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
There will be three IDW Publishing Star Trek comics published in December 2019...Source: trektoday.com
The complex characters are what keep us coming back to the Star Trek franchise. We're entertained by their backstories and personal details just as much as their exciting adventures...Source: screenrant.com
Since the recent rebirth of Star Trek on television – beginning with CBS All Access‘ Discovery and now Picard as the first non-Starfleet-centric television series – the franchise is making ...Source: bleedingcool.com
Shudder has released a new trailer for executive producer Greg Nicotero’s upcoming horror anthology series Creepshow,offering a preview of the terrifying tales of horror that are set to ...Source: comingsoon.net
AMC Networks’ horror-based service Shudder is set to fill our fall seasons with some serious old-school frights with Creepshow, the premium streamer’s horror anthology reboot of the ...Source: bleedingcool.com
Star Trek Enterprise features the well-known United Earth Ship Enterprise, captained by Jonathan Archer, in the year 2151...Source: screenrant.com
The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added seven members, bringing the council’s 2019-2020 roster to 25...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
There may have been last minute cancellations but there have been strong replacements as well for this year’s CaperCon and Star Trek fans should be pleased by the latest ...Source: capebretonpost.com
Gene Roddenberry's vision of a future where different species worked together for the goal of peaceful space exploration was the backbone of the Star Trek franchise...Source: screenrant.com
Sirtis remains close to her former The Next Generation castmates. “They’re my only real friends in America,” she said. “We’re still incredibly close...Source: trektoday.com
Laura Sonego Assor and Gillian Gornitsky are two very busy women – Sonego Assor is a former mortgage specialist and is expecting her fourth child, and Gornitsky is a human relations ...Source: cjnews.com
Star Trek: Picard’s first season finished filming in August. It sounds like it may not be long before the cast and crew return to work...Source: comicbook.com
CBS All Access is going all-in on the world of Star Trek...Source: lrmonline.com
The John Doe massage therapist suing actor Kevin Spacey for sexual battery has died, according to a new court filing...Source: stuff.co.nz
Those expecting Star Trek: Picardto retread familiar ground are going to be pleasantly surprised and possibly even "shocked" by the new series, according to Sir Patrick Stewart...Source: digitalspy.com
The Star Trek franchise has introduced us to some of the most exotic alien life forms ever to appear on television...Source: screenrant.com
Star Trek: Picard could be just what the Star Trek franchise needs to unite a divided fandom...Source: screenrant.com
The multi-season, big budget Amazon Lord of the Rings television show is on its way, here's what we know...Source: stuff.co.nz
Canadian ice dancing stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir say they are "stepping away" from the sport...Source: nsnews.com
Sir Patrick Stewart is set to return to the Trek universe for the first time in nearly 20 years in the upcoming Star Trek: Picard...Source: wegotthiscovered.com
'Star Trek: Discovery' Actor Anthony Rapp Talks Diversity, Science and New Role in 'Star Trek Online'
In an exclusive interview with Space.com, Rapp said gamers will encounter Stamets as a hologram, taking inspiration from The Doctor in "Star Trek: Voyager...Source: space.com
SEAL Team executive producer John Glenn has exited the series following an internal investigation by producer CBS TV Studios...Source: hollywoodreporter.com
More than striking an impressionable silhouette in a spacesuit, Deanna Troi is the heart and conscience of the Enterprise-D...Source: screenrant.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!