April 2011

Science Saturday: Giant Rocket + Virgin Submarine + Torn-apart Star + New Particle? + more

This is a big week for science, with a giant new rocket unveiled by SpaceX, Richard Branson going from Galactic to Oceanic with a cool one-man submarine, FermiLab physicists discovering a new particle (or maybe a new ‘force’ or something they aren’t sure), and NASA telescopes spotting a star being literally torn apart by a giant black hole. We have all that plus a do-it-yourself cannon, and the birthday of the Internet (maybe).

Shatner Still Wants Star Trek Sequel Role & Talks ‘Generations’ Death + POLL: How To Bring Back Kirk?

William Shatner is touring Australia and New Zealand this week with his "Shatner, Kirk, Crane and Beyond". At the show in Sydney Bill once again talked about how he wants in on the Star Trek sequel, and he also talked about the death of Kirk in Generations. Details and video below, plus a new poll on how to put Bill into the Star Trek sequel (if at all).  

Sci-Fi TV Thursday: Doctor Who, Torchwood, Fringe, Smallville, Futurama, Wonder Woman, The Walking Dead, V + more

Sci-Fi TV is back with updates on your favorite shows including updates on the new seasons of Doctor Who and Torchwood, a look at the improved Wonder Woman costume, renewal news for Futurama, Fringe and Archer, casting news for Smallville and more, including a look at the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Stan Lee animated series The Governator. All that plus much more, including the latest television ratings, casting bites and new images and video previews.

UPDATED: Jonathan Frakes: CBS Turned Down My Star Trek TV Series + Talks ‘Sad Moments’ With Trek & more

Last week we reported on your chance to ask Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes questions online. Now Current TV has posted the answers, including the former Riker talking about his saddest Star Trek memories. We also have a preview of the Frakes-directed episode of Bar Karma airing tomorrow and the Frakes-directed TV movie Truth Be Told airing next weekend. [UPDATED: New comments from Frakes on his rejected Star Trek TV series]

Star Trek: The Exhibition Headed To Florida’s Kennedy Space Center + Promo For ST: TE headed to Germany

The two ‘engagements’ of Star Trek: The Exhibition are getting ready to hit the road for new locations this summer. TrekMovie has exclusive news that the exhibit currently in Louisville, KY will be headed to  Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Also Filmpark, hosts of the engagement headed to Germany, has released a cool video preview and more details.

Netflix Update: All Star Trek TV Series To Begin Streaming In July

In February we reported that CBS and Netflix had cut a deal to begin streaming a number of CBS series, including all of the Star Trek TV shows. Some CBS shows have begun to appear on streaming, so TrekMovie checked with Netflix get an update on the Star Trek roll-out, see below for exclusive details.  

Happy First Contact Day

Today in Star Trek future history is "First Contact Day". Regardless of your timeline, on April 5th, 2063 Dr. Zefram Cochrane is to became the first man to break the warp barrier (with a little help from the crew of the NCC-1701E), which will catch the notice of some passing Vulcans who initiate the ‘first contact’ between humans and aliens…and the beginnings of the United Federation of Planets and all that came with it.

Epic Star Trek Vegas Con 2011 Shaping Up (including TrekMovie Panels) + New CBS Vegas Getaway Sweepstakes

Every year the biggest Star Trek convention is the August Creation Star Trek Con, and this year is no exception. There is an impressive lineup this year to celebrate Star Trek’s 45th anniversary with big stars, lots of special events and even some TrekMovie.com hosted fan panels. Plus today CBS announced a special sweepstakes to win the ultimate Star Trek Vegas Con Getaway. Details below.   

Roberto Orci: Star Trek Sequel To Be “More Daring” + Trekkies Are “Consultants” + more [UPDATED]

[UPDATED] Today Roberto Orci joined director Jon Favreau on the Cowboys and Aliens Panel at Wondercon in San Francisco. While there he talked a little Star Trek, saying that he has been listening to fan feedback, and also feels they will be more ‘daring’ with the Star Trek sequel. More details below plus a new poll.

Paramount Theme Park With Star Trek Attraction Planned For 2015 Open In Spain – Financing Being Worked Out

New reports coming out of Europe are talking about a new Paramount Pictures theme park coming to Spain in 2015, including a high-tech Star Trek-themed attraction. TrekMovie has confirmed that the project is in development, but that financing is details are still being worked out. More below.