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Captain’s CelebWatch: Shatner ‘Gives Up’ On Trek Co-stars + Stewart’s Talks Abuse + Brook’s Talks DS9 Movie + Updates For Bakula, Mulgrew, & Pine November 30, 2009

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,DS9,ENT,Shatner,ST09 Creative,TNG,TOS,VOY , trackback

Star Trek’s captains have been in the news lately so today we check in with the latest celebrity buzz starting off with William Shatner talking about his Trek co-stars, Patrick Stewart talking about his childhood, Scott Bakula talking type-casting and Avery Brook’s talking DS9 movie. Plus we have clips of Mulgrew from DragonAge and the latest on Chris Pine’s next projects. 


William Shatner’s done with the ‘bitter’ Trek co-stars
The big dog and original Captain Kirk William Shatner is now promoting the second season of Shatner’s Raw Nerve. Bill has a new interview with the NY Post covering a lot of ground, including his relationships with his former Star Trek co-stars. Here is the exchange. 

Q: Have you mellowed now? I know you rubbed some people the wrong way earlier in your Hollywood career.

Shatner: I really haven’t rubbed anyone the wrong way. I think you’re referring to some cast members from ‘Star Trek.’ I’ve asked them numerous times to see if I can assuage their bitterness. I don’t know what their problem is, quite frankly, so I’ve given up on trying to make it better. I don’t like any ill-feeling, and if there was something I could do to correct it I would. But nothing seems to work. [Read more] 

Also, don’t forget to tune in tonight to see Bill on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on NBC.

Shatner with Rush on "Raw Nerve"

Brooks: Narrating for PBS + Ready for DS9 movie, but "they better hurry"
And what of The Sisko? Right now the only upcoming news for Avery Brooks comes from Variety, which reports he will be joining Cilin Powell in narrating "For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots", a PBS documentary on African-American veterans, which will air in February 2010. 

From a couple months back, here is a clips of Brooks, from the Toronto Fan Expo. Firstly, being asked if he would he do a DS9 movie.

More clips of Brooks at Fan Expo 2009 at YouTube, including one of Brooks singing.

Bakula is of a certain age – not worried about typecasting
Star Trek Enteprise’s Scott Bakula will soon be back on TV, as one of the three stars of "Men of a Certain Age", which premieres on TNT  next Monday, December 7th (10PM).  Last week Bakula did an extensive interview promoting the show with TheFasterTimes. Here is an excerpt of Bakula replying to a question on if he was concerned about being typecast in sci-fi roles. 

Bakula: I’ve done so many other roles. That’s why I wasn’t afraid to do “Enterprise.” Because I’ve mixed so many other things in. and “Men of a Certain Age” is so far from any sci-fi. In fact, Andre is like “I need to find some sci-fi! I haven’t done any sci-fi yet! I want to do some sci-fi!” I’ve certainly turned down a lot of sci-fi that’s come my way just because I want to role from one to another. I like sci-fi. I can’t deny it. And when a good script comes my way, I can’t deny it. I never would have done Star Trek except the franchise was allowing me to be the first captain. [Read more]

Here is a promotional teaser for Bakula’s new show

Patrick Stewart speaks out on domestic violence
Over the weekend TNG’s Captain Picard, Patrick Stwart wrote a moving and personal editorial for the UK’s Guardian on his experiences with domestic violence as a child. Stewart writes of his father’s abuse and how he coped with it, here is an excerpt:

I have struggled to overcome the bad lessons of my father’s behaviour, this corrosive example of male irresponsibility. But the most oppressive aspect of these experiences was the loneliness. Very recently, during a falling-out with my girlfriend, I felt again as though I were shut out and alone, not heard or understood. I was neither, but it was such a familiar isolation that it was almost a comfort and consolation.

I managed to find my own refuge in acting. The stage was a far safer place for me than anything I had to live through at home – it offered escape. I could be someone else, in another place, in another time. However, whenever the role called for anger, fury, or the expression of murderous impulses, I was always afraid of what I might unleash if I surrendered myself to those feelings.

Stewart is advocating that people get involved with Refuge’s fourwaystospeakout campaign.

This is not the first time Stewart has spoke out against domestic violence. He made a video about it for Amnesty International in 2007. Here it is.

Chris Pine ‘perfect’ for Jack Ryan + indie film release
What about Kirk 2.0? Since appearing as the new Kirk, Chris Pine has become a hot commodity. He is currently working on a a new Tony Scott movie with Denzel Washington and we recently reported that he is in talks to be the next Jack Ryan. In a new interview with Film Journal, Mace Neufeld, producer of the Jack Ryan series, talked about bringing Pine on board:

We tried to get Harrison for The Sum of All Fears, but the script only made sense with a younger Jack Ryan. And the approach we’re taking on the new project will work perfectly with Chris Pine. The key to a good franchise remains the character. Whether it’s Bourne or Bond or Jack Ryan, people have to care about the character and want to find out what happens to him.

