Any cursory glance through the comments here at TrekMovie.com will show that there has been a lot of talk about the Star Trek sequel, with expectations raised now that the film has been delayed. In a new interview co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman talked about how they are feeling that fan pressure. While they are thinking about the fans, they apparently aren’t thinking much about 3-D. More below.
Last month IDW announced a new ongoing comic book series set in the new Star Trek universe. They have now released the cover and details on issue #2 coming in October, featuring the new universe Gary Mitchell on the cover. See below for details on that and other IDW Star Trek releases for October & September.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country left a lot of open-ended questions. While there have been a few visits back to that "Lost Era" over the years, none have addressed the medium-term repercussions of the Khitomer Accords and the devastation wrought by the Praxis detonation. That all changes James Sawllow’s brand new novel "Star Trek: Cast No Shadow." The TrekMovie review is below.
People still debate who is the best Trek captain between William Shatner’s Kirk and Sir Patrick Stewart’s Picard, but the Star Trek: The Next Generation actor now says that when he started out he didn’t know what he was doing and thought he would be fired. Find out more below
Now that the Star Trek sequel has been officially delayed, producer (and likely director) JJ Abrams is talking a bit about how the team are finally "making headway" on the project and he also revealed how he resisted pressure from the studio to fast track the film before he felt it was ready.
The Star Trek viral video of the day comes from the San Francisco theater group The Dark Room who have re-imagined a classic Gil Scott-Heron song into the video "The Federation Will Not Be Televised" all to promote their upcoming live Star Trek performances of "The Way To Eden." Check it out below
Would you like to have every bit of Star Trek on DVD? Or second copies if you already amassed your collection? Well CBS has a new sweepstakes going where you can win the ultimate Star Trek DVD collection worth over $2000. Details on how you can win below.
Well Paramount has made official what we all knew was coming. The Star Trek sequel has been officially delayed and will not be released on June 29, 2012. Paramount has now put their second G.I. Joe film into that slot, but they have not yet picked the date for the Star Trek sequel. More info below, plus a poll on when you want the sequel to come out.
Another indication has emerged today that Star Trek (2009) producer/director JJ Abrams is moving towards a decision to direct the sequel. A new report details how he and Paramount are beginning to plan ahead, including rescheduling the film and exercising the actor options. Details below.
The guys at Gameforge have issued their second Learn to Speak Like a Klingon video as part of their promotion for the upcoming browser game Star Trek Infinite Space. For lesson #2 you can learn how to order (demand) a beer. Watch it below.
According to a new report, the long-awaited Star Trek: The Next Generation in HD project is starting to gear up at CBS with a possible "Best of" pack of four episodes on Blu-ray coming this year and more to follow in 2012. See below for more on TNG in HD.
Some more Comic Con comments from Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof have emerged, talking about the challenge of the sequel and giving an update on JJ Abrams participation in the project. Lindelof also confirmed no Borg for film but wouldn’t say on Khan. All that and more below, including videos. [UPDATED]
Star Trek’s original Sulu George Takei is headed to the hall of fame – the California Hall of Fame to be specific. Takei will join luminaries such as James Cameron, Levi Strauss and Betty White. The actor has also just started rehearsals for his new play Allegiance.
Some new previews for the next projects of Star Trek’s new stars have emerged. The first trailer for Zachary Quinto’s Margin Call has been released, plus there are new clips of Zoe Saldana in Colombiana. Finally Karl Urban is on the cover of the new Empire Magazine as Dredd. Check it all out below. [UPDATE: Simon Pegg reveals latest project]
Jim Beam has answered the prayers of one enterprising Trekkie who had launched a Twitter campaign to convince them to send him to the big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. David Taylor, aka @SciFi_core is the first unofficial official Trekkie sponsored by Jim Beam to attend a con, and he’ll be in Vegas this August asking people how bold choices in their life have landed them where they are today — a Trekkie twist on Beam’s current ad campaign.
More news on the Star Trek sequel has emerged from SDCC. Co-writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman say they are now hoping to start shooting January 2012. And for his part, fellow co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof revealed the sequel is "consuming" him currently and the team will not settle for anything that isn’t "mind-blowing". And Star Trek actor John Cho has no idea what is going on. Watch SDCC videos from each below.
