Star Trek co-writer Roberto Orci reveals that a 70-page story outline exists for the planned sequel, and that writing on the script will commence when producer J.J. Abrams signs off in it.
I had an odd reaction to the news that Fox's Bones has been renewed for a seventh season earlier this week: The feeling that, finally, things could start wrapping up and coming to an end in a sensible, graceful manner. Why was that so odd, you may ask? Because no-one involved with the show has even hinted that Bones's seventh year will be its last. It's just my wishful thinking.
Netflix has acquired streaming rights for all the Star Trek television series, and plans to roll them out toward the end of the year. Good news for fans, definitely, but what if you've never seen any of the five shows and your time is limited? Don't worry: We'll tell you the 20 episodes you should make room in your schedule to see.
Script delays put Paramount's planned Jack Ryan revival for Chris Pine on hold, causing the studio to revert its previous focus on bringing Pine back to the U.S.S. Enterprise for Star Trek 2.
Number One and Data no more, the stars of Star Trek: The Next Generation turned their Emerald City Comicon panel into a joke-fest for thousands of happy fans.
For all the misgivings I have about the shared Marvel Movie Universe - which pretty much comes down to "It's all fun now, but it'll probably seem like a drag ten movies down the line, just like the comics" - I have to admit, there really is a thrill in seeing characters from one place suddenly pop up where you least expect them. In fact, I have to admit, if I had my way, movies and television shows would crossover much more often than they already do - and here are five examples of what I'd want to see.
Star Trek: The Next Generation was my first real Star Trek series. I was born too late for the original show (and the animated follow-up, for that matter), and as a kid, the re-runs just didn't do it for me. But ST:TNG debuted when I was thirteen, and I was completely sold on everything from Picard's calmness to Troi's plunging necklines. I avidly devoured every new episode, and couldn't wait for more... which should've been a sign that I shouldn't have rewatched the show recently, really.
IDW manages to find something new to do with two of comics' favorite subjects this year, with Infestation breaking new ground for both zombies and crossovers. The story that starts in Ashley Wood and Chris Ryall's Zombies Vs. Robots reality before crossing into the universes of Ghostbusters, GI Joe, Star Trek and Transformers begins this month with a first issue written by fan favorites Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, with art by David Messina. Click through for a preview.
Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have reportedly made a major breakthrough on the story for the next Star Trek film, which could pave the way for a third installment.