The science fiction and fantasy genres are really hot right now. From the superheroes of Marvel and DC to the blood, tears and boobs of Game of Thrones, some of Hollywood’s biggest products are steeped in the genres that geeks have been consuming for years. But now that the mainstream has co-opted the culture and decided to make some serious cash from it, there forms a question of whether or not they’ve managed to corrupt two genres that began as mediums for serious social commentary. According to one of the biggest uber-geeks ever, Simon Pegg, that may indeed be a major problem. Read on to see what Pegg had to say. (more…)
Rumors have been swirling around the Internet that Simon Pegg and Daniel Craig have asked to do cameo appearances in J.J. Abrams‘ Star War: The Force Awakens. Both just wanted to be involved is some small way. Simon Pegg has publicly confirmed that he does have a cameo, but recently he accidentally confirmed and outed Daniel Craig’s cameo. (more…)
Surprise! It’s an all-new episode with your favorite podcast personalities that aren’t actually famous or Chris Hardwick. Since last we left our plump buddies, Jeremy has become a totally hairless karate master and Jason has watched Double Dragon and subsisted on beard leavings. Enough foreplay, here’s what you’re getting yourself into: (more…)
So remember last week when it was announced that Idris Elba was being courted to play the villain in the upcoming Star Trek 3? Funny story, a lot of people, including us, jumped to the conclusion that Elba, whose deep voice and stature would be ideally suited for the part, was playing a Klingon. Really though, who can blame us? Since the promotion rounds for Star Trek Into Darkness there’s been semi-confirmed rumors that the role of the warrior race would be expanded in the third Trek, but there’s been a huge change in management since then. And now, one of the new screenwriters of Trek 3 is saying don’t count your Klingons before they’ve hatched. (more…)
While promoting his new movie Kill Me Three Times, which looks like a fun movie, Simon Pegg was of course asked about his new script writing chores for Star Trek 3 and the process he uses to keep both the studio and fans happy. (more…)
There’s been no shortage of acting talent across the nearly 50 year history of the Star Trek franchise, and the rebooted Star Trek movie series has been no exception. After Eric Bana took on the Romulan Nero in 2009’s Star Trek, and Benedict Cumberbatch stepped into the role of the genetically enhanced
John Harrison Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, it looks like Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise will face their most fearsome foe yet in the upcoming Star Trek 3 directed by Justin Lin. Although the villains in the two J.J. Abrams‘ films haven’t been their strongest components, you’re going to be keeping your fingers crossed when the Summer of 2016 rolls around, and Idris Elba makes his Trek debut. (more…)
As Simon Pegg dips his quill into the ink well for Star Trek 3‘s script, there are some other rumors floating around the Internet that possibly hint at what Pegg might be writing about: Bryan Cranston rumored to be the movie’s villain and the addition of three strong female characters to the Star Trek 3 mix. What characters might these new additions play and what could this mean for the franchise? (more…)
This time on that podcast… Hey, did you know they are rebooting Ghostbusters? Jeremy has a few plumbing related concerns about this. Meanwhile Paul Feig apparently found Jason’s weak spot – current Saturday Night Live comedy genius Kate McKinnon.
Hey, did you know they are rebooting the Fantastic Four? The guys watch the trailer and give a honest to goodness mature review. Not really, but truth be told, Jason seems truly afraid and curious to see if the film’s seemingly antiseptic view of the FF mythos will start a trend.
Hey, did you know there is also some other reboot and non-reboot news this week? (more…)
There’s a new trailer for the BBCs Doctor Who Christmas Special: Last Christmas is out and we’ve got a few glimpses into what we can expect to see. There’s Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, and special guest Nick Frost as Santa Claus. (more…)
For those of you younger readers this might not seem like much of a big deal. It’s just another blooper reel, there are hundreds on the Internet at a click of a mouse button. For those of us old enough to remember the Before Times of the Internet, we remember seeing the mythical original series Star Trek Blooper Reel once or perhaps twice a year in a crowded, unusually hot hotel conference room at the annual local Sci-Fi convention. No one even had it on VHS back then unless you bought it off the bootleg video table. You could always find it in a darkened corner of your local comic book convention. You knew the table because every VHS tape had a photocopied cover. Now you just click and enjoy. (more…)