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Marti Noxon Calls Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner 'Emotional Terrorist' Who Instilled 'Fear and Uncertainty'

Marti Noxon Calls Mad Men Creator Matthew Weiner 'Emotional Terrorist' Who Instilled 'Fear and Uncertainty'
A former Mad Men writer who alleged that series creator Matthew Weiner sexually harassed her early into the AMC drama’s run is getting a high-profile supporter. Prolific TV producer Marti Noxon (Buffy, UnREAL), who served as a consultant on the Emmy-winning series during Seasons 2 and 3, corroborated accusations lodged by Kater Gordon on Friday in a series of tweets.

RelatedHouse of Cards: Kevin Spacey Fired in Wake of Sexual Misconduct Scandal

About a week ago Kater Gordon, a young female writer who worked on Mad Men, bravely came forward with her account of being sexual harassed by Matt Weiner,
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Producers Unpack the Midseason Finale, and Why This is The Most Romantic ‘Star Trek’ Ever

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Producers Unpack the Midseason Finale, and Why This is The Most Romantic ‘Star Trek’ Ever
[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1 Episode 9, “Into the Forest I Go,” follow.]

Star Trek: Discovery” fans thrown off guard by the midseason finale’s ending, guess what? That was the plan. According to showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, that’s exactly what they wanted.

“Every couple of episodes, right around the time the audience feels like, ‘Oh, I know what you’re doing,’ we switch it up,” Berg told IndieWire. “It became a natural rhythm for the show, and it makes it really fun for us, the writers, everybody, really. Because it’s a way to keep it lively.”

The final moments of Episode 9, “Into the Forest I Go,” find the Discovery lost in unknown territory following a massive malfunction with the ship’s spore drive. “It felt like a great place to end the first half of the season, too,” Harberts said. “We had a lot of fun tracking the debate that the fans are having about where they think
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Producers Unpack the Midseason Finale, and Why This is The Most Romantic ‘Star Trek’ Ever

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Producers Unpack the Midseason Finale, and Why This is The Most Romantic ‘Star Trek’ Ever
[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1 Episode 9, “Into the Forest I Go,” follow.]

Star Trek: Discovery” fans thrown off guard by the midseason finale’s ending, guess what? That was the plan. According to showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts, that’s exactly what they wanted.

“Every couple of episodes, right around the time the audience feels like, ‘Oh, I know what you’re doing,’ we switch it up,” Berg told IndieWire. “It became a natural rhythm for the show, and it makes it really fun for us, the writers, everybody, really. Because it’s a way to keep it lively.”

The final moments of Episode 9, “Into the Forest I Go,” find the Discovery lost in unknown territory following a massive malfunction with the ship’s spore drive. “It felt like a great place to end the first half of the season, too,” Harberts said. “We had a lot of fun tracking the debate that the fans are having about where they think
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Lorca Celebrates His Crew of Fierce Warriors in Exclusive Clip — Watch

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Lorca Celebrates His Crew of Fierce Warriors in Exclusive Clip — Watch
In this extended clip from the mid-season finale of “Star Trek: Discovery,” we learn three big things — that Lieutenant Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) is about to take a massive risk, that his partner and doctor Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) doesn’t have all the information he might need, and that Stamets’ sacrifice could end a war.

There are some slight spoilers in the video below for the mid-season finale, but there’s also a dedicated reminder of how “Star Trek: Discovery” has consistently pushed the boundaries of how we define a “Star Trek” series.

Read More:‘Star Trek: Discovery: Rainn Wilson on Bringing New Life to A 50-Year Old Character and Bracing for ‘Haters’

“When I took command of this ship, you were a crew of polite scientists, and now you’re fierce warriors, all,” Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) declares in this clip. But is that the best thing for the Discovery,
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Lorca Celebrates His Crew of Fierce Warriors in Exclusive Clip — Watch

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Lorca Celebrates His Crew of Fierce Warriors in Exclusive Clip — Watch
In this extended clip from the mid-season finale of “Star Trek: Discovery,” we learn three big things — that Lieutenant Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) is about to take a massive risk, that his partner and doctor Dr. Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) doesn’t have all the information he might need, and that Stamets’ sacrifice could end a war.

There are some slight spoilers in the video below for the mid-season finale, but there’s also a dedicated reminder of how “Star Trek: Discovery” has consistently pushed the boundaries of how we define a “Star Trek” series.

