November 2008

Review – Star Trek: The Original Series (Remastered) Season Three DVD

Season Three of Remastered Star Trek The Original Series finally gets released on DVD Tuesday November 18th. Trek’s third season was a mixed bag at best, but still contained some classic episodes, plus the Remastered process added some new moments to the cash-strapped final season. The DVD set also has some new interesting brand new special features.

New Star Trek Trailer Online + Official Site Revamped [UPDATE: new TV Spot + Foreign Versions]

The wait is over. The new theatrical trailer for the new Star Trek movie is now officially online, with an exclusive at Apple Trailers, including HD. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the second best way besides seeing it onscreen. In addition the official site for the Star Trek movie has been re-launched with a new look and some hidden features. UPDATE: There is also a new TV spot and some foreign dubbed versions.

First Look At New TOS Remastered Promo

The new trailer for the Star Trek movie will be online shortly, but CBS wants to remind people that the Original is still out there. CBS is still airing Star Trek Remastered in syndication. Next month they will be releasing a new fun light-hearted promo to stations, but they sent it over to TrekMovie this morning for a first look, check it out below.

Star Trek The Exhibition Opens In Phoenix – Full Report w/ Pictures & Video

Today, Star Trek: The Exhibition opened its second engagement in the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix, Arizona to plenty of eager fans. TrekMovie got an exclusive first look at the impressive traveling Trek exhibit, including being shown around by Mike and Denise Okuda. With tons of original costumes, prop replicas, and set recreations, fans and non-fans alike are sure to be engaged by this very well put together show.

Sci-Fi Sunday: Watchmen, Hobbit, Magneto, Daisies, Sanctuary, Knight Rider + more

Believe it or not, there is other genre news outside of Star Trek, notably the release of new posters and a trailer for Watchmen. But we also have news on The Hobbit, Twilight sequels and another X-Men prequel and more movie images and vids. In TV news it looks like Sactuary is going to stick around, but Pushing Daisies is on its way to the door. We also have TV image and vid previews, including Fringe, Heroes, Lost and Doctor Who.

Star Trek Trailer Hits The Net [UPDATED]

The trailer for the new Star Trek movie is in theaters and will be online at the official site in HD on Monday morning. However that is just not good enough for some folks who just can’t seem to wait. As noted in the review of the trailer, it is meant to seen on the big screen for the first time, or at least on the small screen in HD on Monday. UPDATE: Official trailer online.

Report on JJ Abrams Star Trek Events in Paris & Rome

After visiting London, Cologne and Madrid (see TrekMovie’s reports from the UK, Germany and Spain), Star Trek director JJ Abrams took his Star Trek EuroTour08 to France and Italy, two more countries where Paramount has work to do building an audience for this re-invigoration of the franchise. TrekMovie has another exclusive first hand report from Paris and a summary of some of the media reports out of Italy.  

The Collective: Preview of DST STIV Figures & Tribbles + Review Of Kirk & Spock Busts

Star Trek IV may be the biggest hit of the Star Trek film franchise (so far), but can you believe it never got any action figures? That changes now with DST’s pre-order announcement of Kirk and Spock STIV figures (with pics). Plus Diamond Select have released images of their upcoming new line of electronic tribbles. Details on those plus a review of the new Kirk and Spock busts from DST.

Trailer Update: Star Trek Preview Showing At Most Theaters

In the wee hours of Friday morning we first got wind that some fans were not catching the Trek trailer their viewing of Quantum of Solace. Although it is clear that the trailer is showing at theaters throughout North America, TrekMovie estimates around one out of four (maybe as many as one out of three) screenings does not show the Trek trailer. TrekMovie has discussed this with Paramount and may have an explanation. 

Report On JJ Abrams Star Trek Event In Spain + New Image of Spock

After he visited London (report) and Germany (report), where Star Trek already has a good deal of support, JJ Abrams came to Madrid Spain, which is one of those countries where Paramount has work to do to build an audience for this new Star Trek. See below for a first hand report from Abrams presentation and how it is playing in the Spanish media (including a new image of Spock).

