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Farscape’s Creator Is Bringing This Amazing Warren Ellis Comic Series To TV

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GlobalFreqRockne S. O’Bannon earned our eternal devotion by giving us Farscape, so we’ll pretty much follow him anywhere at this point. That being said, those journeys don’t always work out — sometimes they dead end in something like The CW’s troubled Cult or the frustrating Revolution. Nevertheless, I’m hugely stoked for his next TV project: an adaptation of Warren Ellis’ excellent Vertigo comic series Global Frequency. That enthusiasm is only dampened by the network involved: sigh, Fox.

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer are developing a Global Frequency pilot for Fox, with O’Bannon writing the script. If you’re not familiar with the comic, it’s one of those concepts that lends itself perfectly to the TV format. The story focuses on “a privately funded crime-fighting operation that uses worldwide crowd-sourcing to solve crimes the police cannot.” The group is headed by the enigmatic Miranda Zero and consists of 1,001 people around the world, each with unique skills and who can be activated via their phones. Sort of “crowdsourced crisis management,” if you will.

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Modern-Style Trailers For Empire Strikes Back And The Last Starfighter Are Amazing

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Movie trailers have become events unto themselves these days. Whereas they used to just catch you by surprise on the front of whatever movie you were seeing, now the release of a much-anticipated new trailer is heralded for weeks beforehand. Hell, it’s not uncommon for studios to release teasers to tease the trailer, which is just ridiculous. They’ve also become more polished, more stylized, and, unfortunately, often way too spoilerific. So, if some of our favorite science fiction movies were released today, what might they look like? How about The Empire Strikes Back, for instance?

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Let’s Be Cops Director To Take A Slingshot To 1980s Style Sci-Fi

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Let's be CopsLet’s Be Cops was something of a surprise hit this past summer. Despite getting just brutal reviews (it didn’t even screen for press in many cities before hand, screenings were scheduled but cancelled last minute) it still raked in $82 million stateside and more than $125 million globally. Against a $17 million dollar budget, that’s not too bad a showing. It also earned director Luke Greenfield some sway, and now he’s going to direct an original sci-fi film for Warner Bros. called Slingshot.

The project is described as being an homage to the 1980s style sci-fi films like Back to the Future, E.T., and Steven Spielberg’s other genre films from that era. These are reportedly the movies that made Greenfield want to become a filmmaker in the first place. Beyond that, however, there’s not too much in the way of details available about Slingshot.

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Watch Jean-Luc Picard Curse Up A Storm In These Next Generation Bloopers

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If you’ve always wanted to see Jean-Luc Picard swear or Commander William Riker chase an ensign down a hallway, today is your lucky day. This new video is a gag reel from season 7 of Star Trek: The Next Generation and gives you a different kind of look at the normally so prim and proper crew of the Starship Enterprise. Apparently things were not always so serious on set.

Coming from UPROXX, this footage is just a part of the bonus features that will arrive with the Blu-ray release of the seventh and final season of The Next Generation. The whole video is less than a minute long, but it’s totally worth it just to see Patrick Stewart curse as Gates McFadden’s Dr. Beverly Crusher stomp on his foot. And it just drives home the idea you probably already have in your head that the cast and crew had a really good time making The Next Generation. They always look like they’re having so much fun.

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Check Out Your First Footage From Jurassic World Here

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We live in a world where there’s as much build up to some trailers as there is to many smaller movies. The first trailer for Jurassic World is set to drop this week, but scheduling a big time release isn’t enough anymore, so there was that teaser for the trailer that showed up the other day to remind you, and now Universal release another. This one, however, is much more exciting because it contains the first actual footage from the new movie. Check it out for yourself below.

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These Puzzling Interstellar Posters Hold Many Mysteries

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interstellarChristopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a movie that has inspired a crazy amount of debate since it was released a couple of weeks ago. Big and ambitious in every way, viewers have fallen all over the spectrum in regards to how they feel about film, and whether certain element work for them or not. Problematic as it may be, one thing everyone agrees on is that it is an absolutely stunning movie to watch, especially on an IMAX screen. A couple of new fan made posters have surfaced, and while they capture the gorgeous visual nature of Interstellar, they also cleverly touch on some of the more puzzling elements of the film as well.

If you haven’t already seen Interstellar, which you really should—despite the major flaws in and problems in many areas—there may be some spoilers beyond this point. We’ll try to keep it to a minimum, but better safe than sorry. But if you have seen the film, you’ll recognize what these images are trying to communicate immediately.

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