It was an interesting choice by JJ Abrams and crew to elevate the role of Uhura from bit player to center stage – or rather, center bridge – a choice doubtless made easier because of the dynamic Zoe Saldana. This month, as we go into the real publicity blitz for Star Trek Beyond, CNET Magazine, features Zoe Saldana on the cover of its summer issue, which hit newsstands today.
Quantum Mechanix (aka QMx) are releasing two highly detailed figurines of the two Starfleet legends, and we have the details.
Chris Pine was one of many Star Trek Beyond stars to sit down with Britain’s biggest SF and fantasy magazine, SFX, to talk Trek and more. On making Trek in 2016, Pine said that, while the JJ films have tried to touch on “demanding questions and themes”, it’s just not possible to make a movie without “wham-bam explosions and planets blowing up”. Plus, SFX grabbed exclusive interviews from Director Justin Lin, Karl Urban, John Cho, and Soufia Boutella, who joins the cast as Jaylah. [UPDATE]: Quote from Sofia Boutella on her new character, Jaylah, who has the most in common with Kirk.
Despite the announcement by JJ Abrams that Paramount and CBS would be seeking to end the lawsuit brought against Star Trek fan film Axanar and its creator Alec Peters, the studios are pushing on with the suit, which has moved on to the discovery phase. In a statement, the studios confirmed that the legal action against Axanar and Peters “remains pending”.
Tim Russ, Cirroc Lofton and Aron Eisenberg will all appear.
Thought Paramount was done with Star Trek Beyond posters? Think again! Today they revealed this gorgeous close up shot of Jaylah, Trek’s mysterious new heroine.
The Star Trek Continues crew has come out with their sixth episode, Come Not Between the Dragons. STC as a production continues to battle it out with New Voyages for setting the bar on production quality, and this episode is no different in that respect. It’s a more intimate episode, with the action effectively only on board the Enterprise, which expresses the level of confidence that the writers are putting in their cast to carry the episodes rather than on extended SFX or away missions.
Dying to go to the Star Trek Beyond red carpet premiere at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 20th? Don’t have tickets? Don’t have airfare? Don’t have a place to stay? I feel your pain. In the spirit of not hoarding opportunities to win all of the above, here are three different companies offering ways for you to make your Star Trek Beyond dreams come true.
This week, the Shuttle Pod crew welcome a very special guest: Gary Berman, co-CEO of Creation Entertainment, known to Star Trek fans for running some of the biggest Star Trek conventions in the world (including, of course, the annual Las Vegas convention).
France might be the last place someone looks for the next fabulous Star Trek artist. However, Elsa Charretier is illustrating comics in plain sight in her hometown, Pernes les Fontaines. After her stint producing two stunning variant covers for Starfleet Academy #1 and Star Trek/Green Lantern #1, respectively, it is obvious the talented artist was born to illustrate stories for the 23rd and 24th centuries. Now she just needs an offer, and the time.
We’ve got two copies of Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness in the brand new 4K Ultra HD format to give away. Hit the jump for details on how to win!
The Twilight Zone and Star Trek both occupy a special place in science fiction history. But, perhaps more interesting is the surprising amount of crossover between the two shows (and I’m not just talking about the more well-known instances a la Captain Kirk screaming on an airplane). Hit the jump to read my top 10 Twilight Zone episodes that every Trekkie should see.
Speaking with Digital Spy after the debut of Ubisoft’s new Star Trek VR game, Karl Urban teased a team up of the “diametrically opposed” Bones and Spock in Star Trek Beyond.
Ubisoft and Red Storm Entertainment yesterday debuted Star Trek: Bridge Crew at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
TrekOff The Motion Picture explores another side of Star Trek, one that uses the franchise as a gateway to the perverted side of nerd culture.
This June 2-5, over 100,000 people braved the 110+ degree heat to attend Phoenix Comicon, which hails itself as the signature pop-culture event of the southwest. It was my first experience of the Phoenix convention, and I was delighted at the plethora of Star Trek events to cover! Hit the jump for Part I, in which Tony Todd and Larry Nemecek delighted fans on Friday, June 3rd.
Last week, Hewlett Packard announced they have teamed up with Paramount to bring futuristic new tech to Star Trek Beyond, and this past weekend, we got a closer look at some of the designs and their onscreen implementation. At HP’s annual HP Discover conference held June 7-9 in Las Vegas, conference goers got some face time with a major prop from the film: what HP is calling a “Kelvin Pod”. [BEWARE OF SPOILERS!]
We grieve for the victims of the horrific violence in Orlando last night. Star Trek’s two biggest philosophies are “Infinite diversity in infinite combinations” and “Live long and prosper,” and violence like this could not contradict them more. Below are messages from those who have contributed to Star Trek, as they tweet their condolences, emotions, and anger about the biggest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. [UPDATE 6/13] More Trek stars join the chorus.
Star Trek is getting its first virtual reality game, and they gave it a hell of a debut.
If it were within my power to send William Shatner to my friends’ homes to deliver personal messages of congratulations, happy birthdays, and assorted holiday wishes I would, because that would be awesome. Since I don’t have that power, I can do the next best thing: send them a personalized ecard of William Shatner calling them out by name and singing their praises.
We wrote about the Hewlett Packard Enterprise/Star Trek Beyond collaboration last week, but now we’ve got some more info on exactly what these devices are supposed to do, plus some visuals go to with it. Caution: BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
Quality costume maker Anovos has debuted their first Star Trek Beyond prop, the Type-1B phaser.
A lot is happening right now in the world of Star Trek Online, with two major announcements: an Original Series expansion, Agents of Yesterday, and the news that the entire game will be ported to Xbox and Playstation consoles. We sat down with STO’s executive producer Stephen Ricossa at Cryptic Studios in California to talk about all of the new exciting things to come. The takeaway? It’s a great time to be a Trekkie and a gamer, no matter your skill level.
San Francisco Trekker and animator produces his own weekly original Star Trek comic strip.
You’ve waited with bated breath for the release of the Director’s Cut of arguably the best Star Trek movie to date. You’ve read the reviews. Now win your very own copy of the Director’s Cut of The Wrath of Khan on Blu-ray.
The Enterprise crew go head-to-head with the Klingons in issue number 4 of Star Trek Manifest Destiny, which came out today. Read on for our spoiler free review.
Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen wrap up their four-issue arc in fine fashion, leaving no dry eyes after its completion.
When Paramount hosted its first ever Star Trek fan event at the Paramount lot last month, they overbooked, leaving hundreds of fans out in the cold. As promised by Justin Lin, Paramount is now making it right by sending swag bags and tickets to the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond to the folks who missed out that night. [UPDATE: We have a copy of the e-mail that Paramount sent to fans who were turned away at the event]
CBS next week will launch Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. The weekly series will be hosted by StarTrek.com contributor and entertainment writer Jordan Hoffman and its first guests will include Adam Nimoy and “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Own all original series crew adventures in a giant Blu-ray set! CBS and Paramount have teamed up to combine every TOS cast movie along with the three seasons of The Original Series, and as a special treat, this box set is the debut of The Animated Series on Blu-ray, plus exclusive swag all in one 30-disc collector’s set.