December 2011

Damon Lindelof & Zachary Quinto Respond To Star Trek Sequel Rumor Reports + Potential Weller Role Detail

Yesterday was a big news day for the new Star Trek sequel. Today we have some follow-up reports, including Zachary Quinto and co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof’s reactions to rumors about the Star Trek villain. Check those out below, along with a new possible tidbit about the role Peter Weller will be playing.  Potential spoilers below.

eBook Review: Star Trek: The Typhon Pact: The Struggle Within + Catchup Reviews & News On Typhon’s Future

The Star Trek: The Typhon Pact cross-24th century series saga continues with the release of Christopher L. Bennett’s e-book novella “The Struggle Within.” TrekMovie reviews that below, plus we take the opportunity to catch up with mini-reviews of the four previously released Typhon Pact novels from late 2010/early 2011. There is also news on the next entries in the series coming in 2012.

Star Trek VI: The Undisovered Country Turns 20 – A Video Retrospective

20 years ago today the original Star Trek crew embarked on their final big screen adventure with the premiere of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country on December 6, 1991. Today TrekMovie takes a look back with a retrospective of video interviews, features and promotional clips for STVI from 1991. So get into your wayback machines below.

BREAKING: Del Toro Out As Star Trek Sequel Villain + Role Spoilers

The casting news for the Star Trek sequel has taken an unexpected turn. It was just a couple of weeks ago that producer/director JJ Abrams was talking about his discussions with Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro for the villain in his new movie. However, a new report says that Del Toro is out. They also have some spoilers on the role.

Star Trek Sequel Stars Havent Seen Script + Charity Event Photos w/ Quinto, Saldana, Cho, Yelchin, & Eve

The Star Trek sequel starts shooting next month and the team is busy casting, but details on the film are still being kept under wraps. At a gala event last Thursday, the returning Star Trek stars Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and (new star) Alice Eve joined producer/director JJ Abrams at a charity event in Beverly Hills, where some revealed they still haven’t seen the sequel script. More details below, plus photos from the event.

Design Vets Returning For Star Trek TNG in HD Project + Sampler Blu-ray Available For Pre-order

Besides the 2013 Star Trek sequel, the other big thing going on these days is the Star Trek: The Next Generation Remastered project. Just in time for the 25th anniversary in 2012, CBS is bringing the show into the HD world. And now it has been revealed that some of the great design vets from the series are back to help the project along. More details below on who is back and what they will be doing plus info on the Blu-ray sampler pack now available for pre-order.

Watch: Simon Pegg’s Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Featurette

Star Trek sequel producer/director JJ Abrams has one last thing to get off his desk and that is the release of Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol on December 21st. Also returning for the fourth Mission is Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg, reprising his role as Benji the tech. Paramount has released a featurette and clip with Pegg. Check those out below, plus publicity photos and previews.

UPDATED: JJ Abrams Denies Star Trek Sequel Villain Rumor

Director JJ Abrams has already confirmed he is considering Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro to play the villain for his Star Trek sequel. There has been a lot of speculation regarding what role he will be playing and now there is an unconfirmed report on who he would be playing. See below for the possible spoiler. [UPDATE: JJ Abrams has denied the rumor]

Trek Nation: Director’s Log Featuring Deleted Interview Clips Available Online [UPDATED]

Earlier this week Rod Roddenberry’s documentary Trek Nation premiered on the Science Channel. The Star Trek-themed documentary was the result of many years of work and as you would expect there is a lot of footage that didn’t make it into the final cut for TV. Now the director of the documentary is putting up some of these deleted scenes and interviews on YouTube. See below for extra interview clips with Nichelle Nichols, Patrick Stewart and writer Michael Piller. [UPDATED: Added interview clip with Family Guy/Futurama writer David Goodman]

Watch: Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson Debate Science Of Star Trek 2009’s Red Matter

On his Comedy Central show Stephen Colbert often makes Star Trek references so it isn’t a surprise that when he sat down for a chat about science with astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson the subject turned to Trek. See below for a video where Tyson and Colbert opine on the scientific accuracy of the "red matter" from the 2009 Star Trek movie.

Star Trek Online Season 5 Goes Live

Today the massive multiplayer online game Star Trek Online has just been given another big update with the release of Season 5. The new update titled "Call To Arms" contains new missions for both the Federation and the Klingons along with a number of new features. This update is the last big revamp before next months transition to a free-to-play model. See below for more details.