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There's a Familiar Face in This Upcoming Black Mirror Episode

Image Source: Netflix Black Mirror will debut its fourth season shortly on Netflix, and one of the episodes already generating a lot of buzz is "USS Callister." The sci-fi episode pays homage to (or perhaps straight-up parodies) the original Star Trek TV series. Jesse Plemons (Fargo, Friday Night Lights) stars as Captain Daly, doing a solid tribute to William Shatner without going over the top. Daly's right-hand man is Walton, whom TV fans will definitely recognize from a variety of shows. Walton is played by Jimmi Simpson, whose most recent noteworthy credit is Westworld. In case you haven't watched the first season, we won't spoil his storyline for you, but generally he's a first-time visitor to Westworld who gets sucked into the deeper meaning of the park's story. Image Source: HBO Before Westworld, Simpson could be seen as computer hacker Gavin Orsay on Netflix's House of Cards and on A&E's short-lived Prison Break pseudo-spinoff,
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Black Mirror Season 4 Gets Premiere Date, Full (and Foreboding) Trailer

Black Mirror Season 4 Gets Premiere Date, Full (and Foreboding) Trailer
Netflix has finally revealed the premiere date for Season 4 of Black Mirror — and it is soon.

VideosBlack Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek Homage

The acclaimed anthology series will release its six new episodes on Friday, Dec. 29, it was announced, along with the release of a full trailer teasing each of the cautionary tales on tap.

VideosBlack Mirror: Jodie Foster Spins Scary Tale of Parental Guidance

The casting for Season 4 of the Emmy-winning, “anxiety-inducing” (Netflix’s words) includes Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights), Rosemarie DeWitt (The Last Tycoon), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother
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Black Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek-Like Outing — Watch Trailer

Black Mirror Sets Phasers to Spoof With Star Trek-Like Outing — Watch Trailer
How I Met Your… Extraterrestrial Monster?

Cristin Milioti plays a new crew member aboard a space exploration vessel in the trailer for a Black Mirror Season 4 installment that pointedly evokes Star Trek while braving the great beyond.

VideosBlack Mirror Trailer: Jodie Foster Spins a Frightful Tale of Parental Guidance

In the episode “USS Callister,” viewers are invited to join Captain Daly (played by Friday Night LightsJesse Plemons) and his trusty crew as they explore the galaxy and the dangers of unknown alien planets.

Will their adventure be as light-hearted and full of knowing chuckles as the trailer suggests?
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‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’ Trailer: Jesse Plemons Does His Best Captain Kirk Impression in ‘Star Trek’ Homage

‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’ Trailer: Jesse Plemons Does His Best Captain Kirk Impression in ‘Star Trek’ Homage
Time to boldly go into another one of Charlie Brooker’s mind-bending story worlds — though this one looks awfully familiar. Based on the trailer for “USS Callister,” one of the upcoming installments of Season 4, it’s quite clear that for at least one episode, “Black Mirror” is blasting off into a future reminiscent of “Star Trek.”

“USS Callister” doesn’t just appear to be paying tribute to “Star Trek” in general, though — from the sets to the costumes to Jesse Plemons’ very deliberate enunciation, Brooker, co-writer William Bridges and director Toby Haynes (“Doctor Who,” “Sherlock”) seem clearly inspired by the 1960s original series, which has remained iconic for the last 50 years.

Adding “Black Mirror” to his already impressive resume (which also includes “Breaking Bad,” “Friday Night Lights,” and “Fargo” Year 2), Plemons takes the captain’s chair for the feature-length episode.

Read More:‘Black Mirror: Hang the DJ’ Trailer Introduces
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‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’ Trailer: Jesse Plemons Does His Best Captain Kirk Impression in ‘Star Trek’ Homage

‘Black Mirror: USS Callister’ Trailer: Jesse Plemons Does His Best Captain Kirk Impression in ‘Star Trek’ Homage
Time to boldly go into another one of Charlie Brooker’s mind-bending story worlds — though this one looks awfully familiar. Based on the trailer for “USS Callister,” one of the upcoming installments of Season 4, it’s quite clear that for at least one episode, “Black Mirror” is blasting off into a future reminiscent of “Star Trek.”

“USS Callister” doesn’t just appear to be paying tribute to “Star Trek” in general, though — from the sets to the costumes to Jesse Plemons’ very deliberate enunciation, Brooker, co-writer William Bridges and director Toby Haynes (“Doctor Who,” “Sherlock”) seem clearly inspired by the 1960s original series, which has remained iconic for the last 50 years.

Adding “Black Mirror” to his already impressive resume (which also includes “Breaking Bad,” “Friday Night Lights,” and “Fargo” Year 2), Plemons takes the captain’s chair for the feature-length episode.

