Tony and Laurie return after a 4th of July hiatus for the 47th episode of All Access Star Trek, and they catch up on all the news on the Star Trek Universe TV shows, including a preview of the Lower Decks and Prodigy panels at Comic-Con@Home, an update on Strange New Worlds from Anson Mount, clues in the latest Star Trek: Picard tie-in novel synopsis, and then even more Picard clues from John de Lancie. Also up for discussion is the status of Discovery production and whether or not the cast will be able to make it to the big Las Vegas Trek convention in August. They round out new Star Trek show news with the observation that Michelle Yeoh keeps picking up new jobs and not working on that Section 31 show.
They’re also excited about the news that Robert Wise’s Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is finally being remastered into 4K HDR for Paramount+, along with the first four Star Trek movies getting a 4K HDR release on Blu-ray. And Star Trek IV is headed back to theaters in August for a special two-day event.
But wait, there’s more! They dive into more news: Simon Pegg is working on a Galaxy Quest TV show, Marina Sirtis thinks Michael Dorn’s Captain Worf show should be the next Trek series, LeVar Burton laments that Geordi never got the girl on TNG, and Ethan Phillips still wishes a deleted Neelix/Kes breakup scene had made it into Voyager.
The pod wraps up with Dave Bautista’s proclamation that he would make a great Klingon, plus we indulge in some nostalgia for the Star Trek: The New Voyages short story collections from the ’70s.
Links to news topics discussed in the pod:
‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ And ‘Prodigy’ Cast And Producers Headed To Comic-Con@Home
Anson Mount Sends Message To “Old School” Fans As ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Begins Finale Shoot
2022 ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Novel Could Bridge The Gap Between Seasons 1 And 2
John de Lancie John Hints ‘Star Trek Picard’ May Be A Swan Song For Q
‘The Witcher: Blood Origin’: Michelle Yeoh Cast As Scian In Netflix Prequel Series [DEADLINE]
Marina Sirtis Endorses Michael Dorn’s Captain Worf Pitch As Next Star Trek Series
Star Trek’s Simon Pegg Working On ‘Galaxy Quest’ TV Series
‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ Director’s Edition To Be Restored In 4K/HDR For Paramount+
Paramount Releasing Star Trek: TOS Movies 4K/UHD Blu-ray Set
‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’ Returns To Theaters In August For 2 Nights; Tickets Available Now
LeVar Burton Wanted Geordi To Get The Girl On ‘Star Trek: TNG,’ And Really Wants That ‘Jeopardy!’ Gig
Ethan Phillips Laments ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ Breakup Scene With Neelix And Kes Was Never Shown
55-Year Mission Tour Las Vegas Convention
Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary
Laurie’s interview with Una McCormack
Tony’s interview with Michael Dorn
LeVar Burton’s wedding photo with TNG cast
Marina Sirtis on Gates McFadden’s podcast
Tony: Dave Bautista wants to be a Klingon in Star Trek
Laurie: Star Trek: The New Voyages short story collection from 1976 (and copy signed by DeForest Kelley and Nichelle Nichols)
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Listening to the episode now, and it is great as always! Question as I’m through the Picard portion and it wasn’t mentioned: did you see a few weeks back Mike Okuda tweeted photos at the Sony lot? One is a selfie and he had a hat with the Picard series Starfleet delta on it, with a “2” under the delta. I asked if he was working on season 2 of the show. He didn’t respond, but gave it a like. Reading between the lines, but he might be back working on Trek.
That would be awesome.
He and Denise are working on For All Mankind!
I know, but the hat was very curious. :)
I agree with Laurie about “The Delta Flyers” It is one of the best behind the scenes podcast out there regarding ST:Voyager. They say good things about the show and some not so great things about Voyager. A well rounded podcast.
I’m obsessed. I really look forward to it every week! Sometimes I yell at them but mostly I enjoy myself.
LOL; me too
Now I love Galaxy Quest as much as the next Trekkie, but why is Sigourney Weaver in that picture, lol?
Laurie, before you even got the words out, I knew you were going to reference “Visit to a Weird Planet Revisited.” https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Visit_to_a_Weird_Planet_Revisited
I read that as a teen and, like you, it has stayed in my mind ever since. There are echoes of that concept whenever I watched “Quantum Leap” and Sam finds himself beamed into a new situation. I also had the bizarre panic attack watching an NFL football game when I’d imagine materializing suddenly as an offensive lineman and getting creamed with the snap of the ball. I blamed that on the same short story. Thanks for making that your Trek Moment — I felt we had a momentary mindmeld.
That’s so funny! I thought it was a great story… it does have that Quantum Leap sorta feeling, except at least they knew how to act like their characters! I have Quantum Leap-like nightmares all the time, like I’m suddenly in the middle of a play I’ve never heard of and everyone around me thinks I’ve been in all the rehearsals. (And I’m not an actress, lol.) I was just watching Voyager’s “Before and After” when Kes is suddenly snapped into a timeline where she’s giving birth, which takes it to a whole new level.
And isn’t that a fun story? (Not the Kes one.) I should track down the original one it was a response to. Have you read it? (And did you also like Mind-Sifter? It was so traumatic!)
I read them all at the time and of course, my 13 year-old self loved each one. It blew my mind that there could be a book written by fans. I thought the “revisited” thing was an odd word and never did read the original. I remember poring over my older brother’s Lincoln Enterprise newsletter/catalog and reading “The Making of Star Trek” 14 times. I wrote to the address at Lincoln Enterprises and put in a dollar bill and wrote, “Dear Mr. Roddenberry: Here is $1. I think if every fan and there are millions of us sent you a dollar you could make a Star Trek movie.” This was 1974. I never heard back, but I know, I KNOW, when I went to the premiere of “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” my $1 was up on that screen. Likely Mark Lenard’s front ridge.
On a different note, I love your All Access podcast and you and Tony are a perfect host-pair (insert Trill joke here). The format is working great (news, deep dive, Trek moments) and the occasional interviews shake it up nicely. A few suggestions to consider:
Please keep up the great job.
I love Tony’s response about people questioning covering Galaxy Quest on this Star Trek website: it’s because Tony loves the movie and he wants to!
I agree: cover anything to do with Galaxy Quest, please!!
Thanks. Never give up, never surrender.