Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Timeline and Location Might Be Different Than We Thought


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Hit it! The future is here! On Saturday, straight from San Diego Comic-Con, new details dropped about season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery  and the big news is…the ship may not have ended up exactly where they planned. Remember when Burnham was really clear about the exact planet and time period in the season 2 finale? Well…it turns out they might not have arrived exactly where and when they planned.

In the season 2 Discovery finale “Such Sweet Sorrow Par 2” Burnham’s plan was to guide the ship through the wormhole, 930 years into the future, and end up at the planet Terralysium in the Beta Quadrant. At the end of the episode, Spock, Pike, Number One and the crew of the Enterprise all observed the final “red signal” from Burnham, letting everyone know they had made it safely to their destination. Accept, it looks like they didn’t.

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Westworld Season 3 Goes Full Blade Runner


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If the brooding piano in the opening of credits of Westworld always makes you feel like you’re watching the sci-fi TV equivalent of a depressing Radiohead song, then season 3 might suddenly seem like a different show. Not that it won’t be depressing, but, basically, that the show is no longer secretive about who is a robot Host and who isn’t. If the previous seasons were Radiohead, the new season is full-on Daft Punk. The season 3 trailer for Westworld was revealed on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con, and because the Hosts are out in the real world now, the show feels like what would happen if Blade Runner was a giant war.

Speaking at the Westworld panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Nolans said “When we started, Westworld was a dystopia. And now, three seasons in, it’s kind of a best-case scenario. The form of AI we have on ...

Marvel Announces Details for Black Widow!


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We all knew Natasha Romanoff was getting a stand alone film, but we were not prepared for the cast that would be joining Scarlett Johansson!

The film will take place after the events of Captain America: Civil War, and, yes, we’ll finally learn more about whatever happened in Budapest.

Scarlett Johansson is back as Widow, obviously, and she’ll be joined by David Harbour, Florence Pugh will be Yelena Belova—a sister to Natasha. Does this mean another woman who has been through the training regimen of the Red Room? David Harbour will also star, and we know Widow’s going up against Taskmaster in this outing, so…does this mean Harbour is Taskmaster?

And as if this wasn’t enough, the film will also feature Rachel Weisz.

Black Widow will hit theaters May 1, 2020!

Marvel Announces MCU Phase 4 at San Diego Comic-Con!


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After Avengers: Endgame, Marvel fans have been eager to know what’s coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Marvel was ready, delivering a whole slate of films and television projects from the upcoming Phase 4 in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con!

We’ll be updating as we go, but here are the projects we’ve got thus far:

The Eternals—Coming in November 6th, 2020 (we’ve got a full cast announcement here!)

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier—television, coming in Fall 2020

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings—February 2021

WandaVision—television, Sping 2021

Loki—television, Spring 2021

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness—Summer 2021

 

Marvel Studios Announces Eternals Cast and Release Date!


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Marvel Studio appeared at San Diego Comic-Con to introduce us to some Eternals! The studio has announced a (stellar) cast, an official release date, and they dropped a logo!

The cast will include Richard Madden as Ikaris, Angelina Jolie as Thena, Kumail Nanjiani as Kingo, Lauren Ridloff as Makkari, Brian Tyree Henry as Phastos, Salma Hayek as Ajak, Lia McHugh as Sprite, Don Lee as Gilgamesh, the Forgotten One.

Here’s another look at the logo:

But best of all? We’re getting the movie next year, on November 6, 2020.

‘The Orville’ Season 3 Will Make One Big Change (And It’s Not Onscreen)


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One thing The Orville has always had on the newer Star Trek shows is that you didn’t have to get a subscription to a streaming service to watch it. For two seasons, The Orville was old-school; all you had to do was have network TV and you could watch the Star Trek-ish show for free. But not anymore. Season 3 of The Orville will not air on Fox on live TV, but instead, be streamed exclusively on Hulu.

On Saturday, at San Diego Comic-Con, Orville creator and star Seth MacFarlane said that the third season of the show would move to it Hulu, exclusively. Some outlets (like TrekMovie) have pointed out that Fox (the parent network of The Orville) is now part of Disney, following the large merger earlier this year. Essentially, it seems that putting The Orville on a streaming-only network might be out of the hands ...

The Snowpiercer TV Trailer is Every Bit As Unsettling As You Hoped It Would Be


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Snowpiercer television trailer

If you’ve read Snowpiercer or seen the film, you know it is not a tale for the faint of heart. So why not put it on television with the talents of Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly driving it onward? There are always more terrifying depths to plumb, you know.

