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Star Trek: Discovery's SDCC trailer is full of drama


And yet another ship getting destroyed
Jul 24
// Matthew Razak
I really wish that CBS would put out a trailer or something that made me feel confident in exactly what Star Trek: Discovery is. Am I supposed to be watching something from the original Trek universe or not? They say it'...
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Star Trek: Discovery hired fans and canon experts to stay accurate


Guess they heard people yelling
Jul 14
// Matthew Razak
In a story that kind of reeks of covering their asses after many on the web raised valid concerns about the show looking like it wouldn't fit into the established canon, Alex Kurtzman (the shows producer) "revealed" that the ...
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New image of shows of Star Trek: Discovery's teleportation bay


This isn't the Abrams-verse?
Jun 23
// Matthew Razak
All this week we've been getting scattered new images from Star Trek: Discovery as we get closer and closer to the show's September 24 premier date (the first episode will be aired on CBS with the rest on CBS's streaming...
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This is before the original?
After delay and delay and delay we finally have our first look at Star Trek: Discovery. It is very confusing. Check out the trailer and you'll see the cast getting into plenty of scrapes and even some moral quandries (good), ...


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Star Trek: Discovery delayed until May 2017


This is a good thing
Sep 15
// Matthew Razak
If you're anything like me then you've been waiting very impatiently for CBS to release Star Trek: Discovery so you can not watch it until its all out and that way only have to pay for one month of CBS's stupid streaming...
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William Shatner not really apologizes for Star Trek V


What does god need with a star ship?
Aug 22
// Matthew Razak
Fellow humans, the day has come. William Shatner has shown some humility. Well, no, not really, but he has admitted that Star Trek V: The Final Frontier wasn't actually all that great a movie. I mean, it's great in all t...
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Tons of new details for Star Trek: Discovery revealed


Female lead, timeline and more
Aug 11
// Matthew Razak
Star Trek: Discovery head Brian Fuller was on a roll at the CBS All-Access panel at the TCA Press Tour dropping bombs about the show that Trek fans have been desperate to learn. The biggest one is that the show is s...
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CBS Star Trek gets name and ship


Ugly, but wonderful
Jul 25
// Matthew Razak
CBS has been keeping their new Star Trek TV series under tight wraps, but at SDCC this past weekend during the Star Trek 50th anniversary panel they finally gave us some new news. First the name of the show will be Star ...

