Sir Patrick Stewart wants one thing to be absolutely clear: his new CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Picard, is not merely Star Trek: The Next Generation 2.0.
“Almost twenty years have passed. Things have become more complex,” the acclaimed actor says in a new featurette. “The world of Starfleet, the world of the Federation, is not quite what it was the last time Jean-Luc Picard was seen in that world. It’s different. And it’s not all good.” Watch the full video below. Read More »
Giancarlo Esposito‘s character stayed in the shadows for much of The Mandalorian season one, but the actor made a big impact in the final episode. Turns out that the villainous Moff Gideon has intimate knowledge of protagonists like Mando and Cara Dune, but more importantly, he’s willing to use a whole squadron of soldiers to get his hands on Baby Yoda. (I’m sure /Film readers can relate.) But what is Gideon’s ultimate plan? Esposito provided a hint in a recent interview, and you can read his quote below.
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Doctor Who is a show of sky-highs and deep lows, and baby, we’re back up in the air again. After last week’s episode wasted a fantastically creepy monster design and an ambitious premise, Doctor Who is back to the well trod historical. Doctor Who has had an unusual history with its historical episodes — early seasons of the Classic series infusing as little sci-fi elements as possible, while the Doctor Who revival went full-tilt on “Shakespeare battles alien witches,” etc. In their inaugural season, Chris Chibnall and his writing team attempt a return to those period-accurate historicals, with the Doctor and Team TARDIS barely making a dent on history as it happened in front of them. It was educational, it was thoughtful, but it was boring. But this season is changing all that, first with the season premiere bringing in three important female figures in the invention of computers (before erasing their memories, boo), and now with the Nikola Tesla-centric episode, “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror.”
This season of Doctor Who has swung way in the opposite direction of last season’s reverent but stiff historical episodes — now we get Tesla battling an army of scorpion aliens, and it rules. But most disarmingly, it’s sweet and endearing to Tesla in a way that Doctor Who hasn’t been to a real-life figure since the all-time great 2010 episode, “Vincent and the Doctor.” Is this Jodie Whittaker‘s own “Vincent and the Doctor”? It’s not quite on par with the Richard Curtis-penned episode, but it’s almost up there.
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Since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is wrapping up the Skywalker saga, it’s pretty much the last time for some key characters to make a significant appearance in the long-running sci-fi saga. And since it’s the end of an era in a galaxy far, far away, there are plenty of people who wanted to get in on the last chapter of the story that began all the way back in 1977.
That’s why there are plenty of cameos to behold in The Rise of Skywalker, some in the form of new characters, others being characters from previous installments of Star Wars. We’ve got a list of all the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker cameos that we know of so far, but beware of major spoilers as we name them. Read More »
We’re just one week away from the release of Star Trek: Picard, the highly-anticipated CBS All Access streaming series that features the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as beloved Trek character Captain Jean-Luc Picard. And because CBS clearly knows what audiences want, a new clip has made its way online that includes Picard and his dog aimlessly wandering through the former Starfleet officer’s gorgeous vineyard. Read More »
Star Wars has the power of the Force and anime on its side. The sci-fi franchise has conquered every medium — movies, TV, video games, comic books — so why not add the lucrative globe-spanning medium of manga to that? Manga publishing juggernaut VIZ Media, which has brought popular manga like Naruto, Bleach, and Inuyasha to the States, is releasing Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga in collaboration with Lucasfilm. Ready to see Luke turned into a dashing, wide-eyed anime hero? Well, you’re gonna.
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Hey, remember The Merovingian? The weird vampire (I think?) from The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions? Well, he’s back. Lambert Wilson, who played the character, is reportedly in negotiations to appear in The Matrix 4, the mysterious new sequel being directed by Lana Wachowski. In other Matrix 4 casting news, Eréndira Ibarra, who worked with Wachowski on Sense8, is now part of the team as well.
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Last week, we learned Legendary Entertainment was working on a film adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan’s comic book series Ex Machina. However, the project was going by the name The Great Machine in order to avoid being confused with the sci-fi movie Ex Machina. It turns out that was a smart move, because if it kept that title, it would have been even more confusing since Ex Machina star Oscar Isaac has just closed a deal to play the lead role in the movie, as well as produce it. Read More »
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Rise of the Resistance opens today in Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Yesterday we were invited to a special sneak preview of the new e-ticket attraction before it opened to the public. After the jump, you can watch our vlog from the press preview, which also includes a sneak preview of some new snack and drink options coming to Batuu west.
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Production is underway on the second season of The Mandalorian, slated to arrive on Disney+ this Fall. Executive producer Jon Favreau is hard at work on the show he created for Lucasfilm, and he had a very special visitor recently that he couldn’t help but show fans.
Star Wars creator George Lucas stopped by the set of The Mandalorian, and Jon Favreau arranged for a very special introduction with the show’s most beloved character: Baby Yoda. So if you want to see George Lucas holding Baby Yoda, just keep reading. Read More »