Content! It’s all about content! And if you’re already running out of things to watch at home, CBS All Access is here to help. The streaming subscription service was already offering up a free trial for 30 days, but since it looks like we’re going to be social distancing for at least another month, they’ve extended the trial period for another 30 days. That means you can get a 60-day CBS All Access free trial right now, giving you plenty of time to binge The Twilight Zone reboot and more. Read More »
The first season of Star Trek: Picard was as frustratingly mixed as any first Trek season. As thrilling as it was to see Jean-Luc Picard return, its great ideas and story elements are tantalising moments amid a show that’s merely pretty good. The central story is solid. It’s the best-shot Star Trek show to date, shying away from shiny sci-fi precision in favour of earthy tones and messy spills of light. The inevitable moments of fan service mostly serve the story. And while its structure and texture is wildly different to any prior Treks, it still finds time to explore big ideas like the rest of them.
So by way of organisation, here are five things we loved about the season, and three we didn’t (and by “we,” I mean “me”).
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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, run through a bunch of Easter eggs referencing Star Trek: The Next Generation and more in the first season of Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access. Plus, take a look back at the 90s action sitcom Big Bad Beetleborgs that tried to capitalize on the success of Power Rangers, and learn how to draw the reindeer sidekick Sven from Disney’s Frozen. Read More »
In these trying times, more and more content providers are attempting to make the best of a bad situation. Everyone is stuck inside (well, in theory – plenty of jerks are still going out), which means people are streaming programs in higher quantities than ever before. In an attempt to get in on that action, CBS All Access is available for free for the next month. You can catch up on all the CBS All Access shows – including the entire first season of Star Trek: Picard, which is airing its season finale this week.
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The soundtrack for the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard won’t officially beam into stores and digital libraries until later this week, but we’re here to premiere an exclusive track from composer Jeff Russo‘s score, which you can listen to a couple of days early. “Engage” with the new track below. Read More »
Do you want to watch Star Trek: Picard, but you’re too cheap to pay for a CBS All Access subscription until the entire series is available for you to binge watch in a single week? Well, we have some good news. The first episode of Picard, starring Sir Patrick Stewart as the legendary Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard, has been made available for free on YouTube for a limited time. Read More »
Star Trek: Picard brings back not just Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, but several other familiar Trek characters as well. One character who isn’t back, though: Guinan, the bartender played by Whoopi Goldberg. But that’ll change for Picard season 2. Stewart was recently a guest on Goldberg’s show The View, and he used the opportunity to officially invite Goldberg to join Picard season 2. You’ll never believe what she said next! (She said yes.)
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Sir Patrick Stewart wants one thing to be absolutely clear: his new CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Picard, is not merely Star Trek: The Next Generation 2.0.
“Almost twenty years have passed. Things have become more complex,” the acclaimed actor says in a new featurette. “The world of Starfleet, the world of the Federation, is not quite what it was the last time Jean-Luc Picard was seen in that world. It’s different. And it’s not all good.” Watch the full video below. Read More »
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We’re just one week away from the release of Star Trek: Picard, the highly-anticipated CBS All Access streaming series that features the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as beloved Trek character Captain Jean-Luc Picard. And because CBS clearly knows what audiences want, a new clip has made its way online that includes Picard and his dog aimlessly wandering through the former Starfleet officer’s gorgeous vineyard. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 13th, 2020 by Fred Topel
CBS All Access presented a Television Critics Association panel for Star Trek: Picard. The long-awaited streaming series features Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard again. Co-stars Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis have been confirmed, along with Jeri Ryan and Jonathan Del Arco too.
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Heather Kadin and showrunner Michael Chabon sat behind Stewart and his new co-stars during the panel. Much of the panel focused on how each iteration of Star Trek on CBS All Access will be a unique experience, with Picard as the most demonstrative example. Star Trek: Picard premieres January 23 on CBS All Access.
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