Get your first glimpse of Snowpiercer:

That was… harrowing seems far too tame of a word. It’s always exciting to see more of Diggs on screen in roles he can really dig into, and Connelly has just the right chill to be the train’s Head of Hospitality. The design and cinematography also stand out, which is no small feat for a trailer that clocks in at under three minutes.

Snowpiercer is coming to TBS is spring of 2020.

Carnival Row Drops Two New Trailers at Comic-Con 2019


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Carnival Row is shaping up to be a steampunk-elfpunk extravaganza. On Friday, Amazon dropped two new trailers for its upcoming fairy-centric saga at Comic-Con, and fans got a closer look at the series’ plot for the very first time.

Each narrated by one of the two main characters, a fairy named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevigne) and a human detective named Philo (Orlando Bloom), the two clips introduce us to the world of Carnival Row. Set in a fantasy counterpart of Victorian-era London called The Burg, the series follows a group of immigrant fey, whose lands are invaded by humans after generations of peaceful living. During this war, Vignette and Philo fall in love, but they’re soon separated by human authorities. As Vignette and the other exiled fey eke out a living as servants for the city’s human population, Philo investigates the gruesome deaths of murdered fey.

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Star Trek: Picard Trailer Is Here. Let’s Engage With It


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If anyone was worried that Star Trek: Picard will be a depressing Trek series all about Jean-Luc drinking wine and being super-sad, don’t worry. Patrick Stewart says that he personally made sure that the story of the Next Generation follow-up show was about Picard at his best, not at his worst. And the trailer will send chills up the spines of humans, Romulans, Borg and androids alike. Let’s make it so.

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Speaking on Saturday at the Star Trek Universe Panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Stewart explained that though he’d turned down coming back as Picard several times because the moment never was quite right. He also explained ...

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Star Trek: Picard Trailer Is Here. Let’s Engage With It


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If anyone was worried that Star Trek: Picard will be a depressing Trek series all about Jean-Luc drinking wine and being super-sad, don’t worry. Patrick Stewart says that he personally made sure that the story of the Next Generation follow-up show was about Picard at his best, not at his worst. And the trailer will send chills up the spines of humans, Romulans, Borg and androids alike. Let’s make it so.

Trailer after the jump

Speaking on Saturday at the Star Trek Universe Panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Stewart explained that though he’d turned down coming back as Picard several times because the moment never was quite right. He also explained ...

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Star Trek: Picard Trailer Brings Back Data, Seven of Nine and Hugh the Borg Drone


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Did somebody say they wanted more Borg and androids in their new Star Trek? Because if you did, get ready for this: the new series Star Trek: Picard will feature not only the return of Jean-Luc Picard but also Mr. Data and…Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager and Jonathan del Arco, you know the guy who played Hugh, the nice Borg drone in The Next Generation. This is not a fan-fiction fever dream. This is happening.

On Saturday at the Star Trek Universe Panel at San Diego Comic-Con it was revealed that the following actors are returning for the Picard series: Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, and Jonathan Del Arco, playing Seven of Nine, Data and Hugh (Third of Five), respectively.

UPDATE: We have a trailer! 

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We’re Getting a New Janet! Dogs are Serenaded! Highlights from The Good Place Season 4 Panel at SDCC 2019


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The Good Place panel opened with scenes from the upcoming fourth and final (sniff!!!) season, which apparently involved a bay elephant telling the secrets of the universe. With that out of the way, a panel made up of Ted Danson (Michael) Kristen Bell (Eleanor) Manny Jacinto (Jason) William Jackson Harper (CHIDI!!!), Darcy Carden (JANET! JANET!) and Michael Schur (Creator God) shared tales from the set and talked aobut saying goodbye to their characters. We’ve rounded up some highlights below!

Jameela Jamil began on a philosophical note, saying: “It’s so cool to know we’re completing the story as it was supposed to be completed.”

D’Arcy Carden attempted to be cool about The Good Place ending, but admitted: “Its sad as hell. We can say it’s great, but it sucks.” Jamil added: “We ...

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Star Trek: Lower Decks Really Does Look Like Rick and Morty


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The details of the first animated Star Trek series since 1976 have been revealed. And, it looks like the new series — Star Trek: Lower Decks — will have a very Ricky and Morty-feeling, and the showrunner even casually compared Data and Geordi to Rick and Morty.

On Saturday at the Star Trek Universe Panel at San Diego Comic-Con fans got the first glimpse of the humorous animated Trek series from Short Treks and Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan — Star Trek: Lower Decks. Most of these glimpses took the form of several images of the new characters, as well as a description of when the show takes place in the Trek timeline and what it’s about.

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HBO’s Watchmen Just Dropped Another Trailer at Comic-Con 2019


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Who watches the Watchmen? San Diego watches the Watchmen! On Saturday, HBO dropped a surprise Comic-Con trailer for Damon Lindelof’s upcoming adaptation of Watchmen, and it contains all sorts of clues and winks at the series’ plot.

