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ST09 Tidbits (T-48 days): Vulcan Gets A ‘Yes’ + New Esurance Contest + New Kellogg’s Promos + more

Today’s Star Trek movie tidbits has great news for the Canadian town of Vulcan, with Paramount announcing they will be giving them their own little premiere. We have details (and a comment from Leonard Nimoy). Plus Esurance has launched a new Star Trek contest today, and Kellogg’s has announced some new promotions coming to a cereal box near you soon. We got all that and more so let’s get started…

ST09 Tidbits (Spocks Edition): Nimoy Supports Vulcans [UPDATED] + Quinto Reads Audiobook & Appears in GQ

For today’s tidbits at T-49 days we will do something a little different and focus on a few new stories coming from the new two Spocks, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. First off Mr. Nimoy has taken up the cause of Vulcan (Alberta, Canada). As for Mr. Quinto, it was just announced he will be reading the Star Trek audiobook, plus he appears in the new GQ.

ST09 Tidbits (T-52 days): Comic Preview Reveals Nero Backstory Spoilers + more

Even over a weekend, more tidbits for the new Star Trek movie still come in. Today there is a big one in the form of a preview for the upcoming issue of Countdown Comic book, full of Nero spoilers. But we also have some more stuff, including a real Italian version of the trailer, a fake new poster, a response to that angry San Franciscan, and more. [comic Spoilers below]

ST09 Tidbits (T-55 days): Kirk’s First Doctor Talks, Trek on ToyFare, Trailer in Français, SF Skyline Flap + more

We are just 9 Fridays away from the premiere of the new Star Trek movie — which we count as 55 days (and change) to the midnight Thursday shows. Today’s tidbits has comments from the woman that brings Kirk into the universe, a new Trek mag cover, the new trailer in French, an upset San Franciscan, and much more. [UPDATE: Ron Moore ‘salutes’ new movie]

ST09 Tidbits (T-57 days): Burger King Boards, D.A.C. Details, Trailer Breaks Records, Cho Talks Sulu + more

Today’s tidbits for the new Star Trek movie take us to the flame-broiled frontier, with news on the upcoming Burger King TV campaign. Plus we have more details on that ‘D.A.C.’ game, comments on Sulu’s ‘innocence’ from John Cho, ticket sales for Europeans, an amazing Star Wars/Star Trek mashup, and much more..

ST09 Tidbits (T-59 days): Heroes Preview?, New Game?, Spock Fu?, Nero Wart? + more? [UPDATED]

It has just been four days since our last ‘ST09 Tidbits’ and the bits are just piling up. We got news of some kind of Trek preview during Heroes tonight, a possible Star Trek related game, new comments from Abrams and Quinto, more shots of that Enterprise model, more info on the trailer, and even more…check it all out below.

ST09 Tidbits (T-63 days): 2 Movie Images, Takei, Morrison & Quinto Quotes, TNG Rumor Fallout + more

For today’s tidbits, we have images from the Trek issue of Total Film with some Zachary Quinto quotes, plus fallout on that TNG rumor (with reactions from Brent Spiner and Wil Wheaton). We also have comments from Kirk’s mom (Jennifer Morrison) and the original Sulu (George Takei). Finally there is the McCoy entry of our ‘Trek as pop art’ collection.

ST09 Tidbits (T-66 days): Wondercon Video & Images, Yelchin Embraces Chekov + New Theater Display

For this tidbits we have a multimedia follow-up to our coverage of the Star Trek panel with video (not of the trailer) and some great photographs (including backstage). Plus we have a new theater display, and some new comments from Anton Yelchin talking Chekov (and some new Chekov art!). Check it all out below.

