May 2010

Preview & Excerpts Of Star Trek Magazine #26 – including David Warner Interview

Issue 26 of the official Star Trek Magazine arrives on newsstands in the US tomorrow. This issue has a focus on the Star Trek films, with an extensive features on all eleven films. We have the cover, preview pages and excerpts below, including an excerpt from the exclusive interview with David Warner. 

KirkWatch: Pine Signs On For Comedy Feature + Shatner Denies $600M Priceline Payout

Tonight we have a special brief all Kirks edition of CelebWatch. We start off with news on the new Kirk as Chris Pine has just signed on to do a new action comedy. As for Kirk Classic, William Shatner has bee making news this week with a report that he is a multimillionaire many times over, but apparently reports of his $600 Million worth are just not true.

Star Trek Films Showing At Summer L.A. Film Fests – w/ guests Nimoy, Koenig, Takei, Meyer + more

Star Trek fans in Los Angeles are in for a treat this summer with all of the original cast Trek feature films being shown on the big screen in two different film festivals, each with Star Trek celebrities, including Leonard Nimoy, Nicholas Meyer, George Takei, Walter Koenig and more. Get all the details below.

Sci-Fi Movies Thursday: Iron Man 2, X-Men: First Class, Rise of the Apes, Thor, Inception, Smurfs + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we have details and official announcemetns on the next movies in the X-Men, Planet of the Apes, Batman and Twilight franchises. Christopher Nolan is also revealing more on Inception and there are some final pre-release comments from Jon Favreau on Iron Man 2. All that plus plus more, including the latest box office numbers, casting bites, videos and images (including first Smurfs).

Confirmed: ‘Super 8’ is JJ Abrams Next Film As Director – Co-Produced With Steven Spielberg

The drip drip drip of the secret JJ Abrams project continues. Today comes more details on Super 8, which has a teaser trailer showing with  Iron Man 2 this weekend. It is now confirmed that Super 8 is a collaboration between JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg. More details below, including a description of the trailer.

TrekInk: Review of ‘Star Trek: Captain’s Log: Harriman’ + Details On Rest Of Series

Recalled to active duty for a medical emergency, McCoy confronts his grief and the man many hold responsible for the death of Jim Kirk, captain of the Enterprise-B, John Harriman. IDW Publishing releases the second one-shot in their Captain’s Log series this week. Find out Harriman fares in our review below. Plus we have exclusive details on the final three issues in this series. Spoilers ahead.

CBS Relaunching This Summer — Site To Showcase

Since late 2007, the official site for the Star Trek franchise, has been mostly dormant. But that is about to change. This summer CBS is relaunching the site with a new look and new features. The new site will also showcase fan sites, including More details below.

Secret JJ Abrams Trailer With Iron Man 2 [UPDATE: Possibly Cloverfield PREquel]

Back in the Summer of 2007 a mysterious trailer for a film "produced by JJ Abrams" showed up in front of Transformers, sparking rumors (we had to debunk) it was for the upcoming Star Trek film. It turns out, that was just the beginning of the viral campaign for Cloverfield. Now comes word that this weekend JJ Abrams may do it again with a secret new trailer for what might be a Cloverfield follow-up. [UPDATE: possibly a prequel] 

Happy Star Wars Day

Today TrekMovie extends our love beyond the world of Trek to that other sci-fi ‘Star’, Star Wars. May 4th is celebrated by many Star Wars fans as ‘Star Wars Day’. The Star Trek and Star Wars franchises are often compared and often intertwined. So today we share a video of one of those connections to celebrate…May the Fourth Be With You.

Photos: Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana At Met Ball 2010

UPDATED: The 2010 New York Museum Costume Institute Gala (aka Met Ball) was held Monday night and Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk and Uhura were both there in their finest (with Zoe showing off her back tattoo). We have photos below, plus shots of more Star Trek guest stars at Met Ball 2010: Whoopi Goldberg, Iman and Padma Lakshmi.

Trekkies in Germany and Tampa Beat Star Trek Costumed Fans Record

On May 1 Trekkies on two continents set out to break the world record for a gathering of fans in Star Trek costumes. The gatherings in Tampa, Florida and Bonn, Germany both succeeded in beating the record set in London earlier this year. But it was the group at the FedCon XIX Convention that wound up with what (pending certification) will be the new world record.