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James Cromwell says "anyone with a sense of outrage is compelled to resist" after he was sentenced to a week in jail for refusing to pay a fine over a 2015 protest. The Babe, Star Trek: First Contact and American Horror Story actor and environmental and animal activist was detained for taking part in a demonstration near a construction site of a power plant in upstate New York and blocking its entrance. The environmental rights group Protect Orange County said the plant uses controversial fracked natural gas and "creates unacceptable health and safety risks to the public." According to the plant's website, the facility "will meet the stringent limits set »
With Star Trek: Discovery set to beam onto TV sets this September, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg have been chatting to EW about the story for the hotly-anticipated series, and while they were reluctant to give too much away, they did reveal that Sonequa Martin-Green’s Michael Burnham is the first human to have attended the Vulcan Science Academy.
“Burnham spent a lot of time on Vulcan, but she’s human,” said Harberts. “Sarek [Spock’s father, played by James Frain] plays an important role in her life, which has been completely planned until she makes a very difficult choice that sends her life on a very different path. When we meet her, she’s the First Officer on the Starship Shenzhou [captained by Philippa Georgiou, played by Michelle Yeoh]. And Burnham’s choice that we’re alluding to is most difficult choice you can make — it affects her, affects Starfleet, affects the Federation, it affects the entire universe. That choice leads her to a different ship, »
- Gary Collinson
Pete Dillon-Trenchard May 13, 2017
So many spoilers, as we go looking for references in Doctor Who series 10, Oxygen...
This article contains spoilers for Doctor Who series 10, up to and including Oxygen.
See related Vib-Ribbon to return?
Space zombies, near-death experiences and what we can only hope is a temporary change for the Doctor… In Oxygen, writer Jamie Mathieson has quite literally played a blinder. And for the more observant among us, there were a handful of pop culture references and callbacks to earlier stories. Here’s our weekly round-up of the ones we noticed, along with the odd bit of wild speculation and things we just found interesting.
Oh, and look out for an extra article on Monday which takes a closer look at a few bits of graphic design this series - including the answer to a question which has been plaguing some of us for a couple of weeks now. »
Mobile game developer Disruptor Beam have announced an epic month long event for their popular Star Trek Timelines starting on Thursday 4th May. Cleverly titled ‘Process of Assimilation‘, this mega event will contain its own story arc that will see players fighting off the Borg Collective. Watch the video below to see what awaits starship captains this May….
The Process of Assimilation event will see the return of the Unimatrix Zero refugees request shelter and an alliance as they warn the Federation that the Borg are on their way. Will the Borg dominate the Alpha Quadrant or will The Federation be able to stop them?
The month will consist of four events with each event rewarding players with Borg-themed rewards such as the assimilated versions of Star Trek characters including Janeway, La Forge, Tuvok and also the evil Borg Queen from Star Trek: First Contact.
As well as the events »
- Andrew Newton
Villordsutch reviews Star Trek: Deviations…
In a world where the Romulans discovered Earth before the Vulcans, Earth is now a brutal penal colony. Resistance fighter William Riker has uncovered a vast conspiracy, and together with his band of prisoner outlaws (you just might recognize a few!), must fight to rescue a mysterious prisoner in the darkest level of the Romulan dungeons. The only man on Earth that still holds the key to humanity’s return to the stars!
See Also: Check out a preview of Star Trek: Deviations here
It’s not often “One-Shots” come around in the Trek series; normally we get a short run of a few issues dealing with a separate story, or as in the case of Star Trek: Waypoint a cluster of “One Shots”. Though here in Deviations – from Donny Cates – we have an honest to goodness one shot, and we’re »
‘Star Trek Beyond’ (Courtesy: Paramount)
By: Carson Blackwelder
Just as the Star Wars films has been a force to be reckoned with in the best visual effects category, the Star Trek films have done the same in the best makeup and hairstyling category. Over the course of Oscar history — or at least since the addition of this award — this sci-fi franchise has amassed four nominations in this category with one of those being a win and one being up in the air this year. Let’s take a look back and see if history can help us predict how Star Trek Beyond will perform.
Before jumping into the Star Trek goodness, let’s get a little background on the best makeup and hairstyling category, shall we? The category, which features multiple stages of nominating, was first present at the 1982 ceremony with a focus on makeup and didn’t »
- Carson Blackwelder
The presence of James Cromwell is always a very welcome one, and over his long career the actor has certainly built himself a very impressive filmography with appearances in L.A. Confidential, Star Trek: First Contact, Six Feet Under, The Green Mile, Boardwalk Empire, and, of course, Babe. Cromwell's latest project will see him stand toe to claw with some of our world's largest and... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
The studio is keeping details about Cromwell’s character information under wraps. “Jurassic World” generated $1.67 billion worldwide in 2015 — the fourth-best grosser of all time, trailing only “Avatar,” “Titanic” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Summer Box Office is Second Biggest in History Thanks to ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Avengers’
Cromwell joins Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, who are reprising their roles, along with Toby Jones and Justice Smith. Shooting begins next month with “A Monster Calls” director J.A. Bayona helming.
- Dave McNary
Co-starring The Walking Dead‘s Scott Wilson, The Oa made quite a splash last year when it premiered on Netflix, and fans of the supernatural mystery series will be pleased to hear that the series has been renewed for a second season.
“Something always survives. Coming: The Oa Part II.”
From the Season 1 Press Release: “The show begins with a missing blind girl in her twenties, Prairie Johnson (Brit Marling), who comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk about her seven years missing with the FBI or her parents.
Other cast members include Emory Cohen (Brooklyn, The Place Beyond the Pines), Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead, Junebug), Phyllis Smith (The Office), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Fury, Dig), Alice Krige (Star Trek: First Contact, Silent Hill), Patrick Gibson (The Tudors), Brendan Meyer (Mr. Young, »
- Derek Anderson
Netflix has greenlit “The OA” for a second season, just eight weeks after the first installment of the mind-bending supernatural drama debuted.
“The OA” is written and produced by Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij. In the series, Marling stars as Prairie Johnson, a young blind woman who returns to her hometown after an unexplained seven-year absence — her eyesight restored and now calling herself “The OA.” She refuses to talk about her disappearance with anyone except four teenage boys and their high school teacher, sharing an incredible story involving her past identities, abduction and transdimensional travels in order to recruit them for a mysterious mission.
Netflix released season one of “The OA,” comprising eight one-hour episodes, on Dec. 16 with hardly any advance publicity.
In addition to Marling, the series cast includes Emory Cohen (“Brooklyn”), Scott Wilson (“The Walking Dead”), Phyllis Smith (“The Office”), Jason Isaacs (the “Harry Potter” films), Alice Krige (“Star Trek: First Contact”), Patrick Gibson »
- Todd Spangler
10 items from 2017
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