Today comes news of yet another list Star Trek is on. The Hollywood Reporter asked Inglourious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino to talk about his favorite movies of 2009 and JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie came out on top of the list. See below for video of Tarantino’s top 8 for 2009. Plus we have some Tarantino Star Trek mashups, just for fun.
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.
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".
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]
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.
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.
There hasn’t been a Deep Space Nine series comics for over nine years, but this week IDW changes all that with the first issue of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold". And today TrekMovie has an exclusive five page preview.
On Saturday night, during the Video Game Awards on Spike, Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto announced he will be the "voice’ of the upcoming massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online. Details and photos below.
We are in day six of our week long 30th Anniversary celebration of the first Trek feature film, Robert Wise’s Star Trek The Motion Picture. Today, thanks to one of our community members, we have some rare behind the scenes video from the making of TMP.
The Dominion War is over. Peace has returned. Cardassia is ruined. Their object of revenge is in custody. Oh, and Kira got a new haircut. This week IDW wrapped up their second volume "Alien Spotlight" with an issue all about Cardassians, and their first forray into Deep Space Nine. Find out how it turned out below.
A recurring gag for the last few months on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien has been Star Trek’s William Shatner reading comments from former VP candidate Sarah Palin (see here and here and here). Friday night Bill was back, but this time there was a twist as Sarah Palin joined him.
The award season continues to ramp up and today Star Trek got another (albeit expected) accolade by making the short list for the Oscar for best visual effects. But early reaction says that Trek is not the favorite. Also, Star Trek actors picked up a couple of nods from another critics group.
Following on from our 30th Anniversary review of the comic adaptation of Star Trek The Motion Picture, TrekMovie’s book editor has a special "Library Computer" retro-review of the novel adaptation of of TMP, which was written by Gene Roddenberry
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).
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.
Writer-director James Kerwin’s Yesterday Was a Lie starring (and produced by) DS9 vet Chase Masterson opens in Los Angeles today. The independent film was extremely well-received on the indie film circuit, picking up several awards along the way. The film runs on a limited engagement, so see below for our spoiler-free review of Yesterday Was a Lie.
The Holiday season is upon us and so it is time to think of gift giving for all the Trekkie girls and boys. But times are tough and so today The Collective takes a look at what the Trekkie on budget can do to give, with ideas from each incarnation of Star Trek.
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.
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.
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.
Our week-long tribute to Star Trek The Motion picture continues today with a 30th Anniversary look at the music of the film. "Music of Star Trek" author Jeff Bond explores Jerry Goldsmith’s memorable (and Oscar-nominated) score, including a look at it’s history and production.
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..
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.
Today we continue our celebration of the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, by taking a look at extended universe of of the merchandise of The Motion Picture. Not until 2009, has a Star Trek movie inspired so much stuff. TrekMovie’s merchandise editor John Tenuto dedicates a special “Collective’ column to TMP.
If you are hoping to catch a ride on the first private commercial passenger spacecraft, you will be riding on a spacecraft named ‘Enterprise’, more specifically Virgin Galactics VSS Enterprise, which was unveiled Monday night. More details below.
Today we have a couple of videos that show off Star Trek Online’s big ‘fleet action’ style of gameplay. We also have full details on the collector’s edition of the game, more info on the game’s “missions”, along with all the latest interviews and another viral site promoting the game.
This week IDW finally finishes up its second volume of Alien Spotlight with the fifth and final issue which also happens to be their fiirst forray into the world of Deep Space Nine. Today we have an exclusive 5-page preview of "Alien Spotlight: Cardassians", check it out below.
30 years ago today, on December 7th 1979 Star Trek leapt from the small to the big screen with Star Trek: The Motion Picture. All week long TrekMovie will be celebrating the anniversary, beginning today with a tribute by Free Enterprise producer Mark Altman, that looks at the film and its place in history.
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.
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.