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The dust has settled from Comic-Con 2016, and while Warner Bros. and Marvel’s film divisions wowed the crowd with sneak peeks at the likes of “Wonder Woman,” “Justice League,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the weekend was dominated by TV, with a cavalcade of shows dropping major news (like announcing the final seasons of “Teen Wolf,” “The Vampire Diaries” and “Bates Motel”) and epic trailers. Variety was on the ground in San Diego to tally up the biggest hits and most disappointing misses from the convention.
Hit: “The Walking Dead”
Fans may have been outraged by the cliffhanger ending that closed Season 6 — which saw Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan beat one of the show’s main characters to death, but chose to hide who the victim was — but that didn’t stop the show from receiving an ecstatic response at Comic-Con. Moderator Chris Hardwick attempted to do some damage control over the criticisms of the finale, but »
- Variety Staff
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Over the weekend at Comic-Con 2016, Star Trek legends William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner joined Star Trek: Discovery Executive Producer Bryan Fuller to talk legacy and introduce the new series.
Get a sneak peek of the newest ship in the “Star Trek” universe.
Netflix and CBS Studios International announced a landmark international licensing agreement for the new Star Trek television series. Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of Star Trek in 188 countries (excluding the U.S. and Canada). Each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
- Michelle McCue
It’s official: Star Trek: Discovery is the name of CBS’ all-new series, and San Diego Comic-Con brought forth the first teaser (via JoBlo) that offers a glimpse at the titular space vessel mid-flight.
Based on concept art drawn up by the esteemed Ralph McQuarrie, executive producers Bryan Fuller and Heather Kadin revealed that Discovery will be jetting its crew off to the Prime universe, and the new Trekkie series is all about upholding the pioneering spirit that helped ensure Star Trek‘s status as a classic.
“What the new series has to do is continue to be progressive, [to] push boundaries and tell stories in the legacy Gene Roddenberry promised, giving us hope for the future,” according to Fuller, confirming that Star Trek: Discovery will make its bow via CBS All Access in early 2017.
- Michael Briers
In addition to all the madness brought on by Warner Bros. Pictures and Marvel Studios in Hall H today, Trekkies got the chance to enjoy a nice retrospective discussion panel in honor of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. The panel assembled the likes of William Shatner, Geri Ryan, Scott Bakula, Brent Spiner and Michael […]
- Ethan Anderton
"Hannibal" and "Pushing Daisies" showrunner Bryan Fuller hosted today's "Star Trek" 50th anniversary panel in Hall H at Comic-Con where he teased a bit about the upcoming new "Star Trek" TV series which he is producing for CBS All Access.
The official title has been revealed as "Star Trek: Discovery" and follows the USS Discovery (Ncc-1031), the name of the ship on Captain Cook's Third Voyage. The design is very much like the unused Ralph McQuarrie Enterprise design from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" which boasted a much smaller saucer and big, triangular engineering section. Check out the CG flyby test scene below.
Witness the test flight of #StarTrekDiscovery, coming to #CBSAllAccess & CBS in January 2017 https://t.co/qLYrEF4ed7https://t.co/sROKlnAyXl
- Garth Franklin
“It’s not going to be episodic,” Fuller said, noting that there have been 772 episodes of various “Star Trek” series. “We’re going to be telling stories like a novel.”
All five “Star Trek” series have been episodic in nature, featuring episodes whose stories were largely self-contained. Fuller’s comment indicates that the series will feature longer, ongoing storylines, along the lines of more contemporary telsevision drama series. That model, he said, will fit the show’s position as the first original series for CBS’s streaming service.
“Because it’s on CBS All Access, you’re not going to miss anything, because it’s right there at your fingertips,” Fuller said.
- Daniel Holloway
Gene Roddenberry didn't like to throw things away. That might have meant a full closet in his bedroom, but it has become a treasure trove of material for Star Trek fans ... especially in time for the 50th anniversary of the franchise he created.CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution have joined with Roddenberry Entertainment to announce a new Blu-ray set coming later this year called "Star Trek: The Original Series - The Roddenberry Vault."The Blu-ray will contain bits and pieces of episodic footage that was left on the cutting room floor, and then stored away in film cans for decades by the Roddenberry estate, according to a release. Researchers have spent years sifting through the footage, looking for what could be the best inside look into the original "Star Trek" that »
With marketing for Star Trek Beyond calling back to it, we look back at The Motion Picture.
