Matt Mira - News Poster

News

’Star Trek: Discovery’: Saru’s Anatomy, Gorn Skeletons, and More Alien Insights From ‘After Trek’

’Star Trek: Discovery’: Saru’s Anatomy, Gorn Skeletons, and More Alien Insights From ‘After Trek’
[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers from “Star Trek: Discovery” Episode 3, “Context Is for Kings.”]

After getting diverted en route to a prison mine, coming on board the Discovery isn’t Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) biggest surprise. She’s also shocked to see former Shenzhou crewmate Saru (Doug Jones) is on board, this time as the First Officer. The Kelpien is a brand new alien race that’s been introduced to the series, but not much is known about them except that they’re a prey species.

Read More:‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: ‘Context Is for Kings’ Launches the Series Into a Weird, But Fascinating New Universe

On CBS All Access’ “After Trek” Sunday night, “Star Trek: Discovery” executive producer Aaron Harberts said that this season wouldn’t delve too deeply into the Kelpien race or their planet, but would reveal certain aspects through the development of Saru as a character. In particular, one part of Saru’s anatomy becomes aroused when he sees the
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Georgiou’s Company, a Sarek Showdown, and More Scoop Learned From ‘After Trek’

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Georgiou’s Company, a Sarek Showdown, and More Scoop Learned From ‘After Trek’
[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1, Episode 2, “The Battle of the Binary Stars.”]

“You guys don’t even know the journey that awaits you,” Sonequa Martin-Green teased on “After Trek,” the “Star Trek: Discovery” after-show that streamed on CBS All Access Sunday night. Several cast members were either beamed in (via satellite) or appeared in studio to discuss the series’ two-episode premiere that debuted half on broadcast television and half on CBS All Access.

Hosted by TV writer and podcaster Matt Mira, “After Trek” gave fans a place to interact online and through social media to discuss the night’s episodes. The show also provides a platform to debut exclusive never-before-seen content, including a featurette of Chris Obi explaining what it takes to play the Klingon T’Kuvma, one giving a behind-the-scenes look at shooting Burnham’s zero-gravity sequence, and a sneak peek of Episode 3.

Read More:‘Star Trek: Discovery’: What to Expect From Episode 3 and Why the Show Will Always Respect
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Premiere Opens Solid on CBS; Prompts Record Number of Trekkers to Sign Up for CBS All Access

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Premiere Opens Solid on CBS; Prompts Record Number of Trekkers to Sign Up for CBS All Access
Star Trek: Discovery” opened strong in its initial CBS airing, averaging 9.6 million viewers. CBS expects that number to grow to 15 million viewers once seven days of DVR and video on-demand usage is included.

That wide exposure was key for CBS in promoting the CBS All Access home for “Star Trek: Discovery.” From this point forward, new episodes will only be available on the digital platform.

Already on Sunday, CBS All Access broke a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, surpassing the previous record held by this year’s Grammy Awards.

That means fans were apparently ready when CBS debuted its new series “Star Trek: Discovery” in two parts Sunday night. The first episode was available for everyone to watch on broadcast on CBS at 8:30 p.m. Et and ended on a cliffhanger that was concluded in the second episode, available only on CBS All Access.

Read
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Live After-Show Gets New Name; Matt Mira Set As Host

Star Trek: Discovery‘s live after-show premieres this Sunday, September 24 on CBS All Access with newly named host Matt Mira and a new title. Originally named Talking Trek, the after-show is now titled After Trek. It will debut at 11 Pm Et/8 Pm Pt Sunday following the CBS Access launch of the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery. Guests on the inaugural show include Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), James Frain
See full article at Deadline TV »

Grayson Writer Jackson Lanzing Joins Legendary Digital Networks', Alpha

The Industry’s First Completely Interactive Platform. Alpha Offers Exclusive, Premium Content from Nerdist & Geek & Sundry Featuring Janet Varney, Matt Mira, Zach Sherwin, Brian Wayne Foster and More

Legendary Digital Networks (Ldn) announced that its standalone membership video platform, Alpha, has launched today with a full slate of programs including an all-new digital series created by Grayson writers Jackson Lanzing, In the series, called Vast, Lanzing joins other noted comic book luminaries – including Collin Kelly, Kate Leth, and Amy Dallen - in a completely original science fiction role-playing game.

