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Plot details on the new series are being kept under wraps, but it hails from writers Kevin and Dan Hageman. The Hagemans are known for their work on animated shows such as “Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu” and “Trollhunters.”


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IDW Publishing is launching a major new Star Trek comic book series, titled Star Trek: Year Five, which will tell the story of the final year of the Enterprise’s original five-year mission to seek out new life and new civilizations. As Starfleet’s flagship returns home, the series will investigate how each member of the iconic crew feels about the uncertain future that awaits them as they reach Earth.

The series will be written by a rotating team of talent, with a writer’s room made up of Brandon Easton, Jody Houser, Jim McCann and the team of Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing. The latter two will be responsible for the opening arc of the series, to be illustrated by Stephen Thompson.

This isn’t the first time that the end of the five-year mission — the first three years of which form the three seasons of the original Star Trek television series — have been featured in Trek fiction; indeed, the animated series of 1973-1974 is assumed to be set during the final two years of that mission. However, Year Five will be the first extended storyline set definitively during the conclusion of the original mission, and the series has, according to landing, “a beginning, a game-changing middle, and a definite end.”


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The future of the movie series has been in flux recently, with both Star Trek 4 and Quentin Tarantino’s planned Star Trek movie being announced. The former project hit a wall in August when it was revealed contract negotiations with Captain Kirk star Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth – who played his father George in the 2009 reboot – had collapsed.

Little has been heard about the movie since then, but now a Deadline report reveals attached director S.J. Clarkson has moved on to direct the upcoming Game Of Thrones prequel pilot, and that Star Trek 4 has been shelved. Screen Rant has reached out to Paramount for comment on the movie’s status. UPDATE: Paramount responded to Screen Rant's request for comment, stating, "We have no comment on this for the time being."

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What is the next chapter in the life of Jean-Luc Picard?

That's the question Star Trek diehards have been asking since August, when Patrick Stewart officially boarded an untitled CBS All Access series that will see him play Picard for the first time since 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis. Little is known about the plot of the show, which has been described as an exploration of the next chapter of Picard's life. Fans have speculated that it will find him serving as an ambassador, just as Leonard Nimoy's Spock did in the later years of his life.

Now, Trek captain Alex Kurtzman is pulling back the curtain on the upcoming project, revealing that a cataclysmic event depicted in J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek movie impacted Picard in a big way. In that film, written by Kurtzman and former producing partner Roberto Orci, it was revealed that Nimoy's Spock failed to save the Romulan homeworld Romulus from a supernova several years after the events of Nemesis.

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In leading up to the Season 2 premiere of Star Trek: Discovery next month, CBS All Access has released a series of minisodes called Short Treks — 10-15-minute closed story adventures featuring characters from the main series. So far, episodes have focused on Sylvia Tilly, a young Saru, and well, because it’s Star Trek, a sentient USS Discovery from 1000 years in their future.

The fourth and final Short Trek (for now) will feature the return of Rainn Wilson’s Harry Mudd in an episode entitled “The Escape Artist,” premiering Jan. 3. Wilson also serves as director for the episode.


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ST: Discovery season 2 trailer & poster



The official Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer has arrived, above, and it’s an action-packed two minutes that returns some familiar faces and gives a clearer sense of the new storyline.


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Saru’s life on his home planet is shown for the first time in the above exclusive trailer for an upcoming Star Trek: Short Treks film that explores the backstory of the fan-favorite Starfleet officer.

In “The Brightest Star,” Saru (Doug Jones) “lived a simple life on his home planet of Kaminar with his father and sister. Young Saru, full of ingenuity and a level of curiosity uncommon among his people, yearns to find out what lies beyond his village, leading him on an unexpected path.”

“The Brightest Star” has its premiere on Thursday, Dec. 6, and is one of four self-contained films, each about 10 to 15 minutes in length, in the Trek universe that lead up to the season 2 premiere Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access on Jan. 17.


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If it materializes, the Georgiou spinoff would join the previously announced Jean-Luc Picard spinoff (with Patrick Stewart returning to play the iconic Next Generation captain) and animated comedy Lower Decks in CBS All Access’ ever-expanding Star Trek franchise. Star Trek: Discovery returns for Season 2 on the streamer on Thursday, Jan. 17, with Ethan Peck joining the cast as a young Spock.


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I was wondering if people still used "Trekkie" when talking aobut themselfvs as a fan of Star Trek.

Supposedly "Trekker" was the thing to use because the term Trekkie usually made people think of the stereotypical geek who may or may not be living in their paretn's basement.

If I recall in one of the Trekkie documentaries, Kate Mulgrew sadi that some people were using "Trek-ite" but that was the only place I heard that.

Poll #2086424 What's in a name?

What do you call yourself as a fan?

Trekkie
20(64.5%)
Trekker
1(3.2%)
Other (please say in comments)
0(0.0%)
I just say I'm a fan of Star Trek
10(32.3%)

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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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