Last night at the East West Players Theater in Los Angeles, Star Trek’s original Sulu, George Takei was one of four honorees at 7th Annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards. We have details and photos from the event, including other Trek celebs who attended.
For over two years while the Star Trek movie was in development and production, much of the debate, news and gossip about the film was about whether or not William Shatner would be in it, something he contended would benefit the film. So it is a bit surprising that two months after its release, Bill has yet to see it. While co-hosting Live with Regis and Kelly last Friday he explains why, details below.
Star Trek’s new Scotty, Simon Pegg, is out doing press promoting his role in the Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, opening this week, and in an interview with Zoo magazine he made the bold prediction that the Star Trek sequel would open in 18 months. We have that and more Pegg excerpts and links below.
The long overdue comic book adaptation of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan from IDW concludes. The last of three issues arrives in comic shops this week. TrekMovie has an exclusive early review, plus a five-page preview of TWOK #3 and a look at a new IDW Omnibus.
While Transformers 2 is the first mega movie of the year, an early preview indicates that James Cameron’s Avatar could give it a run for its money. We have details on that in our weekly genre movie news wrap-up, along with updates on Simon Pegg’s Paul, the Watchmen extended edition, Fahrenheit 451, and more. Plus all the weeks previews, including the latest Harry Potter.
Star Trek just finished its 8th weekend in general release and it is still in the top 10 for ticket sales. We have all the latest box office details below, plus the head of Paramount talking up the future of the franchise. We also have more from Bob and Alex and Karl Urban getting a mouth full.
Over the weekend there were two Star Trek events held in the middle of America, TrekFest in Riverside, Iowa and TrekExpo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Celebrities attending these events include Leonard Nimoy, Marina Sirtis, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Denise Crosby, and Walter Koenig. Below we have links and excerpts from news reports, plus images and videos from the events. [UPDATED: Plus new video from VulCon from Alberta, Canada]
Two more Star Trek celebrities are headed to the TNT series Leverage, this time it’s Wil Wheaton and Jeri Ryan. And we have more Trek celeb news including a new interview with Jonathan Frakes, Linda Park headed for a ‘Crash’, a new movie for Kate Mulgrew, and more.
In yet another interview for Transformers Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman opine on the differences between working on Trek and Transformers fans and what could be next in the Star Trek sequel. We have excerpts below, plus details on a new project for Bob and Alex. .
Tonight another awards show has integrated some Star Trek, this time the BET Awards had the first ever appearance of the two Uhuras together with Zoe Saldana and Nichelle Nichols presenting an award. We have pictures and video below.
This week the Library Computer begins an ongoing series of retro novel reviews, spotlighting the best books for a specific character. We start with three classic tales with the first lady of linguistics, Nyota Uhura..
Star Trek: The Magazine by Titan is a familiar institution to fans from the UK, and more recently, to US fans when it started publishing in North America about 2 years ago. Now, through the Titan Comics brand, younger UK and Ireland fans are now being treated to a really cool monthly publication. TrekMovie has all the details and a look at the first two issues of Star Trek Comics.
Next Generation’s Tasha Yar, and executive producer/host of the two Trekkies documentaries Denise Crosby is is Tulsa, OK this weekend appearing at TrekExpo. The actress has a new interview in the Oklahoma press talking about fans, leaving TNG, the new movie, Trekkies 3 and more.
The big news in genre TV this week is that Trek vet Bryan Fuller has again left Heroes as it is just starting to shoot its fourth season. We also have an update on Fringe as that show starts up, plus the latest for Doctor Who, Flash Forward and Day One, with previews and more.
Star Trek Magazine #19, which just arrived on newsstands, is full of behind the scenes details from the new Star Trek movie. STM has provided TrekMovie with extracts (below) from composer Michael Giacchino, stunt coordinator Joe Box, and director of photography Daniel Mindel. Plus we have a look at the previews exclusive cover.
