin’!

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Friday Funnies: Watch Levar Burton’s ‘Tweeting Rainbow’ + Sesame Street’s Muppet Kirk August 8, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Shatner,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , comments closed

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Star Trek: TNG’s LeVar Burton is branching out from Reading Rainbow to "Tweeting Rainbow," courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch LeVar read celebrity tweets to kids below. Plus, in other kids TV/Trek news, William Shatner is happy that Kirk is on Sesame Street.

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First Look At Images From Shatner’s Star Trek TNG Doc ‘Chaos on the Bridge’

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Shatner,TNG , comments closed

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William Shatner has another Star Trek documentary coming soon, this time the focus is on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Titled "Chaos on the Bridge" the doc premieres August 25th in Canada. And HBO Canada has provided TrekMovie with a first look at some stills from the doc. Check it out below.

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‘Klingon Candidate’ Running For US Senate In North Carolina

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

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A North Carolinian is hoping to bring some Klingon honor to the US Senate.  David Waddell, who gained notoriety earlier this year for writing a resignation letter in Klingon, is now running for the US Senate. More Star Trek meets politics details below.

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Orci & Kurtzman To Produce ‘Vampire Chronicles’ Movies For Universal August 7, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Orci/Kurtzman,Sci-Fi , comments closed

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Roberto Orci is still at work with co-writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne on the script for the next Star Trek film, slated for 2016. But he has also added a couple of new movie projects as producer to his slate. TrekMovie has confirmed reports that Orci is teaming up with long-time writing/producing partner Alex Kurtzman to reboot the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles series as well as The Mummy. More details below.

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Cryptic’s Al Rivera Talks To TrekMovie About “Delta Rising” STO Expansion + Hi-Res Pix & STLV Panel Vid

by Kyle Hadyniak , Filed under: Interview,Star Trek Online , comments closed

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Earlier this week TrekMovie reported on Cryptic Studio’s Star Trek Las Vegas Con panel announcement of "Delta Rising," Star Trek Online’s second expansion pack. TrekMovie has now spoken exclusively with Cryptic’s Lead Designer Al Rivera about the new expansion, providing us with more details. We also have high resolution images from "Delta Rising" and video clips of the Vegas panel. Get all the Delta Quadrant goodies below.

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STLV: More Sunday Panels + Cosplay Photos + Star Trek Wedding Video + More In Final Wrap-up August 6, 2014

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed

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TrekMovie has yet one more Star Trek Las Vegas Con article with a wrap-up of some more Sunday guests, plus photos of cosplayers and around the con, plus video and report from the Star Trek Wedding and more. Check it all out below.

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Starship Farragut Releases New Episode ‘Conspiracy of Innocence’ + Announces Movie-era Spin-off Series

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions , comments closed

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The fan-production Starship Farragut has released their fifth episode. Titled "Conspiracy of Innocence" the Star Trek TOS-era crew of the USS Farragut find themselves dealing with a strange new world and a new threat. Get all the details and watch it below, plus get an update on what’s next for Farragut, including an announcement for a new spin-off series.

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STLV: Shatner Previews TNG Doc & Talks Star Trek V & JJ-Trek + Ellison & Koenig Debate Fan Productions August 5, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Shatner,TOS , comments closed

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The last day of the convention was headlined by none other than Star Trek legend William Shatner, who gave a preview of his new TNG documentary and talked a bit of Trek, including giving opinions on JJ Abrams and Chris Pine. Sunday also had another Harlan Ellison panel, this time with longtime friend Walter Koenig. The pair had an interesting exchange talking about fan productions. More details and photos below.

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