Star Trek is an American space opera media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The first television series called Star Trek and now referred to as "The Original Series", debuted in 1966 and aired for three seasons on NBC, it followed the interstellar adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise, a space exploration vessel built by the United Federation of Planets in the 23rd century; the Star Trek canon includes The Original Series, an animated series, five spin-off television series, the film franchise, further adaptations in several media. In creating Star Trek, Roddenberry was inspired by the Horatio Hornblower novels, the satirical book Gulliver's Travels, Westerns such as the television series Wagon Train; these adventures continued in the 22-episode Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films. Five other television series were produced: Star Trek: The Next Generation follows the crew of a new starship Enterprise, set a century after the original series.
The most recent Star Trek TV series, entitled Star Trek: Discovery, aired on the digital platform CBS All Access. The adventures of The Next Generation crew continued in four additional feature films. In 2009, the film franchise underwent a "reboot" set in an alternate timeline, or "Kelvin Timeline," entitled Star Trek; this film featured a new cast portraying younger versions of the crew from the original show. Its sequel, Star Trek Beyond, was released to coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary. Star Trek has been a cult phenomenon for decades. Fans of the franchise are called Trekkers; the franchise spans a wide range of spin-offs including games, novels and comics. Star Trek had a themed attraction in Las Vegas that opened in 1998 and closed in September 2008. At least two museum exhibits of props travel the world; the series has Klingon. Several parodies have been made of Star Trek. In addition, viewers have produced several fan productions; as of July 2016, the franchise had generated $10 billion in revenue, making Star Trek one of the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
Star Trek is noted for its cultural influence beyond works of science fiction. The franchise is noted for its progressive civil rights stances; the Original Series included. Star Trek references may be found throughout popular culture from movies such as the submarine thriller Crimson Tide to the animated series South Park; as early as 1964, Gene Roddenberry drafted a proposal for the science-fiction series that would become Star Trek. Although he publicly marketed it as a Western in outer space—a so-called "Wagon Train to the Stars"—he told friends that he was modeling it on Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, intending each episode to act on two levels: as a suspenseful adventure story and as a morality tale. Most Star Trek stories depict the adventures of humans and aliens who serve in Starfleet, the space-borne humanitarian and peacekeeping armada of the United Federation of Planets; the protagonists have altruistic values, must apply these ideals to difficult dilemmas. Many of the conflicts and political dimensions of Star Trek represent allegories of contemporary cultural realities.
Star Trek: The Original Series addressed issues of the 1960s, just as spin-offs have reflected issues of their respective decades. Issues depicted in the various series include war and peace, the value of personal loyalty, imperialism, class warfare, racism, human rights, sexism and the role of technology. Roddenberry stated: " a new world with new rules, I could make statements about sex, Vietnam and intercontinental missiles. Indeed, we did make them on Star Trek: we were sending messages and they all got by the network." "If you talked about purple people on a far off planet, they never caught on. They were more concerned about cleavage, they would send a censor down to the set to measure a woman's cleavage to make sure too much of her breast wasn't showing"Roddenberry intended the show to have a progressive political agenda reflective of the emerging counter-culture of the youth movement, though he was not forthcoming to the networks about this. He wanted Star Trek to show what humanity might develop into, if it would learn from the lessons of the past, most by ending violence.
