Star Trek Kre-O Figures Get a Facelift

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 10, 2012 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Trek

Star Trek Kre-O Collider Teaser

Earlier today, Collider posted the latest teaser for Hasbro’s Star Trek Kre-O playsets to be released next year. No doubt, their release will be timed to help promote the release of J.J. Abram’s Star Trek 2, set to hit theaters in May 2013. While this new teaser pic is far more detailed than the concept image that had been floating around the next since February (see below), I can’t help but feel that Kirk’s chiseled jaw actually resembles a young Shatner more than Pine. Obviously that’s not suppose to be the case as the figures are wearing the sporty active wear uniforms seen in the recent film. Nevertheless, these are looking better and better and I can’t wait to see what they come up with when the sets are ready for store shelves next year.

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Stick a Ribbon on It; Star Trek 2 Finally Wrapped

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 9, 2012 in Star Trek

Star Trek cast 2009

It’s true,  production on Star Trek 2 has finally wrapped, and while I think the film would have fit nicely under my tree this holiday season, we’re all stuck waiting for its May 2013 release date. I can’t imagine what kind of schedule allowed for the film to be shot in just under four months, but Abrams managed to pull it off. Ironic, considering the length of time it took to get the ball rolling on the sequel in the first place. It’s killing me that they plan to spend an entire year on post-production work, but I’m sure it’ll pay off in the end. After all, it’s not like it’ll take them the whole year just to add a few lens flares — right?  Read more…

 

New Trek Game Gets a Teaser

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 17, 2012 in Star Trek, Videogames

IGN recently released an exclusive teaser for Digital Extreme’s upcoming PS3/360 title Star Trek. Set in the Abramsverse, this co-operative 3rd person shooter lets you take control of Kirk and Spock and will reportedly serve as a tie-in for the upcoming sequel currently being filmed. I have to say, in comparison to most Star Trek titles out there, this one doesn’t look half-bad. Of course, that isn’t saying much. Namco Bandai will be co-publishing the title, due out early next year. Read more…

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TrekMovie Premieres TNG Webcomic

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 10, 2012 in Star Trek

The Outer Light preview image

If there had ever been an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that deserved a sequel, Morgan Gendel’s “The Inner Light” would be at the top of the list. Over the course of its seven seasons, we were treated to several such episodes, almost all of which served as a season finale. Instead, the studio felt single episodes would befit the series’ syndicated format. While it’s a shame we never had a chance to revisit any of our favorite plots while the series was airing, Gendel recently decided to pen a sequel to published online as a series of webcomics. Read more…

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Catching Up With Star Trek Phase II

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 5, 2012 in Star Trek

Star Trek Phase II Logo

It’s been awhile since we checked in on Star Trek Phase II, the fan-produced fourth season of Star Trek‘s original series. Formerly known as Star Trek: New Voyages, the premise was simple, pick up where the show left off, finish the crew’s five year mission to seek out new life and new civilizations while remaining faithful to the look and feel of the original production. Sets were built to resemble the originals with as much accuracy as they could muster, along with everything from outfits and props to make-up and hair. It remains one of the best fan series I’ve ever seen, despite only having completed seven episodes over the past few years. This evening marks the release of their latest episode, “The Child.” Check out the trailer after the jump, and be sure to visit the Star Trek Phase II official site for more info. The full episode is available here.

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ThinkGeek, Please Make These Peeps

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 2, 2012 in Star Trek, Videogames

Marshmallow Creeps

Every year ThinkGeek likes to tease us with a wonderful array of fake products we’d love to waste money on. Well, some of us any way, and this year was no exception. Some of their better gag gifts this year included a Skyrim electronic dragon shout hoodie, Minecraft-themed green marshmallow peeps, or ‘Creeps,’ and even an inflatable Star Trek Captain’s chair. Okay, so that last one is actually a real product they’re selling. Still, a Skyrim dragon shout hoodie? I’d totally get one for Halloween next year. Read more…

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Wheaton & Pegg Trade Trekkie Tweets

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Mar 29, 2012 in Fandom, Star Trek

Wil Wheaton & Simon Pegg

The guys over at TrekMovie recently chronicled an interesting, albeit hilarious conversation between Star Trek‘s Simon Pegg and Wil Wheaton via Twitter. As the story goes, Pegg was set to make an appearance on Conan promoting the upcoming video release of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Wheaton just happened to be shooting an episode of The Big Bang Theory on an adjacent set, and as soon as he caught wind that Pegg would be on the same lot, hilarity ensued. While the two ultimately didn’t meet, the tweets they shared are absolutely priceless. Check out the tweets after the jump, and if you want to hear more about Pegg’s visit with Conan O’Brien, click here.

