No television program has influenced the world as much as Star Trek has or has established as strong of a fan base. Between the original series, The Next Generation, and the other spin-offs, Star Trek has created a complete universe in which fans have immersed themselves for decades.
We know all about the Federation, the Klingons, the Vulcans, the captains, and the nastiness of phaser deaths. So here we are, 40 long years after Star Trek's debut, still watching the reruns and DVD releases, keeping up on what the next feature film will be about, and waiting eagerly to see what the newly CGI-enhanced original series is going to look like. William Shatner is as active as ever, not only starring in Boston Legal, but also being roasted on Comedy Central, appearing in commercials ...
All you space geeks out there have been given a few more months to get your Starfleet Academy uniforms pressed, Vulcan ears reshaped, and tribbles fluffed.
Paramount Studios has delayed the release date of the feature film Star Trek from Christmas of this year to May 8, 2009, according to Variety. If the studio is to be believed, the move was purely financial. Paramount believes the flick will perform better as a summer blockbuster rather than a holiday diversion.
The movie is being entrusted to producer extraordinaire J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Lost, Alias), who will direct. An adaptation of the original series of the venerable science-fiction franchise, Star Trek follows Captain Kirk through his younger days as a Starfleet Academy greenhorn.
The cast includes Chris Pine as Kirk, Heroes' Zachary Quinto as Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty, and John Cho as Sulu. For more on the movie, including the recently ...Read more
Star Trek is being revved up for another big-screen treatment, slated to appear in 2008. According to Variety, the new film will be directed by Lost creator and Mission: Impossible III director J.J. Abrams.
The new film will focus on the origins of the characters James T. Kirk and Spock, made famous in the original series and films by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, respectively. The script will be written by Abrams and MI3 writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The film will feature the first meeting between the two characters, when they are cadets at Starfleet Academy, as a futuristic version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" plays on the soundtrack. The cadets embark on their first adventure together, a space mission wherein Kirk does his first sideways jump-kick. Presumably, younger actors will be cast in the ...Read more
Doohan, a Canadian, affected a Scottish brogue for his character, the stalwart ship's engineer who often pulled the U.S.S. Enterprise out of danger at the last possible second after complaining, "I've given her all she's got!" Doohan became a fixture on the touring "Star Trek" circuit, where he appeared at countless conventions and speaking engagements. Eventually, he contracted Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and had to give up touring in 2004.
Star Trek premiered in 1966 and ran for two and a half seasons. After the show was canceled, its fan base grew, and the series eventually spawned two movie series and four TV spin-offs, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek ...Read more
J.J. Abrams to the rescue! The producer and film director is a busy man these days, and his main project is the ambitious Star Trek film, due in theaters next holiday season.
The film is a prequel to the original television series, and is set during the Starfleet Academy days of Captain Kirk and Spock. With such a treasured property at stake, the first thing on many fans' minds was the question of who would play the show's famous crew?
One of the biggest pieces of news to come out of this year's ComicCon was the casting of Heroes' Sylar, also known as actor Zachary Quinto, as a young Spock. (It was also revealed that Leonard Nimoy, the original Spock, would appear in ...Read more
Star Trek has lived long and prospered, and it will continue to do so, if these guys have anything to say about it.
CBS Paramount Domestic Television is digitally remastering episodes of the iconic 1960s sci-fi series for broadcast syndication, with all-new special effects and music, to celebrate the groundbreaking series' 40th anniversary, which occured September 8. CBS TV president John Nogawski and Star Trek visual effects supervisors Dave Rossi and Michael Okuda spoke in a conference call discussing Star Trek's 21st-century makeover.
All involved said they wanted to stay true to the original series.
"The purpose of this [effects update] is to...not change the story and not change the plot, because we are all so passionate about the way it exists," said David Rossi. "What we're really trying to do here is just enhance the experience of watching Star Trek that people can have."
Much talk ...Read more