After a delay of several months, Brannon Braga’s bewildering Borg brawl to end all Borg brawls concludes this week, with the fourth and final issue of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive. Spoilers, nanoprobes, green Borg goo, Seven, and a poll ahead.
The Academy Awards were held tonight in Hollywood and the opening of the show, hosted by big Star Trek fan Seth MacFarlane, featured William Shatner reprising his role as Captain Kirk. Watch how Kirk traveled through time to help Seth below.
IDW Publishing releases Star Trek #18 this week. This issue of the ongoing series focuses on Uhura, the beginning of her relationship with Spock, and an event that takes place when she was a child. Spoilers ahead.
The prequel to Star Trek Into Darkness continues this week with Star Trek: Countdown to Darkness #2, from IDW Publishing. We learn more about Captain Robert April and we’re briefly introduced to another iconic character with an alternate universe twist. Spoilers ahead.
Trek fans are always imagining ‘what if?’ scenarios for the franchise but one of them has taken it to a new level by creating images of a notional reboot of the original Star Trek…by the animators at Pixar. The artists images of Star Trek characters has gone viral. Check them out below
A fun Star Trek video is going viral this week featuring over 40 minutes of bloopers from all five Star Trek TV series and many of the Star Trek feature films, including Star Trek (2009). In a few weeks it has almost 100,000 views. Watch it below.
The Star Trek co-op video game arrives on April 23rd. The game features a brand new story set between the 2009 Star Trek movie and Star Trek Into Darkness. Today Paramount (and distributor Namco Bandai) released the first of a series of behind the scenes videos on the making the game. This first one explores the co-op experience. Check it out the video which also features new footage.
Paramount has now officially released high resolution images from Star Trek Into Darkness that were first shown in last week’s Entertainment Weekly. You can check out the five shots in great detail below.
IDW Publishing just released their latest solicits. May will be a quiet month for Star Trek comics. TrekMovie has the covers, the details, and a blast from the past for you, after the break.
This weekend Star Trek shows that there really is kid appeal in the franchise with an homage on the Hub’s Littlest Pet Shop. The animated series features a daydream sequence with the characters envisioned as the bridge crew of the original USS Enterprise. See below for the clip and a couple of exclusive images.
Last week Star Trek Into Darkness (and future Star Wars) director JJ Abrams gave a keynote speech at the DICE (Design Innovate Communicate Entertain) Summit along with Valve President Gabe Newell. Abrams talk was on "Storytelling Across Platforms" and during his talk he showed a clip of Star Trek and pointed out the little R2-D2 Easter Egg. Watch the whole talk below, plus an Abrams inspired Star Trek/Star Wars mashup just for fun.
On Friday William Shatner’s voice will be heard in the animated feature Escape From Planet Earth. While doing publicity for the movie, Bill again weighed in on the new Star Trek, this time heaping praise on director JJ Abrams and the new Kirk, Chris Pine. More details (and video) below. [UPDATE: Another video interview added with Shatner joking Abrams is a ‘pig’]
Sunday brought another awards show with Star Trek Into Darkness celebs presenting, this time it was Simon Pegg and Alice Eve at the BAFTA Film Awards in London. On the red carpet Eve weighed in on the most persistent rumor about co-star Benedict Cumberbatch’s character, and Pegg said he expects JJ Abrams (who is set to direct the next Star Wars movie) to return and direct a 3rd Star Trek film. Details below plus videos and images of the pair at the BAFTAs. UPDATED: Pegg tweets clarification on JJ directing 3rd Star Trek
IDW Publishing returns home from the Mirror Universe with Star Trek #17, the latest chapter in the ongoing series. This standalone issue features McCoy, in a detailed and introspective portait of the Chief Medical Officer. Spoilers ahead.
Last night Star Trek Into Darkness stars Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Annual Technical Awards Presentation at the Beverly Hills Hotel. See below for pictures of the Trek couple at the event.
