In May Paramount is releasing a number of new Blu-Ray and DVD sets, including the highly-anticipated collection of Original Series films on Blu-ray, which comes with many new special features. Paramount has released three new promo videos for the set, including a peeks at the ‘Star Trek Summit.’ See below for details.
This week we have the first description of Avatar footage and details on the new The Thing and Spider-man 4. Plus there’s timing and casting news for Transformers 3, Thor, Sin City 2, and more. In TV news, there’s lots of Lost details and new info on Doctor Who specials. Plus TV and movie images and previews, including Up, Terminator Salvation, Stargate Universe, Fringe and more.
After two decades, and passing on previous offers, Leonard Nimoy returns to the role of Spock in the new Star Trek movie. In an interview in the new SciFi Now Magazine (#26), the actor talks about the state of the franchise, his approach to the role, the new actors, working with Quinto and more. Nimoy also talks a bit about an interesting scene in the film. See excerpts & spoilers below.
"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Message, Spock?""None that I am conscious of. Except of course, happy birthday." See below for our birthday tribute for William Shatner.
The last TrekInk column was about number a three, but this is about Number One. In addition to “Countdown” #3, this week IDW released issue #1 of John Byrne’s "Crew", which features the character "Number One" — oh, and the birth of the USS Enterprise.
Today’s Star Trek movie tidbits has great news for the Canadian town of Vulcan, with Paramount announcing they will be giving them their own little premiere. We have details (and a comment from Leonard Nimoy). Plus Esurance has launched a new Star Trek contest today, and Kellogg’s has announced some new promotions coming to a cereal box near you soon. We got all that and more so let’s get started…
It’s Friday and you know what that means! Time to put your thinking caps on and dive into another exciting week in science news. This week, take a look at up and coming real-life phasers, debate the state of blobs on Mars, take a never before seen look inside a glacier, make like Scotty with transparent metals, and try your hand at NASA’s Mission Madness. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: Terrafugia Transition flying car!
The new issue of the official Star Trek Magazine (#17) goes on sale next week and it has a big focus on the new Star Trek movie, including an interview with production designer Scott Chambliss. TrekMovie has been given an interesting excerpt of that interview, plus the first look at the cover (see below).
This is frakkin it! Tonight is the two-hour series finale of Battlestar Galactica. Tonight’s episodes, "Daybreak, Parts 2 and 3", will see Adama leading the Galactica on one last mission. We have previews for that, plus the latest frakkin links and more, including a follow-up on the United Nations panel.
In the first week of May, JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie is set to be the first truly global opening for a Trek film, and to push that point, the film is going to get a series of star-studded gala premieres across the globe, with the first on April 7th in Sydney Australia. Paramount has just released the first details on their plans, see below for more information.
Could Chris Pine be beaming from one high profile genre movie to another? Today the Internet has been abuzz with rumors that Star Trek’s new Kirk may be the lead in Warner Brother’s new Green Lantern movie. However, there is a new report that says the rumors are not true, more below.
For today’s tidbits at T-49 days we will do something a little different and focus on a few new stories coming from the new two Spocks, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. First off Mr. Nimoy has taken up the cause of Vulcan (Alberta, Canada). As for Mr. Quinto, it was just announced he will be reading the Star Trek audiobook, plus he appears in the new GQ.
It has been over four years since the last Star Trek Voyager novel set after the events of the series finale. This week, the Library Computer takes a look at Kirsten Beyer’s new “Voyager: Full Circle”. A 576 page brick, this novel is making up for a lot of lost time to truly take us ‘full circle’ to bring Voyager into alignment with the other TNG-era books. See our review below to find out if this brick can fly.
A couple of days ago it was announced that "City on the Edge of Forever" writer Harlan Ellison was suing Paramount over alleged payments due to him for merchandising. This lawsuit was big news, being reported all across the web from entertainment sites, to Variety to the New York Times. And now it is sparked a new rumor, which is actually an old rumor.
Computers and technology have always been a big part of Star Trek, and now two new licensees are offering Trekkies the chance to customize their own technology with Star Trek. Firstly Hyperdesk is offering a new Original Series theme for your Windows PC. And Coveroo is offers a series of laser etched backs for your cell phones and mobile devices. TrekMovie takes a closer look with reviews both below.
