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  2. Check out the awesome upcoming Star Trek stamps from the Royal Mail (with, naturally, a heavy focus on British Trek actresses and actors) in the Royal Mail Shop. (Yes, they ship worldwide.) My favorite is - of course - the Jean-Luc Picard stamp:
  3. Last week
  4. Hello, all...This is where I will be posting my "Star Trek: Entomalians" TNG/DS9-era fanfic. Before I begin, a disclaimer - this story takes place within an alternate reality set within the "Star Trek" universe. This is to avoid any conflict with established canon, and to allow for full artistic freedom in the telling of the story. The story is broken down into three "seasons", with four "episodes" in each season. The episode names are listed below:SEASON ONE- Blood and Thunder- Duality- The Dyson Cube- Laying the Found(er)ationSEASON TWO- The Remilitarized Zone- Black Gold- The Big Borg Battle- All the Queen's Ships and All the Queen's MenSEASON THREE- The Battle of Betazed- The Sky Is Falling- Stargazing At Midnight- In Caelum FeroI will be posting the story soon. I hope you will enjoy it.
  5. Earlier
  6. Sir Patrick will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award (digitally, of course):
  7. Of course they do. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Chang had ears.
  8. B'Elana Torres played no small part in my watching Voyager in the 90's. I suppose the fact that I was about 14 years old when it debuted didn't hurt either! LOL!
  9. Sneak peek at DISC S3 Opening Title Sequence! https://www.startrek.com/videos/star-trek-discovery-season-3-opening-title-sequence TOMORROW!
  10. SPOILERS! ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ EP Mike McMahan On That TNG Cameo and LGBTQ Characters in Season 2 Mike McMahan And The ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Cast Reveal What We Will (And Won’t ) See In Season 2 LOWER DECKS SHOWRUNNER EXPLAINS HOW STAR TREK CANON REALLY WORKS
  11. https://trekmovie.com/2020/10/09/alex-kurtzman-and-cbs-planning-star-trek-tv-through-2027-including-more-discovery-seasons/ WOW!
  12. Kate Mulgrew Returns to the Star Trek Universe!
  13. It all comes down to a simple thing: Don't like, don't watch. If you don't like the current direction the Trek franchise is moving into, just re-watch the old shows and ignore the new ones. No amount of complaining about (the rather questionable term) "Gene's vision" is going to "bring good old Star Trek" back.
  14. So, I wrote this as a response to another post, but after putting so much effort and thought into it I wanted to make a thread around the thought and see what other people might have to say about it. So here goes... I wish I could fly through space and explore all the unknown worlds out there, that's why I love star trek! I think they did a good job until they started trying to veer away from the motif set forth by FOUR fully successful and incredibly popular series (TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager) What I love the most about the first four series is that they were always exploring new worlds and seeing new things in the universe while they simultaneously told a story arc and it seemed like the writers were genuinely trying to stretch the limits of what people would imagine is possible to exist out among the stars, it made it a truly unique work of video-graphic art. I also love how they portrayed humanities future potential in a very positive light, world peace, no more need for currency within our own species, scientific idealism, peaceful cooperation and exploration with the species we meet. Its a refreshing change from the millions of sci-fi stories that believe we are a hopeless species who will only end up killing anything intelligent we find out there. It seems that most authors believe humanity is much closer to the alternate negative dimensions version of events rather than the altruistic peaceful society that The Federation stands for. That's just depressing. If that's true we don't deserve to continue as a species, so I prefer to hope that Star Trek will be a good example of how humanity can still choose to show their best side and save not only our world but ourselves and our future. I tolerated their experiments in the star trek enterprise even though the time travel was horribly convoluted and made little sense, they even ignored previously established super powerful beings for the convenience of forcing their story arc to exist mostly because I liked how they did do a bit of exploring and random adventuring or encountering random ships of unknown aliens unlike anything imagined in previous series. However after that it seemed like they went all out sell out and tried to change the show to imitate the most popular mainstream counter parts such as "The Expanse" which seemed to be in direct competition with ST Discovery or it seems like Picard is a direct counterpart to the Mandalorian, as if their trying to make the new series about Picard as rough and gritty as the new series about the Mandalorian. Come on can't we please just have our series back? I don't care if "new viewers" like it, what about the already established fan base? Are we such worthless pushovers that they think we'll just throw our money at them no matter what they put the star trek logo on? I'm sick of it, I'm about ready not to watch any new star trek series ever again, the last 3.5 series they came out with were basically a middle finger to the fans (because enterprise was half okay) they have all but said "...you know what, we hate our fan base and want a new one..." . It would be like if they took family guy and redrew it and rewrote it to imitate the Simpsons from now on, sure it might still be an okay, but it definitely wouldn't be family guy anymore it would just be another show imitating something higher up in the "pop culture food chain". They even specifically said that they wanted to "Bring it to a new generation" which actually translated from PR double talk means "turning a classic into some desperate corporate shill scheme to get the wealthiest dumbest largest fan-base possible" so yeah, thanks for ruining something I used to be excited about. Stop trying to make it into something its not. Star trek was always like us nerds at school, it was never the most trendy with the "popular kids" and it looked different than the other shows even of the same genre, but it always seemed to be more aware of where we were and where we, for better or worse, could one day be. If you've ever seen a friend try to force another friend to try to be something they're not then you know that its not right and its a bad idea! ^_^ EDIT ADDITION: Now to be clear, these would be perfectly good TV shows, if they weren't supposed to embody the spirit of their predecessors, just take the Star Trek name off them and no one would even realize they were Star Trek, and they could have their own style and story arc and not have to worry about living up to Gene Roddenberry's original vision.
