Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
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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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 »
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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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 »
Bottleneck Gallery continues to kill it with their pop culture art prints. The gallery will be debuting a slew of new prints at New York Comic Con later this week. Want to get a sneak preview of some of these prints? After the jump, you’ll find Star Wars prints from Matt Ferguson and Raid71, as well as Jock‘s 28 Days Later, Matt Ferguson‘s Arena Star Trek print and Alice X. Zhang‘s Suicide Squad giclee. I’ve also rounded up some of the great Bottleneck prints which have premiered elsewhere, including Ise Ananphada’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Tom Whalen‘s South Park.
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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. But it hasn’t.
Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: This week, paperwork was filed in court by the movie studio to dismiss this claim as an irrelevant third party statement. According to TF, Axanar has requested to obtain any communications the studios had with Justin Lin and J.J. Abrams over the issue but according to their lawyers, CBS and Paramount refused to hand anything over, claiming the information is irrelevant to the case. After the jump, see the e-mail.
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Star Trek: Discovery was originally scheduled to set sail in January 2017, but has been pushed back four months. hit the jump to learn more about the new Star Trek: Discovery release date.
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Posted on Friday, September 9th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Although producer and showrunner Bryan Fuller has been holding any and all details about Star Trek: Discovery close to his vest, he has not been shy about dropping references and sly hints concerning what we can expect from the new show when it premieres early next year. For example, we know that the show will be set a decade before the events of the original series and that it will deal with an event that will be familiar to Star Trek fans that has never been depicted on screen before. But anything beyond that? Go ahead and consult your crystal ball, because Fuller isn’t confirming or denying anything, it seems.
That brings us to the latest Bryan Fuller tidbit: to commemorate Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary, he revealed that a famous episode of the original series is a “touchstone” for Star Trek: Discovery. What is the Balance Of Terror Star Trek Discovery connection? Let’s take a look.
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum took the original Starship Enterprise from the classic 1960s television series, restored it, and put it on display for all to see. Now they’ve gone one step further in ensuring that all the most hardcore Trekkies can enjoy their museum in a new way.
Mark Okrand is the man who developed the Vulcan and Klingon languages for the Star Trek universe, and the museum commissioned him to create an hour-long Klingon audio tour of some of their most popular exhibits. Get the details on the Smithsonian museum Klingon audio tours below. Read More »
In case you didn’t realize it, yesterday marked the exact 50th anniversary of the debut of Star Trek: The Original Series. The sci-fi show from Gene Roddenberry debuted with an episode called “The Man Trap” and received mixed reviews. Despite a lukewarm reaction from critics, a passionate fanbase kept the show alive for three seasons, totaling 79 episodes, until NBC decided they had to axed the series.
Thankfully, that wasn’t the end of Star Trek as the crew of the USS Enterprise would return in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, launching a whole new series of adventures on the big screen, featuring the same characters fans loved from the original series. Since then there have been plenty of sequels, a franchise reboot, several different TV shows, an animated series, countless comic books, merchandise and more. Star Trek now spans 50 years, and a celebratory retrospective video celebrates the milestone after the jump. Read More »