Tagged: J.J. Abrams

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Almost Human cancelled by Fox

In news that has taken me a little bit by surprise I am sad to inform readers of this blog that Almost Human has been cancelled after just one season. I am surprised the news came so suddenly because despite lower than expected ratings they did not seem desperate. I really liked this show, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy had very good chemistry together as John Kennex and Dorian. The special effects were also top notch and the show wasn’t afraid to tackle difficult topics such as sex-trafficking and pointless violence. Nonetheless the first half dozen episodes felt rushed, there were no overall story arc to connect...

Carrie Fisher metal bikini with Warwick Davis

Star Wars Episode 7 Preview & Casting News!

Reporting the news around Star Wars  Episode 7 is a hard thing to do as frankly we know very little that is official. The news that is reported is often so little and based on rumors that it is either unworthy to report or you can wait a week for it to be confirmed or debunked. However, one story that keeps being reported is that the script for Episode 7 is still unfinished even though production for the movie was started months ago. Officially filming is rumored to start during the spring for a planned December 18th 2015 release. So if principal photography...

Star Trek Into Darkness Review!

Star Trek Into Darkness Review!

Finally I have been able to see Star Trek Into Darkness in at the cinema. If it wasn’t just only for the fact that I am a veritable Trekkie that I wanted to see it but also to finally be able to put aside the continuous promotion of the movie that has gone on for weeks now. Star Trek Into Darkness is of course J.J. Abrams second Star Trek outing. It acts as a sequel to the 2009 movie that significantly raised the stakes for the franchise. Star Trek Into Darkness is a very good movie, probably one of Star Trek’s best,...

New Star Trek Into Darkness HD Pictures!

New Star Trek Into Darkness HD Pictures!

Thanks to TrekCore for the scoop. On the official Star Trek Into Darkness movie webpage you can find not only new still pictures of the movie but also HD versions of those previously released. I will briefly discuss some of the new pictures and let you choose your new desktop background at your own leisure. The first picture below seems to show Chris Pine, Alice Eve and Simon Pegg as their respective Star Trek Characters examining some sort of capsule. I think it is too large to be a photon-torpedo. Could it be that Benedict Cumberbatch’s character John Harrison survived...

Star Trek Into Darkness Images and Novelization!

Star Trek Into Darkness Images and Novelization!

As it is Easter Monday it is a bit of slow newsday. I bet everyone has been downloading the season finale of The Walking Dead and the season premiere of Game of Thrones anyway. Just in case you are hungry for some science-fiction I have got some more images from Star Trek Into Darkness. They are not of the highest quality but they do show some actors who have so far been ‘lost in action’. Star Trek Into Darkness of course stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, Alice Eve, and...

Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer!

Star Trek Into Darkness International Trailer!

Paramount Pictures has released the international trailer for J.J. Abram’s upcoming movie Star Trek Into Darkness starring Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch. Star Trek Into Darkness is scheduled for a May 17th release in the US and it will be released in 3D. You can watch the trailer below, but I recommend you visit the www.apple.com and watch it in full 1080p. HOWEVER, there are a considerable number of spoilers in the trailer. Too many even for my taste. So don’t read the trailer discussion I have posted below. Things I discovered viewing the Star Trek Into Darkness International...

J.J. Abram’s – Human news roundup!

J.J. Abram’s – Human news roundup!

J.J. Abrams and his production company have a new Sci-Fi TV-show in production. It’s called ‘Human’ and it is set in the near future in which police officers are teamed with cyborg buddies. I know what you’re thinking! Wasn’t there a show in the 1990’s that did the same? That show was called total Recall 2070 and sadly only aired for one season, Human also seems to combine elements of Continuum and the movie Minority Report. The show is produced for FOX which has ordered one pilot episode so far. Karl urban has been confirmed to play the lead ‘cyborg’ role of officer John...

New Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer!

New Star Trek Into Darkness Trailer!

There is a new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness movie online that shows more of the background story of plot. In the trailer we see Admiral Pike (Bruce Greenwood) chiding Kirk for his recklessness and not abiding by the rules. Somehow this trailer gives our favorite characters such as Kirk, Uhura and the others a more dramatic dimension as opposed to their superhero image seen in previous trailers. Star Trek Into Darkness is scheduled to hit cinema’s on May 17th in the US but will hit European cinema’s a week early. The movie is directed by J.J....

New slave Leia picture found (that means Carrie Fisher in a Metal Bikini)!

New slave Leia picture found (that means Carrie Fisher in a Metal Bikini)!

