Let’s get something straight right off the bat: Star Trek V is a hot mess. Released 25 years ago today, my anticipation for it could not have been greater. By 1989, I was fully immersed in Trekdom, consuming all there was to consume: comics, novels, cards, making-of books, and of course, the actual movies and TV episodes.
UPDATE: We’ve got another new photo of Chris Doohan as Scotty! Check it out. TrekMovie is excited to bring you the title of the upcoming Star Trek Continues episode, “Fairest of Them All” and exclusive shots of the cast in Mirror Universe uniform. The new episode, written by James Kerwin & Vic Mignogna and directed by James Kerwin, will take place in the mirror universe. The story picks up where The Original Series episode “Mirror, Mirror” left off and tells the story of what happened to the mirror landing party after returning to the I.S.S. Enterprise. The episode is set to release June 15 at Supanova in Sydney, Australia, and will be available on Vimeo and YouTube the same day worldwide. Also lookout for a behind the scenes documentary dedicated to the making of “Fairest of Them All”. We are also thrilled to announce a TrekMovie.com special event. Kicking off the big Creation convention in Las Vegas, this July 31st (Thursday night — Friday morning) TrekMovie.com presents a FREE midnight screening of “Fairest of Them All” with a Q&A session with cast and crew after the show, including Vic Mignogna (Kirk), Chris Doohan (Scotty), Asia DeMarcos (Marlena), Kipleigh Brown (Smith), plus James Kerwin and several members of the crew, and a special appearance by Michael Dorn! Hit the jump for details!
Happy New Year! Because of holiday travel and vacation plans over this next week we’ll be checking on the site intermittently, so have some patience if your comment doesn’t show up right away. Our review of the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise will also be a bit later than hoped, due to the timing of the release being right after the new year, review copies were sent the week of Christmas, right in the middle of visiting with family. So don’t forget that Enterprise Season 3 comes out on Blu-ray on January 7th in North America.
With the release of Star Trek Into Darkness in North America, a few people have wanted to get the perspective of TrekMovie.com. This afternoon and evening TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale will be participating in a Hollywood.com Google Hangout and the MovieByte Podcast. TrekMovie contributors have also discussed or quoted by Yahoo, Buzzfeed, Moviefone and Wired. Get the details below.
Speaking exclusively with TrekMovie, Star Trek Into Darkness star Zoe Saldana explains how she got a fight scene for Uhura, why she isn’t ready for Spock and Uhura to settle down and more. Watch the video below and also find out how you can win a new iPad Mini signed by Saldana (courtesy of the new a+ iPad Magazine).
At the Berlin Star Trek Into Darkness premiere the celebrities spent most of their time taking pictures, being interviewed for the live webcast and talking to the big national TV press. But a few took a moment to stop by TrekMovie.com’s spot to just say before being whisked away by the PR people. See the video below for JJ and stars sending a greeting to TrekMovie readers.
Once again TrekMovie has been able to use our patented quantum-tunneling technology app to download a future issue of Nacelles Monthly – the United Federation of Planet’s leading publication on warp technology. The reporters of Nacelles Monthly travel light years through the Alpha Quadrant for their stories and bring home one scoop after the other. Check out a very early preview of a cover from the March 2259 issue. [UPDATED]
Paramount has announced a new Star Trek Into Darkness sweepstakes via the new Star Trek app. This time you can win a uniform from the movie. They are giving away a total of 50 costumes. Get the details below
Once again Esurance is teaming up with Paramount to be a promotional partner for Star Trek. They have announced an "Embrace the Darkness" sweepstakes which will take one fan too the US premiere of Star Trek Into Darkness. They are also promising exclusive behind the scenes looks at the film and more. Details below. Currently they are offering a short video featuring JJ Abrams and cast members talking about the film. More info and links below.
JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production company is new to Twitter, but they are already giving Trek fans something to talk about. Today the official Bad Robot Twitter account sent out an image from the set of Star Trek Into Darkness. Also @bad_robot seems to have picked up on some tweets from @trekmovie about how the mayor of Newark, NJ wants to get into the next Star Trek. More details below.
TrekMovie is back from vacation and ready to head to Las Vegas this week for the big Star Trek con. This year’s even will be huge with four captains and tons of Star Trek luminaries headed to the biggest Trek event of the year. A number of TrekMovie.com contributors are also on the way and there will be a series of TrekMovie.com panels along with contributors from TrekMovie on other panels. More details below.
Phoenix Comicon kicked into gear on Friday, including panels with three Star Trek: The Next Generation stars: LeVar Burton, Marina Sirits, and Michael Dorn (also of DS9). All three talked about their time with Trek and after. We have photos, highlights and full video. So check that all out below.
