Another week gone and now it’s time for a brand new episode of The Flickcast! If you’re reading this you were clearly able to follow along as we moved to our new day: Friday. Good for you! You deserve something special. How about a new podcast episode full of great stuff? Speaking of that . . .
On this week’s show Chris and Joe get busy discussing a brand new Star Trek TV series, the upcoming Suicide Squad movie and its recent trailer, more on The Walking Dead, the coming Preacher series on AMC, more on Ash vs. Evil Dead, Game of Thrones delays and a whole lot more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the movie Bone Tomahawk, and Joe’s pick of the Star Wars and Baseball cards from the gang at Tops.
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To boldly be published in comic book format!
Star Trek #1 is an ongoing series by IDW Publishing. The new comic book series is based on J.J. Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek while telling stories that are “re-imaginings” of the adventures of the 1960’s classic Star Trek TV show. Basically, take the fun, hip crew you liked from the 2009 film, mix them with the classic, brilliant drama of the 1960’s TV show, and you have an intriguing concept that appeals to new and old Star Trek fans alike.
Based on the original series episode titled Where No Man Has Gone Before, Star Trek #1 begins with the Enterprise finding the distress beacon from the Valiant, a vessel thought to be lost. After crossing the galactic barrier, Enterprise crewman and one of Kirk’s best friends, Gary Mitchell gets sick and begins to display psychic and telekinetic powers. Gary is now temparmental and angry. Captain Kirk has decide what to do about his good friend before he harms himself or worse, the Enterprise.
The issue follows the same basic first act of the episode it is based on with minor changes. Spock and Uhura are still dating like in the movie, and Kirk is still very new to command. Gary Mitchell even makes a joke about how he was ahead of Kirk in the Academy, and now Kirk is his superior officer. Robert Orci, one of the screenwriters for the 2009 Star Trek, is listed as creative consultant on the issue which I believe is the reason why the story feels fresh and modern even though it’s based on an episode over 40 years old.
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Here’s some interesting, exciting, controversial and never boring news from the worlds of movies, television, comic books and all things geek that caught our eye this week.
Elizabeth Shue will star in the remake of Piranha in 3D.
William Hurt joins the cast of Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood along with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett
Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson join the cast of the Clash of the Titans remake.
The fate of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is still up for debate.
The silver screen adaptation of Green Lantern starts filming in July in Australia.
Seth McFarland talks about a Family Guy movie.
ILM tells how they reinvented the starship Enterprise for J.J. Abrams new Star Trek film.
Joss Whedon kills hope for a Buffy: The Vampire Slayer movie.
A Swedish court found the four operators of The Pirate Bay guilty of “Accessory to Copyright Infringement” and sentenced them each to a year in prison.
Dr. Who has put together a new production team for Season 5.
The Screen Actors Guild and Hollywood producers reached a tentitavie deal which may prevent a costly strike by actors.
We came out with a brand new podcast this week. The Flickcast – Episode 3: Revenge of The Flickcast.
If you’ve seen any of the photos or trailers for J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Trek, you’ve seen many images of the new, sleeker, sexier starship Enterprise. Of course, when Abrams needed a team to help him refresh the franchise and provide all the cutting-edge visual effects for his new film, he turned to the men and women at Industrial Light and Magic. Now, thanks to an article over at Sci-Fi Wire, some of the team at ILM can let us in on how they took the venerable Enterprise and completely reinvented it for Abram’s film.
According to model maker John Goodson in the article, Abrams wanted: “. . . a hot-rod type of vehicle, but they also wanted to preserve the Enterprise kind of look.” He also kept saying, according to ILM creative director David Nakabayashi, to “Make it a bigger movie. Make it a bigger shot.” “I think that’s one thing you see in this film, at least. The stuff I’ve seen is just everything is big,” he added.
Even though I’m a huge fan of the original Star Trek and most of the subsequent series (yes, even Enterprise had its moments) and I was a bit skeptical about this movie when I first started hearing about it, the more I see lately, the more I want to see it. Right. Now.
Star Trek opens May 8th.