Over the past week the networks have been sharing some TV trailers and first looks for the fall season, I noticed three for different reasons and figured I would share them. What are you looking forward to? Also, is it just me or is TV getting better these days?
It’s day four of Star Trek Week! I see Graham and Ryan checking the clock and looking annoyed. Don’t worry guys, it’s almost over!
Star Trek: Voyager (VOY) came around during a period of maximum Star Trek saturation. Voyager premiered only a year after TNG ended and only two years after DS9 premiered. This is most likely the point in which “Star Trek fatigue” took root, but more on that tomorrow. Star Trek: Voyager debuted on January 16, 1995 with the episode “Caretaker” and, like its sister shows, would last seven seasons for a total of 172 episodes before closing with “Endgame” on May 23, 2001.
Hit the jump for my favourite episodes!
Hey you know that super popular HBO series with the swords, the wars, and the dragons – Game of Thrones? Well series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss sat down with KCRW’s “UpClose’ series and talked all things Westeros.
In it they cover how this amazing series came to fruition, why some things differed from book to television show, some quirky comments about author George R. R. Martin and so on. The audio clocks in at approximately an hour and is a must listen for fans of the Game of Thrones TV and book series. Use the audio player below to give it a whirl!
If you know me, you know that I love the Riddick films and have been eagerly awaiting the third film for quite some time now. It’s not like I have a crush on Vin Diesel or anything…what!? I don’t! Well, maybe a small one…just a smidgen.
Universal Pictures finally released a new trailer for Riddick via Machinima and I was very excited to see new footage from the film. The previous teaser was only twenty seconds long so this gives us a much better look at the film.
So check out the trailer, as well as the brand new poster, below!
Welcome to day three of Star Trek Week! Today we’ll focus on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) which was the last series Gene Roddenberry had knowledge of. He sadly passed away in 1991, two years before the premiere, but he was aware that series creators Rick Berman and Michael Piller were moving ahead with it.
DS9 brought a big change to the pre-existing Star Trek shows, instead of taking place on a starship as the others had, DS9 took place on a space station near the planet Bajor. Also a large number of the main and recurring characters were not members of Starfleet so the overall tone ended up being a lot darker compared to its predecessors. The series premiered on January 3, 1993 with “Emmisary” and would go on for seven seasons with a total of 176 episodes before concluding on June 2, 1999 with “What You Leave Behind”.
So if you’re curious which episodes I’ve chosen as my favourites…click onward!
It’s day two of Star Trek Week and today we’ll be focusing on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) seemed like a long shot, no one had a lot of faith that it would catch on. The Original Series was so great and had developed such a loyal following that people doubted whether Gene Roddenberry could capture that lightening in a bottle again.
The first episode, Encounter at Farpoint, premiered on September 28, 1987 to huge ratings which proved that Gene had done it again. The first two seasons of the show weren’t bad, but it wouldn’t be until season three (a symptom of most post-TOS series) that the show really took off and became the epic space adventure we all know and love. TNG lasted seven seasons for a total of 178 episodes and ended its run with “All Good Things” on May 23, 1994.
So hit the jump and I’ll let you know which episodes I’ve chosen…as my favourites.
We’ll begin our first day of Star Trek Week with the first Star Trek series…The Original Series (TOS). The show had an unusual beginning. As with most television programs, a pilot was made in order to sell it to the network. The entire crew, with the exception of Leonard Nimoy as Spock, were different. Instead of Captain Kirk we had Captain Pike played by Jeffery Hunter. The pilot, called “The Cage”, was well received but the network didn’t feel that they could go ahead with the series. They called it “too cerebral”. In most cases, this is where it would end.
However, in a very rare move, the studio decided to order ANOTHER pilot under the condition that they recast the majority of the roles and up the action. Thus a second pilot was made, this time with William Shatner as Captain Kirk. “Where No Man Has Gone Before” impressed the studio and Star Trek was ordered to series, and the rest, as they say, is history. The first episode, “The Man Trap”, premiered on September 8, 1966 and the show lasted for three seasons with a total of 79 episodes before finally bowing out on June 3, 1969 with the lackluster “Turnabout Intruder”.
So hit the jump and come see which episodes I’ve chosen…as my favourites.