Have you ever wanted to just sit around and imagine you live the universe of Star Trek? Well an inspired Trekkie has made it easier by uploading 24 hours of the sound of the USS Enterprise-D engine noise (at idle), or if you prefer there is also 2 hours of the original series USS Enterprise.
On January 17th the Star Trek Online massive multiplayer game is getting a reboot by moving to a "free to play" model. In anticipation of that event, Cryptic has created a new cut-scene, which introduces the back-story of the game. The new version again uses a voice over from Mr. Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy. Watch it below.
It has been over six years since Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled and in that time actor John Billingsley has formed some frank opinions about the show and how Paramount treated the Star Trek franchise. In a new interview, Dr. Phlox pulls no punches. See below for excerpts.
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Today, December 9th, is the birthday for the man who appeared in more Star Trek than any other actor. Michael Dorn, who played Worf on TNG and DS9, turns 59 today. So we here at TrekMovie.com wish him a big happy birthday.
Is there a better way to convince people that they need a new mattress than dressing up in Star Trek uniforms and blasting away high prices with a phaser? No there is not. Check out the Star Trek-fueled commercial for a local mattress store in Canada below.
In the 2009 Star Trek movie actress Jennifer Morrison played Winona Kirk, mother of James T. Kirk. In a new interview the actress talks about her experience on the film and gives some interesting insights into the secrecy of a JJ Abrams production.
With Benicio Del Toro out of the running for the part of the villain in the Star Trek sequel, director JJ Abrams and team have been back on the hunt for a new bad guy. Now a report says that two actors are in the running, with Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez as the leading contender. More details (and potential spoilers) below.
It wasn’t until recently that Star Trek Voyager’s Borg babe Jeri Ryan started to do more Star Trek convention appearances. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live the actress explained that this was due to issues with security and stalkers. Watch it below.
New trailers have been released for Star Trek’s new Kirk Chris Pines’ next film, This Means War. The McG-directed action comedy is a "spy vs. spy" face-off with Pine fighting Tom Hardy (aka Shinzon from Nemesis) to win the heart of Reese Witherspoon. Check it out the new trailers below, plus the new poster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Star Trek sequel has taken another big step forward with the casting of a major role. A new report has veteran actor Peter Weller tapped for a major role in JJ Abrams next trip to the final frontier. Of course this will not be Weller’s first trip to the final frontier. Details below.
In the summer Quantum Mechanix revealed their beautiful USS Enterprise refit Artisan Replica. And today the official Star Trek site has launched a contest where you can win one of these models worth $4,995. More details below.
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.
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.
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]
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]
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.
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.
Looking for a great gift for that special Trekkie in your life? Well today a new line of Star Trek Jewelry from designer Udi Behr was unveiled. The collection of Trek-themed necklaces, pendants, bracelets and rings is now available, exclusively at Amazon.com. More details below.