September 2010

Star Trek Celebs Pegg, Nichols, Burton & Ryan Join Twit Change Celebrity Auction For Haiti

Today a new sort of celebrity auction was launched on the web, including some Star Trek celebrities. TwitChange is a charity for building homes for victims of the Haiti earthquake with dozens of celebrities involved by auctioning off becoming your friend on Twitter. Trek celebs Jeri Ryan, Nichelle Nichols, Simon Pegg and Levar Burton are involved. Details below.

Video & Photos Of Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson At MTV VMAs + Rosario ‘Dreams’ Of Role In Trek Sequel

On Sunday Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk Chris Pine appeared at the MTV Video Music Awards, introducing Taylor Swift. Chris was joined by his Unstoppable co-star (and big time Trekkie) Rosario Dawson. If you can’t get enough Chris, check out the video and photos below. Plus Rosario Dawson tweets to @trekmovie about wanting into Star Trek.

Watch Funny Video Trailer For Night of the Living Trekkies + Video Preview Of Star Trek 365

The publishers of two new Star Trek related books have released video promos worth checking out. We have a funny "book trailer" for the zombie/Trek mashup "Night of the Living Trekkies". Plus there is a new video preview/promo for the photo book "Star Trek The Original Series: 365". Check them both out below.

VIDEO: Watch Zoe Saldana’s New Calvin Klein Underwear Commercials

Zoe Saldana is the latest Star Trek star to appear in a TV commercial campaign. But unlike other Trek vets, she is only wearing underwear – which is what she is pitching. Below we share the three new Zoe Saldana Calvin Klein underwear commercials and a behind the scenes video as well. Zoe also talks about how she is no wilting flower in a new interview, excerpts of that below as well.

Star Trek Sequel Update: Abrams, Orci & Kurtzman Talk Khan, Klingons & more

We all want to know what is up with the Star Trek sequel, which is currently being written. The new special 200th issue of the UK’s SFX Magazine has an extensive section all about Star Trek that includes interviews with JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman. They talk sequel possibilities, Khan, Klingons, humor and more. See excerpts below.

Klingon Opera Opens In The Netherlands + Klingon Shakespeare Coming To Washington DC

2010 seems to be the year of the Klingon. Evidence of Klingon infiltration has shown up in Scotland, California and Australia. And this weekend Klingons are back, performing an opera in The Netherlands, and later this month Klingons will be in our nation’s capital performing Shakespeare. Details below.

VIDEO & Highlights: Michael Giacchino On Star Trek Music, Sequel, & more

Over the weekend Star Trek composer (and Oscar-winner) Michael Giacchino was the guest speaker for a screening of the movie in West Los Angeles. The discussion covered his approach to the first Star Trek, the Klingon music that didn’t make it into the film, possible ideas for the sequel and more. We have full video from the event, plus some highlight bullet points on what he had to say.

George Takei To Appear On The Big Bang Theory w/ Katee Sackhoff [UPDATED]

The nerdy CBS hit comedy The Big Bang Theory has had a number of Star Trek references over its first three seasons, including guests spots for TNG’s Wil Wheaton. And now it has been confirmed that Star Trek’s George Takei will be appearing on the show. More details below plus more Takei news. UPDATE: More details reveal Takei will appear with BSG’s Katee Sackhoff. 

Sci-Fi Movies Saturday: Captain America, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ghostbusters III, Clash of the Titans 2, Dredd + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we have new details on the Judge Dredd, Captain America, and Ghostsbusters III movies, plus there is lots of director updates on Wolverine 2, Deadpool, Clash of the Titans 2, and the next Fantastic Four movie,  All that and more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.

KirkWatch: William Shatner Talks Career & Trek Co-stars + Chris Pine On Unstoppable

Star Trek’s original Kirk William Shatner is the subject of an extensive feature interview in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. The actor speaks frankly about his career and a bit about his Star Trek co-stars. Excerpts below, plus some bonus Bill videos as well. And Chris Pine, Star Trek’s new Kirk, is also the subject of a new interview, talking about his new film. Excerpts of that below too.  

VIDEO: Herman Zimmerman Talks Difficulties w/ Nemesis Director Baird, ST09’s Big Nacelles & More

Last week at the showing of Star Trek: Nemesis at the Star Trek Summer Screening series at the Royal Theater in West LA, veteran production designer Herman Zimmerman spoke frankly about his career in Trek, issues with Nemesis director Stuart Baird, and gave his thoughts on the look of the new Star Trek. Watch vidoe of that below.  

Review: Star Trek 365 Photo Book

Abrams Books (no relation to Star Trek’s JJ Abrams) has released a great new Star Trek coffee table book, "Star Trek: The Original Series 365". The book features 365 photo spreads, including many rare or never-seen-before images, along with text by Paula M. Block with Terry J. Erdmann.  TrekMovie provides this review of the photos, text, and design of this latest in Trek’s long history of coffee table tomes.

Big Star Trek Celebs Fill Trek Trak Schedule For Dragon*Con 2010

This weekend Atlanta, GA is host to the the annual Dragon*Con, a huge fan friendly pop-culture convention. As usual there will be an extensive "Trek Trak" with a nubmer of events and celebrity appearances, including Jonathan Frakes, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirits and more. The Trek Trak is hosted by Voyager’s Garrett Wang, and there will be a Trek costume record attempt as well. Full schedule below.