Gabriel Lorca is played by Jason Isaacs who stars in CBS latest prequel Star Trek universe - 10 years before Captain Kirk. Here's a great shot of Isaac's family smiling for London's 61st London Film Premiere.
Jason with wife and daughters. Ruby, lily and Emma
Holding Star Trek: The Original Series in remarkably high esteem, Jason Isaacs' initial reaction to being asked to appear in Star Trek: Discovery was to turn down the offer, adamant that he didn't want to participate in a horribly diluted version of the series that he respected so much.
"But then," he continued, "I set up a Skype, a slightly reluctant Skype, with these guys, and they had a great story to tell. They had a great character to play. And so, I shrugged off any of the yolk of the past and just jumped in to play this, to do this story."
So, all I meant was that I don't think about any of that stuff, because I couldn't go to work if I felt like the ghost of Bill Shatner and Patrick Stewart were breathing down my costume (laughter), and that there were 20 million people watching to see whether I cross my legs or press the left button or the right button.
Family is special. What are you doing this Christmas? Heres Wil Wheaton aka Wesley Crusher four days ago at a Star Wars movie!
“I loved #TheLastJedi!,” Wheaton tweeted out after the premiere. “It hit all the right notes for me, and seeing it in the Chinese Theater, surrounded by my fellow nerds was glorious. The Force was with us. “Oh, and I went in costume for the first time ever, because I am a damn adult and I get to decide what that means.”
Have you seen Star Wars the Last Jedi? Were you one of Jedi or the Sith? Did you wear your uniform? Spot any Trekkies hiding in the audience wearing a Starfleet uniform? Star Trek TNG Star Wil Wheaton did!
Quentin Tarantino and J.J.Abrams met to consider the storyline for Star
Trek XIV. Apparently Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce are in
running to write the next Star Trek movie. Now with declining box office
returns Star Trek definitely needs more cool.
Mindful of this, J.J.
Abrams and Paramount have agreed to Quentin Tarantino's viewpoint that
the film be R-rated which the Pulp Fiction director pitched to them. So
trekkers get set for plenty of excitement because coolness and R-rated
films are Quentin Tarantino speciality! So how can the
maestro of R rated films make Star Trek cool? Grittier action scenes which are fun to watch but Deadline and Screenrant have exclusives.
Star Trek: Discovery is be distributed almost everywhere in the world on Netflix, except for the US where it will be available on CBS All Access. The series is being broadcast by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media's Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
CBS have released a trailer for episode 10 of Discovery, "Despite Yourself," to get us excited for the series return, in January! So now heres the USS Discovery lost in space.....
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s cast includes Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Mary Chieffo, James Frain....
All the wreckage apparently has something to offer, as they send a little workbee off to do something in it.
Showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts spoke to Indie Wire about many aspects of the series, including hinting at things to come. Berg acknowledged
the war will continue in Chapter 2. It’ll be in there for sure. The Klingon war is this crisis where Burnham was there when it set off and she feels responsible for setting off. That is her arc for Season 1, and that is what will be paying off by the end of the season.
But Harberts had more to add:
...the war is always alive and always a motivator, but we also really wanted to try to tell some stories that stop down from the war. And I think that Chapter 2 will open in a place where as much as the war is weighing on our characters’ minds, they’ve got a bigger problem to solve.
So trekkers, set your phasers on stun because next January we'll soon be warping ahead... lost in space..... Stay tuned for more Star Trek: Discovery news right here at Star Trek Space!!!
Stephen Harrison stopped by today and figured we'd like his article because of the Star Trek connection. Hes a technology transaction attorney and trekker, yessss! another one! Heres what he wrote for us
(CORTANA HALO) WHY HELLO HAL..... I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU!
"The homage to "Star Trek" is well-deserved
You don’t have to be at all familiar with “Star Trek” to recognize "computer" as the right choice. But the Trek connection only sweetens the deal.
“Star Trek” televised the first interracial kiss. It inspired a generation of scientists. There are female “Trek” captains and admirals. The show predicted technology such as tablet computers, 3-D printing, sliding doors and holograms. As Stephen Poe has written, “The fact is, never in the history of any entertainment medium has there ever been a story, an idea, a situation, a set of characters, or a theme that has approached the magnitude or impact of ‘Star Trek."
