Once again life imitates art with NASA looking to Star Trek for inspiration for their new poster for the final mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Check it out below, plus news on how Space Shuttle Enterprise is preparing to fly again.
There is a video that has gone viral in the last couple of days after being unearthed by EverthingIsTerrible.com, and it is by far the worst Star Trek Parody of all time. There is no attributed source, so not sure who to blame, but it seems to be some misguided attempt to use Star Trek to send some kind of Christian message, but it doesn’t even do that well. Check it out for yourself below.
Many comparisons have been made about President Obama and Star Trek’s Spock, but it may be that he is not the only politician to be compared to a Vulcan. Earlier this week former Massachusetts governor and Republican Presidential candidate got into a scuffle on an airplane with a rapper (who got booted from the plane), but now the rapper says Romney started the fight with a "Vulcan grip".
Its time to link to some of the viral fun the Internet is having with Star Trek. This week we have a "Devil in the Dark" techno dance video, more LOLCats+Trek, Hitler taking on Khan, a Trek-themed drunk driving PSA, and even more ST09 trailer mashups. Check it all out below.
The NBC show Heroes is well known for its Star Trek and pop culture references, often coming from the teleporting/time-traveling fanboy character Hiro, played by Masi Oka. But during one of last night’s two hours of Heroes, the Hiro character went sci-fi reference crazy, literally.
Another viral video link around the web this week is a hypnotic video of a submarine USS Enterprise. It comes from a Japanese modeling club that TrekMovie featured last year, but now there are more Star Trek ships turned sub videos to show off. Check them out below.
The week between Christmas and New Years tends to be a slow news week and so a few Star Trek related links have gone viral and are sweeping around the internets to fill the void. We have naked Trek bikers, LOLCats Trek, A quiz on Trek and Pills, and some politics (gasp!).
We have previously reported that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane would like to follow up his Star Wars parodies with taking on Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. However in a new interview it seems he isn’t holding out hope of Paramount cooperating, but that didn’t stop him from dropping in a few Trek refs into the new “Something Something, Something, Dark Side" parody of The Empire Strikes Back.
It is Christmas week and so the Great Links is bringing together examples of Star Trek holiday cheer from across the web. We have Star Trek Christmas songs, Vulcan Giving, Klingon Christmas, Trek trees, Enterprise in Gingerbread, Santa Spock and more. Ho Ho Make it So.
Ever made up your own dialog while watching Star Trek with the sound off? Well, that is the premise of a a new viral video going around this week, that even made it onto G4’s Attack of the Show. Let’s just hope that this isn’t what Star Trek The Next Generation looks like to lip readers.
There has been much written connecting President Barack Obama to Star Trek, spurred on by Obama’s own references to the franchise. In a new feature article today, the AP draws a specific comparison between the President and Star Trek’s Mr. Spock. The article also has comments from the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, and Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci, excerpts below.
For Day Three of TrekMovie’s Thanksgiving Weekend Star Trek Mashup Marathon, we pick up on a theme for an article from April 2008 and look at more alternative opening title sequences for the Star Trek shows. We have one for each show, with a different spin.
Today is Day Two of our Thanksgiving Weekend Star Trek Mashup Marathon. This time we take a look at a couple of imaginative alternate endings to the 2009 Star Trek movie, where Capt. Picard and his crew of the Enterprise fight to defend the Prime Timeline. Check them out below.
The Klingons were created in the 60s to be the Star Trek stand-ins for the Cold War ‘Red Menace’. This week an impressive new video was uploaded to YouTube titled ‘Klingon Propaganda’, which runs with the notion by creating a motivational cartoon from the Klingon perspective in the style of 20th century Communist Propaganda. And it is so well-made, it raises the question as to whether or not it is ‘Fan Made’ or something more.
In the last week or so, we continue to see Star Trek work its way into the popular culture. This ‘Great Links’ examples from SNL’s Thursday, Update, The Simpsons and even an upcoming Adidas commercial. Also the US Navy is making their own Star Trek command center and we can help you make your own Uhura dress. All that and more below.
