‘Euphoria’: Inside Zendaya and Drake’s Sex-Happy HBO Series About Troubled Teens

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In the opening scenes of HBO’s Euphoria, Zendaya’s character Rue narrates the trials of her childhood with a mix of self-pity and boredom. “I’m just fucking exhausted,” she deadpans. Scenes from her birth are interspersed with footage from 9/11, signaling that the show will be preoccupied with struggles specific to the generation of kids born after the tragedy—begrudged, misunderstood Gen Z. The sequence culminates with a montage of now-teenage Rue stealing prescription drugs from her mother’s medicine cabinet. “At some point you make a choice about who you are and what you want,” she says. Rue wants drugs, and Zendaya wants to be taken seriously as an actor.

The 22-year-old’s post-Disney Channel TV debut certainly deserves to be taken seriously, as does the work of the show’s charismatic ensemble cast. Created by Sam Levinson (son of famous filmmaker Barry Levinson), Euphoria follows the lives of a group of high school students navigating friendship, partying, and sex. It may not sound like the most novel concept for a television show, but it’s never been done quite like this. Think the U.K. version of Skins with more emotional complexity and a lot more penises—thirty penises in one scene, to be exact, according to the dick detectives over at The Hollywood Reporter

Based on an Israeli series of the same name, Euphoria is anchored by Rue, a 17-year-old opioid addict fresh off a stint in rehab. Viewers are almost immediately confronted with hard-to-watch flashbacks of the overdose that landed Rue in rehab and scenes in which she lies with ease to those she cares about most. It would be a challenging role for any young actor, but Zendaya quickly proves herself capable. In a particularly painful scene, she’s asked to improvise an oral presentation on what she did over the summer. She conveys an impressive range of emotions through her facial expressions alone as she recalls being hospitalized, goofing off with her little sister (Storm Reid), and clashing with her widowed mother (Nika King). 

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Bill Buckner, Ex-Red Sox Player Known for His World Series Error, Dies at 69

Bill Buckner, the former Red Sox first baseman whose infamous error is part of World Series history, died Monday at the age of 69.

Buckner died after suffering from dementia, according to his family.

“After battling the disease of Lewy Body Dementia, Bill Buckner passed away early this morning of May 27th surrounded by his family,” read a statement from the family, obtained by ESPN. “Bill fought with courage and grit as he did all things in life. Our hearts are broken but we are at peace knowing he is in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

In 22 seasons with the major leagues, Buckner played for the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs, among other teams. Despite a lengthy career that included winning the National League batting title in 1980, he is best known for making an infamous error in the 1986 World Series. During the 10th inning of Game 6, Buckner let a ground ball go between his legs, opening a path for the New York Mets to win the series. Superstitious Red Sox fans took that as proof of the so-called Curse of the Bambino, which they believed prolonged the team’s World Series drought to 68 years.

Former teammate Bobby Valentine honored his friend on Twitter Monday, and made the point that Buckner “deserved better.”

Buckner is survived by his wife, Jody, and three children, ESPN reports.

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Love Island has changed its aftercare procedures for series 5

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Love Island 2019 is on its way, confirmed to be returning to our screens next month on 3 June.

But while most people are talking about the ITV2 show for its rumoured contestants and neon pink water bottles, today the show made news for its new duty of care process.

The past year has seen two ex-islanders, Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, as well as Sophie’s boyfriend Aaron Armstrong, take their own lives, prompting calls for the show to be axed following reports that their mental health was affected from appearing on the show.

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In response to claims that there hasn’t been enough after-care for the show’s contestants who suddenly find themselves catapulted to fame, ITV has today announced their new duty of care processes ahead of season 5.

‘The production team have continued to evolve their processes with each series, as the show’s popularity has risen and the social and media attention on Islanders has increased,’ the statement read. ‘The key changes this year are – enhanced psychological support, more detailed conversations with potential Islanders regarding the impact of participation on the show, bespoke training for all Islanders on social media and financial management and a proactive aftercare package which extends our support to all Islanders following their participation.’

‘Our welfare processes follow three key stages: pre-filming, filming and aftercare,’ Creative Director of ITV Studios Entertainment, Richard Cowles, said of the new strategy. ‘And we are increasing our post filming support to help Islanders following their time in villa.’

