The 30-second commercial for the new Star Trek movie, airing tomorrow night with the Super Bowl, is now available online. The first ever Star Trek Super Bowl ad contains a mix of not seen before footage with some footage from the theatrical trailer. Check it out below.
There is a ton of news in our weekly wrap up of genre entertainment. We have the latest (including some video) on Up, Land of the Lost, GI Joe and Tranformers Super Bowl spots, plus news on remakes and reboots of The Thing, Predator, Tomb Raider as much more movie news and and previews. In TV news V is coming back, plus there is news and previews from Caprica, Heroes, Doctor Who and much more.
This week Cryptic have released three new images from their upcoming Star Trek Online MMORPG, including the a good look at a Klingon ship and another Federation ship. Plus Cryptic has answered some questions, including how money will work in the ‘moneyless future’ of Trek. And coming up this week there is a new trivia contest where you can win a beta slot.
In our Thursday ShatWatch we alerted readers that Bill was to appear on the BBC One show Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. The video of that appearance is online now where The Shat talks about being recognized around the world as Kirk and also his thought on not being in the new Star Trek movie, and more. See it below.
Yesterday in his interview with the LA Times Star Trek director JJ Abrams got people buzzing about humor, trek purists and of course…nacelles. Tonight the LA Timeshas posted the second part of their interview with Trek’s new helmer, and this time he talks about Trek’s optimism, the story, a sequel, and most interestingly – how the new film relates to that other big ‘Star’ franchise, excerpt below.
Tonight the "The Oath," the third of the final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica airs and the tensions are rising. In our weekly BSG Preview we have clips, details, interview links and videos, plus all the latest news on what is up with that frakin’ fleet of colonials.
Brace yourself for this week’s super exciting edition of Science Friday! Learn how to prepare for impending volcanic eruptions, protect yourself from methane rain on Titan, harvest power out of thin air, take a look at MS Surface in action, pilot a triceracopter, and bring the moon home — literally. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The Amazing Water Jet Pack!
This is William Shatner’s world, we are just visiting. Today Bill dominates the web with a new Shatner Project YouTube vid about Ricardo Montalban (w/ re-enactment of "Khaaaan" scream). Last weekend the SAG Awards looked to Shatner to kick off the show with a special toast. Plus the travel biz is looking to Shatner to save them. We have video of all that below, plus Bill on canvas and more.
In a new interview with the LA Times Heroes Complex Blog, Star Trek director JJ Abrams talks in detail about how he approached the movie, what he thinks about hardcore ‘purists,’ why humor is important in Star Trek and more. Excerpts below.
This week, the Library Computer journeys back to Organia to revisit the classic Star Trek episode "Errand of Mercy" through the eyes of Kevin Ryan as he draws the Errand of Fury trilogy to a close with "Sacrifices of War. Plus we have the second of three signed Destiny Trilogy book give-away trivia contests.
Who are the ultimate Star Trek babes? This deep and profound question has been debated from basements, to dorm rooms to couches across the world for decades. Today friend-of-the-site Jordan Hoffman of UGO has taken up the challenge with their list of Top 37 Hot Star Trek Women. So in a ‘Great Lists’ edition of our Great Links column, we look at that and other new Trekified lists.
Two weeks ago today the first issue for "Star Trek Countdown," the prequel comic for the new Star Trek movie, was released. Today IDW announced the issue is completely sold out. They also released a preview image of the second issue coming in February. Check it out below [warning…major spoilers from issue one revealed in preview].
Star Trek’s return to big-time merchandising continues with the announcement today of a number of new licensees and expanded licenses for Star Trek related merchandise. The CBS Products announcement includes a new Star Trek versions of many games (like Monopoly, UNO and more), plus apparel, fragrances, jewelry, gift items and more. Details below. [UPDATED w/ game images].
Star Trek The Next Generation is heading back to where it all began. Today CBS announced they have sold reruns of Next Generation for broadcast syndication in most of the country for the Fall 2009 season. Although TNG is currently in reruns on cable, it has not been available for broadcast syndication in eight years.
Last Summer TrekMovie reported that Round 2 was bringing back classic Star Trek model kits, with a number of 2008 releases under the AMT and the Polar Lights brands. Today we have news of Round 2’s retro kits for 2009, including the Enterprise E, a big Enterprise A and the ‘Legendary Mr Spock’ diorama. See below for images and details on these new exciting model kits.
