William Shatner’s documentary about the tumultuous early years of Star Trek: The Next Generation goes straight to the web, and we’ve got the details. As we reported last year, the documentary focuses on the first three seasons of the show, and covers a great deal of the intrigue and infighting surrounding the creation and production […]
Justin Lin, director of Star Trek 3 took to Twitter today saying, “Let the next Starfleet voyage begin! #StarTrekBeyond #LLAP” confirming suspicions many had held since TrekMovie broke the news about the title back in April. Attached to the tweet is an image of what appears to be the shoulder of a Starfleet uniform featuring […]
Paramount is doubling down on the rebooted Trek movie franchise – spurring lazy entertainment reporters around the world to reuse clichés about “boldly going.” The reboot actors – Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, etc. – originally signed contracts committing them to just three pictures, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Spyglass Entertainment are in […]
After months of rumor and speculation, Star Trek Beyond finally begins principal photography today in Vancouver, British Columbia. Cover photo via @lelizab With the cast arriving in town over the past week, it became clear that production on the new film was about to commence. And while there has been other evidence that indicated that […]
The URL www.StarTrekBeyond.com, has now been registered in the ICANN database by brand protection company MarkMonitor, the same company used by Paramount to register the official Star Trek Movie website www.StarTrekMovie.com, www.areyouthe1701.com, and other Paramount properties. StarTrekBeyond.com Registered A WHOIS search of the public ICANN database reveals that the URL www.StarTrekBeyond.com changed hands today from […]
A new Frisbee is based on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine space station. The Star Trek Deep Space Nine Flyer Frisbee will be available later this month for summertime fun. “Tap into your inner Commander Sisko by taking control and send flying the Star Trek Deep Space Nine Flyer Frisbee. Made of soft foam […]
A new Frisbee is based on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine space station.
The Star Trek Deep Space Nine Flyer Frisbee will be available later this month for summertime fun.
“Tap into your inner Commander Sisko by taking control and send flying the Star Trek Deep Space Nine Flyer Frisbee. Made of soft foam there is no worries about crashing this space station on Earth, even after a stopping at Quark’s Bar.”
8.75″ wide, the black Frisbee will cost $12.99 and begin shipping July 20th. The Star Trek Deep Space Nine Flyer Frisbee will be available at the StarTrek.com shop.
Wave Sixteen of expansion ships for the Star Trek: Attack Wing game has made its debut. This expansion wave includes one Ferengi and two Federation ships. Star Trek: Attack Wing is a multi-player game from WizKids featuring pre-painted Star Trek ships. The game is set within the Trek universe. The Ferengi ship is the Marauder […]
Wave Sixteen of expansion ships for the Star Trek: Attack Wing game has made its debut.
This expansion wave includes one Ferengi and two Federation ships.
Star Trek: Attack Wing is a multi-player game from WizKids featuring pre-painted Star Trek ships. The game is set within the Trek universe.
The Ferengi ship is the Marauder Kreechta, seen in The Next Generation: Peak Performance.
The two Federation ships are the USS Dauntless, seen in Voyager: Hope and Fear; and the USS Pasteur, a medical ship seen in The Next Generation: All Good Things....
Each expansion pack comes with a ship and a new set of cards, and sells for around $14.50 each.
To order, head to the links located here, here, and here.
Those watching Star Trek: The Next Generation back in June of 1990 will never forget the cliffhanger that had them on the edge of their seats until the second part aired in late September. The Best of Both Worlds brought The Next Generation out from behind the shadows of James T. Kirk and the original […]
Those watching Star Trek: The Next Generation back in June of 1990 will never forget the cliffhanger that had them on the edge of their seats until the second part aired in late September.
The Best of Both Worlds brought The Next Generation out from behind the shadows of James T. Kirk and the original series.
Those associated with the show spoke about it recently, detailing what went on behind the scenes and what they were thinking when creating the suspenseful cliffhanger. The story was written by Michael Piller, who told the writing staff during that third season that he felt that they should revisit the Borg and also write a cliffhanger, something that the stand-alone original series had never done.
