While it didn’t win big at the Oscars last week, Star Trek Beyond has nabbed a few more award nominations from its 2016 theatrical run.
Along with being named by GLAAD as one of the outstanding films of last year featuring favorable LGBTQ representation – though up against overwhelming favorite, Moonlight – last year’s Trek film racked up four Saturn Award nominations, from the premiere science fiction, horror, and fantasy organization for film and television.
In addition to being nominated as a Best Science Fiction Film Release from 2016, both Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto were nominated (as Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor) for their roles as Kirk and Spock. Artists Monica Huppert and Joel Harlow also received a nod to their work on the film’s myriad alien races, garnering a nomination for Best Film Make-up.
Beyond isn’t the only Trek release to pick up some attention from the Saturn Awards; last year’s standalone Blu-ray release of Star Trek: The Animated Series also received a nomination from their academy as one of 2016’s Best Television Releases on home media.
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The Deep Space Nine documentary crowdfunding campaign continues through the end of this coming week, and as of this writing is perched at a whopping $480,000 raised – just $20k short of the major stretch goal of $500,000 – almost to the point where the What We Left Behind production team feels they will be able to obtain access to remaster original DS9 film elements in high definition.
The crowdfunding campaign has also implemented a new series of additional perks and rewards for backers, including a digital release of the to-be-recorded orchestral soundtrack, new T-shirt designs, guest appearances on Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast, and more.
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Makeup wizard Michael Westmore, who lead the Star Trek makeup teams from the launch of The Next Generation through Star Trek: Enterprise – as well as all the TNG films – has a new autobiographical book out now covering his family’s long history in the makeup business, and his own decades of experience in the world of film and television production.
From his work on Rocky and Taxi Driver through his years on Trek and beyond, Westmore’s book is sure to be a great read for any fan of the franchise – or Hollywood history. You can order a copy for yourself at Amazon.
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Illustrator Jenny Parks’ new book Star Trek: Cats is available now at Amazon, a whimsical retelling of some of the classic Enterprise adventures – with the crew of Captain Kirk’s starship replaced with the Federation’s finest feline officers!
The full-color, 64-page hardcover release is the purrfect gift for the cat-lover in your life – or at least a quirky way to revisit the Original Series in a whole new fur-spective!
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After launching in the UK a few months back, Eaglemoss’ new subscription-based Star Trek graphic novel collection has now launched in the United States. The high-quality, hardcover reprints of the last fifty years of Trek comics – from the original Gold Key comics to today’s IDW Publishing tales – are being released monthly to subscribers, and each volume “contains 144-186 delightful pages of art and stories bound in a deluxe hardcover.”
While the first book in the subscription series – 2009’s Countdown – is offered at $4.95, the monthly, two-book releases are billed at $14.95 (plus shipping).
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Fans of artist Juan Ortiz’s stylized Star Trek artwork can look forward to a new collection of his Star Trek: The Next Generation episode posters.
The full-color hardcover book, due out this September from Titan Books, includes all of Ortiz’s 178 Next Generation prints, and can be preordered now at Amazon.
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Located in upstate New York, the former Star Trek: New Voyages fan film sets – now an officially-licensed Star Trek location – is hosting Trek art department veterans Mike Okuda, Denise Okuda, and Doug Drexler for a special set tour weekend this June.
The Star Trek Original Series Set Tour facility’s “Ultimate Inside Weekend” with the three Trek experts is a limited-availability special event running June 24 and 25, with tours conducted by Drexler and the Okudas, photo ops, and a special dinner event for the 100 attendees.
Tickets are on sale now for $175 each at EventBrite, with approximately 65 passes still available as of this afternoon.
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