‘Star Trek: Discovery’ presents a murkier vision of the classic franchise – TechCrunch


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Star Trek: Discovery’ presents a murkier vision of the classic franchise
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Star Trek: Discovery has a lot riding on it, both for CBS executives (who are counting on the show to help them launch their paid streaming service, CBS All Access) and Star Trek fans (who’ve been waiting more than a decade for a new Trek series). On
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Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Belay That Premise – Vulture


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Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Belay That Premise
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I know Discovery is set in the Prime universe, rather than the alternate timeline of the new Trek movies, but I can’t help but feel like Star Trek Into Darkness quite recently explored the limits of Starfleet’s commitment to peaceful exploration in the

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Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Belay That Premise – Vulture


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Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Belay That Premise
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I know Discovery is set in the Prime universe, rather than the alternate timeline of the new Trek movies, but I can’t help but feel like Star Trek Into Darkness quite recently explored the limits of Starfleet’s commitment to peaceful exploration in the

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Michelle Yeoh talks ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ shocker – CNN


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Michelle Yeoh talks ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ shocker
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Captain Philippa Georgiou might be gone, but she will not be forgotten. In the premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery," the character played by Michelle Yeoh met her untimely end during a battle with the Klingons. But Yeoh tells CNN, her character "might be
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Michelle Yeoh talks ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ shocker – CNN


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Michelle Yeoh talks ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ shocker
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Captain Philippa Georgiou might be gone, but she will not be forgotten. In the premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery," the character played by Michelle Yeoh met her untimely end during a battle with the Klingons. But Yeoh tells CNN, her character "might be
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Review: ‘Desperate Hours’ Novel Tie-In Delivers Thrills And Insights Into ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

REVIEW: Star Trek Discovery: Desperate Hours

Written by David Mack
Published by Simon and Schuster/Gallery Books

 

“Another round of fire from the Juggernaut blew out the life-support station and filled the bridge with bitter smoke. The captain winced at the new damage, but she remained resolute. ‘Our job is to hold the line. Come blood, come fire, come hell itself – we draw the line here.’

Her courage proved contagious. Around the bridge, chins were raised, shoulders were squared against the approaching storm. No one was backing down. Not today…

Georgiou smiled. ‘That’s the spirit. Look alive, people! This is why we’re here!’”

Desperate Hours, the brand-new book from David Mack, is the first tie-in novel associated with Star Trek Discovery, and was timed to come out the week after Discovery’s debut on CBS and CBS All Access.

Short spoiler-free review

Mack has crafted an absolutely thrilling novel that had me turning the pages furiously to find out what happened next, and it’s filled with the kind of fan service that had this old- school Trekker drooling. The story turns on the accidental awakening of a massive, ancient alien vessel on an isolated Federation colony world, and along the way it works through themes of fear and loss, of cultural differences and preferences, and the old standbys of corporate greed and relativistic ethics.

I was stunned at the amount of insight the novel gives into the characters of Captain Georgiou, Michael Burnham, and Lieutenant Saru, but also by the excellent treatment of some old Trek favorites, as well. Along the way, Mack answers some of the objections some fans have made to the production design of Discovery, sometimes in very humorous ways. It’s a great sci-fi book in general, and an outstanding Trek novel in particular. Well worth the purchase for any fan of the franchise.

SPOILERS BELOW!

Cover for first Star Trek: Discovery novel

The emergence of the alien Juggernaut and its subsequent attacks on the Federation colony require the intervention of not only the U.S.S. Shenzou, but of her larger cousin, the U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. The story takes place one year after Pike’s first visit to Talos IV (Star Trek’s “The Cage”), and one year before the events in the pilot episodes of Star Trek Discovery (“The Vulcan Hello”). The arrival of Enterprise brings the crew of the Shenzou into contact not only with Captain Pike, but with Number One, Jose Tyler, and of course, Mr. Spock.

Desperate Hours focuses on the crew of the USS Shenzhou before the events of the Discovery premiere

I liked the interactions between Mr. Spock and Michael Burnham, as they work together to try to sabotage the Juggernaut. Together they face a series of trials that test them physically, intellectually, and eventually emotionally. Spock and Burnham had very different experiences being raised by the same couple at different times, and as it turns out each needs what the other received. These scenes are exciting and emotionally resonant.

