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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 ]

Photo Cr: Aaron Epstein/CBS

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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BTWF: Seth MacFarlane in a Star Trek spoof
March 24th, 2020 under Before They Were Famous, Seth MacFarlane, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]


Before Seth MacFarlane created the Star Trek inspired show The Orville, he filmed a Star Trek spoof in the late ’80s. He still looks the same as he did he was 13 in that 1987 video.

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Will William Shatner revive Captain Kirk?
March 3rd, 2020 under Star Trek, William Shatner. [ Comments: none ]


In Star Trek: Generations, we saw Captain Kirk die. However, that does not mean William Shatner‘s fans do not want to see him play his iconic role again.

In fact, someone asked him that very question on Twitter. The Shat told them, “No. I think Kirk’s story is pretty well played out at this point.” After that tweet started getting a lot of press, he added, “🙄 What was any different about my statement on Kirk that I haven’t said before? 🤷🏼‍♂️ I don’t do cameos (that one stretches back to 2008 & JJ) Kirk’s story is well told out of any other captain’s story. Kirk died in Generations. What is really left? Adventures in the ribbon?”

He says that now, but I bet for the right amount of money, he would do it again. Who wouldn’t?

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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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The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation sings Let It Snow
December 9th, 2019 under Christmas Music, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]

Back in 1945, Let It Snow was released for the first time. Seventy-Four years later, the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation is giving it their own twist of the tune thanks to Markeia McCarthy.

Instead of Let It Snow, the mashup changes the chorus to Make It So. One of the show’s catchphrases. At least, I am assuming so because I did not watch it. Although, this video makes me want to check out the show.

I love it when people do these mashups. I am grateful that they have the time and brain cells to handle it.

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