J.J. Abrams, who is currently working on Star Wars Episode VII, discussed the possibility of Star Trek returning to the small screen, in a new interview with EW. Sparked by the success of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. series, Abrams wasn’t optimistic about Star Trek returning to its roots on television, saying: I have been hearing for as long as I can remember that CBS, who has the rights to the series, has just been saying they’re not interested. That’s the word I’ve been told. [A CBS Studios rep replied: “We… Read More »
With J.J. Abrams focussing his attention on the Star Wars franchise, Star Trek has been left without a director for its upcoming third installment. However, Variety is reporting that Joe Cornish may direct Star Trek 3 and that this may be the second time such an offer has been made to him. Cornish’s resume includes director duties on the cult hit Attack the Block and co-writer on “Ant-Man” along with Edgar Wright. Other potential candidates that have been rumored include Jon M. Chu and Rupert Wyatt. While speaking to Collider… Read More »
Hot on the heels of Zachary Quinto’s cameo in the new Xbox One commercial, Star Trek Into Darkness stars, Chris Pine and Alice Eve appear in Sir Paul McCartney’s star-studded music video, for the song “Queenie Eye”. In addition to Pine and Eve, Johnny Depp, Tracey Ullman, Tom Ford, Kate Moss, Meryl Streep, Jude Law and James Corden also make appearances in the video filmed at the legendary Abbey Road Studio. The former Beatle, McCartney is showcased at the piano throughout. Check it out below.
On Friday, Microsoft unveiled an all-new commercial to promote the upcoming release of the Xbox One, featuring Star Trek’s Zachary Quinto. The advertisement, dubbed “Xbox One: Invitation,” was directed by Bryan Buckley and also features Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard. The commercial, which nods to Titanfall, Forza Motorsport 5, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Dead Rising 3 in addition to Star Trek Into Darkness, is the first of Microsoft’s Xbox One global media campaign, scheduled to begin this weekend. Check it out below. Microsoft’s Xbox One is scheduled to be released… Read More »
A new Star Trek-centric feature-length documentary, you may not be aware of, is currently in development. The focus of the film isn’t the phenomenon of Star Trek franchise or its creator Gene Roddenberry — the documentary, The Green Girl, looks at the career of the actress and the original Orion slave girl (from the episode “The Cage”), Susan Oliver. Directed and produced by George Pappy, the film has been in development for over two years and according to the Indiegogo page, includes more than 40 interviews with Oliver’s friends, family… Read More »
Destination Star Trek has revealed the first eight guests to appear at the three-day event set to take place February 21-23, 2014, at the Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany. Thus far, William Shatner, Brent Spiner, Rene Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman, Casey Biggs, Vaughn Armstrong, Steve Rankin and Kitty Swink have been announced. Additional guests are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. VIP, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Single-day tickets are on sale now. For more information on the event, visit Destination Star Trek.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Star Trek‘s original Captain Kirk discussed a myriad of topics, including his new TNG documentary, killing off Captain Kirk, J.J. Abrams and why he hasn’t appeared in any of his films. On the topic of Whacky Doodle, his upcoming documentary on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Shatner said: That’ll be the ninth documentary that I will have made. We are editing it now and calling it Wacky Doodle. All of the writers in the documentary said the show was all wacky doodle, so… Read More »
During the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray release party, Crave Online confronted director J.J. Abrams about his often ridiculed use (some would say overuse) of lens flare in Star Trek (2009), Super 8, and Star Trek Into Darkness. While the filming technique has become one of Abrams’ calling cards, his explanation may come as a surprise. “I know I get a lot of grief for that,” Abrams said. “But I’ll tell you, there are times when I’m working on a shot, I think, ‘Oh this would be really cool… with… Read More »
CBS Home Entertainment has unveiled the cover art and trailer for the upcoming release of Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3 on Blu-ray. The cover art (pictured below) features Captain Archer, T’Pol and Doctor Phlox in the forefront — with Trip Tucker, Malcolm Reed, Hoshi Sato and Travis Mayweather behind them. Fans of the series will remember that season three introduces the Xindi, an alien enemy determined to annihilate the human race. Watch the season three trailer below. The third season of Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-ray is now available for… Read More »
In the premiere episode of George Takei’s new web series Takei’s Take, George looks at Google Glass — a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display being developed by Google. The episode is co-hosted by technology reporter Lamarr Wilson. The series, which is made in association with AARP, will star Star Trek’s original Hikaru Sulu as he reviews the latest in consumer technology with viewers over 50 years old in mind. The first episode hit the web last week and at the time of this writing has been viewed more… Read More »
To celebrate the home video release of Star Trek Into Darkness, TrekNews.net is giving away the Blu-ray DVD combo pack version of the film, SIGNED by director J.J. Abrams. It’s extremely easy to enter. Here’s how: 1. Follow TrekNews.net on Twitter at @treknewsnet before Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST. 2. Retweet our tweet: “RT and FOLLOW @TrekNewsnet to win a Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray signed by JJ Abrams! http://trekne.ws/19zKRZ9″ A winner will be chosen at random and notified by Monday October 7, 2013. To enter you… Read More »
J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness has been heavily criticized since its theatrical release in May. While fans, bloggers, and even TNG star LeVar Burton have expressed an unfavorable opinion of the film, the folks over at Cinema Sins may be the most scathing — pointing out 61 things wrong with it. Check out the video below. Do you agree? Would you add anything to the list? Let us know in the comments. via Huffington Post