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Star Trek Continues Episode 9: What Ships Are For

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The best fan-made web-series, Star Trek Continues, returns with a new episode. Like the original Star Trek show it’s based on, it doesn’t shy away from controversial issues. Does the latest episode “What Ships Are For” maintain the series’ quality?

“What Ships Are For” is the ninth of a planned 11 episodes of this excellent show, and it’s too bad it will be coming to an end soon because it’s far and away the finest fan-made web show in production. What makes it so good is its fidelity to the classic 1966-1969 Star Trek TV series, which worked as a metaphor for socio-cultural issues of the day. (Something missing from the recent Jj Abrams films). Star Trek Continues also dives into a hot-button issue by tacking the subject of refugees.

In this episode, the crew of the Enterprise answer an Sos and find a society that is literally color blind,
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Random Roles: Jane Seymour on how Dr. Quinn was not supposed to last and her “whole new career” in comedy

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.

The actor: Since making her film debut in 1969, Jane Seymour has experienced a number of career renaissances and repeatedly managed to reinvent herself as an actor, something that happens all too infrequently in Hollywood. While you can attribute part of her success to her ability to bounce between high drama and lowbrow comedy seemingly without blinking an eye, it’s just as likely because she doesn’t like to lose. With a filmography that includes spies (Live And Let Die), Cylons (Battlestar Galactica), century-spanning romance (Somewhere In Time), frat-boy comedy (Wedding Crashers), and life in a frontier town (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Seymour keeps audiences guessing as to where she’s going to turn up next. Currently ...
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‘The Neverending Story’ Star Noah Hathaway Crowdsourcing Funds For Medical Bills

‘The Neverending Story’ Star Noah Hathaway Crowdsourcing Funds For Medical Bills
A neighbor of Noah Hathaway has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to help pay for the actor’s medical bills. According to the information shared by Gregor Gillespie, the actor, known for his portrayal of Atreyu in the 1984 film “The Neverending Story,” recently underwent a major spinal fusion surgery, which he is still recovering from and has left him with a medical bill for $184,138.67.

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“Let’s show our support for a true film icon in his hour of need,” Gillespie wrote. “[He] has given so much to our movie heritage, which has inspired generations and will continue to do so for many more years to come.”

According to Gillespie, during rehearsals for “The Neverending Story,” Hathaway, who was about 12 years old at the time, fell from his horse. Gillespie says
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Old "Star Trek" Film Treatment Was Kirk vs. Jesus

We're a few weeks ahead of the release of "Star Trek Beyond," and a few months out from the Bryan Fuller-produced new "Star Trek" TV series. Between those events though comes the franchise's 50th anniversary with numerous related works tying into it including a new book from Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman which overs the first twenty-five years of the franchise - namely the original series, the six original cast films, and the launch of "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

An excerpt has just been released by THR covering one of the more interesting times in the franchise - the mid-1970s when it was effectively dead. At the time, Paramount decided to have a go at bringing the franchise to the big screen and asked creator Gene Rodenberry to come up with the movie treatment. The result was an infamous brief dubbed 'The God Thing', one in
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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Sets ‘Westworld’s Lisa Joy To Write; Director Francis Lawrence Orbiting

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Sets ‘Westworld’s Lisa Joy To Write; Director Francis Lawrence Orbiting
Exclusive: The long awaited big screen transfer of the Glen Larson 1978 TV series is moving forward at Universal. Lisa Joy, who scripted and is exec producer on HBO’s series Westworld, is writing the script. Francis Lawrence is circling the movie to direct. Bluegrass Films partners Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark are producing with Michael De Luca through his Michael De Luca Productions. Bluegrass is currently awaiting release on The Free State of Jones and Central Intelligen…
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Contest: Win Sssssss on Blu-ray

Scream Factory will release slithering scares on home media tomorrow with their Blu-ray release of the 1973 snake-centric horror film Sssssss, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Sssssss.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Sssssss Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on May 1st. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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From the Press Release: “Before Venom, Anaconda, Python, or Snakes on a Plane, there was the seminal snake-centric horror film, Sssssss. The story of a mad scientist hell bent on turning humans into snakes and using these hybrids
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Sssssss Blu-ray Clips & Trailer

Back in February, it was announced that Bernard L. Kowalski’s Sssssss would be coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory on April 26th. With just four days to go, two Blu-ray clips—one featuring an interview with Dirk Benedict—and the film’s official trailer have been released, and we have them for Daily Dead readers to enjoy. “Don’t say it, hiss it.”

From the Press Release: “Before Venom, Anaconda, Python, or Snakes on a Plane, there was the seminal snake-centric horror film, Sssssss. The story of a mad scientist hell bent on turning humans into snakes and using these hybrids to get revenge on those who have wronged him, Sssssss is every Ophidiophobe’s nightmare. Making its Blu-ray debut April 26th, 2016 from Scream Factory, Sssssss comes loaded with bonus features, including a new interview with actor Dirk Benedict, a new interview with actor Heather Menzies-Urich, a photo gallery,
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Sssssss Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s snakes! This time, Scream Factory has passed the Blu-ray torch to Bernard L. Kowalski’s Sssssss. Packed with bonus features that include but are not limited to new interviews with the cast, Sssssss is available for pre-order now.

