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This will be the last season for Peter Capaldi as Doctor Who

30 Jan 2017


Peter Capaldi announced on BBC Radio 2 that his will be the last season he will be the Doctor. As the 12th Doctor he received mixed reviews. You either loved him or hated him which in my opinion was not fair to him for those that hated him . Personally I think he did a great job as the 12th Doctor however I thought the writing was weak with the exception of a couple of episodes. And there was a different tone to the filming of most episodes which took a lot out of the flow of the series.
This actually came to no surprised to me considering Steven Moffat is stepping down and being replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. In the past that also meant a new Doctor.

See BBC UK Doctor Who Peter Capaldi announces he will stand down as Doctor Who at the end of the year

Peter Capaldi said:

"One of the greatest privileges of being Doctor Who is to see the world at its best. From our brilliant crew and creative team working for the best broadcaster on the planet, to the viewers and fans whose endless creativity, generosity and inclusiveness points to a brighter future ahead. I can’t thank everyone enough. It’s been cosmic."

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Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi

23 Jan 2017

Its official the next title for the Star Wars saga is The Last Jedi. Now is this movie about Luke Skywalker as the title character. Most likely . There is a couple of hints that make it most likely that Like is the last Jedi. One is that in the opening title sequences of Star Wars VII the sentence Luke Skywalker the Last Jedi appears. Also on the
Star Wars.com the mention

the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Also mentioned in that article is it's written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski. And it will be released December 15 of this year (2017).
What ever maybe the case of what the title eludes to it is a huge announcement.

For more on Star Wars VIII I suggest you take a look at Wikipedias page . There is a pretty fair amount of info on the preproduction and cast.

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Grace Lee Whitney Dies At 85

05 May 2015

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Another of the old guard of the USS ENTERPRISE has beamed up to the unknown this week. She was a fan favorite including this one fan. Rest in peace

Grace Lee Whitney (Mary Ann Chase before her adoption)

Born: 4/1/1930
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, MI
Died: 5/1/2015
Location of death: Coarsegold, CA
Cause of death: Natural Causes

 

For more on Grace Lee Whitney's bio on her life and career  with links to other source information check out her page on  Wikipedia.

 

 
 

 

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Star Trek Axanar Full Movie

08 Apr 2015

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Star Trek Axanar is a movie that proves quality does not mean you have to spend a whole lot of money . An impressive project that relies on donations to film is done like a historical documentary of the 4 year war with the Klingons. Without any prejudice this happens to be one of the best indi films that I have seen . Especially those of the Star Trek lore. The special effects and CGI's are top rated by far. The story is one of the more captivating I have seen to date and the acting is superb. I can't wait to see the next installment of this. IMO this should be picked up as a series. But for now they are collecting donations which the links to do so are below.

Information from the Youtube page and links to donate if you want to.

Published on Aug 15, 2014
Axanar is the independent production that proves a feature-quality Star Trek film can be made on a very modest budget -- approximately $70,000 in the case of what you just watched -- and outside of the studio system. Filmed in Hollywood, this effort, our short proof-of-concept film to show what our professional and highly talented cast and crew can deliver, was made possible by generous donations to our first Kickstarter effort by fans like you. You are fans of Star Trek. We are fans of Star Trek. Together we can make amazing things happen!

This 21-minute short film, Prelude to Axanar, premiered Saturday, July 26th, 2014, at San Diego Comic Con, and features Richard Hatch, Tony Todd, Kate Vernon, JG Hertzler and Gary Graham -- Gary reprises his role of Soval from "Enterprise." The makeup and hair was designed by Academy Award winner Kevin Haney and Star Trek veteran Brad Look of Makeup Effects Lab in Hollywood. Top that off with the amazing visual effects of Tobias Richter of The Light Works, and sound by Academy Award winner Frank Serafine, and the result is Prelude to Axanar: something unlike anything you have ever seen before. We have our loyal donors to thank for this and we couldn't be more grateful!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO HELP!
Our first Kickstarter for the feature film was an amazing success -- THANK YOU SO MUCH! It's not too late to help make the feature film happen by clicking the following link to learn more about how you can make a difference and be part of the team!

http://www.startrekaxanar.com/donate/

Be sure to also visit our website and like/follow us on social media!

http://www.startrekaxanar.com
http://www.facebook.com/startrekaxanar
http://www.twitter.com/startrekaxanar
http://www.youtube.com/startrekaxanar

Join us at the official Axanar Fan Group on Facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/axana...

