Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy has been talking about (and dipping in and out) of retirement for the last couple of years, but today he made it official that he will retire from convention appearances after two more official Star Trek cons (Las Vegas in August and Chicago in October). More details below. [UPDATE: Nimoy also slated for Dragon*Con]
William Shatner’s The Captains is just two days away and in a new interview the original Star Trek captain talks about the journey and surprises from making the documentary. He also says he is still very willing to take JJ Abrams call for the 2012 Star Trek sequel. We also have two exclusive images from The Captains featuring Chris Pine and William Shatner.
Looks like Netflix will not be the only place you will be able to stream Star Trek episodes commercial-free. Today CBS announced a new licensing agreement with Amazon for streaming of a number of CBS TV shows, including the "entire" Star Trek catalog of episodes. Details below.
To date the replica maker Quantum Mechanix has only been working on items related to the 2009 Star Trek movie, but that has changed with the announcement of their limited edition Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise Refit from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Pre-orders begin in September, see below for pictures and details.
"Gene’s Journal" the ongoing webcomic which humorously chronicles the “untold stories” of the adolescent years of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, is being turned into a new animated kid’s cartoon for television. More details on the Gene’s Journal series below.
It’s time to return to the Taurus Reach with the collection “Star Trek: Vanguard: Declassified.” Contributors Dayton Ward, Kevin Dilmore, Marco Palmieri, and David Mack bring readers four novellas, spread across the Vanguard saga’s timeline, which promise to open up some new perspectives on the crew and the circumstances that are associated with the life of Starbase 47. The TrekMovie novel review below plus news on the end of the Vanguard saga.
This week The Great Links has Mila Kunis showing what a Trek nerd she is. We also have Craig Ferguson and Adam Savage creating detente between Star Trek and Star Wars. All that plus Mr. Spock, Space Wizard, more lists with (and without) Star Trek, a robot playing Star Trek theme on a Theremin, and a wool cap to keep your pointed ears warm.
William Shatner’s new documentary The Captains, featuring Shatner chatting with Star Trek’s TV captains and Chris Pine, premieres on Friday on Epix. We have two exclusive clips from the doc featuring Bill and Sir Patrick Stewart for you to watch, along with compiling additional clips online with Shatner, Stewart, Christopher Plummer, Scott Bakula, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, and Bob Picardo. Plus we have info on how you can watch The Captains for free online.
The big San Diego Comic Con kicks off this week. In addition to the Star Trek celebrities appearing on various panels (see previous article), Comic Con will also feature a number of Star Trek licensees offering sneak peaks at upcoming Star Trek products and exclusive Comic Con Star Trek items. Some will even be offering signings with Star Trek celebs including William Shatner and Roberto Orci. See below for the full breakdown.
The stop motion animated comedy Robot Chicken often has Star Trek gags. However, even though they have done three dedicated Star Wars specials, the show’s co-creator says the Star Trek universe isn’t "expansive" enough to justify its own dedicated episode. But he does promise more Trek sketches are coming up soon. Details below, plus a video compilation of every Star Trek segment on Robot Chicken ever.
Four Star Trek captains will be at San Diego Comic Con 2011 with Patrick Stewart and Scott Bakula now confirmed for separate events (in addition to the previously announced The Captains panel with William Shatner & Avery Brooks). And in the week following SDCC William Shatner is hosting outdoor screenings of The Captains in New York and LA, and he and Epix are giving out prizes for fans who show up in costume.
This week the new Star Trek crew have been making news. There is a new TV spot for Fright Night featuring Anton Yelchin, a new trailer for Tintin with Simon Pegg, and a new image of Karl Urban as Dredd. Also John Cho and Zachary Quinto are headed to Comic Con next week and there is also an update on that Chris Pine RoboCop rumor And rounding it out we have some lovely pictures of Zoe Saldana at a recent polo match (attended by Royals).
Earlier this month Star Trek: Enterprise’s Scott Bakula finished up the second season for his TNT show Men of a Certain Age. Despite critical success, TNT has just announced they will not be picking up the show for a third season. While you wont be seeing Bakula on TNT, both LeVar Burton and Jeri Ryan will be appearing on TNT shows this year. Details below.
How do you take a species that could have been a throw-away contribution to the Star Trek ethos and weave a unique and intricate tale from their story? Well, just ask Kirsten Beyer; or, better yet, read the results in her latest contribution to the Star Trek: Voyager saga, “Children of the Storm.” The TrekMovie novel review below.
