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Check Out 'Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Sixth Season' & 'Chain Of Command' On Blu-ray June 24

June 23rd, 2014 7:02am EDT
Check Out 'Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Sixth Season' &
"Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Sixth Season Blu-Ray" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation - Chain Of Command" arrive on Blu-ray on June 24 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Sixth Season" Blu-ray includes all 26 episodes of the penultimate season, remastered into spectacular high-definition. Fans can dive into the sixth season of the series with a brand new, three-part documentary Beyond the Five Year Mission The Evolution of Star Trek: The Next Generation featuring fascinating interviews with cast and crew. Plu...
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LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Grabs Over Two Million Dollars In First 24 Hours

May 30th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
LeVar Burton's 'Reading Rainbow' Kickstarter Grabs Over Two Mill
80s and 90s kids alike will remember Reading Rainbow. If it was a little after your time, Reading Rainbow was a kid's show that encouraged reading, learning, creativity and the use of imagination to evoke interest and wonder in books. The ultimate goal? Eliminate the disease of illiteracy and promote education across the country by keeping our youth engaged and in school. And a lot of us that grew up on the show can attest to its' success.

The show's host, LeVar Burton, is recognized by many Star Trek: The Next Generation fans as Lt. Geordi La Forge, the helmsman of the USS Enterprise-D ...
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The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television

March 26th, 2014 1:34am EDT
The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television
Sci-fi shows have a lot to offer - intriguing storylines, alien encounters, paranormal activity and, more often than not, beautiful women.

Today's sci fi is no longer geared to just nerds and homebodies. With compelling story threads, many tune in to find out what happens to the characters each week. But having a little eye candy doesn't hurt either.

Who makes our list of the sexiest sci-fi stars on television?

Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly) from Almost Human (2013-)

FOX's "Almost Human" is a police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved h...
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Blu-Ray Spotlight: 'Doctor Who,' 'Futurama,' 'Simpsons,' 'Star Trek,' 'Wolverine'

December 8th, 2013 4:06pm EST
Futurama
If you're a fan of the sci-fi genre, you've had a great few weeks in the home video department. Doctor Who, Futurama, The Simpsons, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Wolverine have all hit Blu-Ray since November. Here are our capsule reviews of all the new releases, so you can decide which ones deserve a place on your shelf. All hail the Hypnotoad!

Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor

Just a few weeks after its global simulcast and special theatrical release, BBC Home Entertainment has made the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special available in a Blu-Ray 3D/Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack. The pri...
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Check Out 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Season 5 & 'Unification' On Blu-ray Nov. 19

November 15th, 2013 6:07am EST
Star Trek TNG Season 5 Blu-ray
Set 85 years after the time of the original "Star Trek," the new crew of the Enterprise, headed by Captain Jean-Luc Picard, continue to explore the universe on a peaceful mission of discovery.

"Star Trek: The Next Generation – The Fifth Season" features some of the most memorable episodes of the series, the season includes Paul Winfield's guest appearance as Dathon and Ashley Judd's debut performance in beloved episode, "Darmok." The set also includes the jaw-dropping opening scene portraying the destruction of the Enterprise in "Cause and Effect," and "The Inner Light," the critically acc...
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'Star Trek' Writer Marc Zicree Launches 'Space Command'

September 16th, 2013 12:11pm EDT
Marc Zicree
If you're going to launch your own film project, why not reach for the stars? That's the thinking of science fiction veteran Marc Scott Zicree, who has banded together a team of artists and loyal fans for Space Command, an entire franchise of sci-fi films. BFTV recently sat down with the TV scribe of Star Trek, Babylon 5 and Sliders fame to get the briefing on Space Command and what fantastic stories we can look forward to exploring.

"What's got me excited about doing it, I grew up with Star Trek and Twilight Zone and Outer Limits," explained Marc, who co-created the project with Neil John...
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Check Out 'The Captains Up Close With William Shatner,' Now On DVD

August 29th, 2013 2:24am EDT
The Captains Up Close
What was once nerdy is now cool, and in "The Captains Close Up With William Shatner" the original "Star Trek" captain travels the globe to chat with those who've also sat on the bridge in the iconic franchise.

The sci-fi series has become one of the most durable and beloved franchises of all time. At the center of each  incarnation is what has become a truly iconic character: The Captain.

"The Captains Close Up" is a five episode mini-series, as seen on Epix, that "boldly goes where no man has gone before," giving viewers an intimate look at the actors that have inhabited this role - all...
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'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Continues Blu-Ray Voyage With Season 3

May 2nd, 2013 11:45am EDT
Star Trek; TNG
The fantastic adventures of the starship Enterprise-D continue with the arrival of Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season Three on Blu-Ray.