HELLO CORTANA ... HOW ARE YOU MAKING THE POLARITY OF MY TURBO OSCILLATORS FLUCTUATE?
Curiously female AI "assistants" seem to reinforce the stereotype of women as subservients, Alexa, Cortana and Siri in Stephen's article but what I wonder..... What would Space Odyssey's Hal9000 or Star Trek's Nomad have said to the Cortana A I in person I wonder?
beginning, Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek
for life forms across galaxy to enjoy. Today the epic saga continues for countless Earthers on our happy blue ball far and beyond.
The most famous starship USS Enterprise NCC 1701 became a marvel of science fiction when Captain
James T Kirk took command. No-one expected the compadres Kirk, Spock and Dr McCoy to hit it off during their 3 year mission but they did.
RARE 1966 SHOT OF SHATNER, KELLEY AND NIMOY
Humans and Aliens worked together using futuristic technology. Logic, enthusiastic acting and goofing off behind
the camera produced characters and stories rooted in trust filmed in a family atmosphere.
Uhura kept Starfleet hailing frequencies open. Star Trek's science, conflicted characters and spacebabes worked wonders on young audiences, in particular and many came back for lots more sexy teasers. Star Trek represented true hope and service to humanity, so much was right about it.
UHURA - HAILING FREQUENCIES OPEN CAPTAIN
J.J. abrams rocketing reboot of the franchise
with new concepts, two Spocks - one a little more rock n' roll than the other....
speed races and fist fights
surprised the heck out of most fans. Gavin Vigor pointed out: How come the planet Spock was on wasn't also destroyed by the black hole affects?
So yes, we know Vulcan turned into a dust bowl and Romulus was engulfed by a supernova. The villain, Nero wanted revenge for the destruction of Romulus, so he used a micro-singularity within Spock's planet to punish him because the Vulcan's "red matter" blackhole plan failed!
At the time jazzed trekkers had huge
expectations for Star Trek - "The Future Begins". Isn't it fun watching Kirk (JR) drive the 1965 Stingray Corvette into a massive abyss?
Star Trek 2009 was a box office hit for 385.7 million reasons with Kirk talking sexy to Uhura at Bar Fights, but hey! Kirks the underdog - he's not the captain yet! So he gets his butt whooped over code cracker, Nyota Uhura - Theres such a touching sense of family here which evolves during this rapid fire, two hour long reboot origin story....
DR MCCOY IS STUMPED ARE YOU?
The new timeline has many wondrous aspects to it, implications, opportunities for the writers and even dangers from Kirk trying to hit on Uhura, the barfight, the Kobayashi Maru Test, Spock (JR) losing his emotional cool and sticking it to his Vulcan Science Academy Elders.
SULU, UHURA, SPOCK, KIRK, CHEKOV, DR MCCOY, SCOTTY
AND DIRECTOR J.J. ABRAMS
"You have done well Spock despite your disadvantage" The movie is loaded with plenty of action packed entertainment.
Chris Hemsworth stars as George Samuel Kirk in a final countdown with Romulan planet destroyer, Nero played by Eric Bana at the start. Meanwhile the USS Kelvin has big problems but George stuck to his guns and fair ball to him.
I mean the guy goes down with the ship and he's only Captain for a day. You gotta love Abrams movie style because he doesn't rip off Star Trek's Classic Series but reinvents the timeline with a classy prequel. I recommend watching Star Trek 2009 because its fun and the movie flies by in a flash. You'll have to watch closely now or else you might miss that tribble!
GEORGE S. KIRK
What did you like about Star Trek 2009 - The Future Begins? Whats your favorite character moment? Are you looking forward to Chris Hemsworth starring in Star Trek 2014? What character do you believe he will play? Are you a fan of timetravel? Did Studio producers really scrap a 1965 Stingray Corvette to make this movie?
Star Trek "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" streams at 8.30 PM ET/5.30PM CBS kickoff with CBS.
LT ASH TYLER AND MICHAEL BURNHAM
If you've got Netflix just tune in and enjoy the show. The coolest part has to be the Klingon subtitles so theres no second guessing when the "bad guys" show up.
So whats going on for this weeks adventure? Well this episode features the USS Discovery NCC 1031 under fire.
My whole life I've never known a moment without fear, not one moment until now, ruminates Saru.
IS ADMIRAL CORNWALL THE NEXT VICTIM?
