9 items from 2017
Author: Zehra Phelan
CBS has boldly gone and dropped the first look trailer and cast image for their upcoming installment of Star Trek saga, Star Trek Discovery, during the network’s upfront presentation. It revealed the fact that it’s hitting all the correct diversity buttons by placing a black female at the forefront of the trailer with Commander Burnham.
Related: Star Trek Discovery News
Returning fifty years after it first premiered, yet set ten years before Captain Kirk, Spock and The Enterprise emerged as our space heroes, the 15 episode series features a new ship, new characters and new missions. It does, however, embrace the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.
- Zehra Phelan
CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery” has added five additional actors to its upcoming debut season. Among the new cast members are Shazad Latif of Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” and Rekha Sharma of Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica.”
The new cast additions are:
Shazad Latif (“Penny Dreadful”): Lieutenant Tyler, a Starfleet officer in the Federation. Rekha Sharma (“Battlestar Galactica,” “The 100″): Commander Landry, the security officer of the Starship Discovery. Kenneth Mitchell (“Jericho,” “The Astronaut Wives Club”): Kol, a commanding officer in the Klingon Empire. Clare McConnell (“Dim the Fluorescents”): Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire. Damon Runyan (“Suits,” “Supernatural,” “Gangland Undercover”): Ujilli, a leader in the Klingon Empire.
The new actors join a cast that includes “The Walking Dead” actress Sonequa Martin-Green, who will star as the lead lieutenant commander, plus James Frain as Spock’s father Sarek, Anthony Rapp as a space fungus expert, and »
- Daniel Holloway
Pete Dillon-Trenchard Apr 29, 2017
This article contains spoilers. Lots of them.
The Doctor and Bill have saved the day again and something’s knocking in the vault - but it’s only knocking three times, so it doesn’t constitute a reference. Instead, here’s our weekly list of references, callbacks, tenuous spots and generally interesting waffle from this week’s episode. You’ll have to forgive me if I’ve missed anything - I’m at my sister’s wedding as this episode goes out, and they’ve refused to turn the music off for an hour so we can watch it. »
The former lead guitarist of Jefferson Starship is furious at other members for jacking the name and tarnishing the rock band's legacy ... according to a new suit. Craig Chaquico claims 2 of this former bandmates and several other musicians are using the Jefferson Starship name, without permission, to land gigs and sell merch. Chaquico says the founding Js members all agreed to retire the name in 1985 ... and move on simply as Starship. But according to docs »
- TMZ Staff
Pete Dillon-Trenchard Apr 22, 2017
This article contains lots of spoilers.
Smile, folks - it’s that time of the week again where we take tonight’s episode of Doctor Who and shake it repeatedly until all of its hidden secrets fall out of its pockets - as well as callbacks and generally interesting observations. And if you think we’ve missed something, let us know in the comments below!
Happiness Will Prevail
If you’re reading this, you’re likely to fit into one of two categories – those of you who love and understand emojis and those of you (myself included) who have resigned »
Wet Hot American Summer is a cult classic comedy (and TV series) from The State alums. American Honey is a gritty, lyrical 160-minute art film from filmmaker Andrea Arnold. Tonally and artistically, they have nothing in common. What they have in common, however, are young, attractive people partying in warm weather. And, sometimes, that’s all it takes to give us a killer mashup. That’s what YouTube user Johnny 2 Cellos has given us with Wet Hot American Honey.
Set against the crusty, propulsive keyboard plinks of Jefferson Starship’s “Jane” (which opens both Wet Hot American Summer and its accompanying series), the trailer overrides American Honey’s diegetic soundtrack to give it the low-stakes look of a suggestive teen sex comedy (replete with comedic freeze frames and vintage title cards) rather than the sobering exploration of class and youthful recklessness it is.
- Randall Colburn
Chris Cummins Jan 24, 2017
When Riverdale premieres on the CW on January 26th, it will mark a milestone for Archie Comics - the first time in the company's 75-year history that its characters will truly shine on television. A mix of gleefully ridiculous kitsch with standout performances and some truly smart writing, the series is poised to be 2017's breakout TV hit.
That said, it took a while for Archie to get to this point. There have been many attempts to bring Archie and his friends to TV before, but these all suffered for either being shoddily animated (the various 1960s cartoons), misguided (1990's Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again), or just plain, um, weird (the X-Files cash-in Archie's Weird Mysteries »
In the early 1980s, Feeney served as a producer and writer for San Francisco’s Videowest, where he produced the series “Take-Off” for the USA Network, music news and lifestyle programming. He co-founded Video Caroline with his future wife, producer/post-production executive Juanita Diana Feeney. The firm produced music videos for numerous Bay Area bands including the Jefferson Starship, The Greg Kihn Band and The Call with Michael Been.
He later moved to Los Angeles and worked as freelance editor at New World Pictures, Hammer Creative and Live Entertainment. He also wrote numerous scripts for film and television.
Donations may be made to the Amanda Foundation, a »
- Variety Staff
TV characters have fantasies, too. Or, maybe just nightmares. Or, maybe they just need to be shown the reality of the "what if..." question they just asked.
While we don't have the luxury of living in an alternate reality (even though sometimes we might want to), our favorite TV characters can and have.
Check out our list of times TV has taken us to an alternate reality.
Which is your favorite? What trip did we forget to include? What alternate reality would you like to visit? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Shadowhunters - "This World Inverted" During their hunt for Valentine, Clary and Jace get a tip from Meliorn about an alternate dimension. Clary dives right in and finds herself in a world where Valentine is a super duper kind of guy and Izzy and Simon are adorably nerdy. »
- Lisa Babick
9 items from 2017
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