April 2011

Yoostar Adds More Star Trek Scenes + YouTube Connectivity

Last month we reported the release of Yoostar 2, the movie karaoke game that includes a couple of Star Trek scenes you can insert yourself into. Yoostar has released more Star Trek scenes you can add, including a Star Trek pack. They have also announced connectivity to share videos on YouTube. Details below, plus links to some fun versions of famous Star Trek scenes.

No Progress On Bringing Star Trek: The Experience Back To Las Vegas [UPDATED]

The attraction Star Trek: The Experience closed down at the Las Vegas Hilton in September 2008. Since that time CBS had tried to bring a new Star Trek: The Attraction to Vegas, but that has since fizzled. A new report now cites CBS as confirming that there are no current plans for a new Star Trek: The Experience. [UPDATE: Statement from CBS]

Happy Birthday, George Takei + Original Sulu Takes On Hollywood ‘Whitewashing’

Today is the birthday for Star Trek’s original Hikaru Sulu. George Takei is now 74  years young and still going strong. We here at TrekMovie wish George a happy birthday, and so we have some fun vids and catch up with the latest from "Oh, my Takei" including his new campaign against Hollywood "whitewashing" and a new clip from his new show Supah Ninjas.

Sci-Fi TV Update: de Lancie To Guest On Torchwood: Miracle Day + Stargate TV/DVD Movies Shut Down

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s enigmatic Q John De Lancie is headed to another sci-fi series, this time the new season of Torchwood titled "Torchwood: Miracle Day". And in other sci-fi TV news, the Stargate franchise seems to have been completely put to an end (or at least hibernation) with the announcement that all Stargate DVD movie projects (including one with Voyager’s Bob Picardo) have been stopped.

Science Saturday: Laser Weapon + Space Flutes + New Shuttle Homes + Jupiter Bound Ship + more

This week, witness the Navy’s newest laser weapon, visit the retiring space shuttles (and the Enterprise), prep for spacecraft Juno’s upcoming launch, and hear the first ever Earth-Space flute duet in honor of Yuri Gagarin, first man in space. All this and more plus your gadget of the week: NAVI (Navigational Aid for the Visually Impaired).

STO Update: Tax Weekend Sale + Foundry Release + Bajoran Uniforms + New Interviews

Time again to catch up on what’s going on with Star Trek Online. Firstly this weekend Cryptic is offering a tax relief sale on all C-Store items and lifetime subscriptions. In addition, Cryptic has also launched their Foundry player generated content function and new added Bajoran militia uniforms. We have video promos for both of those plus more of the latest on Star Trek Online. 

New Previews For Orci/Kurtzman/Lindelof’s Cowboys & Aliens + Leonard Nimoy on Fringe

Last night if you watched American Idol on FOX you would have caught previews of a couple of things related to the world of Star Trek. First was the new trailer for Cowboys & Aliens, written by Star Trek writer/producers Orci, Kurtzman and Lindelof. In addition there was another preview for tonight’s episode of Fringe that could explain the interesting way Leonard Nimoy will be appearing. Watch both below.

DrexTV #4 – Behind The Scenes Video With USS Reliant Model & Last Day Of Voyager Set

Star Trek artist and designer Doug Drexler has one of his very cool DrexTV video blogs up, this time Doug shares some behind the scenes videos, including a close look at the original USS Reliant film model being re-used for TNG, and the last days on the set of Star Trek: Voyager. Check it out below.

Sci-Fi Movies Tuesday: Man of Steel, Dark Knight Rises, Planet of the Apes, Iron Man 3, The Hobbit, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, Tron 3 + more

In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column Superman gets his Zod, Batman keeps his secrets,  the Justice League begins to form, Planet of the Apes gets a new title, The Hobbit increases its shutter speed, X-Men reveals an opening, Tron goes old school, Green Lantern shows off footage and much more including the latest casting bites, images and videos.

Full Track List & Collaborators For William Shatners New Album – Will Be Redoing “Rocket Man”

In addition to the earlier Shatner NASA news, Star Trek’s original Kirk also has news in the world of music. The final track listing for his upcoming album "Searching For Major Tom" has been released, along with the list of collaborators. The album is full of space/science themed music, including Bill returning to do "Rocket Man" one more time. See below for full list.