AMC Theatres Star Trek Marathon

Not only does this year mark the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, but Paramount Pictures also has Star Trek Beyond hitting theaters next month. It’s still under a month away from release, but if you’re looking to see the movie a little bit early, AMC Theatres literally has just the ticket for you.

The theater chain will be hosting a Star Trek marathon of all three of the films from the rebooted sci-fi franchise, and that includes seeing Star Trek Beyond before nearly everyone else. Find out more about the AMC Theatres Star Trek marathon after the jump. Read More »

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

As usual, there are some new Star Wars and Star Trek items, a bunch of Funko exclusives coming to Comic-Con this summer, some action figures for A Clockwork Orange and 2001: A Space Odyssey, an Evil Dead 2 video game, a special Saga action figure two-pack and much more.

Check out everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump.

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Star Trek Axanar Lawsuit

Recently, there was a bit of an uproar surrounding a Star Trek fan film, Axanar. The producers behind Axanar raised around a million dollars. Shortly after funding was acquired, this labor of love was hit with a lawsuit by CBS and Paramount. J.J. Abrams and Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin urged Paramount to drop the lawsuit, which they haven’t yet, but Abrams insisted the studio will do so soon.

Now, if you’re a Trek fan and want to make your own fan film but you’re not terribly interested in getting sued, then you should probably read CBS and Paramount’s Star Trek fan film rules.

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Star Trek TV series

Writer and producer Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) is one busy, lucky man. At the moment, he’s working on two notable television projects: Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods and CBS’ new Star Trek series. Fuller just revealed a few illuminating details about Star Trek, which will stream next year on CBS All Access.

Below, learn what Fuller has planned for the show.

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Yesterday, we ran down the best movies arriving on Netflix in July 2016, but that bounty of new entertainment comes at a cost – a bunch of quality movies and shows are departing the streaming service in the coming weeks and who knows when they’ll return. But I’ve got your back: here are the movies you need to watch before they disappear.

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Trek fan film

Last year, over $1 million was raised on Kickstarter and Indigogo for Axanar, a Star Trek fan film. The ambition was to make both a short film and a polished, feature-length fan film, but then CBS and Paramount stepped in and filed a lawsuit to prevent Axanar from going into production, claiming the film violates the rights of intellectual property. After a bit of an uproar surrounding the lawsuit, Star Trek Into Darkness director J.J. Abrams said the lawsuit would soon go away.

Not much has changed since Abrams’ comments, though, as Paramount and CBS haven’t dropped the lawsuit yet. Below, find out more about the Star Trek fan film lawsuit.

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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.

This week, The Toy Box has a variety of new Star Trek and Star Wars goodies along with new figures celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rocky, some San Diego Comic-Con exclusives for The Simpsons, The Twilight Zone and The Big Lebowski, and a figure that will make a great holiday decoration from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

See all that and more in this edition of The Toy Box.

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It’s easy to cynical about virtual reality until you actually give it a try. Sure, you look like an idiot when you have one of those headsets on, but when you’re engaging with the right material, the experience can be breathtaking. It’s not going to replace traditional gaming and it certainly won’t change the way we watch movies, but it’s a fascinating new medium and a thrilling way to experience stories.

As expected, this year’s E3 conference hasn’t been shy about teasing upcoming VR experiences and the next step for game developers and publishers is pretty clear. The faithful and the adventurous gamers are in the bag for this technology, so how do you go about convincing normal people to give this stuff a chance? The answer may lie in making games based on already beloved universes and characters, as new VR games based on Star Trek, Star Wars, Batman are on the way.

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Dusty Bell Star Trek Poster

In case you haven’t heard, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek: The Original Series, the sci-fi television show that paved the way for countless more on the small screen. Over five decades, the sci-fi series has rounded up an impressive assembly of fans, and one of them decided to make an incredible poster featuring over 120 characters, aliens, locations and ships. Now you can get your hands on it.

Artist Dusty Abell, who has worked as a character designer on everything from Batman: Under the Red Hood to The Mike Tyson Mysteries, is a huge Trekkie, and he created this details poster as a labor of love. But CBS stumbled upon it and asked him to recolor it for the Star Trek 50 for 50 art exhibition. The result is a poster that is also a great test of Star Trek trivia that you can frame for your wall.

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