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How Jeff Russo boldly created a new but familiar score for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

How Jeff Russo boldly created a new but familiar score for ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
Star Trek: Discovery” composer Jeff Russo grew up watching “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” so you can imagine his reaction when he got tapped to score CBS All Access’ new TV iteration of the franchise. “When the opportunity even arose, it was like, ‘Well, no way, they’re not gonna want me, they’re gonna want somebody else,’” Russo said during Gold Derby’s Meet the Experts: Music panel, moderated by this author (watch the exclusive interview above). “And then it happened and I pretty much lost my mind.”

Taking on such a beloved property was “terrifying,” Russo said. He had to serve two masters: being faithful to the sonic palette of “Star Trek” while creating something entirely new. For the theme, Russo, who won an Emmy last year for scoring “Fargo,” wanted it to have a more modern sound before adding the iconic Alexander Courage fanfare at the end.
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Emmy submissions: Will CBS All Access drama follow in Emmy winning footsteps of past ‘Trek’ series?

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Emmy submissions: Will CBS All Access drama follow in Emmy winning footsteps of past ‘Trek’ series?
Will “Star Trek: Discovery” win Emmys this year? It would be a major breakthrough for CBS All Access, a new streaming service that earned its first nomination in 2017 when “The Good Fight” contended for its main title theme music. And it would be a major comeback for the “Star Trek” franchise: “Discovery” is the first “Trek” series since “Enterprise” ended in 2005. But the “Trek” shows have a strong track record with the television academy. Scroll down to find out what actors and episodes were submitted by the show across all Emmy categories save music composition (those races follow different procedures and don’t release public ballots).

The original “Star Trek” series ran from 1966-1969 and didn’t win any Emmys, but it was nominated 13 times, including twice for Best Drama Series (1967-1968). “Star Trek: The Next Generation” followed two decades later and aired for seven seasons from 1987 to 1994, during which
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Outcast Season 2 Trailer & Key Art

The premiere of Outcast Season 2 is quickly approaching and Cinemax has revealed the official trailer and key art. The first of ten episodes is set to air on Friday, July 20th:

"The suspense-horror series Outcast returns for its ten-episode second season Friday, July 20 (10:00–11:00 p.m. Et/Pt), exclusively on Cinemax. Continuing to probe the mystery of what lies behind the town of Rome’s supernatural manifestations, and why they are drawn to Kyle, the show explores how people cope with extreme circumstances while protecting the ones they love. Outcast is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman (“The Walking Dead”) and based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta.

Patrick Fugit stars as Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. With the help of Reverend Anderson, played by Philip Glenister (“Kingdom of Heaven
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Star Trek's Jon Paul Steuer Cause of Death Ruled Suicide: Report

Star Trek's Jon Paul Steuer Cause of Death Ruled Suicide: Report
Jon Paul Steuer’s cause of death has been ruled a suicide, according to a report.

The actor, who began his career as a child actor on Little Giants and Star Trek, died on Jan. 1 at the age of 33.

On Monday, Steuer’s cause of death was revealed with The Blast reporting he died from a gunshot wound to the head.

The Portland Police Bureau’s spokesman Sgt. Chris Burley told People they suspected no foul play in Steuer’s death.

Steuer’s death was announced by his band, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., on Facebook in January.
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Patrick Stewart hinting at a Star Trek: Discovery guest role?

It’s been sixteen years since we saw Patrick Stewart in the Star Trek franchise, but speculation is now running wild that the actor could be set for a guest-starring role in CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery.

The source of all the excitement is a brief interview from Red Carpet News, where Stewart was asked whether he’d seen the latest iteration of the franchise and responded: “No, I haven’t. But I may have good course to look at it very soon.”

You can watch the interview for yourself here…

Despite the 100 year plus gap between the events of Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: The Next Generation, there are of course any number of story possibilities as to how Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard could feature in the new series, and a guest-starring role would surely prove hugely exciting to fans. However, Stewart’s comments are far from confirmation of an appearance,
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Contest: Win Devil’S Gate on Blu-ray

Something sinister lurks in the secluded North Dakota countryside in the new horror movie Devil's Gate. Co-starring Amanda Schull, Milo Ventimiglia, and Shawn Ashmore, Devil's Gate is out now on Blu-ray and DVD from Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three high-def copies of the IFC Midnight movie to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers!


