Today's Trailer Happy Hour has Patrick Stewart, Aubrey Plaza, and a hunt for the pee tape

It’s time for a special Sunday brunch edition of Trailer Happy Hour, the semi-regular feature where we blend all of the hottest teasers into a colorful cocktail—but now with some eggs, ham, and a little bowl of indeterminate melon chunks. You might not want to go as hard as you normally would with a Trailer Happy…

Patrick Stewart is bringing back Jean-Luc Picard for a new Star Trek series

There have been plenty of arguments over the years about the relative merits of the various Star Trek captains—Does Kathryn Janeway get a bad rap? Does Kirk’s blend of machismo and heart stand up? Why didn’t they let Sisko shave sooner?—but you’d be hard pressed to find a modern Trek fan without at least some…

Sir Patrick Stewart would love an Oscar nod for Logan (hint hint)

Logan has been having a moderately successful awards season—it was nominated for a handful of Critics’ Choice Awards and a Writers Guild Of America Award for adapted screenplay, and was named one of the 10 best films of 2017 by the National Board Of Review. The Academy Award nominations are announced on January 23,…

Sir Patrick Stewart says being a knight occasionally nets him sweet perks

In 2010, Patrick Stewart was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, a welcome surprise for the veteran actor. The honor, while being one that he holds dear, has prevented him from obtaining dual citizenship and fully participating in American politics. It’s not all bad, though, as knighthood occasionally nets him airline…

Patrick Stewart calls on men to take responsibility for violence against women

Sir Patrick Stewart was raised in a violent household where he witnessed his father routinely beat his mother while the authorities did nothing. Greatly influenced by this experience, he’s spent much of his career speaking out against domestic violence. In the video above, he calls on all men to take responsibility…

Patrick Stewart on the moment he knew he was done playing Professor X

Sir Patrick Stewart was an integral part of Fox’s X-Men franchise for 17 years as Professor Charles Xavier, but he announced earlier this year he’d be stepping down from the role, after deeming Logan an appropriate farewell. In the video above, he reflects on his time as part of the franchise and tells us about the…

Patrick Stewart didn’t think Star Trek: The Next Generation was going to last

His 176-episode run as Captain Jean Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation transformed Sir Patrick Stewart from a classically trained, renowned stage actor into an international superstar. But before he took the job, Stewart had doubts the series was going to find success. The original series was cancelled after…

Thomas Middleditch and Patrick Stewart won’t stop insulting each other on Instagram

The last two people you might expect to be involved in a social media flame war would be esteemed Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart and star of HBO’s Silicon Valley Thomas Middleditch. And yet, here we are. For the past week, the two have been going at it on Instagram, mocking each other in short, filter-heavy…

Read This: The story behind the greatest Star Trek episode ever

There’s no shortage of great Star Trek episodes, though it’s rare that an episode could mine as much pathos from its storylines as it could action and philosophy. Enter “The Inner Light,” a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that many consider to be the best entry in any iteration of the franchise. In honor of its…

It’s been a long day, you’ve earned this video of Patrick Stewart meeting his new foster dog

Even beyond his role as a cultural institution, playing some of science fiction’s most beloved bald men, Patrick Stewart tends to be just as treasured off-screen as on. Speaking out vocally in favor of feminism and LGBT rights, performing country songs for charity, telling Hugh Jackman stories about his penis: Stewart…

Patrick Stewart would consider playing Professor X in a Deadpool movie

Patrick Stewart’s retirement from X-Men movies hasn’t even started, but he’s already teasing that he’d return to the role of Professor X for a Deadpool movie. It’s not that he’s really desperate for a chance to show off his comedy chops outside of American Dad, though, he just seems to think that Ryan Reynolds’…