Space – The final frontier…
Now, quickly: What other four-word expression is so commonly known in English-speaking cultures? What pop culture-based reference is so universally known, including by an entire generation who has never seen a first-run episode bearing Gene Roddenberry’s famous lines. In the future, perhaps in those shiny and sleek centuries of which the various Star Trek stories have made us ponder, the Star Trek series and movies will go down as 20th-century America’s key contribution to world entertainment, and “Space – the final frontier” is the USA’s “to be or not to be.”
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The latest news on the TV series, movies, people and worlds of Star Trek
Star Trek: Picardhas not been shy about mixing in a hard modern edge with its Star Trek: The Next Generation nostalgia...Source: comicbook.com
This site isn’t just about news, because let’s be honest, there’s not a lot of it to go around...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
If last week's episode championed radical honesty (at least on the surface level), "Stardust City Rag" was all about the lies we tell ourselves and one another to get ...Source: denofgeek.com
Other than the shocking twist ending in the very first episode of Star Trek: Picard, the latest insane twist at the end of Episode 5 — “Stardust City Rag” — is easily ...Source: denofgeek.com
This week's new episode of Star Trek: Picard made some Deep Space Nine fans very happy...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
What are we doing here? Not to be snarky or dismissive, but after three episodes of stalling for time, it felt as though we were finally ready to get moving ...Source: filminquiry.com
As the search for Bruce Maddox continues on CBA All Access' Star Trek: Picard, the crew of the La Sirena made a detour to the planet of Vashti...Source: bleedingcool.com
Star Trek: Picard, at its heart, is a show that seems to want to spend equal parts as a mystery and a show that pieces together what its titular character ...Source: thenerdstash.com
Canada’s governor general, Julie Payette, engineer, scientist, and former chief astronaut of the Canadian Space Agency sat down with The CJN during her visit to Jerusalem for the Fifth ...Source: cjnews.com
For the first time since Picard premiered things have slowed down...Source: flickeringmyth.com
Captain Picard might be getting a lot of attention with his own series Star Trek: Picardsuccessfully streaming on CBS All Access, but let's not forget about another prominent captain ...Source: screenrant.com
This week’s episode of CBS All Access‘ Star Trek: Picard could be the final stop in Jean-Luc’s (Patrick Stewart) “regret tour” before they finally set off to ...Source: bleedingcool.com
Star Trek has been boldly taking audiences to places that no man has gone before for several decades now...Source: screenrant.com
As Jean-Luc Picard emerges from his self-imposed retirement for one last desperate mission to save the soul of the Federation, several familiar faces have resurfaced...Source: cbr.com
Star Trek: Picard: Evan Evagora On Playing a New Kind of Romulan and Elnor's Relationship With Picard
It’s a big week for Evan Evagora. The Australian actor is making his debut to the world in two big roles...Source: comicbook.com
At four episodes in, it seems opening each installment of Star Trek: Picard with a flashback that fills in some of the events of the past 20 years is going ...Source: comicbook.com
Up until this point in Star Trek: Picard, we've heard about the Romulan refugee crisis, we've seen its repercussions and its complications, but we hadn't seen it ...Source: denofgeek.com
After two weeks of what was beginning to feel like CSI: Picard, it was nice to return to something recognizably Star Trek in “The End Is the Beginning”, an episode ...Source: filminquiry.com
With the destruction of Romulus and the Federation facing a tremendous influx of Romulan refugees, Star Trek: Picard has provided a more immersive look at the militaristic society's secretive ...Source: cbr.com
Star Trek: Picard has introduced a new ally for the good captain in the guise of Elnor, a young Romulan warrior with a peculiar history...Source: screenrant.com
I’m not one to criticize opinions, we all have our own...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
To borrow a term from Coun. Jamie Korab’s curling career, he threw a few rocks at the Water Street heated sidewalks idea Wednesday...Source: thewesternstar.com
According to The Hollywood Reporter, GameMaster "places 12 amateur, aspiring esports athletes under one roof where they will live together and compete for a $100,000 grand prize...Source: cbr.com
Later this week, the new Star Trek: Picard episode, Absolute Candor, will air, and viewers will meet the Romulan character Elnor for the first time...Source: trektoday.com
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise…
That’s the starship Enterprise, Enterprise-A, -B, -C, -D, -E and mark 1. Also the starships Voyager, Discovery, Defiant, Excelsior and Shenzhou. Since the days of cardboard backdrops and rubber monsters, Star Trek has expanded over a half-century to encompass what was subsequently been habitually called a “universe” of characters, places, mythology, politics and history. Through six television series and 13 feature films, the ST universe has grown like a malevolent nebula from the series, the franchise’s expansion across the globe similar to the story’s own Federation spreading throughout the galaxy.
