Today Strip #19 of the regular Star Trek movie themed webcomic ‘Ensign Sue Must Die’ (by Clare Mosley and Kevin Bolk) is out, and we actually missed #18 so both of those are now available below, where we have more fun with Ensign Sue and the Mirror Universe, and Sue needing some comfort from poor Spock.
Next week is the big annual Creation Official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas and it has shaped up to be another epic extended weekend from August 4th-8th at the Las Vegas Hilton. TrekMovie will be there as well, and we will be doing a panel and a meet-up. See below for your primer for Star Trek Con 2010.
It is a well-established fact that Star Trek’s William Shatner is the true king of all media. Bill is busy these days with his two shows on the Bio Channel and a new CBS sitcom, but a new campaign has just started with the most awesome idea of all: William Shatner as judge on the Fox juggernaut American Idol. The show is in search of new judges and one big town paper is pushing Bill.
Tonight the Summer STAR TREK Simply Spectacular Saturdays at the Royal Theater in West LA gets extended to begin the TNG films, starting with Star Trek: Generations on the big screen. And the guest for tonight is composer Dennis McCarthy.
Last summer it was announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart had signed on for the film Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage. Not much has been heard from this production since, but now the first trailer has been released featuring a voice-over from Stewart, check it out below, and check out the not-so-favorable reactions too.
The yearly Star Trek Ships of the Line calendar edited by Trek veteran designer Doug Drexler is a big fan favorite. And today Doug has posted a new video blog about Star Trek, including a series of animations from the ship on the 2011 Ships of the Line Calendar..
Three weeks ago Calvin Klein announced that Zoe Saldana, Star Trek’s new Uhura, was the new face (and body) for Calvin Klein Underwear. CKU has now released images from their new ‘Envy’ campaign featuring Zoe in her unmentionables. Check out the photos below.
Welcome back to another fact-filled edition of Science Friday. This week, learn how even YOU can mind meld with your buddies, feast your eyes on the most accurate view of Mars ever, journey into space (almost) aboard the VSS Enterprise, and get a sneak peak at the next best thing to a real-life replicator. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: India’s $35 iPad killer!
One of the new features of the big Season 2 update for Star Trek Online is mini-games, and one of those mini-games is Dabo! Yes the roulette-style game seen in Quark’s bar on Star Trek Deep Space Nine. And to make it even better, DS9’s Chase Masterson has herself voiced the holographic Leeta for the game. More details, photos and video below .
Time to add another project to the list of things JJ Abrams has on his to do list. Abrams and his Bad Robot Production company are going steam punk. Through Paramount they have picked up the rights to the novel “Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel”, which is about a Victorian era robot.
William Shatner’s new sitcom $#*! My Dad Says has stirred up some controversy but at a TCA event yesterday the actor talked about the word not allowed on TV. And in other Shatner news, A&E has just announced an "Aftermath" special airing tonight where Bill gets exclusive new information out of the DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo. Details below.
Looks like Damon Lindelof is going to leverage his Star Trek prequeling to another sci-fi franchise. Star Trek producer and Lost writer/executive producer Damon Lindelof has reportedly closed a deal with 20th Century Fox to do some rewrite work on Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel. Lindelof may also have nabbed a new original sci-fi project for the studio.
There are a number of new interviews with Star Trek celebs, but not really about Star Trek. Below we have videos of Chris Pine talking about the big 3-0, Zachary Quinto talking about magicians and comic books, and Scott Bakula talking about TV and Comic Con. Plus we have excerpts of Nimoy talking about his new photography show and the influence of his time on Trek. Check it all out below.
Today Paramount Digital Entertainment announced their new iPhone application, Star Trek Captain’s Log. The new app is designed to look like a communicator from the new Star Trek movie, but instead of making calls with it, you use it to make create "captains logs" which you can share with your friends. I have been playing with this fun app for a few days – the TrekMovie review is below.
It looks like we may see the hero of the 2009 Star Trek movie take on the villain from the Star Trek movie before that. A new report says that Tom Hardy has signed on to the action comedy This Means War, starring alongside Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon. More details below.
Last Friday night Star Trek’s William Shatner was at San Diego Comic Con where he was signing at the con followed by a party on the USS Midway. And because he is The Shat, he flew a helicopter between the two, making a grand "Mission Accomplished" entrance to his MyOuterSpace.com launch party. Watch video below.
