The tribute of Seth MacFarlane to Star Trek, L & # 39; Orville, will make the traditional television jump to Hulu next year. MacFarlane made the announcement last night in San Diego Comic-Con, and said that the third season of the series would not arrive until 2020.
The show takes place in four centuries and follows Captain Ed Mercer (played by MacFarlane) while he heads the USS Orville of the Global Union, while they explore new planets and undertake diplomatic missions.
Fox renewed the series in may, and MacFarlane noted that the show had "evolved and became more ambitious in terms of production", which had resulted in a delay in production. The transition from television to Hulu comes shortly after Disney closed on his purchase 21st Century Fox earlier this year, giving Disney control over its vast content. And after Comcast sold his 33 percent stake in HuluDisney is also the owner.
Hulu will live alongside other streaming services from Disney, Disney + and ESPN, and Disney has indicated that it will continue to invest in original content for the platform. L & # 39; orville It's like the kind of show that Disney would send to Hulu, as opposed to The more family-friendly approach of Disney + – It's an irreverent series and slightly more adult-oriented. Disney has also previously said that Fox will continue to make R-rated movies.
One of the bomb ads during Presentation of Marvel's Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con tonight was that the studio would be restarting Bladewith True detective and Luke Cage the actor Mahershala Ali should play.
The character was one of Marvel's first superheroes to become a remarkable success as a film: Blade was released in 1998, with Wesley Snipes in the role of vampire hunter incumbent, role he would take over in 2002 to Blade IIand in 2004 for Blade: Trinidad. Wonder redeemed the rights to the character, as well as Ghost Rider and the Punisher in 2013. Marvel brought Ghost Rider (who had been a pair of movies with Nicholas Cage), and the Punisher (two other films), for SHIELD agentsand his Netflix superhero franchise, starting with Daredevil respectively.
Marvel has not revealed any additional details on Blade's return, nor on his form. At this point, it could be a series for Disney + or a feature film. There is certainly a lot of possibilities for both in the years to come.
The the character is born Eric Brooksand is half human, half vampire. I appeared in the comics in 1973 in The tomb of Dracula n ° 10and after saving a man from the vampires, turned to them.
Something that the studio will have to understand at one point is how to reconcile Ali's role as Blade and as Cornell's "Cottonmouth" Stokes of From Netflix Luke Cage series, which is technically part of the Marvel Film Universe (although vaguely, given the tenuous connections between franchises). By the way, he was also the voice of Uncle Aaron Miles Morales in Sony Spider-Man: Towards the Spider-Verse. He is certainly no stranger to superheroes.
During its large H panel, the CBS announced that it was reporting its mini series Star Trek episodes, Short treks, at CBS All Access this fall.
CBS introduced the series last year next to Star Trek: Discovery, and used them to dive a little deeper into the different characters in the series. Three episodes of the season will be shot on the USS Enterprise and will bring back captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Ethan Peck (Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (number one) from Star Trek: Discovery. The trailer shows what the first days of Spock aboard the Enterprise look like and some trouble with difficulties.
The episodes will also be go beyond the characters of Star Trek: Discovery: two will be animated (potentially linked to the next animated series Star Trek: lower decks?), and another will be linked to the next Picard series. The teaser also revealed titles for the six episode: Ask Not, "" Q & A, "" The problem with Edward "," The girl who made the stars "," Ephaim and Dot "and" The children of Mars ".
CBS did not reveal when the episodes would be published. The first season of the series published its episodes each week in October 2018.
Fortnite The players who started the game this afternoon were treated to a cataclysmic confrontation between a giant robot and a monster of a terrifying size. The result was a kaiju-inspired battle reminiscent of Pacific Rim and with clear nods to Voltron and other cartoons and animated mecha. It was exciting to watch live, even though I was watching it on the screen of my iPhone, rather than on the PlayStation 4 that I usually play sure
The event took weeks to complete, with developer Epic Games running his now-usual subtle hint of clues and revelations that helped curious players find the puzzle. There was the monster eye hidden in the frozen ice from the location of the game's polar spike, whose owner he's released and started to swim around the island. At the moment the robot was under construction in the once active volcano but now in the map standbyWhat was planned for the players became clear: a confrontation that shook the world between the two titanic beings.
The battle started at a distance, the robot launching missiles at its enemy before filling the gap with a tackle that made them fly on the map. Players who had followed the evolution of the event were able to purchase one of two emoticons, a pro-monster and a pro-robot, while Epic also designed a skin in Pink cat-themed robot game. This time, Epic gave everyone an unlimited use jetpack to capture action from all angles. With the weapons disabled, the trolls could not spoil the fun of other players.
