Yesterday Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert held the "Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear" in Washington DC. Part of the 3-hour event included a debate between the two on reason vs. fear and Star Trek (and Star Wars) played key parts. Watch the video below.
On Wednesday the Bio Channel is airing a new Star Trek documentary, "The Captains of the Final Frontier", and Bio have sent along a video promo, check it the video below.
This week, on a late edition of Science Saturday, experience volcanic eruptions around the world, spot a pickle-shaped comet, make a call to Mount Everest, and discover parallel universes. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: epic iPhone costume!
Sir Patrick Stewart, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Captain Jean Luc Picard, did a radio Q&A event in New York this week promoting his Broadway play but also talking about his career on the stage and also in Star Trek. Stewart talked about how Star Trek changed his life, his relationship with Gene Roddenberry, and more. Excerpts and video link below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we have the first look at the Captain America movie, some details and a title for the next Batman movie, release dates for a Super 8 and more genre films, a Hobbit shooting update, another Star Wars rumor and much more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.
Veteran Star Trek designer Doug Drexler has another great video blog where he interviews classic TOS actor Michael Forest ("Who Mourns for Adonais"), shows off cool behind the scenes video of the team working on the USS Enterprise D model, plus a blooper reel from Enterprise, and more. Check it out below.
We have a special Halloween themed image of the day that takes a "six degrees of Kevin Bacon" look at LeVar Burton and finds that Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Geordi LaForge is at the nexus of the horror universe. Check it out below.
Last night was the official opening of the revival of the play "Angels In America" in New York, with a cast featuring Zachary Quinto. Star Trek’s new Spock is getting high marks for his acting. We have critic excerpts, pictures and video below.
William Shatner, Star Trek’s original James T. Kirk, was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and during the interview he talked about his love for Dancing With The Stars, and proved it by dancing with Jimmy. Watch the video blow, plus a bonus vintage video of Shatner from a parade in 1968.
The guys at replica maker Quantum Mechanix have a Halloween present for the Trek fans, by presenting a spooky video of John DeLancie, Star Trek TNG’s Q, reading Edgar Allen Poe’s "The Raven". Watch it below
There is more Star Trek gaming news to report. First off there are more details on the setting and game for the browser-game Star Trek Infinite Space. Plus Cryptic is getting ready to add a major new feature to Star Trek Online, plus Cryptic has embraced free-to-play for its other game so is STO next?
Last Saturday Harve Bennett, producer of four Star Trek films, did a Q&A at a screening of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in Ashland Oregon, where he talked about his time on Trek, his never-produced Starfleet Academy movie, and he offered a critical opinion of JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie. Excerpts and video below.
The critically acclaimed, but very, very low-rated, sci-fi drama series Caprica, co-created by Star Trek vet Ron Moore, has been canceled by Syfy, the network announced today. Five original episodes remain to be aired but they’ll be pulled from the schedule effective immediately. More details below, plus Ron Moore talks about differentiating Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica.
Star Trek has been influential in pop culture and society for over four decades, but now it has gone a step farther to becoming a legal precedent. In a new ruling, the Texas Supreme Court has specifically cited the "the needs of the many…" axiom from Star Trek II. Details below, plus exclusive reaction from Wrath of Khan writer/director Nicholas Meyer.
Last night stars and crew of Chris Pine’s new movie Unstoppable came to Westwood, CA for the big movie premiere. We have photos and videos below, plus the latest Pine casting rumor: Chris up to be The Flash?
The weekend of October 22-24, Creation Entertainment held an Official Star Trek Convention in Rosemont (near Chicago), Illinois. I was there to speak and to enjoy the festivities, and so I thought I would share my impressions of the weekend. We also have a photo slideshow from the event.
On Wednesday, November 03 at 9 pm (ET) the Bio Channel will air a new two-hour Star Trek-focused documentary called “The Captains of the Final Frontier”. Unlike William Shatner’s The Captains documentary about the actors who played captains, this Bio Channel doc will focus on the fictional characters themselves. The Bio Channel has provided us with a detailed description, see that below.
Today is the birthday of Robert Picardo, Star Trek Voyager’s holographic Doctor. Today the actor is turning 57, and all of us at TrekMovie want to wish Bob a big happy birthday. Below we have a couple of favorite doctor moments, plus we check in to see what Mr. Picardo is up to these days.
Last month Gameforge announced their first Star Trek free-to-play browser games will be "Star Trek – Infinite Space” – set in the the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine timeline. And today they released the first trailer, check it out below
The weekend of October 22-24, Creation Entertainment held an Official Star Trek Convention in Rosemont (near Chicago), Illinois. Leonard Nimoy was not able to attend due to surgery, however he still made news via an announcement from Star Trek III actor Christopher Lloyd, who revealed Nimoy is returning to Fringe.
Now that scripting has started on the new Star Trek movie, we shall expect more and more rumors to crop up. Today a new one has emerged from a report citing a source that says Khan will definitely not be the villain in the Star Trek movie, but a familiar TOS character will be. More on this rumor below.
A number of Star Trek stars appeared at the Official Pix Fan Days celebration in Plano, TX over the weekend. Below we have video of William Shatner, including him giving details on his upcoming album, plus video of TNG stars Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, and Michael Dorn.
One again Apple’s new iPad has crossed paths with Star Trek, this time revealing a tidbit about the upcoming sequel. Today the New York Times has an article about iPads being used in Hollywood, with an example of how Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci used his in a meeting with the Star Trek ‘Supreme Court’, excerpt below.
Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk Chris Pine will soon be seen in the new Tony Scott action movie Unstoppable. Pine spoke very briefly about Star Trek and his other upcoming projects at a recent press event promoting the film. Watch that clip below, plus new promotional videos for Unstoppable.
In Sci-Fi TV this week there is big news for Galactica fans with news of a new BSG spin-ff. We also have news on the futures of Chuck, The Event, V, and even a possible 11th season for Smallville. All that plus more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews, including the latest from Doctor Who.
There has been a lot of buzz about the possibility of Klingons appearing in the next Star Trek movie. If they do then Star Trek creature designer Neville Page would likely be involved in bringing them into the new movie universe. Last week Page talked a bit about the prospect, excerpts below.
While many geeks may prefer the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory for their cultural references, the NBC comedy Community, also airing at 8PM on Thursdays, is also full of pop culture, including last night’s episode which dipped into Star Trek. And next week it looks like they will have more Trek fun. Watch the clips below.
One of the surprising cameos in the 2009 Star Trek movie was Tyler Perry as a Starfleet Admiral. In a new video interview, Perry talks about the notion of coming back for the Star Trek sequel, currently being scripted. More below.
Welcome to a very exciting edition of Science Friday! This week, explore the moon, Mars, and beyond. Help design the next lunar base, contribute to the 100-year starship project, volunteer for a one-way journey to Mars, and explore the edge of our own planet. All this and more plus our self-replicating gadget of the week: the MakerLegoBot.
UPDATED: Actress claims she was never in Star Trek.