This week in Science Friday we look into the awesome world of animals through the eyes of science. Plus, the latest news from our water-seeking lunar spacecraft. Geneticists cure color blind monkeys, paleontologists discover new mini T. Rex’s, and ecologists study how crows use tools. All this and more plus our gadgets of the week: robots that resemble dogs and fleas!
In October, Profiles in History is holding the 37th Hollywood Auction, which includes a large number of rare pieces of Star Trek memorabilia, from original photos, props, costumes and more, ranging the entire span of Star Trek history. They are even auctioning off one of the first ever Apple Macintosh computers, which was a gift to Gene Roddenberry.
Citing issues with securing appearances by cast members from the new Star Trek movie, Creation Entertainment announced today that they had to cancel the November Star Trek Grand Slam Convention in November. However, creation has also announced three new Star Trek conventions in 2010 for cities that haven’t seen cons in some time.
Last weekend two lucky Star Trek fans got to have their wedding in the Final Frontier. Brad Siegel and Kate Erwin, winners of a contest held by the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, got married on Sunday on a replica of the USS Enterprise D bridge at Star Trek The Exhibition. The couple has sent TrekMovie a special video telling their story from a proposal at a convention to the wedding itself.
There is something about the 60s TV show utility belts. Batman and Robin had their versions, just as Kirk and Spock had theirs. As everything old is new again, Playmates Toys introduces the "Star Trek Movie Mission Utility Belt" based on the 2009 feature film, and it is the most interactive and fun version ever available. See our review below, plus an update on some newly announced Star Trek toys.
This weekend Scot Bakula, Star Trek Enterprise’s Capt. Archer, is back in the big screen, co-starring with Matt Damon in The Informant!. The actor has been out promoting the movie and we have video of his TV appearance this morning and more. In other Bakula updates, we have a preview of his upcoming TNT show Men of a Certain Age, plus Scott talking about a return to Quantum Leap.
The recent marriage of the Romulan Praetor is causing Kor and Koloth some headaches, but it is nothing compared to the end result of the Enterprise Incident! Politics play to the forefront as the schisms begin. With the release of "Star Trek: Romulans: Schism" #1, John Byrne kicks off the final chapter in his Romulan saga. See below for our review, plus some new details on a new TNG comic series
We have another update on the Star Trek sequel, this time JJ Abrams and Bob Orci talk about how they are looking to the roots of Star Trek and how it has been a way to tell modern-day allegories, possibly dealing with war and torture. Latest details come from a new LA Times, interview, excerpts below.
Sci-Fi Movies is back and there’s a lot to report on, including the announcement of a title and release time frame for the fourth Pirates of the Carribbean, news of Spider-Man 4 being released in IMAX + an update on the musical, Harrison Ford talking Indy 5 and a release date for Tron Legacy. All that and much more, including the latest sci-fi images and videos, follow after the jump.
A year ago yesterday George Takei married his long-time partner Brad Altman, which apparently still qualifies him as a ‘newlyweds’ as a celebrity contestant (with Brad) on the new The Newlywed Game . Details on that below, plus a new 1 year anniversary video interview with the pair and more, including news of Takei playing the Emperor of China in an upcoming British ‘panto’.
It has been a little while since we have heard anything on the sequel to the Star Trek movie, but in a new interview producer JJ Abrams gives a little update on the ‘cool’ progress of the film, plus Zoe Saldana reveals some of the new moves we may see Uhura do the next time around. Details and more below.
One of the more dramatic moments from the Star Trek movie was when the USS Enterprise rises from the clouds of Saturn’s moon Titan. This scene was actually suggested by the science advisor Carolyn Porco, who also leads the imaging science team for NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn. Now Paramount has given Porco a couple of beautiful high res images of that scene for her website.
After a week off, Sci-Fi Saturday is back with all the latest news, images and videos for sci-fi/genre television. This week brings news about a possible continuation of Lost, status updates on the SG-1 and Atlantis movies, Smallville’s Clark Kent in his Superman outfit and much, much more. So head on over the jump to get your latest sci-fi TV fix.