Once the battle became a close fight, the monster tore the robot's arm and seemed about to win. But tapping into an element of the power of the island, we've already seen it with the rocket created a massive fracture in the sky and past events that transported players to another realm – the robot has unsheathed a sword buried under the ground. (He was tentatively hidden under the statue in Neo Tilted, the statue itself forming the handle of the blade.)
The robot pushed it into the monster's skull and then flew into the sky, leaving behind the skeleton of the creature with the sword sunk. This is now an integral part of the map in all game modes.
Epic now has a long history in holding more and more sophisticated live events, starting with the rocket launch that took place in June of last year and continue with subtle card changes and creative experiments in collective action that allow players to have direct effects on the world. Since the launch of the rocket, there has been a live concert with electronic artist Marshmellow, and a huge one in the game Fortnite poll that allow players to decide which popular item would return from retirement in the vault, which was followed by a volcanic eruption.
What would be an end-of-season affair that would launch a new three-month season has become a constant stream of big and small changes that happen almost every week, which usually results in a massive rally like the one we saw today. # 39; hui. . Epic has also evolved events singularly focused on an object or action, such as a rocket launch, and is currently making significant changes to the map in the middle of an active game, so that players facing a real event may be parachuted. on a completely modified environment, no update required. We saw this today while the monster's skeleton and the robot's sword were part of the map on which you can now fly and fight.
It's a breathtaking technical feat that continues to keep Epic and Fortnite at the forefront of online multiplayer gaming experiences. And we still do not know what is the ultimate goal of Epic. These live events are major construction deals of the world that make his Royal Battle Game much more than a contest to kill or be killed; he has a rich world and deepening that is built just as much by Epic as by Fortnite& # 39; S fanbase.
But the technical sophistication that emerges from these events leads me to believe that Epic has planned much more, not just for Fortnite but also future games that build a technology using the Unreal development tools of the company. It's not difficult to imagine the incredible experiences that massively multiplayer online games could offer with this type of backbone infrastructure, as well as the types of games activated during the simulation of immersive worlds around the world. . FortniteThe island can be modified and manipulated in real time without it being necessary to stop the software and install an update.
With the advent of cloud gaming on the horizonThis is an exciting time to see where this period of storytelling merging with events see more than once could happen in a few years. And of course Fortnite help build that future, a battle of mecha-monster at a time.
This year marks many great movie anniversaries, and this week everyone celebrates The Blair witch project. Vice collected a complete oral history from the way the experimental film has become one of the greatest horror movies of all time. You can read the 1999 critical reviews of Roger Ebert, The New York Timesand The Washington Post online plus one CNN article confirming that the three stars were not really dead. You can also check a start AV Club interview with co-directors Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, who agree that "the best way to see this film is to know as little as possible" – if you still have not seen it in 2019, you should probably links to go.
Whatever the case may be, read on to find news from 1999 that is mostly Internet-based, including a timely reminder of Prince.
Prince had a legally complicated relationship with Internet, the declarant "completely finished" in 2010. Many of his comments were about the ownership and distribution of music. But the speech at the 1999 awards ceremony is both stranger and more widely prophetic. As wired marks, Prince Presented "Online Pioneer" Award at Public Enemy at Yahoo! Online Music Awards, which seems to have run during three years. His advice to the public?
One thing I wanted to say is, do not be fooled by the internet. It's cool to have the computer, but do not let it take you. It's cool to use the computer, do not let the computer use you. You did see The matrix. There is a war going on. The battlefield is in the spirit. And the price, it is the soul. So be careful. Be very careful. Thank you.
wired was not sure how to literally take Prince Matrix reference here, and frankly, me neither.
Throughout 1999, companies tried to create free computers – and sometimes Internet access -. The thrust started in February, when a California company called Free-PC offered Compaq computers fully funded by advertising and an Internet service. It seemed like a good deal, but the compromises should be familiar to anyone in 2019:
Free-PC.com indicates that Presario computers will address the first 10,000 people to hand in their consumer records, including their age, income, family status, hobbies, and shopping habits.
Once their computers are turned on and on, recipients will have to reinforce the ads that will appear, whether online or offline. The ads will be stored on the hard drive provided with the PC and displayed on the side of the screen.
The price of this "free" PC does not stop there. The company will monitor how the computer is used, by controlling the ads that the user clicks on, as well as the location of the users and their purchases, on the Web.
