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Class of 1989: “What Does God Need with a Starship?” – The Friendship, Fake Prophet, and Compromise of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was judged pretty harshly by critics and audiences alike when it was released on June 9th, 1989. This was the follow-up to The Voyage Home, one of the most successful Star Trek movies in franchise history, it opened two weeks before Batman took over the box office, and even though The Final Frontier concludes on a meeting with “God,” the finale never quite feels as epic as earlier installments.

But, the passage of time is a funny thing. And Star Trek IV, which was such a favorite of mine back in the day, now feels dated. In contrast, I’ve come to appreciate The Final Frontier more and more with every viewing. And as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned just how magical and wonderfully flawed moviemaking really is. Even though Star Trek V may not live up to its predecessors, namely Wrath of Khan,
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Everything New to and Leaving Hulu in August, From ‘A Simple Favor’ to ‘Jawline’

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The time has come for Hulu to release its list of everything coming and going in the month of August.

This will come in handy after the “Bachelorette” season finale in late July leaves us in desperate need of something else to watch.

In August, a new episode of Hulu’s horror anthology “Into The Dark” arrives, in which a group of social outcasts who are stuck in weekend detention are confronted by the school’s legendary hauntings.

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Other Hulu originals include: “The Amazing Johnathan Documentary,” in which a filmmaker profiles a dying magician on his final tour, but the lines between reality and magic begin to blur; Season 2 of “Find Me in Paris,” and “Jawline,” a Hulu original documentary that follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast ecosystem
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What’s Coming to Hulu in August 2019

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As fall approaches, Hulu is revamping its collection with a slew of new titles. Take a trip down memory lane with “The Brady Bunch Movie” and “The Color Purple” or complement your “Spider-Man: Far From Home” viewing with some nostalgia by watching “Spider-Man 3” with Tobey Maguire. Those with the HBO premium add-on will also be able to watch new series “A Black Lady Sketch Show” as it airs.

Additionally, Hulu subscribers can look forward to more original content next month. “Jawline,” a Hulu original documentary showcasing the lifestyles of aspiring social media influencers, will be released Aug. 23 and Season 2 of new fantasy series “Find Me in Paris” will be released Aug. 16.

See the full list below.

Aug. 1

A Very Brady Sequel

A Viking Saga: The Darkest Day

Alien vs. Predator

American Heart

Baby Boom

Big Fish

The Brady Bunch Movie

Bulletproof Monk

Cats & Dogs

Chinese Box

The Color Purple
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When 'Star Trek V' Nearly Killed the Franchise

When 'Star Trek V' Nearly Killed the Franchise
"What does God need with a starship?"

Captain Kirk's most quoted line from his least successful big-screen mission has left fans scratching their heads for three decades, asking, "Why did Kirk go looking for God at all?" Thirty years ago, on June 9, 1989, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier almost killed the franchise by boldly going where no previous Trek should have gone before: in search of religion. While the end result is still considered among the worst — if not the worst — of the franchise's 13 films and it has significant story problems, it'...
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 10 Review: The Red Angel

The best Star Trek: Discovery twist yet is one we could have never guessed.

This Star Trek: Discovery review contains spoilers.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 10

Putting a mysterious traveler in an opaque space suit and making us guess who is inside is a classic science fiction trick. Before Discovery gave us the mysterious “Red Angel,” Doctor Who punked everyone in 2011 with “The Impossible Astronaut.” Before that, in 1996, Babylon 5 had a mysterious space-suited time traveler called “The One.” And, let’s not forget that Marty McFly pretty much invented being a Red Angel when he donned a radiation suit and impersonated “Darth Vader From the Planet Vulcan” in the original Back to the Future in 1985!

