Back when it was introduced in January, TrekMovie and others noted the similarities of Apple’s new iPad tablet and the Star Trek PADD touchscreen devices. Now Star Trek designers Mike & Denise Okuda as well as Doug Drexler are talking about the iPad/PADD connection, excerpts below.
Brannon Braga, Star Trek’s most prolific (and often controversial) writer came to the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas to interact with the fans. Braga answered questions about his time on Next Generation, Voyager, and Enterprise, revealing some insights and new details. Get a breakdown below.
The theatrical release of JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie did well with the critics and now the home video release has followed suit, winning the top title at the DVD Critics Awards. There is also news that Star Trek may be available soon for Netflix HD streaming.
Shatner and Nimoy were not the only big Star Trek stars at the Star Trek convention on Saturday. Also there were most of the main cast of Star Trek Voyager, including Jeri Ryan in a rare appearance. See below for our panel reports and for photos of the Voyager crew.
One of the biggest highlight’s this weekend at the Star Trek Convention was the joint appearance of Star Trek’s original Kirk and Spock: William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. The discussions covered the new Star Trek movies, details on Shatner’s The Captains documentary, Star Trek history and more. There was also a surprise appearance by Patrick Stewart. A full report and lots of photos below.
Yesterday at the Creation Star Trek con in Vegas, Propworx held a Star Trek prop and costume auction and both big wallet collectors and bargain hunting newbies were able to take home some nice pieces of Star Trek history. There were also some surprises, like Data’s painting of Spot fetching $7000. More details on the event below.
The CBS Consumer Products presentation at the Star Trek con in Las Vegas mostly covered previously reported stuff, but there were a few new tidbits for Trek merchandise, like the USS Enterprise Pizza slicer. But the most interesting bit of information came from a response to a fan question about TNG on Blu-ray. See below for a breakdown of what is to come from CBS.
Friday’s Star Trek convention in Las Vegas was mostly themed around Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Series regulars Avery Brooks, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and Armin Shimerman were on hand, along with a number of DS9 recurring guest stars. They talked about their roles on the show and more, including Brooks’ comment on a possible future DS9 or appearance in the Star Trek sequel. Details and photos below.
In the Ensign Sue Must Die strip, we found Ensign Sue feeling the logical wrath of Spock, and it ended on a cliffhanger. Find out today how it all worked out in strip 21 below.
The Creation Star Trek Con started off on Thursday with TOS stars George Takei and Walter Koenig, both of whom talked about the latest Trek film and more. TNG’s John deLancie talked about the nature of Q, Janeway v Picard, and a possible Q appearance in the Star Trek sequel. There were also appearances by a number of TOS guest stars. We have a full report with details and photos of all the panels below.
In 2010 there has been a wave attempts to set new World Records for the most costumed Star Trek fans in one place. The record had moved all the way up to 507 leading into today’s attempt at the Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. And now there is a new record. Details and photos from the event below.
While speaking at the “A Leap of Faith — A Quantum Leap Retrospective” panel at Comic-Con last month, Star Trek: Enterprise star Scott Bakula revealed that a movie version of the hit sci-fi series Quantum Leap is in the works.
Film Score Monthly, producers of the expanded Star Trek II and III soundtrack albums, have recently announced they are working on a big box set of Ron Jones music from Star Trek: The Next Generation. TrekMovie has now got some more excusive details on this exciting upcoming set.
If you are looking for something to do in Seattle this weekend, you may want to check out live free performances of the Star Trek episode "The Naked Time" in the park. The show opened last weekend and we have video and photos below.
Issue 28 of the official Star Trek Magazine should be available on newsstands this week. We have a preview with both covers, interior spreads, and excerpts, including Oscar-winning makeup artist Barney Burman talking about creating aliens for Star Trek. Check all that out below.
Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk, will next be seen in the action movie Unstoppable, co-starring with Denzel Washington. The first trailer for this runaway train movie has been released, check it out below, plus an update on Pine’s turn as Jack Ryan.
On Sunday there is going to be a live Star Trek auction at the Star Trek convention (you can also participate online). The original Star Trek memorabilia comes from the collections of a number of Star Trek vets, plus there are a number of pieces from Star Trek: The Experience. PropWorx CEO Alec Peters gave TrekMovie a guided tour of the preview on display in Vegas. Check out the video below.
This weekend Alexander Siddig’s new movie Cairo Time opens in limited release in the US, and via IFC On Demand. In a promotional interview the actor talks more about changes to Dr. Julian Bashir, and how is is ready for a DS9 reunion. We have those excerpts and have pics from the Cairo Time premiere below.
We all love Spock’s viewer on the bridge of the USS Enterprise. The mysterious viewer would give Spock all sorts of info to help Kirk and crew. However, was Spock’s viewer also an ergonomic danger? Well some Trekkie at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab created a handy infographic using lessons from Spock and Uhura to help with your monitor position.
Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek Voyager’s Captain Kathryn Janeway, has returned to the stage and is appearing all month in the off-Broadway production Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and we have details on that including how to get discount tickets. But in a new interview Mulgrew reveals that if she were to ever get the call again to appear in a Star Trek movie, she is ready for that too.
One of new licensees that previewed new Star Trek collectibles at Comic Con 2010 was Rocket World, designers of unusual collectibles and art who have applied the Star Trek design to their line of "cute but deadly" IWG vinyl figures. These are now available online, check them out below.
For strip #20 of the Star Trek movie themed webcomic ‘Ensign Sue Must Die’ (by Clare Mosley and Kevin Bolk), Spock has just had it with Ensign Sue! Check it out below.
Last week Atari released their big Season 2 update, which is on top of a lot of other updates they have done in the six months since launch. If you tried the game out before and dropped it, Atari and Cryptic are giving you a chance to try out all the new stuff again for free this weekend, starting today.
The photos of the day for today are two great photo-mashups of two great shows re-imagined as two great Star Trek shows. We have Captain Mal Reynolds in the 23rd century and Captain Don Draper in the 24th century. Check them out below.
Due to the delaying of the four Star Trek movie novel tie-ins, this summer the world Star Trek books has been all e-book compilations and reprints. However, things swing back into action in October with the first of four 24th century Typhon Pact novels. Details and covers for all four books is now available, so check out a preview of the series below.
At a Television Critics Association event today, the FX cable channel announced they had ordered a pilot for a comedy series that sounds like a parody of Star Trek. The new show called "Alabama" will be set on a starship in the future and comes from the team behind Reno 911. More details below.
Leonard Nimoy may be out of the game, but his friend William Shatner has made it clear in the last few years that he is interested in another go at being Captain Kirk. New comments from Shatner reconfirm his interest in the role, and the tech used to de-age Jeff Bridges for Tron Legacy has the original Kirk intrigued.
Star Trek’s original Sulu George Takei has never been shy about his ambitions for Sulu over the years. In a new interview, Takei talks about some of the lost opportunities with Sulu, how he turned down a role in Generations and how he fully supports a campaign to get him onto SNL.
Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are currently in production on their sci-fi western Cowboys and Aliens, which is shooting out in the New Mexico. But while there the pair are also working on putting together the story for the Star Trek sequel, and apparently the location his giving them inspiration. We also take a look at past "Star Trek westerns".
Star Trek’s William Shatner is starring in a new CBS sitcom called $#*! My Dad Says , and the show’s title continues to face controversy coming from the Parents Television Council. And so today they have called for action against advertisers who sponsor the show and are threatening boycotts.