Browsing Category

Contest

Show Off Your #TrekStash & You Could Win A Star Trek T-Shirt From TrekNews.net & T-Shirts.com

Show Off Your #TrekStash And You Could Win A Star Trek T-Shirt From TrekNews.net And T-Shirts.com

In partnership with T-Shirts.com, TrekNews.net is giving away some new Star Trek t-shirts to our social media followers.

As Star Trek fans, most of us love to collect. From Blu-rays and DVDs to autographed photos, models and action figures. Before you know it, you’ve have quite the “Trek Stash”. So why not add a new t-shirt to that collection?

To enter:

1. Follow @TrekNewsNet on Twitter and tweet us a photo of your favorite Star Trek item in your collection with the hashtag #TrekStash.

To double your chances to win:

2. Tweet the following:

Show Off Your #TrekStash & You Could Win A Star Trek T-Shirt From TrekNews.net & T-Shirts.com — http://trekne.ws/1iI9s3K

Random winners will be chosen and contacted at the conclusion of the give-away, on February 28, 2014.

Check out T-Shirts.com’s full line of Star Trek T-shirts.

Win A Trip To The Hollywood Premiere of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

Win A Trip To The Hollywood Premiere of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

One lucky fan will win an all expenses paid trip to the Hollywood premiere of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, thanks to a new sweepstakes from Amazon Prime.

According to the press release, the grand prize carries an approximate value of $4 thousand dollars and includes travel accomidationis, three nights at a luxury hotel, single screening tickets for the winner and their guest, $5 hundred in cash, and a welcome basket filled with Star Trek merchandise.

For more details, official rules and to enter, visit the sweepstakes page on Amazon.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood and Alice Eve, will be in IMAX, 3D and 2D theaters everywhere on May 17th.

Photo: Paramount Pictures

Win Tickets To Next Week’s “Best Of Both Worlds” Theater Event

See TNG's "The Best Of Both Worlds" In Theaters Tonight For One Night Only

Star Trek author, historian, producer and friend of TrekNews.net, Larry Nemecek is giving away ten free pairs of tickets to the “Best of Both Worlds” theater event next Thursday, April 25th.

While the two-part episode will be shown in theaters nationwide, the contest is only open to those able to attend the event in Phoenix, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Boston.

For details and to enter the contest, visit Larry’s Trekland blog.

The deadline to enter is this Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m. ET.

Win Tickets To "Best Of Both Worlds" Theater Event

More information about the event in the press release below.

“Star Trek: The Next Generation® – The Best of Both Worlds” Event Transports into Cinemas on April 25

NCM® Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and IGN Present a One-Night Event Featuring the Classic Series’ Third Season Finale and Fourth Season Premiere Remastered into a Feature-Length Presentation

Special Event Will Precede “Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds” Blu-ray Releases on April 30

Centennial, Colo. – Feb. 27, 2013 – “You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.” Trekkers nationwide will soon heed those commands as NCM® Fathom Events, CBS Home Entertainment and IGN present “Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Best of Both Worlds,” which beams into select cinemas on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The fan-favorite two-part episode – “The Best of Both Worlds” – is comprised of the third season finale and the fourth season premiere, with Part 1 making TV Guide’s list of “TV’s Top 100 Episodes of All Time.” The episodes have been remastered into a feature-length presentation and will be presented on the big screen.

Tickets for “Star Trek: The Next Generation® – The Best of Both Worlds” are available at presenting theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be broadcast to more than 550 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Fans will enjoy this digitally restored and gloriously remastered presentation in high definition. The fascinating storyline follows the cybernetic alien race, the Borg, as they abduct and transform Capt. Picard into a half-Borg, half-human called Locutus. Meanwhile, the Enterprise crew must race against time to intercept the nefarious Borg cube before it reaches Earth to enslave humanity.

“Fans have been discussing these historic episodes since they first aired, and we’re excited to present them like never before, newly improved and on the big screen,” said Ken Ross, executive vice president and general manager of CBS Home Entertainment. “This special event will ensure that ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ will remain a classic throughout the 21st Century — and beyond.”

