Thursday, January 23, 2020

Star Trek: Picard Now Streaming

Friendly reminder that Star Trek: Picard is now officially streaming on various platforms around the world. To my knowledge, in the US its CBS All-Access, in Canada its Sci-Fi Channel, and elsewhere in the world the show is on Amazon Prime. New episodes will premiere each Thursday at 3:01a EST/8:01a GMT.

Whoopi Goldberg To Reprise Guinan?

Guinan could return for season 2 of Star Trek: Picard. At least it seems that way after Patrick Stewart officially invited Whoopi Goldberg to season 2 of the series when he appeared on The View to promote the show. She accepted but since season 1 just premiered today, its way to early to read anything into the invite and how extensive her role could be.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

First Clip from Star Trek: Picard

Below is the first clip from Star Trek: Picard that will premiere next Thursday. Based on the setting, I imagine it takes place early in the first episode to establish the current state of Picard's world before events send him in a new direction.

New Promo for Star Trek: Picard

Star Trek: Picard is exactly one week away from its January 23 debut on CBS All-Access (USA), Sci-Fi (Canada), or Amazon Prime (everywhere else). Below is a new action focused trailer for the new series.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tarantino Finally Admits Not Directing Star Trek

I have no idea why it took so long but Quentin Tarantino finally admitted he isn't going to direct a Star Trek film. The director completed work on his ninth film - Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and has long said he would retire after his 10th film. Which would have been Star Trek if he agreed to it. Which he was never going to because of that retirement claim. As a result there has been a 3 or so year long dance where he hems and haws on his commitment to directing it when the decision was made probably about five minutes after he started writing on Once Upon. While discussing Oscar nominations, Deadline asked him about directing Star Trek where he finally gave an answer that was as close to "no" as your going to get out of him.
DEADLINE: Did you officially decide not to direct the Star Trek film you put in motion, the one written by The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith?

TARANTINO: I think they might make that movie, but I just don’t think I’m going to direct it. It’s a good idea. They should definitely do it and I’ll be happy to come in and give them some notes on the first rough cut.
What does this mean for the script written by The Revenant's Mark L Smith based on story idea by Quentin Tarantino? Paramount isn't going to be 2 Star Trek films into production at the same time or even a year or 2 apart so its safe to assume the script is officially shelved until Paramount get the script from Noah Hawley. Now if it turns out he is unable to turn in a script they like or "creative differences" leads to him bowing out of writing and directing Star Trek 4, then they might revisit the Tarantino concept. Until then, just assume there will be no Tarantino version of Star Trek for the foreseeable future.