The 2010 Winter Olympics came to an end on Sunday in Vancouver. The closing ceremony celebrated the games and Canada, including some of Canada’s greatest treasures, like William Shatner. See below for pictures and a video clip of Shatner’s Olympic moment, plus Shatner’s first video blog in months.
Sunday night was the prelim of award season leading up to next weekend’s Oscars. This time it was the Visual Effects Society where Star Trek was nominated for two awards. However, it came as no surprise that James Cameron’s Avatar dominated the evening, walking home with a big pile of awards, including one shared by Zoe Saldana. A couple of Trek vets also picked up awards for their work on BSG.
This past week, IDW released their first multi-series Star Trek trade paperback collection. Of course, it helps when all of the series are nicely related–and it’s John Byrne too. Read on for the review of "Romulans: Pawns of War", which also includes a brand new bonus story just in the trade paperback.
Hey, paisanos! It’s a special, Zoe Saldana-centric edition of CelebWatch. We have several Zoe-related news for you this week, including new awards, new projects, and, of course, new pics! But it’s not all about the lady; we also have bits on the other Star Trek movie stars, including Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, and Anton Yelchin.
Star Trek and the world of space has another loss this weekend. Artist Robert McCall passed away on Friday. McCall was an artist who spent his career envisioning the future for NASA and Hollywood, including Star Trek The Motion Picture.
We are in the final weekend of awards season before next week’s Academy Awards. There are two award shows this weekend, with tonight’s being the Cinema Audio Society awards for sound mixing. Once again Star Trek was nominated, but the sound mixers from Trek came home empty handed.
This week’s Sci-Fi TV features news on Lost, Chuck and V, plus news on the earlier than usual U.S. debut of Doctor Who on BBC America and a date for the previously announced FlashForward recap episode on ABC and more, including casting bites and new images and video previews.
Veteran makeup artist Barney Burman lead the team creating the aliens on the Star Trek movie, which were mostly done with traditional makeup and not CGI. The work garnered Burman and (two other Star Trek makeup artists) an Academy Award nomination. Burman spoke to the LA Times about the challenges of the work, excerpts below.
As we reported on Thursday, the search for Walter Koenig’s son Andrew came to a tragic end, when he was found dead in a park in Vancouver, Canada, from an apparent suicide. The Koenig family have asked us to let fans know how much they appreciate the outpouring of affection from the fans, and and to let people know they would prefer donations to Andrew’s favorite charities in lieu of cards and flowers. Details below plus some videos of Andrew and Walter.
Star Trek Online has been out just a few weeks, but the game continues to evolve and expand. Cryptic have now announced a new State of the game, which gives you a update as to what is next, including new ‘raid’ missions. We have full details on these ‘Special Task Force Missions’ including video and screenshots.
Welcome to Science Friday! This week, explore newly discovered plumes on Enceladus, do some science with the LHC, contemplate life in other universes, and glimpse the universe in a whole new light (infrared, to be exact). All this and more, plus an astonishing video of a sonic boom you can see and our gadget of the week, 3D Sun!
Tonight the Costume Designer Guild held their annual awards event. Star Trek’s Michael Kaplan was nominated. Star Trek and Kaplan lost (but at least this time it didn’t lose to Avatar). Star Trek was also nominated for an award at the Faith and Values Awards held on Tuesday, but again also walked away empty handed. See below for the full results
The humor site HowItShouldHaveEnded.com has decided to take on the 2009 Star Trek movie with a funny new spoof animation that posits an alternative ending for film. Watch it below.
UPDATED: At a press conference held Thursday evening, Vancouver Police have confirmed that they have found the body Walter Koenig’s son Andrew. According to Walter Koenig, Andrew committed suicide. See below for more.
This month Pocket Books is releasing the mass-market paperback of last year’s "Star Trek New Frontier: Treason", written by Peter David. The book is just arriving in book stores, so TrekMovie is reposting our original review. Check it out below.
