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Over 50 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Star Trek: Picard
January 6th, 2022 under Coronavirus, Sir Patrick Stewart/Sir Ian McKellen, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]

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The omicron variant of COVID-19 is so contagious that it seems like everyone is getting it. That is how the people who are involved with Star Trek: Picard felt when they found out that almost 10% of the cast and crew tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.

Therefore production was shut down, and it is expected to resume tomorrow. Hopefully.

Personally, I know people have to work. But I think they should just take off January and let omicron run its course. I mean, when over 50 of the 450 people who work on the show test positive, I would be afraid. Very afraid.

And if you are like me and are afraid that Sir Patrick Stewart was one of them. Deadline is reporting that he is not. He better stay that way because he is a treasure from the universe.

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Sir Patrick Stewart almost turned down Star Trek twice
January 16th, 2020 under Sir Patrick Stewart/Sir Ian McKellen, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]


Imagine watching Star Trek: The Next Generation without Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard. Well, if his good friend Sir Ian McKellan had his way, that is what would have happened. Both actors did not understand American television at the time, so Mckellan told his buddy should stay in London and continue to do plays.

Thankfully, other people told him to do it because it is destined to fail because fans of the original will not accept the sequel. Six seasons and four movies later, all of the people in his life were wrong.

They were not the only ones, so was the studio. They wanted him to have hair just like William Shatner, so they put him in a wig. Watch the interview from This Morning today to see what a bad idea that was. Thankfully, everyone learned from their mistakes.

Everyone but Stewart. When they asked him to do Picard, he was ready to turn it down. Thankfully the producers talked him into it with their briliant idea.

To find out Stewart was right to say yes this time around, check out Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access starting on January 23rd.

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CBS All Access is bringing back our childhood for the children!
January 13th, 2020 under CBS All Access, Sir Patrick Stewart/Sir Ian McKellen. [ Comments: none ]


CBS All Access teamed up with Dreamworks Animation to reboot some of our favorite shows from our childhoods. Beginning on January 17th, they will be streaming all new versions of Mr. Magoo, Lassie, and George of the Jungle. They join the updated versions of Danger Mouse and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

I might be too old to watch all of this, but why should I stop being a kid?

For adulting, I will be watching Star Trek: Picard that was picked up for a second season before season one even debuts on January 23rd. I also can check out season two of The Twilight Zone with special guest stars Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo, Ethan Embry, Jenna Elfman, Tavi Gevinson, Tony Hale, Abbie Hern, Gillian Jacobs, Sophia Macy, Joel McHale, Chris Meloni, Billy Porter, Jimmi Simpson, and Daniel Sunjata.

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Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart broke the same World Record!
February 20th, 2019 under Guinness World Records, Hugh Jackman, Marvel Comics, Sir Patrick Stewart/Sir Ian McKellen. [ Comments: none ]


Hugh Jackman and Sir Patrick Stewart are in the Guniess Book of World Records now and they are listed for the same thing. Are they in it for breaking the longest time tied to someone without breaking loose? Nope, but I like that.

They both have the longest career as a live-action Marvel superhero. How long have they been playing Wolverine and Professor X? They have been doing it for 16 years 228 days. Both actors started playing their characters in X-Men and ended it with Logan.

You know Jackman can end the tie if he would just agree to Deadpool vs Wolverine. Is it tempting him yet? I don’t think so because he has set his sites on breaking the longest marathon playing badminton, singles, record. He only has to do that for 25 hours, I think that is possible for Stewart!

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Sir Patrick Stewart returns to the final frontier
August 4th, 2018 under CBS All Access, Sir Patrick Stewart/Sir Ian McKellen, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]


CBS All Access brought Star Trek back to the small screen and now they are bringing back a franchise favorite to be part of his own show. After weeks of rumors that Sir Patrick Stewart would be back guiding the Enterprise, he finally confirmed that it is true.

I will always be very proud to have been a part of Star Trek: The Next Generation, but when we wrapped that final movie in the spring of 2002, I truly felt my time with Star Trek had run its natural course. It is, therefore, an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Seeking out new life for him, when I thought that life was over.

During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration and leadership. I feel I’m ready to return to him for the same reason – to research and experience what comforting and reforming light he might shine on these often very dark times. I look forward to working with our brilliant creative team as we endeavor to bring a fresh, unexpected and pertinent story to life once more.
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People from both Stars are excited about the news. Chewbacca aka Peter Mayhew wrote, “Great to hear @SirPatStew is returning as Jean Luc Picard to the #StarTrek universe. I look forward to seeing him on the bridge again.” While Stewart’s co-star from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wil Wheaton aka Wesley Crusher, just typed OMG until he reached the 280 character limit.

Will Wil Wheaton be part of it? We do not know but according to the Star Trek Twitter page, the new show will tell us what the next chapter from Captain Picard’s life holds for him. Therefore, I would expect we will a lot of blasts from the pasts on the show.

How are you excited for this follow-up for the fan favorite?

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