While the Star Trek franchise has always delivered strange new worlds, a diverse assortment of aliens, and epic battles in space, it has also always had a heart and a conscience. Key to Gene Roddenberry’s original vision was a desire to hold a mirror up to mankind’s own issues, and the franchise’s various TV shows and movies usually deliver. With a new season of Star Trek: Discovery set to debut next month, star Sonequa Martin-Green told us it will be some of the most emotional “Trek” you’ve ever seen. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sonequa Martin-Green)
Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery will begin to boldly stream January 17 on CBS All Access.
Looks like Jane Fonda,Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton will be putting in a little overtime. The three women, who starred together in 9 to 5 nearly four decades ago, are set to reunite for a sequel. After all this time, they’ll still be working for the same dysfunctional company, but the modern workplace has definitely changed a lot since the original, giving them a whole new set of issues to deal with. When Parton found out a sequel script was in the works, she was ecstatic, since she had such an amazing experience working on the first movie all those years ago. (Click on the media bar below to hear Dolly Parton)
The 9 To 5 sequel is still in the pre-production phase, but we certainly hope they start filming in 2019!
Timeless fans are getting a very special Christmas present this year — a two-hour episode to wrap up the series. Sure, die-hard fans wish the series could go on for at least another year, but considering the show was actually canceled before being brought back for a second season, every new episode is a gift. With the Time Team traveling back to 1848 California and 1950 Korea in an effort to save Rufus and finally thwart Rittenhouse’s plans, Matt Lanter promises closure for the show’s fans. After the investment they’ve made in the series, he says, they deserve it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Matt Lanter)
Timeless series finale will air next Thursday night (12/20) on NBC.
When we last saw Tom Holland as Spider-Man, he wasn’t feeling so good. But his Avengers misadventures notwithstanding, he’ll be back in a new stand-alone movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, next summer. As Holland tells us, the movie is aptly named, because Spider-Man and Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) will be racking up the frequent-flyer miles as the movie takes them through some of Europe’s most beautiful cities. And shooting the movie, he says, was an incredible adventure. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Holland)
Spider-Man: Far From Home will swing into theaters next July 5.
After originating the role on The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, Danielle Rose Russell stars as vampire/werewolf hybrid Hope Mikaelson on Legacies, which follows her as she tries to navigate the mortal world. Russell told us she’s thrilled to get her own spinoff, because she feels a strong connection to the character, and she can’t wait to explore her more as the show goes on. (Click on the media bar below to hear Danielle Rose Russell)
While her Ralph Breaks the Internet co-star, Taraji P. Henson, is not a big fan of social media, Sarah Silverman loves it. Since joining Twitter, she’s posted over 13,000 times, and she’s amassed a follower base of 12.6 million fans. So she knows a thing or two about going online, and we asked her to give her best advice to someone who might be an Internet newbie.
Ralph Breaks the Internet in playing now in theaters everywhere.