Last weekend Creation held an official Star Trek Convention in San Francisco. The event was headlined by Patrick Stewart and William Shatner who delighted the crowd with talk of Shakespeare, the new Star Trek movie and even pantyhose. The con also featured Trek stars such as Gary Lockwood, Armin Shimerman, Max Grodenchik, Vaughan Armstrong, and even some Klingons Chancellors (J.G. Hertzler and Robert O’Reilly). See below for details and photos from the event
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Recently the Tech Museum announced it was extended its engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition, and today they have announced a contest where a lucky couple will get a Star Trek wedding packing to get married on the bridge of the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701, no A, B, C, or D). Details below.
One of the biggest action highlights of the 2009 Star Trek movie was the ‘space jump’ sequence. This sequence actually took up a third of the effects work for ILM. A new video feature at ILM breaks down the space jump.
The open beta test for Star Trek online has proven very popular and Cryptic have now extended it one more day, so those participating can continue until tomorrow. More details below, plus a new Klingons video and a profile of a new ship: The Vigilant, a Defiant for the 25th century.
Star Trek Online launches on February 2nd. In the game you choose to play as part of Sarfleet or in the Klingon Empire, but whichever side you chose you will eventually run into some Cardassians. Atari have provided us with intel reports on the Cardassians, plus video and pics of the old spoonheads.
The official launch of Star Trek Online is less than two weeks away and to help promote the game Atari has teamed up with Del Taco who are offering collector cups, free access and an in-game bonus. We have details on that, plus a bunch of new screenshots and some video too, so check it out. TrekMovie is also giving away more beta keys.
If you are in the Bay Area, then this is your reminder that this weekend is a big official Star Trek convention. On hand will be the two big captains, William Shatner and Patrick Stewart, along with a number of other celebrities. And today it was just announced that Cryptic will be holding a Star Trek Online event close to the con as well . And if you are in NYC, there is a free showing of the ‘Start Trekkin’ improv show.
The engagement of Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Tech Museum in San Jose is being extended. Originally it was going to wrap up this month, but now bay area fans have until April 11th to tour around the exhibit of props, costumes, and more from 43 years of Star Trek, including the new movie. We also have a couple of video reports from the exhibit to share, so you can see what’s going on.
Next week Jolene Blalock, Star Trek Enterprise’s sexy Vulcan first officer T’Pol, begins her stint in a recurring role on the fantasy show Legend of the Seeker. We have a video preview and photos of Jolene playing "Sister Nikki".
Last week Star Trek Online started its expansive open beta test and according to a new report on their site the volume has ‘exceeded the wildest expectations’. The new ‘state of the game’ report gives an update on progress being made as the game moves towards launch on February 2nd. We also have a couple of new videos.
Tomorrow IDW releases their April Solicitations of comics, and they have given TrekMovie and exclusive preview of the three new Star Trek comics that are coming, including covers. This includes the announcement of a new John Byrne series "Leonard McCoy Frontier Doctor". Plus we now know that John Harriman is next up for the "Captain’s Log" series, and finally we have a preview of the third Star Trek movie adaptation comic.
As he does every once in a while, over the weekend Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci jumped into a talkback comments thread here at TrekMovie and did some impromptu fan Q&A. Orci talked time travel, cameos, nitpicks, the sequel, Keenser and more. See below for an easy to read transcript in Q&A format, to see what he had to say.
The 67th annual Golden Globes Awards was held tonight in Los Angeles. The 2009 Star Trek movie was actually not up for any nominations, but Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino did win a Globe for his Up score. Also on hand was Star Trek’s Zoe Saldana who was one of the presenters and braved the rain for the red carpet. Photos below.
Next week IDW continues the return of Deep Space Nine comics with the second issue of their series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool’s Gold". And today TrekMovie has an exclusive five page preview.
Tonight the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, first major awards show of the season, was held at the Hollywood Palladium. The 2009 Star Trek movie was up for five awards and much of the main cast was there, but in the end they went home empty handed. We have pics of the Trek stars at the CCMAs below.
