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Fringe Benefits

The 42cast Episode 191: Fringe Benefits

Fringe was a series ahead of its time. Tapping into the multiverse concept, the show brought a story about parallel worlds into a procedural paranormal investigation series. The series boasted a stellar cast necessary to juggle the hardcore scientific concepts explored throughout the series’ five seasons. In this episode we

‘A new hope’: An open letter to J.J. Abrams

Dear Mr. Abrams, It’s hard to believe it’s been more than two years since we first heard the announcement Disney had purchased Lucasfilm and that we’d finally be getting an episode 7 — something most Star Wars fans had long since given up on. It’s now less than a year

Next on Earth Station One ….

The Earth Station One boldly goes back to the theater for a review of the new summer blockbuster, Star Trek Into Darkness. That’s right, ESO suits up for another adventure with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the USS Enterprise crew. Quick, make sure no one’s wearing a red

CONFIRMED: Benedict Cumberbatch is [redacted] in Star Trek 2!

By Nathalie Caron, Source: Blastr.com After months of endless speculation, we finally know which super baddie British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek sequel. Are you guys ready for some major squeeing (or some cursing)? Just to make sure: SPOILERS ahead! Last chance to turn

Lost and Supernatural creators draft Favreau for their Revolution

By Marc Bernardin, Source: Blastr.com J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke’s it’s-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it sci-fi series Revolution is picking up steam: They’ve just nabbed Cowboys and Aliens’ Jon Favreau to direct the pilot, the first drama pilot he’s ever shot. As a reminder, here’s what Revolution’s all about: In this epic adventure thriller,

Crazed Alcatraz fans force prison to announce the series is fake

By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com With his latest mysterious island drama Alcatraz, Lost creator J.J. Abrams opted to build the story around a real island, telling the fictional tale of more than 300 inmates and guards who disappeared in 1963. Apparently some fans of the Fox show missed the part

‘Star Trek’ sequel won’t be converted to 3-D until post-production

By Ashley Bergner, Box Office Buzz J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated sequel to his 2009 “Star Trek” film will be available in 3-D — but it won’t be converted to 3-D until post-production. Adam B. Vary reported on the Entertainment Weekly website Abrams isn’t necessarily a fan of 3-D and wants to shoot the

J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek sequel recruits the original RoboCop

By Marc Bernardin, source: Blastr.com The latest actor to join Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Simon Pegg for another adventure on the Starship Enterprise is science-fiction veteran Peter Weller. But who will the once and future Buckaroo Banzai play? Star Trek 2: Totally Not the Wrath of Khan has already

1st full trailer for Super 8 is a tantalizing monster tease

J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 is one of the few genre movies coming out this summer that isn’t a prequel or a sequel or an adaptation or a brand extension. And the more we see of this “something freaky descends on a small town and its kid filmmakers” thriller, the more

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