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Exclusive Interview: Alec Peters Talks Star Trek Axanar As It Passes $400K On Kickstarter August 22, 2014

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Fan Productions,Star Trek Axanar , comments closed

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The Star Trek Axanar Kickstarter wraps up Sunday, but it has already set a new record for independent Trek production crowdfunding. TrekMovie sat down with producer and star Alec Peters to talk about the dream of making his own Star Trek movie. In part 1 of the interview below, Peters talks about the Axanar Kickstarter experience, how they plan to spend the money, how they are making Axanar a professional production, the approach to designing a look for 20 years before the original Star Trek series, and more.

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Kate Mulgrew Getting Emmy Buzz + Cosmos Picks Up Creative Emmys (But Not Braga)

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

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Believe or not, only one member of one of the main Star Trek TV casts has ever won an acting Emmy Award. On Monday Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Janeway is hoping to change that. TrekMovie takes a look at what Kate Mulgrew is saying ahead of the big day along with what the early buzz is on her chances. We also have news on how Cosmos faired at the Creative Arts Emmys, predictions for Cumberbatch and a look back at Trek actors history with the Emmmys.

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New Mission Log: Star Trek TNG’s The Last Outpost August 21, 2014

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

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The Enterprise is chasing a Ferengi vessel. What is a Ferengi? Exactly. Small and scheming or big and bad? Find out when John and Ken put Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “The Last Outpost” in the Mission Log.

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Canadian Town Of Vulcan Seeking $2 Billion To Start Building Actual USS Enterprise (OK, not really)

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Great Links , comments closed

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The people of Vulcan, Alberta Canada are hoping to build Star Trek’s USS Enterprise. Not a model, but the real thing. There is even a $2 Billion crowdfunding effort to "Help Vulcan Alberta Build the USS Enterprise." TrekMovie talked to the people behind the effort to find out what is going on here.

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Trexels Mobile Star Trek Game Adds TNG Content – Now Available Free

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

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Late last year [x]cube Games launched the Star Trek game ‘Trexels’ for iOS devices – delivering pixelated fun on board the TOS-era ‘USS Trexelprise.’ Today they have launched a big upgrade to Trexels that adds Star Trek: The Next Generation content, and the game is now free. More info and video below.

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First Look At Star Trek Ongoing #39 Comic – Coming In November August 20, 2014

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics , comments closed

IDW has announced their comics for November, with only one Star Trek comic – part 5 of 6 of the "Q Gambit" series in the ongoing new movie universe series. See below for cover and details on Star Trek Ongoing #39, plus first news on the return of Galaxy Quest in comics.

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LeVar Burton Named Geek of the Year + Star Trek Continues Wins Best Web Series at 2014 Geekie Awards

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Awards,Celebrity,Star Trek Continues , comments closed

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This year the Geekie Awards, the award show for geeks by geeks, crowned LeVar Burton as “Geek of the Year”. The hit fan series Star Trek Continues also took home the win for the Best Web Series.

UPDATE: Official video of LeVar Burton receiving his Geekie and singing Reading Rainbow to the crowd
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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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