There’s an old Klingon proverb that says, “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Now, it would appear that Star Trek is a dish best served…karaoke-style? The franchise has been the subject of musical parodies in the past – and Lieutenant Commander Data did play the wedding singer in Star Trek: Nemesis — but is it possible we’ll see an actual musical episode on one of its Paramount+ shows in the future? Producer Alex Kurtzman apparently has his heart set on that very thing, so don’t be surprised someday if you see Klingons doing a reverse Kanye and dropping their double-sided Bat’leth blades in favor of microphones.
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Following in the footsteps of the DC FanDome virtual convention, CBS All Access has announced their own 24-hour virtual celebration called Star Trek Day for Tuesday, September 8. But this isn’t just a look forward at what Star Trek: Discovery and the other new shows have in store on CBS All Access (though there will be news about them). This is a full-on Star Trek celebration that will bring fans together to watch exclusive panel programming and initiatives from all of the Star Trek shows that fans have absorbed since 1966 and one that has yet to arrive. Get the details below. Read More »
In this edition of TV Bits:
- Showtime has changed the schedule of Black Monday and two other shows.
- Watch a trailer for Billions season 5.
- The Crown was able to beat the coronavirus and wrap early.
- Star Trek: Short Treks coming to Blu-ray in June.
- ESPN is airing an encore presentation of O.J.: Made in America.
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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 »
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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Michael Giacchino is known as one of the best composers working in film and television today, but the prolific musician is beginning to flex some different creative muscles. After making his directing debut last year with a short film, Giacchino will head to the final frontier and direct a Star Trek episode for CBS All Access. Read more about the upcoming Michael Giacchino Star Trek episode below. Read More »
While fans are waiting for Star Trek Discovery to return to CBS All Access (which won’t be until January in 2019), they’ll be treated to some new content in the form of Star Trek: Short Treks. This series of short films set in the Star Trek Discovery universe will begin rolling out on October 4 and release one each month through January next year. A trailer for the first short, titled “Runaway,” has just been released, and you’ll see what kind of stories they’ll tell.
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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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