Category Archives: Screen News

Today is the Day!

Strange New Worlds premieres today on Paramount+.
  • May 5: “Strange New Worlds” (101)
  • May 12: “Children of the Comet” (102)
  • May 19: “Ghosts of Illyria” (103)
  • May 26: “Memento Mori” (104)
  • June 2: “Spock Amok” (105)

Strange New Worlds is quite simply fun.”

Trek Core, May 1, 2022

Strange New Worlds is always fun, entertaining, exciting, heartwarming, inspiring, and most of all, very worthy of the name Star Trek.”

TrekMovie.com, April 29, 2022

“If a “Star Trek” show is going to begin this strongly establishing its setting and characters with the passion and attention to detail of a ’90s Trek show, then we will only have better and better things to look forward to.”

Slash Film, May 1, 2022

“Funny, inspiring, and kind of amazing, Strange New Worlds is, so far, the best new Trek in years.”

IGN, May 1, 2022

“It simply wants to tell Trek stories the way they used to be told — one space battle, one diplomatic summit, one alien virus, one spatial anomaly, one transporter accident at a time.”

NPR, May 1, 2022

“The first 5 episodes of Strange New Worlds more than prove there’s a place in contemporary Star Trek for some breezy, exciting, and self-contained stories.”

Gizmodo, May 1, 2022

“The new show demonstrates the highest production values — and ethical values. In a landscape of wishy-washy storytelling, this one takes a stand.”

IndieWire, May 1, 2022

“It’s off to a promising start, with a solid crew brimming with potential. By going back to the past, Strange New Worlds points the way to a brighter future.“

TV Line, May 1, 2022

Strange New Worlds is the most easy-breezy Trek in years. It’s here to make new friends, for sure. But it’s not leaving behind its oldest fans either.“

Inverse, May 1, 2022

“With Strange New Worlds they’ve got the real thing at last – a live-action, modern series that actually feels like Star Trek. Watching the first three episodes of this show was like sinking into a warm bath, and I was reminded of just how satisfying this format can be.”

Radio Times, May 1, 2022

“Strange New Worlds is the Paramount Plus Trek show that finally relaxes and embraces the classic Trek format, while still feeling fresh and modern.”

CNET, April 30, 2022

“This is an extremely promising start for the latest branch of the ever-expanding Trek universe. Strange New Worlds may be boldly going where its predecessors have gone before, but it’s doing so in style.“

Games Radar, May 1, 2022

Merry Christmas to All Star Trek Fans!

If you have not discovered Star Trek Continues then consider this introduction as my ‘Merry Christmas’ to you. This is a Star Trek fan series that takes the acting, writing, sets and guest stars to a whole new level. Enjoy and stay safe!

-hallmarkstartrekornaments.com

I’m pretty damn sure my dad would consider this canon. And, as far as I’m concerned, it is canon.”

“Rod” Roddenberry, Jr.
Image courtesy of startrekcontinues.com.

STAR TREK CONTINUES is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning, fan-produced webseries… the brainchild of long-time Star Trek: The Original Series fan — and producer, director, actor, voice-actor, musician — Vic Mignogna. 
 
From “Where No Man Has Gone Before” to “Turnabout Intruder,” TOS chronicled the first four years (2265–2269) of James T. Kirk’s historic five-year mission before the series was prematurely cancelled. STAR TREK CONTINUES is proud to be part of Trek history, completing the final year (late 2269 – early 2270) of the original adventure. 
 
STC shot in an 18,500-square-foot studio which housed the largest, most complete standing TOS sets in the world — including the bridge, corridors, turbolifts, quarters, sickbay, briefing/rec room, transporter room, Jefferies tube, engineering, auxiliary control, shuttlecraft, planet set, and much more — precisely constructed using the original Star Trek blueprints. 
 
Vic and (his) team of talented film professionals raised the bar in the quality of stories and overall production on one of the most recognized, popular fan productions ever made.

startrekcontinues.com

Star Trek and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. This fan production is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise, and is a non-commercial fan-made film series intended for recreational use. No commercial exhibition or distribution is permitted. No alleged independent rights will be asserted against CBS or Paramount Pictures.

STAR TREK CONTINUES Episodes

EPISODE 1
“PILGRIM OF ETERNITY”

EPISODE 2
“LOLANI”

EPISODE 3
“FAIREST OF THEM ALL”

EPISODE 4
“THE WHITE IRIS”

EPISODE 5
“DIVIDED WE STAND”

EPISODE 6
“COME NOT BETWEEN
THE DRAGONS”

EPISODE 7
“EMBRACING THE WINDS”

EPISODE 8
“STILL TREADS THE SHADOW”

EPISODE 9
“WHAT SHIPS ARE FOR”

EPISODE 10
“TO BOLDLY GO”
PART I

EPISODE 11
“TO BOLDLY GO”
PART II

Positively Trek: Kevin Dilmore on 2020 Ornaments

CE4E2835-D6C9-4EF2-9B70-B95CDF841684In this week’s Positively Trek, Dan and Bruce are joined by veteran Star Trek authors Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore. We talk about the Lower Decks trailer, as well as an in-depth discussion about that dreaded C-word when it comes to Star Trek: Canon! Dayton’s role as the “Keeper of Canon” for CBS’s Star Trek projects gives him a unique perspective on this age-old question that continues to rear its ugly head within the fandom.

We also talk with Kevin Dilmore about this year’s truly unique and groundbreaking Star Trek Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments!

Ornament discussion begins at 46:13.