As the Enterprise crew gets set to boldly go where no man has gone before in Star Trek Beyond, an opportunity arises to look at the first big screen adventure of Captain James T. Kirk and Spock. Star Trek Beyond has certainly embraced Star Trek: The Motion Picture as the posters deliberately call back to the film. Why would Star Trek Beyond want to draw comparisons to what is widely considered to be the black sheep of the franchise? Perhaps they envision Trekkies far and wide are nostalgic and nostalgia is the hottest commodity in town.
Bringing back the franchise and appeasing fans aside, Star Trek: The Motion Picture is an abhorrent film. Paramount was excited to launch a Sci-fi film that was more in line with Close Encounters of the Third Kind or »
- Max Covill
A love letter to Mark Hamill’s great Comic-Con set mockumentary.
When I was in college, some friends and I had a ritual we’d do on nights where several of us were bored. We’d grab my friend Joe’s high-8 camera and wander into the bowels of the library to shoot our own improvised movies. These were all done with editing-in-the-camera, meaning we shot in sequence, one shot at a time with no post-production work. We never started with a script, though by the end we were bringing along an array of costumes and props.
None of these were great films, but there was an infectious energy about them. The first film was just myself and Joe, and we took turns holding the camera depending on which of us was in the shot. We had fun but wouldn’t have repeated the experiment had the friends we showed it to not said, “When »
- The Bitter Script Reader
For 50 years, the many incarnations of Star Trek have been boldly going where other shows wouldn’t.
The recent announcement that Hikaru Sulu (John Cho) will be gay in this weekend’s third installment of the Star Trek reboot films has garnered intense attention, contention, and debate. Many jilted fan boys have cried foul over director Jason Lin and writer Simon Pegg’s decision to pay homage to the original Sulu George Takei, claiming that it ruins the integrity of the character. Many have rejoiced in the “first” Lgbtq character in the franchise. Both of these camps are misguided. Star Trek has always been a place for Lgbtq representation — even when studios and public opinion refused to allow it to be overt.
Star Trek: The Original Series was groundbreaking in many ways. It was the vehicle through which one of the first televised interracial kisses occurred between Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and Lieutenant Uhura (Nichelle Nichols). The »
- Allison Bigelow
Debuting exclusively on Google Play today for free (for a limited time) is the paranormal thriller, Ghost Team. The movie will arrive in theaters nationwide on August 12th. Also: a new clip was released for Viral as well as a trailer, poster, and release details For the Love of Spock documentary.
Ghost Team Google Play Release Details: Press Release: “Get prepared for paranormal activity this summer with Ghost Team featuring an all-star ensemble cast that includes Jon Heder, David Krumholtz, Melonie Diaz, Paul W. Downs, Justin Long and Amy Sedaris. The horror comedy, directed, produced and co-written by Oliver Irving (How To Be), debuts today, July 21st, exclusively on Google Play for free for a limited time* before it hits theaters nationwide on August 12th. The film expands to additional on demand platforms on August 30th.
Determined to catch some ghosts on film, a paranormal-obsessed man (Jon Heder) mounts his »
- Tamika Jones
To celebrate the upcoming 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series and the creation of the Star Trek TV show, film, and comic universe franchise, Idw Publishing has created a new comic book series, Star Trek: Boldly Go, which is set after the events of the latest feature film Star Trek Beyond. Mike Johnson and Tony Shasteen return to write and ink the new comics, with an October 2016 planned release date.The original Star Trek TV series stars William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk; Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock; DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy; Nichelle Nichols as Uhura; James Doohan as Scott; George Takei as Sulu; and Walter Koenig as Chekov. In Star Trek Beyond, those roles are played (respectively) by Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, and the late Anton »
Leonard Nimoy passed away on February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. The “Star Trek” legend, known for creating the mixed alien and human outsider, Spock, in the 1966 “Star Trek” television series, will never be forgotten. Now, thanks to a new heartfelt documentary, “For The Love of Spock,” created by his son, Adam Nimoy, his legacy lives on. Gravitas Ventures has released the first trailer that you can check out below.