Read More:‘Star Trek: Discovery: Rainn Wilson on Bringing New Life to A 50-Year Old Character and Bracing for ‘Haters’

“When I took command of this ship, you were a crew of polite scientists, and now you’re fierce warriors, all,” Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) declares in this clip. But is that the best thing for the Discovery,
See full article at Indiewire »

New Meg Synopsis Has Jason Statham Fighting a 75-Foot Shark

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Warner Bros. has released the first official synopsis for Meg, the studio's upcoming thriller that takes the shark movie genre to new lengths, quite literally. The last we heard about this movie was way back in January, when Steve Alten, who wrote the book that Meg is based on, stated that this will be an "edge-of-your-seat scary movie" that features a massive 70-foot shark, but this new plot synopsis straight from Warner Bros. states that the shark is even bigger, coming in at a whopping 75 feet long. Take a look at the official synopsis below.

"A deep-sea submersible, part of an international undersea observation program, has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific... with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited
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The Meg: here’s the synopsis for Statham vs Giant Shark movie

Simon Brew Nov 10, 2017

Jason Statham vs a 75 foot shark. And now we have a synopsis...

The movie gods saw we were suffering. They saw we’d sat through The Emoji Movie. They saw us toiling through Transformers sequels. They saw us desperately trying to find goodness in the depths of The Mummy.

And so they smiled. In fact, they didn’t just smile. They gave us a euphoric grin and decreed that yes, in 2018, we could have a movie where The Statham does battle with a giant shark. And, said the movie gods, just for shits and giggles, we’ll get the director of While You Were Sleeping to make it.

The Meg, ladies and gentlemen. A film for which this website feels that it was invented.

It arrives in cinemas on August 10th 2018, boasting a cast that features Li Bingbing, Cliff Curtis, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao, Page Kennedy,
See full article at Den of Geek »

Star Trek: Discovery: CBS All Access Releases Season One, Chapter Two Premiere Date

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Prepare to board the USS Discovery. CBS All Access has announced that season one, chapter two of its Star Trek: Discovery TV show will premiere on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 8:30pm Et, with the episode, "Despite Yourself." CBS All Access will release the Star Trek: Discovery season one, chapter one finale on November 12th. The series was previously renewed for a second season on October 23rd. A CBS All Access  prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, the new Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Jason Isaacs, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, Mary Wiseman, Chris Obi, Mary Chieffo, James Frain, Rainn Wilson, Terry Serpico, Maulik Pancholy, Damon Runyan, Rekha Sharma, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell, and Sam Vartholomeos. The sci-fi drama follows the crew of the USS Discovery, during the cold war between the Federation and the Klingons.
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Fans May Have Predicted a Major Twist, And It’ll Be a Huge Bummer If It’s True

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Fans May Have Predicted a Major Twist, And It’ll Be a Huge Bummer If It’s True
Fan theories are a tricky thing to engage with, given how perceptive those rabid followers of popular programs can be. More often than not, these theories turn out to be right: In just the last year or two, major twists on “Mr. Robot” and “Westworld” were accurately guessed weeks before the respective shows actually revealed the truth. Now, the same may be true of a circulating theory regarding “Star Trek: Discovery,”

The following piece does not technically contain spoilers. But it is going to acknowledge an ongoing fan theory that you may or may not want to engage with, because — if it turns out to be true — it’s likely to be a major twist that’s revealed in the next episode of “Star Trek: Discovery,” given that it’s the mid-season finale and a big confrontation with the Klingons is coming. So, stop reading now or…

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Fans May Have Predicted a Major Twist, And It’ll Be a Huge Bummer If It’s True

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Fans May Have Predicted a Major Twist, And It’ll Be a Huge Bummer If It’s True
Fan theories are a tricky thing to engage with, given how perceptive those rabid followers of popular programs can be. More often than not, these theories turn out to be right: In just the last year or two, major twists on “Mr. Robot” and “Westworld” were accurately guessed weeks before the respective shows actually revealed the truth. Now, the same may be true of a circulating theory regarding “Star Trek: Discovery,”

The following piece does not technically contain spoilers. But it is going to acknowledge an ongoing fan theory that you may or may not want to engage with, because — if it turns out to be true — it’s likely to be a major twist that’s revealed in the next episode of “Star Trek: Discovery,” given that it’s the mid-season finale and a big confrontation with the Klingons is coming. So, stop reading now or…

Read More:‘Star Trek: Discovery
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Rainn Wilson And Arcade Fire Attend Mona Foundation's Seattle Gala

Over 175 people, more than ever before, attended the Mona Foundation's Seattle Gala on October 20th. Guests arrived at the Seattle World Trade Center beginning at three on the sunny Sunday afternoon.

