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
San Diego Comic Con has been the gift that keeps on giving following the Star Trek Universe panel with new details on Star Trek: Discovery Season 3...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
The Star Trek Universe panel at Comic-Con was full of surprises, including the word that a handful of Star Trek: The Next Generation stars will reunite with Patrick Stewart ...Source: comingsoon.net
On Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Seth MacFarlane announced that The Orville is leaving FOX...Source: comicbook.com
The Comic-Con International trailer for Star Trek: Picard was even more than many fans could have hoped for, as it not only not only filled in some of the ...Source: cbr.com
STAR TREK: PICARD Comic Con TV Show Trailer: Patrick Stewart Returns for a New Adventure [CBS All Access, SDCC 2019]
CBS All Access‘ Star Trek: PicardTV show trailer from the 2019 San Diego Comic Con has been released and stars Patrick Stewart, Isa Briones, Alison Pill, Jeri Ryan, and Brent ...Source: film-book.com
The retired Jean-Luc Picard will be “haunted” by his past when fans catch up with him in the new CBS All Access show Star Trek: Picard...Source: comicbook.com
CBS All Access is gearing up for today's Star Trek Universe panel in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2019...Source: comicbook.com
Today, ahead of the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Star Trek: Discovery revealed that David Ajala will join its cast in Season Three as a ...Source: comicbook.com
CBS All Access has released a trailer for the upcoming second season of Star Trek: Short Treks...Source: comicbook.com
SAN DIEGO – CBS All Access’ “Star Trek” universe is expanding, with another season of “Discovery,” the animated “Lower Decks” series and the anticipated “Picard” show starring Sir Patrick Stewart and ...Source: chicago.suntimes.com
At San Diego Comic-Con, a new Trek podcast was announced that will arrive this autumn...Source: trektoday.com
After months of waiting, the new animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks from Rick and Morty creator Mike McMahon has been revealed today at SDCC...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
It’s amazing how there aren’t more animated Star Trek projects, but Star Trek: Lower Decks will focus on a lighter side of Starfleet centering around four ensigns not ...Source: bleedingcool.com
San Diego Comic-Con’s Hall H held a surprise cross-generational Star Trek reunion Saturday, when series regulars Brent Spiner (who portrayed Lt...Source: vulture.com
In addition to a full trailer, the Star Trek: Picard portion of the Star Trek Universe panel at SDCC was filled with revelations about the upcoming series...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Sir Patrick Stewart boldly returns to the saga of The Next Generation in the first official footage from Star Trek: Picard – and it turns out he's not the only ...Source: digitalspy.com
During The Star Trek Universe panel at Comic-Con: International in San Diego, Alex Kurtzman announced the second season of Short Treks series, which serve as a prelude for the ...Source: bleedingcool.com
During their Comic-Con panel today, CBS All Access revealed the Star Trek: Lower Decks cast and first look images from the animated series! Check out the images in the ...Source: comingsoon.net
The star of “Star Trek: Next Generation” Brent Spiner along with “Star Trek: Voyager” alum Jeri Ryan are reprising their original series roles alongside Patrick Stewart in the new series “...Source: thewrap.com
Captain Jean-Luc Picard is back – and he’s bringing some Star Trek fan favourites along with him...Source: metro.co.uk
Straight from the Star Trek universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con come brand new details about the upcoming third season of Star Trek: Discovery! Up first the casting of ...Source: comingsoon.net
Patrick Stewart was greeted by a roaring reaction from the Hall H crowd Saturday at Comic-Con 2019...Source: thewrap.com
Tawny Newsome, Noël Wells, and Eugene Cordero will all star in the series. As Variety exclusively reported, Jack Quaid has also been cast as Ensign Brad Boimler...Source: variety.com
The Star Trek Comic-Con panel is going on right this second. So far we’ve learned a couple things...Source: birthmoviesdeath.com
Star Trek Discovery bosses have announced that David Ajala has been cast as a major new character in season 3...Source: metro.co.uk
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!