Trek This Out: Weekly Roundup 18th Sept

David Milburn

Noah Hawleys Trek film, Wil Wheaton’s call to fans and More. A new weekly roundup of Star Trek related news and stories found online that never quite made to full publication.

A lot happens in the Star Trek Universe over the course of a 7 day period so join us in what we call Trek This Out as we round up some minor news and fun tit bits from around the web. 

Noah Hawley offers Update on his Proposed Star Trek film

Noah Hawley better known for his Fargo TV series was brought in by Paramount earlier this year to write a new Star Trek film after the fourth Kelvin film was thrown into doubt by disputes with Chris Pine (Kirk) and Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk).

He recently gave an interview to Variety in which he offers an update on the film, stating that his film is written, and he has hired designers to try and bring the film to life. Paramount on the other hand has put the film on hold as it potentially details with plot elements that are a little bit too real at the moment, namely a virus that devastates the universe.  He also shared that it will be based on a whole new crew but will link into the established trekverse.

We’re not doing Kirk and we’re not doing Picard… It’s a start from scratch that then allows us to do what we did with ‘Fargo,’ where for the first three hours you go, ‘Oh, it really has nothing to do with the movie,’ and then you find the money. So you reward the audience with a thing that they love.”

According to Hawley, his “Star Trek” treatment is still alive, just in stasis.

You can read his full interview with Variety HERE

Episode 1 of the Pod Directive

The official Star Trek Pod Cast from CBS, part of a wider launch of branded pod casts aired their first episode Monday past. I tuned in and have to say it was actually a lot of fun, Ben Stiller of ‘Meet the Fockers’, ‘Something about Mary’ and countless other mega film fame was the guest star. It was a joy to listen to his obvious love and affection for the Original Series and some of the stories he had to tell. Its fair to say that I am looking forward to the next episode.   

We have embedded the Spotify player on our main page so if you can always have a listen while visiting the site but of course it will link directly to the Spotify app if you want to add a follow to it yourself.

Badgey has his own Twitter Account

 If you have managed to watch any of Star Trek: Lower Decks then you will no doubt have seen the episode in which the 24th Century of Clippy makes an unusual, albeit very funny and slightly disturbing appearance. Well now he has his own Twitter account and at time of writing he has over 32 very funny tweets. If you haven’t seen anything of Lower Decks then this should not come as a spoiler considering he has been ALL OVER social media since his debut.

If you want to follow him his account can be found HERE

Wil Wheaton calls out Trek fans

Wil Wheaton, former Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wesley Criusher came out in defence of the new line of Star Trek shows during a recent interview with (Click here for full interview) saying that “Star Trek is as exciting now as it maybe has ever been”. Wil Wheaton is still very much of the Star Trek Universe as he recently co hosted Star Trek Day on 8th September and is the presenter of the Picard and now Discovery after show ‘The Ready Room’ He stated:

“I mean, either you like it or you don’t. Either you come and participate in the storytelling or you don’t. And it’s a giant world with lots of people in it. And if you don’t like it, God bless you. Go do something else. That’s fine. That’s just the way it is. You’re never going to be all things to all people… if you try you end up being beige, which is boring and uninteresting.”

He goes on to say

“There’s just so much wonderful storytelling happening. And there are such great casts bringing such great stories to life right now. It is a wonderful moment to be a Star Trek fan.”

From my point of view I cant argue with his statement but I know there will be a lot of Trek fans who won’t appreciate his comments.

Tweets of the Week

A quick roundup of tweets both official and by fans we liked during the last few days:

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