Things are busy for Star Trek Voyager’s Jeri Ryan. Her new ABC show Body of Proof premieres in less than two weeks and we have new behind the scenes video from that. Plus there is a new set video of Jeri playing Sonya Blade in the upcoming Mortal Kombat web series, plus she has landed a guest spot in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. .
William Shatner’s 80th Birthday is next Tuesday, which is also the third annual "Talk Like William Shatner Day". TrekMovie has partnered up with WilliamShatner.com and ThinkGeek to hold a special contest where you can win prizes by submitting a video talking like Shatner. More details below. [DEADLINE EXTENDED + Maurice LaMarche joins judges panel]
In Sci-Fi TV this week we take a look at the future prospects Supernatural, Fringe and V, find out what to expect with Game of Thrones, prepare to wait longer for Terra Nova, check out some set images from Wonder Woman, get renewal news for Being Human and the other Being Human. All that and more including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews. [UPDATE: First look at Wonder Woman]
The whole world (or at least the geekverse) wants to know what is going to happen in the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Over the last week we have reported on the musings of Simon Pegg who admits he knows nothing, but in a new interview he reveals that he and co-star Chris Pine have tried to get spoilers – only to be denied. Plus we have Pegg’s new Paul promo skit from Funny or Die. We also have a new poll on Bad Robot Star Trek secrecy
Next week the American Cinematheque is presenting a special Star Trek series, showing the first six Trek films over four days in Hollywood. Each screening will include a Q&A, with George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nick Meyer and members of the TMP effects team. And even if you aren’t in the LA area you have a chance to ask the Trek luminaries a question by submitting them here at TrekMovie.com. Details below.
Star Trek’s Simon Pegg has wrapped up his US publicity tour for Paul and is headed to Vancouver to finish up shooting on Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Before departing he appeared on the Jay Leno show and we have that video, plus in another interview the actor talked about his hopes and expectations for the Star Trek sequel.
Today we have another musically themed video to share, this one a rather bizarre bit of street theater from a Carnival in Germany last week featuring a battle between Star Trek and Star Wars and Lady Gaga…hard to explain so just check it out, plus more Star Trek street music from the New York Subway.
Simon Pegg is still out promoting his new film Paul. We have more comments from the new Scotty talking about Star Trek, plus a new Star Wars parody video, and video and photos from the Hollywood Paul premiere. Check it all out below.
Last summer, Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk, Chris Pine got rave reviews for his stage work in the dark satire "The Lieutenant of Inishmore". Last night Pine won an LA Drama Circle Award for the play, and he was joined at the event by his father (a fellow Trek vet) who also won an award. Plus Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Beltran opens a new play in LA in April. Details below
A new breathtaking video of the Jewel of the Solar System, Saturn, and her moons has been circulating the internet today. Saturn is gorgeous, we all know this. So what makes this video so special? It was made using ONLY NASA/JPL photos taken by the Cassini Spacecraft. No CGI, no 3D models. Just photographs.
As noted on Saturday, Star Trek’s George Takei has been leading one using the social networking site Twitter to do his bit to help the people in Japan following Friday’s horrific earthquake and Tsunami. On Sunday Takei appeared on CNN to talk about Japan, watch the video below.
Creation Entertainment held a big official Star Trek convention in San Francisco over the weekend headlined by Leonard Nimoy with a bunch of big Trek stars including Nichelle Nichols, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and more. See below for a report plus lots of photos from the weekend.
Today the people at Facebook learned you don’t mess with William Shatner. Over the weekend the social networking giant took the unusual step of deleting the Mr. Shatner official page, claiming it was a fake. But this afternoon Star Trek’s original Kirk turned to Twitter to make his feelings clear, and Facebook quickly reversed their error. Details below.
Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, has been on big promotional tour for his new sci-fi comedy Paul, opening this weekend in the USA. And along the way he has talked a bit more about the buzz on the Star Trek sequel. He has also confirmed when Paramount has asked him to set aside time to shoot it.
