Today’s Star Trek: Discovery news roundup finds no joy at the Peabodys, a new sci-fi show coming soon to CBS All Access, some select tweeting from the Disco cast shooting in Toronto and a fun fan video.
No Peabody for Disco
Last week Star Trek: Discovery was named one of 15 nominees for a 2017 Peabody Award for Entertainment. This morning winners were announced and, alas, Discovery was not among them. Winners were American Vandal (Netflix), Better Call Saul (AMC), Homecoming King (Netflix), Insecure (HBO), Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO), Saturday Night Live (NBC), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon).
But the Discovery team should still take pride in being only the second series in the franchise to be nominated for the prestigious award (see Sonequa Martin-Green’s tweet below). And Star Trek still has some pending award possibilities with 5 Saturn Award Nominations, a Hugo Award Nomination, and potentially some Emmy nominations, which will be announced this summer. Fingers crossed!
So proud of my Disco fam for the Peabody nomination. So unbelievably proud. 🖖🏽❤️ pic.twitter.com/DlGLzGSAgf— Sonequa Martin-Green (@SonequaMG) April 16, 2018
New sci-fi show coming in June as CBS All Access continues to spread out their originals
Today CBS All Access announced the original show Strange Angel launches on June 14th, with a 10-episode season airing Thursdays. The new show, which CBS says “explores the intersection between science and science fiction,” is inspired by the real-life story of Jack Parsons. The series was created by Mark Heyman (Black Swan, The Skeleton Twins) and is based on George Pendle’s book of the same name. Here is how CBS describe the new series:
Jack Parsons (Jack Reynor), a brilliant and ambitious blue-collar worker of 1930s Los Angeles, started as a janitor at a chemical factory but had fantastical dreams that led him to birth the unknown discipline of American rocketry. Along the way, he fell into a mysterious world that included sex magick rituals at night, ultimately becoming a disciple of occultist Aleister Crowley. Parsons used Crowley’s teachings of self-actualization to support his unimaginable and unprecedented endeavor to the stars.
CBS appears to be spreading out their scripted original All Access content, with one show starting as another wraps up. After Discovery ended its first season, the second season of The Good Fight launched in March, which ends before Strange Angel launches. Strange Angel will likely be followed by the new drama $1 which is currently in production. If the pattern of original launches continues, All Access will have something new in October or November. Of the four other known original All Access shows (The Twilight Zone, Tell Me A Story, No Activity and Star Trek: Discovery), only Discovery is known to be currently in production. However, that is no guarantee it will be the next show for the All Access slate.
The Tilly is back, Culber waits, Pike dreams
Shooting on the second season started on Monday, but the cast of Star Trek: Discovery has been mostly silent on social media. One proof of set life photo popped up on Instagram yesterday, when Mary Wiseman posted a shot of her trailer with the message “The bitch is back!”
And in our update at the beginning of the week, we noted that actor Wilson Cruz was dealing with a lot of weather-related flight delays. In an update on Twitter he revealed that he eventually made it to Toronto, only in time for him to experience a classic filming cliché:
I made it to TORONTO! Now… pic.twitter.com/V27n1OgDtO— Wilson Cruz (@wcruz73) April 17, 2018
As for new Discovery actor Anson Mount, he Trek-ified the trending hashtag “IdLikeToBeRichEnough with his dreams of being a captain, like Captain Pike.
#IdLikeToBeRichEnoughTo be able to afford a seat on a spaceship that it could take me around the galaxy and let me see what’s kickin’… wait….@startrekcbs @StarTrekNetflix @StarTrekRoom pic.twitter.com/gdgkVPtDht— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) April 18, 2018
Fan-made video of the day: Disco intro with TOS Enterprise
This week a big topic has been the genesis of design decisions for the U.S.S. Enterprise as it appears in Star Trek: Discovery, and so this modified version (by CNCcamon1 on YouTube) of the Discovery intro with the original U.S.S. Enterprise is pretty timely.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on the Space channel and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
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