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Kevin Feige Explains How Star Trek Influenced Avengers: Infinity War

As we’ve heard so much about how Avengers: Infinity War will act as the grand finale of everything the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been doing over the past ten years, fans are expecting some Earth-shattering things to happen in the event movie. Mostly, this means they’re anticipating at least one or two of the founding Avengers to die.

But should we really go into Infinity War and its untitled sequel expecting a blood-bath, or a realization of Tony’s nightmare from Avengers: Age of Ultron where everyone’s dead? Entertainment Weekly asked Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige about this very thing and he revealed that, actually, he’s not sure that lots of death is the only way to create a strong finale. To illustrate his point, he referenced another landmark of geek culture – the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation:

“People always will jump
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Star Trek: Discovery episode 15 review: Will You Take My Hand?

James Hunt Feb 13, 2018

Star Trek: Discovery bows out of season one on a finale packed with joyful fan service. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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It’S All Over. And by that, I mean the Klingon-Federation war that threatened the very fabric of the alpha quadrant. Who would have guessed that all you needed to solve your problems was to talk to the opposition? Admittedly with a planet-destroying bomb planted in the centre of their world. But mostly just talking. It’s the Star Trek way.

I don’t even know where to begin with this episode. I just had a great time. Sure, not everything about the plot was perfect and the war did end a little too comfortably - but then what fictional war doesn’t?
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Christopher Lloyd and William Shatner Will Play Best Friends in The Comedy Senior Moment

Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd will be teaming up with William Shatner in a new comedy film called Senior Moment. Lloyd and Shatner in the same movie together.. again!? As many of you already know, the two actors previously starred together in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. I never really thought I'd see them together in a film again, but this is a comedic team-up we never knew we wanted until now! 

In the film, Shatner plays "a retired Top Gun Navy pilot who used to test aircraft for Nasa. After speeding around town in his vintage convertible hot rod with his best friend (played by Lloyd) in tow, he gets caught in a major crackdown to get dangerous senior drivers off the road, resulting in his car being impounded and his license revoked."

The thought of watching these two guys getting into ridiculous hijinks with
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Fan Theory Friday: Are Sherlock Holmes and Spock Related???

Illogical, you might think, but you’d be wrong…

On paper, the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Spock would seem to be pretty similar. Both are emotionally-detached male humanoids who value logic, reason, and loyalty above all else. Both are highly intelligent, if peculiar for their intelligence, and both require a confidant, Watson for Holmes and Kirk for Spock, as a sounding board/link to reality. But what if the connection goes beyond surface traits, and what if Holmes and Spock are … brace yourselves … related?

It sounds crazy but it’s not as crazy as it seems, and it all hinges on a single quote:

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

But before we get into all that, let’s look at another important connection between the two.

In “The Reichenbach Fall,” the season two finale of Sherlock, the BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Holmes
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Miguel Ferrer, Twin Peaks and RoboCop Star, Passes Away at 61

Miguel Ferrer, Twin Peaks and RoboCop Star, Passes Away at 61
Another Hollywood great passed away today, as the entertainment community mourns the loss of Miguel Ferrer. The character actor was best known for his roles on Twin Peaks, Crossing Jordan and, most recently, NCIS: Los Angeles. He died today at the age of 61. The actor had been battling cancer for quite some time before succumbing to the disease. We have gathered a number of tweets sent out in tribute to the late actor, plus a statement from his cousin, George Clooney.

Miguel Ferrer was born February 7, 1955 in Santa Monica, California, USA, the son of two famous actors, Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney, and cousin to George Clooney. Miguel and his cousin George Clooney were very close, and People.com received a statement from George Clooney, in regards to the late actor's passing. Here's what George Cloone had to say about his cousin's untimely death.

"Today history will mark giant changes in our world,
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Miguel Ferrer Has Passed Away

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A hard-working actor with over 100 screen credits to his name, actor Miguel Ferrer has sadly passed away at the age of 61.

Earlier today, Deadline reported the very sad news that Ferrer has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Since he began acting on screen in the early ’80s, Ferrer has lent his commanding presence as a performer to many TV series and films. Viewers know him as Dr. Garret Macy in Crossing Jordan, Owen Granger in NCIS: Los Angeles, and FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield in Twin Peaks—a role he reprised in both Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and the upcoming revival series on Showtime.

Ferrer was a familiar face to horror and sci-fi fans over the years, appearing in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, RoboCop, DeepStar Six, The Guardian, Night Visions, and several episodes of Tales From the Crypt.

He also helped bring life to several Stephen King adaptations,
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R.I.P. Miguel Ferrer (1955 – 2017)

American actor Migiel Ferrer has passed away aged 61 after losing his fight with cancer, Deadline is reporting.

The son of Oscar-winning actor Jose Ferrer and singer Rosemary Clooney, Ferrer began his career in the early 1980s with minor roles in TV shows and films such as Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, before his memorable turn in 1987’s RoboCop, where he played Ocp executive Bob Morton.

