Last Friday we posted a report of Leonard Nimoy’s visit to Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. There is now more video from that event available online, plus video from his appearance at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. Watch it all below.
The 2005 film Batman Begins, was often held up as a model for how the 2009 Star Trek film could successfully bring back a franchise. And in 2012 it looks like the new crew of the Enterprise will be taking the caped crusader head on as Warner Brothers just announced they will release their next Batman film three weeks after the next Star Trek film.
This weekend there are conventions on two continents full of Star trek celebs, and there will be attempts to set a new record of costumed fans at both! The Vulcan convention in Tampa, Florida and the FedCon on Bonn, Germany both kick off today. And you don’t need to attend the cons to participate in either record attempt.
There is a lot of Star Trek celeb news this week. We start off with some images: papa Kirk (Chris Hemsworth) as Thor, Simon Pegg going viral on a pink bike, and Chris Pine hanging with Snape. Plus Zoe Saldana is having trouble with her shoes since Star Trek, Damon Lindelof in the new Time, and Kate Mulgrew is going to be Cleopatra.
It’s Friday again and that means time for another Science Friday! This week, see the best images of the unpronounceable Icelandic volcano, see what happens when a space balloon launch goes wrong, watch amazing videos of the latest solar activity, ponder if life came from asteroids, and learn how to make Mars sample return possible. All this and more plus our gadget of the week.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, we have all the latest buzz on Iron Man 2 (and Iron Man 3), details on the next (two) Alien movies, an update from Bill Murray on Ghostbusters 3, and much more, including the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.
Last night PBS aired the Great Performances film of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant. You can now watch the entire film online, and we have that embedded below. But first, there is a new interview with Stewart where he discusses the connection of Star Trek, Shakespeare, and William Shatner. Stewart also discusses his favorite episode of TNG.
The next big thing for television technology is supposed to be 3-D TV. So far content is scarce as studios and broadcasters are just starting to plan out their 3-D TV strategies. And in the case of CBS it appears that part of their testing of the technology has been with classic Star Trek, but the head of CBS isn’t too impressed.
Updating our previous story, the Riverside City Council has voted to bring Star Trek: The Exhibition to the inland empire city. The traveling exhibit of Star Trek props, costumes, replicas, memorabilia will open at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum on June 15th. More details below.
One of the big question’s in Hollywood these days is: What is JJ Abrams next project as a director? Now a new report from New York Magazine’s Vulture Blog says they have the answer, which is that JJ is planning on directing an homage to the Steven Spielberg movies of the 70’s and 80’s, in collaboration with Spielberg.
The 2011 Star Trek: Ships of the Line Wall Calendar comes out in July, and editor Doug Drexler has just offered a couple more peeks at the coolness within. He is showing off the design diagram for the ‘NX-01.5’ refit, and a new Romulan ship from Andy Probert. Check them out below.
The Justice League fan site has a new interview with the new Christopher Pike, Bruce Greenwood, who draws a sharp contrast between his portrayal of the character and the original version by Jeffrey Hunter. More details below
Late last month, IDW released the second volume of their ongoing Alien Spotlight series in a trade paperback collection. Featuring five alien species this time, some reordering, and the first tastes of DS9 in the IDW world. Read on for the review of the second Alien Spotlight volume.
Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto has once again gone viral with a new Funny or Die video "Before After". Zach can be seen in three ‘before an after’ vignettes, working as a bullfighter, a priest doing an exorcism, and as a birthday clown. Check it out below
Have you ever thought to yourself "How can I combine my love for Star Trek and my love for sausages?" Well if you have, we have the Meat-erprise just for you. Check out the photos and links to a how-to guide below.
On Friday TrekMovie celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. Now today we have some follow up data, in the form of a new Hubble video from NASA Television, narrated by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner. Watch it below.
In June Julien’s Auctions will be holding an auction of items from the estate of Gene and Majel Roddenberry, from William Shatner and from JJ Abrams & Paramount. The lots, on auction to benefit charity, will range from personal items from Roddenberry’s office, to costumes from the 2009 Star Trek movie, to William Shatner’s motorcycle.
Just one month since their last gag, last night Fox’s The Simpsons once again dived into the world of Star Trek for a gag, and it is no surprise that it was Comic Book Guy for the delivery. Watch the video below.
In Sci-Fi TV this week we have our usual update on all the LOST news and previews. Plus there is hope (and previews) for Chuck, lots of Who-verse news (including the death of Torchwood USA), more details on that Star Wars comedy animated series, and more. Plus all the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.
In the future outlined by Star Trek, humanity literally makes it a mission to "seek out" alien life. It seems every week the heroes of Star Trek in the 22nd, 23rd and 24th centuries met new aliens. However in a new Discovery channel show premiering tonight, noted physicist Stephen Hawking (himself a Star Trek guest star), says all this seeking out alien life is a mistake.
In the last few days, four of the new Star Trek crew appeared in New York at various events. We have photos of Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and John Cho in the Big Apple below. Plus we have video of Saldana’s appearance on The Daily Show.
The folks behind Star Trek Online have released a new video showing off a mission at the famed "Deep Space Nine" space station. They have also released new images of the upcoming "Undine Terradome" mission. We also have a new interview with STO producer Craig Zinkievich. Check it all out in our latest STO update below.
Today we have a couple of updates for Star Trek books for this Fall. First up is the cover and details on the Haynes Guide Manual for the USS Enterprises. In addition there are new details on the first three Typhon Pact novels. Check it all out below.
Earlier in the month TrekMovie reported the next two stops for the engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition which recently ended in San Jose, will be Sacramento, CA and Louisville, KY. Today we have the first news on the other engagement that was most recently in Hollywood, CA. Next week the city council for Riverside, CA will decide if they are the next stop.
Last night Patrick Stewart was a guest on the Tavis Smiley talk show on PBS, primarily promoting the PBS premiere of Hamlet. But he did talk a bit about his time on Star Trek, including recalling a recent cast reunion. Details and video link below.
This afternoon Leonard Nimoy "came home" to to the town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, where they held a parade for their adopted favorite son, gave him the key to the city, and unveiled a bust of the actor as Spock. We have a report from the event, along with photos and video. Plus a roundup of pre-event video interviews and media reaction to the Nimoy re-retirement. [UPDATED: Video and more photos added]
In May the broadcast networks will all announce their Fall schedules, including what new pilots they will be picking up. The Hollywood Reporter is now providing a preview of what shows are getting the good buzz, and they include two dramas members of the new Star Trek team, as well William Shatner’s new sitcom. [UPDATED: more buzz]
This week, Science Friday celebrates the 20th birthday of America’s favorite space telescope: The Hubble! On April 24th, 1990, the HST launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-31. Since then, it (along with the help of many scientists) has taken some of the most beautiful and detailed images of the universe ever. Today, we commemorate the Hubble’s 20th year in space with a look at its history and accomplishments.
One of the biggest surprises for the 2009 Star Trek movie was the romance between Uhura and Spock. The question now is, where do they take it in the sequel? In an interview promoting her new film The Losers (opening today), Zoe Saldana discusses the potential for Spock and Uhura "mating". Watch the video below.
Since ending his stint in the Delta Quadrant aboard the USS Voyager, Robert Duncan McNeill has moved behind the camera. He is now a director and executive producer on the light-hearted NBC spy show Chuck. In a new interview McNeill compares the comedy and "bromances" of Chuck and Voyager.