“It was the only show that year that we didn’t actually sit in the room as a writing staff and break together,” said Ronald D. Moore. “Michael said he wanted to go do it. Michael had a very personal connection to that particular story. The episode starts with Riker getting an offer to go command another ship. That’s at the heart of it. Michael said very overtly that he was in a very similar place. He was the number two guy on the show, and he was debating whether or not to leave Star Trek and go and run his own show or if he wanted to remain second in command of the Enterprise, as it were. So he was Riker, and he wrote the story from that perspective.”
“All of us were quite thrilled they had the balls to leave Picard on the Borg cube,” said Jonathan Frakes. “I don’t know if they were trying to threaten Patrick with renegotiations. It’s commonplace now. Shows like Lost and House of Cards — they’ll kill off a regular and think nothing of it. This was 1990. It was not commonplace to be killing off any of your series regulars. That was a big ‘who shot J.R.’ type of plot.
“The episode was key to Riker’s character. Previously, I thought it was not very cleverly handled to have Riker say in the first two seasons, ‘All I want is to have my own ship. I aspire to be a captain in Starfleet.’ But then, when offered the ship, the writers put in Riker’s mouth that he didn’t feel he was ready to captain, or he didn’t want to leave his friends.”
“My favorite moment was seeing Picard in that Borg outfit for the first time,” said Moore. “When that reveal happens and he looks at the camera and he’s a Borg, and he says, ‘I am Locutus.’ It was a shocking moment. You realize the show had gone someplace different. We all knew that internally and were like, ‘Woah, OK. This is going to break some molds.'”
The cliffhanger was quite popular and boosted The Next Generation, bringing acceptance for a show which had split fandom. “You would go to conventions and there would be bumper stickers and t-shirts that basically said, ‘I’m a real Trekker. Forget the bald guy.’ Stuff like that,” said Moore. “We were the second-tier Trek. When Best of Both Worlds came out, suddenly there was all this buzz. And it got in the press and there was all this tension and people were talking about the cliffhanger and Picard.”
But then it was time to resolve the cliffhanger, and to figure out how to get Picard back on the Enterprise. “Part II, we did break the story together in the writer’s room, but when Michael did Part I, he said, I have no idea how this thing ends,” said Moore. “We’re going to end on this cliffhanger of ‘fire’ and we’re going to figure it out next season.’ We all gather in the room, and it was essentially a new writing staff. I was the only holdover from season three. We sat down, and Michael was like, ‘All right, I don’t know where we’re going. Let’s just try to figure out something.'”
The writers did figure it out, but “the second half of the show was kind of not as satisfying as the first half, in all honesty,” said Moore. “It was a little too technobabble. It doesn’t quite have the oomph that Part I did. But Michael [Piller] was fine with that. He launched us into more character-based storytelling.”
Frakes liked the fact that there were consequences for Picard from being captured. “The cool thing about the story was that he was forever haunted by Locutus being in his DNA,” he said. “That informed the first movie that I directed, First Contact.”
And the next episode after The Best of Both Worlds, Family, showed Picard breaking down emotionally after his harrowing experience. Gene Roddenberry didn’t like that episode though, as he thought that sibling rivalry and family tensions would be a relic of the past. “We had to kind of fight for Family,” said Moore. “Roddenberry hated it. He wanted to throw it out. Roddenberry said that ‘these brothers reflect outdated, 20th-Century modes of childhood development. Mankind had solved these kind of issues by then. I hate this.’ I sat there and I was a really green writer. I was like, ‘Oh my God, what are we going to do? I’m dead.’ We walked out in the hall and I just looked at Michael and Rick and was like, ‘What do I do now?’ They said, ‘You know what? Just go write your story, we’ll work with Gene.’ That was the last I ever heard of it.”
The Best of Both Worlds was “the turning point on Next Generation‘s acceptance as Star Trek, among the fans and with the public,” said Moore. “Suddenly we had done something that was legitimate and got people’s attention and told a great story. From then on out we carried the torch. We were legitimate and that was the show that turned it around for us.”
