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.
The "world" tour of William Shatner's one man play Shatner's World: We Just Live In It is coming to our neck of the woods early next year with stops in Galveston, Orange, & San Antonio, January 6th, 7th, and 9th respectively. The Shat will end the Texan leg of his tour on January 10th at the Paramount Theater in Austin. Will we go? We'll see, but we wanted to share the news for any other Austinites that might want to see Sir Billiam on stage.
So, we just got back from the Fathom Events Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Celebration of Season 2 at our local theater (or movie house as the older folks call it) and had a total blast. The event featured "Q Who?" and "The Measure of a Man" episodes, plus a plethora of behind the scenes interviews and making-of docs. We also got a see a lengthy preview of the TNG 25th anniversary round table with the next gen cast from Calgary last April. It was really cool to watch the cast interacting with one another outside of a convention stage. They really do have a great chemistry. The event itself was a lot of fun, the picture quality and sound were remarkable. It's amazing what CBS has done to a 25 year-old show. Fathom also produced an excellent event with an interesting mixture of episodes and supplemental features.
Remember how I said I didn't like spoilers... oh well. Paramount just released the synopsis for the upcoming J.J. Abrams helmed Trek sequel Star Trek: Into Darkness. From what I've read, it sounds like Benedict Cumberbatch IS NOT playing Landru, NOR The Horta, NOR The Doomsday Machine. Yeah, yeah, bad grammar... No, in fact it sounds more like Gary Mitchell. You be the judge.