Last November Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood unveiled their wax figure of the original Captain James T. Kirk. Today Tussaud’s has expanded their Trek display with a was figure of Captain Jean Luc Picard. We have photos of the new figure below, plus a special discount offer.
This week, create artificial life from man-made DNA, get a glimpse of a promising universal translator, discover the secrets of Venus with Japan’s Akatsuki, and see extraterrestrial lightning storms! All this and much more, plus our gadget of the week: Wincape!
IDW have released their August comic book solicitations, which include covers and details on two Star Trek comics and one new collection. Included in the list is the final Star Trek movie adaptation, which intriguingly notes how the series includes new scenes.
The announcement of William Shatner’s new sitcom $#*! My Dad Says is only a day old, and already it is stirring up controversy. CBS is touting the show as a "family comedy" and putting it on at 8:30 on Thursdays, but a parents group is denouncing CBS for its choice of title, and has announced a campaign to go after affiliates who air the show and advertisers who sponsor the show.
As reported earlier, in September the Haynes Guide people are going to be releasing their ‘manual’ to the USS Enterprise. Some new illustrations from the book are now available revealing that the guide will cover more than just the ships, but also the contents of those ships. Check out the images below.
A video interview with of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Marina Sirtis and Jonathan Frakes has gone viral this week. In it the pair show their fantastic chemistry, joking about an imagined sitcom "The Rikers in Space" and reflecting on their time in the 24th century. Check it out below.
We have another special edition of KirkWatch. We start with news that nuKirk Chris Pine is returning to the Los Angeles stage to star in a dark comedy. Plus we have some great photos of Kirk Classic William Shatner at the network upfronts, paired with a certain Baywatch icon and the ultimate Big Bang fan.
Last October the Warner Brothers Archive released DVDs of the TV movies Genesis II and Planet Earth, developed by Gene Roddenberry in the 70s. They have just released the third movie in the ‘PAX series’ Strange New World. Although Roddenberry was no longer involved, the film was inspired by the previous two, and contained common elements from the Roddenberry films.
Earlier in the week we reported that CBS has picked up a new Sitcom starring William Shatner. Today CBS released more details on $#*! My Dad Says, including the first images. We also have details and images on Hawaii Five-0, produced by Star Trek writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. [UPDATE: video clips from both shows]
According to Leonard Nimoy, his last appearance as an actor will be this Thursday on the season finale of Fox’s Fringe, but that will actually not his last performance to be released. It has been announced that Mr. Nimoy has added his voice to the next installment in Disney’s popular Kingdom Hearts series for PSP. More details and a preview featuring Nimoy below.
The latest TrekInk column here was dedicated to IDW’s Star Trek comics available digitally for Apple and Sony devices. Today IDW has announced they are expanding their digital offering to include BlackBerry devices, with the Star Trek: Countdown graphic novel as their premiere title.
Earlier this year we reported that Simon & Schuster’s Spotlight brand is launching a new young adult series of books tied into the new 2009 Star Trek movie. We now have some more details on these first two novels to tell stories in the new movie universe, including titles, dates and a brief description of the setting for the series.
The network upfronts being held in New York have yielded good news for another Star Trek vet. Today ABC revealed their fall schedule and it includes Body of Proof, a new medical show featuring Star Trek Voyager’s Borg Babe Jeri Ryan. More details and cast photo below. [UPDATE: Video previews].
This Thursday Fox airs the season finale of JJ Abrams Fringe, featuring what is likely the last performance of Leonard Nimoy as an actor. Nimoy recently did a conference call with reporters discussing the finale, where he also talks about his decision to retire (again) from acting, and he gives his thoughts on the next Star Trek.
William Shatner, Star Trek’s original Captain Kirk, is headed back to network TV, this time in a sitcom. CBS is announcing their Fall schedule this week, which will include the $#*! My Dad Says sitcom, as well as the remake of Hawaii Five-O, produced by Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. More details below, plus NBC’s newly released trailer for JJ Abrams Undercovers.
