Welcome to Science Saturday! Tantalize your neurons this week with life on Mars discovered in 1976, how dino destruction sent Earth-life into space, auroras on Uranus (no, this is not a euphemism), and early subspace communication technology. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: augmented reality contact lenses!
The most popular viral videos are either something geeky or something to do with cats, so this was inevitable. Today we present the Star Trek-inspired short film "Cats In Space." Watch it below.
IDW has announced solicitations for all of their July comics and the two Trek comics are pretty exciting. First up the second issue of the Doctor Who/TNG crossover hints at a TOS/Classic Doctor flashback. And the ongoing Star Trek movie universe comics will feature another brand new story featuring tribbles. Details below, plus covers.
The fifth episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell has been released and ‘Brent’ is excited about his upcoming TV appearance and chance to redeem himself, but to make sure the curse has been lifted he decides to have a séance.
Debating the reasons for the cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise after four years on UPN is another favorite pastime of Trek fans. And in a new interview promoting his appearance at this weekend’s Toronto Comic Con, show star Scott Bakula weighs in with his theory, saying the show was the "victim of circumstance."
Nitpicking is a time honored tradition with Trekkies and in that light we present the latest (and apparently the last) in the "Star Trek Mistakes" series of Internet videos. This one is especially hard on Worf and the Klingons.
After seven novels, four novellas, an SCE ebook, and an alternate universe take that engages the series, Star Trek: Vanguard has reached its conclusion. What awaits the reader on this final voyage into the Taurus Reach? Find out in the TrekMovie review…
On Monday September 10th, Star Trek’s Walter Koenig will become the last member of the TOS crew to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And it has just been announced that Leonard Nimoy will be attending the event. There will also be a special "Koenig Gala Celebration" over the weekend with more special guests, including Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis and more. Details below, plus watch congratulations video featuring William Shatner, George Takei and many more Trek and sci-fi luminaries.
Actress Jeri Ryan spent four years in the Delta Quadrant on Star Trek: Voyager. In a new interview the actress says she is happy about her time on the show and with the character, but she doesn’t miss her costume. She even goes into some detail on some her corset’s painful functionality.
The first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray is due this summer. One of the elements that has been recreated using CGI is the Crystalline Entity and that has now been revealed by Robert Meyer Burnett, who is working on the set. He has also revealed that they have found a missing piece of footage. Details below.
In two weeks The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will feature a Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion and to promote that event they have erected "Transporter Room" bus shelters around Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They have also released a special app that actually makes these transporter rooms really work (kind of). More details below. UPDATE: New link to print out your own mini-transporter background to use with the app.
In 1998 Star Trek: The Experience opened at the Las Vegas Hilton, but did you know it was actually the "Plan B" after a much more ambitious vision was considered in 1992. This "The Starship Enterprise" attraction would have built a full-scale Enterprise ship in Downtown Las Vegas. Now the company behind the pitch has revealed details and artists sketches of this Trek attraction that never was. Details below.
The fourth episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner’s comedy webseries Fresh Hell has been released and his descent into hell continues as he descend into hell as he finds himself on the set of a porn movie, but maybe he has found his ticket out out. You can watch it below.
The popular Star Trek: Phase II fan series has released its first episode in a year with "The Child." This new episode was adapted from a script written for the original (unproduced) "Star Trek Phase II" series from the seventies with the original co-writer returning to direct. You can watch the episode and get download links below, plus read the TrekMovie mini-review.
Welcome back to another fact filled edition of Science Saturday! This week: unearth T-Rex’s feathery ancestors, see elephants on Mars, build a computer inside of a diamond, and learn about the astronomy of Easter. All this and more, plus our gadget of the week: Google’s Project Glass.
If you’re in the LA area on April 23rd, don’t miss Manu Intiraymi (VOY’s Icheb) and Kipleigh Brown (ENT’s Jane Taylor) in a one-night-only performance of “TRIGGERS”, a neo-noir drama showing at The Blank Theatre Company in Hollywood. The performance is directed by James Kerwin who you may remember as the writer/director of Yesterday Was a Lie, an independent neo-noir film starring Kipleigh Brown and Chase Masterson (DS9’s Leeta).
This summer you will be able to see Star Trek’s Simon Pegg as the star of the quirky British comedy/suspense movie A Fantastic Fear of Everything. And the first trailer has just been released. Check it out below.
Today in Star Trek future history is "First Contact Day," the day in which Star Trek fans (pre)remember the future meeting of humans and Vulcans. To celebrate TrekMovie.com will be hosting an online viewing party of Star Trek: First Contact. Others are also celebrating including Star Trek stars, Star Trek Online and the official Trek store. Details on all the FCD fun below.
While promoting his upcoming movie People Like Us, Star Trek sequel co-writer producer Alex Kurtzman has also been talking Trek, revealing that crew of USS Enterprise is still on their journey to becoming the bridge crew we knew. He also talks about the ‘magnetic’ performance of Benedict Cumberbatch. Excerpts below
Once again President Barack Obama has revealed his inner Trekkie. A few weeks ago Star Trek’s original Uhura Nichelle Nichols visited the White House, and now she has shared a photo of the event featuring herself and the president, with both flashing Vulcan salutes. Check it out below.
For the 2009 Star Trek movie, director JJ Abrams and his team brought in the original Spock Leonard Nimoy to help build the bridge to the new crew and new movie universe. And now George Takei says (while attending ECCC over the weekend) he originally thought Abrams might look to another original Star Trek star to come on board for the sequel, he now believes there wont be any more TOS stars in future Abrams Trek films. Details below plus full video of George’s appearance at ECCC.
The battle between Star Wars and Star Trek has been fought on many fronts, the latest of which was waged at the Brooklyn Mutt show with a Star Wars vs Star Trek dog costume contest. See how it turned out in a video below.
The series of extended and complete Star Trek soundtrack releases continues with a brand new issue from GNP Crescendo of Jerry Goldsmith’s score of Star Trek: First Contact. The brand new CD which includes the complete soundtrack, plus bonus alternative tracks, is available right now. UPDATE: Added exclusive images of CD artwork.
Actor Christian Slater’s character on the Fox comedy Breaking In can often be seen in a Star Trek Captain’s chair. While on Conan promoting the show, Slater talked about his chair, his love for Star Trek, and how his mom got him a cameo in Star Trek VI. Watch the segment below.
This summer Star Trek’s John Cho may not be appearing in a new Star Trek movie, but he will be another big sci-fi reboot…Total Recall. The first trailer for the film has been released, featuring Cho’s supporting role prominently. Check it out below.
Brent Spiner is ready for his big comeback in the third episode of the second seasons of his comedy webseries Fresh Hell. Using the funding from LeVar Burton from the last episode, "Brent" can finally launch his acting class for porn stars.
Warren Stevens, known to Trek fans as Rojan from the original Star Trek episode "By Any Other Name," passed away last week. The actor, also famous for his role in Forbidden Planet, died of lung disease at his Sherman Oaks home. He was 92.
It is a big news day today for Star Trek with two major production announcements. First, it was announced this morning that George Takei will star as Captain Sulu in the next Abrams-directed Star Trek film, Star Trek: Excelsior, with Roberto Orci penning the screenplay. Not too long after that news broke, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, noted theatre producer, announced that he would be adapting Trek for the stage in his production of Star Trek: The Musical.