Abrams’ Trek Goes Retro-futuristic

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Nov 9, 2010 in Star Trek

Star Trek Propaganda Posters - Boldly Go

No, Abrams didn’t revive Flash Gordon — though, I really wish he would. Instead, these retro-futuristic propaganda posters feature the his reimagined Trek, captured brilliantly with an art deco approach. Of course, the designs already lent themselves to it, but that doesn’t make them any less cool. Lucky for me, I can’t really pick a favorite which is why it’s probably a good thing that ThinkGeek is forcing us to buy the lot of them rather than selling these individually. Unfortunately, if you do have a favorite, that might pose a bit of a problem. The set of four will run you roughly $30. My suggestion? Buy them, take one and sell the rest on ebay. Piece of cake, right? Read more…

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Budget-less Star Trek Spoof Is Fantastic, But Needs More Lens Flare

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 12, 2010 in Fandom, Star Trek

 

This little video might spoil J.J. Abram’s Star Trek for you, but if you haven’t seen the film, you deserve to have it spoiled by now. While I was reading Simon Pegg’s (Scotty) tweets, I stumbled upon a link to this hilarious, albeit short, spoof of the 2009 sci-fi blockbuster. Push It Films, known on YouTube for their various low-budget spoofs, really went all out with this one — though I have to admit I a bit disappointed by the lack of lens flare, because if anything about has yet to be spoofed to death, it’s that. Read more…

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The Harddrive That Goes Boldly Where No Other Drive Has Gone Before

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Apr 14, 2010 in Cinema, Star Trek, Tech

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Rather than exploring strange new worlds or civilizations, Seagate and Paramount have recently teamed up to offer a strange new deal for film and portable hard drive enthusiasts. In what they claim is an industry first — I’ve yet to find evidence to the contrary — Seagate will be selling a selection of their 500 GB Free Agent Go portable hard drives pre-loaded with a selection of 20 Paramount films, including a free copy of J.J. Abram’s Star Trek. Read more…

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Star Trek Cosplay on an Enterprisingly Low Budget!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 29, 2010 in Star Trek

Star Trek Starfleet Command Division Badge Replica

You can spend so much time and cash on cosplay, but at the $10 each these Starfleet badges are the best way to pass yourself as an Enterprise crew member on a low budget! Each badge includes a pin back so you can wear them — and then just make sure that you have a colored t-shirt handy and black jeans for the full effect. Shown above is the command division badge replica, and below are the badges for the science division, engineering division and medical division: Read more…

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To Boldly Step Where No Fanboy Has Gone Before

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 21, 2009 in Star Trek

Star Trek Sneakers

Over the last year or two I’ve noticed that sneakers have upstages t-shirts as a self expressive fashion item, and these limited edition Star Trek sneakers are proof of my theory. The sneakers are designed by jeffstaple and are known as the “Enterprise Edition”. They’ll be on sale at jeffstaple’s retail shop Reed Space which is located in SoHo, NYC and will set you back $80 (but only $60 fora kids pair). Of course if you’re a real fanboy that will be $160 as you’ll need to own a mint pair and one for actual wearing. Here’s the official description: Read more…

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Are You Fanboy Enough for the Kingon Defense Academy?

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 13, 2009 in Star Trek

Burger King is running a funny series of ads to promote their tie in into Star Trek — these spots feature the Kingons who are a parody of the Klingons. The Kingons strike fear into the hearts of burger loving humans who like Star Trek collectables: Read more…

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Yes Fandango I Loved Star Trek, but I Hate Your Spam

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 11, 2009 in Star Trek, Tech

Fandango Spam: Now in Passive Aggressive Flavor!

There was only one way to buy a Star Trek ticket (aside from getting on a physical line at a movie theater) and that’s to purchase it through Fandango. But having a relationship with Fandango isn’t my idea of “fun” — my goals when using this type of site is to get in and to get out, it’s a utility and anything that gets in my way is just a hassle. However some marketing dudes at Fandango somehow think that they’re Yelp! and want to push their lame attempt at a “community” by including reviews of films. Now I don’t mind that, but what I do mind is that their way of building a “community” is to spam those who purchased a ticket but never asked for any marketing emails to come their way: Read more…

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Star Trek XI: Fanboy Approved

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 8, 2009 in Star Trek

Star Trek XI

Well after a long wait I made my pilgrimage to see Star Trek open today which was filled with the usual rituals of waiting on line and hanging out with old friends. Given how cynical I’ve become over the years at seeing the franchise abused it was quite rewarding to see what they did with this film. The first thing that I liked about this film is that they stayed true to the original series. Not to Next Generation, not to Deep Space Nine, not to Voyager — but to the original flavor, the real thing. Read more…

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The Fanboy.com Giveaway: Tweet Us Your Star Trek XI Review

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 7, 2009 in Fandom, Star Trek

Lenovo Star Trek laptop bag

For our first ever Fanboy.com giveaway the kind folks at Intel and Lenovo have given us a Star Trek laptop bag to bestow on a lucky fanboy or fangurl in our audience. So here’s what you have to do to have a chance to walk away with this geeky goodie bag:

On Twitter send a tweet to @michaelpinto (hint: it would be nice if you friended me on Twitter) with your first reaction to the Star Trek XI film. This can be a mini-review, snarky comment, cliched catch phrase or lament at the lack of Shatner. The deadline will be this Sunday, May 10th at midnight. Read more…

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Star Trek XI: Joe Strike’s First Impressions of the Film

Posted by Guest Author on May 6, 2009 in Star Trek

Exclusive Star Trek XI Report with Joe Strike

Editor’s Note: In this column film critic Joe Strike gives us his first impressions on Star Trek XI. Warning this might contain a few spoilers and ruin a maximum virgin film watching experience:

Heavy, heavy, HEAVY ST logo– looks like it was carved out of highly polished dwarf star material, probably weighs about the same… music is pretty heavy too: Giacchino wants us to know this is an intense movie… Read more…

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