New Series Announced! Star Trek: Strange New Worlds


CBS Announcement:

The Star Trek universe is adding another new series to its ranks!

CBS All Access has ordered a full series of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, based on the years where Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) helms the U.S.S. Enterprise.

The series will feature Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 fan favorites Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock.

The series will follow the trio in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

“Fans fell in love with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck’s portrayals of these iconic characters when they were first introduced on Star Trek: Discovery last season,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, CBS All Access. “This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to Star Trek.”

“When we said we heard the fans’ outpouring of love for Pike, Number One, and Spock when they boarded Star Trek: Discovery last season, we meant it,” said Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman. “These iconic characters have a deep history in Star Trek canon, yet so much of their stories have yet to be told. With Akiva and Henry at the helm, the Enterprise, its crew, and its fans are in for an extraordinary journey to new frontiers in the Star Trek universe.”

“This is a dream come true, literally,” said Executive Producer Akiva Goldsman. “I have imagined myself on the bridge of the Enterprise since the early 1970s. I’m honored to be a part of this continuing journey along with Alex, Henry, and the fine folks at CBS.”

The series premiere was written by Akiva Goldsman with a story by Goldsman, Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet. Goldsman, Kurtzman, and Lumet will serve as executive producers in addition to Henry Alonso Myers, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth.

Aaron Baiers, Akela Cooper, and Davy Perez will serve as co-executive producers. Goldsman will remain an executive producer and a key part of the creative team on Star Trek: Picard as well.

The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout, and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Star Trek: Discovery – Season Three Trailer

“After making the jump in the second season finale, season three of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ finds the U.S.S. Discovery crew dropping out of the wormhole and into an unknown future far from the home they once knew. Now living in a time filled with uncertainty, the U.S.S. Discovery crew, along with the help of some new friends, must together fight to regain a hopeful future.”

The Trekverse is Expanding In a Big Way

It appears the Star Trek 4 movie has been delayed if not cancelled all together. Fear not, the Trekverse is expanding in a huge way. Check out what is on the Trek horizon…

Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2
img_0027Story: “We set up a mystery in season one. How come Spock – one of the most beloved characters in all of Star Trek history, let alone the world and the universe – has never mentioned his sister Michael Burnham. It was a big mystery. And I think I knew inherently that the answer to that wasn’t going to be one or two episodes. It was going to be a full season and you were really going to have to dive deep into that story and into that relationship and what happened between them. There is a lot of friction between them. It was really, for me, the storyline of season two. They work out their relationship agains the backdrop of a larger mystery and it turns out that if they don’t fix their relationship, they are not going to solve the mystery.” -Alex Kurtzman
Format: Live-action series, CBS All Access
Time period: Ten years prior to Star Trek: TOS
Premiere date: January 17, 2019

Star Trek: Short Treks
Story: Unknown
Format: Two animated episodes, CBS All Access
Time period: Unknown
Premiere date: Spring 2019, after conclusion of Star Trek: Discovery, Season Two.

Star Trek: Picardimg_0040
Story: Centering on Jean-Luc Picard after the supernova that lead to the destruction of Romulus and the apparent death of Ambassador Spock.
Format: Live-action series, CBS All Access
Time period: After Star Trek Beyond
Premiere date: Fall 2019

Star Trek: Starfleet Academy
Story: Geared towards young adults centering around cadets at Starfleet Academy in San Francisco.
Written by: Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl)
Format: Live-action series
Time period: Unknown
Premiere date: To be announced

Star Trek: Lower Decks
Story: “The showrunner of Rick and Morty Mike McMahan came to me and said, “I want to do a show about the people in the lower decks of the space ship whose job is to take the yellow cartridge and put it in the processor and make sure the banana comes out the other side.” And I said, “You can stop pitching because that is perfect.” It’s not that we are doing Rick and Morty in the world of Star Trek, although if you watch Rick and Morty you will see that it is deeply influenced by Star Trek, which is really wonderful. It’s just a very different tone. The key is to laugh with Star Trek and not at Star Trek. And it will skew slightly more adult.” -Alex Kurtzman
Written by: Mike McMahon (Rick & Morty)
Format: Half hour animated comedy, CBS All Access
Time period: Unknown
Premiere date: To be announced

Star Trek: Section 31img_0042
Story: Spin-off of Star Trek: Discovery with Philippa Georgiou from the mirror universe as an agent of Section 31.
Format: Live-action series
Time period: Concurrently with Star Trek: Discovery
Premiere date: Not officially announced. At least one episode of the second season of Star Trek: Discovery will serve as a backdoor pilot.

Star Trek: Animated Series #3
Story: A kids-focused animated series that serves as an introduction to the Star Trek universe.
Format: Two season animated series, likely CBS All Access
Time period: Unknown
Premiere date: To be announced

Star Trek: Ceti Alpha V
Story: “I was commissioned to write a 3-hour or 3-night event, and that’s what I did. It’s called Ceti Alpha V and I don’t know the current status. It’s been up in the air. Partially, there was a lot of confusion between CBS, and there were big upheavals at CBS and while they sort of didn’t know who was in charge, they also didn’t know what they were going to do with Ceti Alpha V. I’m not exactly sure what’s happened, I haven’t heard from them in some time. It’s very good. It’s a terrific trilogy. I think one of the things that happened is they’re not sure that a trilogy is long enough to warrant the cost of doing it. Maybe it should be something longer, or … I don’t know the details of their thinking, because I haven’t heard them.” -Nicholas Meyer
Written by: Nicholas Meyer
Format: Live-action three part mini-series
Time period: Between ST: TOS Space Seed and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Premiere date: To be announced