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The doc tells the life of the famous Vulcan and Nimoy, who portrayed him for nearly fifty years. The idea for the film began as a celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of “Star Trek: The Original Series,” but after Leonard passed away, his son was ready to tell another story: his personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock.
Adam, who serves as the project’s director and screenwriter, »
- Liz Calvario
Taking a page from Doctor Who's book, Idw Publishing's Star Trek #59 is dishing up a two-part ball of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. Billed as a "two-part series finale," Star Trek #59 features time travel! TrekMovie.com says, "Connection, part one of two, opens with the rarely used but clever split page story, in which two characters are experiencing moments at the same exact time. However, the character this time is only Captain Kirk, and that is where the fun truly begins."Star Trek: The Original Series premiered September 8, 1966, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols, James Doohan, Eddie Paskey, George Takei, Walter Koenig, and Majel Barret. In addition to all the sequel series and newer films, it also spawned the first six Star Trek feature films, released between 1979 and 1991. Idw's Star Trek #59 features characters from Star Trek: The »
But, since this year is, in fact, the sci-fi franchise’s golden anniversary, TVLine is marking the occasion by flashing all the way back to the beginning — that is, Gene Roddenberry’s beloved original series, which ran for just three seasons on NBC from 1966-69 (and then, of course, forevermore in syndicated reruns).
Specifically, we’re counting »
In a medium founded on expanding one’s imagination and perception of reality, no genre does it better than science fiction. We’ve come a long way from the days when Georges Méliès took us to the moon, for today’s filmmakers look far beyond our universe and into the deepest corners of our soul to reflect the current society.
With the latest entry in the Star Trek franchise arriving in theaters this week, we’ve set out to reflect on the millennium’s sci-fi films that have most excelled. To note: we only stuck with feature-length works of 60 minutes or longer and, to make room for a few more titles, our definition of “the 21st century” stretched to include 2000.
Check out our top 50 below and let us know your favorites in the comments. We’ve also put the list on Letterboxd to keep track of how many you’ve seen. »
- The Film Stage
The new Star Trek TV series, coming to CBS All Access in 2017 will stream exclusively on Netflix, outside of the Us and Canada (Bell Media will have rights to air the series in Canada). By the end of 2016, Netflix will also stream all 727 existing episodes of the Star Trek TV show franchise including: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise, worldwide.The new Star Trek is co-created by Alex Kurtzman and Bryan Fuller, based on Gene Roddenberry’s original series. Fuller began his writing career on the Star Trek series Deep Space Nine and Voyager. Star Trek is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Kurtzman, Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, and Trevor Roth are executive »
Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of "Star Trek" in 188 countries (excluding the Us and Canada). On top of that, each episode of the new series will be available globally within 24 hours of its U.S. premiere.
Additionally, all 727 existing episodes of the iconic "Star Trek" television library – including "Star Trek: The Original Series," "Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star Trek: Enterprise" will be available on Netflix around the world by the end of 2016.
As for Canada, Bell Media will handle the rollout for the new series with the pilot to premiere on CTV and remaining episodes will initially be televised on Space (in English) and Z »
- Garth Franklin
With the new Star Trek series set to premiere on CBS’ streaming service CBS All Access in January 2017, there has been a question as to how the series will be broadcast internationally. That question has finally been answered as news came today that Netflix has just gained the rights not just for the new series, but for the entire Star Trek library.
CBS Studios International and Netflix have made a huge deal where the popular streaming service will be the home of Star Trek in 188 countries around the world with each episode of the new series going online within 24 hours of its Us broadcast. Viewers worldwide can also catch all 727 episodes of the various series – from Star Trek: The Original Series straight through Star Trek: Enterprise – on Netflix by the end of 2016.
Streaming for the new series will be a bit different in the Us and Canada, though. As mentioned, »
- Ricky Church
CBS’ new Star Trek series is boldly going global by way of a little company called Netflix.
The streaming giant has acquired exclusive international rights to Bryan Fuller’s in-the-works Star Trek series, a deal which will beam the anticipated project to 188 countries (excluding the U.S. and Canada) 24 hours of its stateside premiere. In Canada, meanwhile, the series will be available on Bell Media.
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