TNT’s heist show Leverage is no stranger to Star Trek, earlier this year TrekMovie talked to Jonathan Frakes about an episode he directed with some Trek vet guest stars. The show also makes regular Star Trek references. This week it has both, with Wil Wheaton coming on for a guest spot. TrekMovie participated in a conference call and talked to the actor about what it was like playing a geek on Leverage (big stretch!).
The last few days have been a flurry activity for some of the Star Trek celebrities, starting off with Simon Pegg tapped to star in the next John Landis movie. We also check in on the latest projects and appearances for Leonard Nimoy, Levar Burton, and Anton Yelchin. So dive into the celeb pool.
The biggest fan run convention is DragonCon in Atlanta, and every Labor Day weekend they have an impressive dedicated ‘TrekTrak’. This year is no exception with a huge line-up of Trek celebs including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Kate Mulgrew and Patrick Stewart. Plus there are a number of Trek related activities and panels and more celebs, details below.
Karl Urban is going from Bones to Bloodsucker as he has just been cast as the villain in Screen Gem’s post-apocalyptic horror thriller Priest, where he will be playing the leader of a band of vampires. Details below, plus some video of Karl doing a hip hop dare, all in the name of charity.
Star Trek’s origininal Sulu, George Takei, is in Philladelphia today, promoting an event at the Star Trek: The Exhibition at the Franklin Institute, and he appeared on a local morning show to talk Trek history. While there, they ended up quizzing him on Star Trek sound effects, see the video below to find out how he did.
Another day and another accolade for a member of the new Star Trek team. This Friday Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci is being honored by the Imagen Foundation at their 23rd annual awards honoring contributions of Latinos to the entertainment industry. Bob spoke to Variety about the honor, details below.
Celebrities, including many Trek celebrities, have got involved with many causes over the years, including getting behind saving endangered species. They even made a whole Trek movie about saving the whales! So it is with a grand tradition that the new Spock today stood up to save something that is truly in danger…video arcades
Today August 19th is a special day for Star Trek, as it is the birthday for Jonathan Frakes. Star Trek The Next Generation’s Cmdr. William Riker is 57 years young. Today would also have been the 88th birthday of the Great Bird of the Galaxy himself, Gene Roddenberry.
Autumn and Winter 2009 brings many great Star Trek events, including the release of the new movie on DVD, Blu Ray editions of past favorites, the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and of course conventions! TrekMovie provides you a guide to some of the events occurring between now and December 31, 2009.
2009 is certainly a year which has Star Trek on the ascendancy. In this week’s Great Links, we can see more and more examples of how people are out there showing their love for the final frontier. Up this week we have a big time director, beautiful women, and a new TV show, all showing their love. If only we can get Takei and Shatner to share the love (more on that below too).
Did you know that William Shatner’s favorite color is that of leaves changing? Truth. And while autumn is a month away, August’s return to school begins thoughts of the season. If the thought of "back to school" is depressing, then how about "Shat to school"? That’s right, the ShatWatch brings you the latest news on William Shatner and his own adventures sure to make you happy despite looming homework.
The Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas came to an end on Sunday, with the biggest stars of the original Kirk and Spock (William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy. plus the new new Spocks (Zachary Quinto and Jacob Kogan). And of course much of the talk was about the new movie, including an update on what Shatner thinks of it. We have a full detailed report with tons of pictures below.
In what is becoming a new tradition for the annual Star Trek Las Vegas Convention, Manny Coto and Brannon Braga held a well-attended panel in the main ballroom to talk to the fans about their time as writers and producers on Star Trek, with a focus on Star Trek Enterprise, but also some discussion of the new movie, and their current series.
Saturday at the Creation Star Trek Convention was just jammed pack with Star Trek celebrities. The day included a number of guest actors from the Star Trek feature films, including Christopher LLoyd, as well as stars from all eras of Trek, with George Takei, Linda Park and a whole panel of Voyager stars. We have the full breakdown below with pics, including a report from the evening events.
The Creation Entertainment official Star Trek Convention was back Friday with DS9 and Enterprise panels, Brent Spiner, Bob Picardo and Ethan Phillips performing, and a number of stars remembering Majel Barrett-Roddenberry. Stars talked about everything from the art of film, to the acting abilities of Spot the cat, to behind the scenes stories. We have a full report of the day (and final Star Trek showing) with pictures below.