However, the next Chris Pine film to be released will actually be another film he shot before Star Trek. Chris is one of the stars of the indie film Small Town Saturday Night (official site), which is now slated to be release in 2010. Pine plays Rhett Ryan, here is a synopsis via IMDB:

Just days before leaving for Nashville, Rhett Ryan discovers that the desire to follow his dream conflicts with his desire to be with the woman he loves. While Samantha does love the singer-songwriter, she starts to realize what’s best for her daughter and their future may not be what’s best for him. Tommy Carson works around the clock to keep the peace in Prospect, but Donny, who is on a downward spiral, makes this even more difficult for the deputy. And Les just wants to fit in with his big brother’s friends, but his overbearing mother desperately wants him to stand out. The subtle interconnections of these character’s lives will bring them all closer together, culminating in Rhett’s final performance

And here is the recently released movie poster 

Pine’s next movie

Mulgrew: Clip from Dragon Age
The latest project from Kate Mulgrew, Voyager’s Capt. Janeway, is as one of the starring voices from the hit videogame Dragon Age Origins. Here is a clip below

[click for part 2]

And in case you missed this update to the latest ShatWatch, here is a brief fun video of Bill, Kate and Brent Spiner behind the scenes at the recent Big Apple Con in NYC.



1. J.G - November 30, 2009

FIRST! They should have done a DS9 movie.

2. Demode - November 30, 2009

Good to hear the Avery is interested in bringing back SISKO for a DS9 movie. I think that DS9 would be perfect for a direct-to-DVD movie. That is the way they should go.

3. TheSchlaack - November 30, 2009

They still should do a DS9 movie! They should ride on the popularity of the new movie to push it through!

4. TyrannicalFascist - November 30, 2009

Yes I’d love to see a DS9 movie, or even better a DS9/Voyager movie. Just send a huge Borg fleet at Deep Space Nine and have the two crews work together. Maybe throw the Dominion or Species 8472 in the mix and that’d be an epic finale.

Honestly, it seems like a waste for CBS & Paramount NOT to cash in on the new movie’s popularity by making Direct-to-DVD or TV movies, much like Battlestar Galactica and Stargate have been doing. If nothing else they could do reunion/finale movies for the rest of the series, one for DS9, one for Voyager and one for Enterprise (Romulan War? Proper Send-Off?)

5. jas_montreal - November 30, 2009

I miss the 90’s Trek. I miss DS9 ! What a great trek series ! Still my favorite trek tv series.

6. Kweeg - November 30, 2009

Love the Shat!

7. Will - November 30, 2009

Oh man, Affleck was the best Ryan and he should be in the next one, even if it means a middle-aged Jack Ryan again. Pine with his big forehead is not needed. Pine is not THAT good an actor, is he? I mean, you can’t tell from Star Trek. Being in a popular film does not mean one is a good actor.

8. Third Remata'Klan - November 30, 2009

Wow, suddenly Pine’s big enough to get his name above the movie title on a poster? Good for him.

I think he’d be great as Jack Ryan. I’d go see that.

@#7 Will:

Affleck was fine (I had no problem with him), but the BEST Jack Ryan? No. Both Ford and Baldwin were better.

9. Bren - November 30, 2009

Kate Mulgrew and Claudia Black…. convincing mother/daughter accents there.

Whoever was the sound director for that game should be fired. That dialogue was awfully stunted and poorly delivered by all.

10. SPB - November 30, 2009

Well, look, Shatner seems to have tried to smooth things over with just about everyone, while Doohan, Koenig and especially Takei continually knocked him in the press.

Shatner looks like the better man.

11. Commander Crooner - November 30, 2009

Are we going to beg for a new (_____) movie in every thread that mentions any series? Let’s talk about new series, or straight to DVD movies like Titan, but all of the shows are dead.

That said, after watching Enterprise again, I think I liked it the best of all the series (although, I have only watched a few TOS episodes so far).

Anyway, good to see them all still working.

12. Rach - November 30, 2009

Haha, not a DS9 fan at ALL, but I do love the Shat.

13. DarthDogg - November 30, 2009

Long have I awaited the return of The Sisko…and #12, may The Profits forgive you my child!

14. Sean - November 30, 2009

If Avery Brooks is still interested in doing a DS9 movie, Paramount needs to jump on that NOW. Since books aren’t considered canon, they could just have it where Sisko has been gone for well over a decade and now he comes back to help solve whatever plot drama they come up with. Plus, they could bring Odo and Kira back together in a movie (should they both be on board to reprise their roles).

