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Star Trek: Discovery episode 2 review - Battle At The Binary Star

James Hunt Sep 26, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery delivers a full-scale battle scene with incredible moments in episode 2. Spoilers and geeky spots in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.2 Battle At The Binary Star

For obvious reasons, episode 1 was all about setup and introductions - introducing the characters, the threat, the world they inhabit - and episode 2 was all about knocking that down. Because it turns out, we weren't watching the start of a new Star Trek series so much as the traumatic backstory that precedes it. Normally, someone would say "this officer was the best! But they screwed up and got thrown in jail. Now we're pulling them out of retirement to go on one more mission!" and possibly describe some effects-heavy sequences. But this time, we actually get to see it! And feel it!

And man, do we feel it.
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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life

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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life
While Anton Yelchin might be best remembered for his role in the blockbuster Star Trek franchise, the young actor led a fascinating life before his tragic and untimely death on Sunday. Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, in 1989, roughly two years before the city became St. Petersburg, Russia, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchinwere, were famous pair figure skaters who reached celebrity status in Russia as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. But despite their popularity and relative wealth, Irina and Viktor fled Russia to make a better life for their son.
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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life

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Anton Yelchin: A Look Back at His Surprising and Fascinating Life
While Anton Yelchin might be best remembered for his role in the blockbuster Star Trek franchise, the young actor led a fascinating life before his tragic and untimely death on Sunday. Yelchin was born in Leningrad, Soviet Union, in 1989, roughly two years before the city became St. Petersburg, Russia, after the collapse of the U.S.S.R. His parents, Irina Korina and Viktor Yelchinwere, were famous pair figure skaters who reached celebrity status in Russia as stars of the Leningrad Ice Ballet for 15 years. But despite their popularity and relative wealth, Irina and Viktor fled Russia to make a better life for their son.
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Anton Yelchin, 'Star Trek' Actor, Dead at 27

Anton Yelchin, 'Star Trek' Actor, Dead at 27
Update: The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee actor Anton Yelchin was driving at the time of his fatal accident was under recall, The Associated Press reports.  The SUV's gear shifters reportedly confused drivers and caused vehicles to roll unexpectedly. 

On Monday, Jeep auto-maker Fiat Chrysler said in a statement that the company is investigating and that it's premature to speculate on the crash cause. The 2015 Grand Cherokees were included in Fiat Chrysler's global recall of 1.1 million vehicles announced in April. A Los Angeles coroner's official has stated that Yelchin's death has been ruled an accident.
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‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27

‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27
Anton Yelchin, known for roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” died early Sunday morning in a freak accident, a spokeswoman confirmed to Variety. He was 27.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” said a statement from his representative. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

The Lapd said he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City home. Friends apparently became concerned when Yelchin did not show up for a band performance. They found him at his home pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar.

“It appears he had exited his car and was behind it when the vehicle rolled down a steep driveway,” the Lapd said in a statement.

Police reportedly told TMZ that the engine was still running when he was found, and that his car was in neutral. It’s not clear why he got out of his car with
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‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27

‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin Dies at 27
Anton Yelchin, known for roles in “Star Trek” and “Alpha Dog,” died early Sunday morning in a freak accident, a spokeswoman confirmed to Variety. He was 27.

“Actor Anton Yelchin was killed in a fatal traffic collision early this morning,” said a statement from his representative. “His family requests you respect their privacy at this time.”

The Lapd said he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City home. Friends apparently became concerned when Yelchin did not show up for a band performance. They found him at his home pinned between his car and a brick mailbox pillar.

“It appears he had exited his car and was behind it when the vehicle rolled down a steep driveway,” the Lapd said in a statement.

Police reportedly told TMZ that the engine was still running when he was found, and that his car was in neutral. It’s not clear why
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David Duchovny Earns His Star on the Walk of Fame

David Duchovny Earns His Star on the Walk of Fame
“X” marks the spot for David Duchovny on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

After nearly three decades of acting in film and television, Duchovny will finally land his star Jan. 25, the day after his most iconic character — conspiracy maven Fox Mulder — returns to TV in the first half of a two-night launch for Fox’s limited series revival of “The X-Files.”

Even though you can’t separate Duchovny from Mulder, the actor’s career has spanned far more than just the FBI agent aptly nicknamed “Spooky.”

To wit, at the same time as he’s promoting “X-Files,” he’s also shooting the second season of NBC’s period drama “Aquarius,” has the book “Bucky F&%@ing Dent” due out in April and continues to support the release of last year’s solo rock album, “Hell or Highwater.”

“I don’t know what I really want to do when I grow up,
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Jeff Skoll Aims to Fix Participant’s ‘Broken’ Parts

Jeff Skoll Aims to Fix Participant’s ‘Broken’ Parts
Jeff Skoll had been working frenetically with epidemiologists, NGOs and diplomats for weeks last fall. The experts were racing to contain the wildfire spread of Ebola, only to have their benefactor, the California billionaire and media mogul, suddenly suffer his own collapse. An intestinal wrecking ball sent Skoll reeling. His fever spiked to 105, knocking him flat on his back. “I just had to close my eyes for eight days,” he recalls, “and hang on.”

