If you are a geek, nerd, dweeb, Trekker, Trekkie, or Star Wars fan this next “Versus” should be a no brainier for you. Who hasn’t had a discussion about which sci-fi franchise is better? What ship can beat one ship, or who is the better captain? So it should be no surprise that we do another Star Wars vs Star Trek themed segment. This time around, we have the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 Vs an Imperial Star Destroyer. Who do you think would win this intergalactic battle? We have gathered some information about both ships: Continue reading
Actor Anton Yelchin has passed away today at age 27, TMZ reports.
2016 has been a rough year when it comes to celebrity deaths, but the loss of Anton Yelchin has a particular sting due to the actor’s young age and his impressive body of work, ranging from credits like Jodie Foster’s The Beaver to Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive to the Star Trek franchise. According to this morning’s report, Anton Yelchin was killed in a freak accident outside his home that caused his body to be pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar, which was attached to a security gate. Continue reading
Another Star Trek series is currently in development at CBS, and it’s being developed by Alex Kurtzman, who has worked on the previous two films directed by J.J. Abrams. The series will arrive just in time for the 50th anniversary of the franchise.
The new series was picked up straight to series by CBS, and it is slated to premiere in January of 2017. According to THR, the new Star Trek show will “introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.” Continue reading
What is the first thing that you think of when someone says the name Patrick Stewart? Many people think, Captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The 75-year-old was talking to IGN about his new series Blunt Talk. In the interview, Stewart was asked whether we would be seeing him play his most iconic character again. This is what he had to say:
“It’s possible. I think it’s unlikely. But it’s possible. The series wrapped over 25 years ago and we’ve got a rather elderly Captain Picard now. So I don’t know. It would be… it could be entertaining.”
That doesn’t give a definite yes, but it is nice to know that he is up for reprising his role as Picard. I won’t call it a dead issue, due to the fact that the new timeline caused by the new Star Trek movies means any character can be seen again.
Would you love to see a new version of TNG? Something like a continuance of TNG where Picard is the Admiral for a new team on a continuing mission to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before. Or something like that. Let us know.
In a new video for Big Think, George Takei, noted internet god and LGBT+ rights activist, explains why Star Trek, a show that embraced diversity, didn’t feature one gay character during its original run. The reason: audiences weren’t ready for it.
Also: Hear the powerful story behind how Mister Sulu got his name. Continue reading