Fans of Michael Giacchino’s score for the 2009 Star Trek movie are in for a treat. Varese Sarabande has announced they will be releasing a limited edition 2-disc version of the film’s soundtrack in June. More details below.
Now that Lost has ended, Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams is currently producing a mere two TV series: Undercovers for NBC and Fringe for Fox. But a new report from E! says that he may move that back up to three again, with ABC interested in creating a "reboot" of Abrams spy show Alias.
Yesterday a "Star Trek The Next Generation Reunion" panel was held at Phoenix Comic Con. On the panel were Wil Wheaton, LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes. Video for the entire panel is now up on YouTube, and you can watch it below.
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands now) counts down what they are calling the "100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years". While the list include a number of well known sci-fi characters, not a single character from the Star Trek franchise made the list.
On May 29th, 1976 Saturday Night Live ran what is likely one of the first and possibly the best Star Trek parody sketches of all time. For a flashback from 34 years ago today, see "The Last Voyage of the Starship Enterprise" below.
The film isn’t yet in pre-production, but there is already a big name actress who wants in on the Star Trek sequel. In an interview promoting her new film, Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz (Constant Gardener, The Mummy 1 & 2) expressed her love JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie and her desire to appear in the next Trek.
Do you like 19th century musical theater and Star Trek? Are you looking for something to do in Los Angeles this weekend (or a weekend in June). Well you are luck as a local theater company is performing "USS Pinafore", a live mashup of Gilbert & Sullivan and Star Trek. See below for video and more info.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we start out with lots of casting news for the next Charles Xavier/Professor X, the next Peter Parker/Spider-man, and Megan Fox’s replacement for Transformers 3. There are also production updates on The Hobbit, Batman 3, Mass Effect: The Movie, and more. Plus more, including the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.
A stowaway, a destroyed fleet, death, doom, and destruction. Oh, and R2-D2. It’s obviously time for the review of the fourth issue (of six) from IDW’s adaptation of the 2009 Star Trek movie. We also have another preview from the Captain’s Log: Jellico comic.
Today we have a special Leonard Nimoy edition of CelebWatch. First we have more video from Nimoy’s visit to Vulcan, plus info on how you can get a special limited edition poster and T-Shirt from the event. There is also another event (‘An Evening with Leonard Nimoy’) added to his 2010 tour schedule. Plus William Shatner appears to be headed back into the recording studio, and he is trying to coax his friend Leonard to join him.
Last year Genki Wear made big news when they released the first Star Trek fragrances. This summer Genki is releasing a brand new cologne called ‘Shirtless Kirk’. TrekMovie has exclusive details and a first look at the packaging. Plus links to pre-order so you can smell like Kirk.
Last night Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, presented at National Movie Awards in London. While there he answered some questions on the red carpet about his upcoming projects, including the Star Trek sequel, if only to express his lack of information.
Good news, everyone. Futurama returns in a month, on Comedy Central. Just like it always has, we should expect Star Trek references in the new episodes, and a new sneak peek could possibly hint at an homage to the 2009 Star Trek movie. Check it out below.
It is Memorial Day Weekend and this year the summer is kicking off with Star Trek celebrities fanning out to a few cons around the world. Phoenix Comic Con in Arizona, Collectormania in Milton Keynes, UK and Showstoppers Spectacular in LA, CA all have main cast Trek TV stars, plus many Trek guest stars. Find out where you can meet your heroes below.
As the flotsam and jetsam of Starbase 18 drifts into the depths of the eternal night, the Starship Enterprise arrives to find answers, and perhaps to take the first steps towards war in the new novel "Star Trek: The Children of Kings". David Stern takes into the world of Trek before Kirk, with Captain Pike, Spock, Number One, and Dr. Boyce. Find out how it all works out in our new review of the novel.
