August 2011

Zachary Quinto: 4 Years Between Star Trek Movies Is A Good Thing + UPDATE: Joins ‘American Horror Story’

Star Trek fans may be lamenting the long wait between the 2009 Star Trek movie and its sequel, but Zachary Quinto actually thinks it is a good thing. In a video interview (below) watch the new Spock talk about how the time gap helps the team and the fans. He also talks about the potential for Spock in the next film and more. [UPDATE: Quinto joins American Horror Story]

Star Trek Burlesque Shows In NYC (Friday), Milwaukee (Saturday), Toronto (Sunday), & Chicago (September)

If you are an adult and like to mix risqué performances with your nerd passions, then there is some good news for residents of NYC, Chicago, Milwaukee and Toronto.  Summer is coming to an end and apparently that means it is the season for Star Trek Burlesque. There are four burlesque companies putting on Trek-themed shows: New York (tonight), Toronto (tomorrow), and Chicago (starting in September). See below for details [ADULT CONTENT WARNING].

Happy Birthday, Chris Pine

Today is the birthday of Chris Pine. Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk is turned 31. All of us here at TrekMovie would like to wish the new Captain a Happy Birthday. TrekMovie also takes a look at what’s next from Pine and we have some pictures of Chris from the summer showing he has been doing more facial hair experimentation.

Leonard Nimoy’s Emotional Star Trek Vegas Con Farewell + Spiner Reveals Simpsons Role + More From Saturday

Last weekend’s Star Trek convention in Las Vegas included a very emotional moment from the normally serene Leonard Nimoy as hid bid farewell to the Vegas con for the last time. The day also featured a number of other Trek luminaries including Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, Terry Farrell and more. See below for details and pictures from last Saturday.

Anthon Yelchin Still Waiting For Star Trek Sequel Call + Talks Comparisons With Koenig’s Chekov

Anthon Yelchin has been keeping busy since appearing as Chekov in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek. He voices "Clumsy" in the new Smurfs movie and stars in the vampire film Fright Night opening on Friday. In a new interview promoting the film, Yelchin says that he doesn’t know when he will be needed to return to the bridge of the USS Enterprise, but he is ready to go when called. He also talked about comparisons to Walter Koenig.

VegasCon11: Friday Report & Photos: Frakes, Visitor, Auberjonois, Russ, Koenig + DS9 Aliens + more

The second day of the Star Trek con featured a whole bunch of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine regulars and guest stars including Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, and Chase Masterson. Also on hand were Voyager’s Tim Russ, TNG’s Jonathan Frakes and the original Star Trek’s Walter Koenig. See below for full report and photos.

Koenig: Straczynski Negotiating To Bring Back Babylon 5 + Walter Compares Bester To Chekov [UPDATED]

Appearing at the Las Vegas Star Trek convention over the weekend, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig broke some news for another franchise: Babylon 5. Koenig says that B5 creator J. Michael Straczynski is currently in negotiations to develop more Babylon 5. Walter also compared working on B5 to Star Trek, details below. [UPDATE: Straczynski denial]

Video Interview/Preview For Shatner’s “Seeking Major Tom” Album + Bill Going On Canadian Tour

Star Trek’s William Shatner is about to drop his new record "Seeking Major Tom" where he collaborates with all sorts of rockers doing a number of sci-fi themed cover songs. Watch a promotional video below where Shatner talks about the album and reveals some sample tunes. And if that wasn’t enough, Shatner is going on the road (in Canada eh) with an "Evening with William Shatner" tour. Get all the details below.

Syfy Abruptly Cancels Eureka – Wil Wheaton Not Amused [UPDATED]

Today the Syfy channel confirmed earlier reports (and reversed itself from a statement last week) and officially cancelled Eureka, which currently features Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton in a recurring role. The decision to many by surprise, including Wheaton and the cast. See below for the official Syfy statement and Wil’s reaction.

Star Trek Las Vegas Con Preview (including TrekMovie Panels) + Watch Panels Streaming Live

This Thursday the annual big Star Trek convention kicks off at a new location with an impressive line-up of celebrities, events and more, including a number or fan panels. See below for a convention preview, plus details on how you can watch many of the big panels panels live over the web.