Another high profile actor has expressed interest in appearing in the 2012 Star Trek sequel. This time it is recent Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti who wants to know what it will take to land a job as a Klingon. In other famous face as Klingon news, Brit actor and humorist Stephen Fry joined a production of Hamlet in Klingon for a new documentary. Details and photos below.
While the Oscars were not a big year for Star Trek, one Trek vet, designer Robert Stromberg, picked up an Academy Award. More details below, plus photos of Star Trek vets at Oscar events, including JJ Abrams, Zoe Saldana, William Shatner, and Whoopi Goldberg…plus George Takei with Oscar-winner Colin Firth.
Unlike last year with its first win, the Oscars don’t have much to do with Star Trek this year. So tonight TrekMovie has decided to hold our own award show. Below we celebrate all the best in Star Trek viral videos for the last year. There is no red carpet, no nominees, just lots of winners. Check them out below.
As we have been reporting here at TrekMovie.com, developing the script for the 2012 Star Trek sequel is now in the final stretch. Now a new report states that Paramount is ready to get things started. This all falls on the four-year anniversary of Paramount officially announcing JJ Abrams’ first Star Trek film. More details below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column brings new looks and news for the upcoming Superman and Spider-man reboots. There is also a big update and previews from Thor, an Alien tie-in for Prometheus, and details on X-Men First Class. All that plus more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos, including a peek at an alien from Green Lantern.
In a new interview promoting some upcoming events in Australia, Star Trek’s original Kirk William Shatner looks back and says he is "proud" of his work on Star Trek, and looks forward saying that even though he would like to be in the 2012 Star Trek sequel, he thinks we are "beyond that" happening.
Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana has been out and about in the last week, showing up on red carpets on both coasts. We have photos of Zoe from today’s Independent Spirit Awards, last night’s Impact Awards plus New York Fashion Week. Check it out below.
Welcome once again to Science Saturday! This week: Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off for the last time (plus, Star Trek theme will play on board!), buy a 1961 Soviet space capsule, the man who survived a particle accelerator to the head, and how atomic oxygen can restore works of art. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: Neptunic’s super shark suit.
Star Trek’s original Spock is coming back out of retirement one more time for JJ Abrams. Leonard Nimoy has confirmed that he will be returning to the Fox sci-fi show Fringe, reprising his role as William Bell.
As previously reported, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton was a guest on last night’s episode of the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory. Well if you weren’t paying close attention you may have missed the quick appearance, but you can check it out below, plus clips from Burton’s previous week’s appearance on Community.
Time for another update from Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new chief engineer. Following up from yesterday’s comments about the state of the movie industry and franchise films (like Trek), today Pegg clarified and offered the inside buzz on the sequel script, coining an interesting word. Plus producer/co-writer Bob Orci has commented on the importance of fan feedback.
Actor Christian Slater showed his Star Trek fandom two decades ago with a Star Trek VI cameo, and now he is bringing his inner Trekkie to his new Fox sitcom Breaking In, where he worked in an original series Star Trek captain’s chair for his character. Check out a clip of Slater and his Kirk chair below.
Today we have a quick Star Trek gaming update. First up Gameforge has announced that Chris Hülsbeck will be scoring their browser-based game, and they provided a clip of music from the game. Listen to it below, plus check out some recent Star Trek Online videos and updates.
Earlier today Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg made a comment that the recently rebooted Star Trek films were examples of how Hollywood has run out of new ideas. More details below, plus the red band trailer for Pegg’s Paul.
The third season of William Shatner’s Bio chat show Shatner’s Raw Nerve is underway and it looks like this year will have a big influx of fellow Star Trek vets. Next you can see Bill sit down with Scott Bakula and later in the season Bio will air episodes with Walter Koenig and LeVar Burton. Clips from each are now available online.
The colony is overrun by zombies, Kirk, McCoy, and Spock are on their own with only the robot from "Lost in Space" to help them! Surely George Romero is somewhere to be found! Read on for the review of the second issue of IDW’s Star Trek: Infestation. Plus we have a 5-page preview.
Star Trek took another step into the world of online streaming today with the announcement that starting in April episodes from all the Star Trek TV series will become available on Netflix. Details below.
Today Jeri Ryan, aka Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero-One aka Annika Hansen, of Star Trek Voyager, turned 43 years old. We here at TrekMovie want to wish Jeri a happy birthday, and we also catch up on what the Borg Babe is up to these days.
There is more news on progress for the 2012 Star Trek sequel script, which is targeted for delivery next month. Now co-writers Robert Orci and Damon Lindelof have indicated they have relocated to a hotel to sit down and focus on finishing their first draft. More details below, Bob Orci asks fans to weigh in on a navigational array.
It seems that Star Trek-themed viral videos are all the rage. In the last few days a new one takes a popular video game and brings it into the 24th century. Check it out below.
Don Peterman, the cinematographer who was nominated for an Oscar for his work on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, has passed away at the age of 79. The two-time Oscar nominee died of complications from leukemia at his home in Palos Verdes Estates on February 5th. See below for more on Peterman and his career. [UPDATE: Leonard Nimoy has made a comment on Peterman’s passing]
In Sci-Fi TV this week there is a Lex-errific update for the Smallville finale, a Wonder Woman has been cast, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome starts shooting while Stargate Universe schedules its exit, Fringe hits a rating bump. We have all that more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.
Often the most popular Star Trek book covers are those for the long-running Vanguard series, set on the 23rd century Starbase 47 (aka Vanguard). Today we have the cover for the next entry, "Star Trek Vanguard – Declassified".
Welcome back to another exciting edition of Science Saturday (still happily living in its new time slot). This week: fly by Comet Temple 1 with Stardust, scan your skin Trek-style, cure bald captains of the future, and pretend to travel to Mars with Mars500. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: electronic contacts.
The world of Star Trek has just got more comfy. Next month officially licensed Star Trek bathrobes will be available in the UK. More details and photos below.
This week the big news in computers is Watson, IBM’s new supercomputer that took on the champions of Jeopardy, and won. And it turns out that this revolutionary new technology is yet another giant leap inspired by Star Trek. Details below.
CBS has added more streaming Star Trek content to the web. Star Trek: The Animated Series is now available online via free (ad-supported) streaming, joining the original Star Trek and Star Trek: Enterprise. Details below.
An effort to save the last remaining piece of the former Star Trek: The Experience may have come to a sad end. This month the Las Vegas Hilton has chosen to paint over the original sign for the attraction, instead of preserving it. Details and reaction below.
Today a new viral video was released with a song and music video that may be the ultimate sci-fi genre/mashup, full of references to Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and more. Check out "Tonight I’m Frakking You" below.
On Thursday Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton will appear on the NBC sitcom Community, playing himself. To get you started we have more details and photo previews of the episode below.