Once again we take a look at Star Trek in the zeitgeist. This week a Great Links favorite, The Big Bang Theory, returned for a new Season, with tons of Star Trek fun. We have details below, plus ISS Astronauts talking to Vulcans, the return of "THIS IS A DISASTER!", Starships as Anime characters, and much more, including the latest Trek ref on Colbert Report.
The new Star Trek movie has inspired so much, and now apparently it may help bring back the Ghostbusters. Star Trek is also inspiring the producers of Warehouse 13 who have gone three episodes in a row with Trek refs. We have video of that below, plus Star Trek 2009 on anime trial, Kirk v Alien and Wof as you have never seen him.
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).
This week’s Great Links is all about the conflict of the franchises, with Star Trek taking on all comers. First we have another one of those 100 Best Sci-Fi lists (with some Trekness of course), then we have early voting on the best of 2009, another flare-up in the Star Wars v Star Trek war, and then some signs that the end of the war may be in sight.
Now that the Star Trek movie hoopla has died down it is time to set aside STO9 Tidbits and bring back The Great Links, your regular update for Star Trek in the zeitgeist. This week we face off with Guinness and Doctor Who, worry about the criminal Klingon lifestyle, get an Andorian eyeful, Dance to Shatner on the Mountain, and more.
The Star Trek box office performance is almost in the history books, but the film is still out there and has finally hit the $380M globally. Yesterday Viacom’s CEO touted the film to investors as a ‘unqualified blockbuster’ and talked up the future profit potential of Trek as well. Details and the latest box office below, plus another Star Trek musical interlude.
The talk these days seems to be moving on to the Blu-ray release and the sequel, but JJ Abrams Star Trek movie is still in theaters, and still making news. Today’s ST09 Tidbits brings you Entertainment Weekly’s prediction that Trek will be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar (and a comment from Abrams). Plus we have the latest box office data and more.
TrekMovie took a bit of a break for a day but we are back with a brand new ST09 tidbits. We have new interview and status update from Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, plus Watchmen’s Rorschach actor talking Trek love, Nimoy talking about strange phone calls and more.
We are nine weeks in, but there are still Star Trek movie tidbits to round up for you. We have the just in final numbers for Star Trek’s ninth weekend, plus some are already reflecting on what Star Trek has taught us about the year (and the Summer isn’t even over yet). Also we have some new video from the May Hollywood premiere and more.
Two months into its release and there is still stuff to report about the new Star Trek movie. We have the latest box office results and what may be the end to its top 10 run, Plus more Khan debate online, more Star Wars/Star Trek, and a few other ST09 tidbits.
Star Trek just finished its 8th weekend in general release and it is still in the top 10 for ticket sales. We have all the latest box office details below, plus the head of Paramount talking up the future of the franchise. We also have more from Bob and Alex and Karl Urban getting a mouth full.
[UPDATED w/ weekend actuals] The weekend box office data has come in and Star Trek did something amazing, it made more money than it did last weekend! Details below. Plus we have interview snippets from Leonard Nimoy, Chris Pine, JJ Abrams and Alex Kurtzman. All that plus a little Star Trek showing up on Top Gear.
As the number one movie in America, Star Trek seems to be working its way into all demographics. It showed up at the MTV Movie Awards, The Kids Choice Awards, and was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards. And last night Star Trek worked its way into the Country Music Television (CMT) Awards. Check it out below, plus find out what Star Trek star picked up a CMT award.
In another possible sign of the resurgence of the franchise, the new Star Trek movie has been nominated for five Teen Choice Awards. The film itself received a Best Movie nomination, along with nods for a number of the actors. All the details below, including how you can vote, plus we have a look at Chris Pine’s high school yearbook photo and the latest box office update.
New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr. a candidate for mayor for the largest city in America and, as revealed in an article to day in the New York Times, he is also a Trekkie. The article also reveals that he has the support of none other than the original Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy. Thompson joins what seems to be a growing list of Trekkie politicians.