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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is an upcoming American science fiction television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet for the streaming service Paramount+. It is scheduled to launch in 2022 as part of Kurtzman's expanded Star Trek Universe. wikipedia.orgStar Trek: Strange New Worlds

That irksome, omnipotent entity Q puts mankind on trial once again.

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However, only Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan), Elnor (Evan Evagora), Narek (Harry Treadaway), Dr. Agnes Jurati (Alison Pill), Raffi Musiker (Michelle Hurd) and Cristóbal Rios (Santiago Cabrera) seem to be aware that something has changed.

The nostalgia fest continues as to put things right, they must travel back to modern day Los Angeles, but in order to actually travel nearly 400 years back in time, Picard must enlist the help of the Borg Queen (Annie Wersching) who, in this new, alternate reality, appears to be a captive on Earth.

Season 2 of "Star Trek: Picard" will premiere sometime in February 2022. Season 1 is available to watch on Paramount+ and it was also announced at today's event that the show has been renewed for a third season. 

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Jonathan Frakes felt there were more seasons in Star Trek: The Next Generation

Redshirts Always Die 09 September, 2021 - 08:00am

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 03: Actor and director Jonathan Frakes speaks at the "TNG - Part 2" panel during the 17th annual official Star Trek convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino on August 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Star Trek: The Next Generation wrapped after seven seasons in 1994, ending an iconic series that had reignited the franchise and brought in more fans to the community. And very few of those fans were ready for TNG to come to an end because, honestly, we didn’t want to say goodbye to Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. There were still so many things we wanted to see, and according to an interview with TrekMovie, series star Jonathan Frakes thought the series had more stories left in it.

In the interview with Anthony Pascale, Frakes said that he and Marina Sirtis would still be doing the show if they had been asked. He believed TNG ended as a series so Paramount could make movies in the franchise, but he wasn’t convinced the series finale “All Good Things” was the end of what viewers could have seen aboard the Enterprise.

The longest-running live-action drama series today is Law and Order: SVU, which has been on the air now for 22 seasons. Could The Next Generation have gone that long? Frakes isn’t sure the series had as many seasons in it, but he believed there was more that could have been done. And fans would agree as even the movies didn’t wrap up storylines or character arcs. And we wanted to know more about what happened to the characters.

Though we’re learning more about Captain Picard (now Admiral) and his life after the Enterprise in Star Trek: Picard, some stories have been left open-ended. And though we know these characters won’t return to The Next Generation, we’re still interested in what became of them. Picard has filled us in on Riker and Troi, and we know about Data, but we would love the chance to learn more about Geordi La Forge, Dr. Crusher, and Worf. Perhaps they’ll turn up on Picard in the future, and we’ll get an update on their lives.

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Star Trek: Discovery season 4 gets a release date and more big news from Star Trek Day

TechRadar 09 September, 2021 - 04:47am

All the news from Star Trek Day rounded up

With new animated series Star Trek Prodigy also beginning on October 28, this makes it the first time that two Trek series have released simultaneously on a weekly basis in over 20 years – Voyager and Deep Space Nine marked the last occasion in the latter half of the '90s. Prodigy is coming to Paramount Plus, and is expected to arrive in the UK when the service lands in 2022. 

That wasn't the only news that came out of Star Trek Day. Star Trek: Picard season 2 will release in February 2022, it was confirmed, with a first trailer also released for the show's return. That show will air on Amazon Prime Video outside the US. Check out a Q-filled trailer below, where Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc explains how he's "way too old for Q's bullshit":

The trial is never over. ✨ #StarTrekPicard #StarTrek https://t.co/c1Yma43NE3 pic.twitter.com/Xb98chCN3ESeptember 9, 2021

Time travel, then, and more Jeri Ryan are part of the package this season. In addition, a third season was confirmed, which as previously rumored, will film back-to-back with this second one. So don't expect a two-year wait between seasons next time. 

Here's a video introducing them all, including more footage of the incredibly handsome Anson Mount as Pike:

Meet the cast of #StarTrek #StrangeNewWorlds 💫 https://t.co/M6D2tyQuBA pic.twitter.com/z6ImvEKwZVSeptember 9, 2021

There's no release date for that one, but we wouldn't expect it before Picard season 2. Mid-2022 seems like a good bet, and we're not sure how that one will roll out to the UK and Australia yet. 

All of these shows are coming to Paramount Plus in the US – underlining just how important Trek is to the streaming service.

Star Trek Day was a pretty cool event, all told – they didn't skimp on the announcements, and unlike a comic-con, you could enjoy it without having to book a hotel room, travel and so forth. 