Fear and tensions are escalating throughout the ship. Why? I'm not going to ruin the excitement but Captain Lorca's reaction clearly indicates a tragedy has occurred, so watch the video...... Heres the synopsis,...
LANDING PARTY ARRIVE ON PLANET PAHVO
The USS Discovery is tasked with a high priority visit to the planet Pahvo and learns the science behind the Klingons Top Secret cloaking technology? However all is not what it seems when the landing party meet a not so friendly lifeform.
WHAT HAPPENED TO SARU?
How satisfied will Starfleet be with Lorca's starship discovery latest mission? You decide!
Brian Fullers and Alex Kurtzmans Star Trek Discovery series based on Gene Roddenberry's success is now hitting TV screens across the world. CBS President Marc DeBevoise announced in New York on October 3rd that Star Trek Discovery is boldly making new record highs for the Television Network's streaming service.
“The build up to the show’s premiere led us to a record-setting month, week and ultimately day of sign-ups. The second week of the series has also exceeded our expectations and is a credit to the brilliant and dedicated work of the show’s entire creative team and cast. We can’t wait for fans to see what comes next for the U.S.S. Discovery and its crew.”
Nichelle Nichols and Sonequa Martin Green
Simply magnificent. Heres Nichelle Nichols looking radiant (USS Enterprise, Uhura) as the first lady of Star Trek smiling with Sonequa Martin Green (USS Discovery, Michael Burnham) 51 years later after the classic Star Trek show aired on NBC. How does she keep doing it?
Nichelle spoke with Martin Luther King and "Sucker" for Star Trek, Barack Obama at the White house during his presidency on the 29th Feb 2012.
She tweeted this image for Fans to enjoy from all walks of life. The reason Star Trek has endured is because of the stories and characters, long may it continue.
@NichelleIsUhura told me 'It's yours now. Enjoy the ride.' @SonequaMG at the #StarTrekDiscovery world premiere.
Barrack Obama and Nichelle Nichols
Its a thrill watching characters like Captain Philippa Georgiou, Captain Lorcan, Michael Burnham, and Uhura or any ethnic bunch of creative people in Science Fiction boldly going forward with grit and determination to solve problems and succeed.
The result? Now we have a new Star Trek TV show streaming worldwide. But you can't please everyone. Below you'll find Several Star Trek trailers to play inside the USA and others will play outside the USA. The rest are International trailers for you to enjoy. So you won't be disappointed. Apparently, lots of viewers are signing up for the CBS streaming channel! Star Trek lives!
What do you believe are William Shatner's 1 in 10 chances at resurrecting Prime universe Captain James T. Kirk in Discovery's timeline? 10 = Yes, or 1= No chance What say you? yeah you!
You're a trekker aren't ya or are you a trekkie? These aren't dirty words, speak up, you're normal right? so be heard! President Obama considered himself a trekker, so don't worry its cool to be a trekker just like normal people.
Live Long and Prosper
USS DISCOVERY NCC 1031 CREW
USS SHENZHOU CREW
WHAT ABOUT THESE GUYS?
STAR TREK DISCOVERY EPISODE 5
Heres a trailer for the 5th Star Trek Disc episode "Choose Your Pain" Oh No, Captain Lorca gets kidnapped! Unfortunately, our Discovery captain becomes the latest torture chamber victim caged behind a forcefield. Yeesh, what Dr Voodoo doing with his eyelids, eh? Its great sci-fi drama, to be sure. Meanwhile, another life form looks extremely tormented. Is the creature a monster or can he talk? Low and behold, who does Captain Lorca run into but charming slippery con-artist Harry Mudd!! Will the creatures sacrifice turn Mudd and Lorca against each other or force them to collaborate?
Can Mudd's misbehaving ill deeds help this two plot their escape, now the game is afoot! I'm not going to spoil the fun on you, so sit back geek out and enjoy the ride. have you decided yet, CBS or Netflix? - You can check out the vids below, along with the link to CBS Star Trek Discovery website which has all the latest about this week's newly released episode, and other updates about the series.
