Eaglemoss Hero Collector made a great showing at San Diego Comic Con International 2017, this year looks to improve upon last year’s success. This year they will be showcasing the next entries of their Discovery model collection, their XL Starships line, the Special Issue vessels, and their upcoming Star Trek character bust collection.
All these can be found at booth #3249. Here is a quick preview of the items expected to be on display.
This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiering on television. The show set itself apart from previous Trek series by being more serialized, which was considered a sin for TV at the time. How could fans enjoy a show if missing one episode meant missing ongoing plot points? This was in the days before DVRing or streaming your favorite shows. These days binging shows is almost expected, so you could say the show was before its time.
One thing that was always a mainstay of the Trek franchise was having major guest stars (even though they were often unrecognizable under all the latex and makeup). People like Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Collins, David Soul and Stephen Hawking graced previous iterations of the franchise. But Deep Space Nine had its own share of guest stars that either went on to great fame or continued a strong career by appearing on the show.
Here are nine of the more interesting guest stars from the series.
There have been plenty of Starfleet captains on television and the big screen: Captain Kirk (William Shatner), Captain Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), and Captain Archer (Scott Bakula). Of course the best has to have been Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart). (*Insert Nerd Fight Here.) It’s been 21 years since Stewart, one of the most iconic of those starship captains, last appeared on television, and 13 years since we saw him on the big screen. Now Stewart opens the door on a chance that we may see him again…that is if the stars align just the way we want them to. (more…)
Three years ago brought us the new J.J. Abrams reboot of the Star Trek universe. This reimagining was met with mixed reactions from fans but the popularity of it was unquestionable, as evidenced by the release of the second installment in the new franchise coming to the screen next year. Since then, the desire to add to the Star Trek mythos has grown, attracting some big names that also happen to be big fans.
The Bryan Fuller/Bryan singer super-combo have expressed interest in making new Star Trek episodes for television, though not much has been heard on that front. Some months ago, everyone’s favorite Klingon, Michael Dorn, proposed a tentatively titled project by the name of Star Trek: Captain Worf. Though this seemed at first like a pipe-dream, it looks like Dorn might be making serious headway on his brain-child.
When talking about the project with Trek News, Dorn had this to say about its conception and his motivation:
I had come up with the idea because I love [Worf] and I think he’s a character that hasn’t been fully developed and hasn’t been fully realized. Once I started thinking about it, it became obvious to me that I wanted to at least put it out there, which I have, and the response has been pretty amazing. We’ve been contacted by different individuals–I can’t say who and all that–about wanting to come on board and be part of this.
And these comments on the likelihood of the project coming to fruition:
Interestingly enough it has gotten traction. I was very surprised, I was on a movie not too long ago, where one of the producers was basically lobbying to be part of it. He was like “Michael, I’d love to write it, if you haven’t.” So at this point, my agents and my manager are looking at all the avenues and trying to figure out which is the best one. My agent and manager have been in the business for awhile, so they’re very savvy about where to start and how to get it going. Like I said, in this business you never know and I’ve been through pitching things and I never want to do that again [laughs]. It’s pretty brutal, but definitely I think once again, if Paramount or CBS or anybody thinks this is a viable thing, they’ll jump on it.
Well, sounds good so far, right? Like maybe it has a chance somewhere down the road? The main problems is, with the reboot changing the face of the Star Trek universe and a second movie coming up that will establish the new world’s boundaries even further, everything is in a state of flux.
Only time will tell if Dorn’s dream (and the dream of countless fanboys/girls) comes true. If he does get a shot, it’s highly probable that he’ll have to unlearn all the back-story from his decades of Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and various movies. Abrams’s vision is almost certain to lead all future Star Trek productions, which means Dorn will be following his lead.
So what do you folks think? Good idea/bad idea? Reboot world or original recipe? Speak your mind, for we hath commanded you!
Thanks to screenrant for the heads-up on this one.
All attention is on J.J. Abrams’ rebooted Star Trek and it’s forthcoming sequel, but there are still many, interesting areas of Trek universe that can be explored in new TV and film projects, and it seems that one former Trek actor looks to be trying to take advantage of the possibilities.
Now you all remember Michael Dorn. He played Klingon officer Worf on seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and for four seasons on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as appearing in four Star Trek movies. Well it seems that Dorn is in the process of putting together a new solo adventure for Worf, according to an interview with Trek Movie.
According to Dorn, the film be low-budget and will feature a new adventure with Worf in the captain’s chair of his own Federation starship. Dorn is writing the script himself and says that his take on the story will be a little darker, and a little edgier.
“He is out there in the front lines basically chasing terrorists,” Dorn said. “I think we will have some of our Star Trek people in it, but mostly new characters. It will be interwoven into the fabric of Star Trek. And also what are we going through right now?”
As for whether or not a Worf movie might sideline some of the hype on Trek 2, Dorn says that all hype is good hype.
“Who wouldn’t want to have this kind of thing going on? It is going to help their movie. The fans aren’t going ‘We are going to see this movie, but we aren’t going to go see the big movie in the theater,'” he said. “I have [a] couple meetings I want to do before [meeting with CBS]. First with Rick Berman, who produced all of our shows, just to see what he thinks. Then my manager. And I know people at Syfy. And I’ll just start gathering information. If anything happens it is going to be next year, because I have a bunch of stuff to do this year. I have already started writing the script, and excuse my language, but it’s @#$!-ing great.”
This comes on the heels of news that Dorn was actually almost a part of Abrams’ sequel. Here’s a relevant clip from Comic Book Movie:
Yep. I don’t know what the role was. They called in November or December of last year and said “hey, we would like to know if Michael is interested in playing a part of an officer – a soldier.” And we said “yes.” Then time went by and we finally talked to them at maybe the end of January or February and they said they had changed their mind and that’s as far as it went?
Well, it’s too bad that didn’t work, but still, I won’t mind seeing a Worf movie on TV, at the theater or on home video. Worf was one of the great characters from TNG, and his time on DS9 only enhanced his character taking Worf in some compelling new directions by making him a command officer, then marrying him to fellow crew member Jadzia Dax, and then having him end the series on his way to the Klingon homeworld to be Federation ambassador. I’ve always thought that they did the character an injustice by just having back on the bridge of the Enterprise in Star Trek: Nemesis, without a word.
How about you Bastards? Dying for a Worf movie?
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