There’s just a month to go until the June 3rd debut of Robert Kirkman‘s new Cinemax horror series based on the comic book of the same name Outcast hits. Kirkman is hoping to tap into the Horror vein with even half the success of The Walking Dead. Cinemax is a good home for Outcast as the horror elements might have been too much for many main stream television channels. There’s a new trailer out that sets the tone of the series and what horrors one might expect to see. (more…)
Recently, Disney and Lucasfilm have been slowly revealing the characters of their new animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Set during the rise of Empire, Star Wars Rebels will focus on the early days of the rebellion and specifically on the crew of the Ghost. We’ve already met Chopper, the cantankerous mechanic droid, Kanan, the “cowboy Jedi” and the young con artist, Ezra, with a mysterious connectiong to the force. Two more characters have been revealed, Zeb and Sabine, who you’ll meet below. But first, has Star Trek‘s Brent Spiner snagged a role on Rebels? (more…)
This past weekend at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation took to the stage in what was surely a momentous occasion for all Trekkies in attendance. The reunion marked the show’s 25th anniversary and included LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Brent Spiner, Wil Wheaton, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn and Sir Patrick Stewart. I know, you’re already shaking with jealousy over the fact you weren’t present to witness what must have been an evening of true Star Trek awesomeness. Never fear, this is the internet age where anything and everything is recorded for posterity. Below you’ll find a full 66 minutes of the reunion that’s been uploaded to Youtube thanks to cid388.
But first! I’d like to highlight this moment extra special and extremely heartfelt moment. Wil Wheaton gave his own touching tribute to the crew of the Enterprise and I dare you not to get even a little teary-eyed. Note, not recommend for the easily emotional. Especially if you’re at work. Do you want to try and explain why you’re crying like a little girl about Star Trek to your co-workers?
Hit the jump for the all the videos recapping the reunion.
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Brent Spiner has an eerily acurate Patrick Stewart impression. It’s awesome, but creepy. Seriously, you must give this a watch. (io9)
The Star Trek veteran (because he deserves to be called a veteran at this point, IMO) Brent Spiner did a live webchat earlier this week, promoting his new webseries: Fresh Hell. During the webchat, however, he decided to do some self-pluggage and start a movement to get himself back in the Star Trek game.
I am thinking more about the next Star Trek movie and more about who can I be in it. I did this character Arik Soong [on Star Trek Enterprise], not to be confused with Dr. Soong on the [TNG], this was his predecessor. And I would like to start a campaign, maybe right here tonight, its called BBS—Bring Back Soong. And I want you to flood JJ Abrams offices with that: BBS, Bring Back Soong.
You’ve probably inferred from the above quote that he’s not interested in reprising the role for which he’s known, Lt. Commander Data.
I don’t think that could happen. Look at me. I am a shockingly older gentleman. I don’t see that I could wear that makeup anymore. I think that would look really stupid. I love the character and I wish I started it much younger, but I was already in my mid sixties when I started [joke]. I just don’t think I could get away with it. Yeah they could CGI it, but why not just CGI the whole character and forget about me.
Given that Shatner’s jumped ship, it’d be nice to get Spiner back on the boat. (It’s more of a yacht.)
Thoughts? Will you be supporting the Bring Back Soong campaign?