The resurgence of Star Trek’s George Takei continues in July when he appears in the Tom Hanks-directed romcom Larry Crowne. A new trailer was released today where you can see Takei lecturing Hanks
Star Trek sequel co-writer Damon Lindelof has signed a 7-figure deal with Disney to write and produce a sci-fi film called 1952 (working title). The project is described as a large-scale science fiction feature film geared towards a family audience. Details over the fold.
On Friday June 10th JJ Abrams follows up his 2009 Star Trek movie with Super 8. With the help of producer Steven Spielberg, Abrams has returned to his own childhood for a mysterious monster movie, which turns out to be an effective coming-of-age story. Find out more in the TrekMovie.com review. [Some Spoilers Ahead]
There is news this week with three Star Trek celebrities being honored. First up is Zachary Quinto picking up a theater award, we have details and pictures from the event below. Plus we have behind the scenes video of William Shatner picking up his honorary doctorate, and news that Patrick Stewart is also becoming an honorary doctor.
It has been reported before that Star Trek Voyager’s Jeri Ryan was offered the chance to reprise her role as Seven of Nine in the 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis, but had scheduling conflicts. In a new interview the actress explains how she was offered the part (which appears to be more than a cameo), and why she turned it down.
In a new interview, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Rene Auberjonois says that he felt his guest spot episode on Star Trek: Enterprise copied a story from DS9 and that this illustrates the need for JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie to "break the mold" of Star Trek and revitalize the franchise.
We have already heard this week from JJ Abrams on how he won’t rush the Star Trek sequel to meet it’s June 29, 2012 release date. Now in a new interview, Abrams talks about Star Trek beyond the next Star Trek movie. We also have a few video clips of Abrams talking about possible delay, lens flares and Super 8.
Star Trek’s George Takei has just released another one of his viral videos. Today brings the second in his series building buzz for his upcoming Broadway play Allegiance. Last time George went all Spider-man, this time he has gone all holy…if you consider cross-dressing as a nun holy. Watch it below.
Star Trek: The Exhibition, the traveling tour of Star Trek props, costumes and replicas, has had a change of ownership. EMS Exhibits has announced they have acquired the rights from CBS Consumer Products. This is good news for fans hoping that the touring exhibit will some day come to their local museum. Details below.
Last week we reported there is a new game coming in 2012 tied to the JJ Abrams Star Trek movie universe. Today at Sony’s E3 press conference the first teaser was shown, plus a special phaser attachment for the PlayStation Move and a downloadable prequel were announced. All the details below, plus watch the new trailer. [UPDATE: replaced vid w/ HD Version]
There is more from JJ Abrams about the Star Trek sequel, with the producer talking about a "cool" story as well as discussing decisions on the release date and his directing of the film, saying it will be "worth the wait." Plus another report adds to speculation that Paramount may already be planning for a delay on the Star Trek sequel. Details on all that below, plus analysis on a new possible release date.
Today Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy has taken on a big issue, that of peace in the Middle East. In plea to help move things forward between Israelis and Palestinians, Nimoy invoked the classic Star Trek episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield." Details below.
While promoting Super 8 this weekend, JJ Abrams has also been dropping some tidbits about his next project, the Star Trek sequel. The producer (and expected director) says his next Star Trek will not be rushed to meet it release date, and he has also confirmed he will buck the trend and not go 3D. Details below. Abrams also revealed a Star Trek easter egg in Super 8.
There is so much Trek linking to report this week, starting with another movie star who wants in on the Star Trek sequel (James McAvoy). We also have new Star Trek lists, Star Trek comics, Star Trek crafting and even a Picard engagement ring cameo. Check it all out below.
Sci-Fi TV is back and we’ve got you covered with a rundown on the 2011/2012 new show pickups (as well as new looks at the passed on NBC pilot Wonder Woman), plus updates on the new seasons of The Walking Dead and True Blood, a video from the series premiere of MTV’s Teen Wolf reboot and news on TNT’s Falling Skies and a possible Warehouse 13 spinoff. All that plus much more, including the latest television ratings, and new images and video previews.
On June 4th, 1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was released, and Star Trek changed forever. In the intervening 29 years nine more Star Trek feature films have been released, yet this relatively low budget entry is still considered the best of the franchise. Today TrekMovie celebrates Khan.
This week in Science Saturday, hear all the latest NASA news, say thanks and give a teary goodbye to Mars Rover Spirit, collect asteroid samples, send humans into deep space, and get a great view of Earth from orbit. All this plus our resident Mars expert’s take on “Bio Station Alpha”, a rumored new tricorder, personal jetpacks, and more!
Star Trek is finally returning to the world of video games. This morning Paramount announced they are developing a new game for PC, Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, based on the 2009 Star Trek movie. The story for the game is being developed in collaboration with Star Trek writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Details below.
Does anyone like how they killed Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: Generations? Fans certainly aren’t happy about it, and now the actor who pulled the trigger reveals he thought it was a "very poor" way to end Kirk’s legacy.
In July Syfy are launching a new series – Alphas. This new show about ordinary people with extraordinary abilities is executive produced by Ira Steven Behr – known to Trek fans as the writer/exec. producer and show-runner for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. We have pictures, a sneak peek preview and more details on Alphas below.
There has been a lot of talk about the status of the Star Trek sequel and its script in the last few weeks. We are all still waiting for JJ Abrams promised "announcement soon" on the status of the sequel, but we did get a little tidbit today in the form of writers Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof joining the latest fad…planking.
Today Star Trek’s original Kirk returned to his alma mater McGill University in Montreal, Canada to receive an honorary doctorate and to deliver the convocation address where he advised the new graduates to take risks and not be afraid of of making an ass" of themselves, noting it had worked for him. Watch the video below.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the third live-action film in the Transformers franchise comes out in a few weeks and will feature Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy’s voice as Sentinel Prime. But it will also feature at least one Star Trek reference. Check it out in the clip below.
Today is Zachary Quinto’s birthday. Star Trek’s new Spock is now 34 years old so today we want to wish Zach a happy birthday along with a belated birthday for DS9’s Rene Auberjonois (who turned 70 yesterday).
This summer Gameforge will release their free browser game Star Trek Infinite Space. To build excitement they have been releasing a number of 3D ship renders and today TrekMovie has an exclusive first look at the latest one. Check it out below
In two weeks the worlds licensing professionals will descend on Las Vegas to show off their brand and cut new merchandising deals. And CBS will be there to cut deal for the Star Trek sequel, currently schedule for June 29, 2012. CBS is so determined to push Star Trek that they bought the cover for the official License! Magazine. More below.
On Saturday Propworx is holding their second big Star Trek auction and this time it is being done entirely online. The auction will feature 257 lots with props, costumes, set pieces, set decoration and production art from all the Star Trek series, plus some of the movies. Lots will range from rare high-end items for collector to affordable lots for around $100. More details below.
Three main cast Star Trek stars were at Phoenix Comicon and we have highlights, photos and full audio of the panels for Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy and George Takei, plus Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Duncan McNeill. Check it all out below.
A funny new fake trailer called "George Lucas Strikes Back" is going viral this week. It features the "real" George Lucas who has apparently been held captive while an impostor released the prequels as part of an insidious plot. What does this have to do with Star Trek? Well watch the trailer below to find out.