We Have the Technology: Building a New "Star Trek" Series
I recently came across the news there's a new "Star Trek" series (of sorts) in the works, and after running off to research the four corners of the webosphere, my initial excitement quickly abated. In short: it's been a long time since we've had a new Trek series, so some of the series' actors (Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Alan Ruck, Tim Russ, Garrett Wang) decided to "gift" fans with a homemade production. (The same group previously got together to create "Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.") Funded by a kickstarter, "Renegades" is set to begin production this summer, even as one of its "rising actors" heads to jail for six months.
Here's the trailer; whose tagline claims "...not your grandfather's Star Trek;" but the rate of speech argues otherwise.
I think we can do better. Heck, I think I can do better--at the very least--in assembling a cast. Let's get this thing going on SyFy, people. Additional cast suggestions welcome.
The Captain: Jamie Bamber
First Officer: Dichen Lachman
Chief of Security: Keith David
Helmsman: Brian Austin Green
Communications Officer/Betazoid: Mädchen Amick
Chief Medical Officer: John Barrowman
Science Officer: Gareth David-Lloyd
Chief Engineer: Michelle Rodriquez
Klingon Officer: Ron Perlman
Medic/Nurse/Half Vulcan: Tessa Thompson
Android/Assistant Science Officer: Robin Tunney
Now we just need a name...
Pajiba Love Express
Here's some Daveed Diggs for you. On Daveed Diggs' digs, actually. That man does things with clothes that should not make sense, but are absolutely perfect. (Go Fug Yourself)
Woody Allen has "so moved on" from his daughter's accusations and says he never even thinks about it. He equates her words about him to a bad review he won't read and comments on how wacky it is that Mia Farrow is his mother-in-law. He is the worst. (Celebitchy)
Not The Worst but still very gross: Leonardo DiCaprio and his
Here are 5 under-the-radar shows. I had never even heard of the first two. (Uproxx)