Please find a link to the first episode:

ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4O9oFEVJoU

Vast is one of many new programs that will be debuting on Alpha, which is a joint venture from Ldn’s leading channels, Nerdist and Geek & Sundry, that delivers exclusive, premium content in ways that empower their legions of fans to engage, connect and tap into their favorite programs.
See full article at LRM Online »

Alpha, Legendary’s Nerd-Friendly Subscription Service, Has Arrived

An exciting new addition to the world of subscription video on-demand (Svod) services has arrived. It’s called Alpha, and it features a nerd-friendly slate courtesy of media company Legendary and its digital-first subsidiaries Nerdist and Geek & Sundry.

Alpha, which costs $4.99 per month (with a 30-day free trial available at signup) appeals to the gamers, geeks, comic book nerds, pop culture aficionados, superhero fans, and other assorted nerds who consume the content produced by Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist and Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry. At launch, subscribers already have access to five original programs. Titles include Watch Your Language, which features the wordplay of Epic Rap Battles of History scribe Zach Sherwin, and Sidekick, in which Matt Mira accepts his role as the perpetual second-banana to a rotating series of hosts.

Legendary first announced its plan to launch Alpha back in June 2016. “Alpha is going to bring our members closer
See full article at Tubefilter News »

DVD Review – 50 Years of Star Trek (2016)

50 Years of Star Trek, 2016.

Directed by Ian Roumain.

Synopsis:

50 Years of Star Trek isn’t an exhaustive documentary, since you can only cram so much into 85 minutes, but it is a nice look back at a franchise that has endured for half a century. It’s also notable for containing Leonard Nimoy’s last interview.

I’ve always been more of a Star Wars guy than a Star Trek one, but I have fond memories of watching repeated episodes of the original series during the early 1970s, when I was a young kid immersing myself in a lot of TV science-fiction, including Lost in Space, Space: 1999, and many other series.

Even though Star Wars became my favorite, I still eagerly looked forward to each new Trek film and saw many of them in the theater when they were released. I admit to having mixed feelings about the new reboot
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Legendary Shares Programming Slate For Alpha Subscription Service, Launching November 3rd

Legendary has its own subscription-video service called Alpha in the works, and based on how the programming slate is shaping up, it will be a nerd’s paradise. The shows subscribers will be able to watch once Alpha launches to the public on November 3rd will include a number of new and returning programs produced by Legendary’s two most prominent digital subsidiaries, Nerdist and Geek & Sundry.

The most recognizable show on the Alpha launch slate is TableTop, in which host Wil Wheaton and an ever-changing cast of guest stars play board and card games against one another. After a successful run on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, TableTop will head to Alpha for its fourth season. The other returning series moving to Legendary’s new service is Nerdist’s Critical Role, a Dungeons & Dragons series.

Those returnees will be joined by several brand new programs, and Legendary has come
See full article at Tubefilter News »

Comic-Con 2016: Panels Announced for Cinemax’s Outcast and HBO’s Game Of Thrones

The winds of winter will whip through Hall H at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, while exorcisms will be discussed in Room 6Bcf. Panels for HBO's Game of Thrones and Cinemax's Outcast have been announced, and we have details on who will be behind the mics this year:

Press Release (via TheFutonCritic.com): The HBO series Game Of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Vice Principals and the Cinemax series Outcast are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016.

Below is information on the four panels.

Thursday, July 21

The Silicon Valley panel at the Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom at 4:00 p.m. will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Dan Snierson. Panelists include: co-creator/executive producer Mike Judge, executive producer Alec Berg and cast members Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh), Zach Woods (Jared), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle) and Amanda Crew (Monica). Autograph signing is Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.
See full article at DailyDead »

'Game Of Thrones', 'Silicon Valley' and More Head For San Diego Comic-Con

Another year another Con is upon us in the next couple of weeks, where all the madness will begin over in San Diego

HBO announced today that Game Of Thrones is returning to this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

The Game Of Thrones Hall H panel has been set for 2:15 p.m. on Friday. HBO is also bringing panels for Silicon Valley and the upcoming new comedy Vice Principals. Meanwhile sister network Cinemax is bringing Outcast.

The full HBO/Cinemax Comic-Con panel is below.

