New Star Trek Movie Surprise Premiere In Austin

Great things afoot in Austin, TX last night for Star Trek fans.

People went to go see “Wrath of Khan” in a theatre, and the film broke…. Guess who walked out on stage, holding two reels of film for the new Star Trek Movie? LEONARD NIMOY! They showed the new film to the audience, and it was an absolute hit.

Takes a lot of guts to take a lot of die-hard Star Trek fans, take their favorite film and replace it with an upcoming movie… and it paid off.

Read on fan’s reaction (spoiler free) about the premiere.



Majel Barrett-Roddenberry – Voice of the Computer on Star Trek – Dead at 76

I’m very sad to report that Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry has passed away at the age of 76. Among the parts she played on the show were Nurse Chapel (McCoy’s assistant), the mother of Deanna Troi, and the voice of the computer on the Enterprise.

Her last part is at the voice in the upcoming Star Trek movie, due out in 2009.

Via AICN (Thanks to Andy).