Articles by TrekMovie.com Staff

D.C. Fontana To Judge Star Trek Fan Fiction Contest

Star Trek Fan fiction has been around since the first Star Trek series began in the 60’s, and now aspiring authors have an opportunity to have their stories critiqued by one of the original writers for Star Trek, Dorothy ‘D.C.’ Fontana. The ‘Starfleet’ Star Trek fan club has announced their second creative writing contest will be judged by Fontana, details below.



VIDEO: Big Bang Theory Star Trek Refs From This Week and Next Week

The geeky CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory is rife with comic book and sci-fi references, but this week and last week’s episodes show that Star Trek is the closest to their hearts. In this week’s episode Sheldon revealed just how important Trek is to him in a potential crisis, and in next week’s episode, a flashback will show how Sheldon used Star Trek as a key test for his roommate Leonard. And you can watch video of both Trek refs below.






KirkWatch: Pine Signs On For Comedy Feature + Shatner Denies $600M Priceline Payout

Tonight we have a special brief all Kirks edition of CelebWatch. We start off with news on the new Kirk as Chris Pine has just signed on to do a new action comedy. As for Kirk Classic, William Shatner has bee making news this week with a report that he is a multimillionaire many times over, but apparently reports of his $600 Million worth are just not true.





CBS Relaunching StarTrek.com This Summer — Site To Showcase TrekMovie.com

Since late 2007 www.startrek.com, the official site for the Star Trek franchise, has been mostly dormant. But that is about to change. This summer CBS is relaunching the site with a new look and new features. The new site will also showcase fan sites, including TrekMovie.com. More details below.


Happy Star Wars Day

Today TrekMovie extends our love beyond the world of Trek to that other sci-fi ‘Star’, Star Wars. May 4th is celebrated by many Star Wars fans as ‘Star Wars Day’. The Star Trek and Star Wars franchises are often compared and often intertwined. So today we share a video of one of those connections to celebrate…May the Fourth Be With You.



Photos: Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana At Met Ball 2010

UPDATED: The 2010 New York Museum Costume Institute Gala (aka Met Ball) was held Monday night and Star Trek’s new Captain Kirk and Uhura were both there in their finest (with Zoe showing off her back tattoo). We have photos below, plus shots of more Star Trek guest stars at Met Ball 2010: Whoopi Goldberg, Iman and Padma Lakshmi.



TrekDeals: Star Trek Blu-ray Movies For $9.99 + TOS Blu-ray Seasons 50% Off

Right now you can save some money on Star Trek movies on Blu-ray. All five of the individually released Star Trek Blu-ray titles are on sale for $9.99 (at either Best Buy or Amazon). In addition, Amazon has all three seasons of the original Star Trek on Blu-ray for 50%+. See below for details and links for the discounts.


William Shatner Talks Star Trek Sequel, Governor General Buzz, & new Sitcom + more

Yesterday William Shatner held his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show. In this ShatWatch we have photos from the event, plus video of Bill talking about JJ Abrams and the Star Trek sequel. We also have video from Bill from the last week talking about his new sitcom pilot and Canada Governor General buzz. All that plus some awesome Classic Shat video from 1977.




Reminder: Vulcan Con & FedCon This Weekend – Costumed Record Attempts At Both

This weekend there are conventions on two continents full of Star trek celebs, and there will be attempts to set a new record of costumed fans at both! The Vulcan convention in Tampa, Florida and the FedCon on Bonn, Germany both kick off today. And you don’t need to attend the cons to participate in either record attempt.


CelebWatch: See Hemsworth as Thor, Pink Bike Pegg & Pine & Snape + Zoe’s Shoe Problem + more

There is a lot of Star Trek celeb news this week. We start off with some images: papa Kirk (Chris Hemsworth) as Thor, Simon Pegg going viral on a pink bike, and Chris Pine hanging with Snape. Plus Zoe Saldana is having trouble with her shoes since Star Trek, Damon Lindelof in the new Time, and Kate Mulgrew is going to be Cleopatra.


Patrick Stewart Talks Shakespeare, Shatner & ‘Inner Light’ + Watch Stewart in ‘Hamlet’ Online

Last night PBS aired the Great Performances film of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant. You can now watch the entire film online, and we have that embedded below. But first, there is a new interview with Stewart where he discusses the connection of Star Trek, Shakespeare, and William Shatner. Stewart also discusses his favorite episode of TNG.