Star Trek Beyond Review Round-up

Star Trek Beyond review roundup: Another big-budget disappointment?

July 22nd at 8:30 PM

Star Trek Beyond review roundup: Another big-budget disappointment?

It’s finally Star Trek season and the latest installment in the modern Star Trek reboot is out in theaters around the world. Star Trek Beyond marks a special moment in Star Trek history, celebrating the 50th birthday of this storied franchise. After all this waiting, Beyond is finally out and Trekkies will surely want to watch it regardless of what reviews say.

But we’re going to give you a review roundup anyway.

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Star Trek Beyond Trailer Release Date

Watch the Enterprise get torn apart in brand new ‘Star Trek Beyond’ trailer

May 23rd at 6:50 AM

Watch the Enterprise get torn apart in brand new ‘Star Trek Beyond’ trailer

This summer, we’re bound to see a new chapter from Captain Kirk’s adventurous life in Star Trek Beyond. A new trailer for the third movie in the new Star Trek trilogy is out, showing us what looks like a brilliant battle in space where Kirk’s Enterprise takes quite a beating from this episode’s villain. More →

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Interview: Son of Spock actor Leonard Nimoy making doc about his dad

May 19th at 1:53 PM

Interview: Son of Spock actor Leonard Nimoy making doc about his dad

In a November 2015 episode of The Big Bang Theory — “The Spock Resonance” — Jim Parsons’ character Sheldon can be seen at one point addressing a video recorder and professing his respect for the half-human, half-Vulcan officer so essential to the Star Trek franchise.

The moment is a typical bit of Sheldon uber-geekery. He’s giving a brief interview to a documentarian during the episode, and we learn, for example, how as a child Sheldon decided to tweak his mother’s constant admonition of “What would Jesus do?” to “What would Spock do?”

The man holding in the camera in the scene — we see him address Parsons’ character briefly — is Adam Nimoy. His late father Leonard was of course the actor who made the role of Spock so iconic and such a staple of pop culture that even 50 years after the first episode of Star Trek aired on NBC in 1966, the pointy-eared, emotionally detached character still feels as familiar and resonant as ever.

There’s another reason Nimoy’s son was on the The Big Bang Theory set that day. He’s putting the final touches on a documentary he plans to release later this year called For the Love of Spock, in honor of his father, who died in February 2015. And it seemed fitting, Nimoy tells BGR, to include along with a host of remembrances, show clips and more an “interview” in his film with a Star Trek-loving character on one of the most popular TV shows today. More →

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Star Trek Trailer

First Star Trek TV series teaser promies new heroes, new enemies and more

May 19th at 9:41 AM

First Star Trek TV series teaser promies new heroes, new enemies and more

Star Trek fans still trying to make sense of the world after enduring J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek Into Darkness will be happy to be reminded that new journeys into deep space are on the horizon. Star Trek Beyond is set to premiere in theaters in late July, but an all new storyline will arrive on smaller screens soon after. That’s right, a fresh new Star Trek television series is in the works and it could be just what fans have been waiting for.

Now, the show’s first teaser video has been released. More →

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Star Trek Beyond Script

The ingenious way ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is making sure its script doesn’t leak online

January 18th at 10:45 PM

The ingenious way ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is making sure its script doesn’t leak online

In between Star Wars movies, we’ll get a new Star Trek movie this year that marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic series. Star Trek Beyond debuts on July 22nd this year, but many details about it are still unknown.

In fact, it looks like secrecy around the movie is so tight that the actors have customized script copies that contain certain typos and errors that could identify the source of a potential leak. Even so, the cast of the new Star Trek movie did reveal some secrets about the upcoming film. More →

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USS Enterprise Vs. Millennium Falcon Neil deGrasse Tyson

USS Enterprise vs. Millennium Falcon: Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on the ultimate nerd fight

November 30th at 8:30 PM

USS Enterprise vs. Millennium Falcon: Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on the ultimate nerd fight

If you had to travel the galaxy using only one famous spaceship from Hollywood’s two iconic sci-fi franchises, which one would it be? Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has weighed in on this intense nerd fight and has explained why he would choose Star Trek’s USS Enterprise over Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon if he had to pick just one. More →

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New Star Trek TV Show

The first new ‘Star Trek’ TV series in over a decade is set to debut in 2017

November 2nd at 11:30 AM

The first new ‘Star Trek’ TV series in over a decade is set to debut in 2017

After the remarkable success of the film that rebooted the Star Trek series in 2009, the former cult classic franchise has become a hot commodity in Hollywood. Star Trek Into Darkness hit theaters in 2013, Star Trek Beyond is scheduled to debut next summer, and a fourth film is supposedly being prepped for 2019.

But on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Star Trek will be returning to TV sometime soon as well. More →

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Welsh Government Klingon Answer UFO Questions

Welsh government speaks in Klingon to answer UFO questions

July 13th at 3:14 PM

Welsh government speaks in Klingon to answer UFO questions

If you’re working for the government, how would you handle UFO-related questions? You could choose to give a non-answer or deny that anything like that even exists. Or, if you’re the Star Trekloving Welsh government, you could troll everyone with an answer in Klingon. More →

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Star Trek Communicator Smartphone Accessory

Every Trekkie Will Want This Amazing Star Trek Communicator Smartphone Accessory

July 7th at 10:30 PM

Every Trekkie Will Want This Amazing Star Trek Communicator Smartphone Accessory

Star Trek has a lot of cool technology that we don’t have today, such as warp drives, tractor beams and teleportation. That said, its smartphones look really, really out of date — in fact, Star Trek’s famous communicator mobile phones look more like clunkier versions of old Motorola flip phones than they do modern smartphones. That said, diehard Trekkies will nonetheless love a brilliant new smartphone accessory unveiled this week that will give them the ability to look just like Captain Kirk while they’re talking to friends on the phone. More →

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Early Details for the Next Star Trek Movie Have Been Announced

June 30th at 10:30 PM

Early Details for the Next Star Trek Movie Have Been Announced

After dipping out of the Fast and Furious franchise in 2013, director Justin Lin has been keeping himself busy. He executive produced procedural drama Scorpion for CBS, directed the first two episodes of True Detective’s second season, and on Monday, revealed the official title of his Star Trek movie, which is currently in production.
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Star Wars Star Trek Mashup

Watch this immediately: Star Wars and Star Trek, together at last in interstellar mashup

May 12th at 9:20 AM

Watch this immediately: Star Wars and Star Trek, together at last in interstellar mashup

It’s time for Star Wars fans and Star Trek fans to let bygones be bygones. Though a vicious battle has raged between them for decades, we think both camps can agree that this video mashup of the two groundbreaking sci-fi series is fantastic. More →

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Leonard Nimoy Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, the original ‘Spock,’ dies at 83

February 27th at 12:39 PM

Leonard Nimoy, the original ‘Spock,’ dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series, has passed away at the age of 83. The New York Times notes that Nimoy announced he had been suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease last year, and his wife confirmed that this was the cause of his death on Friday. More →

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