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George Miller is riding a wave of adulation right now thanks to the critical and commercial success of Mad Max: Fury Road, but eight years ago the filmmaker came this close to making a superhero movie that would've resulted in an entirely different DC Cinematic Universe.
Back in summer 2007 a script titled Justice League Mortal, by Michele and Kieran Mulroney, impressed Warner Bros bosses and the studio quickly enlisted Miller to make it a reality for a summer 2009 release. However, the movie - which was due to shoot in Australia - was plagued by behind-the-scenes issues that eventually led to the plug being pulled.
— Digital Spy Film (@digitalspyfilm) May 27, 2015
An incoming writer's strike meant the script couldn't be finished, Christopher Nolan objected to a different cinematic »
There are plenty of interesting directions a return to the Babylon 5 universe could take. Here are a few suggestions...
I read somewhere that J.M. Straczynski writes every day. That’s not surprising given his extensive body of work for television, motion pictures, novels and comics. He is best known for Babylon 5, of course. I remember what a lot of people used to say about Babylon 5, “How much can happen on a space station?” Well, a lot actually! And after five seasons of the original series, a bunch of made-for-tv movies and a couple of spin-offs, there are still plenty of stories left to tell.
That is why I was excited recently to read that Joe (apparently, he thinks you’re cool if you just call him Joe) was going back to work on Babylon 5. My excitement soon turned to dread when I found out that »
The folks at The Webster University Film Series are going all-out to celebrate the career of the late Leonard Nimoy. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the first six Star Trek movies on the big screen this weekend as well as a documentary about the Star Trek phenomenon. The Nimoy Tribute starts this Thursday. All films are shown at Winifred Moore Auditorium – 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, Mo 63119
Here’s the line-up:
Trek Nation – Thursday, May 21 at 7:30pm
(directed by Scott Colthorp, 2010, USA, 88 min.)
Twenty -years after Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s death, his son Eugene “Rod” Rodenberry examines the cultural and philosophical impact of the visionary science fiction franchise. Eugene was just 17 years old when his influential father passed away. At the time he couldn’t quite grasp the influence that the imaginative, unapologetically optimistic series had on generations of fans. As Eugene matured, however, his »
- Tom Stockman
This month sees the ten year anniversary of Star Trek: Enterprise’s final episode being broadcast, something which marked the end of an era for one of the most prolific science fiction sagas. Between this and The Next Generation’s pilot Encounter At Farpoint, over 600 episodes from four series were produced and shown over a continuous period of 18 years. From 1987 to 2005, Star Trek dominated the science fiction landscape, with audiences lapping up episode after episode, until viewing figures declined as many began to feel that perhaps you can have too much of a good thing.
But now with a decade’s break and only two feature films produced in that time, there are those who are ready for it to return to the small screen. Not only has enough time passed, but a number of ideas that already been pitched, with names such as Bryan Singer attached. Considering that »
- Ian Coomber
It's Wesley Crusher's last appearance as a regular crew member! Join us to wave him off in this week's Star Trek: Tng look-back...
This review contains spoilers.
4.9 Final Mission
As he prepares to leave for one of his many important mediation meetings, Picard summons Wesley to the bridge. He immediately begins to chastise Wesley for taking ten minutes to arrive (what was he supposed to do, site to site transport!?) Wesley begins to apologise, before Picard reveals that they won't accept that kind of behaviour at… Starfleet Academy. You know, the school Wesley got rejected from twice.
That's right, the day is here: Wesley's finally going to stop being an unpaid intern and become an unpaid (presumably) crew member. As his final mission, he is to accompany Picard to boldly go and resolve a mining dispute. The fun never stops on the Enterprise. Nor, indeed, does it start.
The Enterprise »
This week on ABC’s Castle, the arrival of a hot-shot supercop from Hong Kong amped up Beckett’s insecurities about what she has accomplished and where she’s heading in her career. In the end, was Kate truly feeling less great?
RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Castle and More!
