Tom Hardy’s Nemesis Screen Test by Trek fm

Nemesis has been much maligned by Star Trek fans as the movie that killed the Next Generation film series. While this is probably not a fair assessment—there were many factors that converged at that time—there were certainly controversial decisions made. Stuart Baird’s direction and (lack of) understanding of Star Trek turned off many fans.

Another often discussed decision was the use of Picard’s clone as the villain and the casting of little-known actor Tom Hardy in the role. Nemesis was just Hardy’s fourth film, and since then he has gone on to become an accomplished screen presence. Currently he plays Bane in The Dark Knight Rises and soon will begin filming the Cicero trilogy as Al Capone.

So what went into that decision to cast the young Hardy as Shinzon? Take a look at this video which offers up footage of his screen test with Patrick Stewart. Let us know what you think about Hardy and his performance as Shinzon.


Star Trek 2 Trailer Suggests Khan Is Back, Dupes the Internet by Trek fm

Twitter—and indeed all the Internets—was abuzz this week with word of a first teaser trailer for the next J.J. Abrams Star Trek. Of course, the trailer was… in the words of Vreenak… a FAAAAAAKE!!! Nevertheless it’s a wonderfully crafted fan trailer that duped many into believing it was the real thing.

Assembled by MOVIECLIPS, the suggestion is that Khan is back. We still don’t know what the sequel has in store for us, but if the story is as intriguing as this video then fans should be in for a treat. And if Khan comes back in this way, it might just be worth the trip back to the well.

You can find more great content from MOVIECLIPS on their YouTube channel.

Cumberbatch Stumped by MTV Star Trek Quiz by Trek fm

Well… at least we are to believe that he is stumped. Certainly there have been actors who, upon entering into their roles, knew little about Star Trek. But the questions here are designed to elicit information about the upcoming film. The result? Cumberbatch seems to be a fantastic actor. Have a watch for yourself.

GNP Crescendo Releases Jerry Goldsmith's Complete Score from "First Contact" by Trek fm


It’s an exciting time for music lovers as we’re being treated to a steady stream of Star Trek film score releases. Hot off the warp trails of Star Trek IV and Star Trek VI comes the long-sought, limited-edition recording of Jerry Goldsmith’s complete score for Star Trek: First Contact.

This time the release comes from GNP Crescendo and nearly doubles the material of the original 45-minute CD from 1996. This expanded collector’s edition contains almost 80 minutes of music that delivers Goldsmith’s complete work. It also includes a 16-page booklet with film stills and notes by Jeff Bond and John Takis. Star Trek: First Contact—Complete Motion Picture Score is available now from GNP exclusively on a physical disc for $19.98. There are 10,000 units available, so it’s rather limited.

Here’s what you’ll find on the disc:

Track Listing

1. Main Title/Locutus
2. How Many Ships
3. Battle Watch
4. Red Alert
5. Temporal Wake
6. Shields Down
7. The Phoenix
8. They’re Here
9. 39.1 Degrees Celsius
10. Search for the Borg
11. Retreat
12. No Success
13. Borg Montage
14. Welcome Aboard
15. Stimulation
16. Smorgasborg
17. Getting Ready
18. Fully Functional
19. The Dish
20. Objection Noted
21. Not Again
22. Evacuate
23. New Orders/All the Time
24. Flight of the Phoenix
25. First Contact
26. End Credits

Bonus Tracks

27. The Phoenix [Alternate Take]
28. Borg Montage [Alternate Take]
29. Main Title [Alternate Take]

Running time 79:13

Order your copy from GNP Crescendo’s online store.