by Billie Doux
According to an article on CinemaBlend, there's a possibility that we may get more Star Trek on television. The rumor is centered around Bryan Singer, who is no lightweight in the science fiction world. The new series might even be about a darker version of the future, with the Federation nearing dissolution.
I'm somewhat divided about this. Part of me thinks that since this is pretty much the golden age of television, maybe it's time for another group of talented people to tackle a new Star Trek. Another part of me is discouraged by and frustrated with the hypercritical state of some of the bitter and entrenched Star Trek fandom. Many of them hated the last series, Star Trek: Enterprise (it ended in 2005, after only four seasons), and many despise the new J.J. Abrams movie franchise, too. How would they feel about a new Trek? Would they support a new series or constantly trash it? And does it matter if new fans love it?
I'll admit that part of me thinks that maybe there has been enough Star Trek. (I said 'maybe'.) Six live action series (and one cartoon series that no one mentions). Twelve movies, with another on its way. There is plenty of Star Trek to be had. Do we need more? Do we want more? I'd be interested in what you all think. Post a comment!
Summer Goodness: The Walking Dead and Continuum
The much discussed Walking Dead prequel series that starts airing this summer just got a title: Fear the Walking Dead. Really? They can't find a better title than that? I absolutely hate it. What do you guys think?
According to showrunner Simon Barry's twitter feed, Continuum's fourth and final season has begun production and will air on Showcase starting July 26. We don't know when it will air on Syfy, but hopefully not much later than that.
I am sad to report that Alberta Watson, probably best known for her roles on 24 and La Femme Nikita, has died after a battle with cancer. She was also fighting cancer during the run of La Femme Nikita (1997-2001), one of the first shows that I fell wildly in love with and reviewed.
This week in casts and a bit of Whedon-related news
Since we're talking about Star Trek this week, Sir Patrick Stewart has landed a new role on a series called Blunt Talk on Starz. Trailer below. Personally, I think Patrick Stewart can do anything, but am I ready for him playing a jerk in a half hour comedy?
TV Line did an interview with John Noble that isn't long enough, but includes some enjoyable tidbits. My favorite is that he could have played Walter Bishop forever because he loved the character so much. He was also unhappy with the second season of Sleepy Hollow, not a surprise.
James Marsters will be playing a reverend during the Salem witch trials in Jenji Kohan's pilot for HBO, The Devil You Know. The cast also includes Eddie Izzard and Karen Gillan.
Masi Oka will return as Hiro Nakamura in Heroes Reborn. I'm just reporting the news. I sort of have this snake bird fascination with Heroes Reborn, which I am expecting to turn out to be a huge train wreck.
The Russo brothers (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) will be directing the Avengers movies three and four. That's good news, since Joss Whedon cannot clone himself.
This week in cats
Roving Doux Reviews correspondent Josie Kafka has discovered the existence of an undoubtedly expensive cat condo in the shape of the Titanic. I think it's adorable, but I also find it just a little ... I don't know. Fate-tempting? Maybe I'm being silly, though. No one is about to take a cat condo out on the open water.
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for a ridiculously long time. More Billie Doux.