WonderCon ’24: Star Trek Panels Announced

“The Star Trek Universe Beams into WonderCon 2024”, startrek.com announced.

The Star Trek universe is set to appear later this month at WonderCon 2024 at the Anaheim Convention Center at Anaheim, California.

First up is the Star Trek: Strange New World’s musical episode sing-along on Friday, March 29, at 8:00 – 9:00 PM called “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds — “Subspace Rhapsody” Sing-Along”. This is set to take place at Room North 200A.

“CBS Studios and Paramount+ invite you to join them for the first ever Star Trek sing-along screening of the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds musical episode, “Subspace Rhapsody”” says the announcement, “followed by a moderated Q&A with songwriters Tom Polce and Kay Hanley, also of Letters to Cleo fame, where they will discuss writing the songs for Star Trek’s first ever musical episode. Moderated by Scott Manz.”

Then on March 30, Saturday at 3:30 – 5:00 PM , is set to feature Star Trek: Discovery’s fifth season premiere screening, set to take place at Room North 200A. “Be one of the first to see the premiere episode of the final season of Star Trek: Discovery followed by a moderated Q&A with Michelle Paradise(EP/Showrunner) and Olatunde Osunsanmi(EP/Director) where they will discuss working on the exciting final season and tease what’s to come. Moderated by Scott Manz.”


Paramount+ Announces Season Two Of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Will Feature First-Ever Star Trek Musical Episode

By Armando

Paramount+ today revealed the upcoming ninth episode of season two of its hit original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS will be a musical themed episode, the first ever in STAR TREK franchise history. The reveal was made during the STAR TREK universe presentation in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, a first look at the teaser trailer for the episode, titled “Subspace Rhapsody,” was released during the presentation.

Following an advance screening of episode seven of the current season, the highly anticipated STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS special crossover episode, it was announced that the episode will have a surprise early drop and be available to stream today, starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Paramount+ in the U.S. and all Paramount+ international markets exclusively on the service.

With the early drop of episode seven, the updated STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS season-two global release schedule on Paramount+ is as follows:

Saturday, July 22 – Episode 207, “Those Old Scientists”
Thursday, July 27 – Episode 208, “Under the Cloak of War”
Thursday, August 3 – Episode 209, “Subspace Rhapsody”
Thursday, August 10 – Episode 210 (Season Finale), “Hegemony”

The special musical episode “Subspace Rhapsody” will feature 10 original songs, plus a “Subspace Rhapsody” version of the series’ main title, with music and lyrics by Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) and Tom Polce (Letters to Cleo, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend). Please click here to pre-save the “Subspace Rhapsody” soundtrack on all available digital music streaming platforms.
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Roddenberry Entertainment & Den of Geek Team For New Sci-Fi Podcast “Does It Fly?”

Roddenberry Entertainment, the iconic company behind the Star Trek universe, has announced its partnership with Den of Geek on Does It Fly, an original video podcast that puts science fiction to the test to prove whether or not movie magic could possibly function in the real world. The announcement follows today’s panel at San Diego Comic Con, during which audience members were treated to a live sampling ahead of the podcast’s official debut this Fall.

Hosted by scientist Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi and pop-culture aficionado Tamara Krinsky, each week’s episode will dissect a favorite entertainment conceit, examining it from all angles to see what makes it tick: whether it’s socially valuable, how it’s scientifically intriguing, if it’s even possible, and whether it’s just plain cool. By the end of the episode, science and fiction will have collided in the service of a single question, “Does it fly?”

In the beginning stages of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry approached a production designer by the name of Matt Jefferies and tasked him with a job of creating a starship for his crew. There was one big stipulation however: it couldn’t just look like a spaceship, it had to follow “aircraft logic.” The Starship Enterprise couldn’t simply be cool Sci-Fi, it had to be a true SCIENCE fiction vehicle, designed with an eye towards physics, engineering and believability. Above all, Roddenberry told Matt Jefferies, “I want it to fly.”
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CBS Studios to Return to San Diego Comic-Con with Fan-Favorite Franchise and Series “Star Trek” and “Ghosts”

CBS Studios returns to San Diego Comic-Con, featuring screenings, exclusive content, activations, booths and more. Attendees will have the chance to find out their destiny at the “Ghosts” Woodstone Mansion on the convention floor, collect exclusive pins and posters from their favorite Star Trek series, and a chance to win prizes! Additional details about the experiences, giveaways, and presentations below:

STAR TREK Universe in Hall H. As previously announced by Paramount+, the fan-favorite STAR TREK universe returns to San Diego Comic-Con, featuring exclusive reveals and surprises from upcoming and current seasons of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, and STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Fans in attendance will also be the first to see the highly anticipated STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS crossover episode with a special Hall H premiere screening! Saturday, July 22, 1:30-2:45 p.m. PT, Hall H

The Activation:
STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS will have an interactive booth space on the convention floor where fans will get an intimate look at official costumes and props from the series on display and have a chance to receive exclusive giveaways. Booth #3529

Official 50th Star Trek Animated Celebration in 25ABC. Get a first look at Star Trek: The Animated Celebration – a campaign celebrating 50 years of STAR TREK: THE ANIMATED SERIES with John Van Citters (VP, Star Trek Brand Development); explore the latest in publishing with an IDW representative and talk gaming with Scopely’s Brian Lelas (Lead Narrative Designer, Star Trek Fleet Command) and Rebekah Plants (Community Manager, Star Trek Fleet Command). You won’t want to miss this panel, complete with limited edition pin giveaways and special guest Casper Kelly (Star Trek: Short Treks, Too Many Cooks)! Friday, July 21, 10 – 11AM PT, 25ABC.
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Paramount+ Reveals First Look Character Portraits For “Star Trek: Picard” Season Three

By Armando

paramount picardParamount+ today revealed a first look at character portraits of the cast that will star in season three of STAR TREK: PICARD. The character portraits were revealed by executive producer Alex Kurtzman during the “Star Trek” universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Season three will debut on Paramount+ in 2023.

STAR TREK: PICARD features Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and follows this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Jeri Ryan and Michelle Hurd star alongside Patrick Stewart in the third and final season of the hit Paramount+ original series.

The series is produced by CBS Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. For season three, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Terry Matalas, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Doug Aarniokoski and Dylan Massin serve as executive producers. Terry Matalas serves as showrunner for season three.
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Definitive William Shatner Documentary In The Works From Legion and Exhibit A Pictures

Definitive William Shatner Documentary In The Works From LegionToday Legion M and Exhibit A Pictures are announcing a new documentary directed by Alexandre O. Philippe, in which William Shatner takes off the countless masks he’s worn throughout his storied career, to reveal the man behind one of the most recognizable faces in the world.

In truly unique fashion, Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, is allowing fans to invest directly in the project. Unlike a Kickstarter or IndieGogo campaign, these investors are doing more than just providing the funds to produce the film — they also own a share of any potential profits the documentary earns. Investment terms have not been released yet, but beginning today fans can sign up to make a non-binding, no-obligation reservation HERE. Reservation holders will be the first to know when the offering opens, and will be given priority if it sells out.

The producers will be providing an early look at some of the footage on pop culture’s biggest stage later this month during a Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con featuring William Shatner and moderated by actor/director/comedian Kevin Smith (“Jay and Silent Bob” franchise, “Clerks” franchise).

At 91 years old, William Shatner is an iconic actor, artist, and astronaut(!) best known for his legendary role in “Star Trek” as Captain Kirk that spanned nearly 30 years across film and television, as well as the titular character in “T.J. Hooker” and the television series, “Boston Legal.”
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