For all of you who have fantasized about going to Starfleet Academy, there’s finally a way to get a little taste of it: The Starfleet Academy Experience. It launched in May in Ottawa, which makes sense. Canada has a lot of appreciation for Star Trek: this is the country that gave us Trek postage stamps (first, before the U.S.) and now Star Trek coins. It also gave us William Shatner, James Doohan, and me, so I admit I have a little bias there.
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This Sunday at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m CT), The History Channel is premiering a brand new documentary called 50 Years of Star Trek, which will include the last ever interview conducted with Leonard Nimoy. Since there have already been countless documentaries already made about the franchise, we got on a call with executive producer Brian Volk-Weiss to get the inside scoop on what makes this one different.
A TrekMovie writer takes a look back at the lead-up to the film that began Trek’s foray onto the silver screen, ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture.’
The new Star Trek CBS All Access series has its first director: David Semel.
This is part 2 of our interview with Jordan Hoffman, host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. So far, Engage has covered topics like the Starfleet Academy Experience, the new Spock documentary from Adam Nimoy, a deep dive into Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and explained the fan film guidelines with great depth and clarity.
Jordan Hoffman is a man on fire in the Star Trek universe. He is the host of the all new Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast (the first of its kind) and was just announced as the emcee of CBS and ReedPop’s Mission New York convention this September. TrekMovie sat down with Jordan to talk Trek, get the skinny on his plans for the podcast, and more.
Here’s a marketing partnership done right: Enterprise Rent-A-Car has released their first commercial featuring their Star Trek partnership, and it’s perfect.
Update: George Takei criticized the move to reveal Sulu as gay, but Beyond stars Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg disagree, the latter suggesting such a move would have been “tokenism.”
Last year, when he was Anton Yelchin was promoting the movie Green Room at the Cannes film festival, he gave an interview to writer John Bleasdale that seems especially poignant now. It gives great insight into Yelchin’s background, his goals, and his appreciation for the franchise that was so fun for him to be a part of.
Both Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg have been finding it difficult to talk about Anton Yelchin this week, as they do the rounds promoting Star Trek Beyond.
Interviewing Simon Pegg looks like an awful lot of fun. Pegg sat down with Popular Science Magazine in May and gave them an earful about everything from warp drive to on-ship pizza delivery. He talks about his favorite piece of technology, explains warp drive, and answers the classic question about who’d win a fight, Kirk or Picard.
If you can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con AND you can’t stand knowing that anyone else is seeing the movie two days before you do, you might be in luck, depending on your location.
Rihanna fan sites are abuzz this morning with the news that the pop star is contributing a single called “Sledgehammer” to the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack, a first for the franchise. We’ve heard songs in the movies before (The Beastie Boys, Steppenwolf) but this is the first time a pop song has been officially a soundtrack single.
The Star Trek Beyond soundtrack is available on Amazon for pre-order, which means the track titles are out there for everyone to start speculating on. Composer Michael Giacchino has been great about posting musical updates on Twitter and Instagram, and on June 8th, posted a video to let us know they’d wrapped up recording. Read on for the video and potential spoiler track titles.
Red alert, Netflix subscribers: the first seven Star Trek movies are leaving the streaming site. If you’ve been planning a Trek movie marathon and haven’t gotten around to it, you have about a week and a half left before they’re gone.
For decades now, fans have been arguing over who the better starship captain is. They’ll now get a chance to prove it in Star Trek Risk, a Trek-ified version of the longtime board game favorite.
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.
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!
They don’t call it HP Enterprise for nothing. Some of the new technology hitting the screen in Star Trek Beyond is coming from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and they couldn’t be more excited about it.
Spock and Uhura are throwing down next Thursday on a special one-hour edition of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle. [UPDATE 6/6]: VIDEO clip of Zachary Quinto performing Missy Elliot’s “Get Ur Freak On” has appeared online. [UPDATE 2, 6/8]: VIDEO clip of Zoe Saldana performing “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots.
Who says Star Trek isn’t sexy? Who says women can’t be nerdy-sexy too? No one! Especially not with TrekGeek’s new line of Star Trek inspired swimwear.