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 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Michelle Yeoh's Star Trek Spinoff Is Official, and Will Explore the Dark Side of the Federation
https://io9.gizmodo.com/michelle-yeohs-star-trek-spinoff-is-official-and-will-1831738308

We’d heard the rumors, but now it’s official: Michelle Yeoh will helm her very own Star Trek series. But she won’t be taking to the Captain’s chair—CBS has altogether more secretive plans for her.
Confirmed today (via Variety), CBS All Access has officially signed Yeoh to star in her own, so-far-untitled Star Trek series. “I’m so excited to continue telling these rich ‘Star Trek’ stories,” Yeoh said in a statement. “Being a part of this universe and this character specifically has been such a joy for me to play. I can’t wait to see where it all goes – certainly I believe it will go ‘where no WOMAN has ever gone before!’”

The show—written by Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt—won’t focus on Yeoh’s Star Trek: Discovery character Phillipa Georgiou, the noble Starfleet Captain we met at the beginning of the series; instead, she’ll get to dive further into the version of Georgiou from the Mirror Universe, former Emperor of the evil Terran Empire, who found herself brought over to Star Trek’s primary timeline in the back half of Discovery’s debut season.

That means that aside from exploring this much more villainous interpretation of Georgiou, the series will dive into the character’s time as a recruit of Section 31: the shadowy Federation black-ops group first introduced in Deep Space Nine as a hidden branch of Starfleet tasked with doing the dirty work needed to maintain the Federation’s lofty utopian ideals. The organization and Georgiou’s admittance to it were first teased in a deleted Discovery scene revealed at WonderCon last year, and will play a role when Yeoh returns for Discovery’s second season, set to begin on CBS All Access later this week on January 17.



 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

I love Michelle Yeoh, and her character in this series. I am so ready for this.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Will she play the Captain's Yeohman?

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

You would have to prop my eyes open ala CLOCKWORK ORANGE to get me to watch any more modern day TREK.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 5:58 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

A Trekkie's bedroom?

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

A Trekkie's bedroom?

That's a given.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   gmontag451   (Member)

Between this, the Picard series, and the Twilight Zone reboot, I still don't want to sign up for CBS All Access.

Don't get me wrong, I love Patrick Stewart and Michelle Yeoh. But reimagined "dark" Star Trek doesn't appeal to me. (I didn't even watch DS9.) I gravitate toward The Orville's lighter take on space opera, although Halston Sage's departure is a big loss.

RE classic TZ, for me it's the perfect mix of period style, host, storytelling and actors, a combo that simply couldn't and wouldn't be replicated in modern times. Anthology series are an odd lot; they either work or they don't, and more often than not they just don't seem to.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 8:10 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Just what we need, an even darker Star Trek. What's it gonna be called? Star Trek: Into The Deep Black Void Of Our Anus.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I gravitate toward The Orville's lighter take on space opera, although Halston Sage's departure is a big loss.


Agreed, I'm crushed.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Just what we need, an even darker Star Trek. What's it gonna be called? Star Trek: Into Anus.

Aka The Black A..whole

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2019 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

You would have to prop my eyes open ala CLOCKWORK ORANGE to get me to watch any more modern day TREK.

Yeah, I'm just about at that point, too, where their television product is concerned.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I'm surprised there hasn't been more discussion here about the "Woke/SJW" turn that modern sci-fi has taken. YouTube seems full of it.

Does it contravene the no politics rule?

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I'm surprised there hasn't been more discussion here about the "Woke/SJW" turn that modern sci-fi has taken. YouTube seems full of it.

Does it contravene the no politics rule?



Yes.
No.
Sometimes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Anyone whining about "SJWs" and Star Trek must have missed that the franchise has been about social justice from the beginning.

I'm tired of retooled Trek though. They're cranking as much out as they possibly can as fast as possible. It's very telling. The TV shows are in line with what's trendy for that medium in the same way that a Abrams Trek was Star Trek via Marvel. It's crap.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

STD had to stage martial arts fights every ten minutes because they hired stunt coordinators instead of writers.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Anyone whining about "SJWs" and Star Trek must have missed that the franchise has been about social justice from the beginning.


The 60's were about real social justice, not over sensitive ponies that want the world to be their safe space as they hypocritically attack anyone that doesn't believe in their utopian dictatorship.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2019 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Where is this "utopian dictatorship" you speak of?.
I wanna go there.

wink
Lol!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 2:06 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Just what we need, an even darker Star Trek. What's it gonna be called?

No, just "Dark Drek".

The 60's were about real social justice, not over sensitive ponies that want the world to be their safe space as they hypocritically attack anyone that doesn't believe in their utopian dictatorship.

SJW were in TNG already, they were called "The Borg".

D.S.

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Where is this "utopian dictatorship" you speak of?.
I wanna go there.

wink
Lol!


Trust me you don't!

 
 Posted:   Jan 16, 2019 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Where is this "utopian dictatorship" you speak of?.
I wanna go there.

wink
Lol!


Trust me you don't!


Better than living in a "DYSTOPIAN dictatorship "
i.e. USA!

 
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