He would continue to mix film and TV work, with credits on the likes of Miami Vice, Twin Peaks, Hot Shots: Part Deux, The Stand, Mulan, Traffic, The Manchurian Candidate, Crossing Jordan and NCIS: Los Angeles.

Ferrer also enjoyed a number of comic book-related roles throughout his career, playing the Weather Wizard in the 1997 TV pilot Justice League of America and the Vice President in Iron Man 3, as well as lending his voice to Superman: The Animated Series, The Batman, Justice League: The New Frontier,
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Miguel Ferrer, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor, Dies at 61

Miguel Ferrer, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor, Dies at 61
Miguel Ferrer, the character and voice actor who appeared in shows including “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan,” and films such as “RoboCop” and “Iron Man 3,” died on Thursday of throat cancer. He was 61.

Ferrer was the son of top 1950s singer Rosemary Clooney and actor Jose Ferrer, and first cousin to George Clooney. He appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” for seven seasons.

George Clooney said Ferrer “made the world brighter and funnier” in a statement obtained by Variety.

“Today history will mark giant changes in our world, and lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer. But not lost to his family,” Clooney wrote. “Miguel made the world brighter and funnier, and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day, (monumental events), pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will.
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Miguel Ferrer, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor, Dies at 61

Miguel Ferrer, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Actor, Dies at 61
Miguel Ferrer, the character and voice actor who appeared in shows including “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Crossing Jordan,” and films such as “RoboCop” and “Iron Man 3,” died on Thursday of throat cancer. He was 61.

Ferrer was the son of top 1950s singer Rosemary Clooney and actor Jose Ferrer, and first cousin to George Clooney. He appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” for seven seasons.

George Clooney said Ferrer “made the world brighter and funnier” in a statement obtained by Variety.

“Today history will mark giant changes in our world, and lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer. But not lost to his family,” Clooney wrote. “Miguel made the world brighter and funnier, and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day, (monumental events), pale in comparison. We love you Miguel. We always will.”

NCIS: Los Angeles
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Star Trek: the 10 worst Starfleet Admirals

Juliette Harrisson Jul 5, 2017

Juliette counts down ten terrible Admirals that Starfleet must have been mad to promote...

You would think Starfleet would be very careful about who they promote to Admiral, running numerous psychological tests, only promoting those with a solid track record as Captain and keeping a close eye on them for signs of inappropriate behaviour. But no. Based on the evidence of this sorry lot, Starfleet generally just promote whoever happens to be in the vicinity and looks good in the fancy uniform.

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As will become clear below, this is particularly true of Admirals sent to work with the Federation’s flagship, the USS Enterprise. During the 24th century, the appearance of an Admiral on the bridge of the Enterprise is generally a solid indicator of upcoming shenanigans. We can only presume Starfleet
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‘Star Trek’: 50 Years of Films and TV, Ranked From Worst to Best

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‘Star Trek’: 50 Years of Films and TV, Ranked From Worst to Best
Beyond the 19 films and TV shows that make up official on-screen “Star Trek” canon, there are quite a few more efforts that could, philosophically, be a part of this list.

There’s the rich legacy of officially licensed novels and comic books that brought the characters to life in print form. There’s the technology invented by production designers that eventually became real-life wizardry. There’s the 1999 film “Galaxy Quest” — technically a parody, but spiritually one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made.

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There are the vibrant fan communities that, even during the franchise’s many dormant periods, ensured that “Star Trek” would never actually die. And there are the many real-life scientists and astronauts whose passion for boldly going into the real depths of the unknown were inspired by a show
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Ranked: Every Star Trek Studio Film

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To celebrate Star Trek's 50th year, we're counting down to the best Star Trek adventure on the big screen.

Star Trek: The Original Series was a ground-breaking television event when it first hit the airwaves in 1966. As the famous tagline promised, the show went to places where no man had gone before, breaking boundaries and presumptions about science fiction and sindicated television on the way. By the late 1970's, reruns expanded the shows' popularity, and Star Wars paved the way for a transition to the big screen. 37 years, 13 films, and 3 generations of casts later, Star Trek still has a place on the big screen.

This is my personal ranking of those films, as a more than casual fan who grew up watching the films more so than the television shows. Are you a die-hard Trekkie? Or how about someone who has only been introduced to Star Trek through the reboot films?
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Music That Takes Us Beyond: A Guide to the Star Trek Movie Soundtracks

To mark composer Michael Giacchino’s triumphant return with Star Trek Beyond, Sean Wilson explores the extraordinarily rich legacy of music from the Star Trek movies…

From being initially written off on the basis of the underwhelming trailers to its emergence as a funny, fast-paced and fan-pleasing summer blockbuster, Star Trek Beyond has according to most critics done a bang up job of both honouring and continuing the classic franchise on the eve of its 50th anniversary.

