The fourth instalment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise has lost two main cast members following failed pay negotiations. According to a new report, Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth won't be appearing in Star Trek 4. The Hollywood Reporter states that both actors have walked away after failing to come to an agreement with Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media.
David Gerrold eerily predicted the rise of the smartphone in a 1999 tech column.
It’s most relaxing being able to lie back at the end of a long day and chill out with my favourite fictional universe. You’re one of the longest running Sci-Fi franchises in history and for that, you should be proud.
Today was the penultimate day of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, an annual event which holds a variety of different panels – and this year, one of those panels was ran by Bryan Fuller, who revealed a lot of information about the new Star Trek: Discovery program, set to launch in 2017 on CBS All Access in the US, on terrestrial television in Canada, and on Netflix worldwide. The intention is to provide a different point of view from prior Star Trek series, given that the previous 6 (presumably including the animated series) have been from the perspective of the Captain. Fuller has, in the past, stated that casting for Discovery will be ‘colour blind’, and as such our new lead may be of any race.
Hooray for Netflix who have brought all six Star Trek series to its online streaming service, all for the 50th Anniversary of the long-running franchise. A masterpiece of writing and plotting, Cause and Effect see’s the crew of the Enterprise-D get caught in a time loop as the ship explodes and the crew slowly begin to realise the situation they’re in.