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Articles by Anthony Pascale
The studio model for the USS Enterprise from the original Star Trek series is on the move. Earlier this week the ship was removed from its latest display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, in preparation for move to a new location within the museum. The model will also be undergoing evaluation and conservation treatment. More details and photos below.
On Friday September 19th Simon Pegg’s new movie Hector and the Search for Happiness opens in the USA. Among Pegg’s co-stars in the film is veteran actor Christopher Plummer (aka Chang from Star Trek VI). And in one of the promotional videos, Pegg talks about how he bonded with Plummer over Star Trek. Watch the clip below.
The new Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set was released today. And TrekMovie is giving away two copies. Find out how you can win one below.
On Tuesday Star Trek: The Compendium will finally be released. TrekMovie has had a chance to check out the set. The full review is below.
We have more to show from the new special features included Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set coming next week. Today’s focus is the costumes two clips (including one exclusive to TrekMovie) from the new "Fitting the Future" featurette.
A week from today the new Star Trek parody webseries Red Shirt Diaries premiere and TrekMovie has a couple of clips, including an exclusive, plus all the details on the new show.
In the day since part 1 of our interview with Alec Peters was posted, the Star Trek Axanar Kickstarter gathered another $150,000 (helped by a social media plug from Star Trek’s George Takei). The project has now raised over $560K, with more coming in by Sunday’s deadline. See below for part 2 of our interview where we talk more about the story and the future of Axanar. [UPDATE: Axanar Kickstarer campaign ended Sunday with $638,471]
The Star Trek Axanar Kickstarter wraps up Sunday, but it has already set a new record for independent Trek production crowdfunding. TrekMovie sat down with producer and star Alec Peters to talk about the dream of making his own Star Trek movie. In part 1 of the interview below, Peters talks about the Axanar Kickstarter experience, how they plan to spend the money, how they are making Axanar a professional production, the approach to designing a look for 20 years before the original Star Trek series, and more.
The people of Vulcan, Alberta Canada are hoping to build Star Trek’s USS Enterprise. Not a model, but the real thing. There is even a $2 Billion crowdfunding effort to "Help Vulcan Alberta Build the USS Enterprise." TrekMovie talked to the people behind the effort to find out what is going on here.
The next Star Trek movie (and thirteenth in the franchise) has passed a big milestone. A month ago we reported that Roberto Orci and co-writers Patrick McKay and JD Payne were "in the middle" of scripting the movie. Now, Orci exclusively tells TrekMovie the first draft has been completed.
Veteran Star Trek artist/designer Doug Drexler has produced another great Star Trek video. This time it is a tribute to the late Matt Jefferies, art director and production designer on the original Star Trek series (who also happened to be the designer of the iconic USS Enterprise). Watch the tribute video below.
William Shatner has another Star Trek documentary coming soon, this time the focus is on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Titled "Chaos on the Bridge" the doc premieres August 25th in Canada. And HBO Canada has provided TrekMovie with a first look at some stills from the doc. Check it out below.
Roberto Orci is still at work with co-writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne on the script for the next Star Trek film, slated for 2016. But he has also added a couple of new movie projects as producer to his slate. TrekMovie has confirmed reports that Orci is teaming up with long-time writing/producing partner Alex Kurtzman to reboot the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles series as well as The Mummy. More details below.
The fan-production Starship Farragut has released their fifth episode. Titled "Conspiracy of Innocence" the Star Trek TOS-era crew of the USS Farragut find themselves dealing with a strange new world and a new threat. Get all the details and watch it below, plus get an update on what’s next for Farragut, including an announcement for a new spin-off series.
According to original Star Trek cast member Walter Koenig, Leonard Nimoy once fought to get Nichelle Nichols pay equity. TrekMovie checked with Mr. Nimoy and he gave us the exclusive details. More info below.
The big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas kicks off today. Plus there is a Star Trek: Live In Concert screening in Philadelphia tonight. But not everyone can make it to Vegas or Philly so TrekMovie wants all Trekkies to have a fun way to share their love for Trek this weekend, by posting ‘TrekSelfies’ – and you can even win a prize for doing it. More details below.
Replica maker Quantum Mechanix has announced that they had a role to play in Star Trek Into Darkness, actually making some of the props used in the film. And they are making some of these available to purchase including Starfleet rings, vehicle model replicas, phasers and more. Get all the details below.
With the release of Star Trek Into Darkness in North America, a few people have wanted to get the perspective of TrekMovie.com. This afternoon and evening TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale will be participating in a Hollywood.com Google Hangout and the MovieByte Podcast. TrekMovie contributors have also discussed or quoted by Yahoo, Buzzfeed, Moviefone and Wired. Get the details below.
The final weekend results are in and Star Trek Into Darkness is the #1 movie in the world, bringing in over $110M over the weekend giving it a global gross of over $164M. Analysts mostly agree the film had a solid domestic performance (but behind expectations) and impressive overseas sales. More details and analysis of the analysis below.
TrekMovie continues our deep dive of analysis into Star Trek Into Darkness. Today we bring you a closer look at the USS Enterprise from the movie, including a surprising details you may have missed. We also have some exclusive insider details. Check it out below (beware of spoilers).
TrekMovie has got ahold of the official movie credits for Star Trek Into Darkness and there are some interesting tidbits in the cast listings including a voice cameo for SNL’s Bill Hader and another cameo for JJ Abrams’ dad. Plus find out the names (or lack of names) for some of the new characters. See below (but beware of minor spoilers).
SUNDAY UPDATE: Star Trek Into Darkness domestic ticket sales picked up over the weekend, plus strong international sales have boosted the total estimated box office to over $164M. More detailed look at the box office below.
Speaking exclusively with TrekMovie.com Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams talked about lessons he learned from Star Trek that he can apply to Star Wars, his hopes for a 2016 Star Trek movie, and how he thinks a new director could do it better, and more. Watch the interview and read full transcript below.
Star Trek Into Darkness production designer Scott Chambliss has updated his website portfolio with dozens of images from the movie showing both design sketches and some behind the scenes images from the movie. Check outi some highlights below (spoilers).
Speaking exclusively with TrekMovie, Star Trek Into Darkness star Zoe Saldana explains how she got a fight scene for Uhura, why she isn’t ready for Spock and Uhura to settle down and more. Watch the video below and also find out how you can win a new iPad Mini signed by Saldana (courtesy of the new a+ iPad Magazine).
The Star Trek Into Darkness celebs are continuing their talk show duties this week and we have some clips of their appearances below, including last night on Kimmel when JJ Abrams got pitched by William Shatner for a part for Kirk in the next Star Wars. See that plus clips with Pine, Quinto, and Saldana below.
Speaking exclusively to TrekMovie.com, actress Alice Eve revealed a deleted scene from Star Trek Into Darkness that explains her British (and not American) accent. The actress also talks about her Trek fandom, hopes for the next Star Trek movie and more. Watch the interview below (minor spoilers).
And here is the second TrekMovie interview from the official Star Trek Into Darkness junket, this time with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto where we talk about how they both pepper their performances with moments of Shatner and Nimoy. We also talked about working with Cumberbatch and more. Watch it below.
Paramount has been using its AreYouThe1701.com website as a promotional tool with images and videos for the last few weeks, but after TrekMovie did some digging around on the site, we found something else very interesting. Check out secret "Starfleet Memorandum" on John Harrison below (warning big spoilers).