Star Trek: Discovery
The latest instalment in a series that spans more than half a century, Star Trek: Discovery is due for release at some point later this year and will be the first series in the franchise since Star Trek: Enterprise wrapped up in 2005. The new show will star Sonequa Martin-Green, known for her role as Sasha Williams in The Walking Dead, as the protagonist, Lieutenant Commander Rainsford aboard the USS Discovery. Up until now, Star Trek shows have had an ensemble cast making up the crew of each ship, but has primarily focussed on the captains as the main characters. (more…)
As its air date creeps ever closer at 1/50000th impulse speed, trickles of information have been released about the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery. Details have been released today about three new cast members who are going to be putting on a Starfleet uniform and getting onboard the USS Discovery. Added to the cast are Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Weeds, and Phineas and Ferb), Terry Serpico (Army Wives, The Inspectors, and Sneaky Pete), and Sam Vartholomeos (Debuting on Star Trek: Discovery). Unlike other casting announcements from major productions, CBS has provided details as to who each new member of Starfleet will play. Details after the bump.
This week’s Trek Bastard was going to look back at the problems at a previous incarnation of Star Trek, but the problems of the present keep presenting themselves. As you may have heard, Star Trek: Discovery has been delayed again, moved off from its premiere perch of this coming May on CBS All Access to parts unknown. Even though the series is supposed to start shooting next week, CBS/Paramount has offered no new release date for the series, which the studio has been pushing for over a year now, and while on the one hand we may be able to appreciate a deliberate pace with development, we’ve all got to wonder if Discovery’s maybe gone off the rails. (more…)
Fans will have to wait longer for CBS‘s return to Star Trek on the small screen. Star Trek: Discovery won’t make the scheduled May premiere date. Reasons for the delay are not detailed, just the usual “What’s best for the series” vagueness. Star Trek: Discovery did cast an interesting and long time Star Trek character, Spock’s father Sarek. (more…)
2016 left us with no shortage of nerdy television shows to watch and we can sit back and relax without fear since 2017 will be no different. Not only are will boob tube lovers be treated with continued seasons of Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (Finally!), and much more; some amazing new series are set to premiere this year, which every nerd should put on their must watch list. (more…)
It’s been a while since we have had a Star Trek TV show. There was a time in the 1980s to 2005 where Star Trek has been on our televisions (with the occasional film in between) every week. However, since Star Trek: Enterprise was canceled back in 2005, we have been without a Star Trek TV show. The reboot of the franchise with JJ Abram’s Star Trek films have once again put Gene Roddenberry’s classic sci-fi franchise back on the map, and fans also wanted to see it on the small screen.
CBS All Access‘ Star Trek: Discovery continues casting with the addition of Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Anthony Rapp (The Knick). The pair joins Michelle Yeoh as bridge members on the new Star Trek series that will air a pilot and then become exclusive on CBS All Access. What roles will the two be filling? (more…)
Much to the disappointment of Trekkies everywhere, Star Trek: Discovery will not debut in the New Year as initially advertised by CBS back in the spring. There’s a lot of anticipation for the show, even though Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller stepped away from his day-to-day duties on it last month, but representing the first new Trek to be seen on TVs in 12 years, fans are hoping that Discovery will be everything they didn’t get with the three most recent Trek movies. That’s a lot to put on the head of the actress who ends up taking lead on Discovery, but something tells us that Michelle Yeoh can probably handle it. (more…)
CBS recently announced a change to the release date for their new Star Trek series Star Trek: Discovery. The pilot episode, which was slated to hit television screens in January of 2017 and then continue the series exclusively on CBS All Access, the CBS streaming service, will now be beamed back until May 2017. Why the change, should fans be worried that the Tribbles are breeding? (more…)
In about a month (or less), Star Trek: Discovery will begin production in the Toronto area, marking the first time in almost 12 years that a Star Trek series has been in production. Surprisingly, much of the specs of Discovery remain a mystery, in fact it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that we knew the show was named Discovery. In that clip released at San Diego Comic Con, showrunner Bryan Fuller said there was a clue about when the show took place, an all-important detail for continuity obsessed fans. Well that, and other information about the new series was revealed yesterday at the Television Critics Association press tour as Fuller took an info-dump on those in attendance. (more…)