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Strange New Worlds’ – TrekMovie.com
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Strange New Worlds’ – TrekMovie.com

At the Strange New Worlds premiere event, TrekMovie had an exclusive chat with newcomer Bruce Horak (Chief Engineer Hemmer), who only appeared briefly at the end of the series premiere. The actor talked about getting through Hemmer’s crusty personality, doing his Trek homework, and more. So how did you prepare to play Hemmer? How did I prep? Well, it was three and a half hours and a prosthetics chair, gluing 15 pieces on my face… so beyond that I watched Star Trek: Enterprise where the the Aenar are introduced. I think in season four, I watched those two episodes, dug around in as much online Trek lore as I could find about them. There’s not a lot about the Aenar. So I felt like I kind of had free range to build a little bit. He’s an engineer. So I talked to some engineering friends. ...
Strange New Worlds’ Premiere, Pon Farr, And Going Big – TrekMovie.com
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Strange New Worlds’ Premiere, Pon Farr, And Going Big – TrekMovie.com

TrekMovie had a chance to speak exclusively with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds co-showrunner Henry Alons Myers about Thursday’s series premiere and what comes next, covering issues ranging from Vulcan mating to new transporter tricks and more. Being this is for TrekMovie.com, the questions are going to get a bit nerdy. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I had thought I’m probably like a medium-level Star Trek nerd, and there are people who know a lot more than me. So I have a humble view of my own nerd-dom. And then I find myself correcting people like, “Oh, no, that’s not that’s not a Romulan ship. No, that’s not a this, that’s not a that.” I’ve sort of had this realization, “Oh, maybe I am a deep nerd and didn’t realize.” [laughs] We like our writers and showrunners to be deep nerds,...
The Roddenberry Archive Recreates Sets From First ‘Star Trek’ Pilot “The Cage” – TrekMovie.com
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The Roddenberry Archive Recreates Sets From First ‘Star Trek’ Pilot “The Cage” – TrekMovie.com

The Gene Roddenberry estate is developing “The Roddenberry Archive,” which is a multi-decade collaboration to collect and preserve Gene Roddenberry’s legacy at the highest levels of fidelity and historical accuracy. A number of Star Trek veterans are involved in the project, including artists Denise and Mike Okuda, Doug Drexler, and Daren Dochterman who are all working with the cloud graphics company OTOY. Their first project is to create a 1:1 virtual experience of The Motion Picture USS Enterprise. And they have just announced another ongoing project to recreate elements of the first Star Trek pilot “The Cage,” bringing in even more Star Trek veterans.  The Roddenberry Archive has released new details and a video showing how this intriguing new project is being put together. A virtual...
Strange New Worlds’ – TrekMovie.com
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Strange New Worlds’ – TrekMovie.com

When it was announced that Strange New Worlds included a character named La’an Noonien Singh, fans immediately saw a connection to the Star Trek villain Khan Noonien Singh. It has been confirmed that La’an is a descendent of the infamous genetically enhanced Khan, and at the gold carpet premiere in New York, TrekMovie had a chance to talk to actress Christina Chong about that connection and more. In terms of being a Noonien Singh, does the show explore why La’an would keep such an infamous name? I don’t know how much I can reveal about that, but what you will see with La’an is the fact that she does carry similarities to Khan in the way she has natural abilities for combat, she’s tactical, she’s fierce, she’s a fighter. She has that hard exterior. But she is not at all like him in her...
The Animated Series’ Writer Welcomes New Robert April On ‘Strange New Worlds’ – TrekMovie.com
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The Animated Series’ Writer Welcomes New Robert April On ‘Strange New Worlds’ – TrekMovie.com

Another canon character included in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which debuts this week, is Robert April. In the new series, April is played by Adrian Holmes. This news leaked out over the weekend from one of the early (supposedly spoiler-free) reviews, before being officially revealed today by Paramount+ with their preview materials. While some fans have expressed issues with the character looking different than the one appearance in Star Trek: The Animated Series, the writer of that episode is expressing his excitement to see the character brought to live in live-action Star Trek. Fred Bronson welcomes Adrian Holmes as April The character of Robert April first appeared in 1974 in the season two episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series “The Counter-Clock Incident.” April was establi...