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Netflix Orders Supernatural Drama from Leah Rachel, Akela Cooper to Serve as Showrunner

Cooper: Truman State University

Netflix has secured your next binge-watching obsession. The streamer has given a 10-episode series order to “Chambers,” an hourlong supernatural drama. According to Deadline, the project is written and created by actress-writer-director Leah Rachel (“Dating Rules from My Future Self”) with Akela Cooper (“The 100,” “Luke Cage”) signed on as showrunner.

“Chambers” follows “a young heart attack survivor [who] becomes consumed by the mystery surrounding the heart that saved her life. However, the closer she gets to uncovering the truth about her donor’s sudden death, the more she starts taking on the characteristics of the deceased — some of which are troublingly sinister,” the source summarizes.

Rachel and Cooper are among the project’s executive producers. No word on when it will debut on the streaming giant.

Cooper seems like a great fit for “Chambers.” “I love genre,” she said back in 2015. “I was born and raised a sci-fi nerd.
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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Ricky Church celebrates the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The Star Trek franchise has been one of the most ever-present pop culture properties for over 50 years now, spawning several television series and a long series of films. Today marks a pretty significant day in Star Trek lore, being the day Star Trek: Deep Space Nine first premiered on television. While not as popular as The Original Series or The Next Generation, DS9 is an important piece of the franchise, one that changed the landscape for Star Trek by taking some very bold risks. Its legacy has only grown over time, cementing its status as one of, if not arguably the best, Star Trek series to date.

DS9 followed Commander (later Captain) Benjamin Sisko as he took charge of the Starfleet station, Deep Space Nine, formerly controlled by the Cardassians as a labour camp for the Bajoran people.
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The Orville: Jonathan Frakes Compares Directing the Fox Series with Star Trek

How does The Orville compare to Star Trek? Recently, Jonathan Frakes spoke with IndieWire about directing both the Fox and CBS TV shows.Frakes, of course, played Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The actor has gone on to direct several TV shows, including episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Roswell, Leverage, Castle, and The Librarians.Read More…
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Production wraps on Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult and Lily Collins

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced that filming has wrapped on Tolkien, director Dome Karukoski’s (Tom of Finland) biopic of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien, which stars Nicholas Hoult (Rebel in the Rye) as Tolkien and Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply) as his wife Edith.

“As a lifelong fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, it is a privilege to bring one of the greatest writers in history to life,” says Karukoski. “Tolkien’s works teach us that even when we meet an obstacle the size of Smaug, with the support and fighting spirit of incredible friends, we can conquer monsters and create magic. Not only is that the story of Tolkien’s life, but it speaks to the making of this film. I am incredibly grateful to our crew and cast, including Nicholas who prepared for months. I will treasure this experience always.
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Apple Orders a Sci-Fi Space Series by Battlestar Galactica Developer Ronald D. Moore

Ronald D. Moore is taking another show to space. Deadline reports that Apple has ordered the drama straight-to-series. This is is the third original scripted series ordered by Apple. 

The untitled sci-fi project is created and written by Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), along with Fargo co-executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi. The show will explore what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. 

Moore is a very talented TV writer. He started his career in the space genre with stints on three Star Trek series (The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager), before he created the acclaimed Battlestar Galactica reboot. 
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Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore to develop space race drama at Apple

As Apple continues its march into original programming, it has added yet another show to its slate, this time coming from the reimagined Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore. Per Deadline, the untitled series will be a drama imagining what the world might look like if the global space race had never ended.

Moore has created and written the series along with Fargo executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi. Moore, Wolpert and Nedivi will executive produce the series with Moore’s Tall Ships Productions Maril Davis.

Moore is teaming up again with Sony Pictures Television for the series, specifically with former Sony TV presidents Jamie Erlicht & Zack Van Amburg. The pair left Sony for Apple earlier this year and have worked with Moore on several shows, such as Moore’s Outlander and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. This also marks Apple’s third original series order, after giving
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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw

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‘The Orville’ Season 1: What’s Improved, What Hasn’t, and What May Be The Show’s Fatal Flaw
It’s been somewhat impossible to detangle any critical consideration of Fox’s “The Orville” from “Star Trek,” the franchise to which it’s hard to deny a connection. But even when evaluating “The Orville” on its own merits at the start of Season 1, the first three episodes screened by critics were hard-going, as Seth MacFarlane’s “space adventure” featured a wildly fluctuating tone, major pacing issues, and entire scenes that served only to deliver exposition.

It was enough to inspire a harsh review when the show premiered. But while the problems with those early episodes were numerous, some of them could be attributed to the sort of stumbles that occur at the beginning of any new series.

