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Star Trek: The Next Generation goes Through the Mirror this May

Idw Publishing has announced the upcoming launch of the five-part weekly event series Star Trek: The Next Generation: Through The Mirror from writers Scott and David Tipton and artists Chris Johnson and J.K. Woodward, which sees the Mirror Universe crew of the Enterprise-d infiltrating Captain Picard’s ship and going head-to-head with their Prime Universe counterparts. Check out the covers and variants for the series below, and click on any for hi-res versions…

Because you demanded it! Following up the smash-hit miniseries Mirror Broken, the Mirror Universe Next Generation crew is looking for new worlds to conquer, and they’re crossing over to the Prime Star Trek Universe to find them!

Also in each issue: Just how did the Mirror Universe crew find their way to ours, and what does Emperor Spock have to do with it? Backup stories every issue illustrated by Mirror Broken co-creator J.K.
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Reg E. Cathey, Emmy-Winning ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dies at 59

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Reg E. Cathey, Emmy-Winning ‘House of Cards’ and ‘The Wire’ Actor, Dies at 59
Reg E. Cathey, who was best known for playing Freddy on “House of Cards,” has died at age 59. The news first announced by “The Wire” creator David Simon, who called Cathey “not only a fine, masterful actor — but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set.” Netflix has since confirmed the news to IndieWire.

“On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing,” Simon added of his collaborator, who appeared in 23 episodes of the revered HBO drama. Cathey received three consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on “House of Cards,” winning in 2015. A character actor whose career spanned decades, he his silver-screen resume includes everything from “Born on the Fourth of July” and “The Mask” to “What About Bob?” and “Se7en
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Legends Of Tomorrow’s Groundhog Day-Style Episode Gets A Synopsis

That’s right, woodchuck chuckers, it’s Groundhog Day! So, seeing as it’s February 2nd, let’s take a look at the just-released synopsis for an upcoming episode of Legends of Tomorrow which will take inspiration from the classic Bill Murray comedy based around the holiday.

In episode 11 of season 3, “Here I Go Again,” Tala Ashe’s Zari will find herself trapped in a time loop. Rather than being stuck in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, though, the heroine will have to prevent the Waverider from being destroyed over and over. That’s definitely higher stakes than trying to woo Andie MacDowell.

It also sounds like the time loop gimmick will be used to explore Zari’s character and what her place is on the team. Having joined the gang at the beginning of the season, she’s still the newbie of the bunch, so this one will likely deal with her
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How Discovery’s Mirror Universe Went From Fan Service to Social Relevance

The Mirror Universe is one of Star Trek’s most popular conceits. Born out of a one-off episode of the Original Series (“Mirror, Mirror”), the “What if humanity hadn’t turned out so well?” concept proved to be an enduring one. While Star Trek: The Next Generation never visited the alternate dimension, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise both featured Mirror Universe arcs. Voyager never had one, either, but it did air an episode called “Living Witness” that demonized the crew in much the same way.

Of course, the reason the franchise returns gain and again to the idea of an Evil Twin-verse is that, inherently, it’s really fun to take the traditionally goody-goody Federation and give it a bit of a dystopic edge. The Mirror Universe was always a fun vacation from the Federation, because who doesn’t want to see staid heroes misbehave and wear sexier uniforms?
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10 great backwards TV episodes

Juliette Harrisson Feb 1, 2018

Star Trek, Red Dwarf, The X-Files, Inside No 9 and more, as we explore the TV episodes where the story is told backwards...

Stories told backwards, or stories told in reverse chronology, are relatively rare, though more common than you might think.

There are two types of backwards episode. One belongs to science fiction and fantasy and involves times actually running backwards, or alternatively, a character experiencing events in reverse order, with time running forwards for a brief period but then skipping to an earlier point in time. This form of reverse chronology can be used to present characters with an awful event that they then have a chance to undo, or simply for the fun of watching the action run backwards.

The second type of backwards episode is not restricted to science fiction and fantasy, as it does not involve anything strange happening to time itself – the
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Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2018 (Photos)

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Hollywood’s Notable Deaths of 2018 (Photos)
The year is just beginning, but we’ve already lost a handful of stars across Hollywood. Here’s a list of some of the notable celebrities and industry professionals in film, TV, music and sports who we’ve lost so far in 2018. Jon Paul Steuer Jon Paul Steuer, a former child actor who starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and most recently under the stage name Jonny Jewels for the rock band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., died on January 1. He was 33. Mark Tenser Mark Tenser, president and CEO of B-Movie studio Crown International Pictures, died on January 1. At his request, his age was not...
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Netflix Orders Supernatural Drama from Leah Rachel, Akela Cooper to Serve as Showrunner

Cooper: Truman State University

Netflix has secured your next binge-watching obsession. The streamer has given a 10-episode series order to “Chambers,” an hourlong supernatural drama. According to Deadline, the project is written and created by actress-writer-director Leah Rachel (“Dating Rules from My Future Self”) with Akela Cooper (“The 100,” “Luke Cage”) signed on as showrunner.

