Star Trek: DiscoveryLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 1:57PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery finds its Spock: Ethan Peck
Peck, the grandson of Hollywood icon Gregory Peck and a former star of ABC Family sitcom 10 Things I Hate About You, has been tapped to play the half-human, half-Vulcan science officer of the USS Enterprise on Season 2 of the CBS All Access series. Creator and showrunner Alex Kurtzman said of the casting: "Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek. The great Leonard Nimoy, then the brilliant Zachary Quinto, brought incomparable humanity to a character forever torn between logic and emotion. We searched for months for an actor who would, like them, bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would, like them, effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion and yearning. Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family." ALSO: Peck once played a younger version of Ashton Kutcher's That '70s Show character.
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 3:26AM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green welcomes Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek franchise
"This man," tweeted the actress on Sunday. "How I’ve looked to him over the years for creative education, inspiration and guidance. Absolutely THRILLED that he’s returning to the fold. We stand on your shoulders…"
Posted Tuesday 7/31/18 at 6:25PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery promises a "very, very different" Spock
Source: TV Guide
"This is not entirely the Spock who has been formed enough to be the Spock that we know from TOS," says co-creator and showrunner Alex Kurtzman in an interview with TV Gu ide. There's a lot of story about who Spock was before he becomes the Spock that is the yin-yang to Kirk. What I'm so excited about is that we have an opportunity to present a version of Spock that's both totally consistent with the Spock everyone knows but very, very different. And it's all gonna tie to how we sink up with canon."
Posted Tuesday 7/24/18 at 2:04PM EDT
Who was cast to play Spock on Star Trek: Discovery?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Co-creator and showrunner Alex Kurtzman revealed at Comic-Con the role of Spock has been cast, but he declined to identify the actor. The Hollywood Reporter offers some possibilities for the Spock role, including Spock movie actor Zachary Quinto.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 9:27AM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery might introduce a character with a disability
Source: Digital Spy
"I'm very curious about what differently abled means in the future, when modern medicine has advanced to a place where so many of the things that are problems now are gone," says co-creator and showrunner Alex Kurtzman. ALSO: Star Trek: The Original Series is helping Discovery Season 2 find its fun side.
Posted Saturday 7/21/18 at 1:37AM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery is embracing fun in Season 2, judging by its trailer
The CBS All Access drama appears to be lightening the mood with based on its second season trailer, says Melissa Martinelli. "While there were certainly some fun moments in Season 1 of Discovery ... it’s not an adjective I would use to describe the season as a whole, which was consistently dark and occasionally dragged," she says. "And yet the first trailer for Season 2, which is set to air in early 2019, is pretty much all fun, promising a comparatively rip-roaring adventure that brings the crew into the path of Christopher Pike of The Original Series, played here by Anson Mount, and introduces a couple of new faces, including a wisecracking Tig Notaro as a Starfleet engineer."
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:13PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery announces new cast member Rebecca Romijn, reveals Season 2 trailer and Star Trek: Short Treks series
The CBS All Access drama's Comic-Con panel revealed that Romijn is joining the show as Number One, the No. 2 to Anson Mount's Christopher Pike, the pre-Kirk captain of the USS Enterprise. Star Trek: Discovery also showed a first-look trailer of Mount as Pike. Additionally, the panel announced a series of four shorts that will roll out monthly, titled Star Trek: Short Treks. Rainn Wilson will reprise his Season 1 role in one short, while Aldis Hodge will star in another short. ALSO: Spock will be introduced in Season 2.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Here are burning TV questions as Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego
Will Star Trek: Discovery address its behind-the-scenes turmoil? Will Jodie Whittaker say anything about Doctor Who trolls? And what will be the biggest topic at The Walking Dead panel: Andrew Lincoln’s departure or Chris Hardwick’s absence? ALSO: The Walking Dead and Mayans M.C. look like marketing winners so far at Comic-Con.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery is headed to Comic-Con with Tig Notaro as moderator
CBS Television Studios is billing this year’s Comic-Con festivities, to be held at Hall H, as “a celebration of over 50 years of Star Trek and the upcoming second season of Star Trek: Discovery.” Notaro will guest-star as Chief Engineer Denise Reno on Season 2 of the CBS All Access series. ALSO: Charmed and Magnum P.I. will be screened at Comic-Con.
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's Alex Kurtzman signs five-year deal to help deliver more Star Trek shows
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Kurtzman, the Discovery co-creator who was named last week as the CBS All Access drama's new showrunner, has signed a $25 million deal to develop new Star Trek TV series, miniseries and other content, including animation. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, "the new deal comes as rumblings about another Star Trek series, featuring Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Capt. Pickard, have been heating up. Sources say Kurtzman and Akiva Goldsman, who left Discovery after season one, are attached to the Stewart-led reboot. CBS TV Studios declined to confirm the Stewart project as sources say a deal is far from completed and may not happen despite the fact that the actor recently teased his potential return to the franchise." ALSO: Potential new Star Trek series include a Wrath of Kahn limited series and Gossip Girl team's Starfleet Academy show.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery showrunners ousted for allegedly abusive behavior in the writers' room
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will take over as showrunner on the CBS All Access series, replacing Aaron Harberts and Gretchen Berg, who were fired for leadership and operational issues -- not for creative reasons. The pair -- who were ousted after nearly completing five Season 2 episodes -- "became increasingly abusive" to their writing staff, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They were also responsible for a Season 2 premiere budget that "ballooned" at the expense of the rest of the season. This is the second Discovery showrunner change after co-creator Bryan Fuller was dismissed after clashing with CBS over the Star Trek series' concept. Detailing the allegedly abusive behavior, The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg reports that Harberts is "said to have leaned across the writers' room table while shouting an expletive at a member of the show's staff. Multiple writers are said to have been uncomfortable working on the series and had threatened to file a complaint with human resources or quit the series altogether before informing Kurtzman of the issues surrounding Berg and Harberts. After hearing rumors of HR complaints, Harberts is said to have threatened the staff to keep concerns with the production an internal matter."
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's best episode was made due to a lack of cash
“In terms of the time loop, we were desperate to save money, I am not going to lie,” co-showrunner Aaron Harberts says of the bottle episode “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.”
Posted Friday 6/01/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's Saru's originally looked V-shaped with 10 eyes
Original showrunner Bryan Fuller envisioned Doug Jones' Saru as "a multi-eyed character that had a specific V-shape to it."
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery teases Season 2
The CBS All Access drama released a "Goes Back Into Production" video with a hint of Spock.
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Young Spock will appear on Star Trek: Discovery Season 2
Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Jonathan Frakes says he's directing the episode featuring Young Spock.