Another veteran Trek writer/producer out promoting his new show is 2008 Emmy-nominee Bryan Fuller, who is the creator and show-runner for the quirky ABC hit Pushing Daises. In a new interview Fuller assessed the state of the Trek franchise and talked about how he would love to get another go at a Trek TV series..
Fringe, the new mystery genre show created by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, got a big boost in the ratings for its second week, with a little help from Fox’s hit show House. We have details and a mini review of episode 2 "Same Old Story" below.
In a new interview Star Trek co-writer and exec producer Roberto Orci says that JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie is almost finished and he also talked about how this new Star Trek is two movies in one. More details below.
Continuing on his goal to ensure that he is the true King of all media (sorry Howard), it was announced today that William Shatner will headline a new line of comic books. And for even more fun, while promoting his new comics, Shatner has again questioned why he isn’t in the new Star Trek movie.
Pocket Books has just release Star Trek 101: A Practical Guide to Who, What, Where, and Why, which is different than past ‘companion’ books and more of an ‘Idiots Guide to Star Trek.’ The question is, who is this book for. See our review below to find out.
The latest of the themed ‘Collective’ DVD sets coming from CBS Paramount arrives in stores today (Tuesday September 16th) and is focused on ‘Alternate Realties,’ and is chock full with 20 episodes spanning all five series along with some new special features, all for a street price of less than 30 bucks. See below for our review.
At the Official Creation Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas last month Leonard Nimoy helped Crytpic Studios roll out their new Star Trek Online game and while there he talked to game site Warcry. The interview is now online and it includes some discussion of a particular scene in the new Star Trek movie. [Spoilers]
The thriller Eagle Eye, produced by Star Trek co-writers Robert Orci and Alex Kurtzman, hits theaters next weekend and in a new interview promoting the film, the pair were asked what past Trek film they thought their new Star Trek was most like, and when pressed they talked about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
George Takei (TOS: Sulu) wed his partner of 21 years, Brad Altman, today in Los Angeles. The couple married in a ceremony in the Democracy Forum of the Japanese American National Museum,the museum Takei helped create to honor those forced, as he was, to live in WWII internment camp. In attendance were some of his Star Trek co-stars.
Another week and another Batman sequel casting rumor. We have that plus news on Iron Man 2 in 3D, that Arnold Terminator cameo, Bill Murry in Ghostbusters III and more including new images and vids from Transformers, Avatar and more. Plus there is tons of TV news, images and video previews, including Dollhouse, Terminator, Fringe, Heroes, Doctor Who, Battlestar and more.
Next weekend the primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out, but tonight the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out the Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles. Many Trek alumni walked away as winners, including a team of Trek vets led by Gary Hutzel who took home statuettes for their work on Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica.
Last month TrekMovie reported some spoilers related to the Kirk family in the new Star Trek movie. Now a new interview with one of the actors in the film confirms that report and provides some new details. [SPOILERS BELOW]
In 2007 William Shatner launched ShatnerVision at LiveVideo.com, a vlog (or video log) where he would regularly update fans with what is going on and also give a glimpse into the life that is Shatner, at least until April of this year when ShatnerVision stopped broadcasting. But the wait is over and Shatner is back with a new web vlog called ‘The Shatner Project’ that will launch at YouTube early next week.
Last month TrekMovie reported that the first theatrical trailer for JJ Abrams Star Trek movie was edited, awaiting some effects shots, and should be shown sometime in 2008. Now at AICN has a report from a UK press screening where Paramount showed off portions of a number of their 2009 films.
TrekMovie has been informed that Joan ("Joannie") Winston, one of the founders of the first Star Trek conventions and author of "The Making of the Star Trek Conventions," passed away September 11th at age 77. According to her family, Joan died in her sleep at an assisted living center in New York.
Well, the hubbub from the Large Hadron Collider’s first beam is over and it appears that we survived, for now. But, the Earth could be incinerated at any moment, so hurry up and enjoy this week’s edition of Science Friday with new rings of Saturn, new life forms on Earth, Mini submarines, and a gamma-ray burst mystery solved. All this plus our gadget of the week!
