Makeup designer Barney Burman brought glory to Star Trek by winning the franchise’s first Academy Award earlier this year. Last week Burman also won a Saturn award and before the event TrekMovie had a chance to talked to Burman about his Oscar, and what he wants to do in the Star Sequel.
Following the screening of Star Trek III over the weekend I had a short (and very frank) chat with Ralph Winter, who worked on five of the Star Trek films and he gave his assessment as to why Star Trek IV was so successful and why Star Trek V was a failure.
Sorry boys, but Zoe Saldana is now officially off the market. The 32 year-old actress who plays Star Trek’s new Uhura is now engaged to be married to her long-time boyfriend Keith Britton.
Stardate 7097.3, the Enterprise is visiting a planet with major medical advances. Will McCoy still have a job? Will a redshirt get killed? Will Kirk be able to woo an attractive female? Read on for the review of the first issue of IDW’s Burden of Knowledge. We also have all the latest Star Trek comic news.
Over the weekend Star Trek returned to British Columbia for an official Creation Star Trek convention in Vancouver, headlined by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, along with a number of other Trek celebrities. We have a full con report and pictures of all the celebrity guests below.
In Sci-Fi TV this week, we have producers talking about a darker Stargate Universe, more details on the LOST epilogue, a renewal for True Blood, and more Comic Con details. Plus the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews, including Doctor Who, Haven and Primeval.
Assuming that Paramount sticks with their planned release date, we are now exactly 2 years away from the next Star Trek movie which will be released on June 29th 2012. The sequel to JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek film is still in the development phase, but things should begin to heat up soon. Today we take a look at what know (and what we don’t).
Last Thursday JJ Abrams Fringe won two acting Saturn Awards (Ann Torv and Leonard Nimoy. TrekMovie spoke to Nimoy and Torv along with Fringe’s Lance Reddick before the show. Torv talked about season 3 of Fringe and being the last actress to work with Nimoy. Reddick talked about S3 and his goal of getting into the Star Trek sequel. And Nimoy reacted to Bill Shatner’s disbelief of his retirement. See video and more photos below
The second of this summer’s three big Star Trek auctions happened Sunday. The Julien’s auction was different in that it had fewer actual props and costumes and was mostly the Gene and Majel Roddenberry estate sale, along with a number of items from William Shatner. Overall, the auctions was a success for collectors because of reasonable prices, including the few 2009 Star Trek movie items.
The man who directed the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, along with a number of other TNG and DS9 episodes passed away on Jun 27. Corey Allen, actor and Emmy-winning director, died in Hollywood of natural causes.
On Saturday night the Simply 70(mm) Star Trek Summer movie series continued at the Royal Theater in West Los Angeles showing Star Trek III with guest associate producer Ralph Winter. Below are highlights and video of my chat with Winter, where he talks about saving money, differentiating Star Trek and Star Wars, how film making has changed, taking over after Harve Bennett’s fight with Paramount, Bryan Singer’s love for Trek and even JJ Abrams.
Last summer they were tearing up the screen as the new Kirk and Spock in Star Trek. This summer Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are on different coasts working in very different projects. This week Pine begins his LA stage performance of the satire The Lieutenant of Inishmore, while Quinto is NYC started shooting the financial crisis drama Margin Call. We have photos from both below.
The folks at GenkiWear have announced their latest Star Trek fragrance. SULU Pour Homme will be introduced in July with special San Diego Comic Con exclusive packaging. We have details and a first look below.
Ever since Sony announced they were rebooting their Spider-man franchise earlier this year, there have been rumors and suggestions about many young actors taking over the role of Spidey, including Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin. Now a new report says that Yelchin has done a screen test and is one of the finalists for the role.
On Saturday William Shatner appeared at the TrekExpo in Tulsa, OK. At the event, Bill gave the audience an update on future Trek-related projects, commenting on the Star Trek sequel, giving more details on his "Captains" documentary, and talking more specifically about Free Enterprise 2. See details below and watch video from the event.
