Since Star Trek: Discovery will be coming exclusively to CBS All Access in the United States, I decided to give the network’s new over-the-top streaming service a try. I’ve been using All Access for a good nine months now, and I’ve learned a thing or two about what the service gets right and where it leaves something to be desired.
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The Smithsonian’s recent restoration of the Enterprise shooting model has the old girl looking better than ever, and our old friend Paul Sibbald has created some new videos using photos of the restored physical model in celebration.
During the last golden age of Star Trek on television from 1993-2005, fans became ever more connected due to the internet, and specifically fan sites dedicated to Trek and message boards. While this was wonderful in bringing us together, every episode and series was analyzed, criticized, and the writers sometimes vilified. Of the many who faced the ire of Trek fans during the respective runs of Voyager and Enterprise, none received as much vitriol as Brannon Braga despite him being responsible for some of the most celebrated Star Trek episodes in the entire franchise.
Star Trek: Discovery Executive Producer and Showrunner Bryan Fuller spoke with IGN regarding the continuing evolution of the design of the U.S.S. Discovery from the teaser that was shown at San Diego Comic Con. Fuller said that the ship has significantly changed as the version featured in the SDCC teaser was not the final design, but also confirmed that the Discovery is based on Ralph McQuarrie’s designs for the Enterprise in the Planet of the Titans aborted film.
Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller revealed today that the new series will be set ten years before The Original Series, essentially bridging the gap between Enterprise and TOS. The show will focus on an event in Federation history that has been talked about but never explored. Fuller also confirmed that the show will feature a human female lead (a lieutenant commander, not a captain), a gay character, and lots of aliens.
While Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller could not attend the 50th anniversary Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, he beamed in via a recorded video. Also, TrekMovie caught up with DSC executive producers Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth to learn more about their role in the new show.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr today revealed that he has been working on a documentary on DS9 for several years that explores what the show was really about and its lasting impact on the Star Trek franchise and culture. After the announcement, TrekMovie secured an exclusive interview with Behr to further discuss the project, which he hopes will be out in 2017.
Ain’t it Cool News seems to have gotten a few minutes of time with the very busy Bryan Fuller, he gave a few cryptic teases about the time frame of Star Trek Discovery.
Star Trek: Discovery Executive Producer and Showrunner Bryan Fuller had additional things to say about the new show at the press junket held at San Diego Comic Con immediately after the Hall H panel where the title of the series was announced.
Trekmovie.com yesterday attended a press event immediately following the announcement of Star Trek: Discovery at San Diego Comic Con that featured Discovery executive producers Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth as well as Star Trek stars William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner, and Jeri Ryan. Trekmovie.com also conducted exclusive interviews with Kadin, Roddenberry, Roth, and Dorn.
Star Trek Executive Producer Bryan Fuller today announced at San Diego Comic Con that the new Star Trek series set to debut in January 2017 will be called Star Trek Discovery. The series will focus on the adventures of the U.S.S. Discovery, a ship of an unknown class with the registry NCC-1031, set in the Prime Timeline.
In a happy surprise from the Rod Roddenberry San Diego ComicCon panel, it was announced that Rod had culled through archives and found cut segments of Star Trek Original Series episodes, plus other behind-the-scenes bits. It will be released on a Blu-ray later in 2016 with a brand new documentary by Roger Lay, Jr (who was part of the team that did the awesome TNG and ENT Blu-ray documentaries). The full press release is after the break.
The new Star Trek CBS All Access series has its first director: David Semel.
A very heartfelt and emotional trailer for Adam Nimoy’s documentary about his Dad and Spock has hit the interwebs.
CBS will be partnering with Netflix internationally to deliver the new Star Trek series, set to debut in January 2017.
This is part 2 of our interview with Jordan Hoffman, host of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. So far, Engage has covered topics like the Starfleet Academy Experience, the new Spock documentary from Adam Nimoy, a deep dive into Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and explained the fan film guidelines with great depth and clarity.
Today is the 4th of July, America’s birthday. Now Star Trek represents a future where divisions based on nation states have disappeared in favor of a unified government where all of human kind is united in peace and harmony. But with the exception of one particularly notable Frenchman, all of Starfleet’s future captains seem to hail from America, so we thought it would be important to help ‘Murrica blow out a few space candles this year. So with that, here are our five top episodes to help you declare your independence.
Star Trek 2017 showrunner Bryan Fuller revealed more details about the highly-anticipated new series in an interview with Moviefone.
Star Trek 2017 show runner Bryan Fuller in an interview with Collider revealed a heap of new details on the much-anticipated new Star Trek series scheduled to debut in January 2017.
Own all original series crew adventures in a giant Blu-ray set! CBS and Paramount have teamed up to combine every TOS cast movie along with the three seasons of The Original Series, and as a special treat, this box set is the debut of The Animated Series on Blu-ray, plus exclusive swag all in one 30-disc collector’s set.
Mark Worthington confirmed to an audience at Eagle-Con LA last month that he is indeed the new Production Designer for CBS’s upcoming Star Trek television series. We caught up with him after his panel to talk Trek.
Star Trek writer Joe Menosky who penned such favorites as Darmok, Time’s Arrow, and Year of Hell, along with Aron Coleite known for his writing work on the hit sci-fi show Heroes have joined the writing staff for CBS’s upcoming Star Trek television series, according to Larry Nemecek who spoke today at Phoenix Comicon. The news was broken by Kemp Powers on Twitter.
Adam Nimoy’s highly anticipated documentary, For The Love of Spock, officially has a release date. You’ll be able to catch it in select theaters in the US and on demand this September 9th, exactly 50 years + 1 day after the premiere of the first episode of the original series.
TrekCore is reporting today that Kristen Beyer, a Star Trek novelist who has written several books in the Voyager timeline, is the newest addition to the Star Trek All Access writing staff.
Who says Star Trek isn’t sexy? Who says women can’t be nerdy-sexy too? No one! Especially not with TrekGeek’s new line of Star Trek inspired swimwear.
In an open letter to the creators of the upcoming Star Trek CBS series, science fiction author Steven Erikson makes a plea for the new show to embody the characteristics that made the Original Series so universal and posits, “Star Trek will survive on the quality of its drama – not on the special effects, not on the strange aliens, and not, alas, on the legacy of what has gone before.”
CBS offered a very early “sneak peek” at the new Star Trek All Access series during today’s upfronts, revealing a shiny new logo. [UPDATE: CBS has posted the trailer online for all to see! Check it out after the jump.] [UPDATE 2: The official Star Trek All Access website is live]
CBS’s new live action Star Trek series will roll out one episode per week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told reporters today in his quaterly earnings call. He also confirmed that the studio is on track for its originally planned premiere date of January, 2017.
CBS has just booked Pinewood Toronto Studios’ 46,500-square foot mega stage for its Star Trek live action TV series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Will Riker may not have been a Canadian, but it looks like everyone involved with the new Star Trek show could be. Pop culture news site Pop Goes The News reported this week that the as yet unnamed series, which we’re calling Star Trek All Access, will start filming in Toronto in September.