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Marilyn Hall, Emmy-Winning Producer and Wife of Monty Hall, Dies at 90

Marilyn Hall, an actress, writer, Emmy-winning producer, and wife of game show host Monty Hall, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She was 90.

A Canada native, Hall began her career as a writer and radio ingénue for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Hall moved to New York with her husband, where she became a published songwriter. Her song “Is It Possible That I’ve Been Gone So Long,” (co-written with Helen Bilby) was recorded by cabaret singer Hildegarde.

An advocate of the arts, Hall worked for the Jewish Welfare Fund, Tel-Aviv University, and Brandeis University, for which she made a number of documentaries. She won an award for best documentary campaign film for “A Fragile Sleep” in 1972.

Hall became involved in philanthropy, sharing her resources and time with the Julia Ann Singer Child Care Center, Guardians of Courage, Israel Bonds, Tel-Aviv University, the Jewish Home for the Aging, and Variety Clubs International, where
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18 Star Trek screen projects that never happened

Across film and TV, there have been many Star Trek projects that never got the greenlight. Such as these...

Since 1964 (yep) there have been Star Trek projects that simply didn't make it to the big or small screen. And before Star Trek's second (proper) coming in 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the franchise had more than its fair share of attempts to come to life, and then be reborn.

This lot in fact...

Star Trek – The (original) Original Series

Here's a thought – the original Star Trek series wasn't supposed to be the original Star Trek series.

The pilot that sold the show to NBC was in fact the second pilot, after the original, entitled The Cage, filmed at the end of 1964, was deemed too cerebral. That's on top of having other multiple issues that TV executives (and test audiences) of the time couldn't cope with – you know, like gender equality in the workplace.
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Leonard Nimoy Hosts 1983 Return Of The Jedi Documentary

Back in the 1980s Leonard Nimoy hosted a cool short documentary on George Lucas' Return of the Jedi. It was a part of a show he had on Nickelodeon called Standby: Lights! Camera! Action! It basically gave kids a behind the scenes look at various TV shows and movies. I haven't seen this show in forever, but I remember when it was on TV. They should bring it back! 

This little behind-the-scenes doc is the is the closest that Nimoy ever really got to being a part of the Star Wars franchise. It is kind of fun to watch Nimoy geek out on it though. There's a lot of great footage here that fans of the franchise will definitely enjoy. 

Thanks to for the heads up.
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The Closest 'Star Trek''s Leonard Nimoy Ever Came to 'Star Wars'

Back in the early '80s, Leonard Nimoy hosted a really cool show on Nickelodeon called Standby: Lights! Camera! Action! It was the kind of show you'd never see on the kids' network these days, but its nerdy look behind the scenes of various TV shows and movies that kids adored helped pave the way for a generation of movie geeks who relished in that type of knowledge. Heck, I was one of them! I'm still nerding out on this junk -- hence, this post.  On one episode, Nimoy introduced a short behind-the-scenes documentary on Return of the Jedi. It would be the closest the Star Trek veteran ever came to mingling with the Star Wars franchise, and while it's amusing to see the Trek icon geeking out on Star Wars, the footage he teases is even better...

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Digital Spy Christmas Gift Guide: Movies - Batman, Man of Steel, more

Digital Spy Christmas Gift Guide: Movies - Batman, Man of Steel, more
Christmas is coming, and Digital Spy's movies team has searched high and low to bring you a list of great gifts for film fans, from Blu-ray bargains to presents where money is no object.

You'll find everything from Batman to Superman, novelty t-shirts and beyond in our Yuletide rundown below...

All prices are current as of December 6, and may change between now and Christmas Day.

Redbubble's minimalist movie posters (from £9)

If you're interested in some film artwork to fill up your bare walls, then Redbubble's very reasonably-priced minimalist film posters will do the job.

From big budget films like Bond and Star Trek Into Darkness to more idiosyncratic offerings The Life Aquatic and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, there's something to cater for all film tastes.

Hatchet Job - Love Movies, Hate Critics (£9.06)

Mark Kermode's latest book - about the life of modern-day film critics - is an
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Star Trek Month - Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 - 1994)

To celebrate the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, the Flickering Myth writing team look back at the classic sci-fi franchise. Next up for Star Trek Month is J-p Wooding looking back at his favourite episodes from Star Trek: The Next Generation...

Knowing that they were sitting on a gold mine after the continued success of the Star Trek movies, Paramount decided that there should be another Star Trek series. As a result in 1987 Captain Jean-Luc Picard (played by Patrick Stewart) guided the starship Enterprise to new voyages that would “seek out new life-forms and new civilisations, and boldly go where no-one has gone before.” First Officer William T. Riker (played by Jonathan Frakes) headed up the supporting crew under Picard’s command and for the majority of the show Data (Brent Spiner), Troi (Marina Sirtis), Geordi Laforge (LeVar Burton), Worf (Michael Dorn) and Dr. Beverley Crusher (Gates McFadden
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