Up until recently John Cho was best known for his role in the Harold and Kumar stoner comedies, but that is all about to change. In his first interview with TrekMovie, Cho talks about going after the role of Sulu to give himself a challenge, how fight training shaped the role, his relationship with George Takei, and just how far he will go to honor Star Trek tradition. [interview contains SPOILERS]
The story of early years of Star Trek’s first ‘Number One’ continues to be told in the third issue of John Byrne’s "Star Trek Crew" hitting comic stores today. We have a review plus a preview of next week’s comic, the third issue from the series covering the other end of TOS, "Mission’s End".
In 2004 Zoe Saldana played a Trekkie in Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal and just a few year’s later she walked onto the bridge of the USS Enterprise as the new Uhura. In our exclusive interview with the actress we talk about that journey, about her being a sci-fi fan, and even about clothes. We also get into one of the more surprising elements of her Uhura. [interview contains SPOILERS]
Today we present our third review of JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek film. This time Geek Monthly Magazine editor-in-chief (and regular TOS-R reviewer for TrekMovie.com) Jeff Bond, shares his thoughts the eleventh Trek feature film. [contains some spoilers]
With his look and a spot on a hit TV show, it was no surprise that after publicly campaigning for the role Zachary Quinto was the first actor cast for the new Star Trek. In our new exclusive interview with the actor we talk about that campaign and how the role has changed him, and also what changes the Star Trek movie has in store for the role of Spock. [interview contains SPOILERS]
Paramount has added a new website to their online marketing mix, an ‘augmented reality’ application called Experience The Enterprise. By printing off an image or downloading it to your iPhone you can create an interactive 3D virtual reality tour of the new USS Enterprise, check out a demo video below.
In this two days to go Tidbits we have video of the meeting of the two Kirks plus lots of other video interviews with Orci & Kurtzman, JJ Abrams, and Chris Pine and Zach Quinto. Plus we have some news on how Trekkies see this new movie (from the Onion’s point of view) a look at some new reviews and more.
As we enter the final days leading up to the domestic release of “Star Trek,” the ARG also appears to be approaching a dramatic finale. But even as the game reveals the world-saving mission of the Romulans, many questions remain.
Seems like a day doesn’t go by without a new Star Trek commerical, and today is no different. Paramount has just officially released video for five of their recent spots, four of which we have already covered here, but there is one new one for us to chew on…see below.
Since Comic Con 2007 one of the greatest sources of comfort for Trek fans was knowing that Leonard Nimoy had decided to come out of retirement for this new Star Trek. In a new exclusive interview with TrekMovie we talk to the original Spock about returning to the role, fan concerns about canon, Shatner, Fringe, Quinto’s Spock and much more. [interview contains SPOILERS]
Last week viewers of Lost (co-created by Trek producers JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof) were treated to an exclusive NEW clip from the Star Trek movie. We put it up, but it was removed due to copyright claim, however today Paramount has officially made the clip available. Check it out below, plus Paramount’s official video from the LA premiere. [note that the clip below is a spoiler]
It has been a couple days since our last Tidbits and they are piling up. We’ve got a new pictures (including behind the scenes), a new BK Klingons website, JJ Abrams talking box office, an EW cover story, update on IMAX, more reviews, more interviews and much more. We also have the FedCon intro animation from Tobias Richter featuring the USS Enterprise meeting the USS Kelvin.
The summer movie season kicked off in a big way over the weekend with a big opening of Wolverine and there is already sequel talk, and Terminator 4 isn’t open yet but they are talking T5 too. In our somewhat late wrap-up of last week’s genre news, we also have a look at Iron Man 2, lots on Transformers 2 and tons more movie news. In TV Land we have a look at Nimoy in Fringe, updates on Lost, SGU, Chuck and much more.
On Friday we had all the pics of the Star Trek stars at the Hollywood premiere of the new Star Trek movie, and now better late than never we have the TrekMovie black carpet interviews and snippets from 12 Trek celebrities past and present videos, including Simon Pegg, Damon Lindelof, Bob Orci, George Take, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis .
Are you going to have a party to celebrate the new Star Trek movie? If so then Hallmark has you covered with a new line of Star Trek movie themed party supplies from invites to cups and plates to thank you notes and more. Hallmark has also announced their Star Trek ornaments for 2009. See below for all the new Hallmark Star Trek goodies.
Star Trek The Experience closed down at the Las Vegas Hilton last September, but since October we have been reporting that it may have new life at a new location in Vegas. According to the best info we can gather, it looks like a new STTE will be back in 2010 at Neonopolis in downtown Las Vegas. More details below plus a new entry Vernon Wilmer’s STTE Documentary.
In May of 2008, TrekMovie reported on the Indiana Jones themed race car and asked if Star Trek would get its own. One year later, we have now have the the answer as Star Trek stormed NASCAR over the weekend with its own car.
TrekMovie.com has received the official final credits list for Star Trek, and it contains quite a few interesting names. A complete cast list and a list of the main crew members are linked on the film’s info page, but below, we point out some of the more interesting tidbits we found throughout the entire credits. [WARNING: SPOILERS]
Check out the Burger King advertising campaign for JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek film
Another day and another commercial. Paramount has another spot out that touts the early critical response to the new Star Trek movie, and it also happens to contain some new bits. See it below with our usual analysis [note: commercial contains spoilers].
CBS has chosen the weekend before the release of the new Star Trek movie to put out the remastered version of the original Star Trek pilot "The Cage" (check local listings). This is the last new episode to air in syndication for the Star Trek Remastered project, and so we now present you with our final TOS episode review.
The official Star Trek site ( startrekmovie.com) has gone through another big update with a lot of new content, including the final four ‘dossiers’, plus a whole bunch of cast/crew info and production notes and a few other things. We break it down below. .
Yesterday the stars came out to see the new Star Trek movie at the gala premiere in Hollywood. TrekMovie was there on the black carpet. See below for our report including photos and videos.
The commercial blitz for the new Star Trek is just non-stop right now. Paramount has recently aired two specialized commercials. One touts the critical response the film has already received, and another is an ‘intro’ commercial targeted for kids. Both include some bits that haven’t been seen before, check them out below.
This week, Science Friday brings you self-mending plastics, magnetic twisters, space-based energy, self-propelling chemicals, and an exclusive look at the how Star Trek 2009 is impacting laboratory scientists. All this plus our gadget of the week: Holographic Storage Discs!