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After seeing the full first season, there’s no denying that there
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Tallinn Film Review: ‘A Thought of Ecstasy’

Tallinn Film Review: ‘A Thought of Ecstasy’
The arthouse erotic psychodrama, already territory heavily land-mined with projects of dubious intent, is done no favors by the pornographic posturing of German writer-director-actor Rp Kahl’s turgid “A Thought of Ecstasy.” Strongly making the case that aside from other people’s dreams and other people’s holiday photos, there’s nothing drearier than other people’s sexual fetishes, the film even has the gall to chip away at the legacy of one of the genre’s few masterpieces.

Deborah Kara Unger (who also executive produces) husks and purrs through a “Red Shoe Diaries” version of the icily dehumanized femme fatale she embodied in David Cronenberg’s “Crash,” which only serves to illustrate the yawning gulf between the two films: One is about a deadening sexual obsession with car crashes while the other is itself a deadening car crash about sexual obsession. The only good news is that “Ecstasy” is so committed to its full-frontal nudity, erect
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Deep Space Nine: Documentary Delayed, Adam Nimoy Steps Down

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fans will have to wait a little bit longer. TrekToday reports the planned documentary about the TV show has been delayed.As we reported earlier, original series showrunners Ira Steven Behr and David Zappone are producing a documentary about the fan-favorite Star Trek show in celebration of its upcoming 25th anniversary. The project, which has been funded by fans, will feature ideas for a potential new episode as well as interviews with the cast and crew.Read More…
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Beam up Volume One of Idw’s Star Trek: Waypoint anthology series

Idw Publishing has announced the release of Star Trek: Waypoint Vol. 1, the debut collection of Waypoint stories feature captivating standalone tales drawing from five decades’ worth of Star Trek history.

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Star Trek: Waypoint features crews and characters from Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, and more, in exciting stories envisioned by top-tier talent.

Creators putting their unique spin on the beloved franchise include Donny Cates (Dr. Strange), Gabriel Hardman (Green Lantern: Earth One), Cecil Castellucci (Shade, the Changing Girl), Sam Maggs (Secret Loves of Geek Girls), Mack Chater (Black Panther and The Crew), Megan Levens (Star Trek: Boldly Go), Cavan Scott (Star Wars Adventures), Rachel Stott (Star Trek/Planet of the Apes), Josh Hood (We Can Never Go Home), Simon Roy (Prophet), Mairghread Scott
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Craig Roberts cast in Tolkien biopic

Variety is reporting that Submarine and Red Oaks star Craig Roberts has become the latest addition to the cast of Tolkien, the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic starring Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) as The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author.

Roberts is set to play Sam, a soldier who serves with Tolkien during The Great War. He joins a cast that also includes Lily Collins (To the Bone), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk), while Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) directs.

Tolkien will explore the legendary author’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts prior to the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart.

Roberts is currently starring in the third and final season of Amazon’s Red Oaks, and will next be seen in the historical drama The Current War.
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Sonequa Martin-Green interview: Star Trek Discovery

Caroline Preece Nov 16, 2017

We chatted to Star Trek's Sonequa Martin-Green about the many sides of Discovery's Michael Burnham...

As the first black female lead of a Star Trek series and the first to not sit in the captain’s chair, Sonequa Martin-Green is breaking new ground in the franchise with her character Michael Burnham. We sat down with the actress to talk about the show, her role and how she approaches the dual sides of the character.

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You’re the first protagonist in Star Trek to not be a captain, how was that pitched to you?

I had a pretty good understanding of that. What I knew about Michael Burnham being the first officer and not the captain was that they were pursuing different and unique paths for the story. Because we had always seen the captain, we had always seen
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Fall Finale Debate: Tyler’s Problematic Ptsd and Stamets’ Big Spore Jump

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Fall Finale Debate: Tyler’s Problematic Ptsd and Stamets’ Big Spore Jump
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Star Trek: Discovery’s” fall finale, “Into the Forest I Go.”]

In its first nine episodes, “Star Trek: Discovery” has taken its crew on quite the adventure, finally landing them in an unidentified mystery location thanks to Stamets (Anthony Rapp) making one spore drive jump too many. But the audience has also gone on an emotional journey with the series’ characters, ranging from Burnham’s (Sonequa Martin-Green) despondency after an unsuccessful mutiny to the loony side-effects Stamets is experiencing from the tardigrade DNA. But it’s the journey by Discovery’s newest crew member, Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif), that’s been the most erratic and confusing.

