IDW Publishing will ring in the new year with apes and Klingons, a new five-year mission, and a hardcover edition of Harlan Ellison’s original teleplay for The City on the Edge of Forever. Details and covers after the break. January 2015 Star Trek #41 Mike Johnson (w) • Cat Staggs (a & c) Behemoth, part […]
Rick Berman tweeted today about his high hopes for the next Star Trek film saying, “No one wants the next Star Trek movie to work more than I do” but adding that he might be more excited about the new Star Wars film. See details below. Rick Berman tweets on Trek 2016 Rick Berman, executive […]
Star Trek’s new Chekov is talking a bit about the 2016 Star Trek movie, including his view on possibly working with William Shatner. See details below. Yelchin Talks Trek 2016 In an interview promoting his new film Rudderless, Anton Yelchin answered a couple of questions about the 2016 Star Trek movie. Regarding the reports that […]
CBS Home Entertainment just released the disc-by-disc details for the seventh and final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray and the "All Good Things" stand-alone Blu-ray, both due in stores in December. See below for all the details, box art and trailers. TNG Season 7 Blu-ray coming December 2nd The project to bring […]
A Star Trek new fan film has released its first full trailer. "Star Trek Horizon" takes us to Star Trek: Enterprise’s the 22nd century and the Romulan War. Watch the trailer and learn more about the show below. Watch Trailer For Star Trek Horizon Most fan films have focused on the original series era in […]
Benedict Cumberbatch has been immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London. The life-sized wax statue was unveiled on Tuesday. “I’m excited to see the finished, perfect, waxy me, although slightly terrified,” said Cumberbatch. “The work is so detailed it’s going to feel a little uncomfortable and surreal seeing what I really look […]
Benedict Cumberbatch has been immortalized as a wax figure at Madame Tussauds in London.
The life-sized wax statue was unveiled on Tuesday.
“I’m excited to see the finished, perfect, waxy me, although slightly terrified,” said Cumberbatch. “The work is so detailed it’s going to feel a little uncomfortable and surreal seeing what I really look like. I just wish it could take ‘selfies’ and sign autographs.”
It took two sessions for the actor to be measured and photographed for the figure, and months for the wax Cumberbatch to be created.
The Cumberbatch figure shows the actor looking “groomed in a dark suit donated by designer Spencer Hart.”
Screenwriter Morgan Gendel, who wrote the Hugo Award-winning The Next Generation episode The Inner Light, will be in D.C. to screen the episode and to conduct a writing workshop. The free screening of The Inner Light will be followed by a discussion and a question and answer session. Gendel wrote or co-wrote four Trek episodes, […]
Screenwriter Morgan Gendel, who wrote the Hugo Award-winning The Next Generation episode The Inner Light, will be in D.C. to screen the episode and to conduct a writing workshop.
The free screening of The Inner Light will be followed by a discussion and a question and answer session.
Gendel wrote or co-wrote four Trek episodes, including two from The Next Generation (The Inner Light, Starship Mine), and two from Deep Space Nine (The Passenger, Armageddon Game). He has also written more than two hundred episodes of television, including Law & Order, MTV’s Spider-Man, V.I.P. and The Dresden Files.
The Inner Light screening will take place Monday, October 27 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the DC Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. To register for this event, head to the link located here.
In addition to the screening, Write the Next (Hypothetical) Sci-Fi TV Series how-to seminar for writers and sci-fi fans will take place the same week. For $175, aspiring writers can “be part of the ‘Writers Room’ and help create a hypothetical new series.” For an extra $75.00 on top of the original cost, attendees will receive “a custom analysis of your script or half hour consultation with Morgan Gendel.”
The writing workshops will take place at the Computing Research Association on 1828 L Street NW Washington, D.C. on Wednesday October 29 10:30 AM-4 PM (daytime workshop) and a three-evening workshop (attendance is required for all three evenings) Tuesday-Thursday Oct 28-30 from 7 to 9 PM.
To sign up for the day workshop, head to the link located here. The evening workshop sign-up is located here.
The official images for issues Thirty-eight and Thirty-Nine of the Official Starships Collection have been released. The ships include the Delta Flyer and a 22nd-century Romulan drone ship. The Delta Flyer was first seen in Star Trek: Voyager: Extreme Risk, and was constructed using both Starfleet and Borg technology. The Romulan drone ship has the […]
The official images for issues Thirty-eight and Thirty-Nine of the Official Starships Collection have been released.
The ships include the Delta Flyer and a 22nd-century Romulan drone ship.
