Posts by Tom Chang

About Tom Chang

I'm a follower of pop culture from gaming, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, film, and TV for over 30 years. I grew up reading magazines like Starlog, Mad, and Fangora. As a professional writer for over 10 years, Star Wars was the first sci-fi franchise I fell in love with. I'm a nerd-of-all-trades.

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Star Trek: Voyager Cast Discusses Characters' Growth, Evolution

Star Trek: Voyager Cast Discusses Characters' Growth, Evolution

When it comes to Star Trek shows, Voyager stood in a class all its own because unlike its predecessors, the crew was completely disconnected from the comforts built by the United Federation of Planets. Stranded in the Delta Quadrant, the crew only had their resources and Starfleet principles to survive as they try to journey […]

Tenet: Warner Bros Changed Film Logo Avoiding Brand Confusion

Tenet: Christopher Nolan Breaks Down Sequence with Real 747

After saving the Batman franchise with the Dark Knight trilogy, writer and director, Christopher Nolan is tasked to do the impossible once again in salvaging the decimated summer 2020 movie season with Tenet. When it comes to cinematic spectacles, the five-time Oscar nominee fails to disappoint picking up where he left off once he wrapped […]

October 11, 2019: 52st Sitges Film Festival - Photo call of Sam Neill. Editorial credit: Luis Javier Villalba / Shutterstock.com

Jurassic World: Dominion – Sam Neill Eager to Return After Quarantine

While Jurassic World III star Sam Neill remains grateful as his status as a working actor, he never embraced the "celebrity" label attached performing on screen. With an impressive filmography spanning five decades, the character actor became in high demand particularly in the 1990s including notable roles in The Hunt for Red October (1990), The […]

Tenet: Warner Bros Changed Film Logo Avoiding Brand Confusion

Tenet: Why Warner Bros Changed Film Logo to Avoid Brand Confusion

When the first trailer for Tenet came out on December 19th, 2019, writer and director, Christopher Nolan did not realize how similar the logo for his film came to a specific bicycle components company of the same name based out of Bellingham, Washington. The last two letters, "et" in Tenet, references "time inversion." The biking […]

MacGruber: Christopher Nolan Sends Encouraging Email to Cast and Crew

MacGruber Fan Christopher Nolan Sends Cast, Crew Encouraging Email

What began as a spoof of MacGyver on NBC's Saturday Night Life in 2007 turned to its own cultural phenomenon in MacGruber. Played by Will Forte, the skits introduced a comedic dynamic not thoroughly explored on the former ABC series, sidetracking. Joined by Vicki (Kristen Wiig) and usually the SNL host as another character, MacGruber […]

Pictured: No'l Wells as Ensign Tendi; Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford; Tawny Newsome as Ensign Mariner; Jack Quaid as Ensign Boimler of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. ©2019 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Lower Decks: Mike McMahan On Why You Can't Have Morty in Star Trek

Star Trek: Lower Decks explores two fronts the franchise is seldom known for comedy and animation. Series creator Mike McMahan, whose credits include Adult Swim's Rick & Morty and co-creator of Solar Opposites, spoke to Collider about the balance between looking at Star Trek in a new light while also paying respect to the franchise. […]

Simon Pegg at the UK premiere for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" in Leicester Square, London. Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

The Mandalorian: Simon Pegg Pitches His Star Wars Return

Simon Pegg has an idea to return to the Star Wars franchise as a different alien in the popular series The Mandalorian. The actor originally played Unkar Plutt, the junk trader who exchanged Rey's (Daisy Ridley) metal scraps for rations in Jakku before she set off to join the Resistance and later, learn the ways […]

Netflix Corrected Back to the Future Error, Writer Says

Netflix Corrected Back to the Future Error, Writer Says

Astute Back to the Future fans took to social media to take exception of a scene edited out of the streamed version from Part II (1989) on Netflix. The scene in question involved when Marty (Michael J. Fox) returned to 1955 steal back his 2015 sports almanac from young Biff (Tom Wilson). Outside on high […]

MTV Reunions: Teen Wolf TV Cast, Crew Set for Premiere

Teen Wolf Series Cast, Crew Set for MTV Reunions Premiere

The quarantine leaves no shortage of cast reunions taking place all over the country even if it's within the confines of social distancing. Now MTV decided to take the idea and create a television series called MTV Reunions. For its premiere episode, the cast and crew of Teen Wolf, the TV series set to commemorate […]

