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Star Trek: The Next Generation

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Creator Mike McMahan on Raunchiest Scene and Navigating a Protective Fan Base 

When Star Trek: Lower Decks creator Mike McMahan first pitched his idea for the animated sitcom to Trek shepherd Alex Kurtzman, the showrunner says it wasn’t even really a pitch at all.  “It was just a meeting to chat with Alex,” McMahan tells The Hollywood Reporter. “[He] just asked me, ‘What would your dream Star […]

David Warner, Convincing Big-Screen Villain in ‘Time Bandits,’ ‘TRON’ and ‘Time After Time,’ Dies at 80

David Warner, the classically trained British actor renowned for his performances as polished villains in Time After Time, Time Bandits, TRON, Titanic and so much more, has died. He was 80. Warner died Sunday at Denville Hall, a nursing home in London for those in the entertainment industry, his family told the BBC. “Over the […]

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Co-Creator Akiva Goldsman Discusses Immense Satisfaction Over Premiere Season, Teases “Bigger and Better” Season 2

[This story contains spoilers for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.]  For Star Trek: Strange New Worlds co-creator Akiva Goldsman, the first season of the Paramount+ series was a dream come true from an idea he’s had since he was 12 years old. Along with co-creating the show with Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, and being […]

Gregory Jein, ‘Star Trek’ Model Maker and Two-Time Oscar Nominee, Dies at 76

Gregory Jein, the acclaimed model maker and artist who worked on eight Star Trek properties and earned Oscar nominations for Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind and 1941, has died. He was 76. Jein died May 22 in his Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest after a long history of health issues that […]

‘Picard’ Star Patrick Stewart Shares Season 2 Regret and Explains Why He Sounds Slightly Different in Final Episodes

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the season two finale of Star Trek: Picard.]  As Sir Patrick Stewart watched the season two finale of Star Trek: Picard, he became awash in emotion. The distinguished, iconic actor, who has played Jean-Luc Picard since the 1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot “Encounter at Farpoint,” realized for […]

‘Picard’ Star Brent Spiner Appreciates Complicated Soong Story That Foreshadows Lore’s Wickedness in ‘TNG’

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Star Trek: Picard episode “Two of One.”] Brent Spiner is elated Star Trek: Picard is offering greater insight into Data and Lore by delving deeper into their creator’s family tree. The iconic (essentially good and evil, respectively) humanoid androids were introduced in the Next Generation series. The award-winning actor […]

“Is This a Joke?” How a Classic ‘Star Trek’ Episode Broke the Rules of the Franchise

“I thought Brannon was fucking with me.” It’s easy to see why Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Jonathan Frakes had that reaction when he first read writer Brannon Braga’s script for “Cause and Effect” 30 years ago. Neither the series nor television in general had ever attempted something like it before. Frakes had the […]