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Paramount+ Original Series Star Trek: Starfleet Academy

I put this in the Disco thread, but my mind is so effectively blown that I thought it needed its own.

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by Anonymousreply 36July 10, 2024 10:59 PM

Holly Hunter !!!

I was reluctantly on board before, but now I can't wait for it to air. Such is the power of stars, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 1May 21, 2024 5:29 PM

I know Paramount is desperate, but how many more Star Trek series can they possibly shove down our throats?

by Anonymousreply 2May 21, 2024 5:34 PM

Well, one is about to end, another will air its final season later this year, and odds of there being additional Prodigy once the next part drops of Netflix seem fairly low. So that leaves us with Strange New Worlds and this, plus the Section 31 movie.

So I'd say....two.

by Anonymousreply 3May 21, 2024 5:36 PM

Holly Hunter is fantastic, but this has the makings of another Geneviève Bujold situation.

by Anonymousreply 4May 21, 2024 5:42 PM

I wonder what timeline this will be set in.

by Anonymousreply 5May 21, 2024 5:45 PM

Holly would be great if she plays it like her ‘Raising Arizona’ character.

by Anonymousreply 6May 21, 2024 5:45 PM

I think they learned their lesson with the Geneviève Bujold fiasco and now put all the actors through their paces first. Even the big stars.

by Anonymousreply 7May 21, 2024 5:46 PM

[quote]I wonder what timeline this will be set in.

32nd century, same time as Discovery.

It also film at Pinewood Toronto, like Disco and SNW. They've already said they're going to have the biggest set they've ever constructed.

by Anonymousreply 8May 21, 2024 5:57 PM

[quote]I wonder what timeline this will be set in.

I thought it was confirmed to be 32nd century, post-Discom with Tilly being one of the main cast as an instructor.

At least we may get more of sexy Admiral Vance if it's in that timeframe.

by Anonymousreply 9May 21, 2024 5:58 PM

[quote]Holly Hunter is fantastic, but this has the makings of another Geneviève Bujold situation.

Bujold had never really done a TV series before, and wasn't used to the pace. Hunter has been a regular on three different series (Saving Grace, Here and Now and Mr. Mayor), plus she recurred on Succession.

by Anonymousreply 10May 21, 2024 6:00 PM

Oh, this is cool. Tawny Newsome is moving behind the camera. She's been hired for the Academy writers' room.

by Anonymousreply 11May 22, 2024 6:06 PM

Interesting casting. But this project still seems a little boring and unnecessary. Fans would likely rather have the "Legacy" series.

by Anonymousreply 12May 22, 2024 6:21 PM

[quote]Fans would likely rather have the "Legacy" series.

Eugh, no, please, let's just move forward already. How many times can you warm up the same old characters from the '90s, it's almost comical at this point.

by Anonymousreply 13May 22, 2024 6:27 PM

The TNG actors are all old AF now. Nobody wants to see them in a new series.

by Anonymousreply 14May 22, 2024 6:55 PM

I always thought they should do a show at the Academy.

by Anonymousreply 15May 22, 2024 6:57 PM

They've been talking about an Academy series or movie for 30+ years at this point

[quote]Eugh, no, please, let's just move forward already. How many times can you warm up the same old characters from the '90s, it's almost comical at this point.

As it stands, the only character we'd for sure be seeing on Legacy would be Seven of Nine, which I'd be fine with. Granted, we'd have the possibility of appearances from any of the cast from TNG-VOY (at least the living ones), but that didn't seem like the focus of the thing.

by Anonymousreply 16May 22, 2024 7:04 PM

[QUOTE] 32nd century

32nd Century? Does Datalounge still exist?

by Anonymousreply 17May 22, 2024 7:08 PM

Yes.

We're all 1000s of years old, but we still look 24.

by Anonymousreply 18May 22, 2024 7:16 PM

Let me guess. The Academy will require all students to devote a full year to studying the universe-saving heroics of Michael Burnham.

by Anonymousreply 19May 22, 2024 8:14 PM

Fuck! Tilly!!!!

Why are they so obsessed with this retarded ass fat bitch?

by Anonymousreply 20May 22, 2024 9:21 PM

Don’t be such a dick, r20. I love Tilly. She has heart and charm.

by Anonymousreply 21May 22, 2024 9:29 PM

I like Tilly well enough as a side character that gets the spotlight in a couple episodes each season (back when they had 22 episodes a season).

But, Tilly is simply not interesting enough and the actress is not accomplished enough to make her any more interesting than that.

She's more interesting than Ensign Kim, but not nearly as interesting as Beverly Crusher.

by Anonymousreply 22May 23, 2024 2:08 AM

I hope they feature Gen Rhys, preferably teaching a course about bottoming.

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by Anonymousreply 23May 23, 2024 4:10 AM

And the villain? Paul Giamatti.

They are certainly pulling out all the stops.

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by Anonymousreply 24June 11, 2024 4:14 PM

r24 Wow! They do NOT want this one to fail.

by Anonymousreply 25June 11, 2024 4:19 PM

How long before Kurtzman fucks this up too?

by Anonymousreply 26June 11, 2024 4:21 PM

I think he's learned his lesson with Discovery.

by Anonymousreply 27June 11, 2024 4:22 PM

He's NOT drinking any fucking blood wine.

by Anonymousreply 28June 11, 2024 4:24 PM

Been there done that

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by Anonymousreply 29June 11, 2024 5:08 PM

[quote]I think he's learned his lesson with Discovery.

Doubt it since his petulance pushed Matalas out and effectively killed any chance of going forward with Legacy.

by Anonymousreply 30June 11, 2024 9:31 PM

[quote] Doubt it since his petulance pushed Matalas out and effectively killed any chance of going forward with Legacy.

Boo hoo. Matalas wasn’t a particularly good writer. The storyline of Picard season 3 utterly fell apart by the end and was an exercise in increasingly embarrassing fanwankery. At least with this it sounds like they have a chance of potentially pulling in new viewers, something the franchise (or any franchise) desperately needs.

by Anonymousreply 31June 11, 2024 9:56 PM

If we have to have Tilly, I hope she at least zaps her face moles.

by Anonymousreply 32June 11, 2024 10:04 PM

I'm watching Presumed Innocent right now and Gylenhaal(sp?) has all sorts of moles on his face and neck. If an A-lister like him who's more loaded than God doesn't get them removed, I can't see Wiseman doing it either.

It's funny because that's the first thing I'd do if I weren't poor.

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by Anonymousreply 33June 12, 2024 4:11 PM

We have our freshman class.

Arm wrestle you for the twink.

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by Anonymousreply 34July 9, 2024 7:26 PM

^^They're all unattractive.

by Anonymousreply 35July 9, 2024 9:11 PM

[quote]They're all unattractive.

Apparently, the future is not only female, but unattractive.

by Anonymousreply 36July 10, 2024 10:59 PM
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