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The duty of care process for series 5 includes:

Pre Filming and Filming

  • Psychological consultant engaged throughout the whole series – from pre-filming to aftercare.
  • Thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments including assessments by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and discussion with each Islander’s own GP to check medical history.
  • Potential Islanders are required to fully disclose any relevant medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.
  • Managing cast expectations: detailed explanations both verbally and in writing of the implications, both positive and negative, of taking part in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear.
  • Cast are told they should consider all the potential implications of taking part in the show and work through this decision-making process in consultation with their family and those closest to them, to ensure they feel it is right for them.
  • Senior Team on the ground have received training in Mental Health First Aid.
  • A welfare team solely dedicated to the Islanders both during the show and after.

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Aftercare

  • Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finance and adjusting to life back home.
  • A minimum of eight therapy sessions will be provided to each Islander when they return home.
  • Proactive contact with islanders for a period of 14 months up until the end of the next series.
  • This means contact with the Islander will last for 14 months after the series in which they have appeared has ended, with additional help provided where applicable.
  • We encourage Islanders to secure management to represent them after the show and manage them should they choose to take part in other TV shows, advertising campaigns or other public appearance opportunities.

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The True Cancer Bodies photo series is here to highlight the reality of cancer

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A new photo series campaign has been created to highlight the ‘real face’ of cancer.

True Cancer Bodies is headed by Vicky Saynor, a mother of four who was diagnosed with a Grade 3 stage 1 Breast Cancer in November 2018. She found a lump high on her breast after learning how to examine herself on the Coppafeel website after hearing the story of a young woman passing away from breast cancer in her twenties because she wasn’t diagnosed early enough.

Shortly after surgery, just one month later, she started a blog on Instagram and Facebook to ‘show the true face of cancer’ and quickly amassed over 4,000 followers.

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GAMMY TIT I’ve gained quite a lot of new followers 👋 mainly because of @truecancerbodies (thank you for your support), so I wanted to just remind you all why I’m here ☺ // Last year in July, shortly after getting married, I started to properly check my boobs. When I say ‘properly’ this is very important…. boob checking is from armpit to collarbone to bottom of breast tissue and back across to armpit. My lump was between the top of my breast and collarbone, and many have been shocked by that. Including me! Before ‘proper’ checking, I just randomly gave my soft breast tissue a squidge and that was pretty much it. Finding the charity @coppafeelpeople and learning the checking method meant I found my lump, hopefully a better outcome for me, immediate treatment and hopefully a better prognosis. The type of tumour I had, left unchecked for even another six months, would have resulted in a drastically different outcome for me and my family // I am a True Cancer Body. Early detection for ANY cancer is key. It’s not an exact science – I know that! But please get checking your breasts regularly; get anything you feel or see has changed in your body checked; go for your smear!; @coppafeelpeople offer monthly FREE text reminders. There’s no excuse … please don’t think it won’t happen to you! // If you’ve been affected by any cancer our @truecancerbodies community is welcoming and safe. Male, female, parents of children with cancer, any background, we’d love to hear from you! We’re currently focusing on gynae cancer throughout May, with the help of @eveappeal. In June we’re focusing on Men & Cancer. I’d love to get more men involved, and ultimately see better representation of men with cancer in the media. If you can help with this in any way please let me know! // Happy Boob and Body checking Sunday! Xx #coppafeel #checkyourboobs #checkyourballs #fuckcancer #chemohead #chemotherapy #bodyaware #truecancerbodies #boobs #eveappeal

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But earlier this year, after seeing a breast cancer campaign that enlisted celebrities and models as spokespeople and used hashtags such as ‘two is better than one’, she launched True Cancer Bodies as a way of authentically representing those living with cancer.

She explained: ‘Although always well-meaning, the use of glossy celebrities and happy, smiling models in cancer campaigns, just did not reflect the reality of what we, the cancer patients, and our families have to endure.’

The photo series captures 38 ‘true cancer bodies’ from across the UK, aged between 26 and 57, representing 10 different cancers from breast to bowel, multiple myeloma to Ewing’s sarcoma and it offers a safe space for people to tell their stories, speak their mind and get much needed support.

