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Archive for February, 2009

Star Trek XI Marketing Strategies

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Two new trailers will air before Star Trek XI debuts on May 8.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the first trailer will be seen with Watchmen on March 6. This trailer will “highlight the emotional aspects of Kirk’s story.” The final trailer prior to the release of Star Trek XI will “reach out to families who saw and liked such similar PG-13 fantasias as Indiana Jones and Transformers.”


Retro Review: Galaxy’s Child

Friday, February 20th, 2009

While the crew fights to save an alien baby whose mother was accidentally killed, LaForge tries to bond with Leah Brahms, who is nothing like his holographic dream woman.

To read this review click here. (more…)

MTV To Show Star Trek XI Scenes

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The MTV movie special show Spoilers will show new footage from Star Trek XI this weekend.

As reported by MTV, the second episode of Spoilers, a quarterly movie special, will feature clips from Star Trek XI as well as from other forthcoming films including exclusive scenes.

This second episode will feature Watchmen, but scenes from Star Trek XI, Land of the Lost, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and other films will be seen. (more…)

New Star Trek Toys Previewed At Toy Fair

Friday, February 20th, 2009

The 2009 New York Toy Fair is history, but photos of some of the forthcoming Star Trek toys have been posted for eager fans.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, and, there are plenty of goodies for the young and the young-at-heart Star Trek fans, including action figures, replica instruments and weapons, games, playsets and a life-sized replica of the Captain’s chair from the Enterprise bridge. (more…)

Orci And Kurtzman: Star Trek Vs. Star Wars

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The co-writers of Star Trek XI have figured out Star Trek’s missing ingredient.

As reported by, Star Trek XI Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman feel that although a Christmas release for Star Trek XI would have been fine, the movie is strong enough to be a summer hit. “Obviously we were comfortable for Christmas, because that was its niche,” said Orci. “But we all feel it can sustain what it needs to sustain in the summer. One of the things we said early on is that Star Wars and Star Trek are always the ones being compared to each other by certain people. Why is Star Wars able to surpass all of that even though they’re all in space and some characters are similar? It just felt like Star Wars had a little more rock and roll than Star Trek had.” (more…)

Burton Critical of Berman And Baird

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

With Jonathan Frakes at the helm, Star Trek: Nemesis could have been changed and saved says the former Geordi LaForge.

More Forthcoming Star Trek DVD Sets

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

By the end of the year, fans should be able to buy all three seasons of the original series and the eleven Star Trek feature films on Blu-Ray.

As reported by The Digital Bits, two more Star Trek DVD sets will be released on May 12th. The sets are from the original series and from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The first set, The Best of Star Trek: The Original Series will include: The City on the Edge of Forever, The Trouble with Tribbles, Balance of Terror and Amok Time. These episodes will be the remastered versions.

Make It Sew!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Corset fans take note; a Star Trek: The Next Generation corset is being offered for sale to women who want to strut their stuff at the next Star Trek convention.

As reported by Cinematical, one enterprising woman has made a corset for fans of The Next Generation. The corset is designed after the Star Trek: The Next Generation jumpsuits, and is available in red, yellow and blue. For those in the corset know, the boning used is European steel and the corset can be laced from top to bottom or the traditional way where the corset is pulled taught from the middle and not the bottom.

The Star Trek-inspired corset can be made in any size and sells for &_#36;200.00.

To read more, head to the article located here. (more…)

Wait Tables, Don’t Write Tie-In Novels!

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

1980’s Star Trek novelist Vonda N. McIntyre found out that some people would have rather seen her as a waitress rather than a tie-in author.

As reported by Book View Cafe Blog, some of McIntyre’s colleagues were appalled when they found out that she was writing tie-in novels for Star Trek. “Some of my colleagues took exception to my polluting my precious bodily fluids with evil tie-in novels,” she said. “You’d’ve thought they believed they had to save my soul, blathering about the improvement in my moral character that would result if instead I took an honest job as a waitress. (A job that to be done well requires character traits that I both admire and am well aware I don’t possess.)” (more…)

First ‘Star Trek’ Blu-Ray Sets Announced

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The rumors of several days ago have proven to be true and the first Star Trek Blu-Ray offerings will appear on store shelves this spring.

As reported by, CBS and Paramount have made the official announcement that the original series and the original series-era of movies will be released beginning on April 28th. The first Blu-Ray release will be the first season of the original series. (more…)

Burton: Confused And Disappointed in Roddenberry

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

To LeVar Burton, Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry was a bit of a contradiction as a person, but Burton has no beef with Wil Wheaton.

As reported by, Roddenberry’s attitudes at times were a puzzlement to the former Geordi LaForge. “I will go a bit into detail but not too much because, obviously, a lot of that I consider private,” he explained when asked about his thoughts on Roddenberry. “However, I will share this…Gene was a human being and full of contradictions. He was this great visionary, and yet he was a womanizer. All of the women all wore short skirts you know? He had somewhat sexist views. Star Trek was full of spiritual meaning and yet he was an agnostic. Those kinds of things.” (more…)

Welcome to the brand new TrekToday

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

We’re pleased to announce that TrekToday is now running on a brand new content management system (CMS) which will bring lots of new features to the site.

There’s still quite a bit of work to do, and some functionality isn’t up and running yet, so we’re classing the current phase as the beta period of our new site. What’s a beta? In short that means things won’t work quite right, so please forgive us, but we’ll get there soon.

Retro Review: First Contact

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

To read this review click here. (more…)

Star Trek News Bullets

Friday, February 13th, 2009

‘Star Trek XI’ Sneak Peek at WonderCon, Starfleet cadet, ‘Star Trek’ QUOGS. (more…)

Foster To Pen ‘Star Trek XI’ Adaptation

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Author of ‘Star Trek: The Animated Series’ ‘log books’ to adapt latest ‘Star Trek’ movie. (more…)