In many ways, this season felt very much like a much-needed reset from the previous one. The Klingon war is over, and the Federation is consumed by a new scientific pursuit: mysterious red bursts of light that have appeared across 30,000 light years.The scene that really drove home the reset was the formal roll call, where our bridge characters say their names—really, directly to the audience.It’s still baffling that we went an entire season without knowing most of the bridge crew’s names! Yes, we sort of got to know a handful of characters, but there are regular faces that we’ve seen many times on the bridge. If like the other shows, where the bulk of each episode happens in the nerve center of the ship, it would help to know who we’re interacting with. . More
Actor Anthony Rapp said he came forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey because he feared assaults could “keep happening” if he said nothing. The younger actor spoke about the incident Thursday in New York on the red carpet for the second season of his streaming series, Star Trek: Discovery. He said he hoped he did his part to “change the culture.” In 2017, Rapp alleged that Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance during a house party in 1986 when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. Rapp sought legal counsel at the time, but no charges were filed.
CBS All Access will boldly go as far as it can to mine viewers from “Star Trek.” As the small-but-growing streamer tries to compete with Netflix and Hulu, executives are looking to Gene Roddenberry’s creation to take CBS All Access to the next frontier. The company will try to stretch the rabid fandom for “Star Trek” all the way into the outer reaches of space. But the streamer’s head of programming promises Vulcan-like logic and restraint. “There’s no benefit to just pushing out into the marketplace tons of ‘Star Trek content. That’s not our intention,” Julie McNamara, executive vice president of original content, CBS All Access, told TheWrap. “We’re looking to mine it wisely and effectively.” Along with “Star Trek: Discovery,” which debuted its second season on Thursday, CBS All Access has at least two more live-action series in various stages of development. At the end of this year, Sir Patrick Stewart will return as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, in a new series following his “Star Trek: The Next Generation” character. Earlier this week, All Access put into development a series centered around Michelle Yeoh’s Philippa Georgiou character from “Discovery.” More
DISCO AT NEW YORK COMIC CON
STAR TREK DISCOVERY SEASON TWO
Interviews include Sonequa Martin-Green, Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Mary Wisemannn, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Shazad Latif, Mary Chiefflo, Wilson Cruz, Heather Kadin and Alex Kurtzman. Taped at Madison Square Garden during New York Comic Con. First of a series.
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Actor talks about the upcoming season and what is ahead for her character of Michael Burnham. She touches upon Burham’s relationship with adoptive brother, Mr Spock. Roundtable recorded at NYCC.
The actor who will always be Spock chatted with me back in 2009 about his days with a small LA theater company, The Star Trek Episode, Naked Time plus appearing for JJ Abrams in the Star Trek movie and Fringe.
Dan Curry has worked on every Trek series from Next Generation to Enterprise. At the time there was an auction of over 40 of his items. We chat about that and the challenges eash of those series efx posed.
Talented artist scored the first season of Star Trek Discovery plus also scoring both Legion and Counterpart. He tells me what draws him to a project and the challenge of keeping the music fresh.
Actor who grew up in the business talks about his roles in Escape To Witch Mountain films, his role in Fantastic Journey and acting in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan.
Vintage 1996 conversation with this Star Trek legend when he talked about his book, Beam Me Up Scotty. There’s candid observations on Star Trek plus his days in Europe following the invasion of Normany during World War Two flying for the Canadian Air Force.