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New trailer for Rememory starring Peter Dinklage and Anton Yelchin

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New trailer for Rememory starring Peter Dinklage and Anton Yelchin

Early next month Rememory, a murdery-mystery-sci-fi thriller, will appear in select theaters, starring Peter Dinklage and Julia Ormond alongside Anton Yelchin (…that is never going to not feel weird and sad to see scenes he filmed years ago in a new movie..) but it will be available for free on Google Play on August 24. See below for the trailer and the official word from the studio.

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Lost in Sci-Fi: Episode 23: Blade Runner

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Lost in Sci-Fi: Episode 23: Blade Runner

This week the team talks about AI that becomes self-aware, especially in the Blade Runner film. We talk about they hows and why within the film and how Ridley Scott visuals are still so amazing. We also talk some Disney AI, some Star Trek and say good-bye to Anton Yelchin. The young actor who’s life was taken away far too early.  Read On

[Editorial] Star Trek: In Defense of J.J. Abrams

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[Editorial] Star Trek: In Defense of J.J. Abrams

On May 16 of 2013 Star Trek: Into Darkness released in theaters. The film was well-received by critics and went on to score the largest box office returns in the franchise’s history. (On a more personal note, Into Darkness was reviewed favorably by our own Leland Pierce.) But less than three months later at the One Trek Mind Live panel in Las Vegas, Into Darkness was hailed as the worst Star Trek film in a live voting poll – worse even than the much-lamented The Final Frontier and notorious stinker Nemesis, and placing significantly below 1999 Star Trek send-up Galaxy Quest – which is not even a Star Trek film. 

To be completely fair, as One Trek Mind specifically states in the link:

“Now, just because something has to come in last doesn’t make it a bad film. Somebody has to bring up the rear! But others in the press (see Hollywood Reporter) felt the need to stir up some controversy.”

I’m not criticizing One Trek Mind in any way, shape, or form. I’m aiming at the the vocal element that seems to hold the Abrams-verse up as the worst thing that has ever happened to science fiction.

I raised a good old-fashioned Spock eyebrow to that one; the kind of people who vote in a poll at the Star Trek 2013 convention conjure a very specific mental image. I’ll leave that image to your own personal imagination, but I can imagine they wouldn’t be the kind of audience that would look favorably upon any creative license taken with the Holy Grail of the Star Trek canon: The Wrath of Khan.

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Movie Issues: Star Trek Into Darkness

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Movie Issues: Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009’s Star Trek. J.J. Abrams once again directs with a screenplay written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.

This new adventure brings back all of our favorite crew members, adds some new ones, and gives us one hell of a ride from start to finish. The movie is reverential, faithful, and steeped in “Trek” mythology. Good or bad, this is a damn fun movie that Trekkies new and old can enjoy.

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