The last four Star Trek movies featured the crew of The Next Generation, led by Captain Picard, played by Patrick Stewart. But in a new(ish) interview from the UK, Stewart seems to be a fan of the new Star Trek movie, as well as its new captain, Chris Pine. Details below, plus we catch up with what the former Jean Luc has been up to recently.
Stewart on Star Trek 2009
The discussion of the new Star Trek came from an interview with Stewart from last week in the Yorkshire Post. The actor was promoting his upcoming appearance in the "English Mystery Plays" in Barnsley, UK. But the topic of films came up and Stewart provided this review of Star Trek:
I loved it. I absolutely loved it. It was a very, very odd experience to be in the cinema watching a new Star Trek movie that I wasn’t in. Not only that, but with the exception of Leonard Nimoy I didn’t know any of the cast… but, it’s Star Trek. They’ve taken some quite innovative decisions but it’s absolutely essential, right down the middle Star Trek. I got a great kick out of it.
Stewart also offered this on Chris Pine
He’s brilliant. He is charming, truthful, funny and utterly delightful.
Stewart’s last time as Captain, 2002’s "Star Trek Nemesis"
For more read the full interview
PatWatch: God, Godot and Hamlet
Stewart is playing the voice of god in the English Mystery Plays, which are at Monk Bretton Priory from June 29 to July 11. More info at www.englishmysteryplays.com.
Stewart is also currently appearing in "Waiting for Godot" with Iam McKellen at the Haymarket Theater in London. The play has been extended to August 9th. More info at waitingforgodottheplay.com.
In other recent Stewart news, it was announced that the BBC is going to film the RSC’s "Hamlet" with Stewart as Claudius and Doctor Who’s David Tennant as Hamlet. More details at londontheatre.co.uk.
Stewart’s in "Waiting for Godot"