The Creation Entertainment official Star Trek Convention kicked off on Thursday in Las Vegas with a lot of Klingons, TNG heavyweights Michael Dorn and Jonathan Frakes, and a number of Trek guest stars, including some convention first timers. The day ranged from debating new Star Trek movie, to singing, behind the scenes scoops. We have a full report of the day (and evening party) with pictures below.
The official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas kicks off today, with fans streaming into the Las Vegas Hilton on Wednesday. Below are photos from some of the set-up and prelim work, plus pictures from the Wednesday night meet-up, which included some celebrity guests.
Creation Entertainment got their Star Trek Summer convention season going with their East Coast Star Trek convention in Parsippany, NJ over this past weekend. On hand were many big Trek celebs, including Jeffrey Combs, Kate Mulgrew, Conner Trinneer, John Billingsley and the headliner, Leonard Nimoy. TrekMovie has a full report (with photos and video) for all three days of the con below
On Friday we previewed the upcoming ‘Q’ comic book from IDW, which prompted many fans to talk about the beloved character, including some who want to see more. But there is one person who seems to have had enough of TNG’s omnipotent troublemaker. In a new interview with John De Lancie, the actor says he is ‘tired’ of Q.
Hopefully about this time next year the new stars of Star Trek are wrapping up production on their next trip to the final frontier, but until then, they do need to keep busy. Today in a special CelebWatch, we see how Zach Quinto is launching comics and dealing with the police, Simon Pegg is out on a prairie, Zoe Saldana is calling herself a geek, Chris Pine is unstoppable again, and more .
On Monday, William Shatner made news by reciting some of a recent speech from Sarah Palin as poetry. That bit went viral and was very popular so last night The Tonight Show brought Bill back, this time to do a reading of some of Palin’s recent Twitter updates. See below for video.
It has been a busy 24 hours for William Shatner. Firstly, it seems Bill and Conan have moved on from the ‘salute incident‘ as The Shat appeared on The Tonight Show to do a comedy bit last night. We have video of that below. In other William Shatner news, today he got involved in a Greenpeace event protesting toxic chemicals being used by HP, you can listen to his message to HP employees below too.
Last night’s episode of Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim once again took on Star Trek, this time the character of Wesley Crusher. And what makes it even funnier is Wil Wheaton seems bummed he wasn’t asked to do the voice. Details and link to video below.
There may not have been a big Star Trek panel this year at San Diego Comic Con, but Star Trek can’t help but show up at the annual mecca of sci-fi. Below we have some quotes about Trek that popped up, plus photos and videos of some of the Trek celebs, and more.
This weekend (kicking off with a preview tonight) is the annual San Diego Comic Con. Although there are no major Star Trek panels, Trek will still have a big presence at the show from the Paramount Home Entertainment Booth, to the other licensees (including some selling exclusives). There are also Trek celebrities showing up at booths and panels. We have all the details below.
The nominations for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and naturally, a large number of Star Trek alumni have been named. Many are those who have been nominated many times in the past, including William Shatner, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D. Moore, Gary Hutzel, and Vanessa Williams. Read below for the complete details.
It seems like you can’t do an awards show these days without having a Star Trek skit or Trek celebrity presenter. Last night it was Zachary at ESPN’s ESPY Awards. This quickie ST09 Celeb Watch has pictures and video from that, plus an update on Chris Pine’s next movie and a full breakdown on where you can find your Trek celebrities at Comic Con next weekend.
Star Trek stars are no strangers to the world of voice-over and narration and with all that practice at technobabble, they are naturals for narrating documentaries on space, science and technology. The latest is Next Gen’s Jonathan Frakes who is narrating a new show on The History Channel called "That’s Impossible" The show airs Tuesday (with two episodes airing tonight). See below for a clip.
Last night Star Trek The Next Generation’s Geordi La Forge was involved in a five car accident in Los Angeles. According to reports the actor was treated at a local hospital and released and no tickets were issue for the accident. More details on that below, plus news on a premiere of Burton’s new film "Reach for Me".
There may be two Captain Kirks but there still is only one Captain Picard. Today is Patrick Stewart’s 69th Birthday. Although he has handed in his space suit to return to his home in the theater, Star Trek fans still remember the leader of The Next Generation on TV and film. See below for the latest on Patrick.