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Picard Season 2 Trailer Hints at a Returning Character



Just revealed to kick off CBS’ celebration of “First Contact
Day”—the day Zefram Cochrane became the first human to achieve warp flight
and encounter the Vulcans in Star Trek: First Contact—Sir Patrick Stewart
debuted an early teaser for the currently filming second season of Star
Trek: Picard for Paramount+.


YouTube link, if you can't see it above.

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Paramount+ Already Discussing Multiple Shows For Next Phase Of Star Trek Universe

With Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Prodigy, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Paramount+ already has five shows currently in production. As reported earlier today, Paramount+ is planning on debuting the first season of Prodigy this year, along with season two of Lower Decks, and season four of Discovery. Presumably, season two of Picard and the first season of Strange New Worlds will arrive in 2022. According to Variety, Paramount+ is planning on having new Star Trek content debut every quarter.

And Paramount+ already looking beyond those shows. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, EVP Julie McNamara said:

“We are in discussions about the next phase of the Trek universe beyond those five shows that Alex has built. We are invested in growing the universe of Star Trek. That said, it’s important to make sure that we are curating these properly. We’re always incubating a number of things together and then working out what the right cadence is and what the right next show is. Those are active and constant conversations. There are multiple things in the hopper right now that represent that next phase but we don’t want to expand it too much, too fast to where anyone is ever saying, “It’s just another Trek show.” We don’t want that.”

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Poll #2109064 Too much Trek?

Do you think there are too many Star Trek shows now?

Yes
4(33.3%)
No
8(66.7%)

Are you willing to pay for more Trek shows?

Yes, I have Paramount+
1(8.3%)
No, I wish they were on network TV.
6(50.0%)
I see the shows some other way
5(41.7%)
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Strange New Worlds Filming To Start In Toronto

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is close to beginning production as series star Ethan Peck arrives in Toronto to reprise his role as Lieutenant Spock. Strange New Worlds is a spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery. Set about a decade before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, Strange New Worlds chronicles the adventures of the USS Enterprise when it was commanded by Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), alongside his trusted first officer Number One (Rebecca Romijn).

There are currently five Star Trek series in production, four for Paramount+ (the animated Star Trek: Prodigy will debut on Nickelodeon). Production on Star Trek: Discovery's fourth season is already underway, as is production on the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks. Things have been a little more complicated for Star Trek: Picard, which is shot in Los Angeles, a city currently being ravaged by the pandemic, but series star Jeri Ryan confirms production will begin on that show's second season very soon.


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Christopher Plummer, General Chang in ST 6: The Undiscovered Country, Passes at 91



Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer, the legendary actor best known for The Sound of Music, has died. He was 91.

"Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self deprecating humor and the music of words," Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager of 46 years said in a statement to Variety. "He was a National Treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us."

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Pike And Spock From ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Join Paramount+ Promos

Earlier in the week, ViacomCBS announced the subscription streaming service CBS All Access will transform into Paramount+ on March 4. Now, they have launched a new promotional campaign leading up to the relaunch. New TV commercials that started running on Sunday night star characters from across the ViacomCBS family, including two from the upcoming series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.


On Sunday Paramount+ rolled out two new 30-second commercials, each featuring characters from shows in the ViacomCBS family. Both spots highlight the “mountain of entertainment” theme by featuring the characters climbing a literal mountain, including Captain Pike (Anson Mount) and Spock (Ethan Peck) from the upcoming series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which should be going into production early this year. Star Trek: Picard star Sir Patrick Stewart also provides the narration.


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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.


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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