An extreme example is the alien species, the Vulcans, who had a violent past but learned to control their emotions. Roddenberry gave Star Trek an anti-war message and depicted the United Federation of Planets as an ideal, optimistic version of the United Nations, his efforts were opposed by the network because of concerns over marketability, e.g. they opposed Roddenberry's insistence that Enterprise have a racially diverse crew. The central trio of Kirk, McCoy from Star Trek: The Original Series was modeled on classical mythological storytelling. There is a mythological component with science fiction. It's people looking for answers – and science fiction offers to explain the inexplicable, the same as religion tends to do... If we accept the premise that it has a mythological element all the stuff about going out into space and meeting new life – trying to explain it and put a human element to it – it's a hopeful visio
Geordi La Forge
Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge is a fictional character who appeared in all seven seasons of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and its four feature films. Portrayed by LeVar Burton, he served as helmsman of the USS Enterprise-D in the first season occupied the role of the chief engineer for the rest of the series and in the films. La Forge has been blind since birth and uses technological devices that allow him to see – a VISOR in the series and the first film, replaced by ocular prosthetic implants in the last three films. Gene Roddenberry created the character in honor of George La Forge, a quadriplegic fan of the original Star Trek series, who died in 1975, he was not the first to honor La Forge in the Star Trek franchise. A casting call was placed with agencies for the role, which described him as friends with Data, specified that La Forge should have "perfect diction and might have a Jamaican accent" and instructed those agencies not to submit "any'street' types."LeVar Burton auditioned for the role in 1986.
He had appeared in Roots and other major network shows. He stated that "years ago I was doing a TV movie called Emergency Room and it was a miserable experience, but there was a producer on that show, a man named Bob Justman.... Six, seven years I get this call from Bob Justman and he’s working at Paramount on this new Star Trek series and he said I remember your love of the show, we’ve got this character, would you be interested in coming in and seeing us? And I said was Gene Roddenberry involved? He said he is, and I said I’ll be right there." Roddenberry was pleased with Burton at his first audition. Among the other actors considered for the role were Wesley Snipes, Reggie Jackson, Kevin Peter Hall, Clarence Gilyard, Tim Russ, who would play Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager. Burton commented that he was anxious about his role, because he feared that ST:TNG was going to flop: "At the beginning, you know, there was a lot of conversation in the press at what a bad idea this was I thought that since Gene was involved we had a real good shot of making a good show that would carry on in that tradition of Star Trek."Throughout the series, Burton was equipped with Geordi La Forge's trademark VISOR, which he found unpleasant to wear: "It's pretty much a living hell.
85 to 90 % of my vision is taken away. I bumped into everything the first season—light stands, overhead microphones, cables at my feet—I tripped over it all. So it's a sort of conundrum; the blind man, who puts on the VISOR and sees much more than everyone else around him, when the actor does that he's turned into a blind person. There was the pain. In the second season, we re-designed the VISOR and made it heavier and the way we affixed it was that we screwed it, we screwed it into my head and so there were screws that we would turn and there were flanges on the inside that would press into my temples and so after fifteen or twenty minutes of that I got headaches. So I had a daily headache for about six years. Which was no fun."During the series, Burton's character was Chief Engineering Officer, thus was portrayed repairing machines or discovering new scientific phenomena. Burton commented how hard it sometimes was to deliver the Treknobabble used by La Forge in these scenes with a straight face: "Technobabble brings with it its own challenge.
I'm not an engineer, I just played one on TV. The methodology that I found most successful was to spit it out as fast as I could. Giving the illusion that I knew what I was talking about when, in fact, I didn't."Asked about his favorite scenes, Burton answered that he liked holodeck adventures: "The Holmes and Watson episodes for Data and Geordi, the Robin Hood episode, you know, those were a lot of fun for us. I think the holodeck was a cool concept, you know. You can create a three dimensional reality. I mean, how cool is that?"Following the end of the series, Burton has stated how much he profited from The Next Generation. No matter what, we will always be family to each other. I mean in every respect. There have been times when there have been feuds within the family, when it hasn't been all hugs and kisses, but we have stuck together." In the Star Trek fictional universe, a VISOR is a device used by the blind to artificially provide them with a sense of sight. A thin, curved device worn over the face like a pair of sunglasses, the VISOR scans the electromagnetic spectrum, creating visual input, transmits it into the brain of the wearer via the optic nerves.