The three-minute clip opens with a stick-up at a convenience store by a bunch of newscap-wearing, old-timey-looking robbers. Their efforts are thwarted almost immediately, though, by Hooded Justice, a minor character in Alan Moore’s Watchmen whose costume takes after a medieval executioner. We then cut to a familiar-looking face sitting on his couch and slurping his signature unmicrowaved beans straight from the can. If this is Rorschach, though, he’s changed his face: in this version, he’s wearing a mask made out of some metallic mercury-looking fabric.

That’s just the first sign this isn’t the Watchmen we know, and indeed, Lindelof’s version is a sequel to the original that takes place in our ...

3 New Captain Pike, Number One and Spock Short Treks Are Coming This Year


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It looks like Trekkies who wanted a spin-off  Star Trek series featuring Captain Pike, Spock and Number will get their wish. Sort of. A total of three new mini-episodes of Short Treks will focus on Captain Pike, Spock and Number One.

The news broke on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con during the Star Trek: Universe panel and Alex Kurtzman even teased that a spin-off series focused on the USS Enterprise with Anson Mount, Ethan Peck and TK could happen. Saying “Do you want Captain Pike, Spock and Number One getting their own show?” The crow freaked out in the affirmative.

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Adds Supergirl and Doctor Who Star Actor David Ajala to the Cast


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The first bit of Star Trek news out of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 just beamed in ahead of schedule. It looks like at least one new face has been confirmed for season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, and if you’re a fan of the CW’s Supergirl, this should make you very happy.

On Saturday, just before the Star Trek Universe panel began in Hall H of San Diego Comic-Con, fansite TrekCore broke the news that actor David Ajala will join the cast of Star Trek Discovery season 3.  This was then confirmed right away at the start of the panel. Ajala said the name of his character is “Book.” According to Ajala, the character will “break the rules” a little bit.

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Happy Birthday to Tor.com! We Turn 11 Today and…Hey, What’s This?


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Stubby the Rocket Hogwarts letter Tor.com 11th birthday

Stubby the Rocket launched Tor.com 11 years ago today, on July 20, 2008! And after last year’s raucous 10 year birthday party we’re really looking forward to a cupcake or six and a nice quiet year ahea…

Erm, what’s this?

That envelope was definitely not there before.

(The unicorn definitely was.)

Stubby the Rocket Hogwarts letter Tor.com 11th birthday

 

We guess it could be a check from mom and dad, which is nice. We’re 11 so who knows how we’ll cash it, but…woah.

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WOAH.

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MINERVA.

Stubby the Rocket Hogwarts letter Tor.com 11th birthday

 

We suppose a rocket landing in Diagon Alley probably wouldn’t be the weirdest thing that happened there…

Stubby the Rocket Hogwarts letter Tor.com 11th birthday

 

Wait.

This explains a lot.

Stubby the Rocket Hogwarts letter Tor.com 11th birthday

 

We’re off to school! We’re going to be so good at Magical Creatures, you guys.

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How’d the owl get in here?

Get a First Look at Stormlight Archive Book 4, Courtesy of Brandon Sanderson!


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Brandon Sanderson Stormlight Archive Book 4 SDCC

The next book in Brandon Sanderson’s bestselling Stormlight Archive fantasy series is hugely anticipated, and at San Diego Comic Con 2019 we finally got our first look at the fourth volume, courtesy of a surprise video pop-in from the author!

Sanderson stopped by with a special update on the fourth Stormlight Archive book, and even read an excerpt from the work in progress!

The excerpt concerns Venli, sister of Eshonai. Watch:

Please note that this is an initial draft of the book, and that much may change between now and the book’s release!

Harriet McDougal Talks Robert Jordan’s New Book: Warrior of the Altaii


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Warrior of the Altaii Robert Jordan

Tor Books has revealed a bit more about Robert Jordan’s heretofore unseen first novel, Warrior of the Altaii, at this year’s San Diego Comic Con!

In a remote video played at San Diego Comic Con 2019, Founding Editorial Director of Tor Books–and Jordan’s editor and eventually wife–Harriet McDougal and Founder and Chairman of Tor Books Tom Doherty discuss the history of acquiring Jordan’s first novel and why they waited until now for publication. Doherty explains how McDougal acquired Warrior of the Altaii back in ’76, just as Jordan had switched his focus to The Wheel of Time series.

Check out McDougal’s description of a scene from Altaii below! (Also, Harriet McDougal should absolutely narrate suspense audiobooks.)

Note: Robert Jordan is the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. Hence why Harriet and Tom refer to him as Jim in the video below.

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