The TV season may be wrapping up, but we still have tons to cover in this weeks In Sci-Fi TV. We have early details and peeks for new shows like Terra Nova, The Cape, The Event, and Nikita. Plus lots of news and previews for continuing & returning shows like Doctor Who, Warehouse 13, Eureka, Smallville and Supernatural. There are even updates on exiting shows like FlashForward, Lost, and Heroes.
Jeri Ryan has worked constantly since her time as 7 of 9 on Star Trek Voyager, including her recent stint on the heist show Leverage. But in a interview promoting the Leverage season 2 DVD set, Ryan admitted she still gets more fan mail for her work on Star Trek.
A month ago NASA released a Hubble documentary video featuring Brent Spiner. Today, they have upped their Trek-ness with an educational Trek spoof about the Spitzer telescope, this time featuring Wil Wheaton (playing two roles). It is also available in 3D. Watch it below
Next week Star Trek fans in and around Ontario, Canada will have a chance to hear the music of Star Trek performed live by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. And hosting the show will be veteran Trek actors John de Lancie and Robert Picardo. You can even go to an after-party with Q and The Doctor. Details below.
Star Trek Magazine, the official mag of the Trek franchise, is going digital. Starting with the June issue (STM #26) you can read the magazine on PC, Mac or iPad. More details below.
Time for another ShatWatch to catch up on all things Bill Shatner, starting off with his latest comments about the 2009 Star Trek movie (and sequel). Plus Bill reveals he is working on a TekWar radio show. We also have video of Bill talking about his new sitcom (with more clips) and video of Bill on the Dr. Oz Show.
Dennis McCarthy, the prolific composer who scored much of Star Trek on TV and Film from 1987-2005, is being honored by ASCAP this summer with the prestigious ASCAP Golden Note Award. More details below.
Last summer Film Score Monthly and Screen Archives Entertainment released the complete soundtrack to James Horner’s classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan score. Today they have announced this summer they are releasing a 2-disk expanded edition of Horner’s Star Trek III: The Search For Spock soundtrack. More details below including exclusive first look at the CD art.
As reported before, on May 31st the interactive educational "Star Trek Live" stage show premieres at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will run through the summer. Today CBS has announced dates for the touring version of the show which kicks off June 11th in San Diego and then goes to over 20 cities around North America during the summer and fall. See below for full list.
This week IDW pass the half-way mark for their adaptation of the 2009 Star Trek movie with the fourth issue out of six. TrekMovie has a 5-page preview below, and if you look closely, you will spot a certain movie easter egg (from a Galaxy Far Far Away) has also worked its way into the comic.
Back in 2008 we reported on an exhibition in New York from artist Devorah Sperber called "Mirror Universe" with a collection of Star Trek themed art. It appears that much of this art was purchased by Microsoft, who have it displayed on their campus in Washington. See pictures and video of the display below.
Today we have a special Sci-Fi TV Update all about our favorite show from JJ Abrams and Damon Lindelof, LOST. Tonight, after six seasons, it all comes to an end in a big series finale event. We have compiled everything you need to know to prepare, including details, interviews, previews, and some fun stuff too. So get ready to get LOST for the last time.
In March Sharp Electronics started a new campaign promoting their Quattron TVs with Star Trek’s original Sulu, George Takei, as the spokesperson. Now the second commercial in the series has been released, with Takei’s character mocking all those with TV’s that have only three color tech. We also a video clip from Takei on the Disney sitcom The Suite Life On Deck.
Today we check in with all the latest on Star Trek Online. We have a video overview of the recently released Season 1.1 features, plus an overview of what is coming in Season 2, and beyond. Plus a video guide to the ultimate STO PC, and players choose the next ship class to be added to the game.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column there is big news for Transformers 3 with Megan Fox out and speculation as to why and who will replace her. We also have Avengers rumors, Thor details, news of a Comic Con documentary, and tons of new images and previews, including Predators posters and the first image from Cowboys & Aliens. All that plus celebrating Empire Strikes Back and the latest box office numbers, casting bites, and more.