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Viral: Star Trek Crew Schools Star Wars Stormtroopers In New Dance Video July 1, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Viral Video/Mashup/Images , 15 comments

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A new Star Trek themed dance video and song is going viral on the interwebs – featuring a Trek crew schooling some Star Wars Stormtroopers. Check it out below.

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New Star Trek Writers: JJ Abrams ‘Still Guiding Light’ Behind 2016 Movie June 30, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Abrams,ST: Into Darkness Sequel , 353 comments

In a new interview, Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne – co-writers along with Roberto Orci for the upcoming Star Trek film – talk about their background with the franchise, where they see the next movie headed and how much producer J.J. Abrams is involved. Details from the writing team after the break.

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REMEMBER ME (3 of 3): One Viewer With An Opinion To Rule Them All

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Trek Franchise , 16 comments

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Though the idea of webcasters analyzing old episodes of Star Trek is one that’s relatively new, some people have been at it since before it could qualify as nostalgia. Indeed, while our friends at Mission Log – whom we looked at yesterday – started in 2012, Chuck Sonnenberg was reviewing episodes of Voyager while the ship was still stuck in the Delta Quadrant. In the last article in our Remember Me series, we explore yet another way to look back at Star Trek’s run; and, this time we’ve got statistics! Hit the jump for Part Three.

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Burton’s Reading Rainbow Breaks Kickstarter Record & Drops Prices On Star Trek Rewards + LeVar Returning For Community S6?

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Celebrity,Trek Franchise , 6 comments

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Today there is an update on the previously reported Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign from Star Trek TNG star LeVar Burton. The campaign has now broken a Kickstarter record. There are only 2 days left so you still have a chance to help (and they have lowered pricing on some get some Star Trek event rewards too). Plus is Burton hinting he wants to return for the just announced Community Season 6?

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Trek Meets Science: Concept Warp Ship, Tricorders for Sale, Real Life Replicators + Astronauts Get Geeky on ISS June 29, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology , 29 comments

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Great science fiction takes real science concepts and stretches them past their limits. Time and time again, we’ve seen that scenario reversed, where real life scientific pursuits are first conjured up in the minds of sci-fi writers (cell phones, anyone?). Trek tech inspiring real products is nothing new. This month, designs for a faster-than-light ship, a handheld tricorder-like device (yes, another one), and even talk of creating real food replicators has all popped up in the news. Plus, Trek is making its presence known in low Earth orbit thanks to a Trekkie astronaut. Hit the jump for more.

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REMEMBER ME (2 of 3): Mission Log Explores Star Trek Philosophy Under the Roddenberry Name

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Trek Franchise , 31 comments

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In Part Two of our three part series, Remember Me, TrekMovie takes another look back at Star Trek nostalgia. The Mission Log podcast, which you can now find on TrekMovie.com, has taken on the immense challenge of picking apart Star Trek one episode at a time. What does this perspective teach us about Trek’s past, present, and future? What makes Trek good, how do different incarnations of Trek appeal to different kinds of fans, and how might a look at Trek’s past help us figure out what’s coming next? Hit the jump for Part Two.
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Watch: Trailer For ‘To Be Takei’ Doc – Featuring Cho, Nimoy, Nichols, Koenig, & Shatner June 28, 2014

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

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The documentary “To Be Takei” about Star Trek star George Takei comes out in August and features interviews with the new Sulu John Cho along with George’s original Trek co-stars Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and even William Shatner. Watch the brand new trailer below, plus the latest episode of George’s webseries "Takei’s Take" where he talks Trek and social media.

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NGames Teases Free-to-Play Star Trek MMO

by Kyle Hadyniak , Filed under: Games , comments closed

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Prolific web-based publisher NGames has teased a new free-to-play Star Trek MMO that takes place after the events of Star Trek: Voyager and is set in Fluidic Space. Players must either side with the Klingons or the Federation as they control fleets, explore, and battle Species 8472. The game will be released on NGames-operated Games321.com. NGames promises more information in the coming weeks, but so far they’ve only given us a single screenshot of the game (above).

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REMEMBER ME (1 of 3): Why Star Trek Nostalgia Rules the Internet – With Exclusive Comments From JD Payne

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

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Today we start our look at a look back: Star Trek nostalgia in all its forms. Why is it that nostalgia for all things Trek (even for those who weren’t alive during Trek’s original run) has become a common thread in online forums? And how has the fandom changed since the 1960′s? In Part One of the three part series Remember Me, Trekmovie’s Jared Whitley sat down with J.D. Payne (co-writer of the 2016 Star Trek movie), Mission Log Podcast’s John Champion, SF Debri’s Chuck Sonnenberg, and more to discuss how the changing TV landscape and our ever increasing connectivity with other fans has changed the way we watch new TV and discuss classic shows. Hit the jump for Part One.

