Star Trek Films

Enterprise culture: Star Trek Into Darkness

Into the future: director J.J. Abrams on the set of Star Trek Into Darkness.

To boldly go … that's the maxim of the Star Trek universe. But even the late Gene Roddenberry (1921-1991), the creator of this iconic sci-fi series, might've been surprised by J.J. Abrams' 2009 cinematic reboot - and not just for its pulsating action and successful recasting of the crew of the USS Enterprise.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 2:29pm

Fan fare

Critic turned filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said the best way to respond to a movie was to make one yourself. That sentiment lies at the heart of fan filmmaking, the creation of unauthorised works featuring characters from popular films with big cult followings such as Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings.

18 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

See this and prosper

F rom its shaky start in 1966 - it was cancelled after the first three seasons - Star Trek has grown to become the most commercially successful sci-fi series of all time, and an icon of modern pop culture. It spawned 11 movies and hundreds of thousands of fan clubs throughout the world. It even has its own language - Klingon.

31 May 2009 - 12:00am

The beginning of the sci-fi classic

Star Trek is a cultural icon. The television series, which featured the adventures of the crew of the Starship Enterprise as they bravely explored 'where no man has gone before', entertained millions and became the most successful sci-fi series ever.

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Channel Hop

Man has been captivated by the possibility of life on other planets for what seems like an eternity. From the moment Neil Armstrong took 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind', our universe - and all that it presented, either real or imagined - began to open up.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am


In The Wild: Horsemen Of Mongolia With Julia Roberts

World, 9pm

She is probably the hottest female star in Hollywood at the moment and was recently voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine. But would Oscar-winning Julia Roberts (above) stay glamorous and fabulous after spending a week in the Mongolian desert?

23 May 2001 - 12:00am

Neglected superstar

In 1939, chubby-faced, pint-sized Mickey Rooney was the biggest box-office draw in the United States, having unseated the former title holder, Shirley Temple, from her throne.

20 May 1997 - 12:00am

The confessions of a true Trekker

THE Star Trek fans have been a much maligned bunch. The idea that we are bespectacled nerds who only tear ourselves from computers to watch science documentaries is probably created by those who do not know better.

10 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Too predictable

IT is dangerous and foolhardy, but Kevin Costner just can't help running off with his best friend's wife in Revenge (Pearl, 9.30pm). His best friend is Tiberon (Anthony Quinn), a ruthless and wealthy power broker shacked up at a palatial estate in Mexico. Tiberon means shark in Spanish. Revenge, as you can see, is a film of the blindingly obvious.

13 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Latest Star Trek chief jumps ship

THE starship never even got off the ground before the captain on the latest instalment of the Star Trek series abandoned ship.

Canadian actress Genevieve Bujold has quit the Star Trek: Voyager series, expected to debut in January.

12 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Most illogical

IT is interesting to read that Mr Spock dolls from the Star Trek television series will not be allowed into Britain under the terms of European Union trade regulation 950349 (South China Morning Post, July 16).

This is a most illogical decision.

22 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

The wrath of Macintosh

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary For Macintosh GET ready to explore the incredible space action scenes, to interact with dozens of alien creatures, and to navigate yourself, Spock and McCoy through exciting new worlds.

6 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Why 'Star Trek' was edited

IN his letter (South China Morning Post, March 29), Mr J. V. Chavez complained that the programme Star Trek : The Next Generation shown on March 25, was cut to 30 minutes.

15 Apr 1993 - 12:00am