Paramount has released a couple more clips from the upcoming home video release of JJ Abrams Star Trek movie. The first shows part of the Simon Pegg portion of the "Casting" featurette, and the second is a montage of various behind the scene clips from home video release. We also review the features in the different home video packages for Star Trek.
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Next week IDW returns to Star Trek: The Next Generation with their first issue of "Star Trek The Next Generation: Ghosts," written by Zander Cannon. To get you started, check out our exclusive five-page preview below.
2009 has been the one of the best years ever for Star Trek on home video, with the next release being the the 2009 Star Trek movie on Blu-ray and DVD next week. However, the final release of the year will be Star Trek The Original Series on Blu-ray, coming December 15th. Today we have more details on the unaired version of the "Where No Man Has Gone Before" pilot, which is a key special feature of the set.
Paramount is gearing up for tomorrow’s release of the newly enhanced Star Trek D-A-C arcade shooter on PC and Playstation Network, and to get things started they have provided TrekMovie with a couple of exclusive first looks at two new trailers for the game. Plus we have the full game details on the PC, console and newly announced Macintosh versions of the game.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences never saw fit to award Gene Roddenberry with an Emmy (even though he was nominated twice), but in January they will make up for it by inducting the creator of Star Trek into the TV Hall of Fame.
With recent wins at the Spike Scream Awards and Hollywood Film Festival, Star Trek has been on a roll with awards, so it should come as no suprirse that today JJ Abrams movie picked up five nominations from the People’s Choice Awards. See below for more details and how you can vote.
Although it has been hinted at, not until today has Cryptic official set a release date for their upcoming MMORPG, Star Trek Online. Today the announcement was made on the official site that STO will be released February 2nd, 2010 in North America and Feb 5th in Europe. Pre-order information below
Remember back in July William Shatner appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (twice) to read some of the tweets from Sarah Palin? Well Shatner has returned over the last couple of nights, this time reading from the works of Palin’s almost son-in-law, Levi Johnston, see the video below.
Next month the third and final season of Star Trek The Original Series comes to Blu-ray. The set comes complete with new special features in HD, as well as a special bonus, the "newly discovered" unaired version of pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before". TrekMovie has the first details on the full set below. .
Issue 22 of the official Star Trek magazine is hitting newsstands this week and it is all about villains. Khan won an online poll of favorite villain so he gets special attention. We have an excerpt from the feature story, plus an excerpt from the interview Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer below, plus a look at both covers.
Star Trek director/producer JJ Abrams continues to build his portfolio of projects in development. Today its being reported that Abrams is producing a movie based on the Micronauts toy line. There is also a rumor that he has another Cloverfield-like project in development. [UPDATE: Plus news on Abrams NBC spy show]
In the past we have reported on Easter Eggs and cameos in the new Star Trek movie, but there is one that has not been revealed until today. Professional Geek and former TNG castmember Wil Wheaton announced on his blog today that he had a small voice cameo in the movie. More details below.
JJ Abrams Star Trek movie hits home video in North America in two weeks (and has already hit in some countries around the world). Today ZacharyQuinto.com put up part of the casting special feature, which focuses on how the team came upon their new Spock, watch it below.
The Star Trek sequel continues to be in the early stages and according to JJ Abrams, the notion of bringing back Khan is still possible. In a new interview snippet at MTV, the producer and possible director of the sequel talks about the possibility of recasting Trek’s ultimate villain.
2009 has been a big year for Star Trek, including the return of Star Trek costumes from Rubies. Over the weekened a number of TrekMovie readers have shown their Star Trek pride and sent in pictures of their Trek costumes. Check them all out below.
Next week IDW will release the third and final issue of "Star Trek: Romulans Schism" series, which brings to an end John Byrne’s ‘Romulan Saga’ of comics. We have the exclusive preview of that, plus a look at the newly announced IDW Star Trek comics coming in January.
