TrekMovie.com has an exclusive heads up on the third and final part of the independent Trek film, Of Gods and Men. Firstly we can break the news that Act 3 will be released on June 15th. We also have some exclusive images and a first look at a new poster, plus more information about Act 3.
This week The Watch welcomes the return of Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (which opens today) by starting with an Indy-related Trek Celeb story. Plus we have Kate Mulgrew and Patrick Stewart being honored for their theater work, lots of red carpet photos from around the world (including Jeri Ryan’s first post-baby sighting), videos and more.
This week the great links has trek showing up on lists from the usual best movies, all the way to a list of dominatrixes…really. Plus the USS Enterprise delivers some starship smackdown, a former Trek effects artists shares some of his work, some of which is pretty racy! Plus work lessons from Trek bosses and so much more….
Tonight is a special Collective ‘update’ on previously reported items coming up from Diamond Select Toys/Art Asylum. Apparently we will be getting not one, but two different versions of the TOS tricorder. Plus we have shipping news on the latest Wrath of Khan and TNG action figure series.
Today CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment released high resolution images for the front and the back of the interior sleeve for the upcoming Remastered Star Trek The Original Series Season 2 DVD box set (coming out August 5th). UPDATE: We also have details on what is in each disk, including special features and bonus episodes.
Shatnerology 121: Introduction to Shatner Each year at the college I teach as a Sociologist, I suggest a class called "Introduction to William Shatner" and I am not joking when I say it would be a dynamic class looking at issues of from aging to Marxist theory. No, really. After reading William Shatner’s autobiography "Up Till Now," I am convinced that his life is symbolic of the United States experience. Ironic for a guy from Canada.
William Shatner’s new autobiography, "Up Till Now,” is in book stores now. The book covers Shatner’s entire life from childhood, through the Trek years to today. And in a brief mention, it has what may be the last word on the biggest Shatner discussion subject of the last year: will Shatner be in the new Star Trek movie? Excerpt below.
A new IDW comic series begins and this is one we have really been waiting for. Revisiting the Original Series, and showing the first five episodes from the lost spinoff, “Assignment Earth”. John Byrne brings us his vision of where the show could’ve gone, and we’ve got the first issue this week. In addition to that, we’ve got cover previews for the next few issues and for John Byrne’s upcoming Romulan series.
Trekmovie.com has one question before this article begins: Do you like Italian? This weekend you can get your chance to become the owner of the truck where that famous line from Star Trek IV The Voyage Home was spoken. Over Memorial Day weekend the Chevy truck driven by Dr. Gillian Taylor goes for sale at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois.
The biggest news this week is all about the new genre shows that were given the greenlight by the networks this week. We have a rundown and videos from each. Plus there is a ton of news on movie sequels from Indy to Spider-man to Iron Man and more. And the usual assortment of new images and trailers and other TV news so what are you waiting for?
Possibly the last bit of the media tour promoting "Up Till Now” William Shatner sat down for an hour with CNN’s Glenn Beck. Unlike previous interviews, this one mostly focused on politics and personal issues, but Shatner did field some questions about his roles on Star Trek and Boston Legal. Excerpts and VIDEO below.
Late last night George Takei (Star Trek’s original Sulu) announced that he and his long-time partner Brad Altman were engaged to be married. The announcement comes just one day after the California Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages are now legal in California, overturning a previous ban as unconstitutional. Takei talked to TrekMovie about the wedding and more.
There has been a lot of talk and speculation and even hints about who the bad guys are in the new Star Trek movie, including another hint from an interview with Anton Yelchin today. So TrekMovie.com has done a little digging to confirm what we all should know by now, and found a few interesting tidbits. Details below. [SPOILERS BELOW]
IGN has two separate interviews of interest to Trekkies today: one with Star Trek director JJ Abrams and one with co-writer Roberto Orci. Abrams spoke about why he chose to direct the film and how he thinks it will make Trek ‘relevant’ again. Orci talked about how the origin story in Star Trek is one you haven’t seen before and that they put their all into it and ‘didn’t save anything for later.’
