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.
Last week we had a first look at an image from Star Trek Live, the new Trek-inspired live educational show which premiered at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida (with a traveling version also opening at the San Diego Fair). Today we have four new images from the weekend opening of the event. Check them out below.
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.
The 2010 Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, celebrating the best in movie marketing, were held in Los Angeles on Friday night where Paramount’s campaign for the 2009 Star Trek was up for a number of awards, — taking home three. More details below.
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.
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.
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.
Today Summertime Entertainment announced the voice cast for Dorothy of Oz, their animated musiscal sequel to the Wizard of Oz. Included in the extensive list of well-known names is Star Trek: The Next Generation's Sir Patrick Stewart. More details below.
In the 1991 film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, George Takei finally got that promotion and was seen as Captain Sulu of the USS Excelsior. Since that time, the actor made it clear that he was ready to bring Capt. Sulu to TV in a new series, and in a new interview he says that he is "baffled" as to why it never happened.
Guest Blog from UGO's Jordan Hoffman Star Trek enthusiasts have a special treat waiting for them should they get in the van and see The A-Team this weekend. What I’m about to tell you can only be described as a SPOILER of pretty nifty Easter egg, so go no further if you want to experience it on your own. .
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!
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.
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.
Star Trek's new Scotty Simon Pegg is probably the most prolific Twitterer of all the Star Trek celebs. And he has tweeted a funny image, seemingly poking fun at Apple's new iPad, that earns him our Photo of the Day (a periodic feature of TrekMovie.com).
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.
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.
Back in March actor/director Tom Hanks used Twitter to reveal the cast for his new movie Larry Crowne, including Star Trek’s original Sulu, George Takei. The film is now in production and today Hanks again used Twitter to give a first look at Takei in his film.
The Alamo Drafthouse Theaters in Austin Texas have commissioned a series of limited movie poster style prints based on episodes from Star Trek. The first one available is for "Space Seed", and it is pretty cool. It goes on sale today. More info below.
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.
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]
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]
It is time to catch up on the latest from the Star Trek Online MMORPG. First up, Cryptic have finally updated their online "Path to 2409" back story. We also have a video showing off difficulty settings, a video demo of a mission, and more, including asking Cryptic if they are desperate.
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.
Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have added another project to the development slate. The pair are now attached as producers for "Now You See Me", a new heist movie about illusionists turned bank robbers. More details below.
Star Trek gaming is about to get small. WizKids/NECA announced today they have a deal with CBS and will be making Star Trek miniatures games, with the first one coming this Christmas season. More details below
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?
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.
Keenser, Scotty's little loyal alien sidekick in 2009's Star Trek, was played by veteran genre actor Deep Roy. And in a new video interview, Roy talks about working with director JJ Abrams and his hopes for Keenser to return in the 2012 star Trek sequel. Watch it below.
Karl Urban is celebrating his birthday today. The kiwi actor who has become Star Trek's new Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy is turning 38 years old. So today TrekMovie joins other fans in wishing the good doctor happy birthday.
The 2010 MTV Movie Awards were held Sunday night in Universal City. Chris Pine was nominated for Star Trek for two awards, and Zoe Saldana was nominated for two awards for Avatar. However, it was not their night with neither star winning any awards. More details below.