If you want to bring some honor to your holiday season and you live near the Twin Cities, then this coming week you can check out "A Christmas Carol", in the original Klingon. And the same troupe will be filming a special feature in Klingon for an upcoming Star Trek DVD. Also for fans in New York, the Start Trekkin improv group are performing two shows this upcoming week.
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For this Sunday’s LA Times there is an excellent article on the state of science fiction, with a focus on three franchises which have gone through (or are going through) ‘revivals’: Star Trek, Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. The piece has quotes from Ron Moore, Roberto Orci, JJ Abrams, William Shatner and more and is a must read. Some excerpts below.
This weekend TNT airs the latest installment of their The Librarian TV movie series (directed by TNG’s Jonathan Frakes). In a new interview with iF Magazine promoting the show, the Trek veteran talks about the franchise, past, present and future, including commenting on his visit to the set of the new Star Trek movie.
Simon Pegg, Star Trek’s new Scotty, received an Honorary Fellowship today at the University of Gloucestershire. Born in Gloucester in 1970, Pegg was honored for his "significant contribution to the arts as an actor, writer comedian, producer and director." At the event Pegg also commented a tiny bit on the new Star Trek .
With all the attention on the original Kirk, William Shatner, we haven’t forgotten the new one, and neither has Entertainment Tonight, who has named Chris Pine as one of their Top 10 Hunks of 2008. See the video below.
Two Shatner articles in one day? Why not?…it is Shatcember after all. William Shatner has some new interviews where he promotes his new talk show Raw Nerve (which premieres Tuesday night) and also talks about the end of Boston Legal, the new Star Trek movie (and the new Kirk, Chris Pine), the Takei feud and more. [UPDATE 2: See below for new comments on JJ Abrams]
Kiwi actor Karl Urban, Dr. Leonard McCoy for the new Star Trek, is probably the biggest Trek fan of the film’s new cast and so far his performance as Bones is getting rave reviews for how it honors the original actor, DeForest Kelley. Today the actor showed off his enthusiasm for the film and his part while appearing on a on a New Zealand morning chat show. See below for video.
The UK’s Sky Movies Channel has a ’35 Mil’ show dedicated to the new Star Trek movie with an excellent exclusive interview with director JJ Abrams. Being that this interview was done at the time of his recent ‘preview tour’ and release of the trailer, Abrams is very forthcoming about the cast, characters, themes and the future of the franchise. Full video below with transcript.
The weekend following Thanksgiving is traditionally the big start to the holiday buying season and for Trekkies there are quite a few brand new Star Trek items to fill your stockings. TrekMovie has compiled a comprehensive guide to all the new collectibles, toys, figures, books, DVDs and replicas being released this holiday season.
UPDATE: Intel, a promotional partner for the new Star Trek movie, has updated their boldlygo.intel.com site with an interactive tour of the USS Kelvin revealing more images and details of the ship and its crew. There is also new contest site with a Kelvin desktop, a sweepstakes for a laptop and a promise of a 2009 contest for tickets to the premiere of the Star Trek movie. [SPOILERS]
Many cultures celebrate what are called Days of Thanks or Harvest Festivals, from Erntedank of Germany to Thanksgiving in Canada and the United States. This Thursday, the US celebrates its Thanksgiving Day with parades, time off from school, holiday decorations, and most especially with food. Today TrekMovie takes a look at some of Star Trek’s greatest feasts.
One of the big missing pieces from the Star Trek movie trailer released last week was Spock. Of course Zachary Quinto appears as young adult Spock (and Jacob Kogan as kid Spock), but what about SPOCK (as in Leonard Nimoy). In the TrekMovie comments co-writer Roberto Orci has been dropping hints that a new Nimoy-iffic trailer was on the way, and today it has arrived, check it out below.
Last month TrekMovie reported that IDW will release a comic book prequel in January for the new Star Trek film from JJ Abrams. Today IDW issued an official announcement related to that book, including a promotional image and some comments from the IDW editor and Star Trek movie co-writer Roberto Orci. [UPDATE: plus a comment from artist David Messinia] [SPOILERS]
The Star Trek trailer hit the Trek world by storm this week, including the contributors to TrekMovie.com. Anthony, the Editor in Chief, has weighed in with his trailer review (and his 20 minute preview analysis), but today some of the other contributors put in their two cents on the trailer, including some observations from their unique perspectives.
This has been a busy week in Trekdom and we are still catching up. In the last few days there have been some interviews and comments from Star Trek’s new director and new James T. Kirk which are of interest beyond the ‘it is going to be great’ type of stuff. See below for a summary.