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First Trailer For The Sci-Fi Thriller 5th Passenger Brings Together Several Fan-Favorite Star Trek Actors

The first trailer has been released for a new sci-fi thriller 5th Passenger and the cool think about this film is that it brings together several fan-favorite Star Trek cast members.

5th Passenger is set in the aftermath of an oppressive class war, Miller, a pregnant officer aboard an escape pod must struggle to survive with her remaining crew when a mysterious and vicious life form attacks, determined to become the dominant species.

The cast of the film includes Doug Jones (Star Trek: Discovery), Tim Russ, Marina Sirtis, and Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).

5th Passenger was funded through Kickstarter and they ended up raising a little over $80,000. The goal was to create the film centered around a strong female lead. The director of the film, Scott Blake, had this to say about his film:

"I directed 5th Passenger because it’s a film I wanted to see.
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Will Avengers 4 Travel Back To Revisit Guardians Of The Galaxy?

You’re most probably familiar with the big rumor surrounding Avengers 4 at the moment.

Having put together set photos with leaked info, it seems that next year’s Infinity War sequel will feature Earth’s Mightiest Heroes travelling back through time in order to defeat Thanos. In particular, it looks like the events of a few key McU movies will be revisited. Most notably, The Avengers, as Chris Evans was spotted on set wearing his 2012 Captain America outfit.

Now, adding fuel to the fire is a resurfaced video from Zoe Saldana’s Instagram, which reveals another film that could be revisited in Avengers 4. Shot in August 2017, Saldana can be seen in full Gamora garb in the clip below. Specifically, she’s wearing the costume she had on in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy. So, the Avengers may well interact with Thanos’ daughter during that point in her life.

Join the Marvel team,
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Avengers 4 Might Not Feature The Deaths That You’re Expecting

Avengers: Infinity War had more deaths of major characters than the whole of the previous 18 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe put together. The loss of the likes of Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man and the Guardians (bar Rocket) proved so shocking as they came a film too early. Don’t get us wrong; fans were well prepared for the galaxy’s greatest heroes to face death in Avengers 4, but not in its predecessor.

In light of Infinity War‘s jaw-dropping ending, it’s worth revisiting some comments Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige made about the upcoming sequel back in March. The big cheese teased that fans shouldn’t expect lots of death from the pic, which will wrap up the first decade of the McU. To get across his point about what sort of finale the film will be, Feige compared it to the last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Boss on Sheldon and Amy’s Wedding, Mark Hamill’s Guest Spot

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Boss on Sheldon and Amy’s Wedding, Mark Hamill’s Guest Spot
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Bow Tie Asymmetry,” the 11th season finale of “The Big Bang Theory.”

In a moment fans had been long been waiting for, Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) finally wed Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) on the season 11 finale of “The Big Bang Theory” Thursday.

Showrunner Steve Holland admitted he felt heavy pressure from the show’s supporters, as well as its own writing staff, to get the big moment right, telling Variety, “We live with these characters a lot, they mean a lot to us and certainly building up
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Star Trek: Bridge Crew welcomes the arrival of The Next Generation this month

Set phasers on stun and prepare to beam up the landing party as Ubisoft announce The Next Generation, the new expansion for Star Trek: Bridge Crew, will be available for PlayStation Vr and PlayStation 4 on 22nd May. Rift, Vive and PC players will be able to board the Enterprise D on 21st July. This latest expansion will see players continue their voyage aboard the Galaxy Class starship, the U.S.S. Enterprise Ncc-1701-d from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The Next Generation expansion will offer two additional mission types, Patrol and Resistance. The new Patrol mode will see players board either the U.S.S. Aegis, U.S.S. Enterprise Ncc-1701 or the U.S.S. Enterprise Ncc-1701-d and free roam the quadrant tackling random objectives and facing off against random encounters. Resistance will seem pretty futile with the Resistance mode as players will take on the most
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Every Porg in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Ranked, From Dorky to Adorable (Photos)

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Every Porg in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Ranked, From Dorky to Adorable (Photos)
The breakout stars of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” are undoubtedly the weird bird-cats known as porgs. The little guys have divided “Star Wars” fans, with many struggling to decide if they love them more than Ewoks, or hate them — more than Ewoks. We’ve ranked every porg that appears in “The Last Jedi” to scientifically determine whether each one is impossibly cute, or just dumb.

