Today Paramount held a press event in LA for their fall home video releases, including Star Trek. One of the Q&A sessions was with Star Trek director JJ Abrams who, in addition to questions about DVD and Blu-ray sets, ended up talking about the Star Trek sequel, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nick Meyer, and more. Get all the details below.
Earlier this week we reported on the first part of an in-depth report on the make-up for the new Star Trek movie. Now the final two parts are online, giving away more secrets of creating the aliens and make-up effects from the Romulans, Klingons and more. Excerpts and photos below.
Tonight Leonard Nimoy returns to Fringe as William Bell in the episode "Momentum Deferred" (FOX: 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Today FOX released a transcript with this week’s conference call with Nimoy, where he talks about the role and also his other JJ Abrams collaboration, Star Trek. We have some of the more interesting excerpts below, plus a special video all about William Bell.
Tomorrow morning at 4:31:19 AM (PDT), an empty Atlas rocket stage will make a powerful first contact with the lunar surface in a large plume that will be visible from Earth. So, grab your TV, your telescope, or your best pal and sit back while we all watch NASA shoot the moon — literally. The mission, called LCROSS, will search for water ice in a crater located on the southern polar region of the moon.
In 2010 the long wait will be over when Cryptic releases its massive multiplayer online game, Star Trek Online. In an exclusive interview with TrekMovie, STO executive producer Craig Zinkievich talks about how he will balance between hardcore and first time gamers, what you can do besides blow things up, We also have three exclusive new screenshots.
As we reported earlier this week, Star Trek: The Exhibition arrives this weekend in Los Angeles at the Hollywood & Center. The official opening day is Saturday, but there is a special preview on Friday night and readers of TrekMovie.com are invited, for free! Spaces are limited, find out how to get in below.
Tomorrow night Leonard Nimoy returns to television for his second appearance on the FOX show Fringe, the show created by the Star Trek team of JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. We have more details, a first look, a promo video and some excerpts with a new interview by the actor below.
The USS Yorktown has been assigned a mission to do recon on the Romulans using the new cloaking device acquired by Kirk’s crew. They encounter a fleet… and Klingons? And wait… is that Number One? What role does she play in all of this? Find out in our early review of John Byrne’s second issue of "Star Trek: Romulans: Schism." We also have 5-page preview and a peek at the trade paperback.
This week’s Sci-Fi Movies column features updates on the Clash of Titans (including new images of the cast), an official date for Transformers 3, David Goyer talking about Ghost Rider 2 (plus a brief update on Magneto), and much more. We also have all the latest casting bites, images and videos, including lots of new stuff from Avatar.
As we reported in our profile earlier this year, JJ Abrams applied his ‘make it real’ philosophy to the new Star Trek movie right down to the make-up, looking to Barney Burman and the wizards at Proteus to ‘pepper’ the movie with realistic looking aliens. Now a newly available in-depth look at the make-up reveals more details and never seen before images, including the Klingons.
Star Trek: The Exhibition, the traveling exhibit of Star Trek memorabilia, is going Hollywood…literally. TrekMovie is first with the news that the engagement of the exhibit which wrapped up its stay at Franklin Institute in Philadelphia in August has moved to Los Angeles and opens up at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood on October 10th. More details below.
After a long life of 21 weeks in theaters, JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie has officially ended its run. The film is still in a handful of theaters (including some IMAX), but distributors will no longer be tracking performance. The final tally, as of last Thursday, brings the film a few thousand short of $385 Million world-wide, which is certainly a big success, especially for a franchise that was given up for dead by some just a few years ago. See below for more analysis
This week in Sci-Fi TV Saturday, we’ve got details on NBC downgrading Day One to a miniseries and Primeval being revived for a fourth season, plus our first look at David Tennant as the Doctor in The Sarah Jane Adventures and much more, including all the latest casting bites, images and videos.
In the early 1970s Gene Roddenberry developed a number of sci-fi TV series to be his big follow-up for Star Trek, but none of them got past the pilot/TV movie stage. Next week Warner Bros will be releasing two of them on DVD for the first time: Genesis II and Planet Earth. We have details and clips below
In the last week or so, we continue to see Star Trek work its way into the popular culture. This ‘Great Links’ examples from SNL’s Thursday, Update, The Simpsons and even an upcoming Adidas commercial. Also the US Navy is making their own Star Trek command center and we can help you make your own Uhura dress. All that and more below.
This week in Science Friday we bring you wacky weather, rocky rain, ancient ancestors, and freaky fruit. See Martian skies over Australia, pebble rain on distant worlds, human’s oldest ancestor, and a million to one mutant apple. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: The Sci-Fi future of surgery.
Today we have another item to file under projects JJ Abrams is working on besides the new Star Trek movie. News broke this morning that Abrams is returning to Alias territory, as a number of networks are in a bidding war to pick up a new spy series produced by Abrams. More details below. [UPDATE: NBC wins bid war]