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Patrick Stewart Gets Into Starfleet Costume For Skit + Stewart Voicing New War of the Worlds Videogame

Sir Patrick Stewart put on his Jean Luc Picard costume from Star Trek: The Next Generation for a skit on the UK’s Channel 4 TV. In addition, Sir Patrick is returning to Paramount sci-fi as the narrator in a new "War of the Worlds" video game. Details below.

 

Patrick Stewart appears in TNG costume for Comedy Gala

Fans may remember that last year Sir Patrick Stewart made news for getting into a dustup with comedian James Corden at the Glamour Awards. Well last Friday at the Channel 4 Comedy Gala Stewart and Corden buried the hatchet in a skit which had Sir Patrick wearing his Star Trek: The Next Generation Starfleeet uniform in bed with Corden, where they discuss how they want to just want to go back to how things were in their "relationship." You can watch the skit online at the Channel 4 site (sorry, UK only).  [About 1:07:00 into show]


Patrick Stewart and James Corden patch things up in C4 Comedy Gala

 

Sir Patrick Stewart Narrates War of the Worlds Game

In other Patrick Stewart news, the actor is returning to Paramount for a big sci-fi project. Paramount Digital Entertainment has announced details on their upcoming War of the Worlds platformer videogame, which will be narrated by Sir Patrick. The game is not based on their recent feature film, but is described as "a new vision of the classic H.G. Wells novel, retold as a single player side-scrolling action-adventure, narrated by the acclaimed and distinguished actor, Patrick Stewart."

The new game is set in London with the gameplay paralleling the events from the 1953 movie adaptation, but also introducing a new story arc. The game will follow the exploits of an unknown everyman struggling to escape the Martian invasion of London and rescue his family. Players will have to outsmart an army of alien tripods, spiders and drones as they make their way through a landscape of total devastation.

War of the Worlds will be released this fall on XBox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.


Screenshot from "War of the Worlds"

Thanks to Matthew for the Channel 4 tip

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davidfuchs
June 13, 2011 1:49 pm

Picard’s uniform doesn’t fit at all, but I hope that was the intent–it makes me think of Stewart going to bed in Star Trek jammies. :P

Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire
June 13, 2011 1:56 pm

He looks good in his uniform. Nice Skit.
War of the Worlds look like it could be fun.

Dr. Cheis
June 13, 2011 2:10 pm

UK only? What kind of bizzaro copyright network refuses to let people in the US watch? This is an outrage! We would never put anybody through such an atrocity in America.

Ron
June 13, 2011 2:16 pm

@3 – Dr. Cheis – have faith: someone is bound to post it on YouTube soon. That’s the sort of video that doesn’t state country-exclusive for long.

jas_montreal
June 13, 2011 2:23 pm

LOL Patrick and James fight last year was the most funniest thing EVER.

make it so.

Kweeg
June 13, 2011 2:29 pm

LOL Dr Cheis

Qapla’

ceej
June 13, 2011 2:39 pm

@3 lol. Being from Canada and never getting to watch content hosted in the US, I appreciate your sarcasm :)

Though if someone knows of where else this can be seen it would be great to know :)

NuFan
June 13, 2011 3:04 pm

Is that a Starfleet wristwatch?

Nick Cook
June 13, 2011 3:04 pm

Richard Burton is a very hard act to follow. That said, I think Patrick Stewart’s an excellent choice to follow in his footsteps.

HMS Enterprise
June 13, 2011 3:10 pm

he had a goatee! Mirror Picard!

Pro-Khan-Sel
June 13, 2011 3:20 pm

At least Patrick has a sense of humor about stuff like this..At least he didn’t ask for 20 million pounds before doing it.

June 13, 2011 3:22 pm

You know, it’s nice to have something UK-only for a change ;) *narrows eyes at Hulu*

June 13, 2011 3:53 pm

Since he has the goatee perhaps he should wear the Future Imperfect Admiral’s uniform.

OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY
June 13, 2011 5:03 pm

damage limitation….too late

I'm Dead Jim!
June 13, 2011 6:17 pm

I SO want to watch this! Guess they couldn’t get a tailored uniform for Sir Patrick. Still, it tugs at my heart to see him wearing it again. Wish it were so for real, just one last time!

DonDonP1
June 13, 2011 11:25 pm

Fascinating. So good to see Sir Patrick Stewart donning the 2366-2374 Type A Starfleet uniform and the 2360s-2370 Starfleet combadge once again.

Neumann
June 14, 2011 1:24 am

I haven’t seen a lot of the current book covers but I hope PIcard w/ beard starts showing up because he looks pretty boss with it combined with the uniform.

Holger
June 14, 2011 4:13 am

Stewart is now looking like Admiral Picard from Riker’s holographic illusion.

June 14, 2011 5:29 am

That “dustup” between Stewart and that comedian was painful then, both guys looked classless.

Trying to do a patch up skit is giving the moment a dignity it does not deserve.

Anthony Thompson
June 14, 2011 7:54 am

Why is everything “UK only”? That’s so unfair! : D

CanadianShane
June 14, 2011 7:56 am

What i want to know is are there any changes forseen on the horizon in regards to copyright laws internationally so that EVERYBODY gets to enjoy what each countries media outlets show to their domestic markets. As a Canadian i’ve had it with not being able to watch what U.S. citizens can watch from their media outlets…sorry had to vent…

DS9 IN PRIME TIME
June 14, 2011 8:33 am

why the hell can you only watch it if your in the UK??? Isnt the internet world wide??? hince world wide web…

Damian
June 14, 2011 10:02 am

I can almost envision Stewart playing Captain Picard again on screen. Other than the goatee, he looks almost like he did when he was doing The Next Generation.

Captain Realistic
June 14, 2011 12:44 pm

18, I was thinking the same thing.

To be honest, my first realization that I was in fact getting older was looking at the TNG and DS9 crews growing old……

Keachick (rose pinenut)
June 14, 2011 5:39 pm

I guess you guys are getting a taste of what is like for us outside the USA to have a Hulu video to watch, except that I can’t. For that matter, I can’t watch this one either.

Hodge Podge
June 15, 2011 7:39 am

The point is we need to replace it with one on youtube as soon as possible

THX-1138
June 15, 2011 11:27 am

Jeez what a bunch of whiners. All I had to do was fly to the U.K. and get a power converter for my laptop as the battery was dead then find a compatible wifi hotspot and download the video.

What a lot of sissies.

June 18, 2011 9:17 pm

@ Dr. Cheis – America puts Canada and the UK and all other countries through exactly the same garbage. Here in Canada I cannot watch Hulu, NBC videos, US Netflix, etc.

June 19, 2011 11:29 am

Can’t watch it at all now as Channe 4 have taken it off their site, oh well.

June 25, 2011 10:56 am

Looks like he’s wearing Riker’s uniform.

Stewart was probably right to dress that supposed comedian down. I think he got carried away though.

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