A couple of weeks ago TrekMovie reported on live and improv Star Trek shows this summer around the country, but we missed a couple so today we update with news on shows in Washington DC and Seattle, WA, along with summarizing the other summer shows.
The creative artists at Mondo have another one of their limited edition Star Trek posters going on sale on Friday. This time they are taking inspiration from the original Star Trek episode "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield." Check out a preview below.
On MondayCBS released their new Star Trek PADD device for iPad. The new product has got a lot of buzz in the media with people saying it is an obvious match, but what does the new application actually do and how well does it do it? Well you can find out in the TrekMovie.com video demo and review below.
It has almost become a Hollywood cliche that whenever a major project is in development, Star Trek star Chris Pine’s name ends up being reportedly attached. The latest project reportedly looking at Pine is MGM’s reboot of RoboCop. More info below.
Next Friday William Shatner’s documentary The Captains will premier on Epix HD, joined by a "Shatnerpalooza" of programming. Today Epix provided TrekMovie with new promos for both. They have also put their first "Long Khan" fan video compilation online. And finally, TrekMovie and Epix are starting a new Twitter trivia contest with prizes. Check out all the Shatner-ific fun below.
Kate Mulgrew is once again headed up a crew facing peril, but her new show is a long way from the Delta Quadrant. Next Adult Swim premieres NTSF: SD: SUV::, a spoof on procedural cop shows with Mulgrew leading the team. Check out promo video and photos from the show, including one with Mulgrew and guest star (and Star Trek: Voyager co-star) Bob Picardo.
A couple days ago we reported La La Land was going to premiere a new 3-CD set of music from Star Trek: The Next Generation at San Diego Comic Con (next week). La La Land have now provided TrekMovie with a full detailed track listing along with cover artwork from this exciting collection. Find out what is in the set below.
In Sci-Fi TV this week, TNT renews Falling Skies for a second season, Syfy premieres its new Monday night lineup, Robert Kirkman and Frank Darabont tease The Walking Dead season two and John Noble talks Fringe. All that plus much more, including the latest television ratings, and new images and video previews
Over the weekend Portland’s Atomic Arts Theater Group held their third annual "Trek in the Park" event with free performances of the classic Star Trek episode "Mirror, Mirror." At the event Portland’s Mayor declared July as "Star Trek Month." See below for a photo slideshow of the event plus video.
Much has been said about how the Star Trek ‘PADD’ devices resemble Apple’s hot iPad tablet. Well now CBS has made that connection even closer with the release of the an official Star Trek PADD application for iPad. More details and screenshots of Star Trek PADD for iPad below. [UPDATED: Promo video added]
Used in exasperation (or a half Vulcan. half Romulan approximation) by Saavik and in revelatory assuredness by James T. Kirk, the Wrath of Khan era communicator is now available as a role playing toy from Diamond Select Toys. The Collective column makes it Khan-etic return with a review of the brand new item (including video demo).
The official schedule for San Diego Comic Con was revealed this weekend and (no surprise) Paramount has not scheduled a panel for the Star Trek sequel. However, William Shatner and Avery Brooks will be at SDCC for The Captains, plus there are a number of Trek celebs there for other projects. See below for a full breakdown of events plus list of Star Trek licensee booths. [UPDATE: Added events for John Cho & Zachary Quinto] [UPDATE 2: Added Bakula, Patrick Stewart, Bob Picardo]
London Comic Con was held this weekend and on hand were Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner and Star Trek’s Walter Koenig. See below for photos from event along with a report of the star’s Q&A sessions including Koenig dishing on William Shatner and Spiner making it clear that Data is dead.
Good news for lovers of Star Trek music. La La Land is planning on releasing a new 3-CD collection of music from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new set will premiere at Comic Con in two weeks, and then be available online in August. More details on the new set below.
Say au revoir to the space shuttle program as Atlantis is the last ever shuttle to launch into space. The James Webb Space Telescope is in danger of being cut; What do we stand to loose? Plus, holodeck technology is in the making, and how to harness power from thin air. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: Terrafugia flying car gets street legal!
This morning Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Florida for what is the final launch of the Shuttle program. And tonight to commemorate the event Star Trek’s George Takei and Nichelle Nichols were guests on MSNBC’s The Last Word to talk about the past and future of NASA’s manned space program. Watch the segment below.