A new Star Trek non-fiction book currently in the fundraising stage will delve into the economics of Star Trek; how it works and how we get there from here. Written by Manu Saadi, Trekonomics will launch in both digital and traditional book form. In Star Trek, ” humanity has reached abundance. Thanks to scientific progress […]
A new Star Trek non-fiction book currently in the fundraising stage will delve into the economics of Star Trek; how it works and how we get there from here.
Written by Manu Saadi, Trekonomics will launch in both digital and traditional book form.
In Star Trek, ” humanity has reached abundance. Thanks to scientific progress and good governance, the Federation has overcome the social ills commonly associated with the uneven distribution of material wealth. The citizens of the Federation no longer work to sustain and provide for themselves — they find meaning in more elevated pursuits.
“This state of economic bliss, however, is not without difficulties. For one, the Federation and its fire department-cum-diplomatic arm, namely Starfleet, operate in a galaxy where equally (if not more) advanced species do not live by the same altruistic motivations. Most notably, the ever-scheming Ferengis view the relentless acquisition of private wealth as their cardinal purpose in the universe.
“Trekonomics takes readers on a journey through Star Trek‘s fictional society, its mores and values, and its sources of inspiration in classic sci-fi. But it also looks hard at the challenges posed by it. How does Star Trek solve what Keynes called “the economic question,” the old and stubborn quandary of the allocation of scarce resources? How can it benefit all without depriving anyone? And what could that mean for us, the passengers of Starship Earth?”
The campaign to publish Trekonomics is in progress and will run through the end of September. The two hundred page book is a very reasonable $9.99.
Those interested in reading the introduction and first chapter can find those, along with further information, by heading to the link located here.
It’s summertime and that means that the Shore Leave Convention is almost here. This year’s Shore Leave 37 convention will take place August 7-9 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The convention features sci-fi actors; science personalities from the Space Telescope Science Institute, Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers, […]
It’s summertime and that means that the Shore Leave Convention is almost here.
This year’s Shore Leave 37 convention will take place August 7-9 at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
The convention features sci-fi actors; science personalities from the Space Telescope Science Institute, Goddard Space Flight Center, Johnson and Kennedy Space Centers, and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum; workshops; and the annual Meet the Pros event, where fans can meet and greet their favorite Star Trek authors.
There are eight sci-fi actors scheduled to appear at Shore Leave 37 this year, including Daniel Davis, who played Professor Moriarty on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Other sci-fi actors include John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Tony Curran, Jamie Murray, Jesse Rath, Rekha Sharma, David Nykl, and Aaron Ashmore.
Authors who will be attending Shore Leave include Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Rigel Ailur, Lorraine Anderson, Christopher L. Bennett, Joseph F Berenato, Martin Berman-Gorvine, Kirsten Beyer, T.A. Chafin, Russ Colchamiro, Daniel Patrick Corcoran, Michael Critzer, Kathleen David, Peter A. David, Mary Louise Davie, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Kevin Dilmore, Mary Fan, Donna Frelick, Michael Jan Friedman, Dave Galanter, Charles E Gannon, Phil Giunta, Robert Greenberger, Amy Griswold, Glenn Hauman, Jim Johnson, Bob Jones, Stephen Kozeniewski, David Mack, Kelly Meding, John Jackson Miller, Susan Olesen, Joshua Palmatier, Marco Palmieri, Scott Pearson, TJ Perkins, Susanna Reilly, Aaron Rosenberg, Melissa Scott, Darla Vasilas, Steve Vasilas, Dayton Ward, Howard Weinstein, Richard C. White, Steven H. Wilson and Leona Wisoker.
There will be thirteen book premieres at Shore Leave, including two Trek books. The Trek books making their debut include Star Trek: Seekers: Long Shot (David Mack), and Star Trek: Voyager: Atonement (Kirsten Beyer). John Jackson Miller‘s Star Wars story Old Republic, Vol. 1 will be making its debut and so will Aaron Rosenberg and Keith R.A. DeCandido‘s X-Files story, Trust No One.
The Meet the Pros event will take place Friday night at 10 PM and your faithful reporter is usually found hobnobbing with the authors at the event.
In addition to Meet The Pros, there are several writing workshops, including one for teenagers. The Annual Shore Leave All-Kinds-of-Writing Workshop will be hosted by Howard Weinstein, Bob Greenberger, Dave Galanter, Bob Jones and Kelly Meding. Another workshop on writing historical fiction will be run by Weinstein, Richard C. White and Steve Wilson.
