After a long dry spell, fans of Star Trek games have a lot to look forward to in the next year. In May Paramount is releasing the Star Trek movie themed game Star Trek DAC, and hopefully less than a year later Cryptic comes out with their Star Trek Online MMORPG. Today we have updates on both of these titles.
For the last day people have been talking and thinking about the sequel to the new Star Trek, but we still have to get through that one in May, so the Tidbits brings you European interviews with Kirk and Spock, plus we have some ST09 concession stand goodies, a new Esurance commercial, and a bit on that sequel as well (or how it is playing in the media).
In addition to the Tribbles comic (see review), IDW released two other books last week, with one series coming to an end with "Star Trek" The Last Generation" # 5, and a new series just starting off with "Mission’s End" #1. See below for reviews of both. Plus we have a special contest giving away all four issues of "Star Trek Countdown for the iPhone/iTouch.
First hinted at here at TrekMovie last June, Paramount have finally sealed the deal for the Trek’s ‘Supreme Court’ (Abrams, Burk, Kurtzman, Lindelof, & Orci) to move forward on a sequel to their new Star Trek, five weeks before it even opens up. Variety broke the news Monday night, see below for the first details on on what would be the twelfth film in the Star Trek franchise.
Just this month William Shatner’s 2002 feature film Groom Lake on has been re-released on DVD this March. First shown in the early 2000s on the Sci-Fi Channel, the film is a science fiction tale written, produced, and directed by William Shatner (who also stars in the movie). See below for a review of the new DVD plus the latest ‘ShatWatch’ news on Bill.
Paramount was nice enough to send over an advanced look set of Star Trek movie collector’s cards coming from Rittenhouse in May. The set includes a bunch of new images, not seen in any trailer or previous image release. Check out the new stuff below, along with official captions. Also Paramount just released a higher resolution version of the USA Poster. [SPOILERS BELOW]
The movie industry’s big trade show ‘ShoWest’ kicked off this week in Las Vegas and Paramount is showing off some new Star Trek ‘character’ posters. Plus TrekMovie has got a hold of the final Italian Star Trek poster.
We kick off another week in Star Trek with more movie Tidbits, starting off with new comments on TNG cameo rumors, Courage’s theme in ST09, sequels, and runtime from Star Trek producer Damon Lindelof. We also have pictures from the latest Star Trek Dance party, a look at the buzz around the new Kirk, and more.
As reported on Friday, a new kid-friendly trailer for the Star Trek movie is running with Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend (2D version only). Yesterday this trailer ran during the Kid’s Choice Awards on Nickelodeon, which also included an appearance by Chris Pine. See below to watch the remixed trailer (with a couple of new things) and to also check out Pine’s appearance.
The Sunday LA Times has an extensive feature on the writers of the new Star Trek, going a bit into their own origin story and the writing team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman explain how their back-story parallels that of the movie and also talk about what it took to get Nimoy on board. In other St09 news, the official site has updated the synopsis for the new movie
We got good news if you were spoiled by that leaked Terminator 4 ending? We also have updates on Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet and 3rd outings for the Ghostbusters and the Riddick franchises and more movie news and previews. For TV the SciFi SyFy channel is still dealing with name change fallout, plus we have updates on BSG, Caprica, Lost and more. Plus all the usual previews, including the new Doctor Who.
There are many companies with a license for a variety of styles of Star Trek clothing, from movie costumes to backpacks. TrekMovie is beginning a set of articles profiling all the wearable items for fans who wish to dress the part. We are starting with Junk Food who has a line of classic and 2009 feature film t-shirts. TrekMovie brings you the exclusive first look at their 2009 movie line shirts.
Yesterday we showed off a number of European posters that appeared online and just today Paramount officially released the US poster for Star Trek on MySpace. Check out the final US poster below (and note the similarity to an early TMP poster). [UPDATE: Also check out a new Japanese poster]
If you are headed to see Monsters vs. Aliens this weekend, keep your eye out for new kid-friendly Star Trek trailer (and some Trek refs). In other Tidbits we have Abrams comments on Trek (and a new deal), world premiere tickets going on sale, a fake controversy, and more. Check it all out below.
This week Paramount added a couple new facets to their marketing mix, Star Trek Photobooths and Star Trek Dance Parties. You can get your photo taken and it shows up in special new mosaics on the official site for the new Star Trek movie. These booths are starting to show up at special Star Trek events and dance clubs, complete with Orion girls, and more Trek fun.
