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'Star Trek 4' to be directed by a woman for the first time, S.J. Clarkson

S.J. Clarkson will reportedly become the first woman to direct a Star Trek movie. As Trekkies meet in Dortmund for an international convention headlined by William Shatner, here's the latest news from the Enterprise.

The next sequel of the "Star Trek" saga could be directed for the first time by a woman, according to Thursday's reports by entertainment trade magazines The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Production company Paramount is in talks with S.J. Clarkson to direct the fourth installment in the rebooted film series starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

Clarkson directed episodes from TV series including "Dexter," "Bates Motel" and "Orange is the New Black," as well as the Marvel-based series "Jessica Jones" and "The Defenders."

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Actor Chris Pine will be back in the role of Kirk. According to Variety, time travel will allow his character to meet his father, played by Chris Hemsworth, who had already appeared in the 2009 "Star Trek." Zachary Quinto is also set to return as Spock. 

Paramount is also preparing another project in the blockbuster series, to be directed by Quentin Tarantino and produced by J.J. Abrams, which is said to be set in another timeline and would be released after "Star Trek 4."

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Germany as a Star Trek destination

The latest news from the film industry is bound to be discussed by Trekkies at Destination Star Trek, Europe's official convention for fans of the series and the films, which is held this year at the Messe Westfallenhallen in Dortmund from April 27 to 29.

Star Trek Flash-Galerie (Paramount)

William Shatner, the most famous Captain Kirk

This year's event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" series, which premiered in 1993 and ran until 1999.

Along with several actors from the 90s series, the convention will welcome several other stars from the Star Trek universe.

An absolute cultural icon is also among confirmed guests: the man who portrayed the first Captain Kirk, William Shatner. 

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