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Star Trek Drinking Game? Yes, Please

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Mar 7, 2012 in Fandom, Star Trek

Kirk and Khan drinking

A Star Trek drinking game? Why not, someone had to do it. Truth be told, there are a few episodes seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation I wouldn’t care to sit through unless I had some drinks in me. It’s been years since I first stumbled across Beer Trek, a site dedicated to creating the ultimate Star Trek drinking game. When I say dedicated, of course, I use the term rather loosely. It’s more of a compendium of rules for series, characters, situations, etc. Trying to memorize all of them would be fruitless and trying to follow them could lead to some serious alcohol poisoning.

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Official Cover, Details for Doctor Who x Star Trek Crossover Comic

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 14, 2012 in Comic Books, Dr. Who, Star Trek

Star Trek, Doctor Who Crossover Cover #1

Last weekend, Ben posted one of the variant covers for IDW’s upcoming Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover comic. A few more details have since surfaced, including our first look at the official cover art, courtesy of StarTrek.com. Set for release this May, Assimilation2 #1 will be the first of eight and will feature The Doctor and his Series 6 companions, Amy & Rory, teaming with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D to take on deadly alliance between the Borg Collective and their newest ally, the Cybermen. Read more…

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Doctor Who and Star Trek Crossover Coming Soon?

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 12, 2012 in Dr. Who, Star Trek

DrWho_StarTrek 2

Here’s a crossover I’m sure many of you will be excited to hear about: Doctor Who and Star Trek: The Next Generation! Bleeding Cool has scooped art and some minor details regarding a new comic book series from IDW starring The Doctor, Amy, Captain Picard, Worf, and the rest of the gang. No news yet on the story or the crew creating the comic yet, but at the very least you can check out the cover art after the break! Read more…

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Spockulations: Star Trek’s Latest Frontier

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Feb 8, 2012 in Star Trek

Spock Lobsterboy

Not too long ago, AICN reported that Directors Bryan Fuller and Singer — conveniently, also named Bryan with a ‘y,’ — were considering pooling their resources in an attempt to sell CBS and Paramount on a new Star Trek series. Since both directors are currently busy with their reboot of The Munsters, and the Trek film franchise still in full swing, it might be a while before the project sees any momentum. So how would you want to see it? A new franchise in the Abramsverse? A return to the prime universe with the history we all know and love? Read more…

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Entire Star Trek TNG Cast to Reunite at Calgary Expo

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jan 30, 2012 in Fandom, Star Trek

Star Trek The Next Generation Season 1 Cast

I know it’s a few months off, but Calgary Expo made a huge announcement yesterday. This April, the entire principal cast will be appearing at Calgary Expo in Alberta, Canada. It’s a bit of a huge deal for fans, as its been over two decades since the cast appeared together at such an event. I imagine the impending release of Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level, and the show’s 25th Anniversary might be the reason they’ve agreed to it.

Nevertheless, this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity for some of you, and if anyone is hoping to be attend from abroad, I suggest getting your passport in order as soon as possible. Depending on where you are, the approval process can be lengthy and its always better safe than sorry. For more information on the event, check out the Calgary Expo website. Star Trek: The Next Genertaion – The Next Level hits stores this week and for those of you who ordered your copy through Amazon, it should already be in the mail, so expect your packages as early as Monday or Tuesday.

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The Wrath of Fantasy Island

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 28, 2012 in Star Trek

The Wrath of Fantasy Island: photo from the set of the Wrath of Khan w Ricardo Montalbán reacting to a Hervé Villechaize blow up doll

I’ve got to admit that I’ve never seen this shot before! It’s a photo from the set of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan featuring Ricardo Montalbán reacting to a small blow up doll that has the face of his Fantasy Island co-star Hervé Villechaize. For you younger Trek fans Fantasy Island was super popular in the 70s and from time to time veered into supernatural themes. Read more…

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The Star Trek Communicator Wallet: Don’t Beam Down Without It

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 23, 2012 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Trek

Sci-Fi Star Communicator Business Card Case / Gift Card Credit Card Sleeve

This Star Trek inspired card case/credit card sleeve is the handy work of CbSew. They also make quite a few other geek friendly items including a vintage Nintendo inspired iPad case and a Dr. Who inspired Kindle case. Read more…

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Encounter at Farpoint HD Comparisons

