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The human adventure is just beginning: How the optimistic future of Star Trek is more likely than we may think July 1, 2013

by Joseph Dickerson , Filed under: Editorial , comments closed

“We are locally optimistic, and globally pessimistic.”

The creator of Star Trek Gene Roddenberry did not share this “globally pessimistic” point of view. Instead, he was incredibly optimistic about our future, about the human potential. “We’re just beginning,” he said in an interview shortly before his death. “We have wonders ahead of us. I don’t see how it can be any other way, with the way the future is going. We now have got a telescope up there, photographing the universe. We’re inventing the next life form, the computer. We’re in the midst of it. And it will happen.” According to Roddenberry, the future we see in Star Trek is not just possible but probable. How so? Read on…
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Review: Star Trek Into Darkness Sound Track June 30, 2013

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Merchandise,Music,Review,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

While Star Trek films have had 8 different directors (Wise, Meyer, Nimoy, Shatner, Carson, Frakes, Baird, and Abrams), the composer club is slightly more exclusive with six (Goldsmith, Horner, Rosenman, Eidelman, McCarthy, and Giacchino). It is arguable that amongst all the behind the scenes artists, the composer has the most power to influence the emotional energy of a film, perhaps even more than the director or cinematographer. The music influences what the audience feels, and when it is done right, it enhances the actor’s performances, the director’s vision, and the cinematographer’s created mood. When the music fails to resonate, it harms a film through distraction or obvious manipulation. Michael Giacchino’s music for Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the former soundtracks, helping to enhance the story and giving STID additional emotional life. Hit the jump for our full review of the Star Trek Into Darkness sound track.
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TrekMovie Review: Personalized 3D Star Trek Figurines from Cubify June 29, 2013

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Collectibles,Electronics/Gadgets,Merchandise,Toys , comments closed

Star Trek figurines have been a staple of fan collections since the 1970s, with companies making everything from paint-your-own Star Trek: The Motion Picture plastic figurines to brand new resin Gorn figurines from the Star Trek Video Game. Advances in 3D Printing technology, however, have made it possible for fans to now become Star Trek figurines themselves. TrekMovie looks at the results.
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Brent Spiner, Robert Picardo, Rod Roddenberry Back ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone June 28, 2013

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

Trek celebs are lining up to support a Kickstarter-funded project called ARKYD, a space telescope designed to be funded and used by the public, whose fully funded campaign ends in less than 60 hours. The first ever publicly available space telescope is luring donations with the enticing reward of a “space selfie”. That’s right, if you send them a picture of yourself (or your boyfriend, or your dog, or your favorite breakfast cereal…) they will display it on an onboard LED screen and snap a pic of your photo floating above the glorious blue orb we call Earth. What’s more, you can donate more and use the space ‘scope to point in any direction of your choosing or donate your observation time to science and follow along with the scientists’ findings. Brent Spiner, Robert Picardo, and Rod Roddenberry are among the many, many backers of the project, which at the time of writing has already raised over $1.2 Million. Check out the videos of Trek celebs supporting ARKYD after the jump.
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Star Trek Enterprise Season 2 on Blu-ray June 24, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,ENT , comments closed

The official announcement has been made of the second season of Enterprise in high definition on Blu-ray. The clear standout of the set looks to be “In Conversation: The First Crew” where the Roger Lay Jr. the producer of the Enterprise sets has managed to get the main cast together for a chat. If this is anything like the great conversational interviews done for TNG and ENT Season 1 we should be in for a treat!

Click on for full disc-by-disc details from the press release.

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Post-release Into Darkness odds & ends and General Discussion [CLOSED]

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

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With Into Darkness out for more than a month, here are a few news items about the movie and the possible sequel, along with a place to continue discussion about the movie.

UPDATE: General discussion of STID has now moved to its own page.

http://trekmovie.com/into-darkness-open-discussion/

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Fan Production Star Trek Continues releases first episode May 30, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Fan Productions , comments closed

The fan production Star Trek Continues, a new TOS era fan film led by anime voice actor Vic Mignogna as Kirk and features Chris Doohan as Mr. Scott (his Dad’s old job), Trek author Larry Nemecek, and Mythbuster Grant Imahara as Mr. Sulu, has now completed their first episode “Pilgrim Of Eternity”. As previously reported, it features the return of original actor Michael Forest as Apollo. Keep a look out for a cameo by BSG’s Jamie Bamber, Trek art department alum Doug Drexler as the holographic cowboy, and the voice of the ship’s computer sounds pretty familiar too. Click on to see the episode.

