Star Trek Sundays – U.S.S. Enterprise refit from Star Trek Beyond…

I am not sure how i missed this the first, second, or third time i watched the film. Changes were made to the design of the Kelvin-Timeline Enterprise for the 1st act of Star Trek Beyond. 

You can see what they were trying to do, make her a little more like the refit from the Motion Picture of the Prime Timeline…i think they also said something about making the neck and pylons look weaker to fit the needs of the story…I like the original design better, but thats just me…

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STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Director J.J. Abrams Says The Script Is Complete; Confirms Late July Shoot Date

When J.J. Abrams replaced Colin Trevorrow as the director of the still untitled Star Wars: Episode IX, we all knew he was going to be under a lot of pressure to map out the story and deliver a new draft of the script – and deliver he has.

Abrams was quizzed about the final instalment of the new Star Wars trilogy when he appeared as a guest on The Late Show, and while he obviously wasn’t about to give any plot details away, he did reveal that the script is finished while also confirming that production is set to commence this July.

“We have a script, which is a big deal for me. It starts shooting end of July. Having a script in advance is something I haven’t always been lucky enough to have. I’m writing this with Chris Terrio, who is a genius, and I’m having a great time.”

It’ll be interesting to see how Abrams and Terrio approach this after the bold decisions Rian Johnson made with The Last Jedi. Will we see some retconning of the more “controversial” story elements, perhaps?

via STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Director J.J. Abrams Says The Script Is Complete; Confirms Late July Shoot Date

AQUAMAN Described As An “Emotional Action Movie” With Similar Tone To WONDER WOMAN Following Test Screening

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AQUAMAN Described As An “Emotional Action Movie” With Similar Tone To WONDER WOMAN Following Test Screening

More details on yesterday’s Aquaman test screening have merged, with James Wan’s solo outing for the King of Atlantis drawing comparisons to Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Some mild SPOILERS may follow…
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We already reported on some vague initial reactions to the Aquaman test screening that was held yesterday at Warner Bros., but now thanks to Batman News we have a much better idea of what to expect from The King of Atlantis’ first solo adventure.

Aquaman is described as an “emotional action movie” with a similar tone to Wonder Woman. Apparently, it’s a drama first and foremost but there is also lot of humor – and, this being a James Wan film, some horror elements as well.

Several different reports have also mentioned a Star Wars-like vibe, particularly in relation to to the battle sequences.

Here are some more details, some of which might be considered mild SPOILERS:

There’s an amazing villain in Orm, played by Patrick Wilson

Amber Heard’s Mera is very much a co-lead and not just a love interest

Characters just talk normally underwater.

No giant air bubbles like we saw in Justice League.

The rumors were true, Jason Momoa wears the comic book Aquaman costume in the movie.

Black Manta is a secondary villain. He looks just like he does in the comics and has the same origin as well.

Superhero News scoop confirmed, The Trench is in the movie.

Yes, Aquaman can talk to fish, and he does in the movie.

It’s always best to take these type of reactions with a grain of salt (we have heard similarly glowing reports for movies that didn’t turn out so great, after all), but let’s hope all of this is on the level and Wan knocks it out of the aquarium.

via AQUAMAN Described As An “Emotional Action Movie” With Similar Tone To WONDER WOMAN Following Test Screening

There Are Reportedly Two Competing JAMES BOND 25 Screenplays In The Works

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It was revealed earlier this week that Danny Boyle (28 Days Later) is currently the frontrunner to take the helm of James Bond 25 for MGM, something Deadline has now confirmed is the case. The filmmaker worked with Daniel Craig for a sketch featuring his take on 007 (and The Queen) for the London Olympics in 2012 and he has a very specific idea for where he hopes to take things next.

According to the trade, he and Trainspotting writing partner John Hodge are working on a script which will be the version he ultimately makes if MGM approves. However, while longtime producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson liked Boyle’s pitch, it’s a couple of months away from being finished and it definitely sounds like a departure from what we’re used to seeing this franchise deliver.

However, as of right now, MGM has a completed script by Casino Royale, Skyfall, and Spectre scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, a version which Boyle would not direct. However, Yann Demange (’71),  Denis Villeneuve (Blade Runner 2049), and David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) remain on the shortlist for that one. Who will end up behind the camera and while Bond will we get? Time will tell…

via There Are Reportedly Two Competing JAMES BOND 25 Screenplays In The Works

Take A First Look At Brainiac’s Skull-Shaped Ship In This New KRYPTON Featurette

There hasn’t been a huge amount of positivity surrounding Syfy’s Krypton but that changed yesterday with the debut of a first look at the show’s take on Brainiac. Now, a new behind the scenes look at the show has been released and as well as shedding a little more light on Blake Ritson’s take on the iconic Superman villain, we get to see concept art (around 0:33) depicting his massive skull-shaped ship.