In fact, if we’d wanted to know the identity of Discovery’s Red Angel, we probably should have been thinking about Back to the Future and not Star Trek lore. Because now that
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Razzie Awards: Every Worst Picture ‘Winner,’ From ‘Can’t Stop the Music’ to ‘Holmes & Watson’ (Photos)

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Since 1980, UCLA film grads and industry veterans John J. B. Wilson and Mo Murphy have honored the very worst in cinema with the Razzie Awards. Here’s a look back to the worst pictures of the last four decades.

“Can’t Stop the Music” (1980)

The Golden Raspberry Awards got their start by recognizing this musical comedy, a justly mocked quasi-biopic of the Village People.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 8 percent

Mommie Dearest” (1981)

Faye Dunaway goes full camp as Joan Crawford in a docudrama whose comedy was often unintentional.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent

Inchon” (1982)

This bloated, over-budget Korean war film starring Laurence Olivier as Gen. Douglas MacArthur was an epic turkey.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

The Lonely Lady” (1983)

Pia Zadora followed her mysterious (and widely mocked in retrospect) Golden Globe win for “Butterfly” with this adaptation of a trashy Harold Robbins novel about a schoolgirl/wannabe screenwriter.

Rotten Tomatoes score: 0 percent

Bolero” (1984)

Bo Derek
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 2 Easter Eggs

Did you catch these Star Trek: Discovery Easter eggs in "New Eden"?

Because Star Trek: Discovery is a prequel to the original series, it also serves as a prequel to pretty much all of Star Trek, excluding the earlier prequel series, Enterprise. Because of that fact, it makes sense to expect an Easter egg or two in every single episode of Discovery.

We dug "New Eden," the second episode of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2, and there were plenty of Easter eggs that even hardcore Trekkies might have missed. Let's dive in...

World War III - 600 million dead

Early in the episode, when Discovery realizes the people on the planet are from 2053, Burnham talks about World War III, and mentions 600 million dead. The time period for World War III and the number dead come from various sources, but most notably, from Star Trek: First Contact.

In that film, the Enterprise travels
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Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Episode 1 Easter Eggs

Ryan Britt Jan 17, 2019

Here are a bunch of Star Trek Easter eggs you may have missed in the Discovery Season 2 premiere.

Because Star Trek: Discovery is a prequel to the original series, it also serves as a prequel to pretty much all of Star Trek, excluding the earlier prequel series, Enterprise. Because of that fact, it makes sense to expect an Easter egg or two in every single episode of Discovery.

But the Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 premiere episode, “Brother,” has more than just one or two shout-outs to the sprawling canon of Trek. It has enough references and nods to fill a starship!

Here are all the Easter eggs from the Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 premiere that even hardcore Trekkies might have missed. And, for those who are spoiler-adverse, or still watching the episode, these are presented in the order in which they appear in the episode.

Spoilers ahead!
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Star Trek: 25 Mistakes Fans Completely Missed In The Movies

The Star Trek franchise will never fade away. During its darkest times on the brink of obscurity, it always finds a way to come back stronger, pleasing veteran fans and introducing younger generations to the final frontier. In addition to several television shows, there is also a movie series that has accumulated thirteen releases thus far.

Starting in 1979 with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Paramount has managed to churn out a new movie every few years, only taking a significant break after 2002's awful Star Trek: Nemesis to creatively reboot the timeline with a time travel hook. While the movies are of dramatically varying quality, from some of the greatest science fiction ever made to bottom of the barrel rubbish, they do all share one thing in common - errors.

Throughout the next twenty five entries, we will take a look at twenty five gaffes that flew over everyone's heads.
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Contest: Win a Copy of Star Trek: The Art Of John Eaves

Over the past few decades, John Eaves has had a major impact on the look of the Star Trek Universe and played a pivotal role in shaping Gene Roddenberry's vision.

Starting with his work on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Eaves has worked as a production designer, illustrator and model maker across the franchise. He has been responsible for creating many of the props and ships, and helped develop the Federation design, from the U.S.S. Enterprise Ncc-1701-e to the U.S.S. Discovery Ncc-1031.

