The history of the new Star Trek movie really started with the writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci over three years ago. In our most in-depth interview yet, I talked to the writers about taking on the task of reviving Star Trek, and also get into some detail on the plot of the new movie and how it all ties into the Star Trek that we know. We also talk about the sequel! [SPOILERS BELOW]
This evening the big USA gala premiere is happening at the Chinese theater in Hollywood, California. After a month of international premieres, this is is going to the the biggest with Star Trek director JJ Abrams joined by almost the entire cast and crew. Also on hand will be past Trek luminaries and many of LA’s top celebrities. TrekMovie is there and will be liveblogging (with photos), plus there are live webcams and a local TV station is broadcasting live from the red carpet. Details below.
The Star Trek ARG is heating up this week with more real world sightings of clues, leading to more clues and at this point it looks like the Romulans may be all over this planet…oh no! See below for our usual breakdown of all the latest stuff happening.
Over the weekend Paramount released their electronic press kit for Star Trek and today they released even more. Most of it we have seen before, but there are a few new photos plus some behind the scenes. Check them out below.
The upcoming issue of Star Trek magazine will be the ‘Official Movie Guide’ for the Star Trek movie. This issue of the official Star Trek magazine will be like previous ‘souvenir movie magazines’ and should be a must for any collector. Titan Publishing has sent us details on what is in the magazine along with the first look at the cover.
One week to go folks, are you ready? Today’s Tidbits has the latest on the good critics buzz and some small but intriguing behind the scenes photos. We also have some news of a Mexican delay, videos from Trek celebs on talk shows, and much more, including video of Shatner watching the Star Trek trailer!.
This weekend Star Trek’s first pilot "The Cage" will be the final new episode to air in syndication for the remastered Star Trek (check local listings). Also this week CBS Home Entertainment released Season One of the remastered Star Trek on Blu-ray. In our exclusive interview, TrekMovie spoke to Star Trek Remastered co-producer Mike Okuda about both, and a little bit about the new Star Trek movie.
Another day and another commercial for the new Star Trek movie, the twelfth if you are counting. This one has some more new bits, mostly extended parts of previously seen sequences. See below for the video and our usual screen caps and analysis.
Today the back-story for upcoming Star Trek Online MMORPG to a big leap in syncronicity with the Star Trek movie and Countdown comics. We have the latest ‘Path to 2407’ below, along with some new screenshots and more from STO. And that is not the only gaming news, we also have the first gameplay videos from Star Trek D-A-C, the download arcade shooter coming out in May.
Beginning this weekend, Star Trek toy collectors and fans will find their local Toys R Us stores have a new display featuring Star Trek and sales and exclusives worth checking out if you are considering purchasing items from companies such as Diamond Select Toys, Playmates Toys, and Funko. Courtesy of TRU itself, TrekMovie has all the information and an exclusive sneak peek at this weekend’s TRU promotional flyer.
The Tidbits is now in single digits! And today we have more news on that Vulcan premiere, which we have learned will have a special guest. Also how would you like a private screening next Thursday?…you can have one (if you win an auction). We also have reports on the Star Trek night at yesterday’s Giants game and the French premiere on Sunday. All that plus more Tivo alerts and even more.
One of more exciting things about the new Star Trek movie is that it is also coming out in IMAX (a franchise first). However, the IMAX Experience will be a limited engagement of just two weeks, so you better hurry up. IMAX has sent us their official Star Trek trailer and the official press release with all the theaters that will be running Star Trek, see below for more details.
The TV campaign for the new Star Trek is moving into high gear with a number of new spots. We have three new commercials below, which are mostly just remixes of previously seen clips, commercials and trailers (with a couple of minor new glimpses). But it is worth checking it all out below regardless.
Two weeks ago TrekMovie presented the first official site review for the new Star Trek movie, but that was just the beginning. We will be presenting a number of reviews in total and today we have one from friend of the site and Free Enterprise writer/producer Mark Altman. [note review contains minor spoilers]
This past weekend Paramount held their big press days including a multi-part press conference for Star Trek. JJ Abrams and his fellow producers and films stars talked about remaking Trek, shaping their roles, meeting Shatner, and more (including some plot spoilers). See below for excerpts.
