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The Star Trek franchise is currently in the midst of some major universe building. This week’s announcement tells us that we have 5 new cast members joining Pike, Spock and Number One on the USS Enterprise. Strange New Worlds has just begun production. And, according to a new book, Captain Pike is the most influential man in Starfleet. Pike is the reason there has been no holographic technology from the 2250s until the 2370s. Additionally, there is talk this week with Wesley Snipes. Snipes has been recalling the audition process he went through to almost be cast as Geordi La Forge. We all know that role went to Levar Burton, but it could have been Snipes playing the iconic engineer. The final Star Trek news is a new docu-series coming soon. The Nascelle Company is producing an 8 part series called The Centre Seat for the History Channel to help celebrate the franchise’s 55th anniversary.
Bruce Campbell confirms production on Evil Dead Rise. The new film will not star Campbell’s Ash Williams, but we will have a new female hero to battle the forces of evil!
Attack the Block is an amazing, yet under appreciated sci-fi gem from 2011. Director Joe Cornish confirms there is a sequel in the works. No word yet on cast or story line.
Avatar was once the highest grossing film in box office history. And then Avengers End Game came and beat it with a re-release. But now, China has re-released Avatar. Avatar is now back as the box office champion!
18 essential science fiction and fantasy films directed by woman. There is a list. We read the list. We talk about the films. How many have you seen?
Russia and China have signed a new deal. They are going to cooperate on a moon base. They are calling it the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS) and they are inviting other countries to cooperate.
Also in this episode, we talk about cancel culture relating to cartoons, and our retro trailer of the week is for The NeverEnding Story.
This week’s podcast promo: Earth Station Trek