This week in Science Friday, learn about how scientists may have solved the vampire problem in the lab, take a tour of space (or not), recover the “Rosetta stone of asteroids”, witness the huge ash eruption from Alaska’s Mt. Redoubt, and debate the name for the newest ISS module. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The Cajun Crawler.
The final issue of the hottest Star Trek comic book ever arrives in comic shops next week. IDW have sent TrekMovie the first five pages of "Star Trek Countdown" #4 to get you started. So check out these spoilerific pages to the ultimate Star Trek movie prequel, and maybe learn something more about the movie. [SPOILERS]
Tribbles. Warmhands. Rufflefurs. Grainseed. Warmhands. This week IDW kicked off their second volume of "Alien Spotlight, with the first spotlight on those cute furry little Tribbles, told from the Tribble perspective! Should warmhands read it? Grainseed! Read our review below.
One of the last pieces of the marketing mix for the new Star Trek movie is the official posters (all previous posters have been ‘teasers’). In the last day four European posters have shown up online. At first it wasn’t clear if they are real, but apparently they are. Check them all out below.
As previously reported, on of Paramount’s biggest promotional partners for their new Star Trek movie is Kellogg’s. TrekMovie has sent out a special agent to to get a full report on how the new Star Trek appearing across isles at local markets across the country.
Today, Leonard Nimoy is 78. His thoughtfulness and dedication to his art is a big reason for the popularity of Spock. He has entertained Star Trek fans for more than 40 years, creating a cultural icon with a character we are all delighted to see again on the big screen this year. However, his career is more than Spock, starting nearly 60 years ago. TrekMovie sends its best wishes to Leonard on his birthday with this collection of some of his performances during his many decades as an entertainer.
This Sunday FOX airs the Family Guy episode “Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" featuring all the stars of The Next Generation playing themselves. Today FOX released a preview video for the episode, including comments from show creator (and huge Trekkie) Seth MacFarlane. There are also more details on the episode from FG producer David Goodman. Check it all out below.
On April 19th the first wave of Playmates Star Trek movie related toys, figures, and playsets will hit stores. This morning Playmates is launching a site dedicated to their Star Trek line (including their TV commercial). TrekMovie was given an early preview. See below for details about the website, including some news and last minute clarifications about the diverse and exciting line from Playmates Toys.
There are many aspects of Star Trek that you might think are ‘required’ for a film to still be Star Trek, and in a new interview with SciFiWire, Star Trek co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman go into some detail about what made the cut and what didn’t, and why (including Shatner). See a summary below [minor spoilers]. Plus it looks like O & K are not doing Transformers 3.
We have an unprecedented second Tidbits in the same day. Firstly we have an update on dates for Countdown, it is actually not early. Plus we have some more info on the Star Trek soundtrack. Lastly, a couple of TrekMovie.com folks are going to be on the Mancow show this week (tomorrow and Friday).
A couple of weeks ago TrekMovie first showed off a promo sheet we found for something called ‘Star Trek D.A.C.’, which was the first hint there would be some kind of game related to the new Star Trek movie. At the time Paramount was not talking, but now they are. Today during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, TrekMovie got the lowdown on what D.A.C. is all about.
Today in the Tidbits we have a brand new image, thanks to the Star Trek movie collector’s card set. Plus the complete Countdown prequel Trade Paperback is coming early [UPDATE: in two weeks]. And there are a number of interesting new Star Trek related interviews. Check it all out below.
The new issue of the official Star Trek Magazine (#17) on sale this week has lots of behind the scenes interviews about the new new Star Trek movie. See below for excerpts from interviews with Paramount executive Marc Evans, casting director April Webster, and Executive Producer (and ‘Supreme Court’ member) Bryan Burk.
A new TV commercial for the Star Trek movie just started airing this week. The 30 second spot has a mix of things seen in previous trailers and the Super Bowl commercial, plus some new scenes. Paramount has just released the video, and TrekMovie.com is the first to put it online – watch it below or download it in HD. [UPDATE: w/ Sceen shots & Analysis]
We have heard about the toys, the book the comic prequel and lots of other merchandising, and today the final piece of the multimedia event of the new Star Trek is now official. The Michael Giacchino sountrack for the film is now available for pre-order at Amazon. TrekMovie has that and more details below.