Today we finish our five-part series examining the franchise’s five decades of history. Today we look at the fifth decade and a world without Star Trek … except for everywhere.
Star Trek (2009 film)
It’s a great debut for the latest crossover between the crew of the Enterprise and the Green Lantern Corps.
There’s a lot on Star Trek to be thankful for; here’s one fan’s list.
A long and profitable run for Star Trek Beyond at the domestic box office is in question as the film only took in $24.7 million in its second week in release, second to Jason Bourne’s $59.2 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Beyond barely edged out newly-released Bad Moms to secure the second place spot, but saw its earnings drop 58.2% from its opening weekend.
Chris Pine, Karl Urban, and Simon Pegg continued on their PR blitz just before the opening weekend of Star Trek Beyond as guests of First Lady Michelle Obama, who invited the trio to introduce a screening of the film for the Joining Forces initiative at the White House.
If you can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con AND you can’t stand knowing that anyone else is seeing the movie two days before you do, you might be in luck, depending on your location.
The newest Trek films are part of the first wave of movies Paramount will release on the new UltraHD Blu-ray format. There are no new special features, they’re the same as The Compendium deluxe two-movie release from a couple of years back, but at least nothing is left out (I’m looking at you first versions of Into Darkness). Into Darkness is an especially good fit considering parts of it were filmed in IMAX and had a theatrical Dolby Atmos mix. Read on to find out how the movies look and sound with the next generation video and audio formats.
We’ve got two copies of Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness in the brand new 4K Ultra HD format to give away. Hit the jump for details on how to win!
With the latest home video format now available, the newest Trek films were obvious choices to release on UltraHD Blu-ray. The first two JJ Abrams Trek movies will be available on the UltraHD Blu-ray format on June 14th. The most important upgrades to these releases are the HDR (High Dynamic Range) video and the new Dolby Atmos soundtracks. Full details after the break.
This morning CBS Television Studios announced the production of a new Star Trek series, set to premiere in January 2017.
BREAKING: Deadline Hollywood’s Mike Fleming is reporting that Roberto Orci will no longer be at the helm of the next Star Trek film: Roberto Orci is beaming off the bridge of the Starship Enterprise on Star Trek 3. Rampant rumors are swirling and I’ve confirmed there is fire behind the smoke that he won’t be directing. I even hear that Edgar Wright and others are on a short list to take the job. Orci stays on the project as producer, I’ve heard. The film is intended to be Orci’s debut as a film director, as well as his first solo project after parting with long-time writing and producing partner Alex Kurtzman. This story is very fluid at the moment, and TrekMovie will bring you more details as we get them. UPDATE: Variety is also reporting that Orci is no longer directing.
Star Trek’s new Chekov is talking a bit about the 2016 Star Trek movie, including his view on possibly working with William Shatner. See details below.
Star Trek’s new Sulu John Cho participated in a Reddit AMA this afternoon, and during the talk he spoke a bit about Star Trek, including giving an update on how he has already done his first pre-production task for the upcoming movie. See below for the highlights.
Bruce Greenwood’s Christopher Pike was a standout character for the 2009 Star Trek film and returned for 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. In an exclusive interview Greenwood talks about how he got his start in Trek, and what he thinks about a possible future for Pike and more.
Star Trek’s new Uhura Zoe Saldana says that her Uhura costume is her favorite, however it has had some problems, notably how she would inadvertently flash her co-stars. Details below.
The third movie for the new Star Trek crew is currently gearing up for a 2016, but what happens next? The cast has all signed up for three movies, so will they return for a fourth or more? The new Sulu, John Cho addresses this issue in a new interview.
Over the weekend William Shatner confirmed he had been contacted by JJ Abrams about how there "might" be a role for him in the 2016 Star Trek movie. Today Shatner has revealed that he has been contacted again and told to stop talking about Star Trek. Details on that below, plus how the media is covering Bill’s weekend revelation, and there are some new comments from Orci here at TrekMovie and Bill and Orci are also tweeting to each other.
Roberto Orci is clearing the decks to get ready to focus on his upcoming directorial debut with the next Star Trek movie. More details below.
Today has another update on the next Star Trek movie from one of the stars. This time Simon Pegg is talking about JJ Abrams involvement in the film.
Star Trek’s new Spock has given a quick little update on the next outing for the franchise, saying the next Trek should be before cameras by March of next year. Watch the clip below.
On Friday September 19th Simon Pegg’s new movie Hector and the Search for Happiness opens in the USA. Among Pegg’s co-stars in the film is veteran actor Christopher Plummer (aka Chang from Star Trek VI). And in one of the promotional videos, Pegg talks about how he bonded with Plummer over Star Trek. Watch the clip below.
Joe Carnahan’s Stretch features a Chris Pine you may not recognize. The first video clips from the movie have now been released, including a gag reel. Check out Star Trek’s new captain as a crazy billionaire below. We also have an update on Pine’s next project.
Yesterday the Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set was released and now Paramount has also shared one more clip from the new Star Trek Into Darkness special features, this time from the props featurette. Watch the movie’s propmaster talk about the Klingon weapons below.
The new Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set was released today. And TrekMovie is giving away two copies. Find out how you can win one below.
On Tuesday Star Trek: The Compendium will finally be released. TrekMovie has had a chance to check out the set. The full review is below.
TrekMovie has already reported extensively on the big Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, including Simon Pegg and Karl Urban’s panels, but now Creation has released video clips from both of their panels and they are worth watching.
Earlier this summer we reported on the US debut of ‘Star Trek Live In Concert’ series of orchestral performances of the music of Star Trek shown along with screenings of JJ Abrams Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. And now new dates have been added to the schedule, this time down under in Australia. Details below.
The next Star Trek movie (and thirteenth in the franchise) has passed a big milestone. A month ago we reported that Roberto Orci and co-writers Patrick McKay and JD Payne were "in the middle" of scripting the movie. Now, Orci exclusively tells TrekMovie the first draft has been completed.
Trek worlds collide as Q sends nu-Kirk and crew into the 24th century to meet the fearsome Dominion in the latest issue of IDW’s Star Trek: Ongoing series, which hits stores this Wednesday. Grab a glass of Kanar and check out a spoiler-filled review and 7-page preview of The Q Gambit #2 after the jump!
Roberto Orci is still at work with co-writers Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne on the script for the next Star Trek film, slated for 2016. But he has also added a couple of new movie projects as producer to his slate. TrekMovie has confirmed reports that Orci is teaming up with long-time writing/producing partner Alex Kurtzman to reboot the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles series as well as The Mummy. More details below.