Here is a fantastic bit of graphic design. Shawn Sheehan took the opening to the original Star Trek series, and updated it with modern graphics, that makes everything seem fresh and new. Throw this in front of the Star Trek 2.0 stuff, and I’m sold!
Or – “Why Couldn’t It Be Assimilation X 2?”
The universe is a vast and variable place, and the timestream even moreso. So, in a way, it’s actually a surprise that it only took the Doctor 50 years to land in the midst of someone else’s franchise. (I fully expected them to cross over with The Rat Patrol, or Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo by now…) It’s time for the time-and-space traversing Major Spoilers review…
Though we were busy meeting new friends, and old fans at Nerdtacular 2012, that didn’t stop us from combing through the list of new comics coming out this week, and giving you a list of ten books you should read this week.
There’s no easy way to say it… the Borg are back. The cubes, the Queen, Locutus, and their intractable stance on resistance have reared their ugly heads once again to jeopardize the fate of our Galaxy. With all evil, though, must come good, and who better to thwart the Borg’s steely agenda than Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise?
On the Major Spoilers Podcast, we have talked at length, as all nerds have, about the twin cornerstones of science-fiction: The sleek, clean antiseptic future of Star Trek and the dissipated, totemic long, long ago of Star Wars. Major Spoilers’ own Rodrigo has urged us all to stop the nerd-on-nerd violence, so we won’t be discussing which world is superior or has better acting. (To be frank, Shatner and Hamill kind of cancel one another out on that front.) But once in a while, you just have to let you mind wander and let your pop culture idols lay the imaginary smackdown on one another. It is, in the words of Chris Knight, a moral imperative.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always “misquoted”) goes where no man has gone before. to a galaxy far, far away, asking: Who wins: Kirk and Spock or Luke and Han?
Looks like J.J. Abrams has something in mind for the new Star Trek movie, as the new costumes look a bit fascist… or socialist… or something that has “ist” in it.
I doubt one gets to see five captains from the Star Trek universe together that often unless there is a big Paramount to-do somewhere. Luckily, those who attended Wizard World Philadelphia this weekend, had a chance to meet those actors in one place. From left to right William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula.
Patrick Stewart, known to millions of fans as “Captain Jean-Luc Picard” on the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and “Professor Charles Xavier” in the X-Men film series, will attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con, Stewart and Wizard World, Inc. announced today. He joins William Shatner (“Captain Kirk”), Avery Brooks (“Captain Sisko”), Kate Mulgrew (“Captain Janeway”) and Scott Bakula (“Captain Archer”) as captains of their respective series in the iconic franchise who will be special guests at the event, set for Thursday, May 31, through Sunday, June 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Stewart will appear at the event on Saturday.
Roddenberry Entertainment, the successor of the science fiction pioneer that brought television and film audiences Star Trek, announced today that its Saturn Award-nominated film Trek Nation will make it’s much anticipated international debut on May 7 at the 11th Annual Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film in London’s Apollo Piccadilly Circus at 4:55 p.m. local time. The film will appear as part of a Roddenberry Entertainment double feature along with the company’s groundbreaking 360-degree film White Room: 02B3.
No, Spock is not visiting Taco Bell, but the latest shot from the set of Star Trek 2: Stellar Boogaloo, does feature the pointed eared Zachary Quinto sporting his variant action figure costume.
Is William Shatner trying to give us a clue to the Ghostbusters franchise, or is it simply time to spray for silverfish again?
My money is on a new IDW Publishing crossover…