The annual MTV Movie Awards was held tonight in LA, and even though the new Star Trek movie wont be eligible until next year, the film still made its presence known. Star Trek appeared in a couple of skits, Chris Pine presented an award, even JJ Abrams made a cameo (on keyboards!). Plus Zach Quinto showed up on the red carpet and Pine (joked?) about Khan in the sequel. [UPDATED: More video clips]
That Star Trek movie is doing well, so what franchises are next to get revived? Would you believe Alien and Buffy? In our weekend Genre movie news wrap-up we have details on those plus lots of news and previews for Transformers 2. There is also news on Ghostbusters 3, Iron Man 2 and even more previews, including Avatar, Toy Story 3, District 9 and much more.
It is common for big summer movies to have their own videogames, usually loosely following the storyline of the film, with maybe a few new perspectives thrown in. The new Star Trek film has a videogame, however Paramount has taken a different approach with "Star Trek DAC," which is a budget-priced arcade shooter ‘inspired’ by the Star Trek feature film. Find out if you should take a shot at DAC up in our review below.
As we did last week, we will for now on be splitting our weekend Sci-Fi news wrap ups into two articles (one for TV and one for movies). Even most TV seasons are over, we have lots of small screen news, including a new companion for The Doctor, definitive word for Sarah Connor, an update on the future of Chuck, previews of summer shows like Eureka and True Blood, TV Season DVD news and more.
The Kellogg’s promotion for the Star Trek movie has been one of the longer running for the feature film with items starting to appear in stores in March and continuing to this summer. While the Kellogg’s website lists almost every product featuring ST09 images or offers, there have been a few surprises not listed, with the most recent being a limited series of Eggo waffles
It seems everyone is talking about the Star Trek sequel these days. Today we have Zoe Saldana talking about who she may or may not be hooking up with next time. In other news, the Star Trek movie has crossed another box office milestone.
After a break, CelebWatch is back and today brings you news on Colm Meaney getting a beat-down, Trek alumni say YES (and some saying NO) to the new SAG contract, one Trek alum receiving a Life Achievement Award, and a couple really weird videos featuring the two stars from the new Star Trek film. All this and more await you below!
When you saw Winona Ryder’s Amanda in the new Star Trek movie was your first thought about how much she reminded you of Jor-El from Superman The Movie? Well we have her thoughts on that, plus Kevin Smith talking about how Star Trek proves JJ Abrams is the man for the next Superman, plus a scientific look at Krypton Vulcan, and more.
On Thursday Star Trek brought in $1.87M in domestic sales, which ranked it close fourth behind Angels & Demons ($1.92M). This, combined with its international sales, brings Star Trek’s three week total up to $289.8M. More box office details below, including some predictions on what Star Trek can expect for its fourth weekend.
Two of the more interesting new Star Trek products for May are the Kirk and Spock Teddy Bears from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. At $100 each, these are high end premium Teddy Bears, but are they worth it? Find out in our review below.
Bruce Greenwood is a standout as Captain Pike in the new Star Trek film. In a new interview the actor talks about the Star Trek phenomenon, and most interestingly, talks about what he is expecting for the Star Trek sequel, even giving a time frame for when they intend to start shooting.
This week the Library Computer journeys to the last days of the original Enterprise’s five year mission as a troublesome mind wreaks havoc aboard ship and throughout a star-system. Dave Galanter’s "Troublesome Minds" gives off all the right vibes to be reminiscent of the classic TOS books of the early ’80’s, but does his story deliver the goods?
The box office numbers for Wednesday are in, and as expected, Star Trek has passed Monsters vs. Aliens to be the top domestic grossing movie of 2009. Star Trek brought in $1.8M yesterday, bringing its total up to $194.8M domestically. It’s global total now stands at $286.8M.
Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk, continues to move up the celebrity ranks, as MTV has just announced that he will be one of the announcers at this weekends MTV Movie Awards. We have more details on that, plus all the latest on the new Star Trek celebrities.
Two weeks ago we announced the ‘mashup madness’ contest from GoAnimate.com for fans to mashup animations from Star Trek along with their other licensed channels (Street Fighter, Underdog, Willie Nelson, and It’s Happy Bunny). The contest ended yesterday and so below we present the three winning entries.
