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GE’s TrekRabbit

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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Beginning today, GE is partnering with TaskRabbit to bring a Trek-themed experience to select TaskRabbit customers in New York City and San Francisco.

TaskRabbit users outsource their small jobs, such as grocery shopping or the repair of a clogged sink, to locals in their neighborhood for a fee.

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Miller Leaves Paramount

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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Brian Miller, SVP of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships and Consumer Products for Paramount, will be leaving at the end of the year.

Miller was the producer of the unsuccessful Star Trek video game, which released earlier this year.

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Trek In Samsung Commercial

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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A new commercial for a Samsung product uses clips from classic television shows including Star Trek.

The company is promoting its new Galaxy Gear Smart Watch and according to Samsung, the future portrayed in shows such as Star Trek is “already here.”

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Shatner October Tour

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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William Shatner will be touring in October to promote his new record, Ponder the Mystery.

Ponder the Mystery, which will explore themes like ‘aging, depression, love, and beauty’, will be released next Tuesday.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Selling Briskly

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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The first week of the Star Trek into Darkness Blu-ray and DVD release has been a success.

Star Trek into Darkness is number one on three different sales charts.

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London Shoppers Beamed Up

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

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To promote the release of Star Trek into Darkness on DVD, Blu-ray and video-on-demand, Blinkbox and top illusionist Scott Penrose put on a transporting exhibition at London’s Westfield shopping centre.

The video, seen below, amazed a gathered crowd who saw people beamed away from one spot and sent to other parts of the mall.

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Shatner: Ponder The Mystery

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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A new progressive rock album from William Shatner will debut next month.

The album, Ponder the Mystery, will explore themes like “aging, depression, love, and beauty.”

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Netflix To Keep Streaming Trek

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

CBS Corporation and Netflix, Inc. announced that they have extended a deal that gave Netflix access to select CBS library content, including Star Trek.

The original two-year deal was set to expire this year.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Weekend Box Office

Monday, July 1st, 2013

The box office results for this weekend have been released and Star Trek into Darkness is holding its own.

Star Trek into Darkness finished in the top ten for the weekend.

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TNG Saturn Awards

Friday, June 28th, 2013

The 39th Annual Saturn Awards were held several days ago, and Star Trek: The Next Generation and an actor from Star Trek: The Next Generation received awards.

A Saturn Award is the “official honor presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror films.”

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Star Trek Into Darkness On FX

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The FX Network has acquired the television rights to the recently-released Star Trek into Darkness.

In addition to Star Trek into Darkness, FX also has acquired the rights to The Purge, Fast & Furious 6, Man of Steel, This is the End, and The Internship.

Fans waiting to see the movies on television will have to wait for a bit though, as the films won’t be making their television debut until mid-to-late 2015.

Amazon LOVEFiLM To Air Trek Shows

Monday, June 24th, 2013

UK and German Subscribers to Amazon’s LOVEFiLM are now able to watch the original series and Star Trek: Voyager.

LOVEFiLM has signed a multi-year licensing deal with CBS Studios International that permits the shows to be streamed on-demand.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Box Office

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The latest domestic box office figures are in, and Star Trek into Darkness is in eight place overall.

The movie earned $5,660,000 this weekend, for a grand total of $210,490,700.

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Lindelof: The Leftovers

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

A new HBO drama pilot co-written by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta is based on what happens after the Rapture takes place.

Based on Perrotta’s book of the same name, the story will follow those left behind, in a world that will “never be the same.”

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Star Trek Into Darkness Box Office

Monday, June 10th, 2013

The latest domestic box office figures are in, and Star Trek into Darkness has crossed the $200,000,000 mark.

Star Trek into Darkness came in sixth this weekend, and fourth in total gross, behind Iron Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, and Fast and Furious 6.

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