Comic Con wrapped up in San Diego today. Although there were no panels on Star Trek, we have been sharing the new Trek merchandise and comments from Trek celebs from the event. To wrap up we have some more Trek celeb and product video of the less than serious kind, plus lots of costumed Trekkies and a total Trekkie headline fail. Check it all out below.
Is the Klingon invasion real? A few days ago we reported that a sculpture on a mountain bike trail in Scotland warned of the Empire taking over Earth. And yesterday the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System claimed that they have "met the demands" of a Klingon invasion force and replaced all the signage at one of their trolley stations for signs in Klingon. Check out video and photo below.
This week our collection of Trek in the zeitgeist has the Internet putting Star Trek on a lot of lists – from Blasters, to special effects, to cheesy moments and even tattoos. We also have a knitted Scotty meerkat, a remade ST09 scene, a new Trek web comic and more. Check it all out below.
Is the Earth in peril of being taken over by Star Trek’s Klingon Empire? Well if you are to believe the carvings on a meteorite found on a mountain bike trail in Scotland, our planet has been claimed for the Empire and the invasion will start soon.
The images of the day are in amazing 8-bit resolution with some pixel art of our favorite Star Trek characters from the original Star Trek series and the Next Generation. Check em out the pixelated crews of the Starship Enterprise below.
Star Trek’s original Kirk, William Shatner is currently in New York to interview Star Trek Voyager’s Kate Mulgrew for his upcoming The Captains documentary. And a few minutes ago Shatner just sent out an unusual picture via Twitter of himself on the streets of New York, check it out below.
The world just can’t stop talking about Star Trek, and every week we here at TrekMovie scoop it all up in the Great Links We start off with John Stewart and Stephen Colbert talking Trek, then ponder if Apple has been faking their Trek, watch a Star Trek contortionist, find out we are just like a bunch of punks, and take a look at an adorable little Gorn.
If you follow Leonard Nimoy on the Twitter you will periodically see classic photos he shares with his fans, and today he has a great behind the scenes shot from the original Star Trek era, showing Kirk, Spock and McCoy doing some grilling on the set.
Today is the 4th of July, a holiday in the United States of America celebrating the independence and birth of the nation. TrekMovie wants to wish you all a happy and fun 4th, and we share a couple of fun videos that are appropriate for the day below.
It’s time once again to look out to the Interwebs and see what they are saying about Star Trek. First up is Summer Glau (of Firefly fame) who reveals her inner Trekkie. We also have Asian art Trek nitpicking, Voyager recasting, Apple ignoring a TNG anatomy lesson, a Star Trek skit, and more, including some creepy fanmade Trek dolls.
An new stop motion animation featuring what it is really like for Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Worf is going viral. Made by a university studio, "Mr. Worf: I am Beautiful’ has to be seen, so check it out below.
Today’s photo comes from Riverside, IA, which is the future birthplace of James T. Kirk (or Kirk’s future childhood home in the JJ-verse). It is also home to the annual TrekFest, where they held an attempt to beat the world record for costumed Star Trek fans. One photo in particular from the event caught our attention, see it below plus a local news video report from the event.
Summer is a time for air shows. And wouldn’t it be great if you could go to an air show and check out some of Starfleet’s finest shuttles, along with Vipers, Eagles from the Moon and more of your favorite (fictional) spaceships? Well that is the idea behind today’s image of the day.
Over the last few days there is a clever musical Star Trek mashup that has gone viral in a big way. The vid takes the song "Tik Tok" from pop singer Ke$sha and reimagines it with the original Star Trek. Check it out below.
Today’s is Father’s Day and TrekMovie wants to wish all the Trekkie dads the best. And in honor of the day honoring fathers, we have a special Photo of the Day from Leonard Nimoy featuring a classic picture with his son on the set of the USS Enterprise.
In the last week or so there has been a lot Star Trek-related stuff burbling around the interweb, so it seems a good time to bring back The Great Links and ponder Trek’s cruelest deaths, recast TNG & DS9, find everyday Enterprises, and court martial Kirk. All that and more (including the British PM invoking Trek to critique his opposition).
Not only is today John Cho’s birthday, but is also the future Captain Picard Day, a day celebrated on June 16th on board the USS Enterprise, under the command of Jean Luc Picard. How will you celebrate Captain Picard Day?
Guest Blog from UGO's Jordan Hoffman Star Trek enthusiasts have a special treat waiting for them should they get in the van and see The A-Team this weekend. What I’m about to tell you can only be described as a SPOILER of pretty nifty Easter egg, so go no further if you want to experience it on your own. .
Star Trek's new Scotty Simon Pegg is probably the most prolific Twitterer of all the Star Trek celebs. And he has tweeted a funny image, seemingly poking fun at Apple's new iPad, that earns him our Photo of the Day (a periodic feature of TrekMovie.com).
Back in January when Apple unveiled their highly-anticipated iPad, Star Trek was there, using the new movie to show off its multi-media capability. And today when Apple unveiled the 4th generation iPhone, Star Trek was again invoked, this time by CEO Steve Jobs himself when introducing the new video calling capability. This prompts the question: Is Star Trek actually behind the curve on this tech?
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands now) counts down what they are calling the "100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years". While the list include a number of well known sci-fi characters, not a single character from the Star Trek franchise made the list.
Back in 2008 we reported on an exhibition in New York from artist Devorah Sperber called "Mirror Universe" with a collection of Star Trek themed art. It appears that much of this art was purchased by Microsoft, who have it displayed on their campus in Washington. See pictures and video of the display below.
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.
There is a cool new ‘infographic’ all about Star Trek that has gone viral in the last couple of days. It is a guide to interesting Star Trek trivia, that can be quite educational for those new to the franchise, and maybe even has some tidbits for some regulars. Check it out below.
Star Trek references are a regular occurrence on Seth MacFarlane’s Fox show Family Guy, so it is no surprise that they are also showing up on his spin-off series: The Cleveland Show. On last Sunday’s episode guest star Kanye West guest-starred and got into a rap battle with Cleveland Jr., where he (and Jr.) busted out some Klingon. Watch it below.
Often TrekMovie brings you links to the humorous trivial Trek, from LOL Cats meeting Trek to silly viral videos. Today we have links to some more serious takes on Trek. First up a recently unearthed and very thorough analysis and history of the score for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. We also link to an interesting look at the ‘minimalism’ of Star Trek TOS.
Have you ever thought to yourself "How can I combine my love for Star Trek and my love for sausages?" Well if you have, we have the Meat-erprise just for you. Check out the photos and links to a how-to guide below.
Just one month since their last gag, last night Fox’s The Simpsons once again dived into the world of Star Trek for a gag, and it is no surprise that it was Comic Book Guy for the delivery. Watch the video below.
Everyone seems to be talking about Apple’s new iPad this week, and it is the theme for a Great Links column. We have a photo of Data and Q holding one that is getting lots of interweb buzz. Plus LeVar Burton is tweeting about the iPad, and Rod Roddenberry says he wishes Apple called it the iPadd. Paramount has even got involved, pulling a much talked about Trek-themed iPad application. Get all the iPadTrek-ness below.
Today is April 1st, and you know what that means. Last night I announced (on the Twitter) that TrekMovie would not be doing any April Fools pranks this year. However, many other sites are having some fun today, including a number of Trek related pranks. Find out who is having final frontier fun below. [UPDATED with more Trek Foolery]