The Delta Flyer was first seen in Star Trek: Voyager: Extreme Risk, and was constructed using both Starfleet and Borg technology.
The Romulan drone ship has the ability to mimic other ships via its multispectral emitter. This ship was first seen on Star Trek: Enterprise: Babel One.
Star Trek into Darkness‘ Chris Pine is appearing in a new Funny or Die video. Pine plays a vampire in the skit; just in time for Halloween. Pine is a vampire lawyer in the short skit, but most of the action and comedy takes place after the skit during the credits. Vampire Lawyer with Chris […]
Star Trek into Darkness‘ Chris Pine is appearing in a new Funny or Die video.
Pine plays a vampire in the skit; just in time for Halloween.
Pine is a vampire lawyer in the short skit, but most of the action and comedy takes place after the skit during the credits.
With Halloween right around the corner, many of us (myself included) are scrambling to finish decorating, watch a few scary movies, and carve the best pumpkin on the block. Sure, triangle eyes and a “toothy” grin is the classic look and will always be a great stand-by option, but some may want to push their […]
On December 2nd, the seventh and final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation will be released on Blu-ray. In addition to the complete season, CBS Home Entertainment will also release the two-part series finale “All Good Things…” as a special standalone Blu-ray, on the same day. As with the previous six seasons of TNG […]
With Halloween right around the corner, everyone’s getting into the spooky spirit — even Star Trek’s Chris Pine. In a new skit from Funny or Die, Pine takes a bite out of the season as the “Vampire Lawyer” — donning a cape and plastic teeth in place of his Starfleet tunic. Watch the video below. […]
The eigth episode of The Red Shirt Diaries has been released. “Miri” stars writer/producer Ashley Victoria Robinson as Ensign Williams in the latest offering from the comedic fan-series. Watch the latest episode below. Williams has brought some disease back to the ship, and only Doctor McCoy can keep her healthy. Check out the first six […]
Award-winning author Harlan Ellison, who wrote the classic Star Trek episode “City On the Edge of Forever”, is recovering in an a Southern California hospital after having a stroke, last week. While he is currently suffering from partial paralysis in his right arm, according to the LA Times, his speech is unimpaired. Ellison’s friend, Patton […]
This special effects latex puppet was used on screen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Realm of Fear". It was designed by Dan Curry and built by modelmaker and sculptor Carey Howe. To create the illusion of liveliness, Curry donned green tights and puppeteered this one of a kind creature against a green screen. The puppet was part of Curry's collection for many years and can also be seen in the TNG Season 6 DVD special featurette "Departmental Briefing Year Six - Profile: Dan Curry".
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan Curry, who gave me further information about this item and the clay maquette. Also thanks to my friend Thomas Luckau, who contacted Mr. Curry for me.
This is a bright red Isolation suit with helmet worn by "Lt. Commander Data" during the thrilling opening action sequence of Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). It's a complete collection of both "hero" and "stunt double" pieces worn by actor Brent Spiner and his stunt double Brian Avery.
The isolation suit was a type of stealth clothing used by the Federation Starfleet in the 24th century. The suit was equipped with technology that made the person wearing it practically invisible.
This Isolation suit includes Spiner's hero helmet and boots. The helmet has internal padding and an accordion collar. Brent Spiner's gold make-up is still visible inside. The boots are made of rubber. The belt has stunt double Brian Avery's name in it.
The red jumpsuit has a rubber neckline, a Velcro waist for the rubber belt to attach and stirrups for the feet and thumbs to hold the fabric taut. Attached to the jumpsuit on the right sleeve is a “cloaking device” that has sequential red LED lighting triggered by small buttons.
A gray shoulder piece from the Starfleet uniform as well as the yellow tunic is under the Isolation suit. The tunic has the screen matched burnt collar. Remember the scene when Data removes the helmet and is his head "floating" in the air. You can see the the damaged collar after Data was hit by a Son'a disrupter.
The Full Circle mission begins as the refit USS Voyager returns to the Delta Quadrant, under command of Admiral Janeway! Author Kirsten Beyer continues the ongoing "Voyager" novel series with "Acts of Contrition," her next chapter in the post-series saga!
This month's "New Vision" photobook comic is here, and the lead story "Cry Vengeance" is a sequel tale to the classic episode "The Doomsday Machine"! Who built the enormous, deadly planet killer -- and what was its purpose? Also: A short tale about the 23rd Century's robotic future!
