Console Wars Documentary

The book Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris chronicles the rivalry between the two video game companies that squared off for console supremacy in the home in the 1990s. The seminal period in video game history is already slated to become a limited series at CBS All Access, but now the streaming service is also going to turn the book into a feature documentary with Legendary Television Studios. Read More »

CBS All Access executives spoke to the Television Critics Association on Thursday and promised they would have Star Trek: Picard ready to present in January. Patrick Stewart returns to the role of Jean-Luc Picard, and the show’s Comic-Con panel revealed that Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes and Voyager’s Jeri Ryan would also appear on the show. 

During EVP of Original Content Jamie McNamara’s executive session, /Film and other reporters asked her some questions about Star Trek: Picard. Star Trek: Picard is due in early 2020.

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CBS All Access announced that Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, and John Hlavin are developing a streaming series based on The Man Who Fell to Earth. The 1963 novel by Walter Tevis was previously adapted into a movie starring David Bowie, directed by Nicolas Roeg.

Kurtzman is already working with All Access on the Star Trek universe, with Discovery and Picard already in production and more Trek series in development. Here are a few hints we could glean from the press release and announcements.

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The Stand TV Series Ending

CBS All Access confirmed the first four leads of its adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand for its streaming service. The Stand is considered by many to be King’s definitive book. Well, it’s either The Stand or It, as both are over 1000 pages and have been adapted as miniseries in the past. While It got a two-part movie, The Stand will get a streaming series on All Access.

Streaming will allow The Stand to explore the graphic horror of King’s prose without restrictions. We learned that King will write the final episode and who will being playing Stu, Nadine, Frannie and Henry. The Stand will premiere in 2020 with nine episodes. It begins filming in Vancouver in the fall and EVP of Original Content for CBS All Access Julie McNamara said it caps off their year, so late 2020 sounds likely. 

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Star Trek Discovery VR experience

Sandbox VR, a company that offers full body virtual reality experiences, has announced that it will be launching a Star Trek Discovery VR experience this fall called Star Trek: Discovery – Away Mission. Similar to what we’ve seen from companies like The Void, Sandbox VR is blending virtual reality technology with tactile physicality, immersing participants in a way that goes beyond simply donning a headset and operating a hand-held controller. Check out the trailer for the new Star Trek Discovery VR experience below. Read More »

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CBS Television Studios held a panel on “Impact Storytelling” with four of its showrunners for the Television Critics Association. The panel included Dead to Me’s Liz Feldman, The Good Fight’s Michelle King, In the Dark’s Corinne Kingsbury and Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Paradise. The panel addressed how each show uses their narratives to discuss social issues. 

After the panel, Paradise remained to talk to reporters more specifically about Star Trek: Discovery season three. Since season two ended with the Discovery traveling 930 years into the future, season three takes Discovery from a prequel series into the far future of Star Trek. Paradise previewed the sorts of changes Trekkers can expect, and what’s not going to change in Star Trek: Discovery.

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Star Trek Picard trailer

Reactions to the release of the much-anticipated Star Trek: Picard trailer at last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con have been overwhelmingly positive, giving fans an injection of nostalgia, while also dropping some tantalizing clues as to what’s in store for the new series. Read on for a detailed breakdown of the trailer, including speculation on what it could mean for the 2020 show.

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Star Trek Picard trailer

William Shatner may be the first Starfleet captain who comes to mind for the general public when Star Trek is mentioned, but for many fans, it’s Sir Patrick Stewart and his character Jean-Luc Picard who beams into their brains when Trek comes up in conversation. Now, nearly two decades after his appearance in 2002’s Star Trek: Nemesis, Stewart makes his triumphant return to the character in Star Trek: Picard. The show’s first full trailer debuted to an amped crowd at San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s online for all to see. Check it out below. Read More »

star trek picard cast

A new Star Trek: Picard trailer premiered before a packed Hall H crowd at Comic-Con 2019 and it brought with it a number of massive surprises. In addition to shedding some new light on the still-mysterious plot, it revealed the return of two fan-favorite Star Trek characters: Brent Spiner‘s Commander Data and Jeri Ryan‘s Seven of Nine. The panel then further revealed that Jonathan Frakes will return as Commander William Riker, Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, and Jonathan del Arco as Hugh the Borg.

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Specific details about Star Trek: Picard, Patrick Stewart‘s much heralded return to the Trek universe, have been mostly kept under-wraps. But as the CBS All Access series prepares to take the stage at San Diego Comic-Con, executive producer Alex Kurtzman has opened up with some new info. According to Kurtzman, while images so far have shown Picard on Earth, he will indeed be returning to space – “but not in a way that anyone expects.”

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