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Star Trek Into Darkness & World War Z To Return To Theaters This Weekend As Double Feature

Star Trek Into Darkness & World War Z To Return To Theaters This Weekend As Double Feature

Paramount Pictures has announced that two of their biggest hits at the box office this summer will be re-released for one week during the Labor Day holiday. J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness along with World War Z will return to select nationwide theaters with showings in 3D and 2D. The showings begin Friday, August 30th and run through Thursday, September 5th.

Participating theaters include AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Marcus Theatres, Regal Cinemas.

Star Trek Into Darkness was originally released to U.S. theaters in May and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood and Alice Eve. The film is now available as a digital download on iTunes and is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 10th.

Star Trek Into Darkness & World War Z

Will you head out to the theater this weekend to see the double feature? Tell us in the comments below.

WATCH: Star Trek Into Darkness Receives Honest Trailers Treatment

WATCH: Star Trek Into Darkness Gets Honest Trailers Treatment

Just in time for the digital release of the film on iTunes, the hilarious folks over at Screen Junkies have unveiled a re-cut version of the Star Trek Into Darkness trailer. The five-minute video calls out many popular criticisms of the film — including the portrayal of the female lead characters, the overuse of lens flare, and the numerous references to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

The trailer features animation from How It Should Have Ended (HISHE).

Check out the video after the jump.


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Description:

For fans of Star Trek – Star Trek Into Darkness was one of the summer’s biggest let downs. We boldly go and revisit the action-packed tale of lens flare, over-recycled Trek cannon, and frozen torpedo body nonsense.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Available For Digital Download Today on iTunes

Star Trek Into Darkness Available For Digital Download Today on iTunes

For those who just can’t wait for the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, Star Trek Into Darkness is available today for digital download through iTunes. The HD version of the film is priced at $19.99 along with a standard definition version for $14.99.

Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, and DVD versions of the film will hit store shelves in three weeks, on September 10th.

Directed by J.J. Abrams, the film was released to U.S. theaters in May and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Bruce Greenwood and Alice Eve.

Star Trek Into Darkness on iTunes

Star Trek Into Darkness on iTunes

Synopsis:

When a ruthless mastermind known as Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch) declares a one-man war on the Federation, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and the daring crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will embark on the greatest manhunt in history.

Will you buy the digital version of Into Darkness today or wait for the Blu-ray/DVD version? Tell us in the comments below.

STLV ’13: Karl Urban To Make First Star Trek Convention Appearance

STLV '13: Karl Urban To Make First Star Trek Convention Appearance

Karl Urban, the current Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy, is set to beam down to his very first Star Trek convention when he appears at Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention, this weekend.

Urban will appear on stage at the world’s largest Star Trek convention on Sunday morning and will be on hand both Saturday and Sunday to sign autographs and pose for photo opportunities with fans.

Aside from J.J. Abrams’ latest incarnation of Star Trek, Urban has also appeared in Xena: Warrior Princess, The Lord of the Rings, Doom, The Chronicles of Riddick, and Dredd.

The convention kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday, with over 100 celebrities set to appear. Guests include William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Jeri Ryan, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Terry Farrell, Nicole de Boer, Alexander Siddig, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, John de Lancie, Robert Picardo, Linda Park, Denise Crosby, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonis, Garrett Wang, Tim Russ, Chase Masterson, and many more.

Urban’s fellow Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness castmates, Alice Eve and Deep Roy are also scheduled to take part in the event.

For more information, check out our Las Vegas Star Trek convention preview.

Simon Pegg Talks Next “Trek” In Time For 50th Anniversary

Simon Pegg Talks A New "Trek" In Time For The 50th Anniversary: They'll Make It Work

Simon Pegg, the English actor who Star Trek fans will know for his role as Scotty, is currently promoting his new movie The World’s End. Last week, at San Diego Comic-Con, Pegg discussed the new film, but also shared his thoughts on the next Star Trek film and the possibility of it being released in parallel to the franchise’s 50th anniversary in 2016.