Coming November 27 from Titan Books, Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves represents the most exte
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Giveaway: Win a Copy of Star Trek: The Art Of John Eaves

Over the past few decades, John Eaves has had a major impact on the look of the Star Trek Universe and played a pivotal role in shaping Gene Roddenberry's vision. Starting with his work on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Eaves has worked as a production designer, illustrator and model maker across the franchise. He has been responsible for creating many of the props and ships, and helped develop the Federation design, from the U.S.S. Enterprise Ncc-1701-e to the U.S.S. Discovery Ncc-1031. Coming November 27 from Titan Books, Star Trek: The Art of John Eaves represents the most extensive collection of designs and illustrations created by Eaves across the Star Trek Universe. Featuring fascinating pencil sketches and stunning concept art, this visually dynamic book...

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Star Trek Legend William Shatner Admits Kirk’s Death Was Inevitable

Live Long and… What I Might Have Learned Along The Way.

That’s not the updated Star Trek motto but the title of William Shatner’s frank bestseller, in which he recounts everything from the iconic sci-fi franchise to feeling unwelcome at Leonard Nimoy’s funeral – despite the two screen legends spending close to 50 years together as co-stars and friends.

He also looked back on the colossal misfire that was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the 1989 sequel that almost brought a swift end to the entire series. But Star Trek lives on, and so too does William Shatner’s legacy as Captain James T. Kirk.

Alas, Shatner’s stalwart met a swift end during Generations, and while it proved to be a sad twist of fate for his Trek hero, the actor’s latest novel confirms that Kirk’s death was inevitable.

Well, I didn’t think I had any choice in the matter.
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William Shatner Regrets Directing Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

William Shatner Regrets Directing Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was directed by Captain Kirk star William Shatner and is regarded as one of the worst movies in the franchise. The film currently sits with a 22 percent Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes and even the most hardcore fans agree that it's really bad. In Shatner's new memoir Live Long and... What I Might Have Learned Along the Way, which is due out next week, the actor admits that he should not have directed the film and regrets the decision.

William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy had their lawyers draft up a "favored nations clause" back when the original Star Trek series was still on the air. The clause stated that each actor would be paid the same and that they would receive the same raises in the future. Later, Nimoy directed Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,
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William Shatner Says Directing Star Trek V Was A Big Mistake

They say hindsight is 20/20, and for William Shatner, there’s only one feeling he experiences while looking back on Star Trek V: The Final Frontier – regret.

The Star Trek mainstay and all-around industry legend has been opening up about his time as Captain James T. Kirk, not to mention that ill-fated voyage behind the lens, as part of his newly-released book, Live Long and… What I Might Have Learned Along The Way.

Now, the good folks at TrekMovie have relayed one or two fascinating tidbits for us to peruse, including the fact that Shatner actually felt unwelcome at Leonard Nimoy’s funeral. When it comes to the Final Frontier, though, William Shatner is the first to admit that he made a mistake in choosing to direct a film that was so deeply embedded in the Star Trek franchise.

I had a choice. I could accept the compromise or refuse to direct the movie.
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Hulu schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July 2018

Hulu has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in July, including the first season of the highly anticipated Stephen King thriller “Castle Rock” as well as season 2 of the costume drama “Harlots” and season 4 of the comedy “Casual.”

And there will also be new to Hulu seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including season 2 of “The Strain,” season 4 of “The Vikings” and season 8 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first Hulu appearances including the first five films in the “Star Trek” franchise and the Oscar-winning “Rosemary’s Baby.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July

Available July 1: TV

Alaska: The Last Frontier: Complete Season 4 (Discovery)

Deadliest Catch: Complete Season 11 (Discovery)

Deadly Women: Complete Season 6 (ID)

Dual Survival: Complete Season 5 (Discovery)

Elementary: Complete Season
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Star Trek: Discovery episode 6 review: Lethe

James Hunt Oct 25, 2017

In Lethe, Discovery delivers a vintage Trek episode that's the antidote to last week's edginess. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.6 Lethe

This, for my money, was the most Star Trek-like episode of Discovery yet, with a sequence starting out showing the everyday life of crewmen, someone going to bed just so the expectation of safety and comfort can be subverted, and a trite lesson at the end which reprises the intro. If that doesn’t feel like Star Trek in all its wonderful, trope-laden glory, I don’t know what to tell you.