Review: Star Trek Beyond

Jul 22 // Matthew Razak
[embed]220689:42999:0[/embed] Star Trek BeyondDirector: Justin LinRated: PG-13Release Date: July 22, 2016  While many Trek fans will probably balk at this idea, Justin Lin was the exact right man to helm a Star Trek. We'll never be returning to the all out, slow-pan-around-a-star-ship, philosophical, socially aware, political format of Star Trek of yesterday because that's not what makes money, but we can have a strong mixture of action and heart. Lin brought that to the Fast and the Furious franchise in spades, turning a crappy series into something spectacular that people want to see. He did this not just through action, but by turning a cast of characters into a #family. That's what he's done with Star Trek Beyond too. The crew of the Enterprise is finally on their five year mission. In fact, they're three years into it and, as Captain Kirk's (Chris Pine) captain's log tells us, they're all getting a little bored with the daily grind of exploration. Kirk is questioning whether he wants to be a captain anymore and Spock (Zachary Quinto) is shocked to find that his elder self has passed. Luckily they're docking for resupplies at the newest and largest Star Fleet space station, but before they can settle in an alien shows up requesting help to rescue her crew from an uncharted part of a nearby nebula. The crew of the Enterprise jumps into action and promptly gets the ship torn to shreds, crash landing on an alien planet run by an evil alien named Krall (Idris Elba).  The separation of the crew after the crash landing and the relatively small scale of the story overall delivers a Star Trek that is far closer to the original series in tone than either of the previous two films. The removal of larger political pictures and the Enterprise itself means the focus lands squarely on the crew and that works wonders for finally delivering a Star Trek where you feel the crew is anywhere near the family that the crew of the original series was. Spock and McCoy's (Karl Urban) relationship is especially fleshed out while Sulu (John Cho), Scotty (Simon Pegg), Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) actually become characters instead of plot devices. It's clear that screenwriters Pegg and Dough Jung along with Lin have a far better understanding of what makes Star Trek special than Abrams and crew did. That doesn't mean that the movie turns its back on the new Trek formula. This is still an action movie first and a space drama second. Lin, of course, is really good at action. Again, though, the fights feel more personal and well executed than the previous films. The action is possibly even more over-the-top, and yet it feels more grounded. More importantly Lin keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout every sequence. By the time the now obligatory Beastie Boys song comes on its hard not to be cracking a massive smile no matter how much of a dour original Trek fanboy you are (and I am a big one).  It's even more refreshing that Beyond finally pulls the rebooted franchise out of the shadow of its predecessors. Into Darkness's misguided attempts to recreate Wrath of Khan made the crew seem trite and the story not hit when it was supposed to. Beyond is finally its own story, defining its own crew and creating its own feeling. While it still makes a nod here and there to the original films, it is finally telling its own story -- even if that story isn't all that groundbreaking. I must also champion the film for finally ditching the under armor uniforms that made it look like they were all on the way to bro out at the gym for a bit. The new costume design is spot on and feels much more like something the crew of a starship would wear. The redesign (yet again) of the Enterprise is pretty stellar as well.  For all the fun (and it is really fun) of the movie it isn't really pushing any new boundaries. The story may be new and the cast finally feels like it's gelling, but the plot is paper thin overall. You don't really have time to catch your breathe and think about it while you're watching, but Beyond doesn't go very far beyond in terms of pushing ideas or themes. Maybe, in this case, it doesn't have to. It's focus on the characters overrides its need for a strong plot line and it clearly cares more about hashing out the crew as people than making a profound social statement.  That focus on the crew means that this is by far almost every actors best turn in the role. Pine seems especially comfortable as a more laid back, experienced Captain Kirk while Urban's McCoy becomes less homage to the original and more something of his own. Yelchin finally gets a chance to turn Chekov into something else than a funny accent and nails it, and it's a shame we won't get to see him take the character any further.  Star Trek beyond feels like a very big budget episode of the television show, and while that was a insult for Star Trek: Insurrection, here it is a compliment. The original series and all its progeny had a sort of magic to them, and it stemmed from a crew that felt like a family. That, it turns out, was missing from this new Star Trek thanks to Into Darkness's attempts to replicate instead of create. Thankfully, Beyond brings it back and turns the franchise into something you definitely want to see live long and prosper.
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Going where no new Trek has gone before
The rebooted Star Trek franchise hasn't really had a bad movie. J.J. Abrams put together two highly entertaining pieces of cinema back to back. However, if you're a Star Trek fan Into Darkness was concerning. A...

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Kirk's dad got famous
We all heard the rumors, but now it is official. Star Trek will carry on into a fourth film, which probably isn't too surprising to anyone. The rebooted franchise has been a moneymaker for the studio and the movies haven't th...

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R.I.P. Anton Yelchin (1989 - 2016)


Jun 19
// Geoff Henao
Guys, this one hurts a little more than the standard fare of actor/celebrity deaths. Anton Yelchin, one of Hollywood's most talented young names, has died at the age of 27 due to a freak accident early yesterday morning. Yelc...
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Star Trek Beyond gets a second trailer


May 23
// Rick Lash
Back in December, Paramount released the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond and basically it told us one thing: it's a sabotage! That was according the Beastie Boys track of the same name that was the entire musical score for...
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Check out the first teaser for CBS's new Star Trek


It's new, new, new!
May 19
// Matthew Razak
News of a new Star Trek got me very excited, especially when I heard it would take place in the original universe not Abrams. I enjoy Abrams verse, actually, but I think a TV show is better suited for the old verse. This...
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Guess what got leaked early
The Star Trek Beyond trailer was supposed to debut with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Well, it leaked early, which means that Paramount pushed the release of the trailer to today. Here is your first look of Justin Lin's Star ...

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First Star Trek Beyond trailer will play before Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Nerdfiiiiiiight
Dec 08
// Matt Liparota
It's a meeting of nerd worlds – Hollywood Reporter confirms that Paramount has secured the rights to screen the trailer for the next movie in the Star Trek film franchise, Star Trek Beyond, before arguably the biggest m...
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Boldly continuing to go in 2017
After the success of the Star Trek reboot (yay!) and Star Trek Into Darkness (boo!), it looks like Star Trek is coming back to television. CBS has confirmed that it is putting out a new Star Trek show in January 2017. The sho...