There is yet another award show that has announced nominees for the 2009 movies. This time it is the 13th annual Empire Awards. Empire is the UK’s leading film magazine. Once again Star Trek is on the list with three nominations, including Best Film. See below for details.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies we have several big updates, including David S. Goyer and Jonah Nolan writing the new Superman movie, a short list for the lead role in ‘Captain America’ and confirmation of Mickey Rourke in Conan. There are also updates on the GI. Joe sequel, Battleship, Avatar 2 (and the Avatar DVD/Blu-ray) and a filming update on Batman 3. All that plus a new image from Joseph Kosinski’s Tron Legacy and the latest casting bites, images and videos.
It’s stardate 2230.08, and a new life comes into being, with the cutest little pointy ears. Three years later, everything changes when a lightning storm in space strikes the USS Kelvin. Today IDW Publishing begins their version of the story of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movie, presented in six parts. Every epic story must begin somewhere. Check out the TrekMovie review of Star Trek Movie Adaptation #1 below.
The search for Walter Koenig’s son Andrew continues. Yesterday, Walter and his wife flew to Vancouver, Canada to work on the search effort. This morning they appeared on the NBC Today show and made an emotional appeal for help. In addition, Andrew’s sister appeared on CNN and CBS. Watch all three videos below. [UPDATED: more video and info from press conference]
A month ago Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences TV Hall of Fame. Video from the gala event is now online, where you can see uber-Trek fan (and Family Guy creator) Seth MacFarlane giving a loving tribute to Roddenberry. Check out the video and photos below.
Trapped in a ghostly plane of existence, Picard must communicate with the Enterprise before Riker gets medieval on the squabbling leaders of Juulet and Dorossh. It’s business as usual in the penultimate issue of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Ghosts from IDW Publishing. Check out our early review of Star Trek TNG: Ghosts #4 due in comic shops tomorrow (Wednesday). We also have a bit of a late review of Ghosts #3.
Could you recite the name of every original Star Trek episode in airing order (without the aid of a cheat sheet)? Well a Trek fan in New York took on that challenge (given to him by TrekMovie) and he not only did it, but did it in record time. Watch the video below.
A rare film from one of the first Star Trek conventions is now online. Shot at the Star Trek Chicago 75, a con which had the first public reunion of the entire original Star Trek series crew since the show was cancelled in 1969. Check it out below.
With the recent release of S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison’s novel “Star Trek: Inception”, we are given a window into the lives of Kirk and Spock several years ahead of their adventures together aboard the Enterprise. What does the window reveal? Find out in our review below
Yesterday we reported that Star Trek’s Walter Koenig’s son Andrew has been missing for a week, last seen visiting friends in Vancouver, Canada. This missing person story has had a lot of coverage over the last day, including Walter going on TV, but so far there is no word on where Andrew is. See below for the latest, including video of Walter Koenig talking about his missing son. [UPDATE: Police ‘inundated’ with sightings]
IDW Publishing continues their first comic series based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, with last weeks release of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Fool’s Gold #3. Now that Odo and Kira have finished interrogating the visiting suspects, let’s interrogate DS9’s usual suspects. Spoilers ahead in the TrekMovie review.
Last week was Simon Pegg’s 40th birthday, and today another Trek alum can do him two better. Jeri Ryan, aka Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero-One aka Annika Hansen, of Star Trek Voyager, is turning 42 years young today. So TrekMovie wishes her a happy birthday, and catches up on what the former Borg babe is up to these days.
Today the replica maker Quantum Mechanix announced their first available retail products from the 2009 Star Trek. Starting to day you can pre-order any of four replica badges, exactly like those worn by the new crew of USS Enterprise. See below for more details, pictures and ordering information
On Friday we previewed IDWs TNG Ghosts #4, but this week IDW is also kicking off its six-issue 2009 Star Trek movie adaptation. We now have the preview of that, and as you will see, the adaptation will include deleted scenes from the movie (starting on page 1). Check it out below.
Scott Bakula may be on a new TV show but he still thinks fondly of his time back as Capt. Jonathan Archer on Star Trek Enterprise. In a new interview the actor talks about his place in Trek history, and also about tonight’s season finale of Men of a Certain Age. We also have a sneak peek and photos from the episode as well.