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