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This Doctor Who Star Is Set To Appear On Star Trek Continues

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Doctor WhoHave you always wondered what it would look like if Doctor Who and Star Trek came together? If that’s the case, then today is your lucky day, sort of, in a weird, roundabout, totally unofficial way. Former Time Lord Colin Baker is going to have a guest appearance on the fan made Trek series Star Trek Continues. Even in this unusual manner, it’s hard not to get excited about the collision of two such long-lived, iconic sci-fi franchises.

A crowdfunded series, Continues is the brainchild of a group of likeminded Trek fanatics that seeks to give the characters from the original series a chance they never got when the show was prematurely cancelled. In their way, they carry on the Enterprise’s five-year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. And Baker is set to show up on the fourth episode of the series.

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Here’s What Star Trek 3 Might Have Been About Before Bob Orci’s Departure

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SpockChockSince that other sci-fi mega-franchise with “Star” in the title has been hogging the limelight for the past few weeks, it makes sense that Star Trek might want to remind everybody that, hey, it’s still in the game too. What we definitely weren’t expecting, however, was the revelation that director Roberto Orci would allegedly no longer be at the helm of Trek’s next installment. While the whys and wherefores of that shocking announcement remain to be seen, we now have some information about where the story might have headed in Star Trek 3…or at least in the version of Trek 3 that would have been directed by Roberto Orci.

Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest has been sniffing around his sources since the story broke, and he claims production on Trek 3 was shut down by Paramount last month, with one of the primary contributing factors being the state and direction of the script. That script was being written by Orci in collaboration with up-and-coming screenwriters Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, who had also been tapped to write a Flash Gordon remake. There were rumors about Trek 3’s story, of course — it was supposed to officially kick off the Enterprise’s five-year mission of exploration, with both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy rumored to be appearing as older versions of Kirk and Spock, respectively. But very little had been actually confirmed. According to Badass Digest, however, the Trek 3 script in question would have returned to a trope Trek has used oh so many times before: time travel.

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The Flash Tussles With His Arch-Nemesis: This Week’s TV Picks

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Christmas is approaching and the TV lineup is getting increasingly bare, with many shows going into hiatus over the holidays. Thankfully The Flash, one of the breakout hits of 2014, is going out in style. Before handing the floor over to that other jovial guy in a red suit, speedster Barry Allen will be facing off against “The Man in the Yellow Suit.” If you’re a long-time Flash fan, or have even just been paying attention this season, you know that can mean only one thing: Reverse Flash!

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Godzilla Is Heading Back To Japan In A Huge Way, Find Out How

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godzilla final warsThere’s no denying just how hugely popular Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla reboot was, taking in over $200 million here in the U.S. and another $324 million around the world. The moody disaster flick was also a huge hit in Japan, and that got the original Godzilla production company, Toho, thinking about dollar signs. So it makes perfect sense that the studio announced it will begin developing its first Godzilla movie in ten years, with a release tentatively scheduled for 2016. Is there a Japanese equivalent to Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s acting face?

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Syfy’s 12 Monkeys Unmakes History With This Poster

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12 MonkeysSyfy’s push back into producing promising original genre content keeps right on rolling. Their zombie series Z Nation is shuffling along, their monster/plague drama Helix is coming back for new season next month, and their event miniseries Ascension blasts off a week from today on December 15. Another show that we’re curious to see, their remake of 12 Monkeys, also hits soon, and the network has unveiled a new poster and some hints at how the new series is going to be different from the original.

Based on Terry Gilliam’s buggy 1995 time travel thriller, which itself is “inspired by” the 1962 experimental French short La Jetee, the details, at least on the surface, are fairly similar. The action follows a man named James Cole (Aaron Stanford) who is sent back in time in order to stop the spread of a vicious plague that decimates the human population and forces the survivors to live underground.

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Dean Devlin Talks Independence Day 2 And Updates The Stargate Reboot

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ID4WhitehouseThere’s been talk of Independence Day 2 damn near since the first one was released in 1996 and became a massive hit. After tons of false starts, rumored script battles, and casting troubles, it appears that things are finally moving forward. There’s even a June 24, 2016 release date scheduled that will get the movie into theaters just in time for the Fourth of July weekend they ruled 20 years before. Producer Dean Devlin has been discussing the project, and recently shared some information about why they’re only shooting one movie this time out, what the star and script situations looks like, and even touched on the Stargate reboot with director Roland Emmerich.

The original plan was to film Independence Day 2 and Independence Day 3 back-to-back. That was the idea for years, even before it was the thing that everyone did, but as it turns out, they’re going to take the future of the franchise one movie at a time. This move makes sense, as popular as the first film was, it’s been a long time, and Devlin, Emmerich, and company want to make sure there’s still public interest before diving in. Devlin said: