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In this thread, we shall post noteworthy news items related to TV, movies, books, and other things that will interest the citizens of ReNext.

We start off with some very good news indeed: The renewal of the surprisingly wonderful The Orville for a second season. :yes:
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^^ That's good news. I haven't watched The Orville yet but there's no doubt I'll eventually get to it.
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<bitterBrownshirt> Renewed? Bah! In my day you knew a show was great if it was CANCELLED before it aired a dozen episodes! </bitterBrownshirt>
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Good news about The Orville. :yes: At least I'll have one show that isn't being cancelled next season.
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The success of Discovery has led to CBS All Access developing a new Twilight Zone revival. Hopefully it's better than Discovery... and the previous revival.
Orpheus wrote:<bitterBrownshirt> Renewed? Bah! In my day you knew a show was great if it was CANCELLED before it aired a dozen episodes! </bitterBrownshirt>
Amazing how times have changed, isn't it? Back then, Fox would cancel a show almost as soon as it aired. These days we got an unprecedented fourth season for Sleepy Hollow and now a renewal for Orville.
Lupine wrote:Good news about The Orville. :yes: At least I'll have one show that isn't being cancelled next season.
Which of your shows has been cancelled? The one that broke my heart this year was Dark Matter. Not only was it good, but it was designed to be a five-year arc and ended on a major cliffhanger.
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Well it's almost certain that Once Upon a Time isn't coming back and it only made it to this season by the skin of its teeth. I heard that Disney practically had to threaten ABC to bring SHIELD back and now they're moving it to the Friday night death Zone with OUAT. And I don't have high hopes for Elementary since like the other two it barely got renewed and it's only getting a partial season this time.
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Agreed, on all counts. Although, I don't think Inhumans did very well, so that may help SHIELD if there's no other Marvel show to replace it. I think Disney wants Marvel on the air all the time-- plus the networks are more tolerant of lower ratings on Fridays, so if SHIELD can maintain last year's numbers it may be okay (this could theoretically help OUAT, too).
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The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits have been rebooted a few times. I liked the 90s version of The Outer Limits. A great show that was canceled was Firefly. Glad some of you like The Orville. It's not my cup of tea while I'm instead (surprisingly) enjoying Discovery. :lol:

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It's rather sad that a whole show has to go down just because of what one actor did. :no:
RJDiogenes wrote:Agreed, on all counts. Although, I don't think Inhumans did very well,
Amazingly the previews talked of a "season finale" and not a series finale.
Gary wrote:The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits have been rebooted a few times. I liked the 90s version of The Outer Limits.
I never saw the 90s version of The Twilight Zone, but I did like the 80's. I liked the original Outer Limits but never cared for the remake.
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^^ I tried to watch the 90s TZ, but it was too bad.
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That's a lot of people out of work-- probably not what the whistleblower intended.
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Well, the next season of Doctor Who is still about 37 years away, but we just got a look at the new Doctor:

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I'm sure I'm not the only one reminded of Mork. :D I also see some echoes of prior Doctors in there, too.
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I like it. The last 4 or 5 Doctors have been rather bland in their clothing.
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I was just saying that to my Brother today. The Doctors from the original series all had very distinctive outfits, but the modern Doctors could pretty much walk down the street without anyone noticing-- it's nice to see a little eccentricity.
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RJDiogenes wrote:I was just saying that to my Brother today. The Doctors from the original series all had very distinctive outfits, but the modern Doctors could pretty much walk down the street without anyone noticing-- it's nice to see a little eccentricity.
Tennant's was a bit eccentric. The earlier Doctors, from 3 - 7, were less eccentric and more off the wall weird. I think the Doctress' look will evolve slightly as she settles into the role.
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I think Capaldi's was the most eccentric and even he probably wouldn't have turned any heads. The original Doctors were definitely weirder.
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You mean "Hipster Who"?
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Don't tell me that. I don't want to stop liking him. :lol:
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The final episode of Star Trek Continues is out. This was a fast paced rather harrowing outing. On the down side it wasn't always original borrowing part of the plot wholesale from "The Best of Both Worlds" and there were moments, especially a big one, where some of the characters are not making good decisions. This leads to a heartbreaking, though somewhat predictable, loss.
On the upside this made for a good series finale effectively tying TOS with the Motion Picture. And at the end there were little easter eggs referencing Enterprise, nu-Trek, and even Discovery. I would have liked it to have gone out on a somewhat higher note but it was satisfying.
And thus ends the era of the Fan Trek. :bye:
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Lupine wrote:The final episode of Star Trek Continues is out. This was a fast paced rather harrowing outing. On the down side it wasn't always original borrowing part of the plot wholesale from "The Best of Both Worlds" and there were moments, especially a big one, where some of the characters are not making good decisions. This leads to a heartbreaking, though somewhat predictable, loss.
On the upside this made for a good series finale effectively tying TOS with the Motion Picture. And at the end there were little easter eggs referencing Enterprise, nu-Trek, and even Discovery. I would have liked it to have gone out on a somewhat higher note but it was satisfying.
And thus ends the era of the Fan Trek. :bye:
That's a shame. A lot of the fan films are better than anything we've seen from real Trek in a long while. I'll see if I can watch these over the weekend.

A couple of interesting tidbits popped up recently. First, a new Star Wars trilogy is in the works. No word on if they will continue the roman numeral numbering or star over or what.

Next, something I never would have predicted: A new Lord of the Rings TV series on Amazon. Presumably new stories set in Middle Earth, rather than another adaptation. Could be interesting.
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RJDiogenes wrote:Next, something I never would have predicted: A new Lord of the Rings TV series on Amazon. Presumably new stories set in Middle Earth, rather than another adaptation. Could be interesting.
Depends on what they have the license to. If they can tap into The Simarllion or The Unfinished Tales they could really have something. If not the results probably won't be as impressive, probably turning into The Game of Thrones lite.
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That would be nice, since Hobbit and Lord of the Rings have both been adapted, they could complete the adaptations of his works. I have this weird feeling that it will be a sequel to LOTR, though, and a "new menace" will arise.
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Looks like the MST3K revival is officially a success-- Netflix has officially renewed it for a second season. :yes:
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On the Star Trek front we have this.
Honestly this sounds like an April Fool's joke. I'm hoping it's a joke but unfortunately we live in a world where farce and reality have melded into a disturbing whole.
Now all we need is Paul Verhoeven to do a version of The Smurfs. Maybe with some full-frontal nudity with Smurfette.
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Per your request: the mating dance of the blue boobies

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^^ Blue Booby Burlesque. How cute. :D
Lupine wrote:On the Star Trek front we have this.
Honestly this sounds like an April Fool's joke. I'm hoping it's a joke but unfortunately we live in a world where farce and reality have melded into a disturbing whole.
Now all we need is Paul Verhoeven to do a version of The Smurfs. Maybe with some full-frontal nudity with Smurfette.
It's being developed by Abrams, which makes it part of the reboot most likely, so it's of no interest to me. I was hoping that the success of Orville would finally teach them that it's okay to do Star Trek right.

In other news, the new Twilight Zone is officially a go for CBS All Access.
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