The absence of Star Trek on TV has created a mystery around CBS’ All-Access Star Trek: Discovery, one we’re likely to wait for official announcements in October. Still, a new report suggests the main character will go by a familiar name, while Bryan Fuller will split the work with new showrunners, and avoid certain Trek mainstays.
With the recent release of the third installment in the new Star Trek film series, Star Trek Beyond, the future of the past continues to zoom into the future of the present. Even as that future continues to change around us. And just as our present vision of the future changes, so too the exploits and adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise have changed. And that makes sense, especially when you consider the fact that this new iteration of the franchise has revolved almost entirely around time travel and alternate timelines.
But if all this time talk has got your head spinning, there's a lot of great fan art by talented artists to enjoy, and we've compiled a small collection of some of the best. Gallery Viewer… Engage!
It's Star Trek's 50th anniversary and between the well-received Star Trek Beyond, the fact that all of Trek is available streaming basically everywhere, a new TV show coming next year, and the continued release of new novels and comics, it's a good time to be a fan of the USS Enterprise and its brethren.
Comics have been a part of Trek lore from almost the very start. Beginning in 1967, when the original Trek was wrapping up its first season on NBC, Gold Key published a series that only had two consistent features: an irregular publishing schedule, and an almost total disregard for how the characters actually looked.
Summer 2016 is about to be dominated by Star Trek fever as we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the iconic sci-fi franchise and ramp up to the release of the new feature film Star Trek Beyond and more news continues to trickle in surrounding Bryan Fuller's upcoming CBS digital television Star Trek series due next year.
IDW are a publisher confident that this wave of momentum will continue following the release of the new film, so much so that they are ending their current Star Trek ongoing series and replacing it with a new series telling the further adventures of the USS Enterprise in the wake of the events in Star Trek Beyond.
Jonathan Hickman described his upcoming Image series as "like Star Trek, but super depressing." Star Trek, of course, has historically been about a utopian future where humanity has solved Earth's problems and expanded outward into the cosmos, uniting with other advanced planets to spread civilization across the galaxy. In the future Hickman portrays in Frontier, that plan has apparently not gone so well.
The future of Star Trek may not divide humanity by nations of Earth, but back in the 21st century, CBS All-Access subscribers in the U.S. may have reason to envy abroad. The new Star Trek series will be made available on Netflix in international markets, with new episodes streaming shortly after their premiere.
Some very cool news about this summer’s Star Trek Beyond, via the Australian newspaper the Herald Sun: They report that Beyond will reveal that John Cho’s Hikaru Sulu is gay. The character is also revealed to be “the loving father of a daughter with a same sex partner. And in typical trailblazing Trek fashion - it’s just not a big deal.” At least the daughter aspect fits with what little the previous Star Trek series revealed of Sulu’s private life; in 1994’s Star Trek Generations, Sulu’s daughter, Ensign Demora Sulu, serves as the helmsman on the Enterprise-B.
John Byrne is a controversial figure in comics, all the more so as he's moved to disavow his work with mainstream publishers, yet his legacy within the industry is undeniable, and his contributions to iconic franchise properties and to early creator-owned independent work are worthy of celebration.
Born on this day in 1950, John Byrne moved from England to Canada at the age of eight, and it was here that he first encountered American superhero comics. He enrolled in --- but dropped out of --- the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, and began contributing to Roger Stern and Bob Layton’s Contemporary Pictoral Literature. Their character Rog-2000 was spotted by Charlton Comics, and the team began contributing back-up stories in the pages of E-Man.
One of the greatest thing about Star Trek is just how much of it there is, not just in terms of adaptations throughout media, but in setting, characters and eras. To celebrate the iconic sci-fi franchise’s 50th anniversary, IDW has announced a new bi-monthly anthology title telling stories within various eras of Star Trek, titled Star Trek: Waypoint.
Announced today via io9, Star Trek: Waypoint will feature multiple stories per issue set between episodes of beloved Star Trek shows, including the classic original series which starred William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols.
Hey, remember that fancy new Bryan Fuller-helmed Star Trek series streaming on CBS All-Access in 2017? The one that hasn’t cast a single actor, let alone shot a scrap of footage? Well, now it has a teaser! And a logo! In pog form!. Okay, it’s just a teaser.