27. Windshield porg

This porg needs to tone down the Gilligan’s Island slapstick antics. We get it, you’re cute, stop trying to be the center of attention.

24-26. Falcon infestation porgs

One can’t help wonder where these porgs are doing their business while aboard the Falcon, or what the smell is like. Also porg babies are extremely not cute. It seems like they don’t even have eyes? Ew.

23. Eating something that’s probably necessary to support life in space porg

It seemed like a great idea to let a bunch of porgs on the ship. Nobody bothered to find out what they eat, though. And it’s starting to seem like they eat spaceships.

20-22. Nuclear family porgs

Assuming porgs don’t eat their own babies, this is pretty cute — but they sure do look weird from this angle.

19. Needs piloting lessons porg

This porg might make a good dash board ornament, but it repeatedly failed to lock in the auxiliary power, and we need smart porgs in the Rebellion — er, Resistance.

18. Getting porg poop in R2-D2’s circuits porg

This is just disrespectful. R2’s going to need a cleaning.

17. Cliff porg

Like the Sirens of ancient Greek mythology, these adorables lure sailors to dash their ships against cliffs with the promise of hugs.

15-16. Unpublished romantic poetry porgs

Of cloudless climes and starry skies/ And all that’s best of dark and bright/ Meet in her aspect and her eyes/ Thus Porg Porg Porg light

14. Doesn’t know the lyrics to the National Anthem porg

But it’s okay, it’s too cute to reach those high notes anyway

13. Zapruder Porg

You’ll need to rewind and watch this in slo-mo again and again to determine just how cute this Porg allegedly is.

9-12. Porgtifa

It might seem like the crowd of porg counter-protesters is bigger than pro-Chewie porg turnout, but we assure you, Chewie had the biggest porg crowd when you take into account all the illegal alien porgs he ate earlier.

8. Space pirate parrot porg

Finally, Chewie has a sidekick of his own.

7. Porg looking down the barrel of a lightsaber

Also known as the Luke Skywalker of porgs.

6. Safety first porg

Accidentally almost killing your friend is both cute and hilarious!

4-5. Delicious porgs

Chewbacca is a pretty damn good cook. Even porgs in the form of dinner are pretty cute.

3. Geordi Laporg

Disrupting Chewie’s life is funny and all, but this visor-wearing porg seems to have a secret agenda. That visor sure looks like the one LeVar Burton wore as Geordi Laforge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” This subversive porg seems to be trying to send a message to “Star Wars” nerds: “‘Star Trek is better’.”

2. Battle porg

Porgs might be tiny and worthless with super-small arms, but at least they’re useful as morale-boosters or loud distractions.

1. Life is pain porg

Genetically (or mechanically) engineered to prey on “the feels,” this porg reaches peak cuteness as it tries to pull on Chewbacca’s heartstrings. It’s also engineered to sell porg merchandise. Apparently, it works on both counts.

Read original story Every Porg in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Ranked, From Dorky to Adorable (Photos) At TheWrap
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Critics Pick Their Favorite TV Robots of All Time — IndieWire Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.

This week’s question: What is your favorite robot of all time on TV?

Marisa Roffman (@marisaroffman), Give Me My Remote

Obviously, the correct answer is robo-house Pierce Brosnan in the 2001 “Treehouse of Horror” episode of “The Simpsons.” (Rip its British charm unit.) But on a more serious note, I’m having a tough time picking between the excellent team over at “Westworld” (the more obvious choice) and the A.I. that I still miss: Drn (Michael Ealy) from “Almost Human.” On one hand, Team “Westworld” gets to destroy things, cause mayhem, and generally take over the world. On the other, Drn got to solve futuristic crimes and banter with Karl Urban’s John Kennex. I love them all — I welcome our future robot overlords.

Tim Surette (@timsurette),

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Kathy Bates, Teller’s Characters in ‘Big Bang Theory’ Finale Revealed

Kathy Bates, Teller’s Characters in ‘Big Bang Theory’ Finale Revealed
The season 11 finale of “The Big Bang Theory” will hear wedding bells ringing for Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Mayim Bialik), with a wedding guest list full of guest stars, including the previously announced Kathy Bates and comedian Teller, who will play Amy’s parents, Variety has learned.

Neither performer has appeared on the series before, but Amy’s mother has previously been described as controlling and overprotective. Bates will replace Annie O’Donnell, who briefly appeared as Mrs. Fowler in a 2010 episode.

Other guest stars in this finale episode include “Star Wars” icon Mark Hamill, Lauren Lapkus, and Jerry O’Connell,
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Jonathan Frakes reveals that young Spock will appear in Star Trek: Discovery season 2

With the U.S.S. Enterprise making its debut in the season one finale, and the recent news that Anson Mount (Inhumans) has been cast as Captain Christopher Pike, there’s been a lot of speculation that Star Trek: Discovery will incorporate the classic Trek character Spock into its second season.

Well, we now have confirmation that the character will feature – a young version, at least – with Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes revealing that a young Spock will feature in flashbacks in the second episode of season two, along with a young version of his adopted sister Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin Green).

Frakes also said there will be a young Burnham in the flashbacks for episode 2 of season 2 of #StarTrekDiscovery #ElPasoComicCon

— Justin Oser (@trekfan4747) April 14, 2018

See Also: Tig Notaro joins Star Trek Discovery season 2

It remains to be seen whether we’ll be getting an older version
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Tim O'Connor Dead at 90

Tim O'Connor, a character actor best known for playing Mia Farrow's father Elliot Carson on the 1960s ABC primetime soap opera Peyton Place, died April 5 at his home in Nevada City, California, accodring to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Chicago native, a beloved television staple, starred as Dr. Elias Huer on the NBC sci-fi series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. In 1963, he played the captain of a ship determined to rescue earthlings on The Twilight Zone. He also guest-starred as Thomas Crayford during the second and third seasons of Dynasty.

O’Connor, who made his Hollywood debut in 1949, appeared in numerous hit TV shows throughout his thriving career, such as Maude, M*A*S*H, Wonder Woman, and Gunsmoke. Fans also recognize the star from the fifth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation as Ambassador Briam.

The actor stayed busy in Hollywood until 1997, but never officially retired. Instead,
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller Grills Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen

‘Saturday Night Live’: Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller Grills Ben Stiller’s Michael Cohen
Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller reunited in this week’s “Saturday Night Live” cold open, with De Niro playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Stiller playing Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

The two “Meet the Parents” stars paid homage to the iconic lie detector scene from the film, with Mueller grilling Cohen about his work for the President. They also called back to the question of whether or not you can milk a cat. Cohen accused Mueller and his team of bias, which Mueller refuted by saying they use codenames for the President and his family to prevent emotion from coming into it.
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Season 2 of Robert Kirkman’s Outcast TV Series to Premiere in the Us on July 20th on Cinemax

Robert Kirkman's TV series Outcast (based on his comic book series of the same name) left an indelible, demonic mark with its first season in 2016, and this July, the show will return for another round of demonic possessions when its second season premieres in the Us on Cinemax beginning Friday, July 20th:

Press Release: Plagued by demons since childhood, Kyle is on a journey to find answers – but what he uncovers could mean the end of life as we know it.

The suspense-horror series Outcast returns for its ten-episode second season Friday, July 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. Et/Pt), exclusively on Cinemax. Continuing to probe the mystery of what lies behind the town of Rome’s supernatural manifestations, and why they are drawn to Kyle, the show explores how people cope with extreme circumstances while protecting the ones they love. Outcast is created and executive produced by Robert
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional Testimony Spawns Memes (and a Ton of ‘Star Trek’ Jokes)

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On Tuesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally appeared before Congress to discuss the social media platform’s recent scandals. But while talk on Capitol Hill largely concerned the platform’s impact on recent elections, “fake news,” and the Cambridge Analytica data leak, online chit chat focused on more prosaic issues — like Zuckerberg’s anxious appearance, and general lack of tech knowledge by presiding legislators.

Also Read: 100 Mark Zuckerberg Cardboard Cutouts Go Up on Capitol Lawn Ahead of Facebook CEO's Testimony

The memes started from the get-go as Zuckerberg made his opening remarks, in which he apologized and said “It will take some time to work through all the changes but I’m committed to getting this right.” While s a few people commented on his remarks, it seems that far more noted that the CEO, 33, appeared much paler than usual, a condition attributed to everything from nervousness, to karma, to resemblance to a nerd culture icon.

Quite a few people agreed that Zuckerberg reminded them of Lt. Commander Data, science officer of the Enterprise on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

#Zuckerberg reportedly Told Congress the more of your Data I collect, the more I learn to be human ????