The Writing Workshops for Young Adults will consist of five short (one-hour) workshops including plot, character, dialogue, craft of writing, and research/world-building. These workshops will be run by Greenberger, Rosenberg, Michael Jan Friedman, Russ Colchamiro, Glen Hauman, and Peter David.
Science fans will find plenty to do. On tap are various panels and events by Paul Abell, Wayne Bird, Kelly Fast, Jerry Feldman, Larry Hubble, Lindley Johnson, Rob Landis, and Amy Mainzer. The science guests will “show you astronomical discoveries, talk about ongoing cutting-edge space science activities, and discuss issues about science education.”
A highlight of the convention is the Shore Leave Masquerade, set for Saturday night. Billed as “a little like a beauty pageant, a little like a talent show), the Masquerade draws a large group of participants and an enthusiastic audience.
Charity events include the annual Shore Leave Blood Drive (Sunday, August 9), and collecting non-perishable food for the Maryland Food Bank.
In addition to all of the above, there is a game room, filking, a dance, the Temple of Trek; and a new event, a fan-fashioned flea market where fans can buy and sell leftover costuming material, craft supplies and other “fannish” things.
And of course, no convention would be complete without the dealer’s room, which runs all weekend.
For more information on Shore Leave 37, head to the link located here.
Two new items from ThinkGeek will be of interest to fans of the Klingons and those wishing to keep warm. The new items include a jacket and a blanket. First up is the Sons of Stovokor Denim Jacket. The biker-style jacket features the Klingon Empire emblem embroidered on the chest, with a back patch in […]
Two new items from ThinkGeek will be of interest to fans of the Klingons and those wishing to keep warm.
The new items include a jacket and a blanket.
First up is the Sons of Stovokor Denim Jacket. The biker-style jacket features the Klingon Empire emblem embroidered on the chest, with a back patch in Klingon that reads “Onward to Sto-vo-kor” and “it is a good day to die.”
The one hundred percent cotton black denim jacket comes in sizes from small through 3X, and will cost $59.99. To order the Sons of Stovokor Denim Jacket, head to the link located here.
Next up is the Star Trek Uniform Blanket. The polyester gold fleece blanket measures 45″x60″ and features black edge binding, rank braid and command insignia.
The Star Trek Uniform Blanket will cost $24.99 and can be ordered here
There will be seventeen conventions, shows or appearances in July and August that will feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies. July begins with the Montreal Comiccon to be held July 3-5 at […]
There will be seventeen conventions, shows or appearances in July and August that will feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from all of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.
July begins with the Montreal Comiccon to be held July 3-5 at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In attendance at Montreal Comiccon will be Jeffrey Combs, Ron Perlman, and Garrett Wang.
Next up is ConnectiCon will be held July 9-12 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut. In attendance at ConnectiCon will be Nichelle Nichols, Deep Roy, George Takei, and Tony Todd.
The London Film & Comic Con will be held July 17-19 at the Olympia in London, England. In attendance at London Film & Comic Con will be Clifton Collins, Jr. (Star Trek 2009‘s Ayel), Nicole de Boer, Jacqueline Kim (Demora Sulu), Alice Krige, Christopher Lloyd, Malcolm McDowell, Ethan Phillips, Tim Russ, and Garrett Wang.
Space City Comic Con will be held July 24-26 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas. In attendance at Space City Comic Con will be Robert Beltran, Manu Intiraymi, Kate Mulgrew, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, William Shatner, Rick Sternbach, and Garrett Wang.
On the same weekend, Comic Con Honolulu will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In attendance at Comic Con Honolulu will be Gates McFadden.
Vul-Con will be held July 25-26 in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. In attendance at Vul-Con will be Gary Graham, Catherine Hicks, and Tony Todd.
Fanboy Expo will be held July 25-27 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida. In attendance at Fanboy Expo will be Anthony Montgomery.
Gen Con will be held July 30 – Aug. 2 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. In attendance at Gen Con will be Marina Sirtis.
