In a new podcast, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner discusses a chance encounter that he and TNG co-star Sir Patrick Stewart had with Benedict Cumberbatch not long after Benedict had landed the role in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel. Below you can listen to Brent recreate the discussion, including doing the voices of Cumberbatch and Stewart. Listen to it below, and there are no spoilers.
Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy just can’t seem to stay retired. Today it was announced the the actor is returning to the Kingdom Hearts game franchise to reprise his role of Master Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts 3D.
Star Trek’s Chris Pine could be headed to Broadway. The actor is reportedly in talks to star alongside Scarlett Johansson in a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Apparently Pine is now the leading contender for the part, with The Avengers’ Jeremy Renner also in the running. More details below.
Our video of the day is a special in-depth "interview" with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Patrick Stewart done by the well-known journalist Weird Al Yankovic. Conducted via traveling back to last year’s Comic Con, Weird Al asks Sir Patrick the hard questions and gets him to reveal things you have never heard before. Watch it below.
After a difficult adventure, the eleventh Doctor, with companions Amy and Rory, would like to relax with a bit of glamour and mystery, but a little dimensional feedback has deposited the Tardis in a time and place they couldn’t have imagined. Spoilers ahead in TrekMovie’s review of Assimilation2 #1, the opening installment of an eight-issue mini-series from IDW Publishing.
Tomorrow SFX magazine hits the stands with a new issue featuring a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. TrekMovie got an early look and we have some exclusive previews of the magazine, including excerpts of Ron Moore talking about TNG’s shaky start, Brannon Braga on his favorite characters, Jonathan Frakes on fighting for Troi/Riker and more.
Simon Pegg’s new movie A Fantastic Fear of Everything opens next week and while out promoting it, he is talking Star Trek. More specifically he is debunking (and denouncing) spoiler reports about Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in the Star Trek sequel. See below for more, but note article discusses previously reported spoilers.
On Sunday Benedict Cumberbatch was back home in the UK to attend the BAFTAs as a presenter and a nominee. Unfortunately he didn’t go home with a trophy, but he did talk a bit about Star Trek on the red carpet. Watch that video below, plus video of him and Matt Smith (aka The Doctor) presenting an award to Steven Moffat.
Phoenix Comicon wrapped up on Sunday and one of the big events was a Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion with LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner and Wil Wheaton. Check out the full report below with quotes, highlights, pictures and video of the entire panel.
On Friday Star Trek’s William Shatner was the guest host for the BBC comedy show Have I Got News For You," which is a quiz show poking fun at the news of the week. With Shatner as host there were of course a few Star Trek references thrown in. Plus he sings a bit of "Rocket Man." The show is available to watch online, check it out below.
Fresh from his weekend appearances at Phoenix Comicon, Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton was involved in a non-injury traffic accident this morning, with the twist that his Lexus was rear-ended by a police car. TMZ was on the scene and talked to Burton about the incident. Watch that below.
A new episode Fresh Hell, the comedy webseries from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner, has just gone online. This time Brent has to teach acting to a naked guy.
The Star Trek highlight of Phoenix Comicon on Saturday was William Shatner who delighted the packed crowd with stories from his life along with some of his insights into his career path, the nature of fandom, the mythology of Star Trek, how his Star Trek novels are actually autobiographical, and more. He even showed how he pranks stewardesses by reenacting his famous Twilight Zone episode. See below for highlights, quotes, photos and the full video.
Next Generation/Deep Space Nine-star Michael Dorn has logged more hours in Star Trek than any other actor, and in an exclusive Phoenix Comicon interview with TrekMovie, he reveals that he wants more. Dorn plans to pitch a Worf TV movie and he has also started a production company to make other (non Trek) movies targeted at Trek fans. He also dropped the bombshell that he almost got a part in JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel All the exclusive details below.
Our picture of the day comes from Star Trek actor Zachary Quinto. As we have been reported, he and his costars have recently wrapped their work on the sequel. And last night Zach said goodbye to an important part of his character Spock, check it out below.
Phoenix Comicon kicked into gear on Friday, including panels with three Star Trek: The Next Generation stars: LeVar Burton, Marina Sirits, and Michael Dorn (also of DS9). All three talked about their time with Trek and after. We have photos, highlights and full video. So check that all out below.