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The aim is to show the real face of cancer in a way that isn’t ‘happy, fluffly, pink’, and the campaign’s Instagram page alone had over 8,000 views in the first week.

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True Cancer Bodies is now collaborating with cancer charities to help raise the awareness of specific cancers every month, and the community has quickly evolved and includes over 25 different cancers, with people ranging in age from just 6 years old up to 79 years old.

Vicky said: ‘The prognosis of so many cancer cases could be better if the population’s awareness was improved.

‘We strongly feel that the best way to do this is by showing what cancer really looks like – the bald heads, the scars, the mastectomies.

‘A picture of a 35-year-old women with a stoma bag is the real face of cancer, and is exactly what is needed to be shared to increase awareness of early detection techniques.’

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Aired Its Series Finale, But I’ll Always Love It

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Patrick Melrose, based on Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels, received the award for best Mini-Series, while
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Kenya Moore Returns To TV In New Netflix Series

Kenya Moore is set to make her return to the small screen as she has signed on to join the cast of the new Netflix series Family Reunion.

The comedy is described as a “multi-generational, multi-camera comedy” show starring Tia Mowry and Loretta Devine.

The 20-episode series is penned entirely by Black writers,” Deadline reports.

The publication also shared a breakdown of the plot:The African-American family sitcom, which is penned entirely by Black writers, stars Mowry as Cocoa McKellan, a free-spirited, fun, conscious mother from Seattle. When she and her former football-playing husband Moz and their four children travel from their home in the big city to the small town of Columbus, Georgia for the McKellan Family Reunion, they get to know an extended family they didn’t even realize they were missing.

 

 

Devine plays the loving but strict matriarch of the family, M’Dear.

“We look forward to bringing families together to enjoy the hilarious and heartwarming stories of this multi-generational American family living together and discovering the importance of connecting with their roots,” said Melissa Cobb, VP of Kids and Family at Netflix.

“Meg DeLoatch has created a warm, funny and memorable extended family that we believe will resonate with audiences around the world and she has assembled an incredibly talented all-black writers room to authentically portray these characters and their journey.”

Details about Moore’s role are still a bit of a mystery, but the project does reunite her with Devine. They last worked together on Waiting to Exhale. The former RHOA star hit up social media to share a pic of her and Loretta together on the set.

“Nothing but love for this hilarious, talented, gracious and beautiful soul [Loretta]. We first worked together on “Waiting To Exhale” which was my first movie role. Just a joy to work with,” Moore captioned the image.

Devine added in a statement: “I am so blessed to be part of this new and exciting moment in time that will touch and bring laughter, smiles, and joy to everyone who sees it.”

“I’m so excited to return to television, especially working with Netflix, and I can’t wait for everyone to see Family Reunion,” said Mowry. “I know my fans are going to love it!”

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‘The Twilight Zone’ flawlessly translates the spirit of the original series

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So many lovable elements of current TV — like anthology formats, twist-based plots, and cerebral moral plays — became popular through its success, and they continue to pervade some of the medium’s best efforts to date. Unrelated movies are said to have “Twilight Zone-ish” twists, and its tone is so well known that simply humming its theme song is universal shorthand for “shit’s getting spooky.” Not bad for a show that premiered in the 1950s. 

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LILLE, France — Belgian production company De Mensen, which has just been acquired by France’s Newen, has teamed with Reel One Entertainment on a new cross-continental thriller series, “Capturing Big Mouth. The series will be pitched Monday at this year’s Series Mania Forum Co-pro Pitching section. It chronicles the unlikely rise and eventual fall of […]

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‘Empire’ Hits Series Low + Lee Daniels Speaks Out About Cast’s ‘Pain and Anger’ After Jussie Smollett Scandal [Video]

Empire‘s fall is brutal. Variety reported this morning:

The second episode of Empire after the arrest of one of its stars, Jussie Smollett, was the lowest rated in the series’ history.

The March 20 episode scored a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo, and was watched by just under 4 million total viewers. Last week’s midseason premiere also struggled, with a 1.3 rating and 4.4 million viewers, which means the show dipped by 11% in the ratings and 10% in total viewership since last week.

