JJ Abrams believes that the Star Trek game ‘arguably hurt’ Into Darkness success
Sep14

JJ Abrams believes that the Star Trek game ‘arguably hurt’ Into Darkness success

Speaking to GamerHub, JJ Abrams explained that Namco Bandai’s tie-in Star Trek: The Video Game “was obviously a big disappointment”, and that he walked away from the project early on after realising “that it was not going in a place where we were going to get what we wanted…” “To me, the video game could have been something that actually really benefited the series and was an exciting, fun...

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Star Trek returns to the world of pinball
Sep13

Star Trek returns to the world of pinball

Product Description Inspired by the Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness films, the newest Stern machine puts players in Captain James Kirk’s chair of the U.S.S. Enterprise, embarking on a journey to protect and defend the planets of the Federation. Stern’s Star Trek pinball machine features all the bells and whistles a Star Trek fan would desire. With adrenalin-filled battles, high-definition artwork, cosmic LED lighting and classic...

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Star Trek: The Original Series Part 15: Harlan and the Guardian, the parasite and the light. Goodnight. By Rick Austin
Sep13

Star Trek: The Original Series Part 15: Harlan and the Guardian, the parasite and the light. Goodnight. By Rick Austin

For a legendary writer in the field of science fiction, Harlan Ellison seemed like the perfect fit for Star Trek. Except for two problems: He didn’t follow the rules, and Gene Roddenberry didn’t understand him. His script for The City On The Edge Of Forever was ground-breaking, and that was the problem. He viewed the Star Trek universe as a darker and edgier place, creating what amounted to Deep Space Nine 30 years early. His script...

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JJ Abrams: Rupert Wyatt would be great for Star Trek 3
Sep12

JJ Abrams: Rupert Wyatt would be great for Star Trek 3

Speaking to HitFix, J.J. Abrams who will be producing Star Trek 3, addressed rumours that Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Robert Wyatt is being courted to direct the film. “He’s incredibly talented, and we’d be lucky to have someone as talented as Rupert. But there are things we’re focusing on right now before the director, which is just sort of the fundamentals of where the story is gonna go.”...

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J.J. Abrams on Not Directing Star Trek 3
Sep12

J.J. Abrams on Not Directing Star Trek 3

Collider spoke to JJ Abrams at the Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-ray launch party on Tuesday night. Here’s what was said: Collider: “A movie like this is obviously movie magic at its finest. When you put out a Blu-ray that reveals some of those secrets, do you have to really think about what you want to reveal and what you don’t?” J.J. ABRAMS: “I don’t like behind the scenes happening too much before a movie...

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Star Trek Teleportation Stuns Shoppers
Sep12

Star Trek Teleportation Stuns Shoppers

To celebrate the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, movie and TV streaming service blinkbox worked with top illusionist Scott Penrose to perform some cunning teleportation trickery. Press release LONDON, 10 September 2013: In a video released today, shoppers look on in awe at what appears to be the world’s first successful attempt at teleportation.     In fact, the dramatic spectacle was a stunt by top illusionist Scott Penrose and...

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Growing Up Trekkie – by Renee Roberts
Sep10

Growing Up Trekkie – by Renee Roberts

Like many of us here at Trek Mate, I grew up with Star Trek. I remember catching some of the first run of the Original Series in 1968 when I was five, and I watched the syndicated re-runs regularly from the early 1970’s onwards. I also enjoyed The Animated Series. After I got my first tape recorder, I recorded the audio of every episode, both live-action and animated, while watching it on TV. It took quite a bit of convincing to...

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Star Trek Starfleet Ice Tray
Sep09

Star Trek Starfleet Ice Tray

New from Think Geek is the Star Trek Starfleet Ice Tray. A great way to get your drink ice cold. Product description Ten forward just got cooler We wonder if people will still use ice in the future, and we just don’t see it on the show. Maybe for a warm day on Risa, Picard would take his Earl Grey iced? Perhaps Captain Sisko wants some cold-brewed Raktajino to switch up his routine on Deep Space Nine, or surely Neelix knows of...

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R2-D2 spotted in Star Trek Into Darkness
Sep09

R2-D2 spotted in Star Trek Into Darkness

R2-D2 Was in Star Trek Into Darkness about one hour, 17-minutes into the film. After the Vengeance fires on the Enterprise while the ships are in warp, R2 gets sucked out of the ship with other members of the crew. Rafael Oca tweeted the following image Is that R2D2? #startrek pic.twitter.com/Nf8Q8vwkCH— rafaeloca (@rafaeloca) September 8, 2013 Source io9

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Star Trek writer Roberto Orci responds to fan criticism: “F**k off!”
Sep07

Star Trek writer Roberto Orci responds to fan criticism: “F**k off!”

Star Trek writer Roberto Orci has criticised fans after reading an article about how the franchise is “broken”. Orci – who worked on the 2009 reboot and this year’s sequel Star Trek Into Darkness – described fans as “s**tty” in a post on TrekMovie.com. On September 1, the fansite published an article titled ‘Star Trek is broken – here are ideas on how to fix it’, which...

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