If you're at all aware of the previous two seasons on Blu (read my reviews of season one and season two), then you know what you're getting with this release. In the new format, TNG looks like a whole new show and sounds fantastic. Details are at times stupefying in how sharp they are, and all those sci-fi special effects come through loud and clear. This is probably the strongest argument for releasing TV on Blu-Ray that has ever existed. Even if you...
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BFTV's 12 Best TV Drama Series Ever

March 1st, 2013 1:46pm EST
24
This week's issue of TV Guide featured that magazine's picks for the best dramas of all time. It's not a simple discussion, because there are and have been so many fantastic drama series on TV over the ages - some of which have gotten recognition and others that have flown largely under the radar. Here, then, is BFTV's list of the 12 best drama series I've seen over the last three decades - and why they've earned that recognition.

The following were the criteria for inclusion:

01) It had to be a series that I'd seen at least one full season of. It's not really fair to call something the "...
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TV on DVD: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' Returns to Blu-Ray with Season 2

December 5th, 2012 10:31pm EST
TNG
Star Trek: The Next Generation continues its transition onto Blu-Ray with the release of Season 2. Just a few months after the release of Season 1 on Blu, the sophomore year of the classic sci-fi series arrived Tuesday with more episodes and fresh extras that will once again delight any Star Trek fan.

The major selling point of the TNG re-release (as the complete series has been available on DVD for some time) is the improved transfer available with Blu-Ray, which is worth every word of the promotion it has received. The episodes come to Blu with brighter colors and sharper clarity....
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All Five 'Star Trek' Captains Unite At London Convention

October 21st, 2012 4:08pm EDT
William Shatner and Avery Brooks
Sci-fi fans were given the ultimate thrill on Saturday as all five Star Trek captains united at a London convention.

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - who have each commanded starship operations in their respective shows - were brought together onstage at Destination Star Trek London.

The occasion marked only the second time the stars have come together, and the first time outside the U.S.

Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk, tells the BBC any former rivalry "has long since passed" and the stars are now "good friends", adding, "I would ...
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TV on DVD: 'Star Trek: The Next Generation,' 'Burn Notice,' 'White Collar,' 'Leverage' & 'Boss'

July 29th, 2012 3:30pm EDT
Star Trek
July has been a great month for TV home-video releases, from the eagerly anticipated Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-Ray to fan favorites like Burn Notice, White Collar and Leverage. Here's an inside look at all those titles, as well as Starz's Boss and Acorn Media's James May's 20th Century.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season One [Blu-Ray]: This is the release that Star Trek fans have been waiting for. As we celebrate Next Generation's 25th anniversary, its inaugural season looks near-perfect on Blu-Ray, down to astonishing levels of detail in special-effects shots. There's clearl...
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TV On DVD Roundup: The International Edition

February 9th, 2012 11:20am EST
An Idiot Abroad
The first TV on DVD roundup has a decidedly more traveled feeling, as I take a look at the BBC's An Idiot Abroad and Acorn Media's Northern Lights, plus more...

I'm of two minds when it comes to An Idiot Abroad, which is another series from the minds of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The simple description of the premise is that they send their friend Karl Pilkington on a trip around the world...which they generally make difficult for him.

On one hand, I'm a travel buff, so I enjoyed the opportunity to see places in the world I hadn't yet visited, like the Great Wall of China in th...
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The Geek Closet: September's Best Merchandise For Fans

October 1st, 2011 11:00am EDT
Battleship
As we lament that holiday shopping seems to start earlier and earlier every year, now would seem a good time to crack open The Geek Closet again and take a look at a few interesting items that we've found - five things that might make the perfect gift for that entertainment fan on your list.

Battleship Galaxies

When the good folks at Hasbro sent me Battleship Galaxies, I was skeptical. I grew up playing the electronic version of Battleship, and all I ever did was cheat at it because I found it so boring. I was convinced that I'd just be bored again, this time in space. Thankfully,...
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King Of Jordan Plans 'Star Trek' Theme Park

August 6th, 2011 1:27pm EDT
Star Trek
King Abdullah II of Jordan is the driving force behind an ambitious "Star Trek" theme park planned for the Middle East.

The royal, who reportedly filmed a cameo for a 1990s episode of "Star Trek: Voyager," is the main money man behind the development in Aqaba, Jordan, according to TheNational.com.

The king is using cash from his Fund for Development to help investors get the project off the ground, hoping it will boost Jordan's profile as a tourist destination.