Empire creator Lee Daniels took to Instagram to speak on the Jussie Smollett fallout: “Me and my cast have experienced pain, anger, sadness and frustration, and really don’t know how to deal with it.”

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Say you’re a hair stylist who wants catapult your business to a whole new level with celebrity clients and need a business to model. Well, you’re in plenty of luck because of a new BET digital series.

We’re talking about the network’s new original digital series called “Wig Out.” It’s designed to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look. In particular, it follows the day to day of Atlanta based celebrity hairstylist Cliff Vmir.

Vmir will be featured in the eight-episode series and will show how the over-the-top stylist, who has crafted styles for the coifs of celebs like Trina, Joseline Hernandez and Cardi B, among others.

Not only will the series take a look at Vmir and his mission to take his hair empire to the next level, but also his quest for acceptance and ultimately stardom as a … rapper.

If you’re not already familiar with him, dude may be “out there” as far as his personality is concerned, but he is also known as maintaining a super serious and professional attitude as well.

Vmir is said to have become a millionaire at the age of 19; he has since gone on to be the owner of the popular luxury hair line, “Hym Hair.

Essence reports that along with beauty and entertainment, the series will also explore sexuality and lifestyle in Atlanta.

This series is loaded with topics, cameos, and twists-and-turns that will keep you coming back for more.

By the way, celebrity guests on the show include Tammy Rivera, Marlo Hampton, Lil’ Mo and Shekinah.

“Wig Out” premiered Jan. 13 and is executive produced by Kristin Shae Pisarcik for Minted Media, and Matthew C. Mills and Chris Vivion for Spacestation. Cliff “Vmir” Watson, Eboyné Jackson and Monique Jackson serve as producers.

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The most romantic day of the year is just around the corner, and with it comes Ben and Jerry’s Valentine’s flavour ice cream, Krispy Kreme Valentine’s Day doughnuts and Lush Valentine’s Day bath bombs.

And if you’re looking for someone to spend future February 14ths with then you might consider signing up to everyone’s favourite dating show, First Dates. Producers are currently looking for singles to go along to the famous London restaurant in a bid to find love.

TV bosses said in a statement: ‘Our award winning Channel 4 dating series, First Dates and First Dates Hotel, are looking for singletons searching for love.

‘Each episode will feature a number of intimate first dates. In-depth interviews will help the viewers get to know the daters. Discreet cameras will record the date from start to finish – from first impressions, through all the awkward, heart-warming and funny moments, to the end of the date and the discussion about whether or not a second date is on the cards.

‘If you’re looking for love, apply now by completing and submitting the following application form.’

Sound like something you’d be interested in? You can apply here.

But what do you have to do to get a spot on the show? You must be 18 or over and upload a photo and short video clip of yourself describing your perfect partner. You’ll also need to provide some details about yourself. Producers want to know about your job, body type, and height (apparently you’ve got to be between 3’11” and 6’6″), as well as your sexual orientation, marital status, and if you have children.

They’ll also request links to your social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

So why not give it a go? If nothing else, you’ll get to meet Fred Sirieix.

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Black Enterprise Partners with TD Jakes In SOAR Empowerment Series

Black Enterprise President and CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. and TDJ Enterprises CEO T.D. Jakes announced a partnership between the two prominent black-owned media and event companies, to present its inaugural SOAR! Empowerment Series of events, which will kick off in Atlanta on April 6, 2019. Inspired by The New York Times best-selling book SOAR! Build Your Vision From The Ground Up by T. D. Jakes, SOAR, a one-day liftoff event series, is the perfect opportunity for those focused on maximizing their earning power, gaining optimal health, and spiritual well-being while creating multi-generational wealth.

“SOAR Empowerment event programming was specifically designed to equip participants with a vision for their health and prosperity, and a flight plan to reach their destinations,” said Graves Jr. “These events are for those who are ready to take immediate action to get their dreams off the ground to create multi-generational wealth.”

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“Deciding to partner with the only media company aimed at accelerating black business development, career advancement, wealth creation, and economic empowerment was a no-brainer,” said Jakes, CEO of TDJ Enterprises, a for-profit entity engaged in inspirational media, entertainment, digital products, and large-scale live events. “The SOAR! Empowerment events provide the synergistic uplift that equips our respective audiences with the practical insights and economic principles to give flight to their dreams as outlined in my best-selling book of the same name.”