“I would hope so,” Pegg said when asked if he thought the film would be released in time for the milestone. “it would mean we could get it out for the 50th anniversary, which would be extraordinary… obviously, it’s all in the hands of the sci-fi gods so with a bit of luck…”

Pegg will also return for Mission: Impossible 5, which begins filming next year.

“Fortunately, the ‘Mission’ films and ‘Star Trek’ come under the same Bad Robot banner,” Pegg explained. “So they’ll be able to make it work… but I think I’m going to be a bit busy next year.”

Check out the interview, courtesy of Collider, below.

Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray Cover Art Revealed

Star Trek Into Darkness Debuts at No. 1 on Blu-ray and DVD

Paramount has released box cover art for the forthcoming Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D versions of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek into Darkness.

Set to be released on September 10, it has also been announced that the digital version will debut three weeks earlier on August 20th.

Blu-ray special features will include featurettes on Creating The Red Planet, Attack On Starfleet, The Klingon Home World, and a look at how Cumberbatch’s character was kept a secret.

Abrams recently discussed the film’s release with EW, saying:

“I’m thrilled with how everything looks and sounds,” Abrams said in a statement. “We also have some really fun behind-the-scenes special features that we shot on the Red [Epic cameras] and created entirely in-house at Bad Robot. They really look amazing and unlike anything I’ve seen on DVD or Blu-ray before.”

Take a look at the cover art below.

Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray cover art

Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray cover art

Star Trek Into Darkness 3D Blu-ray cover art

Star Trek Into Darkness 3D Blu-ray cover art

Which version will you buy? Tell us in the comments below.

Zachary Quinto Says Next Star Trek Film May Begin Shooting Next Year

Zachary Quinto Says Next Star Trek Film May Shoot Next Year

Last Friday, at the Galway Film Fleadh, Zachary Quinto discussed his career and his role as Spock in J.J. Abrams two Star Trek films, during a public interview. Quinto talked about current and future projects, including details on the next Star Trek film.

Discussing his role as Spock, Quinto told the audience:

Star Trek 3 should be filming, I suppose, next year. It’s going to be made a lot quicker than the last one. That’s the plan, although nothing is confirmed yet.

When asked if he would be interested in working alongside Abrams on Star Wars: Episode VII, Quinto said he would not.

He was also asked if he would want to reunite with Abrams and appear in Star Wars Episode VII, and he said he would not, without giving a particular reason.

According to a report on BuzzHub, Quinto mentioned that J.J. Abrams planned to once again take on direct duties. However, he did not elaborate on what would be surprising news.

Stay tuned to TrekNews.net for the latest on the next Star Trek film.

via BuzzHub

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ To Make Cable TV Debut in 2015

Zachary Quinto Says Next Star Trek Film May Shoot Next Year

Star Trek Into Darkness, which hit U.S. theaters last month, and is set to released on Blu-ray and DVD later this year, will make it’s cable television debut on FX in 2015.

According to a report on Deadline, The Purge (Universal), Fast & Furious 6 (Universal), Man of Steel (Warner Bros.), This Is The End (Sony) and The Internship (Fox), Epic (Fox), Iron Man 3 (Paramount), Pain and Gain (Paramount), and Oblivion (Universal), in addition to J.J. Abrams’ latest Star Trek film installment, have also been acquired by FX for TV broadcast.

LeVar Burton: Star Trek Into Darkness Is Missing Gene Roddenberry’s Vision

LeVar Burton: Star Trek Into Darkness Is Missing Gene Roddenberry

The folks over at TMZ recently caught up with TNG star LeVar Burton. Discussing Star Trek Into Darkness, Burton said he’s seen the film twice already and remarked that it was missing something very important — the vision of Gene Roddenberry.

At the end of the movie I really care about what happens to the characters, but I’m pretty much missing Gene Roddenberry in J.J.’s interpretation. And at the end of the day, that’s just not OK for me.

