Anton Yelchin, the actor who plays young Chekov in the new Star Trek films, passed away on Sunday in a car accident at his home. Yelchin was 27-years old. More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
Amazon and CBS have reached a licensing deal in which CBS will provide Amazon Prime subscribers with access to its television shows.The deal will add 2,000 TV episodes from popular shows such as The Tudors, Medium, Frasier, Cheers, Numb3rs, and the full Star Trek franchise to the Amazon Prime library, which already has more than 8,000 movies and TV shows. Amazon expects the content to be available during this summer and it confirmed that its Instant Video customers will also have access to the library. Read on for the full press release. More →