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'Star Trek is a hope for a better future': fans on the 50th anniversary

Guardian readers on the importance of the veteran sci-fi franchise’s optimism and progressive spirit in a troubled world

When we asked our readers to share their Star Trek related photos and memories, we had no idea what would happen.

The stories below are the kind of thing that happened.

In 1992 I was lucky enough to Captain the Enterprise with the help of Blue Screen magic at a Universal Studios Florida attraction. As a 13 year old StarTrek fan with Romulan Warbird models in his room, this was my dream come true. I got to defeat some rouge Klingons and had the whole experience recorded onto video for posterity, in the days before smartphones. I am still awaiting my next assignment on the Enterprise.

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8 September 2016, 22:34

We are the Ussr TyreIron (don't ask), a crew of ladies who crop up at conventions once or twice a year.
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Comes Home October 18

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Burbank, Calif., August 5, 2016 — Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” embraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. On Oct. 18, 2016, the enchanting and beloved franchise that has captivated generations of adventurers continues when Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

In Alice Through the Looking Glass, the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human,
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Disney Dates Alice Through the Looking Glass for Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

Disney has announced the Alice Through the Looking Glass Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release date for the franchise's second and likely final live-action film in its current incarnation.

Alice Through the Looking Glass stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska. Despite the star power and success of the original, the $170 million sequel floundered at the Us box office and currently sits at $287.1 million in gross worldwide ticket sales.

Disney will look to recoup some of the Alice Through the Looking Glass box office losses when the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital home video versions arrive on an October 18th release date.

Pre-order Alice Through the Looking Glass on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo for a discounted price at Amazon.com.

The Blu-ray edition will feature 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio and an extensive selection of bonus features:

A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland – Three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,
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Alice Through The Looking Glass on Digital HD, Blu-ray and Disney Movies Anywhere October 18th

Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” embraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. On Oct. 18, 2016, the enchanting and beloved franchise that has captivated generations of adventurers continues when Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand. In Alice Through The Looking Glass, the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human,
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'Stitchers' Series Premiere Recap: Can Kirsten Hack It in the Stitchers Program?

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In the series premiere of ABC Family's first procedural drama, Stitchers, we meet Kirsten Clark, a brilliant grad student at Cal Tech who is told that her unique condition makes her the perfect candidate for a clandestine program. We follow Kirsten as she learns more about the Stitchers program and discovers that being a "stitcher" could change her life.

Stitchers is a bit of a change from ABC Family's usual programming, so I hope the audience will give it a chance. The premiere, "A Stitch in Time," does a good job of introducing us to the world of the show, and the science fiction twist should keep what could be a run-of-the-mill procedural from getting too stale.
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Collider Weekly TV Guide: The Premieres of Hannibal, SENSE8, Power, and More

The Collider Weekly TV Guide is a rundown of notable episodes, premieres, returns, finales, and opportunities to catch up on great shows (or cast an eye to the occasional TV train wreck). Get ready for some summer premieres, because they are (almost) all here; and check out the list for the week beginning Monday, June 1st: Monday 6/1 The Whispers Series Premiere, “X Marks the Spot” (ABC, 10 p.m.) — The series, from producer Steven Spielberg and Under the Dome writer Soo Hugh, is based on a Ray Bradbury short story where children hear a mysterious voice that compels them to act violently against their parents as part of a game (and invasion conspiracy). Lily Rabe and Milo Ventimiglia star. Review. UnReal Series Premiere, “Return” (Lifetime, 10 p.m.) — Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer star in this drama that takes place behind the scenes of a dating competition show. [caption id="attachment_462083" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via The History Channel/caption] Texas Rising,
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Elementary season 3 episode 22 review: The Best Way Out Is Always Through

Why hasn't Elementary kick-started its season 3 finale yet? With just two episodes to go, the clock is ticking...

This review contains spoilers.

3.22 The Best Way Out Is Always Through

Elementary seems to be leaving its season finale prep dangerously late in the third run. By this time last year and the one before that, we were already deep into season one and two’s respective Mycroft and Moriarty endgames. What do we get this time around? A so-so murder investigation, a bit of fun with the Stanley Cup, a romantic subplot for Bell to file under ‘who cares?’, and not a sausage of a finale arc. Disappointed? I’ll say.

Elementary’s previous season finale arcs have been some of its best work; trios of thrilling episodes linked by cliff-hanger revelations that saw the introduction – and exit – of major players. With just one double episode left for the current season,
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Elementary season 3 episode 20 review: A Stitch In Time

Elementary always sides with the lunatics, which is just how we like it. Here's our review of this week's fun, varied episode...

This review contains spoilers.

3.19 A Stitch In Time

This week’s case was a picnic. A hamper full of Elementary entertainment. The episode may not have pushed along any arcs or provided new insights into our leads - no addiction, grieving, or relationship stuff here - but it was chock-full of diverting twists.

A Stitch In Time bound together elements from multiple genres into one fun Katamari of intrigue. A murder investigation became a ghost mystery, then a cyber-thriller, ending finally on the sort of wealthy white-collar criminal that Elementary repeatedly takes as its target.

