There are a couple of news updates from the world of Star Trek memorabilia and auctions. First up Profiles In History auction house is holding a massive auction in July which includes dozens of lots of rare (and pricey) Star Trek items. We also have an exclusive update on the original Galileo Shuttle from Star Trek, which sold at auction yesterday for $60,000.
On Friday night Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo will be back on TV, this time on Cinemax’s sexy anthology series Femme Fatales. We have a new preview of this and other Femme Fatales Season 2 episodes. Plus Picardo talks to TrekMovie about the episode and about meeting JJ Abrams.
Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer Damon Lindelof is adding a new writing project to his slate, and it is his first return to television since Lost wrapped up two years ago. Now he is set to adapt the post-Rapture novel "The Leftovers" into a series for HBO.
Colbert and Stewart are Trekking again. Over the last couple of nights both of Comedy Central’s late night shows have thrown out Star Trek references. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart seems to have Wrath of Khan on their mind, while the Colbert Report sees the president as a Vulcan. Watch the clips below (if you live in the USA). Also this week’s episode of Comedy Central’s Futurama had a brief Trek reference, a screenshot of that below as well.
In the last day as part of their People Like Us publicity tour, both director Alex Kurtzman and star Chris Pine have ended up discussing the Star Trek sequel and specifically the arc of Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, with both noting that the end of the 2009 movie was not the end of their journey to becoming like the crew of the original series. Pine also talked about Benedict Cumberbatch and how his villain brings out the best qualities in Kirk’s journey.
Today brings good news for the female fans of Star Trek with the announcement of a new line of apparel just for women. Her Universe, who have been making "fangirl" clothes and accessories for fans of Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and Doctor Who, is launching a new line for Star Trek fans. See below for more details and a first look at their initial offerings.
Over the last couple of nights both Captains Kirk have been telling funny stories on late night TV, and we have the video. Firstly there is Chris Pine talking about being chased by a crazed fan in New York, and then we have William Shatner talking about dropping his pants at an airport. Check it all out below.
CBS has released an new version of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Season One trailer which shows a glimpse of some of the special features including a snippet of an interview with Sir Patrick Stewart. Watch that new trailer below, plus get the latest pre-order links. [UPDATE: CBS is bringing TNG Blu-ray to Comic-Con]
There are many things that are still unknown (or at least unconfirmed) about JJ Abrams 2013 Star Trek sequel. Even the simplest things like who the main guest stars are playing is still a mystery, as is the title of the movie. However it appears (according to one of those guest actors) that a decision has been made on the title, but he isn’t saying what it is. Also TrekMovie weighs in with an opinion on if the next Star Trek movie needs "Star Trek" in the title, with a poll for you to have your say too.
Chris Pine’s new movie People Like Us opens up this weekend and the actor has been out doing lots of publicity. While promoting his new film he and director Alex Kurtzman also been talking some Trek, Pine saying the sequel has a better story and Kurtman talking about "bold moves." Check out all the latest video from Chris’ publicity tour below, inlcuding talking about his small butt and how he would do a nude scene.
The second (and final) part of David R. George III’s new Typhon Pact duology is due to hits the bookstore shelves this week. TrekMovie’s Rob Lyons has already blazed through his copy, and has some thoughts to share. Check out the TrekMovie review of “Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Raise the Dawn” below.
In one month the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will arrive on Blu-ray. Season 2 is due in the Holiday season. And it appears that one of the cool bonuses for set being considered is an extended version of the courtroom drama episode "Measure of a Man." This news was revealed by the original writer of the episode, Melinda Snodgrass. Details below.
Star Trek sequel co-writer/producer was a call-in guest on a Southern California radio show over the weekend. He didn’t give away any big spoilers for the Star Trek movie, but he did rule out the appearance of a number of classic Star Trek characters. And perhaps more intriguingly, Orci discussed in detail some of the discussions that have been going on regarding bringing Star Trek back to TV.
This week on Science Saturday, get the latest update on Voyager and her journey into interstellar space; witness video captured of a near-miss asteroid; diagnose your ailments by checking the color of your poo; and see ‘planetrise’ from exoplanet Kepler-36c. All this, and more, plus our gadget of the week: The USS Enterprise turn table!
