Star Trek: Picard

I quite enjoyed Star Trek: The Next Generation: so I am quite looking forward to the new Star Trek series Picard.

It is released on Amazon Prime on the 23rd January 2020.

There is a trailer out which has some old friends in and certainly looks like an exciting series

Quite impressed with the special effects, will be interesting to see how they “improve” the technology and effects from when they filmed The Next Generation

Should be fun.

War of the Worlds on the BBC

The BBC have released a trailer for their “proper” version of The War of the Worlds.

This is the original alien invasion story. Staring Eleanor Tomlinson, Rafe Spall and Robert Caryle, this tense and thrilling drama follows a young couple’s race for survival against escalating terror of an alien enemy beyond their comprehension.

The Mandalorian

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. “The Mandalorian” is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

I do quite like the look of this series, then again I enjoyed Rogue One.

The question I have is, how can I watch this in the UK? I know it will be on Disney+ streaming service in the US, will it be the same for the UK?

The one with the Lego set…

The one with the Lego set...

After the teaser yesterday, we have the details of the new set from Lego Ideas.

So as well as all the Friends, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, you also get Central Perk’s very own Gunther.

EGO® Ideas 21319 Central Perk

Could you BE anymore excited? Well if you are a fan of Lego and Friends then this set must be a must buy.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO® Ideas 21319 CENTRAL PERK set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and CENTRAL PERK’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.

The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin, Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.

LEGO® Ideas 21319 Central Perk Box

LEGO® Ideas 21319 Central Perk Box

So will you be buying it?

His Dark Materials – the extended trailer

I have to admit I am quite looking forward to the new BBC interpretation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.

The books tell an exciting story that mixes up magic and science.

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.

I quite enjoyed the film, though it didn’t do well at the box office. Of course the end result was that they didn’t make anymore films. Maybe a TV series will be a better choice in telling the whole story.

It does seem quite similar in look and feel to the film, maybe that was intentional.

The Return of Jean Luc Picard

So we now know that next year we will see the return of Jean Luc Picard.

I enjoyed watching Star Trek: The Next Generation when it started back in 1987 and have also enjoyed the other Star Trek series. More recently I really quite enjoyed Discovery and am looking forward to series 2.

At a recent event, Patrick Stewart announced he was returning to the role of Jean Luc Picard for a new series, set twenty years after Star Trek Nemesis. We don’t know much about the series, he may be a Captain still, but probably not. No scripts have been written, but it sounds like they have written a treatment about what the show will be like.

Waiting….