The question of whether or not William Shatner will appear in a new Star Trek movie has been a hot topic since the first JJ Abrams Trek film was announced in 2006. Much of that speculation has come from Shatner himself, but it appears that today he is also putting the talk to an end. Details below.
This week in a very spacey edition of Science Saturday, wave bon voyage to Mars rover Curiosity, win $500k for sending humans to another star, tour the universe and help scientists discover new objects in our galaxy, and see Star Trek on This Week @ NASA. All this and more plus our gadget of the week: Futuristic transparent airplane!
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod Roddenberry has been working on his "Trek Nation" documentary about his father and Trek fans for the last few years. Now Rod is taking one more pass to put the finishing touches on the project and he is looking to Star Trek fans to help him out. Find out how you can help below.
Today brings exciting news for Trek comics fans and fans of the 2009 Star Trek movie. IDW has announced their first ongoing monthly Star Trek series and it will take place in the new movie universe with new twists on stories from the original Star Trek series. Details below.
The new webseries "Transolar Galactica" sounds like it is related to Battlestar Galactica, but it is actually more of a spoof of the new Star Trek movie, right down to the copious use of lens flares. So far two short episodes have been released, and you can watch them both below.
Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, is on a mini-tour promoting the US release of his memoir "Nerd Do Well." Yesterday he arrived in Los Angeles and appeared on Attack of the Show and Conan, you can watch the videos below (which are entertaining, but don’t expect any Star Trek sequel news).
Last weekend Star Trek: The Exhibition opened at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Another engagement also opened in May at Filmpark in Germany. To give you a better look at these latest engagements of the touring exhibit of Star Trek memorabilia, we have compiled some video reports, check them all out below.
Like First Contact Day (April 5) and Anniversary Day (September 8), today is a special Star Trek holiday. In future history June 16th will be celebrated on the USS Enterprise(s) commanded by Captain Jean Luc Picard. Find out more below, plus see how some fans are celebrating Picard Day 2011.
Yesterday TrekMovie’s exclusive interview with the Star Trek sequel writers had them talk about how the film could start shooting in September, but might not. Now a new report about Zoe Saldana’s schedule indicates the sequel may be set for November. Details below.
John Cho is celebrating his birthday today. Star Trek’s new Hikaru Sulu is turning 39 years old. So today TrekMovie wishes John a happy birthday, and we also wish a belated happy birthday to Cho’s Star Trek co-star Karl Urban turned 39 last week.
Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof have been tasked to shape the story and script for the 2012 Star Trek sequel. In a new exclusive interview with TrekMovie.com the writer/producers talk about the sequel schedule, character development, getting the mix of old and new right, fan patience, and more. Watch the video and read the transcript below.
It turns out there is a new interview with JJ Abrams on his Super 8 tour where he talks about the Star Trek sequel, planned for June 29, 2012. On the Howard Stern Show on Tuesday Abrams got grilled on being spread thin and Abrams admitted the sequel was behind schedule. Read the full exchange below. [UPDATE: More from Abrams on release date and directing from MTV]
Anthony Montgomery, Ensign Travis Mayweather of Star Trek: Enterprise, thinks that the cast for the last Star Trek TV show had more in them, and in a new Q&A suggests that some Star Trek sequel movie cameos might bring some closure for the fans of Enterprise. Excerpts below.
As we reported recently Paramount and CBS are in New York this week at the Licensing Expo to cut deals on their various properties, including the upcoming Star Trek sequel. A new promotional image for Paramount is being shown at the Licensing Expo which touts "Star Trek 2," but that doesn’t mean Paramount has already settled on the name.
The cool Star Trek stuff to share with you today is another item for your kitchen, and this one is (dare we say) logical. Presenting the Vulcan Salute oven mitt, More details on how you can live long and cook with it below below.
