One of the most enduring TV and movie franchises in entertainment history, Star Trek started in the 1960s with the original TV series, and will soon unveil its latest movie installment, Star Trek Into Darkness, next month. Shrouded in secrecy, all that is known is that the Enterprise crew will take on John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch), a Starfleet officer who seeks revenge for reasons that have yet to be divulged. However, with the new Star Trek series having the ability to use older canon while also hurtling into undiscovered territory, whether John Harrison is actually Khan (as fans continue to purport) will be up for debate until the movie opens. In the meantime, there is still other possibilities for Harrison's identity, which can only fans can prepare themselves for the next movie by catching up with the rest of the franchise. Fortunately, we have a plan for anyone to become familiar with the Star Trek franchise, and all you need is 8 hours to do it. check out the "essential" Star Trek >> Posted 04.10.13 by Ryan
It's tax time again, and while pouring over receipts and figuring out complicated tax forms isn't always fun, it's good to know that not even the IRS is free from auditing. In particular, the House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee is interested in a Star Trek parody video the IRS created in 2010 in its own TV studio. (Yes, the IRS apparently has its own TV studio). That video, along with a Gilligan's Island parody, apparently cost $60,000 to make, with the Star Trek video taking up most of that budget. If that seems like a lot of publicly-funded money for a video made with employees playing roles for a video that was only shown internally, the IRS concurs.
"The IRS recognizes and takes seriously our obligation to be good stewards of government resources and taxpayer dollars," the agency said in a statement to Fox News. "There is no mistaking that this video did not reflect the best stewardship of resources." watch the video >> Posted 03.26.13 by Ryan
"The force is strong with this one."
The new year has brought one piece of incredible movie news after another for sci-fi fans, but none has sparked as much debate as Disney’s plans for its recently acquired Lucasfilm assets and the Star Wars movie franchise. January was dominated by questions and rumors about who would be chosen to direct the sequel to Return of the Jedi, currently titled simply Star Wars: Episode VII, with the month closing out with fiery debates over whether the man who reignited the Star Trek franchise for Paramount, J.J. Abrams, was the right choice to reignite Star Wars for Disney. Only eight days into February and the internet is practically melting down over the news that Disney is also developing solo movies featuring a young Han Solo and the mysterious bounty hunter Boba Fett.
With Star Wars on our minds, we decided that this would be a fitting time to find out how you would rank the original trilogy of movies — Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — against other sci-fi movies of the same era. Put down those sabacc cards, pour yourself a glass of blue milk and choose the best sci-fi movies of the 1970s and '80s.
Rate the Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies (1970s - 1980s) >>
Posted 02.08.13 by BrentJS
The Star Trek Into Darkness teaser trailer hit the interwebz today and it looks like Captain James T. Kirk will have a "personal score to settle," with a "one-man weapon of mass destruction" (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) which may not be hard to believe when one looks over Kirk's history in Starfleet, particularly when you consider the lengthier history of the Captain Kirk from an alternate timeline (William Shatner). Starfleet has a list of malfeasance by their most roguish member as long as a Bajoran wormhole and he is wanted in the better part of three quadrants for various crimes. Following is a list of Kirk's crimes, if you encounter said individual, you would be better off hitting warp 9 in the opposite direction. check out Captain Kirk's rap sheet >> Posted 12.06.12 by Ryan
The war of words between Star Trek's William Shatner and George Takei is heating up according to the UK's Daily Mail.
After alluding to the Star Trek captain's legendary ego, Takei snubbed Shatner when he didn't send him an invite for his wedding to Brad Alman last month.
The snub lead the former Kirk to an amusing and seemingly less-than-provoked rant on his blog theshatnerproject.com in which he stated "it's so obvious that there is a psychosis there" and that there "must be something inside of George that is festering and makes him so unhappy that he takes it out on me, an ineffective total stranger."
Shatner ended by saying "I feel nothing but pity for him." Posted 10.22.08 by reelz