We just received CBS's full press release detailing the contents of December's TNG Season 7 and "All Good Things" Blu-ray sets, and we've got it all broken down for you, along with our reactions and analysis of the upcoming content!
Our next update to TrekCore's ever-growing Rare Photos library is here, with a selection of seldom-seen shots from each Trek television series and several of the films. Check 'em out and see which ones might be new to you -- and stay tuned for our next update coming later this year!
You've seen plenty of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" promotional material over the years -- everything from merchandising commercials to episode preview videos -- but now we have a great collection of ratings-based marketing material, showcasing how Paramount sold the show to your local TV station!
When Star Trek: The Motion Picture premiered, a lot of people were disappointed, myself among them. I had such high hopes! And we were let down. Although the movie accomplished a lot in terms of restarting the "franchise," and laid the groundwork for the look of everything to come after it, the all-important story and character interaction left a lot to be desired. Writer Harlan Ellison, known best to Trekkers as the author of "City On The Edge Of Forever," reviews the lackluster film in issue #33 of Starlog, published in April of 1980.
Harlan manages to set aside much of his anger at Roddenberry and company over his perceived ill-treatment when writing the TV script, and in much of his review I agree with him, something I rarely do. For example, I felt that the changes made in the filmed script for the series were for the best, and better "Trek" than his original script. Most of his criticisms of the movie, however, are spot-on, and sadly warranted. However, it does end on a note of hope for the sequels, and in that he (and the fans) were rewarded.
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Bonus: below, a page from the same issue, on the comic book adaptation of the movie script.
Bonus #2: Below, an ad from the back cover, for an LED-enhanced jacket movie tie-in.
Bonus #3: Below, the inside front cover, an ad for the light-up movie Enterprise model.
Bonus #4: Below, a one-page write-up by the movie's science adviser on the theory behind the movie's "wormhole" sequence." This sequence, while marred by the crew's "jiggling" in their seats when the camera was not being shaken, was still about the only action scene in the movie that raised a little excitement and suspense. Under that is a single-panel comic taken from the letters page on the same topic.
As an aside, I am not so completely down on ST:TMP that I can't appreciate the good things about it. Seeing the new upgraded Enterprise in loving close-ups was worth the price of admission; the epic score, etc. I still take out the Director's Edition that Wise re-edited occasionally and watch it, as it is the best version. The tightening up of the film and the fixed sound and visual effects add to the experience and allow me to enjoy it more than ever before. But I could still wish for better pacing and story!
One got the feeling from just watching the original series that "Dr. McCoy" was the most relatable human on the show; the person that represented the "everyman" from our time period, and the actor DeForest Kelly was the one we could be most comfortable around. DeForest Kelley was that kind of person in real-life, as all the interviews bear out. Here's a good one from Starlog issue #38, published in September of 1980.
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Bonus: a candid closeup of De from a movie magazine that came out during the series run.
Bonus #2: a great shot of Bill giving archery lessons to De during the series.
"Okay, De, let's try to hit Leonard in the behind and bring him down a couple of notches."
Back when the series was about to begin regular production, it was planned that Janice Rand would be one of the more prominent characters and certainly the main female to bring the sex appeal. However, Nichelle Nichols was always on the bridge in almost every shot that looked back toward Kirk's chair, and she more than amply supplied the sweet, sweet eye candy. And, it was realized that Rand cramped the Captain's style when it came to romancing the alien ladies. So, before long during the first season she was used less and less and finally -sadly- released. However, not before she got the attention of a lot of male viewers, and it is they who will appreciate these unusual promotions images, some taken before production of the series and some during.
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"Mr. Spock, remind me to keep the temperature down on the bridge in the future."
Bonus: a page from one of the movie magazines back during the series third season, from February of 1969..
Bonus: the packaging of the Pocket Flix film viewer that supplied fans with their own (one-minute) clip for watching whenever they wanted! I bought one about 1978 and it was the first time I could actually "watch" a real part of an episode apart from TV. This was before videotape players were available to most, and certainly to me. It was taken from the episode "By Any Other Name," and was edited together from the scene where the two security guards were reduced to polyhedrons, and the scene of the barrier-crossing, which was very exciting to own! Such was my mania that I even dubbed those scenes from one of my cassette tapes of the episode to match the editing of the film, then would synch them up as I watched to supply sound!
Bonus link:Star Trek In Cinerama! See how scenes from various episodes of TOS look in widescreen, done without cropping the image. It's "fascinating" to coin a phrase! Except where characters are in the scene twice, then it gets a bit weird.
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