Rain Wilson With Arcade Fire At Mona Foundation Seattle Gala

Rainn Wilson, longtime friend and board member of the Mona Foundation has served as emcee for the annual event every year. Caring deeply about educating girls and visiting many of the project sites, Rainn does whatever he can to support the Mona foundation.

This year, Rainn arrived at the Gala with friends Win Butler and Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, in tow. The duo stopped by to give attendees a private performance before heading to their show at Key Arena. Rainn Wilson played the drums while Win strummed his guitar and Régine serenaded everyone in the room.

Rainn first met Winn and Régine in Haiti, where Régine has family
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Patricia Arquette & Rainn Wilson Are Parents in Trailer for 'Permanent'

"Hairstyles are temporary, but family is forever." Magnolia has debuted an official trailer for an indie comedy titled Permanent, set in the 1980s about a young girl who gets a special hairstyle to fit in. The title is, of course, referring to the 80's hairstyle called "permanent", or better known as a "perm", with big Farrah Fawcett-type curls. When she tries to get this done at the wrong place, it turns out to be a disaster, turning her into the laughing stock of the school. Kira McLean stars as Aurelie, along with Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson as her parents, plus Aidan Fiske, Jane McNeill, and Brian Bremer. This looks fun, quirky, and charming, in a quintessential indie way of course, which is why it also looks mostly forgettable. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Colette Burson's Permanent, direct from YouTube: Set in 1983 in small town Virginia,
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‘Star Trek: Discovery 1×07 – Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad’ Review

Over the last few week’s we’ve been introduced to new friendships in the show, as well as the most important thing in Star Trek: Discovery itself. Now with episode 7 it is time to get a fun episode that brings back an old character we knew would make a return.

It’s party time on the U.S.S Discovery, but the fun doesn’t last long as an unwanted visitor makes his way aboard the ship. Looking for the secret to what makes the Discovery so special, he sets up a situation where only Stamets (Anthony Rapp) can save the day.

I’ve already mentioned how good Star Trek: Discovery has been in building up the friendships that are so important to a Star Trek show, and this is an episode where the work comes to fruition. Not only do we see Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) get closer
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Halloween 2017: Devil’s Night Double Feature – The Crow and House Of 1000 Corpses

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

In horror movies, things usually go so very wrong on October 31st when it comes to the Halloween-themed offerings of the genre. But what about the night before? October 30th, or “Devil’s Night”, can also bring about its own horrific consequences, which is the theme I went with when it came time to put together my double feature of Alex ProyasThe Crow and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. Both are coincidentally feature film debuts for each director, they feature killer soundtracks, and this pair of films is also centered around a storyline where the characters will never be the same after their experiences on the night before Halloween.

Based on the comic by James O'Barr, The Crow finds aspiring rock star Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) rising from the grave a year after his death to take revenge on the four thugs (David Patrick Kelly, Angel David,
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Rainn Wilson’s Theory About Mudd Getting out of Prison Is Frighteningly Plausible

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Rainn Wilson’s Theory About Mudd Getting out of Prison Is Frighteningly Plausible
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Star Trek: Discovery” Episode 7, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.”]

In “Star Trek: Discovery’s” most masterful episode yet, the series riffed off of the time loop trope a la “Groundhog Day” or “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “Cause and Effect.” Harry Mudd (the electrifying Rainn Wilson) subjects the Discovery to repeat the same chunk of time over and over again in order to buy himself time to learn what the ship’s spore drive secrets are, so that he can sell it to the Klingons. If that means he can also kill Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) multiple times in fun and innovative ways in the process, that’s a bonus.

