Next week, after a three month hiatus, IDW returns to their second series of Star Trek Alien Spotlight with an issue focusing on the enigmatic Q. Today we have an exclusive 5-page preview of the new comic, check it out below.
This Fall is going to be big for Star Trek on home video. We had announced some box art previously, but we now have art for the whole collection, including and exclusive look at the TOS Season 2 on Blu-ray set. We also have art for the new ‘even numbered’ individual movies releases on Blu-ray and DVD.
Star Trek Magazine #20 is just arriving on newstands as a focus on the Borg. STM have provided TrekMovie with excerpts of their interview with the Borg Queen (Alice Krige) and an article on the history of the Borg. We also have an excerpt from an interview with JJ Abrams and a closer look at the covers.
This week in Science Friday, discover a new state of matter with transparent aluminum, preview a trip into space with the WhiteKnightTwo, bet all in on the USS Enterprise in a fire fight, and avoid Earth-ending cometary impacts. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: Panasonic’s capsule hotel.
McCoy is still missing. Kirk is injured. Bugs have attacked bugs. There’s some weird quadraphasic readings. Oh, and Ambassador Cassady is in charge, where does that leave the Enterprise crew? This week IDW brings an end to their five issue Mission’s End series which tells the story of the final days of Kirk and crew’s five year mission. We wrap it up with our review of the final two issues (and the series as a whole) below.
Now that the Star Trek movie hoopla has died down it is time to set aside STO9 Tidbits and bring back The Great Links, your regular update for Star Trek in the zeitgeist. This week we face off with Guinness and Doctor Who, worry about the criminal Klingon lifestyle, get an Andorian eyeful, Dance to Shatner on the Mountain, and more.
On Monday, William Shatner made news by reciting some of a recent speech from Sarah Palin as poetry. That bit went viral and was very popular so last night The Tonight Show brought Bill back, this time to do a reading of some of Palin’s recent Twitter updates. See below for video.
This summer Pocket Books is releasing two Star Trek Deep Space Nine novels back to back. Last week we reviewed the just released "Soul Key" which deals with DS9 crew and the Mirror Universe. In August "DS9: Never Ending Sacrifice," written by Una McCormack, tells the story of the Cardassian Empire in the post Dominion War period.
Next week is the annual official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. This year has quite the stellar line-up, including the original Kirk, three Spocks and lots of first-time convention stars like Christopher Lloyd. There are also many night time activities lined up, including a TrekMovie meet-up and a Roddenberry party. Details below.
A few days ago we reported a comment from Star Trek scribe Roberto Orci at Comic-Con about possibly linking the next two Star Trek movies. However, in a new brief interview (from the next day) has Bob downplaying the possibility as just a maybe, and also talking about differences between the second new Trek film vs. the second Transformers film. Details below.
The Star Trek box office performance is almost in the history books, but the film is still out there and has finally hit the $380M globally. Yesterday Viacom’s CEO touted the film to investors as a ‘unqualified blockbuster’ and talked up the future profit potential of Trek as well. Details and the latest box office below, plus another Star Trek musical interlude.
As we have been reporting over the last couple of weeks, the there is a lot of activity going on now in the world of Star Trek home video. Today CBS started releasing special Comic Con videos via BD Live (also soon available online). We also have a closer look at the Best Buy gift set badge pins, and now almost all of the upcoming releases are available for pre-order.
It has been a busy 24 hours for William Shatner. Firstly, it seems Bill and Conan have moved on from the ‘salute incident‘ as The Shat appeared on The Tonight Show to do a comedy bit last night. We have video of that below. In other William Shatner news, today he got involved in a Greenpeace event protesting toxic chemicals being used by HP, you can listen to his message to HP employees below too.
Last week, TrekMovie reported that Film Score Monthly and Screen Archives Entertainment was releasing an expanded version of the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan soundtrack by James Horner. Today we have a review, focusing on the new material, plus an interview with the producer of the new expanded soundtrack, providing some behind the scene details.