The sensors are located on the convex side, that covers the eyes and attaches at small input jacks implanted in the temples. The only VISOR seen on screen was used by Geordi La Forge, blind from birth. VISOR is an acronym for "Visual Instrument and Sight Organ Replacement", though the complete term appeared only in novelizations and other written tie-in products, never in the series; the VISOR caused him persistent pain, which could not be treated without interfering with the device. Beverly Crusher and Katherine Pulaski, the two high-ranking doctors who served on the ship, were unfamiliar with the device when first meeting La Forge; the device does not reproduce normal human vision, but does allow the character to "see" energy phenomena visible to the naked human eye while expanding the wea
The Battle (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
"The Battle" is the ninth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and was aired on November 16, 1987, in broadcast syndication. The episode was written by Herbert Wright, based on a story by Larry Forrester, directed by Rob Bowman. Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Starfleet starship Enterprise-D. In this episode, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is given his former vessel, the Stargazer, as a gift by the Ferengi DaiMon Bok who intends to use it to take revenge upon the Enterprise captain; the Stargazer was to be represented by the movie-era Enterprise model, but producers were convinced to use a design which had appeared on a model in Picard's ready room in the series pilot. Several camera and compositing techniques were used by Bowman in filming the scenes aboard the bridge of the Stargazer, a re-dressed movie-era Klingon Bird of Prey bridge set; the Enterprise encounters a Ferengi vessel whose captain, DaiMon Bok, requests a meeting with Captain Picard.
Picard is suffering from persistent headaches, whose cause Dr. Beverly Crusher is unable to determine. Meanwhile a second vessel is identified as a Federation Constellation-class starship. Bok transports to the bridge of the Enterprise, announces that the newly arrived ship is a gift for "the hero of Maxia." Data reminds Picard that nine years earlier at Maxia he was attacked by an unidentified aggressor which he destroyed. Bok reveals. Bok's gift is identified as the U. S. S."Stargazer", Picard's former command, which Bok found as a derelict. Picard explains that at Maxia, the crew was forced to abandon ship, despite winning the battle by an action that would come to be known as the "Picard Maneuver", a short warp jump that caused the enemy vessel's light-speed limited sensors to detect the Stargazer in two places at once. Picard and an away team board the Stargazer, he orders a chest of his belongings sent to the Enterprise. Hidden in the chest is an orb under Bok's control, that subjects Picard to a wave of pain.
Dr. Crusher orders him back to the Enterprise. Data finds an entry in the Stargazer's logs stating that the Ferengi were attacked under a flag of truce, but he and La Forge determine that this entry was faked. Wesley detects unusual signals from the Ferengi ship, Enterprise computer informs William Riker that Picard has returned to the Stargazer. Picard finds Bok waiting for him with another orb. Bok explains that his son was in command of the Ferengi vessel at Maxia, that Bok is taking revenge, he leaves Picard on the Stargazer bridge. The orb lights up, Picard believes he is once again at the Battle of Maxia, that the Enterprise is the attacker. On the Enterprise, Lieutenant Tasha Yar and Lieutenant Worf discover the orb brought over from the Stargazer in Picard's chest, they take it to Riker as the Stargazer powers up its weapon systems. Riker hails the Ferengi vessel and speaks to Kazago, who reveals that the orb is a banned device, promises to investigate. Riker subsequently hails the Stargazer, but Picard continues to believe he is being attacked by the Enterprise.
Riker asks Data to devise a countermeasure to the Picard Maneuver. When Picard takes the Stargazer to warp, Data uses the Enterprise's tractor beam to seize the Stargazer and limit its field of fire. Riker tells Picard about the orb. After a few moments, Picard hails requests a transport. Kazago hails Riker to inform him that Bok has been relieved of command "for engaging in this unprofitable venture". "The Battle" marked the second appearance of the Ferengi, but executive producer Rick Berman thought that they still didn't make a decent major adversary. Larry Forester's script, his second for The Next Generation featured several scenes on board the Ferengi ship to cast further light on their culture but they were all cut before filming. Bok would return in the seventh-season episode "Bloodlines", although the role would be recast with Lee Arenberg gaining the role instead of Frank Corsentino. Rob Bowman used a couple of specific camera techniques for the scenes on board the Stargazer during Picard's hallucinations.
