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How ‘Star Trek Picard’ Showrunner Terry Matalas Captured the Series Finale’s Most Important Scenes

[This story contains spoilers for Picard season three’s final episode.] Star Trek Picard’s third season finale takes the Next Generation crew back to where it all began — though showrunner Terry Matalas was too busy capturing its key scenes to take in the wonder of being on the bridge of the Enterprise-D nearly 30 years […]

 How ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ Crafted One of Its More Controversial Episodes

One of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s defining episodes owes a key part of its success to one late night drink. The controversial and acclaimed hour “In the Pale Moonlight,” which turned 25 this month, finds Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) struggling to justify the moral and ethical compromises he made to trick the Romulans […]

Michelle Yeoh’s ‘Section 31’ Is the Start of ‘Star Trek’ Phase 2 at Paramount+

Set course for Phase 2. The next chapter of Alex Kurtzman’s Star Trek franchise at Paramount+ is beginning to come into focus. On Tuesday, the Paramount Global-backed streamer announced that its long-gestating Section 31 series will indeed be a movie that brings newly minted Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh back on board with a feature film […]

‘Star Trek: Section 31’ Starring Michelle Yeoh Gets Movie Order From Paramount+

Star Trek: Section 31 is finally happening, but not as a series (at least, not yet). Paramount+ has ordered Section 31 as an original movie, with Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh set to reprise her role as Emperor Philippa Georgiou, a character she played in Star Trek: Discovery. In the film, Georgiou “joins a secret division […]

Paramount+ Orders Diverse, Teen-Focused ‘Star Trek: Starfleet Academy’ Series

It’s official: Paramount+ has ordered a Starfleet Academy TV series. After more than a year in development, the streamer has greenlit Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, plus released a description of the show. The new series description and quote below from the showrunners seems to hint at a more soapy YA Trek than the other shows, […]

‘You Can Call Me Bill’ Review: Pensive Doc Shows a Different Side of William Shatner

Director Alexandre O. Philippe walks the actor through his career in a documentary that covers everything from 'Star Trek' to 'Boston Legal' to his trip into space.

William Shatner Explains How He Landed ‘Star Trek’ Role as Captain Kirk

William Shatner recalled how he managed to land the role of Captain James T. Kirk on the original 1966 Star Trek series. During the actor’s keynote interview at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League asked Shatner about how he got his career-changing gig. “Talent,” Shatner initially deadpanned, to […]

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Director Jonathan Frakes Talks the ‘First Contact’ Shot He Remade

[This story contains spoilers for Star Trek: Picard, season three, episode four.] For fans of Star Trek: Picard’s landmark third season, actor-director Jonathan Frakes has emerged as one of the series’ MVPs. The Star Trek: The Next Generation veteran arguably delivers career-best work — both in front and behind the camera — in this week’s […]

Ed Fury, Bodybuilder and Star of ‘Sword and Sandal’ Films, Dies at 94

Ed Fury, the Muscle Beach bodybuilder who starred as the mighty warrior Ursus in three Italian “sword and sandal” epics, has died. He was 94. Fury died Feb. 24 at his home in Woodland Hills, his wife, Shelly, told The Hollywood Reporter. In 1953 alone, Fury appeared uncredited in seven films, including Abbott and Costello […]

Chris Pine Reveals What Really Happened With “Spit-Gate” and Explains Those ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Memes

Chris Pine is finally revealing what happened between him and Harry Styles in the viral video where it looks like the pop star is spitting on his Don’t Worry Darling co-star. “Harry did not spit on me. Harry’s a very, very kind guy,” Pine said in a video accompanying an Esquire profile published Wednesday. His […]

Gerald Fried, ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Roots’ Composer, Dies at 95

Gerald Fried, the Oscar-nominated, oboe-playing composer who created iconic gladiatorial fight music for the original Star Trek series and collaborated with Quincy Jones to win an Emmy for their theme to the landmark miniseries Roots, has died. He was 95. Fried died Friday of pneumonia at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut, his wife, Anita […]

Paramount+ Becomes Home of ‘Star Trek’ Franchise in Its Int’l Markets Outside Canada

Paramount Global streaming service Paramount+ is becoming the home of sci-fi franchise Star Trek in its international markets outside of Canada by adding Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks to its library there under a new co-exclusive deal with Amazon Prime Video. “The third and final season of Star Trek: Picard will premiere day and date with the […]