Star Trek

Star Trek: Picard

First Impressions: Star Trek: Picard strikes a tentative but intriguing balance between the old and the new

January 23, 2020

Star Trek as a franchise has been going for more than fifty years and its fans are definitely known for their passion and devotion to the characters and stories. One such character is Captain Jean-Luc Picard, portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart. A new series from CBS All Access, created by Alex Kurtzman, and distributed by Amazon Prime […]

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Amazon Prime Video and CBS team up to “Make It So!” for Star Trek‘s Picard spin-off

May 15, 2019

With filming on the as yet untitled Picard Star Trek spin-off series underway, this week it’s been announced that Amazon Prime Video will, under a multi-year agreement with CBS, be the exclusive streaming home of the new series in more than two hundred countries and territories outside the U.S. and Canada, including here in Australia. Each […]

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Review: Shatner’s World is a warm, funny and occasionally surprising evening with a celluloid legend (Perth)

October 10, 2018

Monday night saw William Shatner kick off the Australian tour of his one-man show Shatner’s World: The Return Down Under in Perth. It was an evening of warmth, humour and philosophical musings. All. Delivered. In. That. Distinctive. Cadence. However, it was also not without its surprises. For example, whilst Shatner is likely best known for his role […]

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Star Trek: Discovery releases a gobsmacking, interstellar new trailer direct from Comic-Con

July 25, 2017

The new CBS/Netflix series Star Trek Discovery has dropped a new trailer, straight from the good old shores of San Diego Comic-Con. In this exciting, but morbidly dark preview we hear from Officer Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green, TV’s The Walking Dead) quoting the words: “The world doesn’t always adhere to logic, sometimes down is up and […]

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Star Trek: Discovery sets an official launch date to engage (with Netflix)

June 20, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery is set to Launch at full warp speed towards the end of the year, as CBS sets the air date to September 25th on Netflix in Australia and worldwide (Excluding the U.S. and Canada where it will air on CBS) only a day after its U.S. air date. Excellent news, not only […]

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Netflix’s Star Trek: Discovery has revealed its first trailer: Here’s everything you need to know

May 18, 2017

Today marks the day we have gained an exciting new look into CBS’s highly anticipated new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, which will screen internationally (including in Australia) on Netflix. Check out the trailer below. It must be a science fiction extravaganza this week as Fox’s new Seth McFarlane series The Orville also planted a trailer online […]

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Interview: Adam Nimoy on his father Leonard, growing up with Star Trek and his doco For The Love Of Spock

October 10, 2016

When the unimaginable happens and a timeless fictional character is killed off in a favourite book, TV series or film, it can hurt. Spending so many hours sitting down and completely losing yourself in a fantasy world, whether on page or screen, can take its toll. When an actor of that very timeless character dies […]

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The 2016 SciFi Film Festival Line-Up has been announced and it’s out of this world

September 16, 2016

Australia’s only SciFi Film Festival is set to stun with its line-up of blockbuster premieres, features, and shorts from around the world. The festival will run over the course of five days in October at The Ritz, Randwick and will give sci-fi lovers a chance to splurge on an abundance of out-of-this-world sci-fi films, as […]

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CBS confirms Star Trek: Discovery will feature a female lead.

August 11, 2016

CBS has announced that Star Trek: Discovery will have a female lead, Variety confirmed. CBS Television Studios, who are producing the latest series, are still in the process of casting the lead role. Variety confirmed that the female lead will “not necessarily be a captain.” Though no one has been official cast in the role, […]

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Star Trek‘s newest series gets a title and a brand new ship

July 27, 2016

This past weekends San Diego Comic-Con was a showcase of news, reveals and pop culture mayhem and Star Trek has unveiled some information of its own regarding its new television series. During the Star Trek 50th Anniversary panel, executive producer Bryan Fuller gave fans a glimpse of the brand new Starfleet ship, the U.S.S. Discovery with a […]

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Paramount Pictures have announced a fourth Star Trek film

