Monday, May 18, 2020

Pike Era Star Trek TV Series Announced

The voyages of the USS Enterprise will continue on CBS All Access. The streaming service has announced Star Trek: Strange New Worlds that will follow the adventures of the Captain Pike era crew that was introduced in Star Trek: Discovery. Anson Mount (Captain Pike), Rebecca Romjin (Number One), and Ethan Peck (Spock) will all return for the series. The pilot episode was written by Akiva Goldsman with story by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. The voyage will pick up at a point shortly after the events of end the of Star Trek: Discovery season 2. As for when it will premiere, that is likely at least a year away since filming cannot even begin to start until Covid-19 quarantine ends which is starting to look like end of summer at the earliest. Even then new protocols will likely slow filming and post-production down. End result is look for either later 2021 or mid 2022 for the premiere. With this, at some point there will be a grand total of five Star Trek shows in airing or production - Star Trek: Discovery S3, Star Trek: Picard S2, Star Trek: Section 31 S1 (temp name), Star Trek: Lower Decks S1, and now Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S1. Below is the core trio announcing the new show.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Star Trek Universe Television Timeline

If you are interested in the timeline of the Star Trek Universe to help order Star Trek: Picard in continuity, Collider has put together a solid timeline that hits the important highlights from all the television shows and movies. The time is based on "when" in Star Trek time. Note that Kelvin refers to the 3 reboot movies while Prime refers to everything else. To read all the details, click here.

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.