Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CBS BLOCKS PLANS TO FILM 45-YEAR-OLD STAR TREK EPISODE

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Plans to film an episode of Star Trek that was written for the original 1960s series but was never produced have been blocked by CBS, which claims that the production would violate its copyright. The episode, “He Walked Among Us,” was originally penned by frequent Star Trek writer Norman Spinrad and was to have starred […]

CAPTAIN KIRK SHOOTS DOWN STAR WARS

September 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

William Shatner, on his YouTube channel, TheShatnerProject.com, has posted a three-minute video in which the former Captain Kirk of Star Trek rails against all things Star Wars. “The television show [Star Trek] was more humane … than Star Wars,” he tells daughter Liz, who interviews him. “Star Trek had relationships and conflict among the relationships […]

AVATAR IS MOST PIRATED MOVIE EVER

December 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The film that earned the most at the box office in 2010 was also the most pirated. According to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent websites, 20th Century Fox’s Avatar was downloaded 16.58 million times in 2010. (The film was actually released in December 2009, but TorrentFreak does not indicate whether Avatar was bootlegged online during that […]

3D: THE BACKLASH

August 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Possibly emboldened by the box-office success of the non-3D Inception, filmmakers are mobilizing in what amounts to a backlash against 3D. The New York Times surveyed several prominent directors at the recent ComiCon conventional in San Diego and found few 3D enthusiasts. Jon Favreau, the director of the upcoming Cowboys & Aliens, insisted that Westerns, […]