George Takei proudly announces the next in the Star Trek movie series!
What Takei announced:
Friends, I’m thrilled to share this news with you today. As announced at Emerald City Comicon, where I’m appearing this weekend, Paramount Pictures has green-lit a new Star Trek Movie entitled “Excelsior” in which I will play the captain. This announcement is part of Paramount Studio’s 100th-year anniversary campaign. The studio has acknowledged the fan enthusiasm for this concept ever since I appeared in command of the vessel in “The Undiscovered Country.” J.J. Abrams will direct, with Robert Orci again writing the screenplay.
My co-star in Allegiance, Paulo Montalban, has been cast opposite me to play the mercurial “Agha,” the grandson of Khan (played by Ricardo Montalban in the Second Star Trek Movie). Also featured are Gilbert Gottfried (playing a wily Ferengi First Officer) and Lisa Lampanelli (as a Bajoran security officer).
There can only be one response:
Unfortunately the whole thing was an April Fools gag. The poster above is a Cracking Ace mock up.
Any Trekkie would have known immediately of course. First contact with the Ferengi didn’t happen until Picard met them years after Sulu’s career on the Excelsior duh!
(If you’re wondering why Christian Slater and Tuvok are on the image, you might be interested to know they appeared on the crew in Star Trek V.)
Don’t despair completely though. It seems as though the original timeline hasn’t all been forgotten in favour of the sexy reboot.
Michael Dorn is pushing to get a straight to DVD movie about Worf captaining a Federation starship against a group of intergalactic terrorists. He hopes to get a few of the Next Generation and DS9 cast involved, but will mainly be using new characters.
It will be darker and edgier than the usual Trek shows and made to be relevant to modern times.