15. Anti-Nemesis - November 30, 2009

Deep Space 9 is the best Trek series. Too bad we haven’t gotten a movie out of it. Or really much of anything out of post-television DS9. The worst war in Federation history, Betazed is occupied, but it’s as if they magically cleaned everything up after the war.

16. Andy - November 30, 2009

I would love to see the Destiny books in a movie. That series was absolutly great. Dax, Riker, and Picard, and Chakotay all as Captain’s would have a huge audience.

17. somethoughts - November 30, 2009

That’s awesome seeing Data, Kirk and Janeway in one shot.

18. Julie - November 30, 2009

DS9 was the antithesis of everything Gene Roddenberry imagined Star Trek being. I watched the first episode and “Trials and Tribbleations” and that was it. Hated it.

19. Rocket Scientist - November 30, 2009

Loved DS9. It was my favorite Trek alongside TOS.

20. capt.Roykirk - November 30, 2009

I think a DS9 movie would have been great. I would have much prefered that as oppsed to the Abrams one. He’s right, “They’d better hurry” or it will be Star Trek: DS9 the Retirement home”

21. Tb1 - November 30, 2009

Would be a great time to get a DS9/VOY thing straight to DVD. Give it a 15 million budget or so and watch that thing recoup it’s money in a week. Guaranteed to make a nice profit, and a fitting end to those series.

22. Rainbucket - November 30, 2009

DS9 became an outstanding Trek series, but its good qualities were the kind that grab or retain regular weekly viewers. Its setting and characters don’t translate to the broad appeal a movie needs. Most people would require way too much exposition even to get started with it.

One reason the 2009 movie was so successful is that TOS is part of our shared folklore well beyond the fan base. Kirk & co belong to everyone now. Even the best DS9 movie would be a niche market.

23. The Guardian - November 30, 2009

I have to agree. A DS9/Voyager/TNG film set in alraedy “well established continuity” would have been a far better move. A far better move than letting some egotistical jackass, who knows nothing about Star Trek, come in and turn it on it’s head.

Start a letter writing campaign to Paramount. Tell them we want a DS9 film!

24. Captain Morgan - November 30, 2009


That egotistical jackass can do whatever he wants as long as he keeps giving us good stories with the characters we love versus trying to give every nerd a geekgasm by elongating the already self-contradicting, all holy, “continuity”.

25. Captain Morgan - November 30, 2009

The above was @ 23 although I do enjoy talking to myself.

26. Mr Mann - November 30, 2009

(18)….DS9 was the antithesis of everything Gene Roddenberry imagined Star Trek being. I watched the first episode and “Trials and Tribbleations” and that was it. Hated it.

……an interesting conclusion to reach considering you only watched two episodes – I always draw conclusions about films I haven’t seen or books I haven’t read…….and they are always the most informed opinions (it’s hard to type sarcastically).

Myself…after watching every ds9 episode…. thought that although sometimes it had too much of a war footing. It had some of the most thought provoking and allegorical episodes of any Trek series. I think it fits in well with “Genes Vision” (however it is interpreted) as it gave the Star Trek Universe depth and dimension and showed that although humans had achieved a mostly utopian existence, there were many races who had not. It was about how the federation interacted with those species, especially when they were in the minority and on the back foot.
Not every episode was great, but I don’t think any trek series can claim that. I myself like them all.

27. Commodore Kor'Tar - November 30, 2009

DS9 derserves a shot at one last go round, be it a big screen adventure or , direct to DVD or syndicated made for tv movie , Voyager and Enterprise as well . They were ALL good shows and each needs to come back one more time for the fans they knew and loved the series , and to show that the 24th Century era is still alive and kicking after Sar Trek Xi. You see as of now , the 23rd Century is on the silver screen , and that’s where it will most likely be for the next couple of movies , but if Trek comes back to the small screen in some fashion it needs to be a visit back to DS9 , with Voyager , and perhaps Titan , and the Enterprise E involved in a joint mission .

And if they revisit Enterprise , then we must see the Romulan War play out .

There is a wealth of stories that are waiting to be told , all that needs to happen is for the TPTB to realize that bringing back a few of these old shows back for another go round would be a worth while endevour .

While it’s not very likely as of right now , It’s nice to dream .

28. MC1 Doug - November 30, 2009

William Shatner on the same set with Rush Limbaugh???

Tha is one ugly pairing I would not want to see! Why would Mr.Shatner EVER want to interview him? Ugh!

29. devon - November 30, 2009

I Like the idea of direct to dvd movies, but at the same time don’t wish for the movies to conflict with the continuation stories of these series in novel format as the novels are oftentimes better than the screen adventures! I like the idea of seeing these crews again, but it would be even better if CBS/Paramount gave us a new TV series to satiate our collective hunger for all things Trek.