A couple more things from the event are worth noting. Viewers got a quick look at the restoration job being performed on the original oddball 2001-esque Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which is also only coming to Paramount Plus:

The Director's Edition of #StarTrek: The Motion Picture is coming exclusively to @ParamountPlus. The restoration is being undertaken by David C. Fein, Mike Matessino, and Daren R. Dochterman, all of whom worked previously with director Robert Wise. pic.twitter.com/qyWwg3vBsfSeptember 9, 2021

In addition to the release date, we also got a proper look at Star Trek: Prodigy in a new trailer – which reintroduces us to Kate Mulgrew's Janeaway. The show looks a lot like Trek's own version of The Clone Wars, in terms of being kid-friendly but expensive-looking:

The Final Frontier is just the beginning 💫 #StarTrekProdigy #StarTrek https://t.co/YHZpnVBa0B pic.twitter.com/KVgEqPAfoTSeptember 9, 2021

That's all of the big stuff. Star Trek fans have a lot to look forward to over the next year or so – and plenty to complain about, no doubt. 

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Star Trek: Discovery season 4 gets a release date and more big news from Star Trek Day

Paramount Plus 09 September, 2021 - 04:47am

All the news from Star Trek Day rounded up

With new animated series Star Trek Prodigy also beginning on October 28, this makes it the first time that two Trek series have released simultaneously on a weekly basis in over 20 years – Voyager and Deep Space Nine marked the last occasion in the latter half of the '90s. Prodigy is coming to Paramount Plus, and is expected to arrive in the UK when the service lands in 2022. 

That wasn't the only news that came out of Star Trek Day. Star Trek: Picard season 2 will release in February 2022, it was confirmed, with a first trailer also released for the show's return. That show will air on Amazon Prime Video outside the US. Check out a Q-filled trailer below, where Patrick Stewart's Jean-Luc explains how he's "way too old for Q's bullshit":

The trial is never over. ✨ #StarTrekPicard #StarTrek https://t.co/c1Yma43NE3 pic.twitter.com/Xb98chCN3ESeptember 9, 2021

Time travel, then, and more Jeri Ryan are part of the package this season. In addition, a third season was confirmed, which as previously rumored, will film back-to-back with this second one. So don't expect a two-year wait between seasons next time. 

Here's a video introducing them all, including more footage of the incredibly handsome Anson Mount as Pike:

Meet the cast of #StarTrek #StrangeNewWorlds 💫 https://t.co/M6D2tyQuBA pic.twitter.com/z6ImvEKwZVSeptember 9, 2021

There's no release date for that one, but we wouldn't expect it before Picard season 2. Mid-2022 seems like a good bet, and we're not sure how that one will roll out to the UK and Australia yet. 

All of these shows are coming to Paramount Plus in the US – underlining just how important Trek is to the streaming service.

Star Trek Day was a pretty cool event, all told – they didn't skimp on the announcements, and unlike a comic-con, you could enjoy it without having to book a hotel room, travel and so forth. 

A couple more things from the event are worth noting. Viewers got a quick look at the restoration job being performed on the original oddball 2001-esque Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which is also only coming to Paramount Plus:

The Director's Edition of #StarTrek: The Motion Picture is coming exclusively to @ParamountPlus. The restoration is being undertaken by David C. Fein, Mike Matessino, and Daren R. Dochterman, all of whom worked previously with director Robert Wise. pic.twitter.com/qyWwg3vBsfSeptember 9, 2021

In addition to the release date, we also got a proper look at Star Trek: Prodigy in a new trailer – which reintroduces us to Kate Mulgrew's Janeaway. The show looks a lot like Trek's own version of The Clone Wars, in terms of being kid-friendly but expensive-looking:

The Final Frontier is just the beginning 💫 #StarTrekProdigy #StarTrek https://t.co/YHZpnVBa0B pic.twitter.com/KVgEqPAfoTSeptember 9, 2021

That's all of the big stuff. Star Trek fans have a lot to look forward to over the next year or so – and plenty to complain about, no doubt. 

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Star Trek: Picard's New Season 2 Trailer Goes Full Back to the Future

Gizmodo 08 September, 2021 - 10:30pm

Wow. Q (John de Lancie) has traveled through time and created an evil alternate reality for Picard (Patrick Stewart), Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan), and the rest of the heroes. That means Picard himself is going to have to time travel too, which leads him to revisit an old friend: the Borg Queen, recently announced as being played by Annie Wersching. And she is looking incredibly forbidding.

So yes, Star Trek: Picard season two has some major Back to the Future Part II vibes with Picard and his crew traveling through time to save their reality that was shattered by a villain. It also happens to give co-showrunner and executive producer Akiva Goldsman license to film in and around what looks to be modern Los Angeles, which makes this also feel a lot like Star Trek: The Voyage Home with members of Starfleet running around a modern California city. But, as you well know, the Trek franchise is no stranger to time travel. Surely though, things are going to get twisty and turny... and very Borg-y.

While the first teaser for Star Trek: Picard posed some questions about this season, some of which are now answered, this new look just raises more and more uncertainties. Can Jean-Luc Picard save his reality like Marty McFly did? We’ll find out when Star Trek: Picard returns in February 2022. This season will also see Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Orla Brady, and Brent Spiner return for the adventures in time (and space). What did you think of the latest Star Trek: Picard trailer? What’s your stand-out moment? Let us know below.

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