“Chambers” follows “a young heart attack survivor [who] becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister,” the source summarizes.

Rachel and Cooper are among the project’s executive producers. No word on when it will debut on the streaming giant.

Cooper seems like a great fit for “Chambers.” “I love genre,” she said back in 2015. “I was born and raised a sci-fi nerd.
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Jonathan Frakes Shares His Thoughts on Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek Movie

As you know, Quentin Tarantino is currently developing an R-rated Star Trek film with J.J. Abrams. This new Star Trek project is seriously going to boldly go where no Star Trek film has gone before.

Star Trek: The Next Generation star Patrick Stewart already said that he'd love to be a part of it, but now his co-star Jonathan Frakes shares his thoughts on the new film and he says he's fascinated by it. During an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, he said:

"I texted with J.J. about it to see what his take was. I wanted to see if I could get the scoop out of him, and he just said it’s going to be wild. I threw it back at him. I’m fascinated. I love the fact that Patrick Stewart played his hand so well and said, 'Yeah, I’m available. Count me in.'"

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Jon Paul Steuer, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Actor, Dies At 33

Jon Paul Steuer, the child actor known for his role in Star Trek: The Next Generation as the first person to play Alexander Rozhenko, has died at 33. Steuer had transitioned his career from actor to musician and restauranteur. According to reports, Steuer died on January 1, although a cause of death is still to be […]

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Justin Simien Reviews ‘Star Trek: Discovery’: ‘One of the Best Shows on Television Right Now’

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Justin Simien Reviews ‘Star Trek: Discovery’: ‘One of the Best Shows on Television Right Now’
This is not the most important thing Justin Simien has to say about “Star Trek: Discovery,” but it does matter. “I need the boots that they’re wearing. Like, so bad,” he said. “They’ve got to put out a line because I’m obsessed. I’m obsessed with the clothes.”

The creator of “Dear White People” (the indie film hit, now the Netflix series entering its second season this spring) has never hidden his nerdy tendencies on Twitter and elsewhere — including a memorable homage to “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in the first season of his critically acclaimed comedy. And amongst his new favorite shows is the CBS All Access continuation of the 50-year-plus franchise.

IndieWire spoke to Simien before the Sunday, Jan. 7 premiere of the second half of Season 1, but after he’d watched the first half of the series. “I was blown away by it,” Simien said.
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Watch Star Trek Veteran Jonathan Frakes Direct His Episode of Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek veteran Jonathan Frakes has returned to the franchise to direct an upcoming episode of Star Trek: Discovery. Below you will find a video that features footage of him directing the episode, which is titled "Despite Yourself". I'm a big fan of Frakes, so it's awesome to see that he got to jump on board and direct another Star Trek project! Here's a brief synopsis of the episode:

While in unfamiliar territory, the U.S.S. Discovery crew is forced to get creative in their next efforts to survive opposing and unprecedented forces and return home.

On top of starring in Star Trek: The Next Generation for seven seasons and four movies, he also directed eight episodes of The Next Generation, three episode of Deep Space Nine and Voyager, as well as the movies First Contact and Insurrection. He's also directed an episode of The Orville

"Despite Yourself" is set to air this Sunday,
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‘Star Trek’ Actor Jon Paul Steuer Dies at 33

‘Star Trek’ Actor Jon Paul Steuer Dies at 33
Jon Paul Steuer, best known for his work on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Grace Under Fire,” died on Jan. 1. He was 33.

His death with announced on the Facebook page of his band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. A cause of death has not been confirmed.

“It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, Aka Jon Paul Steuer,” the band wrote. “The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought a much needed sense of fun and lightheartedness to everything we did.”

Born in Escondido, Calif., Steuer was a former child actor who played Worf’s son Alexander Rozhenko in a 1990 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” He also acted alongside James Earl Jones in 1990’s “By Dawn’s Early Light” and with Mary Tyler Moore in 1990’s
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'90s Child Star Jon Paul Steuer Dead at Age 33

'90s Child Star Jon Paul Steuer Dead at Age 33
Jon Paul Steuer, a musician and '90s child star who once starred on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the show Grace Under Fire, has died. He was 33. His death was announced on Thursday on the Facebook pages of his band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., and Portland vegan restaurant, Harvest At The Bindery. The cause of Steuer's death was not made public. He is survived by his parents, Paula and Tom. "It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, Aka Jon Paul Steuer," the band's post read. "The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought...
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‘In the Envelope’ Podcast: Patrick Stewart Talks ‘Logan’ & How to Act Fearlessly

