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(We are running two reviews of Star Trek: Discovery – one from an old school Star Trek fan and one with less experience in this iconic universe. Here is the first of the two reviews.)

Star Trek: Discovery has brought the historic Gene Roddenberry property back to the network that started it all for the U.S.S. Enterprise. Thankfully for CBS and many Star Trek fans, Star Trek: Discovery doesn’t disappoint. In fact, it stands up to the original and the movies while retaining the classic Star Trek cerebral nature.

Perhaps this intro reads more Vulcan than I would like it; speaking in standard human terms, Star Trek: Discovery is fun, exciting, and provides us with one of the most interesting protagonists we’ve seen in a while. It’s not without its issues, though, which we’ll get to soon enough.

If you’ve seen the first two episodes, keep reading; if you’re afraid of spoilers, you’d better bounce now.

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Quentin Tarantino Directing Star Trek

We’re not sure when we’ll be getting another Star Trek to follow up Star Trek Beyond, but we do know that Paramount Pictures isn’t too happy with franchise producer J.J. Abrams after he decided to head back to Lucasfilm and Disney to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. The good news is that they don’t have to wait for him to get the sequel off the ground since Justin Lin proved to be a fine successor to the director’s chair. And there might be one more that you never would have considered

Quentin Tarantino is known for making movies like Pulp Fiction, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, films that are all at once wild, violent, and complex with rich characters and crisp dialogue. Not all of those traits sounds like they would fit in with a mission involving the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, but if the opportunity presented itself, Tarantino has revealed that he would seriously consider boldly going there. Read More »

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It’s not a Star Trek show without a main title theme. A title theme can shape how a series is regarded and help cement its place in the pantheon of Star Trek properties. After all, more than one Trek theme has achieved iconic status. And a lot of expectations are riding on Star Trek: Discovery as the first Star Trek series to hit the small screen in 12 years.

So how does the Star Trek: Discovery main title theme measure up to the shows that came before it?

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Morning Watch - Rick and Morty

(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, a video essay proposes that Ghostbusters might actually be about nothing. Plus, watch more of Adult Swim’s claymation bumpers featuring the non-canonical adventures of Rick and Morty, and a lengthy diatribe about why Star Wars is better than Star Trek by Conan associate producer Jordan Schlansky in a bit on the late night talk show that mistakenly goes on for far too long. Read More »

Star Trek Discovery Season 2

It feels like we’ve been writing about Star Trek: Discovery for eons already, but the new series still hasn’t premiered yet and doesn’t debut until late next month. But the fact that we haven’t seen an episode yet won’t stop anyone from thinking about where the show could go in its second season, and executive producer and co-creator Alex Kurtzman has revealed in a new interview that Star Trek Discovery season 2 will include ramifications from a Klingon War that will take place over the course of season 1.
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2016’s Star Trek Beyond made Star Trek history by featuring the franchise’s first openly gay relationship. It was only a fleeting moment when Sulu (John Cho) kissed his husband (Doug Jung), but it was an important first step. On CBS All Access’s new series Star Trek: Discovry, actors Wilson Cruz and Anthony Rapp play a couple. Cruz was on a Television Critics Association panel for GLAAD discussing LGBTQ inclusion in television. After the panel he spoke with reporters further about his role in the show.

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During the Television Critics Association panel for Star Trek: Discovery, producers played the show’s opening title song by Jeff Russo for the first time. The theme song runs a full minute and a half, and they intend it to play on every episode of the CBS All Access streaming service.

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Bryan Fuller met the Television Critics Association last summer to talk about his plans for Star Trek: Discovery, but then left the show to focus on his Starz series American Gods. Today, CBS All Access presented a full panel with Discovery’s cast and producers, which revealed two significant elements that remain from Fuller.

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wrath of khan reboot

We may see Khan in the flesh yet again. The genetically engineered baddie may appear in a rumored spin-off series of Star Trek: Discovery, one that Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer is attached to.

Reports have surfaced that Meyer’s secret Star Trek project is a Wrath of Khan reboot miniseries, depicting Khan in his exile before Wrath of Khan took place. Or, this could all be hearsay and we were all…khanned. Get it? No, okay.

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Comic-Con is the epicenter of all things geeky, so of course the new Star Trek: Discovery trailer premiered there. The new series, which is set to arrive on CBS later this year, looks to invigorate Star Trek for the small screen by looking to the past – the show is set a decade before the adventures of James T. Kirk and promises to cast light on a time period in the series’ sprawling timeline that has yet to be properly explored on screen.

But you don’t have to be at the series’ panel, or even at Comic-COn, to watch the new trailer. It’s online right now and you can watch it below.

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