T.D. Jakes, known widely as a pastor is also a prodigious entrepreneur with ventures spanning from bestselling books to box office hits, such as “Heaven is for Real,” “Jumping the Broom,” “Sparkle” and “Miracles from Heaven,” a self-titled TV talk show, to music production, and live events to real estate development.

SOAR attendees will leave the event with:

  • An action plan for acquiring assets, building personal and household net worth, and building real, measurable wealth
  • A lifestyle strategy to optimize health in order to minimize healthcare costs and maximize their capacity to earn and accumulate wealth
  • Exposure to career and business opportunities with high earning potential that can fuel long-term wealth creation
  • Inspiration from the nation’s most successful and accomplished wealth creators, including Black Enterprise President & CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. and TDJ Enterprises L.L.P. Founder and CEO T.D. Jakes
  • A personal network energized by new connections with hundreds of like-minded, success-oriented people focused on wealth creation

And much more!

To register and find out more information, visit www.blackenterprise.com/soar.

 


Editor’s Note: This article was revised Oct. 16, 2018, to update the date and location of SOAR’s kickoff.

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Richard Madden rules out series two of Bodyguard before 2020 as crew ‘need a break’

BODYGUARD fans will have to wait until at least 2020 for a second series, according to one of its stars.

Richard Madden, 31, has dashed hopes of returning to the screens as protection officer David Budd anytime soon.

Bodyguard fans will have to wait until at least 2020 for another series., according to Richard Madden
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He told the Daily Mail: “Budd needs a break a sort his life out.

“You just can’t slap a script together and throw it onto the screen.

“It has to be carefully thought through. First of all, what is the story?”

Richard won a Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama this weekend for his role on the Bodyguard.

Richard Madden has become a firm favourite on Bodyguard
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His star is rising and he has even been linked with taking over the role of James Bond.

Richard’s ever rising popularity also means the show may risk him not being available.

He added: “What’s the next step for a character like David Budd? The thinking is for all of us to have a break and come back to it fresh maybe in a year or so.

“I enjoyed playing him and I think the public liked him. We’ll get together and see what’s there.”

Richard kept a tight hold of his Golden Globes as he circulated the party
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Idris Elba and Richard share a laugh at Netflix’s Golden Globe Awards after party. They’ve both been linked with taking over the role as James Bond
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Bodyguard creator Jed Mercurio revealed he’d be interested in returning to the political thriller.

He told the Daily Mirror: “I have got some ideas for a second series, but it is worth waiting until the run is finished to see which bits worked and which bits didn’t work for the audience.”

After the last episode ended on September 23, 2018, The Sun exclusively revealed that Jed is writing FOUR spin-off shows from Bodyguard.


After Juliet was killed in an explosion in episode four there has been much speculation that Julia is still alive.

The theory was strengthened after eagle-eyed fans spotted that Keeley Hawes was listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) as appearing in the final episode.

But however, there was no sign of her in the season finale and she is in fact really dead.


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Patrick Stewart’s New Picard Star Trek Series Should Set the Timeline Straight

Back in August, it was announced that Patrick Stewart would be reprising his role as the iconic Starfleet captain Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Stunning Trekkers across the world, the news had fans theorizing about what the new show will look like, what familiar characters we might see, and what kind of adventures Picard will get up to. We’re just as excited for another new Star Trek series — of course! — and here’s what we want to see in it. Starting with…

Beverly Crusher as a Series Regular


Doctor Beverly Crusher
Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher.

First of all, let’s get one thing out of the way – Gates McFadden must be a main cast member. Throughout The Next Generation, Dr. Beverly Crusher played a crucial part in some of the show’s most engaging — and important — episodes. The chemistry between Picard and Crusher was always on point. They never made their relationship official in TNG, though, and fans were left disappointed. After all, we love a good ship, even more so when it comes to fruition!

