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Star Trek Returning to TV on CBS Digital Platform

star-trek-50-logoWith next year marking the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek, CBS is adding another piece to the celebration. The third movie in the rebooted Star Trek franchise is expected in 2016 under the title Star Trek Beyond. Yesterday, CBS announced that they would be bringing Star Trek back to the small screen with a TV series to launch in 2017.

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Which is More Popular: Star Trek or Star Wars?

It’s the age-old debate among geeks, nerds and other sci-fi enthusiasts. Sometimes it’s phrased as “which is better?” Sometimes it’s a debate over whether a Starfleet armada could topple the Imperial Fleet. I’ve even heard Captain Kirk vs. Han Solo. Either way, the timeless confrontation is Star Trek or Star Wars.

Our friends over at Movoto took to social media to find out whether Americans were Trekkies or Star Wars fans. Do Star Wars fans have a cute name like “trekkies?”

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Last Friday Night on Star Trek

Apparently this video is three years old but it’s new to me so it goes up on the blog. I can’t say that I’m a fan of Katy Perry’s music but I am a fan of classic Star Trek so I find it absolutely hilarious that ST:TOS makes for an absolutely perfect music video for Last Friday Night. Maybe I like it because it’s a three-minute tribute to all of Bill Shatner’s hammy acting.

Coming Soon to Spain – Star Trek: The Theme Park

star-trek-plaza-futura-headerJust because the whole country of Spain is pretty much broke doesn’t mean that Paramount isn’t spending money there and expecting to receive people’s money in return. They recently announced the creation of what is effectively a resort in the municipality of Alhama de Murcia called Paramount Park Murcia which will include a really cool looking Star Trek theme park.

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Simon Pegg’s Infamous Star Trek Neutron Cream Prank

If you’re getting the standard retail or Target exclusive DVD/Blu-Ray releases of Star Trek Into Darkness, you’ll miss out on one of the funnier moments on the STID set. Okay, if you buy any of the DVD/Blu-Ray releases, you’re going to be missing out but that’s beside the point here.

In a bonus featurette available only to those who buy the Best Buy exclusive Blu-Ray, Simon Pegg pulls his infamous neutron cream prank on the cast of the movie. So you don’t give those greedy bastards more money than you have to, here’s that featurette on YouTube.

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Star Trek Into Darkness Blu-Ray Limits Bonus Features to Certain Retailers

star-trek-into-darkness-headerWith video games frequently having retailer or console exclusive content, it was only a matter of time before other products borrowed that model. The first one to do that in movies will be next week’s release of Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-Ray which will spread features across three different retailers.

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Everything Wrong with Abrams’ Star Trek

With Star Trek Into Darkness (which inexplicably doesn’t have a colon in the title) coming out tomorrow, what better time is there to look at everything wrong with 2009’s Star Trek reboot.

Star Trek: The Video Game (PS3) Review: He’s Dead, Jim

At this point, there is nothing I can say at add to the conversation about Star Trek: The Video Game. The consensus puts this games in with Aliens: Colonial Marines and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct in a three-way race for the worst game of 2013. It’s a shame because I had high hopes for it considering that it was a Star Trek game developed by a pretty good Canadian developer.

Since nothing I can write will be a revelation when it comes to this game, I thought I’d take an in-depth look at everything good and bad in Star Trek and make it the most detailed review you can find of this game.

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Building (Critical) Consensus: Star Trek: The Video Game

star-trek-double-facepalmYou know, I was looking forward to getting a review copy of Star Trek: The Video Game. Then it turned out that they weren’t sending out review copies of Star Trek. Turns out that I was spared from a game so bad that I’ve been forced to use the classic Star Trek double facepalm rather than the game’s box art as we usually do.

The problems with Star Trek: The Video Game are probably too numerous to list here. However, the big ones are terrible AI, clipping issues, issues forcing you to restart the game, not having drop-in, drop-out co-op and the PC version’s online co-op not working. As a result, it’s joined Aliens: Colonial Marines and The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct for worst game of 2013. As with the other two, there’s so much potential in Star Trek and it’s all been completely squandered.

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Kirk Needs a Bigger Ship in the Latest Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer

The third Star Trek Into Darkness trailer brings us a little less Cumberbatch and a lot more Kirk as we finally get to see a bit more of what the crew of the Enterprise is up against.

In the last trailer, Cumberbatch came off as smarter and more charismatic than Kirk. Now, Cumberbatch comes off as a bit crazier and much scarier thanks to his massive ship with epic armaments. Kirk looks to be in over his head and has gotten his ship in and crew into some pretty deep shit.

Star Trek Into Darkness is hits theatres on May 17th.

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