If you're a Star Wars fan who doesn't play Fortnite, you've got a week to download the free-to-play battle royale and get involved. On December 14, 2020, LucasFilms is releasing a new, exclusive peek at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and there's only one place you'll be able to see it: Fortnite.Revealed via posters that have popped up within Fortnite's digital world, the event will debut an all-new, previously-unseen scene. Premiering at Fortnite's own Risky Reels drive-in movie theatre, the scene goes live at 2pm ET (that's 7pm UK time), with a special pre-show kicking off half an hour beforehand. According to the posters, there'll also be a special guest appearance from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director, J.J. Abrams, too."Live from Risky Reels Fortnite Presents: #StarWarsTheRiseOfSkywalker exclusive scene premiere," the tweet from the official Fortnite account teases. "Watch it live on December 14. Doors open at 1:30 PM ET, show begins at 2 PM ET. You won’t want … [Read more...] about You can only watch the next Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser in Fortnite’s in-game movie theatre
By Nicole Drum - February 12, 2018 09:29 am EST Share 0 Comments 0 The story of how Martin Luther King Jr. convinced Nichelle Nichols to stay on Star Trek as the iconic Lieutenant Uhura is almost legendary to Star Trek fans and now Drunk History is giving the famous anecdote a whole new spin. On last week's episode of the Comedy Central comedy series entitled "Game Changers," comedian and writer Ashley Nicole Black drunkenly retells the story of how Nichols, who was preparing to leave Star Trek at the end of its first season, was talked into staying by King. Raven-Symoné and Jaleel White play Nichols and King in the segment while Black narrates. As shown in the segment, Nichols planned to depart the series to pursue a career on Broadway, but a conversation with King changed her mind. King encouraged Nichols to stay on the show because her role as Uhura was giving black children and young women a role model to look up to, a role that would let children see … [Read more...] about Star Trek: ‘Drunk History’ Covers Nichelle Nichols’ Meeting With Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Jamie Jirak - December 7, 2019 02:46 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 CCXP19 is currently happening in São Paulo and lots of exciting Marvel news has been pouring out of the con. There is a lot of cool content coming up with Marvel's Phase Four, and one of the big reveals at the con was the first image from the new Disney+ series, WandaVision. The upcoming show is set to star Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision, and the new photo resembles the poster that was revealed at D23 Expo over the summer. The series has been described as "half classic sitcom, half MCU spectacular" and this photo is definitely leaning into the former. Here’s the first official on-screen look at Elizabeth Olsen and @Paul_Bettany in the #WandaVision series! pic.twitter.com/Y7WTBPfnT9 — MCU Direct (@MCU_Direct) December 7, 2019 “Here’s the first official on-screen look at Elizabeth Olsen and @Paul_Bettany in the … [Read more...] about First WandaVision Image of Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany Revealed at CCXP
By Jamie Lovett - December 7, 2019 03:14 pm EST Share 0 Comments 0 Star Trek: The Motion Picture opened in theaters 40 years ago today, on December 7, 1979. The polarizing film heralded a new era for the Star Trek franchise after years of uncertainty. Star Trek: The Original Series ran its course over three seasons from 1966 to 1969. The series found new popularity in syndication, spawning the first modern fandom. New stories arrived in the form of Star Trek: The Animated Series. The show brought back The Original Series cast and writers for the spiritual fourth season of the original television show, now in cartoon form. When The Animated Series ended after 22 episodes, there was some consideration put into making a Star Trek movie. The original plans for a film were scrapped in favor of a new Star Trek television series, Star Trek: Phase II. But the success of Star Wars at the box office convinced Paramount to try to replicate that success. The plans were … [Read more...] about Star Trek: The Motion Picture Celebrates 40th Anniversary
By Jamie Lovett - August 21, 2019 11:23 am EDT Share 0 Comments 0 From 1966 through 1969, Star Trek: The Original Series captivated an audience of dedicated fans before it was canceled. A decade later, in 1979, Star Trek returned. This time, it wasn't a weekly, episodic television series. It was an epic feature film intended for the big screen. Star Trek: The Motion Picture brought back the original Star Trek cast for their biggest adventure ever, with acclaimed director Robert Wise at the helm. Though the film's production was troubled, it managed to bring Star Trek back as fans had never seen it before. Visual effects guru Douglas Trumbull was fresh off of work on 2001: A Space Odyssey when Wise and Paramount Pictures enlisted him to work on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Following the film's production, Trumbull was hospitalized for exhaustion and ulcers. Fathom Events is bringing Star Trek: The Motion Picture back to theaters for its 40th anniversary, … [Read more...] about Star Trek: VFX Legend Douglas Trumbull Reflects on The Motion Picture 40 Years Later