Star Trek: DiscoveryLatest News and Opinion
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 1:17PM EST
Star Trek: Discovery unveils its official Season 2 trailer
The CBS All Access series kicks off its second season on Jan. 17.
Posted Friday 11/09/18 at 10:34PM EST
Michelle Yeoh might star in a Star Trek: Discovery spinoff
Yeoh's Captain Emperor Georgiou could become the second Star Trek character to be spun off into a new CBS All Access series, following in the footsteps of Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc Picard. According to Deadline's Dominic Patten, Yeoh is in talks to reprise her Star Trek: Discovery role for a stand-alone CBS All Access series. "There is a natural momentum here as Yeoh’s once Captain Philippa Georgiou is already set to return to Discovery in Season 2 after leaping off into the final frontier at the end of Season 1," reports Patten. "Still in the early planning stages, the spinoff looks likely to focus on a continuation of her Discovery Season 2 adventures in Starfleet’s Section 31 division. The semi-secret and autonomous organization has been a part of Trek lore since it was first introduced in the 1990s on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine series." A CBS All Access spokesperson wouldn't confirm if a Discovery spinoff was in the works. ALSO: Pulitzer-winning author Michael Chabon talks about his TV debut with Star Trek: Short Treks and writing for Jean-Luc Picard.
Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
Star Trek to avoid Disney's Star Wars mistakes and avoid franchise fatigue
While CBS is planning to develop new “new series, miniseries and other content opportunities, including animation" based on the Star Trek franchise, producers are intent on avoiding oversaturation. As Star Trek franchise boss Alex Kurtzman tells TrekMovie: “You have a good meal and then decide to take a walk before you have your dessert. That’s how to look at it.”
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 6:10PM EDT
Rebecca Romijn reveals her first Star Trek: Discovery image
"Going for the gold! What an honor," she wrote on Instagram of playing Number One on the CBS All Access series.
Posted Sunday 10/07/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's new trailer reveals a bearded Spock and Season 2 premiere date
Source: The Verge
The CBS All Access series returns for a second season on Jan. 17, 2019.
Posted Monday 10/01/18 at 1:07PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery's Season 2 poster reveals the show will be back in January
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"Discover the next adventure" is the tagline for Season 2 of the CBS All Access series.
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 6:27AM EDT
See the trailer for Star Trek: Short Treks
CBS All Access has released the trailer for the "Runaway" the first of four stand-alone short films from the Star Trek: Discovery universe.
Posted Thursday 9/20/18 at 4:08PM EDT
Star Trek: Short Treks standalone series gets premiere date
The four-episode series will debut on Oct. 4 ahead of the Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 premiere next year. Each episode will revolve around a key character on Discovery, including Doug Jones' Saru, Mary Wiseman's Tilly and Rainn Wilson's Harry Mudd.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Young Spock almost appeared on Star Trek: The Next Generation
As Star Trek: Discovery prepares to welcome Young Spock, the Twitter account Trek Docs has uncovered a four-page outline for bringing Young Spock on Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1988.
Posted Thursday 8/30/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Entire Star Trek franchise to be honored with the TV Academy's Governors Award
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
CBS Television Studios will accept the honor at the Creative Arts Emmys. "Star Trek is the first television program I can remember watching as a child, and has always been ahead of its time," said Governors Award Committee chair Mark Spatny. "Not only have all the franchises promoted inclusiveness and acceptance of all people, and inspired creative thought about space exploration and our future, but the technical innovations sparked by the franchise are incredibly significant to the evolution of television production, and also to the communication and computer tools we use in our daily life. We are honored to present this award to a franchise that has made such a lasting contribution to both television and our society.”
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 1:57PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery finds its Spock: Ethan Peck
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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.