So, what now? You just might be thinking. Has George Lucas changed his mind on whether Greedo shoots first or was it definitely Han Solo. Or has it been confirmed that one of the spin-off Star Wars movies is going to be a mash-up with other J.J. Abrams franchises such as Mission Impossible and Star Trek. No. Someone uncovered a new image of Carrie Fisher as slave Leia wearing the infamous metal bikini she wore in Star Wars Return of the Jedi. The image uncovered was taken circa 1983 on a beach in California. The idea of slave Leia has both its supporters and detractors. Personally...

Zoe Saldana in wetsuit as Uhura - Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness Featurette Round-up + Motion still!

Paramount has released a featurette of J.J. Abrams Star Trek Into Darkness starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. To my knowledge it doesn’t contain any new footage but it does re-organize what we have seen in the trailers so far and it clarifies the plot of the movie a bit. As such; SPOILER ALERT! No seriously, this is the featurette that is going to be played and re-played for the coming three months until the release of the movie itself Here is the dialogue from the voice over provided by the cast and crew. J.J. Abrams, “The goal for this movie was definitely...

Zoe Saldana in wetsuit as Uhura - Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness HD pictures!

About a week ago Entertainment Weekly posted an article about Star Trek Into Darkness in their latest issue. The article itself contained only outdated data as they always do now in the information age. However, they did include some spectacular images from the movie itself such one of Benedict Cumberbatch as John Harrison and Zoe Saldana as Uhura. As it was from a magazine the resolution was poor. Now that has been remedied. Below you can find 5 high-resolution images of those EW shots. I will definitely add these pictures to my revolving wallpaper script, though two questions about Star Trek Into Darkness keep coming back. 1. Where is...

New Star Trek Video Game Trailer!

New Star Trek Video Game Trailer!

Namco Bandai has released a new trailer for their upcoming Star Trek Video Game entitled ‘Salvation’. We’re calling it the Star Trek Video Game because it doesn’t have an official subtitle to distinguish it from the 2009 movie. STVG has been getting the same kind of buzz among gamers as the upcoming J.J. Abrams movie Star Trek Into Darkness scheduled for release in May this year. The Star Trek Video Game is itself scheduled for a April 23rd release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. So far, much ado is made about the skydiving (space-diving?) sequences. I think they are OK but there will have...

Star Wars standalone movies confirmed!

Star Wars standalone movies confirmed!

CEO of Disney Mr. Bob Iger has confirmed that besides the upcoming trilogy of Star Wars movies we will also be getting some standalone movies set for release around the same time. As you guys probably heard by now the first movie, Star Wars 7, is scheduled for a 2015 release and will be directed by J.J. Abrams. So far, no details are known about the standalone movies but it does seem that Disney intends to recuperate the roughly 4 billion it paid to get the franchise quickly. I hope it won’t come at the cost of the franchises creative quality. Somehow I got this image...

Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl Trailers!

Star Trek Into Darkness Super Bowl Trailers!

For those who haven’t seen the ads for the Super Bowl yet, here are the two Star Trek mini-trailers that were released. The first was released before the Super Bowl while the other was the actual ad used to woo the millions in front of the TV. Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in cinema’s on May 17th in the UK and the USA. The movie is directed by J.J. Abrams (Mission Impossible and Lost) and stars Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch. And here is ad number 2…. I still have to give a in-depth preview of Star Trek Into Darkness, but it won’t be long now. Source;...

All present Science Fiction TV-shows listed (2013)!

All present Science Fiction TV-shows listed (2013)!

All sci-fi series 2013 listed. With Fringe ending and Alphas cancelled, so soon in the wake of the cancellation of Alcatraz, Terra Nova and Eureka you might be wondering just what Sci-Fi TV-shows are even on the air. For example, last year I only found out about Continuum just a few days before the release of the pilot while browsing the web. On various forums people seem to like the show but the first time they heard about was when it started airing on the Syfy channel two weeks ago. So I decided to make a little list of all current and upcoming...

Fringe Season 5 Trailer + Pictures revealed!

Fringe Season 5 Trailer + Pictures revealed!

Well, in a few days time Fringe will be back for its fifth and final season. A season in which the Fringe team will have to topple the rule of the Observers, but Walter has a plan! See his plan in this rather spectacular and lengthy trailer of things to come… Also we got seven posters of our favorite cast members from season 5… Fringe season 5 will start airing this Friday the 28th. As a bonus I have managed to find some good Fringe wallpapers, I have already used some of these for quite a few months myself.