10 days and counting, the new Star Trek movie is coming fast and the blitz is headed your way. We have the first look at the Star Trek toys and food coming to Burger King, details on the US premiere, the latest box office buzz, another Star Trek comic prequel, your Tivo schedule for the talk show celebrity appearances and more.
Over the weekend there has been a lot of activity with the Star Trek ARG. There are Romulans popping up all around the world and new clues coming every day now. And once again TrekMovie puts it all together to bring you all the latest on this viral event around the new Star Trek movie.
Heroes star (and best friend to JJ Abrams) Greg Grunberg has launched a new website to get people talking about epilepsy called talkaboutit.org, and he has got a number of celebrities to get involved, doing videos for the site, including the new Kirk and Spock. TrekMovie talked to the actor about the site, working with Chris and Zach, the new Star Trek movie (and his semi-cameo), and Heroes. Plus we found out what part he wants in the Star Trek sequel!
It’s back to the Taurus Reach in this week’s edition of the Library Computer as we take a look at Dayton Ward’s new contribution to the Star Trek: Vanguard saga, “Star Trek Vanguard: Open Secrets.” We also have a super-sized version of the book cover designed by Doug Drexler.
We are just a week away from when Wolverine rips open the summer movie season and we have all the latest on that X-Men prequel. Also in our genre wrap-up we have news on Nimoy and Transformers, Arnie and Terminator, and much more for upcoming movies, including New Moon. In TV news, we have all the latest on the final episodes of the season for Heroes, Lost, Fringe, Reaper, Smallville, and more.
Like with most films, the new Star Trek has scenes that didn’t make the final cut for the film (which runs just over 2 hours with credits). These will end up on the DVD and Blu-ray, but it also turns out that we have already seen elements of them. In the last week JJ Abrams has actually commented about them as well. So now we break down some of what didn’t make it into Star Trek. [SPOILERS]
In yesterday’s Tidbits it was noted that the mainstream media was again paying attention to Star Trek, with many stories about the return of the venerable franchise. And this week we will see what is likely the biggest example yet in the form of a cover story in the new Newsweek all about “How Star Trek taught us how to dream big.” Details below.
As noted in our last ShatWatch, there were two big events today: The William Shatner Horse Show, and a big Paramount press day for Star Trek. And so as soon as they wrapped up their press event, JJ Abrams and members of the Star Trek team and cast whisked across town to attend Bill’s charity horse event, and TrekMovie has the first photo of the first meeting of the new Kirks.
You can really feel the buzz for the new Star Trek movie building. Today we have a look at how some big media outfits are taking a new look at Trek. Plus there is more box office buzz, more interviews, more international posters, and just more more. Check it all out in this less than two week to go Tidbits.
During their press event today Paramount put out their video press kit, which includes four new clips from the Star Trek movie. They are already online and they are viewable below. All are extended versions of scenes from trailers, but in one case it is a bit spoilery so tread carefully. [UPDATED w/ higher res videos]
Welcome to another Science Saturday late edition! This week, discover the smallest exoplanet yet, go “face mining” with TOS, deflect asteroids and save the Earth, and go out this weekend for a great sky show. All this plus our gadget of the week: Celestron Digital Microscope!
As promised, Friday night’s broadcast of Entertainment Tonight included an exclusive sneak peek at the new Star Trek. The segment had about two minutes of footage, including interviews, some behind-the-scenes shots and some new footage from the film. Check it out below. [SPOILERS]
After months, the Watch is back, baby! We can’t let the new movie celebs take up all the space, when so many ‘classic’ Trek celebs are out there making a difference. Below is some Trek celeb news from the past few weeks, including tons of stuff on George Takei, LeVar Burton, and Patrick Stewart. Plus: a guide to Trek actors who have appeared on TV in the last three months, and those who will be appearing soon.
The community building up around the alternative reality game for the new Star Trek movie has has identified likely locations for a "live drop" this weekend, and "Fe’s" Twitter points to our first new in-game site. See below for all the latest on this viral Star Trek fun.
As the new Star Trek film looms ever closer, more and more events celebrating Star Trek, from museum talks to Fed Con, are being announced. Here is a list of some of the best events for fans as they wait to see ST09 and in the days after the film, from now until May. The good news is that many of the events are free!