Articles by TrekMovie.com Staff


President Obama Flashes Vulcan Salute (Twice) At Correspondent Dinner – Is Trek Cool Again?

Last night was the annual Radio and TV Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington DC. Traditionally it is a light-hearted evening attended by the current President with comic entertainment. The Daily Show’s John Hodgman was the entertainment who focused on President Obama’s ‘nerdcore’, including Star Trek credentials. We have video below, plus an infographic analyzing how Star Trek is ‘cool again’.


Orci & Kurtzman Talk Star Trek Sequel (and the one after that too)

Next weekend Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens and Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will likely have their second hit of the season. The pair are doing a lot of press, including a press conference on Friday, and of course they are getting Star Trek sequel questions. Below are excerpts on the latest from the writers on the next Trek


Watch William Shatner Give Conan The Salute [UPDATED: Bill’s Finger Makes Global News]

As noted in yesterday’s ‘ShatWatch’, William Shatner was a guest on last night’s Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Bill was there to promote his latest projects and was his usual avuncular self. There was no talk of the new Star Trek movie, but Bill did recall a Trek related story and then there was a bit of an incident when he gave Conan a couple of different ‘salutes’. [UPDATE: Shatner’s Conan Appearance is getting lots of press, we have the links]


Star Trek Shows Up At Country Music Awards

As the number one movie in America, Star Trek seems to be working its way into all demographics. It showed up at the MTV Movie Awards, The Kids Choice Awards, and was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards. And last night Star Trek worked its way into the Country Music Television (CMT) Awards. Check it out below, plus find out what Star Trek star picked up a CMT award.



Orci & Kurtzman Talk Star Trek Lessons & Sequel

Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof have yet to dive into the script for the sequel to the Star Trek movie (aka "Star Trek: Something Something"), but they have until Christmas to deliver it. Before they do, they are still taking stock of the first one. In a new interview, Bob and Alex talk about the lessons learned from Star Trek and the big question for the second.



Star Trek V 20th Anniversary – Retro Review

Today is the second Friday in June and the number one movie at the American box office is a Star Trek movie. And on the second Friday in June of 1989 another Trek film opened, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, to an entirely different reception. This weekend TrekMovie begins a 20th anniversary look back at STV with a series of articles, starting with this (repost of our 2008) retro review.


Patrick Stewart ‘Absolutely Loved’ New Star Trek Movie

The last four Star Trek movies featured the crew of The Next Generation, led by Captain Picard, played by Patrick Stewart. But in a new(ish) interview from the UK, Stewart seems to be a fan of the new Star Trek movie, as well as its new captain, Chris Pine. Details below, plus we catch up with what the former Jean Luc has been up to recently.





Book Excerpt: Star Trek TNG: Losing The Peace

Later in June Pocket Books will be releasing "Losing the Peace" a new Next Generation novel by William Leisner, and the first TNG book since the "Destiny" Series. Picard and the crew of the Enterprise E have to deal with how their mission has changed in the post-"Destiny" Federation. Pocket has put up the the entire first chapter online, read it below.



Box Office Weekend Update: Star Trek Comes In Fifth (Again)

The estimates for the fifth weekend of the new Star Trek have it in fifth place with $8.4M in domestic sales and another $6M in overseas sales, which is notable because Star Trek was also in fifth place last weekend, even though three new movies opened up on Friday. Star Trek’s estimated global gross now stands at $334.8M. More details below.


Star Trek TOS Nominated For TCA Heritage Award + Lost, Fringe & BSG Nominated For Awards

The new Star Trek is just starting to pick up awards, but the original Star Trek isn’t done yet. The nominees for the 25th annual Television Critics Awards have been announced and the original series Star Trek was nominated for the ‘Heritage Award’. In addition some shows from Trek veterans are also nominated for TCA awards.


Happy Birthday Karl Urban

He may not be a physicist, but he is now 37 years old. Today is Karl Urban’s birthday and so we here at TrekMovie wanted to wish him a happy birthday and you are out of your Vulcan mind if you didn’t think that he nailed the role as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy in the new Star Trek. See below to find out all the latest on fellow Trek fan, Karl Urban. 


Star Trek Wins 4 Golden Trailer Awards + New Trailer Mashups

One of the keys to building buzz with the general movie audience and the fans was the marketing campaign for new Star Trek movie. Yesterday Paramount was honored for their promotional work by winning four Golden Trailer Awards — details below. Plus did you know people are still making ST09 trailer mashups? We take a look at some of the latest. 


CONTEST: Win Star Trek Movie Audiobook Signed By Zachary Quinto

If you want to relive the Star Trek movie again and also get some more insights into the characters and events of the film, you can ‘listen’ to the movie via the audio book of the Alan Dean Foster adaptation. Today we have a clip from the audio book to sample it, and we are also giving away free copies, including one signed by the narrator, Zachary Quinto.


Star Trek: The Exhibition Launches New Site + Science Museums Still Showing ST09 in IMAX

Starting in 2008 there have been two ‘engagements’ of Star Trek: The Exhibition, a touring museum exhibit of Star Trek set pieces, costumes and props and more. Now ST: TE has a new central website with info and where you can get notified when it comes to your town. And in other Star Trek museum news, a number of science museums are still running Star Trek in IMAX.  



GoAnimate Adds More Star Trek Characters & Announces New ‘Backstory’ Contest

GoAnimate.com, the site that lets you make your own animations, today announced that it has expanded its roster of official Star Trek characters to include Nurse Chapel, Gorn, Mara, and two Klingon crewmen. To celebrate the five new characters, they have also launched a new animation contest for fans to create the best ‘backstory’. Details below.





Star Trek Invades MTV Movie Awards + Pine (Jokes?) About Khan In Sequel [UPDATED]

The annual MTV Movie Awards was held tonight in LA, and even though the new Star Trek movie wont be eligible until next year, the film still made its presence known. Star Trek appeared in a couple of skits, Chris Pine presented an award, even JJ Abrams made a cameo (on keyboards!). Plus Zach Quinto showed up on the red carpet and Pine (joked?) about Khan in the sequel. [UPDATED: More video clips]




TrekInk: Exclusive Preview Of Spock Reflections + June Star Trek Comics Preview

After the success of the "Star Trek Countdown" comic, IDW is planning a follow-up with more Spock backstory leading up to the Star Trek movie with "Spock Reflections" coming in July. Today they have released more details and provided us with more exclusive preview art. Plus we previews of the June Star Trek comics, including an exclusive preview of a page from the Wrath of Khan adaptation.