When Star Trek: Discovery premiered last year, it was the first new Star Trek series since Enterprise wrapped up in 2005. Carrying the torch for a franchise as long-lived and prosperous as Star Trek can be a daunting task, especially since the show’s passionate fans expect a lot from each new creation. Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Science Specialist Michael Burnham on the show, says they recognize that passion, and that everyone involved with the show feels it themselves. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sonequa Martin-Green)
Star Trek: Discovery will return for its second season next January on CBS All Access.
Kevin Williamson, who brought us Dawson’s Creek, The Following, and the Scream movies, has a new project coming out. James Wolk stars in Tell Me a Story, a new series coming to CBS All Access, and he told us about the show’s unique premise — taking stories we all know from fantasy worlds and transplanting them into the real world. (Click on the media bar below to hear James Wolk)
Tell Me a Story will start streaming on CBS All Access later this year
Twice, Christine Baranski has pulled off an amazing feat — she’s been nominated for Emmy Awards in two different categories for her work on two different TV shows. As a regular on The Good Wife, she earned six Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama nominations, and as a frequent guest star on The Big Bang Theory, she’s been nominated four times for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy. (In 2010 and 2015, she was nominated in both categories.) It takes a rare talent to achieve that kind of excellence in both drama and comedy, and Baranski just feels fortunate to have the chance to do both. (Click on the media bar below to hear Christine Baranski)
Baranski currently stars in the spinoff series, The Good Fight, which is currently streaming on CBS All Access.
Landing a role on The Good Wife was a dream job for Cush Jumbo. But just as quickly as it came, it went — after she joined the show, it was announced the show would be ending. That’s why she’s extraordinarily happy that she’s been given the opportunity to continue playing the role on a spinoff show, The Good Fight. (Click on the media bar below to hear Cush Jumbo)
CushJumbo currently stars in the second season of The Good Fight premieres on the CBS All Access streaming service.
Since its debut 51 years ago Star Trek has grown into a phenomenon that creator Gene Roddenberry never could have imagined in his wildest dreams. With more than a dozen movies released and a sixth TV series about to premiere, Trek is one of the most prolific and successful franchises ever. Alex Kurtzman, who is a producer and writer on the new show, Star Trek: Discover, is very familiar with the Star Trek universe, having written the 2009 Star Trek film and its sequel, Into Darkness. Why does he think the franchise continues to thrive? He attributes it to Roddenberry’s original optimistic vision. (Click on the media bar below to hear Alex Kurtzman)
Star Trek: Discovery airs on the CBS All Access streaming service.