A steadicam attached to a cameraman was used to show a slight unsteadiness, each of the Stargazer crew members were filmed individually on the bridge against a smoke background before being superimposed together. He explained, "we went dark in a lot of scenes and we did different angles and things the show hadn't done yet. For me, it was a real creative stretch and it felt great for the show." The bridge itself was a re-dress of the film-era Klingon Bird of Prey bridge. The term "Picard Maneuver" was used offscreen to refer informally to Patrick Stewart's habit of tugging his uniform shirt down, the Battle of Maxia itself was described in the first chapter of the pre-TNG era novel The Buried Age; the Constellation-class starship first appears in "Encounter at Farpoint" as a desktop model in Picard's ready room. Rick Sternbach constructed the model by kitbashing Ertl kits of the movie Enterprise, using parts from other models such as the VF-1 Valkyrie to add detail. Greg Jein used Sternbach's and Andrew Probert's designs to create the four-foot shooting model of the USS Stargazer for "The Battle".
In the original script, the Stargazer was to be a redress of the movie-era Constitution-class Enterprise model that first appeared in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (season 1)
The first season of the American television science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation commenced airing in broadcast syndication in the United States on September 28, 1987, concluded on May 16, 1988, after 26 episodes were broadcast. Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Starfleet starship Enterprise-D, it was the first live-action television series in the franchise to be broadcast since Star Trek: The Original Series was cancelled in 1969, the first to feature all new characters. Paramount Television sought the advice of the creator of Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, who set about creating the new show with former The Original Series staff members. An new cast were sought, which concerned some members of The Original Series crew, as Roddenberry did not want to re-tread the same steps as he had in the first series to the extent that well known Star Trek aliens such as Vulcans and Romulans were banned at first; the characters in the series changed during preproduction, with adjustments made to the names and ethnicity.
When the cast was announced at first, LeVar Burton was the main actor highlighted because of his work on the Roots mini series. Although the casting was managed by producers Rick Berman and Robert H. Justman, Roddenberry intervened to switch the characters assigned to Marina Sirtis and Denise Crosby. Sirtis took over Crosby's role as Deanna Troi, Crosby became Tasha Yar, named Macha Hernandez while Sirtis held the part. Behind the scenes, the writing team became chaotic. Eddie Milkis had quit prior with Berman taking over from him. Roddenberry's insistence on re-writing scripts and unusual behaviour alienated some staff. Longtime Star Trek contributor D. C. Fontana quit, filing a claim with the Writer's Guild of America as she had been acting as story editor but was unpaid in the role; such were the troubles that the series had a problem recruiting potential writers halfway through the season. By the end of the second season, all the writing staff recruited during season one except for Rick Berman had quit.
As the series was being launched directly into syndication, there were concerns that it could affect the ratings. "Encounter at Farpoint", the pilot, was broadcast to Nielsen ratings of 15.7 percent, after a lull seeing ratings for "The Last Outpost" reached a season low of 8.9 percent, they increased again and by the end of the first season, it had become the most popular syndicated series on television. While anticipated, initial reviews other than for "Encounter at Farpoint" were poor; the second episode, "The Naked Now" had fans and critics concerned that The Next Generation would re-hash plots of The Original Series, "Code of Honor" was seen as racist. It was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, winning in costume design and sound editing. "The Big Goodbye" was awarded a Peabody Award, while cast member Wil Wheaton was nominated for an award at the 9th Youth in Film Awards. The season was first released on DVD on March 26, 2002, on Region 1, was subsequently released in other regions; the region-free Blu-ray releases came in July 2012.