The latest project for Star Trek Voyagers’ captain Janeway is providing voice work for Bioware’s new fantasy role-playing video game "Dragon Age Origins". In a new interview promoting the game, Kate Mulgrew also talked Star Trek, including talking about the latest JJ Abrams movie, and the next one too. See below for excerpts.
Arriving in November is the next Star Trek novel from Pocket Books, "Star Trek: Vanguard: Precipice", which is the second Vanguard book for 2009. Written by David Mack, "Precipice" has the Starbase 47 team involved in intrigue and espionage with the Klingons in a race for mysterious ancient alien technology. To get you started, you can read chapter one, below.
Following yesterday’s "indoctrination" video, there is what appears to be another entry in the viral campaign started last weekend by the "Klingon Propaganda" video. This time it is a very short piece of Federation propaganda responding to the Klingons, promoting the message of diversity.
Ready for more Klingons? Tonight during the Scream 2009 awards, Spike TV debuted one of the DVD/Blu-ray deleted scenes from the 2009 Star Trek movie. The scene shows Nero being interrogated by the Klingons while at Rura Penthe prison, and it is now online, check it out below. Plus we have some news on special Star Trek movie releases overseas.
Last week we reported that you can vote for the new Star Trek movie for a couple of award shows. The nominations for People’s Choice Awards are still being voted on, but Star Trek did win the Hollywood Movie Award, just a week after picking up the the top Scream Award (which aired Tuesday night). See below for more details and pictures of Zachary Quinto picking up the award at the Hollywood Film Festival on Monday.
CBS has confirmed the final details and episode lists for the upcoming second volumes of ‘Best of Star Trek The Original Series’ and ‘Best of Star Trek The Next Generation’ DVD sets. See below for the full press release.
Back in 1976 Gene Roddenberry released an album called "Inside Star Trek" which included conversations with many Trek luminaries and others, it didn’t sell that well, but was released on CD in 1999. And today the folks at Roddenberry.com have put one of the more interesting tracks, a conversation with William Shatner, online in a ‘hidden section’ of their website. Find out how to listen to it below
Tomorrow night Spike TV airs their Scream Awards, and as we reported last weekend, JJ Abrams new Star Trek film does very well. We now have some clips from the show, where you can see William Shatner on stage accepting an award for the movie and talking to JJ Abrams about how he isn’t in it.
Back in March we reported that Harlan Ellison was suing CBS and Paramount for merchandising royalties related to his classic episode "City on the Edge of Forever." Yesterday on his site, Ellison announced the suite was "over" and that he was "pleased with the outcome" and that there would be an agreed statement coming.
We already reported that at the 2009 Screenwriters Expo last weekend, Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman announced that they are now shooting to finish their sequel script in eight months (instead of two) and the film is now likely slated for 2012. In a new interview from the event, the pair go into more details about what that extra time gives them, as well as talking about more aspects of Star Trek and more.
This week IDW continues the untold story of the Star Trek movie, with the third (and penultimate) issue of “Star Trek: Nero.” The series has been telling the story about what the wiley Romulan was up during those 25 lost years. Get a peek at issue three below, including a surprising encounter.
They have been referred to here as the current ‘Supreme Court’ of Star Trek, but the collaboration between JJ Abrams, Damon Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman goes far beyond the final frontier. Today’s Variety has a lengthy feature on Abrams team and how they have come together to create projects that are at the top of the Hollywood buzz list, including some insights into the process of creating the new Star Trek movie. Excerpts below.
The nerdy hit CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory is always good for a Star Trek reference, but next Monday they will be stepping up a notch as Wil Wheaton guest stars, playing himself. Today CBS released a promo, and you can check that out below. In other Wheaton news, Wil has releases the first volume of his TNG memoir "Memories of the Future", details below.
Over the last couple of years the feud between Original Series stars William Shatner and George Takei has really heated up, spilling into mainstream media. Recently there was some talk of George appearing on Bill’s Raw Nerve TV show for a hatchet burying episode, however Takei says he wants to do it on neutral ground, namely the Howard Stern Show. See below for video of Takei making his suggestion.