30. BOOZBA - November 30, 2009

Trek fans who think there’s gonna be a new movie with the Ds9 or Voyager cast are dreaming in technicolor! 90’s Trek is done!!! It’s great to watch reruns of those episodes on late night tv but…..It’s J.J’s Trek now….love it or hate it!

31. Captain Morgan - November 30, 2009

I agree with the direct to dvd sentiment but give us the updated Trek with adventures predating the movie. Heck since events were the same before Nero you could do an Enterprise “Romulan War” minimovie/series or be creative and do something original and new.

I really do not want to wait two more years until JJ can make a sequel.

32. Sarah - November 30, 2009

When’s Rush going to be on Raw Nerve? I really want to see that.
Thanks for having him on your show, Mr. Shatner (if you’re reading this). Very cool of you to do that. :)

33. The Original Animated Next Generation Deep Space Voyager Enterprise I-XI - November 30, 2009

“I don’t know what their problem is, quite frankly, so I’ve given up on trying to make it better.”

Could it be that you’re an egotistical maniac? I wouldn’t exactly want to make friends with anybody who shoved a lady’s kid out of the way just so you could get an autograph either, no matter how much you wanted to try to make up. Seriously, the nerve of you wondering why…

Anyhoo, I say going back to the old is a bad idea. It would just reinforce the idea that ST is something for 37-year-old kids who still live in their mom’s basement.

34. Wes - November 30, 2009

on patrick stewart:

-anybody who reads that should think about his acting in first contact.
“…the line must be drawn HE-AH!! …and I will make them PAY FOR WHAT THEY’VE DONE!!”

35. sean - November 30, 2009

I’m not silly enough to think we’d get a DS9 feature film, but surely a direct-to-dvd film is possible? Regardless of what some say, DS9 was a great piece of the Star Trek mythos.

36. Canon Schmanon - November 30, 2009

I LOVE DS9, but anybody here who thinks a DS9 movie would have been more successful than the new movie, or even profitable, is fooling themselves, or is simply a fool. J.J. Abrams did what was necessary to make a successful Trek, with future promise. I wish some Trek fans would stop being so bitter about reality. They’d rather see Trek die, because that’s what the old casts and crew were doing to the franchise – killing it. The only hope of Trek surviving was what J.J. Abrams did. And I liked it. And I love TOS, TNG and DS9.

On the other hand, I’d love to see a DS9 movie. Direct to DVD or cable seems a more likely venue for that. I don’t think they want competing Treks in the theaters, and as I’ve stated earlier, I don’t think there’s any way it could be a profitable theatrical film. But since we’ve “rebooted” TOS, I’d like to see a bit of reboot done on DS9. Keep the cast, but rethink it a lot, and don’t do it like Berman’s Trek. I miss those guys, and I don’t think they’re too old to pick these characters up again. I’d love to see Brooks play Sisko again.

Blah blah blah blah blah…

37. CarlG - November 30, 2009

I’d listen to Avery Brooks read the phone book. He just has one of those voices, you know?

I love when games bring in at least one Trek veteran to chew digital scenery ;) Go Kate!

38. VZX - November 30, 2009

How about a new DS9 mini-series or Direct-to-video movie with all new and younger actors playing the characters? Have it based in the new JJ-verse with no Vulcan and they have to prepare to protect Romulus. And then, the wormhole is discovered, the Dominion attack, and the events are played out differently from the 90s series.

If they can get Ira Behr and Ron D Moore back, then that would be perfect. Well, for me anyway.

39. ryanhuyton - November 30, 2009

As much as people(myself included) enjoyed Deep Space Nine, a movie, whether theatrical or direct-to-dvd, isn’t going to happen for these reasons: Firstly, Deep Space Nine, while garnering respectable ratings, did not have the mass appeal that TNG did or even TOS did after its rebirth in the 70’s. A lot of people who enjoyed those series may have been turned off by some of the darker themes of DS9. Secondly, the average movie goer knows about Kirk, Spock, McCoy and even Picard and Worf. The same, unfortuneately, cannot be said about the characters of Deep Space Nine (apart from Worf). And finally, the series had a definite beginning, middle, and end. There was a conclusion with no where else to go.

The only series that would work as a t.v miniseries or a series of direct-to-dvd would be Enterprise. That show still had many storylines to explore in particular the Romulan Wars. Plus, I would gather that more people on this site and more fans in general, would prefer more Enterprise stories over DS9.

And finally, I applaud Patrick Stewart for speaking out on his experiences of witnessing domestic violence at home when he was younger. I wonder if he used his memories and emotions as a base for his portrayal of Captain Picard’s assimilation in Best of Both Worlds and his torture scenes in Chain of Command. He certainly deserves praise for coming forward and confronting an issue that is regrettably all too common in the 21st century.

