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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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Watch Mary Chieffo transform into a Klingon
June 21st, 2019 under CBS All Access, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]


Mary Chieffo plays Chancellor L’Rell, Mother of Klingons on Star Trek Discovery and that means she has to wear a lot of makeup and prosthetics in order to play the part.

CBS TV Studios shared a video of her getting into character. Unlike other actors, it is not as easy as just putting on an accent. It is hours of sitting in a makeup chair as they make her up piece by piece. You have to admire how cool she is throughout the long process. I cannot even sit still to write this up and she is like whatevs.

Which is why CBS All Access is asking for her and the makeup department to be considered for an Emmy. The voters should consider that there is much more to acting than acting out the lines. I doubt someone like Constance Wu would be willing to go through all of that for a role. Now I am not saying that acting out lines is easy and should be nullified, but some actors have to do a lot more before they go in front of the camera and should be recognized for that too. Mandy Moore does more to play Rebecca Pearson than some of the actresses on Big Little Lies.

I also think it is really interesting to watch these transformation videos. I enjoy watching a human turn into something else. How would you say that in Klingon?

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Rebecca Romijn finds out if brunettes have more fun!
October 8th, 2018 under CBS All Access, Jerry O'Connell/Rebecca Romijn, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]


As long as we have known Rebecca Romijn, she has been a blonde. But for her role in CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery, she is a brunette. Here is a glimpse of her with the darker locks and she is giving Alexis Carrington a run for her sexy money. So, I am sure Jerry O’Connell is making her wear the wig to bed when the twins are asleep.

To see the first look at season 2 and our first glimpse of Ethan Peck as Spock, then click here!

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Ethan Peck will live long and prosper as Spock on Star Trek: Discovery
August 14th, 2018 under CBS All Access, Star Trek. [ Comments: none ]


Star Trek: Discovery is bringing a familiar name to the Enterprise. That name is Spock. The beloved Vulcan has been played by the late Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, and now a new person is taking over that role. That actor has a famous last name and is a Hollywood legacy.

CBS All Access announced today that Gregory Peck’s grandson, Ethan Peck, is the new Spock and I know he has the chops or pointy ears (well they are not pointy but you get my point) to play the legendary role. This is not the first time that he has taken on a character made famous by someone else. In 2009, he starred as Patrick Verona, a role originated by Heath Ledger, in the small screen version of 10 Things I Hate About You.

Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman had this to say about the casting of the only character who has been part every era of the franchise for 52 years, “We searched for months for an actor who would…bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would…effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning.” Then he added, “Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.”

Talking about family, Adam Nimoy had this to say about the exciting news, “There’s a new Spock in town! Welcome to the family Ethan!! #StarTrekDiscovery #LLAP 🖖”

How does Peck feel about taking on the role? He wrote, “Beyond all logic, beyond what I thought was possible, I find myself in this reality. It is with great honor and a sense of immense responsibility that I take on the iconic role that Leonard gave to us and that Zachary did brilliant justice to.” He continued with, “Thank you Adam Nimoy, Julie Nimoy, Terry Farrell and David Knight for your open arms, warm welcome, smiling curiosity, support, for making me feel worthy, as I embrace and take into my heart the half alien we know as Mr. Spock. 🖖🏼 #StarTrekDiscovery #LLAP”

Star Trek: Discovery returns to CBS All Access early next year. I now have a reason to watch.

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