‘Trek in the News’: Trinneer, Masterson, Yeoh, Ryder, Blackwell, & More

Star Trek” and the individuals related to the franchise are all the time within the information. Some of the information warrants full tales and a few of it’s higher included in a round-up. This is that round-up, which is now a daily Heavy on Star Trek function.

This week’s round-up entails Chase Masterson, Justin Lin, Michelle Yeoh, Connor Trinneer, Cirroc Lofton, Richard Riehle, Winona Ryder, and Avaah Blackwell.

Ryder Returns to Close Out ‘Stranger Things’

NetflixWinona Ryder with “Stranger Things” co-stars Tom Wlaschiha, Brett Gelman, and David Harbour.

Netflix will carry “Stranger Things” to an finish on July 1 with the again half of its fourth season, referred to as “Volume 2,” in response to The Hollywood Reporter. The streamer will drop two extra-length episodes, one working an hour and 25 minutes, the opposite 2 hours and 20 minutes. Ryder, who Memory Alpha notes, performed Amanda Grayson in “Star Trek (2009), will probably be again as Joyce Byers. Netflix launched a photograph of Ryder with a number of of her co-stars.

Lin in Talks to Direct ‘One Punch Man’

Justin Lin, who directed “Star Trek Beyond,” is near locking in his first undertaking since departing “Fast X,” the most recent installment within the “Fast and the Furious” sequence of movies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lin is in discussions to direct Sony’s upcoming adaptation of “One Punch Man,” a preferred Japanese property. According to the commerce paper, “‘One Punch Man’ started life in 2009 as an internet comedian and facilities on a superhero named Saitama. He has the ability to defeat any foe with a single punch, however quickly he grows bored and seeks out an even bigger problem. The net comedian from the artist often known as ONE moved to writer Jump Next in 2012 and noticed ONE crew with artist Yusuke Murata. As it rose to prominence, it was tailored as an anime and online game.”

Yeoh Will Star in Netflix Series, ‘The Brothers Sun’

Michelle Yeoh, who performed Captain Philippa Georgiou/Emperor Georgiou on “Star Trek: Discovery,” and at the moment is starring within the blockbuster unbiased function “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” has landed her subsequent undertaking. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Yeoh will star within the Netflix sequence “The Brothers Sun,” from creators Brad Falchuk and Byron Wu.

The commerce paper famous that “The Brothers Sun” is “Described as an action-packed, darkly comedic household cleaning soap, the eight-episode sequence is about in each Los Angeles and Taiwan and options an all-Asian writers room and all-Asian cast. The drama revolves round Taipei gangster Charles Sun who’s settled into his life as a ruthless killer. But when his father is shot by a mysterious murderer, Charles should go to L.A. to guard his mom and completely unaware youthful brother Bruce. Yeoh will star as Eileen ‘Mama’ Sun, who has constructed a brand new life for herself and her son in Los Angeles — removed from her previous in Taiwan.”

It is unknown what Yeoh’s casting in “The Brothers Sun” means for the long-gestating “Discovery”/Georgiou spin-off sequence based mostly on Section 31.

Masterson, Lofton, & More Make ‘The Baby Pact’

In 2014, Haylie Duff starred in an unbiased movie referred to as “The Wedding Pact.” Now, there’s an upcoming sequel referred to as “The Wedding Pact 2: The Baby Pact.” Duff is again for the follow-up, which is filled with acquainted “Star Trek” actors. Among these co-starring within the comedy-drama, in response to the Internet Movie Database, are Chase Masterson, Connor Trinneer, Cirroc Lofton, and Richard Riehle. Masterson and Lofton co-starred as Leeta and Jake Sisko, respectively, on “Deep Space Nine,” whereas Trinneer co-starred as Charles “Trip” Tucker on “Enterprise.” Riehle, in response to Memory Alpha, guest-starred as Batai in “The Next Generation” episode “The Inner Light,” Seamus within the “Voyager” episodes “Fair Haven” and “Spirit Folk,” and as Jeremy Lucas within the “Enterprise” episodes “Cold Station 12” and “The Augments.”

“The Baby Pact” is obtainable now to stream on Pay-Per-View, Video on Demand, and different main platforms.

Avaah Blackwell is Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

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Many “Star Trek” supporting actors have performed a number of roles in a number of “Trek” initiatives. Tracee Lee Cocco, for instance, was throughout “The Next Generation,” “Deep Space Nine,” “Voyager,” and three of the “Next Gen” movies, in response to Memory Alpha, as an actress, background character, stand-in, and stuntperson. The present equal of Cocco is Avaah Blackwell. According to Memory Alpha, she has appeared on “Discovery” as a number of iterations of an Osnullus, together with Captain Rahma within the episode “Scavengers;” Lt. Ina in 4 episodes; and a Kelpien council member in “Kobayashi Maru.” Also, in response to the location, she performed a Linnarean guard within the “Strange New Worlds” episode “Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach,” which premiered on June 9, 2022, and has served as a scholar double for Rebecca Romijn, who co-stars as Number One/Una on “Strange New Worlds.”

On June 10, 2022, Blackwell shared a publish on her Instagram web page that included a photograph of her because the Lennarean guard from “Strange New Worlds” and referenced the truth that she had labored on the identical time with the identical director on an episode of “Discovery.”

“Playing a Linnarean Guard on ‘Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach,’ Directed by Andi Armagarian @awkwardamerican,” Blackwell wrote. “Fun truth: While capturing this episode of ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,’ Andi & I had been additionally capturing an episode of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ she was directing & I used to be taking part in #Osnullus. We spent a couple of days bouncing backwards and forwards between ships saying hello to one another.”

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