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IDW Comic Continues Story After Season 2 Finale In “Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath”

Following the shocking events of the Season Two finale, the thrills of CBS’s wildly popular Star Trek: Discovery continue in a new three-issue comic book miniseries from IDW Publishing, Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath!

This riveting new comic book, under license by CBS Consumer Products, reunites co-writers Kirsten BeyerMike Johnson, and artist Tony Shasteen (who previously worked together on 2018’s Star Trek: Discovery – The Light of Kahless) for a storyline focused prominently on Spock. In the aftermath of the 2019 finale, everything in Discovery has changed, and as L’Rell and Pike try to negotiate a fragile peace, Spock finds himself grappling with the fallout from what happened with Michael Burnham – and the mysteries about her still left to unravel.

“The new series shows how Pike, Spock, L’Rell, and the rest of the cast deal with the fallout from the mind-blowing events of Season Two,” says Johnson. “And we couldn’t be happier that Tony Shasteen is beaming back onboard for this story!”

“To be able to follow up on the huge status-quo shift presented in that finale is a dream come true, especially with a team as talented as Kirsten, Mike, and Tony,” says editor Chase Marotz. “In terms of fitting into the broader universe presented in Discovery, this new series is perhaps our most essential yet, and I can’t wait for everybody to see what we’ve got in store for them.”

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“Star Trek Picard” Series Begins Filming

Patrick Stewart is just about ready to climb into the captain’s chair, or wherever he is going to go in the new Picard-centric Star Trek series. Everything is still a mystery about the new show, but we do know that it just began filming in California.

Writer/producer Michael Chabon posted a photo on his Instagram earlier today from the set, captioned “First day! #untitledpicardproject

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The first two episodes will be directed by Hanelle Culpepper, and the series stars Patrick Stewart, and several others with unknown roles including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd.

Jonathan Frakes will also lend his talents to direct at least one episode, but no word on if he will reprise his role as Riker.

The show will take place roughly 20 years after the events of “Star Trek: Nemesis”.

I expect leaks from this series to be very scant, so we have a long time to wait before we start hearing details about the show.

The Picard series will air exclusively on CBS All Access. The show does not have an official release date, but is expected to come out in 2021.

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Three New Cast members Join New “Star Trek” Picard Series – Pill, Treadaway, and Briones

While it’s still a long time away, the upcoming Star Trek Picard series has just added three new members to its growing cast.

CBS All Access announced today that Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones have joined the cast for the unnamed Picard-centric Trek show (which is not called “Star Trek: Picard”).

They join previously-announced cast members Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora. While he has not been announced as reviving the role of Riker (just yet), Jonathan Frakes has been tabbed to direct at least one episode of the show.

Alison Pill has been on Broadway in the Tony-nominated production of Three Tall Women, and has appeared in “Miss Sloane”, “Hail Caesar!”, “Snowpiercer”, “Scott Pilgrim VS The World”, “American Horror Story: Cult”, and “The Newsroom” to name a few of her film and TV appearances.

Harry Treadaway recently finished filming season four of the Sony Pictures Television for Netflix series “The Crown”, and has also been in “Penny Dreadful” and “The Lone Ranger”.

Isa Briones just wrapped some theatre work with the First National Touring Company appearing in “Hamilton”, and has appeared on TV in “American Crime Story: Versace” and “Next to Normal”.

Their roles remain a mystery, much like the other actors who have been cast to appear on the show. Not much else is known about the series yet, but we do know a table reading from Patrick Stewart brought the show runners to tears.

The Picard series will air exclusively on CBS All Access. The show does not have an official release date, but is expected to come out in 2021.

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Star Trek’s Official Website Gives Spock Spoiler In “Star Trek Discovery”

I’ve been enjoying the second season of “Star Trek Discovery” on CBS All Access, and I am especially fond of Ethan Peck’s portrayal of Spock. In a surprising move, the official Star Trek website accidentally dropped a spoiler about our favorite Vulcan (image below), which should make many fans very pleased.

