Star Trek is now two weeks away (less than that for the those going to Thursday early shows), and the buzz keeps on building. Today we have the first indications of ticket sales (going well), a DVR notice for an ET exclusive tonight, more interviews, some interesting review perspectives, and more. Plus, did Nathan Lane get cut from Star Trek?
Back home from his global tour promoting Star Trek, JJ Abrams came to the Paley Festival in LA tonight to talk about his TV show Fringe, and he brought along his fellow Star Trek/Fringe team of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Bryan Burk, along with show stars Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson. One of the subjects of the Q&A was Leonard Nimoy. [FRINGE spoilers below]
Paramount has been busy today, with an update on their official Star Trek site ( startrekmovie.com) of four new ‘dossiers’, plus they have sent out ten new official images. There are also new ships in the Enterprise Gallery and new downloadable icons for your Mac or PC. Check it all out below.
With all the news going on in the world of Star Trek it is only natural to ask, what is William Shatner up to? And if adventure had a name it wouldn’t be Indiana Jones – it would be William Shatner. This edition of ShatWatch tracks the Shat’s latest adventures on horseback, in a Phaeton, with Gonzo (not the Muppet Gonzo), and more. Oh and there may be news on how William Shatner does tie into all this new movie stuff.
After a flurry of updates at the beginning of the week, the Star Trek ARG fell strangely (ominously?) silent for over 48 hours, with no new clues. Until, today with a lot of new chatter and a possible Romulan sighting in the UK. See belove for a full breakdown of the latest in this intriguing viral game.
Since we first found a promotional sheet for "Star Trek DAC" a few weeks ago the new game has been a bit mysterious, until now. Today TrekMovie was given the exclusive first look at the official announcement and new screenshots for the arcade shooter inspired by the new Star Trek movie. See all that below, plus we have a quick update on the latest on that other game, Star Trek Online.
Another day and another flood of news related to the new Star Trek movie. Firstly there is an imporant new review from trade pub Variety, that bodes well. Plus we have all the new interviews of the day (both text and video) and some new images. Also have a fun new ‘Enterprise Morph’ video, and the mos important news of all: Star Trek: The Spork!
In the first weekend of May, the final new episode for the Star Trek Remastered series in syndication will finally air. Just in time for the buzz around the new Star Trek movie, comes the remastered version of the first pilot for the Star Trek TV series, "The Cage". CBS has given TrekMovie a first look at the promo trailer, check it out below.
For fans who like ‘classic’ Trek, there are a great many products from Diamond Select Toys and Art Asylum on the way during the next few months. TrekMovie has all the details, including exclusive images of reissue two-packs and information on brand new Toys R Us exclusives.
It has been only four days since our last tidbits and even with all the other news about Star Trek, there still are a few things that fell between the cracks, until now. Today we have photos for the Star Trek scoring session, new updates on the business and marketing buzz around Star Trek, lots of interviews, clips and pictures…oh and ‘Star Trek The Cereal.’
Back in September 2006 CBS commemorated the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek by going back to the original film and digitally remastering the series for the HD era, cleaning up the images and adding new CGI special effects. Previous HD-DVD & DVD releases were available with only the new. But now thanks to the benefits of Blu-ray, fans have a choice (original or CGI), and can see Trek in 1080p.
Today the Star Trek ARG took a big step forward with the revelation of ‘Malak0’ on video, showing off an interesting alien-looking device. There is also more ‘chat’ going on at the viral site. So just one day after our last update, we have a whole new update and analysis of the exciting Star Trek alternative reality game. [4/22 UPDATE: One more clue added, see below]
Last week we previewed the special ‘mystery’ issue of WIRED Magazine guest edited by Star Trek director JJ Abrams. The issue is now on all newsstands and WIRED has put some more content online, including a behind-the-scene video with Abrams, the entire 6-page "When Worlds Collide" comic written by Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, plus some concept art by monster creator Neville Page.
On Tuesday night (UK time) JJ Abrams and his cast came to the London gala premiere of Star Trek, the final stop on their global tour before coming back to the states. TrekMovie was there every step of the day and has a full report from the premiere and the press conference. Plus we have a summary of the first reviews coming from the UK.
One of the final pieces of the Paramount marketing partner blitz went live today with the launch of the Nokia/Verizon site joinstarfleetacademy.com. This new site is quite elaborate and even includes a game with a prize for a ‘trip to space’ and promises more exclusive content in the future .
