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Sequel Updates: BOND 24 Production Delay and STAR TREK 3 is Going Deep

Friday, June 27th, 2014


Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have worked on a few Bond film in their day including The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall. They left the series putting Bond 24 in the hands of Jon Logan. Fast forward a year and a half and they’re coming back after some “polite turmoil” behind the scenes. They have been “hired to re-write Logan’s script and give it some “punch”. That’s interesting because it was Logan who came on to work with Puvis and Wade for their Skyfall script. OK that’s not interesting, I’m sorry.

According to Ralph Fiennes, who will return to play M, filming on Bond 24 was scheduled to begin shooting in October, but according to the Daily Mail, the rewrites have moved production’s start to December. Let’s hope it actually happens; Skyfall was one of the best Bond movies to date and has rejuvenated my appreciation for the newer movies starring Daniel Craig. Sam Mendes is still on board to direct this next installment in case you were worried.

Will you be joining me to see Bond 24 in theaters? The movie is currently scheduled to open in the U.K. on October 23, 2015 and in the U.S. on November 6, 2015.

Over in Space, Star Trek 3 director Roberto Orci has teased where the sequel will take the crew:

In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started. The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie. So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.

It sounds like it’s really trying to please fans of the original series with this notion of deep space and the fact that Star Trek Into Darkness ended with the Enterprise going on a five-year exploratory mission (where the original 1960s series started). Are the Star Trek fans excited?


The Best Time Travel Movies

Friday, June 6th, 2014


This weekend Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt use time to try and conquer aliens in Edge of Tomorrow. It was almost 25 years ago when Marty McFly used time to escape Libyens and in the process mess up his existence; it’s the age old story really. Theirs are no movies quite as entertaining as a good time travel adventure. Everyone and their dog Einstein have imagined what it would be like; the desire to right wrongs or relive a particular moment is everyone’s dream at some time or another.

Here’s a look back at the best of these stories; some obvious time travel tales while others merely play with the concept. Let us know what you would have added to your list of The Best Time Travel Movies.

Back to the Future I/II/III



Roberto Orci Confirmed to Direct the Next STAR TREK Movie

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014


With J.J. Abrams busy (and hopefully lens flare free) in another galaxy far, far away, Paramount has been searching for a new director to take the helm of the Star Trek series. Following a recent report that he was after the job, Variety is reporting that Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness writer/producer Roberto Orci will direct the 13th film in the franchise.

There’s no announced timeframe for the next Star Trek film as of yet, so calm down guys.  I still need to watch the Into Darkness but I haven’t been sick in bed for a long time so who knows when I’ll get around to it.

The franchise will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016. If the plan is to have a film in theaters to tie into the occasion (good idea), then expect an official announcements on the film in the very near future.


Friday, September 20th, 2013

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Oh Star Trek, will I ever not post about you?  No…no.  Today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is a great one for Star Trek fans, The Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection is available for $29.99 on Blu-ray!  So that’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country!

You can also get that same set on DVD for just $21.49!  By Vulcan, what a savings!

Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on Blu-ray is $29.99 $38.76 on

Star Trek: Original Motion Picture Collection on DVD is $21.49 $30.99 on


Remember, this deal is only good for today so…stock up for the holidays!

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City of Films’ REEL DEALS – Star Trek Blu-ray Spectacular!

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

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Holy smokes!  Amazon just unveiled a Deal of the Week that’s as hot as Vulcan!  All three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series on Blu-ray, three seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Blu-ray,  one season of Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-ray, and they’re all super cheap!  The complete set of The Original Series on Blu-ray for $82.49 is the best deal by far and as I happen to own that one, I can highly recommend it.

This offer ends on August 24th so get ‘em while you can!

Star Trek: The Complete Original Series (Seasons 1-3) on for $82.49

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season One on for $33.99

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season Two on for $33.99 $33.65

Star Trek: The Original Series – Season Three on for $33.49

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season One on for $49.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Two on for $49.99

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Three on for $49.99

Star Trek: Enterprise – Season One on for $49.99


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Our Favorite Sci-Fi Movies (That Don’t Begin with “Star”)

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Our Favorite Sci Fi Movies That Don't Start With Star

Science Fiction has always played a pivotal role in cinema. It is a means by which we can look into the future and speculate as to what “could be”. Our only limit is our imaginations, and our imaginations provide an infinite number of possibilities. With that being said there have been some incredible films that allow us to look forward and wonder, “what if?”. Whether it is the existence of extra terrestrials or humankind’s self destructive nature – these possibilities are fascinating.

While it is easy to point to the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises because they are so iconic, we decided that would be too easy. Below are our favorite Science Fiction films that do not begin with the word “Star”. Did we miss something? Share your favorite with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!


My Top Ten Favourite Episodes of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Star Trek Enterprise

Here it is folks, the final day of Star Trek Week!

Star Trek: Enterprise (ENT), or simply Enterprise as it was known for the first two years, was the series that many fans blame for killing Star Trek.  It premiered the same year Voyager ended and by that point it was felt that Star Trek in general needed a break.  Waiting a few years to make people hungry for Star Trek again would not have been a bad thing in my opinion.  That said, I always enjoyed ENT and was disappointed that it wasn’t given seven seasons like its brethren.  That’s right, Enterprise was the first series since the original that did not last seven seasons.

The premiere episode, Broken Bow, debuted on September 26, 2001 to big ratings but for the next four years those ratings would slide down and never recover.  In fact, during the later part of season three, word spread that this could be the last season of the show.  Similar to what happened in 1968 with TOS, fans bombarded UPN and Paramount with letters begging for the series to be renewed, and as in 1968…it worked…for one more season.  Star Trek: Enterprise would last four seasons with a total of 98 episodes.  Its last episode, These Are the Voyages…aired on May 13, 2005 and would signal the end of Star Trek.  For the first time since 1987…there would be no Star Trek series in production.


My Top Ten Favourite Episodes of STAR TREK: VOYAGER

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Star Trek Voyager

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!


My Top Ten Favourite Episodes of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Star Trek Deep Space Nine

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!


My Top Ten Favourite Episodes of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Star Trek The Next Generation

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.