Star Trek News Roundup #6 by Justin(e) Norton-Kertson

It’s been too long since our last news roundup, and this will be the final Star Trek News Roundup published here at Headcanon Magazine. All future News Roundups will be published at the new Unimatrix Zero website! We’re grateful to Headcanon for helping us get our feet off the ground, and I look forward to continuing to contribute to Headcanon’s Trek column.

With that said, there has been some really exciting news in the Trek universe over the past few weeks. Here’s what we found particularly interesting and exciting since our last edition.

Will Star Trek finally get a movie written by women? It was announced earlier this month that the next Star Trek movie set in the Kelvin timeline will be written by Lindsey Beer (Sierra Burgess Is a Loser) and Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Captain Marvel, Tomb Raider). That would indeed make this the first Trek movie written by women, if it happens. We’ve been given details about “the next Star Trek movie” before, only to be disappointed. We certainly hope this one turns out to be true. It would be an amazing milestone! It was also announced that the film will be directed by Matt Shakman, whose recent claim to fame was sitting in the director’s chair for the the hit series WandaVision. Unfortunately, all the news has focused on Shakman and not the milestone that Beer and Robertson-Dworet will be achieving. Quite a shame. 

Both Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Lower Decks received Emmy nominations in technical categories including outstanding sound editing (LOW), and outstanding prosthetic makeup, period makeup, and outstanding visual effects (DSC). Why no nominations Picard? Picard received a number of nominations during last year’s Emmys, but didn’t have any episodes that fell within the nomination window for this year’s awards. And while we are disappointed that Lower Decks and Discovery didn’t receive any nominations in categories like acting, directing, and writing, we are still excited that they received due recognition.

More information came out last week about Season 2 of Star Trek: Picard. John de Lancie took to Cameo once again and revealed more about his character and how Q is different in Picard than he was in The Next Generation and other Trek shows. Apparently, Q has grown up a bit and isn’t quite as much of a trickster god as he was back in the old days. It was also clarified recently by Jonathan Frakes that Brent Spiner, while appearing in Season 2, will not be playing the role of Data. 

Yesterday, the first full-length trailer for Lower Decks‘ season 2 dropped, and we couldn’t be more excited! Among the two minutes cartoon magic is a quick, second long clip of a different Quark’s Bar than the one we saw in the recent teaser trailer. Will Quark be making an appearance this season? We certainly hope so!

And finally, what we think is perhaps the most exciting news: just yesterday Paramount+ released the first trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy, the new Trek cartoon for kids that will air on Nickelodeon. We not only get a look at the environment and characters, we not only get to hear their voices, but we get to see their ship!

Thanks for joining us for another edition of our Star Trek News Roundup. Feel free to browse the rest of the Unimatrix Zero column and see what we have to offer. Live long and prosper.

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