In “All Good Things”, the series finale of TNG, we did get to see an alternate future in which Beverly and Jean-Luc are divorced, however. But their relationship was never fully explored, despite it being obvious in this alternate future that the two harbored strong feelings for one another. Even if the two characters aren’t meant to end up together, Crusher and Picard are so closely intertwined that it would seem like a missed opportunity if Beverly is not involved in the new show in some capacity. In the new show, Picard and Beverly should be married, with a flashback episode unveiling the moment they finally admitted their love for one another. Without her, the new show will feel as if it’s lacking a critical part of Picard’s story.

Countless Possibilities With Guest Stars


The Cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members.

Speaking of guest stars, there’s a wishlist of people we’d like to see make appearances on Patrick Stewart’s new show. There are countless characters in the Star Trek universe that would make excellent additions to the cast. But let’s focus on the Enterprise crew from The Next Generation. Fan favorites such as William Riker, Deanna Troi, Worf, and Geordi La Forge would be welcome in any capacity, but preferably as an integral part of the story. Data’s demise in Star Trek: Nemesis sadly precludes his inclusion. But if there was a way for Data to show up, even in a flashback, fans would be mad for it.

Miles O’Brien, Keiko, Guinan, and yes, even Wesley could all feasibly pop up too. Although Wesley had his haters during TNG, it would be good to see how his character developed. It would be a missed opportunity to not have Wil Wheaton guest star. The new show will reportedly revolve around Picard’s current life, which might mean that the Enterprise crew hasn’t been in his orbit for a while. Perhaps Troi and Riker have settled down and have kids of their own. Is it possible that Worf has mellowed out a bit over time?

The real potential with this new Star Trek show is the fact that it’s set so far in the future. Picard will likely be around the same age that Patrick Stewart is currently. Since so much time has passed, there are endless possibilities. It would be nice to see characters from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine again. What if Kira Nerys and Picard are teachers at Starfleet? Seeing Nana Visitor reprise her role would make fans extremely happy. If storylines from Deep Space Nine are built into the show, this is an easy way to also bring back the character of Worf, who was on both TNG and DS9 and continues to be a fan favorite.

More Ethical Decisions, Less War And Destruction


Deep Space Nine Space Station
Deep Space Nine.

After watching the Dominion War in DS9, as well as the many Worf-centric episodes that revolve around war, it would be nice to see more ethical situations play out on the new show. The show will undoubtedly have conflict, as it should, but, in light of the current volatile global political climate, it would be refreshing to see a more hopeful vision of the future. War, betrayal, and conflict will likely continue in the show, as it does in life, but is it necessary for war to be the central theme?

It was with DS9, but we’re looking further into the future with this new show and hope should be central. Part of the appeal of Star Trek is in the ethical dilemmas the characters are put in, the decisions they make and the ensuing outcomes. Should they save a planet at all costs? Should they interfere in the lives of others? As great as it would be to see Picard in action once again, we’d love to see him debate the ethics of scenarios like he did oh-so-many times in TNG.

Picard In Space Or Picard On Land?


Star Trek Enterprise Starship
The Starship Enterprise from Star Trek.

Should Picard be the captain of a ship 20 years old, or should he be based on Earth, with the story revolving around his life there? Why not some kind of balance between both? Picard will likely not be a starship captain. Nevertheless, we’re certain he’ll be front and center of everything Starfleet. Whether he’s training young cadets or teaching new students, Picard will surely be in uniform, one way or another.

In order to keep the show fresh and to stay true to Star Trek, space must always feature heavily. This means planets, ships, moons, galaxies, and more. Maybe Picard spends his time on a space station with Kira Nerys in some fashion? But hold your horses, shippers — we’re not talking anything romantic, more working as a team. Seeing this duo in action in this capacity would make for a fun dynamic.

Timeline Answers

When we caught a glimpse of the future in the finale of The Next Generation, the characters had mainly continued on their own, individual paths. With this new show, we’d like to see a clear-cut timeline because, well, the many timelines are confusing. Once you add in the wide array of novels, comics, and more, it all gets quite difficult to follow. For this Picard-focused series, it would be nice to address some of the unanswered questions. Such as, why is Data shown in “All Good Things” yet seemingly killed in Star Trek: Nemesis? No matter what you deem canon-worthy, the fact remains: it’s time for a few explanations in terms of the many timelines and time travel elements of the Star Trek universe.

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