This week in Science Friday we bring you observations of Titan by Cassini’s radar, a possible visit to a killer asteroid, a new web app that brings the universe to your computer screen, the always stunning discoveries of the Chandra X-Ray observatory and the VLA, and why astronauts should be afraid of dust. All this plus our gadget of the week: the TUIST instrument. Check it out!
This week’s episode of Battlestar Galactica, “Guess What’s Coming To Dinner," has got a lot of Cylon intrigue to deal with…as the title suggests. We got video clips, plus another video Q&A, Caprica casting news and more.
Hiya, folks! This week’s Watch brings you Quinto cracking jokes about Trek, movie set reports for Scott Bakula and Winona Ryder, Trek star convention appearances, the final act in the Andrew Koenig legal drama, Stewart hanging with with his fellow Tony-nominees and visiting Goldberg on The View (w/ VIDEO), and a new project for Trek ’09 writers Kurtzman & Orci: What do you guys think about Tom Cruise for President?
William Shatner’s media blitz promoting "Up Till Now” continues unabated. There was a meeting of the Bills on the O’Reilly Factor, a visit with Opie and Anthony and much more where Bill again talked Trek feud and wondered why couldn’t they just find a way to put him in the new Star Trek. Excerpts and AUDIO and VIDEO below.
Today the US networks finished up their week of ‘upfront’ presentations announcing their 2008/2009 schedules and there is a lot of Trek vets in the mix. The JJ Abrams crew and Colm Meaney are headed back to network TV with new series. Plus we have news on which Trek vets are coming back next season and which ones are not. Plus an an important update on Shatner’s Boston Legal.
Wednesday morning William Shatner was the guest on the Howard Stern Show promoting “Up Till Now“. The interview went on for almost and hour and ranged on a number of topics from the book, to problems with the Trek cast, to the Abrams movie, to the death of Kirk and much more. Excerpts and AUDIO below.
This week the Library Computer discovers why, at times, it isn’t such a bad thing to know how things turn out in the end as we look at "Dawn of the Eagles", the final book of the Terok Nor DS9 prequel trilogy.
This week the great links has Trek characters showing up a few lists, Trek characters, judges robes inspired by TNG?, Trek recreated by breakfast cereal, a Trek fan make good with a Pulitzer, thoughts on a Wesley based TV show, Captain Kirk as a wrestler, Obama La Forge, and so much more.
On Saturday TrekMovie.com reported that the former MST3Kers at RiffTrax.com released a comic commentary for the Star Trek Phase II episode “World Enough and Time,” but that STP2 producer James Cawley was not happy about it being available as a synced video download. Today Cawley informs TrekMovie that Rifftrax and Phase II have worked things out and WEaT will be available as audio only.
Patrick Stewart (TNG: Picard) today received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play, for his performance in Macbeth, currently playing on Broadway. The actor has received a number of previous theater awards and nominations for Macbeth (and previous plays), but this is his first Tony nomination.
On Monday William Shatner showed up on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien to promote his new autobiography “Up Till Now“. Shat did a skit early on, then came on as the 2nd guest and talked about his ‘gripping’ experience meeting Koko the gorilla, and how his Trek co-stars hate him, specifically George Takei. See VIDEO below.
The Collective brings news on all sorts of Trek stuff we can expect later this year. We have the first look at the newly designed Mego Gorn, new pre-orders available for new DS9 and TOS figures and also a closer look at the 2008 Star Trek Hallmark ornaments.
This month, TrekInk revisits an old Star Trek comic book from the DC Comics days: the 1985 DC Annual fittingly titled "All Those Years Ago". The transfer of the Enterprise from Pike to Kirk, Number One’s career ending injury, and McCoy’s return to space. All this and more delivered to you by the capable hands of Mike W. Barr.
A special Sunday Shatnerific Edition of CelebWatch. After a long period on the bubble, ABC has cut a deal to give Shatner’s Boston Legal another season. More on that and how it relates to Colm Meaney’s new show Life on Mars below. Plus new excerpts from Shat’s new autobiography “Up ‘Till Now” have just been released. UPDATE: Added full schedule for Shatner media tour