Read More:‘Black Mirror: Hang the DJ’ Trailer Introduces
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Shows Like ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Easy’ Don’t Need To Be Watched In Order — But Sometimes They Should Be

Shows Like ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Easy’ Don’t Need To Be Watched In Order — But Sometimes They Should Be
Season 2 of Joe Swanberg’s “Easy” premiered on Netflix with eight episodic episodes, following the format of the previous season. The show features an assortment of characters living in Chicago, each dealing with their own relationships. In the age of infinite television, “Easy” becomes a bit of a luxury simply because the episodes are not serialized, so theoretically, the viewer is allowed to watch the episodes in whatever order they like.

TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers discuss the anarchy of the anthology series in the latest Very Good TV Podcast. Is it against the viewer’s best interest to watch episodes out of order, even though it technically doesn’t matter?

Considering that for the purposes of streaming series like Netflix and Amazon, the creator of the series has ultimately chosen the order of the episodes in a way that is purposeful to the series and those at home watching,
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Shows Like ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Easy’ Don’t Need To Be Watched In Order — But Sometimes They Should Be

Shows Like ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘Easy’ Don’t Need To Be Watched In Order — But Sometimes They Should Be
Season 2 of Joe Swanberg’s “Easy” premiered on Netflix with eight episodic episodes, following the format of the previous season. The show features an assortment of characters living in Chicago, each dealing with their own relationships. In the age of infinite television, “Easy” becomes a bit of a luxury simply because the episodes are not serialized, so theoretically, the viewer is allowed to watch the episodes in whatever order they like.

TV Editor Liz Shannon Miller and TV Critic Ben Travers discuss the anarchy of the anthology series in the latest Very Good TV Podcast. Is it against the viewer’s best interest to watch episodes out of order, even though it technically doesn’t matter?

Considering that for the purposes of streaming series like Netflix and Amazon, the creator of the series has ultimately chosen the order of the episodes in a way that is purposeful to the series and those at home watching,
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First look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin in Titans

DC Entertainment has released a first look image of Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin in the upcoming live-action Teen Titans series, Titans; check it out here and let us know what you make of his look in the comments below…

See Also: Teen Titans TV series will reportedly include The Flying Graysons

Update: And here’s a behind-the-scenes image of Thwaites in costume…

Titans will follow Dick Grayson as he emerges from Batman’s shadow to become the leader of a fearless band of young, soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star Brenton Thwaites leads the cast as Dick Grayson, alongside Teagan Croft (The Osiris Child) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Starfire, Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson (Smallville) as Hawk, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Dove and Lindsey Gort
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Titans' Robin Revealed: First Look at Brenton Thwaites in Costume

Titans' Robin Revealed: First Look at Brenton Thwaites in Costume
Robin is all suited up and ready to leave the nest.

Warner Bros. Television on Friday released the first official image of Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson (aka Batman’s red-suited sidekick) from the upcoming drama Titans, debuting on DC’s yet-untitled streaming service in 2018.

Robin’s new suit, an updated version of his classic costume, was designed by Laura Jean Shannon, whose work has been seen on screens both big (Iron Man) and small (The CW’s upcoming Black Lightning).

From executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Titans follows a group of superheroes in training,
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‘The Post’: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Favorite Cast’ Has Received At Least 58 Emmy Nominations

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‘The Post’: Steven Spielberg’s ‘Favorite Cast’ Has Received At Least 58 Emmy Nominations
Sometimes, even Steven Spielberg has trouble assembling his dream cast. But that wasn’t the case with his latest film, the historical drama “The Post.” At a Q&A on Monday night hosted by the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, Spielberg told the audience that he’d been able to get every single one of his first choices. No small feat, considering that the turnaround time on the movie clocked in at just nine months, dating from Spielberg’s first acceptance of the script to its first November screenings.

“So often when I make a movie, I have my first choices, and I don’t always get my first choices sometimes due to availability or sometimes actors don’t like the script enough to say yes to me or to anybody,” he said. “But everybody I wanted in the movie, they were available and they all said yes.
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Titans: Your Guide to Who's Playing Whom on the DC Streaming Series

Titans: Your Guide to Who's Playing Whom on the DC Streaming Series
Superhero team-ups are all the rage these days — look no further than Justice League, currently in theaters, or this week’s four-way Arrowverse crossover on The CW — and DC isn’t showing any signs of stopping.

In fact, DC recently finished announcing the cast of Titans, a live-action series in the works for its upcoming yet-untitled streaming service. From executive producers Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, the drama follows Dick Grayson (aka Robin) as he steps out of Batman’s shadow and assembles a motley crew of crimefighters, ranging from an alien warrior princess to
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‘Rise’ Trailer: First Look At The NBC Drama From ‘Hamilton’ Producer And ‘Friday Night Lights’ Showrunner

In the new trailer for NBC’s Rise, we get the first look at the music-infused drama from Friday Night Lights showrunner Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. From the first footage, it looks like the series is a dramatic mash-up that combines the “clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” heart & soul of Fnl with the high school choral pageantry that aesthetically leans more Fame than Glee. The new series stars Josh Radnor (How I Met Your Mother), Rosie Perez (Sear…
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‘Moana’ Actress to Star in New High School Theater Drama ‘Rise’: Watch the First Trailer!