Created by Gene Roddenberry as part of the “Star Trek” franchise, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” premiered 21 years after the debut of the original “Star Trek” series. Featuring one of the most endearing ensemble casts in television history, with seven seasons and 176 episodes, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” took fans on the remarkable continuing voyages of the Starship Enterprise, set in the 24th century.

“After the success of the first two ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ events, we couldn’t wait to bring additional seasons back to the big screen for fans to enjoy,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Fans will be absolutely thrilled with the presentation of these ‘Next Generation’ classics.”

“Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3” and “The Best of Both Worlds” will be released on Blu-ray on April 30.

CBS is a proud and long-standing supporter of the American Red Cross and will continue to show its support through this event. CBS will make a financial donation to support the Red Cross which shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

About National CineMedia (NCM)
National CineMedia (NCM) operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema advertising and events across the nation’s largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM’s theater advertising network covers 183 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes over 19,300 screens (approximately 18,500 digital). During 2012, approximately 710 million patrons attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is comprised of over 740 locations in 172 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 41 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 48.6% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com. (NCMI-E)

About CBS Home Entertainment
CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD and Blu-ray businesses for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Networks. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD and CBS Blu-ray labels.

About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN’s properties reach more than 57 million unique users worldwide, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore. IGN’s network of video game-related properties (IGN.com, 1UP.com, GameSpy and others) is the Web’s #1 video game information destination. IGN also owns the world’s largest men’s lifestyle website, AskMen.com, and men’s entertainment site UGO.com. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.

via Larry Nemecek’s Trekland

Esurance Announces STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Sweepstakes

Esurance Announces STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Sweepstakes

On Tuesday, Esurance along with Paramount Pictures announced a sweepstakes for fans to win two tickets to the U.S. premiere of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and $2,500 in travel expenses along with exclusive online content through the Esurance Facebook page.

According to the press release, Esurance will offer fans a variety of exclusive content, including:

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the next thrilling adventure for Captain Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise crew
  • Embrace the Darkness Sweepstakes – Esurance will send one lucky winner and a guest to the U.S. premiere of “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.” The winner will also receive $2,500 in travel expenses.
  • “The Vulcanizer” – Fans can upload and share photos of themselves magically ‘transformed’ into Vulcans.
  • Downloads – Exclusive movie-themed content such as wallpaper for screensavers, icons and movie posters are available to download and share with friends.

For more information, check out the press release below or visit Esurance Facebook page.

The Esurance "Vulcanizer"

The Esurance “Vulcanizer”

Press release:

ESURANCE TEAMS WITH PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO PROMOTE UPCOMING “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” FILM

Tie-in gives Star Trek fans the chance to attend the movie premiere, get “Vulcanized” and view exclusive content on Esurance Facebook Page

SAN FRANCISCO – January 29, 2012 – Esurance, the direct to consumer personal car insurance company, is teaming with Paramount Pictures to promote “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS,” the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 hit film which introduced Star Trek to a new generation of fans.

A company known for bringing car insurance into the modern world, Esurance is offering fans a variety of ways to engage with the movie prior to its highly anticipated release on May 17, 2013. Key elements of the movie-themed online promotion, which starts today, include:

- An exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the making of the next thrilling adventure for Captain Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise crew on the Esurance Facebook page.
- Embrace the Darkness Sweepstakes – Esurance will send one lucky winner and a guest to the U.S. premiere of “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.” The winner will also receive $2,500 in travel expenses.*
· – “The Vulcanizer” – Fans can upload and share photos of themselves magically ‘transformed’ into Vulcans.

· – Downloads – Exclusive movie-themed content such as wallpaper for screensavers, icons and movie posters are available to download and share with friends.
“Much like “STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” takes movie audiences to exciting new worlds, Esurance, as car insurance for the modern world, is taking car insurance to the next level,” said Esurance Chief Marketing Officer John Swigart. “This film is one of the most widely anticipated movies in years, and we’re excited to have the opportunity to offer fans a chance to see the premiere and enjoy a unique Facebook experience that they can share with their friends.”

“STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS” is written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci. Jeffrey Chernov and Skydance Productions’ David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake are the executive producers.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. PT on 1/28/13. Ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on 2/15/13. Open to legal residents of any U.S. state or DC who are age 21 at time of entry. Internet access, a Facebook account in good standing, and a “Like” of Sponsor’s page are all required. Void where prohibited by law. To enter, log on to facebook.com/esurance and follow on-screen links to the Embrace the Darkness Sweepstakes. SUBJECT TO FULL OFFICIAL RULES by mailing a self-addressed, stamped #10 envelope with proper postage to “Esurance Embrace the Darkness Sweepstakes,” ATTN: Official Rules Request, 650 Davis Street, San Francisco, CA 94111. VT residents may omit return postage. ARV of prize: $2,500. Prize details may vary. Limit 1 entry per person, per email address, per day. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor: Esurance Insurance Services, Inc., 650 Davis St., San Francisco, California 94111-1922.

About Esurance®
Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With an easy-to-use mobile app, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is insurance for the modern world™ and the smart choice for today’s web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

###

Starship Enterprise-F Makes Star Trek Online Debut

Enterprise-F

As new photos from J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek film have us excited about Trek’s future at the movies and online conversation has us question Trek’s future on TV, Star Trek Online is boldly going where all other media have never gone before: they’ve designed and commissioned a new starship Enterprise and officially brought her into service (some spoilers for Star Trek Online follow).

While the design of the latest starship to bear the name was revealed some time ago, the ship did not make its official debut until this month (as part of the Featured Episode Series “The 2800″). The new Odyssey-class starship was based on a contest submission from fan Adam Ilhe and then finalized by the STO team.

The Enterprise-F can now be seen in-game as part of the aforementioned Feature Episode Series and vessels of its class can be purchased by players in the game’s online store.

A few key members of her crew have been revealed, including her captain. Va’Kel Shon is an Andorian officer assisted by the player in earlier episodes whose ship, the Belfast, is lost in service. Shon (and much of his crew) are rewarded for their valor with the Enterprise-F, which Shon brings to bear at a crucial point in the finale of “The 2800.” Players are told that Shon has combat experience against the Borg, the Dominion, and other threats to the Alpha Quadrant.

Shon is the first non-human captain of an Enterprise, making his commission an historic one. According to Memory Beta, this is not the first mention of the Enterprise-F in non-canonical Star Trek lore; it will be interesting to see how Star Trek Online’s version of the ship (and other historical events of note) will be addressed in future Trek media. For now, players of Star Trek Online have one more key piece of Star Trek included in-game.

Starship Enterprise-F

For more information on the Enterprise-F, visit Star Trek Online.

William Shatner Announces New “Captains” Contest

William Shatner Announces New "Captains" Contest

William Shatner announced a new contest through his Twitter account earlier today. He along with EPIX will be giving away “Who’s Your Captain” t-shirts and The Captains posters. The contest starts today and runs through next Saturday, August 13th.

To enter, you must follow @WilliamShatner on Twitter, tweet a photo to Shatner dressed as your favorite captain and tell him why they are your favorite.

If you still have yet to see The Captains, EPIX is still offering a free two-week trial on EpixHD.com. We highly recommend you check it out. If you have seen it, read our review and comment with your thoughts.

Info on How You Can Be Part of EpixHD’s “The Long Khan”

shatner-khaaan

It’s an epic moment in Star Trek history. We all know the moment. We all love the moment. Now, you can be a part of cementing that epic moment into not just Star Trek history but in Internet history as well.

EPIX, a new cable channel/Video on Demand service, is hosting The Long Khan. What they are looking for is for Star Trek fans to upload videos of themselves screaming “KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!” just as Kirk did in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The more people that participate, the longer The Long Khan will be.

For more information and to submit your video, head over to The Long Khan website.

Video embedded below.

New 8-Bit Star Trek Print to Debut at MoCCA Festival

Trexels

Trexels is a limited edition 8.5″ x 11″ print from John Martz and Koyama Press, featuring 235 of your favourite Star Trek characters (give or take a few Tribbles) in pixelated form.

While the print will debut at the MoCCA Festival in New York City this weekend (April 9-10, 2011), John is currently running a contest on his site, where he’s giving away prints to two entrants who correctly name the most characters.

For more information, check out JohnMartz.com/trexels