Key to its impact is yet another rousingly adventurous and rich score from Michael Giacchino, whose return to the Trek realm for the third time was launched with a spectacular live concert performance at the movie’s premiere in Los Angeles. But then music has always been one of the most important and powerful weapons in the Star Trek arsenal, several of Hollywood’s most legendary composers having beamed us into the unknown.
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Movie Poster of the Week: “Atlantic City” and the Letter Forms of Gerard Huerta

One of my favorite contemporary designers is Jessica Hische, a lettering artist whose best known movie poster work is her typeface design for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. Hische is a prodigiously talented and endlessly inventive artist who has brought renewed recognition to the art of lettering and whose covers for Barnes and Noble Classics and Penguin Drop Caps are gorgeous. I mention this because I recently discovered the poster work of another extraordinary letterform artist from an earlier era, via this magnificent poster for Louis Malle’s Atlantic City.Gerard Huerta is a letterform and logo designer who got his start with CBS Records in the early 70s where he created album covers and logos for Boston, Ted Nugent, Rick Derringer, Bob Dylan and many others. His greatest claim to fame might be that he forged the “look” of heavy metal typography with his logo for Blue Öyster Cult
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Horror Highlights: The Walking Dead Figures, Wynonna Earp, Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter

We have a look (via The Toyark) at McFarlane Toys’ new Rick Grimes, Aaron, and Lucille figures. All three Walking Dead figures will be available to purchase this winter. Also in today’s Highlights: details on the respective cast appearances of Wynonna Earp and Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, which kicks off next week!

A Look at Three The Walking Dead Figures from McFarlane Toys: “Constable Rick Grimes

Release Date: Winter 2016 Specs Paint: Original Paint Format: Action Figure Scale: 5 Inches Packaging: Blister Msrp: $14.99 Constable Rick Grimes is a Walgreens exclusive figure.”

“Aaron – Exclusive

Release Date: Winter 2016 Specs Paint: Original Paint Format: Action Figure Scale: 5 Inches Packaging: Blister Msrp: $14.99 Aaron is a Walgreens exclusive figure.”

“Negan’s Bat “Lucille”

The leader of the group known as The Saviors, Negan is one of the most merciless enemies to ever cross paths with Rick Grimes and the other survivors. With no remorse,
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Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month

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Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month
We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange,
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All These Movies Are Disappearing From Netflix on July 1

You have mere days left to watch all these movies and TV shows, because come July, they'll be gone. With the truckload of new movies hitting Netflix in July, all these are expiring. It's a sad event, but at least we have a heads-up so that we can get all our watching in now. Take a look, and make sure you've caught all the new movies that popped up in June! Expiring July 1 2001: A Space Odyssey A Clockwork Orange A League of Their Own Allegiance Along Came Polly Best in Show The Beverly Hillbillies Bulworth Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Caillou The Central Park Five Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke The Conspiracy Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, seasons one-two Dinosaur Train, season two Drive Me Crazy Flashpoint, seasons one-five The Flintstones The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas The Game, seasons one-three How to Marry a Millionaire Ice Age: The Meltdown Medium,
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Happy 15th Birthday, ‘Moulin Rouge!’

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Happy 15th Birthday, ‘Moulin Rouge!’
It was 15 years ago today that Moulin Rouge! opened in theaters across the U.S. The opening followed a world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and New York and Los Angeles premieres the month prior. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman made us all swoon with their charm and their palpable chemistry in the heartfelt, old-fashioned, tragic love story of Christian and Satine (very old-fashioned, in a sense — director Baz Luhrmann has said he drew from the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice in writing the film). The spectacular spectacular of Moulin Rogue! didn’t win over everybody — Luhrmann’s glitzy, dazzling style has been quite divisive over the years. But the film caught the attention of Oscars voters — it was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including wins for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Beyond the technical categories, the film earned Kidman her first Oscar nomination, and with a Best Picture nomination,
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country - revisiting the film

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The final big screen outing for the original crew, we take a look back at Star Trek 6...

Despite my personal opinions, the reception to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was nothing short of disastrous. A Razzie for Worst Picture, derision across the board and enough fallout to kill the career of producer Harve Bennett, and stop William Shatner from ever directing another movie. But Star Trek: The Next Generation fortunately found its feet not long after, and the franchise survived. But what of the ageing original cast? They were unwanted, unloved, too old, and too much of a financial risk. Gene Roddenberry, in rapidly failing health, was using what was left of his clout as Next Generation showrunner (even if the day to day running of the show was something of a power vacuum due to said failing health) to try and get his Starfleet Academy story made.
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'Beyond' Baddie Just A One-Film Alien

There's warriors like Christopher Lloyd's Kruge in "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock," and then there are talky villains like Khan in both "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (Ricardo Montalban) and "Star Trek: Into Darkness" (Benedict Cumberbatch). And then, of course, you have talky warriors like Christopher Plummer's Chang in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country."For Krall, a new villain brought to "Star Trek: Beyond" by Idris Elba, the Enterprise is going head-to-head with someone who is pure warrior. And it won't be good for her crew."What's interesting about him is that he has a real beef with what the Enterprise stands for," Elba recently told Entertainment Weekly's Darren Franich. "Krall's a character who's deeply steeped in hatred in my opinion, a well-earned hatred for the Federation."In ...
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