2019 will surely be a memorable year for Star Trek fans. Where to begin? Patrick Stewart will be back as Picard. Star Trek: Discovery will return for its second season. And there’s more, plenty more, from Star Trek: The Cruise III to the annual Star Trek Las Vegas and Destination Star Trek events to an array of books, comics, apparel and other Trek-themed products coming down the, ahem, pike. Today, StarTrek.com previews just a few of Trek-centric things on tap for 2019…
Season two of Discovery will kick off in a couple of weeks and, when it does, viewers will see not just Burnham, Saru and Tilly in action again, but the likes of Pike, Number One and the U.S.S. Enterprise as well. Discovery’s sophomore year will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 8:30 PM, ET/5:30 PM, PT exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and will also be distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.
Picard’s Next Trek
Sir Patrick Stewart will return to his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new CBS All Access Star Trek series that tells the story of the next chapter in Picard’s life. Alex Kurtzman will executive produce the show, which will also tap the talents of Michael Chabon, the best-selling author who penned the Star Trek: Short Treks installment, “Calypso.”
The Norwegian Jade will launch from Miami, Florida, this Friday, January 4, making stops at Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas), Grand Cayman and Jamaica before returning to Miami on Thursday, January 10. Every element of the trip and the ship will provide an immersive Star Trek experience, from elevators transformed into turbolifts to Trek-themed parties and drinks. And fans will enjoy even more personal experiences than ever with the Trek guests on board, such as tennis with Jason Isaacs, yoga with Mary Chieffo and poker with Wil Wheaton. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com’s social media handles for highlights and photos from the cruise.
The annual U.S. gathering of Trek talent and Trek fans will take place from July 31-August 4 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. Creation Entertainment has already confirmed more than 40 celebrity attendees, including William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew, as well as numerous guest stars making their first-ever Trek convention appearances. Also already locked in: a special Saturday night theatrical event, In Search of Lost Time, starring Brent Spiner. For updates, visit Creationent.com.
Fans in Europe are already counting the days until the next Destination Star Trek event, which will once again be held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, from October 25-27. Among the guests set so far… George Takei and Michelle Forbes. Keep an eye on DestinationStarTrek.com.
For updates on all things Trek in 2019, keep an eye on StarTrek.com.
Cheers to a healthy, happy Trek-filled 2019!