The Hollywood Show will be held July 31-Aug 2 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles, California. In attendance at the Hollywood Show will be John Billingsley, Bobby Clark (Gorn), James Darren, Joseph Gatt (Star Trek into Darkness), Richard Herd, Dominic Keating, Sally Kellerman, Sean Kenney, Joanne Linville, Gary Lockwood, Barbara Luna, Don Marshall (Lt. Boma), Lee Meriwether, France Nuyen (Elaan of Troyius), Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, and William Shatner.
Wrapping up July will be Galacticon 4, to be held Jul 31-Aug 2 at the Seattle Center in Seattle, Washington. In attendance at Galacticon 4 will be J.G. Hertzler, Manu Intiraymi, and Robert O’Reilly.
August begins with The Official Star Trek Convention will be held Aug. 6-9 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. In attendance at The Official Star Trek Convention will be Marc Alaimo, Vaughn Armstrong, Richard Arnold, Rene Auberjonois, Robert Beltran, Casey Biggs, John Billingsley, Brannon Braga, Bobby Clark, Joan Collins, Jeffrey Combs, Denise Crosby, Olivia d’Abo, Michael Dante, James Darren, Roxanne Dawson, Nicole de Boer, John de Lancie, Elizabeth Dennehy (Commander Shelby), Chris Doohan, Michael Dorn, Doug Drexler, Aron Eisenberg, Terry Farrell, Jonathan Frakes, Bryan Fuller, Joseph Gatt, Max Grodenchik, Richard Herd, J.G. Hertzler, Jennifer Hetrick (Vash), Manu Intiraymi, Sherry Jackson, Salome Jens, Dominic Keating, Walter Koenig, Alice Krige, Joanne Linville, Cirroc Lofton, Don Marshall, Chase Masterson, Anthony Montgomery, Ronald B. Moore, Kate Mulgrew, Larry Nemecek, Adam Nimoy, Denise Okuda, Mike Okuda, Robert O’Reilly, Linda Park, Eddie Paskey, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Andrew Robinson, Rod Roddenberry, David L. Ross (Lt. Galloway and Lt. Johnson), Saul Rubinek, Tim Russ, Jeri Ryan, Judson Scott (Joachim from The Wrath of Khan), William Shatner, Mark Allen Shepherd (Morn), Armin Shimerman, Alexander Siddig, Marina Sirtis, Rick Sternbach, Sir Patrick Stewart, Kitty Swink, George Takei, Connor Trinneer, Karl Urban, Nana Visitor, Garrett Wang, Michael Westmore, and Celeste Yarnall.
Next up is Shore Leave will be held Aug. 7-9 at the Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland. In attendance at Shore Leave will be Daniel Davis (Professor James Moriarty).
The Steel City Con will be held Aug. 7-9 at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. In attendance at Steel City Con will be Nichelle Nichols.
The Dublin Comic Con will be held Aug. 8-9 at the Convention Centre Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. In attendance at Dublin Comic Con will be Gates McFadden.
The Windsor ComiCon will be held Aug. 15-16 at the Caesars Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. In attendance at Windsor ComiCon will be Marina Sirtis.
The Central Coast Comic Con will be held Aug. 28-30 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California. In attendance at Central Coast Comic Con will be Sid Haig (Lawgiver in Return of the Archons) and Deep Roy.
Wrapping up August will be the Bournemouth Film & Comic Con will be held Aug. 29-30 at the Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth, England. In attendance at the Bournemouth Film & Comic Con will be Max Grodenchik.
For Simon Pegg, having the responsibility for writing Star Trek Beyond is “terrifying.” The long history behind the franchise is part of the reason. “You’re forced to bring into focus what [the Trek universe is] actually about,” said Pegg. “And it is a very human story, Star Trek. Writing for characters like Spock and Kirk, […]
For Simon Pegg, having the responsibility for writing Star Trek Beyond is “terrifying.”
The long history behind the franchise is part of the reason.
“You’re forced to bring into focus what [the Trek universe is] actually about,” said Pegg. “And it is a very human story, Star Trek. Writing for characters like Spock and Kirk, you’re aware that it’s literally fifty years of history there. You want to advance it, but at the same time you have to ground it in what’s come before.”
