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'Star Trek' Makes History With First Non-Binary & Trans Actors!

Star Trek is making diversity history.

The CBS All Access show announced on Wednesday (September 2) that the franchise’s first non-binary and transgender actors, Blu del Barrio and Ian Alexander, will join for Season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery.

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The actors will also be playing non-binary and transgender characters.

Blu was in their final year of acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art when they auditioned for the role of Adira, a non-binary resident of the 32nd Century who quickly finds the U.S.S. Discovery to be their new home, and is a character who is “highly intelligent with a confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years.” They become friends with Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) and Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), who were also the first gay couple to be part of a Star Trek cast.

Ian will play Gray, the first major Trill character in the franchise since Deep Space Nine, a hybrid species, in which a humanoid “host” joins with an intestine-like symbiont and receives the memories and personality of the symbiont, plus the symbiont’s memories and experiences of its previous hosts.

“Symbionts are joined with hosts regardless of gender, so a female host in the present may have memories of having been male in the past. And vice versa. It was an early attempt at Trek blurring gender boundaries and inquiring into what exactly makes one’s identity,” Indiewire reports.

“Gray is empathetic, warm and eager to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a Trill host, but he will have to adapt when his life takes an unexpected turn,” says CBS.

Ian is also the first out transgender Asian-American actor on television, and is known as Buck Vu on Netflix’s The OA and Lev in the highly acclaimed video game The Last of Us Part II.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 debuts on CBS All Access on October 15. There’s also a brand new series in the franchise coming!

Ethan Peck & Anson Mount to Lead New 'Star Trek' Series for CBS All Access

CBS All Access has announced that there will be a new series in the Star Trek universe!

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will star Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock, and Rebecca Romijn as Number One.

The new series will “follow Pike, Spock, and Number One in the decade before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise as they explore new worlds around the galaxy,” according to Variety.

The three actors are reprising the roles that they all played on season two of Star Trek: Discovery.

“Fans fell in love with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck’s portrayals of these iconic characters when they were first introduced on Star Trek: Discovery last season,” said Julie McNamara, executive vice president and head of programming at CBS All Access. “This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to Star Trek.”

Check out the status on a fourth Star Trek movie.

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Here's Why a Fourth 'Star Trek' Movie Might Not Happen with One of the Stars Throwing Some Shade

Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the Star Trek franchise, doesn’t expect a fourth film to happen.

“The fact is, Star Trek movies don’t make Marvel money,” Simon told Total Film.”They make maybe $500 million at the most, and to make one now, on the scale they’ve set themselves, is $200 million. You have to make three times that to make a profit.”

He then threw a little shade at the studio, saying, “I don’t feel like the last one… [Paramount Pictures] didn’t really take advantage of the 50th anniversary. The regimen at the time dropped the ball on the promo of the film. And we’ve lost momentum. I think losing Anton [Yelchin] was a huge blow to our little family, and our enthusiasm to do another one might have been affected by that. So I don’t know.”

2016′s Star Trek Beyond, which was co-written by Simon, did not do as well as 2016′s Star Trek Into the Darkness at the box office. Beyond earned $344 million vs. Darkness‘ $467 million.

There is still some success in the Star Trek universe.

Donald Trump Unveils Logo For US Space Force & It Looks An Awful Lot Like The 'Star Trek' Starfleet Command Insignia

President Donald Trump just revealed the official logo for the newest branch of the military, the U.S. Space Force.

“After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!” he announced on Twitter, along with the image.

But the logo looks very familiar to fans, and even more familiar to Star Trek star George Takei.

“Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…,” George pointed out as soon as the logo was introduced, picking up on the similiaries to the Starfleet Command logo that was used on Star Trek.

One fan poked fun at the logo, writing, “To boldly go where someone has gone before.”

“Starfleet called. They want their insignia back,” another user commented.

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Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart Share a Kiss at 'Star Trek: Picard' London Premiere!

Ian McKellen is there for his longtime friend Patrick Stewart!

The 80-year-old Cats actor supported the 79-year-old actor at the premiere of Star Trek: Picard on Wednesday night (January 15) at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, England.

While they were on the carpet, Ian and Patrick shared a sweet kiss for the cameras!

Also in attendance at the London premiere was Patrick‘s wife Sunny Ozell.

The night before, Patrick and his co-stars premiered the new series in Hollywood.

The upcoming 10-episode series follows Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) as he moves into the next chapter of his life. As he faced retirement, he finds a reason to return to space when he believes a young woman is in “serious danger.”

Star Trek: Picard
premieres on January 23 on CBS All-Access – check out the trailer!

READ MORE: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Renewed for Season Two on CBS All Access Ahead of Series Debut!

10+ pictures inside of Patrick Stewart and the others at the premiere…More Here! »

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Patrick Stewart Joins Co-Stars at 'Star Trek: Picard' Premiere!

Patrick Stewart is joined by wife Sunny Ozell at the Star Trek: Picard premiere on Monday (January 13) at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, Calif.

The 79-year-old actor will be reprising his role as the iconic Jean-Luc Picard in the new series.

Fellow cast members at the premiere included Brent Spiner, Isa Briones, Jeri Ryan, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Evan Evagora, and Santiago Cabrera.

The upcoming 10-episode series follows Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) as he moves into the next chapter of his life. As he faced retirement, he finds a reason to return to space when he believes a young woman is in “serious danger.”

Star Trek: Picard
premieres on January 23 on CBS All-Access – check out the trailer!

READ MORE: ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Renewed for Season Two on CBS All Access Ahead of Series Debut!

15+ pictures inside of Patrick Stewart and the others at the premiere…More Here! »

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'Star Trek: Picard' Renewed for Season Two on CBS All Access Ahead of Series Debut!

Star Trek: Picard has been given a second season – before the first season even premiere!

The upcoming Patrick Stewart-led series has been picked up for another season ahead of its January 23, 2020 premiere on CBS All-Access, Deadline reports.

The upcoming 10-episode series follows Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) as he moves into the next chapter of his life. As he faced retirement, he finds a reason to return to space when he believes a young woman is in “serious danger.”

Star Trek: Picard also stars Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Evan Evagora.

Star Trek: Picard premieres on January 23, 2020 on CBS All-Access – check out the trailer!