Dusty Bell Star Trek Poster

In case you haven’t heard, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek: The Original Series, the sci-fi television show that paved the way for countless more on the small screen. Over five decades, the sci-fi series has rounded up an impressive assembly of fans, and one of them decided to make an incredible poster featuring over 120 characters, aliens, locations and ships. Now you can get your hands on it.

Artist Dusty Abell, who has worked as a character designer on everything from Batman: Under the Red Hood to The Mike Tyson Mysteries, is a huge Trekkie, and he created this details poster as a labor of love. But CBS stumbled upon it and asked him to recolor it for the Star Trek 50 for 50 art exhibition. The result is a poster that is also a great test of Star Trek trivia that you can frame for your wall.

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This week we’ve got some new Star Trek goodies for the 50th anniversary, including a new Barbie doll set and an exclusive bobbelhead diorama coming to San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, there’s a great new Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure movie set that comes with an action figure of George Carlin as Rufus, new Funko POP Vinyls for Power Rangers and Preacher, and a few new Star Wars items, including a couple featuring BB-8.

See all that and more in The Toy Box after the jump.

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Star Trek 50th Anniversary Blu-Ray

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, and while Paramount Pictures is already celebrating by releasing Star Trek Beyond in theaters later this summer, there’s is much more good stuff in store for all you Trekkies out there who have loved the series for five decades and all the little Starfleet nerds you’ve created during those years as well.

Today, Paramount Pictures announced a Star Trek 50th anniversary Blu-ray set that is packed full of everything that a longtime Trekkie would want, including the original TV series, all the films featuring the original cast, and more. Get the full details on the set after the jump. Read More »

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This week we have some cool new collectibles statues for Jurassic Park, The Legend of Zelda and Space Ghost. Plus, there are new Funko POP Vinyls for Star Trek Beyond, some Star Trek: The Next Generation swimsuits, some upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusives for Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe, and much more.

See what’s in The Toy Box this week after the jump. Read More »

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The Toy Box is a new weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This week we’ve got some good stuff from Adult Swim’s fantastic Rick & Morty, AMC’s adaptation of Preacher, several new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collectibles, a few cool items from Star Wars and Star Trek, a bloody new Friday the 13th figure and much more. Read More »

Star Trek Tent

If you’re the kind of person who isn’t the biggest fan of camping, maybe spending some time in the woods away from your precious wi-fi would be more appealing if you were sleeping in a Star Trek shuttlecraft. That’s exactly what Star Trek fan Dave Delisle would like to see happen with a concept for a Star Trek tent that looks just like a Federation shuttlecraft. Check it out below. Read More »

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The new trailer for Star Trek Beyond arrived late on Friday night, instantly washing the dreadful taste of the first trailer out of our mouths. Unlike the initial teaser, this footage looks like it comes from an actual Star Trek movie and you know what that means – there is a whole bunch of stuff to sift through if you go through the whole thing frame-by-frame and shot-by-shot.

Since we haven’t seen the movie, this post will contain all kinds of speculation and over-analysis, which means it could be loaded with potential spoilers. Just trek cautiously. And if you want additional reading, Peter Sciretta’s newly published set visit report sheds additional light on the film (and even directly answers and clarifies some of the observations below).

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Star Trek Beyond Set Visit

Last Summer, I visited the set of Star Trek Beyond in Vancouver, Canada. Find out what I learned on set, including how over 50 new alien species were created for this film in honor of Trek’s 50th anniversary, how director Justin Lin has put an end to JJ Abrams’ “camera hand jobs” (yes, you just read that right) and much much more.

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Star Trek Axanar Lawsuit

Just before 2016 began, the producers of a crowdfunded Star Trek fan film called Axanar received some bad news in the form of a lawsuit from Paramount Pictures. At the core of all the legal mumbo jumbo, the lawsuit claimed ,”The Axanar Works infringe Plaintiffs’ works by using innumerable copyrighted elements of Star Trek, including its settings, characters, species, and themes.” It was a brutal blow to the fan film community, especially one as loyal as Trekkies.

Thankfully, some sense seems to have been talked into Paramount Pictures thanks to new franchise producer J.J. Abrams and Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin, and the Star Trak Axanar lawsuit will be dropped very soon. Find out more after the jump. Read More »