The Star Trek Alternative Reality Game has been abuzz with activity over the weekend and into today. TrekMovie has already done three articles on this game, but it is very complex and so TrekMovie has designated one of our community members to try and sort it all out in this fourth update.
After a drought of nearly 9 years, 2009 is certainly shaping up to be the year of the Star Trek board game. Today TrekMovie has all the details and full reviews of three new Star Trek games from Fundex, ‘Star Trek UNO’, ‘Star Trek Scrabble’, and ‘All About Trivia: Star Trek’.
[UPDATED] Today the Star Trek world tour is in the UK. Earlier there was a live chat in Playstation home, and running right now there are UK junket interview clips running live, awaiting coverage of the UK red carpet. We also have new video of other Star Trek world tour events from Paris, Berlin, Kuwait and Australia.
With Summer fast approaching, in this week’s genre news roundup, we have lots of news and new images and vids from those other two big May movies, Wolverine and Terminator, and the big June movie Transformers 2, plus updates on projects down the line like Hobbit, Green Hornet, Ghostbusters 3 and more. In TV news we have news that Dollhouse and Terminator: TSCC may not be dead, updates on Fringe, Lost and Heroes, finales and much more.
Another magazine devoting its May cover to the new Star Trek is Geek Monthly. The issue contains a number of in-depth interviews and special features all about Star Trek — past, present, and future. Our friends at Geek have provided us with exclusive excerpts from the interviews with Star Trek director JJ Abrams and with writers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman. Check them out below (with SPOILERS).
On Friday the Star Trek world promotional tour stopped in Madrid, Spain to hold a press screening and press conference. On hand were JJ Abrams and many of his Star Trek stars. With the help of our Spanish partners, TrekMovie has compiled a report from the event and how Star Trek is playing with the Spanish media.
We’ve seen some of the new Captain Kirk’s fighting sprit in some of the new trailers, and according to his Dossier, the new Kirk is an instructor in hand-to-hand combat. This all fits with grand Star Trek history, and so with that in mind, TrekMovie has taken a look back at the original Kirk fight moves in a little something we like to call: TrekMovie’s official guide to Kirk-Fu.
On Sunday all the Star Trek toys from Playmates should be available at Toys R Us, Target, Wal-Mart and other retailers. Today we finish up our week long look at all aspects of Playmates first wave of Star Trek toys, with the TrekMovie review of the big action figures: the 6" ‘Warp Collection’ and the 12" ‘Command Collection.’
In the last week two new TV commercials have started airing in the US, and one in Germany, all of which are now available online. At this point most of what you see in commercials is from the theatrical trailers or previous TV spots, but there are some snippets of new stuff. View the new commercials below, with our usual caps and analysis.
The nice people at Wired Magazine sent TrekMovie their May issue which has a very special ‘guest editor’…the director of the new Star Trek movie, JJ Abrams. The issue is filled with the stuff JJ loves, especially mysterious puzzles. Abrams also writes an essay about mysteries and spoilers. Plus the issue contains a Star Trek mini-comic written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and also ‘production notes’ from ST09 the DP . See our Abrams WIRED preview below.
TrekMovie continues with our stop by stop coverage of the Star Trek world tour. On Thursday JJ Abrams and his team were in Berlin Germany for a gala premiere of Star Trek (see previous report). Before that event they held a press conference. Today we bring you inside that with a full report below, including images, quotes and video.
Yesterday we had excerpts from JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman from the new issue of SciFiNow magazine (#27), going on sale this week in the UK. Today we have excerpts from the cast interviews, including Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Bruce Greenwood and Simon Pegg. We also have some excerpts and links to a couple of other interviews with John Cho and Zachary Quinto.
A couple of days ago we had an update on the Star Trek ARG. Today there are more clues, but still no answers. We have a quick report below on today’s developments.
After all the early premieres and early shows on Thursday the big opening day for Star Trek in the US and many countries around the world is exactly three weeks from today. In a quick Friday morning tidbits we have news on a special event at Playstation Home, more details on Trek marketing tie-ins, early box office predictions from Ad Age, and news on an Irish early premiere.
Welcome back to another exciting edition of Science Friday! This week, discover the hand of Apollo, see Antarctica bleed micro-organisms, learn to speak dolphin, and see the effects of the recent Italian quake. All this plus our gadget of the week: EXACTO super bullets!