Director JJ Abrams has been doing the rounds of media interviews in the last few days to promote his film Super 8. He hasn’t revealed anything new about the Star Trek sequel, but has talked about his process, how he got to know Spielberg, fan feedback and more. Full video (and audio) interviews from The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Fresh Air below.
Last weekend was Creation Entertainment’s second Star Trek convention in Vancouver Canada with a guest list that included Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Rene Auberjonois, Nana Visitor, Barbara March, Gwyneth Walsh, J.G. Hertzler, and Robert O’Reillye. See below for our full report with photos from the con.
Last week at the E3 show in Los Angeles I had a chance to see a special demo of the upcoming Star Trek game, set in the new movie universe. It has been a long wait for a new Star Trek video game, but this new title was worth the wait. More details and first impressions below.
JJ Abrams apparently liked working with Bruce Greenwood who played Capt. Pike in the Star Trek movie. Bruce’s name appears in the credits for Abrams new movie Super 8, and now his surprising role has been revealed [spoilers below]. We also have a new poll on JJ Abrams Super 8.
When William Shatner’s The Captains documentary airs next month, fans will get to see Shatner and Chris Pine (aka the two Captains Kirk) arm-wrestle. More on that below, plus news on Shatner being nominated for yet another lifetime achievement award and landing a guest spot on Psych.
Now that Super 8 is out, Star Trek fans are waiting to hear from director JJ Abrams on plans for the Star Trek sequel, which he promises is his next project. And as far as Simon Pegg is concerned, things are still on for shooting to start in the fall, see him talk Star Trek secrecy below and the "quantum attraction" in the Star Trek movie. Watch videos below.
Sir Patrick Stewart put on his Jean Luc Picard costume from Star Trek: The Next Generation for a skit on the UK’s Channel 4 TV. In addition, Sir Patrick is returning to Paramount sci-fi as the narrator in a new "War of the Worlds" video game. Details below.
The upcoming third season of the Syfy series Warehouse 13 is going to be chock full of Star Trek stars. Star Trek Voyager’s Jeri Ryan and Kate Mulgrew along with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Rene Auberjonois are all lined up for guest spots, details below.
Following Nick Meyer chat at the LA Times Hero Complex Film Fest it was the turn of Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof who talked for forty minutes about their 2009 Star Trek movie, and about the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Highlights, quotes and a video clip (with TrekMovie.com shoutout) below.
Last night at a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in Hollywood, director Nicholas Meyer spoke about his time with Trek. One of the more poignant moments was when he spoke of his regret over a specific meeting with Gene Roddenberry shortly before his death. Watch video clip below.
Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks joined Star Trek’s Simon Pegg on The Graham Norton Show last night where the pair nerded out on their shared love for Trek. Pegg ‘beamed’ Hanks up, Hanks expressed interest in appearing in the next Star Trek movie and he and Pegg even held a mini Star Trek trivia contest. Watch how it all worked out below.
In this week’s Sci-Fi Movies column, we have box office news for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 [Updated], official title and release date announcements for The Hobbit movies, a first look at Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, more sequel news (Tron, Terminator, Pirates), plus more news including for Hunger Games, Avengers and Oz: The Great and Powerful. Plus the latest casting bites, images and videos.
Star Trek: The Exhibition opens Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The traveling show of Star Trek props, costumes, exhibits and replicas joins the already running Star Trek Live stage show and more events as part of KSC’s "Sci-Fi Summer." More details below.
JJ Abrams Super 8 hits theaters today, and everyone wants to know what is coming next (and when) from Abrams. In a brief comment at the Super 8 premiere, Abrams talked about the ongoing talks with Paramount about the Star Trek sequel shedule and how there should be news "soon." And in other Abrams news, next week he will be moderating panel with Michelle Obama.
Simon Pegg is a big fan of Star Trek, but apparently not Star Trek: Enterprise. The new Scotty has some choice words for the series, and especially the theme song. Pegg is also talking about writing his next comedy before he starts shooting the next Star Trek. Details below.