Star Trek

The 10 Ugliest Movie Posters of All Time

Woody Allen’s latest, Magic in the Moonlight, is out this weekend, and all of the discussion surrounding its release is good news for at least one group of people: the marketing folks who designed and approved its comically inept poster. It’s yet another example of godawful Photoshop work in movie marketing, an area already tainted by a stunning lack of originality. Click through for a closer look at Magic and a few other egregious movie poster… Read More

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25 Photos of Patrick Stewart Being Adorable

Happy birthday to Sir Patrick Stewart. The English actor has done it all. He brought a newfound respect to the Star Trek series as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. There aren’t many actors who can balance a long-running role in a comic book franchise (the X-Men film series) alongside a prolific stage career with the Royal Shakespeare Company. And Stewart just wrapped a critically acclaimed Broadway run of Waiting for Godot with dear friend Ian McKellen. Since Stewart joined Twitter we’ve been treated to a number of fabulous photos that reveal the star’s sillier side — and his heartfelt relationship with McKellen and wife Sunny Ozell. In honor of the esteemed actor’s birthday, we’re celebrating with a series of pics that showcase Stewart at his most adorable. … Read More

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The 25 Best Time-Travel Movies Ever Made

Twenty-five years ago this week (yes, twenty-five, look it up) Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure made its theatrical debut, telling for all posterity the tale of two California slackers who use a phone booth/time machine to gather historical figures for a class project. It was but one variation on a favorite cinematic device: time travel. It’s been done in comedies and dramas, sci-fi and action movies, on budgets giant and miniscule, in spaceships and in DeLoreans. There are dozens of time travel flicks out there, but these are our… Read More

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A Brief History of Asian Americans on Television

Those who have still not recovered from the tragic loss of Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23 can finally draw their mourning period to a close. Former showrunner Nahnatchka Khan just received a pilot order from ABC, and it’s a far cry from the two-single-gals-in-the-city premise of her last project. An adaptation of Eddie Huang’s memoir Fresh Off the Boat, the would-be series is a family sitcom based on Huang’s experiences as a Taiwanese American growing up in Orlando. Combined with the news that Margaret Cho will co-star in Fox’s upcoming Tina Fey-produced comedy, it’s a promising development for Asian-American representation on television. To put it in perspective, here’s a brief, non-comprehensive history of Asian Americans’ role in the medium, from George Takei to Lucy Liu.  … Read More

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J.J. Abrams Won’t Direct the Next ‘Star Trek’

To the surprise of absolutely no one who follows franchise filmmaking, J.J. Abrams has announced he won’t be directing… Read More

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‘Star Trek’ Writer’s Comments-Section Meltdown Proves Creators Need to Leave Angry Fans Alone

Star Trek: Into Darkness is the second-highest-grossing film in that series to date (behind only the 2009 reboot), and with an 87% aggregate rating at Rotten Tomatoes, one of the best-reviewed. But it was met with far greater ambivalence among the Star Trek fan community, where its half-assed political commentary and lazy shoplifting of Wrath of Khan iconography (not to mention the filmmakers’ weird obsession with keeping that angle under wraps) left a bad taste in the mouths of many Trekkies; in fact, at last month’s Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, a fan poll deemed Into Darkness the worst Star Trek film to date. (And these people saw The Undiscovered Country.) On the fan site Trekmovie.com, Joseph Dickerson wrote an editorial about the current state of the series, titled “Star Trek is broken — here are ideas on how to fix it.” And then screenwriter Roberto Orci, who co-wrote the last two films, showed up in the comments section. You can imagine how well that went. … Read More

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