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Watch: The First Episode of ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ is Streaming for Free on YouTube

Star Trek: Lower Decks marks a return to animation for the Star Trek franchise for the first time since the 1970s, and the very first overtly comedic series in the franchise’s history. If you’re wondering what all the hype has been about, you can watch the first episode for free on YouTube right now. Rick and Morty writer and Solar Opposites co-creator Mike McMahan created the CBS All Access series, which basically ignores prominent members of a starship like captains, communications officers, ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Star Trek, Animation, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Morty, Rick, Action/Adventure, McMahan, Mike McMahan, Star Trek: Lower Decks


A New ‘Star Wars’ Holiday Special is Coming to Disney+ in Animated LEGO Form This Fall

The Star Wars Holiday Special is a stain on the legacy of the sci-fi saga, but it’s also beloved by fans for being such a weird piece of the franchise’s history. Now a new Star Wars holiday special will be coming to Disney+ this fall, but this time it will be in the style of LEGO animation. The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special will take place after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and follow Rey and BB-8 as they head off on a quest to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. But someth...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Animation, Sequels, Usa Today, Jon Favreau, Rey, Luke, Skywalker, Poe Dameron, Rimes, Disney/Pixar, Lego Star Wars, Keith Malone


Alien Invasion Action Sci-Fi Indie Film 'Attack of the Unknown' Trailer

"The vampires from the sky. They're here for blood!" Gravitas Ventures has released an official trailer for an indie action thriller sci-fi alien invasion movie called Attack of the Unknown. Not only are there some gnarly aliens in this, but the group gets trapped inside of a building with no way to communicate to the outside and no idea what is really going on anyway. A SWAT team transporting a vicious crime syndicate boss must fight their way out of a county detention center during a catas...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Gravitas Ventures, Indies, To Watch, Douglas Tait


If You Wanted a Cyberpunk ’47 Ronin’ Sequel Set 300 Years in the Future, We Have Good News

Typically, when a movie performs so poorly that it earns a reputation as one of the biggest box office bombs of a given year, it’s a good sign that the film in question won’t be getting a sequel. But inexplicably, that maxim does not seem to apply to the 2013 Keanu Reeves film 47 Ronin, because that movie is getting a cyberpunk sequel set 300 years in the future. Deadline says that Netflix will distribute this 47 Ronin sequel, which will be produced by Universal 1440, the production arm of Un...
Tags: Movies, China, Sci-fi, Disney, Netflix, Sequels, Ridley Scott, Keanu Reeves, Yuan, Deadline, Roger Corman, Qiang, 47 Ronin, Action/Adventure, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Ron Yuan


New ‘Avatar 2’ Images Reveal James Cameron Wearing a Puffy Jacket (And Also a Very Cool Set)

Producer Jon Landau‘s Instagram account is good for two things: awkward images of Landau wearing T-shirts that advise people to wash their hands, and Avatar 2 set pics. The Avatar franchise producer just uploaded another image from the set of James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel, and we are required by law to share it with you, dear reader. View this post on Instagram WIDE SHOT: Our High Camp Bio Lab se...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Sci-fi, Pandora, Avatar, Sequels, New Zealand, Sigourney Weaver, James-Cameron, Avatar 2, Landau, Jim, Jake Sully, Stephen Lang, Disney/Pixar, Neytiri


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ is Either Bleak or Hopeful, but It’s a Masterpiece Either Way

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), has had their tumultuous relationship erased from her mind. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the facility who took care of the procedure to get ...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Drama, Sci-fi, Features, Netflix, Jim-Carrey, Charlie Kaufman, Joel, Clementine, Kate-Winslet, Featured Stories Sidebar, Eternal-Sunshine-of-the-Spotless-Mind, Joel Jim Carrey, Clementine Kate Winslet, Michael Gondry


What Is a “Blerd?” Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #56 Discusses Nerd Culture and Race with The Second City’s Anthony LeBlanc

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_056_8-1-20.mp3 The Interim Executive Producer of The Second City joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt to discuss the scope of black nerd-dom: what nerdy properties provide to those who feel "othered," using sci-fi to talk about race, Black Panther and other heroes, afrofuturism, black anime fans, Star Trek, Key & Peele, Get Out vs. Us, and more. A few articles you might enjoy: ...
Tags: Google, Podcasts, College, America, Current Affairs, Sci Fi, Second City, Anthony, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Facebook Twitter, Peele, Sinbad, Anthony LeBlanc, Sam Stone, Comics/Cartoons


‘Star Wars’ Book ‘The High Republic: A Test of Courage’ Follows a Teen Jedi’s Journey

Middle school kids will actually want to seek out a book with the word “test” in its title. The upcoming middle grade novel Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage is one of many books coming out of the High Republic subseries, but the first to exclusively cater to young readers, who will get the chance to see characters their age in a Star Wars story. Written by Justina Ireland, The High Republic: A Test of Courage follows a teen Jedi and her ragtag group of friends, including a young ...
Tags: Star-Wars, Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Ireland, Lucasfilm, Rey, Padawan, Justina, Justina Ireland, Star Wars: The High Republic, High Republic, Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage, Avon Starros, Ireland The High Republic


‘Tenet’ Has Fewer VFX Shots Than Most Romantic Comedies, Described as “the Hardest Movie Any Editor Has Ever Had to Cut”

Tenet is finally coming to movie theaters around the world later this month, even though the United States will have to wait until early September. In support of the film, some new tidbits about the mysterious production have been surfacing online from director Christopher Nolan himself. Though he’s not giving away any new plot details, he has revealed that not only does this movie somehow have fewer visual effects shots than most romantic comedies, but it was also probably one of the hardest m...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, Sci-fi, United States, United Kingdom, Nolan, Warner Brothers, Andrew, Lee Smith, Andrew Jackson, Tenet, Ultron, Action/Adventure, Jennifer Lame, ICG Magazine, Jennifer Lame Hereditary Marriage Story


Get an Up Close Look at Leia’s Lightsaber from ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

For many, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wasn’t exactly the thrilling conclusion to the Skywalker saga that fans had been waiting for. But if there’s one element of the finale that was satisfying even to those who disliked the movie overall, it was the flashback to Leia’s Jedi training with Luke Skywalker, where it was revealed that the Princess turned General had built her own lightsaber, making her a full-fledged Jedi. We only briefly see Leia’s lightsaber in the movie, but thankfully, a ne...
Tags: Images, Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Ben, Luke, J J Abrams, Endor, Skywalker, Daniel Wallace, Star-Wars


New ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Photo Hints at the Resurgence of an Important Franchise Location

Production on Jurassic World: Dominion is back underway across the pond after an extended hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cast members Sam Neill and Laura Dern are already back on set, along with the satisfying but scandalous confirmation of Dr. Grant’s hat making a comeback. But it looks like even more from Jurassic Park‘s past might be involved in the latest sequel. A new Jurassic World: Dominion photo revealed by director Colin Trevorrow shows off a seemingly innocuous prop from the ...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jurassic Park, Universal, Jurassic World, Laura Dern, Grant, Colin Trevorrow, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Dominion, Action/Adventure, Ingen, Dennis Nedry


‘Rogue One’ Prequel Series Casts ‘6 Underground’ Actress in Lead Role Opposite Diego Luna

Disney’s Rogue One prequel series cast just grew by one. Adria Arjona, who recently played a key role in Michael Bay’s Netflix film 6 Underground, has been cast as one of the leads in the Disney+ prequel show about the daring exploits of Diego Luna’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character Cassian Andor. Deadline broke the news about Arjona’s casting, but the outlet doesn’t have any details about the character she’ll play in the new show. However, /Film has heard that she might be playing Cas...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Disney, Netflix, Death Star, Stephen Schiff, Skywalker, Diego Luna, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Tony Gilroy, Action/Adventure, Alan Tudyk, Cassian


‘Tron’ Sequel Moving Forward With Garth Davis Directing Jared Leto

Ten years after Tron: Legacy and 38 years after the first Tron, Disney appears ready to make yet another Tron movie. Garth Davis (Lion) is set to helm the new Tron sequel and Jared Leto will star, and while this will no doubt excite fans who have been clamoring for another Tron flick, I have to ask: are these two choices really the best Disney could do here? Deadline has the scoop on the new Tron sequel news. There is zero info on what the story will involve – will it be a continuation of Tr...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Davis, Jeff Bridges, Jared-Leto, Tron, Deadline, Garth Davis, Wilde, Leto, Disney/Pixar, Garth Davis Lion, Tron Sequel, Tron Disney


Christopher Eccleston Returns to ‘Doctor Who’ For First Time in 15 Years in Series of Audio Adventures

Here’s some truly fantastic news to lighten up your Monday: Christopher Eccleston, who helped bring Doctor Who to the 21st century with his portrayal of the Ninth Doctor in the modern-day revival of the classic British sci-fi series, is returning to the role after 15 years. Well, in audio form. But regardless of the medium, this is a big deal considering the actor’s famous split with the BBC after his short-lived one season run on Doctor Who, and his reluctance to associate with the role of the...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Bbc, Steven Moffat, Briggs, Chris, Christopher, Eccleston, Christopher Eccleston, Nicholas Briggs, Big Finish, Jason Haigh Ellery, Haigh Ellery


‘Away’ Trailer: Hilary Swank Struggles With Heading 20 Million Miles Away from Her Family

Being an astronaut isn’t easy, and that job is made all the more difficult when there are missions taking these space explorers away from their family for extended periods of time. In Netflix’s new drama series Away, a mission to Mars will take an international group of astronauts away from their families for three years. For Emma Green (Hilary Swank), it might just be too much to handle as she struggles with leaving behind her family and staying strong as the commander of the mission. Away ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Earth, Netflix, Nashville, Mars, Hilary-Swank, Jason Katims, Away, Esquire, Chris Jones, Josh Charles, Andrew Hinderaker, Matt-Reeves, Jessica Goldberg


New Trailer for South Korean Spaceship Blockbuster 'Space Sweepers'

"Why do I have to do all the dangerous work?" Fellow space movie geeks, you don't want to miss this one! EonTalk has released an official trailer for a South Korean space epic sci-fi movie called Space Sweepers, being distributed by a studio called Merry Christmas Entertainment (yes, that's seriously the name). Set in 2092, Space Sweepers tells the story of a crew on board of a spaceship called "Victory" (or "The Victory"?) trying to escape the destruction of Earth - and make some money whil...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, America, Korea, To Watch, Foreign Film, Yoo Hae jin, Song Joong Ki Kim Tae Ri Jin Sun Kyu


‘Star Trek’ Reboot From Noah Hawley is Now On Hold

Noah Hawley‘s Star Trek movie, which isn’t to be confused with the long-delayed Star Trek 4, is now on hold. Paramount actually has three different Trek movies on the backburner: Star Trek 4, the Star Trek movie that Quentin Tarantino was going to direct, and Hawley’s movie. The fate of all three remains in doubt now, and sources state that one of the reasons for the delay of Hawley’s film is that the plot involves a deadly virus, which audiences might not be in the mood for anytime soon. Ok...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Star-Trek, Chris Hemsworth, Quentin Tarantino, Smith, Paramount Pictures, Noah Hawley, Paramount, Tarantino, Chris Pine, Kirk, Hemsworth, James T Kirk, Mark L Smith, Emma Watts


New ‘Tenet’ Teaser Features New Footage and an Introduction From Christopher Nolan

Even though it feels like it’s been a long journey for Tenet to arrive in theaters, in reality, it’s only been a few weeks since the movie was supposed to be released on the big screen. All of the hullabaloo was about whether or not the movie would actually get released this summer by Warner Bros. Pictures, so the movie has been on everyone’s mind. And soon, people will finally get to see it in movie theaters. Since theaters in the United States aren’t yet ready for a new wide release like Tene...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, Movies, China, Sci-fi, US, United States, Nolan, Warner Bros, Movie Trailers, Warner Brothers, Mainland China, Warner Bros Pictures, Tenet, Action/Adventure, TV Spots, John David Washington


‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’ Shifts Back to August 28 as a New Featurette Shines a Light on Bill & Ted’s Daughters

Bill and Ted Face the Music already feels like it won the lottery by merely existing. Despite being talked about for years, no one ever really thought Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter would get back together for one more excellent adventure. But here we are, nearly 30 years after Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, and the Wyld Stallyns are still trying to save the world with their music. But this time, they’ll get a little help from their daughters, who get a proper introduction in a new Bill and Ted Fa...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Ted, United States, Sequels, Bill, Keanu-Reeves, Reeves, Bill Ted, Alex-Winter, Dean Parisot, Ed Solomon, Samara Weaving, Bill And Ted 3, Brigette Lundy-paine


How One Claustrophobic Scene in ‘Alien’ Creates Suspense Through Its Performers 

(Welcome to  Scariest Scene Ever , a column dedicated to the most pulse-pounding moments in horror. In this edition: This claustrophobic scene in Alien relies heavily on the intensity of the actors’ performances to sell the fear.) Ridley Scott’s seminal 1979 sci-fi horror film Alien birthed an iconic movie monster as well as an enduring franchise. It also birthed one of the most iconic scenes in cinematic history with the infamous chest-bursting scene. That scene delivered one of the most ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Earth, Features, Dallas, Ash, Ridley Scott, Alien, Kane, Scott, Brett, Weaver, Cartwright, Lambert, Ripley


‘The Matrix’ Was Always an Allegory for the Trans Experience, Confirms Lilly Wachowski

Over the past few years, alternate readings have abounded suggesting that the 1999 science fiction masterpiece The Matrix is an allegory for the transgender experience. Now Lilly Wachowski, one of the film’s writers and directors, has officially confirmed that those ideas were intentional. Watch her speak about how the “corporate world wasn’t ready” to acknowledge such a connection in the video below. “I’m glad that it has gotten out that that was the original intention,” Wachowski said. “...
Tags: Quotes, Movies, Sci-fi, Netflix, Warner Bros, Orange, Keanu Reeves, Warner Brothers, Lilly, New Black, Lana, Lana Wachowski, Carrie Anne Moss, Action/Adventure, Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski


‘Raised by Wolves’ Trailer: Ridley Scott Takes You to a Strange Future

The first trailer for Raised by Wolves is here, and what a fine trailer it is. It’s a bad idea to overhype stuff based on a trailer, but I have to admit, this looks wild and different, and that’s pretty exciting. In this sci-fi series from executive producer Ridley Scott, a group of human children is being raised by two androids on a strange planet. But all is not as it seems.  Raised by Wolves Trailer  When you watch as many movies and TV shows as I do (it’s my job, don’t judge me!), yo...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Ridley-Scott, Scott, TV Trailer, Aaron Guzikowski, Travis Fimmel, Raised By Wolves, HBO Max


New ‘Avatar 2’ Concept Art Reveals an Underwater Vehicle James Cameron Probably Owns in Real Life

Avatar 2 was on track to arrive in December next year, but now the coronavirus pandemic is forcing us to wait an extra year for the anticipated sequel to James Cameron‘s sci-fi action adventure. Thankfully, producer Jon Landau is providing little tidbits of information about the sequels every now and then, and the most recent tease comes in the form of a couple pieces of concept art showing off a new multi-functional submersible vehicle used by the Resources Development Administration . Ava...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Avatar, Sequels, James-Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Avatar 2, RDA, Jon Landau, Resources Development Administration Avatar, Crabsuit


‘Starship Troopers’ Honest Trailer: A Satire So Good That People Thought It Was Just a Dumb War Movie

When Starship Troopers came out, it was mostly received as an action-packed sci-fi movie filled with gnarly alien bugs, plenty of graphic violence, and some nudity for the horny teens out there. But slowly people realized that even though the director of RoboCop may not be subtle, he’s certainly not bombastic enough to make such a hollow movie. Instead, as the Starship Troopers Honest Trailer reminds us, this is a smart satire of the propaganda of war and the stupid people who buy into it. Woul...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Robocop, Lol, Honest Trailers, Casper-Van-Dien, Honest Trailer, Action/Adventure, Video Of The Day, Starship-troopers, Johnny Rico, Starship Troopers Honest Trailer


