Since the film came out, many have been asking if there was going to be a model kit for the new USS Enterprise from Star Trek. And the answer is: yes! TrekMovie has all the exclusive details and a first look from Round 2 at their first Star Trek movie model, along with all the details about for the other ‘classic’ Trek models coming out later this year and into 2010 and beyond.
The final figures for Star Trek’s sixth weekend are in and with sales domestically and internationally of $8.8M, Star Trek has crossed the $350M mark. We have all the details plus news of Star Trek tidbits all about kids, with tips on making future Trekkies to what sneakers to buy for them.
It is a special Monday edition of our SciFi Sunday wrapup of genre movie news. We have tons of updates on the new Transformers movie, with lots of clips, quotes, etc. Plus Ridley Scott may be involved in that Alien prequel and there’s more news on Ghostbusters, Hobbit, Avatar and much more, plus lots of previews, including Iron Man2 and Shorts, featuring Star Trek’s Jimmy Bennett.
Paramount Pictures, which holds the exclusive rights to produce Star Trek feature films, could be merging with another major studio, possibly Sony or Universal. The news comes from the latest issue of Barron’s, where a major fund manager (and one of Viacom’s big shareholders) talks about what he is hearing going on with a possible ‘studio consolidation.’
Today Airlock Alpha (formerly SyFyPortal) announced the nominees for their annual ‘Portal Awards’, covering all aspects of the world of genre entertainment. The new Star Trek movie received a number of nominations, as did other aspects of Star Trek (including TrekMovie.com itself). Details on that below, plus another site has a profile of TrekMovie.com.
The new Star Trek movie is not easy to classify. The film is not a traditional prequel like Star Wars Episode III, nor is it a traditional ‘canon reboot’ like Batman Begins. Some have wondered how the new film fits in with the Trek universe, and what affect it has on the extended universe. A new page and graphic on the Star Trek Online MMORPG official site gives a pretty good explanation. [movie spoilers obviously]
TrekMovie finishes out our 20th anniversary coverage of Star Trek V The Final Frontier with 20 fun facts all about William Shatner’s turn in the director’s chair.
This weekends update on genre TV news has a big update in the world of BSG with Caprica news and clips from The Plan, and Ron Moore’s other show Virtuality may still have a chance at a series. Plus we update the latest in the Stargate franchise, gearu up for the True Blood premiere and much more.
Back in January TrekMovie was the fist to bring all the details of Playmates Toys first wave of figures and toys for the new Star Trek movie. Playmates second Star Trek wave of toys and figures is on its way this Summer and we have a first look at images and all the details.
It has been a few weeks since our last update on the upcoming Star Trek Online massive multiplayer game, but there has actually been a bit of news to cover, including a possible release date, a new ship design, more backstory (tied to the events of the Star Trek movie), and a new ship which hearkens back to TOS. [note: article contains movie spoilers]
TrekMovie continues our 20th anniversary coverage of Star Trek V with a look at the collectibles from The Final Frontier. The film may not have delivered enough box office, but it certainly did deliver a lot of stuff for fans of Star Trek collecting.
This week the Jace Hall Show, a series mostly focused on video games on Sony’s Crackle Video Site, has a new episode which brings together a reunion of five Trek stars and guest actors from DS9 & Enterprise to talk about the new Star Trek movie, games and other stuff. Check it out below.
The new Star Trek movie has completed its fifth week at the box office with another fifth place showing. The film brought in $954K domestically and another $968K internationally to bring the five week global take to over $341M. See below for the full analysis of Star Trek’s five weeks at the box office.
Today is the second Friday in June and the number one movie at the American box office is a Star Trek movie. And on the second Friday in June of 1989 another Trek film opened, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, to an entirely different reception. This weekend TrekMovie begins a 20th anniversary look back at STV with a series of articles, starting with this (repost of our 2008) retro review.
After a long wait, the Diamond Select Toys original series Star Trek Medical Tricorder roleplay toy is now available, as an exclusive through Entertainment Earth TrekMovie has a first review of the item that many fans have been waiting for, including lots of pictures and video.
