The Star Trek Thread V6.0

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    Just looked at the Hugh photo again and I can see why some think he is wearing a uniform that is reminiscent of Romulan TNG uniforms. Maybe he is actually one of the bad guys?
     
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    I think he escaped the Romulan Borg prison, and 7 of 9 brings him in to help with the rescue mission. Either saving Data, or the Romulan girl.
     
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    Next week is the final short trek of the Season, "The Children of Mars". Looks like they resettled a bunch of Romulans on Mars.

    We are less than 3 weeks away from the premiere of Picard. Good time to resub to all access and re-watch DSC season 2 and all the short treks, which have been fantastic this season.

    Also saw a updated release schedule for Star Trek this year.

    Picard Jan 23
    Discovery s3 spring 2020
    Lower Decks Fall 2020

    Sounds like Picard season 2 starts production in February!
     
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    If I had to guess, I would assume that Data has died (again) during the prelude or in the aftermath. I don't think we will see him in 2399 (unless it has actually been confirmed already).
     
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    I think they think he's dead, but star fleet are using what remains of him or B4 to create a army of Android Borg hybrids.
     
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    https://deadline.com/2020/01/star-trek-movie-noah-hawley-doctor-doom-cats-cradle-1202826468/

    Liking the sound of this.

    Once he’s completely finished on FX’s Fargo season 4, Noah Hawley will be jumping into his Star Trek feature at Paramount “as soon as possible” he tells Deadline today. We broke back in November how the Fargo and Legion creator was beaming up for the next sequel in the studio’s franchise.

    But two interesting takeaways from our conversation are that it’s not necessarily set in stone yet to star the younger cast of characters from the Bad Robot movies, plus it’s probably not going to be connected to the Alex Kurtzman universe that’s being built over at CBS All Access.


    “I have my own take on Star Trek,” said Hawley when we asked him if the sequel will feature the most recent film’s cast, “and going back to what I loved about the series Next Generation, when a lot of franchises focus on ‘might makes right’, Star Trek is about exploration and humanity at its best, and diversity and creative problem solving. There’s nothing better than that moment when William Shatner puts on his reading glasses and lowers Khan’s shields. It doesn’t cost anything. But it’s that triumphant feeling about smarting your enemy. For me it’s about to getting to those elements of the show. I don’t necessarily find action in and of itself interesting unless it’s story. So, it’s early days, I’m still talking with Paramount and I have a take and I gotta write a script.”

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    In regards to connecting with Kurtzman’s build out of the franchise and whether he’ll connect with him Hawley says, “I should. I know Alex. There isn’t a mandate from Paramount to connect it. And on some levels, there’s a bit of the wall, the TV version and the film version.”

    “I have my own story and want to make sure as I did with Fargo and Legion that I’m respectful to the underlying material. That I’m not unintentionally changing things that people love or feel passionate about. So, it’s important to do that research as I go,” says the Fargo creator.

    As far as Hawley’s TV adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s sci-fi satirical arms race novel Cat’s Cradle, he says, “That one is tough in a post-Disney acquisition age to do what probably is an expensive period Kurt Vonnegut mini-series. So right now, it doesn’t seem likely. But I remain committed to try and bring Vonnegut to the screen in a way that feels meaningful. I just don’t know that I can make this one work in this corporate environment.” Deadline hears separately that the mini-series hasn’t been killed at FX
     
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    Word is CBS has already greenlit season 4 of DSC. Get ready for year round trek
     
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    That was an interesting read. I think J.J. Abrams' "Kelvinverse" TOS crew should be left in the grave, but if Hawley did use that same "universe," I wouldn't mind seeing him do a Next Generation cast with Tom Hardy as captain Picard.
     
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    Ok I gotta watch that Short Trek, and asap. What I read seems like a major Picard spoiler.
     
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    Star Trek: Picard Renewed for Season 2

    Terry Matalas Joins Series as Executive Producer.
    BY STARTREK.COM STAFF / JANUARY 12, 2020 4:42 PM EST

    The second season renewal of its upcoming original series Star Trek: Picard. The announcement was made by Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President of Original Content for CBS All Access, during the service’s biannual Television Critics Association presentation.

    “The energy and excitement around the premiere of Star Trek: Picard has reached a magnitude greater than all of us at CBS All Access could have hoped for,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President, Original Content, CBS All Access. “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a second season before the series’ debut, and we are confident that ‘Star Trek’ fans and new viewers alike will be captured by the stellar cast and creative team’s meticulously crafted story when it premieres on Jan. 23
     
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    Nothing to crazy I thought. My guess is it is part of a Romulan attack using borg/Android hybrids. This causes the Federation to take a more isolationist attitude after opening its borders to the Romulan refugees, which Picard disagrees with and quits over.

    Less than 2 weeks until the premiere. I'm getting Surgery done on my leg tomorrow, so I'll be on bed rest for a few weeks, so I just resubbed to all access, and going to do a binge watch before Picard.

    FYI, everyone can get a month free right now of all access, or if you view through Amazon prime they will give you a week free. Just Google all access promo code, before you subscribe. Works for existing subscribers as well.
     
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    I love Star Trek prediscovery

    I want to be excited for this but I have no faith it'll be good. They don't make this for the core audience anymore
     
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    Cool, Picard is getting an after show. I liked after trek back in season 1 of DSC
     
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    Ha, that's amazing. I might actually watch that.
     
