Following this morning’s announcement of Hasbro joining the Star Trek family, there is more big news int he world of Star Trek. Paramount and Bandai Namco have announced they are teaming up for the "Star Trek" video game tied to the new movie universe. A release date has also been set for next year. More details below.
At the Hollywood premiere for his new comedy This Means War, Star Trek’s Chris Pine opened up a little on his new co-star Benedict Cumberbatch. Watch Pine talk about Cumberbatch’s talent and" intensity" below. Plus check out pics of Chris from the premiere.
Today brings big news for the world of Star Trek toys. In advance of the big Toy Fair which opens this weekend in New York, Hasbro has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with CBS to make a “variety” of Star Trek toys, starting in 2013…just in time for the next Star Trek movie. More details below. [UPDATED: More info and preview pic]
In the last year we have seen Star Trek comics mashup with zombies and DC’s Legion of Superheroes. Now according to a new report, Trek is going to cross over with another icon sci-fi franchise…Doctor Who. If true, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Doctor Who will be teaming up starting in May. [UPDATED]
Bruce Greenwood made no secret of the fact that he wanted to return to the role of Christopher Pike for the Star Trek sequel. And last month we revealed he got his wish. In a new interview promoting his new show The River, Greenwood talked about returning to Trek and how he is "content" with Pike’s role in the sequel.
Star Trek co-write producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are working on bringing the vampire Lestat back to the big screen. A new report says the pair are working with some other big Hollywood names and Anne Rice on a deal for her fourth vampire book "The Tale of the Body Thief," In other Orci news, he has tweeted some more of his photos from the last Star Trek movie.
This week celebrity chef Mario Batali and his ABC cooking show The Chew went all Star Trek for their episode on the 60s. The entire team dressed up in classic Star Trek uniforms, and even made some "Spoq au Vin." Watch clips from the show below.
Before we see Karl Urban return to the big screen as Dr. McCoy in the 2013 Star Trek sequel, the actor will be taking on another iconic sci-fi role…Judge Dredd. Some new images for the film have been released, check them out below.
For the last couple of summers TrekMovie has reported the fun Trek in the Park plays from the Atomic Arts theater company in Portland, OR. Now the group has gained new famed, being featured in the latest episode of IFC’s comedy Portlandia. Check out a clip of that below, plus a clip of Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore guest starring in a BSG-themed segment.
A new nerdy short film is going viral around the web this week. Created by Max Landis, writer for the recently released sci-fi film Chronicle (and son of director John Landis), the film features Max retelling the story of the death of Superman from DC comics in the early 90s. It also features a number of celebrity cameos, including Star Trek’s Simon Pegg.
James Kirk and Shaun Christopher command their respective spacecraft towards a somewhat persnickety appointment with quantum entanglement and merged destiny as Greg Cox’s "The Rings of Time" hits the shelves of a bookseller near you. Read the TrekMovie review below.
Of course much of the talk here focuses on the new Star Trek movies, but we here at TrekMovie never forget that Trek was born (and can be argued, was at its best) on television. Over the last few years many have talked about a desire to bring Trek back to TV, and now its being reported that two of these Hollywood hotshots (both named Bryan) are thinking of teaming up.
Star Trek Online is celebrating it’s second anniversary. The game, which recently went to a free-to-play model has some new events including a mission where you can fly around the new Odyssey class ship (aka the Enterprise-F). Check out a video of the ship in game below, plus a trailer for the first episode of the upcoming fourth season of STO.
Pilot season continues to heat up, with Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams selling another pilot, his second this week. This time JJ and his fellow Trek producer Bryan Burk are returning to sci-fi with a mysterious post-apocalyptic series for NBC titled Revolution. Details below.
To up his follower count on Twitter, Star Trek co-writer producer Roberto Orci has been suggesting he will send out an image or two from the set of the new Star Trek sequel currently in production. While he tries to sort that out, today he sent out some "appetizer" photos from his personal collection of behind the scenes shots during production of the 2009 Star Trek movie. Check those out below. [UPDATED]
Lately is seems Stephen Colbert is becoming the new Seth MacFarlane, with yet another Star Trek gag coming on last night’s The Colbert Report. This time it was presidential candidate Newt Gingrich who got Trekkified. Watch it below. Also yesterday the game show Jeopardy! had an entire cateogory dedicated for Star Trek director JJ Abrams, which included a Trek question of course.
As reported earlier this week, Chris Pine took some time away from Star Trek production and popped over the pond to London to attend the premiere of his new action-comedy This Means War. While there he spoke briefly about how the Trek shoot is going, and how the the new and returning members of the cast are getting along?
Pilot season is warming up again and so it is time for Star Trek director/producer JJ Abrams to pitch new shows to add to his growing TV portfolio. And today the CW announced they ordered a pilot called Shelter from Abrams Bad Robot production company. More details below.