Man Wielding Bat’leth Robs 2 Colorado 7-11s [UPDATE: Surveillance Cam Image]

Apparently the economy is so bad, that a Trekkie has turned to crime. According to multiple reports from the Colorado press, a man wielding a Klingon Bat’leth sword robbed two different 7-11 stores in Colorado Springs, CO this morning. So far no one was injured, but the crook has not yet been caught. More details and a video TV report below. [UPDATE: Image of Bat’leth Bandit released]

Great Lists: UGO Ranks Trek Babes + More New Trekified Lists

Who are the ultimate Star Trek babes? This deep and profound question has been debated from basements, to dorm rooms to couches across the world for decades. Today friend-of-the-site Jordan Hoffman of UGO has taken up the challenge with their list of Top 37 Hot Star Trek Women. So in a ‘Great Lists’ edition of our Great Links column, we look at that and other new Trekified lists.

Watch ‘Wrath Of Khan – The Opera’ (via Robot Chicken)

Did you ever think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan would make a good opera? Well the folks behind the action-figure stop-motion animation comedy show Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network have us convinced. On the episode "Two Weeks Without Food" airing this weekend, they showed us just how awesome Khan Opera could be. See video of that, plus past Robot Treks, below.

Big Bang Theory ‘Nimoy Napkin’ Being Auctioned Off This Weekend

Last month we reported that the Trek-crazy CBS sitcom Big Bang Theory incorporated the gift of a Leonard Nimoy autographed napkin into their Christmas episode. As it turns out, there really is a genuine Big Bang napkin signed by Nimoy, and it is being auctioned off for charity this weekend. See below for details and an exclusive picture of the napkin in question.

Great Links: Star Trek 2009 Buzz Watch Edition

It is 2009 this is the year of the new Star Trek movie and the movie already has the whole world talking. This week the Great links focuses on the buzz about the new movie as well as some new movie fan art and video along with some ‘facts’ about one of the movies characters. But first JJ Abrams’ movie has actually highlighted a breakthrough insight in to Trek fandom!

Great Links: Christmas Edition

Ho Ho Ho, the Great Links is celebrating Christmas with a holiday themed entry with a stocking full cheer. We have the Enterprise in 2008 holiday parades, new Star Trek Christmas music, and a new fan made Trek episode all about X-Mas. Plus a few other things, including a very special holiday bunny.

Sunday Movie – “Trek Through Time”

Our friends at have put together a fun a special Christmas present for fans of Star Trek, as well as fans of the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who. "Trek Through Time" is an excellent and cleverly edited video ‘mashup’ episode that brings the good Doctor and his trusty TARDIS face to face with Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise. Check it out below.

Great Links: Brown Bag Edition

It’s quiet out there…too quiet, but Star Trek is still showing up around the nets and The Great Links catches it all up. We have Trek getting respect at EW, another Trek riff at Big Bang Theory, a mashup of TAS and Star Trek 09, the Lego front of the Trek v Wars war, and Khan on a lunch bag, how cool is that?

Great Links: Trekkies Out And Proud Edition

Is it time for the Trekkies to come out of the closet? The Links explores. We also have Trek showing up in a sitcom (again), in a car commercial (again) and on a game show (again). All that plus Kirk and Picard fused into some sort of supercaptain, some great fan made video mashups, how Trek has influenced a new baseball stadium and more, all below.

Great Links: Drink Up Edition

Do you like Star Trek? Do you like to drink? Why not bring those together…and this week the Great Links finds a few folks who like to do just that. We also find common ground with Star Wars, more political Trek, search the Technobabble, surf Trek style, turn money into space ships,  and so much more.

Great Links: “And we’re back” Edition

TrekMovie took a day off but we are back and starting off with The Great Links…our home for all those Trek references out there in the universe. This week we have Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld on the Enterprise, more political Trek, a Stargate star admitting to Trek fandom, Worf and Geordi dueling for most pain  and so much more.

Great Links: Middleman’s Mirror, Gates’ Meld, Klingon’s Car, Trek’s One-Liner + more

It’s quiet out on the interweb this week…too quiet. But The Great Links still finds Star Trek wherever it looks and so we got evil Middlemen with goatees, Star Trek at the Emmys, Bill Gates melding with Trek, a webcomic visiting Star Trek The Experience, James Doohan getting some respect, a Klingon car, a Spock scarecrow, and more.