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    STAR TREK’s TV Universe Still Expanding; Kurtzman Reveals TWO MORE Live-Action Series in the Works
    By Ken Reilly - January 12, 2020 4 0

    Back in October, Star Trek franchise boss Alex Kurtzman told us that he was working on a five-year plan for Trek projects, and during today’s Star Trek: Picard press tour today, he told us — just barely — about what we’ll be hearing about next as the Star Trek universe continues to expand.

    Speaking to an assembled group of reporters (including TrekCore.com) during CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard press tour in Pasadina, CA this morning Kurtzman — along with Trek executive producing partner Heather Kadin — spoke about the state of the upcoming Section 31 series, their view on the ongoing Short Treks project, and more.

    Star Trek: Picard is the second live-action series that this producer team has launched, after the somewhat calamitous start of Discovery which resulted in multiple showrunner changes, premiere delays, and other behind-the-scenes issues during first two years of its run.

    We had the chance to ask Kurtzman what lessons his team took from the early days of Discovery which influenced the way they’ve approached getting Star Trek: Picard off the ground — and expanding into a second season of episodes.

    ALEX KURTZMAN:

    We’ve started working on Season 2 [of ‘Picard’], and we have a really excellent story, I think — and a very surprising one. But I think it’s really important for us to take it piece by piece. Part of this, too, is getting reactions from people.

    Before we lock things, down it’s terribly important to listen to fans, and hear what they like — and what they didn’t respond to — or what wasn’t clear, and make sure we’re tacking accordingly. I learned when I started working in the ‘Star Trek’ world that that’s a really essential part of making these shows.

    You have to listen carefully and understand that sometimes when people are complaining about things, they’re actually complaining about something else; there’s a different problem [below the surface] and you have to get to the root of that problem.

    So I want to give a little room to learn from people’s reactions.

    The obvious on-screen reaction response in Discovery‘s second year was the return of hair to the Klingon species, radically redesigned for the show when it was still under Bryan Fuller’s purview; hopefully nothing quite rises to that level when Star Trek: Picard debuts on January 23.

    The conversation then made its way from Star Trek: Picard to the overall state of the Star Trek Universe, as the brand was titled at this year’s Comic Con events; Heather Kadin took the lead in giving an update on the Georgiou-centric Section 31 show.

    HEATHER KADIN:

    [‘Section 31’ is] in active development. So that’s obviously a huge priority; Michelle [Yeoh’s] character [Georgiou] is so unique, and you’ve never seen that before. Again, it has to fall under the guise of, ‘is this [show] a unique space we haven’t explored yet?”

    And then also, the animated shows [‘Lower Decks’ and the untitled Nickelodeon project] are also really going to provide that too. For someone like me, who gets to work on these shows — and then two nights a week, go watch a cut of ‘Lower Decks’ — it’s a blast.

    So I hope we continue to find those new avenues.

    ALEX KURTZMAN:

    There are two more live action shows that haven’t been announced yet.

    While Kurtzman declined to expand on the focus of those two newly-revealed series — which are in addition to Discovery, Picard, and Section 31 — we’re sure that this single sentence will generate a tornado of speculation as to what may fill those slots.

    We’ve known for nearly 18 months that the shows we know about aren’t the only ones which have been rumored; all the way back in June 2018 we first heard reports in the Hollywood trades that a Starfleet Academy-based series was under consideration as part of Kurtzman’s overall Trek franchise deal, which could certainly still be in the mix for one of these new shows.

    In addition, Kurtzman and team have been clearly acknowledging the fan demand for a Captain Pike series — with Anson Mount reprising his role from Discovery in a show of his own — which also seems to be a likely candidate for the second slot.

    Until CBS All Access makes any official announcements on the Star Trek franchise’s next move, however, it’s up to us — and to you — to discuss the possibilities these additional shows may bring for Trek as Kurtzman’s “five year” plan rolls ahead.

    Regarding the just-wrapped second run of Star Trek: Short Treks, Kurtzman also noted that some of the new behind-the-scenes talent fostered in those short productions are continuing on with the franchise as well.

    ALEX KURTZMAN:

    I’ve loved the ‘Short Treks’ because they’re a really interesting testing ground both for different kinds of stories, and also different talent. Breaking new directors, new writers, younger writers, composers, and we’ve taken one of the composers and now put them on one of the series. So it’s very interesting and it’s been educational for us.

    I love making them. I think there’s something so satisfying just from a pure creative point of view of figuring out how to tell a full story in ten to fifteen minutes or sometimes even less. I go back to the Pixar shorts — the shorts make you cry in two minutes. That’s a talent. That’s a real art to doing that.

    They tell very emotional, very fulsome stories in such a short period of time, so it’s just another way of telling really interesting ‘Star Trek’ stories.

    We also asked him about the status of international availability for viewers outside of the US and Canada — who have not been able to see any of the 2019-2020 Short Treks as of this writing, to which Kurtzman would only comment that he expects that they will make their way to Netflix “at some point.”

    Hopefully this year’s slate of Short Treks will make their way overseas sometime soon, but for now we’ll have to keep waiting, along with all of the international fans who are in the same boat
     
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    Well I think the Pike series is virtually a given. That would make three series in that time frame.

    Starfleet Academy could be interesting if done correctly.
     
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    They run the risk of over-saturating again. I hope they are not all restricted to CBS Access.
     
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    All the content providers are going towards restricting programming. CBS just announced they added an additional 2 million subscribers to all access this year, smashing their own estimates. They are now targeting to have 25 million subscribers by 2022. They need as much content as they can produce, and Stat Trek is the tentpole property.
     
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    Seven hates Picard apparently



    The premiere for Picard is happening as we speak. I have a few friends who managed to get into the premiere, so hope to hear some positive feedback.
     
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