Today in Star Trek future history is "First Contact Day," the day in which Star Trek fans (pre)remember the future meeting of humans and Vulcans. To celebrate TrekMovie.com will be hosting an online viewing party of Star Trek: First Contact. Others are also celebrating including Star Trek stars, Star Trek Online and the official Trek store. Details on all the FCD fun below.
The 2009 Star Trek movie makes its basic cable TV premiere this week on the FX Network. So if you don’t happen to have your own copy (or Netflix streaming) you can watch the movie for free, with the first showing on Valentine’s day. And if you tune in on Wednesday you can get a chance to win free movie tickets. More details below.
In the summer Quantum Mechanix revealed their beautiful USS Enterprise refit Artisan Replica. And today the official Star Trek site has launched a contest where you can win one of these models worth $4,995. More details below.
Getting a chance to appear in a Star Trek movie would be a fan’s dream come true. Well Paramount and JJ Abrams are going to give you a chance with their new "Super 8: Watch It & Walk-On" Sweepstakes. Details below, plus a very brief comment from Abrams on the status of the sequel.
This Thursday the annual big Star Trek convention kicks off at a new location with an impressive line-up of celebrities, events and more, including a number or TrekMovie.com fan panels. See below for a convention preview, plus details on how you can watch many of the big panels panels live over the web.
Would you like to have every bit of Star Trek on DVD? Or second copies if you already amassed your collection? Well CBS has a new sweepstakes going where you can win the ultimate Star Trek DVD collection worth over $2000. Details on how you can win below.
The Star Trek fun at Phoenix Comicon kicked off with the "Star Trek Lives" panel hosted by TrekMovie. You can listen to the full audio of that below, plus we have pictures of lots of Trekkies in costume. Check it all out below.
This weekend TrekMovie is at Phoenix Comic Con. There will be con reports, photos, video and audio coming up later in the weekend and next week, but if you want to keep track of Star Trek related stuff you can follow live tweeting (w/ photos) below
This weekend Star Trek stars and TrekMovie.com are headed to Arizona for Phoenix Comicon. The Trek luminaries attending including Leonard Nimoy, Wil Wheaton, George Takei and Robert Duncan McNeill, along with other big stars from science fiction and comic books. Details below.
To celebrate the second anniversary of the release of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek, TrekMovie.com has partnered up with the premium channel EPIX for a special Star Trek trivia contest via Twitter which will run all week long with five chances to win. Details below.
There are many ways to express your love for Star Trek, but one of the most profound is to actually ink Star Trek onto your body. Over the last few days some Trek fans have been sending in photos of their Star Trek tattoos via Twitter. Check out some epic Trek ink below. [UPDATED with more tats]
Artist John Martz, previously featured on TrekMovie, has created a cool new poster of his 8-bit Star Trek characters. The limited edition print goes on sale next week, but if you can name all 235 characters in it you can get a chance to win one. Details below.
Every year the biggest Star Trek convention is the August Creation Star Trek Con, and this year is no exception. There is an impressive lineup this year to celebrate Star Trek’s 45th anniversary with big stars, lots of special events and even some TrekMovie.com hosted fan panels. Plus today CBS announced a special sweepstakes to win the ultimate Star Trek Vegas Con Getaway. Details below.
Part of the celebration of William Shatner’s 80th birthday is honoring the man through emulation with the 3rd International Talk Like William Shatner Day. TrekMovie asked fans to send in their best Shatners for a video contest and today we are ready to announce the winners. We also have a special video from Talk Like Shatner Day founder and judge Maurice LaMarche. Check them out below.
JJ Abrams has offered up a prize for a charity auction that could be a dream come true for a lucky Trekkie. The Star Trek producer/director has put up a set visit for the 2012 sequel as one of the prizes for a UNICEF raffle to help victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Raffle tickets must be purchased today, Monday 21st. Details below.
Two weeks ago TrekMovie hosted a spontaneous ‘live tweet’ watching party of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, debating the film with Free Enterprise director Robert Meyer Burnett. This weekend Burnett and I (and anyone else who wants to join) will be doing it again, this time for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at 5 PM (Pacific). You can follow along below.
William Shatner’s 80th Birthday is next Tuesday, which is also the third annual "Talk Like William Shatner Day". TrekMovie has partnered up with WilliamShatner.com and ThinkGeek to hold a special contest where you can win prizes by submitting a video talking like Shatner. More details below. [DEADLINE EXTENDED + Maurice LaMarche joins judges panel]
Next week the American Cinematheque is presenting a special Star Trek series, showing the first six Trek films over four days in Hollywood. Each screening will include a Q&A, with George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nick Meyer and members of the TMP effects team. And even if you aren’t in the LA area you have a chance to ask the Trek luminaries a question by submitting them here at TrekMovie.com. Details below.