Roberto Orci Ain’t Even Writing ‘Star Trek 3′ Anymore

- 12-26-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Was it only a few months ago that the future of Star Trek was riding on one Roberto Orci? After co-writing two volumes of “Nu Trek,” Orci got the call to direct the third after J.J. Abrams left the series make some small independent feature at a tiny production company. That’s a lot of faith in a guy that’s not got a lot of good will banked in the fan community, especially after Star Trek Into Darkness, and it seemed as though that someone at Paramount eventually agreed. Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has been hired to stake over the directing duties for Star Trek 3, and despite reports to the contrary, it seems as though the director’s chair isn’t the only one that Orci’s lost in the reshuffling. (more…)

Justin Lin Boards Enterprise To Direct Paramount Pictures ‘Star Trek 3′

- 12-23-14Film, TV Posted by Derek Robertson

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Set your phasers to stun/heat/kill (depending on how you see fit) folks, as Paramount Pictures has finally found a new director to helm the third instalment of the mega-budgeted Star Trek reboot. With many directors in the running – including Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Jonathan Frakes – the list finally became a two-man race, fortunately this didn’t involve any souped up muscle cars, or fuel injected nitro kits. The search for a replacement director went into over-drive – when J.J. Abrams left for another galaxy far far away – with names as far-out as Edgar Wright popping up online. Now Paramount seem to have found the man for the job. (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Doesn’t Say Anything Bad About North Korea, Honest

- 12-23-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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TONIGHT, Jeremy and Jason endeavor towards glory in the dystopian Colbert Reportless future while discussing the North Korean response to The Interview and Obama’s response to Sony’s response in a way that won’t get our site hacked.

ALSO ON THE SHOW: (more…)

The RadioBastard Podcast Shuts Down All The Trash Compactors On The Detention Level

- 12-15-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson

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This time on PODCAST, HUMOR Jeremy and guest host (that is totally not Jason) Neil B. Deep (see? Not Jason,) gather around the glowing internet fire to discuss all manner of things that pertain to fitness, finance, and faith. Also reports indicate that Marvel and Sony discussed a Spider-Man double-team and Deadpool is happening (I know you already knew that… just go with it). Also there are other things!

Here are the other things! (more…)

Jonathon Frakes For ‘Star Trek 3’? Oh, The Possibilities

- 12-11-14Film, WTF? Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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The internet is an interesting beast.  While a movie or franchise can spend millions on marketing a legitimately good movie, trolls across the planet can have it all tumble down with a few harsh keystrokes.  On the other end of the spectrum, the internet has also helped get many projects off the ground that may have never even initiated lift off had it not been for the online campaigns that insisted the projects come to fruition, e.g. Veronica Mars and Deadpool.   Well, it looks like the net may have done it again, this time in the form of William T. Riker aka Jonathon Frakes.  Thanks, in part, to an online campaign, it appears that Frakes has reached out to Paramount Pictures in an effort to helm the next voyage to the final frontier. (more…)

‘Star Trek 3′: Could Roberto Orci Be Replaced By Edgar Wright?

- 12-06-14Film Posted by Derek Robertson

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Trekkies might have been annoyed about the the prospects of a Star Trek reboot being directed by J.J. Abrams back in 2009, but the irony is not lost on them (well, at least we hope it’s not…), as the popularity of the franchise was waning with smaller box office returns after each consequent release of the Star Trek: The Next Generation movies; with the nail hitting the head with the disappointing performance of Star Trek Nemesis. To make matters worse, there was also the cancellation of ‘Enterprise‘ after four seasons. So – although the reboot was catered to a wider audience – it was the only way to save the franchise and rejuvenate some much needed vigour into the series. Subsequently, it turned out to be a good movie; becoming a universal hit with critics and fans alike, therefore doing its job in successfully piquing a rather blasé audiences’ interest in a dying franchise. (more…)

Zachary Quinto Gives Updates On ‘Heroes Reborn’, ‘Star Trek 3′

- 09-18-14Film, TV Posted by Rush Urbalejo

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While Tim Kring’s 2006 television series Heroes may have left a bad taste in some mouths, one thing that most fans had in common was the love of the characters.  Viewers were genuinely interested in what would happen to Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia); audiences cheered anytime the series focused on Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka); fans truly believed that if Peter saved the cheerleader, Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere), he could save the world.  While the good guys were fun to rally behind, there is no doubt that audiences absolutely adored big baddie, Sylar (Zachary Quinto).  The moment a reboot of the series was announced, titled Heroes Reborn, fans wanted to know who would be returning and started crossing their fingers in the hope that their favorite characters would reappear.  Unfortunately, while he played what was undoubtedly one of the most popular roles on the series, Quinto has squashed any hope fans had for the return of the super cool villain. (more…)

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Blooper Reel – Where No Blooper Reel Has Gone Before

- 09-11-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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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…)

SDCC: Comic News! ‘Apes’ Vs ‘Trek, New ‘Galaxy Quest’ and MOAR!

- 07-26-14Comics, Film, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Hey! There’s still comic book news at Comic Con. Who woulda thunk it? A number of new comic books have been announced so far at this con, and while many of them do have a film or TV connection, they are surely titles that all types of fans will be interested in. From the final frontier to California suburbia, from seminal 60s sci-fi to 80s nostalgia kitsch, there’s some interesting options coming to a comic store near you. Let’s take a look at what SDCC 2014 has in terms of actual comic announcements. (more…)

‘To Be Takei’ – The George Takei Documentary Gets its 1st Trailer

- 07-02-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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While none of the original Star Trek cast are strangers to the bizarre sort of fame that comes with their fandom, there is one man that has risen above the rest to become an iconic and outspoken hero for many humans. I am speaking, of course, of George Takei. Love him or hate him (is that even possible?), the man-who-was-Sulu has a buttload (as in millions) of followers on every social network he frequents. And those fans will be pleased to know that there’s a documentary coming out that’s all about George Takei. Entitled To Be Takei, the upcoming movie has just released its first trailer, which you should scroll down and watch right this second. (more…)