40. PicardLoveBoat - November 30, 2009

Patrick Stewart was really touching there, I wasn’t aware he grew up in a house with domestic violence. Really helps you get closer to the man.

41. Bill Peters - November 30, 2009

#39 DS9 Didn’t have a clear ending I like to have Sisko out of the Wormhole, See how his new kid affects the Bajoran Religion and other things. I think a DS9 Direct to DVD movie will work!

42. Bill Peters - November 30, 2009

I am with #23 I sign up to start a Direct to DVD Movie for DS9 needs a better ending and a better ending for most of the Characters!

43. Chasco - December 1, 2009

Try and keep up.
Shatner and Jimmy Doohan made up their differences, and Shatner even got invited to (and attended) Jimmy’s retirement bash in 2004.

Mind you, it would be nice if Shatner actually remembered that!! He NEVER mentions it.

44. Trekluver - December 1, 2009

…”Will you sign my Brest?” Best thing The Shat ever said to anyone! LOL! Mr. Spinner is funny too, Kate Mulgrew only made it better to laugh to!

45. Iowagirl - December 1, 2009

– Mind you, it would be nice if Shatner actually remembered that!! He NEVER mentions it. –

Shatner never mentioning it doesn’t necessarily mean he does not remember it. :)

46. Cheve - December 1, 2009

Aaahh, the posibilities of Star Trek TV miniseries are endlesss. If only they took the first step and make a first one…

47. ilkers - December 1, 2009

I hope Bill, you do overcome your own bitterness which you’ve turned into a kitsch thing in the popular culture to be (still) around. I can not believe you are still talking about old friends to get coverage.

Grow up man, your nerves shouldn’t be so “raw” after all.

48. toddk - December 1, 2009

I’m suprised that no one has yet produced a fan production of voyager.

49. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - December 1, 2009




50. captain_neill - December 1, 2009

I am happy for JJ Abrams to exist prallel to the rest of the universe

But I prefer the prime universe and I hope that one day we get back to it.

51. James - December 1, 2009

DS9/VOY/TNG movie would be GREAT!

However, it’s not going to happen – Paramount are focused on the ST:XI timeline now. To revert to the prime timeline would just confuse the new fan base they have just spent so much money capturing.

Maybe a straight-to-DVD movie, or a miniseries, could work. But it’s whether they’d want to put the money behind it just to please a few die-hards.

52. Zebonka - December 1, 2009

DS9 movie ….. HAHA, yeah, that’ll happen.

53. David B - December 1, 2009

Great to Scott Bakula again, Quantum Leap is as good today as it was 20 years ago. Its about people and trying to do better, so many good stories.

They should bring it back, have Scott in the first episode and finally make it home, with something like, Sam it is now time for you to pass the torch, your work is completed. Have someone else carry on and have his wife Donna as the new Al, which obviously should be Teri Hatcher when she finishes Desperate Housewives.

They should get Admiral Archer in the next film just so he can have a go at Scotty over his beagle!

Shatner and Mulgrew, wow classic, they look a bit brother and sister like, in a good way not that Kate is old but their facial features do look similar in that clip.

54. Victor - December 1, 2009

DS9. Best trek in a LONG time. Would love to see a movie..even if it’s direct to video. But it would need to be handled by the people behind the original series in the style of the original series

Unfortunately if it were to happen I fear Paramount would hand it over to someone who had no involvement in the series and it would probably end up DS9 lite

55. Victor - December 1, 2009

Oh yes…forgot to add.

NO..NO…NO! No DS9 movie with younger actors which takes place in the JJ Abrams universe.

I’d rather sit through a extended versions of “Spock’s Brain” ! :)

56. Horatio - December 1, 2009

DS9 tv movie with the original cast on SyFy (or whatever it wants to call itself) and then straight to dvd sales…. GREAT IDEA.

Paramount, do it now while Trek is hot again!

Question is, if they did do this does Rick Berman have the rights to produce this?

57. Ahmed Abdo - December 1, 2009

# 30 “Trek fans who think there’s gonna be a new movie with the Ds9 or Voyager cast are dreaming in technicolor! 90’s Trek is done!!! It’s great to watch reruns of those episodes on late night tv but…..It’s J.J’s Trek now….love it or hate it!”

I loved the new Star Trek movie, but I don’t see any problem if there was a DVD movies of DS9 or Voyager. DS9 was one of my favorite Trek series of all time & Voyager was such a fun, especially the Doctor.

I think that Paramount should do like MGM done with SG1 DVD movies.

