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New ‘Compendium’ Blu-ray Set Compiles Star Trek 2009 + Into Darkness IMAX + New Bonus Features [UPDATE: Available For Pre-order] June 23, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,DVD/Blu-ray,Star Trek (2009 film),Star Trek Into Darkness , comments closed

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Today Paramount announced a new 4-disc Blu-ray set for the two JJ Abrams’ Trek features – 2009′s Star Trek in HD and the IMAX version of 2013′s Star Trek Into Darkness . Also included are digital versions, all the previously released bonus material (including some only available via some retailers) and new bonus material. See box art and full disc by disc details below. [UPDATE: Now Available For pre-order]

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season 6 Blu-ray review

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

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Season 6 is arguably the best season of TNG. The writers that we associate with TNG’s better episodes were all present, the production staff had TNG down cold, the visual effects were at their peak technologically, and the episodes covered a diverse group of subjects and genres.  Read on to see how the season looks re-mastered and details of  the treasure trove of deleted scenes the CBS Digital team were able to find, available June 24th in North America.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Okudas Talk Orci Directing Trek, Netflix Rumors, Reveal Role In ST09 & More June 22, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Interview,ST: Into Darkness Sequel,Star Trek (2009 film),TNG Remastered,Trek on TV , comments closed

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The Trek world has been abuzz since the announcement that Bob Orci will officially take over the director’s seat for the next Star Trek film. TrekMovie sat down with Mike and Denise Okuda in an exclusive interview covering Trek’s past, present, and future. The Okudas have been involved with Trek in one way or another as early as The Motion Picture with Mike having worked on every live action Star Trek production since The Voyage Home, along with the current project of remastering Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD for Blu-ray. Suffice to say that this pair has a unique perspective on where Trek has been and where it is (or should be) going. Hit the jump for more.

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CelebWatch: Mulgrew Wins Award + Sir Pat Meets Yoda + Quinto On ‘Girls’ + Takei Masters Parade + more June 21, 2014

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

This week has Star Trek celebrity news with Mulgrew winning an award, Quinto hanging with ‘Girls,’ Sir Pat hanging with Yoda, Saldana going green, Takei as Grand marshal and Pegg seeking happiness. Get all the latest below.

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Looper’s Rian Johnson To Direct Star Wars Episode VIII June 20, 2014

by TrekMovie.com Staff , Filed under: Abrams,Sci-Fi,Star Wars , comments closed

BREAKING: Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness producer/director JJ Abrams is currently shooting the next Star Wars movie, but it appears he will not be shooting the one after that. Reports are coming out today that Looper director Rian Johnson is in talks to helm Star Wars: Episode VIII.

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New Mission Log Podcast: “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”

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

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Another week, another episode of the Mission Log Podcast. This week, hosts John and Ken continue their look back at the Original Series movies with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Hailed by many as the best Star Trek film, the Wrath of Khan has become iconic in modern popular culture. From Ricardo Montalban’s stunning performance (and glistening chest) to the infamous KHHHAAAAAAN! scream by Captain Kirk to the heartwarming (and arguably unimitatable) final scene between our captain and science officer.

This is it. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Seriously. What else is there to say?

Follow the adventures of the Mission Log each week right here on TrekMovie. Just keep your eye on our sidebar for the latest episode! And don’t forget to tell us your thoughts in the comments!
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TrekInk: Star Trek Comics Summer 2014 Preview – NewTrek Meets Q & More

by Mark Martinez , Filed under: Comics,DS9,Star Trek (2009 film),TOS , comments closed

Summer 2014 is shaping up to be a fine time for Star Trek comics from IDW Publishing and elsewhere. In addition to Harlan Ellison’s City on the Edge of Forever five-part adaptation, the monthly Star Trek series will begin a six-issue story arc featuring Q, the new crew, time travel, and some niners. We’ll also see another John Byrne photocomic and a one-shot special issue featuring the doctors. No, not the Doctors, the other ones, the Starfleet doctors. But what about the Doctor?

