There is a video that has gone viral in the last couple of days after being unearthed by EverthingIsTerrible.com, and it is by far the worst Star Trek Parody of all time. There is no attributed source, so not sure who to blame, but it seems to be some misguided attempt to use Star Trek to send some kind of Christian message, but it doesn’t even do that well. Check it out for yourself below.
The two big cons this Summer are already shaping up to be chock full of Star Trek stars. Both the Creation and Dragon*Con have announced their initial confirmed guests lists and big stars from all five Trek series will be appearing. More info below.
Star Trek and Avatar star Zoe Saldana continues to climb the celebrity ranks. The actress is gracing the cover of two magazine’s April issues, and in one of the cover stories she lets us all know what she likes to do in her off hours (including the lights-off hours). And Saldana isn’t the only one making sexy news, there is a particular body part that is getting Chris Pine notice in another national magazine.
For those bargain hunters there are a couple of good Star Trek deals out there right now. First up is the Deal of the Day at Amazon to get Star Trek Online for almost half off. There are also some great Star Trek Blu-ray deals, including Best Buy discounts on the TOS Blu-ray seasons, now going for only $40 each.
We have a quick ShatWatch for you, with a new video of William Shatner reading some of the tweets that are the basis of his new sitcom Sh*t My Dad Says. We also have info on how you can see a taping of the pilot. Plus Bill has launched a new social networking site. More details below.
Recently it was revealed that Star Trek TNG’s Wil Wheaton will be returning to the CBS hit geek comedy Big Bang Theory, but could Leonard Nimoy be next? If the show’s producers have their way, we could see Sheldon meet his hero, the original Spock.
OK one more wrap-up report on the 82nd Academy Awards. We have backstage report of the Star Trek makeup winners. Plus video and photos of Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine at the Oscar Parties, plus the new Apple iPad ad featuring the Star Trek movie. UPDATE: added video of Ben Stiller talking Star Trek and presenting Makeup award.
The 82nd Academy Awards have just wrapped up and JJ Abrams Star Trek, has made franchise history by taking home Trek’s first Oscar, for Best Makeup. In addition some Star Trek vets took home Oscars, including Michael Giacchino for Up. Also, Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana were on hand as presenters. We have a full report, photos and links to videos and more below.
The Red Carpet at the Oscars is still going, but we already have some pics of Star Trek stars, including Zoe Saldana. Check out the photos below, and check back for more updates as more photos come in.
This week’s Sci-Fi TV brings you up to date on all the latest renewals and new show news (Fringe, Smallville, Legend of the Seeker, Game of Thrones, Futurama), plus we have a big updates on LOST V, SGU and Warehouse 13. All that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.
This weekend isn’t all about the Oscars. Tonight the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation held their 30th Annual Razzie Awards, which honor the worst in films for the previous year. Amongst the ‘winners’ were Star Trek co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman for their Transformers Revenge of the Fallen screenplay. They were not able to attend but have sent TrekMovie their acceptance speech.
Tomorrow is the Oscars and of course there is a lot of media attention. Below we some of the latest Trek-related Oscar articles, including a nominee getting speech advice, Quinto and Madonna hanging at a pre-Oscar party, Michael Giacchino talking about his scores, and a breakdown of predictions for the Star Trek categories.
Fringe, the FOX sci-fi show from Star Trek’s JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, has been renewed for a third season. Details below, plus the latest comments from JJ Abrams on the season two finale.
As we have reported before, James Cawley and the team behind the web series Star Trek Phase II, is also bringing Buck Rogers to the web. And now they have released the first clip, featuring Gil Gerard and Erin Grey from the Buck Rogers TV series, check it out below.
As noted yesterday’s Academy Award analysis, the Makeup category appears to be Star Trek’s best chance to take home an Oscar, which would be a first for the franchise. So TrekMovie thought it would be good to check in with nominee Barney Burman to see how he is dealing with the Oscar nomination, and to talk about his work on the first Star Trek, and what he would like to do in the next one.
