(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 second of the two reviews.)
Star Trek: Discovery feels like J.J. Abrams’ Trek films.
Your mileage may vary on whether or not that’s a good thing. For me, a non-Trekkie whose familiarity with the universe doesn’t really extend beyond the original series timeline, I had no idea what to expect with this new series. But my enjoyment of the Abrams movies – including the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek Beyond, which Abrams produced – was enough to carry me through the first two episodes of Discovery with a basic understanding. If you’re also a non-Trekkie looking for a series gateway, this is a good place to start. Read More »
Star Trek: Discovery might have truly and boldly gone beyond what any Star Trek series had done before, if original showrunner Bryan Fuller were still at the helm.
Fuller, a passionate Trekkie who was long attached to the project before he left to devote all of his attention to American Gods, revealed that he had originally pitched Star Trek: Discovery to CBS as an anthology series. However, his high-concept vision for the series was thrown out by the network, and several other clashes led to Fuller’s eventual ouster.
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Star Trek: Discovery is the first Star Trek TV show to air in 12 years. With that, come plenty of expectations: a diverse crew, a noble captain and lead character, and a show that boldly explores different planets and story lines.
But Star Trek: Discovery is changing things up. Not only is it airing on the streaming platform CBS All Access, it will feature a lead character played by Sonequa Martin-Green who is not the highest-ranking officer. Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg recently revealed the details of how Martin-Green’s story will progress and how it will impact the show.
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Star Trek: Discovery is premiering this fall — finally.
The newest Star Trek live-action TV series was announced to air on the CBS All Access streaming service back in November 2015 and had trouble getting off the ground, as showrunners Bryan Fuller left the project during a troubled development. But with a teaser trailer generating hype for the show, and a star-studded diverse cast including Chinese superstar Michelle Yeoh and The Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green, it seems like Star Trek: Discovery can finally boldly go forward.
Co-creator and producer Alex Kurtzman dished on the reason for the show’s delay, as well as the celebrity cameos that are peppered throughout the series.
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With upfronts happening this week, there’s a strong chance that we’ll soon get our first proper look at footage from Star Trek: Discovery. But in the meantime, let’s just enjoy a first look at characters from the series. Specifically, a new new photo featuring Michelle Yeoh‘s Captain Philippa Georgiou and Sonequa Martin-Green‘s First Officer Michael Burnham has been released.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
After scouring the universe in search of a lead, Star Trek: Discovery has finally found one. Sonequa Martin-Green, who currently stars on The Walking Dead, will play the lieutenant commander aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. It’s the latest in a wave of exciting casting news for the sci-fi series, which is scheduled to launch on CBS All Access next year. Read More »
Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
This weekend, Fear the Walking Dead took audiences back to the very first days of the zombie outbreak. But it also afforded fans the opportunity to get a new look at Rick and his gang post-apocalypse, thanks to a new Season 6 promo and the very first Season 6 clip. Watch the new Walking Dead Season 6 clip and spot after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been a slow week for movie news, but not so on the small-screen front. After the jump:
- Jon Favreau will direct one of The Office‘s last episodes
- Nancy Pelosi and Ice-T will appear on the 30 Rock finale
- A Walking Dead newcomer joins Once Upon a Time
- Here’s what Donald Glover will be doing on Girls
- Writer Megan Ganz leaves Community for Modern Family
- Ryan Murphy teases details on American Horror Story Season 3
- Anna Faris books Chuck Lorre’s newest comedy, titled Mom
- Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer team for a new sitcom
- Starz backs a new drama from William Monahan called Crime
- Four more trailers debut for David Fincher‘s House of Cards
- The Walking Dead gets a teaser for the second half of Season 3
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