Cumberbatch Cast as Star Trek 2013 Villain, TNG HD Third Trailer, Star Trek Online Free-to-Play Arrives, Trek.fm Matter Stream
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CBS Releases the Third Trailer for TNG Remastered
We’re just weeks away from the release of the first full serving of Star Trek: The Next Generation remastered in HD, and CBS has now released a third preview trailer showing the best comparison yet. Unlike the earlier previews, this trailer focuses entirely the incredible details that are bubbling to the surface. Using quick wipes the video alternates between the original SD release and the new HD remastered version of Encounter at Farpoint.
Star Trek Goes to Jolly Ol’ England
If recent moves are any indication, J.J. Abrams may be planning a trip to Jolly ol’ England in the next movie. The growing cast of British actors who will join Pine, Quinto, and the rest of the main crew now includes Alice Eve, Noel Clarke, Joseph Gatt, and Indian-born, London-educated Nazneen Contractor. But the biggest news is the end of the ongoing search for a villain—and possible squelching of the Khan uproar—with the casting last week of “Sherlock” actor Benedict Cumberbatch—who is also British. We can’t wait for May 2013. It’s going to be the bees knees.
Trek.fm Matter Stream
In November we launched a new show called Matter Stream to discuss the people and issues that have been influenced by Star Trek, and the ideas that move us forward. If you’ve yet to check out Matter Stream tune in today to the great lineup from our first five shows, which includes Rod Roddenberry, Catherine Pooley, Dr. Athena Andreadis, Larry Nemecek, and Kevin C. Neece.
Star Trek Online Free-to-Play Arrives
The big date is finally upon us. On January 17 Star Trek Online will go free-to-play. This much anticipated move opens up the STO universe to many more gamers and brings exciting changes to the game. You’ll now be able to play as much as you like—for as long as you like—at no cost. No subscription necessary. It’s shaping up to be the biggest development in Star Trek gaming since the launch of STO itself.