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Every Star Trek Reveal From Comic-Con 2022



Star Trek’s presence at Comic-Con revealed exciting information for Star Trek audiences that included crossovers, returning characters, and much more.

Here’s everything revealed about the future of Star Trek at Comic-Con 2022. The long-running science-fiction franchise returned to the first in-person San Diego Comic-Con since 2019, in the wake of controversial comments about modern Star Trek made by original Captain Kirk, William Shatner. These comments put no dent in the enthusiasm of the audience in Hall H, who eagerly awaited further news on the impending return of the original Star Trek: The Next Generation cast in Star Trek: Picard season 3, and much more from the Star Trek universe.

The franchise was well represented in San Diego, with appearances by Patrick Stewart and Gates McFadden, who is returning as Doctor Crusher in Picard, Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid from Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Anson Mount and Ethan Peck from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. These Star Trek captains and crew were accompanied by many more costars, writers, and showrunners. The audience in San Diego was treated to new footage, teases about future Star Trek projects, and even a surprising crossover announcement.


Both Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Prodigy were absent from Star Trek‘s Comic-Con panel. With only 90 minutes, five current Star Trek shows, and more in development, it’s hardly surprising that these two shows didn’t feature. However, there were plenty of exciting reveals during the Star Trek panel for audiences to enjoy, proving that the franchise is in very good health as it approaches its sixth decade. Here’s everything revealed about upcoming Star Trek projects at San Diego Comic-Con 2022:

Star Trek: Picard


First up was Star Trek: Picard season 3’s TNG reunion, with Patrick Stewart and Gates McFadden on the panel. A short teaser trailer revealed the first look at beloved Next Generation characters such as Dr. Crusher (McFadden), Worf (Michael Dorn), and Geordi (LeVar Burton) alongside characters previously seen in Picard. Despite the four pips on his collar in the brief tease, showrunner Terry Matalas stated that Worf would not be a Captain, but Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) has clearly earned her Captain’s uniform following the events of Picard season 2.

It was also offhandedly revealed by Patrick Stewart that there would be more than one Enterprise in Picard season 3. Gates McFadden added that the scripts for her episodes were the best material ever written for Doctor Crusher. Executive Producer Alex Kurtzmann also revealed that the TNG cast would be joined by a new Brent Spiner character and confirmed that the former Enterprise crew will not be reduced to mere cameos. As the Picard panel came to an end, Kurtzmann also teased that audiences can expect more Star Trek shows with female leads, but didn’t elaborate further on these upcoming projects.

Star Trek: Lower Decks

The Comic-Con panel for the irreverent, but meticulously canon-literate animated comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks got off to a moving start. Dawnn Lewis, who voices the Cerritos captain and Mariner’s mother, Carol Freeman, talked about her own history with Star Trek. After relating her and her family’s excitement at being cast in a Star Trek show, Lewis emotionally spoke of the cultural impact of Nichelle Nichols, who played Star Trek: TOS‘ Uhura. The rescue and exoneration of Captain Freeman forms the plot of Lower Decks’ season 3 premiere, airing in late August. It’s an episode described by Tawny Newsome as being like a movie and looks like it heavily borrows from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, something reflected in the promotional materials for the episode.

The biggest reveal in the Lower Decks trailer was a hilarious and affectionate nod to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the closing moments of the season 3 trailer. In tribute to DS9′s title sequence, Commander Ransom (Jerry O’Connell) orders the Cerritos to “circle around and pretend we’re in awe of the pylons.” Showrunner Mike McMahan confirmed that the crew will board the iconic space station, and interact with some familiar faces. This opens the possibility that audiences could see the returns of Star Trek: DS9′s Quark or Major Kira, given that both characters remained on the station after the events of Deep Space Nine’s final episode. There are earlier references to DS9 in the trailer when Tendi and Rutherford are seen eating at the restaurant owned by Benjamin Sisko’s father. Exciting as the prospect of returning DS9 characters is, the Lower Decks news didn’t end when the panelists left the Hall H stage.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Boimler and Mariner to meet Pike and Spock in Strange New Worlds/Lower Decks crossover

Following a highlights package of the acclaimed Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 1, the panel was hijacked by a returning Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsome. The Lower Decks stars had returned to announce an upcoming live-action Star Trek crossover between the animated comedy series and the Star Trek prequel series. It was the biggest surprise of Star Trek‘s Comic-Con panels, and one that begs a lot of questions for audiences to pore over until it airs as part of Strange New Worlds season 2.