The Red Sea Astrarium project is scheduled to open in 2014.
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Mila Kunis Is Funny, Sexy & 'A Massive Trekkie'

July 12th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Mila Kunis GQ Magazine
Mila Kunis sizzles on the cover (and in the pages) of the August issue of GQ - the magazine's annual 'comedy issue' - but she gets very serious when it comes to one of her passions: Star Trek.

When asked about starring with with Trek legend William Shatner in American Psycho 2 back in 2002, the Friends With Benefits star revealed that she's a "massive Trekkie" despite not getting into the epic sci-fi series until her late teens.

"I got into it later than most people. But let's not talk about it in the past tense. I'm still a Star Trek fan. You never stop being one," she says.

But the ori...
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Five Influential African-Americans On Television

February 7th, 2011 1:33pm EST
cosby show
Happy Black History Month, everyone! Every since I graduated high school, Black History Month (and President’s Day) has had a tendency to slip past my notice. This month, however, I wanted to draw your attention to two of my favorite things: influential people, and television. And since it’s February, I wanted to give it an African-American history spin. Here is my list of five influential African-American television characters.

1. Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show (played by Phylicia Rashād)
I know. When someone says “The Cosby Show,” the first person you think of is Cliff Huxtable, rig...
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'Star Trek' Star Walter Koenig's Plea To Missing Son

February 24th, 2010 7:56pm EST
Walter Koenig
Former "Star Trek" actor Walter Koenig has issued an emotional plea to his son Andrew to get in touch after he went missing in Vancouver, Canada earlier this month.

Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Koenig, who starred in 1980s TV sitcom "Growing Pains", after he missed his flight home from Vancouver to Los Angeles on February 16, the same day as his last known sighting. Detectives also claim his cell phone and bank card were last used on February 16.

Local authorities have been combing the area for the 41 year old after receiving a number of reported ...
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Everything Geeky: Sci-Fi Shows You May Have Missed

November 4th, 2009 2:50pm EST
V
After watching the premiere of "V" last night, I was starting to wonder if Sci-Fi is going to make a real comeback into the spotlight. Let's face it, the popularity of this genre has risen in the past few years. It is no longer just the diehard Trekkies that care about Spock and Kirk, but the newcomers swarming after J.J. Abrams' reboot.

With shows like "Lost" and "Heroes" gaining notice on major television networks and the critical acclaim of "Battlestar Galactica," the stereotypes of typical "sci-fi nerds" is starting to wear off. In its place are people who never cared about phasers ...
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Everything Geeky: 'The Guild' Is Not For Geeks Alone

July 29th, 2009 10:59am EDT
The Guild
The San Diego Comic Con was full of celebrities last week, but geekdom has its own celebs that most mainstream people know nothing about. Take "The Guild," for example. It was once a lesser known online sitcom about the lives of MMORPG nerds (online gaming like World of Warcraft), and it has turned into something of a widespread sensation in the geek world. It is now about to go into its third season, and few panels grew so substantially in the past few years as "The Guild." Two years ago people barely knew what it was; this year, it was placed in a large room at con and was completely full...
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A List Of Some Great TV Season Finales

May 18th, 2009 11:23am EDT
Lost
May sweeps is coming to an end after this week with dramatic TV season finales and cliffhangers. Last week shows like Lost ended their season with thrilling and unexpected moments that left audiences with more questions than answers. Season Finales are often the most memorable episodes during a TV series' run. They often include a mystery that is left unsolved until the next season. And most of the time they reveal something unexpected - like a surprise marriage proposal or a main character being killed off. Here's a list of some great season finales that have left viewers at the edge of th...
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Starpulse Writer Rewatches Every 'Star Trek' Film, Picks Favorites - What Are Yours?

May 7th, 2009 9:25am EDT
Star Trek III The Search for Spock
As a child, I was first introduced to the original "Star Trek" television series and movies by my babysitter, who watched them on TV with me. I've always been a huge fan of all things sci-fi, so I quickly became a follower of Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise.

After that, it didn't take me long to become engrossed in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," which was still airing new episodes at the time. With the thrill of new episodes, I became a bigger aficionado of Captain Picard and his crew than I was of Kirk and the original cast.

While I've never considered myself...
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William Shatner Makes Up With New 'Star Trek' Cast

May 4th, 2009 9:30am EDT
Star Trek
As the Star Trek reboot was in production, William Shatner, the original Captain Kirk, continued to express his interest in appearing in the film. Although the film shows the young Kirk joining his Enterprise crewmates Spock, Bones, Uhura, Chekov, Sulu and Scotty, original Spock Leonard Nimoy got a role.