Batman: Bane Masks Sales Surge During Quarantine

Batman: Bane Masks Sales Surge During Quarantine

If you're going to invest in a mask during the quarantine, it may not be the best idea to go with one of Batman's most iconic villains in Bane. Played by Tom Hardy in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Bane masks become harder to come by as plastic masks, not approved pandemic wear by medical […]

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020). Image Credit: Orion Pictures

Bill & Ted 3: Alex Winter Provides Update on Film, Teases Trailer

One of the most anticipated films of 2020 is Bill & Ted Face the Music. While the film slated to hit theaters in August, uncertainty arises with studios delaying releases due to the quarantine. Addressing rumors concerning the film's future or that it could skip theaters and go straight to a home release, star Alex […]

Halle Berry at the 49th NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals at Pasadena Civic Center on January 15, 2018 in Pasadena, CA. Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Moonfall: Halle Berry to Star in Roland Emmerich's Sci-Fi Thriller

Actress Halle Berry is the latest to join the sci-fi disaster film from Lionsgate, Moonfall. While it initially sounds like an upcoming Bond film, it's Roland Emmerich's latest attempt to destroy the earth again. Emmerich will direct and co-write with Harold Kloser and Spenser Cohen, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The three previously worked together […]

Simon Pegg at the UK premiere for "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" in Leicester Square, London. Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

Star Trek: Simon Pegg Explains Film Absence, TV's Success

Momentum is peaking like never before for the Star Trek franchise. Picard became one of the most critically-acclaimed series in franchise history, contributing the most significant surge of new subscriptions for CBS All Access. Discovery returns with its upcoming third season with the animated Lower Decks not far behind. Recently announced is the return of […]

Colin Farrell Has Entered into Talks to Join "The Batman" as the Penguin

The Batman: Colin Farrell Opens Up About The Penguin

Despite productions suspending all over Hollywood, including Matt Reeves' The Batman, we're getting some idea on how the Caped Crusader's first DC Extended Universe film starts to take shape. One of the most prominent casting surprises is Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin. He spoke with GMA teasing how he's getting into the role. "I […]

'John Wick' Director Chad Stahelski Says Wachowskis Working on New 'The Matrix'

Lilly Wachowski Not Having Elon Musk, Ivanka Trump's Matrix Reference

When you create one of the most culturally relevant and beloved franchises in cinema history, you're bound to be referenced from time to time. SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk tweeted "Take the red pill", which is alludes to a scene in the original 1999 film when Neo (Keanu Reeves) picks between pills. The red represented […]

The Orville: Seth MacFarlane Updates Status on Season Three

Seth MacFarlane Offers Update on The Orville Season 3 Production

Seth MacFarlane aka "Mr. Don't Tell Me I Have Too Many Shows" appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to provide an update for his multitude of shows from, Hulu's The Orville to FOX's Family Guy and American Dad. As is now standard in the late-night television landscape during quarantine, Jimmy Fallon conducted the interview remotely […]

Nicholas Hoult Joins the "Mission: Impossible" Franchise

X-Men: Nicholas Hoult's Bizarre Audition Involved Family Guy

One of Nicholas Hoult's most iconic roles is as the younger version of Hank McCoy/Beast in the X-Men: First Class films. Kelsey Grammer initially played the older version in X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). Hoult spoke to GQ in a career retrospective reflecting on his most iconic roles. When he auditioned for Beast in 2011, […]

Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Project Hail Mary: Phil Lord, Chris Miller Join Ryan Gosling Space Pic

Phil Lord and Chris Miller look to film the s*** out of Ryan Gosling's next space thriller in Project Hail Mary. The project is the adaptation of "The Martian," author Andy Weir's latest novel of the same name set to release spring 2021 from Random House. Lord and Miller will direct the film for MGM, […]

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Star Wars: Mark Hamill Pictured Luke's Fate Different in Episode VI

If things turned out as differently as Mark Hamill expected, audiences would see a dramatically different ending for Luke Skywalker at the conclusion of Return of the Jedi (1983). The actor appeared on SiriusXM's "EW Live" station to promote his upcoming appearance on the FX comedy What We Do in the Shadows when Star Wars […]

Percy Jackson book series to be adapted for Disney+. Image Courtesy of 21 Century Studios.

Percy Jackson Series In Development for Disney+

One of the most successful youth mythological fantasy adventures will make its way to television in Percy Jackson & The Olympians. The series' author Rick Riordan made the announcement with his wife Becky Riordan over social media. The couple petitioned Disney for an adaptation for the streaming platform Disney+. To garner support, they used #DisneyAdaptPercyJackson […]