Star Trek may be off the air on TV and in between movies, but the franchise still shows up on TV and especially on the Internet. Today we take a look at the best in Star Trek-related viral videos from Trek celebrities, TV shows and the fans. Check them all out below.
2011 also saw a lot of interesting media releases in the world of Star Trek, including new music CDs, new TV broadcasts and DVDs, new internet and and video game content and new artwork. Today we take a look at the best of the year in Star Trek media.
TrekMovie continues our 2011 retrospective today with a look at Star Trek on the printed page. We chose the best in books (fiction and non-fiction) and comic books (new stories, collections and covers). Find out what made the grade below.
The Pasadena Rose Parade is one of the biggest New Year’s tradition, and this year Star Trek will be making an appearance. Paramount Pictures is sponsoring its own float for next week’s parade and it will prominently feature a USS Enterprise soaring over the famous Paramount arch. Details and preview below.
Apes! Damned dirty apes! Oh wait, wrong franchise! Stranded crewmembers, an uppity commissioner, and no Statue of Liberty. Seems like a Star Trek story to me! But apes? Just how do they play into it? Find out below in the TrekMovie review of the ongoing Star Trek comics issue #4 where the new movie crew finish up their take on "The Galileo Seven".
Today TrekMovie begins its look back at the year that was. 2011 was a year of Trekversaries, from the 45th anniversary of the premiere of the original show to the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the sixth and fourth Star Trek movies. To celebrate, Star Trek fans had options among many items to collect. TrekMovie presents its annual “best of” Star Trek collectibles winners for the year.
Today, December 28th, is the birthday Nichelle Nichols. Star Trek’s original Uhura is turning 79 years young. So we here at TrekMovie want to wish Nichelle a very happy birthday.
Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, will be joining his fellow new crewmates on board the USS Enterprise when the sequel starts shooting next month. And the actor is now getting ready for the role, revealing some of his prep work. Details below.
The next issue (#4) of the new ongoing Star Trek comic series set in the new movie universe comes out tomorrow, finishing up the two-issue retelling of the TOS episode "The Galileo Seven." We have a preview of that issue below, plus news on how these new comics are dropping clues about the 2013 Star Trek sequel.
Today is Christmas and its time for family’s to get together and open the presents sitting under the tree. And for many fans, the Christmas trees are yet another way for them to show their love for Star Trek. Some fans have been sharing images of their Star Trek trees with TrekMovie and so we present Star Trek Trees 2011 below.
More Star Trek holiday fun. Every year the city of East Peoria, Illinois puts on a festival of lights for the holiday seasons and one of the regular floats is of the USS Enterprise. Check out images and video of the Starship Enterprise in lights below.
It is almost Christmas and what better way to celebrate than with some Christmas Songs that have been Trek-ified. "Merry Trekmas" musician Rick Moyer is back with some brand new Star Trek/Christmas songs and videos for you. Check them out below.
Earlier this year Star Trek Online hosted a contest for artists to design the next USS Enterprise for use in the game. They are now working on creating the in game model for the winning design and some new work in progress images have been released revealing the saucer separation and the auxiliary craft. Check those out below.
In a new podcast interview, Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams talks about why he took on the Trek project and how his views on the franchise changed during the process. JJ also dove into the thorny issue of the alternative timeline and what it means for the original "prime" timeline of Star Trek lore. See excerpts below.
We wont be getting a new Star Trek movie until the summer of 2013, but sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelef does have a big sci-fi movie coming out next summer: Prometheus. Lindelof wrote the Alien (sort-of) prequel for director Ridley Scott and the first trailer has been released. Check it out below. We also have a quick sci-fi movies update bit with trailers for The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, and GI Joe 2.
And yet more Star Trek sequel tidbits emerging from the promotion of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. This time producer Bryan Burk reveals that the sequel wont go over old ground in terms of setting up the characters. He also talks about how the team approached choosing the villain for the film, saying they have an "original and unique" story. Excerpts and video clip below [possible spoilers].
A new video going viral takes on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart and envisions him doing a new one man Christmas show, but this time basing it on the cult classic film A Christmas Story. Watch the trailer for it below.
While promoting his role in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Simon Pegg says that he knows about the story for the Star Trek sequel but hasn’t heard any confirmation of many of the previously reported rumors regarding the film’s villain. Pegg also talked about his hopes to get more serious. Watch the video clips below. [Potential SPOILERS below]
Most Trek fans agree that Bruce Greenwood excelled in his performance as Captain Pike in the 2009 Star Trek movie. And now a co-writer/producer for the sequel has revealed we should probably expect Greenwood to return for the sequel.
A new report cites a source (presumably attending the LA premiere of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) who claims the upcoming Star Trek movie will not have any original Star Trek stars in it. So no Shatner, Nimoy, etc. See more details below.
At the world premiere of the new Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol, JJ Abrams gave an update on progress on the Star Trek sequel talking about the sets, lessons learned from the 2009 movie and how he will be handling 3-D. Watch his comments below.
For their holiday episode this year, The Simpsons went into the future where we can see how things turn out for Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa. And this Simpsons future is full of nods to Star Trek. The episode is now available online, see clips below.
The real world seems to continue to get closer to the technological future envisioned by Star Trek, and apparently some of the people working to make that happen are inspired by Star Trek. A new report says that Google is working on a secret project to develop a voice controlled personal assistant, and they named the project "Majel" after Majel Roddenberry Barrett.
So far IDW’s new ongoing “Star Trek” comic series set in the new movie universe have been doing new spins on stories based on original Star Trek series episodes. However, for issue #7 (coming March 2012) IDW will begin a brand new two-issue story dealing with the Vulcans and the aftermath of their planet’s destruction. See below for more details on that and other Star Trek titles coming from IDW in March.
TrekMovie has a great piece of Star Trek history to share with you today. Our resident historian John Tenuto has unearthed a rare radio program promoting the release of Star Trek II in 1982 which featured interviews with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Ricardo Montalban, and more. Listen to it below.
Starfleet officers and Legionnaires finally meet face to face in the third installment of Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes from IDW Publishing. Once everyone gets their egos and timelines sorted out, the Imperial Elite arrive for a good old fashioned comic book smackdown. Spoilers after the break.
To mark this year’s 25th anniversary of the release of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Intrada has just announced the upcoming release of the complete score of the film, including previously unreleased cues, alternative cues, new liner notes and more. See below for details.
While promoting his latest movie “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, Simon Pegg (Star Trek’s Scotty) recently spoke to the Danish movie website Filmz and revealed that he knows the story for the Star Trek sequel.
Recently a small Star Trek / Star Wars “feud” erupted online between William Shatner and Carrie Fisher. Now George Takei has entered himself into the feud in an effort to calm to the situation. His goal: to unite two fanbases against what he proclaims to be the real threat against science fiction. Watch the video over the jump.
CBS Home Entertainment has officially announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation will be available in high-definition for the first time ever on January 31, 2012. The previously announced sample disc — ‘The Next Level’ — will be followed by the complete first season Blu-ray later in 2012. Details over the jump.