From Conan’s cutting room floor comes another hilarious bit with his associate producer Jordan Schlansky, as he goes off on an seemingly endless rant about why Star Wars is so much better than Star Trek – and nobody stops him. Somebody get this guy a lozenge.
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Our second look at the new Star Trek series is still pretty light on plot, but it does a good job showing off more of the cast of characters, enemies, ships, props, and costumes, all of which have a look that’s pretty different than any other Trek to date. (Thanks Jack!)
Trekkies who prefer to rum and fruit juice cocktails to Romulan ale will be thrilled with this awesome set of tiki glasses, inspired by The Original Series. The set of 14oz. ceramic tikis includes likenesses of Captain Kirk, Dr. McCoy, a Gorn, a Klingon, Mr. Spock, and a Mugato.
Sonequa Martin-Green, Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, and Doug Jones star in the first new Trek series in over a decade. It takes place in the pre-Kirk era, and is being told from the perspective of the ship’s first officer. The pilot hits CBS, followed by a full season on CBS All Access.
Tested visited Quantum Mechanix’s booth at San Diego Comic-Con to look at the toymaker’s upcoming spaceship scale models. The highlight of the booth is definitely the cutaway Millennium Falcon, but the Star Trek Beyond ship and Star-Lord’s Milano are awesome too.
The universe is under attack by The Red Empire, a race of robots intent on wiping out all organic life. It’s up to the crew of the NX-01 Enterprise to stop them. Jürgen Kaiser’s stop-motion fan film is an incredible achievement and a true labor of love. (In German w/subtitles)
The Film Theorists’ Frame By Frame argues that Star Trek’s creators cribbed several tropes from submarine films for his TV show, such as mutiny and making blind decisions. We think that these elements are present in many movies where a group of people are left on their own.
It’s the perfect gift for Star Trek fans from The Original Series to the J.J. Abrams movies, and everything in between. Learn the history of Starfleet, character backgrounds, Trek tech in layperson’s terms, and much more in author Paul Ruditis’ 300+ page visual guidebook.
The latest trailer for the new Star Trek movie reminds us that just because Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is behind the lens this time, that we can still expect the classic characters and alien threats we know and love. Here’s hoping they didn’t forget the humor.
While all it basically shows us are the new logo and a bunch of strange new worlds flying by, this teaser still gets us excited for the prospects of a whole new Star Trek TV series. To watch it when it arrives early in 2017, you’ll need to subscribe to CBS All Access.
J.J. Abrams was too busy in that other Star universe to direct the new Star Trek film, but Justin Lin’s (Fast & Furious) franchise debut looks like a summer romp that should satisfy action fans more than any Trek movie before. Let’s hope the sci-fi and humor come through.
3D modeler and Star Trek fanatic Jason B is building out an insanely detailed digital reconstruction of the Starship Enterprise-D as it appeared on The Next Generation. Take a tour of the first few levels of his ambitious VR project for the Oculus Rift.
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