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Archive for February, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness First Look Featurette

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A short featurette has been released promoting Star Trek into Darkness, with comments by J.J. Abrams, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and Zoë Saldana.

Abrams explained what he wanted to accomplish with the sequel to 2009′s Star Trek. “The goal for this movie was definitely to up the ante as much as we could,” he said. “There are a lot of characters that people are anticipating seeing. Kirk and Spock, Bones, Scotty, Uhura, Chekov, and Sulu.”

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Quinto: No Trek Stress

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Zachary Quinto is at ease as he waits for Star Trek into Darkness to release.

Trek fans may be nervous though, as Quinto promises that the sequel will be “darker, bigger,” with “more at stake for everyone.” Expect “more action, more peril and there’s more at stake.”

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Star Trek Into Darkness Motion Poster

Monday, February 18th, 2013

A new motion poster for Star Trek into Darkness has been released.

The poster features John Harrison looking out over a city, with a voice-over by Benedict Cumberbatch as Harrison.

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Retro Review: The Visitor

Friday, February 15th, 2013

An engineering accident throws Benjamin Sisko out of phase with the universe, yet he appears through the years to Jake, who becomes obsessed with retrieving him.

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The Best Of Both Worlds In Theaters

Friday, February 15th, 2013

For fans of the TNG episode The Best of Both Worlds, the two-part episode will be appearing in theaters this spring.

NCM Fathom Events and CBS Home Entertainment have teamed up to present the remastered double episode as a feature length presentation.

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May 2013 IDW Publishing Trek Comics

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Two Star Trek comics will hit stores this May; one featuring the crew from Star Trek into Darkness, and the other featuring Captain Picard and the crew from The Next Generation.

The issues are: Star Trek #21, and Star Trek Classics, Vol. 4: Beginnings.

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Today Was A Bad Day To Imbibe

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Fort Lauderdale resident Johnnie Blade decided to play the Klingon in the middle of a residential intersection, wielding a Klingon Bat’leth.

The man was “wildly swinging” the four-foot long sword and “proudly displaying” it to passing motorists.

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Star Trek Art Show

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

For those in the Los Angeles area, a Star Trek tribute art show will open this Saturday, and a Star Trek actor will be in attendance.

The Q Pop Shop “Beam Me Up: Star Trek Art Show” will feature art from every Trek series and movie.

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Saldana To Present Awards

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Zoë Saldana is to be one of the presenters at this month’s 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

The Spirit Awards “celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.”

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Shatner Suggests Pluto Moon Names

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

A day after Internet users were asked to help name the fourth and fifth moons of Pluto, one of William Shatner‘s two suggestions has been added to the list of twelve put forth by the discoverers of those two moons.

The two tiny moons, only fifteen to twenty miles across each, were discovered in 2011 and 2012 and carry the labels P4 and P5.

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Trek Q-Pops

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

A new line of Star Trek collectibles will be released during the second quarter of 2013.

The collectibles, introduced by QMx, will include plushes, PVC figures, and other novelties.

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Shatner Disses Abrams

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

William Shatner recently gave his tongue-in-cheek opinion regarding the news that J.J. Abrams will be directing Star Wars.

“I was just curious what you thought about J.J. Abrams taking Star Trek and Star Wars and if there’s a homogenization of sci-fi or if you think there’s enough for everyone,” the actor was asked.

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New Baby For Cho

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Star Trek‘s John Cho and wife Kerri Higuchi welcomed their second child recently, a little girl.

Cho and Higuchi were married in 2006, and had a son, Kage, in 2008.

No word yet on the name for the new baby.

David Returns Home

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Star Trek author Peter David has finally returned home after suffering a stroke at the end of last year.

David, who was on vacation when the stroke happened, had been undergoing rehab in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Hasbro Star Trek Into Darkness Toys

Monday, February 11th, 2013

At the annual Toy Fair in New York City, Hasbro showed some new Star Trek into Darkness KRE-O toy sets.

The toy sets include the USS Enterprise, A Klingon Bird-of-Prey, The Spock Volcano Mission set, a “transporter trouble” set, “micro builds” ships, and Star Trek character figure packs.

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