On this episode, recorded live at the first Nerd & Tie Expo, we mourn the loss of C. Martin Crocker, celebrate Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy win, stare blankly at the live action Ghost in the Shell teasers, discuss Peter Capaldi appearing on the upcoming Doctor Who spin off Class, consider the Black Lightning pilot ordered by Fox, and lament the delay of Star Trek: Discovery to next May.
We also do mailbag, respond to the audience, and Nick says something really weird in front of Voice Actress Tiffany Grant.
One of the things we’ve been really looking forward to here at Nerd & Tie is the upcoming Trek series Star Trek: Discovery. I mean, the amazing Bryan Fuller is the showrunner, the legendary Nicholas Meyer is on the writing staff, and the ship design comes straight out of the history of the franchise. And I mean sure, we were all going to have to sign up for CBS All Access to watch it (and then quickly cancel the service once we’re done), but that seems like a small price to pay for what will likely be an amazing show. What could go wrong?
Well, the show could get delayed — that’s what.
Deadline is reporting that CBS All Access has pushed the shows premiere to May 2017, from it’s original January 2017 release date. Apparently this was done at the request of Fuller and the show’s creative staff, and not the network. While the show has been making its production schedule, Fuller wants the additional time for filming and post production.
While it does mean we all have to wait longer for the program, it actually might be a good sign. It means Fuller’s plan is not only ambitious, but he knows how ambitious it is. I’m no fan of waiting longer, but I’d rather do that if I get to see something truly amazing.
Y’know, not that I’m getting my hopes up or anything.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, contemplate the possibility of the late Majel Barret-Rodenberry still voicing the computer in future Treks, rejoice in the Build Team’s return to ‘Busting in The White Rabbit Project, discuss Stranger Things and its season 2 renewal, and consider the possible remake of The Crow starring Jason Momoa.
So we’ve been following the ongoing development of CBS All Access’s upcoming Star Trek television series pretty closely. The latest news coming out of San Diego Comic Con this last weekend was pretty big though, as we now finally have a title (Star Trek: Discovery) and have a first look at the starship which will feature in the series:
Long time Trekkies and Trekkers may think this ship looks a bit familiar, and that’s because it’s largely based off of an unused concept design Ralph McQuarrie designed for the aborted Star Trek Phase II series.
Obviously some important tweaks were made (including making the nacelles not look like they’re proportioned like Trump’s hands), but the ship’s heritage is pretty clear.
While most shows in the franchise have filmed in Los Angeles, it appears that the forthcoming (as of yet untitled) Star Trek being put together by Bryan Fuller will actually shoot in Toronto. The choice in using the Canadian city for when production begins this fall shouldn’t be too surprising though, as Fuller is also showrunning Starz’s adaptation of American Gods (which is also produced in Toronto).
There isn’t a lot of confirmed information about the show. Rumors have stated that it’s set in the Prime reality (and not the Alternate reality of the current film franchise), that it will be an Anthology series (each season with a different setting), and that the first season will be placed between The Original Series and The Next Generation… but none of these have been confirmed by the studio.
Heck, it’s entirely possible none of that is true.
What we do know is that Nicholas Meyer (writer of all the best Star Trek films) is helping Fuller write the show, and that it will premiere in early 2017 (likely January) on CBS All Access (with the pilot also airing on CBS proper).
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new Ghostbusters trailer, Pacific Rim 2 has a new director, the Iron Fist has been cast, Nicholas Meyer has joined the writing staff of the new Star Trek show, Wine Country Comic Con is insane, YourMiniCon has cancelled more events, and Nick went to Plattcon.
We don’t know a lot about the forthcoming Star Trek television series honestly. All that’s really been confirmed is that it’ll primarily “air” on the CBS All Access service, and that Bryan Fuller will show run it.
Well, while things like “plot,” “setting,” “characters,” and “continuity” are still up in the air, a bit more has trickled out as its now been revealed that Nicholas Meyer has joined the show’s writing staff.
Trek fans may remember Meyer as the director of Star Trek II and Star Trek VI, but he also co-wrote those films — along with co-wriitng Star Trek IV. So, y’know, he’s the guy most responsible for all the best Star Trek movies. Besides writing, Meyer will also be credited as a “consulting producer” — because when you bother dishing out for Nicholas Meyer, you make sure you give him a decent title.
The untitled Star Trek television series is expected to premiere in January of 2017
On this episode we talk about Deadpool‘s remarkable turn at the box office, Fox considering an R rating for Wolverine 3, the unfortunate continuation of the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Bryan Fuller taking the reigns of the upcoming Star Trek TV series, the final nail in TCE2‘s coffin, and how y’all really need to stop trashing convention hotels.
Last November we learned that a new Star Trek television series is in development for CBS’s online streaming service “CBS All Access.” Very little about the actual show itself has trickled out so far, but we’re finally getting our first real news about it — namely who exactly will be in charge of it.
It’s been announced now that Bryan Fuller will be showrunning the still untitled Star Trek series. Fuller is best known for his work on shows like Hannibal, Pushing Daisies and the forthcoming American Gods, but he got his start in television as a writer for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
The boy’s all grown up and coming home as it were.
Still no word on what the actual setting will be for the new series (let alone plot or characters), but knowing that such a strong creator is at the helm of the new show is reassuring. The show is set to air its premiere episode on CBS in January of 2017, with the rest of the episodes following on the CBS All Access service.
Here’s hoping it’s worth the cost of adding another service to my monthly bills…
On this episode of Nerd & Tie, we talk about the announcement of a new Star Trek TV series, MST3K’s Kickstarter return, ‘His Dark Materials’ being adapted by the BBC, NekoCon going insane, the amazing INDYpendent Show, and how Nick and Pher and going to Daisho Con.