As production was underway on the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Paramount executives began to work on ideas to bring Star Trek back to television, hiring writer/producer Greg Strangis to develop some proposals. This was not the first time that this had been considered following the success of Star Trek: The Original Series in broadcast syndication, as a series entitled Star Trek: Phase II had been worked on in the late seventies between attempts at creating a film based on The Original Series; the pilot episode of Phase II, entitled "In Thy Image" was changed to become the first Star Trek film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Paramount spoke to Leonard Nimoy, still portraying Spock in the film franchise, about the new series, they offered him the chance of producing the new series, but he turned them down due to the time commitment. Next, Paramount sought to consult franchise creator Gene Roddenberry, he turned down the idea of running the show, given the time that production of The Original Series had distracted him from his family.
But Paramount told him that it was impossible to pursue the new series otherwise, Roddenberry began to make plans for the series—with a new cast, as he wanted to avoid retreading and recreating the same roles now seen in the film franchise. Although they had not planned on it Paramount hired Roddenberry to oversee the production and fired Strangis. However, one of his ideas appeared in the premise of The Next Generation, that the Federation and the Klingons had become allies; the first announcement of a new series was made by Roddenberry publicly on October 10, 1986. Several stars of The Original Series and the film franchise stated that they did not like the premise of a new series set in the same universe that did not feature them. DeForest Kelley, who appeared in the pilot as Admiral Leonard McCoy, said that while he understood that the studio wanted to keep the franchise going beyond them, he felt that "there's only one Star Trek, that's ours". James Doohan, who played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, said that Star Trek was about the characters and with a new cast the studio was "trying to fool the public, that's bad business."
William Shatner, who portrayed James T. Kirk, was concerned with the overexposure of the franchise and how a new television series could affect future films. A memo sent on October 24, showed that Robert H. Justman, an associate producer on The Original Series, was working with Roddenberry on the new plans for a series, at that time untitled, they took several influences from the criticism of the previous series in D
Miles O'Brien (Star Trek)
Miles Edward O'Brien is a character in the fictional Star Trek franchise. He appears sporadically in all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and is a main cast member of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. O'Brien was the transporter chief of the USS Enterprise-D, he was promoted to Chief of Operations of Deep Space Nine. O'Brien is the only major Star Trek character described as both ethnically Irish and born in Ireland. O'Brien is portrayed by actor Colm Meaney. According to Colm Meaney, at first O'Brien "was just there, not established as a character, that went on for a bit." He can be seen as the battle bridge's conn operator in the first TNG episode, "Encounter at Farpoint." Appearing on and off in more TNG episodes, it wasn't until the second season episode "Unnatural Selection" that Meaney's character was named, the second episode of season 4, "Family," before the character was given a first name. However, Meaney came to like the arrangement of being hired on an episode-by-episode basis, was hesitant to sign on as a regular on DS9.
Along with Worf, Miles O'Brien is one of the two characters that moved from TNG to be a main character on DS9. They are reunited in "The Way of the Warrior" and O'Brien meets him as he comes in from the DS9 docking port airlock, he claims descent from the famous Ard Rí, or High King of Ireland. His father, Michael O'Brien, wanted him to play the cello, so he pursued this and was accepted into the Aldebaran Music Academy. However, a few days before he was scheduled to start classes there, he enlisted in Starfleet. O'Brien can be seen playing the cello as part of Data's string quartet early in the TNG episode "The Ensigns of Command". In the DS9 episode "Invasive Procedures", it is revealed; the TNG episode "The Wounded" establishes that O'Brien served as tactical officer aboard the USS Rutledge during the Cardassian War and that he was scarred by the Cardassians' massacre of hundreds of civilians on Setlik III. O'Brien does not remember. In that episode, it is clear that the classic Irish tune "The Minstrel Boy" plays a major part of his journey as a character: an innocent man thrown into the destructive nature of war.