Anyone who pays attention to the show would have fingered Colin Eisley for the perp from our first glimpse of that original Picasso. Eat the rich, says Elementary, well, the ones only interested in getting richer,
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New Elementary Season 3,Episode 20 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Elementary" episode 20 of season 3. The episode is entitled, "A Stitch In Time," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting and intense stuff as Sherlock and Watson investigate the murder of a professional skeptic and the case escalates into a potential threat against Homeland, and more! In the new, 20th episode press release: Holmes And Watson's Investigation Into A Homicide Leads Them To A Potential Threat To Homeland Security. Press release number 2: Holmes and Watson will investigate the murder of a professional skeptic, a man who debunked paranormal, religious and scientific phenomenon for a living. The case is going to become urgent when his homicide reveals a potential threat to homeland security. Also, Captain Gregson's daughter and fellow NYPD officer, Hannah (Liza J. Bennett), will ask Watson for help with one of her cases.
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Recap: 'The Amazing Race: All-Stars' - 'Can't Make Fish Bite'

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Sunday (March 23) night's installment of "The Amazing Race" came down to one decision made in the first 15 minutes of the episode. I'm not saying there was a "right" answer or a "wrong" answer in the moment, but the choice was made early and once it was made -- incorrectly, as it turned out -- there was nothing left to the episode and what followed was a 45-minute anti-climax.  That's too bad, because this was perhaps the first episode of the season that was well-structured in terms of Detours and Roadblocks, featuring difficult tasks that had the chance to shake things up in terms of team placement.  I write "had the chance to," because they didn't. This week's Top 4 was last week's Top 4. And last week's Top 4 was 3/4ths of the previous week's Top 4. We've had five Legs so far, which means 20 Top 4 finishes. The teams now in the Top 4 have *15* of those finishes.
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10 Tips for Surviving Comic-Con 2013

10 Tips for Surviving Comic-Con 2013
Comic-Con isn't an event for the faint of heart. In many ways it is like a more relevant, hyper Sundance Film Festival full of strange and exotic nerd wildlife. Only At Park City, you don't have the Comic-Con pandemonium, and the San Diego attendees hardly ever get to see the actual movies and TV shows that thousands of people are schilling. In a day and age where breaking news is covered every second of every minute, Comic-Con takes this idea, centralizes into one finite spot...And then cranks up the intensity 1000 percent.

Basically, you need to have a lot of tricks up your sleeve to even keep your eyes above the water level. Whether it's attending a just scheduled panel for Godzilla in Hall H where Gojira himself has decided to attend, or standing in line for hours when you could be watching another, maybe even better panel, or accepting a dreaded "Free Hug,
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Michael Davis: Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due – Eulogy For The Sacrificial Negro

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(Michael ran this piece on MichaelDavisWorld.com and asked that we run it here at ComicMix in place of his regular column. After reading it, you’ll know why!)

When is making a short zombie film an act of protest?

When the heroes and heroines are black. When there is no Sacrificial Negro to fulfill the fantasy that our lives matter less than white lives. When there is no cooning, shucking or jiving. When no black “Spiritual Guide” exists only to ennoble and enlighten white characters. When artists and backers unite to circumvent cultural barriers to tell our own stories.

As authors and screenwriters, we never set out to become filmmakers. But after years of options, pitches and meetings, we realized Hollywood is just a money machine following the ticket-buying habits of America as a whole. It will never lead. It was time to stop waiting for Hollywood to translate our stories to screen.
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Continuum Season One Blu-ray Review

While I'm a fan of the wackier side of sci-fi shows airing on the SyFy network (Eureka, Warehouse 13), the more dramatic actioner Continuum came as a welcome surprise.  Focusing on a futuristic cop - Protector Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) - who finds herself thrown back in time 65 years to our present day, Continuum explores what happens to the future when events are changed in the past.  The series, created by Simon Barry, could easily have fallen victim to anachronistic gags and time-travel tropes.  Instead, smart writing, fast-paced action and an increasingly complicated plot make Continuum a show worthy of binge watching in a weekend. Hit the jump for my review of season one of Continuum on Blu-ray. For those of you who are already familiar with Continuum and are fans of this welcome addition to the SyFy lineup, you'll be happy to hear that the show has been renewed for a second season.
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Gerry Hambling Has Died

Gerry Hambling Has Died
The great British film editor Gerry Hambling had died aged 86. Six-times Oscar nominated, an Ace Lifetime Achievement Award winner and a long-time collaborator with Alan Parker, he died in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.Born in Croydon in 1926, Hambling started out working at Pinewood Studios in the 1950s and '60s, editing British comedies such as The Bulldog Breed and A Stitch In Time with Norman Wisdom, and as sound editor for John Huston and Joseph Losey. It was his work with Alan Parker, though, that serves as the most eloquent testament to his talent. Beginning with 1976's Bugsy Malone and including Midnight Express, Birdy, Mississippi Burning and The Commitments, their partnership earned him three BAFTAs and five of his six Oscar nominations. The sixth nod came for his work on Jim Sheridan's In The Name Of The Father."He was undoubtedly one of the finest film editors that the British film industry has produced,
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TV Review: Continuum: Season 1 Episode 1 “A Stitch in Time”

Genre: Sci-Fi | Action | Drama

Air Date/Time: Monday, January 14 at 8/7c

Network: Syfy

Created by: Simon Berry

Written by: Simon Berry

Directed by: Jon Cassar


Continuum stars Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds, Alias) as Kiera Cameron, a cop from the future who finds herself trapped in the present day. When a group of fanatical terrorists escapes their planned execution in 2077 by vaulting back in time to 2012, they inadvertently sweep along Kiera, a dedicated City Protective Services officer.