Even before Star Trek hit theaters, Viacom’s Paramount inked deals with the filmmakers to prepare a sequel. Today in a conference call with investors, Viacom chairman Philippe Dauman talked up the performance of Star Trek and noted that the Trek franchise (and others) will be a key part of Paramount’s future. Details on that below, plus the latest box office numbers.
All Star Trek fans are familiar with the ‘Prime Directive’, which mandates that Starfleet is to not interfere with the natural development of other species, especially primitive ones. For years NASA has been studying Mars and searching for life forms, but a new scientific study suggests they may have actually destroying signs of life…oops.
The new Star Trek movie has been adapted as a novel, but it is also adapted as a trading card set from Rittenhouse. Today TrekMovie has its reviews of the trading cards. Plus, we have a discussion of the autographed cards and a sneak peek at the Star Trek content in the June issue of Autograph Magazine.
After the success of the "Star Trek Countdown" comic, IDW is planning a follow-up with more Spock backstory leading up to the Star Trek movie with "Spock Reflections" coming in July. Today they have released more details and provided us with more exclusive preview art. Plus we previews of the June Star Trek comics, including an exclusive preview of a page from the Wrath of Khan adaptation.
For decades there has been much discussion and debate about Star Wars and Star Trek, and that has only increased with the new Star Trek movie and all the talk about bringing a little Star Wars into Star Trek. This has even risen to the level that StarWars.com has interviewed Star Trek co-writer. We have that plus some more new Trek/Wars links.
Last September the original Sulu, George Takei wed his long-time partner Brad Altman (see TM story), but in November California voters amended the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Today the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, but also declared marriages completed before Prop 8 (like Takei’s) to be valid. However, Takei is still not happy about the ruling and has made a statement. [UPDATED: more Takei statements on video]
The new Star Trek movie is a success and so people are already thinking of sequels, and of course the subject of William Shatner is already being talked about in the media. And it should come as no surprise that this time Bill is again saying nice things and talking about how he wants to be in it. We have that plus a new Shatner/Star Trek sketch and a ShatnerVision interview with Karl Urban.
The estimates are in for Memorial Day and Star Trek is projected to take in a total of $29.4M for the four day holiday weekend domestically, putting it in third place. Star Trek’s $6.6M Memorial day estimate puts its total domestic take to $191M. Trek’s continued performance has impressed many box office watchers, details below.
This weekend TrekMovie splits its genre news up with all the TV news yesterday and movie news today. We start off with all the latest on the next big summer movie, Transformers 2. We also have updates the third entries from the Ghostbusters and Spider-man franchises, plus tons of new video and image previews for more summer movies.
The industry estimates are in, and Star Trek is on track to come in third in its third weekend domestically, beating Angels & Demons. We have all the domestic and international details for the weekend below, plus some more weekend Star Trek tidbits, with those taking financial lessons from Star Trek.
This week was when all the networks held their ‘upfronts’ and announced their 2009/2010 seasons. So this weekend we will be breaking up Sci-Fi Saturday into two days with today’s entry all about genre TV with a guide to what is coming back, what is cancelled, and what is new (including preview images and videos).
Over the last week or so many people have sent in links to new YouTube vblogs, skits and more about Star Trek that they made or just liked. So poking around YouTube it seems the new Star Trek movie has inspired dozens of self-made broadcasters. There are way too many so below we offer just a sampling to show how the new Star Trek is all the rage on the interwebs.
Star Trek is headed into is third weekend and yet it still makes news. First off we have a new image from Ryan Church of Spock’s ship. Also JJ is talking about how he thinks they made the film a success and Bob and Alex are talking (a little) about the sequel. Plus Star Trek is back in space, on the Jimmy Fallon show and even inspiring parenting advice and more.
Yesterday Star Trek finished its first two weeks at the box office. Although films can stay in theaters for months, in general they tend to make over half of their money in those first two weeks, so today we take an in depth look at how the new Star Trek movie is performing relative to other recent films, both domestically and internationally
2009 continues to be a cornucopia for the Trek collector. Today TrekMovie has news of new items from Danbury Mint and Funko, plus shipping dates from Diamond Select Toys. And the Star Trek Spork is back! Take a trip with us down the great material continuum in this brief, yet newsy, edition of The Collective.