It has been a busy week for Star Trek. Everywhere you look people are talking Trek. On TV we see Trek at the Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and even The Food Network. Plus Trek is showing up in video games, comics, an a cappella group, and even a political convention?…so check it all out below.
Sulu becomes a Klingon and beats up Kirk, Arex saves the day, we have some more random flashbacks, and Kor tries to kick the bejebus out of the Enterprise… who will win the race!? We find out in our review of the final two issues of D.C. Fontana’s forray into Star Trek The Original Series’ ‘Year 4.’
Darkness falls on the Federation and her allies as the ultimate battle for survival begins in the first book of the Destiny trilogy, "Gods of Night" by David Mack. [NOTE: this review contains mild spoilers for this book, and major spoilers for previous works, particularly the recent post-Nemesis Next Generation and Titan novels.]
The new genre show Fringe, created by the Star Trek team of JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, debuted last night to respectable ratings, winning its timeslot amongst the target demographic (details below). In other Fringe news, one of the lead actors talks about his visit to the Star Trek set and his desire to be Captain Kirk.
Whether you’ve been keeping up with Science Friday, been to The Google today, or stopped into your local online physics forum lately, you may have heard about the Large Hadron Collider — the “world’s largest atom smasher” which some said would create black holes that would gobble up the Earth. Well, first beam was today, and it appears that we are all still here.
A few weeks ago we first reported that Clerks director Kevin Smith gave a review of his early screening of JJ Abrams Star Trek. Now MTV got the geek insider, who seems to see everything early, to talk more about the movie as well as the new Kirk (Chris Pine) and also the new Uhura (Zoe Saldana).
Zachary Quinto is still out promoting the return of NBC’s Heroes (Monday Sept 22nd) and also talking more Star Trek. In a couple of new interviews Quinto talks about Spock’s ‘stillness,’ Star Trek’s theatrical-ness, how sci-fi has become such a part of his life, and more.
Today the latest wrinkle in the never-ending ‘Shatner in Star Trek‘ saga has been revealed. In a new interview with AMC, Star Trek director JJ Abrams reveals that there was a ‘flashback’ scene written for Shatner, but it "didn’t feel right." Abrams also talked more about his approach to fan feedback.
Yes, I’m aware that I missed by deadline by four days. That’s what happens when real life interferes with… well, life. Anyway, this week the Watch has great news on who’s headlining Vegas Con ’09, J.J. Abrams talking more Fringe, Walter Koenig going nuts, Takei readying his wedding, Dragon*Con photos, and new projects for many Trek alumni.
On September 8th, 1966, the world was transported for the first time to the 23rd century and the final frontier. On TV screens across America, "The Man Trap" introduced Star Trek and ushered in a franchise that endures to this day. Some fans recall the day, but for many more, they were too young or not even yet born to experience that moment in TV history.
After a summer of buzz, on Tuesday September 9th the new TV series created by the Star Trek production team of JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman finally hits the air…TrekMovie has an early review of the pilot for Fringe. Plus we have an exclusive video interview with co-creators Orci and Kurtzman.
In November Star Trek: The Original Series Remastered- Season Three will be released, finishing off the entire series in remastered form (including the still unaired remastered version of "The Cage"). Now CBS Paramount has finally released the box art for the set, see below.
The genre movie news this week is (again) almost all about comic book movies, with updates on the next steps in the Spider-man, Superman, Batman and Ghostrider movies (and some movement on the Ghostbusters III front). There are also new videos and images, including some new Transformers behind the scenes. Plus lots of TV news, vids and pics from Heroes, Fringe, BSG, Terminator and more.
This weekend Nicole de Boer (DS9: Ezri Dax) became the latest Trek veteran to jump through to the ‘Gate’ franchise, appearing in Stargate Atlantis. In a new interview with Gateworld the actress talks about the experience as well as her thoughts on her time on Deep Space Nine, and the new Star Trek movie.