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BREAKING: Paramount Has Likely Acquired StarTrekBeyond.com June 24, 2015

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

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The URL www.StarTrekBeyond.com, has now been registered in the ICANN database by brand protection company MarkMonitor, the same company used by Paramount to register the official Star Trek Movie website www.StarTrekMovie.com, www.areyouthe1701.com, and other Paramount properties.
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Star Trek Actors Seen Around Vancouver, Still No Official Word From Paramount June 23, 2015

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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Several cast members of Star Trek Beyond are now in Vancouver, enjoying the city and preparing for principal photography to begin.
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James Horner dies in plane crash

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Music , comments closed

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TrekMovie is saddened to report that Oscar and Grammy-winning film composer James Horner died in a plane crash Monday in California.  He was 61.
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Will #WeWantWorf Have Us All Saying “QAPLA!” To A New Trek Series? June 22, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: DS9,TNG,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Michael Dorn wants to put Worf in the center seat, and he’s asking fans for their help.
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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Invites “Star Trek Beyond” Fan Creator to Pitch TV Series June 18, 2015

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

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TrekMovie has learned that Michael Gummelt, owner of www.StarTrekUncharted.com (formerly www.StarTrekBeyond.com) and creator of the fan concept of the same name has been invited by Paramount to pitch his idea for a new Star Trek television series to the network, an unprecedented opportunity rarely (if ever) afforded to non-industry professionals. The concept, now titled Star Trek Uncharted, has been in the works for 20 years and takes place several decades after the time of Captain Kirk and the original Enterprise.
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Eyeing new episodes, New Voyages launches 2015 Kickstarter June 13, 2015

by Bill Watters , Filed under: Fan Fiction,Fan Productions,New Voyages/Phase II , comments closed

c0a9444a13c8d1d6c36f2cacacfaade0_originalStar Trek: New Voyages/Phase II has been going strong for 13 years now, and it feels like they are just hitting their full stride. With nine full episodes under their belt and three more in various stages of production they’re turning back to the fans to help them keep moving along at warp speed with a fresh Kickstarter campaign.

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Fan Film Review: Star Trek Continues “The White Iris” June 9, 2015

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Fan Productions,Star Trek Continues , comments closed

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After an opening blow to the head during Federation membership talks, James Kirk is forced to navigate some very personal waters in order to save a planet which finds itself firmly in its neighbor’s targeting sights. The TrekMovie review of “The White Iris” follows the jump…
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Trekkin’ at Wonderfest Hobby Expo 2015 June 8, 2015

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

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Phoenix and Washington D.C. weren’t the only spots to get your geek on last weekend. Star Trek was represented loud and proud at Wonderfest 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky over the weekend. Learn more about this scale modeling and collectibles convention and get an update on Round 2’s plans for Star Trek models over the remainder of this year after the jump.
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Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke [UPDATE 2] June 4, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS , comments closed

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Nichelle Nichols (Uhura of Star Trek The Original Series) suffered a mild stroke while in her LA home last night. She is currently undergoing testing, with no word yet on how severe the stroke was. We will bring you updates as they are reported.

[UPDATE] CAT scan results are back and Nichelle is reported to be in good spirits.

[UPDATE 2] MRI results are back indicating the stroke was minor. Nichelle starts therapy today and is reportedly bright and cheerful

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Rumor Control: CBS Not Pulling Fan Films From YouTube June 3, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Fan Productions , comments closed

