A California preacher had the world abuzz with a prophesy that today (May 21st) was to be the end of the world, starting with rolling earthquakes across the planet. Armageddon hasn’t happened, making today his second inaccurate rapture prediction. In honor of our reprieve and in celebration of being alive, TrekMovie thought we would look back at some of Star Trek’s greatest hucksters, tricksters, charlatans, and con-men (and women)
This weekend JJ Abrams is out promoting his new movie Super 8. The first little tidbit about the Star Trek sequel has emerged, with the producer (and possible director) confirming that the script is still not complete, but more news should come soon.
The area of Star Trek attractions continues to heat up. Today a new attraction themed around the 2009 Star Trek movie was announced as part of a larger Red Sea resort development in Jordan. Details below. [UPDATE: Artist impression of resort added]
This week in Science Saturday: It’s getting crowded in here! Galaxy may contain billions of starless wandering planets; Hear the first ever papal call to the ISS; Track tornado destruction from space; and witness the growth of Saturn’s super storm. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: LCARS-style laptop concept.
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While there has been some concern regarding the sale of Cryptic announced earlier this week, the Star Trek Online game developers continue to move forward with new additions to the game. This week they added new fighters, check out a video feature on those below. Plus STO’s Executive Producer has outlined plans for July’s Season 4 and offered more encouragement about the future of the game.
The nerdy CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory wrapped up its 4th season last night with yet another Star Trek gag, this time it was a "sexy Trek" running joke that set up and was woven through the show. Watch the clips below.
Today is the birthday of Star Trek: Enterprise’s Dr. Phlox. John Billingsley turns 51 today and TrekMovie would like to wish him a big happy birthday. We also check in to see what John has been up to recently.
Today Gameforge has revealed another 3D model preview of one of the ships for their upcoming browser-game Star Trek: Infinite Space. Check out the 3D Klingon K’Tinga ship below, along with some more videos from Gameforge at FedCon XX.
Next Wednesday NASA is holding a special musical event at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC celebrating 50 years of American spaceflight. On hand will be Star Trek’s original Uhura, Nichelle Nichols, who will be accompanying an orchestra playing the original Star Trek theme. Details below.
Star Trek’s George Takei has released another video in support of civil rights, this time letting people in Tennessee (and everywhere) know that it is "OK to be Takei." Watch it below.
Two more clips for Star Trek director JJ Abrams new movie Super 8 have been released. This brings the total to four clips released this week, and all four link together. Watch them all below, plus check out the Spielberg-esque Japanese poster for Super 8.
Today The Collective returns with news of two newly announced Star Trek collectibles. First is a strangely cool Star Trek and M&Ms ‘mashup’ figurine collection from Hamilton. Plus Hollywood Collectibles have revealed their second Star Trek statue – a Gorn. Details and pictures below.
Today we have more previews for new 2011/12 TV season shows from Star Trek vets have been released. First up is a look at JJ Abrams new drama thriller Person of Interest from CBS. We also have a preview for ABC’s mysterious adventure show The River, featuring Bruce Greenwood. Watch them both below.
We now have a date and a place for when we will be able to see William Shatner’s The Captains. The documentary about the various Star Trek captains will premiere on the EPIX channel (and online) on July 21st. EPIX is also planning a "Shatnerpalooza" of programming including six Star Trek films, classic Shatner movies, the Gonzo Ballet and more. Details below.
This weekend Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy will be appearing at Dallas Comic Con, and in an interview promoting the event he got philosophic regarding the nature of Spock. He also talked about how he was never skeptical of JJ Abrams and the new team behind the 2009 Star Trek movie. Details below.
William Shatner is currently finishing his documentary "The Captains" featuring Bill talking to Star Trek’s other captains. Tonight he has taken to social media to ask fans for help with the doc, specifically in identifying their favorite scenes with the various captains. Details below.
It looks like the 2 1/2 year relationship between game publisher Atari and Star Trek Online developer Cryptic is over. Atari has announced plans to "divest" from Cryptic and confirmed with TrekMovie that they will continued to support Star Trek Online while they look for a buyer for Cryptic. Details below
Since the USS Voyager returned to Earth and Star Trek Voyager series wrapped over a decade ago, actress Roxann Dawson has migrated to behind the camera as television director. In a new interview the former B’Elanna Torres says she is satisfied with her arc on Voyager and she sees no chance of a reunion.
Paramount has just released the first full clip from Star Trek director JJ Abrams new movie Super 8. Take a trip back to the late 70s to watch the train crash that starts the mystery at the heart of the movie. Oh yes, and there are lots of lens flares. [UPDATE: 2nd clip added]
Fox is making Monday into time-travel night for their next season, with two shows produced by Star Trek vets. Today Fox Broadcasting announced their full schedule for the 2011/2012 season along with releasing trailers for their new shows, including JJ Abrams’ Alcatraz and Brannon Braga’s Terra Nova. Watch those and read the new official synopses below.
News coming out of the Cannes Film Festival has Star Trek stars Zoe Saldana and Chris Pine both attached to new movies in development. We have more details below, plus pictures of Zoe at Cannes from today. CelebWatch also has the latest from Patrick Stewart and Linda Park and a summary of this week’s celebrity appearances. .
Star Trek The Exhibition, the traveling tour of Star Trek props, costumes, and replicas, is getting ready to move again. This weekend Louisville says goodbye with discounts and special events and on June 11th the Exhibition opens at Kennedy Space Center. Details below.
After a two week delay Shuttle Endeavour launched on its final mission this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Shuttle crew for STS-124 has gone into orbit with a Star Trek-themed mission poster and a crewmember who has appeared in Star Trek. Watch the launch and check out the poster below.
Next week the broadcast and cable networks hold their ‘upfronts,’ their annual presentations to advertisers on pickups and renewals for the 2011/2012 seasons. But news on the 2011-12 shows has already been released and we’re here to provide you with a quick run down related to all the shows picked up, canceled or renewed involving Star Trek vets. [Update: CBS has canceled William Shatner’s comedy $#*! My Dad Says + Renewal likely for Hawaii Five-O] .
Tonight in William Shatner is in Ottawa to receive the Canadian Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. TrekMovie has been provided with a (funny) video that is being shown as part of the event, which features William Shatner singing "O Canada." Watch that below.
This week in Science Saturday, have a conversation with a dolphin, sail over the Grand Canyon in a jet suit, join Captain Piccard on an international solar-powered flight, and discover Io’s magma ocean. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: converted sci-fi motorcycle helmets.
While many franchises have TV animated series, Star Trek hasn’t gone down that road since the 1970s. Now with Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman seeing success with their animated Transformers series, TrekMovie asked Orci if they might do the same with Trek. His reply on Twitter has launched a lot of speculation. Details below.
Star Trek’s Karl Urban can be seen in the new film Priest, opening tonight, and in August Karl’s Trek co-star Anton Yelchin gets a crack at the vampire genre with a remake of the the 1980s horror film Fright Night. The first trailer was just released, check it out below
Our video of the day features another battle royale for Star Trek and Star Wars. But this one is a bit different, with a Federation vs. The Empire dodgeball game using Angry Birds plush toys. Check it out below.