Start your weekend with some science! This week, help astronauts unload cargo after SpaceX Dragon’s historic docking with the ISS, get a hypospray injection from a modern day Bones, and don a pair of glasses second only to Geordi’s VISOR. All this and more, plus our gadget(s) of the week: synchronized robo dancers!
In the last year there have been a number of record-breaking gatherings of Star Trek fans in costume at events around the world. The current record is 1040 at last year’s big convention in Las Vegas. And today Creation announced they will be trying to break their own record at the con this August. More details below.
Today I’m presenting a "Star Trek Universe Update" at Phoenix Comic Con. The panel will bring fans up to speed on everything Trek. Regular readers will probably have heard most of it, but I promised one new little Star Trek sequel character tidbit I picked up on recently. See below for that little spoiler.
Conventional Wisdom is back with another roundup of Star Trek events. This time we get you ready for the busy summer season with a listing of the cool Trek stuff going on in June, July and August. Check it out below. [UPDATED: Added more cons!]
Actor Danny Trejo’s next project is Machete Kills, the follow-up to 2010’s Machete, and during a recent interview the actor revealed that Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana will be joining him (and kissing him) in the sequel. Details over the fold.
In June Star Trek: Voyager’s Bob Picardo will be appearing on Cinemax’s sexy cult show Femme Fatales. The series was co-crated by Star Trek superfan Mark Altman (Free Enterprise) so it is no surprise that the second season (premiering Friday night) has more Star Trek homages. And Mark has shared exclusive details and first looks of Picardo and more. Check it all out below
Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams is adding another project to his to-do list. This time his production company and Paramount are teaming up to create a new low-budget sci-fi/thriller, based on a spec script. More details below.
With IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who crossover mini-series just over the horizon, TrekMovie takes a look at past Star Trek comic crossovers and asks, Is it Trek? If you’re prone to high blood pressure over the sanctity of the Trek universe, please consult a physician before reading this article. There be crossovers ahead.
Mad Men wasn’t the only drama that aired this week that went Star Trek. The PBS series Sherlock (featuring Star Trek sequel’s Benedict Cumberbatch) also had what appeared to be an homage to a key scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. You can watch that below, and also get an the exclusive reaction for Star Trek II writer/director Nicholas Meyer.
Memorial Day Weekend in Phoenix is going to get a lot geekier with Phoenix Comic Con. This year promises to be the biggest one ever for the fan-friendly event, including a slew of Star Trek guests and fan panels. William Shatner will be there along with Star Trek: The Next Generation stars Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirits, Wil Wheaton and LeVar Burton. TrekMovie.com will also be there holding our own panel, plus covering the event. More details below.
Star Trek’s ill-fated "red shirt" crewmen who were unfortunate enough to beam down to some hostile planet with Kirk, Spock and/or McCoy have inspired some new interesting (albeit unofficial) merchandise. Today we can share a new "Redshirts" card game, an upcoming "Redshirts" novel and (of course) a new Redshirts-inspired red shirt. Check out all the red shirt fun stuff below.
A couple of weeks ago we posted the first part of an LA Times video interview with Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy. The second part has just been posted online and you watch it below, where Nimoy talks about the link between Star Wars and Star Trek and even does does his impersonation of William Shatner! Most interesting, Nimoy critiques Star Trek: The Motion Picture, saying he doesn’t think of it as a Star Trek movie. He also says that he is "played out" with Spock.
Did you catch the latest episode of AMC’s Mad Men over the weekend? The Emmy-winning drama is set at an ad agency in 60s, and the show has now progressed to the time shortly after the premiere of Star Trek in 1966. And so for the first time, Star Trek got a mention in Mad Men. Watch the clip below.
Another member of the Star Trek cast is being honored for their body of work. This time it is the new Uhura who has (once again) made it on to the Maxim Hot 100 list. Zoe is also the cover feature for Cosmo’s brand new magazine, Cosmopolitan For Latinas. See pictures from that below, plus a behind the scenes video. We also take a look at Alice Eve, another Star Trek star that Maxim seems to have forgotten this year.