Star Trek The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes will be appearing at the Boston SuperMegaFest this weekend and in a new interview to promote the event he talked about various things Trek from his auditions, to his beard, to his future as Riker. We also have pics of Frakes and some TNG co-stars from the wrap party from Frakes’ third Librarian TV movie.
A week ago Paramount sent over the first two teaser theater posters for Star Trek (one with Kirk and one with Spock), but it turns out there are actually four posters. Today they have sent us images for the two others, with Nero and Uhura, check them out below.
The new Star Trek trailer has been premiered, bootlegged, dubbed, subtitled, praised, pilloried, scrutinized, and analyzed. So it is too soon for it to be parodied? Apparently not — as you will see below from a collection of fun and creative ‘fan edits’
The arrival of the theatrical trailer has answered quite a few questions about the new Star Trek movie, and it has also created a number of new mysteries, especially with all those images going by so fast. No worries as TrekMovie goes shot by shot and explains, based on our research, what is going on in each shot. [SPOILERS].
JJ Abrams has finally brought his world tour previewing the Star Trek movie to the US of A. On Tuesday he stopped in New York City and showed the same set of clips he showed in Europe to local press and film industry folks. TrekMovie has a first hand report along with links to additional media reports. [SPOILERS ahead]
The wait is over. The new theatrical trailer for the new Star Trek movie is now officially online, with an exclusive at Apple Trailers, including HD. If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the second best way besides seeing it onscreen. In addition the official site for the Star Trek movie has been re-launched with a new look and some hidden features. UPDATE: There is also a new TV spot and some foreign dubbed versions.
The new trailer for the Star Trek movie will be online shortly, but CBS wants to remind people that the Original is still out there. CBS is still airing Star Trek Remastered in syndication. Next month they will be releasing a new fun light-hearted promo to stations, but they sent it over to TrekMovie this morning for a first look, check it out below.
The trailer for the new Star Trek movie is in theaters and will be online at the official site in HD on Monday morning. However that is just not good enough for some folks who just can’t seem to wait. As noted in the TrekMovie.com review of the trailer, it is meant to seen on the big screen for the first time, or at least on the small screen in HD on Monday. UPDATE: Official trailer online.
After visiting London, Cologne and Madrid (see TrekMovie’s reports from the UK, Germany and Spain), Star Trek director JJ Abrams took his Star Trek EuroTour08 to France and Italy, two more countries where Paramount has work to do building an audience for this re-invigoration of the franchise. TrekMovie has another exclusive first hand report from Paris and a summary of some of the media reports out of Italy.
Trek news is coming fast this week. Since the release of images of Nero and his pointed ears, it is no longer a spoiler that Romulans are the new Star Trek bad guys, but what about the Klingons? In a new interview JJ Abrams explains why. Plus, in totally unrelated, but still Star Trek film news, Intel has updated their partnership site, including new Kelvin wallpaper images.
The wait is over– the new Bond film Quantum of Solace premieres today and it comes with a little extra bonus in the form of a trailer for the new Star Trek movie. The Trek trailer will be available online next week, so until then you have to go to the theaters (where it should be seen anyway). We have a summary of trailer news and Bond facts below. [UPDATE: Emails and comments from TrekMovie some TrekMovie readers indicate that not all theaters showed the trailer at the Thursday midnight showings]
As we reported on Tuesday, Simon Pegg (Star Trek’s new Scotty) joined director JJ Abrams at the UK Star Trek presentation. After the event the actor wrote a spoiler-free blog post with his thoughts on seeing the footage for the first time. Plus there are a couple of follow-up media reports from the event. See below for details.
The new trailer for JJ Abrams Star Trek hits theaters tomorrow (and some will be catching it in the wee hours at midnight movies). So today we bring an end to our retrospective look at Trek’s past trailers, with the final film for the TNG crew, Star Trek Nemesis from 2002.
The new USS Enterprise released yesterday has spawned dozens if not hundreds of articles across the globe in the mainstream press and the geekosphere. Reaction here at TrekMovie has been running at one comment every 49 seconds for 24 hours straight. In that deluge are a few notables, including former Star Trek designer Rick Sternbach and the designer of the new ship, Ryan Church.
While the Trek world absorbs more and more descriptions and reviews of the upcoming Star Trek trailer, the anticipation mounts. With just two days to go, let us distract you with the next film in our trailer retrospective, 1998’s Star Trek Insurrection.