Some people have complained about the facial hair this version of Spock has been sporting, but they can all relax now. Based on this image below, it looks like we will see Mr. Spock not only without the beard, but also in a proper starfleet uniform before the season concludes.

The image comes from the Star Trek Cruise, which has Ethan Peck participating in the event. Unfortunately, the image may have come a little too soon, as we got our first glimpse of the Spock many of us are more used to seeing due to an accidental posting on the Star Trek website.

It’s not a major spoiler, but it is nice to confirm that Spock will shave at some point and get into a proper outfit. As for how the season will end, this gives nothing away, and I look forward to finding out how everything wraps up in the coming weeks.

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“Star Trek Into Darkness” Spock Figure Review from Diamond Select

Continuing our look at the Diamond Select Toys action figures from “Star Trek Into Darkness”, today we look at Zachary Quinto as Spock – in toy form! We really liked Captain Kirk in our last video, but is Spock just as good or did we need to wash a bad taste out of our mouths with some Romulan Ale afterwards? Find out by watching the video – Live Long and Buy Toys!

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Trailer Revealed for Star Trek DS9 Documentary “What We Left Behind”

We have been waiting since early 2017 for this day to come, and we are at the finish line for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine documentary “What We Left Behind” to be released.

Made by showrunner and director Ira Steven Behr, “What We Left Behind” was successfully funded via crowdsourcing with over 9.5K backers, and features the first fully remastered HD footage from the show. Today, the trailer was finally dropped, and we have a better idea of what we can expect from the film.

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IGN got the scoop about what to expect on the DVD:

  • The film presents a fascinating in-depth look at the past, present, and future of a series whose dark, edgy take on Gene Roddenberry’s vision was often misunderstood when it premiered, but has grown into a beloved mainstay in the Star Trek franchise.
  • Featuring extensive new interviews with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as well as newly remastered HD footage from the television series, What We Left Behind also focuses on the original writers of the series as they craft a brand-new episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, developing what would be the eighth-season premiere if the show were to return to the air today.
  • Following the feature presentation, a taped roundtable discussion with directors Ira Steven Behr, David Zappone, and the film’s producers will provide audiences with a comprehensive look at the making of the film, the show’s fans and the series’ ongoing appeal to Trekkers of all ages. Fathom attendees will also receive an exclusive double-sided poster with the theatrical poster art for What We Left Behind on one side, and an original illustration from the film on the other. (Quantities limited, while supplies last.)

Fathom Events is bringing What We Left Behind to more than 800 movie theaters in the U.S. on Monday, May 13, 2019. They will be available to purchase starting on April 12.

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“Star Trek Into Darkness” Captain Kirk Figure Review from Diamond Select

Welcome back to Trekback Tuesday, where we review Star Trek toys from all eras and generations. On this episode, we take a look at our very first Kelvin timeline Star Trek toys, starting with Captain Kirk by Diamond Select. This version is based on JJ Abrams “Star Trek Into Darkness” movie and features a likeness of Chris Pine. Does this figure boldly go where no figure has gone before? Watch the unboxing video to find out!

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Kurtzman On New Picard Show: “Honors The Best About TNG”

At a Paleyfest panel for “Star Trek: Discovery”, series co-creator Alex Kurtzman spoke a little about the upcoming Picard Trek show, which by the way will not be called “Star Trek: Picard”. The first draft of the debut episode has been finished, and Patrick Stewart has officially seen and read it, and Kurtzman says it was quite the experience.

“I had an amazing experience yesterday. I sat at Patrick’s kitchen table and I heard him read the first episode, and I almost cried,” he told the audience. “It was quite something. He’s at an amazing place in his life. He’s so excited.”

He added “This is going to be a very thoughtful, psychological portrait in a lot of ways. We all know what Picard means to the world and why he, like so many legendary characters on Star Trek, has endured and what he’s represented. He in some way has to go through a gauntlet to find that again. Things have changed for him and changed him in some ways, and yet he is so deeply and fundamentally still Picard.”

