The lawsuit brought by the owners of Star Trek, CBS and Paramount, against fan film Axanar and its creator Alec Peters has started to heat up once again. Axanar‘s lawyers have filed a Motion to Compel Discovery, which asks CBS and Paramount to produce documents including financial statements, salaries for actors and crew from every Star Trek episode and film ever produced, and statements in support of Axanar made by Kelvin timeline directors J.J. Abrams and Justin Lin.
Star Trek has never been a popular show in France, only gaining some popularity there after the recent JJ Abrams reboot films. Teleportation 2161 is a new French 10-part documentary series just translated into English, Spanish, and German that takes a look back at the 50-year-old franchise and what it means to the French in a time when it’s still uncool to be a Trekkie.
Teamwork – the notion of working together to achieve a common goal – is a touchstone of Star Trek and a key component of the upcoming Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the first virtual reality Star Trek game from Ubisoft and developer Red Storm Entertainment. I got a chance to try the game and spoke to one of the developers. UPDATE: Release date pushed back to March 14, 2017.
IDW’s bold Star Trek anthology series Waypoint debuts with Original Series and Next Generation tales.
The special 50th anniversary trilogy series Star Trek Legacies celebrates The Original Series with all new stories by famed Star Trek authors. Read on for our review of Book 1, Captain to Captain by Greg Cox, which features Klingons, Majel Barrett’s Number One, and a huge surprise ending.
Last month Star Trek fans celebrated their love of Trek at Creation Entertainment’s 50 Year Mission Tour in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Cryptic, makers of the hit game Star Trek Online, have just released this handy infographic explaining where the video game’s story fits into Star Trek canon, which can get confusing what with six series, thirteen movies, and multiple timelines.
John Byrne’s latest photocomic has the Enterprise face an unknown force.
Paramount Home Entertainment gave USA Today an exclusive clip of a deleted scene from the forthcoming Star Trek Beyond home video release. The clip comes from right after the Enterprise docks at Yorktown and the crew starts to go explore the station. The clip shows a moment between Kirk and Scotty. We see Kirk feel the loneliness of being at the top, and Scotty has a dinner date with a familiar name from Season 3 of TOS. Click on for the video.
We finally have an official release date from Paramount Home Entertainment for Star Trek Beyond. It will be available on physical media in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D , standard Blu-ray, and DVD versions on November 1. As is becoming common, the digital version (sold through digital stores like iTunes) will be available to purchase earlier, on October 4. Full details are after the break.
ReedPOP, purveyors of the most recent Star Trek convention in New York City, have a reputation for putting on some of the best conventions around, including New York Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration. While providing some fresh alternatives to the Star Trek convention scene, the company’s background did not prevent issues from arising at its first ever Star Trek event.
The medical advances depicted in Star Trek are nothing less than extraordinary, but solutions have not been found to maladies that millions in our world are struggling with: mental illness. This article examines the few instances where characters are depicted as struggling with mental illnesses, and sadly concludes that Star Trek’s writers completely failed to present us with a future where such illnesses have been eliminated, nor one where mental illness does not carry the stigma it carries today. This is a two-part article, with the second describing my own struggle with mental illness and how I use Star Trek to help.
Star Trek Sin Límites, as Star Trek Beyond is known in Spanish, premiered in Mexico earlier this month. Stars Simon Pegg and Zoe Saldana were on hand to talk about the new film and answer questions from the press. TrekMovie was there and brings you this report in photos.
The Star Trek: Voyager actor Manu Intiraymi has been mulling the idea of a series about the convention circuit for 15 years. TrekMovie interviewed Intiraymi about his new film venture, which includes a host of actors from Star Trek and other sci-fi franchises.
To celebrate the release of Star Trek Online on consoles, TrekMovie and Cryptic have teamed up to give away 25 code bundles each containing three packs (Starfleet, Romulan, and Klingon). Each of these packs will unlock starships, uniforms, bridge officers and more.
Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann have been involved with Star Trek from its earliest days, so it was only fitting the married pair would be tabbed to produce Five Decades of Fashion from the Final Frontier. Read on for our interview with the couple.
Purveyors of “fine art from the future”, Bye Bye Robot have released four new poster prints in celebration of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.
Star Trek Online’s console debut on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One provides new gamers an exciting experience and existing STO players an opportunity to experiment with different factions and classes on a new platform.
CBS has issued a new press release today, with a bit of disappointing news: Star Trek Discovery has been pushed back to May 2017. Producers Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman are quoted in the press release. Read on for the pertinent bits.
On the 50th anniversary of The Original Series, the Shuttle Pod crew take the time to celebrate another birthday – 20 years of Star Trek: First Contact.
The third part in a series on IDW’s Final Frontier adventures in the Kelvin Timeline.
Two Captains Kirk dazzled audiences at Salt Lake City Comic Con this week in Utah, a place the stars at Mission New York might consider a warp-over state.
We spoke with longtime Trek authors Mark Altman and Ed Gross about their ambitious two-volume oral history of the franchise, their hopes for Discovery, and more.
Adam Nimoy’s tribute to his father is a tender and loving exercise.
The TrekMovie staff takes a few moments to talk about their favorite minor characters. Read on to see if your favorite is in the list.
‘Embracing The Winds’ Delivers Star Trek Continue’s Finest Episode Yet.
Star Trek Continues again addresses a topical social issue in classic TOS fashion.
Star Trek: Discovery executive producer and showrunner Bryan Fuller tweeted yesterday that a favorite episode from The Original Series, “Balance of Terror,” is a “touchstone” for DSC’s story arc.
A longtime friend of the site has sent us a beautiful video tribute to The Original Series on its 50th anniversary, and we want to share it with you.
Star Trek turns 50 years old this week, in the USA the first episode, “The Man Trap” aired today, September 8, at 8:30PM in 1966. Our friends to north in Canada got to see “The Man Trap” two days earlier on September 6. “The Man Trap” was part of the first batch of finished episodes which also included: “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, “The Corbomite Maneuver”, “Charlie X”, “The Naked Time”, and “Mudd’s Women”. Read on for some trivia about the first ever Star Trek episode to air.
At this point, we’ve all been lured at one or another by the clickbait headline that says something like: “10 things you never knew about Star Trek!” If you’re a Star Trek fan or have just spent any time on the Internet, you’ve pretty much heard every story there is to hear and seen every meme. But with almost 1,000 hours of canonical material, there is probably something about the phenomenon’s storied history you haven’t heard, or at least haven’t realized. Here are 50 of them, one for each year of the franchise, to help celebrate its birthday today.