— ❤️ Jared T Swift ❤️ (@Jared_T_Swift) April 10, 2018

All this talk of "data" can't be a coincidence…

— Guy Cimbalo (@gvcimbalo) April 10, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg’s manner has always reminded me of someone, but I could never quite grasp hold of it.

Just now it hit me, watching him testify about data.

Matthew Teague (@MatthewTeague) April 10, 2018

Mark #Zuckerberg == Data from #StarTrek

Chuck Reynolds (@ChuckReynolds) April 10, 2018

Though it wouldn’t be a “Star Trek” party without an appearance from fans of “Deep Space Nine,” who countered that Zuckerberg looked more like the shape-shifting changelings from the “Next Generation” spinoff series.

— manu saadia ???? (@trekonomics) April 10, 2018

update (by popular demand):

— manu saadia ???? (@trekonomics) April 10, 2018

This Zuckerberg hearing turned into a battle of Tng vs DS9.

April Wolfe (@AWolfeful) April 10, 2018

Meanwhile, here’s what non-nerds had to say:

Find someone who looks at you the way Zuck looks at the inside of his eyelids: alarmingly often. #ZuckerbergTestimony

— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) April 10, 2018

adore my incredible dad who loves his family so much that he got eye enlargement surgery so he can look at us more

— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) April 10, 2018

Also Read: Here's How to Check If Your Facebook Data Was Leaked

That face when you just wanted a faster way to rank girls by looks and ended up installing a fascist government in the most powerful country on earth

Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) April 10, 2018

ʜᴇʟʟᴏ ᴅᴀʀᴋɴᴇss ᴍʏ ᴏʟᴅ ғʀɪᴇɴᴅ

Laura Bradley (@lpbradley) April 10, 2018

"I've made a huge mistake." #Zuckerberg

Christina Warren (@film_girl) April 10, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg is a cylon. There are many copies. And they have a plan.

Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 10, 2018

“You’re in a desert. Walking along in the sand”

“Is this the test now”

“Yes, you’re in a desert walking along the sand when all of a sudden you see a tortoise”

“What’s a tortoise?”

— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) April 10, 2018

Of course, here’s context for Zuckerberg’s apparent nervousness.

What it’s actually like to be on Facebook:

Kashana (@kashanacauley) April 10, 2018

Meanwhile, some users couldn’t help but think of Facebook’s vanquished competition:

“Who is your biggest competitor?”

“It’s hard to say who our-”

“Who is your biggest competitor?”

*distant look*

“The sound of birds in the Spring. Hints perfume of a loved one in a crowd, although you know she is gone. The rose that is the blossom of unexpected love. Also Twitter

Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) April 10, 2018

“Well you can always use myspace” is what Mark Zuckerberg should say and walk out #Zuckerberg

— doug (@Porkchopismydog) April 10, 2018

tfw you aren't being grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee

Jeffrey Young (@JeffYoung) April 10, 2018

Not that the Senate was off the hook, nor its members’ apparent lack of tech savviness:

Mark Zuckerberg prepared for this hearing by meeting with a team of experts (including a former special assistant to a U.S. president), and it is not clear to me from this hearing that many of these lawmakers also prepared to the same extent.

— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) April 10, 2018

“Mr. Zuckerberg, a magazine i recently opened came with a floppy disk offering me 30 free hours of something called America On-Line. Is that the same as Facebook?”

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 10, 2018

There should have been a pretest for senators to get into this hearing

— Nik DeCosta-Klipa (@NikDeCostaKlipa) April 10, 2018

Also Read: 'Senator, We Run Ads': Hatch Mocked for Basic Facebook Question to Zuckerberg

Sen. Hatch: "If [a version of Facebook will always be free], how do you sustain a business model in which users don't pay for your service?"

Mark Zuckerberg: "Senator, we run ads."

— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 10, 2018

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Star Trek: Discovery: Jonathan Frakes to Direct on Season Two of CBS All Access Series

A familiar face is returning to Star Trek: Discovery. Recently, Jonathan Frakes revealed he'll direct on season two of the CBS All Access TV show, TrekMovie reports.Frakes, who played Commander Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, directed episode 10 ("Despite Yourself") of Star Trek: Discovery's first season. The latest installment in the Star Trek franchise stars Jason Isaacs, Mary Wiseman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Rainn Wilson, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, and James Frain.Read More…
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