Over the weekend Leonard Nimoy appeared at the LA Festival to introduce and talk about Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The film, which is enjoying its 30th anniversary this month, was being shown for free at an outdoor screening. Nimoy talked about how [spoiler alert] his death scene was changed at the last minute to give them an out to bring him back in the next movie. Watch the video below. Plus see how Nimoy is a little upset over how the video was edited.
Karl Urban, Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy, is starring in another big sci-fi movie – Dredd – coming out in September. And today Lionsgate released a full trailer for the film adaptation of the comic book. Check out all the Karl grimacing in a bleak future goodness below. We also have the official synopsis, the new poster and some images from the movie too.
On July 23rd, just one day before the release of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray, theaters across the USA will be showing special screenings of two HD episodes of TNG along with bonus materials from the new set. There is a new trailer promoting the event, so check that out below plus some promo images and details on how to get tickets.
Tonight we have some late breaking news from Star Trek: Phase II, the most popular of the fan productions. Executive Producer James Cawley has decided to recast himself and brought in a new professional actor to play James T. Kirk. This new actor is currently filming the new episode "Bread and Savagery." More exclusive details and the first look at this new Kirk below.
Star Trek: The Next Generation’s LeVar Burton is also famous for his 21 seasons as the host of the kids show Reading Rainbow. After PBS stopped airing reruns of the series in 2009, Burton was determined to bring it back. Today Reading Rainbow was re-launched as an iPad app. More details and LeVar’s video intro below. Plus we flash back to 1988 with a video from when LeVar and Reading Rainbow went behind the scenes on Star Trek: TNG.
In July, just in time for the 25th anniversary, the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be re-released, remastered in HD on Blu-ray. And now the first officer of the Enterprise D is reflecting on his time in the 24th century and it "was not real fun" at the beginning. More details below
Back in March we reported on Star Trek Continues, a new TOS era fan film led by anime voice actor Vic Mignogna as Kirk and features Chris Doohan as Mr. Scott (his Dad’s old job) and Mythbuster Grant Imahara as Mr. Sulu. The team has now completed shooting on a couple of vignettes and they have sent over exclusive publicity pictures. Get the lowdown on Star Trek: Continues below
More comments on the Star Trek sequel have emerged from the People Like Us junket, this time it is co-writer/producer Roberto Orci talking about how, even though they didnt really dig into writing the movie until 2011, they had created the story early on. He also talked about the pluses and minuses of creating a new timeline.
Today a major piece of Star Trek history became available to the highest bidder. The Shuttlecraft Galileo from the original Star Trek series is up for auction. There is also a group that is trying to acquire the shuttle with plans to restore it and put it on display for the fans. More info below.
Alex Kurtzman’s new film People Like Us held its premiere at the LA Film Festival and he and star Chris Pine of course ended up talking more Star Trek at the event and associated junket. See below for comments on the villain, and more (but no spoilers). We also have photos and video from the premiere.
The video of the day is a creative animated homage set to the opening theme of the original Star Trek. The video is going viral right now and for good reason as it is pretty cool. Check it out below.
Welcome back to Science Saturday! This week, journey into interstellar space with Voyager 1, join Liu Yang, China’s first woman astronaut in space, explore Earth’s oceans in a Jules Verne-esque research vessel, and more! Plus, see our gadget of the week: the ArduSat open-source, crowdfunded satellite.
A sweet item celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation is coming your way. A limited edition Star Trek: TNG PEZ collector’s set has been revealed. It will be available this fall, and we have a first look and details. Check it out below
Like First Contact Day (April 5) and Anniversary Day (September 8), today is a special Star Trek holiday. In future history June 16th will be celebrated on the USS Enterprise(s) commanded by Captain Jean Luc Picard. How are you celebrating Picard Day 2012.
Alex Kurtzman’s directorial debut People Like Us hits theaters in two weeks, and while out promoting the movie he is also talking a little Star Trek. In a couple of new interviews the co-writer/producer of the sequel explains why the team chose to delay instead of rushing it out for a 2012 release. He also confirmed our earlier report about no Trek for next month’s San Diego Comic Con. [UPDATE 2: Also talks about Benedict Cumberbatch & ‘connected’ USS Enterprise sets]
Star Trek’s most prolific screenwriter Brannon Braga is penning a Star Trek comic book. This afternoon IDW announced the upcoming series "Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive," and as the name implies, it is all about the Borg. The series kicks off in September. More information in the press release below.