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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 14, 2020. 14 comments

There Are Even More Live-Action Star Trek Shows on the Way

There Are Even More Live-Action Star Trek Shows on the Way

Discovery’s third season . Picard about to begin . Short Treks underway. Even looking ahead beyond those, we know Michelle Yeoh’s Section 31 spinoff is coming, and that’s even before you get to Star Trek animation. But hold the phone: The engines can indeed take it, cap’n, because there’s even more Trek TV coming our way.

That’s according to Star Trek’s current overseer Alex Kurtzman at...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Jan 09, 2020. 19 comments

The Long-Awaited Flash Movie Might Be Based on Flashpoint After All

The Long-Awaited Flash Movie Might Be Based on Flashpoint After All
Morning Spoilers If there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.Prev NextView All

Another mystery face joins Matrix 4 . DC Entertainment’s Gotham City Sirens isn’t happening any time soon, but Bright 2 might, according to David Ayer. Even more Star Trek: Discovery is on the way. Plus, Jordan Vogt-Roberts is working on a new monster...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Dec 22, 2019.

This Behind-the-Scenes Video Unpacks the Process Behind the Latest Short Trek, ‘The Girl Who Made the Stars’

This Behind-the-Scenes Video Unpacks the Process Behind the Latest Short Trek, ‘The Girl Who Made the Stars’

Star Trek has only been animated a few times in its lengthy history. But as the recent animated couple of Short Treks prove , the series translates incredibly well to the medium. Thanks to CBS All Access, we now have a better look at how it was made.

In a behind-the-scenes featurette featuring the short’s director, Olatunde Osunsanmi, and the creators at Pixomondo who animated one of those...

Dec 18, 2019. 16 comments

io9's 14 Best (and 5 Worst) Television Moments of 2019

io9's 14 Best (and 5 Worst) Television Moments of 2019
Year In ReviewYear In ReviewWe look back at the best, worst, and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to next year.Prev Next View All

We may have already celebrated our favorite shows of the year , but that doesn’t mean we’re done looking back on 2019's TV. In a year packed with an extraordinary amount of TV, there were moments that had us broken-hearted, laughing our heads...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Dec 14, 2019. 15 comments

Jason Isaacs Wants Racists to Stop Pretending to Be Star Trek Fans

Jason Isaacs Wants Racists to Stop Pretending to Be Star Trek Fans

There are a lot—a lot—of reasons that fandom culture in the modern age has been tarred with a general air of toxicity thanks to the actions of select groups. One of those myriad reasons, is, well, bigots and racists getting mad that progressively minded fiction is a Thing That Exists. And Jason Isaacs has no time for them shielding that hatred as fandom.

Speaking to the Radio Times about

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Dec 13, 2019. 6 comments

The Newest Short Treks Offer a Bright Hope for Star Trek's Animated Future

The Newest Short Treks Offer a Bright Hope for Star Trek's Animated Future

Although attempts have been made, today marks the first official animated stories told in the Star Trek universe since the days of the charmingly goofy Star Trek: The Animated Series in the early ‘70s. While they might not be the particularly traditional Trek tales you’d expect, they offer a promise that this medium can push Star Trek to interesting new places.

Today two brand new Short...

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Dec 12, 2019. 21 comments

The 11 Best (and 6 Worst) TV Shows of 2019

The 11 Best (and 6 Worst) TV Shows of 2019
Year In ReviewYear In ReviewWe look back at the best, worst, and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to next year.Prev NextView All

You might have heard us say this once or twice already: there was a lot of television this year . We are but a few humble bloggers and could never watch everything out there but of the many TV series we did watch, we’ve narrowed down our most...

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Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Dec 02, 2019. 14 comments

Michelle Yeoh Wanted to Do Section 31 Before Star Trek: Discovery Even Aired

Michelle Yeoh Wanted to Do Section 31 Before Star Trek: Discovery Even Aired

In the flurry of Star Trek news over the past few months, the upcomingSection 31 spinoff starring Michelle Yeoh has been somewhat lost in the shuffle. In a recent interview, some of the lead Trek people talked a bit about how things have been going on that front and shed some light on the show’s development .

The interview, conducted by Vanity Fair, is a wide-ranging review on the state of...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Nov 15, 2019. 6 comments

Anson Mount and Ethan Peck Look Back on Their Star Trek Tour of Duty

Anson Mount and Ethan Peck Look Back on Their Star Trek Tour of Duty

Star Trek: Discovery had a lot to prove going into its second season—especially in its bold move to cast new faces as two very familiar heroes from Trek’s past and bring them into Discovery’s morally murky take on a pre-original series Federation. But Discovery’s second season not only took on those high expectations, in many ways it surpassed them.

Of all the things well-received about...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Nov 08, 2019. 11 comments

Star Trek: Discovery's Tilly Thinks She's Either Going Insane or Being Flirted With in This Exclusive Deleted Scene

Star Trek: Discovery's Tilly Thinks She's Either Going Insane or Being Flirted With in This Exclusive Deleted Scene

The real question when it comes to fungal parasitic interlopers in your bodily systems, though: Why not both?

To celebrate the impending release of Star Trek: Discovery’s sophomore season on Blu-ray and DVD, io9 is excited to share this exclusive look at one of the deleted scenes included on the home release. Especially considering it includes our favorite Starfleet Ensign , Sylvia Tilly!

