George Takei, Star Trek’s original Sulu, has often shown support for JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie, and for the new Sulu, John Cho. However, in new interview he reveals that he isn’t too keen on how Abrams and Paramount called the movie "Star Trek." Details below, plus Takei talks about how Gene Roddenberry embraced his Trek philosophy.
On June 10th director JJ Abrams debuts his follow up to Star Trek, the Steven Spielberg homage/collaboration Super 8. Tonight three new TV spots for the movie debuted. Check them all out below. Plus find out how you can turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera.
This weekend William Shatner will receive a Canadian lifetime achievement honor, but Star Trek’s original Kirk isn’t done yet. Shatner has just revealed that the new Kirk (Chris Pine) will be part of his Captains documentary and released a new video talking about a poignant moment with Leonard Nimoy on the set of the original Star Trek. All that plus a a $#*! My Dad Says update and photos from Bill’s at this week’s celebrity Shakespeare event.
Like his fellow Star Trek co-stars, Karl Urban doesn’t seem to know much about the 2012 sequel, but appears ready to get back to play, talking about how much fun he expects to have and his faith in the creative team in a new interview. Excerpts below.
Director David Carson had the ignoble duty of being the man who had to shoot the death scene James T. Kirk, twice. In a new interview the Star Trek: Generations director talks about how he fought the studio, trying to at least give the icon Kirk the proper send off. Excerpts below.
Star Trek’s future is getting closer and closer and today brings news of two pieces of "Treknology" that could be on the drawing board soon. First up the X-Prize Foundation has started to design a new "Tricorder X-Prize," and then there is Microsoft that has applied for a patent for something that looks a lot like a holodeck.
UPDATED: Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg won the Best Comedy Movie Award tonight at the UK’s National Movie Awards. At the show Pegg offered a suggestion for what he would like Scotty to get up to in the Star Trek sequel. In other Pegg news, Simon’s memoir “Nerd Do Well” is now available for pre-order in the US and he is coming to the states next month for a mini-book signing tour. Details below.
A new licensee is hoping to make Star Trek fine art available to collectors of all types with a new range of art at affordable prices. Iron Gut Publishing has just launched their "Star Trek Fine Art Collection" from an impressive group of artists. Find out more below.
This summer the The Make-A-Wish Foundation is making a dream come true for one young Trekkie. Over the weekend Make-A-Wish (with the help of some local Star Trek groups) held a Star Trek-themed party for a Trek fan and granted his wish to go to the big Las Vegas Star Trek convention in August. Details below.
The cast and crew of the Star Trek movie have been busy this week – on their other projects. Fox has announced some of the dramas they will be picking up for the next season, including JJ Abrams sci-fi show Alcatraz. Fox is also still looking at another show from Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. In addition. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto is producing his second movie.
The remastering of Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD is something that has been talked about ever since CBS gave the original Star Trek series the HD treatment in 2006. Now a new rumor has surfaced that CBS is moving forward on the project. Details below.
The latest official Star Trek Magazine (#34) is on newsstands now. This theme of the latest issue is Star Trek science and today we have an excerpt on an article about "Treknology" by Dr. Chris Dows. Check that out below plus both covers for STM #34.
Two Star Trek stars spanning the decades have joined other big celebrities in a video PSA for the charity Unite For Japan, which is trying to help with the Japan earthquake and tsunami relief effort. Watch the PSA below.
Star Trek’s original Spock Leonard Nimoy is appearing tonight at Boston University. The school newspaper has a new interview with the actor promoting the event, where Nimoy talks about coming out of retirement for Fringe and Star Trek. Excerpts below.
A new Star Trek themed video going viral over the last couple of days is actually not very new at all, but a short shot in 1971 for a college class and recently uploaded on YouTube. Check it out below.
Two years ago today, On May 8, 2009, JJ Abrams’ Star Trek was released, spawning a new era for the franchise Gene Roddenberry created four decades earlier. Today TrekMovie takes a look back, and a look forward. We also have a new poll for you to rank the Star Trek movie vs the other ten Trek features.
To celebrate the second anniversary of the release of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek, TrekMovie.com has partnered up with the premium channel EPIX for a special Star Trek trivia contest via Twitter which will run all week long with five chances to win. Details below.
This week Science Saturday reports how Einstein was right, again. In addition this week brought the first hint that the US is considering teaming up with China to go to Mars, DARPA began looking for input on man’s first interstellar starship, and a common ancestor to humans and Neanderthals has been identified. All that plus a $25 computer, a cool nebula image and the VSS Enterprise took another step to space.
Yesterday a German news station had a major image fail. While covering the US Navy SEALs operation to kill Osama bin Laden they mistook a Star Trek fan-made emblem for the Maquis for the actual SEAL Team Six emblem. Check it out below.
Star Trek sequel producer (and possible director) JJ Abrams is currently getting ready to release his new movie Super 8. And Abrams says that after that, he is ready to put his focus onto Star Trek. Details below.
The fifth episode of Brent Spiner’s Fresh Hell went online today. Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Brent Spiner” solicits the help of a new age personal manager and wraps up the first set of episodes from Spiner’s new webseries.
William Shatner is adding another accolade. Star Trek’s original Kirk will be honored with an honorary degree from McGill University next month. In other Shatner news we have exclusive behind the scenes pictures of Bill filming the second season of Weird or What. We also have an update on Shatner’s The Captains documentary.
Today Cryptic has announced the winner (and runners up) of the Design the Next Enterprise Contest. Check them out below, plus a video showing off Star Trek Online’s new Section 31 uniforms. All that plus the latest STOked podcast.
In the late 60s Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy dabbled in music releasing a number of albums. Now some of that music has been reborn with a series of animated videos created by a fan. Today Nimoy tweeted a link to one of these videos, check it out and more below.
Vengeance has a new name and it is Zoe Saldana. Star Trek’s new Uhura has often talked about aspiring to be an action movie heroine, and later this year she gets her first big chance starring in the Luc Besson produced revenge film Colombiana. Check out the first teaser trailer below.
Star Trek’s Anton Yelchin has recently said he doesn’t know anything about the Star Trek sequel, but in a new interview he does talk about how he is both excited and nervous to return to the role of Chekov and how he plans to again do research to prepare for the film. Details below, plus video interview.
May and June are chock full of Star Trek events including a just-announced L.A. Star Trek double-feature with Orci, Kurtzman, Lindelof and Nick Meyers. There are also lots of conventions (including two official Trek Cons), book signings/appearances and even a Star Trek-themed night for a baseball team in Illinois.
Today, May 4th, is also known as "Star Wars Day," which is why you may see all sorts of "May the Fourth Be With You" greetings today on social media. In honor of that we share a new commercial for this month’s Phoenix Comic Con which takes on Star Trek v Star Wars. We also look at how some Trek celebs are with the force today, and more Star Trek/Wars connections.
CBS Consumer Products has just announced new Star Trek products coming over the next year, including Mr. Potato Head toys, Titan Busts, Bandai games, Mighty Fine apparel, Pez Candy. Details below.
One of the more controversial elements of the four-year run of Star Trek: Enterprise was the series finale featuring TNG guest stars. In a new interview, Enterprise actor Dominic Keating breaks from his co-stars and expresses "love" for the often-derided episode. The actor also talks about his auditions for the 2009 Star Trek movie. Details below.