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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

It has taken almost as long as it took for Riker to get his own ship, but fans finally have hope for Star Trek: DiscoveryCBS All Access has dropped the first trailer for the new series. Many were concerned about the shows fate after it was pushed back from being released earlier this year and the departure of show runner, Bryan Fuller but the first trailer for the new series, thus giving some fans a much-needed, new hope.

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The saga of Pararmount Pictures Vs the Makers of the fan film Axanar continues as a legal decision yesterday allowed the lawsuit, which is now been before the courts for a year, to proceed to a jury trial. In a legal good news/bad news situation, the first, best defense of the Axanar producers to get the lawsuit thrown out of court was itself thrown out by the judge, but U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner decided to not go so far as to end the case himself, and will let the question that the case hinges on answering be decided by a jury later this year. (more…)

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Sorry Star Trek fans. It appears that your next trip to boldly go where no man has gone before will be delayed. Star Trek: Discovery the new show in the fan-beloved series set to debut on CBS All Access in May 2017, pushed back from its original January 2017 scheduled debut has now hit another asteroid road block, and this one’s big; Series co-creater and Showrunner Bryan Fuller is stepping down from his duties.  (more…)

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Fans were dismayed and outraged when Paramount Pictures and CBS went after Azanar Productions, a group that raised over half a million dollars on Kickstarter to make their studio quality Star Trek fan film. Paramount had a long-standing tradition of ignoring fan films, or at least not going after any that weren’t trying to make a buck off the Star Trek franchise. The lawsuit sent shock waves through the fan film community, who might be next? During a fan event for Star Trek Beyond back in May, director Justin Lin and J.J. Abrams announced that the lawsuit would be dropped and fans breathed a sigh of relief. So why would Paramount and CBS tell the judge yesterday (6/15/16) that the lawsuit was still on? (more…)

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The first season of Supergirl has been a success for CBS, but in the weird case of the so-called Tiffany network, the definition of success is somewhat graded on a curve. For example, a show like Person of Interest would be a huge hit on every other American network, but because it airs on CBS it’s does so-so in the ratings, hence its fifth and final season being burned off this May and June. That brings us back to the Girl of Steel, another hit any network would be glad to have, and as fate would have it, they may come September. According to reports, Supergirl may be moving to the CW. (more…)

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Twilight Zone broke barriers and bridged new horizons in 1959 when Rod Serling started the series. The same could not quite be said for the series when it was rebooted both in the1980’s and early 2000’s. Despite good actors, and a few interesting stories, the new series’ just never captured the allure of the original. In this age of the almost constant reboot, it makes sense that CBS is trying to reinvent the series for a new audience yet again. (more…)

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After what’s seemed like months of teasing, the first crossover (and we’ve got to assume that it will be the first of many) between Supergirl and The Flash happens in exactly one week. A magazine cover last spring featuring stars Melissa Benoist and Grant Gustin (along with the Greg Berlanti, the executive producer of both shows) proved how photogenic they are together, which in Hollywood is half of any effort. But now, we get to see if the two have any chemistry, and the proof offered in the promo for “World’s Finest” answers in definitive terms, they do!. It looks like next week’s crossover is going to be a lot of fun indeed. (more…)

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Following the long line of 80’s and 90’s shows getting the reboot or reinterpretation CBS has cast Lucas Till as the title character for MacGyver. That show about a guy that can take the contents of your kitchen junk drawer and disarm a bomb, rig a smoke grenade, or perform emergency surgery in a canoe rafting down the Rio Grande. Till, best known as the X-Men’s Havoc in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. (more…)

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Remember Westworld? It’s the new Jonathan Nolan show produced by J.J. Abrams that was supposed to debut on HBO later this year. Or maybe next year. The thing has been plagued by all kinds of rumors about costly reshoots, logistical issues, and filming sex scenes with real sex, but HBO has been steadfast in its support of the show, saying that the producers are merely trying to get Westworld right, and that they’re taking the extra time necessary to make it so. Now, Abrams has added his own voice to that line of defense saying in a new interview that it’s “never a bad move” for a project to take the time to get it right. (more…)

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In less than one Earth year, we will have Star Trek back on our televisions. Granted those televisions will have to be tuned into the CBS steaming site All Access, but still, for the first time in over a decade, we will be able to watch a weekly Star Trek adventure. Of course, Star Trek did start out as a multi-platform multimedia entity. For three years in the 1960s it was a TV show created and overseen by Gene Roddenberry, and while his failing health prevented him from having a lot to do with the show from about the third season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, his influence persisted through to the end of Enterprise in 2005. Now we’ve learned that when the new Trek begins next year, a Roddenberry will, in fact, be taking part. (more…)