That’s been part of Brainiac’s arsenal since the early 1980s when the character was reintroduced as a robot. However, Krypton appears to be taking the vast majority of its inspiration from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Action Comics run from 2008 which saw them bring back the one true Brainiac as an organic villain. The question is, will the show end up meeting the expectations of comic book fans?

via Take A First Look At Brainiac’s Skull-Shaped Ship In This New KRYPTON Featurette

 

AQUAMAN Test Screening Reportedly Took Place At Warner Bros. Today, And We Have A First Reaction

We’ve heard from several different sources that a test screening for James Wan’s Aqauaman movie was held on the Warner Bros. lot today, and although we don’t have much information to share, we do have a couple of positive first reactions.

Despite most of the FX being unfinished, Batman News has heard that the film went over very well.

So far two different sources told me they loved #Aquaman! There’s tons of action but it’s a very emotional movie as well.

— Batman-News.com (@BatmanNewsCom) February 21, 2018

Obviously this is just one guy’s opinion (well, one guy relaying the opinions of two others!), but however vague, it may be our first indication that WB and Wan are set to deliver a DC adaptation more in the vein of Wonder Woman than the divisive Justice League.

via AQUAMAN Test Screening Reportedly Took Place At Warner Bros. Today, And We Have A First Reaction

STAR TREK ONLINE Launching 3D Printed Ship Models | TrekCore Blog

From the official site today:

The team at Star Trek Online is so happy to announce that, beginning in March, Captains on PC will be able to 3D print their personal starships from the game! We’re partnering with Mixed Dimensions to allow you to create custom 3D handcrafted starship collectibles for your desk, home and more.

Almost all of the over 500 playable starships will be available for print, including your personal customizations like ship names, colors and shield skins. You’ll even be able to print the customizations you’ve made using the parts available to your ship in the ship tailor.

Once you have your ship where you want it, you’ll be directed to Mixed Dimension’s GamePrint web site, where you’ll will be offered several different purchase options. Captains can commission one of the company’s master artists to hand paint an incredibly detailed, 12” resin high-end collectible version of their starship. You can also order a single-color version or a pre-primed model, which allows you to paint the entire starship yourself.

And for those who prefer to stick with the classics, GamePrint will also offer completed models replicating 20 of Star Trek Online’s exclusive and most popular starships. We’ll have more information very soon on this program, with pricing details and how you can print your very own ship.

via STAR TREK ONLINE Launching 3D Printed Ship Models | TrekCore Blog

sweet business this is an awesome idea!

Danger, Will Robinson – Check Out The First Teaser Trailer For Netflix’s LOST IN SPACE Reboot

I am not sure how i missed this one…really excited for April now…

Netflix has released an announcement teaser for Lost in Space, which is set to premiere on the streaming service in April. The footage introduces us to the Robinson family (John, Maureen, Judy, Penny and Will) as they begin their fateful mission into the far reaches of space.

The cast is led by Toby Stephens (Black Sails), Molly Parker (House of Cards), and Parker Posey (Superman Returns), who who will play a gender-swapped incarnation of the scheming Dr. Smith.

via Danger, Will Robinson – Check Out The First Teaser Trailer For Netflix’s LOST IN SPACE Reboot

KRYPTON: First Look At Superman Villain Brainiac Is Shockingly Close To The Comic Books

Various versions of Brainiac have been brought to television over the years but the next version is going to be played by British actor Blake Ritson in Syfy’s Krypton. As you can see below, this take on the character bears a striking resemblance to his comic book counterpart and when time-traveller Adam Strange arrives on Krypton in the past, he’ll have a dire warning about the “Collector of Worlds.”

However, because this period of history has never really been covered in the source material, the actor explains that the show provides the teaming working on it with, “something of a blank canvas that has allowed a lot of freedom for the writers to world-build. This is a major expansion of the Superman universe and mythology and the civilization that fostered the greatest hero that ever lived.”

“He traverses the universe in a gigantic skull ship, ripping cities out of planets, miniaturizing them and placing them on board. But he does so in the spirit of conservation,” Ritson adds. “In his mind, he’s committed to the ultimate philanthropic act: saving all of creation. In many ways it’s analogous to Noah plucking out two of every animal to ensure their survival, even while knowing that others must perish.” That too sounds just like the comic books and it now sounds like he’s the show’s big bad!

via KRYPTON: First Look At Superman Villain Brainiac Is Shockingly Close To The Comic Books

U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-A from Star Trek Beyond…

As has been the case since the 2009 release of the rebooted/re-imagined Star Trek, images and details of one of the most important characters have been scarce. I am talking about the Enterprise herself. We dont get to see enough of her in the films, and artwork has been almost non-existent. And lets not even talk about the fact that you cant get a model kit of her here in the states…

luckily, we have the internet, and the creativity of artists like Alexander Klemm (nightfever). He is giving us our best look at the refit Enterprise from the end of Star Trek Beyond. And these renders look superb!