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – “Chain of Command” Blu-ray review June 19, 2014

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

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Along with the boxed set of Season 6, the single disc release of ”Chain of Command”, the critically acclaimed two-part episode that deals with torture, prisoner’s rights, and handling the change of leadership under a new commanding officer, will also be available to purchase on June 24 in the USA. As with other single-disc releases, both parts have been edited together to make one 90-minute TV movie.

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Paramount Confirms Next Star Trek Film Coming 2016 UPDATE: Orci tweets hint about when filming starts June 18, 2014

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

BREAKING: Paramount has confirmed what should have been obvious, the next Star Trek feature film will be released in 2016. The news comes from the CineEurope conference being held in Barcelona Spain where Paramount Senior VP Edward Ryan outlined the studio’s plans for the future.

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Review: Star Trek Continues, Episode 3: Fairest of them All

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Fan Productions,Star Trek Continues , comments closed

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The crew of Star Trek Continues has released their latest episode and this time they boldly take on Mirror Mirror, one of the favorite TOS episodes. Spock with a beard and Uhura (and the other female crewmembers with bare midriffs) in a galaxy ruled not by Starfleet, but by the evil Terran Empire.

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TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever #1 June 17, 2014

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

Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for one of the best Star Trek episodes ever broadcast is finally brought to life by veteran Trek writers and artists from IDW Publishing. Spoilers for the first installment of a five-issue mini-series after the break.

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Spockboy TOS Gag Reel – “Rinse Of The Archons” June 16, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: TOS,Viral Video/Mashup/Images,Web , comments closed

Long time TrekMovie readers will remember our friend Paul “Spockboy” Sibbald for his hilarious TOS gag edits of episodes. Well, at long last, he got the urge to make another one, this time parodying “Return of the Archons.” Landru ‘Laundry’ commands you to enjoy “Rinse Of The Archons”:

Reading Rainbow Kickstarter funding with Trek alumni June 13, 2014

by Matt Wright , Filed under: Celebrity,Trek on TV,Web , comments closed

As we reported a couple of weeks ago LeVar Burton had started a Kickstarter fund to bring back beloved children’s show Reading Rainbow. It made their first goal of funding within a day, but the need for funding isn’t over, in an update this week Burton announced that he has enlisted Trek alumni to help him read stories, there will be exclusive Reading Rainbow Live! events for Kickstarter  pledges.

Reading Rainbow Live! is a series of one-time-only events where I’m inviting you to bring your child and join us for a few hours. My friends and I will read from a few children’s books. We’ll all watch a classic episode of Reading Rainbow together, and everyone will go home with some special goodies. And afterward, there will also be a smaller Meet & Greet reception where a small number of families can join us to take photos, sign autographs and talk!

The first performance will feature the “Men of Star Trek,” which include: Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, and Robert Picardo. The second performance is themed as the “Women of Star Trek,” with Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden, Jeri Ryan and Kate Mulgrew appearing. There are also two special solo performances planned, one with William Shatner and one with Patrick Stewart. All of the live readings will be Los Angeles, except for Patrick Stewart’s, which will be held in New York City.

Read on for the full details.

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Go Behind The Scenes of Star Trek Continues in New Documentary Series

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

The first two episodes of a new behind the scenes documentary take you onto the set of Star Trek Continues. Wired and Condé Nast Entertainment were on set for the filming of episode 3, “Fairest of Them All”. Producer Vic Mignogna takes you on a tour of what director James Kerwin calls “the fourth season of The Original Series”. The set designers, costume designers, makeup artists, editors, and everyone involved with the shooting have taken every step to ensure that the episodes of STC look and feel like something shot in the 1960′s, and the attention to detail is worthy of the nitpickiest of Trekkies (go ahead, do your worst in the comments). Look for episodes 3, 4, and 5 of the behind the scenes doc in weeks to come.