I know the premise of this episode, on paper and as teased by David Amann, had some on edge, worried that it’d weaken Beckett. That it’d knock her down a peg in the name of building up this peer, Chief Inspector Zhang (played by Enterprise‘s Linda Park).
And yeah, »
This revolutionary show pushed the boundaries in terms of storyline and effects, inspiring generations and spawning numerous spinoffs
It’s easy to take Star Trek for granted, to forget just how groundbreaking it was. The recent, impossible to ignore outpouring of respect and affection for the passing of Leonard Nimoy showed not only how much his character Spock meant to people, but also how important the show was – and still is. The programmes it competed with at the time are almost forgotten (anyone remember Gomer Pyle and Hondo?) while Star Trek went on to inspire an entire generation of scientists, teachers and explorers.
Nimoy’s exceptional performance was just part of the considerable charm of the original series. Spock was one of an unbeatable trio of leads, completed by Captain James T Kirk and Dr “Bones” McCoy. Kirk … all staccato ... speech patterns … and, ahem, enthusiastic emoting, needed Spock’s brains »
- Phelim O'Neill
Park also exhibits a fancy bit of footwork, as well.
In “Hong Kong Hustle,” airing March 16, Castle and Beckett team up with a competitive, high-powered Hong Kong detective who has information about a murder victim. But as Beckett digs deeper into the case, she realizes neither her Hong Kong colleague nor the victim may be quite who they seem.
Los Angeles – The actor who created one of the greatest pop-culture characters in TV and film history has passed away. Leonard Nimoy will always be known for the role of Mr. Spock, science officer for the USS Enterprise of the “Star Trek” TV and film series. He died of pulmonary disease on Feb. 27, 2015, according to his wife Susan. He was 83.
Photo credit: Paramount Pictures
The legacy of “Star Trek” had much to do with Nimoy’s approach to the character of Spock. The backstory of the half-human, half-Vulcan character was one of logic over conflict, yet his character could always be relied on when situations got confrontational. For three seasons in the 1960s and in rerun heaven, the voyage of the Starship Enterprise captivated viewers and was resurrected in a highly popular film series. Nimoy also was a photographer, director, writer and »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
This is illogical. Leonard Nimoy, age 83, has died. The director, writer, and legendary actor passed away Friday morning at his home in Bel Air, according to reports. Susan Bay Nimoy, Leonard’s wife of 26 years, confirmed the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Copd). Mr. Nimoy had made it no secret that he suffered from Copd. He blamed his condition on years of smoking, despite having kicked the habit three decades ago, and implored his fans not to ever smoke. I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have Copd. Grandpa says, quit now!! Llap — Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 30, 2014 The iconic “Star Trek” actor had been hospitalized earlier in the week after firefighters responded to a medical call at Nimoy’s home. By that Sunday, Nimoy posted what would be his final tweet to his over 1.1 million followers. A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, »
- Donna Dickens
In addition to playing the U.S.S. Enterprise‘s highly logical Vulcan science officer Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek series — which next year marks the 50th anniversary of its launch — and its six big-screen continuances, Nimoy reprised the role in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as in J.J. Abrams’ first two Star Trek reboot movies.
The actor’s TV credits also »
If you ever needed proof that a Klingon-centric version of Star Trek would be a great idea, look no further than this episode, Reunion...
This review contains spoilers.
The Enterprise meets a Klingon battlecruiser and is surprised to find Ambassador K'Ehleyr on board, because normally John De Lancie's the only guy who can turn up more than once in the same role. Although Worf feels embarrassed to greet his former fling/true love (depending on who you ask) because of his recent dishonouring at the hands of Duras and the Klingon Council, he soon forgets all that when she turns up with a child who looks a lot like a mini-Worf. Uh-oh.
K'Ehleyr warns Picard that Chancellor K'mpec is dying and wishes to see Picard. K'mpec reveals that one of the two candidates to succeed him has poisoned him. It's either Gowron, or Duras. He asks that Picard »
Out goes Renee Walker, in comes Michelle Dessler.