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Into Darkness Second Week + Polls May 28, 2013

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

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Vote and chat about Star Trek Into Darkness during the second week of US/Canadian release in this sticky open thread. (more…)

The Easter Eggs Of Star Trek Into Darkness May 23, 2013

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Star Trek Into Darkness is headed into its second weekend and our own polling shows that many fans plan to see the movie a second (third, fourth, etc.) time. And with repeat viewings there are opportunities for you to spot some little fun ‘easter egg’ tidbits put into the movie. See below for our selection of Into Darkness easter eggs, but beware of spoilers.

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QMx Made Props For Star Trek Into Darkness (& Replicas Available To Buy This Summer) + Hot Wheels Into Darkness Die-Cast

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Collectibles,Merchandise,Replicas,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

Replica maker Quantum Mechanix has announced that they had a role to play in Star Trek Into Darkness, actually making some of the props used in the film. And they are making some of these available to purchase including Starfleet rings, vehicle model replicas, phasers and more. Get all the details below.

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JJ Abrams Reveals ‘Shower of Evil’ Star Trek Into Darkness Deleted Cumberbatch Scene

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

This week has seen the final stop of the Star Trek Into Darkness celebrity talk show tour with Alice Eve and JJ Abrams appearing on Conan on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. And last night’s Abrams appearance including his revealing of a bit of a deleted scene of Benedict Cumberbatch’s "shower of evil." Watch it below
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Sexy or Sexist? How Star Trek Into Darkness turned Heroines into Damsels in Distress

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Editorial,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

As per usual Star Trek Into Darkness has sparked much fan discussion and even disagreement, but but if there’s one thing we can all agree on: we love seeing Alice Eve in her undies! True, of course, until anyone bothered to ask a woman. There has always been scantily clad females throughout Trek history – it’s a part of what makes Kirk so Kirk – so, why should this one scene be causing such a stir? Why have female fans responded so strongly in this case? Read my analysis below, but beware of SPOILERS.
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History’s ‘Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe’ Doc With Into Darkness BTS & More Online Now

by Daniel Broadway , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

In honor of the recent release of Star Trek Into Darkness, The History Channel has aired a special documentary titled "Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe." Originally broadcast last Wednesday, May 15th, the special is now available on History Channel’s website via streaming for free. See below for mini-review and screenshots plus a link to more BTS with ILM.
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Watch/Listen To TrekMovie On Hollywood.com & MovieByte Broadcasts + More TrekMovie in the news May 22, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness,TrekMovie.com , comments closed

With the release of Star Trek Into Darkness in North America, a few people have wanted to get the perspective of TrekMovie.com. This afternoon and evening TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale will be participating in a Hollywood.com Google Hangout and the MovieByte Podcast. TrekMovie contributors have also discussed or quoted by Yahoo, Buzzfeed, Moviefone and Wired. Get the details below.
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Analysts: Into Darkness ‘Solid’ Domestic & ‘Strong’ International Open – But Why Not Even Better? May 20, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

The final weekend results are in and Star Trek Into Darkness is the #1 movie in the world, bringing in over $110M over the weekend giving it a global gross of over $164M. Analysts mostly agree the film had a solid domestic performance (but behind expectations) and impressive overseas sales. More details and analysis of the analysis below.   
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Into Darkness Open Week Thread + Polls

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed


Vote and chat about Star Trek Into Darkness all week in sticky open thread. (more…)

A Closer Look At The New USS Enterprise From Star Trek Into Darkness – Notice Something Different? May 19, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Spoilers,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

TrekMovie continues our deep dive of analysis into Star Trek Into Darkness. Today we bring you a closer look at the USS Enterprise from the movie, including a surprising details you may have missed. We also have some exclusive insider details. Check it out below (beware of spoilers).

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Amazon and Best Buy Offering Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray/DVD Pre-order Bonuses

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: DVD/Blu-ray,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

UPDATED: Is it too early to start talking about the Blu-ray for Star Trek Into Darkness? Well Amazon and Best Buy don’t think so and both are offering special promotions for pre-ordering the Into Darkness Blu-ray/DVD combo pack bundle. More details below.
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SNL’s Bill Hader Has Star Trek Into Darkness Voice Cameo + More Tidbits From Cast Credits May 18, 2013

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

TrekMovie has got ahold of the official movie credits for Star Trek Into Darkness and there are some interesting tidbits in the cast listings including a voice cameo for SNL’s Bill Hader and another cameo for JJ Abrams’ dad. Plus find out the names (or lack of names) for some of the new characters. See below (but beware of minor spoilers).

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The Science of Star Trek Into Darkness

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Science/Technology,Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

So, by now, we’ve all seen Star Trek Into Darkness. Some of us loved it, some of us hated it, some of us said, “meh.” But, forget about what you thought of the movie for a second. What did you think of the science? Let’s take a more in depth look at some of the most sciencey moments from STID. It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyways, that this review contains SPOILERS!!!
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