News Around the Net
I am delighted by this first trailer for AppleTV’s upcoming adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation:
Mr. Asimov’s Foundation series is one of my very favorite works of sci-fi in any medium. I love those books and have longed for years for a top-notch adaptation. Will this be it? Hard to say, but that trailer is great.
I’m also, like the rest of the world, very excited for the upcoming release of Hamilton on Disney+…!
Josh Gad has pulled together another fantastic Reunited Apart episode with this Ghostbusters reunion:
Star Trek: Voyager was, for quite some time, my least-favorite Trek series (though it looks amazing, now, compared to Discovery and Picard), but I nevertheless quite enjoyed this recent reunion of the Voyager cast on Stars in the House, raising money for The Actors Fund:
I enjoyed this podcast interview on “Off Panel” with comic book author Brian Michael Bendis, looking back on his incredible career. Comic book fans might also be interested in this lengthy interview from “Comic Book News with Dan Shahin” with Dan DiDio, who was recently outside from his long-held position running DC Comics:
Click here for a lengthy interview with Dave Filoni, looking back on the conclusion of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
In other Clone Wars news, a terrific Star Trek podcast I listen to called Inglorious Treksperts recently did a rare non-Trek episode, interviewing Henry Gilroy, who was a key creative player on both Clone Wars and Rebels. Dave Filoni tends gets most of the spotlight for those Star Wars animated shows, so it’s fun to hear from Mr. Gilroy. Give it a listen here.
If you like that and want to listen to other episodes of Inglorious Treksperts, I recommend this fantastic remembrance of Leonard Nimoy with his long-time assistant Kirk Thatcher, who also played the “punk on the bus” in Star Trek IV!! It’s a terrific conversation. Click here to find it.
I was so sad to see the news of the passing of the great Ian Holm, who was so magnificent in so many films from Alien to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins now resides forever in the Grey Havens. Click here to read Peter Jackson’s moving remembrance of this wonderful actor.
Click here to read about Mad Magazine’s Al Jaffee, who has apparently drawn his final “fold-in” at age 99!! Wow!
I very intrigued and excited by this rumor that Michael Keaton will return as Batman/Bruce Wayne in the upcoming Flash movie! Will this be a “Flashpoint” style reboot of the current DC cinematic universe? I don’t know, but I love the idea of Mr. Keaton back in this role, perhaps as an elderly mentor to a new wave of heroes (in the manner of the classic animated series Batman Beyond).
Finally: I just stumbled across The Plague Nerdalogues… I am eager to check this out, and encourage you to do the same!
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