58. Andy - December 1, 2009

I have to agree with others on this board that any DS9 movie should be done in the manner that BSG has adopted. A direct to DVD release would be a great idea, and would certainly have an audience willing to buy the product

59. Daoud - December 1, 2009

DS9 was great… because they actually acknowledged that James T. Kirk and his era existed. After TNG, it was refreshing anytime a TOS event, concept or name turned up with DS9.

#18, you missed so many good episodes by not watching the other 174 or so.

60. VZX - December 1, 2009


You’re right: I remember a reference to Kirk in the first mirror-universe episode when Intendent Kira was mentioning the first transporter cross-over, and then, of course, the Tribbles episode….

61. elodie - December 1, 2009

Star Trek : Enterprise deserves its own movie, a better ending, the ending that it deserved! Shran among the crew, Trip still on the crew. The beginning of the Federation, Romulans, Archer becoming Admiral. I want more Star Trek : Enterprise.

And honestly, I am more looking forward a Star Trek : Enterprise movie (direct to dvd or other) than ST XII (Spock/Uhura: no way! stop it!).

Star Trek : Enterprise movie = how should have ended the series before!

Bring back Star Trek : Enterprise!

62. Jeffery Wright - December 1, 2009

The Shat & Rush? I’m in heaven!

I’m no Deep Snore Nine fan, but is there a reason that motion pictures can no longer be made about that era of Starfleet?

There must be at least one good story about the post TNG federation.

63. Dr. Image - December 1, 2009

Shat & Rush? I’m in heaven too!
“Deep Snore Nine??” Strongly disagree.

64. Dom - December 1, 2009

58. Andy

Given marketing is more likely to be based on the new movie’s era, I doubt a DS9 film would be likely.

Perhaps a way to do it, though, would be to release it in mini episodes on the web, then make the compilation DVD or Blu-ray available for order exclusively from CBS or Paramount. AFAIK, CBS or Paramount could make the film without any involvement from past TV people, although Ron Moore would be the obvious guy to oversee it: a Trek with a Bear McCreary score would also be very nice indeed!

65. Dom - December 1, 2009

61. elodie: ‘Spock/Uhura: no way! stop it!’

Watch early episodes like Charlie X. There’s definitely something going on between them!

66. Danpaine - December 1, 2009

59 and 60 – absolutely. Any time one of the later shows referenced/paid homage to TOS and crew, it really tied it all together. And TNG had a huge lack of that, though I generally loved it anyway.

67. Dom - December 1, 2009


I guess that’s what happens when the one TOS fan from the TNG writing staff gets his own show! ;)

68. Lore - December 1, 2009

Attention: Rush Haters, check your biases at the entrance to the room and listen to Shatner’s interview with Rush. You might be surprised that you agree with this man more than you think.

69. BenPrince - December 1, 2009

#68, I tried, then rushed back to the door and grabbed my biases because – and this is no big surprise – they were still as justified as they were beforehand. He is a rude, confused and narrowminded man.

70. spock´s hairdresser - December 1, 2009

DS9 movie? I liked the show… but seriously, abrams movies, plus straight to dvd ds9, or enteprise or titan or whatnot, plus new tv series…? we are asking for a new trek overdose, again? after the one that nearly killed the franchise? thanks but no thanks… let´s enjoy things the moment they happen, let´s stop trying to resurrect every bit of star trek we happen to personally favor… let´s stop wanting our daily dose of new trek 24/7… i can very well live with new quality-trek with 3 or 4 or 5 year hiatuses, even a decade or two hahaha… whenever i fell nostalgic for the other shows (and i do from time to time), well, there´s good and plenty to watch already!

71. justsomeguy - December 1, 2009

LOL that last vid with Shat, Mulgrew, and spiner is kinda funny! I bet they are fun to hang out with.

72. Lore - December 1, 2009

#69 The interview hasn’t aired yet, so obviously your being less than genuine. I just listened to Rush playing a clip from the interview and Mr. Limbaugh mentioned that he had been invited to “THE SHAT’s” house for Monday Night Football. He must not be all bad is Shatner wants to hang out with him.

73. nuSpock - December 1, 2009

For the DS9 movie they should adapt the DS9 Millennium Novel Trilogy which deals with Star Trek’s take on the apocalypse…its quite easily one of the best novel sagas in DS9 lore, perfect for an epic film saga, and would stitch perfectly with a few minor updates/alterations into JJ’s new Trek timeline…

another possibility is to do a DS9 miniseries based on the Season 8 novels, or to incorporate Sisko somehow into this year’s film’s sequel…like Sisko, using his Emissary abilities from being with the Prophets, crosses into JJverse to help newly minted PineKirk liberate the Bajorans from an early Cardassian Occupation… which would work perfectly into JJ’s plan to deal with torture in the next film, given the Cardassians’ fetish for torture… it would also give a good opportunity to create a Holocaust allegory and if they had some of the Vulcan refugees seeking to live on Bajor, that could circumvent the Prime Directive issues…

74. Lore - December 1, 2009

#32 The interview airs in January, its the primere episode of Shatner’s Raw Nerve.

