While we don’t have much new on the Star Trek front as far as new movies or TV series, Trek stars and alumni were represented in this year’s Super Bowl commercials. The most obviously Trek influenced commercial was the Comcast XFINITY commercial titled “Bold Explorers.” It highlights Comcast’s upcoming next generation X1 platform technologies. Zachary Quinto as Spock and Anton Yelchin as Chekov beam in to see all the advanced tech details. The other Trek connected commercial was the teaser for the re-launch of Carl Sagan’s beloved edutainment series Cosmos on Fox. Trek alumni Brannon Braga along with Seth MacFarlane are producers, with astrophysicist, and pretty cool guy who makes science fun and interesting, Neil deGrasse Tyson as host. Were there more Trek connections in the Super Bowl adverts? If so let us know in the comments.
A Trek fan turns her basement into a TOS recreation. A new fan film production appears Star Trek: Axanar about the missions of Captain Garth (later in life “Garth of Izar”). TV vet actor Joseph Ruskin passes on, and see the new TOS Ortiz prints for January.
New Takei cologne “Eau My” George Takei has joined the long list of celebs who have released their own fragrance. The name of the cologne is of course a take on his catchphrase “oh myyyyy” It is described thusly: Set Phasers to Stunning. George Takei’s Eau My is a clean, refreshing fragrance for Men and Women. Subtle and charming, with top notes of mandarin zest, Italian bergamot and fresh ozone transitioning to night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals and grated ginger. Sensual woods, crystalized amber, soft skin musk, and vetiver will delight you when dry. It will be released December 15th, it is available for pre-order at Amazon.
With the physical disc release of Star Trek Into Darkness only a few weeks away (September 10th in the US) and the digital download version available now, Paramount has sent out a clip of the “making of” feature included on the Blu-ray editions of the movie. Paramount has also shared exclusive production art from production designer Scott Chambliss with comingsoon.net and Yahoo! Movies. The art has a code you can enter to win a trip to the performance of the music from Into Darkness live in London. Also, the guys at Screen Junkies have released their Honest Trailers edit of the Into Darkness trailer.
Bad Robot and Hasbro have released a funny stop-motion short made with the Star Trek KRE-O building block sets. You can watch that below. Also the new Hasbro Star Trek KRE-Os have just arrived arrived in stores (links below).
Two of the Internets most popular movie nitpicking series decided today was the day to release funny videos focused on 2009’s Star Trek. See below for the "Honest Trailer for Star Trek 2009" and "Everything Wrong With Star Trek In 5 Minutes." [NOTE: videos contain adult language]
The two Spocks are back together again. Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy have teamed up for a promotional video for Audi that is rife with fun Trek references (although it is not an official Paramount co-marketing thing). Watch ‘The Challenge’ below.
Bad Robot’s iOS app Action Movie FX has been updated with five brand new Star Trek FX, including transporter, warp, phaser, photon and an Enterprise flyby. Check out some sample movies from this cool new update below.
The third and final "Disruptions" viral video message from John Harrison is out. This time the Star Trek Into Darkness bad guy has Uhura all figured out. Check out the video below, which includes some new Uhura footage – including a major first look at some characters (but beware of spoilers). [UPDATED: Screencaps with first look at new character]
There is another great ‘homemade’ Star Trek Into Darkness trailer making the rounds of the interweb. This time some folks recreated the second domestic teaser trailer. Check out the no-budget Star Trek trailer below.
Yesterday TrekMovie reported on the new International "Message From John Harrison" viral video. The English version (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch) is now available. You can watch that below and also check out a new Star Trek Into Darkness image of Harrison and tour hi-res images of the bridge of the USS Enterprise. [UPDATED: Country-lock free version of ‘Message’ video]
There are a couple of new Star Trek themed viral videos to share today. First up is "Star Trek Into Dumbness" a live-action parody for a mission of some hapless redshirts. Then there is "Star Trek – Bad Days" – an animated parody of a bad day for the new Star Trek crew.
