Bored during your late-night duty shift in Cargo Bay 2? Take a break and read about this week’s science news! This week: Roddenbery’s new stem cell research center, the results of a skeptic-funded climate change study, witness a star being born (literally), and try out the new astronaut tractor beam! All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: the Holodesk!
This morning Cleopatra Records released the first music video from Star Trek’s William Shatner’s new Album "Seeking Major Tom" and it is Shat-tastic! See below to check out The Shat’s version of the classic Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody."
On Friday Zachary Quinto’s new movie Margin Call opens and the actor says that after he finishes up his latest publicity trip he is headed back to LA to prep for the Star Trek sequel which he says is "imminent." Quinto also talks about facing getting his eyebrows shaved again to play Spock. See below for excerpts and videos of Quinto talking Trek.
The Spike Scream Awards which aired Tuesday night featured a few of Star Trek’s new luminaries, including Zoe Saldana who presented the Best Sci-Fi Movie to JJ Abrams (for Super 8). Also appearing as a presenter was John Cho. Check out photos below, plus photos from Zachary Quinto’s Margin Call premiere. .
After two years Quantum Mechanix has finally revealed the final design for their Artisan Replica of the USS Enterprise from JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie. They will start taking pre-orders at the end of this month and so if you have $5000, one of these limited edition replicas can be yours. See below for pictures and details.
A couple of Star Trek’s new Stars have new movies coming out over the next few months, including Chris Pine in This Means War where he takes on Star Trek: Nemesis villain Tom Hardy. Check out the new trailer below along with trailers for John Cho’s A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and Quinto’s Margin Call, both opening in upcoming weeks. [UPDATE: Red Band Harold and Kumar trailer]
Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto made big news over the weekend by revealing his is gay. In an interview and blog post the actor explained why it was important for him to come out after hearing about the suicide of a gay teenager. More details and reactions from some of Quinto’s fellow Star Trek stars below.
Two sit comes last week dipped their toe into the world of Star Trek. The most overt was the CBS series The Big Bang Theory which included guest spots with TNG stars Brent Spiner and Wil Wheaton, while the NBC show Community had a more subtle homage to Star Trek. Watch both below.
Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week: Debunk those faster-than-light neutrinos, take a flight in an all-electric aircraft, rename the Very Large Array, and see a mysterious Argentinian sunrise. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: the throwable panoramic ball camera!
This is no joke. Seth MacFarlane loves to drop Star Trek jokes into his various TV animated comedy shows, but the Family Guy creator now says that he wants to take his love of Trek to the next level and get a chance to reboot Star Trek on TV.
If you are a Canadian and feel left out of all the fun with William Shatner’s new Star Trek documentary The Captains, now you are in luck. The Captains will be showing on movie theaters across Canada tomorrow (Thursday) and will also be showing on Canadian TV next week. See below for details.
Star Trek’s new Spock has a new movie opening next week (Margin Call) and while the actor is out promoting that film, he is also gearing up and preparing for to return to the USS Enterprise. In a new interview Zachary Quinto gives a little update on the Star Trek sequel.
Today the popular Nice Peter web series created a special Columbus Day version of one of their "Epic Rap Battles of History," and this time they pit Captain James T. Kirk against Captain Christopher Columbus. So who is the best captain and explorer? See below to find out how it went down.
The last week brings more business deal news from the team behind the last and next Star Trek movie. Writer/producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have sold a couple more pilots for the next seasons, and JJ Abrams has added another film to his future schedule (after the Star Trek sequel).
Star Trek has again wormed its way into a network TV show. Last night’s episode of the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation actually featured a somewhat in depth analysis of JJ Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel. Check it out below.
The popular fan series Star Trek Phase II has released a couple of clips from "Mind-Sifter," which is currently in production. Check those out below, plus get an update on progress for the three episodes currently in post-production, news for the next episode to be shot, and more.
Last weekends Creation Star Trek Con in Chicago featured more than just the final appearance by Leonard Nimoy. Also on hand were Jonathan Frakes, Nana Visitor, Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, Connor Trinneer, Jonathan de Lancie and more. See below for a slideshow of photos from the event.
Leonard Nimoy’s final Star Trek convention didn’t just make news here at TrekMovie and other Trek sites, but was reported by the AP and the mainstream media. Unfortunately one outlet made a familiar mistake when reporting on the final con for Star Trek’s original Mr. Spock. Check it out below.
Star Trek’s original Captain Kirk has been in New York City for the last couple of days promoting his new book and CD. Bill spoke about "Beam Me Up" with GMA, the economy and Gold with the Wall Street Journal webcast, the Takei feud with Nightline, dilithium with Fox, and he even hangs with the ladies of The View. Watch the videos below.
Sunday marked the end of era. Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy appeared at his last convention at the Chicago Creation Star Trek con. As of now Leonard Nimoy is officially retired (again). See below for a report from the event, with pictures.
Today we share a video of Star Trek’s new Spock Zachary Quinto learning about the game Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock (popularized by The Big Bang Theory). Quinto also tries his hand at the game.
A new TV season is upon us and already Star Trek is popping up here and there. See below for video clips of the latest Trek incursions into Family Guy, Doctor Who, and Saturday Night Live.
Star Trek fans are anxious for things to get started on the Star Trek sequel, but apparently we are not alone. Today Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg took to Twitter to express his anticipation (using some adult language). Check that out below, plus see Damon Lindelof’s response and the latest cryptic comments from Bob Orci here at TrekMovie.
In Sci-Fi Movies this week, we get a closer look at the cast of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, get an update on the director search for Thor 2, learn new details about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, discover a directors short list for Twilight Zone and more, including release date plans for the Red Dawn remake and updates on Man of Steel, RoboCop, The Wolverine, John Carter and Wanted 2. All that plus much more, including an official announcement for the Mortal Kombat remake and the latest images and video previews.
This is a big weekend for "Niners." Yesterday Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was launched on Netflix streaming and today is the birthday of Avery Brooks. The man who led DS9 turns 63 so we here at TrekMovie want to wish The Sisko a big happy birthday.
As of today Netflix is streaming the entire library of televised Star Trek. Today Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was added to the streaming offering, joining the other previously released Star Trek live-action shows. And last week Netflix also added the animated Star Trek series.
In this week’s ScienceSaturday, reduce, reuse, and recycle an entire rocket; see Mercury as it’s never been seen before; witness the launch of China’s first ever space laboratory; and uncover an entire fleet of 2,500 year old chariots in China. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: AlphaDog robot!