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For the first time ever, the beloved crews of four Star Trek incarnations – The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager – will be pitted against one another in IDW's mind-blowing comic book miniseries, Star Trek: The Q Conflict. Debuting in January, this epic six-part event features the writing team of Scott and David Tipton (Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken) and art by David Messina (Cloak and Dagger, Star Trek: Countdown).

When a dispute between godlike beings threatens the galaxy, it will take all of Starfleet's best captains to stop them. James T. Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, Kathryn Janeway, and Benjamin Sisko must go head-to-head in a competition rigged by the arrogant Q and his nigh-omnipotent cohorts.

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Each Star Trek series has had their fair share of drama, controversy, and change. Some were minor (the uniforms in The Next Generation), and some were major (changing every character except Spock after The Original Series pilot). Star Trek: Voyager was not exempt from change, either thought out in advance or sudden.

When a TV show lasts as long as Voyager had, there’s some expectation that abrupt modifications will occur. Actors and actresses quite or decide to leave; networks request changes to episodes or storylines before they are aired; and producers and writers often alter scenes and dialog as the show is filming a script. All these happened on Voyager. Last-minute changes will either hurt or help an entire show or even a single episode. Thinking something like that was beneficial or harmful is a matter of opinion. However, a consensus on the opinion can’t be discounted. The items on this list - whether they saved or hurt Voyager - have either the majority of fans agreeing or comments from the cast and crew supporting a decision and why it saved or hurt Voyager.

(Some are episode specific, others are for the series in general.)

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Screen Rant's reasoning

Do you agree, or disagree?

Patrick Stewart Tweets New Star Trek Photo

Kirsten Beyer is a Star Trek novelist and Discovery staff writer.
Michael Chabon is a Pulitzer, Hugo and Nebula-award winning author.
Akiva Goldsman is executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery.
Diandra Pendleton-Thompson is a veteran writers assistant on Stranger Things Season 3. James Duff joined Star Trek: Discovery after the exit of former showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts.

Almost noting is known about the new Trek series just that it is set roughly two decades after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis, the aftermath of the Dominion War in Deep Space Nine and the return of the lost Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant.

Sources: Patrick Stewart's tweet Newsweek

Shatner opens up about the end of his years long friendship with his “Star Trek” co-star Leonard Nimoy in his new memoir, “Live Long and… What I Learned Along the Way”.

“After all the years we had spent together, after the bond we had forged, what could I have done that was so irreparable that he couldn’t even talk to me about it?” The 87 year-old actor said.

Shatner even stayed away from Nimoy’s funeral in 2015 claiming he felt unwanted.

Sources: the tweet Entertainment Tonight Canada
Sir Patrick Stewart will reprise the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in a brand new “Star Trek” series on CBS All Access, Variety has learned.

The exact plot details are being kept mostly under wraps, though the series is said to tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life. That indicates that it will take place after the events of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” rather than being a prequel or reboot.

The untitled series hails from Alex Kurtzman, James Duff, Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, and Kirsten Beyer. Kurtzman, Duff, Goldsman, and Chabon will also serve as executive producers on the series along with Stewart, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin, and Rod Roddenberry. CBS Television Studios will produce. The new series does not currently have a premiere date.

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Official ST: TNG Vodka is Coming Soon

When the cosmic eddies of our facile existence gives us a year like 2018, the only appropriate answer is to make vodka inspired by Guinan’s bar on the Enterprise, apparently. Obviously.

Silver Screen Bottling Company and CBS have just announced another addition to their line of Star Trek themed booze—which a) exists in the form of a Captain Kirk Bourbon and b) somehow does not yet actually feature Klingon Bloodwine—in the form of Ten Forward Vodka, taking inspiration from The Next Generation’s recreational hub of choice.

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"WIy cha'! HaSta! cha yIghuS! 'eH... baH!"
These are the words you hear at the very beginning of the very first "Star Trek" movie -- the one from 1979 with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock that was awkwardly called "Star Trek: The Motion Picture." They are commands ("Tactical! Visual! Stand by on torpedoes! Ready... Fire!") barked out by a member of an aggressive alien species called Klingons.

They were invented on the set with the goal of sounding otherworldly and menacing, just like the warmongering race they belonged to. But since then, from just a few words that were little more than gibberish, the Klingon language has become the most widely spoken fictional language in the world, according to the Guinness World Records.
It was developed by Marc Okrand, a linguist hired to invent more Klingon words for "Star Trek 3," which featured the aliens prominently.
"The producers wanted it to sound like a real language, and I thought that to make it sound like a real language, it had to be one," he said in a phone interview.

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After playing Tom Paris for seven seasons on Star Trek: Voyager, Robert Duncan McNeill has spent his time primarily behind the camera. He has dozens of producing and directing credits to his name from the last two decades, including recently helming an episode of The Orville. In the latest installment of the official Star Trek site’s profiles of Trek actors-turned-directors, McNeill talks about his experiences directing for Voyager and Enterprise, but he also explains why he won’t be directing for the latest Star Trek show, or at least for now.

Hoping for opportunity to direct, applauds Discovery for seeking more diversity

When asked if he would be interested in directing for Star Trek: Discovery, McNeill revealed he had a meeting with a producer from the show to talk about exactly that:

I wanted to direct Discovery. I met with their producing director. I didn’t know the show that well, but I met with him on their last hiatus to talk about season two. I also produce now. So, I hire a lot of directors. The last few years, there’s been a seismic shift in terms of the priorities toward female and diverse directors. That reality now has meant that what used to be normal, which was a lot of white guys, to be quite honest, has changed. Some shows are mostly women directing. I think Jessica Jones, last year, had all female directors. Handmaid’s Tale. A woman may direct the next Star Trek movie. Most importantly, it’s a wonderful thing that’s happening. I’m proud that on other shows I’ve produced — The Gifted, The Arrangement, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce — I’ve brought in female directors. But, to answer your question, Discovery does a limited number of episodes and a priority there is to get female and diverse directors, so there are fewer opportunities for people like me, which is a great thing. But, yeah, if the opportunity arose to direct Discovery and I fit what they needed and it fit my schedule, I’d love to do it.


Star Trek TV Universe Expans

Variety has learned that the studio behind “Star Trek: Discovery” has signed Alex Kurtzman to a new five-year overall deal that will see him supervise the expansion of CBS’ “Star Trek” franchise for television, developing new series, mini-series and other content opportunities, including animation.

  • A series set at Starfleet Academy from creators Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. The duo currently serve as co-showrunners on the Hulu-Marvel series “Runaways” and are best known for creating shows like “Gossip Girl” and the CW’s reboot of Dynasty.

  • A limited series whose plot details are being kept under wraps.

  • A limited series based around the “Wrath of Khan” story. Khan’s full name is Khan Noonien Singh. He was famously portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán in both the original series episode “Space Seed” and again in the film “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan.” Benedict Cumberbatch then played the character in the 2013 film “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

  • An animated series whose plot details are being kept under wraps.

S.J. Clarkson has been tapped to direct “Star Trek 4,” making her the first female to helm a film in the “Star Trek” franchise.

Paramount Pictures had no comment. The studio announced at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that it was planning a fourth movie with Chris Hemsworth, who appeared as Chris Pine’s father in 2009’s “Star Trek.” Zachary Quinto is also set to return. Paramount is developing another “Star Trek” film from J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino, but sources say it is still being written and would come after the fourth movie.

While details on “Star Trek 4” are vague, sources say a key plot point sees Pine’s character running into his father (Hemsworth) in a time travel ploy.

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