Abrams Talks Klingons & Romulans + New Kelvin Images At Intel Site

Trek news is coming fast this week. Since the release of images of Nero and his pointed ears, it is no longer a spoiler that Romulans are the new Star Trek bad guys, but what about the Klingons? In a new interview JJ Abrams explains why. Plus, in totally unrelated, but still Star Trek film news, Intel has updated their partnership site, including new Kelvin wallpaper images.

Star Trek Trailer Warps Into [Some] Theaters

The wait is over– the new Bond film Quantum of Solace premieres today and it comes with a little extra bonus in the form of a trailer for the new Star Trek movie. The Trek trailer will be available online next week, so until then you have to go to the theaters (where it should be seen anyway). We have a summary of trailer news and Bond facts below. [UPDATE: Emails and comments from TrekMovie some TrekMovie readers indicate that not all theaters showed the trailer at the Thursday midnight showings]

CelebWatch: Stardate 11.13.08

It lives! The Watch is back, and this week we’ve got news on George Takei hanging in the Australian jungles, an update on Patrick Stewart’s stage reunion with Ian McKellen, and much more Stewart news. Plus there’s a new baby for Catherine Hicks and new bruises for James Cromwell.

Report From JJ Abrams’ German Star Trek Presentation + more movie details

As noted before by this site, Germans love Star Trek (or as TOS was first referred to, "Raumschiff Enterprise"). Earlier today JJ Abrams brought his travelling show to Cologne Germany. Below we have an exclusive first hand report on the event as well as some additional notes not brought up in our UK report yesterday. [Spoilers of course]

Big Reaction To New Enterprise – New Designer Responds

The new USS Enterprise released yesterday has spawned dozens if not hundreds of articles across the globe in the mainstream press and the geekosphere. Reaction here at TrekMovie has been running at one comment every 49 seconds for 24 hours straight. In that deluge are a few notables, including former Star Trek designer Rick Sternbach and the designer of the new ship, Ryan Church.

More Star Trek Movie Toys Available For Pre-order [UPDATED]

While most fan attention this week is on the upcoming Star Trek movie trailer, there is big news regarding movie toys which should put collector fans into apoplexy. Today, the first pre-sale listings for Playmates mass-market 3.75” inch action figures based on the movie have shown up online, and again the toys reveal points about the film (and raise some questions).

TrekMovie Review of new Star Trek Trailer

Today TrekMovie was invited down to Paramount Pictures to get the exclusive first (USA) look at the new trailer for the Star Trek movie. The ‘play by plays’ for this trailer have already been reported here (from the official UK press screening) and spy reports, and they are mostly accurate, so I will not go over that ground again. Instead, below you will find a personal and subjective view of this trailer and what I think it means to the franchise [Spoilers below].

20 Minutes of Star Trek Previewed In UK [UPDATED]

As reported last month, JJ Abrams is doing a ‘road show’ to promote the Star Trek film to people in the press, publicity and distribution. His first stop was today in London, where he was joined by Simon Pegg. They showed off the new trailer as well as four scenes from the film. The first reports are online now. [UPDATE: more reports online plus one sent in directly to TrekMovie] Details and many many spoilers below.

ShatWatch: Takei v Shat Round 3 + Canadians Want Shatner

Think the back and forth between William Shatner and George Takei regarding Takei’s wedding invitation was over?  After Shatner’s first biting video and Takei’s response, Shatner has a new video today up on The Shatner Project where he tries to get in the last word, and he also seeming invites Takei onto his new Talk show. Plus we have Canadians petitioning Shatner news.  

Check Out First Star Trek Theater Posters + Trailer Online Release Set

This weekend, in conjunction with the new Star Trek trailer hitting theaters, the first official theater posters will also be showing up at movie houses. Today Paramount has provided TrekMovie with early previews of the new theatrical ‘teaser’ posters. Plus Paramount has announced the online release of the new trailer. The posters and details are below.