April 2010

Next Batman Film Coming July 20th 2012 – 3 Weekends After Star Trek Sequel

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. 

Reminder: Vulcan Con & FedCon This Weekend – Costumed Record Attempts At Both

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.

CelebWatch: See Hemsworth as Thor, Pink Bike Pegg & Pine & Snape + Zoe’s Shoe Problem + more

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.

Science Friday: Eyjafjallajokull Eruption + Space Balloon Fail + Organic Asteroid Ice + Solar Flares + Mars Return + DIY Air Rocket

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.

Patrick Stewart Talks Shakespeare, Shatner & ‘Inner Light’ + Watch Stewart in ‘Hamlet’ Online

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.

CBS Experimenting With Converting Star Trek TV Series To 3-D – Moonves Not Convinced There Is A Market

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.  

June Star Trek Charity Auction – Contains Lots From Roddenberry Estate, William Shatner & 2009 Star Trek Movie

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.    

Stephen Hawking Warns About Making Contact With Aliens

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.

Star Trek: The Exhibition May Be Headed To Riverside, CA

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.

Canadian Vulcans Honor Leonard Nimoy: Photos, Video & Reports Roundup

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]

Pilots From Shatner, Abrams & Orci/Kurtzman Getting Good Buzz [UPDATED]

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]

Science Friday: Happy 20th Birthday Hubble Space Telescope!

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.