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Library Computer: Review – “Star Trek Countdown” Trade Paperback

Today is the official release date of the of the trade paperback for the comic series, "Star Trek Countdown," the prequel for the new Star Trek movie. Many fans held off from reading the individual issues (reviewed here at TrekMovie), awaiting the TPB. So this week the Library Computer takes a bit of a side-trip to review the graphic novel and find out if it was worth the wait.


The Collective: DST Announces New TOS Ship Toys & Figures + Review of Electronic Chair & Kirk Figure

Not all the toy news is about new movie related stuff, Diamond Select Toys is still announcing new items from the rest of the 40 years of Star Trek franchise (especially TOS). TrekMovie has the details about the exciting toys and action figures on their way from DST. Plus the Collective reviews the new Kirk Figure w/ Electronic chair.


TrekInk: Reviews of Mission’s End #1 & Last Generation #5 + iPhone Countdown Contest

In addition to the Tribbles comic (see review), IDW released two other books last week, with one series coming to an end with "Star Trek" The Last Generation" # 5, and a new series just starting off with "Mission’s End" #1.  See below for reviews of both. Plus we have a special contest giving away all four issues of "Star Trek Countdown for the iPhone/iTouch.


More Details and Video Preview From Family Guy Star Trek: TNG Episode – Airing Sunday

This Sunday FOX airs the Family Guy episode “Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" featuring all the stars of The Next Generation playing themselves. Today FOX released a preview video for the episode, including comments from show creator (and huge Trekkie) Seth MacFarlane. There are also more details on the episode from FG producer David Goodman. Check it all out below.


TrekInk: Review – Star Trek Countdown #3 – Reveals Big Backstory Points For Star Trek Movie [UPDATED]

The countdown to the Star Trek movie continues with the third issue of the prequel comic "Star Trek Countdown." And wow, but is this issue just chock full of major back-story for the film and some surprise guests as well. Find out how it all works out in our review below [SPOILERS]. Plus we have news on how you can get Countdown (and other IDW Trek comics) on iTunes. [UPDATE: Countdown teaser trailer + follow-up announced]




First Image of TNG Family Guy

On March 29th FOX will air the Family Guy episode “Not All Dogs Go to Heaven" featuring all the stars of The Next Generation playing themselves. Today FOX released the first image from that episode (which was first an exclusive in this week’s TV Guide), check it out below.


Stewart: I was not slumming on Trek

In recent years Patrick Stewart has return to his roots as a Shakespearean actor, but in a new interview with the UK’s The Times, the former Jean Luc Picard makes it clear that he is proud of his time in the captain’s chair of the Enterprise on Star Trek The Next Generation. See below for video and what he had to say.


Rumor Control: No TNG Cameos In New Star Trek Movie

It is amazing that this late in the game casting rumors for the new Star Trek movie can still arise, but they can. Today the rumor comes out of Wondercon, where Latino Review has ‘breaking news’ asking the question ‘Is The Next Generation In the New Star Trek Movie?’ The answer is no (with a little yes), but it certainly isn’t breaking news. Details and spoilers below.








Exclusive: LeVar Burton Talks Geordi, VISOR, Nemesis, JJ Abrams, the future of TNG, and more

In part 1 of our exclusive interview with TNG’s Levar Burton, we focused on his new acting, directing and blogging projects. In part 2 (below), it is all Star Trek, with LeVar’s thoughts on Geordi LaForge, the last Trek movie (Nemesis), JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie, his hopes for a future TNG movie, and more.  


Artwork & Details on new ‘Best of’ TNG and TOS DVD sets

After yesterday’s huge news of new Star Trek Blu-ray and DVD sets, there is even more Trek DVD news coming out today. Yesterday we hinted at a couple of new ‘best of’ sets coming from CBS, and today CBS made it official, providing images and details on the ‘Best of TNG’ and ‘Best of TOS’ sets coming out in May, mainly geared to potential new Trek fans as an introduction to these shows.



Brannon Braga: Star Trek Is My Ex-Wife + More From Frakes On Leverage ‘Trek Reunion’

Veteran Star Trek writer and producer Brannon Braga is keeping busy these days on the FOX series 24 and he even has a new genre pilot for ABC in development. Our friends at iF Magazine caught up with the man with the most Trek writing credits to talk about Jack Bauer, JJ Abrams and much more, excerpts below. iF also has more from Jonathan Frakes about his ‘Trek reunion’ episode of Leverage.


Exclusive: Jonathan Frakes On Nemesis, JJ Abrams Star Trek, A Return of TNG + more

Yesterday we posted our the first part of our interview with Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes, focusing this weeks episode of Leverage  which he directed and guest stars Trek vets Brent Spiner and Armin Shimerman. For part two we focus on Star Trek, talking about keeping in touch with his former co-stars along with his thoughts on both the last and next Star Trek movies, and even a bit on Heroes and Lost.


Exclusive: Jonathan Frakes Talks ‘Trek Reunion’ Episode of Leverage, Type-casting & more

Jonathan Frakes started directing while still playing William Riker on Star Trek The Next Generation, going on to direct multiple Trek episodes, two TNG films, as well as many non-Trek films and TV shows. Next week TNT will air an episode of their heist show Leverage directed by Frakes and featuring guest spots for Trek actors Brent Spiner and Armin Shimerman, so we thought now would be a good time to check in with the bearded one.


TNG Headed Back To Broadcast Syndication

Star Trek The Next Generation is heading back to where it all began. Today CBS announced they have sold reruns of Next Generation for broadcast syndication in most of the country for the Fall 2009 season. Although TNG is currently in reruns on cable, it has not been available for broadcast syndication in eight years.


More Retro Star Trek Model Kits For 2009

Last Summer TrekMovie reported that Round 2 was bringing back classic Star Trek model kits, with a number of 2008 releases under the AMT and the Polar Lights brands. Today we have news of Round 2’s retro kits for 2009, including the Enterprise E, a big Enterprise A and the ‘Legendary Mr Spock’ diorama. See below for images and details on these new exciting model kits. 


Exclusive Interview: Wil Wheaton Talks Trek Past, Present and Future

In the first part of our exclusive interview with TNG star Wil Wheaton, we talked about his appearance at multiple events at this weekend’s Phoenix Comic Con, geeking out, voice acting and more. Now in Part 2 see what Wil had to say about his future writing plans, the early seasons of Next Generation, the changing of the guard from Gene Roddenberry to Michael Piller, and JJ Abrams new Star Trek movie .


Exclusive Interview: Wil Wheaton Talks Geeking Out At Phoenix Comic Con w/ TNG Co-stars + more

This weekend writer, blogger, and just a geek, Wil Wheaton (aka Wesley Crusher on Next Generation) will be attending the Phoenix Comic Con (along with Brent Spiner and Marina Sirtis, and others). In the first part of our exclusive interview, TrekMovie talks to Wil about what he has planned for the con, keeping up with this TNG co-stars, blogging, gaming, and more.




TrekInk: ST: The Last Generation #3 Review + Countdown #1 Update

The Chancellor is dead and the timeline is jumbled due to interference from the future. Will Picard and his motley band of resistance fighters figure out how to set things right? Learn more in our early review of the third ‘Myriad Universe’ issue of "Star Trek: The Last Generation." Plus TrekInk has an update and new (little) preview of "Countdown" the Star Trek movie prequel comic.