Articles by Kayla Iacovino


EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Invites “Star Trek Beyond” Fan Creator to Pitch TV Series

TrekMovie has learned that Michael Gummelt, owner of www.StarTrekUncharted.com (formerly www.StarTrekBeyond.com) and creator of the fan concept of the same name has been invited by Paramount to pitch his idea for a new Star Trek television series to the network, an unprecedented opportunity rarely (if ever) afforded to non-industry professionals. The concept, now titled Star Trek Uncharted, has been in the works for 20 years and takes place several decades after the time of Captain Kirk and the original Enterprise.


Nichelle Nichols Suffers Stroke [UPDATE 2]

Nichelle Nichols (Uhura of Star Trek The Original Series) suffered a mild stroke while in her LA home last night. She is currently undergoing testing, with no word yet on how severe the stroke was. We will bring you updates as they are reported. [UPDATE] CAT scan results are back and Nichelle is reported to be in good spirits. [UPDATE 2] MRI results are back indicating the stroke was minor. Nichelle starts therapy today and is reportedly bright and cheerful


Rumor Control: CBS Not Pulling Fan Films From YouTube

Two days ago and just after its release, the latest episode of Star Trek Continues, “The White Iris” was pulled from YouTube with a message saying that it had been taken down due to a copyright claim by CBS. Rumors as to why this happened have spread like wildfire along with speculation about who was next and whether a big crack-down on fan productions was about to happen. We’re here to clear things up. CBS did not pull Star Trek Continues. Read on for details.



New Documentary Short “Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission” Focuses on Fan Series Star Trek Continues

“Star Trek – it’s iconic, but many misunderstand its meaning,” quoth the creators of a documentary short released today entitled Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission. What does Star Trek and the vision of creator Gene Roddenberry mean to fans that watch the series’ (old and new) in the modern era? That’s the question fueling the 10 minute film, which follows the cast and crew of the fan series Star Trek Continues. Hit the jump to watch the film.



Guy Designs, 3D Prints His Own TNG Warp Core Table Lamp

Ever wanted to capture the blue glow and pulsating hum of the Enterprise D warp core in your own living room? Using computer aided design and 3D printing, Star Trek fan ThePlanetMike has made it so by designing his own table lamp based on HD screen captures of Star Trek The Next Generation episodes and lighting it up with simple blue LED lights available on Amazon.


Star Trek Continues Reaches Goal to Build Engineering Set + 3 Days Left in Kirkstarter 2.0

Fan series Star Trek Continues has been fundraising over the past month in their second ever Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising enough to make new episodes and, if stretch goals are met, build new sets. This week the series announced they have reached their first stretch goal, with pledges totaling over $150,000, which will allow them to build Scotty’s engine room.


Screen-used Star Trek Props To Go Up For Auction, Including $60,000 TOS Phaser

Trekkies, hide your pocketbooks if you don’t want to be tempted by Propworx’s Star Trek auction, which boasts an impressive haul of original screen-used props from throughout the Star Trek Franchise: from props, to artwork, to costumes, to scripts. The most unique (read: priciest) item up for bid is one of only two screen-used fiberglass TOS phaser props known to exist. The prop, which was featured in the hands of a security officer in the episode “Assignment: Earth”, is expected to fetch upwards of $60,000.



Star Trek Continues Launches Kirkstarter 2.0 To Fund New Episodes

After three critically acclaimed episodes (and one more just in the can), the award-winning webseries, Star Trek Continues, today launched their second Kickstarter, dubbed “Kirkstarter 2.0”, to help fund two (or maybe more) new episodes and possibly build some new sets if stretch goals are reached. After only 12 hours, they’ve already raised over $40K, well on their way to their $100K goal.













New Mission Log: Star Trek TNG’s ‘The Battle’

This episode marks the return of the Ferengi, both to Star Trek: The Next Generation and to the life of Jean Luc Picard. It turns out his first time meeting the Ferengi was long before The Last Outpost. And now, he is forced to remember it and relive it, with potentially deadly results. How will they escape? Find out when we put “The Battle” in the Mission Log.





WATCH: William Shatner, George Takei, Brent Spiner & Gates McFadden Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been going around on the web to raise money for ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease). The rules are simple: donate money to the ALS Association or film yourself dumping a bucket of ice water on your head while challenging your friends to do the same (most people do both). Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called upon three Star Trek celebs: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart (still waiting on you, captain!), and George Takei. That gave way to more Trek celebs such as Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden. See their amazing reactions below.



Chase Masterson Helps Get Fan With Cerebral Palsy to Vegas Con + 10-year-old Fan Reunited With Nichelle Nichols 27 Years Later

The best part of any Star Trek convention isn’t seeing your favorite celebrities on stage. It isn’t about all of the cool new merchandise you can buy. It’s about your fellow fans; making new friends and being reunited with old ones from all around the world. Check out these two heartwarming convention stories about your fellow Trekkies: how Scott Palm, a Star Trek fan with cerebral palsy, raised funds to come to the Las Vegas convention with the help of DS9’s Chase Masterson; and the reunion of a fan with Nichelle Nichols after 27 years.