75. Lore - December 1, 2009

#32 Correction: It airs this Sunday at 10:00pm on the biography channel.

76. Mike - December 1, 2009

Can’t wait to see the Shat interview Rush. And in an upcoming episode he interviews Gene Simmons, can’t wait for that either!

77. ChristopherPike - December 1, 2009

I’d certainly buy and doubtless very much enjoy a DS9 movie…but in all honesty it had 7 seasons. It was a series that explored its setting to the fullest. It had a beginning and a fitting end.

My heart is really in seeing Enterprise get something even approaching that level of respectability and potential fulfilled. It was only starting to get there in Season 4.

I would just test the water with an Enterprise era mini-series. 2 or 3 connected TV movies with the same “threat to human colonies and their allies” story. Romulan War and Birth of the Federation would be the main story. Seeing as the 22nd Century has a foot in both universes that could bridge both the Prime and Abrams’ alternate. Some revisions to the show’s look would be for certain, because all the sets are gone. Any rebuild would likely leave Archer’s ship more like the Kelvin. The NX-01 gets as radical a refit as Kirk’s did in TMP and becomes the NCC-01, with others of the type renamed Enterprise class. It goes further along the line toward the Original Series with a small secondary hull. The NX prefix being passed to an experimental Daedalus ship in construction.

If it has enough studio support for more Trek beyond that, redress the sets again and use them for a full series set on the Daedalus or skip ahead to the early 23rd Century. I say support because depending on where it’s shown, ratings can be pretty much irrelevant… as in ENT got a couple of million viewers, and is allowed to go under and BSG thrives at the same level. Not that here and now, I would expect anything brand new with the name Star Trek attached would dip that low.

Star Trek on the big screen with new versions of Kirk and Spock, in their new shiny NCC-1701 are the pinnacle of the franchise right now. I can’t see a 24/25th Century show happening right now, because it would steal the movie era’s thunder by being so much more advanced. TV equals less than feature-film and always will, particularly with sci-fi. Conversely TV can pull off miracles, making do with a fraction of that budget spread out over a much longer length. Season 4 of Enterprise got made with what it took to put 30 minutes of the current film on the screen. Maybe 45 minutes, if you want to factor in everything originally built in 2001.

78. Admiral Shatner - December 1, 2009

Ds9 movie would be good. Not as good as a Enterprise movie or a real Star Trek movie with a new cast.

NO NO NO to Chris Pine as Jack Ryan. He just keeps making himself more and more obnoxious by ruining rolls that others have been great at. Loved Harrison Ford and the books.

79. dalek - December 1, 2009

A DS9 TV movie will never happen. The sets cost millions to build. They no longer exist. Unless you went green screening, and look how realistic the B5 TV movies were doing that.

You also have to pay the cast, there are 9 regulars who won’t be doing it for their original fees when most of them were unknowns.

Then there’s the effects, the crew.

Unless it’s a series such as Stargate where the sets still exist and all the production team are still there working on concurrent stuff, the cost in itself makes it impractical.

As for a movie, will never happen. Nobody knows who Sisko and Co are outside of the fanbase. It didn’t have enough of a following for Paramount to gamble.

80. Son of a Maui Portagee - December 1, 2009

John de Lancie’s Christmas gig:


81. Lore - December 1, 2009

I don’t get people saying DS9 didn’t have a proper ending. “The Sisco” completed his mission and rested with the prophets, Odo went home to his people,O’Brian got a promotion and moved to Earth, Julian finally got a regular girlfriend. The Dominion war ended, The Cardasians were going to have to rebuild after a holocaust, I mean really, where do you go with this.

82. Dy - December 1, 2009

Harrison Ford was the best Jack Ryan for me and i think Chris Pine is a good actor, i saw him in “Star Trek” and “Carriers” in both great performances. He’d be great as young Jack Ryan.

83. T'Cal - December 1, 2009

18. Julie – November 30, 2009
DS9 was the antithesis of everything Gene Roddenberry imagined Star Trek being. I watched the first episode and “Trials and Tribbleations” and that was it. Hated it.

