The URL www.StarTrekBeyond.com, has now been registered in the ICANN database by brand protection company MarkMonitor, the same company used by Paramount to register the official Star Trek Movie website www.StarTrekMovie.com, www.areyouthe1701.com, and other Paramount properties.
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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 (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
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.
The weekend is over, which means we have to go back out into the “real” world. But, before the post-con blues set in too heavily, take a look at the highlights from what we’re officially naming as the best Phoenix Comicon ever.
“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.
It appears that ‘Star Trek Beyond‘ may be the title of the upcoming Star Trek film, lucky number 13 in the franchise. As far as the storyline is concerned, the title suggests that the new film will venture farther out into the galaxy than we have seen in the previous two Abrams films, as co-writer Simon Pegg has been hinting at for some time now.
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.
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.
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.
It was just confirmed by Deadline that Simon Pegg (JJ Trek’s Scotty) and Doug Jung (creator of the TNT series Dark Blue) will co-write the script for the next Star Trek film. This comes on the heals of the exit of Bob Orci and the announcement that Justin Lin (Fast and Furious 6) will take on the director’s chair for the third film in the new franchise.
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.
The Simpsons pay homage to ‘The Original Series’ in their end credits.
Justin Lin, known for helming ‘Fast and Furious 6’ will take over the director’s chair for Star Trek 3, Deadline is reporting. The announcement comes soon after word that Bob Orci, co-writer of JJ-Trek 1 & 2, stepped down from his directorial debut of the third installment of the franchise, which he also penned.
To Boldly Go: The Future of Star Trek is a beautifully rendered HTML5 website that takes you through the history of Star Trek, both in the form of an interactive timeline and a look into the key moments throughout the franchise. Check it out after the jump.
Independent art publisher Bye Bye Robot, purveyors of “fine art from the future”, have unveiled five new Star Trek posters, available now from some of their favorite returning artists and a few new ones. Check them all out after the jump.
Watch William Shatner’s video send-off to the ESA Rosetta probe and it’s lander, Philae, who is scheduled to complete the first ever landing on a comet tomorrow (Wednesday, November 12th) morning. And we’ve got the link to the live stream so you can watch history happen!
Fans in the Ohio State University stadium were treated to an out of this world halftime show last weekend, which heavily featured music and imagery from the new Star Trek films. See the full show on video below.
Rick Berman tweeted today about his high hopes for the next Star Trek film saying, “No one wants the next Star Trek movie to work more than I do” but adding that he might be more excited about the new Star Wars film. See details below.
The 13th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation gives us two Spiners for the price of one, with Data’s rascally twin Lore being introduced. Listen to the Mission Log gang discuss "Datalore" in the latest podcast below.
The 12th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation introduces "Dixon Hill" and the whole sub-genre of the holodeck malfunction episode. Listen to the Mission Log gang discuss "The Big Goodbye" in the latest podcast below.
Lwaxana Troi makes her first visit to the USS Enterprise and she is bringing Deanna’s future husband an in-laws with her. The Mission Log guys delve into Star Trek: The Next Generation’s "Haven" below.
Q returns for the first time since the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot and this time he sets his omnipotent focus on Riker. Today’s Mission Log snaps its fingers at TNG’s “Hide and Q,” take a listen below.
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.
The crew of the Enterprise D visit a planet full of scantily clad care-free joggers, what could possibly go wrong. Wesley! Listen to John and Ken take on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Justice” in the brand new Mission Log podcast below.
The Enterprise is chasing a Ferengi vessel. What is a Ferengi? Exactly. Small and scheming or big and bad? Find out when John and Ken put Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “The Last Outpost” in the Mission Log.
This year the Geekie Awards, the award show for geeks by geeks, crowned LeVar Burton as “Geek of the Year”. The hit fan series Star Trek Continues also took home the win for the Best Web Series. UPDATE: Official video of LeVar Burton receiving his Geekie and singing Reading Rainbow to the crowd
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.
The Mission Log Podcast continues its journey through every episode of Star Trek. And, we mean every episode. This week, they take a look at TNG’s “Code of Honor”, a mission of mercy to Ligon II that goes wrong for the Enterprise.
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.