In its day, Star Trek worked contemporary issues into their stories, and according to Pegg, that comes naturally. “I don’t think you have to pay attention particularly [to contemporary social issues], because those things emerge subconsciously anyway,” he said. “Any expression of art always reflects the preoccupations and fears of the collective subconscious of the time.
“One reason Star Trek has become a phenomenon is that it’s an inclusive universe. It’s very idealistic, tolerant, super-integrated, albeit still led seemingly by white human beings! But the thrust of it, [Gene] Roddenberry‘s desire was to make this future world where the notion of integration wasn’t even an issue.”
“I want to make sure we keep doing that,” said Pegg, “and keep Roddenberry’s dream alive.”
Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam has surpassed the original goal of $600 thousand, for his Kickstarter crowdfunded documentary For the Love of Spock, based on his late father. After meeting the original goal, Nimoy urged fans to help meet the stretch goal of $650 thousand “to ensure highest quality” of the film. Lets STRETCH! We passed […]
William Shatner’s Star Trek: The Next Generation documentary Chaos on the Bridge, which debuted on HBO Canada last summer, will be available for fans in the US, beginning July 1. The hour-long film looks at the creation of the iconic television series — with Shatner speaking to the creators and stars of the show, including […]
Justin Lin, the director of the third installment in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of the Starfleet insignia on Tuesday. Lin, who has previously directed four Fast & Furious films, took the helm of STAR TREK BEYOND after J.J. Abrams focussed his attention on Star Wars: Episode VII and Roberto Orci […]
Throughout history, the name ‘Enterprise’ has been associated with legendary ships. From British Royal Navy’s HMS Enterprise of the 18th century to Earth’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the starships of the 2300s seen in various incarnations of Star Trek on television and in film. Check out the video below to see the evolution of […]
With filming for next year’s release of STAR TREK BEYOND already underway, many fans are wondering where the Star Trek franchise will go after the film hits theaters next summer. Today, we’re hearing news that Paramount and producer-financier Skydance Entertainment recently completed last-minute re-negotiations with the Star Trek stars, that will give the cast a […]
Filming of the third installment of the rebooted Star Trek film franchise has begun. Both Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana have shared photos on the set of STAR TREK BEYOND. “Someone is preparing to emerge,” Quinto captioned the photo of himself as Spock. Meanwhile, Saldana wrote: “Trailer time #StarTrek.” Quinto previously told Variety: “I think […]
Composer James Horner, who scored Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, died on Monday in a plane crash in California. He was 61. According to Variety, Horner was piloting a two-seater single-engine S312 Tucano alone, which crashed north of Santa Barbara at around 9:30 AM on […]
William Shatner is set to appear at San Diego Comic-Con on on Thursday, July 9th to read excerpts from The Autobiography of James T. Kirk. Written by David Goodman, the Autobiography of James T. Kirk chronicles Kirk’s life (2233–2371), in his own words. From his birth aboard the USS Kelvin, his time on on Tarsus […]
Seit Monaten beschäftigen sich die Fans weltweit mit der Frage, wie es um die Zukunft von Star Trek im heimischen Wohnzimmer bestellt ist. Die Zuversicht, dass die Serien Star Trek: Deep Space Nine und Star Trek: Voyager ebenfalls in einer remasterten Fassung auf Blu-ray erscheinen, schwinden. In seinem Artikel „Star Trek und der Blu-ray-Blues“ geht Malte Kirchner von Trekcast der
Es scheint, als nehme der neue Film Star Trek Beyond nun endlich Fahrt auf. Zumindest verdichten sich die Hinweise darauf, dass in den nächsten Tagen die erste Klappe zum dreizehnten Kinofilm fallen wird. In Vancouver, wo erstmals die Dreharbeiten zu einem Star Trek Film stattfinden, wurden einige der Hauptdarsteller gesichtet. Neben Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy) befinden sich unter anderem auch
Nach dem Bird-Of-Prey enthält Ausgabe 8 aus der Reihe „Die Offizielle Raumschiffsammlung“ mit dem Schlachtkreuzer der K’t’inga-Klasse ein weiteres Weltraum-Vehikel der Klingonen. Fans von Janeway und Co. dürfen sich über die USS Voyager freuen, die dem neunten Heft beiliegt. Beide Modelle aus dem Hause Eaglesmoss haben wir uns näher angeschaut. Schlachtkreuzer der K’t’inga Klasse, Ausgabe 8 Der klingonische Schlachtkreuzer aus
A prop energy pistol featured in Star Trek: Insurrection for use by characters portraying the Son’a. The item is sturdy molded foam rubber painted black, metallic silver, and gold. The pistol shows signs of wear from production use. Several areas on the item depict rubbing and paint flaking off. The item is rigid but has some give and measures approx. 8 X 7 X 1.5 inches.
