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Star Trek Looks Incredible In A Widescreen Cinerama Presentation

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Star TrekLike most shows in TV history, Star Trek was boxed into the standard 4×3 aspect ratio. It wasn’t until recently, with the popular advent of widescreen TVs and a more cinematic approach that the medium, more and more, began to resemble its theatrical counterpart. This is also a damn shame, because with its unusual sets and settings, ample action, and bright, vivid color scheme, Star Trek would have looked awesome in a more cinema-style, widescreen format. But one intrepid fan, emboldened by the brave, trail-blazing attitude of his favorite show, embarked on a mission to see what the series would look like presented in such a manner, and the results are just as fantastic as you could have hoped.

Artist Nick Acosta is responsible for these (check out his website for even more) stunning images, and looking at them really makes you wish you could get your hands on a widescreen version of the original run of Gene Roddenberry’s groundbreaking series. It would have broken even more barriers than it already did if the episodes had been presented in such a manner. Maybe we would have gotten wider TVs even earlier.

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Alien: Isolation Trailer Offers You No Escape

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It feels like it has been coming forever, but as each day passes we get one small step closer to getting our hands on Alien: Isolation, the upcoming new video game that returns us to the universe first unveiled by Ridley Scott in 1979. Let’s just hope it doesn’t disappoint everyone like Prometheus did in 2012. Creative Assembly drops the game into your expectant little hands on October 7, but to keep you occupied until then, they’ve delivered this new game play trailer titled “No Escape,” for good reason.

If you’ve seen any of the movies set in this particular cinematic world, you should already know that running rarely work—then again, fighting doesn’t pan out all that well either, unless you’re Sigourney Weaver, then things work out on occasion. And that futility is on full display here in this short video. More than your average run of the mill trailer, this is really just a single uninterrupted shot from the player’s point of view, and it illustrates, in very graphic terms, exactly what can happen to you in this game.

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Keanu Reeves And Roland Emmerich Have Big Plans For Your TV

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Keanu ReevesNeither Keanu Reeves nor Roland Emmerich are any strangers to big time action. One thing they haven’t done much of up to this point in their respective careers, however, is work in television. Emmerich has had forays as a producer, and Reeves is scheduled to appear in the mini-series Rain before long, but the bulk of their time has been spent on big screens around the world. That’s in the process of changing at the moment, as the two are teaming up for a new sci-fi series called New Angels.

According to a press release from Slingshot Global Media, they are partnering with Reeves, via his Company Films banner, and Emmerich’s Centropolis, to develop this new project. Both will also executive produce, with Emmerich eyeing the director’s chair—surprise, surprise—at least for the pilot. Get ready for some big destruction on your small screen in the vein of Independence Day, White House Down, and The Day After Tomorrow.

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DC Might Be Bringing Their Own Space-Based Superheroes To The Big Screen

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LegionAt this point, the success of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is just getting ridiculous. It seems like each passing day brings word of some new box office record James Gunn’s superheroic space opera has conquered. That’s just another jewel for the crown of Marvel’s massively successful Cinematic Universe, so it’s no surprise that their rivals at DC want a piece of the action. They’re setting up their own interconnected big-screen universe on the back of Man of Steel, and now it turns out that DC’s movie plans may include their own sci-fi superhero franchise to challenge the Guardians — the Legion of Super-Heroes.

The folks at Latino Review have a pretty solid reputation when it comes to rumors, and now they’re reporting that DC is actively seeking Legion of Super-Heroes pitches, sending out copies of the comic to various screenwriters to solicit their take on the material. This doesn’t mean that a Legion of Super-Heroes movie is anything near a sure thing at this point, but given the victory laps currently being taken by James Gunn and Marvel’s Guardians, it’s not surprising to think that DC is looking into adapting one of its most beloved sci-fi/comic properties. And I definitely think Legion has huge potential if done right, although frankly I’d rather see it as a TV series than a movie.

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Ghostbusters 3: Bill Murray Has Four Actresses In Mind To Take Over

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GhostbustersThe other day, former Ghostbuster Bill Murray gave his sarcasm-tinged blessing to the idea of a new Ghostbusters movie with an all female cast. Some people thought he was being dismissive and glib, and while his response to the question about what he thinks of director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) rebooting the franchise in such a way is definitely full of his trademark biting humor, he’s still on board, saying, “It’s a grand idea, I don’t know who they’re talking about, but it’s a good idea.” And that’s not all, he’s even given some thought to who he thinks should fill those iconic beige jumpsuits, pilot Ecto-1 around the streets of New York, and hunt wayward spirits.

At the Toronto International Film Festival to promote his latest film, St. Vincent, the subject of Ghostbusters 3, or New Ghostbusters or whatever the hell you want to call this thing, came up a couple of times, and when talking to the Toronto Star, Murray revealed a quartet of women he’d like to see take over the reins.

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The Man In The High Castle Finds Its Female Lead

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clash of the titans alexa davalosHave you always wondered what the world would be like if the U.S. had been on the losing side of World War II? The upcoming Amazon Studios pilot The Man in the High Castle attempts to answer that question with an alternate take on our nation’s history. Now the series’ female lead has been cast, and Clash of the Titans beauty Alexa Davalos is set to kick a little ass as part of the country’s rising resistance forces.

The Man in the High Castle is a 1962 novel from sci-fi author Philip K. Dick, and its adaptation is being spearheaded by X-Files writer/producer Frank Spotnitz, who also created that series’ spinoff The Lone Gunmen and the Cinemax action drama Hunted. The series is set in 1962, in a completely different version of the United States, where the East Coast is ruled by the Nazis and the West Coast is run by the Japanese. The Midwest is still something of a free nation, and that’s where the Resistance makes its home.