Kurtzman also confirmed to IW that “in many ways, [Picard] is slower [than Discovery], it’s more meditative. I think it honors what is best about ‘Next Gen[eration].’”

Not much else is known about the show yet outside of some of the key creative staff and directors, including Jonathan Frakes, as well as two actors who joined the cast, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd. Their roles in the series, however, remain a mystery for now.

Beyond the Picard series, other shows are in development including the “Lower Decks” animated comedy series, two more animated “Short Trek” installments, and the highly anticipated Section 31 spinoff starring Michelle Yeoh, reprising her role as Mirror Universe Philippa Georgiou.

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Sonequa Martin-Green Goes From “Star Trek” To “Space Jam”

You may know her as Micheal Burnham from “Star Trek Discovery” or Sasha Williams in “The Walking Dead”, but it looks like she is in for a big change as the actress is in talks to join the cast of “Space Jam”.

According to this report from Variety, Martin-Green is rumored to play the part of Lebron James’ wife in the sequel to the 90’s hybrid animated/ live-action hit, which will hit theaters on July 16, 2021.

The original film, which starred Michael Jordan, was a box office smash in 1996, and Warner Bros. is banking that this sequel will do just as well, despite being over 20 years later.

Terence Nance, creator of the HBO show “Random Acts of Flyness,” is directing the untitled sequel, with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler producing with James and his partner Maverick Carter.

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“Star Trek Discovery” Cast Say Season 2 Ending Will Be Very “Unexpected”

Fans of “Star Trek Discovery” have been enjoying the hunt for The Red Angel the past 10 episodes, and we recently learned who that time-traveling character is. With a handful of episodes left until season two comes to a close, the cast of DISCO says to “expect the unexpected”, and that this finale will be a game-changer.

The 2019 PaleyFest in Los Angeles (a major Television industry event) was visited by the cast and creative team of “Star Trek Discovery”. While we did not learn any new info about the series, we did get many of the actors explaining how excited they are for the conclusion of this season.

Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman was quoted by SyFy about the series finale, and discussed the continuity issues that are on many fans minds. “We are entirely aware of everyone’s questions and criticisms; I’ve read everything, and I see where everyone’s like, ‘Well, the spore drive never existed!’ and ‘What, Discovery was never around!’ and all of those things, we’re totally aware. You will get an answer.” He also added that it will be a “satisfying” resolution once it is revealed.

Aside from getting things back into some form of continuity with the classic 60s Trek, there is a plan to make sure the story of Captain Pike, played by Anson Mount this season who will not be returning for the

“We will synch up with canon, and obviously if you know the story of Captain Pike, you know what his fate was. It won’t be exactly what you think this season, but we will be consistent with that story. There will be a dimension shed on that story that you will not have known or have thought of,” said Kurtzman.

Ethan Peck, who has played Spock this season, added, “I personally think that the end of the season is going to be tremendous … when [Kurtzman] first told me about it I was like in tears, I just had chills… so good.”

The entire cast was practically in hype mode, which makes you really wonder just how big this ending actually will be if every single one of them was so taken aback by it.

“I think that the last few episodes will really close the circle for people, “Anthony Rapp (Cmdr. Staments) said. “If we’ve done our job, what was on the page … I haven’t seen them yet, but what was on the page in the scripts, closes the circle; it answers the questions that are lingering and remaining for people of how we fit in.”

“And I believe very strongly that it will leave people satisfied. … As someone who cares about continuity, to some degree, I was like, ‘If this doesn’t make people happy, I don’t know what else we can do.’”

“Expect the unexpected, is what my mother always says, and it couldn’t be more true, especially on this season, cause it’ll change everything,” said Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber). 

Doug Jones, everyones favorite Kelpian Commander Saru, said, “As I read the final script for Season 2, my jaw dropped, and I’m dumbfounded with where we’re headed. So I think the fans can expect to boldly go where no Star Trek series has ever gone before.”

Prepare for the unexpected when season two of “Star Trek Discovery” comes to a close in a matter of weeks!

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