With the J.J Abrams films and the new series that I’m not a fan of, Star Trek is going through a lot lately; and now, it looks like there’s even more new on the frontier.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Right off the bat, some good news: Captain Jean-Luc Picard is back! And just when you thought it was going to be impossible to ever see Sir Patrick Stewart rock a Captain’s uniform again, he announced his comeback in person to a crowd of devoted fans at a panel during the Star Trek 2018 Convention in Las Vegas! What’s next for Jean-Luc? All we know, according to Stewart, is that “it will be something ver, very different…But, it will come to you with the same passion, and determination, and love of the material – and love of our followers and our fans – exactly as we had it before.”
Really? Same as before?
The new series, Discovery was definitely NOT the Star Trek we know and love. So I’m interested to see how this new series will bridge the gap between Discovery and real Trek. If only they took some of my Trek suggestions to heart when thinking of a new series.
Star Trek 4
The J.J Abrams films aren’t done with us yet, not by a longshot. We’re getting a fourth Star Trek film, and while the script is being kept under wraps, we do know that it will focus on Kirk meeting his father and will heavily involve time travel.
His father was briefly played by Marvel’s Chris Hemsworth before he took up the hammer and became a household name in Thor. How will they bring in time travel? That’s anyone’s guess, perhaps they’ll run into The Borg or across some space / time anomaly. Either way, sounds interesting.
Quentin Tarantino + Star Trek = ?
Ummm….So this is odd. Not only are we getting a fourth Star Trek film, but now we’re getting a different reboot with Tarantino at the helm. Jesus, take the wheel!
Tarantino is demanding this film be Rated-R, and I can only assume that’s due to a violent nature he wants to bring into his Star Trek world. Sigh. Much like my issues with Discovery, Star Trek is not about action and it’s not about violence. It’s about a world where humanity is at it’s best. Gene Roddenberry created a world of inspiration, and one he hoped humanity would aspire to become. Somehow, I don’t think Tarantino’s blood and violence will fit into this world.
Either way, I doubt that J.J Abrams cast will make an appearance in whatever film Tarantino is planning. It looks like that’ll be years away, and as Simon Pegg (Scotty) put it, “I can’t see him doing it for five or six years, by which time we might be too old anyway”
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