I’m sorry you didn’t like it. I felt the first two seasons had some weak moments but continued to watch and am very glad I did. While TNG has my favorite characters, DS9 has the best Trek relationships and stories. As the main characters evolved, they deveolped fascinating relationships with each other and several secondary recurring characters. Each character really grew. Bashir was annoying at first but the genetic enhancement plotline and subsequent Section 31 story completely changed my opinion. That along with his relationships with O’Brien, Dax, Garack, and even Quark were very well written. The same goes for Sisko’s with his son, Dax, Cassidy Yates, and of course Dukat were just plain excellent. This past summer I lent a friend my complete DVD collection of DS9 and he’s been watching a handful of episodes each week. He’s hooked and he hasn’t even gotten to the 2+ year Dominion War arc.

It’s ashame the show didn’t grab you like it has so many Trek fans. But, that’s why there are so many versions from which to choose.

84. NEXT gen 4 life - December 1, 2009

Am I the only one who liked DS9 best its first three seasons?

85. Kirk's Girdle - December 1, 2009

Re: 43

In 2004 Doohan was diagnosed with Alheimers and it grabbed him hard, so I wouldn’t put much stock in the validity of his reconciliation with the Shat.

86. zan - December 1, 2009

only thing good about DS9 was Garak and Dukat and in the final season Ezri, those were the only good actors in the whole series (plus Alexander Siding, I think Brooks is a good actor after seeing his other work but Sisko was just a bad character, and most of the episodes were garbage except some of the main story line episodes)

87. zan - December 1, 2009

@84 NEXT gen 4 life

I also liked the first seasons more, the whole galaxy war 1 thing was way too much and ridiculous after a while

oh yeah forgot to add quark with garak and dukat as pretty much only redeeming thing to DS9

88. dalek - December 1, 2009

#85 Kirk’s girdle. It happened during the filming of Star Trek Generations. Consult Star Trek movie memories by william shatner, there’s even a picture of Shatner Koenig and Doohan after the reconciliation.

89. Hat Rick - December 2, 2009

I am in favor of a DS9 movie. I just saw Avery Brooks’ reaction.

I think that the economics of it are what’s holding it back, and that’s a shame, because DS9 was a broad canvas and it deepened the franchise considerably.

I will say this: If they will remake any part of the ST franchise from this point forward, it could be DS9, which could benefit from the treatment given to the original Battlestar Galactica.

Ron Moore would have a helluva time remaking a series for which he was substantially responsible. With the original stars.

90. Flinn - December 2, 2009

I just don’t see a DS9/VOY as being profitable enough to get made. Paramount’s not going to spend a ton of money on films that won’t make it back. TOS was always the one most likely to get rebooted.

And Chris Pine will make a great Jack Ryan, just like he reinvented Jim Kirk for ST. Maybe not everyone liked his choices in regards to playing Kirk, but that hardly makes him a bad actor. ST was a reboot, not a word for word copying of TOS, which is what some people are really upset about, I guess. Whatever. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does in his new movies.

91. Lore - December 2, 2009

#88 In Shatner’s book “Up Til Now” he mentions that picture with koenig and doohan. While the pic was being snapped koenig said through a “home-made” grin, “this thing will bring at least $1000 at the convention.

92. Captain Lonestar - December 2, 2009

DS9 Movie…. hmmmm Well Maybe HAL could take over the space station and…. I’m sorry I just woke up, kind of dozed off there for a second……

93. Captain Lonestar - December 2, 2009

oh and Chris Pine would be much better as Indy’s son than Odie oops I meant Shia LaBeouf

94. Lore - December 2, 2009

#84 Yes

95. The Last Maquis - December 2, 2009

If you’re not Down with DS9 then you’re Pah is weak.

96. Dalek - December 2, 2009

Lore lol in pretty sure that’s in movie memories as well

97. jocor - December 3, 2009

I think CBS could pocket a small fortune on former Star Trek casts in made for TV movies or maybe more likely — straight to DVD. And do it in a way that will compliment and promote the new Star Trek film series. I can’t stand Voyager but there’s a bankable audience there, millions of people you can count on for DVD sales.

It would be interesting if they made a trilogy, TNG if they could get Stewart to sign on, DS9 and Voyager that tied in with the new film series to keep it relevant and reduce the risk of over-exposure which is a valid concern.

Still though, I say go for it.

98. captain_neill - December 3, 2009

if they brought back TNG, DS9 or VOY I would prefer it to be in the prime universe, but there could be a crossover.

99. Mr Mann - December 3, 2009

Did paramount not sell everything off set wise…..?

They would have to rebuild everthing from scratch for a DS9 movie – or invent a great excuse for Ds9 needing a major refit (which is a possibility with the end of the war with the Dom). But everything from scratch, is not that a major ask for a straight to DVD movie?

100. Praetor Shinzon II - December 3, 2009

They could do the blue/green screen thing like so many movies and “SANCTUARY” are doing. DS9 ROCKS! Bring Ro Laren back, too!!!

101. Techtrekker - December 3, 2009

Bring back DS9!!!

102. Rabi - May 18, 2010

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