It’s been over 10 years since Star Trek has graced our TV screens; Enterprise ended its run unceremoniously in 2005. Most people were fine with that, but in the intervening years, especially after J.J. Abrams‘ rebooted Star Trek movies became a smash success, Trekkies everywhere started to wonder how long it would be before CBS would see the logic (heh) in making a renewed effort to launch a small screen Trek. There’s been no shortage of interest, many writers have had in their back pocket ideas to make it happened, and have even shared a few, but now it looks like something official is being built in TV space dock under the supervision of Alex Kurtzman. (more…)
Best known for her role as Kes on Star Trek: Voyager, Jennifer Lien remains in the Harriman, Tennessee jail since her arrest on September 3rd on two misdemeanor counts of Indecent Exposure from an incident with a neighbor. Unable, or refusing to pay her $2500 bail, Lien has sat in jail for the past two weeks and awaits her December 7th court date. How did this all come about? (more…)
It was a kind of joke (but not really) for years as Trekkies fans of all stripes identified the 1999 sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest as the best Star Trek films in years. A nice complement that also has the virtue of being true thanks in no small part to a great cast and sharp editing and visual effects work. For Trek fans, it was an Easter egg-filled delight of all the Star Trek tropes, not mention a kind of parody of all the behind the scenes drama of cast discord with the show’s conceited and marginally talented star (ahem). But might the Galaxy Quest concept be durable and adaptable for television? Well, Amazon certainly thinks so. (more…)
Patrick Stewart Remains Open To Reprising Star Trek Role, But Stands Firm On There Being FOUR LIGHTS!!!
There have been plenty of Starfleet captains on television and the big screen: Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), and Captain Archer (Scott Bakula). Of course the best has to have been Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart). (*Insert Nerd Fight Here.) It’s been 21 years since Stewart, one of the most iconic of those starship captains, last appeared on television, and 13 years since we saw him on the big screen. Now Stewart opens the door on a chance that we may see him again…that is if the stars align just the way we want them to. (more…)
Omaze charity efforts for the Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign, has afforded fans some great sneak peeks of the forthcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond, including some new aliens, the new Starfleet uniforms, and the cast showing off their best dance moves on the bridge of the Enterprise.
With only one week left to donate, the possibility of earning the chance to win a walk-on role in the move from director Justin Lin is at your finger tips. Of course with only a few days left, a new charity video has surfaced that also acts as a Leonard Nimoy tribute, complete with the cast giving Spock’s customary farewell.
While there have been other Star Trek cruises in the past, this marks the first officially CBS licensed Star Trek Cruise. Hosting duties for this cruise fell to Star Trek’s first captain, William Shatner. It’s probably better that I am not able to go, I’d be hoping for “Gilligan’s Island 3 Hour Tour” type event that would strand me on an island with Shatner and the other Star Trek hosts where we’d make Bamboo huts, coconut radios, and talk Trek. (more…)
The Official Star Trek Convention is going on right now in Las Vegas (August 6-9, 2015), and the show always brings out many familiar Trek stars to interact with the fans all weekend. Saturday afternoon featured the Q&A panel of one of the all-time greats of the “classic” series and films, none other than Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner. Fans in attendance at the panel got way more than they bargain for, though, as Shatner finally decided to break his silence on why he and fellow Trek star George Takei don’t get along so well.
No, that is not a Klingon Warrior’s Vulcan Ears Taken in Battle collection, although I am sure there are Klingon connoisseurs of such things in the rebooted Klingon Empire. Those ears are part of a glimpse into the production of Star Trek Beyond found in the latest video promoting the Omaze Star Trek: To Boldly Go charity event. Do you want to know more? (more…)
Even though the Star Trek franchise has already gone so far as to announce that they have the fourth film in the series officially approved, fans have still been waiting around to find out what the third film will be called. The rumors hit about a week ago that there was an official title to be had and now we here at Nerd Bastards can confirm that the rumor was indeed true. The third Star Trek movie has now been named. (more…)