One of the most beloved episodes of the classic Star Trek series from decades ago is “The Trouble with Tribbles.” The episode saw the U.S.S. Enterprise suddenly getting dangerously crowded after the arrival of a quickly reproducing little puffball of a creature known as a Tribble. Now those cute little guys are making a comeback in a new Star Trek: Short Treks installment starring Alita: Battle Angel actress Rosa Salazar and Bob’s Burgers voice star H. Jon Benjamin. Watch the new Star Trek: Short Treks trailer below to see what happens with the tiny terrors, even though you’ve probably guessed by now. Read More »
While Star Trek Discovery is jumping ahead 930 years to the future, Star Trek: Picard will be reaching back into the past by bringing back one of the most respected captains that Starfleet has ever seen.
Sir Patrick Stewart is back as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, but we find him living a life of retirement on a wine vineyard in the middle of nowhere. But that all changes when a young woman stumbles onto his property and begs him for help. Picard finds himself confronting a Federation that doesn’t seem to be willing to fight for those who are in dire need of help, so he takes matters into his own hands. That means asking some old friends for help and advice. Watch the Star Trek: Picard trailer below. Read More »
At the end of the second season of Star Trek Discovery, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the starship Discovery, and her crew were launched 930 years into the future. And if this teaser trailer for the upcoming third season is any indication, things are looking pretty bleak for the Federation.
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Yet another Skarsgard has joined the Stephen King adaptation universe. Alexander Skarsgard, brother of Bill “Pennywise” Skarsgard, has signed on to the cast of the CBS All Access adaptation of The Stand. Skarsgard will be playing Randall Flagg, the big bad of the epic apocalyptic saga. Skarsgard joins a cast that includes James Marsden, Amber Heard, and Whoopi Goldberg, with Josh Boone directing.
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The book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris chronicles the rivalry between the two video game companies that squared off for console supremacy in the home in the 1990s. The seminal period in video game history is already slated to become a limited series at CBS All Access, but now the streaming service is also going to turn the book into a feature documentary with Legendary Television Studios. Read More »
CBS All Access executives spoke to the Television Critics Association on Thursday and promised they would have Star Trek: Picard ready to present in January. Patrick Stewart returns to the role of Jean-Luc Picard, and the show’s Comic-Con panel revealed that Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes and Voyager’s Jeri Ryan would also appear on the show.
During EVP of Original Content Jamie McNamara’s executive session, /Film and other reporters asked her some questions about Star Trek: Picard. Star Trek: Picard is due in early 2020.
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CBS All Access announced that Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, and John Hlavin are developing a streaming series based on The Man Who Fell to Earth. The 1963 novel by Walter Tevis was previously adapted into a movie starring David Bowie, directed by Nicolas Roeg.
Kurtzman is already working with All Access on the Star Trek universe, with Discovery and Picard already in production and more Trek series in development. Here are a few hints we could glean from the press release and announcements.
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CBS All Access confirmed the first four leads of its adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand for its streaming service. The Stand is considered by many to be King’s definitive book. Well, it’s either The Stand or It, as both are over 1000 pages and have been adapted as miniseries in the past. While It got a two-part movie, The Stand will get a streaming series on All Access.
Streaming will allow The Stand to explore the graphic horror of King’s prose without restrictions. We learned that King will write the final episode and who will being playing Stu, Nadine, Frannie and Henry. The Stand will premiere in 2020 with nine episodes. It begins filming in Vancouver in the fall and EVP of Original Content for CBS All Access Julie McNamara said it caps off their year, so late 2020 sounds likely.
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Sandbox VR, a company that offers full body virtual reality experiences, has announced that it will be launching a Star Trek Discovery VR experience this fall called Star Trek: Discovery – Away Mission. Similar to what we’ve seen from companies like The Void, Sandbox VR is blending virtual reality technology with tactile physicality, immersing participants in a way that goes beyond simply donning a headset and operating a hand-held controller. Check out the trailer for the new Star Trek Discovery VR experience below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 by Fred Topel
CBS Television Studios held a panel on “Impact Storytelling” with four of its showrunners for the Television Critics Association. The panel included Dead to Me’s Liz Feldman, The Good Fight’s Michelle King, In the Dark’s Corinne Kingsbury and Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Paradise. The panel addressed how each show uses their narratives to discuss social issues.
After the panel, Paradise remained to talk to reporters more specifically about Star Trek: Discovery season three. Since season two ended with the Discovery traveling 930 years into the future, season three takes Discovery from a prequel series into the far future of Star Trek. Paradise previewed the sorts of changes Trekkers can expect, and what’s not going to change in Star Trek: Discovery.
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