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Toy Fair 2019

20 February 2019 - 01:48 AM

So... Toy Fair 2019 is wrapping up and if your a fan of anything BUT Star Trek there seems to be lots of great product coming... 


The only stuff that seemed to be featured for Star Trek was the Mego offerings... which is kinda sad :-(

The reason Trek Canon Is being erased?

14 December 2018 - 05:33 AM

Midnights Edge posted this lengthy video about the controversies around Discovery, the new Picard Series, and talks about the deals between CBS and Paramount. If true, then thank goodness Les Moonves is out! 


In a nut shell it says most of the reasons for all the differences between the current movies and and canon comes down to an alternate copyright CBS gave Paramount, which states the look and feel of the movies must be substantially different from the original. 


But they found that its been a licensing nightmare for product as fans only want "Prime" trek merchandise (and judging from this board thats mostly true).


The real kicker seems to be that, under Moonves, CBS only sees Trek as a way to get subs... thus the reason its relegated to AA, however, as we know, its very expensive to produce, so it seems the grand idea is to basically allow TV trek (Discovery) to be produced by paramounts Trek alternative license so that paramount doesn't loose it... and CBS gets their content funded as I assume they are kicking in money to produce Discovery S2 and is the reason Kurtzman , whi is bad robot and Paramounts guy has the creative control of Trek. But Paramount and Bad robot want to merge the two timelines to erase prime trek and make the merch more appealing to fans as it makes the Alternate Trek Copyright basically the only one of value.... I think I got the summary right... but watch the video for yourselves. 


I gotta say if thats really whats going on, then I gotta agree with detractors that they really are missing the point of what Fans liked about Trek. 

Star Trek: Section 31

10 November 2018 - 08:37 PM

Well! CBS sure seems to be at warp 10 with new Trek shows!



Deadline is reporting exclusively that CBS is in talks with actress Michelle Yeoh to lead a new Star Trek TV series. First appearing in Star Trek: Discovery’s 2-part pilot where her character of Captain Georgiou was killed off, Yeoh still returned a number of times during the first season, most notably playing Geogiou’s Mirror Universe counterpart. Yeoh and both of her characters have proven to be popular with fans and the actress is also riding high as one of the stars of the current hit movie Crazy Rich Asians.

The CBS plan would be for Yeoh to play her Emperor Georgiou character, in her capacity as an operative for Section 31. Yeoh is already set to appear in the second season of Discovery and was featured in the NYCC trailer in her Section 31 outfit. According to the report, the Yeoh Star Trek show is in the early planning stages, but “looks likely to focus on a continuation of her DiscoverySeason 2 adventures in Starfleet’s Section 31 division.” There is no indication yet if they are looking at this show as a limited or ongoing series.


I never cared for the idea of Section 31... I always felt the mere idea was the antithesis of Trek Tenants.. but I'm sure it will make for some exciting BSG like TV.

What if TOS were revived digitally?

09 October 2018 - 05:32 AM

I ran across this piece by James Berardinelli and in it he suggests that not only could another season of TOS be done, but that folks, like Shatner, would relish the opportunity.


He suggests that the digital technology like that used in Rogue One will be perfected in a couple of years...



there won’t be any technological barriers to bringing together the crew of the Enterprise as they looked in 1969 and allowing them to embark on new adventures. Assuming that the surviving actors (and the rights-holders for the dead ones) give their okay, the adventures denied to viewers 50 years earlier by NBC’s cancelation of their favorite show could come to life by means of this newest wave of special effects.



I'm pretty sure there are more than a few folks that would love to see this... but though I do love TOS... I must confess that I find its stylings more than dated and often the writing was campy.  I think I'd almost prefer to see them just go with the TWOK uniform style and kinda retcon the rest of the bridge and tech to be more modern. 

CBS AA Announces "Short Treks"

03 October 2018 - 06:36 PM

Well... in a bit of a surprise...  AA just announced a set of shorts to tide over the faithful until DISCO S2 hits in 2019.


and the 1st episode is tomorrow!



STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS, four stand-alone short stories, will begin rolling out on Thursday, October 4, in anticipation of the early 2019 return of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. The first STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS is titled "Runaway" and stars Mary Wiseman as "Tilly." Each short will run approximately 10-15 minutes and will be an opportunity for fans to dive deeper into key themes and characters that fit into the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and expanding "Star Trek" universe. Each of STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS four stories will center on a key character, including familiar faces from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Doug Jones (Saru) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd), in a short he will also direct, as well as a new character unfamiliar to fans, Craft, played by Aldis Hodge.