Last day on @Castle_ABC with the best guest star cast and director ever! Seamus too… »
This week on ABC’s Castle, Rick and Kate went to “Mars” — was the end result out of this world, or just spacey?
RelatedCastle Boss Talks Latest 3Xk Twist, Beckett Look-alike Plan, Remaining Mythologies and More
Considering I could barely bring myself to share with y’all the still photos from this episode, as silly as they appeared on the surface, this was an instance where I was pleasantly surprised by the execution surpassing the premise.
For one, the Case of the Week — in which a crew member on a high-tech, closed-environment Mars landing simulation was murdered — was impressively involving and kept me guessing… »
The following contains spoilers from the conclusion of Castle‘s two-parter.
This week on ABC’s Castle, Rick — in his heated pursuit of any leads on Kate’s abduction — got slapped with assault charges after roughing up the man proclaiming himself to be Michael Boudreau. Then, acting on Gates’ counsel, Rick got inside his adversary’s head and decided to “bring the game to him.”
To that end, Rick went “lone wolf” and infiltrated Jerry Tyson’s remote lair, only to get nabbed by his own prey. Yet »
ABC’s Castle kicked off its February sweeps two-parter by first thrusting the devilish Dr. Kelly Nieman (played by Annie Wersching) back into the orbit of Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Kate Beckett (Stana Katic).
And then for good (meaning: very, very bad) measure, the show introduced a man (returning guest star Michael Mosley) who certainly looks like presumed dead Jerry Tyson aka serial killer 3Xk.
RelatedCastle Recap: ‘We’ll… Meet Againnn…’
And even if the guy seen walking out of the 12th precinct holding hands with Dr. Nieman is in fact mildish-mannered Michael Boudreau, cut to look like »
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series that rounds up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: a director of one very good and one very bad film claims Fox is eager to make his "Alien" sequel, a "Friday the 13th" producer spills deets on the long-developing slasher reboot (groan!) and one of America's most beloved, inspirational figures is pitted against supernatural monsters in an unbelievable new movie. See below for the full roundup. #1 Neill Blomkamp claims Fox is hot on his proposed "Alien" movie After revealing some very cool concept art for his potential sequel in the long-running sci-fi/horror franchise via Instagram, the "District 9" director has now revealed that the studio is, in fact, eager to make the film. As a matter of fact: "I’m the problem," Blomkamp told Uproxx. "Fox, they would make it. »
- Chris Eggertsen
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
Gilford will co-star in the untitled political drama pilot from Grey’s Anatomy/Scandal co-executive producer Jenna Bans, our sister site Deadline reports, playing the self-destructive older brother of Adam Warren, a politician’s son who returns home after being presumed dead for 10 years.
Drama ensues when the man arrested for Adam’s murder is released, forcing the arresting »
Adrianne Palicki is officially a part of Team Coulson.
As revealed in the press release for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midseason premiere — now titled “Aftershocks,” and airing March 3 — Palicki has been promoted to series regular status.
RelatedS.H.I.E.L.D. Recruits Drea de Matteo to Form Evil Alliance With [Spoiler]
The Friday Night Lights alum made her debut as Bobbi “Mockingbird” Morse in late October.
RelatedS.H.I.E.L.D. Brings Back Lady Sif — With a Big Twist
ABC’s full synopsis for “Aftershocks” appears below:
After discovering an alien city with ties to his resurrection, »
Following Castle‘s late-February “mission to Mars,” Detective Kate Beckett will fall back to Earth, partnered with a fellow femme who’s even better at crimefighting than she is.
RelatedCastle Recap: ‘We’ll… Meet Againnn…’
Series boss David Amann tells TVLine that in this season’s 17th episode, to air sometime in March, Star Trek: Enterprise alum Linda Park will fill the role of a hot-shot Hong Kong cop that Beckett “is paired up with, somewhat unwillingly.”
Amann describes Park’s Inspector Zhang as “kind of like Beckett, except even better, so that puts Beckett in a bit of a tailspin, »
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