Friday, July 31, 2015

Week Three To Boldy Go Charity Video

It is Zachary Quinto and Karl Urban's turn to promote the Star Trek: To Boldy Go Omaze charity that gives you an opportunity to win a tour of the Star Trek set.

Chaos on the Bridge Covers Early Years of Star Trek: The Next Generation

A new documentary from William Shatner called Chaos on the Bridge explores the early turbulent years of Star Trek: The Next Generation that almost ended the show multiple times, often do to the ego of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. Due to Shatner's celebrity and of course Trek connections, he was able to get candid interviews with the cast and crew of the TV series as they discussed many of the problems the series had to deal with in its first two or so seasons (as mean as it sounds, it is no accident that the very best of Star Trek occurred after Roddenberry's 1991 death). The problems were a combination of demands from Roddenberry combined with minions of his that would often take things to an extreme level (not always with Gene's knowledge or consent). The result was nearly as much drama behind the scenes as in front of it. Much of the problems have been covered in The Next Generation Blu-rays but something to be said of seeing Shatner tackle the material. Below is a trailer followed by clips provided by io9.com. If you want you can rent or buy a digital copy of the documentary here.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Joe Taslim Joins Star Trek 3

Joe Taslim (The Raid) has joined the cast of Star Trek Beyond. The martial arts master is rumored to be playing on the same team as Idris Elba who unconfirmed as playing the big bad of the movie. Suffice it to say if you hire this guy, it is a safe bet he is probably going to play a key part in fighting stunt sequence or two. The movie is currently filming in Vancouver for a July 8th, 2016 release.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Video for Star Trek Charity

Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin have appears in a new video to promote the Star Trek: To Boldy Go Omaze charity that gives (now) five fans a chance to win a visit to the Star Trek set and one a chance to get a walk on role for Star Trek Beyond.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

IDW October 2015 Star Trek Comics

IDW Publishing has released their publishing plans for October 2015. Three floppies and one trade are coming that month. The Green Lantern crossover continues and the Abrams-verse comic hits the 50th issue mark, a rarity for a Star Trek book (and most comics nowadays). For the full details of IDW's other books including GI Joe, TMNT, Transformers, and more click here.