For the most part, fan-fiction is all in good fun. Nobody can possibly fault diehard devotees of certain books, movies or TV shows for wanting to get involved in the fictional universes that capture their imagination, and if anything, perhaps they should be praised for channeling their passions into a creative, productive outlet. Excepting the fan-fiction that includes weird sex stuff (of which there is quite a bit), nobody gets hurt, and in a way, it could even be considered free publicity for the texts on which it’s based. But the low-stakes world of fan-fiction only works when it remains just that; a place for enthusiasts to share in their fandom. Once fan-fiction begins to take itself a little more seriously, and expand more aggressively, and accrue support from studios and major distributors, and, most importantly, make money, then play-time is over.
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Star Trek fans are hard to please. Even though J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek from 2009 revitalized the old franchise with new energy and a great cast, some Trekkers felt it pushed the franchise too far from its roots in harder, more intellectual sci-fi. And then Star Trek Into Darkness came along and was even more poorly received by the die-hards; one particularly unhappy bunch at a Star Trek convention named it the worst film in the entire series. (And if you’ve seen every movie in the franchise, you know just how insulting that is.)
Yes, Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally opens in theaters this Friday, and we know you’re all excited. But, if you’re excited for J.J. Abrams’ other space franchise, we have good news for you: the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond has arrived.
It’s rare for a movie trailer to give me chills. But the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens did.
There is a precise moment when Spectre turns to crap. Before this moment, it is a superbly stylish espionage thriller. After this moment — which can be pinpointed down to the exact shot and lines of dialogue — it falls apart, and its carefully cultivated atmosphere of mystery dissipates like a, well, you know.
Star Trek fans ecstatic by yesterday’s announcement of a new 2017 TV series may have found excitement tempered by CBS’ revelation that the newest iteration would arrive exclusive to CBS All-Access streaming platform, rather than TV itself. Now, CBS boss Les Moonves explains the thinking, as well as some accessible changes to the service before its 2017 launch.
Whispers of a new Star Trek TV series heralding the franchise’s return to the small screen have floated about for several years now, and have at last have been confirmed. Alex Kurtzman will spearhead a new TV Trek series to debut on CBS All-Access (that’s right, streaming) in January 2017.
Just a quick 10-minute cab ride from the Alamo Drafthouse off Route 183 in Austin, Texas sits Pinballz, a massive arcade that specializes in — make sure you’re sitting down for this one — pinball. They’ve got old machines dating back decades, and new...
The internet. The final frontier. (For dumb videos.)
Although fellow Trekker Leonard Nimoy appeared in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movie in 2009, and there have long been rumors of William Shatner reprising his iconic role as Captain Kirk, there’s one veteran Star Trek actor we probably won’t ever see again on the big screen: Patrick Stewart. It’s not that he doesn’t want to reprise the role; he just doesn’t think he’ll be asked.