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The blockbuster crossover event of 2015 continues here, as the galaxy explodes in a Lantern-fueled war between the Federation and its enemies! Captain Kirk and the ring-bearing crew of the Enterprise must join forces with Hal Jordan to prevent the loss of entire civilizations… as the identity of the villain behind it all is revealed!
We’ve hit the halfway mark it this rather excellent crossover series Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War. In last month’s issue [review here] we witnessed the rings choose the remaining new bearers within the Star Trek galaxy, with Yellow having already chosen General Chang. Red picked a bitter, power hungry Gorn called Glocon and Orange settle for a Romulan called Decius, who is tired of feeling chasitised and sick of his people carrying the blame for the destruction of Vulcan. »
With Ridley Scott’s The Martian roaring its way towards us, there’s renewed interest in the more scientific angles of space on screen. And now Warner Bros. is developing a drama about a man who helped spearhead that in popular culture: Carl Sagan.Sagan was an astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist and communicator who, through his passion for science and its advancement, helped bring astronomy and other disciplines to a much wider audience through public appearances, books, articles and his hugely successful TV series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which aired in 1980. His work was adapted into the likes of Contact, Robert Zemeckis’ 1997 sci-fi adventure. A frequent guest on talk shows, he also became famous for including messages on the Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft. He was married three times and had five children across his relationships.Sagan died in 1996 and his widow, Ann Druyan is one of the producers behind the new film. »
Obst was one of the producers of last year’s Christopher Nolan space epic “Interstellar,” starring Matthew McConaughey, and 1997’s “Contact,” which starred Jodie Foster and McConaughey, and was adapted from Sagan’s novel. Warner Bros. teamed with Paramount to release “Interstellar,” which grossed $672 million worldwide.
Druyan, who was married to Sagan from 1981 to his death in 1996, produced and wrote 2014’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” for which she won an Emmy for non-fiction writing. She was also an executive producer on “Contact.”
Sagan hosted the TV series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which he narrated and co-wrote during the 1980s, and spent much of his career investigating the possibility of life on other planets. He »
- Dave McNary
The late Carl Sagan is perhaps best known to moviegoers for having penned the book Contact, that Robert Zemeckis adapted into a feature film in 1997. But across his career, Sagan was a noted scientist and author, and in the Us, he hosted the television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Cosmos is a show credited with opening up the idea of exploring the universe to a broader audience.
Warner Bros is now working on a biopic of Carl Sagan, and one of its producers will be Ann Druyan, Sagan's widow. Also on board to produce are Courtenay Valenti, Cate Adams, Lynda Obst and Rachel Abarbanell.
As of yet, it's unclear either who's writing or directing the Carl Sagan biopic, and that's before we get to the issue of casting. But as we discover more, we'll let you know. »
4 items from 2015
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