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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Shows New Cast; Release Date Set For Fall

The first trailer for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery TV series has finally arrived, and you can watch it right now. We get a look at the new ship, many of the characters, and a variety of alien worlds. The Star Trek: Discovery trailer (above) also sets up a conflict with the Klingons, which appears to be a major focus of the show. It also confirms a fall release window, though there still isn’t an exact date. In addition to the trailer’s debut, we also got our first look at ...

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Walking Dead Star Will Play Lead Role in Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery has found its lead. It has been announced that Walking Dead star Sonequa Martin-Green will play the main character in the upcoming small screen return of the long-running sci-fi franchise. As reported by Deadline, Martin-Green will play Lt. Cmdr. Rainsford. It had been know for some time that Discovery’s lead would be female, and for first time in the franchise’s history, would not be a captain. “The story that’s fascinating for me now is not from the captain’s perspective,” co-producer Bryan Fuller said in August. “We’ve seen ...

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With the magic of phoneme analysis, Star Trek: Discovery can still use Majel Barrett’s voice as the Computer

Everybody’s got an opinion on which Star Trek is the best Star Trek. Say what you will about DS9 and Voyager, say what you will about the new movies — what even is red matter, anyway? — I imprinted on Captain Picard, watching TNG alongside my dad when I was a kid. Each iteration of Star Trek had its own flaws and its own shining moments. They all tend to lean heavily on hand-waving sciencey stuff that makes actual practicing scientists groan and pinch the bridge of their nose. And ...

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Star Trek 50: All the Enterprises Throughout History

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The most iconic thing about Star Trek–which celebrates its 50th birthday on September 8, 2016–is the ship, the Enterprise. Since the first television series debuted 50 years ago, there have been a few different versions. Enterprise (OV-101) In the original Star Trek: The Motion Picture, there were some drawings of the first Enterprise. After fans and Gerald Ford saw the film, the ex-President used his clout to get an orbiter called the Constitution to be renamed the Enterprise, in real life. USS Enterprise (XCV 330) ...

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The Star Trek hypothesis: Are human-like aliens really that far-fetched?

One common complaint about science fiction involving aliens, especially a large and diverse cast of different alien races, is that the aliens just aren’t alien enough. It seems like every week, the crew of the USS Whatever is encountering some exotic, never-before-seen species of humans with foldy cheeks, or humans with bumpy foreheads, or humans with dots on their necks. Some of the Star Trek races take this principle to its logical conclusion, and actually look indistinguishable from Earthlings (Betazoid anyone?). It’s obviously unlikely that an alien species would independently ...

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New Star Trek: Discovery will take place before TOS, focus on previously unexplored events

Ever since we found out a new Star Trek TV show would be coming to CBS, there have been questions about the show’s scope, timeline, and focus. According to showrunner Brian Fuller, the new Star Trek: Discovery will focus on seven main characters with a female lead who’s a Lieutenant Commander rather than the Captain. It’ll feature a diverse crew, and address an incident that supposedly was referenced in the original series but wasn’t explored in any great detail (Axanar and black ops like Section 31 are off the table and supposedly ...

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'Star Trek Beyond' brings in $59 million box office

‘Star Trek’ actor dies in freak accident The latest voyage of the starship Enterprise boldly brought in a big box office this weekend. “Star Trek Beyond” nabbed an estimated $ 59.6 million debut in North America, topping industry expectations and winning the weekend box office. “Beyond,” which stars Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto as Captain Kirk and Spock, is the thirteenth “Star Trek” film overall in the franchise and third film with the new cast. The Paramount Pictures film received positive reviews from both critics and audiences who gave it ...

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Jeff Bezos plays an alien in the new Star Trek movie

Jeff Bezos launches a rocket…and lands it Amazon employees better start practicing the Vulcan salute. Their boss Jeff Bezos has landed a cameo role in the latest Star Trek movie. The billionaire founder and CEO of Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) appears as an alien in ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ which opens on Friday. Amazon confirmed Bezos’ appearance in the movie on Monday. Bezos is known to be a big fan of the franchise. He previously described playing Star Trek as a kid, and admitted the Star Trek computer was an inspiration for ...

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