Star Trek: Discovery has been a huge success for CBS, which means that, after years of letting the TV side of the franchise lie low, suddenly the network wants more Star Trek. As in, “fetch me Sir Patrick Stewart, so help me god” and “let’s make CBS All Access basically Star Trek 24/7” levels of more Star Trek. Naturally, we have some suggestions!
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Rod Serling became a cultural icon, both in front of and behind the television screen, as the creator and presenter of The Twilight Zone. Now Jordan Peele is reviving the series for a new generation, but he appears reluctant to take on Serling’s onscreen narrator role. We’re here to say: Do it!
Discovery’s crew has been teasing for a while that Spock will be a major figure in the show’s second season, given both his importance to Star Trek at large and his personal links to Michael Burnham. But now we have a face to put with this latest take on everyone’s favourite Vulcan: Ethan Peck.
The Final Frontier is about to get a lot cuddlier — and this is coming from a world where swaths of reproducing fluff balls exist. Perfect World and Cryptic Studios has announced that they’re adding Star Trek: Discovery’s beloved Ripper the Tardigrade to Star Trek Online’s Age of Discovery expansion.
Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 confirmed a huge piece of news for the Trek universe last weekend: the rumours were true and Sir Patrick Stewart would be returning to television to reprise his role as an older, wiser Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. We know little else about the series beyond that, but I really hope it does for Picard what Star Wars: The Last Jedi did for Luke Skywalker.
If you want to see an example of “trying too hard”, watch the trailer for CBS All Access’ new series, Tell Me a Story. It’s touted as a gritty update on three classic fairy tales, set in modern-day New York, replacing moonlit walks in the woods and houses made of straw with cocaine, sex clubs, and armed robberies in piggy masks. Not only does it look ridiculous, it’s also totally unnecessary.
CBS’s plans for the Star Trek franchise do not start and end with Discovery. In addition to the Captain Picard series that was announced over the weekend, CBS executives have confirmed there are other potential Star Trek shows being considered for CBS All Access. The plan looks to be all Star Trek, all the time.
Star Trek: Discovery’s debut season concluded with a shocking blast from the franchise’s past: The original series’ Enterprise, face-to-face with Burnham and the crew of the Discovery. And now, we get to re-meet Captain Pike and Starfleet’s most iconic vessel.
In the wake of shocking allegations against Star Trek: Discovery's showrunners, producer Alex Kurtzman recently took over the role of showrunning the latest Trek series' second season. But according to multiple reports today, he's just signed a new deal with CBS that could usher in multiple new Star Trek shows. Hold on to your butts...
Star Trek: Discovery has had more downs than ups, but a couple of standout moments did remind us of the Star Trek universe we know and love. The best (so far) has to be the seventh episode of the series, "Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad".
Discovery's foray into time loops wasn't exactly heavy on plot, but it turned out to be a surprisingly heartfelt episode - one that only exists because the series was strapped for cash.
Last year, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer perked the Spock ears of fans everywhere when he hinted that he was working on a new Star Trek project. Now, the Tribble's out of the bag. Meyer has shared news about this top-secret project, mostly because he's not sure if it will happen anymore.
One of the most noted, and most controversial, changes of Star Trek: Discovery was its shift away from the series' traditional monster/science-problem/God-starship of the week setup to a storytelling structure that, if not as tightly plotted as many prestige shows, was still pretty strongly serialised.
The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery, "Into the Forest I Go", finally got this show to the place it should have been all season. Of course, in the process, it had to jettison a lot of character development it has been working on - but since it was mostly stuff that was bad, I'm perfectly happy letting them get away with it. This episode was the climax to a season that never existed, a season where the plot and characterisation was better. You can see that potential here.
This week's "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" ended on a cliffhanger that sets up a big showdown for next week's finale. Meanwhile, everyone, save Burnham, is wandering around acting suspicious as hell. And for some reason, the show seems like it's doing its own version of a classic Klingon-Federation moment from the original series.