May 2010

Entertainment Weekly Picks ‘Top 100 Characters of Last 20 Years’ – No Star Trek Names On The List

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.

Sci-Fi Movies Friday: The Hobbit, Spider-Man, Flash, X-Men, Captain America, Transformers 3, Inception + more

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.

NimoyWatch: Limited Edition Vulcan Poster + ‘Evening With Leonard Nimoy’ coming to Long Beach + Shatner/Nimoy Duet?

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.

Star Trek Celebrities Attending Memorial Day Weekend Cons In Phoenix, Los Angeles and Milton Keynes

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.

Library Computer: Review “Star Trek: The Children of Kings”

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.

Sci-Fi TV Tuesday: Terra Nova, The Event, Warehouse 13, Doctor Who, Fringe, Teen Wolf, Smallville, LOST + more

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.

ShatWatch: Bill’s Star Trek 2009 Thoughts + TekWar Radio Show + More $#*! My Dad Says Video

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.

FSM Releasing Expanded Edition Of Horner’s Star Trek III: The Search For Spock Soundtrack

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.

Star Trek Live Touring Schedule Released – To Visit 24 Cities In North America

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.

TrekInk: 5-page Preview Of Star Trek Movie Adaptation #4 Comic – Includes Movie Easter Egg

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.

LOST Finale Special: Everything You Need To Know To Leave The Island

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.

VIDEO: George Takei Mocks Your TV + ‘Suite Life’ Clip

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.

Sci-Fi Movies Friday: Transformers 3, Thor, The Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, Predators, Cowboys & Aliens + more

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.