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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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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Mission Impossible Fallout Fight Scene

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, check out a shot list breakdown for a fight scene from Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Plus, check out some studio scale models of the ships from Star Trek Discovery, and see what happens when Saturday Night Live cast members Colin Jost and Michael Che take a lie detector test. Read More »

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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star trek discovery season 2 image

Get ready to see some familiar haunts and maybe even some familiar faces in Star Trek: Discovery season 2. The first official season 2 image has been released, and it hints at the long-awaited collision between past and present Star Trek storylines.

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Star Trek Beyond Review

Alex Kurtzman is currently settling into his new job as the showrunner of Star Trek: Discovery, but there are still a lot of questions about what’s happening with the future of the Trek franchise on the big screen. Star Trek 4 (or whatever it’s going to be called) is said to be a time-travel story that brings Chris Hemsworth back into the mix with the reboot cast, but now we’re hearing that those same actors will appear in the Star Trek film that’s being developed by Quentin Tarantino. What is going on here?

Meanwhile, CBS All Access is beaming Star Trek: Discovery down to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. The series will have a big presence at the 2018 convention, including a Hall H panel that will be moderated by Tig Notaro, the famed actress/comedian who will appear in a guest starring role during the show’s upcoming second season. Learn about all of the latest Star Trek: Discovery Comic-Con details below. Read More »

New star trek shows

Get ready to boldly go beyond Star Trek: Discovery. New showrunner Alex Kurtzman just inked a deal with CBS Television to develop even more Star Trek shows, including a series that might bring back Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

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Star Trek Discovery Showrunners Fired

Star Trek: Discovery is making some changes behind the scenes, with showrunning team Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts being removed from the series and replaced with executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

The change in leadership in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery comes after a number of issues kept arising with the showrunner duo. First, the second season premiere went way over budget and needed to be paid for with money intended for episodes later in the season. But the real issue is that Berg and Harberts apparently become “increasingly abusive” with their writing staff. Read More »

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After rumors swirled for weeks, Star Trek: Discovery has now confirmed that a young Spock will appear in the CBS All Access show. Just not in the way you’d expect.

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