Press Release: Before Venom, Anaconda, Python, or Snakes on a Plane, there was the seminal snake-centric horror film Sssssss. The story of a mad scientist hell bent on turning humans into snakes and using these hybrids to get revenge on those who have wronged him, Sssssss is every ophidiophobe’s nightmare. Making its Blu-ray debut April 26th, 2016 from Scream Factory, Sssssss comes loaded with bonus features, including a new interview with actor Dirk Benedict, a new interview with actor Heather Menzies-Urich, a photo gallery, theatrical trailers and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

In Sssssss, Strother Martin
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Destroyer/Edge Of Sanity & Sssssss Blu-ray Release Details & Cover Art

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Best known for playing Norman Bates in the Psycho films, Anthony Perkins played a plethora of other cinematic characters in his career, including roles in Destroyer and Edge of Sanity, both of which will come out on a new double feature Blu-ray this year from Scream Factory.

Originally planned to be released last summer as a double feature release with Scarecrows, Destroyer—along with Edge of Sanity—will finally get its high-def due on April 12th from the fine folks at Scream Factory.

Also slated to slither onto shelves this spring is the snake-centric horror film Sssssss, which is scheduled for an April 26th release. Below, we have Scream Factory's official details on both upcoming Blu-rays, as well as a look at the cover art:

From Scream Factory: "Another wild & crazy retro double feature (both featuring Psycho star Anthony Perkins) is planned for release on blu-ray this Spring!
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Scream Factory to Release Snake-Centric Horror Film Sssssss on Blu-ray

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Their hissing can cause you to stop dead in your tracks... or pick up the pace. Snakes are often the source of slithering scares, and Scream Factory's set to release the 1973 snake-centric horror film Sssssss on Blu-ray for the first time next year.

Sssssss will make its Blu-ray debut in the spring/summer of 2016. No special features have been revealed yet, but we'l keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.

From Scream Factory: "If you're into snakes then we have a film for you: The 1973 cult classic called Sssssss (don't say it, hiss it) will be slithering its way to the Blu-ray format for the first time sometime in late Spring/early Summer! Stars Heather Menzies (Piranha), Dirk Benedict (Battlestar Galactica) and Reb Brown (Yor, the Hunter from the Future).

No other details to report at thissss (sorry, we can't help ourselves) time."

Synopsis: "Strother Martin and
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A World Without Star Wars

This week, Neil Calloway looks at the influence of Star Wars on other films, politics and daily life…

If you’re under about 40, you have no real experience of a world without Star Wars. The films, the universe, the lunch boxes, the toys have always just been there. It’s easy for people of that age – myself included – to underestimate the influence of the films on popular, and wider culture, and even politics.

It might seem like Star Wars is inescapable; even when there isn’t build up to a new film it is rare to go more than a few days without reading, or seeing or hearing some reference to the films. Unlike almost anything else from film, television or literature – certainly 20th Century culture – it has permeated into everyday life.

The first big thing that we wouldn’t have if there was no Star Wars is no Indiana
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Star Trek: The Original and Animated Series top 25 episodes

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As a new Star Trek TV show is planned for 2017, we select the show's top 25 episodes from its classic Original and Animated series...

The impact of Star Trek, a television series that altered the world's expectations and put an indelible mark on many cultures around the world, is often underestimated until you realise who it had an impact on and what they went on to achieve.

If you only ever watch 25 episodes or, rather, stories from the original(ish) run of Star Trek, these are they, at least in my opinion. The only rules in place being that this selection is drawn only from the series that just called themselves Star Trek (so that's what we now call Star Trek: The Original Series, or Tos and Star Trek: The Animated Series, or Tas), and two-part episodes count as one story... The more Trek-astute of you may realise
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Denise Richards & Jane Seymour Join Adi Shankar’s Gods And Secrets

Yesterday we found out that producer Adi Shankar (Dredd, Punisher: Dirty Laundry) would team with Stewart Yost to co-direct a dark new superhero series for HBO titled Gods And Secrets, which is said to be (and very much sounds to be) inspired by Alan Moore's Watchmen. Now The Wrap reports that Denise Richards (Wild Things, Starship Troopers, The World Is Not Enough) and Jane Seymour (Live And Let Die, How I Met Your Mother, Battlestar Galactica) have joined the cast in unspecified roles. Gods And Secrets will focus on the exploits of a superteam known as the "Guardians of Justice", and will explore "the darker ramifications of a world filled with superheroes — for the people they protect and the famous heroes themselves." Former WWE Superstar Diamond Dallas Page, Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga), Kellan Lutz (The Legend Of Hercules), Sharni Vinson (You're Next) and Andy Milonakis will also star,
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Patrick Macnee, Star of Sydney Newman’s Other Great TV Show, Dies Aged 93

Billy Garratt-John is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Patrick Macnee has passed away at the age of 93. The British born actor and star of iconic 60s TV series The Avengers died of natural causes at his home in California with his family around him. His television credits also include The Twilight Zone, Columbo, the original Battlestar Galactica and appearances as Dr. Watson in two Sherlock Holmes TV movies, as well as...

