News Star Trek: Section 31 Movie with Michelle Yeoh Announced!

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Romulan_spy, Apr 18, 2023.

  1. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 22, 2001
    Location:
    Noname Given
    It may be that her schedule (or price) wouldn't allow her to commit to a series; but with a film, they can both test the waters as to if this type of thing will work for P+ streaming, and be a happy medium for all parties involved.

    I love Michelle Yeoh films and other things she's done, and I wish it were a series (I'd have rather seen Starfleet Academy as a film as sorry, I think that's going to become Star Trek 90210:barf:)

    But the above said, who knows? If the film is popular, they could take it to a series/mini series, or do a second film.

    Bottom line: I'm happy Kurtzman and Michelle Yeoh could get something going that's Star Trek related for her and fans like me who want to see her do more in the Star Trek Universe.:beer:
     
  2. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2011
    :rolleyes:
     
  3. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    BillJ
    Huh. Never thought anything would get made on this front. Props to Paramount+ for at least producing something for fans of the concept that has been teased since 2018.
     
    saddestmoon likes this.
  4. New Kid 99

    New Kid 99 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2022
    This is what I'm thinking. There are so many cool ideas that don't have a five year series in them or a actor/legacy actor who doesn't want a multi season commitment. But now they might have a possible home

    Still can't get too niche. They can't make films exclusively for the die hards, but it certainly opens up the world. That's one of my favorite parts of Trek. The world building.
     
  5. Serveaux

    Serveaux Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Location:
    Among the sellers.
    Why not? Picard is working for them...
     
    Captain Jollydark likes this.
  6. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    Location:
    Journeying onwards
    On a niche service with one off films? I'm pretty sure they can.
     
  7. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Location:
    The Warped Sector of the Demented Quadrant
    I would. I'd also make content more geared to a wider audience but Hell, if you have the platform and it won't hurt you might as well craft some of the beer for the classic drinkers.
     
    vulcancicada likes this.
  8. New Kid 99

    New Kid 99 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2022
    Picard features some of their most popular characters. I'm just saying you're probably not getting films about random one off characters from days gone by, hence my comment about not getting to niche you didn't bother to quote.
     
  9. JRoss

    JRoss Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Location:
    Stain'd-by-the-Sea
    They were never going to make the series. The premise is too thin to support anything ongoing. Before EEAAO it felt like they'd forgotten about it, and then once Yeoh got her Oscar it was clear that they wouldn't be able to afford her or book that much time for her ever again.
    A movie is a decent compromise, I guess. But this pizza cutter hasn't done anything to earn redemption. I heard someone else have an idea for the show being her landing in the current timeline and Bashir using her to take down Section 31. Not the best idea, but if they must make more Section 31 media, eliminating them is a good idea.
     
  10. Serveaux

    Serveaux Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2013
    Location:
    Among the sellers.
    Unnecessary. If you think that generality added clarifying context, you're mistaken.
     
    Richard S. Ta likes this.
  11. New Kid 99

    New Kid 99 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2022
    It's always a blast sharing with you guys.
     
    NCC-73515 likes this.
  12. JRoss

    JRoss Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2010
    Location:
    Stain'd-by-the-Sea
    It's Kurtzman. He's in the JJ clique. They don't "do" credit to old apocrypha writers. See Star Trek Into Darkness or The Rise of Skywalker. :D
     
  13. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    Aug 10, 1999
    I wonder if Section 31 will be coming out shortly before/after Season 5, or at a different point?
     
    vulcancicada likes this.
  14. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2019
    Location:
    SoCal
    IIRC, S5 is already filming or done with filming, we got a trailer in November, so 31 will probably be after that
     
  15. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    Aug 10, 1999
    Done-ish, anyway, since they still have to do some additional shooting/re-shooting to make it work better as a final season.

    I'm only wondering more because of how many months we still have to go until 2024. I'm going to guess it won't take as long to make a two-hour TV Movie. And a TV Movie would definitely be quicker than a Cinematic Movie, so if they can get S31 done before 2024, there's no reason why they couldn't air them in close proximity. But I guess we'll see.
     
  16. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Hopefully, Yeoh's agent talks some sense into her and she backs out. The Section 31 thing wasn't going anywhere. Then she wins an Oscar and this is announced within weeks. It's such an obvious attempt by Paramount to piggyback their floundering network on her [much deserved] success. It's sad and pathetic.

    And all for a character who conceptually exists somewhere between Palpatine and fucking Hitler but is conveniently portrayed as someone who grew up on the wrong side of the time trax and fell in with the wrong crowd.
     
  17. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    Aug 10, 1999
    Anyway...
    I don't know if they'd do it, but the Romulan War is actually something I'd be interested in seeing.
     
  18. cal888

    cal888 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    Check out the Erik Jendresen Star Trek: The Beginning script, which Rick Berman commissioned on this very topic before a new regime came in and brought in JJ.

    I'm not sure what the board rules would be on a direct link, but it's easily found with Google.
     
    Lord Garth likes this.
  19. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    Aug 10, 1999
    I didn't know the script was online. I'll look it up. Thanks!
     
    cal888 likes this.
  20. cal888

    cal888 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2006
    Feel free to DM me if you can't easily turn it up