The last four Star Trek movies featured the crew of The Next Generation, led by Captain Picard, played by Patrick Stewart. But in a new(ish) interview from the UK, Stewart seems to be a fan of the new Star Trek movie, as well as its new captain, Chris Pine. Details below, plus we catch up with what the former Jean Luc has been up to recently.
Before it finished its fifth week at the domestic box office, Star Trek crossed the $225M mark yesterday. We have all the box office details below, plus the Trek lesson of the day (this time for NASA), Eric Bana talking about how he was reluctant to take the role of Nero, and a student project envisioning the Star Trek movie inside a mobile device.
It was 10 years ago today, on June 11th 1999, that the world lost DeForest Kelley. Beloved to fans of Star Trek, westerns and more, DeForest Kelley left a legacy that will never be forgotten. Today TrekMovie remembers the man that played the irascible Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy with a collection of videos of his work.
Last month we reported that Paramount launched an Easter egg contest to find the hidden R2D2 in the new Star Trek movie. Now they have revealed where to find the Star Wars droid, details below plus we list many of the other easter eggs in the Star Trek movie.
Today TrekMovie’s Collective continues to look at the Star Trek products from the Bradford Group with a review of the24-carat gold-plated Bradford Exchange Star Trek Collector’s Watch. Is this a good idea for a Father’s Day Gift? Find out below.
JJ Abrams first feature film as a director was Mission: Impossible: III back in 2006. After the film’s release there was a falling out between Tom Cruise and Paramount pictures, however more recently things have thawed and in the last year Cruise has been talking up a fourth entry in the franchise. Now it appears that JJ Abrams has been asked to produce MI:4.
Another day and another dollar (or about $1.8M actually). We have the the latest box office results below, plus Richard Hatch thinks Universal should learn a thing or two from JJ Abrams for their Battlestar movie. Plus the music of Star Trek is coming to Houston and we got our first look at Captain Spork!
One of the few Trek vets on the design team for the new Star Trek movie was John Eaves, who has previously designed the Enterprise E and more from the TNG era. One of the things John did for the new Star Trek was the Riverside Shipyards. Today Eaves has released some early design sketches and inspirations for this iconic location.
There is another one of those industry trade articles on the making of Star Trek, this time focusing on the digital effects created by Industrial Light & Magic and Digital Domain. Although focusing on technical issues, the article has interesting information (including the sizes of a number of ships), plus there are some nice images not previously released.
Another great science fiction phenomenon which has featured the talents of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner is about to get a new life. 20th Century Fox has announced it will produce 26 new episodes of the animated comedy Futurama, to air on Comedy Central (or possibly FOX). Details below, plus a look at some Trek/Futurama connections.
Star Trek has passed the one old month mark, but it still makes news. Today we have a collection of tidbits from video of Bob Orci talking Shatner (and wearing a funny hat), some details on the baby Kirk, Star Trek inspiring people to think of a Star Wars reboot, and more, including the latest box office numbers.
Hallmark Star Trek items have been, well, a hallmark of collecting and family fun since the first USS Enterprise ornament in 1991. This year, Hallmark has many surprises for fans and TrekMovie has been given all the exclusive details and first photos for two new 2009 ornaments.
The Star Trek movie is still in theaters, but it appears that the casting rumor mill for the sequel is just starting to gear up. The latest seems to be Jack Black as Harry Mudd with word that he was having meetings with the Abrams team. JJ Abrams addressed this rumor directly by telling AICN that he had indeed met with Black, but not for Mudd, details below.
Later in June Pocket Books will be releasing "Losing the Peace" a new Next Generation novel by William Leisner, and the first TNG book since the "Destiny" Series. Picard and the crew of the Enterprise E have to deal with how their mission has changed in the post-"Destiny" Federation. Pocket has put up the the entire first chapter online, read it below.
Heroes star Masi Oka may not be a Trekkie, but he plays one on TV, and he is now hooking up Star Trek co-writers on a new family adventure movie, The Defenders, about a group of MMORPG players coming together to become real world heroes. Orci & Kurtzman will be producing the project. See below for more, including comments from O & K.