July 19, 2016

We’re merely two days away from Star Trek: Beyond’s release in Australia and Paramount Pictures, Bad Robot and Skydance have let the world know that the series isn’t over yet, with a fourth film in the rebooted franchise already in the works – the fourteenth cinematic release in the iconic sci-fi brand’s impressive 50 years. […]

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Netflix to be the International home of the iconic Star Trek television franchise

July 19, 2016

Netflix and CBS Studios International have announced a landmark international licensing agreement for the new Star Trek television series. Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of Star Trek in 188 countries (excluding the US and Canada).  Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere. Additionally, all 727 […]

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It’s “Dating 101” for Spock in this new clip from Star Trek Beyond

July 5, 2016

Set for release on July 21st, Australia will be welcoming the stars and director of the highly anticipated film Star Trek Beyond onto our shores later this week. And in the lead up to this, Paramount Pictures have snuck out an entertaining clip from the film. In the clip, “Spock learns that matters of the heart […]

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Lessons we hope Star Trek: Beyond learned from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

June 29, 2016

Although the upcoming Star Trek Beyond is the first post-reboot film in the franchise that JJ Abrams isn’t Directing, there’s a lot that the film could learn from the success of Abram’s recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Female agency Star Trek’s post-reboot treatment of Uhura has been pretty well-received but in comparison to what […]

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The cast of Star Trek Beyond are coming to Sydney

June 17, 2016

Paramount will be bringing Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and director Justin Lin to Australia next month to promote the release of the new Star Trek film. They’ll be walking the red carpet for the Australian Premiere of the film at 6.30pm on Thursday July 7 at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. Star Trek […]

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11 things you (probably) never knew about the 1982 sci-fi classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

May 17, 2016

This Friday at 7pm, the current In The House season at the George Street Event Cinemas in Sydney will come to an end with a special screening of the 1982 Sci-Fi classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. In anticipation of the screening, we’re looking back at the film to bring you nine facts […]

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Win a double pass to see Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan at In The House

May 11, 2016

Arguably the greatest and most in demand film in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan, is the final In The House screening at Event Cinemas George St on Friday 20th of May at 7pm. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and the rest of the Enterprise crew are going to need […]

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Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller announced as showrunner of Star Trek reboot

February 11, 2016

Taking a lead on a new venture, creator of  Hannibal, Bryan Fuller has been announced as the new showrunner of television series, Star Trek. Alongside Alex Kurtzman, he will also serve as an executive producer for  the sci-fi reboot. “My very first experience of Star Trek is my oldest brother turning off all the lights in the […]

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Supanova 2015 bringing stars from Star Trek, Buffy, Game of Thrones, and more

January 27, 2015

Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Game of Thrones fans get ready – the lineup for this years Supanova Pop Culture Expo has just been announced and it is ridiculous. For the Star Trek fans – George Takei (the original Hikaru Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (the original Nyota Uhura), and Walter Koenig (the original Pavel […]

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Buffy, Veronica Mars and more…all you need to know about Oz Comic-Con Brisbane & Sydney!

August 18, 2014

The Oz Comic-Con train is soon to pull into its Brisbane and Sydney stops this September and it’s bringing with it quite the enviable line up of television and film stars, as well as talented guests from the mediums of voice over, animation, comics, graphic novels and more! The announcements have been coming out left […]

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The Iris Interview: Jeffrey Combs from The Re-Animator, The Frighteners, The 4400 and Star Trek.

July 15, 2013

While at Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne, we met Jeffrey Combs, whose impressive career has included well regarded performances in The Re-Animator, The Frighteners, The 4400 and Star Trek, among many others. We spoke to Jeffrey about all these roles, working with the great Peter Jackson and much more… Filmed in Melbourne in July 2013 during Melbourne Oz […]

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Film Review: Star Trek: Into Darkness (USA, 2013)

April 24, 2013

JJ Abrams helms an explosive larger than life sequel in Star Trek: Into Darkness but does it live up to the hype and fanfare? And furthermore, can it survive the nitpicky Trekkies? As somebody who is definitely NOT a Trekkie and unfamiliar with the universe aside from a very basic knowledge of who Kirk and […]

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