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jan 11, 2012 in Star Trek

As many of you are already aware,  Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Next Level is set for release later this month. The Blu-ray sampler includes three recently remastered HD episodes from the series, including the full feature length version of the series premiere “Encounter at Farpoint.” If you’re wondering what to expect, check out this sweet side-by-side comparison of the original and remastered version. The colors really pop, and you can tell they spent some time polishing those special effects. I’d like to believe the changes could make that entire first season bearable, but short of inventing a time machine and rewriting the scripts, its not likely. Nevertheless, they’ll also be including “Sins of the Father,” as well as the critically acclaimed “The Inner Light,” both of which are exponentially better both in terms of writing and pacing. The disc goes on sale January 31st, and will retail for just $21.99.

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Fan Gives Wrath of Khan a CG Makeover

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Dec 27, 2011 in Fandom, Star Trek

It might not be the same quality you’d expect from a major studio like Pixar, but this is worth checking out. Using a mix of CG and footage from the original film, YouTube user Mylex67 recently tried his hand at recreating some of the battle sequences from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. While it’s my instinct to complain about the lack of accuracy, he notes that the clip is not meant to be a shot for shot recreation, but rather just an alternate take on the battle in the Mutara nebula from the film. Needless to say, I’m a bit impressed, and I hope there’s more to come.

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Sorry Shatner; No Trek Sequel For You

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Dec 21, 2011 in Cinema, Star Trek

William Shatner / Chris Pine as Kirk

It’ll break William Shatner’s heart to hear, but J.J. Abrams confirmed this week that none of the Original Series cast members would be making an appearance in the upcoming sequel to 2009’s Star Trek.

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A Vintage British Star Trek Advert Featuring William Shatner

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 15, 2011 in Star Trek

A Vintage British Star Trek Advert for National Power Featuring William Shatner

This very silly British commercial for National Power must date from at least the early 90s judging by the C+C Music Factory track at the very end. The spot features William Shatner and James Doohan in a transporter mishap: Read more…

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Want to Pretend You’re on the Enterprise?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 12, 2011 in Star Trek

USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D

Granted that most of us mere mortals who weren’t born in the future can only dream of serving on board the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, but if you want to get one step closer here’s a 24 hour sound loop of the ambient background sound effect for the Enterprise used in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Read more…

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New Typhon Pact Novels on the Horizon

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Dec 7, 2011 in Star Trek

Typhon Pact image

Truth be told, it wasn’t a very good year for Trek novels. It seemed as though the license would meet its demise, after Simon & Schuster made the decision to restructure their Pocket Books operation following the layoff of editor Margaret Clarke, and the subsequent cancellation of several planned novels. Read more…

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Spockulations; The Wrath of Robocop?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Dec 6, 2011 in Cinema, Star Trek

Mirror Spock

Today, Vulture published a report stating that Benicio Del Toro will not be appearing in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Trek sequel after negotiations between the actor and studio broke down last Wednesday. Read more…

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Robocop to Star in Star Trek II

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 5, 2011 in Star Trek

Peter Weller in Robocop back in 1987

The details are starting to come into place on the new rebooted Star Trek II film — according to Variety Peter Weller of Robocop fame will be a co-star. Who he’ll be playing is still under wraps, but we’ll have to see how things shape out.

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A Vintage 70s Handheld Video Viewing Gadget

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 4, 2011 in Hobbies and Collections, Star Trek, Tech

Star Trek Pocket Flix Viewer from Ideal toys circa 1978 featuring Star Trek

So what did fanboys do to collect their favorite shows before the advent of videotape? Believe it or not collecting actual films was a passion of a select few fans back in the day — the hardcore fans would actually purchase 16mm prints, however you could buy on the market a wide range of 8mm film prints which featured clips from many of the popular TV shows of the day. By the 70s this faded, however in 1978 this very cute Pocket Flix viewer from Ideal toys shows the very last gasp of that era. This toy was aimed at kids and one could buy a variety of “easy to snap-in movie cassettes” to recapture a few precious seconds of a show like Star Trek or the Hardy Boys: Read more…

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TrekNation Hits Cable: DVR Worthy

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 2, 2011 in Star Trek

Gene Roddenberry

How incredible would it be to have had a father who had been the creator of Star Trek? There’s no doubting that Star Trek has influenced peoples’ lives throughout the years. Perhaps the person who can speak best about this fact is Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod, who is the narrator and guide in the Science Channel’s recent documentary, Trek Nation: Read more…

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