The latest issue of the official Star Trek Magazine (#15), has a focus on the Mirror Universe. The series that spent the most time in the MU is Star Trek Deep Space Nine so the issue (on newsstands now) has two DS9 interviews to dive into the other side of the Mirror. STM has provided TrekMovie with excerpts from their interviews with show star Nana Visitor (Kira) and writer/producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe, see below.
The annual Phoenix ComiCon was held last weekend at the Mesa Convention Center in Arizona, and along with other genre, comic and anime luminaries, were four Trek alums — Wil Wheaton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, and Chase Masterson — holding a number of panels and events. TrekMovie was there to get the scoop on the event and the stars. Check out some pics, video, and con highlights!
At the Memorial for Majel Barrett Roddenberry earlier this month it was first announced that portions of the ashes of both Gene and Majel Roddenberry would be sent into deep space. Today Celestis, the memorial spaceflight company, has provided TrekMovie with more details on their final voyage, along with information on how fans can send a message along with them. We also have the video shown at the memorial.
Today Esurance, a new Paramount promotional partner for the new Star Trek feature film, has launched a special Star Trek website that has a new video with the first behind the scenes footage for the movie. The new promotional site also has a contest to win tickets to the premiere of the movie and some other goodies, details below.
Did you ever think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would make a good opera? Well the folks behind the action-figure stop-motion animation comedy show Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network have us convinced. On the episode "Two Weeks Without Food" airing this weekend, they showed us just how awesome Khan Opera could be. See video of that, plus past Robot Treks, below.
This week there has been an interesting development regarding Cryptic Studio’s upcoming Star Trek Online MMORPG. We can now see the first connection between IDW Comics and the Cryptic game. Plus Cryptic has started a new ‘Kobayashi Maru’ challenge on their forums and there are also a couple of new interviews to check out…see below for more details.
The big thing in genre news this week was the amazing lack of Dark Knight nominations at the Oscars, but we also have updates on Watchmen and Iron Man 2 and a ton of new previews, including Fanboys. In TV news we have an updates on the Doctor Who Easter Special and Caprica, plus previews and images, including Lost, Fringe and more.
Over the last week there has been a lot of news and images floating around for Playmates Toys line of toys and figures for the new Star Trek movie. Today, with the help of Playmates, TrekMovie puts it all together, presenting the full line with exclusive details, analysis and high resolution images. See below for everything you could want to know about Playmates and Trek.
Last week Battlestar Galactica came back with a big bang (literally) and also had a major reveal, but there are still nine episodes to go with much more to find out. The ragtag fleet is back tonight with a brand new episode, and as we do every week with new episodes we have previews below, plus all the fallout from last week’s episode and more.
Last month we reported that the Trek-crazy CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory incorporated the gift of a Leonard Nimoy autographed napkin into their Christmas episode. As it turns out, there really is a genuine Big Bang napkin signed by Nimoy, and it is being auctioned off for charity this weekend. See below for details and an exclusive picture of the napkin in question.
Welcome back to another terrific week of science! In this edition, you can drive the world’s fastest electric car, replace your limbs with their bionic counterparts, save the Earth with more efficient solar cells, and get an exclusive presidential look at NASA’s LER. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The Inflatable Gladiator Combat Set!
[This article cross-posted here and at Digital Bits] As reported on Thursday at Digital Bits, select release details and cover art images of Star Trek sets on Blu-ray have leaked from European studio sources, but there’s been conflicting information as to what exactly the release will entail here in the USA. We’ve checked in repeatedly with Digital Bits and TrekMovie industry sources and we’re now able to bring you accurate, updated details.
This year’s Academy Award nominees were announced this morning, and we’ll let you know the Trek veterans who made the cut. Also, we have William Shatner opening a red carpet (and opening up on Ricardo Montalban), Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes reuniting for television, LeVar Burton singing and giving love advice, and more. Read on!
Star Trek’s original Sulu George Takei is crossing franchises this Friday, voicing the villain Lok Durd in the Cartoon Network show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In a new interview promoting the episode, Takei talks about going from Trek to Wars and beyond.
In the first part of our exclusive interview with TNG star Wil Wheaton, we talked about his appearance at multiple events at this weekend’s Phoenix Comic Con, geeking out, voice acting and more. Now in Part 2 see what Wil had to say about his future writing plans, the early seasons of Next Generation, the changing of the guard from Gene Roddenberry to Michael Piller, and JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie .