Tuesday, June 20, 2017

STAR TREK DISCOVERY on TV, GODZILLA Film Sequel Static


It looks like CBS has finally announced the premiere date for their new Star Trek series, called Star Trek Discovery.

Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on broadcast TV on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 EST / 7:30 CST. The first episode will also available on demand on CBS's streaming site, CBS All Access.


If I'm not mistaken, the premiere episode will be the only one on TV while the rest of the series will air on their streaming service, with one episode a week being released. It's their tricky way to try to get people to sign up for their streaming service.

Discovery will take place 10 years prior to events where Captain Kirk scored on all those alien women, plus, and the entire season will focus on one story line, more or less, focusing on some historical moment in the Star Trek universe that has only ever been mentioned but never shown.

The cast will include Sonequa Martin-Green's First Officer Michael Burnham, and also features Michelle Yeoh, Jason Isaacs, Anthony Rapp and Doug Jones. James Frain will be playing Sarek (Yes, Spocks father) and Rainn Wilson will be playing Harry Mudd.

As you can see, CBS is trying to bait fans into paying for their online streaming service. And I'm a stingy bitch about my wallet, so I'll wait until it comes out on some other venue I'm already paying for. I mean seriously, we pay for cable, we pay for pay cable channels, we pay for things like Netflix and Prime. Others pay for Hulu, so if you think about it, well, pick and choose my friends. Pick and choose!

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Godzilla stuff on Amazon.

According to a few sources, production for Legendary Pictures Godzilla sequel has started up. It's being directed by Michael Dougherty (Who? No, really, I've never heard of the guy) and stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins, both reprising their first  Godzilla roles, while other cast members will include Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and  Zhang Ziyi.


What's also cool is that the new story line that was released, says that we will be seeing Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed King Ghidorah.

I wonder what they'll do to the looks of those three. Plus, will Toho do another quick turn-around copy film of their own to try to capitalize on the momentum of the fans of this film? Also, I hope they trim up the big guy just a little bit. He seemed a wee bit sloppy around the thighs and mid-drift for my taste in the last film, but heck, it is what it is.

AND THE BIG QUESTION... will Godzilla have more than ten minutes of screen time this time around? Yes, you read that right. Godzilla's screen time in the 2014 film added up to only around ten minutes. THAT IS NOT a complaint, because Gareth Edwards did a fantastic job focusing on the story of the humans dealing with the big green guy. Plus, from the sounds of things, if 'Zilla is facing off against multiple monsters, I'm guessing this next chapter will be more of a slug fest than a story, so we'll probably see at least FIFTEEN minutes of the big guy this time around!!

Godzilla 2 is expected out in theaters in March of 2019.

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