Over the summer TrekMovie reported that Paramount was testing multiple titles for JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek film. Obviously "Star Trek Into Darkness" was eventually chosen, but the new Russian Star Trek teaser poster had lead to a discovery that "Star Trek: Vengeance" was one of the other tested titles, and apparently the Russians (and only the Russians) decided to use it.
Following the success of their 2012 Hollywood to Vegas tour, Geek Nation Tours has announced the August 2013 edition of their Trekkie tour that follows Trek sites around Hollywood and LA area and beyond into Nevada — with some special guests along the way – and ending at the annual Creation Star Trek convention in Las Vegas. Geek Nation has once again teamed up with Larry “Dr. Star Trek” Nemecek, who will be leading the tour group. Get more details below and an exclusive photo from the 2012 tour.
In addition to all the news about Star Trek Into Darkness there is some new merchandise news to report. First a reminder that today some new items have been released today, plus some new cool items have just been announced including new retro posters and a new Seven of Nine statue. There is also a brand new Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 Blu-ray promo.
Jonathan Frakes inhabited the role of William T. Riker for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation and into four feature films (two of which he directed). And now Frakes says he thinks its possible that someone from TNG can get ‘peppered in’ to a new Star Trek movie from JJ Abrams. Details below.
Today Publish 47 North released their elaborate coffee table book "Star Trek: Federation: The First 150 Years". Our regular reviewer will be giving his opinion on this history book soon but today we start with an interview with the author, David A. Goodman, who explains how he went about creating history, including making some controversial decisions. Goodman also talks about writing Futurama’s historic Star Trek homage.
Star Trek’s George Takei has taken a bold new step into the world of comics. The actor is taking his advocacy to the world of comic books by appearing as himself this week in Archie Comics’ "Kevin Keller," a new series about the only gay teen in Riverdale. More details below.
We all know that the first nine minutes of Star Trek Into Darkness will be showing at IMAX screenings of The Hobbit on December 14th, but TrekMovie has learned that is not going to be the first reveal of footage from the new movie. A teaser trailer is going to be released online this week! More on that below plus an update on the first theatrical trailer.
As we reported yesterday, JJ Abrams brought footage of Star Trek Into Darkness (along with stars Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch) to Tokyo to promote the film to Asian press. Today we have photos from the event along with some of the comments from the Trek team reported in the Japanese media. [NO SPOILERS]
Before JJ Abrams jetted off to Tokyo to show the Japanese press some of Star Trek: Into Darkness on IMAX, the producer/director showed up at an event celebrating 100 episodes of Fringe over the weekend. While there Abrams spoke a bit about how the Star Trek Into Darkness footage is "mind-blowing." More details below.
Remember a couple of months ago when JJ Abrams went onto Conan to make the big reveal a few frames of Star Trek Into Darkness? Well not to be undone, tonight Zachary Quinto appeared on Conan and showed his own entire special ‘clip’ from the movie. And you can watch the whole thing below.
Once again director JJ Abrams is going global and taking footage on the road to help build buzz for his new movie. JJ will be in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday meeting with the press and showing off the preview of the Star Trek Into Darkness movie which will be shared with the public with IMAX screenings of The Hobbit, starting December 14th. More details on that below, plus Paramount has announced the international release dates for Into Darkness.
Still months away from its debut, and we’re learning more and more about Star Trek Into Darkness. Last week, Paramount released the official synopsis for the film, and now we have the first official teaser poster as well. Although we’ve been told that Into Darkness won’t be a rehash of The Dark Knight, the influence of the dark Batman franchise seems strong in the new poster. Hit the jump for more.
The upcoming new fan production Star Trek: Continues has a new vignette to show off. This time the theme a "Birthday" for Mr. Scott (played by James Doohan’s son Chris) with some cool new toys being beamed on board to the USS Enterprise. Watch it below.
The US Navy’s aircraft carrier bearing the same name as Star Trek’s iconic starship has been officially inactivated. After over fifty years in service the nuclear carrier USS Enterprise was ‘inactivated’ at an event in Norfolk, VA. More details and video from the event. The US Navy has also announced that the next aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise.