Published Apr 1, 2020
This Month in Trek: March Madness
What's going on in the world of Star Trek this month?
By StarTrek.com Staff
Each month, StarTrek.com scours the internet for the best mentions, writing, art, crafting, and all-around creative endeavors from the global Star Trek community. Our picks for March include sonnets from Patrick Stewart, Star Trek trivia, the best of your Animal Crossing crossovers and more!
An unexpected TNG reunion? What a birthday treat! Marina Sirtis' castmates surprised her with a Zoom video conference for her birthday this past month!
We’re all waiting for Star Trek: Lower Decks with baited breath over here, but with no show on the air yet, we weren’t expecting to see cosplay anytime soon. But as always, our fans have gone above and beyond.
Speaking of this amazing fan community, please get your tissues ready (happy tears only, we promise) to go through this thread of amazing Trek humor compiled for a fan hospitalized for coronavirus treatment. It’s given us all a much needed lift as well.
good friend of mine is in the hospital with covid-induced pneumonia. he’s a big trek fan. please sent me your greatest trek-related pics to cheer him up — I need your rare picards, your choicest geordis, I need your hairiest frakes and I need them stat— Patricia Lockwood (@TriciaLockwood) March 27, 2020
We couldn’t be happier to have played a part in these twin girls’ newest possessions!
Last month, I wrote a piece for @startrek’s website talking about the twin virtues of hope and faith represented in the necklace worn by #StarTrekPicard’s twin android daughters Dahj and Soji and how much it means to me in light of having my own miracle twins. My wife and I preordered replicas of the necklaces from @rocklovejewelry for our girls for Valentine’s Day. They arrived today, coincidentally on Picard’s season finale day. My mom would see symbolism there. They are beautiful and my Hope and Faith love them. Thank you @isacamillebriones for sharing our story and especially for your magnificent performances over this season. Thank you @sirpatstew for being the captain we remember and for bringing some light into this dark world. Thank you @michael.chabon for your brilliance and beautiful soul that is so comforting in these trying times. Thank you @rocklovejewelry for your kindness and creating these beautiful pieces. Thank you @startrekcbs for bringing it back. Happy Picard finale day. Find some hope and faith, my friends.?
This video from Wired is absolutely not to be missed!
Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons dropped on March 20th, and it barely took Star Trek fans twenty-four hours to make it as Trek themed as possible.
Over at io9, Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green chatted to reporters about what it was like to bring Michael Burnham to life in Star Trek: Online. It wasn’t her first video game work, she reveals, but being Trek made it special.
"There’s something to be said about the journey you go on when all you do have is your voice. And especially when you’re matching with something that has already been created before you. Acting is collaborative as it is, but it’s a new kind of collaboration—because you have people who are contributing a little bit more to you in a direct way, if that makes sense. They’re deciding how you’re going to move through the space, so that’s already done for you. You take your voice and you try to launch off of what has already been created for you. And I do that already, with the script, right? The words they’ve already given to me. But, you know, it just took me to the next level when the words are created for you and the physicality as well. I thought it was a lot of fun."
Way back in the good ol’ days when talkshows were filmed in studios with actual audiences, Jimmy Kimmel hosted Pete Buttigieg and LeVar Burton in a game of Star Trek trivia.
How did you wrap up season one of Star Trek: Picard? We could all learn a lesson in binge watching from this fan!
Amazing evening binge watching the entire season of #startrekpicard accompanied by bottles of Chateau Picard and Romulan Ale, a crashed Borg Cube red velvet mini-cake, and a bunnycorn pizza specially imported in from the Riker-Troi's on Nepenthe! ? #llap#wwmd#onfleet#StarTrekpic.twitter.com/vOxkZuuWwJ— Michael (@prettyconfusd) March 27, 2020
Even if we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, the world would still welcome and be all the better for Patrick Stewart’s daily sonnet recitations. Make sure you’re following the good captain on Twitter and don’t miss a single day! We’ve included a sampling of our favorites below!
2. When I was a child in the 1940s, my mother would cut up slices of fruit for me (there wasn't much) and as she put it in front of me she would say, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." How about, “A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away”? So...here we go: Sonnet 1. pic.twitter.com/kDoMNhdqcI— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 22, 2020
Relatedly, did you catch Sir Patrick’s announcement earlier in March? Don’t worry-- we’ve got it below.
Our #StarTrekPicard season finale is Thursday, and starting today until 4/23, you can watch for free on @CBSAllAccess in the US with the code: GIFT. https://t.co/i2IfFQN3I8— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 24, 2020
It's felt good to bring Picard back. I can't wait to reunite with our cast and crew for Season 2. pic.twitter.com/lSmtMxgrN8
Until next month, remember to stay inside and keep apart!
Star Trek: Picard streams on CBS All Access in the United States, in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave, and on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
Star Trek: Discovery streams on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave.