One would be hard-pressed to find anyone who didn’t appreciate the Boston-born thespian’s work and achievements, and so we’ve put together five reasons why everyone loves Leonard Nimoy. Is five too limited a number? Perhaps, but each reason is the culmination of many years’ worth of effort, so we hope he would approve.
We have tragic news to report today, as Leonard Nimoy, the iconic mainstay of the Star Trek franchise, has passed away. The 83-year-old was recently hospitalized due to chest pains, and his son, Adam, announced the news of his passing.
There was a lot to take in during this week’s episode of Arrow, but what you may not have noticed is that the episode included a fun reference to one of the most famous science fiction franchises of all time: Star Trek.
With J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot all over TV these days — including the recently premiered Fox cop drama Almost Human — added to his involvement in the Star Trek franchise, it’s a wonder we haven’t heard word that there might be a Star Trek revival headed to the small screen in some form or another. Abrams spoke briefly about that recently, and it sounds like CBS is currently responsible for the fate of the Star Trek TV franchise, and they aren’t currently interested in doing anything with the property.
Last night's episode of Breaking Bad wasn't all about revelations and throw downs. Oh, there was plenty of that, and if you haven't seen the Season 5.5 premiere, "Blood Money," yet, I'd advise skipping this text as it does contain some vague plot references. But go ahead and enjoy the video above, as it gives very little away beyond Jesse's blank stare, which you can chalk up to too many bong hits if you want.
Star Trek fans, drop everything, call in sick, and grab the snacks. It’s time for a marathon. In honor of William Shatner’s 82nd birthday last week, Hulu has decided to make every last episode of all of the Star Trek series available free through the end of March, even if you don’t have Plus.
Even people who have barely heard of Star Trek probably know about the Red Shirts. They were the expendable crew members of the Enterprise, the non-regular cast members identifiable by he color of their uniforms who could be killed off on various away missions without causing any kind of hysteria.
Forty-six years ago on September 8, 1966 the first episode of a science fiction show called Star Trek aired on NBC. Low ratings meant the series struggled to stay on the air, but after it’s cancellation it would go on to become one of the biggest pop culture sensations of all time.
This is not an official confirmation, just a hint that the extended footage may be included. The fact that it's being looked at is definitely promising, but until CBS/Paramount actually announces it, this will just have to remain something worth crossing your fingers. If an extended cut of "Measure of a Man" does make it onto Blu-ray, could that open the door to extended versions of other episodes on future sets?
The box art is as snazzy as you'd expect, even if it is graced with the tragedy that is Beardless Riker. All of the episodes have been remastered in high-def, with 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio and upgraded special effects, similar to what they did to the Original Series a few years back. The set will also include an array of bonus features, including behind-the-scenes footage, featurettes, bloopers, and interviews.
The Eleventh Doctor (that's the current, Matt Smith version) and his companions, Amy and Rory, will steer the TARDIS into the TNG universe in a crossover comic book series to be published by IDW this May. No plot details have leaked yet, but The Doctor and company are expected to encounter all the major TNG players: Captain Picard, Riker, Data, Geordi, Worf, etc.
The cast of the original Star Trek series is the very definition of iconic. The cast may have suffered from type-casting, and few had particularly stellar post-Trek careers, but even most people who don't know the show can recognize the actors on sight, even if they can't name them. However, according to a new tidbit of info from Trek actress Nichelle Nichols, the crew of the Enterprise might have looked a little different if she'd won the role she initially read for...Spock.
“Equinox” parts 1 and 2 are brilliantly directed by David Livingston who treats it as though he’s in the middle of an epic feature film, instead of a franchise television show of often questionable merits. It isn’t just Voyager’s best episode, it’s one of the show’s most haunting adventures, a brief glimpse into what Voyager might have been, if they’d always been this willing to take it to the edge.
CBS Home Entertainment has released a new trailer for Star Trek: The Next Generation -- The Next Level, giving us a look at side-by-side comparisons of the old Next Gen footage versus the upgraded versions. It's pretty damn impressive.
Having forged an empire out of Family Guy, the show that wouldn't die, Seth MacFarlane has gone on to put the "domination" in Fox's Sunday night Animation Domination line-up. This is the guy with the stones and the pull to reboot The Flintstones. Like him or not, at this point, Seth MacFarlane can do pretty much whatever the hell he wants to. And now he wants to get Star Trek back on the air.