Twenty six years ago this May, the last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation aired, and that felt like a solid goodbye. Movies came along over the years, and the stories were interesting, but I don’t think many fans from that era really expected captain Jean-Luc Picard to return to TV again.
Today’s news that venerable Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy had passed away has hit a lot of science fiction fans pretty hard–myself included. The man was more than just Spock–by what I knew of him he was also a wonderful human being, and he was incredibly talented.
Whether you’re a fan of Star Trek, The Walking Dead, comic books, horror, video games, or even the classic series Twin Peaks, Fan Expo has some big names in store for you this year, Toronto.
Lazy Friday News is a weekly round-up of stories from across the spectrum of entertainment, or whatever happens to tickle my funny bone. This week: the force is strong in the new James Bond film, Skyfall; Star Wars is being shaken and stirred back into a viable franchise; Star Trek fans can get a glimpse of nine minutes of spacey bliss; Channing Tatum is attractive, or something; we bid goodbye to the voice of Smurfette; plus Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are never ever getting back together?
In honour of next week’s release of Source Code on DVD and Blu-ray, and because it’s one of my favorite topics, this week for DVD Tuesday I’m counting down the ten best time travel movies. From science fiction, action, adventure, and horror, to comedy, and even a romantic comedy or two, these movies cover almost every genre, and I’m ranking them not just on how great the movie is, but also, how well they approach a time travel story.
This wait is over. Just in time for your holiday shopping lists, Star Trek, the best action movie of the year, arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this week, with Chris Pine starring as Mr. James T. Kirk. Also out, Cameron Diaz stars in My Sister’s Keeper, Bruno has Sacha Baron Cohen pulling his usual shtick, and the great Michael Caine stars in Is Anybody There?
Check this out, Trekkers. The DVD for Star Trek is still a little over a month away, but the blooper reel for the film has already made its way to YouTube.
Opening this weekend in theatres, J.J. Abrams directs the Star Trek reboot, starring a young cast of go-getters as sci-fi’s most well-known crew. Also debuting, Atom Egoyan‘s Adoration stars Devon Bostick as a confused orphan looking for answers about his parent’s lives.
“Best. Ever.” is a weekly conglomeration of things that made my week. And there was much rejoicing.
The dark webslinger returns, Khaaaaaaan!, Jacob lives!, ER flatlines, Twouble with Twitters, Star Wars/Dallas intro, Red Dwarf rises again, Dallas Green, CuteOverload, and Terry Pratchett.