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Sir Patrick Stewart To Return As Jean-Luc Picard In A New Star Trek Series For CBS All Access

Sir Patrick Stewart has personally announced at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention that he will officially be stepping back into the role of Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek show for CBS All Access! Star Trek: Discovery co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will oversee development on the new show, which is not a Star Trek: The Next Generation reboot but rather a continuation of Picard’s story.

“I will always be very proud to have been a part of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course,” Stewart said. “It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over. During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how ‘The Next Generation’ brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.”

“With overwhelming joy, it’s a privilege to welcome Sir Patrick Stewart back to the Star Trek fold,” Kurtzman said. “For over 20 years, fans have hoped for the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard and that day is finally here. We can’t wait to forge new ground, surprise people, and honor generations both new and old.”

Kurtzman will executive produce the new series alongside newly-appointed Star Trek: Discovery executive producer James Duff, former Discovery executive producer Akiva Goldsman (The Dark Tower), Michael Chabon (Spider-Man 2) and Star Trek: Voyager and Discovery writer Kirsten Beyer. Also executive producing are Heather Kadin of Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment President Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry, son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and Roddenberry Entertainment COO Trevor Roth.

Beginning in 1987, Patrick Stewart led the Star Trek: New Generation series for seven seasons before transitioning to movies movies with Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s pilot “Emissary.” He also portrays Dr. Charles Xavier (a.k.a. Professor X) in the X-Men franchise.

In June CBS Television Productions announced a new overall deal with executive producer Alex Kurtzman, extending his agreement with the studio to five years. As part of the new production deal, Kurtzman will supervise the expansion of CBS’ Star Trek franchise for television, developing new series, mini-series and other content opportunities, including animation.

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Paramount Pictures, Skydance & Bad Robot Announce A Fourth Star Trek Film

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Paramount Pictures, Skydance and Bad Robot today announced that the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise will return to the big screen for another voyage.

In the next installment of the epic space adventure, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father.

Chris Hemsworth, who appeared in 2009’s “Star Trek,” will return to the space saga as George Kirk to star alongside Pine.

The remaining cast is expected to return.

J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay will write the screenplay. J.J. Abrams and Lindsey Weber will produce through Bad Robot Productions. David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance will executive produce.

“Star Trek,” the first film in the rebooted franchise based on “Star Trek,” created by Gene Roddenberry, earned more than $380 million worldwide in 2009. The second installment, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” earned more than $460 million worldwide when it opened in May 2013.

The series’ third film, “Star Trek Beyond,” is directed by Justin Lin and opens in theaters on July 22, 2016.

Hemsworth is currently starring in “Ghostbusters” alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig and Kate McKinnon, and filming “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1” back to back.

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The Poster Posse Pays Tribute To Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary & Celebrates “Beyond”

This week The Poster Posee launched a 4 phase art tribute to both the upcoming film, Star Trek: Beyond and the 50th anniversary of this iconic sci-fi franchise.  For this project the Posse invited some guest artists to come out and join them in this celebration of Gene Roddenberry’s visionary franchise.

Here are the links to each of the phases.

Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Phase 4

They are also running a sweepstakes and giving away 3 prints from the series.  That is mentioned in PHASE 4 towards the bottom.

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Watch The New Star Trek Series Teaser

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CBS Studios debuted a teaser trailer and revealed the logo for the new Star Trek series today at the CBS upfront presentation for advertisers at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Les Moonves introduced the first elements for the show, which will premiere in January, 2017.

The upcoming Star Trek series, from CBS Studios, has Bryan Fuller on board as executive producer/show runner, Alex Kurtzman as executive producer and Nicholas Meyer as writer and consulting producer.
In the U.S., a special premiere episode will air on the CBS Television Network and all subsequent first-run episodes will be available exclusively on CBS All Access. The series will also be available on television stations and platforms in other countries around the world.

Production on the new Star Trek series will begin this fall in Toronto, Canada.

