bryan fuller star trek discovery

A little over a month ago, Bryan Fuller stepped down as showrunner on CBS’s upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series, resulting in the internet making a sound akin to a balloon slowly deflating. After all, Star Trek has seen its ups and its downs, but surely it would’ve flourished under the watchful eye of the genius behind Hannibal and Pushing Daisies! Without him at the helm, an exclamation point became a question mark. The silver lining was that Fuller would remain on board as an executive producer, allowing him “to remain actively involved albeit not on the day-to-day production level as originally envisioned.”

Well, so much for that. In a new interview, Fuller has essentially confirmed that we won’t be working on Star Trek: Discovery at all.

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star trek discovery cast

Star Trek: Discovery has beamed up its first three cast members. Doug JonesMichelle Yeoh, and Anthony Rapp are all coming aboard the new CBS All Access series, which is set about a decade before the events of the original Star Trek show. Learn more below, including details on the characters they’ll be playing.  Read More »

Michelle Yeoh Boards ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ [UPDATED]

Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Star Trek: Discovery took a big hit last month when Bryan Fuller stepped down as showrunner, but the project is still boldly going forward. And as of this week, it looks like they may have revealed their first star. According to producer Nicholas MeyerMichelle Yeoh is boarding the sci-fi television series for CBS All Access.

UPDATE: New details have been revealed about Yeoh’s character. Learn more below. Read More »

pirates of the caribbean dead men tell no tales trailer breakdown

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has a new title in some territories.
  • Pacific Rim 2 adds a new cast member.
  • Charlie Sheen says a script for Major League 3 is good to go.
  • Star Trek Beyond‘s screenwriter wants more Star Trek movies.
  • No, James L. Brooks will not confirm a new Simpsons movie.
  • Underworld: Blood Wars reveals a new poster.
  • That Cube reboot has stalled.
  • And more!

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star trek discovery characters

Yesterday, Star Trek: Discovery encountered its biggest speed bump yet when Bryan Fuller stepped down as showrunner, leaving Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts in command of the bridge. Although Fuller will still be involved, this felt like a low blow for Star Trek fans. After all, much of the appeal of the new series seemed from Fuller, a Trek veteran and the creator beloved shows like Hannibal and Pushing Daisies, being the one to steer this particular ship. Berg and Harberts are in an unfortunate position – they may have Fuller’s blessing, but one of the most high-strung fan bases in existence is going to watch and judge their every decision.

But while we could continue to dwell on the negative, we could also take this opportunity to pick apart the new details about the show that have emerged in the wake of Fuller giving up the captain’s chair. Hit the jump to learn about the Star Trek Discovery characters.

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star trek discovery release date

Star Trek’s return to television was supposed to be grand. Originally scheduled to debut on the CBS All Access digital streaming service in January 2017, last month it was announced that Star Trek: Discovery was pushed back to May 2017 to give the creators more time to get it right. And now we learn that the series is hitting another significant bump, in the form of losing Bryan Fuller as showrunner. Hit the jump to learn the details.

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John Wick Chapter 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Keanu Reeves shows off his John Wick: Chapter 2 weapon skills.
  • Tom Cruise teases an insane stunt for Mission: Impossible 6.
  • Pitch Perfect 3 brings back Anna Camp.
  • Paddington 2 recruits Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson into the cast.
  • John Boyega is set to begin filming Pacific Rim 2 soon.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda teases Mary Poppins Returns.
  • George Takei critiques the new Star Trek movies.
  • And more!

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President Obama's Essential Sci-Fi Movies and TV Shows - Star Trek

With this year’s election just 25 days away, we’re reminded that President Barack Obama only has a few more months left in office. Regardless of how you feel about his politics, I think we can all agree that President Obama is one of the nerdiest Commanders in Chief that we’ve had, and that’s been rather refreshing.

In case you need any more proof of just how much of a geek President Obama really is, he took the time to act as guest editor for WIRED magazine, where he put together a little list of his essential sci-fi movies and television shows. Some of them he grew up with, while others are more recent and provide thought-provoking and inspirational stories. Check out the list of President Obama’s essential sci-fi movies and TV shows after the jump. Read More »

Aliens - Hicks and Hudson Action Figures

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

This edition of The Toy Box includes a re-release of a couple awesome Aliens action figures, a new jacket inspired by one of the new heroes in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an incredible likeness of Christopher Lee as Dracula in a new collectible figure and more.

Check out everything in The Toy Box after the jump.

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William Shatner Turned Down The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory just began its 10th season last month, and over that decade there have been countless guest stars including Carrie Fisher, Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Adam West, Bill Nye, Bob Newhart, James Earl Jones, Stan Lee and more. Also, a batch of former Star Trek cast members have appeared over the years including Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner, Levar Burton, George Takei and Wil Wheaton. But one big kahuna hasn’t appeared on the show yet: The Priceline Negotiator.

William Shatner is best known for playing Captain James T. Kirk in the original Star Trek series as well as the film franchise that reunited the show’s cast on the big screen. Even though the actor has made various guest appearances and cameos in plenty of TV shows and movies over the years, he’s yet to make a stop by The Big Bang Theory. So why hasn’t the show brought Captain Kirk into the fray yet? Well, it’s because he turned them down. Find out why after the jump. Read More »