August 2009

Sci-Fi Movies Monday: Disney Buys Marvel + Batman, District 9, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Zombieland + more

The big news this week is today’s $4B purchase of Marvel Entertainment by Disney, details below. Also in our weekly genre movie news wrap-up we cover some Batman and Underworld  rumors, find out what is next for District 9, and report troubles for Green Lantern and Green Hornet. Plus all the latest trailers and images, including 2012, Zombieland and more.

Sci-Fi TV Saturday: Dollhouse, Chuck, V, Supernatural, Heroes, True Blood, Smallville, Defying Gravity + more

The fall TV season is almost here and there is a lot to talk about with genre shows, including big casting news for Dollhouse, Chuck and Heroes. We also have details on the upcoming seasons of Supernatural and Smallville, a production hold on V, and tons of preview images and videos from Defying Gravity, Doctor Who, Warehouse 13, Clone Wars and more.

Amazon Limited Exclusive Star Trek Movie Blu-ray Set To Include USS Enterprise Replica

In November JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie comes out on DVD and Blu-ray, but there will also be additional special editions. We have already announced the Best Buy Blu-ray Gift set with badges and today it was announced Amazon will have a special limited edition Blu-ray set which comes with an Enterprise replica model. TrekMovie has exclusive details and high res images below.

Science Friday: COLBERT Launching + Needle-less Injecting + Solar Painting + Black Hole Making + more

Welcome back to Science Friday! This week we bring you a new needle-free hypospray device, solar cell paint, how to make your own black hole (no red matter needed!), and 40 million-year-old iridescence. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The flying chair trick! And, yes, that is a real picture of a CHAIR IN SPACE!

Simon & Schuster Lays Off Star Trek Book Editor – Promises No Change In Schedule

A round of layoffs this week at Simon and Schuster resulted in the departure of Star Trek books editor Margaret Clark. The move was a part of a workforce reduction by the publisher, driven by lagging profits in the publishing industry. Even though this is the second layoff of a Star Trek editor in the last year, Simon & Schuster says they are committed to Star Trek going forward. More details below, plus a preview of Spring 2010 Trek books.

Great Links: Ghostbusters 3 via ST09 + She Worf + Warehouse 13 Trekked (again) + Kirk v Alien + more

The new Star Trek movie has inspired so much, and now apparently it may help bring back the Ghostbusters. Star Trek is also inspiring the producers of Warehouse 13 who have gone three episodes in a row with Trek refs. We have video of that below, plus Star Trek 2009 on anime trial, Kirk v Alien and Wof as you have never seen him.

Rick Berman Talks 18 Years of Trek In Extensive Oral History

No one spent more time with the Star Trek franchise than Rick Berman, who was a producer from the pilot of Next Generation through to the finale of  Enterprise, overseeing the franchise for most of that time. In a (very) long 2006 interview now available online, Berman gives an oral history of his time on Trek and talks its rise, fall and rise again, as well as his legacy. You can watch it below and/or read some of the bullet-point highlights and key quotes.

Wil Wheaton Geeks Out On Leverage — Interview + See A Clip

TNT’s heist show Leverage is no stranger to Star Trek, earlier this year TrekMovie talked to Jonathan Frakes about an episode he directed with some Trek vet guest stars. The show also makes regular Star Trek references. This week it has both, with Wil Wheaton coming on for a guest spot. TrekMovie participated in a conference call and talked to the actor about what it was like playing a geek on Leverage (big stretch!).

New Best Of TOS & TNG DVD Sets Announced + More TOS S2 Blu-ray Details + Paramount Joins RedBox

This Fall continues to shape up to be huge with regards to Star Trek on home video with a ton of releases already announced and Paramount and CBS just added two new ‘Best of’ DVDs (TOS & TNG). We also have revised art for the Season 2 TOS Blu-ray and some clarifying details on the HD DS9 and TAS episodes in that release. Finally we have a guide to all the upcoming Trek home video releases.

Sci-Fi Movies Monday: Inception, Spider-man, Surrogates, Hobbit, Avatar, Wolf-man + more

Today we get the first look at how Christopher Nolan will follow-up his Dark Knight, with the new Inception. Elsewhere in genre movie news we have the Hobbit casting news, details on Bruce Willis’ Surrogates, an update on the next two Spider-man movies, and all the latest images and trailers, including the first trailer from The Wolfman .

Review: Nicholas Meyer’s ‘The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood’

27 years ago Nick Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, set the standard for Star Trek movies that is still the pinnacle today. That began a decade long relationship for Meyer with the franchise, which he writes about in his new memoir "The View From the Bridge: Memories of Star Trek and a Life in Hollywood." See below for our review

Shatner, Nimoy, Stewart & More Headed To DragonCon’s TrekTrak on Labor Day Weekend

The biggest fan run convention is DragonCon in Atlanta, and every Labor Day weekend they have an impressive dedicated ‘TrekTrak’. This year is no exception with a huge line-up of Trek celebs including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Kate Mulgrew and Patrick Stewart. Plus there are a number of Trek related activities and panels and more celebs, details below.

Sci-Fi TV Sunday: Fringe, FlashForward, Stargate, Caprica, Eureka, Venture Bros., Heroes, Smallville + more

The genre TV news is coming in fast now that Fall season is coming soon. We have big updates with previews on what is next for Fringe, Smallville, Stargate Universe, Heroes, FlashForward, Caprica and more. Plus more video and images from upcoming epsidoes of your favorite shows, including Eureka, Venture Brothers and many more.   

Quinto Talks Star Trek Sequel + TrekMovie Looks At Big Sequel Questions

This week while he was helping "Save the Arcades" Zachary Quinto gave an update on his latest projects and also talked about the next Star Trek, including talking a little Shatner and Khan, but he appeared to be noting that the film is not in a hurry. Details below, plus some TrekMovie analysis on the decisions remaining for the Star Trek sequel.

Science Friday: SETI Discovery + Video Paper + Touchable Holograms + Slimy Creatures + more

Science Friday is back after a crazy week at the Las Vegas convention (and then one more week to recover)! Get ready for a jam packed edition full of SETI discoveries, movies in magazines, invading slimy creatures, touchable holography, and Carolyn Porco wanting in to the next Star Trek movie! All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The iPhone Dino Dock!