Here is the article I wrote for Monday's news. I get paid to be objective... But yeah, the term Woke (That I usually don't throw around) definitely applies here!
In the role of a journalist, I have to be objective, and as part of the Roddenberry podcast, I need to not be anti-Trek.
The only show that I truly enjoy from Paramount-Puss is Prodigy. It's the closest in the spirit of Trek out of all of them.
February 6, 2023 – At this point, we’ll start calling Mr. Matalas “Twitter Terry” as he’s spending the majority of his time there leading up to February 16th.
In his latest tweet, he’s introducing us to the USS Titan – A crew.
Meet Lt. Matthew Arliss Mura. Tactical -- has served on the new Titan for the last 3 years and is exactly whom you want at that station when you hear "give 'em everything we got!"
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Meet Lt. T'Veen, Science Officer. Vulcan. Several Captains fought to have her on their bridge. The Titan won.
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Meet Ensign Kova Rin Esmar. Haliian. Communications. They graduated at the top of their class and speak over 72 alien languages.
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Meet the Titan's first officer who was placed into an accelerated Starfleet program against her own judgment. (She, of course, needs no introduction)
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Meet Ensign Sidney LaForge - Helm. Unlike her sister, Alandra, she didn't want to build ships, she wanted to fly them. (It wouldn’t be the Titan, without a LaForge at the helm)
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All under the command of Captain Liam Shaw. A former engineer with a long history within Starfleet. (Twitter Terry promises that we’ll learn more about him in the near future)
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So, let’s do a cast round-up. Picard, Riker, LaForge, Crusher, Troi, Worf, Lore, Mura, T'Veen, Esmar, LaForge, Commander of Nine, and Captain Liam Shaw.
That’s 13 Starfleet officers and one main villain, and we think, one returning villain, (though my guess is Moriarty is still on the holodeck and someone comes to him for advice…)
Time will tell, and fortunately, that time is just 10 days away.