A...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 11, 2019. 17 comments

This Week's Short Treks Were a Love Letter to the Earnest, Sometimes Silly Humanity of Classic Star Trek

This Week's Short Treks Were a Love Letter to the Earnest, Sometimes Silly Humanity of Classic Star Trek

This week, Star Trek: Short Treks made its triumphant return for another round of short-form fun, boldly going with not one, but two new episodes. They’re bite-sized tales that are packed with heart—an ode to the sometimes camp, often sincere humanity that has driven Star Trek’s core of moral sci-fi since its earliest days.

The four minisodes released between Discovery’s first two seasons all...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 09, 2019. 14 comments

Oh My God, the Next Star Trek: Short Treks Is Basically an Episode of Archer With Tribbles

Oh My God, the Next Star Trek: Short Treks Is Basically an Episode of Archer With Tribbles

Who’d win in a fight, H. Jon Benjamin, a Starfleet officer, or some Tribbles? We’re about to find out, but frankly, I think I’m on team Tribble.

CBS just dropped the next trailer for the second episode in the latest batch of Star Trek: Short Treks minisodes, after stealth-launching the new series at New York Comic Con this past weekend. “The Trouble With Edward” stars Archer’s Sterling...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 08, 2019. 10 comments

The Nickelodeon Star Trek Show Won't Talk Down to Its Younger Audience

The Nickelodeon Star Trek Show Won't Talk Down to Its Younger Audience

When it was first announced that a new Star Trek animated series would be heading to Nickelodeon, a certain subsection of Star Trek fans began wringing their hands that this might be the point the franchise “dumbs itself down” to attract those gosh-darned youths. Well, good news: that’s not going to be the case.

Speaking to Trek Core at New York Comic Con this past weekend, producer and Star...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 06, 2019. 24 comments

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Sets Course for a New Future

The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery's Third Season Sets Course for a New Future
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The climax of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season was explosive in more ways than one : Michael Burnham, the Discovery, and her crew were catapulted into a future so far beyond anything previously seen in a Trek TV show. Now, we’ve finally got a solid glimpse at what that brave new universe ...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 15, 2019. 10 comments

Marvel, Game of Thrones, and Star Trek: Discovery Win Big at the Saturn Awards

Marvel, Game of Thrones, and Star Trek: Discovery Win Big at the Saturn Awards

It wasn’t just merry Mutant namedrops at this year’s Saturn Awards. It was also a reminder of some of the summer’s biggest dramas in pop culture, albeit on a more amicable scale.

Iron Man Had an Alternate Post-Credits Scene Where Nick Fury Referenced the X-Men

Iron Man’s post-credits scene was a game-changing moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because…

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 05, 2019. 13 comments

Another DC Superhero Show Could Join the CW's Arrow-less Arrowverse

Another DC Superhero Show Could Join the CW's Arrow-less Arrowverse
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

James Wan teases an old-school vibe to his next horror project. Black Widow co-writer Jac Schaeffer wants the film’s combat to be visceral. Star Trek: Discovery will have to sort out its captain vacancy in season three. Plus, get a look at the Katy Keene spinoff of...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 02, 2019. 20 comments

AMC Thinks There's Room For a Lot More Walking Dead Spinoffs

AMC Thinks There's Room For a Lot More Walking Dead Spinoffs
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

There’s already wild rumors about a potential Hobbs & Shaw sequel. Stephen King hypes up It: Chapter 2. Supergirl casts a dark new force. The team behind Star Trek: Discovery are pondering the technological impacts of the show’s leap to the future. Plus, Jesus comes to...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 02, 2019. 6 comments

The Man Who Fell to Earth Will Become a CBS All Access Series

The Man Who Fell to Earth Will Become a CBS All Access Series

CBS All Access has made its name pumping out Star Trek content , but the streaming service has another sci-fi series in the pipeline: an adaptation of Walter Tevis’ sci-fi novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, which was previously made into a 1976 film by Nicolas Roeg , memorably starring David Bowie .

That doesn’t mean the new series will be completely divested from CBS All Access’ bread and...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 01, 2019. 5 comments

Star Trek: Away Mission VR Will Grant You the Opportunity to Be Immersively Killed Off Like a Redshirt

Star Trek: Away Mission VR Will Grant You the Opportunity to Be Immersively Killed Off Like a Redshirt

Well, actually, it’s set during the time of Star Trek: Discovery , so you’ll be killed off like, an, err...bronzeshirt? Important difference!

CBS Interactive and Sandbox VR have announced Star Trek: Discovery Away Mission, a new group-based virtual reality experience. More in line with the Void’s Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire location-based experience, Away Mission isn’t for VR in the...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jul 26, 2019. 15 comments

Watch the Birth of Galaxies in an Exclusive Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 VFX Reel

Watch the Birth of Galaxies in an Exclusive Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 VFX Reel

Season two of Star Trek: Discovery embraced the more fun side of the franchise, but still kept things action-packed and intense. That means a lot of cool explosions, larger-than-life galaxies, and scores of flying ships. This exclusive behind-the-scenes video shows how VFX studio Pixomondo created some of the biggest moments from the sophomore season of Discovery.

As you can see in the video...

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