“In the Envelope: An Awards Podcast” features interviews with award-winning actors and other creatives. Join host and Awards Editor Jack Smart for a front row seat to the industry’s biggest awards races! In addition to being one of the industry’s most powerful and prolific actors, Patrick Stewart has a voice of pure gold. You can hear it now, in all its grand glory, on the “In the Envelope” podcast! The Olivier-, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and SAG Award-nominated legend, best known for playing Captain Jean-Luc Picard on the iconic “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Professor Charles Xavier in the “X-Men” film franchise, can be heard below chatting about audition advice, giving characters life, and the similarities between science fiction and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Born in England, where he studied classical acting and performed as a member of that company, among many others, Stewart was knighted in 2010 by
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Jon Paul Steuer, ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies at 33

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Jon Paul Steuer, ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies at 33
Jon Paul Steuer, a former child actor who starred in “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” has died. He was 33. The death was announced on the Facebook page of his Oregon rock band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., who wrote, “It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, Aka Jon Paul Steuer. The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought a much needed sense of fun and lightheartedness to everything we did.
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Jon Paul Steuer Dies: Former ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, ‘Grace Under Fire’ Actor Was 33

Jon Paul Steuer, the former child actor who played a young Klingon on Star Trek: The Next Generation and the eldest son of Brett Butler’s lead character on the 1990s sitcom Grace Under Fire, died of unknown or undisclosed causes January 1. He was 33. His death was announced on the Facebook page of his Portland, Oregon, rock band P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. Steur, who sang with the group under the name Jonny Jewels, had been with the band for a little more than a year. (See the…
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The Orville: Jonathan Frakes Compares Directing the Fox Series with Star Trek

How does The Orville compare to Star Trek? Recently, Jonathan Frakes spoke with IndieWire about directing both the Fox and CBS TV shows.Frakes, of course, played Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The actor has gone on to direct several TV shows, including episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Roswell, Leverage, Castle, and The Librarians.Read More…
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Tarantino's Star Trek Movie Gets The Revenant Writer

Paramount's highly-anticipated Tarantino Abrams Star Trek Movie just took another big step forward, with the studio bringing in writer Mark L. Smith (The Revenant) to write the screenplay. We first reported on this project just a few weeks ago, where it was revealed that the plan for this Tarantino Star Trek movie is to assemble a writers room to hear Quentin Tarantino's unique pitch, which won over both Paramount and producer J.J. Abrams. The writers would then craft a screenplay that Quentin Tarantino would direct from, which would make this the first time he has ever directed from a script he didn't write himself.

Mark L. Smith was part of the writers room that was convened earlier this month, which also included Lindsey Beer (Godzilla vs. Kong), Drew Pearce (Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation) and Megan Amram (The Good Place). Mark L. Smith was reportedly always considered the front-runner for the gig,
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From ‘The Orville’ to ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Librarians’ Director Jonathan Frakes Has Found Massive Range Within the Realm of Sci-Fi

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From ‘The Orville’ to ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Librarians’ Director Jonathan Frakes Has Found Massive Range Within the Realm of Sci-Fi
In case there’s any lingering debate between “The Orville” and “Star Trek: Discovery” fans, Jonathan Frakes has given his blessing to both.

Frakes might be most familiar to sci-fi fans as Commander William T. Riker, but the former star of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” has also been one of TV’s go-to directors for more than 27 years. Most recently, he was behind “The Librarians” episode “…And the Silver Screen,” an homage to classic Hollywood written by executive producer/star Noah Wyle.

In the episode, Flynn Carsen (Wyle) and his team find themselves sucked into a wild range of classic film genres, including ’40s film noir, B-movie sci-fi, and even a cowboy musical.

Mimicking a variety of styles is something that the veteran director is quite used to doing. In just the last year, Jonathan Frakes directed five episodes of television, including both “The Orville” and “Star Trek: Discovery,
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Patrick Stewart Wants In On Quentin Tarantino’s R-Rated Star Trek Movie

Recently, Patrick Stewart expressed an interest in participating in an upcoming Star Trek movie that is being developed by Quentin Tarantino. This is huge because Stewart played Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, who remains one of the most beloved characters from the long-running sci-fi franchise even now. As a result, there has long been fan interest in seeing Stewart return to the Star Trek franchise, meaning that for a fair number of people, this sounds like a dream coming true for them. As for why Stewart is interested in Tarantino’s upcoming Star Trek movie, well, the

Patrick Stewart Wants In On Quentin Tarantino’s R-Rated Star Trek Movie
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