March 2010

Sci-Fi Movies Wednesday: Inception, Godzilla, X-Men, Independence Day, Last Airbender, Iron Man 2 + more

This week’s Sci-Fi Movies column has news of the return of a movie icon: Godzilla. Plus directors Christopher Nolan and M. Night Shyamalan talk about their upcoming movies Inception and Last Airbender. We also have a production update on The Hobbit, a Will Smith casting update on the Independence Day sequel(s), and director updates for the next X-Men and Paranormal Activity movies. All that plus the latest images and videos, including Iron Man 2.

Library Computer: Review of “Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many” + more Trek book news

The ambitious new book "Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many" from ‘Jake Sisko’ and Michael A. Martin is arriving at book stores now. Pocket books uses an interesting format to tell the backstory for the new MMORPG Star Trek Online. Find out how it works out in our review below. Plus we have some news on Martin’s next Trek books.

DEBUNKED: Leonard Nimoy NOT Providing Voice For New Transformers Videogame

Leonard Nimoy has recently spoke about his retirement from acting, but it appears he did find time to fit in some voice work for a Transformers video game. Nimoy, who also recently provided voice work for Star Trek Online, will be featured in the upcoming Activision game "Transformers: War for Cybertron". UPDATE: Apparently this is a rumor and has been denied by Activision.

Sci-Fi TV Monday: LOST, V, Fringe, Doctor Who, Stargate Universe, Chuck + more

In Sci-Fi TV this week we have our usual big update for Lost, including finale news. Plus we have lots of details, reveals and previews for the upcoming hiatus returns of V, Fringe, and  Stargate Universe (including a look at a new alien). We also have Doctor Who and Chuck updates, news on a new zombie show and some sci-fi themed sitcoms and lots of new images and video previews for your favorite genre shows.

Star Trek Sequel To Start Shooting In 2010? – Probably Not

Paramount has already announced that their next Star Trek movie will be released June 29, 2012, which is exactly 27 months away. So when will the film begin shooting? Simon Pegg says it could be as soon as late 2010, but according to sources, that may be a bit of an early estimate. Details below. Plus more on Simon Pegg’s meeting with Patrick Stewart.

George Takei Cast In New Tom Hanks Comedy + Gets In Star Trek Uniform To Promote Census

George Takei seems to be having a big week. Not only is he all over TV these days with a new Sharp TV commercial, but he has been cast in a new Tom Hanks comedy. Hanks revealed the cast of his upcoming film Larry Crowne using a mysterious Twitter picture showing the headshots of his cast. Plus we have more Takei news with a new video about the Census.

Star Trek Wins Best Sci-Fi Film At Empire Awards + Saldana Wins Best Actress For Avatar [UPDATED w/ video]

Tonight the Jameson Empire Film Awards were held in London. Star Trek went in to the event nominated for three awards and walked away the winner of Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film. Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, was on hand to accept the award. Zoe Saldana also won Best Actress for Avatar and TNG’s Patrick Stewart was on hand to present an award. Details and photos below. [UPDATE: Video of Simon Pegg and Patrick Stewart added]

Zoe Saldana Presents (But Doesn’t Win) At Kid’s Choice Awards + Talks Discrimination In New Interview

Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana was nominated for two awards (for her work in Avatar) at the 23rd Annual Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, held tonight in Los Angeles. In the end Zoe came away without any awards, but she was on hand to present. Saldana also talked about racial discrimination it a new cover story interview. Details, photos and video below.

Pocket To Release ‘Department of Temporal Investigation’ novel + more Star Trek book updates

Star Trek author Christopher L. Bennett ("Ex Machina", "Over a Torrent Sea") has announced that he is writing about book about the Federation Department of Temporal Investigations, introduced in the Deep Space Nine "Trials and Tribble-ations". The novel is expected to be released by Pocket Books in 2011. Details on that along with some more Trek book updates below.  

Science Saturday: Exploring Extreme Environments Edition

This week, Science Friday arrives on Saturday with a special edition all about the exploration of extreme environments on Earth and beyond. Take a dive with some surprise Antarctic shrimp, witness the power of fire under the ice in Iceland, prep for a human journey to the cold, red planet Mars, and get a peak of some Soviet relics on the moon. And our gadget of the week can take you to the edge of space for those on a very tight budget.

Watch Last Eight Star Trek Movie Reviews From ‘At The Movies’

The balcony is going to close for the final for At the Movies, the long-running syndicated film review show has been cancelled. At the Movies made Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert household names and the show is still on the air now hosted by AO Scott and Michael Phillips, but it will end its run on syndication this year. In honor of this show, TrekMovie looks back at the Siskel & Ebert (and guest host) video reviews of eight Star Trek movies.

Zoe Saldana Is Readying For Her Fight Scene In Star Trek Sequel

Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana’s next big role is in the upcoming action movie The Losers. Set visit interviews with Saldana were released today on a number of sites to promote the film, which included some talk about the Star Trek sequel. Zoe revealed that she is expecting to have to get back to the gym to fit into her Trek mini and she revealed that JJ Abrams has promised her a fight scene. Details below.

Applications Make Adding Star Trek Lens Flares Easy + More Lens Flare Video Mashups

Much has been said about JJ Abrams directing style in the 2009 Star Trek movie and copious lens flares. Well if you ever wanted to give your photos or videos the JJ Abrams Star Trek treatment there are apps for that. See below how you can add flare to your life, plus some examples lens flares being added to things to make them more…flarey.

Vulcan Named Official Star Trek Capital of Canada

The small town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada has been capitalizing on it’s Trek-ish name for the last couple of decades, and now they have made it official. Vulcan has now been deemed the ‘Official Star Trek Capital of Canada.’ The town is planning a number of events to celebrate, including a visit from Leonard Nimoy. All the details below.