He sings the song in this episode, much in the final episode of DS9 "What You Leave Behind". "The Minstrel Boy" is the first musical theme to be heard in the flashback sequence. In the DS9 episode "Bar Association", O'Brien jokingly claims to be a direct descendant of real-life Irish High King Brian Boru, he speaks more of fictional ancestor Sean Aloysius O'Brien, a major player in one of the first United States workers' unions, who participated in the Coal Strike of 1902 in Pennsylvania and was shot dumped into the Allegheny River. In the episode "Rules of Engagement", it is revealed that during O'Brien's 22 years in Starfleet, he had fought in 235 separate battles and had been decorated by Starfleet on 15 occasions, was considered to be an expert in starship combat. O'Brien's first appearance in Star Trek: The Next Generation as the battle bridge flight controller in The Next Generation premiere episode "Encounter at Farpoint", with his only other appearance in the first season being as a security guard in the episode "Lonely Among Us".
Starting with the second season premiere, "The Child", O'Brien began his regular role as the ship's transporter operator, a position, filled by the since-departed Tasha Yar in the first season. In the following episode, "Where Silence Has Lease", when Riker and Worf prepare to beam to the USS Yamato, Riker refers to him as a lieutenant and the character is wearing lieutenant collar pips, he still wears lieutenant pips in "Sarek", but in episodes, the collar symbol has changed and O'Brien is referred to as Chief.. In 2367, he confronted Capt. Benjamin Maxwell, his former commanding officer on the USS Rutledge, when Maxwell attacked Cardassian ships and outposts without authorisation and threatened the peace between the Federation and the Cardassian Union. During the Klingon Civil War, O'Brien is assigned to the bridge as tactical officer due to Worf's resignation from Starfleet and the temporary reassignment of officers to other ships in a fleet led by Capt. Picard. O'Brien marries Keiko Ishikawa aboard the USS Enterprise-D in the TNG episode "Data's Day".
They have a daughter, delivered by Worf in "Disaster". O'Brian appears in over 50 episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation: "Encounter at Farpoint" "Lonely Among Us" "The Child" "Where Silence Has Lease" "Loud As A Whisper" "Unnatural Selection" "A Matter Of Honor" "The Measure Of A Man" "The Dauphin" "Contagion" "The Royale" "Time Squared" "The Icarus Factor" "Pen Pals" "Q Who" "Up The Long Ladder" "Manhunt" "The Emissary" "Shades of Gray" "The Ensigns of Command" "The Bonding" "Booby Trap" "The Enemy" "The Hunted" "A Matter of Perspective" "Tin Man" "Hollow Pursuits" "The Most Toys" "Sarek" "Transfigurations" "The Best of Both Worlds" "Family" "Brothers" "Remember Me" "Legacy"
Jean-Luc Picard is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise, most seen as the Captain of the starship USS Enterprise-D. He appears in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection, Star Trek: Nemesis, is planned to feature as the central character in a forthcoming Star Trek show, he is portrayed by actor Patrick Stewart. After the success of the contemporary Star Trek feature films, a new Star Trek television series featuring a new cast was announced on October 10, 1986. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry named Picard for one or both of the twin brothers Auguste Piccard and Jean Felix Piccard, 20th-century Swiss scientists. Patrick Stewart, who has a background of theatre at the Royal Shakespeare Company, was considered for the role of Data. Roddenberry did not want to cast Stewart as Picard, since he had envisioned an actor, "masculine and had a lot of hair". Roddenberry's first choice was Stephen Macht, it took "weeks of discussion" with Robert H. Justman, Rick Berman, the casting director to convince him that "Stewart was the one they had been looking for to sit in the captain's chair".
The other actors considered included Patrick Bauchau, Roy Thinnes and Mitchell Ryan. Stewart was uncertain why the producers would cast'a middle-aged bald English Shakespearean actor' as captain of the Enterprise, he had his toupee delivered from London to meet with Paramount executives, but Roddenberry ordered Stewart to remove the "awful looking" hairpiece. Stewart's stentorian voice impressed the executives, who approved the casting. Roddenberry sent Stewart C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower novels, saying the Picard character was based on Hornblower, but Stewart was familiar with the character, having read the books as a teenager; as the series progressed, Stewart exercised more control over the character's development. By the time production began on the first Next Generation film, "it was impossible to tell where JeanLuc started and Patrick Stewart ended", by the fourth film, Stewart stated: I find myself talking a lot about Picard and one of the things that I've come to understand is that as I talk a lot about Picard what I find is I’m talking about myself.
