picard plot

Specific details about Star Trek: Picard, Patrick Stewart‘s much heralded return to the Trek universe, have been mostly kept under-wraps. But as the CBS All Access series prepares to take the stage at San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Alex Kurtzman has opened up with some new info. According to Kurtzman, while images so far have shown Picard on Earth, he will indeed be returning to space – “but not in a way that anyone expects.”

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Pulp Fiction in space

Everyone is curious about Quentin Tarantino‘s Star Trek, and it’s hard to blame them: the writer/director has never stepped into an established film franchise before, and there’s also the question of whether or not a Trek film will actually be his final movie before he rides off into the sunset of retirement. We know it would be R-rated, but what would a Tarantino-directed Star Trek movie feel like?

Turns out the answer is pretty familiar. In a new interview, Tarantino says that, despite claims to the contrary, his take on the sci-fi property actually would feel like Pulp Fiction in space. Read his comments below. Read More »

Last Tarantino Movie

It’s that time again – time for Quentin Tarantino to bring up his potential Star Trek movie and also his possible retirement. Tarantino has teased both his Trek film and his plans to retire after making ten movies. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is being billed as Tarantino’s ninth, which begs the question: is Star Trek going to be his last movie, or does he count that as something separate, and do we still have one more original Tarantino movie on the horizon as well? The filmmaker has weighed in, and it looks like he might just call it quits after Trek. Maybe.

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star trek picard poster

Lens flare? Check. Digitally enhanced vineyard? Check. Dog? Check. Picard showing off his money maker? Double check. The new Star Trek Picard poster gives us yet another look at Patrick Stewart‘s return to the Trek universe, and it immediately distinguishes itself from most Trek-related material by being rooted on terra firma.

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star trek discovery soundtrack

Jeff Russo, a composer whose credits include the Fargo TV series, Legion, and more, is also the artist behind the Star Trek Discovery soundtrack. The score for the show’s second season is arriving this month, and we’re debuting an exclusive track to mark the occasion. Hear “Time Traveler” from the Star Trek Discovery 2 soundtrack below.

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picard showrunner

It was previously announced that Star Trek: Picard wouldn’t have a traditional showrunner, but instead be managed by an entire team. That’s changed. Writer Michael Chabon has been named the official showrunner of the CBS All Access series, which finds Patrick Stewart returning to the iconic role he originated on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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star trek 4 script

Star Trek 4 was all set to bring back Chris Hemsworth as Kirk’s father, and then it fell apart. Hemsworth and Chris Pine, who plays Kirk in the rebooted film franchise, both walked away from the project, putting the future of Star Trek 4 in serious doubt. Salary negotiations were cited as the reasoning behind Hemsworth and Pine jumping ship. But now, Hemsworth has revealed another reason: he wasn’t happy with the script.

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picard spin-off show title

The official title for the Star Trek Jean-Luc Picard spin-off has been revealed, and the results will shock you. Okay, not really – you probably could’ve guessed this on your own. The show is now officially called Star Trek: Picard, and there’s a new logo to boot. It’s not much, I know, but it’s just one tiny step closer to this show being a reality. See the logo below.

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Star Trek - Captain Picard Facepalm Bust

In your long history with the internet, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the Star Trek: The Next Generation meme featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) doing the famous facepalm maneuver in embarrassment of something stupid someone said online. Now you can deliver that meme in three-dimensional form right in front of your stupid friends’ faces with an elegant new bronze bust statue of that perfect moment in Star Trek history. See the outstanding Captain Picard facepalm bust below. Read More »

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Released ten years ago today, on May 8, 2009, director J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot is the cinematic equivalent of a rock band going mainstream. It’s a hit remix version of an old song. Critically and commercially, the film was an unqualified success. Holding steady at 94%, edging out classic big-screen entries like The Wrath of Khan and First Contact, it remains the highest rated Star Trek movie on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as the top-grossing film in the series according to Box Office Mojo. Anytime a band goes mainstream, however, there’s always going to be a contingent of old-school fans that you hear affecting a Leonard McCoy grumble. They were with the band from the beginning but now it’s out there in the world and it belongs to everyone.

By the late 2000s, the Trek franchise was in a place where the overlapping runs of four straight television shows had ended—their viewership numbers falling victim to the law of diminishing returns. Fans like me, who grew up watching The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine in syndication, had lost touch with the final frontier. This is the movie that resuscitated that brand and opened the door to more adventures like the ones we’re seeing now on Star Trek: Discovery and the ones we’ll soon be seeing on the Captain Picard series.

As a storyteller, Abrams’ great strength is character. His weakness is plot. Both of those qualities are on full display in Star Trek, but the movie has such a velocity to it (not unlike the U.S.S. Enterprise itself when traveling at warp speed) that the viewer can’t help but get swept up in the youthful exuberance of this faster-than-light reboot. Beam yourselves aboard, then, and let’s take a long and winding trek into Star Trek on its tenth anniversary.

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