Thursday, July 21

The Silicon Valley panel at the Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom at 4:00 p.m. will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dan Snierson. Panelists include: co-creator/executive producer Mike Judge, executive producer Alec Berg and cast members Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh), Zach Woods (Jared), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle) and Amanda Crew (Monica). Autograph signing is Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July
See full article at LRM Online »

Sam Raimi Talks 'Spider-Man 3' Mistakes on Nerdist Podcast

Writer/director Sam Raimi was on this week's Nerdist podcast with Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira earlier this week, and the "Evil Dead" director was refreshingly open about some of the mistakes he made with "Spider-Man 3." Raimi was one of the first indie directors to be tapped for a major franchise, and while "Spider-Man" and its sequel were fairly well received, "I messed up plenty with the third 'Spider-Man," Raimi told the Nerdist folks.

Raimi said, "It's a movie that just didn't work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn't really believe in all the characters, so that can't be hidden from people who loved 'Spider-Man.' If the director doesn't love something, it's wrong of them to make it when so many other people love it." He added that trying to raise the stakes even higher for the third film was "what doomed us.
See full article at Moviefone »

Sam Raimi Says 'Spider-Man 3' Is Awful

Sam Raimi Says 'Spider-Man 3' Is Awful
Filmmaker Sam Raimi appeared on the Nerdist podcast to promote Murder of a Cat, which he produced and his wife Gillian Greene directed. While there, he also reflected on the critically-panned 2007 sequel Spider-Man 3. Despite being drubbed by critics and fans alike, the director was initially slated to return for Spider-Man 4, before the studio decided to reboot the franchise once again with 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and this year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2. When asked about Spider-Man 3, the director opened up, and revealed that trying to raise the stakes after the beloved Spider-Man 2 was what "doomed" the sequel, which he admits is "awful."

"It's a movie that just didn't work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn't really believe in all the characters, so that couldn't be hidden from people who loved Spider-Man. If the director doesn't love something, it's wrong of them to make
See full article at MovieWeb »

Sam Raimi Admits Spider-man 3 Was "Awful!"

While chatting with Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira during the latest Nerdist podcast (click here to listen), director Sam Raimi ("Army Of Darkness") reflected on some of his past mistakes. Most notable, 2007's Spider-Man 3, which tried to stuff Venom (Topher Grace), Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) and James Franco's Green Goblin all into one movie in an ill-fated attempt to top much beloved Spider-Man 2. An hour into the podcast Raimi admits that the Spider-Man 3 was "awful" and that he had "made the wrong story, the wrong way." You can read some of it below, thanks to pajiba.com for transcribing a portion of it. It’s a movie that just didn’t work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn’t really believe in all the characters, so that couldn’t be hidden from people who loved Spider-Man. If the director doesn’t love something,
See full article at ComicBookMovie »

Sam Raimi Admits Spider-man 3 Was "Awful!"

While chatting with Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira during the latest Nerdist podcast (click here to listen), director Sam Raimi ("Army Of Darkness") reflected on some of his past mistakes. Most notable, 2007's Spider-Man 3, which tried to stuff Venom (Thomas Haden Church), Sandman (Topher Grace) and James Franco's Green Goblin all into one movie in an ill-fated attempt to top much beloved Spider-Man 2. An hour into the podcast Raimi admits that the Spider-Man 3 was "awful" and that he had "made the wrong story, the wrong way." You can read some of it below, thanks to pajiba.com for transcribing a portion of it. It’s a movie that just didn’t work very well. I tried to make it work, but I didn’t really believe in all the characters, so that couldn’t be hidden from people who loved Spider-Man. If the director doesn’t love something,
See full article at ComicBookMovie »

A Cast of King Bonus Ep. – S1E06 ‘Golden Crown’ Discussion Featuring The Nerdist’s Matt Mira

A Cast of King Bonus Ep. – S1E06 ‘Golden Crown’ Discussion Featuring The Nerdist’s Matt Mira
Podcaster extraordinaire, Matt Mira, joins Joanna for an in-depth discussion of his first episode of Game of Thrones ever. We chose Season 1, Episode 6 “Golden Crown”. Tune in for out of context nicknames, Shawshank Redemption sequels, and a reminder of just how many of these characters are dead now. If you like the show, feel […]

The post A Cast of King Bonus Ep. – S1E06 ‘Golden Crown’ Discussion Featuring The Nerdist’s Matt Mira appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

“Game of Thrones” Plans Its End Date, Billy Eichner is Back “On the Street” and “Nashville” Wants More Oliver Hudson

News

CBS has set up a site for fans of How I Met Your Mother to send a farewell message through various social media sites. The collection of sentiment is enough to make me stop muttering about how the comedy should have ended seasons ago.

