Earlier this year, two of our Trek friends joined forces to present a Vegas Khhaaan! tour-de-force. Tour being the operative word here. Next year, Geek Nation Tours and Trekland's own Larry Nemecek are partnering again for the special Exploring Trek Sites: Hollywood to Vegas tour. The 2013 version will include trips to Vasquez Rocks, Mojave Desert filming locales, and the Valley of Fire in Nevada were Captain James T. Kirk spent his last moments. Just like this year's tour, H2V 2013 will end at Creation Entertainment's Star Trek Las Vegas convention.
"He Operates As A Terrorist" Says Benedict Cumberbatch About The Star Trek Into Darkness Villain John Harrison
Benedict Cumberbatch recently talked to MTV News about his role in Star Trek Into Darkness. Mr. John Harrison... If that's your real name... "He is a terrorist, he operates as a terrorist," Says Benedict. "He has extraordinary physical powers but also mental powers."
Yeah, we've guessed Gary Mitchell. Sure, we've said Landru or The Doomsday Machine. Heck, we've even thrown around The Horta, but who the heck is John Harrison? According to a recently released Paramount publicity still, that's who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in Star Trek Into Darkness. Okay, okay, we get it. Maybe it's more of J.J's skillful subterfuge. Maybe it was released just to get the blogosphere (I so hate that word) whirring. Well, guess what kids? It worked.
It's going to be a crazy ride to May 17th. All of the press for Star Trek Into Darkness is really starting to ramp up and it's only going to get crazier the closer we get to summer. Trek newcomer Alice Eve recently talked to Digital Spy about her time working on the new J.J. Abrams film and had nothing but praise for her director.
We're getting close to the holidays and what better way to celebrate than with a free signed copy of Robert Greenberger's Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History. Thanks to the fine folks at Voyager Press, we're giving away a copy to one lucky fan. The winner will receive a hardback version of Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History with a signed book plate inside the front cover. All you have to do is like our Facebook page and leave a comment below by 11:59 PST December 14th. Once all of the names have been gathered, we'll have a drawing and announce the winner on both our Facebook page & Twitter stream.
The first Trailers for Star Trek Into Darkness have hit the web and to us... it looks awesome. I'm still thinking that Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Gary Mitchell, but it wouldn't be the first time I've been wrong. One of our readers posted a few days back that it could also be Garth of Izar. That looks compelling and is a good possibility too. Heck, who knows, it could be Khan. J.J. is a master of subterfuge. ..... KHHHAAAANN! Sorry, had to. Check out both versions of the trailer below including the extended footage Japanese trailer.
The second (or updated) version of the popular Star Trek PADD app has just been release by CBS Interactive. Developed by San Francisco base ArcTouch, the updated version includes 170 new databank entries plus support for all iOS devices.
In the playful press release ArcTouch founder or Captain Eric Shapiro says: “Our team implemented a focused chroniton particle generator to open a temporal wormhole to the 24th century,” he continues, “We condensed 20 billion gigaquads of data about aliens, planets, and technology into a databank and created an app to access it.”
Thanks to our good friend Darren Benjamin from Trekcast for sending us this link. Everyone's favorite android from Star Trek: The Next Generation beams into the this new robotics advertisement from General Electric. Along with Data, we get to see old friends like Robbie The Robot, Johnny 5, K.I.T.T. (minus The Hoff), GERTY from Moon, and a ton of other recognizable artificial life. Called "Robots on the Move", the advert runs about a minute long and is showcasing GE's robotics division, I think. Anyway, I thought it was rather clever.
As some of you have probably seen, Paramount just released a brand new poster for Star Trek Into Darkness that features the iconic delta shield seemingly cut out of a destroyed building. I say building, it could be anything. One interesting thing to note, that someone pointed out on the net, is that you can clearly see the London Gherkin in the background. I'm not sure how much the poster tells us about the upcoming film, but it definitely is reminiscent of the poster for The Dark Knight Rises. That's not a bad thing, just not super original.