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New Star Trek Series with Stewart Playing Picard Announced

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  1. jefferz

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    It’s official — Patrick Stewart is returning to the Star Trek franchise. The acclaimed Shakespearean actor is set to headline a new Star Trek series for CBS All Access, reprising his iconic Next Generation character, Captain Jean-Luc Picard. The project, which has been rumored since the June announcement of a Star Trek universe expansion with new series, was just unveiled by Stewart himself in a surprise appearance at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.
    The new series, which is not a Star Trek: Next Generation reboot, will tell the story of the next chapter of Picard’s life. It will be shepherded by Star Trek: Discovery co-creator/executive producer Alex Kurtzman who was tapped to oversee development of new Star Trek content under a big new overall deal with CBS TV Studios.

    “With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek fold,” Kurtzman said. “For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honor generations both new and old.”

    On the creative team for the new series starring Stewart, Kurtzman will be joined by James Duff, who recently joined Star Trek: Discovery as executive producer and signed a CBS Studios overall deal, former Discovery exec producer Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, and Discovery writer Kirsten Beyer.

    Stewart, Chabon and Goldsman executive produce with Discovery executive producers Duff, Kurtzman and Heather Kadin of Secret Hideout as well as Roddenberry Entertainment President Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth.



    https://deadline.com/2018/08/patric...es-jean-luc-picard-cbs-all-access-1202440156/
     
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    No thanks
     
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    It's good by virtue of Stewart.

    But ST always depends on strong writing about human morality. It needs good stories or it's gonna suck.
     
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    No No No No
     
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    Will it be super pc and progressive like Discovery?

    If so, no thanks. i’m afraid it will though
     
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    He's a good actor and brings quality because he always gives a solid performance
     
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    OverPressure Your friendly bartender!

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    ST has always been about broad inclusiveness. It's been an SJW paradise since day one of the original series.
    The first interracial kiss on teevee belongs to ST.
     
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    So, what, is this going to be a "this is your life" story, where we see Patrick Stewart as the Bob Saget narrator on How I Met Your Mother? So we'll see a young Picard, played by James McAvoy?
     
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    Star Trek has been overtly "PC" since TOS.

    If you don't like SJWism, then I don't understand how you could be a fan of the franchise in the first place.

    On topic. This is awesome. TNG was a big part of my childhood, and TNG and DS9 are really the only parts of the Trek franchise that I still like as an adult.
     
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    I just binged Ent.
    It's good for the most part. The last two episodes are awful but the characters are great and Hoshi is so fuckable.
     
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    Star Trek has always been super progressive. o_O
     
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    The last two seasons of Enterprise were good, but it was only because Berman and Braga had lost creative control of the show. Unfortunately, they pissed off so much of the fanbase with the first two seasons that the show didn't get a full run.
     
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    Stewart's 78 years old. I'm not sure what t make of this.

    He's incredibly good, though, so it could be interesting.
     
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    Shame it got cancelled just as it really hit it's stride, although it ended on the weirdest cliffhanger of all time.
     
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    I watched one of the final season eps with the Okudas text commentary, there was a scene where they mention that the crew had been informed of the show's cancellation during the filming of it.
    Sad.
     
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    That whole Terra Prime arc was retarded schlocky garbage.
     
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    This makes me happy!
     
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    He's a worker. He brings weight to any role. He doesn't ever phone it in.
     
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