San Diego Comic-Con – Official Trailer – July 2017
STAR TREK DISCOVERY OFFICIAL TRAILER HD NETFLIX
CBS “Network Upfront” – First Look Trailer – May 2017 (USA)
TEN YEARS BEFORE KIRK SPOCK AND THE ENTERPRISE (CANADA)
TEN YEARS BEFORE THE ENTERPRISE THERE WAS DISCOVERY
STAR TREK DISCOVERY IN PRODUCTION (INTERNATIONAL)
STAR TREK DISCOVERY TEST FLIGHT, (Outside USA)
Comic-Con “First Look” Teaser – July 2016 (Inside USA)
Hello Everyone, I'm a sucker for these Star Trek conventions. Heres one from August with The Next Generation Cast. You know the score. It TNG's 30 Year special anniversary in 2017. What makes this Las Vegas panel so awesome has got to be the laughs.
Brent Spiner forgets he's the Godfather of Gates McFadden child!!! Good Grief, LOL I mean shes sitting right beside him when Spiner opens his mouth the wrong way. Let's just say (Dr. Beverly Crusher) was not impressed with Data. Now, that's what I call a major goof but funny. Check out Patrick Stewart for his reaction but despite the X-factor, we're all friends here.
So sit back and geek out and enjoy Star Trek. Levar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Denise Crosby and John DeLancie are present. Johnathan Frakes couldn't make it.
Star Trek books, novels, and comics are ready with Star Trek Discovery only weeks away now - 24th Sept. Kirsten Beyer has written tons of Star Trek Voyager books listed on Amazon. Shes also behind the comic book series along with Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen
Trekkers can now nerd out on the first Star Trek Discovery novel. "Desperate Hours" for sale on Amazon. Written by New York Times best-selling author David Mack. Publishers Simon and Schuster are under license from CBS Consumer Products. Wasn't that fast? Now, all we need are some scantily clad Dabo girls, a roulette wheel, and latinum gold and we're away. Smiling for the camera, Kirsten Beyer will oversee the series.
Say cheez, because it lights camera action! Well, that's Trek showbiz folks.
Live long and Prosper
Heres one of Kirstens Voyagers Novels - Read Long and Prosper!
And here is David Mack's Star Trek Discovery Novel -
Which book cover rocks your world?
Star Trek Disc features a Klingon for its first new comic book series.
Ready for adventure Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh, Doug Jones, and Sonequa Martin-Green stroll down the corridor of Science vessel USS Discovery NCC 1031. Are we over dosing on Star Trek Discovery yet? Our defenders, friends, and protectors of Earth are a long way from home!
Lorca: “You know what we need to do…”
Burnham: “We need to win.”
Lorca: “That’s the spirit.”
Star Trek Discovery Co-showrunner Aaron Harberts has affirmed that Star Trek Discoveries Klingons "aren't just the enemy." War isn't enough to quell the warring appetites of howling Klingon warriors from crying havoc in the universe! (STD season one establishes the Klingons)
What led Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca in this "menagerie," a chamber with his collected ancient weapons and relics. Is he trapped in a cage or testing the forcefield?
Captain Gabriel Lorca: The work we do is hard. It is not with out sacrifice. We are a long way from home. But I know it is sacrifice worth making.
So what gives? Mary Chieffo, who plays Klingon commander L’Rell, explains everything: Apparently, war with the Klingons?. An ancient Klingon house led by T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) will cause major intergalactic chaos which is right smack down Harry Mudd's neck of the woods.
CBS All Access airs Star Trek Discovery on 24th Sept, 2017. Expect the unexpected.
Who's going to make the next move in this face off with the Klingons? I guess friendly hailing frequencies are totally out of the question.
SAREK: …the Klingon Empire has been in disarray for generations… Great unifiers are few and far between, but they do come. Often such leaders will need a profound cause for their followers to rally around.
Remember who said "These are Klingons! They'll attack!"
Answer: Klingon K'Ehleyr (Susie Plakson) starred in Star Trek TNG The Emissary/The Schizoid Man/Reunion/. She was brilliant.
Is Star Trek Discovery re-creating Klingon synergy based on Dorns and Plakson's characters, K'Ehleyr and Worf seen seated here?
K'Ehleyr telling Worf
"THESE ARE KLINGONS, THEY'LL ATTACK!"
Burnam to T'Kuvma: We strive towards this dream of peace where all species can share common ground. Yet no dream will protect us from you. QUESTION
Who changed Gene Roddenberry's mind from not having a Klingon on the bridge of Captain Picard's USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D?
Live Long and Prosper
A closer look at Obi as T'Kuvma on the bridge of his ship