This week in Science Friday we look at the sights, smells, and price of space exploration as well as today’s announcement by NASA of where the LCROSS spacecraft will impact the moon. Be sure to check out the gorgeous images back from the newly refurbished Hubble, and see our video of the week: the Ares rocket motor test.
More video is now available from last weekend’s Dragon*Con in Atlanta. Below is much more showing Patrick Stewarts two appearances, plus an additional appearance from Leonard Nimoy, full video of the Phase II panel, clips from the Trek ‘guest stars panel’, an interview with William Shatner and also video of Trekkies in the big parade.
Over the last couple of years comic legend John Byrne has been adding more depth the the Romulans through his Alien Spotlight: Romulans and and Romulans: The Hollow crown series. And next week IDW kicks off the final series of Byrne’s cycle with "Star Trek: Romulans: Schism." And today we have a first look at the first issue.
Star Trek DAC, the downloadable arcade shooter ‘inspired by’ the new Star Trek movie was released on XBox Live in May, and now Paramount has finally announced the date (November) and details (new features and ships) for the PC and Playstation Network versions. See press release and screenshots below.
Tonight a couple of Trek vets will be gracing your TV screens. Star Trek Voyager’s 7 of 9 starts her recurring role on TNT’s Leverage, while George Takei, the original Sulu, will be appearing in a parody skit on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live we have details and images from both below.
Today CBS released the final box art for the 2nd volumes of their Best of Star Trek Original Series and Best of Star Trek The Next Generation DVD sets. Also both of these sets are now available. Details below, plus full breakdown of all the Star Trek home video releases for this Fall.
It was 43 years ago today when Star Trek was born, or at least when it aired its first episode on NBC. Since that time Star Trek has been through a lot with ups and downs along the way. Today we take a trip down memory lane, counting the years since Star Trek was new.
After years in prison, Nero still has Spock on his mind. We learn all about the recreational facilities at Rura Penthe and more Klingon blood is spilled in the second issue of Star Trek: Nero from IDW Publishing. Does it get any better than this? Spoilers ahead.
It was just a couple of weeks ago that Star Trek The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton appeared on the Trek-referencing show Leverage, and now comes news he is headed to geek-friendly territory of The Big Bang Theory. We have sketchy details below, plus all the latest from Wil.
Cryptic showed off a public demo of Star Trek Online at PAX; Penny Arcade Expo, in Seattle this past weekend. We have some video of these live demos below along with some of the media reactions to the first hands one with the upcoming MMORPG. Cryptic also released some more screenshots.
In addition to Shatner and Nimoy, there were more big Star Trek stars at DragonCon 2009 in Atlanta. One of the more notable was a rare appearance by TNG’s Patrick Stewart. Also on hand was Voyager’s Kate Mulgrew. We have summaries of reports of their appearances plus video of both below .
JJ Abrams Star Trek movie comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on November 17th. In July Paramount released the full details on the releases and around Comic Con they released a teaser trailer with some mock up box art, but today they released the final box art for the three sets. We put it all together below.
This morning DragonCon kicked off in Altanta, and the first event in the impressive Star Trek schedule was an appearance by the original Kirk and Spock, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. Reports are coming in apparently the new Star Trek movie was the focus for the pair speaking to a crowd of over 2000. We have a summary and some video below.
Welcome back to Science Friday! This week, explore interstellar mothballs, debate controversial wolf hunting, detect subglacial lakes with space lasers, track swine flu on your iPhone, and take a look at the first image of a molecule! All this and more plus our gadget of the week: I-Swarm Robots!
Today is a big day for Star Trek Online as Cryptic has just started taking applications for their closed beta, which starts later in the year. Details on that below, plus new screenshots, video from the Demo at GamesCom, additional combat details, and more. [UPDATED: Official press release added]
Next week brings the second chapter in IDW’s "Star Trek Nero" series, where we find out more about what Star Trek’s villain was up to for those 25 ‘lost years’. And TrekMovie has an exclusive preview below, where you can find out what happened to Nero’s ear.
Star Trek’s new Spock, Zachary Quinto, just released a new comedy short film online at FunnyOrDie.com. Called "Hostage: A Love Story", Zach stars as a gunman who takes a hostage, only to have her take his heart. Watch it below.