Saturday, October 16th saw a reunion of three Star Trek: The Next Generation stars, while actors from Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise took the stage on Sunday, October 17th at Hollywood Xpo in Universal City, California.
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Once not keen on Los Angeles, Patrick Stewart has found that he misses both the city and making films.
Stewart is ready to leave the stage when his work on A Life in the Theatre ends its run. He credits his work on PBS’s Macbeth with the change in his attitude, saying that it “really whetted my appetite. I want to get back in front of the camera.”
If all had gone well, there could have been another Star Trek: The Next Generation film after Star Trek: Nemesis.
While Nemesis was being filmed, another film was being planned that would have involved more than The Next Generation according to Sir Patrick Stewart. “While we were filming Nemesis an idea was being developed by John Logan, the screenwriter of Nemesis, and Brent Spiner for a fifth and final movie,” said Stewart. “It was a very exciting idea for a screenplay.”
The final day of Creation’s Las Vegas Star Trek convention saw the reunion of six Star Trek: Enterprise actors as well as some clowning around from Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) and Brent Spiner (Data).
Most fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation can’t imagine anyone else other than Sir Patrick Stewart as the captain on that show, but Stewart wasn’t so sure when chosen for the role that he was the right choice.
After seven years worth of shows, followed by several movies, it should now be obvious to Stewart and fans of Star Trek that Gene Roddenberry and Rick Berman were correct in wanting him for the role of Jean-Luc Picard.
In addition to hosting over seventy Star Trek celebs at their annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, running this week from Thursday through Sunday at the Las Vegas Hilton, Creation Entertainment is gunning for the Guiness World Record for the “largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters.”
Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart has a role in Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage.
In Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage, when the Sultan’s first-born is taken by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad must travel to a desert of “magic and creatures” to save her.
Directed by David Winning, Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage stars Shahin Sean Solimon as Sinbad. The trailer with Stewart’s voice-over can be seen here.
Sir Patrick Stewart spoke recently at the Edinburgh International Film Festival about his acting career including his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The first video of the nine-part video series of the Stewart discussion can be seen here. The other eight parts are also on YouTube courtesy of RemingtonReview’s Channel.
Concept art for Dorothy of Oz has been released, including a picture of Tugg, the character voiced by Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart.
Last week, TrekToday reported that Stewart would be voicing the character of Tugg, a “talking tree turned talking tugboat” in the 3D animated movie based on the classic L. Frank Baum children’s novels.
A new animated sequel to The Wizard of Oz is in production, with Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Patrick Stewart voicing one of the new characters.
Stewart will voice Tugg, a “talking tree turned talking tugboat,” who is a “humorous old soul” as well as being “adventure-seeking.”
Normally, the only stress involved in going onstage to collect an award happens when one trips on the way up to the podium, or forgets an acceptance speech, but for Zoë Saldana, receiving her award meant trying to stay out of a fight between the host of the ceremony and Sir Patrick Stewart.
At last night’s Glamour Awards in London, Stewart, onstage to present the gong for Film Actress of the Year to Saldana, took issue with how comedian James Corden was standing.
Earlier this year it was announced that Patrick Stewart was on this year’s list to receive a knighthood, and the ceremony making him Sir happened today at Buckingham Palace.
Stewart, knighted for his services to drama, gave credit to an English teacher, Cecil Dormand, who encouraged Stewart to act. “Although many people in my life have had great influence on me, without this man none of it would have happened,” he said.
Fans of Patrick Stewart and David Tennant (Doctor Who) will be able to see them perform in Hamlet tonight on PBS.
Stewart plays Claudius, uncle and stepfather of Hamlet. Hamlet will be played by Tennant.
It might have been tricky to take an alien that was really an oil slick seriously, but that was exactly what Patrick Stewart had to do as an actor in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Stewart came to Trek with loads of Shakespearean experience, and in summing up what that experience brought to his role of Jean-Luc Picard, Stewart said, “I would say it brought gravitas maybe.”