June 2010

Roberto Orci: Star Trek Sequel Script Draft Done By Christmas + Talks ‘Darker’ vs ‘Fun’ Theme

Roberto Orci, who is writing the Star Trek sequel with Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof, gave an update on the project in a new interview. The script should be done at the end of the year. Orci also talks about fan feedback, Abrams directing decision, and the possible darker theme. Details below.  

TrekInk: Review of Star Trek Motion Picture Trilogy and Trek Flick Comic Book Retrospective

IDW Publishing's new "Star Trek Motion Picture Trilogy" collection combines their recent Star Trek II: The wrath of Khan adaptation with the 1980's DC Comics adaptations of the third and fourth Star Trek films into a single trade paperback collection. We review that collection, plus take a retrospective look at all the other Star Trek comic book adaptations. It’s time to go to the TrekMovies.

LA Times Film Fest: Leonard Nimoy Talks Star Trek, Fringe & More: Full Video & Highlights

Last night the LA Times kicked off their Hero Complex Weekend Film Festival with a showing of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, with guest Leonard Nimoy. Video from the event is now online, and you can watch the entire Nimoy discussion and Q&A below. We also have some highlights of his comments.

Reminder: Star Trek Summer Screening Series Starts Tonight With ST: The Motion Picture in Santa Monica

Just a reminder that tonight the Summer STAR TREK Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays kicks off in Santa Monica, with a big screen (35MM) showing of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. And over subsequent Saturdays in June and July the remaining original cast Star Trek movies will show, each including a Q&A sessions with Star Trek celebrities, including Nicholas Meyer, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols,Walter Koenig and more. Get all the details below.

Sci-Fi Movies Friday: Captain America, Thor, Batman 3, Transformers 3, The Hobbit, The Flash, Mortal Kombat, Voltron

This week’s Sci-Fi Movies column is just chock full. Guillermo del Toro has dropped out of The Hobbit. There are first looks at Captain America and Thor. Plus there are details and updates on the next Green Lantern, Batman, and Superman movies.  Plus more, including the latest box office numbers, casting bites, images and videos.

Science Friday: No Titan Life? + Bad Solar Weather + Real Holograms + Your Face In Space + more

Welcome back to another exciting installment of Science Friday! I’ll be your host as we decipher the newest findings for life (or not?) on Titan, watch the sun awaken into a dangerously active phase, control your computer in a new way, and see the power of individual brain cells. All this and much more, plus our gadget of the week: The consumer-ready, realistic 3D Hologram!

Exclusive First Look At ‘Star Trek Live’ Opening Friday At Kennedy Space Center & San Diego Fair

Tomorrow Star Trek Live, the new Trek-inspired live educational show, premieres at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida where it will play all Summer. Also tomorrow, a traveling version of the show premieres at the San Diego Fair. We have an exclusive first image from the show. Plus, news on how PETA are using Star Trek Live as a chance to hold a protest against NASA.  

Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Avery Brooks & More Trek Stars At Philadelphia Comic Con This Weekend

This weekend, fans in the Philadelphia, PA area are in for a treat with a number of Trek celebrities headed into town for Wizard World's Philadelphia Comic Con, including Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, and John DeLancie from TNG, plus Avery Brooks and Cirroc Loften from DS9. The event includes a number of Trek panels, plus signing with the stars. More details below.  

Backstage Video Of Patrick Stewart & Zoe Saldana at Glamour Awards + More Stewart v Corden Clash Fallout

On Tuesday night TrekMovie reported on Patrick Stewart presenting Zoe Saldana with the Best Actress honor at the UK Glamour Women of the Year Awards. We now have some back stage video from the event. Plus we also have a roundup of the fallout of Patrick Stewart's now infamous clash with the host of the show.  

TrekInk: Review of Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor #3 + More Trek Comic Previews

The third issue of John Byrne’s mini-series, Star Trek: Leonard McCoy, Frontier Doctor arrives in comic shops this week, courtesy of IDW Publishing. Byrne begins weaving threads from some of his other Star Trek comics into McCoy’s story. Spoilers ahead in this week’s review. Plus we have some previews of upcoming Star Trek comics.

TrekMovie/EPIX Online Star Trek Viewing Party Today at 3PM ET (Noon PT)

Today at 3 PM EST (noon Pacific) TrekMovie and EPIX HD are teaming up to host an online viewing event at www.epixhd.com/star-trek. Anyone in the USA can join in and watch a simultaneous stream of the 2009 Star Trek movie for free online, and chat with fellow fans during the event. Find out how you can participate below.

Zoe Saldana Wins Best Actress At Glamour Awards – Patrick Stewart Presents & Gets Into Spat With Host [PHOTOS + VIDEO]

Tonight in London Zoe Saldana, Star Trek's new Uhura, won the Film Actress of the Year Award at the UK Glamour Women of the Year Awards. And presenting the award was none other than Sir Patrick Stewart, who got in to a verbal tussle with the host. We have details and photos from the event below, plus photos of Zachary Quinto in a tux at a New York fashion event yesterday. [UPDATE: Video from the event]

New Mortal Kombat Viral Video Features Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade [UPDATED]

Today a mysterious new shot film tied into the Mortal Kombat video game franchise was released. Titled "Mortal Kombat Rebirth", it isn’t clear if this is related to a new video game, or to a possible Mortal Kombat film. One thing is clear, the video features former Voyager Borg Babe Jeri Ryan as a famous MK character. [UPDATE: Ryan Tweets About Video]

Koenig, Luna & Cawley Headed To Riverside, IA For TrekFest 2010 + Another Costumed Trekkies Record Attempt

On June 25th & 26th, the town of Riverside IA will hold its 26th annual TrekFest. Part town fair and part Star Trek convention, this year Riverside (aka "the future birthplace of James T. Kirk") will feature guests Walter Koenig, BarBara Luna and James Cawley. In addition, TrekFest will also be taking a crack at that Trek fans in costume record. More details below.

Steve Jobs Invokes Star Trek (Again) While Unveiling 4th Gen iPhone – But Where Is Star Trek Mobile Video Chat?

Back in January when Apple unveiled their highly-anticipated iPad, Star Trek was there, using the new movie to show off its multi-media capability. And today when Apple unveiled the 4th generation iPhone, Star Trek was again invoked, this time by CEO Steve Jobs himself when introducing the new video calling capability. This prompts the question: Is Star Trek actually behind the curve on this tech?

Try EPIX Online For Free + TrekMovie Online Star Trek Viewing Event This Wednesday

As reported last week, on Sunday (June 6th) the 2009 Star Trek movie had its exclusive cable TV premiere on the EPIX channel. EPIX movies are also available in HD online, and you can try it out free for a week. In addition, this week TrekMovie and EPIX hare teaming up for a free online viewing party on Wednesday. Details below.