Special thanks go out to our friends Star Trek: Phase II, Arlandi Landjono, Mika Aarila, Piotr Matusz, Roger Sagdahl, and Paul van der Heu for their contributions to closed captioning Prelude to Axanar!

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015

15 Jan 2015

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If anyone is as old... well as I am. You may remember a spy / sci-fi / adventure series called The Man from U.N.C.L.E. A series that ran from September 22, 1964, to January 15, 1968 that starred Robert Vaughn (Napoleon Solo) and David McCallum (Illya Kuryakin) as secret agents. Sort of on the vibe of James Bond and the old British Spy Fi Avengers.
Now there is going to be a theatrical release / reboot of the show that will hit the theaters in the US on August 14, 2015. The show will star Henry Cavill as Napoleon Solo and Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin and will be released by Warner Brothers. As of yet there are no trailers to this so I can't give you a teaser but snooping around the net there are loads of stills which I will load and of course a plot summary that is pretty much the same from post to post. This one is from the Google search page for the show

"At the height of the Cold War, a mysterious criminal organization plans to use nuclear weapons and technology to upset the fragile balance of power between the United States and Soviet Union. CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) are forced to put aside their hostilities and work together to stop the evildoers in their tracks. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a missing German scientist, whom they must find soon to prevent a global catastrophe"

You can get some more on this from these sites
Henry Cavill personal blog page.
Wikipedia
IMDb

So you are one of those that have no clue what the show is about and may not even care. So ok now lets have some fun first a teaser for the first season of the original series and then read a bit on the show itself.  Hopefully I can get some video of the series if it has not been swept into the we will repackage it to sell and no more free looks for you standard. if so then I will post them in the video section of the community page.

And some background via the one and only free only open source for all info Wikipedia.

The series consisted of 105 episodes originally screened between 1964 and 1968. It was produced by Arena Productions using the studios of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The first season was broadcast in black-and-white.

Ian Fleming contributed to the concepts after being approached by the show's co-creator, Norman Felton. The book The James Bond Films says Fleming proposed two characters, Napoleon Solo and April Dancer (The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.). The original name was Ian Fleming's Solo. Robert Towne, Sherman Yellen, and Harlan Ellison wrote scripts for the series. Author Michael Avallone, who wrote the first original novelisation based upon the series (see below), is sometimes incorrectly cited as the show's creator.

Solo was to have been the focus, but a scene featuring a Georgian (Georgia-USSR) agent named Illya Kuryakin drew enthusiasm from the fans and the agents were paired.

Premise

Solo and Kuryakin.
The series centered on a two-man troubleshooting team working for U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law and Enforcement): American Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn), and Georgian (Georgia-USSR) Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum). Leo G. Carroll played Alexander Waverly, the British head of the organization (Number One of Section One). Barbara Moore joined the cast as Lisa Rogers in the fourth season.

The series, though fictional, achieved such cultural prominence that props, costumes and documents, and a video clip are in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library's exhibit on spies and counterspies. Similar U.N.C.L.E. exhibits are in the museums of the Central Intelligence Agency and other US agencies and organizations gathering intelligence.

U.N.C.L.E.'s adversary was THRUSH (WASP in the pilot movie). The original series never divulged what THRUSH represented, but in several U.N.C.L.E. novels by David McDaniel, it is the Technological Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity, described as founded by Col. Sebastian Moran after the death of Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in the Sherlock Holmes story, "The Final Problem".

THRUSH's aim was to conquer the world. Napoleon Solo said, in "The Green Opal Affair", "THRUSH believes in the two-party system — the masters and the slaves," and in the pilot episode ("The Vulcan Affair"), THRUSH "kills people the way people kill flies — a reflex action — a flick of the wrist." So dangerous was THRUSH that governments — even those ideologically opposed, such as the United States and the USSR — had cooperated in formating and operating U.N.C.L.E. Similarly, when Solo and Kuryakin held opposing political views, the friction between them in the story was held to a minimum.

Though executive producer Norman Felton and Ian Fleming conceived Napoleon Solo, it was producer Sam Rolfe who created the U.N.C.L.E. hierarchy. Unlike national organizations like the CIA and James Bond's MI6, U.N.C.L.E. was a global organization of agents from many countries and cultures. Illya Kuryakin was created by Rolfe as just such an agent, from the Soviet Union.

The creators decided an innocent character would be featured in each episode, giving the audience someone with whom to identify. Despite many changes over four seasons, "innocence" remained a constant — from a suburban housewife in the pilot, "The Vulcan Affair" (film version: To Trap a Spy) to those kidnapped in the final episode, "The Seven Wonders of the World Affair".

Some photos from the new remake of Man From Uncle

 

 

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