Last night, J.J. Abrams dropped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote the release of his newest film, Star Trek Into Darkness and like most interviews, the topic of Star Wars came up and took over the interview. Hilarity ensues.
It looks like NBC is really going after the geek demographic with their new television series, She-Ra starring Australian pop sensation, Kylie Minogue. Plus, Alfie Allen AKA Theon Greyjoy as “Skelly” makes this a must-watch.
Way back in early 2011, there was a outcry in Detroit to honor one of it’s finest in statue form in their beloved city. That person in question was none other than Robocop. Since then, the Robocop statue project has gotten national attention and after a successful Kickstarter fundraiser (raised over $67,000) by Imagination Station Detroit, there is a ten foot tall scale statue of Robocop ready to go. All that needs to be done is for the city of Detroit to find a proper location for the statue and to bronze it so it will last forever for future generation of fans to enjoy. Imagination Station Detroit is hoping that the bronze Robocop statue will be complete by mid-2014. Keep up the great work!
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The duo of J.J. Wyman and J.J. Abrams were responsible for the sci-fi epic, Fringe. Now, they are back with a new series set in year 2048 called, Almost Human.
This action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future centers around the unlikely partnership between a part-machine cop and a part-human robot.
Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (”Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (”Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (”Star Trek”), Michael Ealy (”Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (”Six Feet Under,”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.
Almost Human is definitely on my “must-watch” list for the new Fox Fall season, especially with Karl Urban on board. Hopefully, it will be easier to keep Almost Human on the air than Fringe.
At this point in cinema and television history, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci could pretty much snap their fingers and a pilot of theirs will get the green light. That just might be the case with their newest series, Sleepy Hollow.
Ichabod Crane wakes up from the throes of death 250 years in the future to find the world on the brink of destruction and learn he is humanity’s only hope. From co-creators/executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (the “Star Trek” and “Transformers” franchises, “Fringe”) comes the adventure thriller SLEEPY HOLLOW. In this modern-day retelling of Washington Irving’s classic, ICHABOD CRANE (Tom Mison, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”) is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to find that the world is on the brink of destruction and that he is humanity’s last hope, forcing him to team up with a contemporary police officer (Nicole Beharie, “Shame,” “American Violet”) to unravel a mystery that dates back to the founding fathers.
The last “retelling” of Sleepy Hollow I enjoyed was Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s version, but after checking out this trailer, I have to say that I’m a little bit interested. Sadly, I’m a total sucker for supernatural and fantasy television shows.
Sleepy Hollow joins Fox’s 2013 Fall line-up later this year.
Director Bryan Singer posted a nice little tweet of Hugh Jackman (as Wolverine) and Nicholas Hoult (as non-beatmode Beast) on the set of X-Men: Days of the Future Past. From the looks of their clothing, this is set in the seventies in Xavier’s secret underground headquarters. The only questions I have are: How did Beast go back to normal and didn’t Wolverine tell Xavier and Magneto to fuck off?
X-Men: Days of the Future Past opens July 18, 2014.