September 2008

TrekInk: Review – Byrne’s Assignment Earth #5 & Hollow Crown #1

Nixon… er… Nixons, Gary Seven, the Praetor, Koloth, cloaks, and Roberta Lincoln… what’s the common thread? John Byrne brings us the final issue of "Assignment: Earth" and the first issue of his new Romulans series, "The Hollow Crown." Will Gary and Roberta save the day? How is the crown hollow? Will John Byrne entertain and amuse us yet again?

Sunday Mashup: Even More Star Trek Mistakes

If there is one thing that Trekkies love to talk about it is ‘continuity’ (or the much more biblical sounding ‘canon’). Although the history of Trek holds together pretty well, the record is not spotless, as was highlighted in two past ‘Star Trek Mistakes’ mashups posted here last October. Now Roman B (aka GeneralGrin) has let us know about parts three and four of his ongoing opus.

Sci-Fi Saturday: Ghostbusters, Potter, Star Wars + Heroes, Stargate, Terminator, Lost + more

This week we have the latest (from Bill Murray himself) on the next Ghostbusters movie, plus news on more Marvel movies, the next Harry Potter, an I Am Legend prequel, and maybe even another Star Wars movie. In TV news a Stargate producer is defending the new show, plus we have the latest on Heroes, Lost, Terminator, and more. Plus lots of new videos and images, so check it all out below.

Science Friday: LHC Delays, Massive Rings, Colliding Planets, Electric Supercars + more

This week in Science Friday, planets in a nearby solar system are experiencing violent collisions while atoms at the LHC are not. The Phoenix Mars lander is still diggin’ away and takes a peek under a rock. New information is revealed about Saturn’s rings, and the newest and strangest dwarf planet is discovered. All this plus our gadget of the week: the Dodge EV.

Announcing Alternate Realities DVD & Book Giveaway Trivia Contest

Today kicks of 10 days of giveaways. Each day for the next ten days we will pose a Trek trivia question and one lucky fan who answers correctly will get the new new Alternate Realities DVD set and two Myriad Universe books, courtesy of CBS Home Entertainment and Pocket Books. See below for details to enter the contest

Quinto and Burk Talk Future Of Trek Film Franchise

The upcoming issue of the UK’s SFX has a Star Trek cover story and the fine folks at the magazine have shared with TrekMovie some exclusive excerpts from interviews with Zachary Quinto (the new Spock) and executive producer Bryan Burk, and one item of particular interest is both speaking about the future of the franchise after the new Star Trek movie.

Shatner and Trek Vets Shut Out at 2008 Emmys

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held this evening, and no, William Shatner didn’t win. Unlike last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys, nobody associated with Trek walked away with an Emmy this year. However, The Shat did provide a moment of levity during the otherwise excruciating first 10 minutes. Read more on that and Shat’s fellow Trek losers below.

Sci-Fi Sunday: Tranformers 2, Green Hornet, Heroes, Lost, Spaceballs, Stargate, Prisoner + more

A bit of a slow week in genre movie news but we do have updates on Transformers 2, Green Hornet, a host of Marvel movies, and more including some new pics and vids. For TV news there is a ton of stuff from The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Heroes, Stargate, Lost, and more, including lots of new images and video (including the new Prisoner).

Orci & Kurtzman: Star Trek Very True To Canon – Even Books

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have a lot of things going on right now with their new show Fringe, the new movie Eagle Eye (opening next weekend), the next Transformers movie and a little thing called Trek. The pair talk about all of it in a new interview with Crave, and regarding Trek, they make some interesting comments about canon.

Science Friday: Little LHC Glitch, Giant Alien Planet, Tiny Life In Space + more

Time to engage your brain with Science Friday’s news of happenings in the scientific community. The LHC deals with some first beam glitches, a spacecraft captures some neat movies of solar activity, scientists get the first direct images of an alien world, and water bears in space!. All this plus our gadget of the week: the cute and functional Rovio.

Abrams Talks Challenge Of Keeping Star Trek From Turning Into Parody

In a light-hearted interview for BBC Radio 1, JJ Abrams talks about Fringe, Cloverfield, Lost, and yes…Star Trek. Abrams and comedian host Chris Moyles joke around a lot, but the Star Trek director also reveals some new things about the film and goes into more about how he is trying to ensure the film does not become a sequel to Galaxy Quest (not that there is anything wrong with that).

CelebWatch: Stardate 09.18.08

Hiya, folks! Did you miss me? This week’s Watch covers about two weeks worth of news, including: Patrick Stewart’s new play selling out faster than the RSC can say “Engage;” Avery Brooks pitching Death of a Salesman; Jeri Ryan showing off her baby’s nursery; Anthony Montgomery joining NCIS; Zoe Saldana going fashion crazy; Zachary Quinto doing the Robot Chicken; and, oh, so much more.

Shatner: Nobody Offered Me A Role

Recently JJ Abrams kicked off a lot of buzz when he revealed that there was a scene in the new Star Trek movie written for Shatner, but said it didn’t meet with Shatner’s ‘no cameo’ requirements. Today William Shatner launched his new ‘Shatner Project’ video blog and one of the first videos is a direct reply to the latest from Star Trek’s director.

TrekInk: Review Star Trek: The Complete Comic Book Collection DVD ROM

So, it’s here…the history of Star Trek on comic books, over 500 comics, all on one small five inch plastic and metal disc. Graphic Imaging Technology has just released Star Trek: The Complete Comic Book Collection on DVD ROM.  The burning questions… how is it, what does it really entail, how easy is it to use, is it worth it? Oh… and… how cool is this!?