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New Book Based on Parody Twitter Account @TNG_S8: “An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season” June 27, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Books,Humor , comments closed

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A super-popular (and funny) Star Trek Twitter feed is being turned into a full fledged book. For those unfamiliar with @TNG_S8, it is a hilarious, spot-on parody of The Next Generation, which takes the form of episode synopses from an imaginary eighth season. Find out more below the jump.

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Watch: Robot Chicken’s ‘Star Trek TNG Night Crew’ – Featuring Patrick Stewart & Chris Pine

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

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This weekend’s episode of Adult Swim’s stop-motion animation series Robot Chicken will include a segment with the "Star Trek TNG Night Crew," featuring voice acting from real Star Trek stars Sir Patrick Stewart and Chris Pine. Watch it below.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Shut Out At Saturn Awards – TNG Wins For Blu-ray

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Awards,CBS/Paramount,Celebrity,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

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Thursday night in Burbank was the last stop in awards season, with the 40th Saturn Awards – honoring the best in science fiction and fantasy. Last summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness went into the night with five nominations, but got shut out. There were also more Trek-related winners and losers at the Saturns. Details below.

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Orci Hints At New Setting And Aliens For Next Star Trek + Talks Directing, Kirk Sex, Gay Character & More June 26, 2014

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

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In a just released podcast interview, Roberto Orci discussed the challenge he faces as a first time director for the next Star Trek movie, dropped some hints for the setting and about new aliens, talked about visiting the set of Star Wars to pick up tips from JJ Abrams, opined on Kirk sex scenes and a gay character and more. See below for highlights and to listen tot he podcast.

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New Mission Log Podcast: “Star Trek III: The Search For Spock”

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

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In this week’s episode of the Mission Log, John and Ken dive into yet another fan-loved film, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. It’s got everything! Mini Spock! Genesis planet! 1980′s hair cuts! Klingon bastards! Have a listen to the break down of the story of TSFS, how it was perceived during its debut in 1984, and how it holds up today. Listen to the latest Mission Log episode in our sidebar to your right, or hit the jump for embedded audio goodness.Then, tell us what you think in the comments!

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TheCollective: Star Trek UglyDolls + Homewares + Bags + Borg Chill Cubes + Lots Of Ships + more

by James Edward , Filed under: Apparel,Collectibles,Merchandise,Toys , comments closed

While we might only be getting one on-screen adventure every few years at the moment, the Star Trek people at CBS are kept pretty busy dreaming Star Trek stuff from every corner of the Star Trek universe. Read on below for news of the latest licensees, and all the Star Trek goodies they are creating; including cookie jars, Borg Cubes, tribbles, and a galaxy full of starships.

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Does Hollywood Care About The Fans? June 25, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek Into Darkness,Trek Franchise , comments closed

A new article from Forbes is sparking some debate on how much Hollywood studios value franchise fans, including Star Trek fans. The article even caught the interest of Star Trek writer/producer (and soon to be director) Roberto Orci, who was mentioned in it. More below.

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Watch: Zachary Quinto Tries To Make You Cry In Newcastle Beer Ad

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

Star Trek’s new Spock is more than an actor, he is a thespian on par with the best of the British, or that is at least what he wants you to beleive in the new web campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale. The first ad was released today, watch it below.

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Watch: Wil Wheaton Gets Snarky Over JJ Abrams Commitment To Star Trek

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

On Tuesday night’s airing of The Wil Wheaton Project (only his 5th episode), the Star Trek: TNG actor turned sardonic geek culture commentator had a biting take on the recent news announcing the next Star Trek film was coming in 2016, but without JJ Abrams returning to the director’s chair. Watch the clip below.

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Watch: Star Trek TNG S6 Blu-ray Extras Clips – Whoopi Talks Gene, Spiner Talks Spot, Gag Reel, & Relics BTS June 24, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,TNG,TNG Remastered , comments closed

Season 6 of Star Trek: The Next Generation was released today on Blu-ray. We have compiled video previews of some of the new special features from the set. Watch them below

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PixelTrek: Explore the Enterprise D in Pixelated Form

by Kyle Hadyniak , Filed under: Games,Web , comments closed

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A Star Trek fan, known only as “Daniel,” has created a web-based game where players can explore the Enterprise-D in pixelated, isometric form. Featuring common areas, such as the bridge, ready room, andcaptain quarters, the game also contains little-seen rooms like restrooms, science labs, and staircases. Players have the ability to move freely throughout the ship, and they can even save their progress and pick it up later. Visit Pixeltrek.com to start playing.
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