This week a Star Trek controversy has been brewing – and it has nothing to do with Alice Eve’s undies. This scandal Star Trek scandal involves the IRS – yes the people that collect your taxes – spending $60,000 on a Star Trek parody video. Congress demanded to see the video and today the IRS released it. Watch the video below
The Star Trek Into Darkness trailers have inspired many mashups and even a ‘sweeded’ no-budget remake, but a new Lego remake may be the best one yet. Check out “Star Trek Into Brickness” below.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when we all celebrate our inner Irish. And so our video feature for the day is a clip from the 2009 Star Trek movie blooper reel featuring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto performing a scene Irishly (is that a word?). Regardless, watch it below.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a well-known political figure and like President Obama, he is also a Star Trek fan. Earlier this week the mayor called in to a New Jersey public radio station to show support during a pledge drive and during his call he was pitted against noted nerd John Hodgman in a Star Trek trivia contest. Listen to that below plus see how the Daily Show and Colbert Report responded to Obama’s "Jedi Mind Meld" statement.
The Academy Awards were held tonight in Hollywood and the opening of the show, hosted by big Star Trek fan Seth MacFarlane, featured William Shatner reprising his role as Captain Kirk. Watch how Kirk traveled through time to help Seth below.
Trek fans are always imagining ‘what if?’ scenarios for the franchise but one of them has taken it to a new level by creating images of a notional reboot of the original Star Trek…by the animators at Pixar. The artists images of Star Trek characters has gone viral. Check them out below
A fun Star Trek video is going viral this week featuring over 40 minutes of bloopers from all five Star Trek TV series and many of the Star Trek feature films, including Star Trek (2009). In a few weeks it has almost 100,000 views. Watch it below.
This weekend Star Trek shows that there really is kid appeal in the franchise with an homage on the Hub’s Littlest Pet Shop. The animated series features a daydream sequence with the characters envisioned as the bridge crew of the original USS Enterprise. See below for the clip and a couple of exclusive images.
This weekend Star Trek Into Darkness baddie Benedict Cumberbatch is doing double duty for guest voices for The Simpsons. Watch the clip of Cumberbatch as the British PM and Harry Potter’s Snape below.
The recently relaunched Geek Magazine features a cover story in its new issue about Star Trek, including a roundtable discussion with a number of notable Treksperts, including Brannon Braga and David Goodman. The two-hour talk includes a lot of interesting stuff including Braga talking about his original plan for Star Trek Enterprise. Find out more about that and the new issue of Geek below, plus watch the entire roundtable discussion.
Star Trek had a presence beyond just the Into Darkness ad at yesterday’s Super Bowl. In addition two Star Trek celebs made it into commercials: Zoe Saldana for Bud Light and Wil Wheaton for Lincoln. You can watch those commercials below get some info on the Star Trek Into Darkness buzz coming out of the game.
While we wait for the new Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl commercial why not check out another Into Darkness trailer that is going viral, even getting the notice of Simon Pegg. A fan was inspired by the last trailer to remake it himself with no budget. Watch the homemade Star Trek Into Darkness trailer below.
On Thursday the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory will once again venture into the world of Star Trek. This time it features the characters dressing up in Star Trek: Next Generation costumes and headed out on a road trip to a convention. Check out a video preview and image from the episode below.
With the release of a second trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness there are now (of course) more trailer mashups to share, starting with a very clever combination using My Little Pony. Check that and other Trailer #2 mashups below, plus a collection of mashups of classic Trek on TV and film with Trailer #1.
The TrekMovie team wants to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas. And we are not alone. Many of Star Trek’s stars are sharing holiday wishes too, see their tweets an pictures below, and and a video message from William Shatner. We also have some fun Trekmas videos.
George Takei, Star Trek’s original Sulu, is featured in a new video which is going viral this week with over 1/4 views in just over a day. The video has George reading excerpts from the best-selling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Check it out below but beware it is probably NSFW. Also warning there are many "Oh My!"s ahead.
While we are awaiting about the next trailer to come there still is some fun to be had with the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer released last week. First off some fans have noticed the trailer may have been photobombed. Plus there are a bunch of new trailer mashups. Check it all out below.
The new Star Trek Into Darkness trailer has sparked a lot of comments and speculation here and across the web. Some of that speculation has already morphed into the first mashup of the trailer. Some sees clues in wardrobe and even hairstyles. See below for a breakdown of some of the bigger recurring themes of the Star Trek Into Darkness Speculation Game around the web – and watch the new Gary Mitchell Mashup.