the wolf inside review 4

The mirror verse is so stressful! I sweated throughout the entirety of the latest Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Wolf Inside.” I don’t even know where to begin, so let’s just start with the best part of the episode, which was also, wildly enough, the least stressful.

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despite yourself review 1

I don’t normally curse in my everyday life, but the first thought that came to my mind after viewing the Star Trek: Discovery’s midseason opener was: “Goddamn it!”

I’m usually a human Vulcan, but this time, this Vulcan’s about to lose her shit. Here’s why. Naturally, major spoilers begin immediately.

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chris hemsworth star trek

One moment, you’re planning to boldly go back to the science fiction movie series that helped launch your career and the next…well, you’re lost in space. Chris Hemsworth knows as much about Quentin Tarantino’s planned Star Trek movie as you do, which means “not much.” Surely, this doesn’t bode well for the original Star Trek 4 pitch, which involved the return of Hemsworth’s George Kirk.

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Star Trek Discovery Season 2

During the Television Critics Association presentations this weekend, Star Trek: Discovery producer Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts were on a CBS panel about politics and social issues on television. After the panel, they spoke with reporters more specifically about the future of Star Trek: Discovery, including the theme for the show’s forthcoming second season.

Find out everything we learned about Star Trek Discovery season 2 below. Read More »

Morning Watch - Star Trek Fan Film - Seth MacFarlane

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see a teenage Seth MacFarlane appearing in a Star Trek fan film he made with his friends long before he became famous. Plus, learn the story behind the Rocky theme song “Gonna Fly Now,” and see a supercut of scenes from Stranger Things 2 recreated in LEGO form. Read More »

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Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the crew of the USS Enterprise comes up against a threat the likes of which they’ve never seen in a mash-up of Star Wars and Star Trek. Plus, a Lost in Translation video essay shows how Sofia Coppola uses the frame to define her characters, and cartoon voice actors Rob Paulsen and Charlie Adler recreate a scene from Mission: Impossible III with some interesting character choices. Read More »

Quentin Tarantino Star Trek R Rated

Update: Deadline has confirmed that Mark L. Smith will write Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek movie. This story is strange for many reasons, but it’s especially strange since Tarantino has always penned his own projects. Our original story continues below.

Earlier this week, news broke that Pulp Fiction filmmaker Quentin Tarantino would be joining the Star Trek franchise via an idea he pitched to J.J. Abrams. The news sounded almost too strange to be true, and that perhaps any moment we’d learn a mistake had been made. But now even more details about Tarantino’s Star Trek have arrived, including the revelation that the film will be R-Rated, per Tarantino’s stipulations. In addition to this news, The Revenant writer Mark L. Smith has emerged as the frontrunner to pen the script. Folks, this continues to seem very, very weird.

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Star Trek Beyond Review

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: why Quentin Tarantino and Star Trek are a match made in hell.)

I’m calling on all of every Star Trek “purist” who claims to have a problem with Star Trek: Discovery to direct their indignation to a piece of news worthy of such emotion — Quentin Tarantino directing a Star Trek movie.

For whatever reason, Paramount has agreed to let Tarantino direct an R-rated Star Trek film, with The Revenant writer Mark L. Smith becoming a prime scriptwriting candidate. The film would be the first R-rated film in Star Trek franchise history. Not only that, but Jean-Luc Picard himself, Patrick Stewart, wants to be on board.

I, for one, am shocked. First, because J.J. Abrams, who has had such a good handle on the Star Trek reboot series up until now, has okayed this unholy union. Second, because Tarantino should have enough self-awareness to know he does not belong anywhere near the Star Trek canon.

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Tarantino Star Trek Patrick Stewart

It’s been a weird week for Star Trek. On Monday, news broke that Quentin Tarantino might be directing the next Star Trek film. Later in the week came word that not only is Tarantino still planning to direct, but he also insisted his Star Trek movie be rated R, and Paramount agreed. Now here’s something new (sort of): Star Trek: The Next Generation star Patrick Stewart has expressed interest in appearing in the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek movie, or Tarantino Trek as I call it, should there be a part for him. Sure, why not? Let’s make this happen.

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Quentin Tarantino Directing Star Trek

Here’s a story that sounds so out-of-this-world that I almost thought it was a prank: Quentin Tarantino might be joining the Star Trek franchise. A new report indicates Tarantino pitched a concept for a new Trek film to Star Trek producer J.J. Abrams, and that Abrams is planning to assemble a writers room to make Tarantino’s idea a reality. If it works out, Tarantino might direct the next Star Trek film himself. Again, we’re not making this up. The Quentin Tarantino Star Trek news is below.

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