How would you like to take that toy phaser of yours and make it really work? Well an enterprising fan has done just that, or something close, by taking a TOS phaser toys and installing a lasers (in both Blue and Green). You may not be able to vaporize Klingons, but balloons don’t stand a chance. Check out videos below, plus a link to instructions on how you can do it yourself.
Star Trek Online has taken another big step today with the announcement of the subscription rates for the MMORPG, including some special discount packages. We also have a new Klingon video and intel reports on the Empire, along with new screenshots. Check it all out below.
Star Trek fans are known to be generous and to always think of their common man (or alien). This week the people of Haiti are suffering after devastating earthquakes. The Live Journal fan group ontd_startrek has put up a UNICEF donation page for you to help out. TrekMovie hopes you can make a contribution.
The TNT heist show Leverage came back from hiatus this week, and Star Trek Voyager’s Jeri Ryan became the latest Star Trek alumni to join in, but this time for a recurring role. Jeri participated in a conference call to talk about the show and we have some of her comments about it (and Trek below). Plus today TNT announced they have ordered a second season of Scott Bakula’s new show, Men of a Certain Age.
Yesterday Atari and Cryptic opened up their beta test for Star Trek Online to thousands of more players. The buzz on this MMORPG is growing, but some are just starting to take a look. So today Cryptic have provided us with a closer look the Federation faction in the game with a new gameplay video, some screenshots, and intel reports. And for those having trouble getting into the beta, there are more keys out there. Find out more below.
JJ Abrams did a new interview attending a FOX TCA party last night and while he mostly talked about his TV projects, he did provide a quick update on the Star Trek sequel, and talked about all the recent award buzz and nomination. Excerpts below.
Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana’s star continues to rise. Today the actress was named the newest face of Avon. Zoe will be featured in upcoming promotions for Avon cosmetics and a new fragrance debuting in June. Zoe has also picked up a nomination for her acting work in the mega-hit, Avatar.
Star Trek Online, the massive multiplayer game set in Star Trek’s 25th century, took a big step today towards its release on February 2nd. Atari and Cryptic have begun the ‘open beta’ test for the game, giving more fans and gamers the opportunity to find out what it is all about. We have details on how you can get an open beta key below.
Are you ready for more Star Trek sequel news? Well Star Trek’s new Sulu is. In a new interview, John Cho is talking up what he knows about the next voyage of the USS Enterprise and offering his opinion about a certain genetically enhanced individual. Plus Zach Quinto tweets about Star Trek: Something Something sequel. Details below.
Last week TNG’s Brent Spiner and LeVar Burton attended the big Consumer Electronics Show (see previous TrekMovie CES party report and pics). And while they were on the show floor they dropped by the live streaming This Week in Tech show hosted by Leo Laporte. The pair talk Tech, Trek, and more. Watch it below.
Today is a big day for scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, as they have just picked up their first WGA film screenplay nomination for their Star Trek screenplay. However, it wasn’t always easy sailing on the project. The pair are featured in a Honda sponsored short film, talking about the race against time at the beginning of the project. Watch it below.
Simon & Schuster has released their Summer Gallery of Books catalog for retail book-buyers and it includes preliminary covers and summaries for their four Pocket Books Star Trek movie-tie in novels. See below for full details on all the new timeline fun in the sun planned for this Summer.
Last year Star Trek Enterprise’s Captain Jonathan Archer, Scott Bakula, did a three-episode arc on the second season of the nerdy NBC spy show Chuck, and it appears that he will be returning to the show for even more episodes in the third season, which kicks off on Sunday. Details below, plus a preview of Monday’s episode of Bakula’s current show, Men of a Certain Age.
Next week IDW kicks off "Star Trek: Captain’s Log", a new periodic series of comics with each issue focusing on a different (but lesser-seen) Trek captain. The first issue is devoted to Captain Sulu of the USS Excelsior and we have an exclusive five page preview below.
Fans of the cult UK sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf will recognize Robert Llewellyn, who played the android Kryten on the show, but these days he has a quirky web interview show called Carpool where he chats with celebrities while driving them around. This week’s guest is Sir Patrick Stewart. Watch it below.