Comic Con is often remembered for the big panels in Hall H, the massive studio presence by companies like Marvel, and the fans. When Marvel announced they would not have the usual massive presence many worried that the behemoth that is SDCC might be slowing down in its old age (next year the con turns 50). Nothing could have been further from the truth.
Along with news of tentpole films like Aquaman, WonderWoman84, and Godzilla King of Monsters there were also a lot of great new trailers for shows like Doctor Who, Star Trek: Discovery, and the Walking Dead franchise.
Sometimes those big reveals overshadow some other shows worthy of attention.
Here are a just a few of the TV trailers that premiered over the weekend.
Whether you like his politics or not, President Barack Obama is a unique president. OK, let’s get the obvious one out the way, he’s black. However, another unique feature that he has that not many presidents have had, is that he’s the first “millennial” president. He uses social media, he listens to current pop music, and he’s a loud and proud nerd.
Transformers might be “robots in disguise” to the average person, but to the consumer, there ain’t no disguising the avalanche of robotic projects coming our way. Falling in with the likes of Marvel, DC, and the Star Wars franchise, the folks behind Transformers are creating a “shared universe,” and it sounds like pretty much anything contained within the canon of the Autobots and Decepticons is fair game. Are you ready for a Bumblebee solo film? How about a story of robotic lives and love set on pre-war Cybertron? Can you handle the heart-palpitating excitement of a story focused on Cosmos (you remember Cosmos from the original cartoon series, right – the robot alien who decided to come to Earth inconspicuously disguised as… a UFO)?
Neil deGrasse Tyson has proved his awesomeness as a rock star scientist with guest roles as himself on shows like The Big Bang Theory, hosting the critically-acclaimed science and discovery miniseries Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, and has appeared on numerous talk shows like The Daily Show. Now, to further confirm just how awesome he is, Tyson is getting his own talk show. On the National Geographic Channel no less. There’s no doubt that the late night landscape is changing, with Jimmy Fallon now holding court on The Tonight Show, and Stephen Colbert teeing up to takeover The Later Show, but is there room for an affable but combative scientist hosting a weekly talk show on a TV channel known more for education than entertainment? You better not doubt NdT! (more…)
No one knew how to explain the cosmic world of heavenly bodies better than Carl Sagan. His soothing narration gently eased your tiny pea-sized brain to expand with knowledge of billions upon billions of stars and planets. And today he’s back (thanks to talented animator, Dan Meth) to teach you all about the many wonders of such planets as Thundara, home of the Thundercats and Cybertron where the sentient life breeds mechanically.
Sit back, roll a joint and enjoy the dulcet tones of Mr Sagan as you journey through the cosmos, man.