This week Star Trek writer/exec producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman were honored with the George Pal Memorial Saturn Award. While at the event the pair spoke with TrekMovie about the award and also discussed the Star Trek sequel, giving an update on the script status, discussing the importance of the villain in a ‘second movie’ and even talked possible titles (or at least title styles). See highlights and video interview below, plus more photos.
Today’s photo comes from Riverside, IA, which is the future birthplace of James T. Kirk (or Kirk’s future childhood home in the JJ-verse). It is also home to the annual TrekFest, where they held an attempt to beat the world record for costumed Star Trek fans. One photo in particular from the event caught our attention, see it below plus a local news video report from the event.
The rumors about a sequel to the 1998 cult classic Free Enterprise (starring William Shatner) are heating up and this time it is Shatner himself who appears to be starting them. TrekMovie decided to check in with Free Enterprise director and co-writer Robert Meyer Burnett to find out what is going on.
Next week IDW kicks off a brand new four issue comic book series, set in the original Star Trek era. See below for an exclusive first look at the three different covers, and a five-page preview of "Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge".
Earlier this year the 2009 Star Trek movie became the first in the franchise to win an Academy Award. And now seven of the people who worked on the film have been invited to join the ranks of those who vote on the Oscars. Today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their 2010 invitees and on the list were seven members of the Star Trek team, including Zoe Saldana, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman.
This week in Science Friday: Discover a new cave on Mars with a 7th grade science class, wake up with New Horizons half way to Pluto, endure the 10,000 kph wind storms on a badly named exoplanet, and see through concrete walls! All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: pointless spider robots!
On Saturday night the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays continues at the Royal Theater in West L.A. with a 70 MM showing of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, preceded by a Q&A session with associate producer Ralph Winter. And over subsequent Saturdays in June and July the remaining original cast Star Trek movies will shown with more guests, get all the details below.
Tonight The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films held their 36th Annual Saturn Awards. The 2009 Star Trek movie went into the night with 6 nominations, but it was Avatar that dominated, picking up ten awards. Star Trek picked up one Saturn, as did including Leonard Nimoy (for Fringe). Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman also picked up a special award.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, we have updates on the next Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter plus news on who might direct The Hobbit. New details from Ridley Scott on his two Alien prequels as well as Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity. Plus more, including a release date for The Thing prequel and the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos including The Green Hornet and ‘Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ and an official look at Conan.
This weekend William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and many more Star Trek stars are headed to Vancouver for an official Star Trek convention. In a new interview promoting the con, Shatner talked about Nimoy’s retirement and discussed his new ‘Captains’ documentary. TrekMovie also has an update on the meeting with Shatner and Bakula.
Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new McCoy, makes his next movie appearance is in a supporting role in the comic book adaptation Red, starring Bruce Willis. The film is about a group of CIA agents who are struggling with retirement. The teaser trailer was released this afternoon, and in it you can see Urban and Willis fighting it out.
Today’s photo of the day is sent in by a reader and fan who spotted two of Star Trek’s captains today in the San Fernando Valley. Star Trek’s original Kirk William Shatner was meeting with Star Trek Enterprise’s Scott Bakula, and we have the photo below.
In February the ad-supported streaming video site Hulu added Star Trek Generations to their library, and today Hulu added the second TNG film, Star Trek First Contact. Anyone in the US can watch it for free and you can even embed it on your own site (as we have done below).
This week Zander Cannon’s Next Generation tale, Ghosts, is collected and published in trade paperback format by IDW Publishing. It’s a comic that reads like a novel and unreels like an episode of the television series. Minor spoilers in our review ahead. Plus we look at Star Trek trade sales and a blast from the past.
Many Trekkies, myself included, are big fans of Futurama and are very excited about the return of the show on Thursday June 24th on Comedy Central. In a new video Q&A, show creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen talk about the show’s return, including discussing past and future Star Trek guests stars. Watch the Q&A below, plus more Futurama updates.