December 2009

Watch Ron Moore’s Caprica Pilot Online + Trek Vets on Newsweek Best Of Decade

Veteran Star Trek writer/producer Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica wrapped up its fourth and final season earlier this year, but the story of the Colonies is not over. In January SyFy begins airing the new BSG prequel series Caprica (also co-created by Moore). And today SyFy put the entire pilot episode online. You can watch it below.  

Quinto To Voice Tutorial EMH In Star Trek Online + Top 10 Trekkie Reasons To Play

Much of the pre-release info on MMORPG Star Trek Online has been about features, graphics, factions, and other gaming bullet points, but STO is also aiming to bring in Star Trek fans. Today we have more from Atari on how that is being done. First up we have details on Zachary Quinto’s role for the game. Plus we have Atari’s "Top 10 Trekkie reasons to get excited about STO" and their "Top 10 Trek locations".

Star Trek picks up 5 Critics Choice Nominations + Boston Critics Win [UPDATED]

The Awards Season has been heating up in recent days with a number of critics groups announcing awards or nominations. JJ Abrams Star Trek movie has been getting some notice, including five nominations today from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Star Trek also picked up an award from the Boston Critics Association. More details below. [UPDATE: Added more critics lists links]

Win A Star Trek Trip To See Shuttle Launch

Back in the 70s NASA’s Space Shuttle program began with the Star Trek inspired naming of the first shuttle as Enterprise. Now the Shuttle program is winding down and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is teaming up with Paramount to help give it a Star Trek goodbye with a contest to win a VIP trip to view one of the final launches. See below for details on how to enter the contest.

Sci-Fi TV Sunday: Ashes to Ashes, Chuck, FlashForward, Lost, V + more [UPDATE: SGU and Sanctuary Renewed]

In Sci-Fi TV this week, we have news on ABC cutting one episode from both FlashForward and V, including comments from Robert J. Sawyer and David S. Goyer on the extended hiatus. We’ve also got some new details on the Lost season six premiere and the upcoming third season of Chuck plus new time-travel and werewolf-themed series in development at CBS and Fox, respectively. All that and more, including a look at The Phantom (Syfy) and the latest television ratings, casting bites, images and videos. [UPDATE: Stargate Universe and Sanctuary have both been renewed.

TMP@30: The Adaptations of Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Comic Book

Star Trek The Motion Picture Anniversary week continues today with a look at the adaptations of the film. First TrekMovie’s Comics co-editor (and creator of Star Trek Comics Checklist) Mark Martinez gives us a special “TrekInk” historical overview and review of Marvels comic book adaptation (and coming up later we will take a look at the novel).

Zoe Saldana Avatar Premiere Photos + Trek Comments + Early Avatar Reviews (including Simon Pegg’s)

Last night was the world premiere of James Cameron’s new sci-fi epic Avatar. Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana continues her 2009 genre domination as playing the alien Neytiri. We have photos and video from the London premiere, along with some of Saldana’s latest comments on Trek. We also have Simon Pegg’s twitter review of Avatar, and some early reviews of the film and Saldana’s performance.

JJ Abrams Talks Personal Connection To Trek & Fans + ST09 Editors Talk Kirk

As his Star Trek movie is being talked up for the Awards Season, the Hollywood Reporter checked in with director/producer JJ Abrams to talk about the film, his process and more. JJ had some interesting things to say about how the film was personal, the fans and more. Plus Variety talks to the Star Trek editors. Excerpts of both below.

Shatner: Star Trek Movie “Wonderful” + Talks Star Trek Sequel

Last night Bill Shatner was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, promoting his show Raw Nerve, but things swung around to discussion of Star Trek. Bill said he thought the Star Trek movie was "wonderful", implying he finally saw it, and revealed he and JJ Abrams recently had lunch. However, he said he didn’t know if he would be in the sequel. See video below.

Sci-Fi Movies Wednesday: Avatar, Battleship, Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Twilight, Tron Legacy + more

This week’s edition of Sci-Fi Movies brings us up to date on Avatar, plus new looks at Tron Legacy and new images and videos from Iron Man 2, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. To round it all out we have an update on the Superman franchise and a clarification from Peter Jackson on his two ‘Hobbit’ films. All that and more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.

Exclusive Video Interview: Nick Meyer Talks Star Trek, Sequel, Opera and More

Over the weekend TrekMovie sponsored an American Cinematheque Star Trek Marathon in Santa Monica. On Saturday writer/director Nick Meyer participated in a panel to talk about his time with Trek. After the event TrekMovie had a moment to chat with the director about the new Star Trek movie, a possible Star Trek opera and if he was interested in taking the Trek director’s chair again..

Star Trek Sparks Oscar Buzz Debates + Paramount Promotes Trek For Guild Awards + more

Last week we reported that Star Trek ended up on the NBR Top 10 list. Now some are starting to question the notion that  JJ Abrams movie actually make it onto the final list of Oscar noms. Below we have the latest Oscar buzz, plus the latest with Star Trek and the critics awards and upcoming guild awards.

Exclusive Interview: Scott Bakula Talks “Men of A Certain Age” + Star Trek Sequel + more

Monday night TNT premieres their new drama Men of a Certain Age, which stars Scott Bakula as one of three old friends dealing with middle age. In an exclusive interview, Bakula talked to TrekMovie about the show, working with Matt Damon in The Informant! along with what he would have liked to have done with Archer on Enterprise and how he would be interested in appearing in JJ Abrams next Star Trek movie.

Sci-Fi TV Sunday: Alice, Doctor Who, Fringe, FlashForward, Supernatural, V + more

The new Syfy miniseries Alice premieres tonight, but there’s much more in Sci-FI TV this week including news on hiatus’ for Fringe, FlashForward and V (and premiere dates for Fox series Past Life and Human Target) plus a U.S. premiere date for Part Two of "The End of Time", the final David Tennant special.  Joss Whedon also opens up about the end of Dollhouse (and we have a title for the series finale).  All that and more, including the latest television ratings, casting bites, images and videos.