There is more and more evidence that there is some kind of Klingon invasion going on. Recently a Klingon warning was found in Scotland, and last week the Klingons took over a San Diego Trolley station. Now a cave tourist attraction in Australia has come under the thumb of the Empire and will soon be providing self-guided audio tours in Klingon. Find out how Star Trek goes underground below.
As noted in yesterday’s exclusive interview with executive producer Daniel Stahl, Atari/Cryptic has today released Season 2 for Star Trek Online, their biggest update since launch in February. They have also set a new lower price for the game at $19.99 (including first month subscription) and released a brand new trailer. See below for all the details.
The video of the day is actually from way back inthe 1970s, when some kids got together and shot a Super-8 Star Trek short film. In 2009 some of the same kinds, now all grown up, added the voices, music and sound effects and uploaded their short film to the YouTube. Check out the final result below.
Earlier today we did a Comic Con special for our regular Sci-Fi TV column, and now comes a super-sized Comic Con Sci-Fi Movies update that is chock full of preview images, trailers, tidbits, and more from movies like Tron Legacy, Thor, The Avengers, Captain America, Cowboys and Aliens, Green Lantern, The Hobbit, Pirates of the Caribbean, and much more.
Star Trek Online is getting it biggest update since launch tomorrow with "Season 2: Ancient Enemies". TrekMovie spoke to new executive producer Daniel Stahl about what is new in S2 and how the game is adding more episodes, exploration and diplomacy. We also talked about the future of STO, including the C-Store, the possible move to a ‘freemium’ model, facing competition from Star Wars, and more. Check it out with exclusive new Season 2 screenshots below.
After appearing as the enigmatic super-being Q in the pilot of Star Trek: The Next Generation, John de Lancie became a regular guest star on all three 24th century Trek series, but he never made it into the TNG movies. In a new Q&A, the actor talks about why we haven’t, and may never see his Q on the big screen.
This week’s edition of Sci-Fi TV is dedicated to Comic-Con 2010. We’ll get you caught up on all the major news from the annual event, including Trek vets coming to Eureka, Stargate Universe (and possibly Fringe). We have news on the return of Caprica, the big casting of Chuck’s mom, and lots of details on the upcoming seasons of Smallville, V, Walking Dead, and more.
Last week Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams participated in a "Visionaries" panel with Buffy/Dollhouse/Firefly creator Joss Whedon at Comic Con (see TrekMovie panel report). Full video from that event is now available online, check it out below.
Last night Star Trek’s original Sulu, George Takei, was the guest for the screening of Star Trek VI at the Royal Theater in West LA. George and I talked a lot about his long lobbying effort to get the Captain’s chair for Star Trek VI and how he wanted to get it back for a Sulu TV series. We also talked about John Cho’s new Sulu, his famous feud with William Shatner and more. See below for highlights from the event plus full video.
Comic Con wrapped up in San Diego today. Although there were no panels on Star Trek, we have been sharing the new Trek merchandise and comments from Trek celebs from the event. To wrap up we have some more Trek celeb and product video of the less than serious kind, plus lots of costumed Trekkies and a total Trekkie headline fail. Check it all out below.
Star Trek’s new Kirk Chris Pine is spending his summer on the Los Angeles stage, appearing in the dark satire The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Pine has got high marks playing a tough Northern Irish terrorist who has returned home to take care of his cat. The Center Theater Group has posted video from the opening gala which includes clips of the play and comments from Pine. Check it out below.
Of all the new Star Trek crew members, Karl Urban is probably the biggest Trekkie and at brief Comic Con interview he says that he doesn’t know what is next for his Dr. McCoy in the sequel set to shoot a year from now, but he has faith in the geniuses behind the movie to take it further. See the brief video interview below.
Zachary Quinto (complete with his new buzz cut) is another Star Trek actor at Comic Con this year – promoting his new comic books. MTV caught up with the actor and he talked about how he is looking forward to the film and his faith in the team. He also talked about the possibility that there may be a new director for the Star Trek sequel. We have photos and video below.
Strip #17 of our regular Star Trek movie themed webcomic ‘Ensign Sue Must Die’ (by Clare Mosley and Kevin Bolk) has both the regular and "mirror" Ensign Sue are stirring up trouble in both universes. Check it out below.