Thursday, September 9, 2021

Star Trek Day Brings Trailers and Release Dates

Paramount held its Star Trek Day event last night where panels were held with various cast members, producers and creators from the various series both past and present.  With it comes new trailers and release dates for the various upcoming seasons including an introduction of the bridge crew for Strange New Worlds.
To start the news, Star Trek: Discovery season 4 premiere date is set for November 18. The season description is “Season four of Star Trek: Discovery finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered. With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.”  Seems Paramount+ wants to keep things close to the vest as not even a teaser trailer was released, at least not yet. 

Eight Star Trek Classic Games Return for 55th Anniversary has announced that eight classic Star Trek games from 20 or so years ago will be available to download and play on your PC for $9.99 each. Six games available now are Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force (2000), Star Trek: Elite Force 2 (2003), Star Trek: Bridge Commander (2002), Star Trek: Starfleet Command III (2002), Star Trek: Hidden Evil (1999), and Star Trek: Away Team (2001).  

Two more games, Star Trek: Armada 1 and 2, will become available at an unknown later date. To purchase the games, click here.  Personally I am looking forward to Star Trek: Armada 1 and 2.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Star Trek Timeline Explained

For those new to Star Trek, Collider has created a nice timeline to help you sort out where the various series fall into that timeline along with major events that tend to get referenced.  To read that timeline, click here.

Borg Queen Returns for Star Trek: Picard Season 2

Looks like the big bad of season 2 of Star Trek: Picard will be the Borg Queen.  Annie Wersching (Bosch, Runaways) has been cast to play the character for the series.  It is assumed this is the same character (rather than a new queen) that was played by Alice Krige in Star Trek: First Contact and Voyager Endgame episode. The character was also played by Susanna Thompson between the movie and the Voyager series finale.

No other information was provided but safe to assume its likely a multiple episode character arc. The Borg where first introduced in The Next Generation season 2 episode "Q Who" as an attempt by Q to show Picard how dangerous the universe is.  Q is in the new season of Picard also. The consequences of Q's actions was this is how the Borg learned where to find new planets to conquer setting up the battles that would follow for the series and movies.

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Star Trek: Prodigy Main Title Sequence with Theme

Below is the title sequence for Star Trek: Prodigy that will premiere on Nickelodeon at some point this fall.  The show's title theme is from now long time Star Trek composer Michael Giacchino but the episodes themselves will be composed by Nami Melumad.  She first composed for Star Trek with Short Treks episode "Q&A".  You can also learn more about the first season villians, voiced by John Noble and Jimmi Simpson, here.