The Pow from the Battle of the Binary Stars landed in a Klingon prison cell for seven months, during which he was able to survive because his Klingon jailor L’Rell (Mary Chief) took a personal liking to him. Upon his escape, Tyler seemed strangely well-adjusted despite his ordeal, but upon seeing L’Rell again on the Sarcophagus ship,
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Bad Boys TV series adds Jessica Alba

Joseph Baxter Kirsten Howard Mar 4, 2018

That Bad Boys spin-off series will star Jessica Alba, too...

While the Bad Boys buddy cop film franchise – starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence – has been dormant since the 2003 sequel, behind-the-scenes plans have been sporadically surging ever since for a cash cow continuation, with the TV spin-off now off to quite the flying start.

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It's been announced this month that Jessica Alba will be returning to serialised television for the first time since she starred in James Cameron’s Dark Angel. Alba will join Gabrielle Union in NBC's upcoming, as-yet-untitled Bad Boys television spin-off, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Alba will also executive produce the project.
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Episode 7 Review – ‘Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad’

Alex Moreland reviews the seventh episode of Star Trek: Discovery

Just as repetition reinforces repetition, change begets change…

Here, admittedly, I’m beginning to have my doubts about the choice to build Discovery around one central character in a way that previous iterations of Trek didn’t.

The time loop is a staple of Trek, an idea that’s returned to (appropriately) time and time again – you can point to equivalent examples on The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise. (Granted, this does beg the question of whether ‘Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad’ was another checklist type episode, done simply because Star Trek has to have an episode in this vein.) Each of these episodes tend to draw focus to a different character; indeed, given the ensemble style of Star Trek, a lot of episodes would pivot around different characters, giving each one centre stage week on week.
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Dunkirk’s Tom Glynn-Carney joins Tolkien biopic

Dunkirk star Tom Glynn-Carney has become the latest addition to the cast of Tolkien, the upcoming biopic of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien, Variety has revealed.

Glynn-Carney is set to portray Christopher Wiseman, socially adept beyond his years and the class clown, who spots Tolkien’s potential and invites him into his social group. Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Apocalypse) is portraying Tolkien, with Lily Collins (To the Bone) as Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s sweetheart and eventual wife, and Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as Father Francis, one of Tolkien’s teachers.

The film is being directed by Dome Karukoski (Tom of Finland) and will explore Tolkien’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts prior to the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart.
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What The Orville has to offer Star Trek fans

Juliette Harrisson Nov 6, 2017

Following news of its second season renewal and a December UK start date, here's why Star Trek fans might enjoy The Orville...

Let’s get one thing out of the way straight off the bat: this article is in no way a suggestion that Star Trek fans should watch The Orville instead of Star Trek: Discovery. Discovery is a great show – it features well-acted, compelling characters, an interesting arc plot, great visuals, really gorgeous ships and uniforms and Doug Jones actually getting to speak. We can assure you from personal experience that it is entirely possible to watch both Discovery and The Orville and enjoy both for different reasons.

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But this article is not about Discovery – though the comparison is inevitable – it is about The Orville. The first
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Should Star Trek use the F word?

Juliette Harrisson Oct 21, 2017

For the very first time this week, Star Trek: Discovery broke a linguistic taboo. Did it shock, annoy or amuse you?

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In one of the lighter moments in last week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery, while working on a way to use Discovery’s spore drive without the tardigrade known as Ripper, Cadet Sylvia Tilly exclaimed, “You guys, this is so fucking cool!” Suddenly realising she was on duty in a military workplace, she immediately apologised, and Lt Paul Stamets reassured her, “It is fucking cool”. It was the first time anyone has ever used ‘the F word’ in canon on Star Trek. Some were amused. Some were horrified.
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The Deuce follows the money and secures its place as The Wire’s rightful heir

“Payoff” is the long con of serialized television. Anybody who’s watched a show that’s trying to be the next Breaking Bad, the next Mad Men, the next Sopranos, hell, the next Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, has felt the cheat. You give the show regular installments of your time, be they in weekly allotments or in big,…

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Colm Meaney joins the cast of Tolkien

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Colm Meaney has joined the cast of the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, Tolkien. He joins X-Men: Apocalypse’s Nicholas Hoult and To The Bones‘ Lily Collins in the film with, Dome Karukoski directing from a script by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford.

Per Deadline, Meaney will portray Father Francis, one of Tolkien’s school teachers. Tolkien will explore Tolkien’s formative years at school as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a fellow group of outcasts. The story will follow him to World War I, which threatens to tear their ‘fellowship’ apart. All of these experiences would inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels.

Meaney is also known for his roles in Layer Cake and the AMC series Hell on Wheels. He recently starred in Nick Hamm’s The Journey with Timothy Spall.
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