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Star Trek Stamps Coming In 2016

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The United States Postal Service, as part of the ongoing Star Trek 50th anniversary celebration, will offer Star Trek stamps in 2016. Designed by The Heads of State, who also designed the issuance/panel, each stamp showcases one of four digital illustrations inspired by elements of the iconic Star Trek: The Original Series. Antonio Alcala served as the project’s art director. The four stamps include:

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The U.S.S. Enterprise inside the outline of a Starfleet insignia against a gold background

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The silhouette of a crewman in a transporter against a red background

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The silhouette of the Enterprise from above against a green background

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The Enterprise inside the outline of the Vulcan salute against a blue background

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New Star Trek Series To Premiere January 2017

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CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new Star Trek television series in January 2017. The new series will blast off with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network. The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.

The next chapter of the Star Trek franchise will also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International.

The new program will be the first original series developed specifically for U.S. audiences for CBS All Access, a cross-platform streaming service that brings viewers thousands of episodes from CBS’s current and past seasons on demand, plus the ability to stream their local CBS Television station live for $5.99 per month. CBS All Access already offers every episode of all previous Star Trek television series.

The brand-new Star Trek will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.

Alex Kurtzman will serve as executive producer for the new Star Trek TV series. Kurtzman co-wrote and produced the blockbuster films Star Trek (2009) with Roberto Orci, and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) with Orci and Damon Lindelof. Both films were produced and directed by J.J. Abrams.

The new series will be produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout. Kurtzman and Heather Kadin will serve as executive producers. Kurtzman is also an executive producer for the hit CBS television series Scorpion and Limitless, along with Kadin and Orci, and for Hawaii Five-0 with Orci.

Star Trek, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, is one of the most successful entertainment franchises of all time. The original Star Trek spawned a dozen feature films and five successful television series. Almost half a century later, the Star Trek television series are licensed on a variety of different platforms in more than 190 countries, and the franchise still generates more than a billion social media impressions every month.

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ThinkGeek To Release Star Trek Phaser Remote Control In November 2014

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Created using 3D scans of the actual prop used on the original Star Trek series, this phaser remote control will be officially revealed at ThinkGeek’s San Diego Comic Con booth next week.

The learning remote will control of IR-based devices using up to 36 stored commands. The device relies solely on motion gestures for its functions. Any motion you can think of—as long as they’re all relatively unique—can be used to control volume, change channels, or start a recording.

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The phaser remote also includes authentic sound effects, vibrating force feedback, and the ability to lock out other users with a private passcode. It’s expected to be available in November for around $150.

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MONDO To Release Star Trek Posters By Matt Taylor & Kevin Dart On March 6, 2014

Tomorrow MONDO will release Star Trek posters by Matt Taylor and Kevin Dart. You can see detail photos of these posters HERE. Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. These posters will be available online at a random time on Thursday March 6, 2014. 

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Star Trek poster by Matt Taylor. 20″ x 36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175. $45

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Star Trek regular poster by Kevin Dart. 24″ x 18″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 175. $40

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Star Trek variant poster by Kevin Dart. 24″ x 18″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 85. $65

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The Wreath of Khan

Annie Shapiro created The Wreath of Khan a Star Trek Christmas wreath made from the many faces of Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalbán).

The wreath pays homage to the villain in the 1982 sci-fi action film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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Eau My Cologne Spray, A Stunning New Fragrance by George Takei

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Actor George Takei best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek has released his new Eau My Cologne Spray, a “clean, refreshing fragrance for men and women.” 

The name of George’s cologne is a play on his catch phrase, “Oh My!” It is available to pre-order online ($39.99 + $9.49 shipping) from Amazon and will begin shipping on December 15th, 2013.

Subtle and charming, with top notes of mandarin zest, Italian bergamot and fresh ozone transitioning to night-blooming jasmine, white freesia petals and grated ginger. Sensual woods, crystalized amber, soft skin musk, and vetiver will delight you when dry.

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