Probably an attempt to remind us it’s still happening (sets are being built and uniforms are being made). No official word on when it will debut, but CBS is still going with their “All Access” nonsense for US viewers.
There were a lot of trailers dumped on us this weekend. We’re trying our best to keep them organized, for the sake of coherent discussion threads.
- American Gods
- The Defenders
- The Exorcist
- Iron Fist
- Luke Cage
- Star Trek: Discovery
“This is where the frontier pushes back.”
The latest film in the Kelvin Universe of Star Trek debuted today, a little short of the series’ 50th anniversary. With a new director and new writers, how does this entry fare?
2016 has claimed another well-loved actor. A tragic accident has taken the life of Anton Yelchin, best known as the new Chekov in the post-2009 Star Trek films. He plays the role a third time in next month’s Star Trek: Beyond.
It’s sad to see a promising actor cut down so young. If you haven’t seen him in his other non-Star Trek works, I highly recommend Charlie Bartlett and Odd Thomas.
Yelchin was killed when his car rolled into him. The vehicle in question may have been the subject of Jeep’s recall.
A Quick PSA: Please, please, please set your parking brake whenever you leave your car. Just get into the habit. Do not rely on your transmission or flat ground to keep your vehicle from rolling away on you. More…
Visual Effects genius and the man behind the effects of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, Gary Hutzel, has passed away at age 60. Mr. Hutzel, who was nominated for 20 Emmy awards and won four, was also the FX lead for the Battlestar Galactica reboot, Caprica, and Defiance.
In other news, the man who built R2-D2, Tony Dyson has also died. After his work on Star Wars, Mr. Dyson set up two clubs in the UK to allow people to build their own R2 units. Builders from those clubs were the ones that built the R2-D2 prop used in last year’s The Force Awakens.
Bryan Fuller, who got his start by submitting a script to the producers of Deep Space Nine, will be the producer for the new Star Trek series, debuting on CBS’s online service sometime next year.
He wrote a couple of episodes for DS9 and twenty-two episodes for Voyager (good ones, too). He’s also the man behind Wonderfalls, Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, Heroes, and Hannibal. I’m not sure when he’ll have time to sleep as he’s also starting up a new version of Amazing Stories and a series based on Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods.”
And now Brian’s diatribe: More…
Back for another round and it’s a whopper.
- Batman v Superman
- Independence Day: Resurgence
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Star Trek Beyond
- X-Men: Apocalypse
- The BFG
Pretty awesome way to raise money for nine charities. I love how much fun the cast seems to be having here. Hopefully that translates to the film itself.
I am, frankly, bereft of words at this moment. And I think our readers here know who he was and what his accomplishments were. Please share your thoughts down below. I may have something more coherent later today.
Mr. Nimoy, you did live long and you did prosper. Thank you for everything you did for us fans.
You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Here’s his final message on Twitter:
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015