It’s likely this animated/live-action crossover that Christina Chong was referring to when she said that there are more high-concept episodes in Strange New Worlds season 2. How the animated and live-action characters will interact with each other remains to be seen, but it’s an exciting prospect that’s also the first high-profile Star Trek crossover since Star Trek: Enterprise‘s 2005 finale. Jonathan Frakes, who appeared in the divisive crossover that closed Enterprise will direct the Strange New Worlds/Lower Decks crossover episode that is billed as “mind-blowing.

More information was also given on what to expect from birthday boy Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk in Strange New Worlds season 2. Wesley revealed that Kirk will still be on the Farragut, but as a Lieutenant, rather than a Captain, promising more “levity” in the role. Meanwhile, Ethan Peck also teased that Spock’s conflict between his human and Vulcan sides will be further addressed in Strange New Worlds season 2. Executive Producer Henry Alonso Myers also stated that audiences shouldn’t expect to see Dr. M’Benga being replaced by Dr. McCoy any time soon, stating that there was still plenty of time before Pike’s Enterprise caught up with the TOS timeline and established canon. And on the subject of contentious canon, Alex Kurtzmann revealed a potential comeback for Strange New Worlds’ retconned Gorn.

Miscellaneous Star Trek Projects

Star Trek Universe at San Diego Comic-Con 2022

Interestingly, the Star Trek panel closed with some teases about some as-yet-unannounced projects. When asked about revisiting characters from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Kurtzmann said that discussions have been had, but they wish to respect what went before. He namechecked Benjamin Sisko as a character who would be critical for them to get right. He also stated that there were two new Star Trek shows in development, which could refer back to the female-led projects he’d hinted at previously, or something entirely different. Overall, Star Trek‘s return to Comic-Con promised a hopeful and positive future for Star Trek as a whole, proving that the franchise is in rude health as it approaches its 60th anniversary in 2026.

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‘Deal or No Deal’ Reboot Set at ITV, ITVX With Stephen Mulhern as Host



Popular game show format “Deal or No Deal” is making a comeback on U.K. broadcaster ITV and streamer ITVX.

In the show, a contestant is confronted with 22 sealed boxes, each one hiding a different amount of money. Without knowing what each one contains, the contestant must eliminate the boxes, which are opened one at a time, and the amount of money inside is revealed. Pressure mounts as the player is tempted by the Banker to accept an offer of cash in exchange for what might be inside their box. As long as the larger cash prizes remain unchosen, the Banker’s offers will get higher. But that can all change in an instant if a big cash prize is unveiled.

The show will be hosted by Stephen Mulhern (“In for a Penny”) and produced by Banijay U.K.’s Remarkable Entertainment.

Channel 4 was home to the show from 2005-2016 with Noel Edmonds as host. It is based on a 2002 Netherlands format that has been commissioned in over 80 territories worldwide with more than 350 productions.

Mulhern said: “Wow what an opportunity, I’m beyond excited to be hosting the brand-new series. I’ve always been such a huge fan of the show, so much so, I’ve been practising at home with small cereal boxes. It looks so simple but it’s an incredibly compelling game for both those playing and the viewers watching at home. It’s one of the greatest shows of all time and to be the new host is an honor. I can’t wait to get started.”

Tamara Gilder, joint managing director at Remarkable Entertainment, added: “We are thrilled to be bringing ‘Deal or No Deal’ back. It’s an iconic format – but now on a new channel with a new, fantastic host. We also have a new Banker, but I’m afraid they’re even more awful than the last one.”

“Deal or No Deal” is commissioned by Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning and Joe Mace, commissioning editor, entertainment, ITV. Executive producers are Tamara Gilder and Cat Lawson, joint MDs of Remarkable Entertainment.

Rawcliffe said: “’Deal or No Deal’ is such an iconic format and we are delighted that it will be joining the ITV family. Stephen’s infectious warmth and wit mixed with his natural rapport with members of the public is the perfect combination for this much-loved TV series.”

