August 2010

Trek Vets Come Up Empty On Emmy Night

The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Award were held tonight in Los Angeles. Amongst the nominees were several Trek vets, including Star Trek 2009’s Damon Lindelof and Michael Giacchino, as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart. However, the night wasn’t golden for the Trek vets. A full breakdown for how it went below, with some pictures from the event.

Science Saturday: Mars Hoax + New Solar System + Plastic Oil + Astronaut Simulator + Musical Ale

Your humble science writer is on the road again, but I’ve still got you covered with this late edition of Science Saturday! This week, don’t believe the Mars hoax, discover multi-planet solar systems, turn plastic back into oil, and feel like a real astronaut. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: Tuned Pale Ale.

Happy 30th Birthday, Chris Pine + New Unstoppable Poster + Almost Cast In MI4?

Today is the birthday of Chris Pine. Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk is turning the big 3-0. All of us here at TrekMovie would like to wish the new Captain a Happy Birthday. Plus we have an update on what Chris is up to (including the latest project he was in consideration for), plus a look at the new poster and a still from Pine’s next movie, Unstoppable.

1987 Paramount Memo Reveals Actors Auditioning For Star Trek: TNG Cast

An old Paramount Memo, which was actually released a few years ago, has been getting a lot of play on the Internet in the last day. The Memo is about possible actors who were being brought in to audition for roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and it includes some interesting names for those who almost became the stars of the show.

Trek Stars Coming To Universal City In October For Trek Xpo

The Hollywood Xpo coming to Universal City, CA in October is an event chock full of Hollywood, and Sci-Fi celebrities, including a "Trek XPo" full of Star Trek luminaries from all the Trek TV shows, including Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Jonathan Frakes Michael Dorn, Rene Auberjonois, Robert Duncan McNeil, Connor Trinneer, and many more. Weekend includes panels, workshops, and awards show and more. Details below.

Harve Bennett Talks “Academy Years” Concept & JJ Abrams Star Trek

Back in 1989 Harve Bennett (producer of Star Trek II, III, IV & V) proposed that the Star Trek franchise needed to be restarted with Kirk and Spock being recast for a move set at Starfleet Academy. Work began on the project, including a script, but Paramount decided to stick with the original crew for one more film. In a new interview, Bennett talks about "The Academy Years" film, and also gives his thoughts about JJ Abrams Star Trek.

Sci-Fi TV Tuesday: Smallville, Walking Dead, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Smallville, No Ordinary Family + more

In Sci-Fi TV this week we start off with a first look at the Doctor Who Christmas special and get some new details on the return of Torchwood. We also have another peek at Smallville’s final season, and a trailer and premiere date for The Walking Dead. All that plus the latest previews (including a link to see the full pilot of No Ordinary Family). All that plus latest television ratings casting bites and more.

Orci & Kurtzman To Bring “Locke & Key” Comics To TV + JJ Abrams To Begin Shooting Super 8 Next Month

Today there are a couple updates on what members of the Star Trek team are doing outside Star Trek (with Steven Spielberg). Trek co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are working with Steven Spielberg to bring Joe Hill’s "Locke & Key" IDW comic series to the small screen. Plus we have an update on JJ Abrams Super 8, including video of creature artist Neville Page talked Super 8 (and Star Trek).

TrekInk: Star Trek Burden of Knowledge Review #3 + Khan Ruling In Hell Previews

Stardates 7099.4 and 7101.6. The year: 2270. The Horta have not been seen by Kirk and his crew for three years. Andorians, Tellarites, and telepathy? What do all of these have in common? Read on for the review of the second issue (from last month) and third issue (released this week) of IDW’s Burden of Knowledge. Plus we have some news of Khan and his plushy future.

VIDEO: TrekMovie Star Trek Fan Panel At Trek Las Vegas Con

Two weeks ago TrekMovie hosted a fan panel at the Creation Star Trek Star Convention to discuss the 2009 Star Trek movie, and the 2012 sequel. Joined by Larry Nemecek, Mary Czerwinski and Vernon Wilmer, we (and the audience) discussed and debated the new universe of Star Trek. You can watch video of the full panel below.

First Look + Exclusive Image From Walter Koenig’s Vampire Comic “Things To Come”

In the last year we have seen William Shatner and Zachary Quinto dip into the world of comics and graphic novels, and now Walter Koenig is jumping in with a new series about vampires plus a re-issue of his 1990’s comic series "Raver." We have more details below, including an exclusive image from the vampire series "Things to Come".