Whoopi Goldberg will return to the Star Trek Universe in second season of ‘Star Trek: Picard’ on CBS All Access

While visiting the set of the daytime talk show The View, it was with a surprise to Whoopi Goldberg, the show’s co-host, to hear Sir Patrick Stewart offer a formal invitation to return to the Star Trek universe. She will be reprising her role as Guinan, the lovable bartender of Ten Forward, in the second season of Star Trek: Picard only on CBS All Access. Here is a video of the announcement from Wednesday morning’s broadcast of The View.

Guinan is a fan favorite character who first showed up in second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and has made reoccurring appearances through the remainder of the series’ seven season run, in addition to appearing in two of the movie adaptations.

The last time Whoopi Goldberg had appeared on screen in the role of Guinan was in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis. Since the very beginning of the original television broadcast of The Next Generation, she has been an avid supporter of the series and has a genuine affection for the Star Trek universe. Her reaction to receiving the formal invitation to return for more episodes is authentic and true. It is great opportunity to know she was welcomed aboard by the ship’s captain.

“The Twilight Zone” reboot set to premiere on CBS All Access starting April 1st

Actor and director Jordan Peele is going to introduce a new generation of viewers to the classic television anthology program The Twilight Zone with his reboot set to premiere with two brand new episodes on April 1st exclusively on CBS All Access. Peele will serve as the episodic host and executive producer of the new series. He will succeed taking over the dual role that was once fulfilled by the program’s original creator, Rod Serling, during the program’s original television run from 1959 to 1964 on CBS.

Celebrity actors who have already signed up to appear in the weekly episodes include: John Cho, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Steven Yeun, and numerous others.

After the first two episodes are released on April 1st, there will be one new episode released through the streaming service every Thursday beginning on April 11th.

As of January 30th, the original series can be streamed on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video (limited amount of seasons available), CBS All Access (paywall), and quite frequently over the holiday weekends throughout the year on the SyFy channel in marathon / binge-watching form.

Sources: CBS News, Twitter, YouTube, and DailyMotion.


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Captain Picard’s “ten hour movie” of a television program on CBS All Access

According to a recent interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, legendary actor Patrick Stewart claims the new “Captain Picard” centered show on CBS All Access will be designed to feel more like an extended feature film movie than the episodic programming that will actually be delivered to audience later this year. To be more precise, Stewart describes the first season to be one long story of his character dealing with the sudden turmoil after the fall of the Romulan Empire. For those who watched Star Trek: The Next Generation television show or the fourth movie spin-off Star Trek Nemesis will know the Romulans were a prominent thorn in the side for the Federation.

After thinking he was completely finished portraying the famous science fiction captain, he was reeled back in by CBS and Alex Kurtzman, the show’s producer, with roughly a sixteen page long story treatment of how the season would play out. Upon reading the document, he was set to make his return to the iconic role after a seventeen year long absence.

In the meantime, viewers can re-watch all seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation television program on Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video (content is available on all three platforms as of January 30th).

Source: Yahoo! Entertainment.


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