Comic Con weekend brought big news on all the upcoming genre films. Below we have breakdowns, previews and more for Avatar, Tron, Iron Man, Avengers, Thor, Book of Eli, GI Joe and many more. Get your SDCC run-down below.
In another brief Comic Con interview, Zoe Saldana talked to MTV about the next Star Trek movie. She was non-committal on the subject of Khan, but noted that she is already being asked about her availability next year.
Later this week IDW concludes their five issue “Star Trek Mission’s End” series, telling the story of the final days of Kirk and crew’s five year mission. IDW have provided TrekMovie with an exclusive 5 page preview.
Last night’s episode of Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim once again took on Star Trek, this time the character of Wesley Crusher. And what makes it even funnier is Wil Wheaton seems bummed he wasn’t asked to do the voice. Details and link to video below.
There may not have been a big Star Trek panel this year at San Diego Comic Con, but Star Trek can’t help but show up at the annual mecca of sci-fi. Below we have some quotes about Trek that popped up, plus photos and videos of some of the Trek celebs, and more.
Over the last few days the producers and stars of all the big genre TV shows were in San Diego at Comic Con. In our weekly wrap-up of news we have the latest from new show like FlashFoward, and old favorites like Lost, Doctor Who, Heroes, Fringe and more. Plus we have the latest images and previews. So let’s get started.
The Collective has a collection of news about Star Trek products you might have not heard about and updates on some favorites, including Star Trek movie crew life-sized standees, Playmates second wave of Star Trek movie figures, first look at the Star Trek Armitron watch, and new Funko Star Trek bobble-heads. Check it all out below
This week the Library Computer looks deep into the heart of the Wormhole with Olivia Woods’ “The Soul Key”, just now arriving in stores. “Soul Key” brings closure to the current Deep Space Nine story-arc. Find out how well it pulls it off in our review below.
At the Comic-Con IDW panel this week, Tim Jones and Mike Johnson talked a bit about their two follow-up comic books to “Star Trek Countdown,” but nothing we hadn’t already covered here. However, in an exclusive interview with TrekMovie, not only did they talk details on the two announced books, they also talked about the books coming next. Find out below.
All indications from Paramount over the last few months have shown they are anxious to keep the ball rolling with the Trek franchise and get another movie out ASAP. Now it appears they planning for the long term and want the creative team to be thinking two steps ahead. The latest news comes from a comment from Bob Orci at Comic Con. Also at Comic-Con, Zoe Saldana says the next Star Trek script is ‘half done.’
Paramount Home Video have launched a Comic-Con preview site for the Star Trek feature film Blu-ray and DVD releases (which come out on November 17th). The new site has a new preview video showing off some of the special features for the home video releases. More details and images below.
The Brothers Tipton, Scott and David, with frequent co-creator David Messina, begin filling in the back-story of Spock’s interest in all things Romulan. The first issue of their four-issue mini series, Star Trek: Spock – Reflections, is in comic shops this week. See below for our review.
Paramount Home Video have yet to send out their regular high-res images of packaging for JJ Abrams Star Trek movie DVD and Blu-ray sets, but packaging imagery has shown up at Amazon. Plus Best Buy has announced a special gift set version of the Blu-ray that comes with badge pins. Details below.
This week in TrekMovie’s Science Friday go to the Moon, Mars, and beyond with Lunar X-Prize and ion propulsion. For those of us still grounded here on Earth, you can take a look at a cometary impact into Jupiter. And, why don’t you glow in the dark while you’re at it? What, you didn’t know you could do that? Find out more in this week’s article, plus check out our gadget of the week: The Orb blutooth device.
Starship Farragut, a TOS era fan production, has set a fan film milestone, by being the first to produce both live action and animated episodes. The first part of their first animated episode was released this week. You can watch that below, plus TrekMovie talked to the Farragut producers to get all the latest news and details on what’s next.
On Monday Paramount Home Entertainment announced that Star Trek The Original Series Season Two is coming to Blu-ray September 22nd. Today more details on that release have emerged, and it is also now available for pre-order at Amazon. Details below.