Star Trek: Discovery – “The Escape Artist”

The fourth installment of Star Trek: Short Treks—the series of monthly mini-episodes leading up to the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2—brings to a close an enjoyable run of stories focusing on both main and secondary Discovery characters. Each one has given us a little window into a corner of the Discovery universe that we wouldn't have otherwise gotten, adding …

Star Trek: Discovery: “The Brightest Star”

Prequels in a franchise as long-lived as Star Trek can be problematic. The temptation to create whole plotlines and new character races is strong, even though those plotlines and races have no reference in preceding but post-dated series. Just ask Star Trek: Enterprise! A decade and a half ago, ENT introduced us to the Denobulans, a race that we saw …

Northern Exposure Might Be Returning to our TVs

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CBS is advancing towards a reboot of the quirky '90s dramedy Northern Exposure. Rumours have swirled like Aleutian winds for a while now about a possible return to Cicely, Alaska, but the news---first reported in The Hollywood Reporter---that Northern Exposure's star Rob Morrow and series creators Joshua Brand and John Falsey are attached to the …

Author Scott Ryan discusses his new book: The Last Days of Letterman

For 33 years, David Letterman has been making audiences laugh with his irreverent  sense of humor and lunacy. In May, 2015, after 6000 episodes, more than twice as many guests, several hundred cans of SPAM given away, 150 Regis appearances, some of the most memorable (and contentious) celebrity interviews (Madonna, Joaquin, Farrah) of our time …

CBS All-Access: Strange Angel: Premier Review

Very much estranged from its source biography, CBS All-Access’ Strange Angel, directed by David Lowery feels like Disney’s The Rocketeer or Martin Scorcese’s The Aviator meets Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Influenced by rocketry, pulp fictions, and the occult alike, this series is the story of one of America’s greatest success enigmas: Jack Parsons. This …