Like the Son'a shotgun the pistol was designed by Ed Natividad. He was both a storyboard and conceptual artist for Star Wars Episode I and II. As a conceptual artist he helped shape the look of Episode I's architectural elements, costumes and weaponry.
Ed started working at George Lucas' special effects company Industrial Light & Magic in 1994. His work in the film industry has been on various productions such as Star Wars: Episodes I & II, Armageddon, Batman & Robin, Forrest Gump, Matrix II & III and Terminator 3, Transformers and many of the major blockbuster films.
A screen used vest worn by members of the Maquis. The Maquis were a rebellious organization of Federation-born colonists and discontented Starfleet officers who organized against the Cardassian occupation of their homes in the Demilitarized Zone after their colonies were ceded to the Cardassian Union by Federation Cardassian Treaties in the late 2360s and early 2370s. Starfleet Command considered members of the Maquis to be traitors, while Cardassia considered the Maquis to be terrorists.
The vest was worn by actor John Franklyn Robbins in his role as Macias throughout the episode "Preemptive strike" of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1994. Macias was a citizen of Juhraya, a Federation colony that came under Cardassian rule after a treaty was signed with the Federation. He was the leader of a Maquis cell that opposed the treaty. Macias become a friend with Ro Laren who joins the Maquis in "Preemptive Strike".
The vest was also used on the set of Voyager by stunt actor Steve Blalock. In the episode "Worst Case Scenario" he plays a Maquis rebel, too. The production team added a velcro patch to the vest for a Starfleet combadge.
The Klingon baldric was a sash that traditionally went over the left or right shoulder of noble Klingons. It contained the symbol of a Klingon House or it was used to hold knives and disruptors. In 2009 the look of the famous alien warriors was redesigned by costume designer Michael Kaplan for J.J. Abrams' reboot of Star Trek.
The Klingons wear helmets and grey thick coats with a large black baldric. Kaplan described them as his favorite costumes for the film, explaining he modeled the helmets on a horseshoe crab, while the coats were intended to resemble the texture of an elephant or rhinoceros. The baldric is made of leather. The outer layer is calf skin. Two snaps and velcro are mounted inside to fasten the baldric.
Unfortunately the scenes with the new Klingons set on Rura Penthe were cut in Star Trek. Director J.J. Abrams tried to avoid a disruption of narrative flow. But the Klingons returned in the sequel Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). Michael Kaplan revised the costumes again. Although the Klingons got new outfits with a different kind of baldric you can see a Klingon with a black baldric which was designed for its predecessor.
Long-rumored "Star Trek Beyond" guest actor Idris Elba finally confirmed his casting in the next Trek film, and described his history of watching the classic television series -- beating everyone to the punch on that "Were you a 'Star Trek' fan?" question that always seems to get asked. Plus: who will he share scenes with?
Long-rumored "Star Trek Beyond" guest actor Idris Elba finally confirmed his casting in the next Trek film, and described his history of watching the classic television series -- beating everyone to the punch on that "Were you a 'Star Trek' fan?" question that always seems to get asked. Plus: who he will be sharing scenes with in next year's adventure!
We review William Shatner's "Chaos on the Bridge," a new hour-long documentary focused on the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding the first two years of production on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," featuring interviews with several key staff members who weren't part of the TNG Blu-ray interviews. Is this new special worth the price of (streaming) admission? Read on and find out!
