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Destroy All Monsters: First Contact Is When Star Trek Sold Out

27 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Look at them guns! That's Patrick Stewart in 1996's Star Trek: First Contact, a movie which had a lot of actual guns in it, too, arming the crew of the Starship Enterprise with their own skinny version of the pulse rifle from Aliens (with a little headlight!) and sending them on a bug hunt in the bowels of their own ship. But Patrick Stewart with his shirt off, Die Hard style? Sure, that too. First Contact is also, beyond question, the moment Star Trek gave up and sold out. With Star Trek Beyond in theatres, I'm thinking a lot about what Star Trek can and can't be on the big screen. In his excellent 12-part revisit of the Trek feature film franchise over on EW,...

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The Ever-Expanding Star Trek Universe

20 July 2016 9:48 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why Size and Scope Have Always Been the Franchise’s Best Friends.

Earlier this week, I was talking to someone about the upcoming Star Trek Beyond when a half-forgotten memory came tumbling from the dusty corners of my mind. It is of me and my brother, still children, sprawled out on the floor of the First National Bank in our small hometown. To help make ends meet, my parents took on several shifts as the overnight cleaning crew for the local branch; they would begin every shift by rolling the break room television into the manager’s office so my brother and I could watch old episodes of Star Trek they’d picked up from the nearby Blockbuster. As my family did not own a television until years later, these episodes of Star Trek, dated as they may have seemed, were a Big Deal for the two of us. I was pretty much hooked.

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- Matthew Monagle

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Star Trek: Insurrection - revisiting Star Trek 9

20 July 2016 8:43 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Alex Carter Jul 27, 2016

From the highs of Star Trek: First Contact, why did Star Trek: Insurrection become the most forgotten Trek movie?

“Ok, ok, so First Contact was a major box office and critical success, but it would have been so much better had all those great space battles been replaced with Riker having a shave in the bath.”

Said someone, somewhere, presumably.

Star Trek: Insurrection was the great hope for the franchise. The lessons learned from past failures. No more interference from the studio. Just put the right people in the right place and let them do their thing. It worked for Khan, it worked for First Contact, so it should work for Insurrection. Right?

No.

Star Trek: Insurrection stands in the unusual position of being a film that would have benefited enormously from executive meddling. If one voice had spoken up and said “this film has problems”, perhaps »

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Star Trek Beyond, and Lgbt representation in the Trek series

10 July 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Llinos Cathryn Thomas Jul 11, 2016

Following the recent news from Star Trek Beyond, we look at Star Trek's track record when it comes to queer issues and characters

Many Star Trek fans are celebrating following the news that, in the upcoming movie Star Trek Beyond, Sulu is confirmed as being in a long-term relationship with another man. This kind of queer representation has been a long time coming for the Star Trek franchise.

The Original Series wasn’t afraid to tackle social issues, with a racially diverse cast and episodes dealing – literally or allegorically – with women’s rights, racial divisions and the futility of war, but the later installments in the franchise have shied away from taking the obvious next step of including queer characters.

In 1991, Gene Roddenberry made a statement on his plans to include gay characters in Star Trek: The Next Generation, but following his death shortly afterwards, »

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Star Trek Deep Space Nine's top 25(ish) stories

6 July 2016 3:21 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sven Harvey Jul 8, 2016

The hugely ambitious Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has no shortage of classic episodes. These, for instance...

Spoilers lie ahead for Star Trek: Deep Space 9

Overlapping with both Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's seven seasons had some very high points, It also had some very low ones that strayed a bit too far from the core of Star Trek for some fans, yet gave the show a unique texture that some savour.

If you only ever watch 25 stories from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, these are they, at least in my opinion – the only rule being that multi-part episodes count as one story (but great big multi-season Dominion flavoured arcs don't!) 