A few months later, AOL and Prodigy announced a more conservative deal with low-end PC maker eMachines, subsidize a cheap computer at $ 400 for long-term subscribers. None of these initiatives lasted. eMachines has acquired Free-PC and discontinued the gift pattern in November – but, room journalist Mark Gimein arguedIt was not until the whole project drove home PC sales at unsustainable prices. (eMachines was acquired by Gateway, then Acer, and the name was kept until 2013.)
So what happened specifically this week? Well, the future of eMachines was promising and The Wall Street Journal wrote Trigem, their supplier based in Korea. Trigem would be unfortunately file the balance sheet a decade later.
George Lucas revealed earlier this year that his favorite Star Wars Jar Jar Binks – the embossed cartoon character very hated and possible secret Lord Sith. So why do so many people hate it? In one BBC interview a few months after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace release, Lucas blamed Internet:
"The American press uses the Internet as a source for everything, when people create websites saying," Let's get rid of Jar Jar Binks, it's terrible "and some critics described him as a comic sidekick, they came in and started calling. the racist film ".
Stories about Jar Jar did mention both racism – arguing that he was a clownster stereotype of a Jamaican – and his internet hate-fandom. Lucas said that there was simply a group of fans who "want the films to be tough like Terminator, and they get angry a lot and give their opinion on everything that has a connection with it. childhood". This is not necessarily wrong … but the story still has not judged Jar Jar kindly.
Would you pay $ 34 a month to watch half a dozen female students live together in a Florida home with webcams absolutely everywhere? If so, I'm sorry, because of the softcore website adult entertainment site Voyeur Dorm You have been down for several years. But in July 1999, the city of Tampa was struggling to stay online.
Fundamentally, Tampa officials discussed that the house was equivalent to a strip club, which meant that they could close it under zoning regulations. The company behind Voyeur Dorm then argued that this comparison made no sense and accused the city council of "totally ignorant of the Internet". She ended up taking her to court, set a precedent to regulate online businesses – The New York Times wrote that he "suggested that the Internet is a place that, in some cases, may be out of the reach of local government regulators".
"De-extinction" – or risen extinct animals through biotechnology – You have worked in rare and limited cases. Today, it is a potentially viable means preserve the species which are disappearing at an alarming rate. Unfortunately, this was not an option for the New Zealand bird huia in 1999.
The last huia were seen in the early 1900s. Then a group of New Zealand students was inspired by Jurassic Park explore the cloning of the animal, and CNN wrote That they have gotten downstream from ethicists and Maori representatives who have decided to "go back to extinction by cloning a bird huia" should begin immediately. "A group called Cyberuni.org would be supposed to provide funds, but the project seems to have never come to fruition – a story of 2006 concluded Museum specimens could not provide a sufficient DNA sample to begin.
When Disney came out Star Wars: The awakening of the force in 2015, his 30-year leap of Return of the jedi introduced a lot of new characters and mysteries to the franchise. One of them was the way Ben Solo and Leia Organa turned to the dark side to become Kylo Ren. Later this year, Marvel Comics will explore part of this story with a new comic mini-series: The rise of Kylo Ren.
Lucasfilm announced the four-issue comic book series at the Lucasfilm publishing group yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. Charles Soule, the writer behind Marvel & # 39; s dark Vador and Poe Dameron BD, will write the series.
As I just announced, I'm writing THE RISE OF KYLO REN – a series of limited edition comics launched in December just before Episode IX.
You know the only story everyone wants to see, about Kylo and the Knights of Ren? That's it.
You're not ready (hell, I'm barely.) pic.twitter.com/CiBehByvy1
– Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) July 20, 2019
The comic book series will be released in stores in December, just in time for the next edition. Skywalker climb, who teased some revelations in the story of Kylo Ren. according to Vanity Fair, the movie will bring back the Knights of Ren – Kylo Ren's companions who made the shortest number of cameos in The force awakens, but did not show up at The last Jedi. Vanity Fair says they will bring "an element of chaos to the war between the Resistance and the First Order", but we do not know much about their role in the great story.
In The force awakens, we learned that Kylo Ren was Han and Leia, and that I destroyed Luke Skywalker's young Jedi Academy after falling on the dark side. We learned a little more in The last Jedi – that Luke, in a moment of weakness, was planning to kill his nephew when he felt the darkness grow in him, sending him into his new person. Let's hope that the series will add to what we know about Ben Solo's transformation into Kylo Ren.
The Lucasfilm Publishing Panel unveiled some additional titles and provided you also look at some books previously announced: Dooku: Lost Jedi, a first audio title written by Cavan Scott, will receive a print edition this fall, while George Mann will write a style book Grimms Fairy Tales in the Star Wars universe.