Cool Stuff: Turn Your Amazon Echo Dot into a Baby Yoda That Listens To All Your Secrets

The Amazon Echo Dot has become increasingly popular as people have gotten more lazy about finding information themselves by putting immense pressure on their fingers to type on a keyboard. With Amazon’s home assistant, you can get answers to loads of questions, check the weather, and even hear some jokes. But the devices themselves can be somewhat of an eyesore. Thankfully, if you’re a Star Wars fan, there’s a way you can spruce up your Echo Dot to make it look like the cute floppy-eared asset ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Star-Wars, Gadgets/Tech, Disney/Pixar, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda Amazon Echo Dot Baby Yoda, Amazon Echo Dot Baby Yoda


Lionsgate Removes ‘Antebellum’ from 2020 Release Calendar for the Time Being

Lionsgate’s horror thriller Antebellum starring Janelle Monáe was originally meant to be released this spring, but the coronavirus pandemic shut down movie theaters everywhere and the studio pushed it back to late this summer. But here we are still dealing with COVID-19, and new theatrical releases are still being delayed, so Lionsgate has now delayed Antebellum again, this time with no new release date set. Deadline reported Lionsgate’s decision to take Antebellum off the 2020 release calend...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Lionsgate, Horror, Sci-fi, US, United States, Janelle Monae, Jena Malone, Tenet, Lionsgate Films, Release Dates, Marque Richardson, Antebellum, Gerard Bush, Zev Foreman


‘The Mandalorian’ Novel Release Date Pushed Back to Fall 2021

Earlier this summer, the first wave of The Mandalorian books were teased by Lucasfilm and Del Rey Books. On top of the anticipated The Art of The Mandalorian (Season One) coming in December, there was also supposed to be an original novel arriving around the same time. Unfortunately, fans will be waiting much longer to read that story, because it’s been pushed back to the fall of 2021. Here’s the update from Del Rey Books about The Mandalorian novel delayed to late next year: Quick schedulin...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Poe Dameron, Timothy Zahn, Del Rey, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Alex Segura, Adam Christopher, Del Rey Books, The Mandalorian


‘Tenet’ May Have Enough U.S. Theaters Reopening to Keep Labor Day Release, Even Without New York and L.A.

Christopher Nolan‘s anticipated new sci-fi action movie Tenet has been the linchpin in figuring out when movie theater chains across the United States will reopen. Whenever Warner Bros. Pictures has moved back Tenet from a previously set release date, movie theaters have pushed back their dates for reopening and other new theatrical releases have shuffled their dates too. The big hold-up has been the uncertainty of when Los Angeles and New York theaters would reopen since those are the two larg...
Tags: Christopher-Nolan, New York, Movies, California, Washington, La, Sci-fi, US, Los Angeles, United States, Arizona, Michigan, Warner Bros, Seattle, Detroit, Warner Brothers


Star Trek's Best Ensigns

Next week, Star Trek: Lower Decks kicks off, giving us a whole show in the canon dedicated to the most unsung Starfleet officers of all: the Ensigns. The bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young officers just starting off their careers are the stalwarts of any good Trek. So before they get their moment in... some kind of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Superlist, Star Trek, Streaming, Sci Fi, Cbs, Cbs All Access, Starfleet, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Lower Decks


No ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Sequel Being Planned Right Now, Director Ron Howard Confirms

There have been recent rumblings about some kind of follow-up to Solo: A Star Wars Story. Though disappointing box office returns had pretty much already solidified the fact that the Star Wars origin story of Han Solo wouldn’t be getting its own new franchise, rumors have been sparking in recent weeks about some kind of continuation of the plot threads established in the movie. But when it comes to rumors of an official sequel getting traction, director Ron Howard has officially debunked them. ...
Tags: Star Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Rumors, Lucasfilm, Ron-Howard, Rian Johnson, Emilia Clarke, Miller, Andy, Sirius, Howard, Kathleen Kennedy, Donald Glover