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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.
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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. »
- Michael Connally
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 »
- Sam Gutelle
50 Years of Star Trek, 2016.
Directed by Ian Roumain.
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 »
- Brad Cook
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 »
- Sam Gutelle
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. »
- Derek Anderson
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 »
- Kellvin Chavez
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