To save McCoy from emotional ruin, Kirk and crew steal the Enterprise and violate the quarantine of the Genesis Planet to retrieve Spock, his body regenerated by the rapidly dying planet itself, in the hope that body and soul can be rejoined. No, not the Next Generation, but the most recent Star Trek movie series, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. The success of the series in syndication convinced the studio to begin work on a feature film in 1975. Written by John Logan and directed by Stuart Baird, this film was a critical and commercial failure (released December 13, 2002 in direct competition with Die Another Day, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) and was the final Star Trek film to feature the Next Generation cast and to be produced by Rick Berman. First up, Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley’s step into the final frontier has been put on hold. To save the planet, the crew must time-travel back to the late 20th century to obtain a mating pair of these whales, and a marine biologist (Catherine Hicks) to care for them. 6. The final season showed the origins of some elements of previous series, and resolved some of their continuity problems. Of course, the TNG movie run also eventually came to an end, with Star Trek: Nemesis as the final film. [50] The series premiered on January 23, 2020. The liberated Bajoran people ask the United Federation of Planets to help run a Cardassian-built space station, Deep Space Nine, near Bajor. The film introduced an upgrade to the technology and starship designs, making for a dramatic visual departure from the original series. Douglas Trumbull was hired and given a blank check to complete the effects work in time and location;[70] the final cut of the film was completed just in time for the film's premiere. That was all set for an outlandish premise: “Chris Hemsworth would return and play Chris Pine’s father in a time travel narrative,” according to Deadline. [citation needed]. The name Kelvin comes from the USS Kelvin, a starship involved in the event that creates the new reality in Star Trek (2009). In an effort to bring Star Trek back to the silver screen, three ideas for the next film in the franchise are currently under consideration by Paramount. [63], Paramount Pictures has produced thirteen Star Trek feature films, the most recent being released in July 2016. 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[21], NBC canceled the series after three seasons; the last original episode aired on June 3, 1969. Paramount gave Bennett the green light to write Star Trek III the day after The Wrath of Khan opened. Picard enlists the help of Kirk, who is presumed long dead but flourishes in an extra-dimensional realm, to prevent a deranged scientist (Malcolm McDowell) from destroying a star and its populated planetary system in an attempt to enter that realm. Film fans may have been keen to see Tarantino’s take on Star Trek, something famously described by the man himself as “Pulp Fiction in space.” As of writing, however, he’s not attached to direct, though the film could still be a goer. The first television series, simply called Star Trek and now referred to as "The Original Series", debuted in 1966 and aired for three seasons on NBC. Here's What Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek Movie Is Actually About. [166], List article of Star Trek franchise vehicles. The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test. NY 10036. 7. Eventually, though, they settle their differences, after which the overall tone becomes more reminiscent of The Original Series. [citation needed] Star William Shatner was promised his turn as director for Star Trek V, and Nicholas Meyer returned as director/co-writer for Star Trek VI. It is the first production to feature an entirely different cast of actors playing roles previously established by other actors, with the exception of the aged Spock played by Nimoy. The Enterprise, its interior, and the original uniforms were redesigned. Some of the episodes are animated. It features a new starship, Enterprise-D, and a new crew led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Commander William Riker (Jonathan Frakes). [30] During its run it earned several Emmy Awards and nominations—including a nomination for Best Dramatic Series during its final season—two Hugo Awards and a Peabody Award for Outstanding Television Programming for the episode "The Big Goodbye". The Star Trek canon includes The Original Series, seven spin-off television series, two animated series, and thirteen films. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) (Subsequent Star Trek films tended to have shorter television versions). [148][149], In December 2017, it was announced that Quentin Tarantino was working on a Star Trek film collaboratively with Abrams, with the intention being that the former will serve as director. Following seven seasons of The Next Generation, the next Star Trek film was the first to feature the crew of the Enterprise-D, along with a long prologue sequence featuring three cast members of the original series and the only appearance of the Enterprise-B. After having been dissatisfied with the script written by Daniel Petrie Jr., Paramount hired Meyer to rewrite the screenplay with Bennett's help. Star Trek Beyond was released on July 22, 2016, in time for the franchise's 50th anniversary celebrations. This is the original Star Trek … Tarantino pitched the idea for the film to producer J.J. Abrams, and Paramount handed the idea to a writers’ room to break down. New York, [59] It will be released on CBS All Access. [75] The producer penned a resurrection story for Spock that built on threads from the previous film and the original series episode "Amok Time". Like Deep Space Nine, early seasons of Voyager feature more conflict between its crew members than seen in later episodes. Star Trek: Discovery is a direct prequel to The Original Series, set roughly ten years prior. Nimoy and Bennett wanted a film with a lighter tone that did not have a classic antagonist. This route was taken to free the new films from the restrictions of established continuity without completely discarding it, which the writers felt would have been "disrespectful". 