While Mudd’s ability to recycle time was explained by the use of “time crystals” he wore on his forearm, it was never revealed exactly how Mudd was even free to board Discovery in the first place. The last we saw him, he was on a Klingon prison
See full article at Indiewire Television »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Rainn Wilson’s Theory About Mudd Getting out of Prison Is Frighteningly Plausible

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Rainn Wilson’s Theory About Mudd Getting out of Prison Is Frighteningly Plausible
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Star Trek: Discovery” Episode 7, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad.”]

In “Star Trek: Discovery’s” most masterful episode yet, the series riffed off of the time loop trope a la “Groundhog Day” or “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “Cause and Effect.” Harry Mudd (the electrifying Rainn Wilson) subjects the Discovery to repeat the same chunk of time over and over again in order to buy himself time to learn what the ship’s spore drive secrets are, so that he can sell it to the Klingons. If that means he can also kill Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) multiple times in fun and innovative ways in the process, that’s a bonus.

While Mudd’s ability to recycle time was explained by the use of “time crystals” he wore on his forearm, it was never revealed exactly how Mudd was even free to board Discovery in the first place. The last we saw him, he was on a Klingon prison
See full article at Indiewire »

Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Loops!... Mudd Did It Again (& Again & Again)

Star Trek: Discovery Recap: Loops!... Mudd Did It Again (& Again & Again)
Well, that was a fun little brain-bender of a Star Trek: Discovery episode, wasn’t it? (Harry Mudd plus a repeating time loop is a pretty reliable formula for quality, after all.)

Burnham is feeling more at home on the Discovery, and even experiencing some unfamiliar feelings towards new crew addition Lt. Ash Tyler. (“I find him… intriguing,” she narrates.) She still feels awkward at a crew party, but her roomie Tilly is letting loose, playing beer pong and confessing, “I’m kind of going through a musician phase right now.” (You go, Tilly!) She encourages Burnham to chat up Tyler,
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: ‘Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad’ Delivers the First Truly Great Episode of the Series

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: ‘Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad’ Delivers the First Truly Great Episode of the Series
From the very beginning of “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” we knew something different was in store for this episode. Up until now “Discovery” has favored extended cold opens, delaying the opening credits for several minutes. But instead, following the always moving opening theme by Jeff Russo, “Discovery” took on a narrative device well-explored by other sci-fi franchises — including another “Star Trek” series — and managed to both utilize the fun, appealing elements of the trope while finding its own spin on the action.

Read More:‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: The Surprises of ‘Lethe’ Include Friendly Replicators and Unfriendly Vulcans

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1 Episode 7, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” follow.]

Over and Over and Over Again…

Turns out that you can’t keep a con man in Klingon prison, and Harry Mudd finds an ingenious way to sneak on board the Discovery — via an endangered space whale (endangered, for the record, because it’s too interested in eating to have sex,
See full article at Indiewire »

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: ‘Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad’ Delivers the First Truly Great Episode of the Series

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: ‘Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad’ Delivers the First Truly Great Episode of the Series
From the very beginning of “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” we knew something different was in store for this episode. Up until now “Discovery” has favored extended cold opens, delaying the opening credits for several minutes. But instead, following the always moving opening theme by Jeff Russo, “Discovery” took on a narrative device well-explored by other sci-fi franchises — including another “Star Trek” series — and managed to both utilize the fun, appealing elements of the trope while finding its own spin on the action.

Read More:‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: The Surprises of ‘Lethe’ Include Friendly Replicators and Unfriendly Vulcans

[Editor’s Note: Spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1 Episode 7, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad,” follow.]

Over and Over and Over Again…

Turns out that you can’t keep a con man in Klingon prison, and Harry Mudd finds an ingenious way to sneak on board the Discovery — via an endangered space whale (endangered, for the record, because it’s too interested in eating to have sex,
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Who Is Teddy Geiger, the Hit Singer-Songwriter Who Revealed Recent Transition?

  • PEOPLE.com
Who Is Teddy Geiger, the Hit Singer-Songwriter Who Revealed Recent Transition?
Early Friday, Teddy Geiger revealed the decision to transition.

“I started talking about it with a couple of my close friends and family about a month ago and it’s given me the courage to start the process,” the singer-songwriter, 29, wrote in an emotional Instagram post. “I feel like the next step is to tell all y’all. So here goes. Love it or hate this is who i have been for a looooong time.”

In the hours that followed, the singer-songwriter was met with a wave of support from fans and friends, including Michelle Branch and collaborator Shawn Mendes,
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