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 Discovery boss Alex Kurtzman has promised the season three is remaining faithful to the show’s long-running canon, despite the game-changing cliffhanger season two was left ...Source: metro.co.uk
Former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison remembers well the excitement of the first moon landing, 50 years ago — and she just launched an initiative to bring the fun to the next ...Source: space.com
The upcoming third season of “Star Trek: Discovery” really is going where none have gone before, the new episodes shifting the action nearly 1,000 years after the pre-Kirk ...Source: darkhorizons.com
Today at San Diego Comic-Con, descriptions of the new characters in Star Trek: Picard were released along with five new photos from the show...Source: trektoday.com
Rumors are circulating that a CBS/Viacom merger announcement maybe be coming soon, thanks in no small part to Star Trek...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Following the Enter the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the first photos from Star Trek: Discovery season 3 have been revealed...Source: screenrant.com
It was just unveiled at Comic-Con and it is full of surprises; the first full trailer for Star Trek: Picard, the long-awaited return of Patrick Stewart (and Jean-...Source: screencrush.com
Fans of Fox’s The Orville will be able to own the finest ships in the Planetary Union for themselves next year, with it being announced during the show’s ...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
The first official trailer for Star Trek: Picard was shown at San Diego Comic Con 2019...Source: screenrant.com
Star Trek: Discovery producer Alex Kurtzman received a huge response from the gathered Hall H audience at San Diego Comic-Con when he asked if there was any interest in ...Source: screenrant.com
Star Trek: Lower Decks will be set in the same era as Star Trek: The Next Generation, it has been confirmed...Source: screenrant.com
Stewart unveiled a new trailer for Star Trek: Picard and revealed Next Generation actor Brent Spiner will appear as Data...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
ifty years ago today, a human being first set foot on another world...Source: soulofstartrek.blogspot.com
Iowa-born actress Kate Mulgrew, best known for appearances in Orange Is the New Black, Mr Mercedes and Star Trek: Voyager, is famous in the business for her near-perfect ...Source: irishtimes.com
After screening the first episode of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance for the gathered fans at San Diego Comic-Con, the Netflix show also revealed a clip from their ...Source: collider.com
According to Secret Hideout president Heather Kadin, the Short Treks episode “Calypso” could very well tie into the third season of Discovery...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Star Trek is heading back to the Mirror Universe and this time the Voyager crew is at the center...Source: comicbook.com
If you’ve been keeping up with the Star Trek franchise as of late, then you’re probably aware of how CBS are looking to bring back beloved characters from ...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
Cory Booker said he was in "geek love heaven" when he visited Comic-Con 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday. The U.S...Source: foxnews.com
During the network’s SDCC panel earlier today, the Powers That Be rolled out Picard‘s first full trailer, confirming the return of Data, The Borg, Seven of Nine and ...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
The Hollywood veteran returned to Hall H this afternoon for a Trek-verse extravaganza, announcing the return of Brent Spiner (Data), Jonathan Del Arco (Riker), Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and ...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
There are many rumors circulating around Hollywood about the future of Star Trek beyond the upcoming series focusing on Picard...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
Star Trek: Discoveryseason 2 ended things on a humongous cliffhanger, as the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery flew into a wormhole leading to the far future...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
At San Diego Comic-Con, the news broke that Paramount is considering a 4K remaster of the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture...Source: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Quentin Tarantino says his R-rated Star Trek movie is "Pulp Fiction in space", could be his final film
Out on the press tour for his latest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino has been fielding a number of questions about his next movie, which – if ...Source: flickeringmyth.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!