Skoll, already slight in build, lost 10 pounds to what doctors diagnosed as yellow fever, perhaps contracted from Ebola caregivers. For the introspective Canadian, facing his own mortality on the brink of his 50th birthday, the medical crisis seemed to be a sign: The time had come to reassess his 10-year-old entertainment company, Participant Media, to ensure its sustainability for the long haul.

“This was part of my wake-up call,” Skoll says of his debilitating illness. “At Participant,
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Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Honors Him on Twitter

With a simple, poignant quote, Zelda Williams, the daughter of the beloved late actor Robin Williams, has spoken out for the first time since her father's death.

Robin Williams dies of suspected suicide at 63

On Monday night, just hours after news broke that the 63-year-old Oscar winner had died of a suspected suicide, the 25-year-old, who appeared in 2004's House of D with her father, tweeted a passage from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's novella The Little Prince:

 

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Robin Williams remembered by daughter Zelda: "I miss you"

Robin Williams remembered by daughter Zelda:
Zelda Williams has paid tribute to her father Robin Williams, who died yesterday (August 11) aged 63.

The actress posted an excerpt from French poet and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's El Principito, as well as the message: "I love you. I miss you. I'll try to keep looking up. Z."

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Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014

Robin is believed to have committed suicide via asphyxiation, according to the Marin County Coroner's office, following a battle with depression.

The actor, who has struggled with alcohol and drugs in the past, checked into a rehab centre earlier this summer to make sure he would not relapse.

Zelda recently celebrated her 25th birthday, which Robin marked with an Instagram post two weeks ago. The photo of the pair in their earlier years was the last Robin posted.

At the age of 15, Zelda appeared alongside her father in the 2004 drama House of D.
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Q&A: Erykah Badu Surrenders for 'Re:Generation'

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Petrified, nervous, insecure, scared … None of these are words fans of Erykah Badu would associate with the neo-soul songstress, whose captivating musical stylings seem unflappable and effortless.

But they're all various ways Badu describes her experience making "Re:Generation," a fascinating new Grammys-produced music doc that pits five producers (Mark Ronson, DJ Premier, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method) with the task of dabbling in five extrinsic genres (jazz, classical, rock, country and soul, respectively).

Badu, along with Yasiin Bey (a.k.a. Mos Def), Trombone Shorty, Zigaboo and more, were recruited for Ronson's jazz squad, where they had just hours to conceive a track for a performance that night. The celebrated crooner gives us a candid take on her "Re:Generation" encounter, delayed acting career and more.

So how did you get involved in "Re:Generation"?

They asked me to do it. And I said "Hell yeah," because it's an honor to be amongst Mark Ronson,
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‘In the Land of Blood & Honey’ Trailer: Angelina Jolie’s War Melodrama

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Whenever actors/actresses decide to get behind the camera, it can often go very right… or very wrong. For all the Clint Eastwood-style success stories out there, there are still plenty whose directorial debuts fade into obscurity almost immediately upon release (ex. David Duchovny and his largely-derided House of D).

Angelina Jolie is going the route that most screen stars-turned-filmmakers do: producing a serious drama with awards potential, in the form of this winter’s In the Land of Blood and Honey. Does the popular starlet look to have a winner on her hands, based on the official U.S. trailer?

It’s certainly possible, seeing how In the Land of Blood and Honey wisely examines a much larger-scale event (the 1990s Bosnian civil war) through the lens of a relationship between civilians from opposite sides of the conflict. Jolie’s film looks ...

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Duchovny Puts Movie Critic In Hot Seat

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Duchovny Puts Movie Critic In Hot Seat
Actor David Duchovny has finally made peace with a movie critic who slated his directorial debut five years ago.

The actor has held a grudge against TV personality and film critic Richard Roeper ever since he gave 2004 film House of D - which Duchovny wrote, directed and starred in - a thumbs down.

So when the actor heard his appearance on Monday's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno would be followed by the critic, he took the opportunity to settle their score.

Before Roeper took his seat, Duchovny pulled a note out of his pocket, and read the write-up: "Duchovny has a masters of literature from Yale, but House of D feels like a freshman writing exercise," telling Leno, "If you don't mind I'll stay for this interview... I've been holding onto that for five years."

But when Roeper came out and praised the star's hit TV show Californication, Duchovny agreed to end the feud, telling the critic, "Richard, all is forgiven."

