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“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” Returns to Theaters for 40th Anniversary

"Star Trek: The Motion Picture" Returns to Theaters for 40th Anniversary

Get ready to relive a piece of science fiction history as Star Trek: The Motion Picture returns to the theaters for its 40th anniversary. It's hard to imagine it has only been 40 years since Star Trek was introduced on the silver screen becoming the beneficiary of a new wave of science fiction films in […]

George Takei Boards Season 2 of AMC's 'The Terror'

AMC's anthology series from Sir Ridley Scott The Terror is starting to build their second season, which will reportedly have a very different setting than the first season's Arctic shipwrecks. According to the usual suspects, George Takei is joining the series for the second season, which will center on the Japanese-American community during World War II. This is a […]

Adventure Time Begins Its Final 'Ultimate Adventure' in Cartoon Network Teaser

While the Pendleton Ward-created Adventure Time may be set to end its run after eight years and 10 seasons, Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and the rest of the gang aren't going out quietly. Cartoon Network's influential animated series has saved the epic 'The Ultimate Adventure' for last, as we can see from the recently released first […]

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George Takei Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

Star Trek star and geek icon George Takei has denied allegations that he assaulted former model Scott R. Bruton in 1981. Takei took to Twitter to issue a statement. "Friends, I'm writing to respond to the accusations made by Scott R. Bruton," Takei tweeted Saturday. "The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not […]

'Futurama: Worlds Of Tomorrow' Gets A Release Date For This Month

Last month, Jam City and TinyCo announced a brand new Futurama mobile app game was on the way called Futurama: Worlds Of Tomorrow. Yesterday,  we officially got the launch date for the app, which will be next week on June 29. A new trailer featuring Stephen Hawking, George Takei, Bill Nye, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson shows off the […]

How An 18-Foot Tall Puppet Was Made For Kubo And The Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings continues to do well at the box office, taking third for the holiday weekend and reaching a total of $36 million domestically since it opened on August 19th. Focus Features, the studio the released the film, has sent us this behind-the-scenes video showing the making of one of the amazing […]

Crafting An Epic – A Kubo And The Two Strings Featurette

The cast and crew talk about making Kubo and the Two Strings something more than just a stop-motion samurai film. Among those interviewed are George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and director Travis Knight. The video goes into the way the look of the film was crafted and the influences from Akira Kurosowa to origami. can't […]

Oh My! George Takei Narrates Documentary About Starlog And Fangoria Creator

A new feature-length documentary is in the works focusing on forty years of growth in the geek culture through the efforts of one publisher who covered it all. From the Bridge tells the story of Kerry O'Quinn, the publisher of more than 20 geek-friendly newsstand magazines including: Starlog, Fangoria, Cinemagic and Comics Scene. From the […]

Simon Pegg Responds To George Takei's Remarks About Sulu's LGBT Status

While Star Trek Beyond actor and writer Simon Pegg wanted to honor actor George Takei by revealing his character, Hikaru Sulu, is in fact gay, Takei took issue with the concept. As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter yesterday afternoon, Takei even attempted to dissuade Pegg, director Justin Lin and new Sulu actor John Cho from including […]

George Takei Thinks Sulu Coming Out Is Unfortunate

George Takei is a vocal and respected advocate for the LGBT community, but in an interview with THR, the actor who brought Hikaru Sulu to life for the first time nearly 50 years ago said the announcement that the character would come out as gay in Star Trek Beyond is unfortunate. Takei had approached creator Gene […]

Star Trek Beyond To Reveal Hikaru Sulu As Gay

Star Trek is known for being fairly progressive, but has yet to have a prominent gay character in its fifty year film and television history. In 1996, it was said that Neal McDonough's character in Star Trek: First Contact, Lieutenant Hawk, was intended to be the first gay character in the series, but both producers […]

For The Love Of Spock Gets A September Release

Gravitas Ventures announced yesterday that it has acquired the rights to For The Love of Spock and will release the film in September. The documentary by Adam Nimoy takes an intimate look at the life and career of his father, Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy. It also shines a light on the enduring legacy of […]

Dr. Strange Director Scott Derrickson Responds To Whitewashing Accusation

Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson took to Twitter to respond to accusations that the casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One was another example of Hollywood whitewashing Asian roles. Raw anger/hurt from Asian-Americans over Hollywood whitewashing, stereotyping & erasure of Asians in cInema. I am listening and learning. — Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) May 4, […]

Kubo And The Two Strings Trailer Utilizes A Beatles Song To Get Its Point Across

The new trailer for Laika and Focus Features' upcoming Kubo and the Two Strings uses The Beatles's "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" to set the mood for Kubo's adventure. When the storyteller and son of a famous samurai accidentally summons a spirit to enforce an age-old vendetta, he must set out to save his family and […]

Paramount And CBS File A Lawsuit Against Star Trek Axanar

In the late 1960s and early 70s, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry tolerated fan fiction and the Kirk/Spock "slash-zines." They circulated in such low numbers that they posed no threat to any of the trademarks or diluted the brand in any significant way. As William Shatner wrote in Star Trek Memories and Star Trek Movie […]

John Cho Has Faith In Robert Orci And Star Trek 3

John Cho has built quite a career for himself, from his breakout role in Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle to his latest turns on television with Sleepy Hollow and Selfie. But during a Reddit AMA the other day a lot of the questions were about his stepping onto the bridge of the new […]