There was a sort of double action. In one sense Picard was expanding like this and at the same time he was growing closer and closer to me as well and in some respect I suppose had some influence on me. I became a better listener than I had been as a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was one of the things that he does terrifically well. However, Stewart stated that he is not nearly as brooding as his alter ego. Stewart stated, "One of the delights of having done this series and played this role is that people are so attracted to the whole idea of Star Trek... several years after the series has ended... I enjoy hearing how much people enjoyed the work we did... It's always gratifying to me that this bald, middle-aged Englishman seems to connect with them". Stewart has commented, he has noted the "regular presence of Trekkies in the audience" whenever he plays theater, added: "I meet these people afterwards, I get letters from them and see them at the stage door... And they say,'I've never seen Shakespeare before, I didn't think I'd understand it, but it was wonderful and I can't wait to come back.'"
A new Star Trek series was announced by CBS All Access, Alex Kurtzman and Patrick Stewart in July 2018. Stewart has been cast to reprise his role as Picard; the series is set to release near the end of 2019. Jean-Luc Picard was introduced on television in 1987, in the debut episode "Encounter at Farpoint" of Star Trek:The Next Generation. In this science fiction television show, he is the captain of a manned spacecraft of the fictional organization Starfleet as it visits various exoplanets and aliens, it is set in the late 24th century, Jean-Luc must balance the challenges of people and technology. As a character in the Star Trek franchise, Picard appears in various books, computer games, films throughout the 1990s and a variety of merchandise, he is portrayed as being moved by a desire to explore the universe and with a strong sense of duty, however he has misgivings about not having a family. The close-knit crew of the Enterprise provides his main friendships; some of his interests, as presented by show include space exploration, Shakespeare and earl grey tea.
Famous episodes featuring the Jean Luc Picard character include "Best of Both Worlds", "Yesterday's Enterprise", "Family", "All Good Things...", "Inner Light". Actor Patrick Stewart noted of the character "During these past years, it has been humbling to hear many stories about how ‘The Next Generation’ brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science and leadership.." Jean-Luc Picard was born to Maurice and Yvette Picard in La Barre, France, on 13 July 2305. As a child, he dreamed of joining Starfleet, he and the rest of his family speak English, with English accents—the French language having become obscure by the 24th century, as mentioned in the Next Generation episode "Code of Honor". Suspiciously, Picard has a number of British habits, including the regular consumption of Earl Grey tea, a fondness for Shakespeare, which he performs - authentically enough given the origins of The Bard, riding horses with English ta
Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and musician, who works on comic books, role-playing games and video games, including numerous media tie-in books for properties such as Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Andromeda, Leverage, Spider-Man, X-Men, Sleepy Hollow, Stargate SG-1. DeCandido was born in the Bronx in New York City, the son of Robert L. DeCandido and GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido, he claims to have been a Star Trek fan before his birth, as his parents were fans of Star Trek: The Original Series. DeCandido attended New Rochelle Academy, Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx before attending Fordham University. While attending Fordham University, DeCandido worked as an editor and writer of one of the college newspapers, called the paper. After graduation, DeCandido worked as editor at several publishing companies. Along with John Drew, in the 1990s he co-produced a public-access television cable TV show in Manhattan about science fiction called The Chronic Rift, which he co-hosted.
