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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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TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming May 2015 February 21, 2015

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The Five-Year Mission continues from the Delta Quadrant and John Byrne photo-manipulates the Borg in Star Trek comics coming from IDW Publishing this spring. Details after the break.

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Two New Star Trek Model Kits from Round 2: Reviews and Unboxing February 19, 2015

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Merchandise , comments closed

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Round 2, under their AMT label, has two new kits for Star Trek modelers to consider. One will give Classic Trekkies double the Enterprise goodness, while the second will allow your Next Generation era fleets to shine with some DS9 goodness. More information and unboxing videos follow the jump.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek #41: Behemoth Part 1 + 7-Page Preview February 17, 2015

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

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It’s a new beginning for IDW’s nu-Trek comics, but when the Enterprise finds a massive new threat in uncharted space, will the five-year mission end before it even begins? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7-page preview, after the jump.

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Guy Designs, 3D Prints His Own TNG Warp Core Table Lamp February 15, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Electronics/Gadgets,Science/Technology,Web , comments closed

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Ever wanted to capture the blue glow and pulsating hum of the Enterprise D warp core in your own living room? Using computer aided design and 3D printing, Star Trek fan ThePlanetMike has made it so by designing his own table lamp based on HD screen captures of Star Trek The Next Generation episodes and lighting it up with simple blue LED lights available on Amazon.
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Star Trek Continues Reaches Goal to Build Engineering Set + 3 Days Left in Kirkstarter 2.0 February 12, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Fan Productions,Star Trek Continues , comments closed

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Fan series Star Trek Continues has been fundraising over the past month in their second ever Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising enough to make new episodes and, if stretch goals are met, build new sets. This week the series announced they have reached their first stretch goal, with pledges totaling over $150,000, which will allow them to build Scotty’s engine room.

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Screen-used Star Trek Props To Go Up For Auction, Including $60,000 TOS Phaser February 10, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: History,Merchandise , comments closed

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Trekkies, hide your pocketbooks if you don’t want to be tempted by Propworx’s Star Trek auction, which boasts an impressive haul of original screen-used props from throughout the Star Trek Franchise: from props, to artwork, to costumes, to scripts. The most unique (read: priciest) item up for bid is one of only two screen-used fiberglass TOS phaser props known to exist. The prop, which was featured in the hands of a security officer in the episode “Assignment: Earth”, is expected to fetch upwards of $60,000.
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Dr. Bashir, I presume? New photo of Alexander Siddig from Game of Thrones, but no video February 2, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Celebrity , comments closed

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Star Trek fans who were hoping to get their first glance of Deep Space Nine’s Dr. Bashir as Prince Doran Martell in the fifth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones were disappointed last week after the new trailer didn’t feature a single shot of our favorite smarmy doctor. But, you won’t have to wait until April for a glance of Siddig in his new stately attire; A publicity shot of Prince Martell was released Friday.
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Smithsonian Brings Original Enterprise Model Back for One Day Only During Major Restoration Effort January 26, 2015

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

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The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is overseeing the 4th and latest restoration of the original Enterprise model used to film The Original Series. For one day only they let the public in on the process, and TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley has the scoop and photos below.
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TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Coming April 2015 January 24, 2015

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Trek Franchise , comments closed

The epic crossover tale, The Primate Directive, comes to a shocking conclusion and the Five-Year Mission of the Enterprise continues in April 2015 with a little help from IDW Publishing. Details after the break.

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BREAKING: Simon Pegg to co-write Star Trek 3 with Doug Jung January 21, 2015

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

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It was just confirmed by Deadline that Simon Pegg (JJ Trek’s Scotty) and Doug Jung (creator of the TNT series Dark Blue) will co-write the script for the next Star Trek film. This comes on the heals of the exit of Bob Orci and the announcement that Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 6) will take on the director’s chair for the third film in the new franchise.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive #2 + 7-Page Preview January 20, 2015

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

You there! Humans! IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios will release the second issue of Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive this week. TrekMovie reviews and previews this installment of the crossover story nobody ever expected! Spoilers and more exclamation points after the break!

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Star Trek Continues Launches Kirkstarter 2.0 To Fund New Episodes January 17, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Fan Productions,Star Trek Continues , comments closed

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After three critically acclaimed episodes (and one more just in the can), the award-winning webseries, Star Trek Continues, today launched their second Kickstarter, dubbed “Kirkstarter 2.0″, to help fund two (or maybe more) new episodes and possibly build some new sets if stretch goals are reached. After only 12 hours, they’ve already raised over $40K, well on their way to their $100K goal.
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Celebrate Voyager’s 20th Anniversary with These 20 Gems From The Delta Quadrant January 16, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: List,VOY , comments closed

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January 2015 marks 20 years since Voyager first aired. Caretaker’s original airdate was January 16, here’s TrekMovie’s list of 20 great Voyager episodes you may have missed.
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Dawn Wall Ascent Aims to Match Shatnerian Glory January 14, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),History , comments closed

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Two fearless climbers have captured the eyes of the world this week with their amazing ascent up Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan. After climbing for 18 days and nights, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson today became the first climbers ever to use only their hands and feet to summit a 3,000-foot sheer path called the Dawn Wall. The climb has garnered incredible amounts of media attention. El Capitan is of course known to Trek fans, who saw Captain Kirk free climb it in Star Trek V.
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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The Webcomic

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,Interview,Review,TOS , comments closed

Star Trek: The Webcomic, written and illustrated by Mark Farinas, is an ongoing comic strip published online, with compelling and entertaining Star Trek tales based on original series concepts. TrekMovie looks at the strip and learns more from its creator after the break.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Ongoing #40: The Q Gambit Part 6 + 7-Page Preview January 13, 2015

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

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The “gambit” is revealed as Kirk, Sisko, and Q face off against the power-mad Gul Dukat in the last issue of IDW’s Star Trek Ongoing: The Q Gambit. Does the final nu-24th century showdown deliver the goods? Find out with a spoiler-filled review, plus a 7 page preview, after the jump.

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EDITORIAL – The Future of Star Trek: It’s the Story, Stupid January 11, 2015

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

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The following essay comes to us from Lukas Kendall at Film Score Monthly (www.filmscoremonthly.com), whose Star Trek credentials including producing or co-producing most of the recent collector’s edition soundtrack CDs like the 15-disc La-La Land Records TOS box set. He also assisted with the recent publication of Return to Tomorrow, the oral history of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Lukas says he’s a lifelong Trekker who follows the ongoing dialogue about the franchise, and thought he had something to add about its fundamental appeal—and, among other things, the reason why J.J. Trek is so polarizing. 

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