With unexpected assistance from teen tech genius Alec Sadler, played by Erik Knudsen (Jericho, Scream 4), Kiera infiltrates the local police department and forms an uneasy alliance with her new partner, detective Carlos Fonnegra, portrayed by Victor Webster (Castle, Melrose Place). Though desperate to get back to her husband and son, Kiera concentrates on bringing down the terrorists before they change the course of history.

I had heard about this show making a
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'Frankenhooker' Blu-Ray Review

by Colleen Wanglund

Frank Henenlotter’s comic take on Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein has finally been released on Blu-ray thanks to Synapse Films.

When Jeffrey Franken (James Lorinz) loses his fiancé Elizabeth Shelly (Patty Mullen) to a horrible mulching accident at a family birthday party he becomes obsessed with bringing her back. An amateur bioelectric technician with dreams of grandeur, Jeffrey gathers the pieces of Patty’s mutilated body and sets his twisted plan into motion.

Jeffrey needs some fresh parts to add to the pieces of Elizabeth, so armed with a “special” drug Jeffrey makes his way over the bridge and into Manhattan where he lines up a party of hookers. All he has to do is pick the best parts of each girl. No problem, right? The party swings into high gear but Jeffrey begins to have doubts about what he’s doing. It’s too late, however as the hookers,
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Blu-ray Review: Frankenhooker


Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen, Joseph Gonzalez | Written by Frank Henenlotter, Robert Martin | Directed by Frank Henenlotter

Jeffrey Franken is a science whizz and a med school droput. He’s also a man in love. But when Elizabeth Shelley, the love of his life, is killed by a runaway remote-control lawnmower – which just happens to be one of Jeffrey’s inventions – he suffers a mental breakdown and decides there’s only one way to find love again, and that’s to piece Elizabeth back together with a little help from some explosive Supercrack and a gaggle of street walkers. However there’s a problem with Jeffrey’s plans – a pimp called Zorro and the fact that he doesnt just put the love of his life back together, he creates a Frankenhooker!

Frank Henenlotter is one of those directors whose work it seems you either love or hate.
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Notable DVDs for the Holiday Season: A Preview of the Dark Season to Come

Tis the season to be jolly and here at 28Dla, we have compiled a list of notable video titles that are available in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Yuletide fun can also include a tale of terror too to make those chilly nights even colder. This list is compiled from various sources.

November Releases

Bikini Bloodbath Christmas

"Jenny and Sharon are back! This time Ms. Johnson is in a coma, and the girls, along with their new friends, find themselves working at Mrs. Johnson's (Ms. Johnson's British cross-dressing sister) Bong Shoppe. Team Bong Shoppe is embattled in fierce competition for holiday business with a Christian Deli across the way. Things get a little crazy and in the heat of the moment, Jenny once again accidentally resurrects the Killer Chef... and mayhem—gratuitous amounts of gore and nudity—ensue! The Limited Edition Giftpack includes a limited poster and White Liger CD.
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Home Invasion: Blu-Ray & DVD Releases for November 8, 2011

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and here are your Blu-Ray & DVD releases for the week. Some of the top picks are Blue Velvet, Henelotter’s Frankenhooker, Destroy All Monsters and plenty more.

Home Invasion is a list of DVD & Blu-Ray releases for the week. All descriptions are from Amazon.com unless otherwise noted. We have included buttons for you to order that product which not only makes it easy on you but also helps us pay the bills around here.

7 Nights of Darkness

In 2008 six reality television show contestants spent seven nights in an abandoned and haunted asylum. The show never aired but an editor for the network was able to piece together some footage. The prize for staying all seven nights was a share of one million dollars that was to be split amongst any contestants that didn’t leave. No prize money was ever awarded.

Buy the DVD @ Amazon.
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Arrow unveil their latest releases – inc. Frankenhooker on Blu-ray!

Our good friends at Arrow have sent us details on their December release schedule, which includes the awesome news that Frank Henlotter’s classic Frankenhooker is getting the Arrow Video Blu-ray treatment! Count me in for that one. The other releases for the Yuletide season include ArrowDrome re-releases of De Palma’s Obsession and Tobe Hopper’s The Funhouse.

Frankenhooker Blu-ray (Arrow Video)

Some Assembly Required… Finding a girl when you’re a nerdy science geek can be hard. But what happens if that special someone dies in a bizarre gardening accident and it’s all your fault? Meet Jeffrey Franken. He’s just killed the love of his life and now he’s going to rebuild her… From the body parts of the dead streetwalkers who exploded when he introduced them to a lethal new drug – Supercrack! Little does he know that a good recipe requires the correct ingredients.
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