Episode 1: CATCH VIC MIGNOGNA BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE SERIES STAR TREK CONTINUES

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Roddenberry’s Mission Log Podcast Now Available on TrekMovie.com [UPDATE: Never Before Seen Photos & Documents from TMP] June 12, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Mission Log Podcast,TrekMovie.com,Web , comments closed

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TrekMovie.com is happy to announce a new partnership with our favorite Star Trek Podcast: The Mission Log, A Roddenberry Entertainment podcast. Join hosts John Champion and Ken Ray as they explore Star Trek one episode at a time and in chronological order. And do it from the comfort of our home page! Having finished off all three seasons of The Original Series and both of The Animated Series, the Mission Log boys are now ready to tackle the Original Series movies, starting today. You can find the latest episode of The Mission Log in our sidebar.

UPDATE: Mission Log has released never before seen photos and a memo explaining the backstory of Spock for The Motion Picture. Check them out below!

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Fan Films: “Prelude to Axanar” Trailer Released June 11, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Fan Productions , comments closed

The team from Prelude to Axanar, a Trek fan film that raised over $100k on its Kickstarter just this March, has released its first teaser trailer. The film boasts an impressive cast and crew, including Richard Hatch, Michael Hogan, JG Hertzler, and Gary Graham (reprising his role as Vulcan ambassador Soval). The visual effects artist, Tobias Richter, really shows his chops in this nearly three minute trailer. The graphics and cinematography are impressive; can the full length film live up to the trailer? Check it out below and tell us what you think in the comments.

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Sorry, Netflix & CBS Not in Talks To Produce New Show June 10, 2014

by Brian Drew , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Rumor,Trek on TV , comments closed

A new story is making the rounds claiming that, while at Phoenix Comicon this past weekend,  author Larry Nemecek (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion, Star Trek Stellar Cartography) revealed that Netflix and CBS are “in talks” regarding a new Star Trek series.  The story made a big splash, since it’s not so crazy to think that Netflix, who has hit it big with recent original shows Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, would look to Star Trek, one of its top performers in streaming TV, for a new series. In a blog post on his web site, Nemecek refutes the story:

…this non-bylined writer known only as “Starfleet Intelligence” is too wrapped up in tossing around jazzy phrases of TheBizSpeak in this post, and has the situation blown up way too big —though it makes a nice screaming headline…it’s in Netflix’s interest to be casting about for new shows—including those from known franchises. I understand Star Trek is one of them—especially as Trek’s 737 hours of “reruns” performs as a top draw ON Netflix. As I understand it, there have been overtures.  But none taken. So far.

You can read the entire post here.

EDITORIAL: Star Trek V at 25 June 9, 2014

by Steve Vivona , Filed under: Editorial,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),TrekMovie.com , comments closed

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Let’s get something straight right off the bat: Star Trek V is a hot mess. Released 25 years ago today, my anticipation for it could not have been greater. By 1989, I was fully immersed in Trekdom, consuming all there was to consume: comics, novels, cards, making-of books, and of course, the actual movies and TV episodes. (more…)

Star Trek Online Launches Second-Annual Summer Event in Risa June 7, 2014

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

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Star Trek Online has launched its second annual Risa event, allowing players to partake in various summertime activities. This year’s event features new assignments and rewards, and those who complete the event reputation project earn access to a new high-tier ship. The event is available June 5-July 17.
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Our Exclusive Interview With a Tiny Trekkie + The Most Adorable Star Trek Reviews You’ll See Today June 6, 2014

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Review,TOS,Trek for Kids,Trek on TV,Viral Video/Mashup/Images,Web , comments closed

Meet Sarai Duenas, arguably the cutest Star Trek reviewer on YouTube today. She was introduced to the world of Star Trek by her father, Abe, who has encouraged her love for Kirk, Spock, and Uhura. Wanting to share his daughter’s enthusiasm for Trek with the world, Abe began filming Sarai as she recapped her favorite TOS episodes and posting them to YouTube. These videos. Are. Adorable. But, we wanted to know more. Who is Sarai Duenas, and what does she want to be when she grows up? Answers to these questions and more in our exclusive interview with the tiny trekkie girl.

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