This Sunday on a Valentine’s Day-themed episode of The Simpsons, Bart has a romantic cow when hillbilly hottie Mary Spuckler (Zooey Deschanel) returns, while Marge kicks Homer out of the house for… not going to a travel bookstore soft opening with her. But in the name of love, he shall win her back! So Homer, along with Bart and a few other displaced husbands living at the Brokewood Apartments, decide to watch some British movies to figure out a way to win back their wives. In Love, Indubitably (a wink at Love Actually, yes, and also, we hope, to Maeby’s movie on Arrested Development), Benedict Cumberbatch — that coldly dashing Sherlock star who is playing the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness — pulls brilliant double duty by voicing both a Grant-like British Prime Minister and Severus Snape from Harry Potter. Let the British invasion of your heart begin now by watching his scene now. READ FULL STORY »
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We’re not really sure this supremely awesome photo needs any further explanation, but just in case you were curious what’s going on here… READ FULL STORY »
The Blu-ray edition of season 2 of Star Trek: The Next Generation — available starting today — includes an extended cut of one of the show’s earliest top tier episodes: “The Measure of a Man,” in which Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) defends Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner), an android, and his rights as a sentient being.
The trial gave Stewart a chance to show off his Shakespearean chops with a series of stirring speeches about the nature of free will and self-awareness — Star Trek: The Next Generation at its most challenging and thought provoking. So we couldn’t resist the chance to speak with the 72-year-old actor about that episode, as well as what the 25th anniversary celebrations of the show have been like. We also asked Stewart about his recently announced return to the X-Men franchise, and his answer was quite surprising to say the least. Check out our conversation below: READ FULL STORY »
'Star Trek: The Next Generation' deleted scene: Picard has surprising counsel for Data in 'Measure of a Man' -- EXCLUSIVE
It is well-established Trek gospel that the first truly great episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation is “The Measure of a Man” from season 2. In it, a snotty scientist specializing in robotics declares Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) to be the property of Starfleet, and therefore must submit to an experimental procedure that could very well eradicate his memory — all in the hope of cracking the code to be able to make more androids like him.
Data is not terribly fond of the idea. In the version of the episode that aired in 1989, neither was Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), who fought the decision with a stirring oration on the very nature of personhood. But in this exclusive deleted scene from the upcoming ST:TNG season 2 Blu-ray edition (out Dec. 4), we can see that Picard’s initial feelings about Data’s obligations to Starfleet were quite different.
Finding the deleted material was only possible after the team that has been remastering ST:TNG into high definition for Blu-ray release contacted the episode’s writer, Melinda M. Snodgrass, who had the only remaining VHS copy of the extended cut.
Check it out below: READ FULL STORY »
For the season 2 Blu-ray box set of Star Trek: The Next Generation (out Dec. 4), practically the entire cast of the beloved sci-fi show – Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William T. Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf), Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) — reunited to share their fondest memories of their time about the U.S.S. Enterprise D.
Well, and also some of their bad memories too. In the clip below, Sirtis reveals what happened when she decided to blow off memorizing her lines for the next day. Keep an eye on Stewart — his expressions during her confession are priceless: READ FULL STORY »
'American Horror Story': Zachary Quinto on this week's shocker and 'the most brutal, unsettling, affecting stuff I've ever done' -- EXCLUSIVE
Last year, American Horror Story took eight episodes to reveal the identity of its rookie season’s hideously kinky house devil, Rubberman. The sophomore season’s masked monster – Bloody Face, a serial killer who skins and decapitates his female victims – has shown his true face after just five episodes. If you haven’t watched the Wednesday Nov. 14 installment of FX’s freaky fantasia on national themes (racism, sexism, homophobia, religion, reproductive rights, mutant monsters, alien abduction, satanic possession, Anne Frank — you know, the usual hot-button issues), then in the name of the Infantata, turn back now or we’ll puncture your eyeball with an orbitoclast of spoilers! So… SPOILER ALERT! READ FULL STORY »
'Star Trek: The Next Generation' season 1 coming to Blu-ray: Details on the release -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
When Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted on Sept. 28, 1987, it was one of the most ambitious first episodes of television ever produced. No matter how popular the feature films had been with the original cast, bringing Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic sci-fi vision of our future back to TV with an all-new cast and U.S.S. Enterprise was far from a slam dunk. And then there was the scale of the two-hour pilot, “Encounter at Farpoint,” with roughly 200 feature-film-level visual effects.
That ambition, however, was worth it. ST:TNG debuted to nearly 27 million viewers, and the show ran for a robust 178 episodes over seven seasons. And now, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the series is being remastered for a high-definition re-release on Blu-ray that is, fittingly, just about as ambitious an undertaking as that fateful debut episode. READ FULL STORY »
In what many believe to be the best ever episode of The Big Bang Theory, the prospect of owning a sample of Leonard Nimoy’s saliva was so overwhelming to Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) that it caused him to dissolve into a gooey sentimental puddle and hug the woman who gave him the gift, Penny (Kaley Cuoco). Well, imagine what Sheldon will do when he learns the Big Bang overlords have provided him with an even bigger gift: The voice of Leonard Nimoy haunting his slumber.
Twenty-five years ago, Star Trek: The Next Generation re-launched Gene Roddenberry’s “Wagon Train to the Stars” onto television and into the hearts of a generation of fans. To commemorate the anniversary, the series is being completely remastered into full high definition, a painstaking process that requires going back to the original film negatives and re-cutting each episode shot for shot. As this exclusive side-by-side look at the climax of the two-hour pilot “Encounter at Farpoint” makes clear, the result is pretty darn impressive (expand to full-screen view for the complete effect): READ FULL STORY »
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