Following in the footsteps of the DC FanDome virtual convention, CBS All Access has announced their own 24-hour virtual celebration called Star Trek Day for Tuesday, September 8. But this isn’t just a look forward at what Star Trek: Discovery and the other new shows have in store on CBS All Access (though there will be news about them). This is a full-on Star Trek celebration that will bring fans together to watch exclusive panel programming and initiatives from all of the Star Trek shows that fans have absorbed since 1966 and one that has yet to arrive. Get the details below. Read More »
In your long history with the internet, you’ve undoubtedly encountered the Star Trek: The Next Generation meme featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) doing the famous facepalm maneuver in embarrassment of something stupid someone said online. Now you can deliver that meme in three-dimensional form right in front of your stupid friends’ faces with an elegant new bronze bust statue of that perfect moment in Star Trek history. See the outstanding Captain Picard facepalm bust below. Read More »
Cameras aren’t yet rolling on the forthcoming Star Trek series that will bring Sir Patrick Stewart back to the final frontier as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. However, writer/producer Alex Kurtzman was already brought to tears by the return of the Star Trek: The Next Generation character, one of the most beloved Starfleet officers in the history of the sci-fi franchise. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, see how Pixar delivered the amazingly animated hair effects of Incredibles 2. Plus, watch as director Jon Turteltaub breaks down a scene from the sci-fi action thriller The Meg, and watch Sir Patrick Stewart get emotional while talking about Jean Luc Picard in the full video announcing the forthcoming, new Star Trek series featuring the Starfleet captain. Read More »
(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)
In this edition, check out a new edition of Jimmy Kimmel’s recurring Mean Tweets segment, featuring Gal Gadot, Michael Keaton, Kumail Nanjiani and more. Plus, Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford talk about working together on Blade Runner 20149, and Honest Trailers takes aim at Star Trek: The Next Generation. Read More »
(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)
Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about their favorite TV episodes of all time. We then opened the floor to our readers: what is your favorite episode of television? And you let us know!
We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question: what is your favorite movie gunfight? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 by Jacob Hall
CBS recently announced that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager were going to be reissued on DVD, leaving many fans to wonder why these shows wouldn’t join the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-ray. Unfortunately, there isn’t a simple answer to this question and the details are going to bum out any fan hoping for a ray of high definition hope. Thanks to a new interview though, we now know exactly why these shows will probably never get proper HD restorations.
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I carried two secrets with me as a I grew up.
Secret number one: I was a Star Trek fan, a kid raised by an old-school fan of the original series who made sure to plant me in front of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which arrived at the perfect time to sink its hooks into me. Half of my life was spent devouring the adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard (and eventually Captain James T. Kirk and Captain Benjamin Sisko) while the other half was spent pretending to know nothing about Star Trek in public because that was a social death sentence. To admit that you liked Star Trek in the days before “geek culture” went mainstream was an easy way to be branded and ridiculed and thrown under the bus by desperate kids looking for any way to gain leverage in a hierarchy where appearances were everything.
Secret number two: I was attracted to both men and women, another social (and possibly literal) death sentence and a great way to have a target painted on your back in a world where gay marriage was still a pipe dream and “faggot” was the insult of choice.
For too long, my two secret shames weighed on me, dragging me down, triggering anxiety and depression. Years ago, I was finally able to get over myself and talk about my Star Trek fandom in public. In retrospect, it was easy and my reluctance silly. But my bisexuality remained a truth known only to handful of people, an aspect of myself that I was never ready to talk about. That changed last week, and all it took was a little help from my good ol’ friend Star Trek. Read More »
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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
This week we have some cool new collectibles statues for Jurassic Park, The Legend of Zelda and Space Ghost. Plus, there are new Funko POP Vinyls for Star Trek Beyond, some Star Trek: The Next Generation swimsuits, some upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2016 exclusives for Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe, and much more.
See what’s in The Toy Box this week after the jump. Read More »
When JJ Abrams rebooted the Star Trek franchise in 2009, he left the door open to include cameos from other series characters through his alternate timeline construct. So will Patrick Stewart ever reprise his tole as Captain Picard either in a future movie or television series? If you ask the English actor, the answer would be no.
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