"Star Trek" actor George Takei was one of many who noticed the logo's similarities to the one on the sci-fi show.
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Ahead of its debut, CBS All Access confirmed that “Star Trek: Picard” has been renewed for a second season.The announcement was made Sunday during the Television Critics Association press tour. Terry Matalas is joining the second season as an executive producer. In addition, “Star Trek” alum Wil Wheaton will host an aftershow called “The Ready Room,” which will kick for Season 1.The series, which sees Patrick Stewart return as captain Jean-Luc Picard from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” premieres on Jan. 23. “Picard” follows the character in the next chapter in his life after hanging up his Starfleet badge and retreating to his family’s vineyard.Alongside Stewart, the series also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora. “Next Generation” alums Brent Spiner (Data), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh the Borg), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) will all reprise their roles, as will “Star Trek: Voyager’s” Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine).Also Read: 'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel 'Clarice' Gets Series Commitment at CBSThe series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Stewart, Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, with Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serving as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first two episodes of the series.“Picard” Season 2 was among the latest batch of 16 TV projects that will split $152 million in California tax credits, the California Film Commission announced in December.Read original story ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Confirmed by CBS All Access At TheWrap
In what will bring great joy to fans of the once Next Generation captain and surprise to almost no one in Hollywood, Star Trek: Picard has been given the green light for a second season before its series debut next month. Like the first season that will premiere on CBS All Access on January 23, […]
Dorothy Catherine Fontana, a writer on the original "Star Trek" series who had a long association with the franchise, died Dec. 2. She was 80. Fontana's death was confirmed by the official "Star Trek" website, which described her as "the legendary writer who brought many of 'Star Trek's' greatest episodes to life." The website reported […]
Academy Award nominee Michael J. Pollard, known for his roles in "Bonnie and Clyde" and "House of 1000 Corpses," has died. He was 80. "House of 1000 Corpses" director Rob Zombie broke the news on Facebook early Friday morning. "We have lost another member of our 'House of 1000 Corpses' family. I woke up to […]
Patrick Stewart returns in the highly anticipated series, premiering on CBS All Access on January 23.
Aron Eisenberg, who played Nog on “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” died Sunday at the age of 50, his wife Malissa Longo announced of Facebook.“It is with extreme regret and sadness to announce that my love and best friend, Aron Eisenberg, passed away earlier today,” Longo wrote. “He was an intelligent, humble, funny, emphatic soul. He sought to live his life with integrity and truth.”A cause of death has not been announced.Eisenberg played Nog on 40 episodes of “Deep Space Nine,” which came as a surprise to him, as he took the role without being told any details about his character or how long he would play it. Nog is the first member of the Ferengi, a greedy alien race always looking for a profit, to join Starfleet thanks to the recommendation of Captain Sisko.Also Read: Suzanne Whang, HGTV's 'House Hunters' Host, Dies at 56Nog is one of several characters that played a running tradition in the series of previously antagonistic alien races becoming allies, with the cultural differences between them and other Starfleet members playing a role in several episodes. In the “Deep Space Nine” series finale, Nog’s hard work in the Dominion War earned him a promotion to lieutenant.Also Read: Cokie Roberts, Longtime NPR and ABC News Journalist, Dies at 75Prior to “DS9,” Eisenberg appeared on several ’80s TV shows, including “Tales From the Crypt,” “The Wonder Years” and “General Hospital.” After “DS9” ended, he took several stage roles, as well as a guest appearance on an episode of “Star Trek: Voyager” before transitioning to a career in professional photography. In 2015, he returned to the “Star Trek” world in the fan film “Renegades” alongside fellow series alums Walter Koenig, who played Chekov in the original series, and Robert Picardo, who played the holographic Doctor in “Voyager.”“There will never be another light like Aron’s,” Longo wrote. “The beauty that he was and the legacy he leaves behind is beyond words. I love him dearly and will miss him eternally.”You can read Longo’s entire tribute to her husband of just nine months here.Read original story Aron Eisenberg, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Star, Dies at 50 At TheWrap
William Shatner, George Takei and fans celebrate StarTrekDay for sci-fi series anniversary
The introduction of Mr. Spock last season on the sleek CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery may be the first in many new frontiers for the fabled franchise now that the Paramount-owning Viacom and CBS are boldly going toward corporate reunification. Taking a page from the now Fox-expanded Disney book, new ViacomCBS kingpin Bob Bakish made […]
"Star Trek" is one of several projects Tarantino is eyeing for his 10th and final feature film.
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Organized to celebrate the half-century anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s enduring science fiction franchise, the Star Trek: Mission New York convention — held in Manhattan’s cavernous Javits Center, where New York Comic Con will return for its 10th edition in October — also offered a glimpse at Trek’s future. In January, CBS All Access will be the exclusive portal to the first ongoing Star Trek series in over a decade, Star Trek: Discovery, overseen by geek icon Bryan Fuller.
As Trekkies gather this weekend at Star Trek: Mission New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gene Roddenberry-created sci-fi TV classic, we offer up a few facts you might not have known about Trek conventions, and how vital they’ve been to the series’ ability to live long and prosper.
Star Trek, a new series from producer Gene Roddenberry that he described as being a “Wagon Train to the stars,” a reference to a popular Western series that depicted a caravan of settlers making their way across the post-Civil War American frontier. Roddenberry applied that premise to the so-called “final frontier” of outer space, sending the diverse crew of the Starship Enterprise to the farthest corners of the galaxy seeking out new life and new civilizations. In the half-century since Star Trek’s debut, we’ve witnessed five more series that offer a glimpse into the franchise’s idyllic future where space exploration is as ordinary as walking to the post office, and Earth’s nations have put aside their differences to serve a common goal.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'Star Trek,' we look back on one of its most famous episodes, 'The Trouble With Tribbles.'