  15. I agree, the direction the Star Trek series has been taking is not what I would like to see. Its not that its bad TV, they're good shows, just not good Star Trek. I wish I could fly through space and explore all the unknown worlds out there, that's why I love star trek! I think they did a good job until they started trying to veer away from the motif set forth by FOUR fully successful and incredibly popular series (TOS, TNG, DS9, and Voyager) What I love the most about the first four series is that they were always exploring new worlds and seeing new things in the universe while they simultaneously told a story arc and it seemed like the writers were genuinely trying to stretch the limits of what people would imagine is possible to exist out among the stars, it made it a truly unique work of video-graphic art. I tolerated their experiments in the star trek enterprise, (even though the time travel was horribly convoluted and made little sense they even ignored previously established super powerful beings for the convenience of forcing their story arc to exist, ) mostly because I liked how they did do a bit of exploring and random adventuring or encountering random ships of unknown aliens unlike anything imagined in previous series. However after that it seemed like they went all out sell out and tried to change the show to imitate the most popular mainstream counter parts such as "The Expanse" which seemed to be in direct competition with ST Discovery or it seems like Picard is a direct counterpart to the Mandalorian, as if their trying to make the new series about Picard as rough and gritty as the new series about the Mandalorian. Come one can't we please just have our series back? I dont care if "new viewers" like it, what about the already established fan base? Are we such worthless pushovers that they think we'll just throw our money at them no matter what they put the star trek logo on? I'm sick of it, I'm about ready not to watch any new star trek series ever again, the last 3.5 series they came out with were basically a middle finger to the fans (because enterprise was half okay) they have all but said "...you know what, we hate our fan base and want a new one..." . It would be like if they took family guy and redrew it and rewrote it to imitate the simpsons from now on, sure it might still be an okay, but it definitely wouldn't be family guy anymore it would just be another show imitating something higher up in the "pop culture food chain". They even specifically said that they wanted to "Bring it to a new generation" which actually translated from PR double talk means "turning a classic into some desperate corporate shill scheme to get the wealthiest dumbest largest fan-base possible" so yeah, thanks for ruining something I used to be excited about. I also love how they portrayed humanities future potential in a very positive light, world peace, no more need for currency within our own species, scientific idealism, peaceful cooperation and exploration with the species we meet. Its a refreshing change from the millions of sci-fi stories that believe we are a hopeless species who will only end up killing anything intelligent we find out there. It seems that most authors believe humanity is much closer to the alternate negative dimensions version of events rather than the altruistic peaceful society that The Federation stands for. That's just depressing. If that's true we don't deserve to continue as a species, so I prefer to hope that Star Trek will be a good example of how humanity can still choose to show their best side and save not only our world but ourselves and our future. I wish I could fly through space and explore all the unkown worlds out there, thats why I love star trek! I also love how they portrayed humanities future potential in a very positive light, world peace, no more need for currency within our own species, scientific idealism, peaceful cooperation and exploration with the species we meet. Its a refreshing change from the millions of sci-fi stories that believe we are a hopeless species who will only end up killing anything intelligent we find out there. It seems that most authors believe humanity is much closer to the alternate negative dimensions version of events rather than the altruistic peaceful society that The Federation stands for. Thats just depressing. If thats true we dont deserve to continue as a species, so I preffer to hope that Star Trek will be a good example of how humanity can still choose to show their best side and save not only our world but ourselves and our future.
  16. Review of BD release: https://trekmovie.com/2020/10/06/review-star-trek-picard-season-one-on-blu-ray-looks-beautiful-with-just-enough-special-features/
  17. Sir Patrick just posted the final sonnet... and he put on his tuxedo to mark the occasion!
  18. A new interview with Sir Patrick and Mark Hamill: Sir Patrick Stewart and Mark Hamill On ‘Star Wars’, ‘Star Trek’, and Finally Working Together
  19. Sir Patrick and Mark Hamill in a new Uber Eats ad: Preview
  20. https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/cbs-all-access-paramount-plus-rebrand-game-godfather-1234769980/
  21. It seems to be either loved or hated. I know a lot of fans who love the show but I also know a lot of fans who think it's terrible. I haven't bothered to watch it (even if I wanted to I couldn't, it's not available internationally) so I can't say anything about it, but I did see the trailers and they gave me anxiety because of how fast-paced everything was and how quickly everyone talked, so I highly doubt the show is for me anyway.
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