Simon Pegg (Star Trek’s new Scotty) is still out promoting his new film How to Lose Friends and Alienate People and still talking (a bit) about Trek. Pegg tells Conan O’Brien that while he pays tribute to the original Scotty, James Doohan, he doesn’t imitate him. And in that interview and many others, Pegg again shows off his geek cred.
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?
Last week we provided an exclusive early preview from the new Star Trek issue of the UK’s SFX magazine. The issue is on newsstands now and we have more excerpts from Zachary Quinto (Spock) and executive producer Bryan Burk regarding how the film is a new take on Star Trek.
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.
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.
UPDATED: Simon Pegg is out promoting his new movie, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, and of course he is still talking Scotty. In one new interview he makes it clear that Star Trek is no parody, but in another he has a laugh about the secrecy and even demonstrates his Scotty (well not really). More details and video below.
The Great Links took a week off, but Star Trek never takes a week off so we have a lot to catch up with. We have Rosario Dawson expressing her Trek love, Trek getting into politics, Trek getting into sports, new Trek video and art, lots of Trek on the Lists, and much more…check it out.
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.
A month ago we reported that JJ Abrams Star Trek movie was getting some more competition in the form of some ‘counter programming,’ and now there are more changes in the May 2009 schedule with a big ‘tween’ movie pulling out and a smaller comedy and a horror film coming into the picture.
Today TrekMovie.com 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
Over the past two decades, the writers and editors at Pocket Books have treated us to several crossover series. In honor of David Mack’s new Destiny crossover trilogy, TrekMovie’s John Tenuto and Robert Lyons are looking back at a sampling of the (for better or worse) more memorable crossover series that have made it to print.
With Fringe and their new movie Eagle Eye, the Star Trek co-writing team are everywhere these days promoting their new projects. In a couple of new interviews Trek comes up with some news on the trailer, the themes of the film and even some talk about the TrekMovie community.
Fringe, from Star Trek film makers Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk, has settled into its groove with its third episode, “Ghost Network.” We have a review and an update on the latest ratings and Fringe news below.
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.
Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod Roddneberry has been working on a documentary about his father and Trek fandom for a few years. Over the summer TrekMovie reported that Roddenberry had hired a new editor (Emmy winner Allan Holzman) who was finally putting it all together and had created a new trailer, which is now online.
Heroes kicked off its third season tonight on NBC. Over the past two seasons the show has featured a number of references to another NBC show, Star Trek. Tonight in the "Countdown to Heroes" special, Zachary Quinto (the new Spock) helped introduced a video segment on the Trek/Heroes homages, see video below.
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.
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).
British comedian Ricky Gervais said no to JJ Abrams. The actor, who didn’t become a star until he was 40 with his 2001 BBC comedy hit The Office, stars in Paramount DreamWork’s Ghost Town which opened this weekend, but apparently he has also been turning down a lot of work as well, including a spot in Abrams’ new Star Trek movie.
This weekend the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, is the ‘not my job guest’ on the NPR quiz show Wait Wait Dont Tell Me, where he joked around about Star Trek and played the game “Your are not that Spock either,” taking questions about the expertise of ‘Dr. Spock,’ and child rearing. Listen to it at NPR.org.
Looks like we can add another pretty face to the cast of the new Star Trek movie. In an interview (and photo shoot) with Maxim, 25 year-old actress and former Guess girl model Diora Baird talks about her role an a ‘green girl’ (Orion) in JJ Abrams new movie.
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.
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.
As we reported a few weeks ago, Kevin Smith got an early preview of a rough cut of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and gave it a good review (twice). Now in a new interview, the Clerks director compares this year’s mega-hit The Dark Knight to Star Trek and Watchmen (which he has also seen months ahead of the rest of the world).
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).
Brannon Braga is headed back to sci-fi television. The co-creator of Enterprise, who has more Trek writing credits than anyone, has just sold a sci-fi pilot script to ABC. Co-written with David Goyer (Batman Begins), Flash Forward sparked a Hollywood bidding war and is being considered a companion show to JJ Abrams Lost.
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.
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.
Earlier this week IESB released part of their Eagle Eye interview with Star Trek co-writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman (where they talked about Wrath of Khan) and today they have released the full interview where the pair give an update about the current status of Star Trek in post production and also talked about the ‘epic’ scale of the film.
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!?