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Patrick Macnee, Star of The Avengers 1960s Spy Series, Dead at 93

Patrick Macnee, Star of The Avengers 1960s Spy Series, Dead at 93
British actor Patrick Macnee, most recognizable to American audiences for playing secret agent John Steed in the 1960s cult-favorite TV series The Avengers, has died of natural causes at age 93.

He briefly reprised his iconic, umbrella sword-wielding role for the short-lived mid-‘70s revival The New Avengers.

Macnee’s post-Avengers TV credits included the title role in ABC’s CIA series Gavilan, the 1989 miniseries Around the World in 80 Days, voicing the opening credits for TV’s original Battlestar Galactica, the CBS drama P.S.I. Luv U, the syndicated action-adventure series Thunder in Paradise and, most recently, a 2001 episode of Frasier.
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Roger Moore honours A View to a Kill co-star Patrick Macnee: 'We had many happy times'

Roger Moore honours A View to a Kill co-star Patrick Macnee: 'We had many happy times'
Sir Roger Moore has called his late A View to a Kill co-star Patrick Macnee "a true gent".

Macnee's family confirmed earlier today (June 25) that the legendary Avengers actor had passed away at his California home.

Moore's seventh and final James Bond movie A View to a Kill famously featured Macnee as the spy's sidekick Sir Godfrey Tibbett in a tongue-in-cheek nod to his Avengers past.

Writing on Twitter today, Moore paid tribute to Macnee: "So very sad to hear Pat MacNee has left us.

"We were mates from 1950s and I have so many happy memories of working with him. A true gent."

So very sad to hear Pat MacNee has left us. We were mates from 1950s and I have so many happy memories of working with him. A true gent.

Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) June 25, 2015

Fans and friends the world over have been paying tribute to Macnee
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Patrick Macnee 1922-2015: Look back at The Avengers star's career in pictures

Patrick Macnee captured the hearts of millions worldwide with his iconic role as the secret agent John Steed in 1960s spy series The Avengers.

While Macnee was best known for playing John Steed, he also played Doctor Watson opposite Sir Christopher Lee's Sherlock Holmes, scared a whole generation of kids as Battlestar Galactica's Imperious Leader, and spoofed his beloved spy role in A View to a Kill.

In honour of the late actor, we look back at his life in pictures:

Patrick Macnee 1922-2015: Friends and fans pay tribute to The Avengers star

What was your favourite role from Patrick Macnee's career? Let us know in our comments section below:
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The Avengers star Patrick Macnee dies, aged 93

Patrick Macnee - star of iconic 1960s spy series The Avengers - has died, aged 93.

A statement posted on the English actor's official website announced that he passed away at his family home.

The statement read: "Daniel Patrick Macnee died a natural death at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 93, with his family at his bedside, according to his son, Rupert."

Macnee is best known for playing the quintessential secret agent John Steed in the beloved television series The Avengers from 1961 through 1969.

His partnerships with Honor Blackman and Dame Diana Rigg made The Avengers an international phenomenon in the '60s.

The Avengers lasted for six series in its original run, with Macnee later pairing with Joanna Lumley and Gareth Hunt for a revamped New Avengers in the late 1970s.

Aside from the iconic spy series, he also played Arthur Conan Doyle's Doctor Watson opposite the recently-deceased
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Patrick Macnee dies by Jennie Kermode - 2015-06-25 19:29:22

Patrick Macnee as John Steed

Patrick Macnee, who was much loved for his role as John Steed in The Avengers and also enjoyed a successful film career, has died at his home in California at the age of 93.

Born into a wealthy English family, Macnee studied at Eton until he was expelled for selling pornography, went on to serve in the Royal Navy and then travelled to Canada to try his hand at acting, launching a career that would last until his retirement 12 years ago.

Following an early appearance in The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp, he went on to deliver notable performances in films including The Howling, Waxwork, A View To A Kill and This Is Spinal Tap. He lent his vocal talents to Battlestar Galactica and challenged Columbo. Alongside the Avengers, he appeared in other classic TV series like Rawhide and Magnum Pi. He played both Sherlock Holmes and Doctor.
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Patrick Macnee, Star of 'The Avengers' TV Series, Dies at 93

Patrick Macnee, star of popular 1960s British TV series "The Avengers," died Thursday of natural causes at his home in California, surrounded by his family. He was 93.

Macnee starred on hit spy show "The Avengers," which ran on British television -- and was eventually rebroadcast around the globe -- from 1961 to 1969. The series also staged a short revival in the '70s.

Macnee was cast as assistant John Steed, second billing to Ian Hendry's Dr. David Keel character, but as the show continued, Macnee's quirky, bowler-wearing Steed became more popular, and he took over as the series lead after Hendry departed in 1961. Macnee played across from actresses such as Honor Blackman, Diana Rigg, Linda Thorson, and Joanna Lumley on the progressively feminist series, which was also notable for Macnee's insistence that his character never use a gun.

In addition to his work on that seminal show, Macnee was also a World War II veteran,
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