Today we have a follow-up to our Saturday first look article on Hallmark’s 2010 Star Trek Keepsake ornaments. Star Trek novelist Kevin Dilmore (who also works for Hallmark) has sent us a video he made, showing off the three new ornaments. Check it out below.
It look’s like Zoe Saldana, Star Trek’s new Uhura, is once again going to up her action quotient. The actress who recently appeared in The Losers is in talks to star as an assassin in Columbiana, a new action film produced by Luc Besson.
In Sci-Fi TV this week, it is season finale time and we have big updates on V, Fringe, and of course Lost. We also say goodbye to FlashForward and Heroes, and say hello to new shows like The Cape and Undercovers. All that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews, including new looks at Doctor Who.
IDW Publishing is posting updates of newly released digital comics, in addition to their updates about new comics released in print. If you want to read Star Trek comics on your PSP, PSP go, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, read on to learn more.
Last night at an event in Cocoa Beach Florida the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the Nebula Award Winners for 2009. Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were nominated for their work on Star Trek, but lost out to the writers for District 9. More details below, plus a summary of Star Trek nominations at upcoming sci-fi awards.
Star Trek Fan fiction has been around since the first Star Trek series began in the 60’s, and now aspiring authors have an opportunity to have their stories critiqued by one of the original writers for Star Trek, Dorothy ‘D.C.’ Fontana. The ‘Starfleet’ Star Trek fan club has announced their second creative writing contest will be judged by Fontana, details below.
Christmas may be seven months away, but it isn’t too early to start planning ahead for what you will be hanging on your tree. Hallmark have revealed their line-up of Christmas ornaments for 2010, including three new Star Trek ornaments, including the first ornament tied into the 2009 Star Trek movie. TrekMovie has details and images.
Welcome to another (late) edition of your favorite science column! This week, watch the last ever launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, witness the largest science experiment ever, see an icy moon in a new light, and scan for viruses with medical tricorder 1.0. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: a violin-playing robot!
Today has been bad day for some fans of genre shows on network TV, especially fans of the two shows featuring members of the new Star Trek crew. Today news has come out that ABC iscancelling the time-travel show FlashForward (featuring John Cho), and NBC is saying goodbye to Heroes (featuring Zachary Quinto).
This summer Star Trek fans will have some great opportunities to go out and experience Star Trek at museums and stage shows. Today we have news on the West Coast premiere of Star Trek Live in San Diego in June. We also have details, including pricing an hours, for the two locations of Star Trek: The Exhibition this summer, in Riverside and Sacramento.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column Iron Man 2 is a hit and so its already time to talk about Iron Man 3. There are also details on the next Riddick and Cowboys & Aliens. Plus Judge Dredd is ready for his reboot, and the new Conan is revealed. Plus more, including the latest box office numbers, casting bites, videos and images, including new shots from Tron Legacy.
In November Diamond Select Toys & Art Asylum will follow up last year’s Star Trek II Wrath of Khan phaser with a Wrath of Khan communicator role play toy. In addition, Roddenberry have a new TOS phaser rifle replica for the high end collector. More information plus pre-order links below.
The geeky CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory is rife with comic book and sci-fi references, but this week and last week’s episodes show that Star Trek is the closest to their hearts. In this week’s episode Sheldon revealed just how important Trek is to him in a potential crisis, and in next week’s episode, a flashback will show how Sheldon used Star Trek as a key test for his roommate Leonard. And you can watch video of both Trek refs below.
In the beginning of May more than 5,000 fans met their genre stars at FedCon XIX, Europe’s biggest Star Trek and Sci Fi convention, in Bonn, Germany. Star Trek was represented well by Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell, Suzie Plakson, Chase Masterson, Martha Hackett and Manu Intiraymi. See below for a report from the event, including photos.
There is a cool new ‘infographic’ all about Star Trek that has gone viral in the last couple of days. It is a guide to interesting Star Trek trivia, that can be quite educational for those new to the franchise, and maybe even has some tidbits for some regulars. Check it out below.