The Terror season 2 has rounded out its cast, and added a very recognizable name: George Takei. The Star Trek actor will both appear and serve as a consultant on the second season of AMC’s horror anthology series. Season 2 will be set in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, something Takei has actual experience with, having been forced to live in a camp as a young boy with his family.
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While Nowhere Boy, the account of John Lennon‘s teen years, is drawing tepid to good reviews after a recent London festival debut, I’m still seeing voices of dissent and disinterest aimed at the film, which stars Aaron Johnson as the young Lennon. I’m curious to see how the same people will react to Naked Lennon, an upcoming BBC Four production written by Robert Jones that has just cast Christopher Eccleston as Lennon circa ’67-’71.
This is the opposite end of the Beatles’ timespan. While Nowhere Boy tackles the years in which Lennon became a songwriter, Naked Lennon will look at the years “when the Beatle was ending his first marriage to Cynthia as Yoko Ono entered his life, coping with the death of manager Brian Epstein and the group’s own messy and acrimonious disintegration.” Read More »