Just in time for Christmas, Fox released their third Family Guy/Star Wars spoof movie, "It’s A Trap", a parody of Return of the Jedi. And just like with past spoofs, Seth MacFarlane worked in a Star Trek gag, this time with voice cameos from Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart. Plus MacFarlane has indicated he might finally be doing that big Star Trek spoof he wants.
The new year is almost upon us and with 2011 will come lots of stories about the Star Trek sequel, some real, some not real. But we have just one more rumor to debunk that came up during the holiday week that is kind of funny. It appears that there is an Craigslist calling for casting for the Star Trek sequel. Not that it is real or anything.
Star Trek The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton closed its doors in September 2008 and earlier this year much of the attraction was auctioned off by CBS, but one piece remains. The original sign for ST: The Experience is still up at the Hilton, and some former Experience cast members are trying to preserve it. See the local news report below.
The latest official Star Trek Magazine is on newstands now. Issue #31 has a focus on the women of Star Trek. We have excerpts and images, including covers and bits from an interview with Star Trek: Voyager’s Roxann Dawson. Check it all out below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, we learn that Jon Favreau won’t be directing Iron Man 3 (but he will direct Magic Kingdom), while David Fincher has been confirmed for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Also, Gwyneth Paltrow says her character Pepper Potts is not in The Avengers, the Spider-Man gets another delay, and TRON: Legacy posts a solid debut. Plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.
Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg will next be seen in the sci-fi comedy Paul, due out this fall. The second trailer has just been released, check it out below. Plus check out some location shooting photos of Pegg shooting the 4th Mission Impossible movie.
Zachary Quinto, Star Trek’s new Spock, is back with another viral video, Before After II, the sequel to Before After released earlier this year. The comedy short film features Quinto in three different ‘before/after’ sketches, with a Holiday season theme. Check it out below.
Today Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Sir Patrick Stewart picked up a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his worth in Macbeth. He will be going up against some big names, including Oscar-winner Al Pacino. Winona Ryder, Star Trek 2009’s Amanda, also picked up two SAG nominations. Details below.
Another sitcom is looking to a Star Trek star to play himself. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton revealed today he is currently shooting a guest spot playing himself on the NBC comedy Community. In addition, Burton has joined the cast of the drama Perception, from Trek vets Ken Biller and Mike Sussman. More info and pictures from both shoots below.
For the second year in a row, "Star Trek" has shown up in Google annual Google Zeitgeist survey of the year top searches. This year listed #8 for top TV show searches, more details below.
Back in the spring Leonard Nimoy announced that 2010 would be his last year for doing conventions, but earlier in December it was announced he was doing at least one in San Francisco in 2011. Now comes word that he will also be doing an event in Long Beach, the big Star Trek con in Las Vegas, Phoenix Comic Con, possibly Dragon*Con and more. Details below.
In Sci-Fi TV this week, there is hope Fringe will get another season, Syfy orders a new show, Walking Dead finale scores big, and you can win a guest spot on Smallville. All that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.
The world still awaits news and details on the 2012Star Trek sequel currently being written. Fans are ravenous for any news, and today Simon Pegg filled that void (with Star Trek sequel writer/producer Damon Lindelof snapping back)…but alas Pegg was just mocking us and our need to be spoiled.
Today there are some Star Trek-themed image mashups going viral. First up is Star Trek re-imagined as a children’s book. Then we have the steam punk versions of Kirk, Spock and the original crew. Check it all out below
After its current installation in Valencia, Spain wraps up Star Trek: The Exhibition will continue its tour through Europe and head to Germany. The travelling exhibit of props, costumes and replicas will open in Potsdam near Berlin in May 2011. More details and links below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column has lots of looks at Summer 2011 movies including Pirates of the Caribbean 4 images, and teaser trailers for Tranformers 3 and Thor. We also have plot details for X-Men: First Class, casting info for The Hobbit, updates on the next Batman and Alien movies, and more. Plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.
Last night the nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory once again looked to Star Trek. This time Sheldon suggests that Star Trek: The Motion Picture taught an important lesson in how the Vulcan ritual of Kolinahr can be a way to suppress the sex drive. Watch it below.
Last week Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams, along with the new Uhura Zoe Saldana, attended a Children’s Defense Fund event in Los Angeles. Both talked briefly about the Star Trek sequel on the red carpet, with Abrams giving an update on the script. See video and photos below. .
Welcome back to another Antarctic edition of Science Friday. But, before you travel south, learn about why NASA’s new arsenic-based life form may not be real, hear the latest on Captain Piccard’s solar plane, and get your own sonic screwdriver. All this and more, plus last week’s Antarctica questions answered as well as some new photos.
The MMORPG Star Trek Online got a big update today with the release of "Season 3: Genesis". Check out details and a video overview below. Also, Cryptic has also just launched their new Design The Next Enterprise Contest.
The ongoing feud between Star Trek’s William Shatner and George Takei was reignited yesterday on the Howard Stern radio show, with Takei talking about how in 2004 William Shatner refused to join him and other Star Trek cast members for the on-stage finale of James Doohan’s farewell convention. Details and audio below.
Today is the birthday for the man who appeared in more Star Trek than any other. Michael Dorn, who played Worf on TNG and DS9, turns 58 today. So we here at TrekMovie.com wish him a big happy birthday.
Earlier this year TrekMovie gave good reviews for the Keyscraper computer keyboards and mice with Star Trek 2009 movie designs. Now the company has come out with a series of new original series Star Trek designed mice and keyboards. More details below.
Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton has been facing critiques of his character Wesley for decades, even facing it recently in a Big Bang Theory guest spot. But in a new interview, the actor says that when he was younger the critiques were ‘hurtful’. More from Wheaton, plus info on a live video chat promoting this weekend’s guest spot on Leverage below.
Last week we reported how NASA scientists were referencing Star Trek, when announcing the discovery of a new type of life. Now we have Google promising that they are working on a "Star Trek future" for talking to computers. Plus, it appears the Chinese are working hard on teleportation.
The official Star Trek Facebook page is holding a cool contest where you can win a QMx 34" Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise from the 2009 Star Trek movie, valued at $4000. More details below.
Anton Yelchin, the new Chekov has been very busy since the 2009 Star Trek movie, with a number of film projects coming out in 2011 and 2012. One of the is The Beaver, a family comedy/drama starring Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster (who also directed). A new trailer is out, watch it below.
While sandstorms scour the surface of Ceti Alpha V, Khan and his peeps move into a lowrise container, meet their new neighbors, and square off against each other in the penultimate issue of Ruling in Hell from IDW Publishing. Spoilers ahead.
Do you want to Trek Your Crib? Well a good place to start would be to add Star Trek-style sliding doors. One fan has done so, and posted a guide on how to do it online. Check out the demo video below.
It is time once again to catch up on all the Sci-Fi TV news and this week we start off with a big move for Fringe, an original V cast member returns, talk of a 5-year arc for SGU, new shows developing for the CW, and much more. including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.