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss tell EW that they see a seven-season run for the fantasy drama. “Seven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons. It feels right to us.” I’d find that comforting, but that also leaves a good amount of time for things to go wrong.

Then again, how wrong can things get as long as Lady Olenna keeps dropping the quips.

Based on my experience with The Vampire Diaries, my reaction to hearing about the surprise departure on The Originals was a shrug, but that’s based entirely on how irritating the character was on The Vampire Diaries. For
See full article at The Backlot »

Stan Lee, Bobby Moynihan, Nerdist, Thor Rule Super Wednesday #GeekWeek

The superheroes are taking over YouTube. For the fourth day of Geek Week, the world's largest video sharing site shined its spotlight on comic book heroes, with some exclusive debuts and special guests coming together on 'Super Wednesday'. As usual, the first place worth looking is the daily wrap-up video. Today's host: Matt Mira of Nerdist. Luckily, his hosting skills are better than his bowling skills. What would a superhero celebration be without Stan Lee? In addition to being the greatest living creator of superhero fiction, Lee is also a YouTube star thanks to his popular World of Heroes YouTube Original Channel. World of Heroes was out in full force today, offering alternative endings to some popular Marvel franchises and another video that brings Lee's memorable cameo appearances to the world of video games. An upcoming superhero film also made a splash, as Marvel debuted the full trailer for Thor: The Dark World.
See full article at Tubefilter News »

Sr Geek Picks: Comic-Con Recap, ‘Avengers 2′ Fan Poster, ‘Flash’ Trailer & More

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find an amazing teaser trailer for a Flash movie; a Lego Batman cake; a fan-made Avengers 2 poster; some sweet Domino cosplay; Star Wars illustrations; and some Edgar Wright Beers. All that and more on this edition of Sr’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Buzzfeed has 22 Signs You’re Stuck Between Gen X And Millennials.

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!

-

The Flash (Fan-made) Teaser Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQB7S0Ub1sA

-

Comic-Con in 5 Minutes with Matt Mira: Day 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx1r-cmWfro

Join Nerdist‘s Matt Mira as he brings you Day 2 of Comic-Con 2013 in 5 minutes.
See full article at Screen Rant »

Web Series Wednesday: School Of Thrones and Course Of The Force

We’re starting a new series of posts here at SciFi Mafia that we’re calling Web Series Wednesday where we devote a space to the wonderment of the web series. Every Wednesday we’ll cover two awesome web series shows and give you all the info to get into them.

If you’ve got a favorite web series you’d like us to cover, head on over to the Contact Us page and shoot us your request.

This week we’re covering School of Thrones and Course of the Force.

Prom night is coming to Westeros High in the web series, School of Thrones, and the clicks are all vying for their right to the throne. The season consists of three episodes all well under 10 minutes. The bromance between Robb Stark and Theon Greyjoy is my favorite. The series starts out pretty fun and seems like it would have
See full article at ScifiMafia »

Watch: This Is The Droid You're Looking For

Nerdist is hosting its 2nd annual Course of the Force, a charity relay right before Comic-Con with all proceeds going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. This year, the web outpost that celebrates all things nerdy is producing a web series with Broadway Video (the "SNL" production company) that should appeal directly to Nerdist fans who also love "Star Wars" (who are we kidding -- that's all Nerdist fans).

In this first episode, Matt Mira is dancing to Justin Timberlake with R2-D2 (you know, like normal) when Moshe Kasher informs him that the lightsaber that will be used for the Course of the Force has gone missing. Chris Hardwick -- in a Princess Leia costume, for some reason -- sends a transmission to Matt to help him find it.

Check out the clip above to watch the first episode, and tune in next week to watch the second installment.
See full article at Huffington Post »
loading
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With | External Sites