July 2012

Watch: Wil Wheaton & William Shatner’s Dueling Narrations For NASA’s New Mars Rover

Once again NASA looks to Star Trek to help tell their story. Today the space agency released two versions of a video about the Curiosity Rover (aka Mars Science Laboratory) which is scheduled to touch down on the surface of Mars next week. And to satisfy fans of different generations one version of the video is narrated by original Star Trek star William Shatner and the other has Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton. Watch both below.        


Video of the Day: Tom Hardy’s Star Trek: Nemesis Screen Test

For the second weekend in a row The Dark Knight Rises is the top movie at the box office. In just ten days the film has taken in over half a billion dollars worldwide. This film cements Tom Hardy, who plays the villain Bane, as an even bigger star. But, it was just 10 years ago that Hardy got his big break in Star Trek: Nemesis. A video of his screen test with Patrick Stewart has been going viral again this week. Check it out below.        


CBS Offering Free Replacement Blu-ray Discs To Fix Star Trek: TNG Surround Sound Problem

Since the release of the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray last week there have been a number of fan complaints about audio issues related to the surround sound track on some of the episodes. Today CBS has officially acknowledged the issue and offered to provide replace discs free of charge. More info in the official statement from CBS below.



Watch: LeVar Burton’s Star Trek TNG Event Q&A + Responds To ‘Jheri Curl Geordi’ Viral Image

Earlier this week in our review of the Star Trek: The Next Generation theater events we also reported that TNG actor LeVar Burton surprised fans at the Times Square theater screening in New York. Video of Burton’s Q&A with the fans. Burton also tried to clarify that an image from the set that has gone viral is not him.




Bakula & Sirits Joke About Getting Into Next Star Trek Movie

Also showing up at the Saturn Awards was Star Trek alums Scott Bakula from Enterprise and Marina Sirtis from Next Generation. Both were asked about the new JJ Abrams Star Trek films and (of course) both said they would love to be part of the new feature films. Sirits also took issue with one element of the 2009 movie. Excerpts below.       




Exclusive Clip From William Shatner’s Get A Life! Doc + Free Epix ‘Star Trek Celebration’ On XBox Live

On Saturday William Shatner’s new documentary "Get A Life!" premiers on Epix. For his latest doc, Bill dives deep into Star Trek fandom to find out why Trek fans do what they do and today we have an exclusive clip from the doc to show some of Bill’s research. We also have details on how XBox 360 owners will be able to see all 11 Star Trek movies via Epix this weekend too.      




Review: Star Trek: The Next Generation Theater Event + LeVar Burton Defends Wil Wheaton At NYC Event

Last night CBS and Fathom Entertainment held special one night only theater screenings of two episodes from the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. This celebration of the 25th anniversary of the show was also a way to promote today’s release of the first season of the show on Blu-ray. TrekMovie’s John Tenuto share’s his thoughts on the event with a recap and review, including some tidbits shown that aren’t on the S1 release. Also find out what LeVar Burton had to say about Wesley when he attended the NYC screening.







NBC News Analyst Suggests Colorado Shooting Suspect Was “Dark Trekkie” [UPDATE: Apology Issued]

One of the regular features of TrekMovie.com is to report when Star Trek interacts with the zeitgeist, usually in fun ways like references on sitcoms or other media. However, sometimes Star Trek or its fans can be portrayed in ways that are not flattering and an example of that came this morning on MSNBC when an NBC analyst suggested that the suspected murderer in the Colorado Batman movie screening mass shooting was a "dark Trekkie." Watch the clip below. [UPDATE: Van Zandt apologizes]


Video of the Day: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Why The USS Enterprise Is The Greatest Starship Ever

Our friends who conduct the Starship Smackdown panel (a perennial favorite at SDCC) were surprised to have famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson stand up from the crowd and talk about the greatness of Star Trek’s of the USS Enterprise. Watch the clip below..   


Watch: SDCC Star Trek: TNG S1 Blu-ray trailer + Best Buy & Amazon Pre-order Drops To $60

The first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation hits stores on Blu-ray next week. A new trailer for the set was shown at San Diego Comic Con and it is now available online. You can watch that below plus see an extended trailer for the theater screenings on Monday. CBS has also launched a new Facebook app which lets you put yourself into various Star Trek scenes. Finally the pre-order price has dropped to $59.99


Preview Of Star Trek Comics For October – Including New Newspaper Strips Collection + 3 More titles

IDW has released previews for their Star Trek comics coming in October and it is going to be a busy month with four different books (not including variant covers). Included is the first collection of the Star Trek newspaper comic strips. Check out details and covers for all the Star Trek comics below.



Exclusive: Orci Says Star Trek TV Talks Getting Real + Declares Movie Tie-in Comics & Game As Canon

In the second part of his new exclusive interview with TrekMovie.com, writer/producer Roberto Orci reveals how talks about Star Trek returning to TV series are getting real. Orci also finally (after some coaxing) makes a big declaration about the canon status of some of Star Trek’s extended universe materials. He also discusses his future with the franchise after the sequel. 


Space Command Successfully Wraps Kickstarter Campaign + Watch SDCC VFX Preview

Space Command, the new independent sci-fi film project with Star Trek vets behind and in front of the camera, has wrapped up it’s Kickstarter fundraising campaign, and even exceeded its goal. Filming now set to start later this year. We have the new VFX Demo created by Star Trek vet Doug Drexler, plus footage from the SDCC panel, and more. Check that all out below.


Watch: SDCC Preview For JJ Abrams Mysterious Post-apocalyptic Series ‘Revolution’

This fall Star Trek director/producer (and co-creator of Lost and Fringe) JJ Abrams has another mysterious TV show headed to NBC, Revolution. The new series is set in a post-apocalypse world where all technology has stopped working. A new clip with footage and interview clips (including Abrams and pilot director Jon Favreau) was revealed at Comic Con and is now available from NBC. Watch it below  


Damon Lindelof Talks About Struggle To Find Title For Star Trek Sequel (Without AColon)

Star Trek sequel co-writer producer Damon Lindelof was interviewed at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend and went into detail on how the team are struggling to chose a title for the film and they are now to the point where Paramount is getting impatient. He also talked about how writing for the "crew" is different for the sequel and even the (in universe) time elapsed between movies. Details and video below, no spoilers.  



Exclusive Interview: Roberto Orci Reveals Star Trek Sequel Character Details + Talks Title, Trailer & more

There has been a lot of chatter in the last week so TrekMovie thought it was time again to check in with Star Trek co-writer/producer Roberto Orci who not only contradicted Karl Urban’s latest comments but also gave details on post-production and revealed some spoilers on the new characters in the film, talked titles and more…and this is only in the first part of the exclusive interview below.


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