As we reported last week, STAR TREK BEYOND will be headed to Dubai later this year to film scenes for the upcoming sequel -- and now a new report coming out of the United Arab Emirates is suggesting some of the first details on the city's integration into the film, along with a preliminary shooting schedule.
A holographic trip into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's library of Sherlock Holmes adventures takes a dangerous turn when an unusual command to the Enterprise computer brings the great detective's nemesis, James Moriarty, to life! "Elementary, Dear Data" is our next trip back to 1988 for TNG Season 2 in HD!
Tragic news this morning, as we learned that composer James Horner has passed away in a plane crash at age 61. Read an official announcement about it here. Horner composed the iconic "ST II: Wrath of Khan" score, and so many other memorable soundtracks, and his genius will be missed. My friend and past collaborator Jon Lawhon, who is an even greater soundtrack buff than I am by far (and more eloquent) has written a tribute to Mr. Horner, which I am featuring below as a guest post.
An immense talent of a man has been silenced. I can recall emotionally stirring moments from Apollo 13, Braveheart, Field Of Dreams, Star Trek 2 and 3, Glory and Titanic, all of which were certainly due to the performances of the actors and the directors' skills; but a significant factor in the creation of that emotion was the music accompanying the scenes. The man responsible for those wonderful scores has been tragically taken in a plane crash. James Horner has been in my top tier of favorite film composers for many years. In addition to the aforementioned films, he scored Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, An American Tail, Jumanji, Batteries Not Included, and many others. The news made for a mournful afternoon for me. Much of his music has become a part of my DNA, and I feel a loss inside. But thanks to the practically everlasting recording mediums available to us, his heart will go on. I have posted one of his most amazing and beautiful pieces. I will miss you, James.
To quote the title of a track from his "Deep Impact" score; "Goodbye And Godspeed."
When "The Wrath of Khan" director Nick Meyer wanted a more nautical look and feel on the ship, he started with a dramatic (and to many, a welcome) redesign of the uniforms. Often, if a director on a sequel doesn't like some aspect of the design on the previous movie, he hires another person to come in and do what he wants. Fortunately, instead of going to someone else Meyer asked ST:TMP Costume Designer Robert Fletcher to return. Here is an interview with Fletcher from the pages of Enterprise Incidents (the news stand edition as opposed to the earlier fanzine version), issue #18, published June, 1984
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Bonus photos: Leonard Nimoy in a very early 1967 promotional appearance in costume and makeup at a parade. He never appeared in public in character again. Here is a link to an article about it.
Not much to post this time, but I wanted to spotlight a couple of images I found around the web. First, an amazing painting of 'The Cage" found at www.SpaceboyComics.com! They do a fantastic job of combining all of the most iconic images from the pilot. One of the things I like about "The Cage" is that is gives the universe we know from the series a sense of history; that there was a crew before the one we are familiar with. Although largely an issue of practicality (to use the expensive footage and to stave off deadlines where no other scripts were ready), the way it was used in "The Menagerie" made the most of having the footage, and incorporating it into the history of the characters was done in such a way as to make it feel entirely planned (more naturally than George Lucas' retroactive decision to make Luke and Leia siblings and Darth their father). Gene's idea for doing this, in the way he did, was pure (if pragmatic) genius, and as a result we have the series only two-parter (which really felt like "an event") with a special story and feel.
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Bonus: I have found this photo only one other place, in an article that I posted awhile back. But here is the photo itself without the cheap magazine paper degrading the image. This is a special photo made behind the scenes of "Plato's Stepchildren." Wow!
Bonus link: Speaking of Lucas, here is a well-done video mashup bringing the Enterprise and crew into conflict with the Star Wars universe!
The Orions were among the first alien species introduced in Star Trek. A slave girl, or rather the illusion of one, was played by Susan Oliver in the ill-fated pilot episode “The Cage.” The “green girl” was the creation of Fred Phillips who also made Spock’s Vulcan look for the original Star Trek television series. […]
The design of the drydock that first appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture originated in the aborted second Star Trek television series, Phase II. When the script for what was supposed to be the series’ pilot episode, “In Thy Image,” called for a drydock, illustrator Mike Minor came up with a design that closely […]
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