That leaves me wondering whether this feeling is a one-off for the show, or whether Discovery is finding its feet. In any case, if you thought Discovery was too
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Star Trek: the franchise's big turning points

Michael Reed Mar 24, 2017

Examining some of the key turning points in the Star Trek series, with the projects that never quite made it to the screen...

“History is replete with turning points. You must have faith.” - Spock

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Star Trek has been with us for over 50 years in one form or another. It started in 1964 with the filming of the pilot episode of the original series, and it has continued to the present day, through films and subsequent TV series, along with other mediums such as books and video games.

We’re principally interested in the core of the franchise here, the TV series and films, and we’re going to take a look at some 'what if...' possibilities of projects that almost happened but didn’t. If you’re reading
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Chewbacca Actor Slams Shatner in Hilarious Star Trek Vs. Star Wars Tweet

Chewbacca Actor Slams Shatner in Hilarious Star Trek Vs. Star Wars Tweet
There has always been a perceived divide in fandoms between Star Wars and Star Trek. Which is better? Well, that may ultimately come down to which franchise has had the worse moment, and William Shatner recently took a shot at Star Wars and the lowest of the low moments in a galaxy far far away. Yes, Captain Kirk decided to throw some shade at the much-maligned Star Wars Holiday Special.

Even George Lucas has done everything he can to erase the legacy of the Star Wars Holiday Special from the face of the planet. Somewhat unsuccessfully. It is considered to be truly awful and makes The Phantom Menace look like a masterpiece. The special recently celebrated its 38th anniversary, and William Shatner decided to take to his Twitter account to commemorate the event, by taking a shot at Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Chewbacca himself, Peter Mayhew.

"Happy Anniversary of Life Day!
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Labyrinth Visual History Book Trailer Goes Behind the Classic | Exclusive

Labyrinth Visual History Book Trailer Goes Behind the Classic | Exclusive
Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History is the definitive 30th anniversary exploration of the Jim Henson classic, featuring rare artwork, interviews, and on-set photos. Just in time for the 30 year anniversary, we have a trailer for this magical book. It arrived in stores this week, and is available for purchase right now.

Three decades after its release, Labyrinth, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly, continues to enthrall audiences with its winning mixture of fairy tale whimsy, fantastical creatures, and unforgettable music. Filled with a wealth of rare and unseen behind-the-scenes imagery, Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History explores the creation of the film as seen through the eyes of the artists, costume designers, and creature creators who gave the beloved fantasy classic its distinctive look.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the talented crew and cast, including Jennifer Connelly, Brian Henson, Brian Froud, and George Lucas, this deluxe book brings together a
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‘Star Trek’: 50 Years of Films and TV, Ranked From Worst to Best

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‘Star Trek’: 50 Years of Films and TV, Ranked From Worst to Best
Beyond the 19 films and TV shows that make up official on-screen “Star Trek” canon, there are quite a few more efforts that could, philosophically, be a part of this list.

There’s the rich legacy of officially licensed novels and comic books that brought the characters to life in print form. There’s the technology invented by production designers that eventually became real-life wizardry. There’s the 1999 film “Galaxy Quest” — technically a parody, but spiritually one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made.

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There are the vibrant fan communities that, even during the franchise’s many dormant periods, ensured that “Star Trek” would never actually die. And there are the many real-life scientists and astronauts whose passion for boldly going into the real depths of the unknown were inspired by a show
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