Category: Movies


I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the next Star Trek movie.  I know many Trekkies are not huge fans of the JJ Abrams reboot but at least its something.  It is currently the only major space-based movie franchise still running so I’ll support it.  With that being said, below is the first poster for the movie.

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I was expecting something more sci-fi-ish but it still looks like this movie is really going to bring the federation to its knees.  It looks to be Benedict Cumberbatch (Gary Mitchell in the film?) standing on top of that heap of rubble.  Soon we will get a better look at the film with an extended trailer being linked to the new Hobbit movie coming out soon.  Here is the synopsis of the film:

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

-Tom

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“One astronaut’s journey through space and life ends on a hostile exosolar planet. Grounded is a metaphorical account of the experience, inviting unique interpretation and reflection by the viewer. Themes of aging, inheritance, paternal approval, cyclic trajectories, and behaviors passed on through generations are explored against an ethereal backdrop.”


What did you think?

Also, sorry the site has been so inactive lately, I just returned to University and have been busy with Frosh week among other things.  The site should be back to normal and check back later today for a review of NBC’s new show, “Revolution.”

-Tom

Marvel recently confirmed the release dates for the following films:

  • Iron Man 3- May 3, 2013
  • Thor: The Dark World- Nov. 8, 2013
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – April 4, 2014
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – August 1, 2014
  • Avengers 2 – May 1st, 2015

Not much information on them yet as they are all pretty far off but its good to mark down in your calender! :)  I’m especially excited for the Guardians of The Galaxy film not only because the plot sounds very similar to Farscape (“about a US pilot who ends up in space in the middle of a universal conflict and goes on the run with futuristic ex-cons who have something everyone wants“) but also because it will most likely introduce the villain Thanos who was seen in the after credits scene in The Avengers!

Cool cool cool!

-Tom

Here is an update on Marc Zicree’s ambitious sci-fi movie franchise, Space Command:

Space Command’s Kickstarter campaign reached its initial goal of $75,000 in just three days, assuring fans that Hollywood’s newest sci-fi franchise would be produced; but through perseverance and enthusiasm, the production team lead by Writer/Producer/Director Marc Scott Zicree (The Twilight Zone Companion, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Producer Doug Drexler (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Battlestar Galactica) and Producer Neil Johnson (Humanity’s End) managed to raise a total of $221,267 by the 9pm deadline on Saturday.

(San Diego, CA – July 15, 2012)  After reaching the successful conclusion of a 60-day Kickstarter campaign that raised over $220,000, Writer/Producer/Director Marc Scott Zicree thanked the thousands of backers and fans who made sure sci-fi’s newest franchise would blast off on schedule.  ”After we celebrate tonight, we’ll turn up the heat on our pre-production efforts to make sure scripts are done, sets are built and we hit our goal of starting production in the fourth quarter of this year,” announced Mr. Zicree.

Hundreds of fans – some attending Space Command’s Kickstarter Party at the Embassy Suites in San Diego in person, others attending via live-streaming video feed from around the world – celebrated with the producers and production crew who had just wrapped up another day at San Diego Comic-Con. “We tried to make sure our fans and supporters who weren’t able to attend our party had a chance to feel like they were a part of it,” explained Leah Cevoli, social media manager for Space Command.  Mr. Zicree jumped in front of the webcam from time to time to answer questions from fans in the hours before the end of the countdown, as did Ms. Cevoli, character designer Iain McCaig (Star Wars, The Avengers), actor Doug Jones (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) and Assistant Producer David/Composer David Raiklen among others.

Mr. Raiklen, who was intimately involved in helping set and track the various Kickstarter awards in an attempt to continually engage fans, shared his insights into what the grassroots funding effort for Space Command means to filmmakers. “The fans get to greenlight projects now.  And as a result, they’ll get to see and hear everything as it’s made ready for final production – from amazing concept art to music.

“This is the greatest team I’ve ever had the fun and priviledge to work with.  The heart and vision are inspiring.”

The enthusiasm backers showed for Space Command had a profound impact on everyone involved in the project to-date, but none more than Mr. Zicree. “As a kid, one of the reasons Star Trek appealed so strongly to me is that it portrayed a group of good-hearted, brave, honorable and loving folks who were embarked on a grand adventure and committed to each other.  My dream was to someday be part of such a group.  Thanks to you all, I now am.” Mr. Zicree shared in his wrap-up speech and in an email to the production team early the next morning after the event.

What’s Next
Space Command now intensifies its pre-production efforts in order to make an aggressive production schedule and keep production costs as low as possible. “We still have a lot of work to do before the cameras start rolling,” said Mr. Zicree.  ”The first script is almost completed, it just needs a few finishing touches – but Doug (Drexler) and I will be meeting soon to start fleshing out the first 1/2-hour episode we want to produce simultaneously and include with our first release.”

Pre-production is expected to conclude later this summer and production begin sometime in the fourth quarter of 2012.

About Space Command: Space Command is a series of science fiction films that detail two families’ interactions over several generations as they take part in Man’s exploration and colonization of the solar system and beyond.  For more information, please visit: www.spacecommandmovie.com

Great to hear, I will post more news about Space Command as it becomes available.  I interviewed Marc Zicree a little while ago, you check that out here.

-Tom

This was announced yesterday but I was in Boston for the weekend so I wasn’t able to post it until now.

It has officialy been confirmed that Joss Whedon will be returning for an Avengers sequel which is amazing news!  He wrote and directed the first one that did incredibly well at the box office and with the critics with an impressive 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes so its good to hear he will be back.  I would have been VERY worried about the next Avengers movie (which was announced a while ago) if someone else was in control but now I’m sure it will be a great film, though it could be a while before we get to see it!

In other amazing Whedon/ Marvel news, Joss will also be developing a Marvel universe-based TV show.  It is still very early in development so no details are available about it yet but I’m just excited to see Joss return to TV as everything he has touched has been great (Buffy, Angel, Firefly and even Dollhouse)!

It has been quite the year for Joss who suddenly has a lot of influence and power in the business and the ability to be able to do what he wants to do creatively.  I’m glad he won’t have to deal with the suits meddling with his work as much.

-Tom

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