News Roundup: Delve Into TNG Season 4 Blu-ray Details, Klingon Love Ballads, Trek Checks, and More! / by Trek fm

For the week of April 19-25, 2013

TREKCORE DELVES INTO DETAILS OF TNG SEASON 4 BLU-RAY

Source: TrekCore

Although the TNG season 3 Blu-ray hasn’t yet been released (due out April 30), details are emerging about the TNG season 4 Blu-ray. According to TrekCore, the release is set for sometime in July and will include a multi-part documentary, gag reel, audio commentaries on several episodes, as well as deleted scenes.

Similar to Best of Both Worlds, there are plans to release TNG’s season 4 cliffhanger (and 100th episode)Redemption as a single feature, seamlessly edited together for a single-disc release. View the season 4 trailer below.

ABRAMS SAYS DIRECTING THIRD TREK FILM A “POSSIBILITY”

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Don’t take your bets off J.J. Abrams yet. According to an interview he did with Playboy magazine, Abrams still considers taking the role of director for the next Trek movie a “possibility.” He went on to say, “We’re trying to figure out the next step. But it’s like anything: It all begins with the story.”

While Abrams might be concerned with the story, fans seem obsessed with the timing. It only makes sense that Paramount might try to target a 2016 release date to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. To hit this anniversary with Abrams in the director’s chair, however, TrekMovie.com concludes that the third Trek film would have to aim for a holiday release, which would still likely overlap Star Wars post-production and Star Trek pre-production.

If Paramount decides to forgo the anniversary and indulge in another four-year gap, that sets the movie back to 2017, which should be plenty of time for Abrams to direct the film. Then again, no matter what the release date, there’s always the chance that another director will take the helm.

WIN INTO DARKNESS TICKETS FROM ESURANCE

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Source: Esurance

Esurance is sponsoring a daily ticket giveaway for fans to see Star Trek Into Darkness. Winners receive two tickets to see Into Darkness in a regular or 3D cinema. All you have to do is “like” their page onFacebook and you’re entered to win in their independent, daily sweepstakes. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. The contest ends May 19.

A LOVE BALLAD…IN KLINGON

Source: Blastr

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to listen to a love ballad sung in Klingon, check out Jen Usellis, an actress and classically trained vocalist, in full cosplay belting out “HIchop!” You’ll recognize this song as the classic ’90s hit “Kiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer. The best part is the inclusion of subtitles, which translate the Klingon verses back into English. Ah, Klingon love. Watch and listen below.

THE TREK’S IN THE MAIL

Give your bill-paying experience a personal touch with Star Trek-themed checks. The company, Checks in the Mail, is offering four sets of checks for purchase: classic (which features TOS), captains, ships, and colorful quogs (which features bold artwork of Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and McCoy). If you’re not satisfied with just checks, Trek-themed covers and address labels are also available. Click here to purchase.

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