The countdown to the Star Trek movie continues with the third issue of the prequel comic "Star Trek Countdown." And wow, but is this issue just chock full of major back-story for the film and some surprise guests as well. Find out how it all works out in our review below [SPOILERS]. Plus we have news on how you can get Countdown (and other IDW Trek comics) on iTunes. [UPDATE: Countdown teaser trailer + follow-up announced]
We are all looking forward to the new Star Trek movie headed our way in a couple of months. However ‘Star Trek Torch,’ an amazing new video from our old pal Spockboy Paul, reminds us all of where it it all came from. Check out the video below, which Paul put a lot of effort into, to herald the passing of the torch.
Today’s Star Trek movie tidbits has a closer look at that Nero screen image, plus the town of Vulcan finally gets an answer from Paramount. We also have an interesting video with Bob and Alex talking their craft, new info on what is next for the Trek team, some guy painting Spock, and more.
Much of the merchandise attention lately is on new licensees and Star Trek movie related products, but over the last weeks Diamond Select Toys has been shipping long-awaited Star Trek toys based on TOS, TNG, and DS9, with many more planned to be available in the next few months. Today TrekMovie takes a look at what’s new with DST.
The recently revealed Genki Star Trek fragrances have created a lot of buzz, which landed them on the Tonight Show last Friday. We have video of that below, plus new sales sheets and pre-order information.
Starting in July, if you tune to the Sci Fi Channel to watch reruns of Star Trek The Next Generation or Star Trek Enterprise or Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica you will notice that the channel has a new name ‘SyFy.’ NBC Universal announced the change this morning saying that it will ‘broaden the appeal’ of the network. Really?
Even over a weekend, more tidbits for the new Star Trek movie still come in. Today there is a big one in the form of a preview for the upcoming issue of Countdown Comic book, full of Nero spoilers. But we also have some more stuff, including a real Italian version of the trailer, a fake new poster, a response to that angry San Franciscan, and more. [comic Spoilers below]
Harlan Ellison has filed a lawsuit over what he claims are unpaid residuals stemming from his classic Star Trek episode “City on the Edge of Forever”. The episode is often ranked among the top episodes in Star Trek history, and Ellison, according to a press release, “wants every penny of his long ago agreed-upon share of the revenue from Paramount’s relentless Trek exploitations.”
One of the new elements of the Star Trek trailer that premiered last week was a new logo, which was actually introduced by Paramount a week before (launching an big discussion). Today TrekMovie takes a look at the history of Star Trek title fonts from TOS through to the past movies to today.
One of our favorite Trek websites, TrekCore.com, is holding its annual fundraising event this month. As part of the fundraiser, the essential online multimedia resource for Star Trek is offering a number of genuine tribbles from Deep Space Nine as well as some photographs. See below for more info.
Watchmen was on top last weekend, but now the producer is begging fans to go again. In other news we have The Governator talking about Terminator 4, a new set of release dates for Marvel movies, and more. In TV Land NBC has announced some new summer genre shows and is trying to control some Heroes rumors. Plus George Lucas is casting his new Star Wars TV show. We have all that and more, including all the latest TV and movie previews.
In another sign of what a big event the new Star Trek movie is, we can now add the name Kellogg’s to the growing list of big promotional partners Paramount has lined up. The first Kellogg’s products with Star Trek promotional imagery (and giveaways) have just started appearing in stores, with more expected in the future.
Welcome to another Friday the 13th edition of Science Friday! This week, learn how tribbles go green, dodge space junk on the Soyuz, enjoy wolverine-inspired gadgetry, feel safer in that red shirt after all, and make energy from a mysterious fluid. All this and much more, plus our gadget of the week: TH!NK FROST — the arctic vehicle worthy of a starship captain.
We are just 9 Fridays away from the premiere of the new Star Trek movie — which we count as 55 days (and change) to the midnight Thursday shows. Today’s tidbits has comments from the woman that brings Kirk into the universe, a new Trek mag cover, the new trailer in French, an upset San Franciscan, and much more. [UPDATE: Ron Moore ‘salutes’ new movie]
The final chapters of "Battlestar Galactica" are at hand. Tonight’s episode, "Daybreak, Part 1", is the first part of the series’ two-week/three-hour series finale. We have previews for that, plus the latest frakkin links and more, including details on a United Nations panel about the show. [UPDATE: new comments from Ron Moore]