The reporter remarked that Burton’s addition to the cast would have made for a better film. To which he replied:

They don’t need me, they just need Gene.

Check out the video below.

Do you agree with his opinion of the latest addition to the Star Trek film franchise? Tell us in the comments below.

via TMZ

WATCH: J.J. Abrams Shows Off Deleted ‘Into Darkness’ Scene, Explains Alice Eve Underwear Shot

WATCH: J.J. Abrams Shows Off Deleted 'Into Darkness' Scene, Explains Alice Eve Underwear Shot

On Wednesday night, Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams appeared on Conan. During the appearance, Abrams promoted the new film and discussed the now infamous Alice Eve underwear scene. Additionally, he showed off a brief clip of a deleted scene involving Benedict Cumberbatch.

The much-talked about scene involves Eve appearing in her underwear opposite Chris Pine as Kirk. The scene has sparked much online debate and has been described as “‘exploitive” and “unnecessary”.

Abrams explained his intentions for the scene, saying:

The intent was, it’s Kirk. He was always this sort of womanizing character. The idea was to have a beat like that in the midst of all this action and adventure.

Alice Eve

Alice Eve

I don’t think I quite edited the scene in the right way, but to me it was this sort of balance. There’s a scene earlier where he’s not dressed either. So it felt like it was this sort of — it was a trade-off.

The scene he’s is referring to involves Kirk in bed with two alien women, played by Katie and Kellie Cockrell.

RELATED: Go Behind-The-Scenes of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS With Katie & Kellie Cockrell

Shirtless Kirk

Shirtless Kirk

Abrams acknowledged that there may be different interpretations of the scene.

Some people did feel like it was exploiting her. And while she is lovely, I can also see their point of view.

He went on to discuss a scene involving Benedict Cumberbatch that was ultimately deleted from the final cut of the film.

We had a scene with him, where we saw him actually take a shower

Deleted Benedict Cumberbatch shower scene

Deleted Benedict Cumberbatch shower scene

Abrams showed off a brief clip of the deleted material, which you can watch in the embedded video below.

via Team Coco

History’s ‘Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe’ Now Available For Free Online Streaming

History's 'Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe' Now Available For Free Online Streaming

Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe, which premiered last week on History Channel, is now available for free online streaming.

The special delves into the science of Star Trek, the possibility of alien worlds, the physics of warp drive, and the possibilities of us someday living in a world similar to the one we see depicted in the films and TV series.

Official description:

Is building our own starship Enterprise possible? Will we ever travel between the stars as easily as they do in Star Trek? JJ Abrams’ new feature, Star Trek Into Darkness, hits the screen in a golden age of scientific discoveries. HISTORY is there, giving viewers a deep look behind the scenes, on the set, and into the science–amazing new exoplanets, the physics of Warp drive, and the ideas behind how we might one day live in a Star Trek Universe.

To watch the entire 83-minute special, visit History.com

Check out a preview below.

WATCH: Alice Eve On Being Cast In ‘Into Darkness’ and Being A Naughty Schoolgirl

WATCH: Alice Eve On Being Cast In 'Into Darkness' and Being A Naughty Schoolgirl

Alice Eve, who stars in Star Trek Into Darkness as Carol Marcus, appeared as a guest on Tuesday’s episode of Conan on TBS.

During the appearance, Eve talked about where she was when director J.J. Abrams called her about the role and how she was initially confused if she had gotten the role or not.

When asked by host Conan O’Brien, if she knew from a young age that she wanted to be a performer. Eve responded by saying that she “did know” and that she was a bit of an exhibitionist as a child.

Eve talked about having a hard time in school and getting in trouble when she was growing up, saying “as much as I enjoyed school, I guess I didn’t see the point of it at the same time.” She went on to tell a story about her and some of her high school friends would cause trouble when one of her teacher’s backs were turned.


CONGRADULATION

Check out a clip of her appearance below.

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