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Less than one week after Roberto Orci backed away from directing Star Trek 3, Paramount is still searching for a replacement, and at least one filmmaker is campaigning for the job. Jonathan Frakes, best known to Trekkies as Commander Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation, revealed that he is aggressively pursuing the project. Aside from playing Riker, Jonathan Frakes is also an accomplished director, helming the features Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
There is even a movement on Twitter to bring him on board, with the hashtag #BringInRiker. While he admitted that it's a "longshot" that he gets the job, the filmmaker revealed in an interview with Komo News that he has reached out to producer J.J. Abrams, while his agent has gotten in touch with Paramount Pictures. Here's what »
[Spoiler Alert: This review contains a few spoilers, though I have tried to keep them to a minimum while still making this a viable review.]
When the first made-for-tv Librarian movie appeared in 2004 (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear), I watched it simply because it sounded so silly (and I also have a fondness for magic and fantasy). The premise is a normal metropolitan library under which is hidden a magical library containing not only rare (or mythical) books and manuscripts, but historical/magical (and religious) artifacts: the Ark of the Covenant, Excalibur, Pandora’s Box, even Noah’s Ark. This library -- which exists to protects these items, as well as protecting the general public from the wrong use of magic -- is overseen by Judson (Bob Newhart) and his assistant, Charlene (Jane Curtin). They hire a librarian whose job it is to go around the world either finding magical artifacts, or preventing those artifacts from falling into the wrong hands. The librarian is chosen for a combination of the breadth of his knowledge and intelligence, »
- Ian Alterman
This post contains details from The Librarians episodes 1 and 2, which aired Dec. 7. Like its subject matter, the Librarian franchise is loaded with history. It began in 2004 with The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, a TV movie that followed librarian/adventurer Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) in pursuit of historical/magical artifacts. Two subsequent TV movies followed: 2006’s The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines and 2008’s The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. »
- C. Molly Smith
I’ve said many times recently that I’m hesitant to post news about shows that are only in the development stage, because our hopes are so often dashed when the proto-shows don’t make it any further. We just had to report earlier this month about Preacher in development at AMC, and now we have equally wonderful geek-love news to share.
TVLine first broke the news that TNT is considering developing a 10-episode series based on the great The Librarian TV movies (2004′s The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, 2006′s The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mine, and 2008′s The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice) which starred Noah Wyle.
The idea is that Wyle’s character, Flynn Carsen, would select four new Librarians to work together, doing what he did: traveling the world investigating strange occurrences, battling ancient conspiracies and protecting the innocent from the dangerous, »
- Erin Willard
4 items from 2014
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