Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Fred Topel
CBS Entertainment’s new president Glen Geller spoke with the Television Critics Association for the first time after taking over for Nina Tassler. /Film asked him about the plans for the new Star Trek series CBS is developing for their streaming service, CBS All Access. Geller said the new Trek series was never developed for the broadcast network.
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In addition to fantastic artwork, Mondo has also been churning out some incredible, exclusive vinyl albums for some of your favorite film scores and soundtracks. And kicking off 2016 with a bang is a vinyl re-release of the late James Horner’s score for Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. Making this vinyl even sweeter is some stellar cover art created by Matt Taylor, but the real draw is that this vinyl has the extended score on two LPs. Read More »
Ever since the dawn of YouTube, fan films have become a much more popular outlet of expression for not just the fans who make them, but also those who watch them. These films allow fans to see some of the things they’ve wanted to see happen for years that studio films will likely never give them. And most of the time, studios are absolutely fine with these kind of creations. But when it comes to a new crowdfunded Star Trek fan film, CBS and Paramount Pictures are not happy.
A project called Axanar has raised over $1 million in crowdfunding by way of Kickstarter and Indigogo, and producer Alec Peters has his sights set on making a studio-quality Star Trek fan film. But CBS and Paramount have now filed a lawsuit to stop the production of this film, claiming it violates the rights of their intellectual property. Find out more below! Read More »
In the world of motion pictures, there is an entire team of people whose job it is to create sound effects. This work ranges from duplicating the sounds of the real world, such as shoes stepping on pavement or gun shots, to creating sounds like no one has ever heard before, such as the engine of the Millennium Falcon or a flying dragon. Most of the time, entirely new sounds are created for each and every movie, but sometimes sound effects from the past get reused as well. A video round-up of ten of them can be found below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
I know: you’re still high on Star Wars and you will probably continue to be high on it until Star Wars: The Force Awakens slowly trudges out of theaters in a few months. But can we all pause for about 10 minutes and shift gears to Star Trek? Okay, five minutes. Deal. Let’s do this.
2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the greatest (well, most consistent) science fiction series of all time and everyone involved is pulling out all the stops. Paramount is releasing Star Trek Beyond, which will hopefully be a necessary course correction after the bummer that was Star Trek Into Darkness. CBS is planning a new television series that will premiere in January 2017. And now, Roddenberry Entertainment, the namesake company of Trek’s original creator, Gene Roddenberry, is getting in on the celebration. They will release a never-before-seen image from Star Trek history every single day throughout 2016…and they’ve already revealed three bonus images, just to whet your appetite.
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Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Reactions to the first Star Trek Beyond trailer were… mixed, to say the least. Some fans loved the big, flashy action beats and Beastie Boys soundtrack, while others fretted that it didn’t really feel like Star Trek. But Simon Pegg, who co-wrote and co-stars in the movie, gets it. “There’s a lot more to the film,” he promised, while advising fans to “be patient.” See the Simon Pegg Star Trek Beyond trailer response after the jump. Read More »
The Star Trek Beyond teaser trailer leaked online on Monday right before I was set to have lunch with director Justin Lin. The new Trek filmmaker confirmed that Idris Elba‘s character is indeed in the teaser trailer, even though most of you probably didn’t notice him. In the film Elba plays the new villain, a character that Lin says is named Krall. Find out more details about the Idris Elba Star Trek character after the jump.
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The first teaser trailer for Star Trek Beyond hit the internet yesterday, exciting a lot of people but also pissing off some long-time Trekkies. The complaint is that the movie presented didn’t feel like a Star Trek movie, but instead a modern in-your-face blockbuster. But if you ask director Justin Lin, he’ll quickly remind you it’s just a minute and a half of the movie.
After the jump I present to you excerpts from my hourlong roundtable conversation with Justin Lin, in which he responds to fan criticisms, talks about his personal relationship to Star Trek, the origins of the film’s title, the music choice, the inspiration of the original TV series, what he gave up to direct Trek, his idea for the film, whether it will continue plot lines from Into Darkness, the screenwriting credits, working on a Trek movie with a producer who is directing Star Wars, whether he plans to return to do another Trek movie, and much more.
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The world premiere for Star Wars: The Force Awakens just happened in Los Angeles last night, and this week brings the worldwide release of the film for everybody to see. Therefore, it might not be the best time to throw shade at the galaxy far, far away. But using scientific reasoning and logic, both Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson give Star Trek the advantage over Star Wars, hot on the heels of the first Star Trek Beyond trailer. Find out why below! Read More »