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"Star Trek" Eyewitness To History: A Comic-Con Conversation With "The Cage" Director Robert Butler

"Star Trek" Eyewitness: A Comic-Con Conversation With "The Cage" Director Robert Butler

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery drew significant creative inspiration from the unaired Star Trek pilot "The Cage." Discovery resurrected Captain Pike (Anson Mount), Number One (Rebecca Romijn), the Talosians, and Vina (Melissa George), all characters previously seen on "The Cage." Although rejected as the the Star Trek pilot, "The Cage" was so good […]

'Star Trek: Discovery': Jonathan Frakes Says "Gene Would Be Very, Very Pleased"

Jonathan Frakes is no stranger to the world of Star Trek, having given several decades of his life in front of and behind the camera as Star Trek: The Next Generation's William T. Riker, and as director of both the series and films. It's a journey he's not ending anytime soon, as Frakes has directed 3 episodes […]

'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 "Brother": Now THIS is Star Trek! [SPOILER REVIEW]

Holy falling tribble babies, Batman! CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery season 2 opener "Brother" was amazing. I liked the first season–I did–but I didn't love it. When I was asked last season what I thought of Discovery, I would tell them "It is one of my favorite Star Trek movies, but it doesn't feel like a show." […]

'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Questions We Need Answered Before the Premiere

With Paramount's Kevlinverse films currently on hold, much has happened since the season one finale of CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery as the franchise continues expanding the current series' "universe". Fans have been treated to a series of Star Trek-related mini-movies (Short Treks), and have even more to look forward to in the immediate future. Along […]


You're Wrong About The Future: Exclusive Scene From Roddenberry's New Film Instant

Roddenberry Entertainment, a name synonymous with science fiction,  will be releasing their latest short film Instant following their San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) panel on Thursday July 19, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pm in Room 24ABC.  The company was awesome enough to let us share an exclusive clip with our readers ahead of next week's panel. An intimate 22-minute […]

Star Trek: Discovery: CBS Beams Down New Premiere Pics, Description

With CBS All Access ready to boldly go where no other network has gone in over a decade tonight, The Eye Network has released new photos from Star Trek: Discovery's premiere episode tonight, 'The Vulcan Hello'; along with a new episode description. The series is set to premiere tonight at 8:30 pm EST on both […]

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Make America Klingon Again – Star Trek: Discovery Is An Allegory For Trump's America

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Aaron Harberts discussed what the underlying political themes of the continuation to Gene Roddenberry's legendary science fiction franchise are intended to be: "The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country. Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big […]

STLV 2017: Star Trek Film Academy To Offer Courses In Fan-Filmmaking

One of the more interesting news items coming out of this weekend's Star Trek: Las Vegas 2017 convention was Star Trek Original Series Set Tour owner James Cawley's announcement of the opening of the new Star Trek Film Academy. Set to open in Spring 2018, the academy is officially licensed by CBS and will offer […]

'Star Trek: Discovery': Showrunners Berg, Harberts Speak (Klingons!)

Though plagued with production setbacks at the beginning, CBS is on-track for Star Trek: Discovery to make its Sunday, Sept. 24, debut (first on CBS and then on their CBS All Access streaming service; with Netflix handling international distribution). After getting fans excited with the show's trailers and "first look" pics, showrunners Aaron Harberts and […]

Simon Pegg Responds To George Takei's Remarks About Sulu's LGBT Status

While Star Trek Beyond actor and writer Simon Pegg wanted to honor actor George Takei by revealing his character, Hikaru Sulu, is in fact gay, Takei took issue with the concept. As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter yesterday afternoon, Takei even attempted to dissuade Pegg, director Justin Lin and new Sulu actor John Cho from including […]

George Takei Thinks Sulu Coming Out Is Unfortunate

George Takei is a vocal and respected advocate for the LGBT community, but in an interview with THR, the actor who brought Hikaru Sulu to life for the first time nearly 50 years ago said the announcement that the character would come out as gay in Star Trek Beyond is unfortunate. Takei had approached creator Gene […]

American Mythology Kickstarts Final Chapter Of Roddenberry's Days Missing

American Mythology wants to make an ending to Gene Roddenberry's Days Missing series.  American Mythology is Bringing the Lost Volume of Days Missing to Comics! We have been working very hard trying to find the best hidden gems in comics to bring original and licensed sequential stories to readers. We are extremely proud that Roddenberry Entertainment is […]

Rod Roddenberry Joins New Star Trek Series As Executive Producer

Variety reports that Rod Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, has joined the staff of CBS's new untitled Star Trek series as an executive producer along with Trevor Roth. They join the previously announced executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin and showrunner Bryan Fuller in shaping the latest version of the generations-spanning […]

Tread Perilously Podcast — Star Trek TNG: Genesis

Tread Perilously responds to its first listener request! Back when Erik and Justin took on the second season Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Royale," several Bleeding Cool readers suggested the late seventh season episode "Genesis." Boy, did it turn out to be a worthy episode for review… Barclay's hypochondria leads to a virus […]

John Byrne's Star Trek Mission Becomes Ongoing

Legendary creator John Byrne did the Star Trek Annual 2013 as a photonovel and it sold out with a second print coming. Well, IDW is not one to miss the obvious… so this May Byrne will kick off a new ongoing bi-monthly photonovel series, Star Trek: New Visions. "What John does on these photonovel stories […]

Long-Lost Star Trek Script Resurrected

During the original series of Star Trek, some episodes were conceived and written as vehicles for special guests stars, just as you'd expect. And so it was with Norman Spinrad's screenplay, He Walked Among Us, intended to showcase Milton Berle. Berle was perhaps the all-time biggest and almost certainly the first real TV star, and […]