Today we have a dancing theme for two viral videos to share. The first comes from the PAX gaming show held over the weekend with a Trekkie in TNG costume becoming a dancing machine. Then we have another recent upload with a group of Trekkies doing a TOS-era Starfleet v Klingon dance-off. Check them both out below.
Leonard Nimoy continues to defy his pledge to retire. Star Trek’s Spock Prime has upped his live appearances, signed on to do more Fringe, and now he is even in a new TV commercial for the Canadian cable company Telus. Check it out below, plus we look back at some classic Nimoy commercials.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column we watch the just released Tron "epilogue", find out who is the new Martha Kent, get lots of peeks at the new Conan, learn about Green Lantern’s new suit, get surprised about Blade Runner sequel/prequel talk, find out about more the Alien/Prometheus connection, and mark our calendars for Star Wars in 3D. Plus much more, including the latest casting bites, images and videos.
Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto is in a brand new movie opening this weekend, and you can watch it online for free. The new ensemble comedy Girl Walks Into A Bar has premiered exclusively on YouTube and you can watch it below.
Yoostar 2, the new "movie karaoke" game for Playstation 3 and XBox 360, was released this week. And to promote it Yoostar has put out some demo scenes starring Jay Baruchel (She’s Out of Your League). See below for his take on the "Trouble with Tribbles" scene from the original Star Trek.
View Japan quake aftershocks in near-real-time, watch the light show at Kilauea volcano, make a map of the brain, and interact with a Data-like android. All this and more in this week’s Science Saturday!
Last night Star Trek’s ‘Kirk Classic’ was in Ottawa to host the 31st Annual Genie Awards, Canada’s answer to The Oscars. During the show Bill made a few Star Trek quips, including one introducing the new Christopher Pike, Bruce Greenwood. See below for a first-hand report from the event, pictures, and an audio interview with Shatner following the show. (plus a Canada only link to video)
Today the news has been dominated by the horrific events surrounding the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Led by Star Trek’s George Takei, many of Star Trek’s celebrities on Twitter have been talking about the event, sending out wishes, prayers and links to help and more. See below for a summary.
Today is the birthday for the youngest member of Star Trek’s new crew. Anton Viktorovich Yelchin, Star Trek’s new Pavel Chekov, turns 22 Friday. We here at TrekMovie want to wish Anton a happy birthday and we catch up with the Russian-born actor to see what he is up to these days.
The full theatrical trailer for JJ Abrams new movie Super 8 was just released Friday morning. Paramount has also released an official synopsis for the film, which opens in June. Check it all out below – and yes there are lens flares.
In Sci-Fi TV this week we learn more about Leonard Nimoy’s return to Fringe, hear from Brannon Braga about his time-travel series Terra Nova, find out how the SGU writers hope to wrap it up post cancellation, get some True Blood spoilers, get more Wonder Woman casting, and catch up with all the rest of your genre faves. All that plus latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.
A hilarious new Star Trek video is going viral on the web and has even got the notice of Star Trek co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof. The video answers the the question "What’s In Spock’s Scanner?" with an imagined 23rd century social networking answer.
Last night once again Seth MacFarlane’s animated FOX comedy The Family Guy, went to Star Trek. This time there was a Trek homage subplot right out of Star Trek’s "The Enemy Within", plus a cameo from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart. There was also a brief Star Trek call out on The Simpsons. Check it all out below
This morning William Shatner gave the crew of Shuttle Discovery a special surprise with a newly added voiceover to the Star Trek theme beamed up for their wakeup call. You can hear that below, plus the latest Shatner news (yes he still wants to be in the Star Trek sequel), plus he is hosting the Canadian Genie Awards on Thursday.
This afternoon I got into a twitter debate with Free Enterprise director Robert Meyer Burnett over the virtues of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the first Trek feature from 1979. We have decided to live tweet-watching the film starting at 7PM pacific. You can follow along below.
Have we made “first contact” with fossilized alien microbes? A recent study by astrobiologist Richard B. Hoover of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center says “yes”. Pretty much everyone else says, “no,” or at the very least, “I’m skeptical.” If the claim is indeed verified, it will be a turning point in human history; If not, just another item in the list of unresolved questions surrounding the search for life beyond Earth.