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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."

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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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?

Other (please say in comments)
I just say I'm a fan of Star Trek


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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the things that hurt VOYCollapse )

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

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