Captains Pike and Georgiou come alive in a contest of wills, as Pike is ordered to carry out unthinkably difficult actions, and Georgiou is forced to stand in his way. What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? Watch Pike and Georgiou! A particular highlight of Desperate Hours are the scenes between Lt. Saru and Lt. Commander Una (aka Pike’s “Number One”). This story endorses previous novels and comics that described Number One as being a human raised by Illyrians, a people with great mental discipline and control. She seems to be an excellent friend and mentor for Lt. Saru, with the Lieutenant going so far as to say to himself, “If she were Kelpien, I would fall in love with her.” Una’s understanding of Saru’s character helped me to understand him as more than just a “cowardly lion” foil for Burnham’s directness.

The crew of the Shenzhou work together with the crew of the USS Enterprise under Capt. Pike in Desperate Hours

After the first third of the novel sets up the conflicts well, the rest of the book is fast-paced, nail-biting action, suspense, and thrills. Mack intercuts between Pike and Georgiou in orbit above the planet, Spock and Burnham aboard the alien Juggernaut, Saru and Una trying to figure out the mystery of the Juggernaut’s presence on the planet, and a hostage situation engineered by the planet’s colonists. Only this last thread of the plot feels superfluous. The other three strands are tightly-woven, exciting, and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The novel is large-format paperback, so it will not fit perfectly on the shelf with the majority of Star Trek novels, but the extra size calls attention to the prestige with which this book is being treated. For the first time, Star Trek novels are being developed hand-in-glove with the televised production. That means that, though they are not exactly canon, they are as close to it as can be. The things you learn in Desperate Hours about Burnham, Georgiou, and Saru are not likely to be easily contradicted on the show, and will in fact serve as provisional background for the show’s writers themselves. That’s pretty cool.

Bottom line

Desperate Hours will enhance your appreciation for the show, but it also stands on its own as a fantastic, exciting science fiction novel. I give this book my highest recommendation.

Available Tuesday

Star Trek: Desperate  by David Mack will be released Tuesday, September 26th. The large-format paperback retails for $16.00, and you can by it discounted for $11.00 from Amazon where you can also buy the ebook

Desperate Hours is also available as an unabridged audiobook, also available at Amazon. You can get the audiobook for free and get a 30 day free trial by joining Audible (and help support TrekMovie) by visiting http://ift.tt/2rdAoV8.

Desperate Hours also available as audiobook

 

 

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Starships Collection updates: More Discovery ships, main series extended again, Spacedock, and videos!

A few big Eaglemoss Starships Collection updates have trickled out over the last few days, and you can get up to date with them all below.

Let’s start with Discovery news. So far we only knew of the first two issues of the Discovery spin-off series, the USS Shenzhou and the USS Discovery. Now Eaglemoss’ Ben Robinson has tweeted detailed of a further four issues:

Europa is on the way but issues 3 and 4 are the Kerala (you didn’t see her named) and The Bird-of-Prey – which are the little fighters.

Matt Mira‏, the host of After Trek, also tweeted this photo of the Eaglemoss Discovery model (giving us a look from a new angle), on display on the After Trek set (it’s right behind him if you watch the show):

Even bigger news comes from the original collection, which Ben has now announced has been extended once more, and will now run for 150 issues! More than double the originally planned 70!

And in addition to the main run, he also revealed one of the special will be, at last, Earth Spacedock!

Finally, Eaglemoss have posted a few little videos recently. Here are the starships Aventine and Titan, spinning around:

And a short advert for the recently announced XL size subscription:

For a listing of all the ships in the Star Trek: The Official Starships Collection, including links to all my previous previews and reviews, see my index page for the main series, and list for the Discovery series.

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Quentin Tarantino Already Directed a STAR TREK Movie Based on This Bonkers Fan Theory – Nerdist


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Quentin Tarantino Already Directed a STAR TREK Movie Based on This Bonkers Fan Theory
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Quentin Tarantino says he wants to direct a Star Trek movie, but to that we ask, “Don’t you mean a second one?” Because on today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we offer you the best, most insane Star Trek/Inglorious Basterds fan theory you’ll ever hear, as
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Star Trek: Discovery Is Worth the Price of CBS All Access—Maybe – WIRED


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Star Trek: Discovery Is Worth the Price of CBS All Access—Maybe
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Last night, CBS finally took the wraps off its oft-delayed new show, Star Trek: Discovery. The two-part debut ("The Vulcan Hello" and "Battle at the Binary Stars") gave fans the first new TV Trek since Star Trek: Enterprise ceased subspace transmission
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DISCOVERY Post-Premiere Producer Interviews

Only a day after the much-anticipated STAR TREK: DISCOVERY premiere, and already a load of post-airing press had arrived from the series’ creative team on the aftermath of that eventful first two-hour story, where Discovery heads from here, and when Season 2 may come to fruition.

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