This year, Star Trek day gave us tons of information on upcoming Trek shows. Here are the details.
Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 3 premiered Thursday, August 25 2022
The 10-episode-long third season. Star Trek: Lower Decks is already streaming, and has also been renewed for a 10-episode-long fourth season. 3 episodes in the “lower deckers” are a bit more heroic than we’ve seen them. The 3rd season features many connections and references to past Star Trek series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, including several actors returning as guest stars.
USS Wayfarer saves the day in this clip:
Star Trek: Prodigy Season 1 Part 2 will premiere Thursday, October 27 2022
The mid-season finale of 3D animated Star Trek: Prodigy left the crew of the U.S.S. Protostar at a pivotal point of their journey to be a real crew. The second part features appearances by Kate Mulgrew as the real Capt. Janeway (not her hologram), as well as Billy Campbell as Captain Okona, as seen in TNG episode “The Incredible Okona.” Clip:
Star Trek: Picard, Season 3 will premiere on Thursday, February 16, 2023
Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard is reunited with his former crew of the USS Enterprise for season 3, the final season. This series will consist of 10 episodes and new episodes will debut each Thursday. The second and third seasons were filmed back-to-back, though they tell different stories. Terry Matalas returns as showrunner and the cast have dramatically new looks.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Season 2 to premiere in 2023
Strange New Worlds is widely acclaimed as the first spiritual successor to The Original Series, with self-contained episodes, visiting a new world every week, a tone of cool adventure, young versions of Pike, Spock, and Number One, and a show of optimism and earnest emotion without need of irony. Anson Mount is charismatic in and old-school way that already has people saying he is one of the best Captains. It became one of the most viewed shows in all television in it’s first few episodes.
Season 2 completed production this August. Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger so we know where things are headed.Though they will continue the episodic format there is a crossover episode with Lower Decks.
Addition to the crew for S2: comedic actress Carol Kane (The Princess Bride, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) in the role of engineer Pelia. We observe her uniform color and rank markings are the same as the late Commander Hemmer’s, so make your own conclusion about where she fits in. We know in a few years Mr. Scott will be in Engineering.
Lt. Ortegas prepares for an away mission in this clip:
Star Trek: Discovery, Season 5 to premiere in early 2023
The fifth season of the series Star Trek: Discovery follows the crew of the USS Discovery, more than 900 years after the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, The producers say season arc is about a mysterious power that has been hidden for centuries and which other dangerous groups are also searching for.
The team is in production right now in Toronto, and could not attend the Star Trek Day events! But they did send a set tour clip.
Jonathan Frakes is very busy as an actor and director in Picard and a director for SNW, LD, and DSC. A unifying force.
The live action Trek shows are using AR video walls to great effect. It helps give the shows a more immersive cinematic look. Pixomondo is the effects company for these shots. Another unifying force.
David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.