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Stop if us if you’ve heard this one, but an online streaming channel is bringing back a beloved hit from the 80s! It’s a story that seems to make the news every other week, but this time it involves your second favourite plot device, a talking car. If you have fond memories of the classic NBC series Knight Rider, then there’s good news for you because Machinima is bringing it back, and to help them out, they’ve recruited a man that knows about the sacred love between a man and his car as they save the world together, Fast & Furious and Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin. (more…)

Justin Lin‘s (Fast & Furious) Star Trek Beyond hits theaters this weekend and we’re sure to get an action packed ride, but will Simon Pegg‘s script also provide fans with that Star Trek feeling from the television series and movies that many fans have claimed was missing in the rebooted Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness? Check out this last trailer and find out. (more…)

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Everyone’s doing music for movies these days, although it’s really nothing new, remember Vanilla Ice‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles song? That was 25 years ago. Fallout Boy and Missy Elliot took a crack at updating the Ghostbusters theme song and now Rihanna has slipped a track (Sledgehammer) in the new Star Trek Beyond soundtrack. You can check it out in the new trailer below. (more…)

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It’s a Japanese renaissance in Hollywood right now! That is if three live-action movies based on anime and/or manga projects counts as a renaissance. Ghost in the Shell is presently before the cameras, and production on Battle Angel Alita will soon get underway if the intention is to still make its 2018 release date. And yet, what do neither of those movies have? How about a director of Asian ancestry? Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) is directing Ghost, while Robert Rodriguez is working on Alita. Now though, it looks like Warner Bros. is going to shake things up by hiring the Taiwanese-born Justin Lin to helm the long gestating Akira movie. (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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A lot has been said, and written, about the behind-the-scenes turmoil in the development of Star Trek Beyond, but that drama was focused behind the camera. What about in front of the camera though? Was there ever a chance that one of the main cast members might have taken a powder on the third chapter in the rebooted Trek movie series? Possibly. In an interview released this week, the once and future Judge Dredd Karl Urban seemed to indicate that there were mitigating factors that might have prevented him from returning to the series, but director Justin Lin convinced him to come back to Bones. (more…)

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The Star Trek Beyond trailer was all set to debut at Star Wars: The Force Awakens across the world, but someone in Germany, or at least someone who got their hands on the German language version of the trailer, leaked it onto the Internet. Paramount decided to just post the official English version instead of trying to track down all those sites posting the leak and sending C&D letters so we got an early look at the new film. That was when, for many Star Trek fans, the wheels fell off the trek. (more…)

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Omaze charity efforts for the Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign,  has afforded fans some great sneak peeks of the forthcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond, including some new aliens, the new Starfleet uniforms, and the cast showing off their best dance moves on the bridge of the Enterprise.

With only one week left to donate,  the possibility of earning the chance to win a walk-on role in the move from director Justin Lin is at your finger tips. Of course with only a few days left, a new charity video has  surfaced that also acts as a Leonard Nimoy tribute, complete with the cast giving Spock’s customary farewell.

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Before JJ Abrams meandered off to a galaxy far, far away, he did a pretty-darn-tootin’ good job of breathing new life into another classic sci-fi franchise with his 2009 “reboot” (I use this word very begrudgingly these days) of Star Trek.  Next year we are due to receive the third film from this new series, the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek Beyond, and other than some vague ramblings about how it’s going to be alternatively “less Trek-y” but also somehow harken back to the classic 1960 series’ original roots, not much is known about the particulars of the film.  Today, however, we finally got a decent look at some actual filming footage; while Paramount has been swift in it’s work to remove the video from the internet, we do have a good amount of still photos taken from the video – view them while supplies last!

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