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CBS All Access plans to boldly expand its roster of Star Trek TV shows…but not too quickly.

A new report says that the network doesn’t want to make the mistake of having fans become oversaturated with new Star Trek content. So instead of having a new season of a Star Trek show airing year round, the various series will be spread out a little to keep interest high. Plus, each of the new shows is intended to have its own “tonal vision”, which will draw distinct lines around the types of Trek series All Access will produce. Read more about the network’s plan below.
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Rebecca Romijn Star Trek Discovery

In the Star Trek universe, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, Femme Fatale) is the number two person to play Number One.

The actress has taken to Instagram to share our first-look photo at her take on the character in the upcoming season of Star Trek Discovery, and you can see how she steps into Majel Barrett-Roddenberry’s shoes in the photo below, as well as in the newly-released trailer for Discovery‘s second season.
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star trek discovery season 2 trailer

Hot off the heels of the CBS All Access show’s New York Comic-Con panel, Star Trek: Discovery has released the trailer for its sophomore season. And things are looking pretty hairy for the crew of the USS Discovery. Literally.

The Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer gives us a glimpse at the new threats and new allies that the USS Discovery crew meets, including old-school Klingons and a young Spock (Ethan Peck), both sporting lots of hair.

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Star Trek Short Treks Trailer

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.

Watch the Star Trek Short Treks trailer below. Read More »

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jon M. Chu offers an update on Crazy Rich Asians 2.
  • Patrick Stewart announces the beginning of the Picard Star Trek spin-off show.
  • Director Travis Knight breaks down the Bumblebee trailer.
  • Filming has begun on the new Charlie’s Angels, and Westworld‘s Jonathan Tucker has joined the cast.
  • New posters for Creed II.
  • The Japanese Ralph Breaks the Internet trailer has some new footage.
  • Whoopi Goldberg will have a cameo in the Sister Act reboot.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger shares an image of himself and Linda Hamilton from the new Terminator.

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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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CBS CEO Les Moonves has resigned from his position following a slew of new sexual assault and harassment allegations after initial reports of his sexual misconduct were first published in July. Moonves had been negotiating a $100 million exit package for the past few months, but a New Yorker report detailing six new women raising sexual misconduct allegations have prompted his immediate resignation without any exit compensation.

Moonves’ resignation puts into question the potential re-merger of CBS with its former parent conglomerate Viacom, of which Moonves was a bitter opponent. But as CBS announced that it settled the ongoing court battle over the merger, it seems the issue has come to a halt — affecting the potential reunion of the Star Trek TV and movie franchises.

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Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek Karl Urban

The Star Trek film universe is in a strange place right now. Star Trek 4 has run into some problems, as Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth have both dropped out due to salary disagreements. And then there’s Quentin Tarantino‘s puzzling R-rated Star Trek film that Paramount seems very interested in making at some point.

Karl Urban, who is expected to appear in both Star Trek 4 and Tarantino’s Star Trek, offered up some info on the later project, going so far as to call Tarantino’s idea “bananas.” Strong words!

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • John Cho is still waiting on info about Star Trek 4
  • Maleficent 2 wraps production
  • There’s now a Sharknado VR game
  • Hey, do you want to see a photo of the Wreck-It-Ralph 2 score being recorded?
  • David Sobolov, who has contributed voice work to various Transformers games and cartoons, has a role in Bumblebee
  • The Predator gets an IMAX poster
  • There might be a To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel

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