On this special edition of EMExlclusives, today marks the 100th Birthday of a man who would change the way we dreamt about our future. Born on this day, one hundred years ago in El Paso, Texas – this visionary would launch a new sci-fi series on NBC nearly fifty-five years that taken audiences to strange new worlds and seek out new civilizations. With his unique vision, we still boldly go into the wonderful universe that is Star Trek. The man – was Gene Roddenberry!
While Gene has left us nearly thirty years ago, his vision still lives on! This year, Star Trek is still going strong. Don’t believe me, ask the thousands of Trekkies who descended to Vegas for the annual Creation Con this past weekend or the one who waited for the premiere of the second season of Lower Decks. No matter who you are or where you are in the world, Star Trek is alive and well. With three current series (Discovery, Picard and Lower Decks), one coming soon to Nickelodeon (Prodigy) and one new series just wrapped shooting its first season (Strange New Worlds), Roddenberry Entertainment CEO/Executive Producer and son of the legendary creator, Rod Roddenberry joins me for this exclusive interview!
At the Star Trek Las Vegas Convention 2018, CBS All Access’ Star Trek overlord, Alex Kurtzman introduced the decision on what Trek series to make next by calling on a very special guest – Sir Patrick Stewart.
Yes, the next Trek series will be a Jean-Luc Picard series (check out the announcement video below).
No other details were announced, but Kurtzman and Sir Patrick have issued statements (also below).
Canadian Trekkers no longer have to worry about having to use more dubious methods to watch CBS Access’ new Star Trek series.
Bell Media has acquired the rights to air the series – and all 727 episodes of Trek series past – in Canada. The new series will air day and date with the U.S, broadcasts and in the same format – the premiere will air on CTV, the country’s most watched network, with subsequent episodes airing on Bell’s cable stations Space and Z (French) and then later on its streaming VOD service, CraveTV.
Yesterday’s announcement of CBS/CBS Access plans for Star Trek at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con were just the tip of the iceberg.
CBS is also bringing Scorpion, American Gothic and its MacGyver prequel/reboot to SDCC 2016 – along with its first ever ‘Fan Favorites’ panel of CBS stars – and fans can get rides (see above) ‘in Specially Designed Electric Cars Promoting “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “MacGyver,” “Kevin Can Wait,” “The Great Indoors” and “Man with a Plan”.‘
The Big Bang Theory will also be represented with a panel and ‘Special Video Presentation,’ courtesy of Warner Bros. Television.
Add to that CBS Interactive’s annual con coverage and unique giveaways (the MacGyver ‘mulit-tool,’ anyone?) and the result falls just short of a full-scale invasion!
For a complete list of events and times, follow the jump.
Star Trek Celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a truly intergalactic presence at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 with a 50th Anniversary panel featuring William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner – moderated by Bryan Fuller who heads the new Trek series coming in January 2017; a 50 Artists, 50 Years art exhibition; Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault (exclusive never-before-seen materials from Gene Roddenberry’s personal stash); Trek Talks: Science, Smithsonian and Star Trek, and much, much more.
Plus SDCC exclusive merchandiseand collectibles, and giveaways.
For all the details, transport yourself beyond the jump.
Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness will be Paramount Home Media Distribution’s first two titles released on the new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format.
Each title will include a bonus disc – with three hours of behind-the-scenes content for Star Trek and two hours of bonus features for Star Trek Into Darkness. In addition, the Star Trek Into Darkness release will include the IMAX® version of the film.
Both titles will be released on June 14th. Follow the jump for further details.
A Roddenberry will give CBS Access’ Star Trek reboot a direct link to The Great Bird of the Galaxy. The son of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry (above, with Rod) and Roddenberry Entertainment President Rod Roddenberry has joined the Star Trek team as an executive producer – along with his company’s COO Trevor Roth.
‘Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy, left a finely feathered nest for all who love Star Trek to enjoy,’ said Bryan Fuller, Executive Producer. ‘And it is only fitting that Rod Roddenberry and Roddenberry Entertainment join our new Trek adventure to ensure that his father’s legacy of hope for the future and infinite diversity in infinite combinations runs through our tales as Gene Roddenberry intended.’