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Archive for November, 2011

Russ Is Co-directing Bloomers

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Tim Russ is co-director of Bloomers, a new web-series.

Created by Matt Palazzolo, Bloomers is a web-based comedy about a “diverse group of friends finding new ways to love, work and laugh in downtown Los Angeles.”


Win A Trek Book!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Courtesy of Chronicle Books, two copies of the recently-released Obsessed With Star Trek, a book to “test your knowledge of the Star Trek Universe,” will be offered to two lucky TrekToday readers.

Obsessed with Star Trek features 2,500 trivia questions, which cover Star Trek from the original series up to (but not including) Star Trek XI.


Star Trek #3 Preview

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

An eight-page preview of IDW Publishing‘s Star Trek #3, the continuing adventures of the new Enterprise crew, is available now.

In Star Trek #3, “Mr. Spock finds himself in command of a stranded shuttle crew fighting for survival,” in a re-imagining of the original series episode The Galileo 7.


Trek Nation To Debut Tomorrow

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Airing tomorrow, November 30, on the Science Channel at 8 PM, Trek Nation, produced and narrated by Rod Roddenberry, is a documentary about Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek, and the people involved with Star Trek over the years.

In making Trek Nation, Rod Roddenberry interviewed those who worked with his father over the years, including industry professionals who knew Gene Roddenberry, family friends, and Star Trek fans.


Hemsworth Up For BAFTA Award

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk) is on the initial list of nominees for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2012 Orange Rising Star Award.

Hemsworth joins seven others on the list of up-and-coming actors for 2012.


Retro Review: Dax

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Jadzia Dax is arrested by the Klaestron for an act of treason and murder allegedly committed by the Trill symbiont’s previous host.


Kane: Kelley and Doohan

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Voice actor Tom Kane, a fan of Star Trek from his childhood days, got to work with his heroes when doing voice work for Star Trek games.

“Being a voice-over guy in Hollywood has afforded me some really amazingly wonderful encounters with people that just never would have happened anywhere else,” Kane said.


Trek 2 Release Date

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Fans waiting for Star Trek 2 finally have a release date.

An unexpected opening in the movie release schedule for 2013 has made room for another movie to be released on that newly-vacated weekend and Paramount is taking advantage of that opportunity and releasing Star Trek 2 on May 17, 2013.

Sony had moved Roland Emmerich‘s Singularity from May 17, 2013 to November 1, 2013, so Paramount jumped at the opportunity to take that highly-desirable pre-Memorial Day time slot and they will release Star Trek 2 on that date.

Star Trek 2 will be filmed in 3D.

Abrams Wants Del Toro In Trek 2

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

J.J. Abrams confirmed that he would like to have Benicio Del Toro in Star Trek 2, although he is mum regarding what role the actor would play.

Del Toro and Abrams are still trying to work out a deal to get Del Toro for the Trek sequel. “Well, we’re just in negotiations,” said Abrams. “We’re in discussions. It’s not even negotiations—just in discussion. But I would love to work with him. I’ve wanted to work with him for years, and this felt like a good opportunity.”


Sci-Fi Lullaby Music

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Need that special music to soothe a fussy baby to sleep? A collection of sci-fi lullabies is the perfect solution for sci-fi loving parents.

Sci Fi Lullaby is a collection of sci-fi lullaby tunes created by Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star.


Sirtis: I Never Wanted TNG To End

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Marina Sirtis would love to do Star Trek: The Next Generation again, but she realizes that if it ever returns as a movie, it would be cast with a new crop of actors, just as the original series has been recast in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek XI.

“I would have done ten more movies,” Sirtis said, when asked if she would have done another The Next Generation movie.


New Original Series Sculptures To Debut

Monday, November 21st, 2011

For fans of the original series, a chance to collect several new Star Trek statues will be offered next year.

Hollywood Collectibles has already released a Kirk statue, and the Gorn from Arena is slated to appear next month, but a new statue has been announced, and will come in two versions.


Hawaii Trek?

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Yesterday’s Honolulu Advertiser confirmed that J.J. Abrams was looking at Hawaii as a possible location for part of Star Trek 2.

As reported by TrekToday last week, Hawaii was under consideration as a locale for a “jungle planet” in Star Trek 2.


Win A Star Trek 2 Walk-On Role!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

For two lucky Star Trek fans, the Super 8: Watch It & Walk-On sweepstakes will lead to a walk-on role in Star Trek 2.

The Super 8: Watch It & Walk-On sweepstakes will run until December 4 and is open to U.S. residents eighteen years of age or older.


Star Trek Comics For Early 2012

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Three new Star Trek comics will be released by IDW Publishing in February 2012.

The three new comics include: Star Trek #6, Star Trek Classics Vol. 2: Enemy Unseen and Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #5.