With the 50th anniversary of Star Trek as a whole this year, many fans are hopeful that CBS may yet announce the remastering of Deep Space Nine »

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Space Jam 2 Is Doomed Says Original Space Jam Director

12 May 2016 5:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Is now a good time for Space Jam 2? Director of the 1996 original Joe Pytka sure doesn't think so. Not because audiences aren't hungry for it. But because the NBA just doesn't have the same colorful cast of athletes that it did 20 years ago. Because of this, he thinks the movie is gearing up to be a big flop at the box office.

LeBron James was officially confirmed to be taking over for Michael Jordan last week in a sequel to Space Jam that will pair the pro basketball player up with the Looney Tunes All-Stars. The original movie earned $90 million at the domestic box office when it was released in November 1996. It would go onto pull in a healthy $230 million worldwide, opening against The Mirror Has Two Faces starring Barbara Streisand and Jeff Bridges. While it opened at #1 during its first weekend of release, it quickly fell to Star Trek: First Contact »

- MovieWeb

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Horror Highlights: Seize The Night, Hologrid: Monster Battle, Chaos Theory, Exhibits, Mastersfx

4 May 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Werewolves, vampire assassins, and government factions, oh my! After its run on the festival circuit, Seize the Night, starring the film’s director and producer, Emma Dark, will have a limited DVD release. Also: Kickstarter news for HoloGrid: Monster’s Battle, a look at the film Chaos Theory in its entirety, first details on Exhibits, and info on Todd Masters’ (founder of MastersFX) 2016 Daytime Emmy win.

Seize the Night Limited DVD Release Details: Press Release: “Seize The Night has been one of the most talked about short films on the independent horror scene over the past year. In its time on the festival circuit the film has won creator Emma Dark a Mmbf Rising Star award at Ireland’s The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival, garnered favourable reviews from a multitude of respected genre websites including Dread Central, Starburst and UK Horror Scene, and featured in comprehensive national print articles »

- Tamika Jones

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New 'Star Trek Beyond' Aliens Revealed for First Contact Day

5 April 2016 3:46 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While we still have a few months left until Star Trek Beyond hits theaters, today marks an important day in franchise history for fans. April 5th is known around the world as First Contact Day, since it was on this date in the year 2063 that humans first made contact with Vulcans, in franchise lore. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin took to his Yomyomf.com page to reveal a new photo of two new aliens who will be featured in the movie, which is actually part of a contest.

As it turns out, these two costumed actors have worked with the director before, although we can't tell who they are in this photo, and they haven't been announced as part of the cast yet. The filmmaker revealed in his post that the first person to correctly guess the identities of both actors will win an »

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Frakes Is Star Lord's Dad In "Guardians" Series

26 February 2016 10:04 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

While Kurt Russell appears to be playing the father of Star-Lord in James Gunn's upcoming live-action "Guardians of the Galaxy" sequel for Marvel Studios, the animated series version of the property on Disney Xd is taking a different route.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Jonathan Frakes, who played Commander William T. Riker on the series and directed two of its films including the acclaimed "Star Trek: First Contact," has been cast in the role.

Frakes will first guest star on the March 13th episode and will play J'Son, king of the Spartax galactic empire and father of Peter Quill. Frakes appears in the first part of a significant story line this season where Star-Lord (Will Friedle) goes missing during an investigation on Spartax and the rest of the Guardians head off to rescue him.

This confirms the animated series is taking a very different route to the films »

- Garth Franklin

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Star Trek Is Approaching Its 50th Birthday This Fall

9 January 2016 9:10 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 The Star Trek franchise will be 50 years old this September. It’s one of the most popular and enduring of all TV and film franchises, still going strong nearly 50 years after its debut in 1966. A third film of the rebooted series is in the works. Cinelinx looks at the ever-popular sci-fi property as it warps into its 50th year.

 Star Trek, a show that didn’t do very well in the ratings when it first debuted, has become a multi-media monster. It has gone from television to cartoons, novels, comic books, video games and films. Many of the character names have become an iconic part of pop-culture. The real-life space shuttle Enterprise was named in honor of the space vessel from Star Trek. The whole concept of the sci-fi convention was begun by the fan-created ‘Trek’ conventions of the early seventies. Few franchises can claim to have had the impact »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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