With reboots and remakes of long-running franchises and already existing, successful projects making up a significant number of films and TV shows released within the past few years, there's been some well-deserved complaints among fans who want Hollywood to take more chances on original stories. But, what do we mean when we say "original?"Read More
In Star Trek Into Darkness, it seemed that Alice Eve's Carol Marcus was being set up to be a more permanent part of the Kelvin Universe. While she wasn't in a lot of the film, she was integral to the plot, and the crew relied on her expertise. That, plus the fact that outside the Kelvin Universe she ends up being the creator of Project Genesis (as well as the mother of Kirk's son), lead many to believe she'd end up in Star Trek Beyond somehow. Except she didn't.Read More
J.J. Abrams was on Late Show last night promoting 10 Cloverfield Lane. Before they settled into that, though, host Stephen Colbert brought up a conversation they had regarding Abrams' devotion to the flare.Read More
You'd think J.J. Abrams would be busy riding high on a Star Wars hype wave this week -- and he probably is -- but apparently a side effect of that hype wave is that now Abrams feels more comfortable admitting to the flaws in his previous films, especially Star Trek: Into Darkness.Read More
Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin gave some more clues as to what fans can expect from his first foray into the Star Trek universe, and revealed that the movie will be set several years after the end of Into Darkness.Read More
I believe fans should be active, rather than passive consumers of media content. We should engage with it, as well as with creators, as part of us better understanding ourselves and the world, as well as ensuring that mass media doesn't do more harm to those who enjoy it than good. However, sometimes I think fans sometimes go too far in their "need to know," often ruining the effect that storytellers want their stories to have.Read More
We know Idris Elba's character in Star Trek: Beyond will be a villain, and that Simon Pegg has said he'll play a never-before-seen character who (probably) isn't a Klingon ... but that's it. Idris Elba kept his own lips sealed about his role until today.Read More
[UPDATED] Alice Eve’s Transphobic Comment About Bruce Jenner Underlines A Greater Misunderstanding of Feminism
Two days ago, Star Trek Into Darkness' Alice Eve posted this great photo of body confidence activist, Harnaam Kaur, on her Instagram with the hashtags #equalpay and #equalrights. Seems like it'd be a feminist post, right? Well, yes and no. While Eve did post the image of Kaur in solidarity with a fellow woman, Eve then felt the need to talk about Bruce Jenner's announcement in the comments for some reason. They have since been deleted (but not before the Internet took notice).Read More
Star Trek Into... Levity?
IGN just put out this exclusive set of bloopers from the Star Trek: The Compendium Blu-ray set of both J.J. Abrams-directed films. Say what you want about the movie (we have), its unfortunate Khan reveal (we did), and its odd objectification of its female characters (yup, that too), but damn it if these are those most adorkable actors all hanging out with each other and we just want to love them so.Read More
"Ma'am" will do in a pinch, but they prefer "captain."
Walking the floor at Star Trek: Las Vegas, the world's largest Star Trek convention, you can see the tradition of active female Trek fans is alive and well. This year's "Women in Trek Fandom" panel, hosted by Mary Czerwinski of DVD Geeks and Glue Guns and Phasers, was a chance to reflect on how far we've come and what still needs to happen to achieve equality in fandom, as well as in terms of on-screen representations and behind-the-camera roles.Read More
"It ended up coming off like we were being coy. We were just trying to not ruin the thing. The truth is that after one screening everyone knows whatever it is. The idea was that for the first hour of the movie the characters in the movie don't know, and it felt like if there were articles about KHAN! it would take away from the story. The truth is I think it probably would have been smarter just to say upfront ‘This is who it is.’ It was only trying to preserve the fun of it, and it might have given more time to acclimate and accept that’s what the thing was. The truth is because it was so important to the studio that we not angle this thing for existing fans. If we said it was Khan, it would feel like you’ve really got to know what Star Trek is about to see this movie. That would have been limiting. I can understand their argument to try to keep that quiet, but I do wonder if it would have seemed a little bit less like an attempt at deception if we had just come out with it."— J.J. Abrams, admitting that all that secrecy surrounding the Cumbervillain was maaaaaaybe a bit much. But it's the studio's fault, because who do you think he is? An A-list director who has some degree of control over these things and is also notoriously obsessed with secrecy? Pssht. BRB. Eyerolling into the final frontier. (via: Badass Digest) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
To Boldly Go
To Boldly Go
Things We Saw Today
Things We Saw Today
Prepare for the all-new sequel to the franchise reboot based on the sequel to the original franchise.
Screen Junkies takes on Star Trek Into Darkness: a movie that, despite good critical reception, was wildly flawed.Read More