‘Moana’ Actress to Star in New High School Theater Drama ‘Rise’: Watch the First Trailer!
Get ready for a new show to sing along to! NBC released the first trailer for its upcoming musical drama, Rise.

The new show, which premieres in March, comes from the producer of Broadway’s hit Hamilton as well as the producer of standout NBC dramas Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.

And though it will likely spark Glee comparisons as it follows a dedicated teacher (How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor) taking over the school’s theater department, the trailer definitely has the darker real-life elements of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood.

The show also stars Rosie Perez and Moana newcomer Auli’I Cravalho, 17, as it follows teens dealing with the pressures of school, their extracurriculars, underage drinking, and caring for sick parents.

Rise premieres on Tuesday, March 13 at 10 p.m. Et on NBC.

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Rise Trailer: NBC's Music-Themed Drama Is More Fnl Than Glee

Rise Trailer: NBC's Music-Themed Drama Is More Fnl Than Glee
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t… not sing?

NBC on Thursday released the first extended look at its music-themed midseason drama Rise and it has Friday Night Lights boss Jason Katims’ literal and figurative fingerprints all over it. Created by Katims, Rise tells the story of a high school teacher (How I Met Your Mother‘s Josh Radnor) in a working-class town who “sheds his own self-doubt and takes over the school’s lackluster theater department.”

RelatedThe Friday Night Lights Movie Is Dead

Earlier this week, NBC announced that Rise will air a special preview episode on Tuesday, March 13 at 10/9c,
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Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
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Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey

Critics Pick the Best Movies That Should Be Made Into TV Shows — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In light of recent “Galaxy Quest” and “Lord of the Rings” news, which movie/movie franchise should be rebooted as a TV series? (question courtesy of Allison Keene)

Pilot Viruet (@pilotbacon), Vice

I have so many ideas for this! During that season we got “Minority Report” and “Limitless,” I got angry about how many of these reboots/remakes/sequels are male-skewering and male-dominated and started making a list of all the movies I’d rather see instead – obviously ones that are more focused on telling stories about women and non-binary folks. “Whip It” could be a fantastic Freeform teen drama series (I’m still angry that
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Rachel McAdams In "Game Night"

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Sneak Peek new footage from the upcoming comedy thriller "Game Night", directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, starring Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), Rachel McAdams ("Doctor Strange"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), Jesse Plemons ("Breaking Bad") and Jeffrey Wright ("Westworld") opening March 2, 2018:

"...a group of friends meet regularly for their 'game night', but one night they find themselves investigating an actual murder mystery..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Game Night"....
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The Aquaman TV Show That Failed To Make A Splash

Neil Calloway looks at the less than successful Aquaman TV pilot from 2006…

Though we’ve seen brief glimpses of him in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, the release of Justice League this weekend gives cinemagoers will get their first experience of Aquaman on the big screen. It turns out he isn’t a superhero who flies around the world to a soundtrack of that Danish band who sung Barbie Girl, but rather someone who has exceptional underwater abilities.

He might not be well known to the general public, but if you’d have said Iron Man to all but the biggest comic book fan before 2008 they’d think you were talking about a particularly taxing triathlon rather than a Elon Musk like superhero. As with most comic book characters, there have been previous attempts to bring him to the screen. After a version of the character appearing in an
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Deadline’s Podcast New Hollywood: Race-Specific Characters & ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ With Sinqua Walls

In the inaugural episode of Deadline’s New Hollywood podcast, we welcome actor Sinqua Walls, who has been seen in Power, Once Upon a Time and Friday Night Lights. On the film side, he appears in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed The 15:17 To Paris. In addition to talking about his mellow experience working with the Oscar-winning Eastwood, Walls talks about working with Courtney Kemp on Power and being a black actor portraying Sir Lancelot on Once Upon a Time. As for…
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Deadline’s Podcast New Hollywood: Race-Specific Characters & ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ With Sinqua Walls

Deadline’s Podcast New Hollywood: Race-Specific Characters & ‘The 15:17 To Paris’ With Sinqua Walls
In the inaugural episode of Deadline’s New Hollywood podcast, we welcome actor Sinqua Walls, who has been seen in Power, Once Upon a Time and Friday Night Lights. On the film side, he appears in the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed The 15:17 To Paris. In addition to talking about his mellow experience working with the Oscar-winning Eastwood, Walls talks about working with Courtney Kemp on Power and being a black actor portraying Sir Lancelot on Once Upon a Time. As for…
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