Yesterday we reported the outline of Hasbro’s plans for Star Trek this spring, and today the company revealed their line at the Toy Fair in New York. The line covers toys for both Star Trek in general as well as speicific toys for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie. And some of the toys may provide some clues about the Into Darkness movie. More details, images and analysis below. .
This evening CBS has now released the full details on their April Blu-ray releases. We have all the disc-by-disc specifics for Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 and the special stand-alone ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ Blu-ray sets. In addition we have high res box art, trailers and a demo of the special ‘Best of Both Worlds’ fold-out packaging along with all the pre-order links.
Today the Star Trek mobile app offered up a couple of brand new images from Star Trek Into Darkness. You can check them both out below. Plus we have an update on the Entertainment Weekly cover description controversy.
Today at the annual Toy Fair in New York Hasbro outlined their product plans for the upcoming year at an investor event, including their line of KRE-O figures and sets for Star Trek Into Darkness. See below for details and images. We also have a close look at Revell’s new movie USS Enterprise and a translucent ‘cloaked’ Klingon Bird of Prey from Diamond Select.
This weekend Star Trek Into Darkness baddie Benedict Cumberbatch is doing double duty for guest voices for The Simpsons. Watch the clip of Cumberbatch as the British PM and Harry Potter’s Snape below.
As reported earlier, tomorrow Entertainment Weekly has a Star Trek Into Darkness cover feature with two collectible covers. Some fans have spotted something on the order page at Entertainment Weekly that seems to confirm the identity of the movie’s villain. Did it really? Well not exactly. See below [Warning: Spoilers discussed].
CBS has released a couple of new trailers for their upcoming Blu-ray releases. See below for preview of the Star Trek Enterprise Season 1 and the stand-alone ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ release. [UPDATED w/ BTS featurette clip]
The new Entertainment Weekly cover feature for Star Trek Into Darkness has some exclusive new images from the movie. These are being teased by EW today and you can check them out below along with another synopsis of the film. UPDATE: More excerpts from the issue, including Roberto Orci on the future of Trek (now that JJ has signed on to do Star Wars).
Once again William Shatner is weighing in on his lack of participation in the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies. Bill seems to believe that JJ Abrams doesn’t know what to do with him and he appears dubious about why they never told him about the scene they wrote for him in the 2009 movie. More details below- and in other Shatner news – watch Bill’s live chat to space at 10:30 AM Eastern. [UPDATE: Chat is over – we have recorded version to watch below].
The upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly has a Star Trek Into Darkness cover story along with two collectible covers. EW has provided us with images of the covers along with some excerpts from the issue. See below.
La-La Land Records is continuing their series of great Star Trek music releases. Today they officially released details for a new 4-CD collection of music from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The set includes selected music from all all seven seasons along with some previously unreleased music. The DS9 music collection comes out next week. We have full details and an image of the cover below.
The recently relaunched Geek Magazine features a cover story in its new issue about Star Trek, including a roundtable discussion with a number of notable Treksperts, including Brannon Braga and David Goodman. The two-hour talk includes a lot of interesting stuff including Braga talking about his original plan for Star Trek Enterprise. Find out more about that and the new issue of Geek below, plus watch the entire roundtable discussion.
Before Star Trek Into Darkness was scripted the filmmakers had said they were hoping to make a film that was more relevant to the issues of the day. In a newly released video interview excerpt, the actor who plays the film’s villain notes that the parallels to the modern world are "chilling." Watch him talk about his inspiration for the role below.
The seventh set of the cool retro style posters promoting individual episodes of the original Star Trek have been revealed. The new set of four prints from Qmx includes "Amok Time," "Operation Annihilate," "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" and "Day of the Dove." And now the designs of this series of posters are available on T-Shirts as well. More info below.
Last month’s news that JJ Abrams was going to direct the next Star Wars movie took the world of Star Trek (and Entertainment in general) by storm. One person who is holding out hope that JJ will return for a third Star Trek movie is Chris Pine. See what Pine had to say below, plus vote in the new poll on if Paramount should wait for Abrams to direct a 3rd Star Trek.