You can boldly buy the iconic Star Trek: The Motion Picture poster — for a limited time. The stunning poster that accompanied Star Trek‘s first feature film by artist Bob Peak has left a mark on pop culture, but sadly, has only been available in the fragile one-sheets that were first released 39 years ago. Until now.
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Star Trek: The Motion Picture was quite the disappointment when it hit theaters in 1979, even for the most hardcore Trekkies out there. It’s a sci-fi slog that was nowhere near as satisfying of a leap from TV to film as many had hoped. Thankfully, it was followed by Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, and that rescued the film franchise and got fans back on board. But there is one thing that makes Star Trek: The Motion Picture a bit more interesting, and that’s a change in the film’s score.
Filmmaker Patrick Collins took the time to edit about 22 minutes of footage from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and enhanced it with Daft Punk’s outstanding, electric score from TRON Legacy. With all of the trippy visuals from the first Star Trek movie, Daft Punk’s score makes the perfect accompaniment.
Watch Star Trek The Motion Picture with TRON Legacy score after the jump. Read More »
Part of the genius in the latest Star Trek films is how the screenwriters were able to reboot a franchise that already had ten movies, but keep the story in the same timeline. They did this, of course, by bringing back Leonard Nimoy through a time-travelling worm hole.
So though most people are referring to this month’s Star Trek Into Darkness as merely a sequel, in a way it’s also a prequel to Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Those original films are the ones talented artist Matt Ferguson has tackled in a gorgeous series of posters. Check them out below. Read More »
If you’ve been reading /Film for a while, then you know about my love for old vintage behind the scenes featurettes. Some of the ones we’ve featured in the past include The Goonies, The Making of the computer graphics for Star Wars, The Shining, and Ghostbusters II Slimer Suit/Puppet Test Footage. Today I bring you a 10-minute behind the scenes making of documentary for Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Watch the video now, embedded after the jump.
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