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.”
StarTrekGuide is devoted to this all-time great American icon, its creators, its stars and its fandom. We love everything about Star Trek (OK, maybe not that one episode when Captain Janeway “evolves” into a slug) and, like proper fans, we want all the news and information on this greatest of all science-fiction stories. Our pages contain Star Trek news aggregated from around the web, as well as reviews of all 13 Star Trek movies and episode guides for each season of each series written by our lead writer and top ST geek (he refuses to call himself a Trekkie) Os Davis. Enjoy and, as always, live long and prosper!
The latest news on the TV series, movies, people and worlds of Star Trek
The new versions of Star Trek, namely Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery, have rubbed some people the wrong way...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Star Trek: Picard star Jeri Ryan has admitted that she "panicked" when she read the first script for the new spin-off series...Source: digitalspy.com
CBS All Access is preparing its warp core to launch Star Trek: Picard next week...Source: bleedingcool.com
If ‘The Measure of a Man‘ helped Star Trek fans take The Next Generation more seriously, the third season finale/fourth season premiere ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ irrevocably changed ...Source: flickeringmyth.com
Ahead of Picard‘s highly-anticipated debut next week, CBS All Access has revealed that the Patrick Stewart-led Star Trek spinoff series will be having its own aftershow titled ...Source: comingsoon.net
Here's how Star Trek Beyond's Kalara is one of the Kelvin Timeline's most tragic villains...Source: screenrant.com
In a video from IGN, Jeri Ryan speaks about the appearance of Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Picard, and how Seven of Nine feels initially about Jean-Luc Picard...Source: trektoday.com
For fans impatiently awaiting next week’s premiere on CBS All Access of Star Trek: Picard, TV Insider has a few details to enjoy...Source: trektoday.com
Voyager ran for seven seasons on UPN, spanning 171 episodes...Source: screencrush.com
Star Trek: Picard is set to return the good captain to TV screens all over the world, but he'll be without several of his fellow Star Trek: The Next ...Source: screenrant.com
Her clients include 'Toy Story 4' scribe Stephany Folsom, 'The Bold Type' creator Sarah Watson and 'Star Trek: Discovery' exec producer-director Olatunde Osunsanmi...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
Sir Patrick Stewart has told how Sir Ian McKellen warned him not to do Star Trek because it would ruin his career...Source: metro.co.uk
Twenty-five years ago today, Voyager aired its two-hour pilot, “Caretaker...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
Star Trek: Discovery’s Jason Isaacs, aka Captain Lorca, is not giving up on a potential return yet – and now fans are in hyperspeed after his mysterious appearance at London’...Source: metro.co.uk
From the moment the show's Comic-Con trailer arrived over the summer, fans have been questioning scenes featuring Jean-Luc Picard reuniting with his android...Source: digitalspy.com
Everyone knows Star Trek is beyond compare. Obviously, we do not mean this in a “quality” kind of way...Source: filmdaily.co
But it was terrestrial matters that were concerning him more at the London premiere of the new series Star Trek: Picard on Wednesday night, where he described Brexit as “the ...Source: theguardian.com
LONDON (Reuters) - Sir Patrick Stewart said returning to “Star Trek” was irresistible as he led a new generation of cast members down the red carpet for the premiere of a ...Source: reuters.com
When Star Trek Short Treks were first announced, they seemed to be little more than tools to keep CBS All Access subscribers. They’ve turned into much more...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek movie project won't likely leave its proverbial spaceport of scripting...Source: denofgeek.com
Marina Sirtis added a unique role to the galaxy of Star Trek as ship’s counselor in The Next Generation...Source: bleedingcool.com
Having appeared in Harry Potter and Star Trek, Jason Issacs has been a part of two of the biggest and best-loved franchises ever...Source: metro.co.uk
Star Trek is as timeless and classic as a franchise or show can get, and over its very long lifespan, there have many iterations and pieces of work done, all ...Source: screenrant.com
Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generationhave been eagerly anticipating the release of Star Trek: Picard by CBS later this month...Source: screenrant.com
In a new interview with TrekCore that was conducted at last weekend’s press event for Star Trek: Picard; Jonathan Del Arco and Jeri Ryan talked about returning to the ...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!