As reported last night, Star Trek producer JJ Abrams was honored at an event in Los Angeles. While walking the ‘green carpet’ at the US-Ireland Alliance event he gave some comments about Star Trek and the Oscars, check out the excerpts below.
Today is Jolene Blalock’s birthday. Star Trek Enterprise’s Vulcan first officer T’Pol is turning 35. TrekMovie extends a big happy birthday "live long and prosper" to Jolene, and below we catch up on all her latest news. Today also happens to be the birthday of Star Trek III’s James B. Sikking, and so happy bday James, and we have an interesting piece of Trek trivia about him too.
It looks like William Shatner isn’t the only Star Trek regular who has landed a role this pilot season (see previous story). It has just been reported that Star Trek Voyager’s Seven of Nine Jeri Ryan and been cast in a ABC procedural drama Body of Evidence.
On Thursday night Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams was named an ‘honorary Irishman’ by the US-Ireland Alliance at their annual Oscar Wilde: Honoring the Irish in Film pre-Oscar party in Los Angeles. Presenting the honor was Abrams’ Mission Impossible IV star and co-producer Tom Cruise. More info and photos below.
This weekend is the Academy Awards, and JJ Abrams Star Trek movie is nominated in four categories. Although previous Trek films have received nominations, so far the franchise has yet to pick up a win. Star Trek has some tough competition going in, but if prognosticators are to be believed, this may be the year Trek picks up some gold.
Patrick Stewart’s Jean Luc Picard was one of Starfleet Academy’s most distinguished alumni, and now the actor has been named as the head of another Academy, this one even closer to his heart. Details on that below, plus the latest updates from Sir Patrick, including some video clips.
This week’s Sci-Fi Movies features updates on Tron Legacy (including plot/trailer details and new images), Michael Bay testing 3D for Transformers 3, Edgar Wright talking about his adaptation of Scott Pilgrim, more Superman: The Man of Steel rumors, a synopsis for Captain America, and even Avatar 2 and Indiana Jones 5 details. All that and the latest casting bites, images and videos.
Around the release of the Star Trek movie last May there were so many interviews with the cast and crew that it was hard to keep up. One hidden gem eluded us until now is a raw uncut (and often irreverent) version of Extra’s interview with Zachary Quinto and Chris Pine. Check out the bromance-tastic video below.
As noted in our recent feature on Star Trek licensing, Simon & Schuster is planning new novels tied into the new Star Trek movie. Now we have word on some specifics for the first books. Later this year S&S will release two young adult ‘Starfleet Academy’ movie tie-ins. S&S has also scheduled their next Peter David Star Trek New Frontier book.
Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino is riding high on his road to the Oscars with his score for Up. There are some new pre-Oscar interviews with the composer where he talks about Oscar and a little about the Star Trek sequel as well, see excerpts and video below.
William Shatner will be headed back to his home country of Canada this summer to be honored with a lifetime achievement award for his decades of television greatness at this year’s Banff World Television Festival. To celebrate TrekMovie presents – great moments in Shatner TV.
On Sunday tens of millions watched the original Captain Kirk help close out the Winter Olympics, and next Sunday tens of millions will see the new Captain Kirk help hand out the Oscars. Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences updated its list of presenters for the Academy Awards, and Star Trek’s Chris Pine is on the list (along with a Trek movie cameo actor).
It looks like we have one more set of awards to announce before the Oscars coming up this weekend, and this time it is some good news. Today the International Film Music Critics Association announced the winners of their 2009 Awards and Star Trek’s Michael Giacchino was the big winner with awards for both Up and Star Trek. More details below
In exclusive interview, CBS Licensing VP of Product Development John Van Citters gave TrekMovie.com a briefing on the state of Star Trek licensing and a peek at some of what we can expect with Star Trek novels, non-fiction books, toys, video games, and much more.