The UK’s Sky Movies Channel has a ’35 Mil’ show dedicated to the new Star Trek movie with an excellent exclusive interview with director JJ Abrams. Being that this interview was done at the time of his recent ‘preview tour’ and release of the trailer, Abrams is very forthcoming about the cast, characters, themes and the future of the franchise. Full video below with transcript.
The weekend following Thanksgiving is traditionally the big start to the holiday buying season and for Trekkies there are quite a few brand new Star Trek items to fill your stockings. TrekMovie has compiled a comprehensive guide to all the new collectibles, toys, figures, books, DVDs and replicas being released this holiday season.
In genre movie news this week we have the latest on sequels to Iron Man and Hulk and prequels to X-Men and I Am Legend, and to top it off a possible Buffy movie. Plus movie trailers and images. In TV news there are more details for the return of BSG and the latest on genre shows for 2009 and the creator of Heroes has an apology, plus of course TV images and previews and more.
The second biggest Trek project behind the new Star Trek movie is the massive multiplayer role playing game, Star Trek Online. Over the summer this game was taken over by award winning game-maker Cryptic Studios who hope to release it in late 2009. This week they have released some new information and screenshots on this exciting new Star Trek game.
UPDATE: Intel, a promotional partner for the new Star Trek movie, has updated their boldlygo.intel.com site with an interactive tour of the USS Kelvin revealing more images and details of the ship and its crew. There is also new contest site with a Kelvin desktop, a sweepstakes for a laptop and a promise of a 2009 contest for tickets to the premiere of the Star Trek movie. [SPOILERS]
Star Trek continues its return to popular culture consciousness this year with everything from magazine covers to movie trailers in anticipation of the new feature film. Yet another example is seen at the 72nd Annual Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso, Texas this Thanksgiving Day.
Many cultures celebrate what are called Days of Thanks or Harvest Festivals, from Erntedank of Germany to Thanksgiving in Canada and the United States. This Thursday, the US celebrates its Thanksgiving Day with parades, time off from school, holiday decorations, and most especially with food. Today TrekMovie takes a look at some of Star Trek’s greatest feasts.
Although Summer is the high time for conventions, there are still events to find your favorite stars and purchase autographs and Trek goodies between now and next May. With the new Star Trek film out next year, it should be an exciting time for conventions. TrekMovie provides a quick guide below to help you get your con on.
One of the big missing pieces from the Star Trek movie trailer released last week was Spock. Of course Zachary Quinto appears as young adult Spock (and Jacob Kogan as kid Spock), but what about SPOCK (as in Leonard Nimoy). In the TrekMovie comments co-writer Roberto Orci has been dropping hints that a new Nimoy-iffic trailer was on the way, and today it has arrived, check it out below.
Is it time for the Trekkies to come out of the closet? The Links explores. We also have Trek showing up in a sitcom (again), in a car commercial (again) and on a game show (again). All that plus Kirk and Picard fused into some sort of supercaptain, some great fan made video mashups, how Trek has influenced a new baseball stadium and more, all below.
TrekMovie Editor Anthony is not the only site contributor who attended the Paramount "Star Trek" preview in Los Angeles last week (see his report). Also on hand was writer/producer Mark Altman ("Free Enterprise"), who weighs on the new Trek from his unique perspective and with his formidable ‘Trekspertise.’ [SPOILERS]
Next summer’s Star Trek movie is going to be big and quite possibly literally big, as in IMAX big. FirstShowing.net is reporting that it looks like the new Star Trek film will be presented in IMAX format. Although the film was not shot with IMAX cameras it can still be converted to the larger IMAX format.
Last month TrekMovie reported that IDW will release a comic book prequel in January for the new Star Trek film from JJ Abrams. Today IDW issued an official announcement related to that book, including a promotional image and some comments from the IDW editor and Star Trek movie co-writer Roberto Orci. [UPDATE: plus a comment from artist David Messinia] [SPOILERS]
For over a year now, Diamond Select Toys has been bringing back the 70s in the form of their retro-cloth figure recreations of the famous Star Trek MEGO toys. And this month brings us the most 70s-ish one of them all, a two pack with Foxy Uhura and her dancing pal, the Mugatu. TrekMovie has a full review and more news in the world of toys for this week.
