Today should be a national holiday (in all nations) for it is the birthday of William Shatner. Star Trek’s original Captain James T. Kirk turns 79 years young. All of us here at TrekMovie.com want to wish Bill the happiest of birthdays.
Last night’s episode ("Stealing First Base") of Fox’s long-running animated comedy The Simpsons contained a brief reference to the new Star Trek movie. Watch the video below, plus another poignant classic Simpsons/Trek moment.
In Sci-Fi TV this week we have big updates for Lost, Caprica and Doctor Who, including spoilers and previews. There is also another Star Wars animated show coming and a new super hero show for Syfy. Plus we have tons of new preview images and videos including stuff from the Chuck finale. All that plus the latest television ratings keeping track of those shows still on the bubble. Oh, and Fringe: The Musical!
It isn’t just the new Star Trek cast that is having all the fun these days. Members of the original Star Trek crew can be seen on TV selling TVs and discounted hotel rooms. Check out the new commercials featuring George Takei and William Shatner below.
And we’re back. It’s time to check in with the new stars of Star Trek. This last week almost all of the new crew were spotted, with Zoe Saldana winning an award, Chris Pine kissing for charity, Zachary Quinto getting more Gershwin buzz, Anton Yelchin performing with his band, John Cho talking Star Trek muppets, and Simon Pegg wrapping production his latest movie. Get all the details below
The Queen’s Guards at Buckingham Palace in London are famous for their elaborate ‘changing of the guard’ and their unflappable demeanor, but did you also know they have a band? The band accompanies the changing of the guard and often plays popular music, and one day last week they did a medley of Star Trek themes, check out video below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we have info the next X-Men and Planet of the Apes movies, Captain America and Conan casting news, first impressions of Predators and Kick-Ass, and much more. Plus all the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.
The upcoming book "Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many" is an unusual tie-in to the new massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online, which is formatted as a series of interviews conducted by Jake Sisko telling personal histories of the time that is the background setting for the game. And now you can read chapter 1 below, which includes Jakes interview with Annika Hansen (aka 7of9).
March 22nd is William Shatner’s 79th Birthday, which means it is the 2nd annual "Talk Like William Shatner Day." This new holiday was declared last year by Shatner impressionist (and veteran voice actor) Maurice LaMarche. This year he has teamed up with comedian and fellow Shatner impressionist Kevin Pollak to celebrate with a "Shat Off" of dueling impersonations. Watch their video below.
Vulcan pit fighting, bar brawls, Corvette racing, motorcycles, and snubs. Where you ask? Why, it’s the second issue of IDW’s Star Trek movie comic-book adaptation. Kirk and Spock are into their teens and causing trouble! Read to find out how it all works out in our review.
Once again life imitates art with NASA looking to Star Trek for inspiration for their new poster for the final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Check it out below, plus news on how Space Shuttle Enterprise is preparing to fly again.
Over the past few months many new Trek-related products have come out for your home computer. You can now get a Trek webcam, USB communicator, Trek mouse, Trek keyboard and even Trek desktop themes. Read on for reviews of each and let TrekMovie show you how to Trek your computer!
On Thursday March 18th Cryptic and Atari will release their first major content update for Star Trek Online with "Season One: Common Ground." Today they released their second trailer showing off the new features, check it out below.
It looks like veteran Trek-writer Ron Moore may continue to emulate the Star Trek franchise as he is in talks with Syfy to expand the Battlestar Galactica franchise into a fourth series. Plus, indications are also good that Syfy will pick up the BSG prequel Caprica for a second season.
Veteran Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga has just inked a lucrative deal with 20th Century Fox. Braga, who is currently working for Fox on the show 24, is expected to develop new shows for Fox, possibly including a new sci-fi series. More details below.
With all the debate over how big new Enterprise is, here is something from the other side of the spectrum. There is cool Trek-themed image that is making its way across the blogosphere. The picture depicts the world’s smallest Enterprise at just a few microns across, check it out below with more details.
The market research company NPD has released its list of top selling PC games for February and the new massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online is in the top five, twice. Both the regular version of the game and the Collectors Edition made it on the shortlist. Could strong sales for STO help finally reawaken the world of Star Trek games?
Star Trek The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton continues to grow in his new found online stardom. The latest is the announcement of a new web comic for Dark Horse, that is yet another project spawned from his popular Twitter account. Details below, plus a photo of Burton from MegaCon with Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols.
This week in our genre TV wrap-up we have another big Lost update with spoilers, explanations previews. We also have a big upates on ABC’s other genre shows FlashForward and V, both returning soon from hiatus. In addition, there is news and previews from Fringe, Caprica, Smallville, Supernatural, Stargate Universe, Doctor Who and more of your favorite shows.
Welcome back with a late edition of this week’s Science Saturday! Learn about how earthquakes in Chile can changed the world, turn your body into a touchscreen, introduce an icy comet to a fiery sun, see the most detailed views ever of our home planet, and much much more! All this plus our gadget of the week: The Personal Jetpack!
Next week IDW continues their adaptation of the 2009 Star Trek movie with the second issue out of six. Just like with issue one, the series continues to present an extended version of the film with the deleted scenes inserted. Check out our exclusive 5-page preview below.
The massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online is now a month old, and already the game is set to evolve with more content. Today we have a all the details on upcoming "Common Ground" content update, plus a video showing off some of the cool new additions to the game.
As reported yesterday, Leonard Nimoy will be attending the Emerald City Comic Con this weekend in Seattle, WA. There is another good interview with the actor promoting the event, where he discusses his past and future with Star Trek, Fringe and how he isn’t going to be attending conventions after 2010. Excerpts below.
Each year the Glo Global Language Monitor releases their list of the most influence "HollyWords", or words from Hollywood that most influenced the English Language in the past year. Topping this list this year was "Pandora" from Avatar, but there is also a contribution from Star Trek on the list this year, with "Her" coming in at #8, see below for details and explanation.
Star Trek composer (and now Oscar-winner for Up) Michael Giacchino is heading back into space. Giacchino, who is expected to return for the Star Trek, has added another 2012 to his schedule, Disney’s upcoming sci-fi film John Carter of Mars.
This weekend Leonard Nimoy will be appearing at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. The original Spock has done a couple of interviews with the local Seattle media to promote the event, where he talked about handing off his role to Zachary Quinto, why he still goes to cons, and if he thinks Star Trek was ‘robbed’ at the Oscars. Excerpts below.
UPDATED: Star Trek’s new Sulu John Cho is currently working on the ABC sci-fi show FlashForward. He gave some interviews on a set visit this week to a number of sites, where he also talked a bit about the next Star Trek. Highlights, excerpts and the video below.
Time for another Trek birthday. Star Trek’s new Pavel Chekov, Anton Viktorovich Yelchin was born in Saint Petersburg Russia on March 11, 1989. That makes him 21 years-old today, so we would like to wish young Anton a happy birthday and have a drink on us (now that you are old enough to drink). See below to check in on the latest, including where you can see Yelchin rock out .
Trekkies don’t tend to be a scary bunch, but what if they were less interested nitpicking your brain with Trek triva and actually wanted to eat your brain? That is the premise of a just announced satire novel "Night of the Living Trekkies" from Quirk Books (publishers of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"). More info on this new Trek mashup novel below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, Christopher Nolan offers his first public comments on both Superman and Batman 3, there are new trailers for Tron Legacy and Iron Man 2, an update on Marvel’s search for Captain America (plus casting details for Smurfs and Conan), an updated synopsis for Thor and Marc Webb talking Spider-Man. Plus more, including Alien, Green Lantern and Sucker Punch all going 3D and the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.