In the last week Whoopi Goldberg (Star Trek The Next Generation’s Guinan) premiered Stream, a new sci-fi web series on FEARnet. Goldberg has been doing press for the new show and our friends and fellow Trek geeks at UGO got Goldberg talking about JJ Abrams new take on Trek, and she is all for it…so much so she wants in.
Goldberg: put me in JJ
Excerpt from UGO’s interview with Goldberg:
UGO: We’re all really big Trek nerds here, and we wanted to here your thoughts on the new movie.
Whoopi: I can’t wait. I’m like, “Let’s Go!” I’m ready to see it. It’s JJ. Anything JJ Abrams does, I’m ready to watch.
UGO: You’re ready to watch, but we don’t know how old the El-Aurian race is. Do you think there could be a Guinan sighting in any new movies?
Whoopi: If I could convince him…And we know that she’s if not older than Q, she’s as old as Q. So we do know that she’s quite old. And she’s been traveling around. She’s been around. And because I believe in my heart that Picard is one of her great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchildren. So, you know, I know we’re not starting with Picard, but maybe she’ll show up with Spock.
…more at UGO
We do know that Guinan is very very old. Before her time aboard the USS Enterprise D in the 24th century, Guinan was on Earth in the late nineteenth century (TNG "Time’s Arrow") and was seen on the Enterprise B in the 23rd century as a refugee escaping the Borg ("Star Trek Generations"). Like Spock, Guinan could possibly appear in the post Nemesis era, or the pre-TOS era. As the film is in the can, it is far too late to work her in to JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie, but there are always possible sequels.
Goldberg as Guinan in "Times Arrow, Part 2"
Goldberg’s Stream Online now
Stream, the new six-part web series on FEARnet, chronicles the struggles of a woman who spends her lifetime wrestling with her personal demons and trying to gather the strength to face her first fears. Whoopi Goldberg, who is also the producer for the show, stars Jodi Quinn. Thanks to a drug she took when she was seventeen, moments from various points in Jodi’s life become intertwined, effectively letting her experience two moments at once.
Goldberg in ‘Stream’ on FEARnet
Stream snaps back and forth through three phases of Jodi’s life: her past as an intelligent but headstrong teen; her present in a psychiatric facility, and her future as an adult clinging to a normal life after years of tribulation. The story unfolds in and around New York City, as viewers travel with Jodi from the wealthy suburban home of her youth to the nebulous world of an institution, and the unforgiving streets of the South Bronx as she confronts the traumatic, fearful images and demons that have tortured her throughout her life. More info on the show and cast can be found at the official site.
The first five minute webisode of Stream is available online now at FEARnet.com (USA Only) and also available On Demand with most cable networks. New installments will be made available over the next five Thursdays.
Here is a trailer for Stream.