Star Trek

Netflix rumored to get new Star Trek series

It’s a rumor that’s probably full of…um…high grade fertilizer, but it’s fun to speculate.

What would you like to see in a new Star Trek series? More prequel/reboot stuff? Back to the TNG/DS9/Voyager time period? Or go even farther into the future (the next-next generation)?

(Also: other series news)

Robert Orci to Direct Next Star Trek Film

Robert Orci is set to make his directorial debut with the next Star Trek film (#13 or #3, depending on how myopic your view of the franchise is).

That’s right kids. A guy with a mediocre record as a writer and zero experience directing anything has been handed the reigns to one of the biggest science fiction franchises in history. Did we mention the film is due out on Star Trek’s 50th anniversary?

Man, and I thought I had a bad feeling about the new Star Wars film…

 

Watch Any Star Trek Series Free

It’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime, but if you subscribe to neither, you can get every episode of every series from StarTrek.com. For free. The only drawback is that they are Flash-based, so mobile viewing can be tricky.

I might start spending my lunch hours the next few weeks catching up on TAS, just for fun.

Star Trek Into Darkness Review

Well…we’re back.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, be sure to listen in to Blaine and I talking Trek (the 2009 variety) here. See how well (or how poorly) we predicted things.

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“Star Trek (2009)” podcast – Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament

The first of our podcasts about contenders in the Greatest Science Fiction Film Tournament is ready for your listening pleasure. In this one, Brian and I discuss the 2009 rebooted Star Trek film, with some minor digressions. If you subscribe to the Bureau 42 Master Audio Podcast feed through iTunes or straight RSS, you should find it in your feed already. Due to the unpredictable nature of the release schedule for Great Science Fiction Film Tournament podcasts, these will go in the master feed, but will not get a feed of their own. Warning: this is a long one. In fact, it’s about half an hour longer than the actual movie.

Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: “The Challenge”

Sure, it’s a car commercial, but it’s beyond awesome.

I hope Audi does more of these. Hell, match up other old and new Star Trek cast members. My vote would be Takei/Cho or Nichols/Saldana for more awesomeness.

Final Star Trek Trailer: Behold, the Antiprise!

For lack of a better name for our villain’s ship…

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Star Trek, Star Wars combine

I don’t know how I feel about this. On one hand, the two have always been distinct in the past, but on the other hand, I’d love to see Jedi Spock.

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Star Trek Into Darkness – Trailer (With some actual plot)

We’ve seen a bunch of teasers for the movie, but this would be, what I would call, the first real trailer.

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Twenty Years of Deep Space Nine

On January 3, 1993, Star Trek took a turn into a darker, grittier place with the premiere episode of Deep Space Nine. The pilot episode, “The Emissary,” introduced us to a Commander who hated Picard and was looking to retire early, an ex-terrorist turned first officer, a 700 year old Science Officer, a shapeshifting security officer, a morally challenged barkeep, and a slew of others that, frankly, did not get along.

What emerged was a show that was the first Star Trek not created by Gene Roddenberry. In fact, before his death, he was pretty pessimistic about it. Gone was the doe-eyed optimism of his original vision of the future and replaced with the harsh realities of war, occupation, and…well…life.

So, twenty years later, what’s your take on DS9?