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John Orquiola

About John Orquiola

John Orquiola is Screen Rant's Star Trek Beat Editor, Senior Features staff writer, and interviewer.

Author Details

John graduated from New York Fim Academy and began as a director’s assistant on various independent films. As a lover of film and film theory, John wrote humorous movie reviews on his blog, Back of the Head, which got him noticed by Screen Rant. John happily became the Star Trek guy at Screen Rant and he leads Feature coverage of the various Star Trek series. 

Industry Focus

John began to parlay his Star Trek knowledge at Screen Rant upon the debut of Star Trek: Discovery in 2017. John spearheaded the growth of Star Trek into a core beat at Screen Rant, and he began interviewing Star Trek talent and creatives in 2020. In addition to leading Screen Rant's coverage of Star Trek movies and TV, John also attends in-person events like red carpet premieres and Star Trek Day.

Favorite Media

Beyond Star Trek, John has written about a wide range of his interests at Screen Rant including the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, James Bond, Rocky, Jack Ryan, and Cobra Kai. His other great nerdy love is British TV series like The Crown, Downton Abbey, Sanditon, and Killing Eve. A lifelong wrestling fan, John is especially proud of brokering a working relationship between Screen Rant and All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
John can be found on Twitter @BackoftheHead if you want to see photos of the food he eats.

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Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Ending Is "Incredibly Satisfying," Promises EP

Star Trek: Discovery season 5 is coming in 2024, and executive producer Alex Kurtzman praises the series finale and star Sonequa Martin-Green.

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Michelle Yeoh Kept Star Trek: Section 31 "Moving Forward," Says Executive Producer

Star Trek executive producer Alex Kurtzman credits Michelle Yeoh for Section 31, the first made-for-Paramount+ Star Trek movie, still happening.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022)
Strange New Worlds Season 3 "In The Works," Says Star Trek Producer

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 3 gets an encouraging update from executive producer Alex Kurtzman at New York Comic Con.

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Star Trek
Star Trek & Kid Cudi Show Off "Boldly Be" Collaboration At NYCC

Kid Cudi made a big splash at NYCC with Boldly Be, his collaboration with Star Trek spanning a new song, a Fortnite game, and themed apparel.

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Star Trek
Star Trek’s Picard Or Professor X? Which Patrick Stewart Hero Lives Longer

Patrick Stewart plays two iconic heroes, Star Trek's Jean-Luc Picard and X-Men's Professor X, but which one lives longer? It's complicated.

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Star Trek
Star Trek At NYCC: What Was & Wasn’t Revealed

New York Comic Con hosted a Star Trek Universe panel that was light on actual reveals, meaning the same big questions linger about Star Trek in 2024.

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Top Gun 3: Release Date Prediction, Confirmation Chances & Everything We Know About The Maverick Sequel

Tom Cruise flew high in 2022 in Top Gun: Maverick. With its success, Top Gun 3 feels inevitable, and here's everything we know about the next Top Gun.

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Star Trek: Picard (2020)
Star Trek’s Biggest Enterprise Was Wasted In Picard Season 3

Star Trek: Picard season 3 introduced the Odyssey Class USS Enterprise-F but its brief appearance only hinted at the ship's potential.

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For All Mankind (2019)
For All Mankind Season 4 - Release Date, Trailer, Story & Everything We Know

For All Mankind season 4 will bring the acclaimed Apple TV+ sci-fi series into the 21st century. Here's everything we know about what's next.

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Every X-Men Movie, Ranked Worst To Best

The X-Men movie franchise has spanned many years, spinoffs, and different reactions - comprising some of the best and worst superhero films to date.

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Star Trek: Prodigy (2021)
Star Trek: Prodigy Cast Guide & All Returning Voyager Characters In Seasons 1 & 2

Star Trek: Prodigy's cast of young alien heroes and Star Trek: Voyager's legacy characters led by Admiral Janeway return in season 2.

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Star Trek Lower Decks (2020)
Star Trek Brings Bakula’s Funniest Enterprise Tech To The 24th Century

Star Trek: Lower Decks resurrects the grapplers from Star Trek: Enterprise and the love for them continues in the 24th century.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Deep Space Nine's Surprise Star Trek Comeback Proves It’s Time For A Revival

Deep Space Nine makes another surprise appearance in Star Trek: Lower Decks, but enough with the teases. It's time for a DS9 revival.

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Star Trek: Prodigy (2021)
Admiral Janeway Actor Kate Mulgrew Comments On Star Trek: Prodigy Saved By Netflix

Kate Mulgrew, who plays Admiral Kathryn Janeway, publicly comments on Star Trek: Prodigy jumping to Netflix as its new streaming home.

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Star Trek: Prodigy (2021)
Everything We Know About Star Trek: Prodigy Season 2

Star Trek: Prodigy season 2 will stream on Netflix after the animated series was canceled by Paramount+, with 20 brand new episodes coming in 2024.

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Star Trek Online & Resurgence Video Game Creators On Crossover Appeal

Screen Rant interviews Star Trek Online's Al Rivera & Thomas Marrone & Star Trek: Resurgence's Dan Martin & JD Straw about their games crossing over.

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Star Trek: Prodigy (2021)
Star Trek: Prodigy Saved! New Streaming Home Announced By Series Creators

Star Trek: Prodigy's executive producers announce the beloved animated series has found a new streaming home for seasons 1 and 2.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
“Sky’s The Limit”: Who Invented Star Trek: TNG Finale's Last Line Revealed By Patrick Stewart

Star Trek: The Next Generation ended with a poker game and Picard saying a classic line. Patrick Stewart reveals who invented the dialogue.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022)
Strange New Worlds Season 3 Won’t Repeat Star Trek Into Darkness’ Carol Marcus Mistake

If Carol Marcus appears in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 3, the controversy surrounding Star Trek Into Darkness won't be repeated.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
"Worfland" & "Turtlehead": Patrick Stewart Reveals 2 Star Trek: TNG Worf Jokes

In his new memoir, Patrick Stewart tells how Michael Dorn's Worf inspired two unflattering nicknames that became Star Trek: TNG running jokes.

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