The Star Trek trailer hit the Trek world by storm this week, including the contributors to TrekMovie.com. Anthony, the Editor in Chief, has weighed in with his trailer review (and his 20 minute preview analysis), but today some of the other contributors put in their two cents on the trailer, including some observations from their unique perspectives.
In 2003 Manny Coto joined the staff for Star Trek Enterprise where where he worked closely with co-creator Brannon Braga for the final two seasons. Now the pair are working together again on 24, which airs a 2-hour prequel movie on FOX tonight (Sunday). In August TrekMovie spoke to the Coto and Braga about 24 and Enterprise. Watch the video interview below.
This has been a busy week in Trekdom and we are still catching up. In the last few days there have been some interviews and comments from Star Trek’s new director and new James T. Kirk which are of interest beyond the ‘it is going to be great’ type of stuff. See below for a summary.
This weekend Vampires are dominating theaters, but don’t worry, we have plenty of news about comic book heroes headed back to the big screen, and some robots from the future as well. On the small screen ABC kicks a couple genre shows to the curb, while Sci-Fi gears up for another walk through the Gate. Plus we have dozens of new images and vids, including Avatar, Spirit, Lost, Heroes and more.
With all the talk about the new Star Trek (and Anthony’s ringing review of the new Kirk), did you think we forgot about the Original? Not for a second. We have been and always shall be keeping a Watch on Bill Shatner and today we have vids of him talking about the new Enterprise and UFOs, a rundown on ‘Shatcember’ and much much more Billness going on.
Star Trek The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes will be appearing at the Boston SuperMegaFest this weekend and in a new interview to promote the event he talked about various things Trek from his auditions, to his beard, to his future as Riker. We also have pics of Frakes and some TNG co-stars from the wrap party from Frakes’ third Librarian TV movie.
A week ago Paramount sent over the first two teaser theater posters for Star Trek (one with Kirk and one with Spock), but it turns out there are actually four posters. Today they have sent us images for the two others, with Nero and Uhura, check them out below.
With the unveiling of the new Trek trailer, the interweb continues to be abuzz with giddy Trek fans and non-fans alike. But, the science must continue! This week Science Friday brings you a naming contest for the new Mars rover, the world’s largest laser, zombified mammoths, tools lost in space, and more. All this plus our gadget of the week: the G-Speak Spatial Operating Environment.
Last night JJ Abrams finally brought his World Tour to Los Angeles, for a screening of four scenes from his Star Trek movie at the Paramount Theater on the Paramount lot. TrekMovie correspondents have been covering each stop on the tour, but this was the first time I, your humble editor, was there to see it for myself. Find out what I thought below. [SPOILERS]
This week, the Library Computer reviews "Lost Souls" the final installment in the three part Destiny trilogy by David Mack, picking up the story with the Federation on its knees.
As James T. Kirk says in the new Star Trek, "Buckle up!" Trekmovie.com has the details on the first two waves of Star Trek film toys and figures from Playmates Toys, coming out in 2009. And even if you are not into collecting, there is some movie news for spoiler fans as well.
The new Star Trek trailer has been premiered, bootlegged, dubbed, subtitled, praised, pilloried, scrutinized, and analyzed. So it is too soon for it to be parodied? Apparently not — as you will see below from a collection of fun and creative ‘fan edits’
The arrival of the theatrical trailer has answered quite a few questions about the new Star Trek movie, and it has also created a number of new mysteries, especially with all those images going by so fast. No worries as TrekMovie goes shot by shot and explains, based on our research, what is going on in each shot. [SPOILERS].
In August Master Replicas released their new Star Trek V assault phaser (see review) and in a few weeks they debut their version of the Starfleet Mark IX Science Tricorder from Star Trek’s TNG era. If you want to know if it gets the right readings, check out our early review below.
the popular fan film series Phase II (formerly New Voyages) has finally set the date for the release of their next episode, "Blood and Fire," Plus Phase II has a new Spock. TrekMovie speaks exclusively to him and executive producer James Cawley.
The official online release of the Star Trek trailer yesterday was huge news here and amongst the geekosphere, but did you know that the norms are talking about it too? Perhaps the months of secrecy thing worked because newspapers big and small, and even the Drudge Report, can’t get enough Trek.