Star Trek: Discovery's latest episode in its bite-sized Short Treks series doesn't feature a fan-favourite character from the show like the previous instalment did. But "Calypso" does have one familiar element — Discovery's titular ship, though presented in a way we may never see again.
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Executive producer Michael Chabon is helping bring back one of Star Trek's greatest captains, with a new show centred around Captain Jean-Luc Picard (played once again by Patrick Stewart). Chabon and his other writers have a lot to live up to — not just with honouring Picard's legacy, but also the decades of Star Trek canon that have shaped several shows and films. Based on a recent interview, his approach is pretty healthy: Follow the canon where you can, but find places to make it your own.
The announcement that Star Trek: Discovery’s Michael Burnham was actually Spock’s adoptive sister raised a few Vulcan eyebrows, and that was before Spock himself was added to the season two cast. Showrunner Alex Kurtzman is doubling down on his promise that this version of Spock isn’t going to muck up the timeline. All I can say is: Challenge accepted.
It’s a great time to be a Star Trek: Discovery fan, but it’s an even better time to be a fan of Sylvia Tilly. Whether it’s in the first episode of Short Treks, Star Trek Online, or even Discovery’s home release, the someday future captain is all over Star Trek. To celebrate, we spoke with Tilly herself, Mary Wiseman, about what to look forward to.
This is not a drill folks. We've got Spock Beard. Our first look at Discovery's sophomore season was all about re-introducing us to the iconic USS Enterprise. This latest teaser gives us instead a look at what Michael Burnham and the crew of the Enterprise and the Discovery will be facing, and there's a whole lot of threats out there in the galaxy.
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!
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.