Tribeca opens doors to buyers

Tribeca opens doors to buyers
NEW YORK -- Organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival that opened this week welcomed film buyers Thursday at an opening news conference, where festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal said that the growing event is "looking to create a marketplace" while simultaneously creating a scene that is both "a retail and wholesale festival." This year, TFF will display 158 feature-length films and 59 world premieres -- including the debut of Sound Barrier by Iranian director Amir Naderi. Executive director Peter Scarlet cited Barrier as an example of the festival's growing importance. "I'm proud he decided to premiere it here rather than one of those other festivals, whose names I won't mention," he said. Two films in current release -- Paramount Classics' Winter Solstice and Lions Gate's House of D -- were acquired at last year's festival, but Tribeca has yet to discover a film that has gone on to mainstream commercial success, which would earn the fest marketplace clout.

B.H. fest builds on Duchovny's 'House'

David Duchovny's directorial debut, House of D, and the Los Angeles premiere of the short Mr. Dramatic, starring Oliver Hudson, will kick off the fifth annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival, which runs Wednesday-Sunday. The opening night, held at the WGA Theatre, also will honor the California Film Commission. The fest will screen more than 50 films, and its jury includes Lions Gate Films chairman Mark Amin and Crystal Sky president Steven Paul.

WB's 'Superman' taps Langella as new Planet editor

Frank Langella has stepped into the role of Perry White in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns for Warner Bros. Pictures. Hugh Laurie originally was cast in the role but bowed out because of a scheduling conflict with his TV series, House, MD. The series, on which Singer is executive producer, has proved a surprise hit and was just picked up for a second season. Laurie had not yet shot any scenes on the movie, which began production March 21 in Australia. In the Superman canon, White is the editor of the Daily Planet, the newspaper where Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent, works as a journalist. In Singer's version, White has a son named Richard, played by James Marsden, who is Lois Lane's love interest. Langella played Count Dracula in Universal Pictures' 1979 Dracula. His other credits include TV's Unscripted and the features Sweet November and the upcoming House of D. Langella is repped by Peter Strain and Associates.

Two directors get the start for Southpaw

Richard Lewis' Southpaw Entertainment -- which is prepping for the release of Michael Clancy's Eulogy and David Duchovny's House of D, both from Lions Gate Films -- has signed deals with Kirsten Sheridan to direct August Rush and David Nutter to helm Windsor Road for the company. Oscar-nominated writer-director Sheridan, daughter of Jim Sheridan, will helm Rush, which is based on an idea conceived by Lewis and described as a modern-day fairy tale about an orphaned musical prodigy who tries to find his parents through their shared musical gifts. Lewis hatched the idea at the hospital when his wife gave birth to their son, who immediately showed an affinity for music. "It will be a musical without people breaking into song," he said. "Music is definitely the lead character in the film. Music is a part of my lifeblood."

Leoni sees 'Jane' for Columbia Pics

Tea Leoni is going to be having some Fun With Dick and Jane. The actress is in negotiations to take the place of Cameron Diaz, who had originally been cast in the Columbia Pictures project but is now stepping aside because of a scheduling conflict arising from a change of dates. Leoni will play the role of Jane in the remake of the 1977 comedy, which has been updated to revolve around a spokesman for a big company who finds himself jobless and an outcast following some dodgy extracurricular activities. In the original film, Jane Fonda and George Segal played an upper-middle-class couple that turned to pulling heists to pay their bills. Brian Grazer is producing for Imagine Entertainment. Leoni recently completed Spanglish for Columbia and director James L. Brooks. Her credits include House of D, in which she co-starred with husband David Duchovny. Leoni is repped by UTA, Mosaic Media and attorney Barry Hirsch.

Duchovny's 'House' off market

David Duchovny's directorial debut has landed at Lions Gate Films, sources said. The indie outfit is working on a deal to acquire all North American distribution rights to the coming-of-age tale House of D, which recently had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Produced by Richard Lewis, Jane Rosenthal and Bob Yari, the film stars Duchovny alongside wife Tea Leoni, Robin Williams, Zelda Williams, Anton Yelchin and Erykah Badu. House of D is described as an emotional fable about New York and the power of friendship. It tells the multilayered story of Tommy (Duchovny), a man who is coming to terms with his past and his present and resolving his relationships with the people who helped make him who he is. Much of the story is told through flashbacks with Robin Williams playing a janitor and best friend of the younger Tommy (Yelchin) and Leoni starring as Tommy's mother. Lions Gate will likely release the film this fall, sources said. Lewis' Ovation Entertainment financed and produced the film along with Yari's Bob Yari Prods. Duchovny is onscreen in the Universal Pictures romantic musical comedy Connie and Carla opposite Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette.

Devine tops prod'n at Beacon

Zanne Devine has been named president of production at Beacon Pictures, the company said Thursday. Devine, a 15-year veteran of the film production business, will report to CEO Charlie Lyons and chairman Armyan Bernstein. Devine, who executive produced the upcoming film House of D, directed by David Duchovny, has served stints as president of the Kennedy/Marshall Co. and president of production at Ovation Entertainment. She also has held positions as senior vp at Polygram Filmed Entertainment and vp worldwide acquisitions and production at Universal Pictures. Beacon is in the second year of a five-year co-financing and distribution deal with Walt Disney Studios, with plans for a slate of 25 films over the next five years.
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