· Aug 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm
It’s official — Patrick Stewart is returning to the Star Trek franchise. The acclaimed Shakespearean actor is set to headline a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, reprising his iconic Next Generation character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The project, which has been rumored since the June announcement of a Star Trek universe expansion with new series, was just unveiled by Stewart himself in a surprise appearance at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention (watch the video above).
This is pretty exciting and I’m glad that it’s not a reboot. Shows need to be moving forward and not retreading familiar territory. Could you imagine if Picard went to the same planets and told the same stories? No, because he wouldn’t. He’s out, pulling down his shirt, ordering tea, exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations. New, new, new.
What’s not exciting is the CBS All Access bullshit. After calculating the subscription plan I’d be paying $100 for one season of Star Trek. Fuck those guys. It’d be cheaper to just buy it on DVD.
· Oct 28, 2016 at 1:36 pm
The most exciting news in years for Trek fans was the announcement that Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) was taking the reins as showrunner on a new CBS series called Star Trek: Discovery. But now the series premiere has been delayed until May 2017 after originally being slated for January, and Fuller has stepped away from the project because he’s so busy with other work.
The separation seems amicable. CBS says it is still committed to the project, and Fuller legitimately has his plate full with a forthcoming American Gods miniseries and a new Amazing Stories show. Still, it’s not great to see such a visionary writer step away from a series that sounds so promising.
We already know that Discovery will focus on the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery, whose starship explored the galaxy before Kirk was captain of the Enterprise. The lead will be a female lieutenant commander not yet cast, which has been a cause of concern to the studio. According to The Hollywood Reporter, other main characters include “an openly gay actor as one of the male leads (which Fuller confirmed), a female admiral, a male Klingon captain, a male admiral, a male adviser, and a British male doctor.” Rumors are swirling that the series starts with a mutiny, though that has not been confirmed.
May be delayed but I’m still excited for this.
· Feb 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83.
“I have never understood the female capacity to avoid a direct answer to any question.”
#rip #startrek #spock