KICKER: Speaking of final frontiers, meet Captain James Kirk of the U.S.S…. Zumwalt. Sorry, no star trekking here, as the Zumwalt is a U.S. Navy ship, and the real life Captain Kirk’s middle name isn’t “Tiberius.” But we hear the Zumwalt’s armed with lens flares.(AP via Guardian)
(This is not Captain James A. Kirk of the USS Zumwalt. Sigh.)
“Roberto Orci, one of the producers on the Star Trek reboot films, told Sky News that he’d had a meeting with CBS to talk about reviving Trek on TV.” via themarysue
somebody get bryan fuller involved
toronto bloggers please kidnap bryan fuller and mail him to CBS
I’ll see what I can do.
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Makes sense to me. Episodic TV is where Trek belongs. And what will allow this to happen? CBS (most viewed broadcast TV network) + JJ Abrams & crew (they of Lost, Fringe, Sleepy Hollow etc.) + boffo box office for the last two theatrical releases + rabid fan base - sappy Star Wars bullshit = ingredients for a next Trek generation.
There are quite a few times during Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) when Spock and Uhura stopped to kiss each other, wasting valuable seconds during which people and planets were dying.
I guess I can catalog them later because I’m just that kind of Trekker but you probably know all of them by now.
SENSELESS: A one year-old — one year-old — is shot to death in Brooklyn while being pushed in a stroller. Gun nuts shrug, wish they didn’t again have to argue merits of strengthening anti gun-violence laws versus their right to play with lethal toys. (WashPo)