September 2010

UPDATED: Chris Pine In Talks To Star In Alex Kurtzman’s Directorial Debut? + New ‘Unstoppable’ Images

In August it was reported that Star Trek scribe Alex Kurtzman will be making his feature directorial debut with a Steven Spielberg produced family drama Welcome to People, and now there is a hint that they are interested in bringing in Star Trek’s Chris Pine to star in the film. Plus we have the latest images and poster from Pine’s new film Unstoppable.

Viral Video: Robert Picardo & Tim Russ in “Chad and the Alien Toupee” + Picardo Talks Voyager

Following in the footsteps of Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, Star Trek Voyager stars Robert Picardo and Tim Russ have a new Funny or Die video – a sci-fi spy spoof called "Chad and the Alien Toupee". Check that out below, plus some excerpts from an interview where Picardo talks about the Voyager finale and the notion of a Voyager reunion.

Watch Patrick Stewart’s Family Guy Cat Cameo + New Car Rental Commercial V.O.

Last night the 9th season of the animated FOX comedy Family Guy premiered, and the special 1-hour episode "And Then There Were Fewer" contained a cameo from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart, as a cat. Watch it below, plus the new National Car Rental commercial featuring Stewart’s voice over. 

Shatner’s ‘$#!*’ Sitcom & Orci Kurtzman ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Score Big Ratings – Abrams ‘Undercovers’ Underperforms

This week brings the premieres of many of fall’s new TV series, including two from the new team behind Star Trek and one from Star Trek’s original Kirk. Monday saw Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s Hawaii Five-0 win its time slot, and Wednesday JJ Abrams new show Undercovers premiered with somewhat disappointing ratings, while last night William Shatner’s $#!* My Dad Says scored big.    

Shatner Jokes About Lobbying For Star Trek Sequel Role + Video of Bill Singing For Genie Award

We are now in the second round of the "will William Shatner be in the new Star Trek movie" saga. Bill is out promoting his new CBS sitcom $#!* My Dad Says and the actor is again being asked about the next Trek. In today’s excerpt we have Bill joking about getting sushi with JJ Abrams. Excerpts below, plus some new video previews of Bill’s sitcom and Bill singing for Canadian Genie special.

TrekInk: Preview of Star Trek: 5-page preview of Star Trek Burden of Knowledge #4 + Cover & Details for Khan #3

This week IDW finishes off their four issue TOS era comic book series from the Tipton brothers: "Star Trek: Burden of Knowledge". We have a five page preview of issue 4 below, plus a look at covers and details for the December IDW Star Trek solicitations, including “Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell #3”. 

William Shatner On JJ Abrams & Chris Pine + Fun Video w/ Bill & Craig Ferguson

William Shatner is out promoting his new sitcom $#!* My Dad Say (see our preview from last week). And in a new interview Bill talked a bit bout the new regime at Star Trek, including commenting on the new Kirk, Chris Pine. Excerpts of that below, plus some fun video of Bill from the CBS Late Late Show.

Klingon Shakespeare Extra Casting Call Tomorrow in DC + More Klingon Opera Video

We have a follow-up on last weekend’s story on how Klingons are hitting stages around the world. Tomorrow the Washington Shakespeare Company is holding an open casting call for extras for their Shakespeare in Klingon event next weekend. We also have another video feature on last weekend’s Klingon opera in the Netherlands.

Sirits, DeLancie, Picardo, Roddenberry and Masterson Set Sail For Star Trek Cruise 2010 + TrekMovie Readers Get $100 Discount

The Star Trek Cruise takes the idea of combining a Star Trek convention with a Caribbean cruise. This year the cruise embarks in December with Trek celebrities Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Robert Picardo, Rod Roddenberry and Chase Masterson on board. See below for details, plus info on how you can get a special discount.

Check Out Prototype of Never-made Nokia Star Trek Phone [VIDEO + Pix]

Wouldn’t you like a mobile phone that was built to resemble a Star Trek communicator? Mobile phone maker Nokia, one of Paramount’s promotional partners for the 2009 Star Trek movie, actually built some prototypes of such a device. Below we have more details, video and photos of one of these very rare prototypes.