DeCandido and Drew and others revived the show as a podcast in 2008. DeCandido used to host his own monthly podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio, on hiatus as of February 2019. While DeCandido spent much of his career writing Star Trek fiction, he has written tie-ins for other popular sci-fi and fantasy series as well, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Stargate SG-1, Sleepy Hollow and Leverage as well as comic books, role-playing games, video games, he has written fiction in universes of his own creation, including that of the 2004 novel Dragon Precinct, a high-fantasy police procedural, a series of short stories about Cassie Zukav, a scuba diving tour guide in Key West who learns she is a Dís. Other worlds of DeCandido's own creation include The Adventures of Bram Gold and the Super City Cops series, he has edited various anthologies, including OtherWere, Urban Nightmares, the Doctor Who collection Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership, the Star Trek anthologies New Frontier: No Limits, Tales of the Dominion War, Tales from the Captain's Table.
In 2009, DeCandido was named Grandmaster by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. He has written rewatches for Tor.com since 2011, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Original Series, Batman 1966, "4-Color to 35-Millimeter: The Great Superhero Movie Rewatch," about every live-action superhero movie based on a comic book. DeCandido writes reviews and commentary for Tor.com, including reviews of many of the Marvel Netflix series and of each episode of Star Trek: Discovery and Short Treks as they are released. The Next Generation - Diplomatic Implausibility, ISBN 0-671-78554-0 Deep Space Nine - Gateways: Demons of Air and Darkness, ISBN 0-7434-1852-2 The Brave and the Bold, ISBN 0-7434-1922-7, ISBN 0-7434-1923-5 The Lost Era - The Art of the Impossible, ISBN 0-7434-6405-2 I. K. S. Gorkon - A Good Day to Die, ISBN 0-7434-5714-5 I. K. S. Gorkon - Honor Bound, ISBN 0-7434-5716-1 The Next Generation - A Time for War, A Time for Peace, ISBN 0-7434-9179-3 Ferenginar: Satisfaction Is Not Guaranteed in Worlds of Deep Space Nine Volume 3, ISBN 0-7434-8353-7 I.
K. S. Gorkon - Enemy Territory, ISBN 1-4165-0014-6 Articles of the Federation, ISBN 1-4165-0015-4 The Mirror-Scaled Serpent in Mirror Universe - Obsidian Alliances, ISBN 0-7434-9253-6 The Next Generation - Q&A, ISBN 1-4165-2741-9 Klingon Empire - A Burning House, ISBN 1-4165-5647-8 A Gutted World in Myriad Universes - Echoes and Refractions, ISBN 1-4165-7181-7 A Singular Destiny, ISBN 1-4165-9495-7 The Next Generation - Perchance to Dream -- collected in Enemy Unseen, ISBN 1-61377-131-2, alongside "The Killing Shadows" and "Embrace the Wolf" "Horn and Ivory" in Gateways: What Lay Beyond, ISBN 0-7434-5683-1 "Broken Oaths" in Deep Space Nine - Prophecy and Change, ISBN 0-7434-7073-7 "Revelations" in New Frontier - No Limits, ISBN 0-7434-7707-3 "The Ceremony of Innocence Is Drowned" in Tales of the Dominion War, ISBN 0-7434-9171-8 "loDnIpu' vavpu' je" in Tales from the Captain's Table, ISBN 1-4165-0520-2 "Letting Go" in Voyager - Distant Shores, ISBN 0-7434-9253-6 "Four Lights" in The Next Generation - The Sky's the Limit, ISBN 0-7434-9255-2 "Family Matters" in Mirror Universe - Shards and Shadows, ISBN 1-4165-5850-0 Alien Spotlight: Klingons: Four Thousand Throats... -- collected in Alien Spotlight Volume 2, ISBN 1-60010-612-9, alongside Q, Romulans and Cardassians.
"The Unhappy Ones" in Seven Deadly Sins Captain's Log: Jellico -- collected in Captain's Log, ISBN 1-60010-887-3, alongside Sulu and Harriman. The Klingon Art of War, ISBN 1-4767-5739-9 S. C. E. Series Fatal Error Cold Fusion Invincible Books 1-2 Gateways epilogue: Here There Be Monsters War Stories Books 1-2 Breakdowns Security What's Past Book 6: Many Splendors The Next Generation - Slings and Arrows Book 6: Ent