Love, Antosha (Anton Yelchin Documentary)

Just came home from watching "Love, Antosha" at Tempo Film Festival in Stockholm.

It was way less sad than I'd expected, and had a lot of interviews. Of the Star Trek cast, Chris Pine was most heavily featured, and got pretty emotional. Overall, I found it informative and captivating; and not too long. Emotionally, it feels like a great closer to "the grand summer of 2009" that I've dubbed the start of the reboot-era.

It is available on demand on places such as iTunes and Amazon in most of the world. I've embedded the trailer below.

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Star Trek 4 is On Again With a New Director

Noah Hawley, who is best known for TV's Fargo and Legion, will direct the next Trek film for the studio, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

It is expected that Chris Pine will reprise his role as Captain James T. Kirk alongside such castmates as Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana, who have been with the film series since J.J. Abrams revamped the franchise in 2009. This fourth Star Trek stands separate from one that Quentin Tarantino has been attached to for two years.

Paramount had been developing a fourth installment after 2016’s Star Trek Beyond and had hoped to be in production earlier this year. But after developing a time travel-themed script that would reunite Pine's Kirk with his father (Chris Hemsworth), negotiations with the two actors fell apart in summer 2018. The studio was trying to keep costs contained but the initial deals for the actors playing the Enterprise crew had run out and new, more expensive, deals were on the table. Talks never resumed and the project was shelved.

S.J. Clarkson was attached to helm Star Trek 4 at the time and would have become the first woman in the franchise's history to direct a Trek film.


The Captains' Favorite Episode From Their Series

Taken from interviews the actors did for Trek Core a few years ago.

Shatner's includes Joan Collins after a few mintues & his is the longest video at over 12 minutes.

William Shatner --City on the Edge of Forever

Patrick Stewart --In Theory

Avory Brooks --Far Beyond the Stars

Kate Mulgrew --Counterpoint

Scott Bakula --Judgement

What do you think of their choices? And what is your one favorite episode from each series?
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Aron Eisenberg Passes Away at 50

The news comes from his widow, who shared the information on Facebook on Saturday night. The actor, aged 50, worked in Hollywood during the ‘80s and ‘90s, though he was best known for the role of Nog in Deep Space Nine. Over seven seasons, viewers got to know Nog, the first Ferengi to join Starfleet, where he eventually reached the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. Nog was a fantastic character, and Eisenberg imbued him with a distinct and powerful sense of life.

Cause of death is unknown at this time.

Sources: io9 SyFY Wire
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More Discovery Short Treks

A trailer has been released for a new series of Star Trek: Short Treks. The anthology series consists of episodes between 15 and 18 minutes long based in the universe of Star Trek: Discovery, their events further developing the focal characters and expanding upon the themes introduced in the show.

The first run of four episodes began in October last year, with new episodes streaming monthly on CBS All Access up to the premiere of season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.

Also to be featured in the new run of stories are a pair animated episodes, any details of which were not forthcoming, and a teaser for the upcoming Picard series that shows how events led up to it.

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‘Star Trek: Picard’ to Feature Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan

“Star Trek: Picard” is bringing back some familiar faces.

During the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Saturday, it was revealed that Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Jeri Ryan would reprising their roles from “Next Generation” and “Voyager” in Ryan’s case. Jonathan Del Arco will also appear, likely reprising his role as the Borg Hugh from “Next Generation.”

Previously announced cast members include Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Harry Treadaway.

Sources: the Variety tweet Variety
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'Star Trek: Picard' Names Showrunner

Chabon has been a part of the show’s creative team since it was announced last year. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of novels such “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” and “Moonglow.” He also wrote the “Star Trek: Short Treks” episode “Calypso.”

“Picard” is to debut later this year & will air exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will be distributed concurrently internationally by CBS Studios International on Amazon Prime Video and in Canada on Bell Media’s cable networks, Space and Z, and OTT service Crave.

Sources: the Variety tweet Variety

Stewart returns as Jean-Luc in the new trailer for 'Star Trek: Picard'

CBS All Access released the trailer for its upcoming streaming series "Star Trek: Picard" on Thursday, 25 years after the final episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

The series focuses on the next chapter in the life of Picard, the captain of the starship USS Enterprise-D.