A Star’s Trek: Anson Mount’s move from ‘Strange New Worlds’ to ‘MK Ultra’

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Anson Mount is a star on the rise. Thanks to his critically-acclaimed role in the Western, “Hell on Wheels,” he caught the attention of casting directors in search of a leading man. When Mount appeared on Season 2 of “Star Trek: Discovery” as Captain Christopher Pike, the audience reaction was so immediate and overwhelming that Paramount decided to give Mount his own show. 

That proved to be a great decision, as Mount’s “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” gave fans a taste of classic Trek with a new spin. It also is currently the highest rated “Star Trek” show according to Rotten Tomatoes’ ranking system. That is correct — “Strange New Worlds” is rated even higher than “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” 

Mount said he was “surprised” to be asked to play a Starfleet captain. “I may look the part, but my friends always laugh at me because when we go camping, I just need to be told what trail to walk down,” Mount said in a 2019 interview with the BUILDseries. “I’m the last person you’d want to be led into any kind of danger with.”

Thanks to multiple tweets by those involved in “Strange New Worlds,” including this one from show director Chris Fisher, fans know that Season 2 has been entirely filmed. The post-production teams are hard at work adding all the special effects required for the show. Paramount has not released when Season 2 of “Strange New Worlds” will be released to the public. It seems that fans will have to wait to see more of Mount as Captain Pike.

In the meantime, fans can catch Mount in “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” as Black Bolt, which is available to stream on Disney+ and to rent on other digital services. Soon, fans will be able to see Mount on the big screen, as he will star in a new film about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

‘MK Ultra’ trailer

MK Ultra | Official TrailerBased on the infamous CIA drug experiments from the early 1960s, this psychological thriller follows a brilliant psychiatrist who unknowingly becomes entangled with a dangerous government entity fixated on mind control. Starring: Anson Mount, Jason Patric, Jaime Ray Newman, Jen Richards and Jason Patric Writer/Director: Joseph Sorrentino #mkultra #trailer #thriller2022-08-26T14:26:52Z

On October 7, Mount’s new film, “MK Ultra,” will be released in theaters and on-demand, according to Collider. The film, released by Cinedigm, is about a dark time in the history of the CIA when the government agency attempted to use drugs and other methods to control people and their minds. 

According to the History Channel, the MK Ultra program attempted to achieve mind control with “experiments generally centered around behavior modification via electro-shock therapy, hypnosis, polygraphs, radiation, and a variety of drugs, toxins, and chemicals. These experiments relied on a range of test subjects: some who freely volunteered, some who volunteered under coercion, and some who had absolutely no idea they were involved in a sweeping defense research program.”

BBC Documentary ‘MK Ultra’

MK-Ultra: The shocking Cold War experiments hidden by the CIA – BBC REELIn the early days of the Cold War, the CIA ordered the creation of a secret programme intended to find ways of mind control. Psychiatric institutions across the United States and Canada were funded by the CIA to perform experiments on patients using psychedelic drugs, sensory deprivation, electroshock treatment and more. The programme was known…2022-04-01T14:00:35Z

These experiments were kept secret as the CIA assumed that the Soviet Union had already achieved its own mind control powers. For folks who want to learn more about the real-life experiments and the cover-up which followed, tune into “Sidney Gottlieb: The Man Who Tried To Control Minds” from the “Scoundrel: History’s Forgotten Villains” podcast.

The “MK Ultra” film is described as a “psychological thriller” by writer Maggie Lovitt and will also star Jason Patric, Jen Richards, Jaime Ray Newman, Alon Aboutboul, and David Jensen. The film was written and directed by former intelligence officer Joseph SorrentinoAccording to Collider, Sorrentino aimed to use the film to “examine the dangerous experiments that the United States has conducted against its own citizens.”

How Long With Mount Be With ‘Star Trek?’

The Virtuoso Trailer #1 (2021) | Movieclips TrailersCheck out the official The Virtuoso Trailer starring Anthony Hopkins! Let us know what you think in the comments below. ► Watch The Virtuoso: vudu.com/content/movies/details/The-Virtuoso/1725263?cmp=MCYT_YouTube_Desc Want to be notified of all the latest movie trailers? Subscribe to the channel and click the bell icon to stay up to date. US Release Date: April 30, 2021…2021-03-24T20:23:19Z

This is a question that Heavy addressed in some detail and remains relevant. Mount appears to be very busy and in demand and is now cast in starring roles, like “MK Ultra” and the 2021 film, “The Virtuoso.” Mount received top billing in that film and shared the screen with Anthony Hopkins. 

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