The man filling Shatner's shoes, Chris Pine, assured Trekkers that Shatner approves of the new crew. "I saw him last night, for the first time, in the flesh and shook hands," Pine said. "He was very busy last night. It was a charity event for him, and he raises money for all the...
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Review: 'Star Trek' Is A Blockbuster That Deserves The Hype

May 1st, 2009 2:24pm EDT
Star Trek XI
When the new "Star Trek" was announced, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring a hot young cast, it was playfully referred to as "Star Trek 90210" and many fans were skeptical of its worth. Reboots of popular series are often very disappointing, and it was especially dangerous with such a diehard fanbase ready to tear apart each and every detail. The Original Series started the Trek world, and it was known to be hilarious, cheesy, and the best sci-fi they had at the time. The Next Generation was sleek and more serious, but personally I always preferred the original cast; especially their movi...
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Not Your Father's 'Star Trek': A New Trek For A New Generation

April 24th, 2009 10:05am EDT
Star Trek
Two weeks ago, Trekkies in Austin were treated to the thrill of a lifetime when, during a screening of The Wrath of Khan at the Alamo Theater, Leonard Nimoy walked onstage and offered to show them the brand-new upcoming Star Trek in its entirety. The reviews that came from this advance preview were, well, explosive, leaving Twitter a melted puddle of geek fangasm, and the rest of the internet collectively quivering in anticipation. Now, early reviews are starting to come in from various publications, including the UK's Daily Mail, which said "[Star Trek] is not only by far the best of the 1...
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Lauren Conrad Gets Animated In 'Family Guy'

April 23rd, 2009 10:15am EDT
Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad joins good company like Drew Barrymore and the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation as one of the celebrity guest stars of Family Guy. Like the TNG cast, she plays herself. Get ready to see Seth MacFarlane's artistic take on the star of The Hills.

"That's actually the most exciting part is to see what you look like animated," Conrad said. "I think that I was basically just a blonde character though in this episode. I mean, I feel like unless you have a really prominent feature on your face, you kind of just look like a cartoon character, so I thought it was fun."

O...
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Interview: Sprague Grayden Talks of New '24' Role And More

November 18th, 2008 10:12am EST
Sprague Grayden
Sprague Grayden is a pleasure to talk to about almost anything and everything, which it seems we did. She talked to us about her new role on Fox's "24" as well as previous shows like "Jericho," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Six Feet Under." We also discussed her love of sci-fi and Pez.

We should get this out of the way, since it is probably the first question everyone asks. Your first name is your mom's maiden name, correct? It's very cool.

Yes. Thanks!

So if you have a child, will you maybe name him/her Grayden?

Grayden is a pretty cool first name for a child but I'm going to ...
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A Salute To The Head Explosion

September 23rd, 2008 11:40am EDT
Deadly Friend
When it comes to body parts that can explode, your head is ripe for the picking. Not only is it large and filled with goo, it perches atop of your shoulders begging for something to come along and smash it. Movie makers have known this fact for a long time. Nothing quite gets an audience going like a well placed exploding head. David Cronenberg's Scanners probably has the most oft-referenced scene, as it's one of the few mainstream horror films to give us a detailed and goopy exploding melon. Belloq's fate in Raiders of the Lost Ark even goes to show that Oscar winning directors aren't abov...
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Five Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows At Comic-Con

August 8th, 2008 10:31am EDT
Heroes
Two weeks ago, nerds, geeks, and those "just going to San Diego for the weekend to check out the beaches" poured into Comic-Con 2008 in all their "Babylon 5"-clad glory.

Comic-Con is an ever-evolving beast. It started as a few dozen collectors meeting in a basement in San Diego to trade and discuss comics. Now it is an event so massive it shuts down an entire city for the weekend.

Comic-Con also holds a tremendous amount of power nowadays. Nervous directors unveil scenes from their latest superhero big-screen opus to the attendees, well-aware that a lukewarm response could spe...
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'Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!' & Other Memorable TV Quotes

July 14th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Diff
When the television became available in the early 20th century, who would have ever thought it could became such a vital part of pop culture and media coverage? These days the "Boob Tube" still holds power over even the most casual of viewers with its advertising campaigns and storytelling prime time shows.

The television is used to entertain as well as inform, and over the years thousands of shows were created to catch the attention of the public. Only so many shows are able to grab the love and approval of audiences, and even less than that stay memorable after years pass on. Here a...
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