We’ve seen a bunch of teasers for the movie, but this would be, what I would call, the first real trailer.
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?
Paramount has been closely guarding the name of Benedict Cumberbatch’s villainous character in next year’s Star Trek Into Darkness, with Khan Noonien Singh and Gary Mitchell as front runners for the role. The identity of his character may have been revealed today. See below.
BleedingCool.com is reporting that IDW will be putting out a mini-series crossing over the current Doctor with Star Trek: The Next Generation. As yet there is no news on who the writer or artists will be, nor any information on the length of the mini-series. IDW, who has the official rights to put out Doctor Who & Star Trek comics in the US, is planning to do the official reveal at the upcoming Gallifrey One convention. More…
Didn’t catch it when it came out in 2009 or just itching to see it again? Fear not, the most recent Star Trek film is being run on AMC IMAX theaters around the US (not sure about other countries).
Check out AMC’s Site to find an IMAX near you.
Going to try and go this weekend with my son (who didn’t get to see it on the big screen) and I didn’t get to see it on IMAX.
So, how has the final (to date) Star Trek series fared over the last decade?
45 Years ago today, an American icon debuted on NBC. Back then we hadn’t landed on the moon, but were trying like mad. Racial tensions were high. Kennedy’s assassination was still in recent memory and the Vietnam War was in full swing.
It was cutting edge then and I wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the many things I (and many fans) love about this franchise.
Be still my little heart, but plans are underway to get the venerable franchise back on television.
Holy hairpieces! Not only active, but thriving as he crosses the 80-year-old mark. Bill, you may be a ham, but we’ll always love you. Happy Birthday.
In tribute, some of the great moments of Shatner.