Casting is now open.

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Grey’s Anatomy Star Describes Filming Without Ellen Pompeo



Kim Raver describes what filming Grey’s Anatomy has been like without Ellen Pompeo. After the star’s exit in season 19, other characters have taken on larger roles, including Raver’s Teddy Altman. First appearing on the show in 2009, Teddy has dealt with personal and professional hurdles, and her relationship with Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) remains an important storyline. By focusing on Teddy, the new surgical interns, and others, Grey’s Anatomy has a future beyond Meredith, though Pompeo’s absence will likely still be felt.

In a recent interview with Extra, Raver discusses filming the medical drama since Pompeo’s departure. She shares that Pompeo is still very much a part of Grey’s Anatomy on set. Read Raver’s comments about her former co-star below:

I really still feel her presence there, especially when I was directing, when I was editing. You know, her voice over is there. Just the other day, I saw her, she was biking from her trailer — I guess to go do ADR — so she is very much there, and I think she really paved the way for me, for example, having the opportunity to direct and this wonderful… We are such an ensemble show.”

How Grey’s Anatomy Can Continue Without Meredith

Now that Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed, questions surrounding Pompeo’s future have been brought up. Meredith is still mentioned by other characters, and is expected to make an appearance during the season 19 finale. Beyond that, it remains to be seen how much of her story will be featured. Grey’s Anatomy has introduced a number of new faces though, including Simone (Alexis Floyd), Lucas (Niko Terho), Mika (Midori Francis), and Benson (Harry Shum Jr.), and is already tracking their journeys through Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

Teddy, who has taken over as chief of surgery, is still adjusting to her new position, and the most recent Grey’s Anatomy episode, titled “Training Day,” brought several challenges for her to work through. Seeing her and others carry out different roles suggests there is a plan moving forward. Meredith’s absence could provide more room for characters to develop, and by exploring their stories, Grey’s Anatomy might be able to continue past season 20.

Despite the additional exit of Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), other longtime cast members, including Raver, help balance out the newcomers. Since Pompeo remains the series’ narrator, there is also the possibility that she could return after season 19. Grey’s Anatomy largely revolved around Pompeo’s character and while many miss her, they will enjoy knowing that she is still involved in some way.

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Jonathan Majors U.S. Army Commercials Pulled After Actor’s Arrest for Alleged Assault



The U.S. Army has paused its advertising campaign featuring Jonathan Majors in response to the actor’s arrest Saturday for an alleged assault.

The two “Be All You Can Be” commercials featuring Majors as an on-screen narrator were pulled Sunday. The U.S. Army plans to continue running other ads in the campaign, maintaining a digital presence as well as a prominent position in broadcasts of the NCAA March Madness tournament. Advertisements featuring Majors were still running during the NCAA broadcasts on Saturday evening.

“The U.S. Army is aware of the arrest of Jonathan Majors and we are deeply concerned by the allegations surrounding his arrest,” Army Enterprise Marketing Office public affairs chief Laura DeFrancisco confirmed in a statement. “We recently released two ads in which Mr. Majors appears. While Mr. Majors is innocent until proven guilty, prudence dictates that we pull our ads until the investigation into these allegations is complete.”

The multi-million dollar “Be All You Can Be” campaign was widely seen as a renewed effort for the U.S. Army to rebound after its worst recruiting year in recent history. In 2022, the organization enlisted roughly 45,000 individuals, falling 25% short of its goals.

Centering the ad campaign on a celebrity like Majors reflected an effort to renew enthusiasm for the military among young Americans. Majors, who has enjoyed the reputation of a rising star in Hollywood, is the star of recent blockbuster releases “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “Creed III” and the buzzy Sundance drama “Magazine Dreams.”

Majors was arrested on Saturday in New York on domestic violence allegations after a dispute with a 30-year old woman, who was taken to the hospital with “minor injuries to her head and neck,” according to authorities.

Majors’ legal representation has argued that the actor is “completely innocent.”

“We are quickly gathering and presenting evidence to the District Attorney with the expectation that all charges will be dropped imminently,” criminal defense lawyer Priya Chaudhry said Sunday morning.

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