TrekMovie has put together some fun Star Trek celeb stuff from Saturday at San Diego Comic Con including photos of Patrick Stewart and video of the crowd singing him happy birthday. Plus Bob Orci reveals the truth about a government conspiracy, and finally video of Zachary Quinto and Damon Lindelof "audition" for Fringe.
Corrected: On Monday night two of Syfy’s shows will feature Star Trek vets, with DS9’s Rene Auberjonois showing up on Warehouse 13 and TNG’s Wil Wheaton returning to Eureka. Check out clips and previews below, including full video of the SDCC Syfy panels (including Wil Wheaton moderating the Eureka panel). Correction: Voyager’s Jeri Ryan to appear on the August 1st W13 episode.
Rod Roddenberry has been on a journey of discovery for the last decade, talking to regular fans and famous personalities about the impact of father and his Star Trek creation. The result is the documentary Trek Nation, which is now finally going to be released. Today it was announced Trek Nation will air on the Science Channel in October.
At SDCC Friday William Shatner did an online Q&A where he got questions on the 2009 Star Trek movie (hasn’t seen it), the ST2009 scene written for him (hasn’t read it), other Star Treks TV shows (hasn’t seen those), favorite episodes (isn’t sure), favorite Trek costumes (the ones showing boobs), and more. Watch the full video, plus a report and pictures and video from his The Captains panel with guests Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula, including audience Khaaan" yell. [UPDATED: Full panel video]
Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week, discover Pluto’s new moon thanks to Hubble, see the first ever close-up view of asteroid Vesta, learn how the space shuttles will become museum pieces, and explore Gale Crater with the next Mars rover! All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: bionic glasses!
It has been reported before that there has been a "soft prep" going on for the Star Trek sequel including some early design work. In a new video interview from Sand Diego Comic Con, co-writer/producer Roberto Orci goes into more detail about this work, including how the USS Enterprise "might change." Watch it below.
Tonight William Shatner’s The Captains premieres on the Epix channel and EpixHD.com. Shatner has described the new documentary about the captains of Star Trek as a journey of discovery for himself. Discover how I think it turned out below, plus watch a particularly interesting new clip.
Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof was at San Diego Comic Con on Thursday to host the Fox panel and to talk about his 2012 Summer movie Prometheus, the sort-of prequel to Alien currently being filmed by Ridley Scott. While in the press room Damon also gave an update on the status of the Trek sequel. A summary of his statements below. [UPDATE: TrekMovie adds more detail on status]
Back in May Cryptic announced the winner of their Design the Next Enterprise contest. Since then they have been developing the design into a functional model for the Star Trek Online game and this week they have revealed the final ship. Check it out below and weigh in on what you think about it in our latest poll.
Cowboys & Aliens opens next weekend and to help promote the film director Jon Favreu has been posting a series of interviews with the cast and crew of the film, three of whom are part of Star Trek’s new core creative team. Today he posted his chat with producer/co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman along plus his his chat with co-writer Damon Lindelof. Watch the video interviews below (nothing new about Star Trek, but good insights into the team).
Today William Shatner was a guest on Access Hollywood Live to promote tomorrows premiere of his documentary The Captains. He talked about his journey making the doc and showed two clips: Armwrestling with Chris Pine and talking divorce with Patrick Stewart. Watch the segment below, plus more video of Scott Bakula and behind the scenes on The Captains. [UPDATE: Shatner video segment from Thursday SDCC Psych panel]
In advance of their panel at San Diego Comic Con, IDW Publishing has announced a brand new Star Trek series coming in October – and this time they are headed to the 30th century with “Star Trek/Legion of Super Heroes” – a crossover with DC comics! More details and the first cover for this exciting new series below.
The space shuttle program came to an end this morning when Shuttle Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And once again Star Trek was part of the event with NASA playing the theme to Star Trek: Voyager as the shuttle was towed home for the last time. Watch video of the event below.
Tonight is preview night for San Diego Comic Con and two licensees are revealing some cool new Star Trek items. Hallmark is unveiling three 2012 Star Trek ornaments: The Enterprise D, a two Spocks scene from the 2009 Star Trek movie, and a classic Dr. McCoy. And Diamond Select Toys are unveiling their first Star Trek: The Next Generation retro-cloth figures. Details and pictures below.