Star Trek Guide realizes that we can’t scratch the surface of the massive depth that is Star Trek in the later 2010s; we just want to share some of the enthusiasm and interest that this apparently infinitely malleable creation affords its fans. On the pages of the website, we’ll bring you lots of ST-flavored goodness, including essays, writeups, news, mini-reviews of all 721 televised Star Trek episodes to date, full reviews of all 13 movies and thorough critiques of the Discovery episodes as they happen.
(For the record, yours truly, who will be writing over 97% of all content on Star Trek Guide, has seen every episode of Star Trek to date – all but about one-fifth of Voyager and Enterprise season 3 more than once, and every ST:TNG about 14 times each.)
Its continuing mission…
And in the 50th anniversary year of the original Star Trek series, a seventh TV series was launched; Star Trek: Discovery debuted its premiere episode in September 2017 to rope in old devotees, the burgeoning audience for TV science-fiction and a wider demographic in general. As this is written, the typical initial enthusiasm for a new ST series – even Enterprise drew decent attention at first – has yet to prove staying power, but the diehards should certainly be able to keep Discovery in the skies for a good few years.
To explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations…
Sure, trippy aliens and stunning spacescapes are often the grabber for a new Star Trek viewer but nearly any ST fan will happily tell you that most of the best stories are character-driven. Well beyond the concepts, ideas and even plot twists remain the idolism of Spock, Kirk, Picard, Data, Worf, Sisko, Kira, Odo, Janeway, Seven, the EMH, Archer, Tucker, T’Pol, the Vulcans, the Klingons and just dusting the surface with the most popular favorites here: The point: Often the “strange new worlds” and “new life” are inner.
To boldly go where no one has gone before…
Like Star Trek itself, the first TV show to elicit and sustain what we today call a “cult following.” Or how The Original Series was one of the few in US TV history to be resurrected by fan outcry – doing so twice, if you count the creation of the Animated Series. Like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, an American movie that represented the first time a television production had made the jump to the big screen (Yes, I know about the 1966 Batman, but this was shot and released in tandem with the TV show with a teleplay as shooting script.)
Or like Star Trek: The Next Generation, the first big-budget TV production to start in syndication, and the first to become no. 1 in syndication with its inaugural episode. Or Deep Space Nine, one of American TV’s most successful spinoffs, but more importantly the only show featuring an African-American lead on US airwaves at the time. Even Star Trek: Enterprise earned an interesting first as the first-ever prequel TV show.
Finally, in 2017, Star Trek: Discovery becomes the first mainstream network television program launched in online-only format.
Sometimes Star Trek Guide wonders if the Star Trek franchise will slowly disppear from the collective consciousness in the 21st century, the way former pop culture giants such as the Lone Ranger and Tarzan faded as relics of days gone by. The adaptation of this franchise to the times from the 1960s to present give one hope for Star Trek’s continuing vibrancy, but the excitement and satisfaction of fans really drives the show.
Fingers crossed for Discovery, and enjoy your time here at StarTrekGuide.com!