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Simon Pegg says Start Trek 3 script scrapped for being too Star Trek-y


Because philosophy doesn't sell
May 20
// Matthew Razak
You'd think that a franchise like Star Trek would have some pretty clear sailing after two successful films released, but the third movie is proving to be troublesome. Originally Robert Orci was going to direct, but Para...
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Idris Elba: ST3

Star Trek 3's villainy said to be provided by Idris Elba


These are just going to be Bond Movies now
Mar 25
// Jackson Tyler
What's this? Two Idris Elba stories in a many day? These times we live in are bountiful, and we must be grateful for as long as they last. Such fortune flows rarely to these shores. The last two Star Trek movies are two of my...
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RIP Leonard Nimoy

RIP Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)


A great actor, and a kind and gentle man. Leonard Nimoy will be missed.
Feb 27
// Jackson Tyler
Earlier today, news broke that Leonard Nimoy had passed away at the age of 83.  It's hard to put into words the personal importance of Nimoy's work. Star Trek wasn't just the show I watched as a child, it was my ins...
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The Star Trek films have a lot of lens flares


Yet not enough
Jan 23
// Nick Valdez
According to these videos from editor Dylan Browne, there are quite a few lens flares in the first two Star Trek films. Around 1500 of them apparently. In other Star Trek news, Simon Pegg is co-writing the third film with Doug Jung (Dark Blue) with Justin Lin still signed on to direct. Only good can come of this, right?  Or at the very least, more lens flares!  [via /Film]
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Justin Lin to direct Star Trek 3


Star Trek Into Greatness
Dec 23
// Nick Valdez
If you're one of many people, like myself and the rest of the Flixist staff, then you're anxiously awaiting the next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, Furious 7. That's all thanks to the work of Justin Lin, and...
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William Shatner has a role in Star Trek 3 if he wants it


No. No. No. No. NO!
Sep 23
// Matthew Razak
Rumors are coming in that screenplay for the third Star Trek film may have a crucial part for William Shatner that will reteam him with Leonard Nemoy. Evidently the part is a pretty integral part of the film and thus won...
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Paramount announces 2016 release slate, includes Transformers 5 and Star Trek 3


Trans5mers?
Jun 19
// Nick Valdez
While we've been looking to 2015's already bloated film schedule (thanks to loads and loads of comic book properties and sequels), and 2014 is only half way through, Paramount Pictures wants to remind everyone that 2016 is a ...
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Bob Orci to direct Star Trek 3


Quick! Somebody check Gene Roddenberry's grave!
May 14
// Mike Cosimano
Roberto Orci, known for both his work on the Star Trek and Transformers film franchises and his numerous offensive conspiracy theories, will direct the next Star Trek movie. Deadline initially reported on the rumor, before Pa...
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Kurtzman & Orci are breaking up; Orci wants to direct Trek 3


Who gets Sleepy Hollow?
Apr 23
// Mike Cosimano
If you're not familiar with the Alex Kurtzman/Roberto Orci team, you probably haven't been paying attention; the duo have their fingers in many a pot, including Xena: Warrior Princess, Fringe, Mission: Impossible III, and the...
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Joe Cornish Not Directing Star Trek 3; writers confirmed


Attack the Qo'noS?
Dec 10
// Mike Cosimano
After weeks of rumors, Paramount has put to rest the idea of Attack the Block director (and co-mastermind behind the best James Bond theme) Joe Cornish directing the next entry in the rebooted Star Trek film franchi...
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J.J. Abrams regrets keeping Khan in the Mystery Box


Duuuuuuuuuuuuh
Dec 03
// Mike Cosimano
In a recent interview with MTV News, J.J. Abrams talked about why he felt keeping the identity of Star Trek Into Darkness' villain a secret was a bad idea; something I realized as soon as Kirk punched Khan in the face and he ...
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Rumor: Joe Cornish could direct Star Trek 3


This could be the best thing.
Nov 04
// Nick Valdez
If this rumor turns out to be true in some fashion, allow me to title the next Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Greatness (or maybe Star Trek Into Something Less Full of Bologna?). According to the good folks at Deadline, since...
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JJ sez Star Wars VII will be "emotional" and buzzword


Star Trekker to take on Wars with emotion
Sep 20
// Nathan Hardisty
Our lord and savior JJ Abrams came out of the star-spangled closet to finally say some buzzwords about the Second Coming of Christ a.k.a Episode VII. The Into Darkness director said that he hopes that he will deliver an ...
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Star Trek: Into Darkness and World War Z double feature!


Aug 28
// Matthew Razak
Did you think the days of the grindhouse double feature were long gone from our incorporated movie going experiences? Well, you're right unless you're lucky enough to live by an awesome independent theater. However, thanks to...

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