Today, August 19th, is a big day for Star Trek. It is the birthday for the Star Trek: The Next Generation’s first officer Jonathan Frakes who is turning 58, and TNG’s one season chief medical officer, Diana Muldaur. It also happens to be the birthday of the man who started it all, Gene Roddenberry.
There are many lessons that can be learned from Star Trek. This has now been recognized by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs who have gone to the final frontier to get out a message about how to avoid the flu.
John Billingsley spent four years aboard the NX-01 as Dr. Phlox in Star Trek: Enterprise. And in a new fan Q&A, the actor says he is ready to play Phlox again, as well as weighs in on the controversial finale for the series. Excerpts below
Syfy has been getting a lot of buzz for their upcoming origninal movie Sharktopus, but they have another Syfy monster movie coming this fall with Monsterwolf, starring Star Trek Voyager’s Doctor, Robert Picardo. More details on that, plus we have a Sci-Fi TV update with Syfy’s full fall schedule below.
Here is a bit of news to file under: no news is good news. A leaked email memo highlights Paramount Pictures upcoming slate of films and the Star Trek sequel (planned for 2012) is still on the Paramount list as a "go". More details below.
The venerable UK sci-fi magazine SFX is celebrating their 200th issue with a countdown of the top 200 sci-fi and fantasy characters based on polling from the magazine readers. They have released Top 20 polls in a number of categories, with Star Trek’s Mr. Spock coming out on top in the Favorite Alien list, but Captain Kirk is only 12th in the favorite hero list? More details below.
Star Trek producer/director has added yet another project to the production slate for his Bad Robot Productions. This time he and fellow Star Trek producer Bryan Burk are developing a new thriller based on the teenage kissing party game "Seven minutes in Heaven" but with a twist. Details below.
In Sci-Fi TV this week we have lots of news coming from Syfy with renewal news from Eureka, special X-Mas episodes for Eureka and Warehouse 13, and a new show from Syfy too. There are also new tidbits for the upcoming seasons of Smallville and Fringe. All that plus the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews, including looks at the Lost Season 6 special features.
The last time we saw Ensign Sue, Spock had put her into a red uniform and sent her on an away mission…with the usual result. Find out what happens next, in the 24th strip of Ensign Sue Must Die the comic strip inspired by the new Star Trek movie.
Star Trek T-Shirts have been a staple of licensed Trek products for decades and this week at the fashion industries MAGIC Marketplace trade show the latest Star Trek licensee was announced. Hybrid Apparel will begin selling new Star Trek T-shirts in September. More details below and a first look at Hybrid’s first Trek T-shirts below.
Bruce Greenwood is out promoting his latest project, Mao’s Last Dancer, but in a new interview he again expressed himself strongly on his views about appearing in the 2012 Star Trek sequel, and he also revealed how he got some changes to character of Pike for the 2009 Star Trek movie. Excerpts below.
Would you like to keep your love of Star Trek even closer? How about in your back pocket? Well Mighty Wallets are introducing a line of three brand new Star Trek wallets next month. We have more details including video of these interesting new Trek products below.
A Star Trek-themed video is going viral today featuring a Trek fan who decided to add lyrics to the theme for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Check out the TNG song below.
In September William Shatner will continue his conquest of the world of comics, following up his recent TekWar comics with a new comic book series: "Quest for Tomorrow" from Bluewater Productions. Details and a first look below.
Heroes Actor Greg Grunberg is a life-long friend of Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams and has appeared one way or another in almost every JJ Abrams production, including an audio cameo in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Now the actor says he has bigger aspirations for Star Trek’s future.
Young Spock seems vexed by the troublesome Ensign Sue, and so now it is Spock Prime who has to step in with some advice. See how it works out in Ensign Sue Must Die 23 below.
William Shatner has shown he is the master of TV, film, commercials, music, and now photobombing! Today’s photo of the day comes from last week’s Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, where Bill bombed like the best of them.
Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week, take a look at a gorgeous phytoplankton bloom, partake in 200-year-old champagne, use a VULCAN to design a car, watch nanites fight cancer, and apply some goop to what ails you. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: the 3D model creating laser backpack!
Our first Sci-Fi Movies column since Comic Con is chock full of goodness with details and previews from Green Lantern, Harry Potter, The Avengers. Plus there are project updates for the futures of the Avatar, Shadow and Terminator franchises. Plus tons of casting bites and all the latest images and videos, and box office news. So dive in.
After taking a week off for the Star Trek con in Vegas, the Summer STAR TREK Simply Spectacular Saturdays at the Royal Theater in West LA picks up again tomorrow with a showing of Star Trek: First Contact on the big screen, along with special guest Brannon Braga. Plus we have updated the schedule for the rest of the series…details below.
Karl Urban has previously talked about his interest in taking on the title role in the next Judge Dredd movie adaptation, and now it has been confirmed that Karl is the new Dredd. More details on that movie below, plus video from a new interview with Karl where recalls his favorite moment on the set of Star Trek .
While his time on Star Trek sparked decades of Kirk v Picard debates, at the time of Patrick Stewart’s casting, many wondered why a middle-aged Shakespearean actor was going to be the new captain for a new generation. And in a new interview, Sir Stewart himself admits that he too thought the idea was lunacy at the time.
It is time two wrap up our Star Trek Las Vegas celebrity panel reporting with coverage from the last day with stars from Star Trek: Enterprise. Find out what Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, John Billingsley, Steven Culp, and Matt Winston had to say in our report (with photos) below, along with a short report from the ‘Xindi panel’ as well.
Today’s image of the day comes from cartoonist Dave Perillo who was inspired by tomorrow’s opening of the action movie The Expendables, which reminded him of the "the one true expendables"…you know the ones he is talking about.
Over the weekend four of Star Trek The Next Generation’s stars appeared at the Las Vegas Trek con. This included Jonathan Frakes talking frankly about the movies and Enterprise, Brent Spiner and Patrick Stewart joking around (with Spiner also weighing in on his Star Trek Future), plus Michael Dorn going in depth into the character of Worf. Check out the full report with quotes and photos below.
One of the highlights of big Vegas Star Trek Convention over the weekend is the opportunity to see the great costumes fans have been working on all year. Some of them are humorous, some of them are technically challenging, but all of them are fantastic. This year’s contest, which favors high-skill, home made costumes, once again showcased hundreds of great fan-made costumes. Highlights of the event are below.
In Sci-Fi TV this week, we have news on original V actress Jane Badler joining ABC’s new V, a delay for Steven Spielberg’s prehistoric time-travel series Terra Nova and a sneak peek at the LOST‘s “The New Man in Charge”. There are also fresh updates on the new seasons of Chuck, Fringe, Torchwood and SGU plus a new BSG (online) spinoff. All that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.
In June the German browser-based game company Gameforge announced thy were developing free-to-play Star Trek games. And today comes good news on progress, as Star Trek vets Mike and Denise Okuda have been enlisted as consultants for Gameforge. More details below.
UPDATED: When we last saw Ensign Sue, young Spock declared that "Ensign Sue Must Die". So has she? You can find out below in the latest Star Trek movie-themed strip.
As noted in the TrekMovie write-up on the Star Trek: Voyager panel at the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, Jennifer Lien (Kes) made a rare con appearance, but didn’t really say much on stage. Lied did speak to the official Star Trek site and talked a bit about her time on Voyager and her preferred ‘exit’ episode.