Star Trek Discovery - season 2 cast

Star Trek: Discovery won’t be back in orbit on CBS All-Access until 2019, but the second season has already made news by casting Spock. Ethan Peck is going to portray the character in his earlier years and will, of course, help his sister Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), their father Sarek (James Frain) and the Discovery crew figure out what’s going on with the U.S.S. Enterprise.

“We searched for months for an actor who would, like [Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto] 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,” said executive producer Alex Kurtzman, according to Variety. “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 service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.”

I’m so excited for Peck’s turn as Spock. I think, just as the character has done in the past, he will positively affect the viewers and how they feel about race relations, xenophobia, and honoring others’ humanity. In fact, I think the combination of both Spock and Michael allows the show the potential to dive deep into some very serious allegories for the types of issues biracial/multiracial people and transracial adoptees face when it comes to recognizing and owning their identities.

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star trek discovery mini-episodes

Star Trek: Discovery won’t return until 2019, but if you’re craving something sooner than that, you’re in luck. Next month, CBS All Access is launching a series of Star Trek Discovery mini-episodes, titled Star Trek: Short Treks, to tide you over. Plot details about the mini-episodes, and a teaser, are available below.

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the twilight zone reboot teaser

It’s official: Jordan Peele will host The Twilight Zone reboot. The Get Out director is developing the new take on the show for CBS All Access, and said in the past he was considering stepping into Rod Serling’s host role as well. Now, a new Twilight Zone reboot teaser confirms it, with Peele’s voice serving to introduce the show ahead of its 2019 debut.

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Big Bang Theory Ending

Update: It’s now being reported that the series is coming to an end because Jim Parsons was ready to leave the show. We’ve added the details below.

The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end with season 12. The show has remained a massive ratings hit, and CBS was more than willing to pull the trigger on a 13th season. But some sort of sanity prevailed, and the show will bazinga its way to a series finale with its upcoming season.

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Twilight Zone Reboot

Submitted for your approval: a Twilight Zone remake not only produced by Jordan Peele, but also featuring him as on-screen host. The original Twilight Zone kicked off each episode with creator Rod Serling stepping before the camera to introduce the story we were about to watch. As Peele works on his new take on The Twilight Zone, he hasn’t ruled out the option of following Serling’s lead.

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star trek discovery spock actor

Star Trek: Discovery has found its Spock and his name is Ethan Peck. The actor, whose credits include television shows like Madam Secretary, I Ship It, Gossip Girl, and the small screen version of 10 Things I Hate About You, will strap on those iconic ears and venture where Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have gone before in season 2 of the CBS All Access series.

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Les Moonves Investigation

Kelly Kahl, president of CBS entertainment, gave an executive session before the Television Critics Association knowing full well that a majority of questions would center around the sexual misconduct allegations brought against Les Moonves, the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. The New Yorker published Ronan Farrow’s investigation last week where six women came forward with stories about Moonves involving physical assault, sexual harassment and blacklisting the women when they refused his advances.

While CBS wanted to discuss the new fall shows presented to the TCA this afternoon, Kahl still said what he could about the investigation, the network’s response to continued workplace allegations, those who have and have not come out in support of CBS and more. Read More »

It is time to boldly go. Once more. With an old friend.

CBS has officially announced that Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in an upcoming Star Trek series coming to CBS All Access. Plot details remain unknown, but that doesn’t matter – this the kind of news that can fill our souls for weeks and months ahead. One of the greatest characters in science fiction history is coming back for one last journey through the cosmos. Engage.

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Frasier reboot

Hey baby, I hear the blues are calling, tossed salads and reboot shows. The latest long-gone TV series to be considered for an update is Frasier, the hit sitcom that starred Kelsey Grammer as high-brow psychiatrist Frasier Crane. Grammer is said to be fielding interest in a reboot with CBS TV Studios. If this happens, it won’t be a revival, but a full-blown reboot.

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Star Trek Discovery - season 2 cast

Every Star Trek show beyond the original series tends to have a shaky first season, and Star Trek: Discovery was no exception. But the CBS All Access series showed promise – promise that could very well be fulfilled by season 2.

The first footage from season 2 premiered at the show’s Comic-Con panel (watch it below), but that wasn’t the only thing worth noting. The show’s cast and producers were also on hand and they revealed some nifty tidbits about what to expect, including the return of not one, but two characters from Trek canon.

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