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The eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth films take place in an alternate timeline, officially known as the Kelvin Timeline, with a new cast playing younger versions of the original series characters and Leonard Nimoy portraying an elderly Spock. The series premiered on September 28, 1987 and ran for seven seasons, ending on May 23, 1994. The Motion Picture's gross was considered disappointing, but it was enough for Paramount to back a sequel with a reduced budget. The fourth and final season consisted of several mini-arcs composed of two to three episodes. Recurring plot elements include the repercussions of the Cardassian occupation of Bajor, Sisko's spiritual role for the Bajorans as the Emissary of the Prophets, and in later seasons a war with the Dominion. This new reality was informally referred to by several names, including the "Abramsverse", "JJ Trek" and "NuTrek", before it was named the "Kelvin Timeline" (versus the "Prime Timeline" of the original series and films) by Michael and Denise Okuda for use in official Star Trek reference guides and encyclopedias. The movie, which would’ve supposedly been centred around a pandemic (yikes) and featured a brand-new cast is now on “pause.”. 4. [147] In January 2019, Deadline Hollywood reported that Paramount had shelved the project. The original USS Enterprise (designation NCC-1701), designed in 1965, is a classic among Star Trek fans. .mw-parser-output .toclimit-2 .toclevel-1 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-3 .toclevel-2 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-4 .toclevel-3 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-5 .toclevel-4 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-6 .toclevel-5 ul,.mw-parser-output .toclimit-7 .toclevel-6 ul{display:none}. The plot picks up shortly after the conclusion of the previous film. Paramount instead planned on returning the franchise to its roots with a new television series (Phase II). © The first new Star Trek TV show in 16 years will be coming to UK Netflix on the 25th of September (with new episodes releasing every Monday). Does that mean a shared universe, like "Star Wars," or the return of "The Next Generation" era? Stranded on an unknown planet, and with no apparent means of escape or rescue, they find themselves in conflict with a new sociopathic enemy (Idris Elba) who has a well-founded hatred of the Federation and what it stands for. Then in 2009, J.J. Abrams brought Trek back to screens with his reboot movie starring a new cast as the original Enterprise crew. Following the huge opening of Columbia's Close Encounters of the Third Kind in late December 1977, production of Phase II was cancelled in favor of making a Star Trek film.[63]. Unlike the other Star Trek series, DS9 takes place primarily on a space station rather than aboard a starship. This film also included original crew members Scotty (James Doohan) and Chekov (Walter Koenig). Star Trek is a 2009 American science fiction action film directed by J. J. Abrams and written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. A new Deadline report has revealed as much, with three potential projects (including Tarantino’s Star Trek movie) being named as possibly being future instalments in … This marks the first Star Trek series to feature a First Officer as the lead. Paramount announced not one, but two new "Star Trek" movies in development. They decided on a time travel story with the Enterprise crew returning to their past to retrieve something to save their present—eventually, humpback whales. Picard must confront the demons which stem from his assimilation into the Collective ("The Best of Both Worlds") as he leads the new Enterprise-E back through time to ensure the test and subsequent meeting with the Vulcans take place. 3. With Star Trek boldly going where it has before on television – Discovery, Picard and the animated Lower Decks series are either currently airing or set for new seasons – the movie side of things have been left in limbo since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. [19] The series tells the tale of the crew of the starship Enterprise and its five-year mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before." If you want to watch Star Trek in order, it can be a daunting undertaking. The Search for Spock movie is produced and written by Harve Bennett. Star Trek I: The Motion Picture. Considering Star Trek 4 is only just starting to formally come together, there's no official release date set as of November 2019. Described as being a take on a prior Star Trek episode, the previously Tarantino-led movie would have been “largely earthbound in a ‘30s gangster setting.” That sure sounds like “The City on the Edge of Forever” to us, a story that saw Kirk travel back in time and fall in love, natch, with a woman who turns out to inadvertently change history unless she dies. Director Nicholas Meyer finished a complete screenplay in just twelve days, and did everything possible within budget to give The Wrath of Khan a nautical, swashbuckling feel,[72] which he described as "Horatio Hornblower in outer space. [51], Star Trek: Lower Decks was announced on October 25, 2018, by CBS All Access as a two-season order for a half-hour adult animated comedy series created by Mike McMahan, the head writer and executive producer of Rick and Morty. [140][141] Later that month, Paramount announced the return of most of the Beyond cast and producers Abrams and Lindsey Weber; J.D. However, the admiral himself is a pawn in his alien partner's (F. Murray Abraham) mission of vengeance. [151] The screenplay was completed by June 2019,[152] and is reportedly based on an original series episode which largely takes place on Earth "in a 1930s gangster setting". G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi A story that covered the events between Nemesis and Star Trek was released as the graphic novel Countdown in early 2009. Nero then captures Spock and uses the black-hole technology to destroy Vulcan. A Starfleet special agent (Benedict Cumberbatch) coerces an officer into blowing up a secret installation in London, shoots up a subsequent meeting of Starfleet brass in San Francisco, and then flees to Qo'noS. Profoundly disturbed by what he views as a blatant violation of the Prime Directive, Picard deliberately interferes with a Starfleet admiral's (Anthony Zerbe) plan to relocate a relatively small but seemingly immortal population from a mystical planet to gain control of the planet's natural radiation, which has been discovered to have substantial medicinal properties. Star Trek: The Next Generation, frequently abbreviated as TNG, takes place about a century after The Original Series (2364–2370). Launched on September 8, 1966 — nearly 54 years ago — the NBC-TV series Star Trek was the beginning of a new age of science fiction on television and, eventually, the big screen. [163] In August 2020, it was announced that Hawley's movie had been put on hold, reportedly by Paramount's new president to get a better handle on how to move the film franchise forward. Represent new alien races, including Deanna Troi, a half-Betazoid counselor played by Sirtis... 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