Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Star Trek Day Panels, Q Returns and Discovery Season 3 Trailer

Tuesday was CBS All Access "Star Trek Day" where stars from all the television shows participated in virtual panels to discuss their respective shows. Or in the case of Lower Decks and Discovery, reveal some new trailers. Below are links to the individual panels which around 30 minutes each or the first embed is all the panels combined. The second video is the mid-season trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks that reveals a cameo by Q in one of the remaining episodes. Last, but really what this Day was all about is the trailer reveal for Star Trek: Discovery season 3 trailer as the crew jumps far into the future which what seems to be the central mystery of what happened to the Federation? New episodes of Lower Decks hits All Access each Thursday morning. Discovery season 3 will debut on October 16 on All Access in the States, CTV Sci-Fi in Canada, and Netflix internationally.

The Panels:
- Star Trek: Discovery — stars Sonequa Martin-Green and David Ajala and co-showrunners/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise.

- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — stars Terry Farrell, Alexander Siddig, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor and Cirroc Lofton and executive producer Ira Steven Behr.

- Star Trek: Strange New Worlds — stars Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck; executive producers Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers; and co-executive producers Akela Cooper and Davy Perez.

- Star Trek: The Original Series — star George Takei and Roddenberry Entertainment CEO Rod Roddenberry.

- Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary — stars Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, Robert McNeill, Garrett Wang, Tim Russ and Ethan Phillips.

- Star Trek: Enterprise — stars Scott Bakula, Linda Park, John Billingsley, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery and Connor Trinneer.

- Star Trek: Lower Decks — voice cast Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells and Eugene Cordero and series creator/showrunner/executive producer Mike McMahan.

- Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Picard — stars Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Star Trek Day Announced for September 8

CBS All Access has announced Star Trek Day on Tuesday September 8th to mark the anniversary of the television debut of Star Trek on September 8, 1966. The 24 hour event will be virtually attended by actors, writers, and producers from all 9 Star Trek series. The panels will be hosted by Wil Wheaton or Mica Burton (LeVar Burton's daughter). The full details can be found at StarTrek.com/day, click here for schedule. Other parts of the event will be curated episodes and likely new trailers for upcoming shows. Just don't expect movie news as that isn't under CBS All Access scope or concern.

The Panels:
- Star Trek: Discovery — stars Sonequa Martin-Green and David Ajala and co-showrunners/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise.

- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — stars Terry Farrell, Alexander Siddig, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor and Cirroc Lofton and executive producer Ira Steven Behr.

- Star Trek: Strange New Worlds — stars Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck; executive producers Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers; and co-executive producers Akela Cooper and Davy Perez.

- Star Trek: The Original Series — star George Takei and Roddenberry Entertainment CEO Rod Roddenberry.

- Star Trek: Voyager 25th Anniversary — stars Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, Robert McNeill, Garrett Wang, Tim Russ and Ethan Phillips.

- Star Trek: Enterprise — stars Scott Bakula, Linda Park, John Billingsley, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery and Connor Trinneer.

- Star Trek: Lower Decks — voice cast Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells and Eugene Cordero and series creator/showrunner/executive producer Mike McMahan.

- Star Trek: The Next Generation (and Star Trek: Picard) — stars Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

CBS Taps Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 To Fill Schedule Gap

Star Trek: Discovery season 1 will air on CBS (in USA) starting Thursday, September 21 at 10pm. The show did first 2 episodes on the network back in 2017 but the intent this time is all 15 episodes of the season. 

Normally this is the time of year when new and returning shows would be set to start debuting for the fall season. Thanks to COVID, the fall season has been delayed significantly. In many cases to 2021 as most shows have not even begun to film. However TV waits for no virus and the networks have to fill their schedule with new content. Or at least new to those that don't use streaming services. 

 With that in mind, at least for September and October the various networks are relying on reality shows and previously streaming only shows to fill in the gap with a goal of new and returning shows potentially premiering in November. Personally I don't mind the delay as I have a quite extensive backlog of streaming shows to catch up on.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Star Trek: Short Treks Season 2 Available for Free on YouTube

As part of its Emmy campaign for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series nomination, the six episode season 2 of Star Trek: Short Treks is now on YouTube.  Hit the links below to enjoy the entertaining season.

Q&A - Spock and Number One get stuck in a turbo lift
The Trouble with Edward - Difficult scientist causes tribble trouble for new ship captain.
Ask Not - Cadet faces difficult choices while guarding arrested Captain Pike.
The Girl Who Made the Stars - Young Michael Burnham is told a mystical story
Ephraim and Dot - A tiny tardigrade goes on a trek traveling the mycelial network
Children of Mars - Picard prequel as 2 classmates see their lives change forever

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Star Trek: Lower Decks Premiere Episode Free On Youtube

CBS All Access has posted the first episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks on Youtube for free.  I believe its US only.  It introduces the characters and gives you the look and feel of the TNG era cartoon and its humor.  Useful if sitting on the fence about subscribing to the streaming service just to watch this series. Update: Looks like CBS has pulled the episode from viewing.