Today is the 43rd birthday of Star Trek producer/director Jeffrey Jacob ‘JJ’ Abrams. The man behind Lost, Alias, Felicity, Fringe, MI3, Cloverfield and much more joined the Star Trek universe 3 years ago, and he was a welcome addition to the family. So happy birthday JJ, and many more.
As reported earlier, JJ Abrams attended the Saturn Awards on Wednesday night to honor Leonard Nimoy (where he was asked about Trek’s future). In a new video interview (below) JJ talks even more about the possibilities. We also have a great collection of photos of Abrams, Nimoy and other Trek celebrities from the event.
There is yet another Transformers interview with Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman that delves into Star Trek territory, but this one they actual gave some odds on if Khan Noonien Singh will show up in the Star Trek sequel, along with talking about how fans (like those here at TrekMovie) are informing their decisions.
This weekend is the 20th annual TrekExpo in Tulsa Oklahoma. Oh hand will be Leonard Nimoy, Avery Brooks, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Denise Crosby and more veterans of Star Trek. Nimoy and DeLanci have new interviews from Oklahoma promoting the event, excerpts of those below.
Virtuality is a 2 hour TV movie (and possible pilot for a series) from Trek and BSG vets Ron Moore and Michael Taylor. Set aboard "Earth’s first starship", Virtuality is the first new space-based sci-fi on network television since Star Trek Enterprise went off the air in 2005. To get you ready, we have all you need to know below including a synopsis, previews, interview snippets and more.
Last week William Shatner made big news around the world for his antics on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Today The Shatner Project has posted some behind the scenes video, which shows Conan giving Bill his own salute while they were doing some promos.
Welcome back to another exciting week of Science Friday! Today, explore the galaxy from the world’s first spaceport, see the salty plumes of Enceladus, power up at the world’s largest solar array, and sing along to the 35,000-year-old flute. All this and more plus your gadget of the week: Samsung’s flexible OLED passport!
Since Star Trek first went on the air in the 60s, it has had connections to the real life space program. And today the latest example is a new official poster for the next expedition to the International Space Station which has the crew dressed in Star Trek uniforms Check it out below.
This week’s release of Transformers Revenge of the Fallen has kept Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman very busy doing press. As we did with our Transformers interview with the pair, everyone seems to also want to talk Trek. Below we have more snippets from Bob and Alex about their next project, the Star Trek: Something Something sequel.
This weekend is the annual TrekFest in Riverside Iowa (the futre childhood home of James T. Kirk). On hand will be stars of the classic Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and George Takei. Nichols has a new interview promoting the event, where she talks about her career and what she thinks of the new Star Trek movie.
In the last couple of weeks there has been quite a bit of activity for the Star Trek Online MMORPG. This update to Star Trek Online showcases three new screenshots (including Cardassians and Species 8472!), an update to Cryptic’s FAQ, two updates to the Path to 2409 series along with a few other tidbits of information, including more of the connection between the game and the new Star Trek movie
Last night the 35th annual Saturn Awards were held in Los Angeles honoring the world of science fiction. The big winner of the night was The Dark Knight, with Star Trek eligible for next year’s awards. But Trek was still there as Leonard Nimoy was given a lifetime achievement award, presented by JJ Abrams, who also made some comments about the next Star Trek film.
Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a change in the rules for the Oscars, which could open the door to more popular movies being considered for Best Picture. Returning to rules it used up until 1943, the Academy will be doubling the number of nominees to ten. The change already has some wondering if Star Trek could be on that list.
GoAnimate.com, the site that allows you to create and share animations, has just announced the winners of its most recent Star Trek contest, "THE BACKSTORY". This contest was to honor the addition of three new TOS characters to the GoAnimate platform – Nurse Chapel, a Gorn, and Mara – and also, to honor the backstory theme of the latest Trek film. Check out the winners below.
The adaptation to 2009’s Star Trek film by Alan Dean Foster has had seven printings so far and made its way to the New York Times Best seller list. It is appropriate then that his book is getting some royal treatment by Premiere Collectibles. TrekMovie has all the details in our review of their special edition boxed signed hardcover book.