It looks like Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, is going to appear in another JJ Abrams produced movie. According to a new report, Pegg is in talks to to appear in Mission: Impossible IV, reprising his role from Mission: Impossible III.
It is time for a new ShatWatch. Star Trek’s William Shatner has spent the weekend at the London Comic Con and we have pix of Bill from the event. We also have some recently uploaded Shatner videos, including the Banff Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony, a recent con where he talks about De Kelley and his pitch for wild salmon. All that plus Nicholas Cage talking about how Bill is a ‘Great Man’.
This week our collection of Trek in the zeitgeist has the Internet putting Star Trek on a lot of lists – from Blasters, to special effects, to cheesy moments and even tattoos. We also have a knitted Scotty meerkat, a remade ST09 scene, a new Trek web comic and more. Check it all out below.
Is the Earth in peril of being taken over by Star Trek’s Klingon Empire? Well if you are to believe the carvings on a meteorite found on a mountain bike trail in Scotland, our planet has been claimed for the Empire and the invasion will start soon.
The Star Trek Live educational stage show is running at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex until September, but there is also a second, longer version that is touring North America. This week Star Trek Live stopped at the Harper College Performing Arts Center in Illinois and my family and I attended the show. TrekMovie provides this special review of this longer, touring version of Star Trek Live.
There is no Star Trek panel from Paramount this year (as the next movie is two years away) but Star Trek will have a presence at Comic Con, most notably with a number of Star Trek licensees on the show floor, some of whom will have new Star Trek products and exclusives in San Diego. See below for a breakdown.
There are only two more original crew movies to go in the Summer STAR TREK Simply 70 Spectacular-Spectacular Saturdays at the Royal Theater in West L.A. Tonight continues with a 70 MM showing of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, preceded by a Q&A session with the original Pavel Chekov, Walter Koenig. More details below, plus a fun parody video all about Walter.
Welcome to another edition of Science Friday. This week, we will take an interesting new look at the world of science. Instead of just reporting the news, I thought we’d dive into something deeper. In today’s edition, you’ll learn how a rocket launch works, why superconductors are useful, why fluorine is so cool, and why volcanoes blow up where they do. All this and more in today’s How Science Works edition!
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we start with first looks from the upcoming Thor and Green Lantern movies. We also have first looks at Simon Pegg’s Paul. Plus Peter Jackson starts casting for The Hobbit, there is casting news for the new Hulk and casting rumors for the next Superman. We also have a breakdown of the movies coming to Comic Con. All that and the latest casting bites, images and videos.
GenkiWear’s new Star Trek fragrance is: SULU Pour Homme. Next week they will be selling a limited selection of the Sulu cologne at San Diego Comic Con in special packaging. However, for just today, Genki are selling making a limited number at their site. Details below.
Tonight Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton will be seen in a family TV movie with a sci-fi theme "The Jensen Project", on NBC. The film is actually a ‘back door pilot’ that could result in a series. We have a preview and commentary from Burton below to get you started.
Today Zoe Saldana proved that Zachary Quinto isn’t the only new Star Trek crewperson who can do the viral comedy video thing. Star Trek’s new Uhura co-stars along with Kate Bosworth in a new Funny or Die video titled "Idiots". Check it out below
The images of the day are in amazing 8-bit resolution with some pixel art of our favorite Star Trek characters from the original Star Trek series and the Next Generation. Check em out the pixelated crews of the Starship Enterprise below.
Today Quantum Mechanix has announced their first set of lithographs prints from the recent Star Trek movie. The first set of four prints will be based on early poster design concepts, as seen in the recent "Star Trek: The Art of the Film" book. The posters are available to buy now and will also be available at San Diego Comic Con. More details and images below.
Today Atari has launched a new web mini game Star Trek Online Architect, which allows fans to create their own starships and share them with others. The mini-game also includes an Intel-sponsored contest where you can win a full-sized captains chair. More details below.
The second season of Marvel’s Saturday morning cartoon The Super Hero Squad Show is going to feature the voices of three Star Trek stars. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton and Jonathan Frakes will be joining George Takei, who has already appeared in season one. More details below .
The popular fan series Star Trek Phase II is currently in post production on their prequel flashback episode "Origins". Today they released an early version of opening teaser for the episode, where you can see a young James T. Kirk facing the famed Kobayashi Maru test at Starfleet Academy. Check it out below.
If you are looking for something to do in the Indianapolis area this weekend, you may want to take in some culture with the original Sulu. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will be performing a concert of music from Sci-Fi TV and movies (including Star Trek), with special guest George Takei who will be proving a "dramatic narration"…oh my. More details below.
Two and a half years since startrek.com went dormant, the official site of the Star Trek franchise has been re-launched with a new look and a new mission. More details and thoughts on the new official site below.
A new mashup from a regular popular masher is going viral this week. “Data’s Achievements” showcases some of questionable art from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s favorite android Data. Check it out below.
Proving that he is the hardest working man in show business, we have a second press release today related to Star Trek’s William Shatner. The Bio Channel has released details on their second Shatner show, Aftermath, which has Bill taking a look into the famous and infamous in the ‘aftermath’ of coming to notice. The show is coming in August, more details below
On thing that seems to be a consensus with fans is that they want to see more of Karl Urban’s McCoy in the Star Trek sequel, currently being written. In a new interview promoting his upcoming film RED, Urban talked about his thoughts on the Star Trek sequel, and also if he would consider doing more than just three Star Trek films. Excerpts below.
William Shatner is headed to San Diego Comic Con. He will be participating in the ‘Tweet House’ event being held on the USS Midway where he will be conducing live web interviews. More details on the event below.
In Sci-Fi TV this week we kick it off with details on the Doctor Who Christmas special, find out what the next creature headed to True Blood, and get ready to laugh at Robot Chicken’s new Star Wars parody. Plus Darlton from Lost talk about their big set of Emmy nominations. We have all that plus all the new previews and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and a breakdown of TV shows coming to Comic Con.
The new Star Trek movie and crew has inspired a lot of talk, and now it seems it has inspired its own parody comic strip. The fan made "Ensign Sue Must Die" web comic started up in May and already has 14 strips. More info and a look at the strip below.
Today is Sir Patrick Stewart’s birthday. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jean Luc Picard is turning 70 years young. TrekMovie wishes Stewart the best of birthdays. We also report news on dates and prices for seeing Stewart on Broadway in A Life in the Theater.
It is another time to check in with Star Trek’s new crew to see what is up. Firstly Chris Pine is getting some high praise for his new play, Zoe Saldana is talking men in a new GQ cover story, Zachary Quinto wrapped acting on his new film, Anton Yelchin is the subject of a new Spidey Rumor, Karl Urban is talking Red and fans. All that and more below.
Later this week Cryptic is set to release the second season of their MMO Star Trek Online and in a new Q&A the company reveals more about what is coming. But the big news is that STO’s new executive producer has dropped a hint that the game may be moving to a new payment model. Details on all that below.
Star Trek’s original Kirk, William Shatner is currently in New York to interview Star Trek Voyager’s Kate Mulgrew for his upcoming The Captains documentary. And a few minutes ago Shatner just sent out an unusual picture via Twitter of himself on the streets of New York, check it out below.
CBS Interactive has released a new official Star Trek application for your iPhone that turns it into an original series Star Trek communicator, complete with authentic sounds and voice effects. See below for demo video and more details.