The cable network that airs Brit Sci-Fi shows like Doctor Who, Torchwood, Being Human and Primeval, is adding some Trek to its schedule. Starting next week BBC America will air Star Trek: The Next Generation daily. Details below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we have news of the return of Avatar (and the sequel). Plus news on The Hobbit scripts, a 3-D decision for the next Batman, timing on the Green Lantern trailer, Star Wars Blu-ray info, Iron Man 2 details and previews, and more. Plus the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.[UPDATED: More updates added]
Since Chris Pine’s breakout performance in the 2009 Star Trek movie, his name gets floated on a lot of Hollywood projects, and there is another today. The Wrap is reporting that Chris Pine and Seth Rogen are being wooed by 20th Century Fox to star in an "action comedy" opposite Reese Witherspoon.
Yesterday we had a preview of from the Lopez Tonight of William Shatner and Lin Yu Chun duet of the Bonnie Tyler Classic "Total Eclipse of the Heart", and now the full version is available. Check it out below.
The popular fan series Star Trek: Phase II is planning on releasing three episodes in 2010, with the first premiering next weekend at FedCon (and online later in May). Phase II star/producer James Cawley has given TrekMovie and update on their 2010 schedule, including two exclusive video previews and a first look at a certain animated character making his way to the bridge.
For today’s little dose of Shatner awesome, we have a preview from tonight’s Lopez Tonight of Bill singing "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in a duet with Taiwanese Internet singing sensation Lin Yu Chun. Check it out below.
IDW has provided TrekMovie with a first look at the July Star Trek comic book solicitations and covers, which contains three new Trek issues and one new Trek trade paperback collection. We also have an update the April & May Trek comics.
On Thursday Cryptic will roll out the Star Trek Online Season 1.1 update and a new new Special Task Force Mission ("Undine Terradome"). And there are a couple of new STO videos, plus two more ships to show off. Check it all out below.
It seems that the people of Canada are yearning for some awesome. There are renewed calls for William Shatner to return to his native land and take on the role of Governor General. But is Bill willing to heed the call? All the latest on that, plus a great new photo of Bill and LeVar Burton.
Since his time with Star Trek (and X-Man), Sir Patrick Stewart has returned to his roots as a Shakespearean actor. In an interview promoting the PBS showing of his performance in Hamlet, the actor says that his Shakespearean training brought gravitas to Star Trek.
Today is the birthday for Star Trek’s original Hikaru Sulu. George Takei is now 73 years young and still going strong. We here at TrekMovie wish George a happy birthday, and so we have some fun vids and catch up with the latest from "Oh, my Takei".
It looks like veteran Star Trek writer/producer Brannon Braga is returning to the world of time travel, but this time he is trading in starships for dinosaurs. A new report says that Braga has joined the Steven Spielberg produced prehistoric show Terra Nova.
Leonard Nimoy came out of retirement to appear in JJ Abrams Star Trek (and Fringe), but now he is ready to exit the acting stage again. In a new interview promoting his appearances this weekend in Canada, the actor talks about his final acting performances. Plus, Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto comments on Star Trek without Nimoy.
Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy, is the latest Trek actor to weigh on on the production start guessing game. During a press event promoting his upcoming appearance in the vampire movie Priest, Urban said he thought the Star Trek sequel will "start to shoot at the beginning of next year." The actor also talked about the evolution of his character, Trek fans and how many Trek films he thinks he has in him.
After retiring from Starfleet, Dr. Leonard McCoy follows a friend’s advice and gets himself out of the house by signing up with the Federation’s Frontier Medics. This week, John Byrne and IDW Publishing began the narrative of McCoy’s adventures in the first issue of "Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor". Spoilers ahead in our review.
In Sci-Fi TV this week we have all the news (and previews) for Lost, FlashForward, Stargate Universe, V and (the musical) Fringe, and more. Plus some hints at the Smallville finale (and next season), schedule changes for SyFy, and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.
Zoe Saldana is all over the place right now. She is in the film Death at a Funeral that opened last weekend, in The Losers, opening next Friday and Avatar is released on DVD & Blu-ray this week, plus a bunch of magazine covers. Not surprisingly her schedule is starting to fill up, and in a new interview she outlined what is next, including an update on the Star Trek sequel schedule.
Last weekend CBS and PropWorx held a warehouse sale of assets of the former Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Former Borg cast member Vernon Wilmer has been working on a documentary about ST: The Experience and has just released an extended video from the event, including costumes being delivered to other ex cast members.
Star Trek’s new Sulu, John Cho, was on G4’s Attack of the Show yesterday. He talked mostly about FlashForward and the (possibly 3-D) third Harold and Kumar movie, but he did give a brief update on the Star Trek sequel. Check out the video below. Plus Star Trek sequel co-writer Damon Lindelof gives an update on his schedule.
How would you like to spend the a day bird watching with four Star Trek stars? Well you can get your chance at a Los Angeles Audubon Society event in May, as part of a team headed up by Armin Shimerman, Robert Picardo, Ethan Phillips and John Billingsley. Find out how you can join the team and support the Audubon Society below.
Last week we reported that the Star Trek Live stage show will be premiering this summer at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Now TrekMovie has exclusive details on the show, including plot information and news of an additional touring version of Star Trek Live.
Yesterday was an historic day for NASA and the future of human space exploration. President Obama gave a speech at Kennedy Space Center detailing his vision for the future of this country’s space program. Check out this week’s Science Friday for a review of the new plan, including video of Obama’s speech, and find out what Leonard Nimoy has to say about it.
If you haven’t yet picked up the digitally remastered original Star Trek series on Blu-ray, now you can bid on a three seasons set with extra bonuses, all to benefit a charity auction. The set includes a poster signed by the TOS-R producers and William Shatner, plus a visualization model used by the TOS-R team and more. Details below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column Joss Whedon is back and directing The Avengers, The Spider-man teenboot has a name (and more rumors), Green Lantern’s suit is going CG, , Branagh is giving the goods on Thor, Iron Man 2 is poised for hugeness, and Kick-Ass heads to theaters (and controversy). All that and more, including the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.
Do you ever feel the need to scan some soil samples? Well you are in luck. This Summer Diamond Select Toys will complete their series of original series Star Trek tricorders with a third version, the Geological Tricorder. It will be another Entertainment Earth exclusive and pictures are now available.
There are a couple updates in the world of Star Trek books. First we have the cover and description of the "Star Trek 365" coffee table book coming out in the Fall. Also, two new Star Trek fiction books have been announced for 2011, including a return to Vanguard.
A couple of Star Trek 2009 stars have been on talk shows this week. Zoe Saldana was on Jimmy Kimmel Live (and appearing on yet another cover!), while John Cho appeared on the Bonnie Hunt Show. You can watch the videos below (mostly talked about current projects, so no Trek sequel talk).
Star Trek Online is now two months old, and they are continuing to add more content. Today we have details and a promo for a new special task force mission and two new ships to show. Plus Cryptic offers some hope to console gamers. Get all the latest news in our STO update below.
From April 30th to May 2nd Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci-Fi convention will take place in Bonn, Germany. Around 5,000 fans will meet over 20 guests, including Trek stars Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, and Nicole de Boer. There will also be another attempt to break the Star Trek fans in costume record (on the same day as the attempt at Vulcan Con in FL). Details below.
Later this month Pocket Books will delve into Captain Pike’s time on the USS Enterprise, with the novel "Star Trek: The Children of Kings", by David Stern. And if you want to get started early, you can read the first chapter below. This will be the last new Trek novel for a few months, we have an updated schedule of Trek fiction for the rest of the year.