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Two days ago and just after its release, the latest episode of Star Trek Continues, “The White Iris” was pulled from YouTube with a message saying that it had been taken down due to a copyright claim by CBS. Rumors as to why this happened have spread like wildfire along with speculation about who was next and whether a big crack-down on fan productions was about to happen. We’re here to clear things up. CBS did not pull Star Trek Continues. Read on for details.
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Justin Lin talks Trek 3

by Brian Drew , Filed under: Star Trek Beyond , comments closed

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Justin Lin finally speaks about the next Star Trek movie, and how the decision to direct the film was an emotional one.
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“Star Trek Beyond” Fan Creator Makes His Pitch For A New Series

by Michael Chang Gummelt , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Star Trek turns 50 next year. Yet it feels like it’s at a nadir in its cultural importance. A movie every few years just isn’t enough. Iconic cinematic franchises continue to churn out movie after movie: Harry Potter, DC, Marvel, Hunger Games, Marvel, Star Wars, Marvel, Fast & Furious, Marvel. Michael Chang Gummelt, creator of fan-made story Star Trek Beyond (coincidentally the same name chosen for the new Star Trek feature film) and owner of www.StarTrekBeyond.com, takes a look at the state of the franchise through the eyes of a fan creator in the below essay.

UPDATE: The project is now officially titled “Star Trek Uncharted” and is hosted at www.StarTrekUncharted.com.
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Wrap-Up of Phoenix Comicon 2015: The Best PhxCC Ever June 2, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

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The weekend is over, which means we have to go back out into the “real” world. But, before the post-con blues set in too heavily, take a look at the highlights from what we’re officially naming as the best Phoenix Comicon ever.

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Shatner, Takei Headline DC Awesome Con June 1, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Trek Franchise , comments closed

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Further proof that the current generation of fandom con-going takes its lead from decades’ worth of Star Trek conventions, William Shatner and George Takei headlined the annual Washington, DC, Awesome Con this weekend.
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TOS Bird of Prey Round 2 model kit: Review and Unboxing

by Robert Lyons , Filed under: Merchandise , comments closed

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As summertime approaches, the folks at Round 2 Models have given Trek fans a potential summer project… the Original Series Romulan Bird-of-Prey makes its debut in June. TrekMovie has a look at the kit after the jump.
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CBS’s TV Domination Means Trek Might Only Return As A Sexy Procedural May 29, 2015

by Jared Whitley , Filed under: CBS/Paramount,Editorial,Trek on TV , comments closed

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Regardless of how much you and I want to see Star Trek return to the TV, we aren’t the ones who control the latinum.
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TrekMovie’s Guide to Phoenix Comicon 2015 May 26, 2015

by Emily Allender , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , comments closed

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Heading to the Grand Canyon State’s biggest pop culture event this weekend? Prepare yourself for the festivities with TrekMovie’s official guide to Phoenix Comicon 2015!
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New Documentary Short “Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission” Focuses on Fan Series Star Trek Continues May 25, 2015

by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Trek Franchise , comments closed

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“Star Trek – it’s iconic, but many misunderstand its meaning,” quoth the creators of a documentary short released today entitled Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission. What does Star Trek and the vision of creator Gene Roddenberry mean to fans that watch the series’ (old and new) in the modern era? That’s the question fueling the 10 minute film, which follows the cast and crew of the fan series Star Trek Continues. Hit the jump to watch the film.
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Trekkies Ready their Costumes for Phoenix Comicon

by Michael A. Nguyen , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions,Fandom , comments closed

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Phoenix Comicon (PhxCC) is just around the corner, and Trekkies are deep into preparing their costumes for the big event. TrekMovie’s costuming expert Michael Nguyen talked with cosplayers from all over the Grand Canyon State to find out how they get Trekked out for the con. Whether they’re making costumes, commissioning them, or buying parts for them, one thing is clear: Trekkies from all over Arizona are busy gearing up for one of the biggest conventions in the Southwest.
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Honor Your Favorite Redshirt On Memorial Day With These Classics May 22, 2015

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

Marking the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States for honoring those who died serving in the Armed Forces. We don’t know if Starfleet has any such celebration, but it probably needs one – Memory Alpha exhaustively details the many, many Starfleet crew who died in the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Centuries.

But until we have an official Starfleet Memorial Day, we’d like to recommend the following five episodes to watch this weekend to honor the fallen Redshirts among us.

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