'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Behind-the-Scenes Video Shows New Creatures and Old Friends
There’s still no full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but fans should nevertheless be pleased with Lucasfilm‘s new offering: a behind-the-scenes video that showcases lots of new creatures, offers a good look at some new and familiar characters, and even has Admiral Akbar marking the end of the shoot by announcing, “It’s a wrap!” (Watch it above.)
Introduced at Disney‘s D23 Expo on Saturday by director Rian Johnson, who took the stage with cast members Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio Del Toro, the video also features appearances by returning cast members Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, and the late Carrie Fisher.
Connecting the 'Apes' Movies: 7 Ways 'War' Links Back to 1968 Classic Starring Charlton Heston
Let’s start by stating the obvious: War for the Planet of the Apes is not a direct prequel to the 1968 sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes starring Charlton Heston. Instead, the new Apes, which arrives in theaters this weekend is, in the words of director Matt Reeves, “an answer” to the series of simian sci-fi films of the 1960s and ’70s.
“The interesting thing for me about these movies is that the originals exist, and they exist as a kind of trajectory,” Reeves tells Yahoo Movies. “But Rise [2011’s franchise reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes]changed the timeline. In the ’68 movie, there’s a nuclear holocaust, that’s why we see the big reveal of the Statue of Liberty at the end. But the apes have evolved naturally over the course of thousands of years. That’s all been changed. So these movies will never meet up exactly. But they are in a dialogue with the originals.”
Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker becomes first EVER woman to play Doctor Who
Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker is to be the first ever woman to play Doctor Who, it has been announced.
The identity of the new Doctor was revealed on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men's Wimbledon Final today.
She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.
New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.
Japanese Family Puts Aging Robot In Retirement Home
Saying the move to the assisted care facility was the right decision after so many years of operation, members of the Akiyama family finally put their aging robot in a retirement home, sources reported Friday. “It’ll be much happier here in this community where it can be around older droids that were all manufactured around the same time and that’ll have lots of things in common with it,” said Makoto Akiyama, adding that he knew the time had come after noticing the elderly automaton’s memory had deteriorated to the point where it was not even making 5 trillion calculations per second.
There's Only One MJ...
The romance between MJ and Peter Parker is one of the all-time great love stories in the annals of comic book history... and yet another example of a ridiculous misstep by Marvel Comics.
At least they're making some amends now with the Spider-Man Renew Your Vows title, but that's an alternate reality, 'what if' story, rather than part of the core Marvel Universe.
Disney's immersive 'Star Wars' hotel is a Jedi dream come true
No, you're not dreaming: Walt Disney World plans to open an insanely ambitious immersive Star Wars hotel that sounds like something out of Westworld. Every guest will experience a completely unique story throughout their stay, which will "touch every single minute" of their day, according to Disney's resort chairman Bob Chapek. You'll dress up in Star Wars clothing and explore a starship (the hotel itself) filled with familiar-looking aliens. And just to complete the experience, every window will look out onto space.
Manned mission to Mars may not materialize
William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations for NASA, said that the agency did not have enough funds for a manned mission to Mars. For the time being, the official said, NASA does not have any investor who would be ready to invest in the mission to Mars.
According to Gerstenmaier, even actual participants of the mission are likely to take part in the funding of the mission to Mars. It goes about one-way tickets to the spaceship that will take people to the Red Planet as tourists. The date for the mission to start remains unknown because of the absence of the budget for the project.
New Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Will Answer A Serious Marvel Mystery
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been on fire lately. Their two most recent releases, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming, have been met with universal critical acclaim and made some serious cash at the box office. The next installment in the shared universe is highly anticipated, as Thor: Ragnarok will bring Mark Ruffalo's Hulk into the Thor franchise for an intergalactic buddy movie. The two heroes are the most powerful members of The Avengers, and now Ruffalo has teased that one of the most hotly debated aspects of Marvel lore will finally be answered: who would win a in a fight, Thor or The Hulk? ...
New Doctor Who should be a Dalek, say Daleks
DALEKS have demanded that the new Doctor Who should be a Dalek.
The Skaro natives have petitioned the BBC for ‘better representation’ from a show which has historically ‘erased and demonised’ their proud race.
The Supreme Dalek said: “It’s not the 1960s anymore. These narratives about heroic Gallifreyans saving humanoids from extermination are outdated and offensive.
Without further adieu, I give you Fusion Godzilla......
This has been an incredible journey for me and a dream come true. 14 months in the making and years to conceptualize, FusionGoji is officially in existence.
Totals of materials and cost will be tallied later but for now I can estimate he weighs well over 150lbs and cost $3,000 to make over the course of a year. Blood, sweat, and tears were poured into this thing. Countless hours of my spare time went into it.
The flexible Russian first lady, Alina Kabayeva and udder red hot Russian chicks lead this really big meta blog post!
Moreover, this glorious issue contains plenty of fascinating pinko commie stuff!
Alina Kabayeva, Vladimir Putin’s Alleged Mistress
Alina Kabayeva, the most flexible member of parliament from the United Russia party (or any other party for that matter), Alina Kabayeva was a gold medal-winning Olympic rhythmic gymnast in the 2004 Games before she began her career in politics.
DOCTOR WHO: DARK EYES AND DOOM COALITION
Explore the further adventures of Paul McGann’s the Eighth Doctor, only at Big Finish!
'Recently, on TV, we saw how the Paul McGann Doctor died - now it's time to find out how he lived.' Steven Moffat
Before his death on the planet of Karn, in Doctor Who: the Night of the Doctor mini episode from 2013, the Eighth Doctor had many other adventures, and mentioned many of his former companions. Why not meet them all?
As we started our special offers on Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor yesterday, which will last for a week, we look into fan favourite and critically acclaimed story arcs, Dark Eyes and Doom Coalition.
Try Dark Eyes 1, the continuation of Paul McGann's adventures at Big Finish after the Eighth Doctor Adventures.
After the shocking end of The Eighth Doctor Adventures: To the Death, The Doctor is a man dealing with loss and hunting for new meaning in his life. He found some solace in the company of Molly O'Sullivan, a voluntary aid detachment First World War nurse, but where will his travels take him next, who will he meet, and what enemies will he be facing?